Archives for April 2018

Snoqualmie Casino announces Hometown Heroes program, recognizing those who make lasting impact

Snoqualmie Casino has initiated a call for nominations to recognize community members that provide outstanding service to the greater Seattle region. Honorees will be treated to a complimentary fine dining … [Read more...]

VIDEO | Snoqualmie Falls roaring after weeks of heavy Spring rain

My daughter said to me today: "Sometimes I forget we live right by a water fall. That's pretty cool." It is. After some serious rain in the Snoqualmie Valley during the first two weeks of April - we're … [Read more...]

Large Landslide forces closure of popular Middle Fork Trail near North Bend

Does it feel like it's been raining for two weeks straight? If so, that's because it pretty much has. North Bend Weather reported that approximately 10 inches of rain fell on the Snoqualmie Valley during the … [Read more...]

Bringing Australia to the Valley: Fall City Wallaby Ranch, king of kangaroos, wallabies

[Article by Melissa Grant, pet trainer/owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs and animal lover] I’m an animal person - there is no doubt. Admittedly, I probably won’t coo over your child, but if you … [Read more...]

Business Comings: New Gym in Town, specializing in short, high energy classes

Monday, April 16, 2018, Snoqualmie welcomes another new business... this time in the historic downtown area. Snoqualmie Fit Body Boot Camp will open in the retail space next to the Snoqualmie Market on Railroad … [Read more...]

Small Landslide at I-90/SR 18 interchange over the weekend

A small landslide greeted Snoqualmie area drivers early Saturday morning, April 14, 2018.  It was first reported on WSDOT's social media feed around 6AM. The slide occurred on SR 18 underneath I-90 - right … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | newspaper middle-of-the road fire; assistance back to the couch; Parkway rear-ended; that was no small kitchen fire

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to over the past two weeks: March 30th At around 1:20PM, firefighters dispatched to a local residence where the fire alarm was going off. … [Read more...]

New ‘Trailhead Direct’ bus service to popular Mount Si, Teneriffe launches in May, could help ease North Bend road congestion

So Trailhead Direct is going to have a new destination this summer - North Bend. Since the announcement earlier this month, some locals have debated whether the service will help with the notorious congestion … [Read more...]

212-unit Cedar River Apartment Complex approved by city, SEPA determination issued

On April 6, 2018, the City of North Bend filed a Notice of Mitigated Determination of Non-significance for a 212-unit apartment complex - Cedar River Apartments -  that is proposed for the Dahlgren Property … [Read more...]

SnoValley Safety Expo CANCELED

UPDATE |  APRIL 12, 2018 The Sallal Grange said due to circumstances beyond their control, the planned safety expo has been canceled. They hope to reschedule at a later … [Read more...]

After long search, Snoqualmie appoints New Finance Director

After the City of Snoqualmie CFO unexpectedly resigned last fall to take a position with the King County Library System, the city launch retitled the position and launched an extensive search for a Finance … [Read more...]

A Decade in the Making: Snoqualmie Skate Park construction anticipated to start this summer

The idea of a skate park in Snoqualmie is not new. I volunteered on the Snoqualmie Parks Board in 2006 when a group of ambitious teens came to us with the idea. Since 2007 it has been in the city's capital … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association: nearly forty years serving thousands of local players; registration now OPEN

It's that [local] time of year again.... youth soccer registration is upon the Snoqualmie Valley.  Did you know? The Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association (SnVYSA) has been serving young soccer players for … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Rio Bravito now OPEN in Snoqualmie, local owners bring second location to Ridge

If you tried stopping in at Taco del Mar on Snoqualmie Ridge over the past week, you many have noticed a big change. The doors are locked. They closed. But don't fear taco fans. You will still  have your … [Read more...]

New Home Development with large lots proposed for unincorporated North Bend area

It looks like a new, small home development is being proposed in North Bend, but this time in unincorporated King County (off I-90 exit 32) - and this time with big lots. Applicant Kusak Tree Farm, LLC of … [Read more...]

Ridge Bears | Bigger, Bolder and Dying Young; Inside the Snoqualmie Ridge “Bear Summit”

[Article by North Bend resident, Bear Smart WA volunteer and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant.] Dateline April 3rd 2018 - Bear Smart, WA organized a meeting with the … [Read more...]

Traffic Alert: Two week, Single-Lane Closures of Snoqualmie Parkway starts next week

The City of Snoqualmie and Snoqualmie Ridge ROA announced that a nearly two-week landscaping project will cause lane closures of Snoqualmie Parkway. The work will begin Monday, April 9th. The project will … [Read more...]

Two upcoming Meetings discuss Opioids and State Wolf Population

There are a couple of community meetings happening in the coming weeks that Snoqualmie Valley community members might be interested in. See details below. Community Conversation about Opioids in Fall … [Read more...]

District names new principal of Snoqualmie Middle School, scheduled to re-open in fall 2019

The Snoqualmie Valley School District announced Thursday, April 5, 2018 that it had picked the new principal who will help bring Snoqualmie Middle School back online after a six-year run as a freshman … [Read more...]

‘Heartbroken for the family’ | Snoqualmie Police officers launch fundraiser after tragic Easter accident takes life of pregnant mother

Yesterday, April 4, 2018, Snoqualmie Police Officers Rick Cary and Scott Bruton decided they need to do something to help a family now facing unimaginable circumstances after a sudden Easter night snow storm … [Read more...]