Archives for September 2018

Daughter of firefighter killed in Pang Warehouse fire remains positive as arsonist released early from prison

Thursday, September 27th was a rough but manageable day for North Bend resident Amy Graham. It was the day when Martin Pang - the  man responsible for the death of her dad - walked out of state prison a free … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie City Council grants third extension for King Street lot sale, proposed site for new winery, boutique hotel

During a special September 27th city council meeting called by Mayor Larson approximately 24 hours prior, the council, by a 5-1 vote, approved extending the closing date for the sale of the city-owned King … [Read more...]

North Bend sends State long, expensive list of conditions to put new weigh station near Truck Town

Any major highway construction project is complicated, but the I-90/ SR 18 interchange is proving even more so. Why? Well, because of the number of stakeholders involved. In addition to WSDOT, this project … [Read more...]

Local High School Students interested in Police Explorers invited to Open House

High School students in the Snoqualmie Valley School District are invited to an open house on Wednesday, October 17th for the Police Explorer Post. It will occur at the Snoqualmie Police Department located at … [Read more...]

New law gives Tribal Leaders access to social security coverage for first time

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, the White House announced the Tribal Social Security Fairness Act of 2018 had been signed into law. It allows Indian tribes to enter into agreements with the Social Security … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School District could face big budget deficits after settlement with teachers union, revised levy collections

At the September 24th Snoqualmie Valley School Board meeting, Assistant Superintendent Ryan Stokes explained to board members that work will be needed to balance the district's budget in future years. As … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | Tree on fire; minor accident at Jeanne Hansen Park; possible chest pain patient not found

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to during the past two weeks: September 6th Around 1:15PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a single vehicle car accident on State … [Read more...]

Section of 428th Ave closed near North Bend; PSE to replace aging gas main at 140th & 432nd

There are a couple of North Bend area projects that impact local roads over the next five to six weeks. Starting Monday September 24th King County Roads will close 428th Ave SE between Reinig Road and SE … [Read more...]

Very lucky driver after car leaves I-90, crashes down embankment into tree near SR 18 off-ramp

Snoqualmie Fire Department Lt. Jake Fouts said a male driver is lucky to be alive after a serious one-car accident sent his car careening off of I-90 early Saturday morning, September 22, 2018. Lt. Fouts … [Read more...]

Jay Leno learns at DirtFish Rally School in latest episode of TV series

Sometimes from my backyard I can hear the hum of engines across the Snoqualmie River at DirtFish - and I catch myself wondering who's zooming around the property. A couple of months ago, it turns out is was … [Read more...]

‘No Call, Text is worth a Life’ | Washington State Patrol looking for Distracted Drivers this weekend

If you're tempted to reach for you cell phone while driving - something that is against the law in our state - Washington State Patrol (WSP) is warning the public they'll be looking for you this weekend as … [Read more...]

New affordable housing development breaks ground in Snoqualmie: who qualifies and what is ‘affordable’ rent?

An affordable housing project that has been a topic of discussion around Snoqualmie for years officially began this week in the Eagle Pointe neighborhood of Snoqualmie Ridge. The City of Snoqualmie will hold a … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Ace Hardware thieves flee to casino; locked out by happy two-year old; get off the school roof; lesson in how to properly respond to police

Here area  few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie during the past two weeks. AREA CHECK | W NORTH BEND WAY On September 1st around 7:15PM, officers … [Read more...]

Senator says construction timeline for new I-90/SR 18 interchange still on track; new electronic warning signs coming soon

Washington State Senator Mark Mullet's office said  Monday, September 17th that recent reports stating WSDOT is delaying construction of a new interchange at SR18 and I-90 are incorrect. In an email to … [Read more...]

Seahawks ‘Blue Friday Night Lights’ comes to Wildcat Stadium for big Mount Si, Woodinville game

There is a buzz around Mount Si High School - local and national - when it comes to the Wildcat Football program this year. The Seattle Seahawks are bringing 'Blue Friday Night Lights' to Wildcat Stadium … [Read more...]

HAWK signal installation work continues at Fisher Ave and Snoqualmie Parkway after engineer strike causes delays

After years of discussions, a HAWK signal, which is a pedestrian-activated flashing beacon, is currently under construction at the intersection of Snoqualmie Parkway and Fisher Ave SE. According to a city … [Read more...]

WSDOT to repair pothole-ridden Raging River Bridge over next two weeks, lane closure planned

This spring the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said as part of a two-year, $21.7 million project to improve I-90 between Issaquah and North Bend, the pothole-ridden Raging River … [Read more...]

New Drone will aid Eastside Fire & Rescue with difficult Search and Rescue missions

On September 13, 2018 at the North Bend Fire Station, the Medic One Foundation presented a tactical Matrice 210 drone to Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) to assist first responders with the increasing … [Read more...]

Salish Lodge hardworking Honey Bees and the ‘Bee Man’ behind the sweet success

September is National Honey Month - and one longtime, local business is celebrating! Did you know that located across the Salish Lodge sky bridge, at the top of the hill and behind a secure fence lies the … [Read more...]

Fall Cleaning: Big weekend Recycle event offers chance to get rid of almost everything

Doing some cleaning or organizing? Here's something that can aid your efforts. The City of Snoqualmie is hosting its annual residential recycling event at Centennial Fields, 39903 SE Park Street, this … [Read more...]