Archives for December 2016

Another Winter Weather Advisory issued: snow, followed by a week of Cold temps

The on and off light snow showers Saturday afternoon could be a precursor for heavier showers that might blanket the Snoqualmie Valley overnight, along with colder temperatures expected to grip the Puget Sound … [Read more...]

Top 10 Snoqualmie Valley Photos of 2016 | Big Foot, epic Rainbow, history, iconic landscapes

Each New Year's Eve we go through the hundreds of Snoqualmie Valley photos shared on the popular Living Snoqualmie Facebook page to determine our year end Top 10 list. There are so many beautiful landscape … [Read more...]

Business Comings: UPS Store offers new shipping, mailing option for North Bend residents

North Bend residents tired of depending on the city's one U.S. post office for mailing, package shipping and PO Box needs will soon have an alternative - a UPS Store close to home. The UPS Store will soon be … [Read more...]

Three back-to-back rescue missions on Christmas Day: one struck by falling ice, two lost on the mountain

On Wednesday, December 28, 2016 the King County Sheriff's Office revealed while many of us were home enjoying Christmas Day, more than 50 King County Search and Rescue (KCSAR) volunteers spent much of the … [Read more...]

District closer to critical High School Schedule change: 7-periods, alternating blocks, trimesters all on table

In the near future the delivery system for education at Mount Si High School will undergo a big change. Gone will be the traditional six-period school day - replaced by a daily schedule that will allow students … [Read more...]

City allocates over $100,000 to local nonprofits in 2017

The City of Snoqualmie announced on December 22,2016 that as part of its annual 1% general fund distribution to human services organizations that serve the greater Snoqualmie Valley, it will allocate $136,000 … [Read more...]

Big Changes come to Mount Si High School in January as district prepares to build new facility on current site

It takes a lot of planning and careful coordianting to build a brand new school on the same property of an exisiting high school, but the Snoqualmie Valley School District is proving it is possible. In … [Read more...]

Appreciation is Under my Tree this year, Happy Holidays to a wonderful Community

Growing up, Christmas Eve was always my dad's day, meaning we spent that day with his family. I always counted down the hours until we got together with that large family group. My dad was the oldest of four … [Read more...]

Dreaming of a White Christmas? Winter Weather Advisory issued, then cancelled, for Snoqualmie Valley

Is it possible there could be snow on the ground on Christmas Day?  The odds started looking better for the Snoqualmie Valley on Saturday morning. Around 8AM,  December 23, 2016 the National Weather Service … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley offers great ‘Shop Local’ options – Birches, Corners, Selah and more!

Are you still running around shopping for the holidays? Have your computer open for online shopping and ready to pay for 2-day or overnight shipping? There are plenty of local options to help you check names … [Read more...]

Scary, snowy accident near Timber Ridge Elementary: ‘We would’ve been crushed if we hadn’t jumped’

Hearing the first-hand accounts of the near-miss incident, it plays out almost like the scene of a movie. It had all the elements: heavy, sudden snow, sliding vehicles, a steep hill and moms whose gut instincts … [Read more...]

Another Day at the Search and Rescue outdoor office: Injured backcountry at Snow Lake, stranded motorist

Search and Rescue (SAR) crews were called to Snow Lake at Snoqualmie Pass, Thursday afternoon, December 15, 2016 when a backcountry skier was injured after hitting a tree. King County SAR Volunteer Public … [Read more...]

Holiday Lights Contests Winners Announced, enjoy a ‘Tour of Lights’

UPDATE |  Friday, December 23rd, 9PM The City of Snoqualmie announce the winners of the 2016 Holiday Lights Contest. Drum roll please.... Business Winner: Peak Sport & Spine, 7726 Center Blvd … [Read more...]

North Bend Names 2016 Employee of the Year

On December 14, 2016, the City of North Bend announced and congratulated City Clerk, SUSIE OPPEDAL, on being named the 2016 Employee of the Year. Mayor Hearing and staff recognized Susie for her many … [Read more...]

The Valley Vagabond: Adventures in Iceland

This travelogue in courtesy of North Bend resident and guest writer, Melissa Grant. It's also the beginning of a new guest column on Living Snoqualmie.  We’d like to hear from Valley travelers. Where have you … [Read more...]

Can you help? Event planned to Support Homeless Teens in the Snoqualmie Valley

Janene Coltom wants to do something to help those in need on a local level. So in collaboration with Thrivent Financial's "Live Generously" campaign, which provides two annual opportunities for members to … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie names new Police Chief, takes helm in January

The City of Snoqualmie announced via press release on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 that after a five month process, it had finally selected a new police chief - Mr. Perry Phipps. Mr. Perry Phipps was chosen to … [Read more...]

Amidst concerns over rapid growth and preserving small town character, Council issues letter to residents

In response to public dialogue regarding the City’s management of the rapid growth in North Bend, the City Council issued the following statement to communicate to residents and constituents the Council’s … [Read more...]

North Bend snow plows work hard, but face biggest snowfall in five years, one broken plow, no de-icer

As the Snoqualmie Valley experienced its first significant snowfall in almost five years, that 8-14 inches of reported snow (depending on exact location) left some North Bend residents wondering about the … [Read more...]

Skier dies at Alpental after falling into tree well

The King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) said a man skiing in the Alpental Ski area at Snoqualmie Pass died Sunday, December 11, 2016 after falling into a tree well just after 2PM. KCSO Sgt. Cindi West said … [Read more...]