Archives for December 2017

City Allocates $169,000 in Human Services funding to local Nonprofits

Each year the City of Snoqualmie, which does not have a health and social services department, allocates approximately 1% of its general fund budget to local nonprofit agencies that provide those services to … [Read more...]

Top 10 Snoqualmie Valley Photos of 2017

As many readers know, the active Living Snoqualmie Facebook page shares a lot of photos of the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley... most of them submitted by local photographers (professional and hobby) and … [Read more...]

District: Impressive progress continues on new Mount Si High School; SES gets new Gym soon

As the Snoqualmie Valley School District approaches the three-year anniversary of the passage of a large, $244 million capital bond, construction of the bond's biggest project - a multi-phase, $200 million … [Read more...]

Council approves funds to replace busy wood chip trail with concrete walkway

For residents who frequently use this Snoqualmie trail - especially during the wet months -  drier feet may be coming in the months ahead. In December, the Snoqualmie City Council approved funding to replace … [Read more...]

Fire Crews kept busy Christmas Day, battle two large fires on Eastside

Local east King County firefighters were kept busy Christmas night, responding to two big fires in Carnation and North Bend. According to Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R), crews responded to a fully … [Read more...]

Winners of Snoqualmie Holiday Lights Contest announced

The City of Snoqualmie finally announced the winners of its 2017 Holiday Light Display Contest. The results are in! Approximately eight homes around the city entered this year’s contest, with the city … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Tribe, Casino donate hundreds of hams this holiday season

That’s a lot of hams! Via press release the Snoqualmie Tribe said it had recently distributed 450 holiday hams to families in need across the Puget Sound area. The Tribe has been working with organizations … [Read more...]

Unprecedented: North Bend names Two Employees of the Year for 2017

On December 20th, the City of North Bend announced that in an unprecedented tie vote, it had named two Employees of the Year for 2017: Jennifer Bourlin, Utilities Coordinator, and Larry Shaw, Lead Street Tech. … [Read more...]

The Valley Vagabond: Life as a Paris Local, the Perks of Pet Sitting-Part Deux

[Article by Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, pet trainer and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] When I left you in part un we were just returning to Paris from a trip to the Normandy beaches … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Reindeer assault; attempted pants theft; flashing to protect the elk; they’re my tools, no they’re my tools

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie over the past week: CIVIL PROBLEM | E NORTH BEND WAY On December 6th around 2:00PM, a caller … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Pink light glowing as T-Mobile opens in Snoqualmie Valley

Brown paper had covered the windows of the Snoqualmie Ridge retail space on Center Blvd until early last week, but once the paper was removed a familiar bright pink light glowed through the front windows - … [Read more...]

Holiday Spirit: Kiwanis Giving Trees bring joy to hundreds of local kids; thousands of gifts donated

More than likely you saw all the Kiwanis Christmas trees around the Valley over the past month - big and small - placed in the lobbies of businesses and city buildings: The Giving Trees. The concept is simple: … [Read more...]

Police Seek Information, Dash Cam Video in SR 18 Fatality Investigation

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is looking for anyone who may have witnessed a vehicle that might have lost part of its driveline, triggering a deadly accident on SR 18 Wednesday evening, December 13th.  The … [Read more...]

New Office Building proposed near corner of Snoqualmie Parkway, Swenson Drive

The For Sale sign for a small land parcel adjacent MorningStar Montessori at the corner of Swenson Drive and Snoqualmie Parkway had been standing for the past two years, but now it appears there are plans for … [Read more...]

Another serious accident on SR 18 blocks all lanes Thursday morning

On December 14, 2017, for the second time in roughly 17 hours, a serious collision was blocking all lanes of SR 18 just west of I-90, with the accident occurring in the eastbound lanes. Eastside Fire and … [Read more...]

Debris in roadway leads to fatal accident on SR 18 near Tiger Mountain

At 5:15PM, December 13th, WSDOT and police were warning drivers to avoid SR 18 as a multiple vehicle fatality collision was blocking both eastbound and westbound SR 18 between I-90 and the Tiger Mountain … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Tribe Names New Casino CEO, brings decades of experience to position

On December 12, 2017, the Snoqualmie Tribal Council announced that Brian Decorah will be joining the Tribe as the new CEO of the Snoqualmie Casino. “We are excited and greatly look forward to working with Mr. … [Read more...]

Lighting up the Night Sky: See the Holiday Light Displays entered in this Year’s Contest

For those of you who love to drive (or walk) around in search of beautifully decorated homes during the holiday season, we've got the locations of some great light displays in the Snoqualmie Valley. While we … [Read more...]

Fundraiser Success Story: North Bend boy’s Hot Chocolate stand raises hundreds for the homeless

We thought we'd provide an update for readers about the success of  North Bend 5th grader Thomas Biggins 2nd annual Hot Chocolate Stand - a simple fundraising concept that it seems was very well … [Read more...]

A little Bah-Humbug: North Bend says still waiting on PSE to get the lights on downtown

If you've noticed that downtown North Bend doesn't quite look at festive this holiday season, you aren't imagining it. Recent complaints have popped up on social media about the lack of holiday decorations - … [Read more...]