Archives for August 2015

High Wind Waring Issued for Snoqualmie Valley as Strong Summer Storm Approaches

Saturday, August 29, 2015, the National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for the East Puget Sound lowlands, which includes the Snoqualmie Valley. NWS says winds will increase from the south at … [Read more...]

Saying Goodbye: Small Valley to Big City, but Snoqualmie Will Always be HOME

Almost 15 years ago, our goal was to find a great place to raise our children, plant our family roots. We did that on a dirt cul-de-sac lot that somehow fit a four bedroom house in Snoqualmie. I knew the … [Read more...]

Rancho Laguna’s HEART Benefit Concert August 29th; Rescuing Horses, Creating Unique Therapy

This Saturday, August 29, 2015, Rancho Laguna’s HEART is holding its 2nd Annual Summer Benefit Concert & BBQ at their rescue ranch, located 37705 SE 47th Street in Snoqualmie. The event runs from … [Read more...]

Hearing Helicopters? Simulated Military Operation to Happen Near North Bend

This past May, nighttime military training at the Washington State Fire Training Academy (WSFTA), just east of North Bend, caught many in the Snoqualmie Valley off-guard as multiple low flying military … [Read more...]

Booms to be Heard in Valley | ‘Battle of Snoqualmie’ Civil War Reenactment Comes to Meadowbrook Farm

There will be some loud booms heard around the Valley this weekend.  But don't worry, the artillery isn't real. Snoqualmie Valley residents are being invited back in time. All the way back to the turbulent … [Read more...]

Traffic Update | Weekend Closure of SR 18 near Snoqualmie Cancelled

UPDATE |  August 27, 2015 The City of Snoqualmie stated that WSDOT has cancelled the weekend closure of SR 18 between Issaquah-Hobart Road and I-90 interchange for August 29th and 30th.  The project is … [Read more...]

Car Prowl Alert Issued, City Official Apologizes for Reggae Festival that Drew Noise Complaints from Miles Away

North Bend Car Prowls The City of North Bend issued a press release August 24, 2015 warning residents that Snoqualmie Police Officers serving Bend recently responded to several car prowls in the area of the … [Read more...]

Shaping Growth | North Bend Proposes Comp Plan Amendments, Changing Future Residential, Commercial Development

The City of North Bend is proposing some amendments to its Comprehensive Plan which would change the land use designation and zoning in certain areas of the city, tweaking where commercial businesses can be … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie’s Main Street Celebration Cancelled Due to Weather, Milestone Recognition Ceremony Proceeds as Scheduled

UPDATE |  August 28, 2015 Due to weather forecasts predicting heavy rain and wind gusts, the City of Snoqualmie has cancelled its Main Street Celebration scheduled for Saturday, August 29th. The event will be … [Read more...]

Rising from the Ashes | Three-Story ‘Phoenix Plaza’ Proposed for North Bend Explosion Site

In May, City of North Bend Director of Community and Economic Development confirmed the site of a massive April 2014 natural gas explosion that destroyed a small North Bend strip mall, restaurant under … [Read more...]

As Local Firefighters Battle Twisp Wildire, Snoqualmie Fire Dept Issues Brush Fire Prevention Measures for Community

The City of Snoqualmie released a press release Thursday, August 20, 2015, reminding residents and businesses of brush fire safety prevention tips. According to the release, while the Snoqualmie Fire … [Read more...]

Boeing Classic | A Decade in the Books, Jet Flyover Still Spooks Some Each Year

Note this date and time: Friday, August 21, 2015 at 11:20AM. That is the exact time that a very large Boeing jet will fly LOW over the Snoqualmie Valley and TPC Snoqualmie Ridge (at about 1,000 feet) signally … [Read more...]

Large Grocery Store, Retail Development Proposed for Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park

The rumors of a large, chain grocery store coming to Snoqualmie have been circulating for several months. It now appears that rumor is public knowledge. According to City of Snoqualmie Community Development … [Read more...]

Two-Motorcycle Collision Closes Preston-Fall City Road Sunday Evening, Rider Critically Hurt

Late Sunday afternoon, August 16, 2015, a two-motorcycle collision closed part of Preston-Fall City Road near 328th Way SE - about half way between Fall City and Preston. King County Sheriff's Office … [Read more...]

Money Magazine Places Snoqualmie Near Top of ‘Best Places to Live 2015’

This week Money Magazine named Snoqualmie one of the Best Place to Live [in America], ranking the small city with almost 12,000 residents #5 on its yearly list. Money stated that it used an extensive process … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Boy National Track and Field Champion Again, Next Step Mount Si Cross Country

Those who know 14-year Joe Waskom know he can run. He started competing in Snoqualmie fun runs while in elementary school. By time he was 12 he won the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Cross Country … [Read more...]

Biker Suffers Medical Emergency, Perishes Near Fall City

The Washington State Patrol said a bike rider suffered a medical emergency near downtown Fall City and passed away, Sunday, August 16, 2015. WSP stated the 51-year old Fall City man was riding his bike … [Read more...]

Seahawks Rumble at the Ridge | Local Sports Legends Take over TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, August 17th

Sports fans take notice. Here's a chance to see some Seattle sports legends right in the Snoqualmie Valley. The annual Monday kick-off event for the Boeing Classic's week of golf is always a fun one for kids … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Casting Spell to Rid Valley of Drugs, Breaking up is Hard to Do, Dinner on Fire

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie during the first week of August … [Read more...]

Middle Fork Trail Gets Thousands for Repairs through REI’s ‘Every Trail Connects’ Campaign

On Friday REI launched their Every Trail Connects campaign, through which they  invested $500,000 to repair 10 trails across the U.S. - and the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail was selected as one of those … [Read more...]