Archives for December 2019

Middle Fork Road severely damaged by recent landslide; closure expected for extended period

On Monday, December 30, 2019, King County road crews were out at the site of a landslide on Middle Fork Road east of North Bend that occurred during heavy rains on December 20th. After the initial assessment, … [Read more...]

Top 10 Living Snoqualmie stories of 2019: roaring Falls, chaotic police chase, historic business and land sale

As 2019 comes to an end, we thought we'd take a look back at what the most read stories of this last year of the decade were. The list was compiled using Living Snoqualmie website traffic … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | DUI wrong-way driver with child; juvenile gun brandishing; pallet theft confusion

December 23rd Theft Around 7:20PM officers were dispatched to the North Bend QFC for a theft that had just occurred. The caller reported a subject had loaded up pallets into a truck and left. Officers … [Read more...]

New year-round trail opens in Snoqualmie Valley Middle Fork area: Oxbow Loop

According to the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (MTSGT), they'd been planning the recently-opened Oxbow Loop Trail for nearly two decades. Over the past two years, the trail and trailhead in the Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital reports ‘rapidly increasing number influenza-like illnesses’ in December

In mid December two young children in King and Pierce County died from complications of the flu according to health officials. The King County fatality involving an elementary-age child was the first … [Read more...]

Christmas Eve 1983: Mother of All Gap Windstorms Hit the Cascade Foothills

[Article by contributing writer Ryan Porter - who owns Snoqualmie Weather. Follow Ryan on Twitter for his latest Snoqualmie Valley weather forecasts.] The year was 1983.  Michael Jackon's “Billie Jean” … [Read more...]

Former Mill homes make historic journey across Snoqualmie River to create Williams Addition neighborhood

Snoqualmie has been a fast growing city for nearly two decades now. It was orchestrated growth, though, spurred by a deal reached in the late 1990's to build the master-planned development of Snoqualmie Ridge. … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | farm tractor accident takes life; trail bike accident sends rider down 20-foot ravine; propane tanks down; paperclip swallowed

December 5th At 6:07PM Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched to a possible propane leak. On arrival, crews were met by a driver that had been towing their trailer when they noticed the propane tanks had … [Read more...]

Historic December storm causes road closures across Snoqualmie Valley; makes Snoqualmie Falls roar

Friday's historic storm (which actually started Thursday afternoon) that included an atmospheric river of moisture dropped nearly 7 inches of rain in the Snoqualmie Valley in just two days. 3.25" fell Friday at … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Police searching for man considered armed and dangerous, with several domestic violence arrests warrants

The Snoqualmie Police Department is currently searching for a 51-year old man with multiple outstanding arrest warrants. William James Fronk is wanted on several domestic violence warrants. He is 5'8" tall, … [Read more...]

December Storm shift: ‘atmospheric river’ now aimed at King County, mountain snow changes to heavy rain, Snoqualmie Valley flood risk increases

UPDATE | DECEMBER 20, 2019, 6:30AM Like Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather warned yesterday, if the 'atmospheric river' of moisture with this December storm shifted a bit north, it could change the flooding … [Read more...]

3.4 magnitude earthquake centered near Fall City shakes Snoqualmie Valley; another 3.0 hits early Thursday morning

UPDATE | December 19, 2019, 7:45AM Four more small earthquakes hit the Snoqualmie Valley since last night's 3.4 magnitude event. The first was only 1.6 magnitude. The second was 3.0 magnitude and happened at … [Read more...]

Thank You, Snoqualmie Valley: the right place for our last child to be raised her entire life

Yesterday was my daughter's 18th birthday. She is the youngest of our four children. She was born six months after we picked a small parcel of land in Snoqualmie - where we decided to plant our family roots - … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Athletic Complex project delayed but not dead; sewer could soon be coming to western North Bend

After a long year and a half of trying to figure out a solution to meet sewer requirements for a large athletic complex planned along SR 202 on the western edge of North Bend, it looks like the local developers … [Read more...]

Let it Snow: some Snoqualmie Pass ski slopes finally open over weekend

Better late than never, right? A few of the ski slopes at Snoqualmie Pass finally opened on Sunday, December 16, 2019. Two Summit West runs opened - Pacific Crest and Little Thunder - as Snoqualmie Pass is … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie adds even more holiday lights downtown, launches ‘Winter Lights Trail’ complete with photo spots

There's a new twinkling tradition in downtown Snoqualmie this holiday season... something that might be contributing to the feeling that you entered a Hallmark Holiday Movie when you step foot on downtown … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Police Department to launch drug dog program in 2020

It looks like Phoebe the Snoqualmie Fire Dog may soon get a first responder canine friend. In May the Snoqualmie City Council approved Police Chief Perry Phipps's request to explore adding a K-9 drug … [Read more...]

Mount Si Boys Basketball starts season with #1 state ranking; faces #2 Union in home opener this weekend

After advancing to the 4A State Championship game this past March, the Mount Si Boys Basketball team is starting the 2019-20 season with some big expectations - highlighted by the Seattle Times #1 state … [Read more...]

Opstad Elementary Teacher honored as a ‘Hero in the Classroom’

The Snoqualmie Valley School District recently announced that Opstad Elementary School Coding Teacher, Chris Harting, was honored by Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks as a Hero in the Classroom. The honor came … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Underwear boxing match; abandoned house party with lonely bunny; attempted officer taser disarming

December 3rd DUI on Way to School At 8PM officers were dispatched to the area of SE Cedar Falls Way and Stilson Ave SE for a vehicle that hit an embankment and continued driving. The caller followed the … [Read more...]

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