Archives for July 2016

Back on the Ballot | Voters asked again to combine Fire Districts 10, 38 into one Fire Authority

Fire Districts 10 and 38 in east King County have unanimously passed a resolution asking voters to combine both agencies into one fire authority. The measure will be on the November 8th General Election … [Read more...]

Harassment at the Grocery Store, Community Members step up to say Hate is Not okay

Ask yourself. What would you do if it happened in your community? It's something Arpana Sangamithra didn't really stop to ask herself as she entered the nearby Issaquah Highlands Safeway on Tuesday night, July … [Read more...]

Four-day, ‘Biggest Yard Sale You’ve Ever Seen’ at Tollgate, Sunday everything is FREE

Hey deal shoppers - looking for one HUGE yard sale?  Well then, Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church has you covered this starting (today) Thursday, July 28th - July 31st at Tollgate Farm Community Park on SE … [Read more...]

17-year old Drowns in Snoqualmie River, North Fork area described as ‘dangerous’

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 6:30PM the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) said its Marine Rescue Unit had pulled  a 17-year old female from the North Fork of the Snoqualmie River in the Ernie's Grove … [Read more...]

Busy Firefighters: North Bend area Home Fully Engulfed by Fire; drowned Female pulled from Snoqualmie River

UPDATE |  July 27th, 6:30PM The King County Sheriff's Office said via social media that their Marine Rescue Unit pulled a drowned 17-year old female from the North Fork of the Snoqualmie River this evening. … [Read more...]

Quick 911 Call from former Mayor keeps House Fire Damage to Minimum

Snoqualmie Fire Chief Mark Correira credited a quick call from former Snoqualmie Mayor Fuzzy Fletcher as what stopped a house fire becoming much worse - and kept damage to a minimum. Fletcher called 911 … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Naked on the Beach; Casino Curb Service; Family Pokemon Hunt; Road Rage followed Home

Here are a few calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie during the first couple of week of … [Read more...]

Mount Si High School Rebuild Hits Delay, District says Timeline still Intact

It was announced at the July Snoqualmie Valley School Board meeting that the Mount Si High School rebuild project had hit a delay, but district officials said it should not affect the overall timeline of the … [Read more...]

Three Car Prowls reported overnight in same Fall City Neighborhood

The King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) said deputies took three reports of car prowls in one Fall City neighborhood that occurred overnight, Sunday, July 24, 2016.  Two of the incidents happened on SE 43rd … [Read more...]

Year one with the Bee-st: More energy than the sun

This is the latest column from North Bend resident and pet trainer extraordinaire at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant. Over the past year she has dealt with the passing of her dog Lola and … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Voters will Decide whether to Increase Taxes for more Police officers, Firefighters

They Snoqualmie City Council voted unanimously at its July 25th meeting  to place a measure on the November 8th ballot asking voters to approve a levy lid lift to pay for two additional police officers and one … [Read more...]

What’s that Piano doing in the Park? New idea from Snoqualmie Parks Dept.

Love to play piano? Love to be outdoors?  Well then, the Snoqualmie Parks Department has a surprise for you.... something you may have already noticed and wondered, "How'd that get there?" This week the … [Read more...]

Free Workshop Prepares Horse and Livestock Owners to Protect Animals from Wildfire

Wildfire is becoming more common in King County, but the threat can still catch landowners by surprise. In the event that wildfire threatens, extra precautions and planning are necessary to protect horses and … [Read more...]

Walk, Bus Zones recommended for new Elementary School, some of Closest homes to be Bused

At the July 14th school board meeting, the Snoqualmie Valley School District announced proposed bus and walk zones for new Timber Ridge Elementary, which opens Fall 2016. One challenging logistic with the … [Read more...]

Top Snoqualmie Tribe Leaders Placed on Administrative Leave for internal Investigation

In an [obtained] letter sent to Snoqualmie Indian Tribe members dated July 1, 2016, the Snoqualmie Tribal Council informed members that it had placed Tribal "Chairwoman, Carolyn Lubenau; Vice Chairwoman, Sharon … [Read more...]

Fall City claims First reported Pokemon Go Crash says WSP

The Washington State Patrol said today they cited a 28-year-old driver for causing a collision after he admitted he was distracted by the Pokémon Go App. WSP said this was the first distracted driving collision … [Read more...]

Seattle Police Officer Credited with Saving Woman from Burning Truck after I-90 Crash

On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, the Seattle Police Department released information about one of its officers who is credited with helping save the life of an injured woman involved in a dramatic, fiery crash on … [Read more...]

State Patrol says Speed a factor in Chain reaction, Fiery crash near I-90/SR 18 interchange

UPDATE |  JULY 20, 2016, 8AM On July 19, 2016, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) released an accident report for a Monday evening five-car, chain reaction collision that caused two vehicles to burst into … [Read more...]

Sidewalk Driving: illegal moves hit new Low as frustrated Drivers wait for I-90/SR-18 interchange Improvements

Ask drivers who regularly use the I-90/SR 18 interchange what they think about the often congested, slightly antiquated, signal-controlled interchange - and you will most likely get an earful. If you were on … [Read more...]

New Hotel Possibly coming to Snoqualmie Ridge

As a new retail development, anchored by Safeway and Bartell Drugs, moves forward at the corner of Snoqualmie Parkway and Douglas Street on Snoqualmie Ridge, it appears a different "Land For Sale" sign has come … [Read more...]