Archives for November 2018

Peek inside new Snoqualmie Hampton Inn: owner hopes to open in 2018, new coffee company planned next door

It's a sprint to the finish line, but the owner of Snoqualmie's new Hampton Inn, Chun Lai Hospitality, has a goal to open in 2018.  We took a hard hat tour of the hotel on November 30th and here's a bit of what … [Read more...]

Mount Si Musicians nab All-State Honors, selected to Honor Bands

The Mount Si High School (MSHS) Music Department proudly announced this week that MSHS Band Students Mary Piekarczyk (clarinet) and James Kolke (trombone) had auditioned and been accepted to the Washington … [Read more...]

District, Secretaries Union contract negotiations reach stalemate, mediator requested

The Snoqualmie Valley School District and its small secretaries union (SVASA) have been negotiating a new contract since last spring, spending approximately 75 hours at the bargaining table, but have reached a … [Read more...]

For first time in nearly two decades, Snoqualmie City Councils say no to 1% tax increase; North Bend also says no

For the first time in nearly two decades the Snoqualmie City Council did not approve the state allowed 1% tax increase to their annual budget.  The 1% increase would've added approximately $78,000 to the 2019 … [Read more...]

Fall City hosts Holiday Fun this weekend: holiday market, tree lighting, community dance

Fall City is getting into the holiday spirit this weekend, bringing back all of the holiday favorites for residents on Saturday, December 1st. First up... the 19th annual Holiday Market from 10AM to 3PM will … [Read more...]

‘Find another way home’ urges Snoqualmie Police after six DUI arrests over weekend, one with serious rollover accident and foot chase

Over the Thanksgiving weekend both Snoqualmie/North Bend police officers and Washington State Troopers were busy patrolling for DUI drivers. WSP reported early Saturday morning, November 24th that in two … [Read more...]

Conservation Partnership protects 80-acres of land in Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area

King County recently issued a news release about a land acquisition in the Snoqualmie Valley made by its newly launched Land Conservation Initiative. It will preserve 80 acres of land near North Bend from … [Read more...]

Local mom says ‘Thank You’ to police officers, firefighters for help during two years of homelessness in the Snoqualmie Valley

[Have something you'd like to share with the community? Letters can be emailed to] Dear Snoqualmie Valley Community: I feel a great need and obligation to take the time to … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Casino celebrates 10 year anniversary with renovations, new achievement

It's been a decade since the Snoqualmie Tribe opened the Snoqualmie Casino. In 2008 - during the turmoil and uncertainty of an economic recession - the casino opened its doors on a hillside overlooking the … [Read more...]

Shop Local: So many Snoqualmie Valley holiday shopping options, no freeway required

November 24th is Small Business Saturday. So if you're seeing #ShopSmall all over you social media feeds, it's to raise awareness for this day designed to encourage folks to shop at their local small businesses … [Read more...]

North Bend considers banning plastic shopping bags; public hearing on new ordinance November 20th

It appears the City of North Bend is considering moving in the direction no plastic bags - like Issaquah and Seattle have in recent years. At the Tuesday, November 20th city council meeting, the city is … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | Possible squatters discovered; furnace problem send carbon monoxide into home; vandals start fire in park bathroom;

October 26th At around 9:00AM Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched to a vacant house with a reported active smoke detector sounding. The unit arrived to find that the house appeared to have squatters, … [Read more...]

Si View Parks $14.7 million bond measure passes; more open space, trails, park improvements coming in next 4-6 years

Community support of Si View Metropolitan Parks District appears to be running as strong as ever. Since voters created the Parks District 15 years ago, no levy or bond measure has failed, including the most … [Read more...]

North Bend rings in the Holidays ALL weekend long at Holly Days Festival

The City of North Bend is ringing in the holidays all weekend long as Holly Days - the city's official holiday festival and tree lighting ceremony - returns Friday, November 30th through Sunday, December 2nd in … [Read more...]

‘I think we should move to Snoqualmie’ she said 17 years ago

17 years ago today - after months of research, planning and oh yea, building a house on a cookie cutter lot (I hear you judging), I moved my family of five to Snoqualmie. I was also 8 month pregnant with baby … [Read more...]

Church on the Ridge building new, large facility in Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park

There's a new building going up way back in the Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park - and it might be something a little different than imagined. Church on the Ridge announced it recently broke ground on a new … [Read more...]

Mt. Si Senior Center to buy Cascade Park Apartments to preserve affordable senior housing

A full house was assembled at Mt. Si Senior Center Sept. 27th to hear about the future of Cascade Park Apartments and affordable housing for senior citizens in the Upper Snoqualmie Valley. What they heard from … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie ‘Winter Lights’ rings in the holiday season with community tree lighting, new outdoor market

Drive through downtown Snoqualmie and it's beginning to feel like the holidays. BUT the city is changing things up a little bit this year. With Thanksgiving falling pretty early, they're having the annual … [Read more...]

Following Friday Night Lights drama and epic comeback, Mount Si Football prepares for State Quarterfinals

There was an incredible football game in Snoqualmie last Friday night. It was an overcoming obstacles kind of game that football movies like to portray: a seemingly unapologetic, antagonistic visiting coach, … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Spiders: not so Itsy-bitsy

[Article by contributing writer, North Bend resident and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant] “Why did I decide to do an article about spiders?” I think to myself as I sit here trying … [Read more...]