Archives for June 2015

Downed Power Line Sparks Brush Fire, Causes Outage; Hot, Dry Conditions Have Local Fire Departments on Alert for Holiday Weekend

A devastating wildfire in Wenatchee. An emergency statewide burn ban. No outdoor fires on Washington state Natural Resources-protected lands. State parks department bans all campfires at state parks and on the … [Read more...]

Commercial Shoot Transforms Local House, Brings Seahawks Hall of Famers to Snoqualmie Valley

UPDATE |  SEPTEMBER 13, 2015, AKA: SEAHAWKS SUNDAY The Seahawks lottery commercial filmed this summer in Snoqualmie has now premiered as the 2015 Seahawks Season gets underway today in St. Louis at 10AM. Go … [Read more...]

Suspicious Vehicle at North Bend Outlet Mall Leads Officer on High-Speed Chase, Fires at Police Car

The Snoqualmie Police Department said on Sunday, June 28, 2015 around 11:30PM, SPD Officer (in service of North Bend) Cary discovered a suspicious vehicle at the North Bend Outlet Mall. As he followed and … [Read more...]

Statewide Drought Affects Snoqualmie Water System | River Flow Down Drastically, Citizens Asked to Conserve

Low winter snowpack, a dry spring and a (so far) hot summer is a recipe not good for local water supplies. And Friday, June 26, 2015, the City of Snoqualmie is officially asking its citizens to make changes to … [Read more...]

Remains Found on Mount Si Likely there for 20 Years, Public’s Help Sought in Identification

Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are asking for the public's help to identify skeletal remains found on Mount Si last week. Evidence suggests the remains may be from the mid … [Read more...]

‘Right Solution for the Longterm,’ Conceptual Design Picked for New Mount Si High School

NAC Architecture's Matt Rumbaugh said the design process started with a question: "What is the right thing to do with Mount Si High School?" A recently passed school bond is allowing that question to be posed … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank Offers Summer Kids’ Programs; Kid-Friendly Food Drive Launches June 29th

The Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, located at 122 E 3rd. Street in North Bend is offering several programs for kids this summer, including a summer kids meal program (for students currently enrolled in SVSD's … [Read more...]

Burning Moratorium Expanded | DNR and Unincorporated King County Join Eastside Fire & Rescue Burn Ban

It's dry - and it's getting drier.  According to local meteorologists, if the current long-range weather forecast holds, this June could be one of the driest on record. A DNR official stated in a recent … [Read more...]

Meadowbrook Bridge Closed on June 25th

King County Transportation said county bridge inspection crews will completely close Meadowbrook Bridge in Snoqualmie from 9AM to 3:30PM, Thursday, June 25, 2015 for a planned, one-day inspection of the … [Read more...]

Question of the Day: When-oh-When Will Ana’s Mexican Restaurant Open their Outdoor Patio?

Inquiring minds want to know - and seem to keep asking - "When will Ana' patio finally open?" Warm summer days in western Washington often means residents tired of all those gray, dreary days flock to the … [Read more...]

City of Snoqualmie Says Downtown Construction Done by Late July, Leaving Historic Downtown with Whole New Look

The City of Snoqualmie announced Tuesday, June 24, 2015 that its Downtown Infrastructure and Improvement Project will be completed in late July, bringing 'light to the end of the tunnel' for many downtown … [Read more...]

POLICE BLOTTER | Suspicious Sprinkler, Car Prowling Raccoon, Public Peeing, Watermelon Theft

The Snoqualmie Police Department has a motto: "NO CALL TOO SMALL."  Here are some of the calls they responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie over the past two weeks, some that might be evidence of that … [Read more...]

Remains Discovered on Mount Si Identified as Human, Medical Examiner Working on Identification

Numerous Snoqualmie Valley residents noticed the helicopter hovering and circling over Mount Si Wednesday, June 17, 2015 as the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) worked to remove remains discovered by an … [Read more...]

Overturned Apple Truck Creates 5-Mile Backup Over Tiger Mountain Monday Afternoon

The Washington State Patrol said a semi truck hauling a container full of apples overturned as it merged from westbound SR 18 to eastbound I-90 around 1PM Monday, June 22, 2015. Luckily, the estimated … [Read more...]

Eastside Fire & Rescue Officals Warns to Be ‘Extremely Careful’ in Local Lakes, Rivers

Following a tragic drowning accident on Rattlesnake Lake on June 11th, and with continued sunny skies and hot temperatures predicted in the lead up to the long 4th of July weekend, Eastside Fire & Rescue … [Read more...]

Extra Summer Traffic Possible Through Snoqualmie Neighborhoods as Lake Alice Access Road Temporarily Opens

Local residents may want to be prepared for some extra traffic through Snoqualmie Ridge this summer as King County works to replace a culvert in danger of collapsing underneath Lake Alice Road in Fall … [Read more...]

Remains Located on Remote Area of Mount Si

Numerous Snoqualmie Valley residents noticed the helicopter hovering and circling over Mount Si Wednesday, June 17, 2015 and today, June 19th, King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Detective Jason Houck said the … [Read more...]

Head-on Accident at SR 202 Intersection; Police Vehicle Severely Damaged by Deer Collison

Many locals call it a dangerous corner, the intersection of SR 202 and Boalch Ave near downtown North Bend, and Wednesday, June 17, 2015, it proved to be just that. Around 5:10PM a head on collision was … [Read more...]

The Last Day of School for Moms… Excitement, Dread or Fear?

This is the latest guest post from Snoqualmie resident, author and mom, Tess Thompson.  So what's your mom instinct on the last day of school? Tess explores. Me? Vacation from all my 'taxi driving' across the … [Read more...]

Last Year for Legal Aerial Fireworks in Snoqualmie, Fire and Law Enforcement Hope for Uneventful 4th of July

Nearly a year after a stray 4th of July bottle rocket ignited a massive fire, destroying a Snoqualmie home with an estimated $700,000 in damage, threatened surrounding homes and injured one firefighter, the … [Read more...]