Archives for May 2014

Video: Snoqualmie Bear on Food Hunt Climbs Fence, Hoists out Garbage Can with Mouth

It's been awhile since we've done a bear sighting story, but this video is probably worth watching. The black bear climbs the fence and actually pulls a large plastic garbage container out and over the fence … [Read more...]

NEW Information and Cultural Center, Art Gallery Soon to Welcome Residents and Visitors to North Bend

A Beautiful NEW Welcome to Historic North Bend It's been six months since the North Bend Bartell Drugs opened and it looks like the corner adjacent the store is finally working its way toward … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie says No Raw Sewage Discharged into River, Plans to Appeal Department of Ecology Violation Claims

According to a Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) press release, the City of Snoqualmie is facing a $32,000 DOE fine "for failing to properly prepare for and respond to a power outage at the city’s … [Read more...]

King County Trail Bridge Catches Fire in Snoqualmie, Arson Suspected

Shortly before 5PM, May 27, 2014, witnesses reported seeing vertical black smoke in the area of Meadowbrook Way, Reinig Road and 396th Drive in the downtown Snoqualmie area. Snoqualmie Valley Historian, Dave … [Read more...]

Sheriff Orders Closure of Two-Mile Stretch of Snoqualmie River Beginning Early June

On June 2, 2014, the King County Sheriff's Office is closing a section of the Snoqualmie River often popular with summertime floaters and boaters. The closure is expected to last four months. The two-mile … [Read more...]

Master Gardeners: Using Washington Native Plants in Your Landscape, Helpful Resources

So you want to create a habitat for birds and other wildlife in your landscape?  Where do you start? Nature is actually the best model for a healthy and attractive wildlife habitat.  In nature, flora and fauna … [Read more...]

Hey Seattle! We See You…From atop [our] Mt. Si; Is there a Better View?

Living in the Snoqualmie Valley, it's easy to take some of nature's wonders for granted; often forgetting that every year, thousands to millions of people visit the small Valley that I call home. Most come … [Read more...]

Chamber Welcomes New Businesses; Winery and New Restaurant Help Revitalize Historic Snoqualmie

Big things are happening in downtown Snoqualmie. So the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a DUAL ribbon cutting ceremony during its Jazz and Wine community event welcoming TWO new business to … [Read more...]

Possible Utility Rate Hike Coming for Snoqualmie Area, Bumping Rates Closer to Surrounding Cities

On May 27, 2014, the Snoqualmie City Council is scheduled to vote on a proposed ordinance that would increase water, storm water, sewer and irrigation rates for the years 2014-2016. For 2014, the combined … [Read more...]

New Business: Avnew Health Launches in Snoqualmie, Working to ‘Cut the Fat’ out of Healthcare

Hidden inside Dirt Fish Rally School in leased office space is a new Snoqualmie company, Avnew Health; a healthcare company hoping to create a new, more cost-effective solution for a big chronic health issue … [Read more...]

Friday Morning Accident near SR 18 / I-90 Interchange Takes Life over Weekend

Most Snoqualmie Valley residents know, the SR 18 / I-90 interchange is busy no matter what time of the day.  Semi trucks often tip making the turn onto SR 18 from westbound I-90 and accidents are common heading … [Read more...]

Upcoming Survey Could Hold Key to Next School Bond; Time to Answer Your Phone

When, oh when, will the Snoqualmie Valley School District decide on the next school bond? It's been over three years since the second bond attempt to build a new Snoqualmie Middle School on Snoqualmie Ridge … [Read more...]

Op-ed: May Madness Boys and Men of the World, the Shirt Does Matter

I read a Tweet last week from a student involved in the May Madness contest that ranks girls' looks in the same way sports gurus rank college basketball tournament teams, with girls pitted against each other in … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie City Council says No to ‘Wildcat Way,’ Yes to Funds for Downtown Ice Skating Rink

No to 'Wildcat Way' On Monday, May 12, 2014, in a 4-3 vote, the Snoqualmie City Council rejected Resolution 1242, which proposed the secondary naming of the section of Meadowbrook Way adjacent Mount Si High … [Read more...]

Student, Firecracker Start Brush Fire at Twin Falls Middle School

There was a bit of excitement at Twin Falls Middle School Wednesday, May 14, 2014, when students reported a fire near the school football field around 12:45PM. Students said the small fire happened at the far … [Read more...]

After the Blast: North Bend Restaurant Owner Moving on, Rebuilding Dream; Explains the Lack of Insurance

The restaurant was named the Run -a- Muck Cafe, Bakery and Spirits; a 30-year dream ever since Lisa Riley graduated from Mount Si High School. Today it sits as a rubble pile on North Bend Way, a constant … [Read more...]

Ready, Set, Garage Sale! BIG, Annual Snoqualmie Ridge Garage Sale Starts Friday

Recipe for a good garage sale?  Take one large, master-planned community and put in the community's governing CCR's (Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions) that garage sales are only allowed twice a year; then … [Read more...]

Follow Up: Be Above the [May] Madness, Simple Slogan Resonates around the Valley

For Elle Wilson and her Mount Si High School student 'Gender Equality' group, the positive community response to their simple message, 'Be Above the Madness,' has been a little bit more than expected. The … [Read more...]

Mount Si Jazz Band – Streaming Live from Prestigious New York City Competition to BIG Screen of North Bend Theatre

The Mount Si Jazz Band  touched down in New York City Wednesday, May 7, 2014, ready to compete in the 2014 Essentially Ellington Jazz Band competition. They were one of 15 high school jazz bands selected for … [Read more...]

May Madness, ‘Hot Girl’ Contest Re-Surfaces at Mount Si High School; Student Group Pushes Back in Protest

[If you wish to get in touch with Ms. Wilson regarding support for her Gender Equality group, ordering a t-shirt or donating, please email  There was also a follow up story to this … [Read more...]