Archives for October 2015

Officials ‘Enthusiastic’ for Snoqualmie Valley YMCA Expansion, Possible Pool

If you ask new Snoqualmie Valley YMCA Director Nate Smith one of the most common questions he gets since taking over the helm of the busy facility this summer, it's probably "When will there be a pool?"  Smith … [Read more...]

LETTER | Do We Need Another Larson?

Dear Editor, The sign on a pickup truck seen around Snoqualmie asks: Do You Need Another Larson in City Hall? Not only was it clever, it is thought-provoking. Do we? I know both candidates competing for the … [Read more...]

The Battle over What is Sacred: Development Threatens City, Tribe Relationship

Still looking for an avenue to stop future growth on land they deem to be sacred, the Snoqualmie Tribe and the Save Snoqualmie Falls coalition plan to rally at Snoqualmie City Hall and address the city council … [Read more...]

Traffic | Heavy Weekend Traffic Possible, Westbound I-90 Detoured to Express Lanes

Heading out of the Valley and toward Seattle or Bellevue this weekend?  Well then you may want to be prepared for possible traffic backups. Starting last night (Friday), October 9th at 11PM,  contractor … [Read more...]

Harness Solar Power, Cut the Electricity Cord – Only Two ‘Solarize Snoqualmie’ Workshops Left

With four teenagers and a washer, dryer and dishwasher that run daily - and a big house with lots of lights - according to PSE, my home uses more energy that others in my neighborhood.... by A LOT. Thank you … [Read more...]

EDITORIAL | Please Respect those Candidate Signs; Enjoy the Elk, but Put Safety First

Unless You're Mother Nature, Let's not Touch the Signs In small political campaigns, staffed by volunteers and family members, often times the largest campaign expense is the signs you see around the … [Read more...]

Search and Rescue Volunteer Recognition Week | North Bend Man Responds to Every Call, Honored as Top Responder

The King County Council issued a Proclamation on Monday, announcing October 5-11, 2015 as Search and Rescue Volunteer Recognition Week. Do you know someone you can thank?  I do. Living in the Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Film Students, Professors Explain the Lure, Importance of Twin Peaks

So apparently it’s cool that I’m from the Snoqualmie Valley.  At least that’s the response I get when I tell people in my NYU film classes that I am from is where Twin Peaks was filmed—and is once again being … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Unveils New Family Life Center with Gymnasium, Ampitheater

So it goes, as the Snoqualmie Valley has grown over the past 14 years, so has Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church. Have you noticed the construction occurring at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church near Fall … [Read more...]

Raising Puppy Valley-Style: Eating Crow and Socializing Via Facebook Playdates

This is the latest column from North Bend resident and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant, who is taking you along the journey of raising Bee, her new … [Read more...]

Business Comings | Renovation Turns Historic Building into New Gift Store

If it can work in North Bend with Birches Habitat and Selah Gifts, then it's probably time Snoqualmie gives it a try. Since August Snoqualmie resident Peggy Lefly, along with the help of her boyfriend, has … [Read more...]

Weather Halts Night on a Dark Trail, but New Show Added for October 17th

UPDATE |  OCTOBER 12, 2015 Unfortunately due to stormy weather, Night on a Dark Trail was cancelled on Saturday, October 10th. Organizers were frustrated that weather once again hampered production, but they … [Read more...]

VIDEO | Candidate Forum Helps you Decide, November Election Filled with Contested Races, Hot Button Issues

UPDATE |  October 16, 2015 The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted a North Bend only Candidate Forum last week at the North Bend Theatre, so that video is now added below.  Ballots were mailed by … [Read more...]

LETTER | VOTE for Experience and Knowledge in Next Election

Snoqualmie Residents, Moving from the Midwest I started attending the Snoqualmie City Council Meetings to learn about the new City I was going to live in.  Missing only a handful of those meetings in the … [Read more...]

Scary Moments as Small Plane Crash-Lands near Busy Fall City Roundabout

There were some frightening moments for a pilot and witnesses on the ground as a small plane crashed-landed into a field near the Fall City Bistro and the busy SR 202/SR 203 roundabout, Friday evening, October … [Read more...]

What I Wish I’d Known When Applying to College, Mount Si Graduate Reflects

[About the Author: Paige McCall is a freshman at New York University and a 2015 Mount Si High School graduate. She is studying screenwriting at NYU's Film and TV Institute.] Acceptance Rates are … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Safe | Seattle Police Department Internet Safety Expert Visits Valley

Thanks to a grant from the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation, all SVSD middle and high school students, as well as their parents, can learn important cyber safety tips next week, on October 5th and … [Read more...]