Archives for February 2018

Updated election results show Snoqualmie Valley Schools levies now passing

UPDATE | February 14th, 4:15PM With King County's first election result update, the two Snoqualmie Valley School District levies that were narrowly being defeated on election night had reversed course and … [Read more...]

Letter | Celebrating 5 years: generous community support made Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank a sustainable reality

Dear Snoqualmie Valley Community, The Board of Directors of the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank would like to take this opportunity to thank the Snoqualmie Valley community for their support and all they have done … [Read more...]

Mount Si Cheer nails it at National Championships: wins bronze medal and places 2nd in World Competition

Over the weekend, Mount Si High School Cheer had its best result ever at the Universal Cheerleading Association's (UCA) National High School Cheerleading Championships on Orlando, Florida. Because it placed … [Read more...]

Conditional Use Permit approved for new special needs group home in Snoqualmie

Last week a Hearing Examiner approved a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) allowing Life Enrichment Options (LEO) Homes to build a new special needs group home on 384th Ave SE near SE 86th PL in downtown … [Read more...]

Popular Day of with Thomas tickets on sale now, Snoqualmie Valley resident discount offered

It's that time of year again. It may still be winter, but if you want to secure a good train ride for the annual Day out with Thomas event when Thomas the Tank Engine makes his Snoqualmie Valley stop this … [Read more...]

Kayaker dies in Snoqualmie River near Ernie’s Grove

Around 1:30PM, February 10, 2018, Eastside Firefighters Swift Water Rescue Team and the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Marine Unit was called to the Snoqualmie River in the Ernie's Grove area near North … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Ridge IGA closing: liquidating, evaluating ‘opportunity to bring a different kind of business’

Rumors have been circulating via social media all week: the Snoqualmie Ridge IGA was, just the meat department is closing... no, they're just closing to remodel. On February 9, 2018 the Ridge … [Read more...]

Infrastructure work for new home development means temporary road closure in North Bend

The City of North Bend warned residents this week that utility improvement work for a new small subdivision would lead to three temporary, full closures of Maloney Grove Ave SE near downtown North … [Read more...]

National Signing Day | Seven Mount Si student athletes honored, commit to play college sports next year

Across the United States, February 7th was National Signing Day for high school seniors who signed commitment letters to play collegiate athletics. Early Wednesday, Mount Si High School held its ceremony to … [Read more...]

SWINGIN’ FOR SHELTER: Learn to swing dance, help homeless in the Snoqualmie Valley

Feel like doing a little dancing this weekend? Well, here's your chance. The whole community is invited! The Mount Si Band Program is holding its 2nd annual “Swingin’ for Shelter” swing dance event benefitting … [Read more...]

Si View Parks secures big grant to restore Tollgate Farmhouse interior, transform into Community Space

The iconic Tollgate Farmhouse is one step closer to a complete makeover that will transform it into a community space for the Snoqualmie Valley community to enjoy. Two years ago, a $150,000 grant from the … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Late night run-rap; just a yogurt mistake; shirtless and out of control; drunk and howlin’ at the wind

THEFT IN-PROGRESS |  NORTH BEND SAFEWAY On January 24th around 5:30PM a juvenile male took liquor and when he noticed an employee was writing down his vehicle license plate number, ran back in and left the … [Read more...]

Head-on, fatal accident closes SR 18 over Tiger Mt. for hours Monday night

On Monday evening, February 5, 2018, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said a serious accident had both directions of SR 18 blocked just east of Issaquah-Hobart near milepost 20. The … [Read more...]

Mystery solved: Is that a BIGFOOT trap at Meadowbrook Farm?

[Article by contributing writer Melissa Grant, owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] Ha! Made you look. Everyone enjoyed my Bigfoot article so much I thought I’d use that enjoyment to get our Upper … [Read more...]

Letter | Levies provide important funding to bridge gaps, run important programs

Dear Editor, All of the press about the state now fully funding basic education is somewhat confusing.  When I first heard there would be replacement levies on the ballot in February to support our schools, I … [Read more...]

IGNITE dance team has ‘monumental’ performance weekend at Seattle competition

The Snoqualmie Valley is full of talented young people, including the dedicated competitive dancers at IGNITE Dance studio in North Bend. The team is made up of 121 dancers between the ages of 4 and … [Read more...]

Challenger Baseball Gives All Kids the Opportunity to Enjoy Sports; 2018 registration open

Encompass announced this week that it is proud to return as a 2018 sponsor of Snoqualmie Valley Little League’s Challenger Baseball, an adaptive sports program for boys and girls with physical and developmental … [Read more...]

Business Goings: Copper Public House, Ridge Pharmacy Closing Soon

Two Snoqualmie Ridge businesses will soon be closing their doors. Ridge Pharmacy While picking up prescriptions on Thursday at Ridge Pharmacy inside the Snoqualmie Ridge IGA, the pharmacist informed my … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Affordable Housing Project moves forward after city council upholds permit allowing 4-story buildings

UPDATE |  MARCH 28, 2018 During the appeal period following a January 2018 Hearing Examiner's decision to issue a conditional use permit that would allow Panorama Apartments to build 4-story buildings as … [Read more...]

Oped: Kudos to our school district, campaign team for giving voters full tax picture for replacement levies

Let’s face it. When it comes to school funding, 2018 is the new frontier. Much of what we knew is changing. In 2011 when the state Supreme Court handed down the McCleary Decision saying the state's paramount … [Read more...]