Archives for May 2018

Mock DUI Drill shows students the tragic, graphic aftermath of drinking and driving

For as long as my family has lived in the Snoqualmie Valley, the Pre-Prom Mock DUI Drill has been happening on the street behind Mount Si High School. It's intense, emotional and graphic. It has shaken and … [Read more...]

Fiesta For The Food Bank: grassroots event helps fill backpacks and stomachs

Did you know? The Mt Si Food bank brings backpacks to about 175 kids in the Snoqualmie Valley every Friday at school, each filled with food and snacks for the weekend. But during the summer, with schools … [Read more...]


Dear Editor,  Shouldn’t a Farmers Market have at least one farmer? Over the past few weekends I’ve visited several area Farmers Markets where food trucks outnumbered farmers and in one case there weren’t any … [Read more...]

School Board offers Superintendent position to head of Peninsula District

After an extensive two-month search process, the Snoqualmie Valley School Board voted at a special May 29th meeting to offer Dr. Robert Manahan the position of SVSD Superintendent. Dr. Manahan is the current … [Read more...]

State Champions: Mount Si High School Athletes tops in golf, distance running

Two Mount Si High School athletes took home 4A state titles over the past two weeks - one in golf and one in track. Sophomore Drew Warford shot a 70 and 67 in the two-day State Championships at Canyon Lakes … [Read more...]

Letter | Say no to Superintendent candidate; district needs leader who can empower teachers and students

Dear Community Members, As a 30-year career teacher in both private and public school here in the Snoqualmie Valley School District I ask you to be very thoughtful as well as careful in your selection of the … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Teachers Union opposes Superintendent finalist, citing public school takeovers in Nevada

On May 23, 2018, not long after the Snoqualmie Valley School Board announced the three finalists in their search for a new superintendent, opposition to one candidate sprung up from the teachers union, … [Read more...]

SE Lake Dorothy Road becomes seasonal One-Way Road

According the City of North Bend announcement, beginning late spring 2018, SE Lake Dorothy Road will become a one-way road for traffic traveling east. This configuration is expected to last until … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | Upstairs assist; stuck across the river; lots of fire alarms; more SR 18 accidents

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to over the past two weeks: May 10th At around 2:45PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a still alarm for a possible extinguished … [Read more...]

Heirloom Cookshop Launches Downtown Snoqualmie Green Market, June 1st

Snoqualmie business - Heirloom Cookshop - is bringing something new to historic downtown Snoqualmie this summer: a Green Market (think small farmers market) on Friday afternoons beginning June 1st and running … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Spike strips at Safeway; no pants on the way to college; nerf war; dine & dash by bike

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie during the past two weeks: CITIZEN ASSIST | SNOQUALMIE POLICE DEPARTMENT On May 5th around 4:30PM, … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Brewery gets new owners with big plans, big changes

There are some big happenings down at 'the brewery,' which were announced via press release on May 23rd. After 20 years of growth and success in brewing business, Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company has been … [Read more...]

Three Finalists announced as District searches for new Superintendent

On May 23, 2018, the Snoqualmie Valley School District announced the three finalists in the board's search for a new superintendent. Earlier this week school board members interviewed nine semifinals in … [Read more...]

A Dream Fulfilled: CarePoint Clinic offers free healthcare in the Snoqualmie Valley, holds community open house

Volunteers say CarePoint Clinic in Fall City exists to provide free high-quality primary health care for people of all ages without insurance, with limited insurance, or those in between health care … [Read more...]

City Hires New Events Coordinator, Police Officer, and Project Engineer

The City of Snoqualmie announced on Friday that it had hired three new employees, filling roles in events coordination, law enforcement, and project engineering. Via press release the city provided information … [Read more...]

Mount Si makes U.S. News 2018 Best High Schools List, ranks 18th in state

On May 18th the Snoqualmie Valley School District announced that Mount Si High School had made the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools list. The annual report recognizes the high performing … [Read more...]

Cougar attack near Ernie’s Grove leaves one dead, one injured

Helicopters were in the Ernie’s Grove area of the Snoqualmie Valley Saturday afternoon, May 19th, responding to a man injured after a reported cougar attack. According to the King County Sheriff’s Office, … [Read more...]

Two Weekend Plant Sales ready to help bring your Yard to Life

If you've got a green thumb - or maybe just feel like sprucing up your yard for spring - two local groups have plant sales happening Saturday, May 19th. Friends of the Fall City Library is hosting its annual … [Read more...]

New, improved Bike Park becomes reality in North Bend thanks to passion of ‘local unsung hero’

It's FINALLY done! Last year it was a design on paper. Today it is reality for Snoqualmie Valley kids. The newest amenity at revamped Torguson Park in North Bend - the Pump Track BMX Bike Park - recently … [Read more...]

Shovels in the Dirt | North Bend building new City Hall after 25 years of planning

It's official. Shovels were in the dirt. Groundbreaking is in the books. The City of North Bend will soon begin construction on a new city hall, something that has been planned for about 25 years. City … [Read more...]