Archives for October 2017

Record Amount Raised at annual Encompass Fundraiser, supporting programs to help local kids

On Saturday, October 21st, Snoqualmie Valley non-profit Encompass took guests to a fun night in Paris - and without even having to leave the Eastside - during its annual fundraiser that supports critical … [Read more...]

Letter: When facing pressure, Larson showed integrity and courage

Dear Editor, As the election approaches, I remind myself of why I am voting to re-elect Mayor Larson for the City of Snoqualmie. Not only do I admire the work Mayor Larson has done, more importantly, he … [Read more...]

Letter | Fuzzy can wisely navigate rapid growth while recognizing citizen voice matters

Dear Editor, I am writing to express my support of Fuzzy Fletcher for mayor of Snoqualmie. I don’t want Snoqualmie to become another overcrowded, overdeveloped city on Seattle’s Eastside. We cannot stop … [Read more...]

North Bend throwing Halloween Street Plaza Party, October 31st

The City of North Bend is throwing a Halloween street party, where kids can stop by local downtown businesses and do a little trick-or-treating. The event will include a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Downtown … [Read more...]

Public Meeting to discuss Truck Weigh Station Relocation to North Bend, November 7th

The City of North Bend invites the public to a Town Hall meeting to discuss options for relocating the truck weigh station from the I-90/SR 18 interchange (exit 25) to North Bend. The meeting will be 6PM to7PM … [Read more...]

Letter: Retain Busby on School Board, truly a voice for all students

Dear Editor, As ballots arrive this week, I would strongly urge you to vote to retain Marci Busby for School Board. At election time, questions always arise about the incumbents. Allegations are made … [Read more...]

Letter: MacLean ‘the embodiment of public service and personal integrity’ 

Dear Editor, I have been a resident of North Bend for 30 years and am an educator at Snoqualmie Elementary School. My children graduated from Mt. Si and on November 7th , I will be voting for Tavish MacLean … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Attempted luring reported; Just picking ‘Edible sort of mushrooms’; who ordered us a Chevy Impala grill?; strolling donkeys

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie during the past two weeks. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES | SNOQUALMIE PKWY & RAILROAD AVE SE, … [Read more...]

Wearing Pink Means Something: Snoqualmie Football Mom battles Breast Cancer, Pays it Forward

For Stephani McNamara, diagnosis day was January 13, 2017 - Friday the 13th. The invading cancer came with a complicated name- Invasive Ductal Carcinoma - that would turn her life upside down. Stephani said … [Read more...]

City of Snoqualmie Chief Finance Officer resigns

City of Snoqualmie Chief Finance Officer Nicholas Lee announced his resignation on Friday, October 27, 2017. Lee said he resigned with mixed emotions, but is excited to have been offered and accepted the … [Read more...]

Q&A with School Board Candidates: local taxes, improving communications, policy making

This November 7th, two Snoqualmie Valley School Board positions are on the ballot, including Position 4 currently held by Marci Busby. Gary Fancher is challenging her for the seat. Although candidates must … [Read more...]

Letter: Retain Ross Loudenback – leadership, experience, dedication, integrity

Dear Editor, Leadership, experience, dedication.  These are the traits we expect our civic leaders to embody and they describe Ross Loudenback to a tee.  To this we would add “integrity”.  Ross has served the … [Read more...]

Letter: Johnson asking the right question, is SVSD budget being spent in the right place?

Dear Editor, It was brought to my attention that the teachers union recently sent a letter to its members inferring that Carolyn Simpson (School Board Director) and Melissa Johnson (School Board Candidate) … [Read more...]

Traffic: Snoqualmie Parkway lane closures expected this week for road striping

The City of Snoqualmie announced that a road striping project could impact traffic on Snoqualmie Parkway this week. Drivers should expect lane closures starting Thursday, October 26th and is expected to be … [Read more...]

City faces harsh criticism over payments, oversight of contract employee after public records request

Monday October 23, 2017 marked just the second live [Facebook] stream of a Snoqualmie City Council meeting and it had the makings of a TV drama as the city came under fire for its contract Economic … [Read more...]

Mount Si Student Musicians chosen to perform with elite Honor Bands

Mount Si High School Bands announced some big news this past week:  two student musicians recently received a prestigious honor. Mary Piekarczyk (clarinet) and Erik Thurston (tuba) auditioned and were … [Read more...]

Weekend events let you Shred-It; Check safety of Car Seats; Get rid of old medications

October 28th is going to be a busy Saturday in the Snoqualmie Valley. In North Bend you can get rid of all those unwanted or no-longer needed papers cluttering your file cabinets or junk drawers and get you … [Read more...]

Letter | Snoqualmie Valley at a crossroads, Melissa Johnson will lead district in right direction

Dear Editor, Although 2017 is not a presidential year, there are still critical elections that will shape the future of our region. School board is one of those elections, and for Snoqualmie Valley School … [Read more...]

Letter | Support MacLean: understands school board role to set tone for the district

Dear Fellow Community Members, As a community member of nine years, with two children who are in the midst of their educational career through SVSD, and as a teacher at an SVSD School, I feel like I have a … [Read more...]

Joint effort brings ‘Toxic Stress’ presentation to Mount Si High School, free for parents and students

A joint effort by the Mount Si High School PTSA, SVSD and the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network is bringing what they call an important presentation for parents and students about "Toxic Stress." Dr. Laura … [Read more...]