Archives for August 2017

Want to Serve? Open Snoqualmie City Council seat to be filled by appointment

Two weeks after the unexpected resignation of Council Member Brad Toft, the City of Snoqualmie announced via press release that it is accepting applications from Snoqualmie residents to fill Toft's open … [Read more...]

Quarry Wildfire burns near North Bend, closes section of North Fork Road

Over the weekend we've had a few inquires about a possible fire out in the North Fork area that might have been contributing to the smoke around the Snoqualmie Valley. It seems there is a small wildfire … [Read more...]

No Stranger to Flooding: Snoqualmie woman organizes Houston Flood Fundraiser; needs community’s help

Snoqualmie resident Danielle Duvall is no stranger to the traumatic effects of a rising river. In 2009 she and her family were evacuated from their Snoqualmie home as heavy rain, melting snow and a fast-rising … [Read more...]

A Sticky Situation | Aphids, drought make mess of some Snoqualmie streets, sidewalks

Have you gone for walk around Snoqualmie lately and come home with sticky shoes or leaves attached to the bottom of your shoes? Wonder what is going on with numerous trees around town... the ones dripping a … [Read more...]

Three injured at Twin Falls State Park by falling tree, one critical

At approximately 11:30AM, August 27, 2017 Eastside Fire & Rescue said it was responding to Twin Falls State Park near North Bend for a report of multiple injured people after a fall. Initial EF&R … [Read more...]

Yearly Warning: Low flying jet over Snoqualmie Valley, August 25th, signals start of Boeing Classic

This is your yearly reminder that a Boeing jet will be flying LOW over the Snoqualmie Valley, signaling the start of the 13th annual Boeing Classic golf tournament, which is a PGA Champions Tour stop. On … [Read more...]

North Bend Way road improvement project begins August 31st

The City of North Bend is reminding residents and drivers that a crack and seal project will begin next week, bringing the possibility of minor traffic delays. Miles Resources will overlay an approximate 1.5 … [Read more...]

Now Open: Snoqualmie Safeway opens doors to loud cheers, big crowd

If yesterday was any indication, Snoqualmie residents appear thrilled to have a large grocery store in the neighborhood. Welcome to town, Safeway. People were lined up by 11:30AM, August 23rd, for the grand … [Read more...]

Tale of the Cle Elum 7 chimpanzees: Hope. Love. Home. Sanctuary

[Article by Melissa Grant: North Bend resident, animal lover and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] When I set out to write about all the animals in the area, I expected to find elk, deer, … [Read more...]

Early morning fire destroys job trailer near downtown Snoqualmie

If you heard sirens early Wednesday morning, August 23, 2017, local firefighters were responding to commercial fire on 396th Drive SE near downtown Snoqualmie. The Snoqualmie Fire Department reported via … [Read more...]

North Bend traffic woes make the news: technology, I-90 construction make BIG mess for local drivers

It's been a long, traffic-filled  summer for North Bend residents, especially on weekends. Many are ready for fall. Some residents have expressed frustration, saying they feel like prisoners in their own … [Read more...]

Learn fascinating North Bend history on FREE walking tour; explore city with local historians

The City of North Bend is inviting community members to come experience the history of North Bend during a downtown walking tour from 9:30 to 11:30AM, Thursday, Aug. 31st. The tour starts at the North Bend … [Read more...]

Toft resigns from Snoqualmie City Council, leaving city with another vacant seat to fill

The City of Snoqualmie announced that Council Member Brad Toft resigned on Saturday, August 19, 2017, via a brief email to Mayor Pro Tem Bob Jeans. A city press release stated Toft’s resignation would be … [Read more...]

Public Orchard established in Snoqualmie, complete with historical significance

Did you know a Public Orchard was recently established in Snoqualmie? Yes, it's true. The City of Snoqualmie has been buying up homes along Park Street - near the back side of the Mount Si High School … [Read more...]

Construction on new Snoqualmie hotel starts soon; trees could come down early as next week

It will start looking a little different along Snoqualmie Parkway next week. That's when construction crews should begin work at the site of the future hotel/retail complex in the Snoqualmie Ridge Business … [Read more...]

City hires new Community Development Director, brings extensive experience with him to North Bend

The City of North Bend announced on August 17, 2017 that it had hired a new Community Development Director. David Miller will take over for Gina Estep who resigned in July to go to work in the private sector. … [Read more...]

Mountain Meadows Farm could become small college campus; public meeting planned for August 31st

There could be new life coming to Mountain Meadows Farm - as a [branch] college campus. But first the group proposing the idea - which is in the very early stages and being headed by former Washington State Lt. … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie says No to Annexation for Active Adult, retirement Community

The City  of Snoqualmie released a press release on Tuesday, August, 15, 2017 stating the city council had rejected a new land annexation proposal that would've paved the way for a 800-home active adult … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley YMCA celebrates 5th anniversary by throwing big community party, August 20th

It took a decade for the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA/Community Center to finally become a reality - and in the blink of an eye, 'the Y' is celebrating the 5th anniversary of opening its doors to a waiting … [Read more...]

Helicopter rescues injured hiker who spent night in wildnerness near Gold Lake

Another week and another helicopter rescue from the mountains by King County Search and Rescue personnel. This time, though, the injured hiker only spent one night in the mountains while waiting for help. On … [Read more...]

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