Archives for February 2019

Sallal Water Association at risk of takeover by City of North Bend

Water issues in east North Bend - within the Sallal Water Association service area - appear to be coming to a tipping point, one that could result in Sallal being taken over by the City of North Bend. Over … [Read more...]

3-pointers propel Mount Si to Boys 4A State Championship Game

UPDATE | MARCH 2nd: Wildcats advance to WIAA 4A State Championship Game! On Friday afternoon, Mount Si defeated #7 Curtis - 53-46 - for a chance at the 4A state title. They play #2 Gonzaga Prep in the … [Read more...]

Big Beach Discovery: Army Bomb Squad responds to remove 75-year old, live ammunition from Snoqualmie home

Snoqualmie resident Becky Snider and her family got quite a surprise more than two weeks after returning from a trip from Pacific Beach on the Washington Coast to celebrate her son's 11th birthday.... a … [Read more...]

Mount Si basketball eyes first state crown in over 40 years; Thursday’s quarterfinal game streamed live

[Article by contributing sports writer Rhett Workman, who also owns] Well, this week is shaping up to be a special week perhaps for Mount Si High School’s boys’ … [Read more...]

Headed back to the Big Apple: Mount Si Jazz Band selected to prestigious Essentially Ellington Competition for 5th time

On February 23rd Jazz at Lincoln Center announced the 15 finalists who will compete in its 24th Annual Essentially EllingtonHigh School Jazz Band Competition & Festival in New York City this May - and for … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | Two head-on accidents just hours apart; broken water pipes at freshman campus, Safeway; tipped semi spills 15 tons of ice melt at interchange

February 7th At 9:08AM Snoqualmie Firefighters assisted other Eastside units in North Bend with a 2-vehicle, head-on motor vehicle accident. Crews took care of scene safety and helped with patient boarding … [Read more...]

Mount Si Basketball heads to Tacoma Dome, advances to state quarterfinals with victory over Richland

The well-rounded, team-driven Mount Si basketball program secured a spot in the 4A State Tournament quarterfinals at the Tacoma Dome later this week with a 60-54 victory over Richland High School. The win also … [Read more...]

Nominate a Snoqualmie Valley Snowmageddon Hero for a free vacation getaway someplace warm

Following the historic February 11th Snoqualmie Valley snowstorm, Living Snoqualmie asked the question, "Who thinks local Public Works crews deserve a vacation in a warm place?" It was just simple intro to … [Read more...]

Police investigating reported sexual assault in downtown Snoqualmie

On February 23, 2019, Snoqualmie Police Chief Perry Phipps said SPD detectives are investigating a reported sexual assault that occurred on February 18, 2019. Phipps said after the assault was reported to … [Read more...]

New PAC, Direct Democracy for Snoqualmie, launches petition campaign to bring Initiative & Referendum powers to voters

A group is working bring the power of Initiative and Referendum to the City of Snoqualmie. Direct Democracy for Snoqualmie (DDFS) is a newly formed political action committee (PAC), which earlier this month … [Read more...]

Planning Commission Member, Real Estate Businessman Rob McFarland announces bid for North Bend Mayor

Later this year, North Bend will elect a new mayor after incumbent Ken Hearing hangs up his mayoral cap after serving four terms. The growing city will also have five of its city council seats up for … [Read more...]

Mount Si Sports Roundup: wrestler crowned state champ; swimmer makes finals; gymnasts prepare for championships; hoops ranked 4th in state

[Article by Rhett Workman, contributing writer and owner of Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal.] Time now to give you a wrap up on what’s happening in Mount Si High School sports in Living Snoqualmie. As you … [Read more...]

Mount Si’s Joe Waskom named Gatorade Washington Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year

In its 34th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, the Gatorade Company, via press release announced on February 11th Joe Waskom of Mount Si High School as its 2018-19 Gatorade Washington Boys … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Got the boot from Smokey Joes; street fight, tire slashing near Sure Shot; ditch lurking snowball throwers; plows gone astray

RECKLESS DRIVING | QFC, North Bend: On February 1st around 7:40PM, a caller reported that they had followed a swerving car to the store, but weren't comfortable confronting the driver. Police responded but the … [Read more...]

Mount Si Boys Basketball win District Championship; first state playoff game Friday in Issaquah

After claiming the KingCo4A title, an epic snowstorm forced the Mount Si boys basketball team to wait for its chance to compete in the Wes-King 4A District Playoffs. The Wildcats finally got back on the court … [Read more...]

Police arrest serial burglar deep in snowy woods off Issaquah-Fall City Road

Via news release the King County Sheriff's Office said last week deputies arrested a 49-year old man who was suspected of "terrorizing homeowners by breaking into their garages, sheds and outbuildings." … [Read more...]

Our Resident Valley Trickster – The Raccoon

[Article by contributing writer Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, wildlife enthusiast and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] My very first introduction to raccoons was at a surprisingly late … [Read more...]

Now that’s a Snow Pile: 18 pieces of heavy equipment helped Snoqualmie recover from historic storm

It's been a LONG couple of weeks for the City of Snoqualmie, especially the Public Works Department. Cold weather and snow first descended on the Valley on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3rd and didn't let up … [Read more...]

Fully engulfed car fire closes SR 202 in Snoqualmie for short time Monday morning

Snoqualmie Fire and Police Departments responded to a fully engulfed vehicle fire around 8:30AM, February 18, 2019 on SR 202 near the Mount Si High School Freshman campus in downtown Snoqualmie. Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

North Bend snow plowing winds down; excess garbage drop off offered

It's been a long week for the City of North Bend as it worked to clear 2-3 feet of snow from city streets, but on February 15th the city announced that major plowing efforts were winding down in most areas. The … [Read more...]