Archives for March 2018

QFC Unveils New Meal Kits at North Bend Store

If you were in the North Bend QFC this week and noticed a new food display near the bakery/deli area, QFC issued a press release with all the details about the new project launch. QFC is entering the … [Read more...]

Developers still committed to delivering Snoqualmie Valley Athletic Complex, hope to break ground late spring

After approximately 1.5 years of planning, things are still slowly moving forward on a planned athletic complex off SR 202 and 14th Street in North Bend (near Encompass). Four combination outdoor … [Read more...]

Chelsea’s Dream: Community Group launches fundraising effort to bring first All-Inclusive playground to Snoqualmie Valley

It was 2012 when the dream for an inclusive playground came to Snoqualmie resident, Chelsea Robinson, who recognized the need for a safe, secure, welcoming playground accessible to children and youth of all … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Board ends affiliation talks with Astria Health; may reconnect with more well-established organizations

After several months of working on an affiliation with a larger health care organization, on March 8, 2018, the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District Board voted unanimously to discontinue affiliation talks with … [Read more...]

Following weeks of nationwide walkouts and marches, school board student reps propose ideas to increase safety at Mount Si

After two weeks filled with national student led walkouts and marches calling for increased school safety, the Snoqualmie Valley School Board and its two appointed student board representatives, Chirag … [Read more...]

Business Comings | Bye-bye Bacteria and Stink: North Bend best friends launch Tidy’s Beautiful Bins

There's a new business in town. This time it's not a restaurant, a new dentist or exercise studio.  It's call Tidy's Beautiful Bins. What, you ask, is Tidy's Beautiful Bins? It's a company started by a … [Read more...]

Have a say in how North Bend develops: City seeks new Planning Commission Members

The City of North Bend announced last week that it is seeking applicants for multiple vacancies on the Planning Commission, with all open position terms set to expire on May 18, 2022. The Planning Commission … [Read more...]

‘100 Women Who Care’ awards over $10,000 to Encompass

On March 6, 2018 100 Women Who Care of Greater Snoqualmie Valley selected Encompass to receive their donations - totaling close to $13,000 - for this quarter. Encompass Grants Manager Laurie Gutenberg, … [Read more...]

District launching new School Start Time survey, narrows options to two

In addition to launching a search for a new superintendent, the Snoqualmie Valley School District is busy continuing to examine a potential change to school start times, possibly as early as the 2018-19 school … [Read more...]

Talented Teens: Snoqualmie Rock Band LocoMotive rockin’ their way through high school

Take three kids and one music program and what do you get? Well, a rock band, of course.  LocoMotive to be precise. It started in 2012 at Big Star Studios. Bella Mariani met brothers Ryan and Ethan Horn in … [Read more...]

School Board hires national firm to conduct search for new superintendent, process to include community input

The Snoqualmie Valley School District is facing a tight timeline to secure a new superintendent for the 2018-19 school year. Superintendent Joel Aune announced earlier this month that he has accepted a job as … [Read more...]

Find your baskets, Easter Egg Hunts start this weekend

With less than two weeks until Easter, local cities, businesses and community groups are gearing up for their annual Egg Hunts. RE/MAX Egg Hunt |  Saturday, March 24th, 9:45AM RE/MAX Integrity is hosting … [Read more...]

Mount Si Baseball offers discounted tickets for upcoming Mariners game

Each year the Mount Si High School Baseball Boosters program runs a fundraiser, selling discounted tickets to a Seattle Mariners home game. In the past, you most likely have seen team members in front of local … [Read more...]

Police release sketch of groping suspect reported near Mount Si High School last week

UPDATE | MARCH 22, 2018, 3PM The Snoqualmie Police Department released more information about a groping incident reported on Friday, March 16, 2018 around  1:30PM about a block from Mount Si High … [Read more...]

Hundreds of Mount Si High School students walkout, march for increased school safety, less gun violence

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018 an estimated 200-250 Mount Si High School students participated in a student-led walkout in support of increased school safety and less gun violence. The Mount Si walkout joined … [Read more...]

St. Patty’s Day Happenings: Pub Crawl returns for 3rd year, Glassybaby pop-up hits the Valley

There's a couple of events happening Saturday, March 17th for community members looking for a little St. Patty's Day AND shopping fun. The 3rd Annual St. Patty's Day Pub Crawl is happening at four … [Read more...]

Ethics Examiner rules Snoqualmie Public Works Director violated ethics code; mayor issues punishment

An Ethics Hearing Examiner - Grant Degginger - hired by the City of Snoqualmie late last year, recently issued a Finding of Facts after finishing an investigation and conducting an in person hearing with Parks … [Read more...]

Music in the Air: Mount Si Choir Winter Concert, March 14th

Feel like some midweek music? The talented members of Mount Si Choir have you covered. Mount Si Choir invites students and the public to join them for their annual Mount Si High School Winter Choir Concert … [Read more...]

School board member faces DUI, hit and run charges; issues apology

[**We typically do not report on misdemeanor charges until the legal process has played out, but as Mr. Fancher willingly offered a statement before his court date/legal proceedings have been completed, we … [Read more...]

Detectives ask for community’s help with Duvall suspicious death investigation; deceased man identified

The City of Duvall recently released more information regarding a deceased man found on city property on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. On Thursday March 8th, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted … [Read more...]