Bear Encounter Makes Local Teens Rethink Walking TPC Snoqualmie Ridge After Dark; Advice for Bear Encounters

It sounded like a good teenager idea at the time.  It was a warm night, the stars were out, so a group of teens decided to walk the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge golf course after dark last night. The group says they … [Read more...]

Retraction for Email Subscribers: There IS Garbage Pick Up For Snoqualmie Today

My earlier story has been retracted.  There IS garbage pick up for Snoqualmie Thursday, July 26th.  Please disregard today's earlier story.  Waste Mangement drivers are on strike and many King County cities are … [Read more...]

King County Waste Management Recycle and Yard Waste Drivers Go On Strike; Snoqualmie Collection Update

Teamsters 117 union leaders have been talking about a possible strike for two months now and according to Komo News it's finally happened.  Glad my Waste Management pick up day was yesterday. Waste Management … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Residents Will Vote This November on Tax Increase to Maintain Public Safety Levels

It's official.  If you live within the Snoqualmie City limits, you will be voting on November 6th whether or not to raise property taxes so the city can maintain public safety levels and keep up with street, … [Read more...]

Important Child ID Safety Event Happening at Snoqualmie YMCA Today and Tomorrow

The Snoqualmie Valley YMCA and New Life Insurance Company are bringing valley residents an important Child ID safety event today and tomorrow. Today, July 25th, and tomorrow, July 26th, from 4-7PM in the … [Read more...]

August Primary Draws Near; Snoqualmie State Senate Candidate, Brad Toft, Receives New Endorsements

It's been a busy month for Snoqualmie businessman and Washington State 5th District Senate candidate, Brad Toft.  He and his wife Jill, welcomed their third child on July 2nd- right as the campaign trail leads … [Read more...]

Momma Bear Caught and Released; Bear Tip for the Week: Get Rid of Your Bird Feeder!

You probably recognize the picture.  This is the momma bear and cubs that climbed Snoqualmie homeowner, Megan Miller's, back fence to feast on her garbage can contents last month.  Megan thought she was sitting … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Ridge Garden Tour This Weekend; A Chance to Legitimately Stalk Your Neighbors' Beautiful Backyards

It's time for one of my favorite events of the year: the Snoqualmie Ridge Garden Tour.  Right about now I was getting ready to proclaim that I love gardening, but now realize I love certain parts of gardening; … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Bears in the News Again; Possible Ticket For Feeding Bears, Even Unintentionally With an Unsecured Garbage Can?

Komo News covered Snoqualmie's Community Bear Meeting at the fire station last night.  Many concerned residents attended; some who have had their own run-ins with Snoqualmie black bears recently. According to … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Releases Details of Possible Tax Levy for Public Safety, Streets, Parks and Trails Maintenance

Today, July 17th, the City of Snoqualmie released the details of a future, possible property tax increase that could be placed on the November ballot for voter approval.  The city council could vote on July … [Read more...]

Inspirational Young Creator of Hoops For Hope Charity, Austin Gutwein, Speaks in Snoqualmie, July 18th

Austin Gutwein is an inspirational young man who took a simple idea and used it to save children in Africa; children orphaned by the African AIDS epidemic.  Austin started his charity nine years ago and now … [Read more...]

Kiro Morning News Talk Radio Anchor Creates "Snoqualmie Maybe"

I have been quite vocal about loving where I live so when something new "Snoqualmie" comes my way, I like to share. Yesterday, it came to my attention (Thanks reader Karen) that Kiro News Radio's, Bill … [Read more...]

Important Community Meeting, Tomorrow, July 17th, To Discuss Snoqualmie Black Bear Problem

Black bear sightings around Snoqualmie are normal during the spring and summer.  After all, their home was cleared of much of its trees to become the site of our homes.  What seems to be a little abnormal this … [Read more...]

Popular Parent Workshop on Importance of Play Comes to Snoqualmie YMCA Monday

As parents, we've all heard how important play is for children.  Now Encompass is breaking it down for local parents and bringing an important parenting workshop to Snoqualmie Ridge this Monday … [Read more...]

Thomas the Train Pulling into TownThis Weekend; Prepare for Crowds, Traffic and Limited Parking in Historic Snoqualmie

The annual Thomas the Train Event pulls into Snoqualmie this Friday, July 13th, for the first of his two-weekend stint.  This year’s Day Out with Thomas Mystery on the Rails Tour is taking Thomas to more than … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie City Ordinance For November Ballot Property Tax Increase Introduced to Council Tonight

Washington State has a law (RCW 84.55.010) that limits the yearly property tax increase a taxing district can impose on homeowners.  That limit boils down to a 1% cap on yearly property tax increases by … [Read more...]

Weekend Events Worth Mentioning: History, Smoked Meat, Waterfalls, Bikes, Overnight Cancer Walk

We’ve endured a mostly gray June and then right on schedule, summer weather emerged from hibernation right in time for the 4th of July fireworks. If you are looking for some fun things to do this weekend and … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Ridge Gears Up for Annual 4th of July Celebration, Biggest Event of the Year

I’ve lived on Snoqualmie Ridge for 11 years now and by far the biggest event the ROA (resident owners association) sponsors is its annual Independence Day event.  Snoqualmie Community Park is always packed for … [Read more...]

$1000 Reward Offered For Information Leading to Arrest of Mount Si High School Vandalism Culprits

Snoqualmie Police are looking for those responsible for the graffiti vandalism at Mount Si High School on June 1st.  The graffiti was rumored to be a senior prank, but if so, the pranksters took things a step … [Read more...]

Fireworks in Snoqualmie Valley – The Legal Breakdown!

It's that time of year.  Fireworks went on sale last Thursday, June 28th at noon and already the sound of them echos throughout the valley - especially at night.  Pets are are scared and hiding. If you are … [Read more...]