Archives for March 2016

Business Comings & Goings: Pet Place Market Change of Ownership, what’s new in store for Valley Pets?

This is the latest column from North Bend resident and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant. For all you pet owners out there - this is kind of some big news. Read … [Read more...]

Road Work Finished Early, No Delays near Snoqualmie Falls on Friday

UPDATE |  APRIL 1, 2016, 6AM The City of Snoqualmie tweeted out late Thursday afternoon, March 31st, that the roadwork that was causing long backups and for some, 40 minute waits, had finished early.  So … [Read more...]

Woman Thrown from Horse, Down Ravine on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail

King County Search and Rescue (KCSAR) Public Information volunteer Alan LaBissoniere said search crews and the Fall City Fire Department responded to Fall City on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 for an injured woman … [Read more...]

Expert Opinion | Great Outdoor Exercise Options

This a new monthly column from Snoqualmie resident, Kelly Saunders, who is a certified group and personal trainer at Anytime Fitness on Snoqualmie Ridge.  About 10 years ago Kelly took her passion for fitness … [Read more...]

Community invited to Ask Questions about Fire Authority Ballot Measure

Fire Districts 10 and 38 in east King County are hosting two meetings to answer questions voters may have about a measure that is on the April 26 Special Election ballot. Fire commissioners are asking voters … [Read more...]

Business Goings | Bye, Bye Milk Barn

If you've lived in the Snoqualmie Valley for a long time, chances are at some point you walked to the Milk Barn as a kid - for candy, soda or ice cream.  It was the traditional corner store. But it looks … [Read more...]

Business Comings | Popular Owen’s Meats Now in North Bend, with New Meat Machine

For Valley residents who are fans of Owen's Meats in Cle Elum, here's some news that might interest you. Mt. Si Shell owners announced Saturday, March 26, 2016, that they are the proud new home of an Owen's … [Read more...]

Op-ed | Is the District Scared to Let Parents Have a Say?

It seems the topic of bringing Informed Self-Select to the important Snoqualmie Valley middle school math pathway placement process has opened a proverbial 'can of worms.' Nearly 600 signatures (including … [Read more...]

Letter | Stop Ignoring Us! Mt. Si Road Residents Angry over DNR’s New Parking Lot

Dear Editor, When you look deeper you begin to understand why the residents of Mt Si Road are not happy about the DNR’s plan to add another 70 space parking lot near the end of their road. This community … [Read more...]

Parents Descend on School Board Meeting for Policy Change; Board not Receptive

It was standing room only at the March 24th Snoqualmie Valley School Board meeting, where some 50-60 parents filled the room to ask for a new district policy allowing parent voice to be considered when … [Read more...]

Egg Hunt Time! Come See Just how Many Kids Live in the Valley

There's some Easter Egg Hunt fun happening this weekend for local kids, teens - and even pups. And with plenty of families and thousands of kids calling the Snoqualmie Valley home, those eggs go fast! Note: … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Big Beiber Fake out; Bunk Bed Overboard; Squatter Scare; Dog Fight Threat;

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie over the past two weeks - and yes, when it's windy they get lots of calls...from downed trees to the wind … [Read more...]

Eastbound off Ramp of I-90 at Exit 25 to Close overnight Thursday

If you're out and about or work nights, there's a freeway ramp closure that you want to be aware of - particularly if you reside on Snoqualmie Ridge or use westbound SR 18 to access areas of southeastern King … [Read more...]

City Utilizes Department of Corrections Transitional Program, Inmate Crews for Park, Trail Maintenance

IThe City of Snoqualmie has been using a Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) program to help maintain its 37 parks and more than 30 miles of trails for the past seven years. Snoqualmie Public Works … [Read more...]

Second day in a Row, Bear Scare lands Hikers Lost in Woods

Yup, the bears are waking up after long winter naps.  Same story different day.... According to the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) twitter feed, around 6PM, March 19, 2016, Search and Rescue crews … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Police offer FREE Self Defense Course for High School Girls

Have a daughter and want her to learn some self defense techniques?  Well, here's your chance - and it starts next week. A free women’s self-defense course is being offered by the Snoqualmie Police … [Read more...]

Bear Encounter on Mount Si leads to Lost Hikers; Search and Rescue, Fish and Wildlife Respond

King County Search and Rescue (KCSAR) Public Information volunteer Alan LaBissoniere said search crews, along with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), responded to Mount Si in North … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Bans Pot Shops; State Pauses North Bend Ban on Truck Town Expansion

No [Legal] Pot Sales in Snoqualmie A couple of 'hot button' topics were up for a vote from North Bend and Snoqualmie's city councils at their respective meetings this week. On Monday, March 14, 2016, the … [Read more...]

Mount Si Students Head to Hockey National Championships, after Team wins State

In Washington you don't hear too much about hockey - but nationally it's a pretty huge sport. And some current (and former) Mount Si High School students are making headlines -  heading to New York in a couple … [Read more...]

Fatal Collision Closes SR 203 near Fall City for six hours Wednesday

State Route 203, just north of the SR 202 roundabout in Fall City, was the site of a fatality collision on Wednesday afternoon, March 16, 2016. According to the Washington State Patrol, a 34-year old Renton … [Read more...]

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