Student Opinion | In Defense of Stress: Working Hard, Preparing for my Future

I should preface this by saying that I am fully aware that my story is not everyone’s story. A 4-year-university, most likely out-of-state, was the only post-grad option for me. Not because of anything my … [Read more...]

YMCA’s ‘Dine Out For A Cause’ Returns to Ana’s Mexican Restaurant, March 8th

Need a night off from cooking? Craving some Mexican food?  Then head to Ana's next Tuesday and have that meal out benefit local kids. The Snoqualmie Valley YMCA is teaming up with Ana's Mexican Restaurant … [Read more...]

Community Meetings Explore Improving, Expanding Bus Routes in North Bend

Socialize with Neighbors and Help Shape Future Transportation Options in North Bend. Do you or anyone in your family need public transportation access in the Cedar Falls area of North Bend? Would you like to … [Read more...]

Film Students, Professors Explain the Lure, Importance of Twin Peaks

So apparently it’s cool that I’m from the Snoqualmie Valley.  At least that’s the response I get when I tell people in my NYU film classes that I am from is where Twin Peaks was filmed—and is once again being … [Read more...]

What I Wish I’d Known When Applying to College, Mount Si Graduate Reflects

[About the Author: Paige McCall is a freshman at New York University and a 2015 Mount Si High School graduate. She is studying screenwriting at NYU's Film and TV Institute.] Acceptance Rates are … [Read more...]

Oped | As School Dress Codes Strengthen, Wrong Messages Sent to Girls AND Boys

[Paige McCall is a Mount Si High School graduate currently attending New York University who plans to pursue a career in writing. She said she was inspired to write this piece after listening to her younger … [Read more...]

Austin Jenckes Headlines This Weekend’s Festival at Mount Si

North Bend's annual Festival at Mount Si is back this weekend with fun for everyone, starting Friday, August 9th at 5PM and running through Sunday, August 11, 2014, at Si View Park, 400 SE Orchard … [Read more...]

After Nearly 100 Years, Historic Snoqualmie Valley Swenson Family Farm Sold

Today's Snoqualmie Ridge looks across the valley to a whole different, once thriving, Snoqualmie Ridge - across the river on the opposite hillside. This is where a lot of Snoqualmie's history … [Read more...]

New Snoqualmie Valley Hospital May Open as Overlake Medical Center; Hospital Construction

There is a lot happening with the Snoqualmie Valley's new hospital. Construction continues on the new facility near Snoqualmie Ridge, but there is now a chance it will open as Overlake Medical … [Read more...]

Annual Snoqualmie Ridge 4th of July Celebration Returns for a 15th Year

For almost as long as the Snoqualmie Ridge has existed, the Homeowner's Association has put on a 4th of July celebration for the community to enjoy.  This year, once again, they will be putting on this annual … [Read more...]

Lula Ruby Salon Cutting Hair to Empower Young Women in Africa – Sunday, April 21st

Lula Ruby owner, Angela Favero, described to me how a local Women in Business group introduced her to another woman currently working for the Set Her Free organization in Uganda, a non-profit dedicated to … [Read more...]

Car Sends Cyclist Head over Heels 15 Feet Down Snoqualmie Parkway

If you were driving on Snoqualmie Parkway around 5:30PM yesterday, April 17, 2013, and witnessed a large police and aid response to the Fisher Creek area, it was due to a car versus cyclist … [Read more...]

New Business Spotlight: Doctors Wanting to Stay Home for Work Create Edge Physical Therapy

Edge Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation joined the Snoqualmie Valley business community this past February.  The women-owned business is located in the Kimball Creek Village near the Snoqualmie Fire … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Runner at Boston Marathon Describes Chaos After Bombs Explode; Names of Local Runners who are Safe

The Boston Marathon is a huge deal to those who run it and a joyous occasion for the City of Boston.  Today, tragedy struck the city and the 117th Boston Marathon when two bombs exploded near the finish line.  … [Read more...]

Local Businessman, Mount Si Track Coach, Sean Sundwall, Places 79th at Boston Marathon!

Snoqualmie resident Sean Sundwall is a local insurance agent and Mount Si High School track coach by day, an around the clock father of four, owner of local race organizer Run Snoqualmie - and somehow in his … [Read more...]

Dangerous Weather Halts Recovery Mission for Avalanche Victim; Woman Rescued off Red Mountain Dies

Some sad news to report... The King County Sheriffs Office announced April 14, 2013, that the woman recused from yesterday's avalanche on Red Mountain near the Alpental ski area has passed away from her … [Read more...]

Two Avalanches Near Snoqualmie Pass Leave One Missing

Around 2:30PM, April 12, 2013, a King County Sheriffs Spokesperson reported via Twitter that crews were responding to two separate avalanches in the Snoqualmie Pass area. The first avalanche was on Granite … [Read more...]

Boxley’s Transforms North Bend into Live Music Destination; Next up, Blues Walk on April 20th

Looking to experience some musical culture without leaving the Valley?  Well, thanks to Danny Kolke, owner of Boxley's in North Bend (restaurant and popular live music venue), Boxley's Music Fund and lots of … [Read more...]

Construction Updates: Chase Opens Soon, Montessori Experiences Delays, Still No Paint for Motion Water Sports

Curious when all the construction projects in Snoqualmie will come to a close?  Well, the Snoqualmie Planning and Building Departments provided some answers today. Chase Bank plans to open its new Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Head of Snoqualmie Valley Schools, Aune, Named Top Candidate for Richland Superintendent

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, the head of Snoqualmie Valley Schools, Joel Aune, was named one of three finalists for the open Richland School District superintendent position in Eastern Washington. Richland had … [Read more...]

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