Archives for May 2016

City says Birch Disease Affecting Upper Snoqualmie Valley Trees, Down Goes the Backyard tree

So it appears there is a good reason that pesky woodpecker won't stop drilling into what once was a pretty birch tree we planted five years ago in our backyard - it's diseased and the woodpecker is hungry. The … [Read more...]

Large Search Planned for Snoqualmie Pass, Mission to Bring down Backcountry Skier Lost in December Snowstorm

King County Search and Rescue (KCSAR) Public Information Volunteer Alan LaBissoniere said 75-95 SAR crew members are expected to search the Commonwealth Basin area of Snoqualmie Pass this weekend to complete a … [Read more...]

Teen Drug Use Town Hall: Local organizations partner for No-nonsense Conversation, May 18th

Numerous community organizations, including the Emergency Nurses Association, Friends of Youth, Snoqualmie Valley Community Network, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, Church on the Ridge, are all coming together for … [Read more...]

Police say New Law will Shut down Marijuana Growing Operation near North Bend neighborhood

The Snoqualmie Police Department recently responded to complaints from residents of North Bend's Wood River neighborhood regarding a possible illegal marijuana growing operation located near their homes in the … [Read more...]

Car Prowl Wave Hits Snoqualmie this Week, Police urge Residents to be Vigilant

The Snoqualmie Police Department reported on Wednesday,  May 11, 2016 that there have been 12 cars prowls in Snoqualmie over the past few days, all resulting in stolen items. Captain Nick Almquist stated all … [Read more...]

In ‘Last to First’ Classic Tale, Mount Si Baseball Takes Home KingCo 4A Title

It was a rough 2015 baseball season for the Mount Si Wildcats. But in a classic 'last to first' fairytale story, Mount Si abandoned last season's losing ways, battled back this year to take home the KingCo 4A … [Read more...]

Power Outage hits downtown North Bend area, possibly caused by mylar Balloon into Power line

Residents in the downtown North Bend area reported hearing a 'huge' noise in the area around 11AM, May 10, 2016 before the power went out. The Puget Sound Energy outage map reports that approximately 975 … [Read more...]

District, Soccer Association Partner on Possible $2.5 Million Project to Turf, Light Chief Kanim Field

It's a partnership two years in the making between the Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association and the Snoqualmie Valley School District - one arrived at as both parties deal with growing pains. For the … [Read more...]

WSDOT to re-stripe busy I-90/SR 202 Roundabout to ease Driver Confusion

The City of North Bend said the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will re-stripe the Exit 31 Roundabout on Wednesday, May 11th from 9 AM to 3 PM in an effort to ease driver … [Read more...]

Man Flees Police, Swims across Snoqualmie River in Attempt to avoid Arrest

According to the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Eastside Firefighters Twitter feeds, deputies, K-9 units and firefighters responded to the Snoqualmie River on Sunday, May 8, 2016 around 4PM after a … [Read more...]

Is it another Bubble? Local Home Prices Change from ‘How Low can they Go’ to ‘How High can they Go?’

Who would have thought that housing prices would have come back so quickly and hit levels over the peak in 2007? Especially considering how far those prices fell during the depths of the recession. Houses in … [Read more...]

North Bend in $440,000 Road Maintenance Hole that Controversial Parking Tax, B&O tax Increase won’t Solve

At the May 3rd North Bend City Council meeting, City Administrator Londi Lindell said a newly approved business tax and another parking tax being considered aren't enough to address the annual $440,000 road … [Read more...]

‘Where’d my ball go?’ asks TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Newest [Wildlife] Member

A very interesting golfing guest showed up on the 11th hole of TPC Snoqualmie Ridge (near the tee box) this week, according to the club's Facebook page. Those who live near the course are familiar with … [Read more...]

Professional 4th of July Fireworks Display planned for Snoqualmie Community Park, Public Meeting on May 19th

Paging all Snoqualmie residents!  It's illegal to set off aerial fireworks this 4th of July. Gone are the days of huge aerial fireworks displays over countless tightly packed Snoqualmie Ridge neighborhoods. So … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Home(s) Purchased, demolished for City’s Future Riverwalk Project

If you happen to notice some houses being demolished along Park Street (behind the Mount Si High School Stadium and Track), it is NOT to do with the impending rebuild of the high school. The demolition work is … [Read more...]

Expert Advice | Not Just for Play: Turn a Park Playground into the Perfect Workout

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...]

‘Snoqualmie Needs Affordable Housing’ | Imagine Housing to [Finally] Build 160-180 Unit, Affordable Housing Community

It's been over four years since Imagine Housing and the City of Snoqualmie began collaborative efforts to develop a land parcel (S-20) within the Eagle Pointe neighborhood of Snoqualmie Ridge into affordable … [Read more...]

After nearly 25 years, State to Repave, Improve Busy Section of I-90 in North Bend

The Washington State Department of Transportation will begin a $2.5 million road project that will give drivers some smoother pavement to travel upon in the North Bend area. WSDOT said in mid-June it will … [Read more...]

Live From New York! North Bend Theatre Streaming Mount Si Jazz Band Performance at Prestigious NYC Competiton

As the Mount Si Jazz Band prepares to jet off to the Big Apple for the third straight year to compete in the prestigious Essentially Ellington Competition at Lincoln Center, there's a way those in the … [Read more...]

Power outage hits Part of Snoqualmie Ridge

Puget Sound Energy is aware that just over 1,000 Snoqualmie Ridge homes were without power on Monday, May 2, 2016, as of 10:50AM. The outage is also affecting traffic signals on Snoqualmie Parkway, including … [Read more...]