Archives for August 2016

Fatal Motorcycle Crash closes westbound I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass Wednesday afternoon

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) said a fatality collision involving a motorcycle and a WSDOT vehicle closed westbound I-90 at milepost 52, near Snoqualmie Pass, Wednesday afternoon, August 31st. According … [Read more...]

North Bend says WSDOT Trucking Forum Nets Positive Results for Regional, Parking Issues

According to a City of North Bend press release, at a June 14th forum hosted by Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) at City Hall, Mayor Hearing, city staff, WSDOT Representatives, Port of … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Golf Course, Hockey mask-wearing Turf War; Not drunk, just full and tired; Domestic dispute with Baby formula

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

Start the School Year Safely: Bus stop Law refresher, speed limits, expect congestion around schools

A new school year in the Snoqualmie Valley starts this Wednesday, August 31st.  That means mornings and afternoons around the Valley will take on a different dynamic. The School's in Session traffic … [Read more...]

New Traffic Circle planned for North Bend Way near Snoqualmie Casino

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe announced this week it will be adding traffic and safety improvement to SE North Bend Way to accommodate its new convenience store and gas station that will be built near the … [Read more...]

That’s a BIG Bear! Garbage Cans again attract Bear to Snoqualmie neighborhood

If you live in the Cascade area of Snoqualmie [Ridge], you may want to avoid putting your garbage and recycling cans curbside until the actual morning of garbage pick up - because it appears there's a pretty … [Read more...]

Look up! Boeing Classic kicks off with 747 Flying Low over Snoqualmie; Heavy Traffic expected at I-90/SR18 interchange all weekend

After over a decade of the Boeing Classic calling Snoqualmie home, the jet flyover that signals the start of the PGA Champion Tour golf tournament still catches some residents off guard. So here's you … [Read more...]

Improvements coming to North Bend intersection, easing traffic impact from nearby 100-home Development

The City of North Bend announced that beginning in late September, Fury Site Works will begin road improvements at the intersection of North Bend Way and Thrasher Ave NE. The privately funded work is being done … [Read more...]

Fired: Saga over controversial Snoqualmie Police Officer comes to a Close

It appears the drama and controversy over a Snoqualmie Police Officer hired in late 2013 has come to an end. A year after the City of Snoqualmie began facing scrutiny and harsh criticism over the decision to … [Read more...]

As State exterminates Wolf pack, Pros, Cons of Wolf Reintroduction brought Center Stage

This is the latest column from North Bend resident and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant. When a suspected wolf was spotted in Snoqualmie, and a confirmed wolf was found dead … [Read more...]

Letter | Citizen Academy: up Close, one-of-a-kind Way to Learn about City

Dear Editor and Residents, I would like to cordially invite Snoqualmie residents and business owners to participate in the 2016 Annual Snoqualmie Citizens Academy. The Citizens Academy is a one-of-a-kind, … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Life of Sam Saimo: Mount Si Grad, Passionate Photographer, ‘Friend to All’

Sam Saimo had an eye for angles - angles that helped capture perfectly the beauty of the place he called home... the Snoqualmie Valley. He loved his home. He climbed its mountains, hiked and biked its trails, … [Read more...]

After Storm Takes it, Famous 12th Man Sign Back up on Preston Hillside, ready for new Season

If you were wondering earlier this summer what happened to the huge 12th man sign on the hill above I-90 near Preston - a sign that made local veterinarian and Seahwaks fan Mike Trueting a little big famous … [Read more...]

BIG Changes for Glass & Bottle Bistro as New owners take over; future expansion, kids now allowed

Things are changing at Glass & Bottle Bistro on Snoqualmie Ridge. As of August 1st, the former wine bar had new owners take the helm -  and with this 5th change in ownership comes big changes. The new … [Read more...]

All in the Backstory: ‘Blood, Sweat, Tears’ leads to Success, expansion for popular North Bend Business

Heather Ryan said it took 4 1/2 years of blood, sweat and tears to build her North Bend business, The Healing Garden, and now she's finally ready to expand the popular massage boutique into a full-fledged day … [Read more...]

Excessive Heat and Red Flag Fire Warning Issued, Cooling Centers opened in upper Snoqualmie Valley

Well, the first part of the summer was kind of a dud in the weather department - especially if comparing it to last summer which featured seemingly non-stop sunshine - but summer is back.  With it comes hot … [Read more...]

North Bend QFC soon to Offer NEW online Shopping service, ‘ClickList’

If you do your grocery shopping in North Bend, you may have noticed construction inside QFC - in the space that used to be home to Sno Falls Credit Union - and wondered what new local merchant might be … [Read more...]

Railroad Days Rolls into Town this weekend, Brings sun, fun, community spirit

North Bend had its community fun last weekend - now it's Snoqualmie's turn! The 78th annual Snoqualmie Railroad Days festival rolls into downtown this weekend, August 19th - 21st and showcases the Trains, … [Read more...]

Westbound SR 18 Closure planned for early Saturday, August 20th

If you're an early riser - be prepared for a morning closure of westbound SR 18 starting at the I-90/SR 18 interchange. WSDOT announced that Saturday morning, August 20, 2016 between 4AM and 10AM, westbound … [Read more...]

Bounty Week: A Celebration of Snoqualmie Valley-Grown Food, local Restaurants get into the Act

Organizers of a new unique week focused on local food say the Snoqualmie Valley has a rich history of providing food to its inhabitants, including the Snoqualmie People who gathered camas, lilies, bracken fern, … [Read more...]

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