Archives for November 2015

Will the Tension Ever End? Snoqualmie Tribe, City at Odds; City Responds to More Criticism over Development Near Falls

It beginning to feel like a never-ending saga. The Snoqualmie Tribe opposes the Tokul roundabout construction near Snoqualmie Falls and subsequent future developments in near the area. Their criticism … [Read more...]

Despite Big Neighborhoods, Busy Park, Bus Stops, it’s a NO for New Traffic Signal on Snoqualmie Parkway

At the November 23, 2015 Snoqualmie City Council meeting some bad news was delivered to residents of the Ironwood and Woody Creek neighborhoods wishing to see a new traffic signal at the intersection of … [Read more...]

Valley Center Stage Celebrates 12th Season of Live, Local Theater with ‘Tis the Season’

Did you know there is a live theater company in the Snoqualmie Valley?  Well, if you didn't, you do now. Celebrating its 12th season of live theater, North Bend's Valley Center Stage presents ‘Tis the … [Read more...]

City Council Approves Small Property Tax Increase

Via press release, the City of Snoqualmie said it will be raising regular property taxes by 1% effective January 1, 2016, which equates to 2.5 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value - or about $12 per year … [Read more...]

Small Business Saturday, a Post Black Friday Shopping Intervention that’s Good for Stress Levels

Have you seen it on social media?  The call to Shop Small, Shop Local this Saturday, November 28, 2015. It's called Small Business Saturday® - a push to encourage residents to give the small businesses in … [Read more...]

After large Search Mission, Police Locate Body Believed to be Missing North Bend Hunter

According to a Grant County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) press release, the body believed to be that of a missing 55-year old North Bend man Thomas Steig was found. GCSO said body was discovered around 9:45AM, … [Read more...]

Fire Chief and Son Live atop Moving Truck all Weekend, Inspire Community to ‘Fill the Truck’ for Local Families in Need

It's back for another year and local firefighters are hoping for the community's continued support as it works to help community members in need. Starting the Friday morning, November 27, 2015,  Eastside … [Read more...]

Car Prowlers Target Unlocked Vehicles in North Bend, Snoqualmie; over 40 in Past Month

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, the Snoqualmie Police Department, which serves the cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend, reported over the past month it has received multiple calls reporting vehicle … [Read more...]

Residential Fires Double on Thanksgiving, Safety Tips for Turkey Day

Did you know the average number of house fires on Thanksgiving Day is more than double the average number of house fires on all other days of the year?  Yes, says the City of Snoqualmie. According to the … [Read more...]

Editorial | Thank You! This ‘Best of Western Washington’ Community is What Makes it All Work

I got quite a surprise early Saturday morning when friends began posting on my Facebook wall that Living Snoqualmie had won King 5's Best of Western Washington 'Best Neighborhood Blog.'  As I had forgotten to … [Read more...]

Holiday Lights Contest Back for Third Year, Time to Light up the Neighborhood

It's time to channel your inner Clark Griswold Snoqualmie residents.  Find those holiday lights, extension cords, splitters. Come up with the theme and then protect your fuse box because it's time to light up … [Read more...]

Guest Column | Not Left or Right, but ‘Shades of Grey’ Needed after Paris Attacks, Amidst Refugee Debate

This guest post comes from Kelly Saunders, a Snoqualmie resident, local fitness instructor, wife and mother of two. Kelly offers an optimistic take on the fear [and hate] that appears to be gripping our country … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Presents Big Check to Food Bank, Helps Provide over Million Food Servings to local Families

On Thursday November 19, 2015, Rotary of Snoqualmie Valley presented a big check - in the amount of $7,500 to the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank. Rotary President Dan Marcinko presented the check to the food … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Assault at the gas Station, Please move Mr. Deer, Public Marijuana Smoking on Ridge

Here are some of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie over the past couple of … [Read more...]

Holiday Vacation: Where will you leave your dog?

North Bend resident and pet trainer for Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant, explores the options for pet owners who also like to get away from it all during the … [Read more...]

Don’t Become a Victim | Snoqualmie Burglary Reminder of Important Prevention Tips

Last week a Snoqualmie Ridge  home in the Cascade neighborhood was burglarized during the afternoon, while the homeowner was gone for just a short time, through an unlocked door.  The high value loss incident … [Read more...]

Two NEW Restaurants coming to Snoqualmie

UPDATE | December 1, 2015 Both Copperstone Family Spaghetti Restaurant and Caadxi, Taste of Oaxaca (described as 'authentic' Mexican food) have opened their doors to patrons in downtown Snoqualmie. The … [Read more...]

More Heavy Rain, River Flooding, even Stronger Winds Pound Snoqualmie Valley

UPDATE |  11/18/15, 6:30AM SR 203 is closed at the 202/203 roundabout to Tolt Hill Road due to water over the roadway.  SR 202 was closed overnight from The Falls to the 202/203 roundabout due to water over … [Read more...]

Twin Peaks Filming Wraps in the Snoqualmie Valley, Special THANK YOU from the Cast and Crew

It was a fun, kind of geeky, exciting two-month ride as Twin Peaks returned to the Snoqualmie Valley for filming after a 25-year hiatus. But as the cliché saying goes.... all good things must come to an … [Read more...]

Two Day Storm Hits the Valley, Another Weekend of Wind, Moderate Flooding for Snoqualmie River

Rinse, lather, repeat.  Didn't we just have a weekend storm? The National Weather Service (NWS) warned for the past two days that a LONG storm was pummeling toward Washington, with winds expected to start up … [Read more...]