Archives for February 2018

Rodne announces will not seek re-election, Magendanz says will run for his seat

Wednesday afternoon, February 28th,  5th District State Representative (R) Jay Rodne announced  he will not be seeking re-election. He stated he will continue to serve 5th district residents until his term … [Read more...]

Crazy weather makes mess of some Snoqualmie Valley roads Tuesday night; military convoy springs to action at accident scene

It was a crazy night on the roads around the Snoqualmie Valley Tuesday evening, February 27, 2018 when a strong convergence zone set up shop right over the I-90 corridor during peak commute hours. On I-90 … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Police Year End Report: High call volume; increased traffic patrols, tickets, DUI’s; decreased burglaries, car prowls

At the February 26th city council meeting, Snoqualmie Police Chief Perry Phipps and Captain Nick Almquist gave an overview of the department's 2017 year-end report, including the number of calls for service, … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Schools Open on time, limited transportation in North Bend, Snoqualmie

As some light snow fell overnight, the Snoqualmie School District announced schools would OPEN on time and on a regular schedule, Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The district's buses would, though, be running … [Read more...]

Another avalanche takes lives of two Bellevue teens at Snoqualmie Pass

Around noon on February 26, 2018 the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) said two teenage snowshoers - whom search and rescue crews had been looking for since about 8AM near Alpental - were unfortunately found … [Read more...]

Avalanche claims life of Issaquah man near Stampede Pass, Mirror Lake area

Members from the Kittitas County Sheriff's Search & Rescue responded to the Stampede Pass area Sunday afternoon, February 25, 2018 when five snowmobilers were swept in an avalanche while eating lunch at the … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Schools open, running two hours late with limited transportation

Some late weekend snow and overnight cold temperatures have affected thousands of SVSD students' return to school after mid-winter break. Early Monday morning, the Snoqualmie Valley School District announced … [Read more...]

State legislature passes one-time property tax cut for 2019; increases teacher pay year earlier than planned

UPDATE | MARCH 13, 2018 Last week the state legislature passed a supplemental state budget, taking into account new tax revenue attributed to the state's strong economy. The budget contains a one-time … [Read more...]

Another Winter Weather Advisory issued: 6 inches snow possible in Snoqualmie Valley

Brrr. It's cold. So...rinse and repeat. The National Weather Service has issued another Winter Weather Advisory for the Snoqualmie Valley (i.e. East Puget Sound foothills), with the potential for a decent … [Read more...]

North Bend Citizen of the Year: Standing Room only as longtime community contributor honored

It was standing room only as friends and family turned out in support of North Bend's 2017 Citizen of the Year. Mayor Ken Hearing and City Councilmembers honored Fritz Ribary as the recipient of the city's … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie name one of Safest Cities in Washington again; North Bend not far behind

Snoqualmie made another list ranking the safest cities in Washington state. These annual rankings from various online websites [most often] use FBI crime statistics, which are usually reported over a year after … [Read more...]

Big Goal for Optimal Impact | Snoqualmie Y quietly launches annual drive for scholarships, community building programs

This time each year the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA launches its annual fund drive; this year called Opportunities for All.  But do you know what it is and what it does locally? The annual fund happens pretty … [Read more...]

Fire destroys North Bend home, no injuries reported

Firefighters from North Bend Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 87 responded to a house fire Sunday night, February 18, 2018. Around 8PM, EF&R reported via social media that an out building fire in … [Read more...]

One Idea Can Sprout Many: Be the Change Poster Design Winner named

A few weeks ago we told you about the contest for budding artists sponsored by the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network. Well this week they announced the winner of the Be The Change Poster Design Challenge... … [Read more...]

Wind and then maybe Snow as Winter Weather Advisory Issued

[Article by Mark Davis of] Just when we may have been thinking we were out of the woods for some snow In the Valley - after hitting almost 60° about 8 days ago, - we now have a … [Read more...]

Duvall’s Year Long Housing Development Moratorium to End

On February 22, 2018 the City of Duvall’s year-long residential development moratorium will be over. Duvall has been in moratorium since February of 2017, when the city council approved a 60-day emergency … [Read more...]

Road Closure: Stilson Ave/432nd gets Pavement Repairs next week

The City of North Bend is warning residents of another road closure planned for Stilson Avenue (432nd Avenue SE) related to work for a new housing development. The city explained previous sewer main extension … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Safeway to temporarily close main driveway for repairs next week

Safeway is warning customers of its Snoqualmie Ridge store that beginning on Monday, February 19th through Wednesday, February 21st, the main driveway into Safeway from Douglas Street will temporarily close for … [Read more...]

Council approves contract for controversial HAWK signal at Fisher Ave & Snoqualmie Parkway

It was contentious city council meeting Monday night as numerous residents filled Snoqualmie City Council Chambers as the council prepared to vote on a resolution to award a contract to install a HAWK … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | No disco funk heard; too much exposure at the pub; ripped from the walls; car theft

NOISE COMPLAINT | GRAVENSTEIN CT, Snoqualmie           On February 3rd at 10:15PM a caller reported that 20-30 adults who possibly had been drinking were being loud. An officer responded and reported "no … [Read more...]