Archives for March 2016

Snoqualmie Recognized with National Climate Leadership Award

According to a press release, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration (K4C), which includes the City of Snoqualmie, a 2016 Climate Leadership … [Read more...]

Left Lane [Slow] Drivers: Beware, Washington State Patrol is Looking for You

If you regularly drive I-90 between the Snoqualmie Valley and Issaquah, many drivers say this is a pretty common issue - left lane [slow] drivers. Last year I even witnessed a driver unwilling to move out of … [Read more...]

GIVE GOOD Awards Honors Inspiration in the Snoqualmie Valley, Announces 2016 Winners

Angela Craig just keeps "giving good" and honoring inspiring community members in the Snoqualmie Valley with her GIVE GOOD Awards. The 4th annual GIVE GOOD Awards took place March 4th at the North Bend … [Read more...]

Secrets, Roadblocks: District Limits Access to More Rigor in Math, Language Arts

Something is quietly happening in the Snoqualmie Valley School District, something many parents might not notice until their student is in 5th grade- when it's time to start the middle and high school journey.  … [Read more...]

High Wind Warning issued, 50-60mph Damaging winds possible

KOMO News weather producer Scott Sistek said Saturday morning via Twitter that a powerful incoming windstorm probably wouldn't be at historical levels, but does have the potential to produce widespread power … [Read more...]

Business Comings | New Preschool takes Root in Snoqualmie, Open House this Weekend

The Goddard School - the new preschool/early learning center that opened recently at the corner of Snoqualmie Parkway and SE 96th near I-90 -  is holding an opening house on March 12, 2016 to introduce itself … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Pickles and Toilet Paper; Angry Drivers; Beer-drop-and-Dash; Drunk walking by Choice

Here area  few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie over the past two … [Read more...]

Mount Si High School Threat Investigated, Police say School is Safe

In a letter home to parents on Thursday, March 10, 2016, Mount Si High School principal John Belcher said administrators worked with police overnight and this morning to investigate a "Snapchat posting that … [Read more...]

District Moves to Buy more Land near Mount Si High School

At this week's school board meeting, the SVSD Board of Directors will be asked to approve a resolution to purchase three land parcels at the corner of Schusman Ave and Beta Street, directly behind the Mount Si … [Read more...]

Full-day Kindergarten is ‘Best,’ and Long-promised State Funding Finally Brings it to the Snoqualmie Valley

I've heard it from teachers since my 21-year old was in kindergarten: Full-day kindergarten is best for kids. Great I said, then asked, "Why we only did a half-day program in Washington then?"  Short answer: no … [Read more...]

As North Bend moves Toward Ban on New Truck Stops, One More Chance for Public to Speak out

If you have an opinion as to whether or not the City of North Bend should allow an expansion of Truck Town and/or additional parking for truckers in the I-90 exit 34 area, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 is [probably] … [Read more...]

Serious Garbage Truck vs. Truck Collision Closes SR 18 Tuesday morning

UPDATE |  March 8, 845AM WSDOT said both directions of SR 18 were reopened near the accident scene north of Tiger Mountain around 8:30AM, but to expect another closure when tow trucks … [Read more...]

Learn to Help in a Crisis | North Bend, Snoqualmie offer Emergency Response Training

Would you know what to do in the case of a natural disaster? Well, here's a chance to be trained by the pros - just in case. The cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend are offering citizens a change to take … [Read more...]

Si View Parks gets Large Grant to preserve iconic Tollgate Farmhouse; Looks to Bring Sustainable Farming to Property

Si View Parks District sees a future for the large Tollgate Farm Park property - one beyond the extensive walking path and new playground it recently installed on 410-acre farm property and open space that is … [Read more...]

Authorities Believe North Bend Man is ‘Summertime Heat Robber,’ Investigate Connection to December Bank of America Robbery

On March 4, 2016 via press release, the FBI Seattle Division announced that the Seattle Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF), a law enforcement partnership that includes the FBI, believes the bank robber nicknamed … [Read more...]

Organize those Closets! Donate Clothing and Textiles this weekend, Help Mount Si Music Boosters

Mount Si Music Boosters are hosting a Clothing and Textile Drive this weekend. The money raised will help with travel expenses for MSHS band students as they travel to Disneyland over spring break- where they … [Read more...]

YMCA’s ‘Dine Out For A Cause’ Returns to Ana’s Mexican Restaurant, March 8th

Need a night off from cooking? Craving some Mexican food?  Then head to Ana's next Tuesday and have that meal out benefit local kids. The Snoqualmie Valley YMCA is teaming up with Ana's Mexican Restaurant … [Read more...]

Hospital Board ends CEO’s contract with Full Buyout; COO chosen as interim leader

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Board of Commissioners voted to terminate Superintendent Rodger McCollum’s contract during their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 3, 2016. The severance agreement includes a … [Read more...]

Video | Tokul Roundabout Nearing Completion, Take a Ride-along on re-designed Tokul Road

As the Tokul Roundabout project nears completion, part of the work that had a section of Tokul Road closed near SR 202 since last summer is now finished. Part of Tokul Road is now redesigned and instead of … [Read more...]

State alleges Falsified Water-quality Data at North Bend Fire Training Academy possibly endangered Firefighters, environment

According to a press release, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed criminal charges late Monday, March 1, 2016, against a man and his company for falsifying data and allowing distribution of … [Read more...]