Archives for June 2016

No Waiting, Wondering: District, Teachers Union reach Early tentative Contract Agreement

This time around, parents will not be wondering in late August if school will start on time. Both the Snoqualmie Valley School District and the Snoqualmie Valley Education Association (SVEA, teachers union) … [Read more...]

After two month Search, Police arrest North Bend man Wanted for string of felonies

The King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) said a North Bend man who had been on a crime spree was arrested Monday morning, June 27th, after police received a tip he had ridden a stolen motorcycle to a house in … [Read more...]

Fireworks 411: Snoqualmie offers Public Display as Aerial Ban takes Hold; no Changes for North Bend, unincorporated King County

Fireworks stands started selling legal fireworks around the Snoqualmie Valley this week - so we thought we'd remind you (yes, again) of some changes in store this year. As the City of Snoqualmie approaches … [Read more...]

Preston-Fall City Road Closed Tuesday afternoon for head on Collision Investigation

The King County Sheriff's Office said Preston-Fall City Road was expected to be closed until about 3PM, June 28th for the investigation of a serious head on collision involving two trucks that closed the road … [Read more...]

New Grocery Store, Drug Store in Snoqualmie Announced

As site work begins on Ridge Plaza, the new grocery anchored retail center located in Snoqualmie, Safeway and Bartell Drugs have announced that they will be the primary tenants in the center at Douglas Avenue … [Read more...]

‘Sun-Shiny’ Good News: Snoqualmie earns Municipal Excellence Award

Well, it looks like its solarization efforts last year - and all those new solar panels installed atop local homes - earned the City of Snoqualmie some recognition. The City of Snoqualmie announced it will … [Read more...]

Community Meetings for Proposed Septic System Fees, Monitoring Draws Hundreds; Fall City location Changed

According to King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, a series of community meetings to discuss a Septic System proposal from the Board of Health (BOH) that would require registration, an annual fee and regular … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Not on my Grass; Who let the Bees out?; Table Skating; Freshness Gone

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

Runners and Dogs: Onus on runner not Dog Walker when crossing Paths

This is the latest column from North Bend resident and dog training guru at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant, who was recently was interviewed by a friend for his blog about running and how … [Read more...]

Business Comings: The Focus is on Wine and Pet Lovers

Some new businesses are popping up in the Snoqualmie Valley - just in time for summer. On North Bend Way, in a small space near bustling Pioneer Coffee, a new wine shop called Wildflower Wine Shop opened … [Read more...]

Mount Si Summer Debate Camp Returns, Learn the Art of Arguing from the Best

Fresh off its third trip to the National Speech and Debate Tournament [Public Forum Debate] in Salt Lake City, Mount Si Debate celebrates another great year. Senior Ruary Thompson headed to Utah right after … [Read more...]

Climber suffers Possible Spinal Injury at ‘The Tooth’ near Snoqualmie Pass, Guardian 2 Critical in Saving Man’s Life

King County Search and Rescue, including teams from Seattle Mountain Rescue, responded to Snoqualmie Pass Monday evening, June 20, 2016 after receiving calls for a climber with serious injuries. KCSAR … [Read more...]

BIG Step Forward in Effort to make Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area

On June 15, 2016, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust announced that the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on a bill to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National … [Read more...]

County Proposing New System, Fees to Monitor Homes with Septic Systems; Fall City Meeting is Chance to Learn More

If your home has a septic system, there are some important informational meetings coming up over the next week to address a new proposal from the King County Board of Health that would require registration, an … [Read more...]

‘Behind the Eight Ball,’ City Proposes nearly 50% Increase to Maintain, Upgrade Aging Sewer Plant

Combine an aging waste water treatment plant with city growth - and it's a costly combination; one that's left the City of North Bend knowing they'd have to raise sewer rates and the General Facilities Charge … [Read more...]

Oped | Thanks North Bend, You’ve been a Great Host, a Second Hometown

Friday, June 17th, marks the end of my twice daily round trips from one end of the upper Snoqualmie Valley to the other - all in the name of school and family. In 2010, when both Snoqualmie elementary … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Announces Police Chief Retirement, Familiar Face returns as Interim Chief

Via press release on June 14, 2016, the City of Snoqualmie announced Police Chief Steve McCulley was retiring. McCulley, who took over the reins in 2012 when SPD Chief Jim Schaeffer retired, will be handing the … [Read more...]

You’ve Been Bubbled | Large Water Feature Apparent Victim of Soap Prank

It appears the large water feature at the entrance to the Eagle Pointe neighborhood on Snoqualmie Ridge (corner of Snoqualmie Parkway and Jacobia Street) got "punked" last night. The large waterfall water … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Fun in Snoqualmie this Weekend: Dad’s Day BBQ

The forecast for this Father's Day Weekend, June 18th-19th, promises weather that's sunny and warm—perfect for a family outing in the Cascade foothills and a chance to enjoy a special event: DAD's DAY BBQ IN … [Read more...]

Police get Tip on Fugitive’s Location, but Gone from North Bend Mobile Home

UPDATE |  JUNE 14, 2016, 7PM The Snoqualmie Police Department said it did not locate Shaun Tubbs once the the warrant for a North Bend mobile home was issued on June 14, 2016. According to the Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

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