Archives for August 2018

OptiMystic Eyes opens in downtown Snoqualmie, complete with incredible renovation its Railroad Ave retail space

Another new store recently opened in downtown Snoqualmie: OptiMystic Eyes. Experienced optician Tatiyana Timacheff and her family spent a few months renovating the small retail space on Railroad Ave, turning … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Casino opens new, fully enclosed non-smoking gaming room

Snoqualmie Casino announced the opening of its new, fully enclosed non-smoking room on August 30th. The 1,355-square-foot gaming room is located next to the Falls Buffet in the back of the casino. The new room … [Read more...]

Surviving the Blast: leaning tree from North Bend explosion site given new home, new life

Who would've known that an explosion strong enough to level a small North Bend strip mall, barber shop and damage 52 other properties in downtown North Bend would spare one lone tree. For four years a lone … [Read more...]

City Council increases downtown height limit, axes language that would’ve let buildings go taller

On Monday evening, August 27th, amidst a packed house, the Snoqualmie City Council once again took up the topic of the building height limit in its downtown historic district. Discussions regarding increasing … [Read more...]

City offers Free Citizens Academy: get up close and personal with local government, city departments

The City of Snoqualmie is getting ready to start its annual Citizens Academy - a free seven-week course that gives participants an inside look at how the city works - begins September 12th. Classes are held … [Read more...]

Si View Parks to explore expanding, building new aquatics facility with in-depth feasibility study

On August 29, 2018, Si View Parks announced plans to begin exploring options to expand its current pool or build a new aquatics facility. Si View Metropolitan Park District recently updated its Comprehensive … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley students back to School: important safety reminders

Students in the Snoqualmie Valley School returned to the classroom on Wednesday, August 29th, which means there will be a lot more cars on local roads, school buses on the streets and pedestrians on the … [Read more...]

County to repair damaged Snoqualmie River levee near downtown North Bend

The City of North Bend announced that the King County Flood Control District will be repairing 300 feet of damaged levee along the right bank of the South Fork Snoqualmie River between SR 202 and North Bend … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Police Department names its first detectives

At the August 27th Snoqualmie City Council meeting, SPD Chief Perry Phipps did something he had been working toward since taking the helm of the Snoqualmie Police Department early last year: he introduced the … [Read more...]

Teachers union overwhelmingly approves new pay schedule that includes big raises

UPDATE |  AUGUST 29, 2018 Members of Snoqualmie Valley Education Association (SVEA) overwhelmingly approved the new pay schedule agreement - at 97% - during their August 28th general membership … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | improperly extinguished campfire spreads; natural combustion causes fire near DirtFish; motorcycle accident downtown

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to during the past two weeks: August 9th At around 12:20PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters were returning from dropping off a patient in … [Read more...]

North Bend Road Work: Brissak Bridge repairs near Riverbend; Pickett Ave Closure near NE 3rd

Brissak Bridge Repair near Riverbend King County Department of Transportation is planning road restrictions for Brissak Bridge near the Riverbend neighborhood of North Bend - on 436th Ave SE between SE 147th … [Read more...]

City to purchase large portion of Cascade Golf Course for critical water rights, open space

On August 21, 2018 the North Bend City Council unanimously authorized Mayor Ken Hearing to take all necessary action to purchase 28-acres of the Cascade Golf Course, located just outside the city limits off … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | suspected missing child found locked in car; Railroad Days disturbance; stolen car needed for court date

Here are a few of the calls Snoqualmie Police Department officers responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie last week: NOISE COMPLAINT | SE BURKE ST, Snoqualmie On August 12th around 9:55PM, a caller … [Read more...]

Three Mount Si Grads receive scholarships from Firefighters Association

The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association recently recognized Makenzie Davis, Allie Banducci, and Allie Murphy, all 2018 graduates of Mount Si High School, with scholarships of $1,000 each. Davis will attend … [Read more...]

Yearly Warning: Low flying jet over Snoqualmie Valley signals start of Boeing Classic, August 24th

This is your yearly reminder that a Boeing jet will be flying LOW over the Snoqualmie Valley, signaling the start of the 14th annual Boeing Classic golf tournament, which is a PGA Champions Tour stop. On … [Read more...]

QFC to phase out plastic bags by 2019

The Kroger Co, the largest U.S. grocery chain, announced Friday, August 23, 2018 that it will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across its family of stores by … [Read more...]

In Search of more Space: Snoqualmie Valley YMCA adding portable

Snoqualmie Valley YMCA Executive Director Nate Smith has been saying for about three years that the YMCA, which has one of the highest market member penetration rates in the county, is running out of space. The … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School District and Teachers union reach conceptual agreement on new pay schedule

UPDATE |  Thursday, August 23, 2018 Late Wednesday night the Snoqualmie Valley School District issued an announcement that a pay schedule agreement with the teachers union had been reached: August 22nd, a … [Read more...]

Something strange is coming to North Bend this weekend… a new FilmFest

The North Bend Film Festival kicks off its inaugural event this weekend. Beginning Thursday, August 23rd and lasting through Sunday, August 26th, the Snoqualmie Valley community is invited to come out to the … [Read more...]