Archives for January 2017

Developer eyes Snoqualmie for new Hilton hotel, February public hearing set

UPDATE |  February 6, 2017 The City of Snoqualmie has confirmed a public hearing about the amendments needed for a proposed hotel development to move forward on Snoqualmie Ridge.  It will be held during the … [Read more...]

Welcoming the Change | New Climate, less crime, smaller town greet New Snoqualmie Police Chief

January 2017 marks the month the Snoqualmie Police Department moves back to normal - back to business as usual. A new chief now sits in the back corner office. Interim, and once longtime police chief, Jim … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Tribe, Hospital District honor partnership with dedication ceremony

This Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11AM, the community is invited to a special cultural event - a dedication ceremony honoring the longterm partnership between the Snoqualmie Tribe and the Snoqualmie Valley … [Read more...]

Navigating diversity, unity in small towns, organizers bring ‘Live the Change we Seek’ event to Snoqualmie Valley

"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now," said Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr so many years ago. This week organizers of a local event event aimed at thoughtfully celebrating the … [Read more...]

Human remains found near Snoqualmie Falls identified as local homeless man

On December 2, 2016, while crews were surveying land for a proposed Riverwalk Project trail, human remains were found in the wooded area north of SR 202 and Snoqualmie Parkway.  A city press release said the … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Schools running Two Hours Late, January 10th

The Snoqualmie Valley School District announced around 4:45AM  that schools would open two hours late, Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Buses will also use snow routes - i.e. 'limited transportation to areas A, B and … [Read more...]

Was it a Cougar in North Bend? How to identify local wildlife

[Thanks to contributing writer, pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs and North Bend resident, Melissa Grant for this article. Melissa has encountered a lot of local wildlife while walking area … [Read more...]

Helping Valley’s Homeless Youth, Winter Shelter announces now serving unaccompanied minors

The Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter announced last week that it is now serving unaccompanied minors each night between 8:30PM - 10PM - an effort to help local homeless youth. The overnight winter shelter … [Read more...]

High winds roll through Snoqualmie Valley over weekend, 60mph gusts, trees down, power out to some

UPDATE |  January 8th, 4:45pm A resident reported a tree down on a power line on Tokul Road in Snoqualmie, with the tree on fire. Power was out about 150 customers in this area. Another resident reported … [Read more...]

VIDEO | Natural phenomenon on the Snoqualmie River, beautiful spinning Ice Circle

With cold weather comes beautiful surprises in the Snoqualmie Valley - not to mention pretty uncommon. North Bend resident and photographer Kaylyn Messer heard about a cold weather phenomenon occurring on … [Read more...]

Several serious accidents, one fatal, close eastbound 90 near North Bend for hours

UPDATE |  JANUARY 7, 2016, 8:15PM Around 8PM, the Washington State Patrol reopened eastbound I-90 at Truck Town near North Bend after completing multiple accident investigations just east of Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Valley Vagabond | Budapest, Walking through the past helps make sense of the present

Nate and Terra Joy have lived in the Snoqualmie Valley for about three years  - first in Snoqualmie for a year and now in North Bend. Nate's an IT consultant and Terra recently started her own accounting … [Read more...]

Firefighters make special delivery to Homeless Shelter, Two Rivers

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 Snoqualmie Fire Fighters made some important deliveries to help those in need during the chilly winter months. And this 'cold weather giving' was funded by some warm summertime … [Read more...]

Safety Reminder: as Local Retention Ponds freeze, no ice is 100% safe

It's not that often that the Snoqualmie Valley gets long enough cold snaps to freeze over local ponds to the extent that rocks don't break through, but as we are about halfway through this week's predicted … [Read more...]

City Council asked to ok RV Park usage near Truck Town, as Middle Fork becomes prime outdoor recreation area

At the January 3rd North Bend City Council meeting, council members will be asked to consider amending the city's municipal code to allow RV Parks in a new area of the city - the Interchange Commercial (IC) … [Read more...]

Boy Scouts BIG Christmas Tree Pickup happens this Weekend

It's one of the biggest fundraisers local Snoqualmie Valley boy scout troop do each year - and one that's also been popular with residents over the years.... If you see trucks in the area filled to the brim … [Read more...]