Archives for March 2019

T-bone collision in Fairway Ave, Snoqualmie Parkway intersection sends one to hospital Saturday afternoon

A serious collision at the intersection of Snoqualmie Parkway and Fairway Ave sent one person to the hospital Saturday afternoon, March 30, 2019. According to Snoqualmie Fire Department Lt. Kelly Gall, … [Read more...]

Affiliation Back on the Table: Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, clinics could become part of Overlake Medical Center

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is one step closer to affiliating with a larger healthcare organization - something it's been working toward for approximately five years. One year after Board Commissioners … [Read more...]

WIAA scheduling decision may prevent Mount Si Cheer from defending national titles

[Article by contributing sports writer Rhett Workman, who also owns Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal] Mount Si High School's cheerleading squad won a pair of national titles back in February at the Universal … [Read more...]

“Top 1% of fire departments internationally:” Snoqualmie FD earns new accreditation

The Snoqualmie Fire Department was front and center at Monday's city council meeting, sharing news that it had received accreditation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence, which is the international … [Read more...]

Letter | Nostalgia must take back seat to emergency service progress and safety

Dear Editor, On April 23, voters in Fall City have an opportunity to decide the future of how fire and emergency services are funded and administered. A merger of Fire District 27 and Fire District 10 … [Read more...]

Letter | Understand tax collection methods before April 23rd fire district merger vote

Dear Editor, Tax collections for Issaquah Fire District 10 and our Fall City Fire District 27 are not created equal. District 10 collects its taxes on that year’s budget. Then, known as the Fire Benefit … [Read more...]

Local Elk Management Group works to repair I-90 wildlife fence, prevent deadly accidents

[Article by Melissa Grant, contributing writer, wildlife enthusiast and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] Did you know there is fencing along I-90 to protect you and large animals from dangerous … [Read more...]

Disabled military vehicle partially closes I-90 on-ramp at SR 18 interchange, causing long delays Monday evening

A disabled military vehicle on the on-ramp to eastbound I-90 from eastbound SR 18 has caused some serious traffic headaches for Eastside commuters Monday afternoon, March 25th. The large disabled tank is … [Read more...]

Fall City Community Association to moderate debate on fire merger, March 28th

The Fall City Community Association (FCCA) will be moderating a town hall meeting regarding the upcoming April 23rd ballot measure to merge Fall City Fire District 27 into larger, Fire District 10 which … [Read more...]

Sip Suds & Si returns to downtown North Bend, March 30th

The North Bend Downtown Foundation is partnering with wineries, breweries, artists and musicians to bring the second Sip, Suds & Si to the Snoqualmie Valley. On Saturday, March 30th from 5PM - 8PM, … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Snowmaggedon Heroes: City Mechanic, Young Volunteer Rescuer awarded vacations

A month ago Living Snoqualmie and the Messa Group Real Estate asked the Snoqualmie Valley to nominate a 'Snowmaggedon Hero.' Someone who went above and beyond during February's historic back-to-back snow storms … [Read more...]

State Patrol Detectives Seek Witnesses to Fatal Bus Collision near I-90/SR 18 interchange

The Washington State Patrol's Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) isinvestigating a fatality collision involving a passenger vehicle and an un-occupied bus in transport to Vancouver, Canada. According … [Read more...]

Letter | Fire District merger will result in loss of community control

Dear Editor, We, the retired officers and firefighters with 25 years of service with Fall City Fire District 27 have a message for the community.  The District was formed in 1946 with a vision to … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Parachutes landing at the park; trying to pass fake bills; DUI suspect flees on foot

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie during the past two weeks. THEFT REPORT | VERIZON WIRELESS, North Bend On March 10th around 1:30PM, … [Read more...]

Serious bus, car accident near I-90/SR 18 interchange takes one life

Early Friday morning, March 22, 2019, Eastside Firefighters reported via social media that crews responded to the serious accident on westbound I-90 - about a half-mile east of the SR 18 interchange - involving … [Read more...]

Mount Si Boys Golf team earns state tournament berth

[Article by Rhett Workman, contributing sportswriter and owner of Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal] Could another sports team at Mount Si High School get a shot at winning a state title this school year? The … [Read more...]

Marine Rescue Expert to talk River Safety at Sallal Grange

Summer-like weather greeted us this week, letting us know the warm summer months are quickly approaching - a time of year when many start floating down the Snoqualmie River and we see kids jumping in near … [Read more...]

Large fire collapses barn in eastern North Bend Wednesday evening

Wednesday evening, March 20, 2019, crews from Eastside Fire & Rescue and Snoqualmie Fire responded to a large, fully-engulfed barn fire 46700 block of SE Edgewick Road in eastern North Bend - about a mile … [Read more...]

100 Women Who Care makes big donations supporting local seniors, female empowerment in Africa

Earlier this month the Mt. Si Senior Center was chosen as the quarterly recipient of funds from 100 Women Who Care – Greater Snoqualmie Valley. The donation, estimated at more than $10,000, is “wonderful” says … [Read more...]

Addressing Mitigation, Defining Wasteful Usage: North Bend proposes new Water Conservation Law

The City of North Bend will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 2nd, 7PM at the Mt. Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave S. to solicit public input on a draft Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO). The WCO would … [Read more...]