Archives for July 2018

Large house fire causes $200,000 in damages in downtown Snoqualmie

Multiple Eastside Fire departments responded to a large house fire in downtown Snoqualmie on Monday afternoon, July 30th. According to Snoqualmie Fire Chief Mark Correira, the fire was located in the roof of … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | Vehicle plunges 40ft into river; cement slurry; motorcycle vs. elk; shower won’t turn off

Here are some of the calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to during the past two weeks: July 12th At 9:52 am Snoqualmie Firefighters and Police responded to a concrete slurry spill on SR202 near … [Read more...]

Longtime City Clerk Jodi Warren named Railroad Days Parade Grand Marshal

A familiar face to many, and longtime Snoqualmie City Clerk, Jodi Warren was named 2018 Railroad Days parade grand marshal, selected by the Northwest Railway Museum which hosts the annual Railroad Days … [Read more...]

Old homes demolished for new, small townhome development in downtown Snoqualmie

A new small townhome development in downtown Snoqualmie looks to finally be moving forward at the corner of Silva Ave and King Street - near the Snoqualmie Valley School District Office. The binding site … [Read more...]

Busy evening for first responders: brush fire, multi-vehicle accident in North Bend; Dalmatian rescue on Mailbox Peak

First responders had a busy evening, Wednesday, July, 25, 2018. Around 5PM, Eastside Fire & Rescue and Snoqualmie firefighters responded to North Bend for a 100 x 100 brush fire. Crews had the fire - … [Read more...]

Dream to Reality for Snoqualmie Couple: Pineapple Life throws Huge Community Grand Opening event

In November we told you that a new, large yoga studio was coming to Snoqualmie. At the time the owners, Brandi and Brian Cohen, hoped to have Pineapple Life open in the spring, but construction took a quite a … [Read more...]

Rancho Laguna’s HEART Benefit BBQ & Music Festival July 28th: Rescuing Animals, Creating Unique Therapy

[Article by Melissa Grant, owner of Miss Lola's Academy] I met Tina Laguna when I sought out her advice about a bird. Instantly friendly and helpful, I saw why so many residents spoke so highly of her and why … [Read more...]

North Bend Dance Studio receives two national award nominations; public can vote to help

IGNITE Dance Studio in North Bend announced some big news last week: that it had received two 2018 Industry Dance Award nominations. In fact, of the five nominations secured by Washington dance studios, two of … [Read more...]

Hiker ‘lucky to be alive’ after falling off Rattlesnake Ledge in the dark

Eastside Fire & Rescue was called to Rattlesnake Ledge Friday night, July 20, 2018 to help an injured hiker who fell 30-40 feet off of the east facing summit ledge. The call came in around 10:45PM and … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Brewery opens big, new outdoor patio

It was a lot of work for an outdoor space in the Pacific Northwest. After months and months of planning and a couple of months of construction, the Snoqualmie Brewery is finally ready to open its new outdoor … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Casino named one of Washington’s Best Workplaces by Puget Sound Business Journal

One of the Snoqualmie Valley's biggest employers - Snoqualmie Casino - announced last week that the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) had recognized it as one Washington’s Best Workplaces in 2018. Companies … [Read more...]

Sigillo Cellars exercises option to buy King Street lot from city to build new winery, restaurant, boutique hotel

On June 29, 2018 Sigillo Cellars exercised their purchase option with the City of Snoqualmie for the empty King Street lot. In October one of the purchase conditions  - council approval of the building concept … [Read more...]

King County launches new website: Taxpayer Transparency Tool shows exactly where property tax dollars go

Property taxes are one of those ever-changing things that can leave people very confused. New schools bonds, levies, initiatives. Expiring levies and bonds. New yearly assessments. It can be head spinning until … [Read more...]

Tests show nothing wrong with cougar that attacked, killed mountain bikers in North Bend

[Article by contributing writer, Melissa Grant] The necropsy results are in for the cougar involved in the fatal Mountain biker attack on May 19, 2018. Says Dr. Kristin Mansfield, a veterinarian with the … [Read more...]

North Bend’s NE 12th Street Reconstruction Project starts in early August

On July 17, 2018 the North Bend City Council approved a construction contract that will finally fix often-complained-about  NE 12th Street. Long-awaited street improvements to NE 12th Street are planned to … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | trapped in golf club elevator; juveniles and fireworks suspected of causing $5,000 damage to park; mysterious odor evacuates Safeway

Here area a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to during the past two week: June 28th At 10:25AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters and other Eastside units responded to an activated fire … [Read more...]

Community Cool Down: Firefighters turn Snoqualmie Park into giant spray park, will repeat at Centennial Fields today

There was some giant sprinkler a fun at Snoqualmie Community Park on Thursday afternoon, July 12, 2018 when a Snoqualmie Fire truck showed up to help kids cool down in the summer heat. Firefighters hooked up … [Read more...]

Trail Youth holds upcoming Comedy Fundraiser to help with coffee house remodel costs

[Article by Paige McCall] Come out and enjoy a night of food, fun, and laughter all while supporting the Trail Youth. The local coffee shop/non-profit will be putting on a fundraiser, headlined by … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie to hold Public Meeting on Salish Lodge Expansion Plans

Would you like to have a say about the proposed Salish Lodge expansion development?  Here's your chance. The City of Snoqualmie announced that they will hold a public hearing about the Salish Lodge & Spa … [Read more...]

Keepin’ it Cool: Hot Weather Tips for you and your Pet

[Article by Melissa Grant: North Bend resident, pet trainer and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] I always consider July 5th as the official start to our notoriously short but beautiful PNW … [Read more...]