Archives for August 2018

Inside the New Mount Si High School: safer, brighter and lots of flexible, modern learning spaces

It's been about five years since the Snoqualmie Valley School Board began exploring the option of rebuilding Mount Si High School. Critics said it wasn't possible. There wouldn't be enough parking. It was too … [Read more...]

Sigillo Cellars owners hope to clear up ‘untruths’ about King Street Lot purchase

The father and son ownership team of Sigillo Cellars - Mike and Ryan Seal - say they are interested in engaging in facts regarding their purchase of the King Street lot in downtown Snoqualmie, the spot where … [Read more...]

North Bend News: Two-week road closure planned; new survey asks for citizen input on shopping habits

Via new release this week, the City of North Bend announced a couple of happenings: Two Week Road Closure Starting Monday, August 27th, East 2nd Street between Janet Avenue and the public alley 250 feet … [Read more...]

Support the Mt Si Senior Center: 2nd Annual SOS Dinner and Auction happens September 15th

Organizers invite community members to enjoy a festive night out while contributing to the vital work of the Mt. Si Senior Center at the second annual Support Our Seniors Dinner and Auction, 6 to 10PM, … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Runaway out the window with a makeshift rope; Under 21 DUI, reckless driving; barking dog frustrations; known man with pellet gun

Here area a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie during the past two weeks: DISTURBANCE | HEALY AVE, North Bend On August 2nd around 7:15PM, a caller … [Read more...]

Mount Dance Team contest finalist for FREE airfare to Nationals; need public to vote by August 15th

As the Mount Si Dance team enters its 4th year in existence, they're already looking toward Nationals! In just a short time, Coach Megan Maxwell said the girls have worked incredibly hard to get to where … [Read more...]

New Life to Downtown North Bend: Volition Brewing to transform long vacant building

Downtown revitalization is something the City of North Bend has put front and center over the past year, including hiring a consultant to attract new businesses to the prominent and long empty buildings sitting … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | Single-car, 7-passenger rollover accident; covered in blueberry juice for spiritual reasons; head-on crash on Boalch Ave; riverbank fire

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to during the past two weeks: July 26th At around 8:05AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a small, beauty bark fire at a Ridge … [Read more...]

Seeing Red: City suspects asphalt sealer spill in pond near Snoqualmie Ridge IGA shopping center

A red-tinted stormwater detention pond, located on Kinsey Street behind the IGA shopping center property on Snoqualmie Ridge, caught the attention of residents this week, raising questions about what may have … [Read more...]

Helicopter rescues climber stuck on Mount Si haystack

King County Sheriff's Office Guardian 2 helicopter responded to the haystack of Mount Si for a cliffed out hiker/climber Thursday afternoon, August 9, 2018. King County Search and Rescue crews were initially … [Read more...]

City grants Sigillo Cellars closing extension for King Street lot sale; recommends increasing height limits in historic downtown

In late June, Sigillo Cellars exercised an option to purchase the empty gravel lot at Railroad Ave and King Street in downtown Snoqualmie. Sigillo plans to build a two-story, multi-use production … [Read more...]

Fiery, fatal rollover accident triggers brush fire on I-90 near Preston; snarls afternoon traffic

A one-car fatal accident that occurred around 12:30PM, August 9th, triggered a large brush fire in the I-90 median - and brought traffic to a standstill in both directions between Issaquah and Preston. At … [Read more...]

Early Primary Election Results: Issaquah Councilman, School Board member lead in 5th District races

While there weren't any local city elected positions on this year's August ballot, there were primary races for two 5th District legislative seats and the 8th District U.S Representative seat that represent the … [Read more...]

After witnessing man dart into Snoqualmie Parkway traffic: the Case for On-Leash Dogs

[Article by Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, owner and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] Last week on a sunny Thursday around 1pm I was driving down Snoqualmie Parkway. Out of the corner … [Read more...]

Natural Gas Main Break in North Bend near Wood River requires lanes closure; repairs underway

The Snoqualmie Fire Department announced at 10:30AM, August 7, 2018 that SFD and Eastside Fire & Rescue crews were responding to a natural gas main 'fracture' near the Wood River neighborhood of North … [Read more...]

Water, Development and the Environment collide in North Bend

[Article had been updated to reflect a mistake in the amount of fees paid to Seattle Public Utilities annually.] Understanding the issue of water in North Bend is time-intensive and filled with lots of … [Read more...]

Video | Trail cam captures adorable bear cub wrestling match near Fall City

If you live in the Snoqualmie Valley, then you know bears are a common site - especially this year, where they seem to have started visiting neighborhood streets in search of food (i.e. garbage cans) earlier … [Read more...]

Fire damages Snoqualmie Ridge home, homeowner suffers minor injuries

A large house fire at the very end of Fairway Place on Snoqualmie Ridge had multiple fire trucks screaming through quiet streets during the early morning hours of Saturday, August 4, 2018. Snoqualmie Public … [Read more...]

Bring on the Pancakes: Snoqualmie Firefighters ready to make you Breakfast during Railroad Days Fundraiser

One of the most popular Railroad Days events that draws hundreds of hungry residents - The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association’s annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser - is back! Kick-off the Railroad Days … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce names new Executive Director

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce President Carolyn Simpson announced this week that Snoqualmie resident Kelly Coughlin had been hired as the Chamber's new Executive Director.  She replaces Monica Lynne who … [Read more...]