Archives for March 2015

Sometimes It’s the Little Things, Giving Back Comes in Many Forms for Retired Snoqualmie Resident

Ten years ago when Ed Kelley moved to Snoqualmie from Enumclaw, he built many of the birdhouses located along the wooded, interpretive trail loop that accesses the Natural Bog area just north and adjacent … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Named #3 Safest City in Washington, Second Year Making the Top 10

Snoqualmie was recently named the 3rd safest place to live in Washington according to ValuePenguin, an independent consumer research and analysis firm. Out of 113 Washington cities, Snoqualmie had the second … [Read more...]

Traffic | Truck Hits, Punches Hole in I-90 Front Street Overpass, WSDOT Says Repair Could Cost $1 Million

Drivers dealt with delays in the I-90 / Front Street area Friday, March 13, 2015, after an over-height truck hit the freeway overpass while traveling on Front Street around 10AM, creating a large hole in the … [Read more...]

Concert Benefits Local Food Banks this Sunday, Breath of Aire Makes Return to Valley

They're back for  a second year - and still benefitting a great, local cause. Breath of Aire... not just a choir, but an experience says the flier announcing the choral group's visit to the Snoqualmie Valley … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Cookie Thief; Officer Provides Dinner and Bus Fare; Please Use your Inner Voice; Possible Umbrella Sword

Here are some of the calls Snoqualmie Police Officers responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie from February 21st - March … [Read more...]

LETTER | Internet Safety Forum Opened my Eyes, How Many Apps are on Your Child’s Phone?

Dear Snoqualmie Valley Parents, I was one of about 50 parents and 10 students who attended the Internet Safety Forum Tuesday night, March 12th, at Mt. Si High School. I walked away feeling very encouraged, … [Read more...]

Court Rules in Snoqualmie’s Favor, Overturns Law Set to Increase Property Taxes

Last week the City of Snoqualmie won a legal battle when a the King County Superior Court overturned a law that would've tacked $20-$30 onto Snoqualmie residents' yearly property taxes. The City of … [Read more...]

Fire District Buying Down North Bend Fire Station Bond, Giving Money Back to Taxpayers

After all of the North Bend Fire Station 87 construction bills were paid, Fire District 38 Commissioners received a report stating that approximately $35,000 of bond funding remained unspent. Following … [Read more...]

LETTER | Support Boxley’s, Community Treasure Vital to Music Education in the Valley

Dear Friends, As you may or may not know, Boxley’s in downtown North Bend is not only a nice local restaurant, it is an incredible jazz club that is getting local, regional and national attention - both for … [Read more...]

North Bend Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested after Two Additional Burglaries

Shortly after 1PM, Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Snoqualmie Police Officers, along with members of the Major Crimes Task Force and Special Operations Team, convened on a house in the 427th Ave SE area of North Bend … [Read more...]

Op-ed | Hey, I’m Walking Here, Marked Crosswalks Don’t Always Mean Cars Stop

This past weekend was another sunny, warm Snoqualmie Valley atypical winter weekend. Worried that when the rain finally returns it might stay awhile, I made sure to get outside. For three straight days I … [Read more...]

Police | Rooftop Burglars Arrested in North Bend after Busting Through Strip Mall Wall

Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley said it was a busy weekend for his department, with officers responding to an armed gas station robbery, continuing work on a $3500 Coach Store purse theft and then on … [Read more...]

Another Snoqualmie Business Says Goodbye to Ridge Retail Area, MyCakes Relocating

MyCakes owner, Cynthia (Cynch) Golpe, started the specialty cake business out of her home's kitchen in 2008. Then about three years ago, needing more space for the growing bakery, she opened her own shop on … [Read more...]

Social Media Leads to Arrest of Outlet Mall Thief, Suspected of Taking Coach Purses Worth Thousands

Snoqualmie Police [in service of North Bend] said on Thursday, March 5, 2015, two young male suspects with Russian accents made off with nine pursues from the North Bend Outlet Mall Coach Store -  purses valued … [Read more...]

Downtown North Bend Transformed into Huge, Strolling Jazz Concert, as ‘Jazz Walk’ Returns for a 4th Year

It's back! The popular North Bend Jazz Walk returns for a 4th year this Saturday, March 14, 2015; taking over the streets of downtown North Bend and turning the whole area into one big walking jazz concert - … [Read more...]

Masked Armed Robber Hits North Bend Gas Station, Police Seeking Information

Snoqualmie Police say shortly after 3AM on  March 7, 2015, a white male entered the 76 Gas Station at 520 E North Bend Way in North Bend, armed with a small-caliber rifle with a sling and wood stock. The … [Read more...]

New Elementary School Groundbreaking Scheduled, Superintendent says Thank You for Community Support

SVSD Elementary School 6 Groundbreaking Ceremony The Snoqualmie Valley School District will hold a public groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, March 16, 2015 at for its newest elementary school. The ceremony … [Read more...]

Still Closed: When will Ana’s Mexican Restaurant Reopen & What Shut it Down?

UPDATE |  MARCH 10, 2015, 3:45PM Unfortunately, the reopening of Ana's Mexican Restaurant won't today. Due to unforeseen construction delays, Ana's will reopen Wednesday, March 11th for lunch and … [Read more...]

King County Sheriff John Urquhart Heading to Fall City for Public Safety Meeting

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, King County Sheriff John Urquhart, will host a Town Hall centered around public safety topics in the Fall City area. Urquhart is the chief law enforcement official for 1.9 million … [Read more...]

Traffic | New Tool Helps Open Roads Faster, Reduces Backups after Major Accidents

Over the past few months, area residents and drivers have seen first hand what happens to nearby freeways when major collisions occur. This past September, westbound I-90 was completely shut down for 4 hours … [Read more...]