Archives for May 2015

Coalition Calls Calls for Mountains to Sound Greenway Protection with National Heritage Area Designation

A coalition of outdoor recreation groups recently collected more than 3,000 signatures and are now calling on Congress to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway, which runs through the Snoqualmie Valley, a … [Read more...]

Rooster Valley Farm School | Unique Summer Camps get Kids Learning Outdoors, Playing with Animals, Growing Things

Rooster Valley Farm School.... sounds interesting you think, but what exactly is it?  Well, if you drive through downtown Snoqualmie, it's the barn-red building on the Falls Ave that merges preschool and … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Man Mysteriously Ends up in North Bend, Hog on the Lam, Tree Cutter Reported

Here a a few of the calls Snoqualmie Police officers responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie from May 15th - May 2nd, under their motto "NO CALL TOO … [Read more...]

Letting go of Lola | Dealing with the Death of your Dog

North Bend resident and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant, shares her very personal story of dealing with the recent death of her beloved dog Lola. Pets hold special places in … [Read more...]

Helping Snoqualmie Valley’s Homeless, Overnight Winter Shelter Finishes 3rd Season Successfully

Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter Director Jennifer Kirk sent out a heartfelt thank you to the community this week for making the overnight homeless shelter's 3rd season in the Valley a success. The shelter, … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Fire Department Works to Stop Child Window Falls, Providing FREE Window Safety Stops

Two years ago in Snoqualmie, in just a six-week time period, two children fell out of second story windows, with one ending up in the hospital in critical condition. Now the Snoqualmie Fire Department is on a … [Read more...]

River Embankment Repairs to Close Part of Snoqualmie Valley Trail all Summer

According to the King County Flood Control District, Snoqualmie River erosion is taking a toll and vital repairs are needed to a fix a damaged structure that protects SR 203, a fiber optic line and a the … [Read more...]

Ready, Set, Ticket | Police Set to Nab Lane Violators at Bottlenecked I-90/SR 18 Interchange

Let's call a spade a spade. The I-90/SR 18 interchange sucks, especially during peak commute hours.  There's really no nice way to put it.  Even yesterday morning with light traffic because of Memorial Day, it … [Read more...]

Driving Today? Expect HEAVY Traffic Over Snoqualmie Pass, through North Bend Area

Having traveled to Eastern Washington over past Memorial Day Weekends for multiple baseball tournaments and mini-vacations, there is one thing you can expect on the actual holiday (Monday): seriously heavy … [Read more...]

Tanner Jeans Bike Rodeo Back for 11th Year, Popular Event Expanding to North Bend

It's a Snoqualmie Valley tradition that draws thousands of parents and children to Snoqualmie Community Park each June: The Tanner Jeans Memorial Bike Safety Rodeo.  And this year that tradition is adding a … [Read more...]

The Senior Tea Dress Fiasco | Solved Just Outside the Valley, 10 Miles West at Francesca’s

I do my best to shop in the Snoqualmie Valley in an effort to "keep it local."  After all, I lived on Snoqualmie Ridge before there was ever a retail area - in those early homesteader days where if you forgot … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | No License, Had Been Drinking? No I won’t Jump your Car; Bears, Bears and More Bears; Gun Shot on the Lake

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES |  CASCADE COVENANT CHURCH, North Bend On May 10th, shortly before midnight, a caller reported that the lights were on and strange noises were coming from the church's shed - and had … [Read more...]

New Life Coming to North Bend Explosion Site

The massive rubble pile sat for months as a reminder of the devastating blast that leveled Last Cut East Barber Shop, a new restaurant days away from opening and small strip mall along North Bend Way during the … [Read more...]

PHOTOS | Well, this Looks like a Nice Spot for a Little Sunday Afternoon Swim

Doug Marcoux and his family live on one of the outer edges of Snoqualmie Ridge, where Douglas Ave dead ends on Burke Street - on the northern most edge of the neighborhood. Most homes on this street have decks … [Read more...]

I-90 Wrong Way Collision Claims One Life, Sends Two to Harborview

A male driver died at the scene of an early morning, two-vehicle collision, May 17, 2015, at Snoqualmie Pass, after possibly driving several miles before causing the serious accident that closed a section of … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Police Department Swears in New Officer; 8th Officer Serving North Bend Now in Place

On Monday, May 11, 2015, at the Snoqualmie City Council meeting, the newest member of the Snoqualmie Police Department took the oath of office and was sworn in - Officer Christopher Patterson. Officer … [Read more...]

TRAFFIC | More Upcoming Road Closures, Possible Delays as City Works to Finish Infrastructure Project

The City of Snoqualmie is warning residents of more possible traffic delays, this time roadwork and lane closures happen through the historic downtown core as construction crews work toward finishing a one-year … [Read more...]

Business Comings: NEW Driving School Coming to Snoqualmie Valley

Snoqualmie Valley parents... tired of driving your teen to Issaquah or Sammamish to take a [private] drivers education course? Then we may have some welcome news for you. Starting in June 2015, a new Drivers … [Read more...]

Big Traffic Backups Reported on Snoqualmie Parkway on May 15th, Patience Needed

Paving work at the intersections of Snoqualmie Parkway and Douglas Ave and Snoqualmie Parkway and Fairway Ave, plus the annual Snoqualmie Ridge Community-wide Garage Sale, PLUS a Snoqualmie Valley teachers … [Read more...]

Mom, Autistic Child and Best Friend Create NEW Snoqualmie Company: drew co.

** This is the second article from guest writer, local author and mom, Tess Thompson. You can find out more about Tess and all her books at … [Read more...]