Archives for September 2018

Popular Snoqualmie Valley Wine Train returns with three Fall dates

After a popular debut last spring, the Northwest Railway Museum is bringing the Wine Train back for three Saturday dates this fall: September 15th, October 6th and October 13th. Organizers say the Wine Train … [Read more...]

Tanner Electric to build new Middle Fork Transmission Line along Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Tanner Electric Cooperative (TEC) is making improvements to its system in the coming years, which includes breaking ground in spring 2019 on a new two-mile long Middle Fork Transmission Line that is part of a … [Read more...]

Si View Parks District putting $14.7 million bond on November ballot for open space, new parks and trails

On September 10th Si View Metropolitan Park District announced it will be placing a $14.7 million capital bond measure on the  November 6th ballot. According to a press release, Si View stated the bond would … [Read more...]

15 Years of Getting you Where you Need to Go: Snoqualmie Valley Transportation holds anniversary celebration

Since launching its first bus route in North Bend in 2003, Snoqualmie Valley Transportation has steadily grown in both size and offerings. It has also become, with funding help from King County Metro and … [Read more...]

Video: Trail Cam spots cougar in woods behind Snoqualmie Ridge home

Snoqualmie resident Andrea Myrvold spotted something new on the trail cam she has installed in the backyard of her Snoqualmie Ridge home that borders a wooded area -  a cougar. The trail cam spotted the … [Read more...]

No More Scrambling for Space: Brand New Youth Facility coming to the Snoqualmie Valley

Wondering what's going on - what's being built along Boalch Ave near North Bend? Well, it's kind of big news for one local organization. The Snoqualmie Valley Youth Activities and Community Center … [Read more...]

Traffic: Nightly SR18 closures this week; upcoming Orchard Drive and Boalch Ave closures

There are a few upcoming road closures in the Snoqualmie Valley: Westbound SR 18 between I-90 and Issaquah-Hobart Road  Drivers may need to take an alternate route if they’re headed west from Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Teens Thrive at Carnation Farms New Youth Employment Program

Nineteen local teenagers participated in the inaugural season of ‘Rooted at Carnation Farms’. ‘Rooted’ is an immersive job and leadership development program in sustainable farming, food systems, nutrition and … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | struck by SUV after package delivery; brush fires, brush fires, brush fires; rash of false fire alarms

Here are a few calls for service the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded during the past two weeks: August 23rd At 10:41AM Snoqualmie Firefighters along with multiple Eastside units dispatched to a … [Read more...]

It’s Back! Snoqualmie Valley Block Party brings family fun this weekend

In just two days, the annual Snoqualmie Valley Block Party will be back— by popular demand— for its 6th year! Head out to Center Blvd in the middle of Snoqualmie Ridge on Saturday, September 8th from 11am-5pm … [Read more...]

New, Stronger Bear Resistant Garbage Cans Coming to Snoqualmie; offers chance to become leading bear safe community

[Article by contributing writer, North Bend resident and BearSmart, WA volunteer, Melissa Grant]. When my original article - Ridge Bears | Bigger, Bolder and Dying Young; Inside the Snoqualmie Ridge Bear … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | FBI responds to armed grenade found in river; officer vs cow; possible wheelchair assault

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie during the past two weeks: SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES | SE MUIR ST, Snoqualmie On August 19th around … [Read more...]

Training exercises at Fire Academy in North Bend could have residents hearing explosions

UPDATE | SEPTEMBER 6TH The Fire Training Academy informed the City of North Bend that more training exercises - that will include explosions - will occur tonight between 4-7PM, but they won't now be … [Read more...]

Woman dies after falling near Kendall Katwalk Trail at Snoqualmie Pass

Around 12:30PM, September 5, 2018 Eastside Fire & Rescue said its crews, along with the Bellevue Fire Department and Snoqualmie Pass Fire & Rescue, were on the scene of a trail rescue on the Pacific … [Read more...]

Fiery, fatal accident closes SR 202 near Tolt Hill Road for seven hours Wednesday afternoon

A fiery, fatal collision closed a two-mile section SR 202 just east of Tolt Hill Road for over seven hours on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. According to the Washington State Patrol, (WSP), a Honda CRV was … [Read more...]

From Pop-up to Brick and Mortar: New Boutique opens in historic Snoqualmie, dream realized for local woman

Snoqualmie resident and small business owner, Jodi Jeffries, said she knew as a teenager that fashion was her passion - and that being a buyer for Nordstrom was what she wanted to do. After earning degrees … [Read more...]

#SVSDEmpowered: new superintendent brimming with enthusiasm, engagement

Starting a new job typically comes with challenges: new people, new systems, new dynamics. Taking over a position from a  respected community member who headed a high-functioning school district for 13 years, … [Read more...]

King County Executive Dow Constantine visits North Bend, sees success of Trail Youth Coffee House

Wednesday afternoon, August 29th, was a chance for King County Executive Dow Constantine and other county employees to see first had what grant money administered by the county's voter approved 'Best Starts for … [Read more...]