Archives for February 2015

VIDEO | Just How Many People Can Fit on Rattlesnake Ledge?

A mild winter and sunny weekends is bringing winter hikers out in droves to the North Bend area. It is especially evident at the very popular, relatively shorter, Rattlesnake Trail hike, which leads visitors up … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Educators of the Year Announced

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation board members made their annual stealth trip into local schools to surprise the 2015 Educator of Year recipients.  Balloons and cupcakes … [Read more...]

Senate Transportation Package: No Funding for I-90/SR 18 Interchange Improvements

Washington State 5th District Representative Jay Rodne has been vocal that improvements for the busy, sometimes dangerous, I-90/SR 18 interchange is one of his top priorities during the 2015 legislative … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Not a Fight Officer, Just a Shoving Match Capped off with a Slap; DUI in the Roundabout; Man in a Tree with a Warrant

Here are some of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie from February 7th - February 19th, … [Read more...]

Gymnast Accomplishes BIG Goal, First Mount Si Gymnast in State Event Finals all Four Years

This was a year of tighter competition for the Mount Si High School Gymnastics program, as MSHS moved from KingCo 3A to KingCo 4A. But that didn't stop senior Jenn Rogers from still setting big goals for … [Read more...]

Collision Sends Car into Light Pole at Busy Snoqualmie Intersection

According to City of Snoqualmie spokesperson, Joan Pliego, the accident at Snoqualmie Parkway and Center Blvd scene looked scary, or "worse than it was," but the both drivers were okay. Around 7:30AM, … [Read more...]

Housing Development Construction Traffic Leads to Street and Pedestrian Improvements

The City of North Bend announced John Day Homes will begin constructing street and pedestrian improvements from the SE 140th Street and East North Bend Way intersection - up  to the entrance of the future … [Read more...]

TRAFFIC | Two-Year Project Begins to Change Travel over I-90 Floating Bridge, So Long Express Lanes

Snoqualmie Valley I-90 commuters, if you regularly drive to Seattle, your commute is going to change over the next couple of years - and by 2017, that option to hop on the I-90 express ways will disappear... … [Read more...]

CLOSING | Seattle Sun Tan Shutting Doors, Another Tanning Salon Calls it Quits in Snoqualmie

It doesn't look like the third time was the charm, as it appears another tanning salon will bite the dust in Snoqualmie. According to an email notification from Seattle Sun Tan, they are permanently closing … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Police See Results in North Bend: Reduced Criminal Activity, High Call Volume, Over 400 Arrests, 75 Transient Camps Cleaned up

2014 was a busy year for the Snoqualmie Police Department, as Chief Steve McCulley's officers began providing police services within the city limits of his home town, neighboring North Bend. In a recent … [Read more...]

Wildlife Trap Appears on the TPC Golf Course, What’s that Doing There?

Some residents living near the 12 hole of TPC Snoqualmie Ridge noticed something new last week... a wildlife trap.  According to Snoqualmie Police and Snoqualmie Valley Elk Management, the trap was set up to … [Read more...]

The Plight of the Pit Bull: Maligned, Misidentified and Banned

In her latest column, North Bend resident and dog trainer for Miss Lola's Academy, Melissa Grant, examines the plight of the Pit Bull breed.... and just how the breed developed a 'bad rep' and just how often … [Read more...]

Accident Sends Minivan onto Sidewalk, Fence Saves Vehicle from Heading Over Embankment

Driving by the scene of a Friday car accident, near the intersection of Snoqualmie Parkway and Jacobia Street, it's clear something serious occurred in the Aster Creek neighborhood.  The pedestrian fence that … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Ridge IGA Break-in Suspect Met with ‘Karma Resistance’ Attempting to Enter Store

Around 2:30AM, February 19, 2015, Snoqualmie Ridge IGA Store Director, Jessica Brookman, said what appeared to be two teenage suspects, attempted to break-in to the supermarket using a large rock. Brookman … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Appears New School to be Constructed in Snoqualmie

According to a Planning Department Staff Report contained in the February 9, 2015, Snoqualmie City Council meeting agenda, it appears a new, private school is coming to Snoqualmie. That staff report stated … [Read more...]

Mount Si Jazz Featured at Special, One-Night only Concert at Paramount Theatre, Need Community Help to Sell Tickets out Fast

In addition to be named a national finalist in the Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition this week, Mount Si Jazz is also included in a special, one-night-only live Jazz concert at Seattle's … [Read more...]

Solidly at the Top: Mount Si Jazz Band Heading Back to Elite ‘Essentially Ellington’ Competition in NYC

Ask many Snoqualmie Valley residents about the Mount Si High School band program and you're bound to hear multiple accolades listed. The music program has been growing for the past two decades and last year it … [Read more...]

Winter Homeless Shelter to Open in New Snoqualmie Location; Hearing Examiner Rejects Some of City’s Requested Safety Measures

The Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter, operated by the Valley Renewal Center, was approved by the City of Snoqualmie’s Hearing Examiner last week and the new Snoqualmie location opens February 22, 2015. The … [Read more...]

King County Explorer Search and Rescue Readies for 2015 with State-of-the-Art Command Vehicle

The helicopter overhead on Monday afternoon, February 16th, flying to rescue two injured climbers in Chelan County reminded me again that it has been a mild winter in the Snoqualmie Valley, with little in the … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School Bond a ‘Victory’ says Superintendent; Future Holds New, Re-built and Improved Community Schools

District administrator emotions were optimistic following initial school bond election results on Tuesday night, February 10th. With the initial 8,500 counted ballots, over 5200 voters had said yes to the … [Read more...]