Archives for August 2014

Wildlife Sightings: Well, Hello Mr. Bear and Mr. Cougar

Bear Visit on Snoqualmie Ridge Half of my family got an up close look at a 200 - 300 pound (estimated) black bear early Thursday morning, August 28, 2014. At 4AM there was thud.  When the curtains to the back … [Read more...]

One Person Dead after Accidental Shooting in North Bend

The Snoqualmie Police Department said today that Monday, August 25, 2014, shortly after 10:30PM, officers responded to a report of an accidental shooting in the 45000 block of North Bend Way - about the half … [Read more...]

Family Fun: ‘Frozen’ Coming to Outdoor Big Screen at Snoqualmie Community Park

Outdoor Movie in the Park - August 28th Looking for something fun to do on one of the last few evenings before you sent the kids back to school?  Well, the City of Snoqualmie Parks Department is trying to help … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: District Lacking Transparency for Critical Middle School Math Placements, Can Cost Kids Future Options

UPDATE | AUGUST 27, 2014 On Tuesday, August 26th, according to a school-wide email, the Twin Falls Middle School Administration temporarily disabled the school's online schedule as they "review math … [Read more...]

Gigantic Bike Festival Heading to Snoqualmie this Weekend; Riders, Campers, Live Music

If you notice lots of bikers heading through the Valley, zipping through the streets of downtown Snoqualmie, the sounds of live music AND multiple pop up tents at Centennial Fields this weekend, August … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley First School District in Washington to Use ‘Bus Bulletin’ Service

The Snoqualmie Valley School District Transportation Department is offering a new service for the 2014-15 school year, a service designed to give parents some piece of mind when their child's bus is running … [Read more...]

FREE Car Wash Day as Brown Bear Celebrates Anniversary

If your car's a little dirty and you're near a Brown Bear Car Wash, then Thursday, August 21st is your lucky day, as Brown Bear is giving away FREE car washes all day long as they celebrate their 57th … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Holiday Ice Rink Plans Scrapped, Cost to Chill the Ice Too Steep

The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce, with funding help from the City of Snoqualmie, had high hopes of bringing a Holiday Season Ice Rink to downtown Snoqualmie this year. Unfortunately, the lack of an … [Read more...]

‘We Need a Bathroom!’ Working to Bring Permanent Toilets to Shores of Snoqualmie River in Fall City

There's one thing that's missing along the Snoqualmie River near Fall City for the thousands of floaters and fishers who visit each year.... a permanent place to "relieve yourself." Instead of the Fall City … [Read more...]

Daughter Love to Sing? Snoqualmie Valley Girls Choir Hosts ‘Meet & Greet,’ Informational Picnic

The Snoqualmie Valley Girls' Choir begins their 11th season with a summer picnic, Tuesday, August 19, 2014, introducing new director, Julie Parsons. Girls in grades 4-12 who are interested in joining for the … [Read more...]

Seahawks ‘Rumble at the Ridge’ Brings Sports Celebrities AND ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to Snoqualmie Valley

Boeing Classic week kicked off at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge bright and early with  the Seahawks Rumble at the Ridge charity golf tournament at 8:30AM, August 18, 2014. Lots of formers Seahawks, Sonics and even a … [Read more...]

Work Starts near North Bend Outlet Mall for Possible New Hotel; Construction Closes Snoqualmie Street for Six Weeks

Work continues in downtown Snoqualmie on a big remodeling project that will bring infrastructure improvements and a new boardwalk adjacent the historic railroad tracks.  For six weeks the work will close two … [Read more...]

Seahawks ‘Rumble at the Ridge’ Kicks off Boeing Classic Week, Monday August 18th

No rest for the weary. Right as Railroad Days wraps up a busy weekend in downtown Snoqualmie, Boeing Classic week ramps up on Snoqualmie Ridge. And.. how do you know Boeing Classic week has begun at TPC … [Read more...]

Canine Trail Etiquette: Walking with your Dog on Woodland Trails

North Bend resident and pet trainer at Le Chic Pet, Melissa Grant, takes on a dog etiquette topic in her latest column. As many Snoqualmie Valley residents take their dogs on local trail walks, the topic was … [Read more...]

Thunderstorm Threat Ends, Heavy Rain in Some Areas, Red Flag Fire Warning Expires

UPDATE  |  8/13/14, 5AM:  According to weather forecasters, the thunderstorms that hit areas of Eastern WA Tuesday afternoon and evening lost steam as they came off the Cascades, only bringing rain shower (some … [Read more...]

Business Going: Snoqualmie Restaurant Closing End of August

Vicki Deshaies, owner of Bayan Mongolian BBQ on Snoqualmie Ridge, announced on August 12, 2014, that she and her son Mark will be closing the restaurant at the end of August. In a social media post revealing … [Read more...]

Railroad Days! Weekend Packed Full of Fun on Tap for Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie Railroad Days is just days away! Starting Friday, August 15, 2014 and running through Sunday, August 17th, it's three days packed full of entertainment, food, kid fun and community celebration of … [Read more...]

Thunderstorms Roll in, Lightning Glows in Night Sky, Red Flag Fire Warning Issued for Foothills

Monday, August 11, 2104, the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Fire Warning for many areas of Washington State, including the Cascade Foothills, as an upper level low pressure system approached … [Read more...]

Perfect Concert Venue: Salish Lodge ‘Music on the Green’ Wraps up Summer Concert Series Right Next to Snoqualmie Falls

Outdoor summer concerts in our own Snoqualmie Valley backyard.  How did I not know? Especially when the backdrop for the concerts is one of my favorite places, Snoqualmie Falls? The last performance in the … [Read more...]

Brightest of 2014 Super Moons Captured from Snoqualmie Point Park

So the moon illusion dubbed the 'super moon' is (was) visible three times in 2014 - July 12th, August 10th and September 9th - with last night's full (super) moon appearing the biggest and brightest of the … [Read more...]