Archives for January 2016

Quadrant Homes Eyes North Bend Land for New Subdivision, City to Hold Public Hearing

For 15 years Quadrant Homes was busy building homes in Snoqualmie. Now it appears Quadrant wants to return to the Valley - after finishing its final Snoqualmie Ridge neighborhood about three years ago. This … [Read more...]

Story Behind Viral Snoqualmie Fire Station Wedding Proposal Video Making it to National Airwaves

It started about a month ago as a simple request of a friend - Tyler Austin of TAustin Photography in Fall City. Friend and volunteer Snoqualmie firefighter, Marshall, told Tyler he was planning to pop the … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | It’s called Prowling Behavior, Trouble at the Library, Erratic Parking Lot Driver

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

Mount Si Debate Success Continues, Senior Team Qualifies for Prestigious National Tournament

The winning tradition continues for Mount Si High School Debaters. After a year that sent two teams to the National Championships, it seems they're committed to keeping up their high standards. This past … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Popular in the Valley, Driving School Moves from Issaquah to Snoqualmie

One company is learning pretty quickly just how many kids live in the Snoqualmie Valley - kids who at some point need to learn how to drive. Last summer, Shield Driving School began offering Driver's Education … [Read more...]

Police: Accident ‘Looked Bad,’ Luckily No Injuries

According to Snoqualmie Police Captain Nick Almquist, a rainy morning accident scene on Snoqualmie Parkway looked bad, but luckily there were no injuries. A witness who traveled past the scene said police … [Read more...]

Op-ed | Gas Below $2 a Gallon in Snoqualmie Valley, Ridge Station Missed the Memo

Newsflash, gas is below $2 per gallon in the upper Snoqualmie Valley, but don't go looking in Snoqualmie because apparently the Shell station has blinders on. Hello Shell corporation... What the heck is up … [Read more...]

Tanker Rollover, Fuel Spill Forces Long Closure Eastbound I-90 near North Bend

UDATE |  JANUARY 12, 2016, 8PM Just as the scene of a tanker truck rollover collision and resulting fuel spill was finally about to clear after a lengthy (nearly 12 hours) hazmat clean up, WSDOT announced … [Read more...]

‘Dr. Mike,’ Creator of HUGE I-90 Hillside 12th Man Sign a Favorite of Many Local Pet Owners

Late last month, King 5's Evening [Magazine] came out to the Issaquah/Preston area to do some mystery solving and reveal who put that huge #12 high (really high) on the hillside above I-90 near the High Point … [Read more...]

New Hiking Trailhead, 70 Car Parking Lot Planned for Mt. Si Road, Residents Voice Concerns

Snoqualmie Valley residents know they live in beautiful area that draws thousands upon thousands of tourists and outdoor enthusiasts each year, but some areas of the Valley experience the traffic associated … [Read more...]

Police Say Online Threat, ‘Hit List’ Posed No Risk to Students; Important E-Safety Night next Week

Just as the Snoqualmie Valley School District prepares for an important E-Safety Parent Night on Monday, January 11th at 6:30PM, a timely and relevant incident speaks as an important reminder for local … [Read more...]

Traffic Improvements in the Cards for Busy North Bend Intersection

Sometime later this year, Snoqualmie Valley residents should get some traffic improvement along SR 202 as the City of North Bend moves forward with plans to widen Bendigo Blvd, adding a right turn lane onto … [Read more...]

Bathroom Woes, Council Amends City Code for Septic Drain Field at Tollgate Park

According to North Bend Municipal Code, all new structures built [for human occupancy] have to be hooked to the city's sewer system. It's something some landowners say can put a damper on selling small … [Read more...]

New Grocery Store, Retail Development with Drive-Thrus now Reality for Snoqualmie

Ready for a new grocery store option in the Snoqualmie Valley?  Speculation is now reality, with legalities ironed out that will allow EDG Development to begin construction on the project this spring. In … [Read more...]

City Allocates over $100,000 to Local Human Services Providers

Each year the City of Snoqualmie allocates 1% of its general fund to community organizations that provide services to benefit children, seniors, individuals and families in need. In 2016, that equates to … [Read more...]

Time to Organize that House | Sallal Grange Hosts Electronic Recycle Event this Weekend

Did you get a new game system or computer for Christmas? Or just doing a little New Year's home organizing and need to clean out your garage? Well then, the Sallal Grange is here to help this weekend when … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Schools on Two Hour Delay, January 4th; Snow in North Bend, Rain for other areas

Snow in some Snoqualmie Valley areas (appears mainly in North Bend) has caused a delay to the start of schools after a two week winter break. Two Hour Late Start  Early Monday morning the Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Winter Weather Advisory Issued, 1-2 inches Snow Possible by Monday morning

It isn't 32 degrees out, but it's snowing in areas of the Snoqualmie Valley. East winds that have blowing for days issued in cold, dry air from eastern Washington, lowering the dew point to 13 degrees at SeaTac … [Read more...]

Searchers Find Missing Hiker Deceased on Granite Mountain, Possible Victim of Avalanche

If you heard helicopters over the Snoqualmie Valley on Friday, January 1, 2016, it was the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Guardian 1 responding to a search and rescue mission on Granite Mountain, about 15 … [Read more...]