Archives for May 2017

Sending a Message: Snoqualmie Valley Teachers rally for McCleary Promise, Friday June 2nd

As state legislators continue to debate how to fully fund basic education, local teachers will be hoping to send an important message their way: live up to the promise. This Friday, June 2nd, the Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Traffic: WB SR 18 over Tiger Mountain closed overnight, May 30th – June 2nd

This WSDOT road project started Tuesday night, May 30th, and will continue through Friday, June 2nd. Late night drivers who use I-90 near the Snoqualmie will NOT be able to access westbound SR 18 for a … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Tribe elects new leadership, announces AED donation to Snoqualmie Police

Via press release, the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe announced its new leadership. Enrolled members held elections at their Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 13th2017, voting for candidates to serve in the Tribal Chair … [Read more...]

Dogs and kids: Nine simple tips to help keep everyone safe

[Article by contributing writer Melissa Grant, North Bend resident and pet trainer/owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] As early as I can remember I've always loved animals, especially dogs. When I … [Read more...]

Project Grace raises nearly $200,000 for Seattle Children’s with latest fundraiser

The Project Grace Guild might need to be called "The Little Guild that Could." Project Grace raises money to support uncompensated care at Seattle Children's, which provides care for sick and injured children … [Read more...]

Letter | Define progress, say no to an Amphitheater in Snoqualmie

[This letter comes from Snoqualmie resident and business owner, Dave Eiffert] Dear Editor. I am writing regarding the planned development of the Weyerhaeuser Mill site in Snoqualmie, AKA Snoqualmie Mill. I … [Read more...]

Ross announces City Council campaign, thrown into summer primary to retain seat

After being appointed to the Snoqualmie City Council in early April, council woman Katherine Ross was immediately thrown into an August 1st primary election with candidates Lesley Sheppard and A.J. Tong in … [Read more...]

Future of Snoqualmie Valley Hospital: May 30th public hearing discusses potential affiliation, merger

Future changes could be coming to the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital (SVH)  - including a new name and merging with a larger healthcare organization -  and the public has a chance to weigh in on Tuesday, May 30, … [Read more...]

King County warns of cold, dangerous river conditions, urges caution

After experiencing the wettest winter on record and the coldest winter in more than 30 years and with a Cascade Range snowpack that is well above average for late-May, the forecast of sunshine and temperatures … [Read more...]

5th year of Snoqualmie Art and Wine Walk kicks off May 26th

The kickoff for the 2017 Art & Wine Walks – this Friday, May 26 – may not only be a beautiful way to start a sunny Memorial Day weekend – it’s also a way to celebrate a bit of Snoqualmie history. This is … [Read more...]

Ready for Summer? Encompass prepared, back with their popular summer camps

Are you ready for summer... kids out of school and those all to familiar words.... I'm bored?  Encompass is ready. Just like they’ve done for over 15 years now, Encompass is once again offering summer camps … [Read more...]

Collision causes truck to spill lumber, blocks eastbound I-90 near Snoqualmie

The busy holiday travel weekend started on a somewhat sour note - at least when it came to traffic. A  semi truck collision on eastbound I-90 just west of SR 18 caused a truck to spill lumber across all … [Read more...]

Proposed 800-home, active adult development not done deal in Snoqualmie

Development group, Snoqualmie Heights Partners, has spent the last two years working on multiple pieces needed to bring forth their proposal for a 800-home, 55 and over age restricted community to the … [Read more...]

Puget Sound Energy buys Snoqualmie office building, 150 employees to relocate

After sitting empty for a few years, it looks like the Nuprecon Building in the Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park, 35131 SE Center Street, finally has a new owner. The 45,000 sq. ft. office building constructed … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Tribe donates big, ensures ALL KCSO patrol cars have lifesaving AEDs

Members of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribal Council, Snoqualmie Tribal Police Chief Gene Fenton and staff joined King County Sheriff John Urquhart and King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert at the Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Mt. Si Riders host movie fundraiser at North Bend Theatre, May 22nd

Mt Si Riders is a 4H Horse Project Club based in North Bend. Relatively new, Mt. Si Riders is a small start-up club in its 3rd year, with just about a dozen members with and without horses. BUT, they're hosting … [Read more...]

Crews recover drowning victim from Snoqualmie River near North Bend

UPDATE |  May 26, 2017 The King County Sheriff's Office said Thursday evening, May 25th, the body of teenager presumed drown after going over a small falls on Sunday was recovered. KCSO said the victim was … [Read more...]

Painted Adirondack chairs popping up around the Valley: Artists, businesses team up for ‘Take a seat for Kids Project’

Throughout Snoqualmie and North Bend, you may have seen them. They travel in pairs, popping up where you least expect them. You can’t help but stare when you see them… Beginning on May 1st, six pairs of chairs … [Read more...]

Video: I-90/SR 18 improvement project update, Diverging Diamond Interchange savings helps widen SR 18

On Friday, May 19, 2017, the City of Snoqualmie released a YouTube video detailing improvement plans for the congested and dangerous I-90/SR 18 interchange. The design and planning stage of the improvement … [Read more...]

Gary Fancher announces candidacy for School Board, challenging longest tenured incumbent

On May 19, 2017, North Bend resident Gary Fancher announced his candidacy for Snoqualmie Valley School Board Director, District #4, stating he would "work with his fellow directors to bring a meaningful and … [Read more...]