Archives for February 2016

Business Comings | Unique New Business Fuses Pilates with Physical Therapy

A former professional ballet dancer turned physical therapist, Lisa Apple, is bringing a new twist to local PT treatment - working to make good on the promise she made herself when she went back to school for a … [Read more...]

To Sell or not to Sell: City Council Set to Vote on Permanently Banning of Pot Sales, Production

It's been over three years since I-502 legalized the possession of specified amounts of marijuana and legalized its private recreational use in Washington State, but the statewide initiative that comfortably … [Read more...]

Winter Homeless Shelter Moving to Fall City, Holds two Upcoming Meetings

As the Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter prepares to move from its current location at Snoqualmie United Methodist  Church to the Fall City area, it is offering two upcoming meetings to address concerns, … [Read more...]

Occupied Home Burglary in Snoqualmie leads to Arrests in Kent

The Snoqualmie Police Department said  Sunday, February 14, 2016 around 12:30 AM, officers responded to a residential burglary in the 6800 block of SE Gove Street - in the Heights neighborhood of Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie, YMCA Ready to Pursue Possible Expansion, Add Pool

It took over 10 years to get the Snoqualmie Community Center/YMCA  - the promise of the master-planned Snoqualmie Ridge development - built. Three bond were run in 2001, 2006 and 2008 to fund an approximate … [Read more...]

Issaquah Police ask for Public’s Help, Find Burglar who Broke into Occupied Highlands Home

Issaquah police need the public's assistance to identify the suspect who recently broke into an occupied home in the Issaquah Highlands. The incident occurred on Feb. 6, 2016, around 9:30PM. Issaquah … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Salon Moves from Fall City to Snoqualmie

Another business has put down roots in historic downtown Snoqualmie. This time it's not a new business, but rather one changing up its Snoqualmie Valley location - Shelby's Salon. Lori Gunderson and Lori … [Read more...]

Guiding Good Choices SVSD, FREE Program for Parents to Prevent Teen Substance Abuse

The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network invites parents to attend a FREE  "proven-effective prevention program" designed to help stop substance abuse among teens. The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network's … [Read more...]

RV Engulfed by Flames near North Bend, Forces Short I-90 Closure near Truck Town

An RV burst into flames and became fully engulfed along eastbound I-90 near milepost 42, east of North Bend at Tinkham Road, around 4PM on February 11, 2016.  Local news stations reported that no one was hurt … [Read more...]

Voters to Decide if Fire Districts 10 and 38 Merge; New Fire Authority Means Tax increase for Some Valley Residents

King County Fire Districts 10 and 38 officially announced on February 11, 2016 that will ask voters to approve forming a new Eastside Fire Authority during the April 26 Special Election. Both fire districts … [Read more...]

Break-in at the Dairy Freeze; Police ask for Help Identifying North Bend Burglary Suspect

The Snoqualmie Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man suspected of a burglary that occurred in North Bend Tuesday night, February 9, 2016. According to KOMO News, the man broke into the … [Read more...]

Board Votes to Terminate Contract of Well-liked Snoqualmie Valley Hospital CEO, Employees Stunned, Saddened

On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, with little discussion and a quick vote, the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District Board of Commissioners voted to terminate the contract of CEO Rodger McCollum, who has … [Read more...]

Passion for the Relay | Longtime Activist, Volunteer Accepts Community Spirit Award

At the February 2, 2016 North Bend City Council Meeting, Mayor Ken Hearing and City Council members awarded Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life the 2015 Community Spirit Award. “The Community Spirit Award is … [Read more...]

Parents Worried over Drugs, Alcohol at Freshman Campus; Prescription Drug Use New, Real Concern

When it comes to drugs, alcohol, partying and high school kids, it's something schools districts across the country deal with - and the Snoqualmie Valley is no exception. As a parent you do your best, try to … [Read more...]

On the Rise | Snoqualmie Valley School District Graduation Rate Hits new High

When Mount Si High School Principal John Belcher spoke at the Class of 2015 Graduation ceremony last June, he said he felt very connected that class because they both started as freshman together – back in the … [Read more...]

‘Share the Love’ | All-day Event Benefits Winter Shelter, Helps Local Homeless

Downtown Snoqualmie merchants are banding together this February, with a unique, all-day event designed to support Valley Renwal's Winter [Homeless] Shelter, which is currently operating out of United Methodist … [Read more...]

I-90 reopened over Snoqualmie Pass after Huge Accident forces Long Closure; Two dead, Truck driver arrested

UPDATE  |  February 5, 2016, 3:45PM Westbound I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass is now reopened after a severe, fatality accident closed it for about eight hours. ORIGINAL STORY The Washington State … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Big Foil Ball possibly Explosive; Fight Club Runs, Hides; It’s his Car, too; Fence Hit and Run

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

‘Greater Tuna,’ Satirical Look at small Town Life Comes to Valley Center Stage, Boxley’s

Valley Center Stage (VCS) and Boxley’s are excited to present two nights of dinner theater fun, combining Boxley’s great food and VCS's current show, Greater Tuna. Community members can enjoy the comfortable … [Read more...]

Diverging Diamond Interchange identified as fix for congested I-90/SR 18 interchange area

UPDATE |  May 17, 2017 Back in February 2016 we first told you about a possible unconventional and innovative traffic fix for the congested and often dangerous I-90/SR 18 interchange area. Now that the … [Read more...]