Archives for December 2015

Top 10 Snoqualmie Valley Photos of 2015

One thing we love to do on the Living Snoqualmie Facebook page is share photos readers and followers send in. So once again we went through all of our Facebook photo shares for the year to see which pictures … [Read more...]

LETTER | Terrorism Concerns in Perspective, 6,000 times more likely to be Struck by Lightning

Dear Editor, In the wake of San Bernardino, it is clear from published citizen reactions that some Snoqualmie residents fear violence from their Muslim neighbors. But is that fear based on reason or … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Home Prices Keep Climbing, Ridge Sees Unprecedented NO Homes for Sale in December

It seems the local real estate market has come full circle over the past five years. From record high inventory and record low sold prices to record low inventory and home prices hitting levels not seen since … [Read more...]

Business Comings | Hometown Credit Union Opening Two New Stand-Alone Branches

It appears some empty retail storefronts in North Bend and Snoqualmie will be seeing new business life and a new tenant... in fact, the same local tenant will soon occupy both spaces. Sno Falls Credit Union … [Read more...]

Hancock sells 100,000 acres of Snoqualmie Valley Forest Land

In late November, Snoqualmie City Councilman Charles Peterson said Hancock Timber had sold 100,000 acres of forest land in the Snoqualmie area - land managed by Hancock Forest Management, which issues access … [Read more...]

‘Focus on Snoqualmie’ Winning photo Announced, Featured on FREE Watershed Poster

Remember that Snoqualmie Valley photo contest that we told you about last summer?  Well, the winner was selected and HINT, it's someone whose photos you might be very familiar with if you follow us on Facebook. … [Read more...]

Family Fun | Local Winter Sledding, Tubing Destinations that won’t Break the Bank

With snow in the local forecast (leaving many dreaming of a white Christmas) and it piling up by the feet in the Cascades and in nearby Central Washington, Luke Talbott of Compass Outdoor Adventures (which … [Read more...]

Christmas Eve Closure of Snoqualmie Pass Delays Holiday Travelers

UPDATE |  December 25, 2015, 7AM WSDOT crews reopened the eastbound lanes of I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass around 7PM, December 24th. The westbound lanes followed suit and were reopened around 1AM. WSDOT said … [Read more...]

Ridge Intersection Closed for Winter Magic Ice Rink, Mudslide Closes part of City Trail

Ridge Intersection Closed for Winter Magic Ice Rink The City of Snoqualmie announced on Monday that the intersection of Center Blvd SE and SE Ridge St will be closed from December 21, 2015 through January 5, … [Read more...]

Teaser Trailer for New Twin Peaks Series Released, Features Iconic Valley Landmarks

Fans still have to wait over a year to re-visit the current-day town of Twin Peaks, but it appears Showtime has released a teaser (and somewhat mysterious) trailer to fuel anticipation of the new 18 episode … [Read more...]

Winter Break, FREE All Day Fun at Cedar Watershed; Meet Karelian Bear Dogs!

On Wednesday, December 30, 2015, community members are invited to join Seattle Public Utilities for a fun-filled day of discovering wildlife in the Cedar River Watershed through hands-on activities, crafts, … [Read more...]

Search Resumes for Missing Skier Near Snoqualmie Pass, Crews Prepared for Recovery Mission

UPDATE |  December 26, 2015 Early Saturday morning, December 26th, King County Search and Rescue crews were back on the mountain near Snoqualmie Pass to continue the search for missing backcountry skier, … [Read more...]

Police Seek Suspect in North Bend Armed Robbery

The Snoqualmie Police Department said at approximately 8:50PM on December 18, 2015 officers responded to an armed robbery at the Subway Restaurant on South Fork Avenue (Outlet Mall location) in North Bend. A … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Facebook helps Nab Theft Suspect, iPhone Thief Tracked and Caught, Front Porch Package Theft Suspect Interrupted

Here are a few of the recent calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie during the past couple of … [Read more...]

North Bend Announces City Employee of the Year

The City of North Bend announced this week that Mike McCarty, Senior Planner, was selected as its 2015 Employee of the Year. Mayor Hearing and staff recognized Mike for his many contributions and … [Read more...]

Surprise Snow, Strong Winds Hit Snoqualmie Valley on Thursday

Right in stride with tricky Puget Sound area snow weather forecasting, it wasn't predicted, but snow was falling across some areas of the Snoqualmie Valley Thursday morning, December 17, 2015. Oh, and it … [Read more...]

Fire Districts 38, 10 Consider Merging into Eastside Fire Authority

 King County Fire Districts 10 and 38 are considering asking voters to approve merging into one fire authority. Fire District 38 consists of the unincorporated around North Bend and Snoqualmie. Fire District … [Read more...]

Name that New School | Board Picks 14 Possible Names, Community Survey Open

At their December 10th school board meeting, the Snoqualmie Valley School District Board of Directors narrowed the list of community-nominated names for the district's new elementary school currently under … [Read more...]

City of Snoqualmie Fires Back, Says it Rejects Tribe Lawsuit Claims of Discrimination

In response to a lawsuit by the Snoqualmie Tribe claiming 'intentional racial discrimination' by Snoqualmie city officials, mayor and council members, the City of Snoqualmie released its own press release today … [Read more...]

Tension Continues, Snoqualmie Tribe Suing City for Race Discrimination after Decision to Discontinue Casino’s Sewer Service

The tension began last summer when the City of Snoqualmie began construction of the long-planned Tokul Roundabout near Snoqualmie Falls, which facilitates a Salish Lodge expansion and future 175-home … [Read more...]