Archives for November 2016

Letter | Thank you from Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank

During this season of Thanksgiving I wanted to take a moment to extend our gratitude on behalf of the board and staff at Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank to You, our neighbor. Your support was witnessed by a … [Read more...]

Love cycling? Snoqualmie Valley Velo club says, ‘Come Ride with Us’

Did you know the Valley has a cycling club? It does! Whether you are into recreational bicycling or racing, Snoqualmie Valley Velo Club has it all, hosting weekly rides for all abilities, participating in … [Read more...]

Business Comings: ‘Color me Mine’ comes to the Snoqualmie Valley

It looks like a national pottery painting studio chain is coming to the Snoqualmie Valley sometime soon, as a "Coming Soon" sign went up in the window of the former hot yoga studio on Center Blvd on Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

‘Grinch’ Vandal almost ruins Snoqualmie Tree Lighting Festival, hundreds of lights cut

If you make to the City of Snoqualmie's Tree Lighting Festival on Saturday, November 26th - admire the thousands beautiful lights that adorn Railroad Park each holiday season - and realize only some last-minute … [Read more...]

Winter homeless shelter opens for 5th season in Snoqualmie, community meetings planned

The Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter, operated by the Valley Renewal Center, opened for its 5th season this week in downtown Snoqualmie. The shelter provides overnight shelter to the local homeless during the … [Read more...]

Busy Holiday Travel Weekend on tap | When to Drive, be prepared for Snow

If you're traveling this holiday weekend, WSDOT says to prepare for traffic headaches - and bring your patience.  If you're driving over Snoqualmie Pass, incoming snow may also increase your travel times this … [Read more...]

Police ask for public’s help to identify female suspected of big theft from Nike Store

The Snoqualmie Police Department took to social media Tuesday afternoon, November 22, 2016 asking for the public's help to identify and locate a woman suspected of stealing over $500 worth of merchandise from … [Read more...]

Crews respond to large structure fire in North Bend

Eastside Fire and Rescue responded to fire in North Bend Monday evening, November 21, 2016. According to the Eastside Fire Twitter feed, the full response happened around 5:30PM to what was initially … [Read more...]

Awkward lady’s Adventures in Pilates | Help! What’s a Reformer?

So I tried something different last week. I am a 40-something, aging woman. When it comes to exercise, well, I have a love-hate relationship with it - and I don't vary my routine very often.  I don't enjoy … [Read more...]

Bring on the Holiday Spirit with Tree Lighting, 4th annual Holiday lights contest

Have you noticed your neighbors already having their homes decked on in holiday lights?  It's happening- roof peaks are becoming adorned in twinkling lights even before Thanksgiving is upon us. So if the … [Read more...]

All Aboard! Santa Train selling out fast, special Victorian Santa train added this year

It’s almost that festive Ho, Ho, Ho season. Lights are going up all around town -  and Santa Train tickets sell out fast!  The Northwest Railway Museum doesn't want anyone to miss the chance to experience the … [Read more...]

Feeding the locals: New Italian restaurant opens, New Vietnamese restaurant on the way

It was the buzz around town all October - a new Italian restaurant was coming to North Bend. And not just any Italian joint. This one had the locals buzzing because the owner and chef, Gianfranco Bafaro, was a … [Read more...]

Gap winds stream into Snoqualmie Valley Friday morning, expected to hang around through the day

Puget Sound Energy reported that power was out to about to about 650 downtown Snoqualmie area customers early Friday morning, November 18, 2016.  But as quick as it went out - it restored around … [Read more...]

Oped | Establishment Politics on School Board need to end, Simpson right choice for board president

[ ** Written by Snoqualmie resident, Brad Toft ** ] The Snoqualmie Valley School Board begins deliberations regarding service in the roles of President and Vice President for the 2017 calendar year, to be … [Read more...]

Mount Si High School to Change Bell schedule, do away with 6-period day; Parent Meeting November 30th

Mount Si High School is preparing for a big shift - a bell schedule change that will move away from the traditional six-period school day. In 2014 the state legislature ramped up the requirements to earn a … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | ‘Assisted rancher with cattle drive’; Xbox anger; pumpkin vandal; lots of gas siphoning

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

Weekend Holiday Bazaar, local shopping helps build Snoqualmie Skate Park

This Sunday, November 20, 2016, from 9AM to 6PM a special Holiday Bazaar will be held at the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA, 38018 SE Ridge Street. The Winter Wonderland Holiday Bazaar will feature many items - like … [Read more...]

In record time, community furnishes apartment for Tunisian family who hadn’t see daughter in over a decade

Sometimes kindness and generosity come at the least expected time - and in the least of expected places. That's what happened Sunday, November 13, 2016 in Snoqualmie when a family from the small north … [Read more...]

King County Metro wants Snoqualmie Valley opinions – take the survey now

Hey Snoqualmie Valley - King County Metro Transit wants your opinion for the next three weeks! Through a new transportation survey of people who live, work or go to school in Snoqualmie, Issaquah or North … [Read more...]

Oped | Why Trump did not earn my vote

I hate politics and at the same time it fascinates me. I hate it because so much of it involves labeling. It intrigues me because it shapes our world - its policies, its values. The ugly part of politics is … [Read more...]