Archives for April 2016

Snoqualmie Named #4 Hardest Working Small City in America

This week Zippa, a career resource website, named Snoqualmie as its #4 Hard Working Small City in the America. Zippa said they found a "very non-subjective way" to measure just how hard residents of small … [Read more...]

District Announces Three New Principals for upcoming School Year

After an approximate three-month process, the Snoqualmie Valley School District announced at the April 14th school board meeting that it had decided upon three strong applicants to take the principal reigns at … [Read more...]

Turned Down Flat: Board, District say No to Parent Voice in Math Pathway Decision; State Rep makes Surprise Appearance

It was a very crowded and very long school board meeting on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Parents packed the room once again to discuss the contentious topic of middle school math pathways (core, accelerated, or … [Read more...]

Guardrail Down! Semi Tips Again at Busy I-90/SR Interchange

If you live in Snoqualmie and are heading toward I-90, you may run into some traffic backups this morning/afternoon. Around 10AM, April 15, 2016, the I-90/SR 18 guardrail went down again, crushed under the … [Read more...]

Favorite Family Snoqualmie Valley Hikes, Get out on the Trails

This article is courtesy of Rachel Dillon - Snoqualmie Valley resident, mom of four and physical therapist at Peak Sport and Spine in Snoqualmie.  She has some great, local family friendly hiking suggestions - … [Read more...]

North Bend Developing: Phoenix Plaza to Rise on Explosion Site, Tannerwood to Grow

The City of North Bend put out a couple of public notices in mid April, giving residents more information about new business and residential developments on tap in the near future. Phoenix Plaza Two years … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Firefighters Look to Help Community Members in Need with Benevolence Fund

Did you know that every year when the Snoqualmie Fire Department hosts its Railroad Days Pancake Breakfast (you know, the longstanding and fun tradition that's attended by hundreds of residents and occupies the … [Read more...]

Community Spirit: Fellow Elementary PTA’s Donate Big to get District’s Newest School ready to Rock and Roll

The Snoqualmie Elementary School PTSA was excited to announce that they raised over $4,500 at their Raise a Glass fundraising event on March 5, 2016, which will help kick-start the new Timber Ridge PTSA.  The … [Read more...]

Mount Si High School Issues Preemptive Strike on May Madness, ‘Hot Girl’ Contest

In an effort to stop another year of 'May Madness' at Mount Si High School, Principal John Belcher on April 11, 2016 issued a letter to parents and students discouraging the online, bracket-style contest that … [Read more...]

Man tumbles down Face of Otter Falls, flown into Torguson Park

A seriously injured hiker who fell about 100 feet down the face of Otter Falls on Sunday, April 10, 2016 was airlifted to Torguson Park in North Bend around 9PM. King County Search and Rescue Public … [Read more...]

North Bend Ready to Unveil Improvements to EJ Roberts Park

The City of North Bend is inviting the community to stop by EJ Roberts Park, 500 Thrasher Avenue NE, on April 20th to see the recently completed improvements to the city's beloved park. City Officials and … [Read more...]

Man Falls 50 Feet into Creek Bed on Mt. Teneriffe, Search and Rescue crews on Scene

As warm springtime weather descends upon the Snoqualmie Valley, King County Search and Rescue (KCSAR) crews are keeping busy, responding to the Mount Teneriffe trail, located near popular Mount Si in North … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Infamous Parking Lot Rock High Centers Car(s); SLOW Down by Schools; Dude, what’s that Smell?; Slipped away in the Darkness

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

Driving School Vehicle Collides with Stalled SUV on I-90; SUV driver faces vehicular assault Charges

A Shield Driving School instructional vehicle was involved in a serious, two-car injury collision on eastbound I-90 just west of SR 18 around 1PM, April 5, 2015. No students were in the sedan at the time of … [Read more...]

Bears are Awake and Hungry, Unsecured Garbage Containers can get You a Ticket

Yes, it's that time of year again. Spring. When the bears wake up.... and wake up HUNGRY. Here's a photo from the Braeburn neighborhood of Snoqualmie Ridge, where on March 30th a resident said she spent the … [Read more...]

Search and Rescue Crews respond to Rattlesnake Trail for Injured Woman

King County Search and Rescue crews were called to Rattlesnake Trail in North Bend  Monday afternoon, April 4, 2016, after a woman fell on the trail and broke her leg. KCSAR Public Information Volunteer Alan … [Read more...]

Boxley’s Announces Closing, but says the Music will Live on

In a letter to friends posted on social media, Boxley's founder, Danny Kolke, announced that the restaurant would be closing its doors. But the music legacy Danny brought to the Snoqualmie Valley via Boxley's … [Read more...]

Washington FIRST Brings STEM training to the Valley, Preparing today’s Students to fill Workforce Shortage

As a former College and Career Specialist at Mount Si High School and now part of Washington FIRST as a Communications Coordinator, Kellie Essig knows first hand the importance of STEM education to the next … [Read more...]

‘Senior Assassin’ | Citing ‘Grave Concern’ for Student Safety, School Notifies Police, asks for Parent Help

It's called "Senior Assassin."  It happened last year, too, as an off-campus game for senior Mount Si High School students. It involves Nerf-type toy guns, teams and and an assigned target, who is another … [Read more...]

FREE Teen Driving Course Comes to Area this Weekend, Pro Drag Racer’s Mission to Help Families Avoid his Tragedy

A different kind of driving school is coming to Pacific Raceways this weekend - one offered by Put on the BRAKES (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe), a non-profit started by drag racing star Doug Herbert … [Read more...]