Archives for January 2018

SVSD Hiring: population growth, reduced class size, increased graduation requirements means teacher recruitment critical for district

It's a competitive market when it comes to hiring teachers these days and recruitment starts early. Why? In recent years the state has made a lot changes as it increased education funding to meet the … [Read more...]

Have a say, learn more about NEW Tennant Trailhead Park master plan at upcoming meeting

The City of North Bend is inviting community members to a January 24th open house being held to develop a master plan for new Tennant Trailhead Park. The meeting runs from 6:30PM to 7:30PM Wednesday, January … [Read more...]

It’s Back! 14th Annual Snoqualmie Valley Preschool Fair happens January 20th

The Sno-Valley Indoor Playground hosts its 14th annual Preschool Fair, 10AM to Noon, Saturday January 20th at Si View Community Center (400 SE Orchard Drive) in North Bend. At the free event, parents can … [Read more...]

Dogs showing up in more places: breaking down where allowed, pet friendly local businesses

[Article by North Bend resident, longtime pet trainer and owner of Miss Lola’s Academy for Wayward Dogs] Way back in January 2015 - after reading an argument on Facebook about dogs in malls - I wrote an … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Burglar passed out on my couch; look for other ways to get your THC; reunite me with my shoes; brass knuckle bashing

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie during the past two weeks: THEFT REPORT | SE RIVER ST, Snoqualmie On December 26th around 8:30PM, a … [Read more...]

Fall City schools put on brief lockdown for police pursuit of car theft suspects

Two Snoqualmie Valley schools went into a brief lockdown Monday afternoon, January 8, 2018 when King County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a search in the downtown Fall City area for suspects who had reportedly … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Real Estate: tight market could persist as Snoqualmie Ridge finishes, North Bend keeps building

Being the suburb of fast-growing Seattle and Bellevue means the tight Snoqualmie Valley housing market may persist into 2018. As people continue moving to King County for its robust job market due in part to … [Read more...]

Construction work for new North Bend home development starts soon

Via press release last week the City of North Bend announced that construction will begin in the next few weeks for Polygon Home's new Maloney Grove 13 subdivision - named MG13 - which consists of … [Read more...]

New School Board Members usher in changes at first meeting of 2018

Change was ushered in at the January 4th Snoqualmie Valley School Board meeting. With the pledge of allegiance finished and a quick Oath of Office administered by Superintendent Aune, the two newest SVSD … [Read more...]

New year, more security: You’ve been hacked, airline miles targeted

I was welcomed to the New Year with the realization that I'd been hacked. In retrospect, it probably should've happen years ago because if you name a big security breach, I was part of it: Target, Yahoo, … [Read more...]

Chance to chat with local Police Officers: ‘Coffee with a Cop’ coming to North Bend

In November when the Snoqualmie Police Department held Coffee with a Cop the Snoqualmie Safeway Starbucks, the low-key event drew quite a few residents and received good community feedback on social … [Read more...]

Road Alert: Construction Delay Causes Extended Road Closure on Stilson Avenue SE/432nd  

Via press release the City of North Bend said an unfortunate construction delay on the Cedar Landing Home Development Sewer Main Extension project resulted in Stilson Ave/432nd not being fully opened until … [Read more...]

Boy Scouts collecting Christmas trees this weekend for big annual fundraiser

A quick reminder for those of you 'taking down Christmas' inside your homes this week. If you need to easily dispose of your tree, local boy scout will be out collecting them this weekend as part of their … [Read more...]

Watch | Residents in New Year’s tradition: Rattlesnake Lake Polar Bear Plunge

[Thanks to everyone for letting us know a group has been doing this plunge for years here. Rachel said she’s hoping next year to band together to make it the biggest Rattlesnake plunge yet.  If you have photos … [Read more...]