Archives for October 2019

Getting Out with Kids: Pumpkin Picking and Fall Festivals in the Snoqualmie Valley

[Article by contributing writer and Snoqualmie resident, Amanda Rich] I don’t know about others, but I feel like Autumn arrived with a bang and a strong, chilly breeze! I wasn’t prepared for the temperatures … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Council Candidates Donaldson, Sundwall share views on pool expansion, retail vitality, property tax reliance

William Donaldson is challenging Sean Sundwall for Snoqualmie City Council Position #6 in the November 5th General Election. The candidates provided answers to three questions we posed. Thank you to both for … [Read more...]

North Bend Mountain Valley Shopping Center gets new local owner

On September 26, 2019 Sno Falls Credit Union closed a transaction to become the new owner of phase 2 of the Mountain Valley Shopping Center in North Bend. The credit union has been a tenant in the … [Read more...]

Semi rollover accident, fuel spill closes SR 18 near Snoqualmie Saturday afternoon

UPDATE | October 12, 2019, 4PM SR 18 reopened just before 4PM. The roadway between the Tiger Mountain summit and I-90 was closed for approximately six hours. Police said initial indicators were that a … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie council candidates Armstrong, Ross discuss property tax reliance, pool funding, filling vacant storefronts

Elaine Armstrong is challenging Katherine Ross for Snoqualmie City Council Position #2 in the November 5th General Election. We posed three questions to the candidate. Below you will find their answers. We … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | Tanker leaking brown stuff; tree across 202; panic attack; two-car accident on Railroad

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded two during the past two weeks. September 26th Around 9:40AM Snoqualmie Firefighters along with numerous other emergency crews responded … [Read more...]

The Bat Lady Returns to North Bend, October 12th

It's been a few years, but the Snoqualmie Valley Garden Club is bringing the 'Bat Lady' back. The entire community is invited to the free event. After a highly successful bat presentation a few years ago, … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Affordable Housing project – Panorama Apartments – going up at brisk pace

Back in June, crews were just starting to frame the first buildings of a new, large affordable housing project in Snoqualmie Ridge. A lot has changed in 3 1/2 months. It took approximately nine months to … [Read more...]

Pearl and Stone Wine Co. launching new tasting room in downtown North Bend

There's a collaboration happening in downtown North Bend - something you may have noticed while walking by Birches Habitat - and it involves shopping and wine. Pearl and Stone Wine Co will soon open … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Council Candidates Fletcher, Mayhew talk property taxes, pools and improving retail climate

Fuzzy Fletcher is challenging James Mayhew for Snoqualmie City Council Position #4 in the November 5th General Election. We posed three questions to the candidates and below you will find their answers. We … [Read more...]

After ‘Sympathy Strike’ leads to North Bend garbage pickup disruptions, Republic Services back to full service

After a 'sympathy strike' led to a three-day garbage pickup disruption in North Bend, Republic Services said it was back to 'full business' on Monday, October 7th - covering all routes as scheduled. On … [Read more...]

Safety issues force closure of Snoqualmie Falls lower observation deck, boardwalk

If you're planning to take the popular, approximate 1-mile trail to the bottom of Snoqualmie Falls to enjoy in the lower viewing deck, you're going to have to wait until [at least] spring. Puget … [Read more...]

A Tale of Three Kitties

I never was a cat person. Benji wagged his movie tail into my heart early on, and I was firmly in dog territory. It didn’t help that my Mother wasn't fond of kitties. Family folklore tells a story of my poor … [Read more...]

Roundabout construction requires 12-day closure of East Park Street near downtown North Bend

The City of North Bend announced that beginning Monday, October 7th through Friday, October 18th, East Park Street will be closed from Healy Avenue South to North Bend Way in the eastbound direction so crews … [Read more...]

Police: counterfeit, Fentanyl-laced pills cause multiple overdose deaths in King County, including two Skyline students

In the wake of two teen drug overdose deaths in nearby Sammamish, the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), the Snoqualmie Police Department and the Snoqualmie Valley School District are warning community … [Read more...]

Northwest Railway Museum Launches new Program: All Aboard for Rails and Ales this weekend

Try some beer, sample some history. The Northwest Railway Museum has launched a new program - and it could be the perfect thing for craft beer and history lovers. The Rail and Ale Lecture includes a … [Read more...]

After two weeks, Sallal Boil Water Order Lifted; customers should follow home sanitizing process

Two weeks after Sallal Water Association issued a boil water order following positive E.coli tests, the association announced the order has been lifted for the entire district. Sallal serves approximately … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Man with Machete; You don’t work here anymore; Driving too slow DUI

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie last week. September 23rd Subject with Machete At 7:35PM officers were dispatched to the 400 … [Read more...]

North Bend says newest roundabout on schedule, operational by end of month

You might not be able to tell when looking at the construction zone near QFC in North Bend, but the City of North Bend announced that construction on its latest roundabout at Park Street and North Bend Way is … [Read more...]