Archives for September 2016

Miner seriously injured by dynamite near Goldmyer Hot Springs, airlifted to Harborview

According to the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), its Guardian 2 helicopter responded Friday afternoon, September 30, 2016 to the Goldmyer Hot Springs area east of North Bend after a miner seriously injured … [Read more...]

Crowded school buses highlight driver Shortage facing District, worse this year

"We just do the best we can to get kids home in a safe manner as quickly as possible," said Snoqualmie Valley Transportation Manager Karen Lewis. Lewis started driving a district bus in 1990. For her the job … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Starbucks popular for Mobile app orders, location chosen to test new curbside service

Snoqualmie Starbucks drinkers love their coffee - and apparently don't like waiting in line for it. So Snoqualmie, we're either very efficient, or some might argue lazy, but let's save that debate for another … [Read more...]

Shining partnership example brings NEW, lighted field space to Chief Kanim Middle School

David McAndrew and his one-year old daughter Molly got quite a surprise earlier this month when they headed to Chief Kanim Middle School to play catch... a brand new field greeted them when they … [Read more...]

Last minute agreement between City, Tribe keeps vital sewer sevice to Snoqualmie Casino

After a somewhat contentious year that included repeated accusations of irresponsible development over the Tokul Roudabout project, a race discrimination lawsuit and worries over whether the popular Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Oped | So ready for ‘Election 2016’ Reality Show to end, but still embracing the Vote

Did you watch last night's presidential debate.... the one that was billed as drawing Super Bowl-like viewership numbers? I did. For 15 minutes. Then I turned it off and realized that politics, which I have … [Read more...]

Largest wildlife crossing in country coming soon to Snoqualmie Pass

[Article by Guest Writer, local business owner and North Bend resident, Melissa Grant] What is an animal crossing and why is WSDOT spending a lot of money to install them across I-90 through Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Voters to Decide the Future of Fall City Fire District 27

During this year's November 8th General Election, Fall City voters in Fire District 27 will be asked to renew the District’s Maintenance and Operations (M&O) levy that ends this year. The levy maintains the … [Read more...]

For second day, Emergency Roadwork backs up I-90 traffic near Snoqualmie

UPDATE | September 27, 2016, 11AM According to drivers, the same roadwork to repair potholes on the Raging River overpass near Preston has traffic backed up on westbound I-90 between SR 18 near Snoqualmie to … [Read more...]

Community Forum tackles issue of Homeless Teens in Snoqualmie Valley, and lack of social services

The Sallal Grange says it will be hosting an important community forum on Monday, October 10th, 2016 from 7PM - 9pM to discuss homeless teens in the Snoqualmie Valley. According to OSPI's 2014-2015 Homeless … [Read more...]

Large Snoqualmie Valley Athletic Complex being Developed near North Bend

It looks like 11 acres of "almost entirely" vacant land between Boalch Ave NW and SR 202 at the corner of  14th Ave NW near Encompass and North Bend may soon become a large athletic complex - complete with … [Read more...]

What’s that big Blue Box? King County Elections making it easier for Snoqualmie Valley voters

King County Elections is making it easier for Snoqualmie Valley voters to cast their ballots in the upcoming November election - even giving an option that eliminates the excuse, "Crud, I don't have a stamp so … [Read more...]

Music invades streets of North Bend, 4th annual Blues Walk happens this Weekend

This Saturday, September 24, 2016 marks the 4th annual North Bend Blues Walk - where the streets and businesses of downtown ignite with sounds of the blues. The whole community is invited to the popular event, … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Dog attack; wolf doesn’t flinch when officer waves and says hi; not car sex, just changing

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

Police ask for Public’s Help to identify remains found on Mount Si

The King County Sheriff's Office is still working on a case from summer 2015, when apparent 20-year old remains were found on Mount Si. Today, KCSO released a sketch of what the deceased man may have looked … [Read more...]

Fall City Roadhouse gets new owners, new name, new updates; Community invited to ‘Re-launch Celebration’

Have you stopped by the Fall City Roadhouse lately? Noticed the subtle changes - like new paint colors, recovered booth backs and an upstairs seating area - and wondered what the heck was up? It's because on … [Read more...]

Clearing up Confusion: Jeanne Hansen Park NOT off-leash dog park, city leash laws apply

Like many others, Snoqualmie resident Simone (who asked her last name not be included) is afraid of dogs, but said she respects the love dog owners have for their pooches. Simone was recently walking the … [Read more...]

Si View launches new Volleyball Class, gives local girls earlier access to popular sport

Hoping to give local girls earlier access to the sport of volleyball, Si View Parks District is excited to introduce a new class into the Snoqualmie Valley Community: Si View Recreation Volleyball … [Read more...]

Tale of two Growth Rates: district says elementary enrollment jumps, but high school drops dramatically as students flock to Running Start

It's clear looking at the first snapshot of Snoqualmie Valley School District's 2016-17 enrollment numbers that the fast growing area is producing more students in our local schools. The influx was … [Read more...]

City to Hold two Town Halls on November public safety ballot measure; Mayor, Chiefs to present

The City of Snoqualmie has placed a Public Safety Levy measure – Proposition 1 – on the November general election ballot. If approved, this property tax levy lid lift will fund a public safety plan, which the … [Read more...]