Archives for July 2017

Woman dies in downtown Snoqualmie of natural causes

UPDATE | July 25, 2017, 9AM According to Snoqualmie Police Sergeant Bob Keeton, on Monday, July 24th, the King County Medical Examiner ruled the cause of the woman's death as natural and all medically … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Copper Public House opens in Snoqualmie this week

It's been a month since Glass & Bottle Bistro closed its doors, put brown paper over the big front windows and announced it would reopen in July as a completely new restaurant - remodeling the space, … [Read more...]

New Snoqualmie Bartells opens this weekend; grand opening event slated for August 5th

Bartell Drugs recently announced the official, grand opening of its newest store in the Snoqualmie area with a public Grand Opening slated for Saturday, August 5th. The Snoqualmie store is located at 35013 … [Read more...]

Downtown Facelift: North Bend starts big construction project, Monday, July 24th

It's a project that has been in the works for over a year now - and it's about to officially start. The City of North Bend is reminding Snoqualmie Valley residents that construction on its Downtown Plaza … [Read more...]

Sinkhole discovered on I-90 near Issaquah; lane closure, repair work causes 4-mile backup

UPDATE |  July 21st, 4:05PM WSDOT said the sinkhole has been filled and fixed, but the long backup the 4-mile backup was still there. They urged drivers to be patient as it might still take awhile for … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie sees rash of vandalism, graffiti; citizens encouraged to report destructive acts

Over the past two weeks, there have been multiple reports by residents on the Snoqualmie Ridge Facebook page documenting increased incidents of graffiti around the city. Timber Ridge Elementary, the new … [Read more...]

EJ Roberts Park could be without play structure for months; equipment deemed unsafe, removed

A recent inspection of the the playground structure at EJ Roberts Park determined it had deteriorated to a point that it was unsafe for public use, forcing its removal from the popular park. The City of North … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie hot bed of Black Bear sightings in King County; Bear Smart WA says conflicts growing

[Article by Nadine Drisseq, biologist with Bear Smart WA] Everyday there seems to be a new Facebook report of bear sighting on Snoqualmie Ridge and is it any wonder? Snoqualmie inhabitants live in … [Read more...]

Semi flips, loses load near Snoqualmie Casino

Around 4PM, July 19, 2017 a semi truck flipped over while exiting from eastbound I-90 at exit 27. From aerial photos, it appears the semi was making the left turn on Winery Road that goes under the freeway and … [Read more...]

Ready for the Crowds? Day out with Thomas returns this weekend, with more trains added

If you thought last weekend was crowded in downtown Snoqualmie - be prepared for it again this weekend as Thomas the Tank Engine continues his only Washington tour stop, attracting hundreds of Washington … [Read more...]

Outdoor Theater in the Park comes to Si View Park: Time to ‘Get your Play on’

Si View Parks recently announced that it is celebrating Park and Recreation Month with Si View Metro Parks' 4th annual Outdoor Live Theater in the Park event. Local theater company, Valley Center Stage, in … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital gets trauma designation, first new hospital added to State trauma system in 10 years

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital (SVH) announced this week that the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) now recognizes it as a Trauma Level 5 Center, making the hospital now part of the statewide Trauma … [Read more...]

Letter | 6 Reasons I am voting to re-elect Mayor Larson

[This letter comes from Snoqualmie resident and former City of North Bend Finance Director, Elena Montgomery. You can send letters of support for your candidate to] Dear Editor, … [Read more...]

City extends public comment period for 191-unit affordable housing development

The City of Snoqualmie recently announced it has extended the public comment period for the Notice of Application for Panorama Apartment, LLC's 191-unit affordable housing apartment development to be located in … [Read more...]

Letter | Housing Affordability Matters: Vote for Fuzzy Fletcher

[This letter comes from Snoqualmie resident and SVSD teacher, Janelle McCarty. You can send letters of support for your candidate to] Dear Editor, Without promoting housing … [Read more...]

Small wildfire ignites near Snoqualmie over weekend

Fire crews started responding to reports of a 1-2 acre grass/brush fire late Friday night, July 14th in the Tokul area of Snoqualmie. Due to the remote area, it took crews some time to access and locate the … [Read more...]

Put down the Cell Phone | Tougher Distracted Driving Law starts soon, Snoqualmie Police will be looking for violators

Governor Inslee recently signed a new, tougher cell phone law - and put it into effect a couple of years earlier than planned.  Time to put that phone down Snoqualmie Valley drivers. Starting July 23rd, 2017 … [Read more...]

City council say No to noise ordinance change; sets land annexation meeting dates

Noise Ordinance Amendment On Monday, July 11, 2017 the Snoqualmie City Council said no to amending the city's noise ordinance, which would've extended the hours of weekend, summer outdoor concerts to … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater brings ‘Once upon a Mattress’ to open-air amphitheater

If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and The Pea," you may be in for a walloping surprise. Starting Saturday, July 15th, Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater launches its 52nd season with the musical … [Read more...]

Help shape the path for region’s needed transportation investments, take quick quesionnaire

Want more bus lines? Think more tolling or an increased gas tax will help improve local roads? Think we need to maintain our current infrastructure better?  There's a chance right now to weigh in on that hot … [Read more...]