Archives for April 2014

Kids’ Fishing Derby, Arbor Day Celebration, Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon, Pet Fair – Another Busy Saturday in the Snoqualmie Valley

It's another busy Saturday in the Snoqualmie Valley.  Here's a few events happening Saturday, May 3, 2014 Arbor Day Celebration & Tree Planting Join in the Snoqualmie Arbor Day Celebration at the Railroad … [Read more...]

Master Gardener Tips for Spring Weeding and Fertilizing

[Monthly guest column from the Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners Association] The rains slow, the sun beckons, Spring announces its arrival.  You head outside to discover weeds are everywhere – tender, bright … [Read more...]

First Stretch of Warm Spring Weather comes Attached with Wind for Snoqualmie Valley

The Snoqualmie Valley is set to pick up its first few warm spring days, beginning Tuesday April 29, 2014, and lasting a for about three days. After what feels like three consecutive months of gray rain, it's a … [Read more...]

Search Crews Locate Truck Reported Going into Snoqualmie River, Investigation Ended

Search and Rescue activity continued on the Snoqualmie River in Fall City, Monday, April 28, 2014, after a witness reported seeing a truck go into the river Sunday night. King County Sheriff's Office … [Read more...]

New City Garbage Regulation Law Seeks to Reduce Bear Activity, Increase Public Safety

Like to put your containers out the night before the garbage man comes?  If so, there's a chance doing that could lead to a $125 ticket in the near future. The Snoqualmie City Council is set to have a new … [Read more...]

Two Rescues at Snoqualmie Pass over Weekend: Fallen Hiker, Backcountry Skier Caught in Avalanche

It was a busy weekend at Snoqualmie Pass for King County Search and Rescue crews. Saturday evening an injured hiker was pulled out by helicopter and then Sunday afternoon crews had to pack out an injured … [Read more...]

Fire Marshals, PSE Work to Determine Cause of North Bend Explosion

The April 25th early morning natural gas explosion that rocked North Bend and destroyed three buildings on North Bend Way is still under investigation by fire marshals. Impacted structures in the surrounding … [Read more...]

Massive Explosion Rocks North Bend Way, Destroys Businesses, Closes Roads

Where businesses once stood, there is now simply rubble, as a very destructive explosion occurred along North Bend Way early Friday morning, April 25, 2014.  Luckily, it happened in the quiet, overnight … [Read more...]

Saturday Events to Help you Find Fun and Get Some Cleaning Done

UPDATE | April 25, 2014 The spring recycling event below has been canceled.  The event was sponsored by the City of North Bend. Due to the April 25th explosion in North Bend and the building damage that will … [Read more...]

Art Exhibit Showcases Talented, Young Snoqualmie Valley Artists

There are many talented artists in the Snoqualmie Valley.  Tomorrow is a chance to see work from some talented Mount Si High School students. Sponsored by the Mount Si PTSA, along with help from Fall City … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Graduation Rate Improves; Lower than Many Neighbors, Eastside Districts

The Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) recently released their latest Graduation and Dropout Statistics Annual Report, which tracks the state graduation rate as well as … [Read more...]

Letter | 2014 Rotary Club Golf Tournament to Benefit Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, Rotary First Harvest

In 2013, the Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley made a decision to relocate the President’s Cup golf tournament to the TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge. We are excited to continue on this path, and this year’s event will … [Read more...]

Compassion from a Country Away, Local Teen Finds, Helps Struggling Online Friend

The Snoqualmie Valley is home to some amazing young people; kids who will do anything to help a friend in need, even one they've never met and who lives in a different country. In the world of social media, … [Read more...]

Business Comings! Spring Brings New Life to North Bend, Snoqualmie Downtown Cores

New businesses and business expansions/relocations are bringing new life to the historic downtown cores of North Bend and Snoqualmie. During the winter, it seemed downtown Snoqualmie was experiencing more … [Read more...]

‘The Voice’ Finalist, Austin Jenckes, Gives Hometown Benefit Concert for Oso Mudslide Victims

You saw him on The Voice.  Now you can see him in person. Duvall-raised singer and songwriter, Austin Jenckes, will play a solo concert this Saturday, April 19, 2014, to benefit victims of the March 22nd Oso … [Read more...]

Bring on the Eggs! Thousands of Easter Eggs being Filled for Area Egg Hunts

Easter may be late on the calendar this year, but that doesn't mean the annual area Easter festivities will be less fun... or crowded. The weather forecast is calling for possible rain Saturday afternoon and … [Read more...]

Two Cascade View Students Win Washington State Science, Engineering Fair

UPDATE | APRIL 16, 2014 In addition to Madhumitha's success at the WA State Science and Engineering Fair (story below), we also learned that another Cascade View student also placed first in their age … [Read more...]

Council Controversy: Deciding if Meadowbrook Way Should Also Be Known as ‘Wildcat Way’

In April 2013, Mount Si High School ASB member, Kelby Kilburn, went to the City of Snoqualmie Planning Commission requesting that the portion of Meadowbrook Way SE in front of Mount Si be given the honorary … [Read more...]

Police Offering Free Self-Defense Class to North Bend Women this May

Following the March 9th stabbing and sexual assault of a female employee at a popular North Bend restaurant, the Snoqualmie/ North Bend Police Department announced it is offering a FREE Women's Self-Defense … [Read more...]

Brazen Car Theft, SUV Stolen from Inside Snoqualmie Ridge Garage

Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley confirmed that a black Cadillac SUV was stolen from inside the garage of a Snoqualmie Ridge home on Thursday, April 10, 2014.  The incident occurred around 8:30PM in the … [Read more...]