Archives for July 2017

Letter | Snoqualmie election as a referendum on growth

[This letter is from Snoqualmie resident, Richard Scheel. You can send letters of support for your candidate to] Dear Editor, I am happy to see the abundance of candidates in our … [Read more...]

Preston Memorial Flag Wall removal makes national news; residents take things into own hands

It started on July 25th as a simple Facebook page - a page with one request: Put back up the American flag in Preston. If you live in the Snoqualmie Valley, you probably know the spot where the Support our … [Read more...]

Letter | Three city council members encourage voters to re-elect Matt Larson

Dear Editor, We are honored, and it has been a privilege, serving Snoqualmie residents. During the past many years we have the opportunity to serve with Mayor Matt Larson and various Snoqualmie City Council … [Read more...]

Excessive Heat Warning issued as 5-day heat wave approaches the Snoqualmie Valley

It hasn't rained since June during this summer dominated by sunshine and warmth, so obviously Mother Nature feels like throwing in a twist. Ready for the heat? It looks like a four-day heat wave (at least by … [Read more...]

Have you mailed that Ballot? If not, Snoqualmie mayoral Primary could be decided by record low voter turnout

It's hard to believe that the primary race for Snoqualmie Mayor and one council position could be decided by about 2,000 voters - in a city with nearly 8,000 registered voters - but looking at ballot return … [Read more...]

New School Rising: Mount Si High School steel framework goes up; SES gym expansion starts soon

If you haven't driven by Mount Si High School since school let out in June, you might just do a double take as you travel down Meadowbrook Way. Construction on the new, rebuilt high school has gone from … [Read more...]

Iconic Snoqualmie Falls photo taken by local resident becomes first in custom puzzle series

If you've popped in the North Bend or Snoqualmie Bartells lately, you may have noticed a special Snoqualmie Valley offering on the shelf.... a custom made puzzle created from an iconic picture of Snqualmie … [Read more...]

Free, Family Outdoor-Themed Festival comes to Meadowbrook Farm

The 2nd annual Snoqualmie Valley Family Nature Club Jamboree is coming to the Valley on Wednesday, August 2nd from 9am-12pm.  This free, outdoor-themed festival features fun, educational, and creative outdoor … [Read more...]

It’s all on the Map: Possible traffic headaches on tap again this weekend

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is warning drivers that numerous road projects, combined with lots of events happening around the region, could make it a really tough summer travel … [Read more...]

In their own Words: Why I want to be Mayor of Snoqualmie, Volume 5

This is the last in our five-part series written by each Snoqualmie Mayoral candidate, explaining their goals and vision if elected. This piece is from Ed Mortensen. Five candidates have filed for the … [Read more...]

Tree removal downtown causes public outcry; city explains why, says replacement planned

It's pretty safe to say when trees come down around the Snoqualmie Valley, people notice. When they come down in a highly visible location - in a city where development is a hot button topic - people not only … [Read more...]

Art, Wine, music and historic Snoqualmie combine for Finally Friday Art & Wine Walk, July 28th

Feel like capping your work week off by taking in the warmth, sunshine and strolling through downtown Snoqualmie?  Finally Friday Art Walk might be just the ticket. The Snoqualmie Arts Commission presents … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Early morning Streakers; officer generosity; searching for scrap wood

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie during the past … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Firefighters Association awards three scholarships to recent Mount Si grads

You might not realize it, but there are things the annual Snoqualmie Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast helps fund - from backpacks for students, to helping local food bank, to funding college scholarships for … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Parkway to have brief closures for filming, July 24th

The City of Snoqualmie announced a traffic alert for Monday, July 24, 2017, saying there will be brief closures of Snoqualmie Parkway from Noon until 6:30PM between Fairway Ave SE to Better Way SE near the … [Read more...]

Letter | Larson consistently acts in interest of the community, helped save library

[This letter comes from former Snoqualmie librarian Loretta Herman. You can send letters of support for your candidate to] Dear Editor, As a former Snoqualmie librarian for 35 … [Read more...]

New Tradition: Tanner Jeans Bike Rodeo teams up with National Night Out, August 1st

This year the 13th annual Tanner Jeans Memorial Bicycle Safety Rodeo will team up with National Night Out for an evening of safety and fun hosted by the Snoqualmie Police Department and the Tanner Jeans … [Read more...]

Standoff with armed kidnapping suspect near Duvall ends peacefully after 6 hours

Many Snoqualmie Valley residents noticed a lot of police activity Sunday morning, July 23, 2017, as officers were apparently en route to the lower Valley in response to an emergency situation. Late Sunday … [Read more...]

Letter | Fletcher only candidate with clear vision for alternative to Mill Site development

[This letter comes from Snoqualmie resident Dana Hubanks. You can send letters of support for your candidate to] Dear Editor, With our local primary elections rounding the corner, a … [Read more...]

Letter | Toft offers time, energy to better those around him; would be outstanding mayor

[This letter comes from former North Bend city councilman, David Cook. You can send letters of support for your candidate to] Dear Editor, I met Brad Toft in 2014 when I was … [Read more...]