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...]

The Northwest Railway Museum is Bringing in Uncle Sam to Punch Your Snoqualmie Train Ticket This Sunday!

The Northwest Railway Museum is celebrating the 4th of July a few days early this year -- on the 1st of July.  The trains only operate on weekends and the 4th of July falls mid-week this year, so the … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Community Park Getting Ready to Say Hello To New, Improved Playground Equipment

Snoqualmie Community Park located adjacent to Cascade View Elementary School and the Snoqualmie YMCA is one of the original parks of Snoqualmie Ridge, built in the center of the master-planned community around … [Read more...]

PAWS Reports Snoqualmie Bear's Eyes Possibly Injured by Rocksalt or Rice Shot To Scare Him Away

The 2 1/2 black bear that was captured on Snoqualmie Ridge this week by Department of Fish and Wildlife agents has significant puncture wounds to his eyes, according to PAWS Community Relations Manager, Mark … [Read more...]

Black Bear Captured in Heights Neighborhood of Snoqualmie Ridge

According to Komo 4 News reporter, Joel Moreno, who was in Snoqualmie Ridge filming a story about numerous bear sightings reported in Snoqualmie in recent weeks, a 147 pound,  2 1/2-year-old male black bear was … [Read more...]

Issaquah Highlands Breaking Ground on New Shopping Center & Movie Complex, Creating Nearest Issaquah Shopping Option To Snoqualmie

Ask many Snoqualmie (specifically Snoqualmie Ridge) residents where they do their shopping and a common answer is Issaquah.  For those committed to driving to Issaquah for their grocery and retail needs, it … [Read more...]

Momma Black Bear and Cubs Jump Backyard Fence on Cascade Ave To Find Dinner

There was a hungry momma black bear and cubs out looking for dinner on Snoqualmie's Cascade Ave around 8:30PM last night, June 22nd.  They found it, but not in a non-fenced home backing to the golf course or a … [Read more...]

Woodman Lodge – Restoring a Piece of Snoqualmie History

The historic downtown Snoqualmie improvement project was an effort to remember Snoqualmie's history while bringing its historic core to life again.  That is exactly what Woodman Lodge owner, Peter La Haye, did … [Read more...]

Soccer in the Park Today – Meet a Seattle Sounder and Beat Kids "I'm Bored" Summer Blues

We’re one week into summer vacation, and if your kids are like mine, then there’s a chance you’ve already heard it, too: “I’m bored.” If that’s the case, then there’s a great community event to help beat the … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson Honored With Elected Offical of the Year Award; Nomination Courtesy of Encompass

The Snoqualmie Valley is geographically large and filled with many small towns.  At the end of the day, though, they are all still connected.  City support of local non-profits is just one example of how all … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Cancels Public Hearing About Property Tax Exemption For Proposed Low-Income Housing Project

At the June 11th Snoqualmie City Council Meeting Imagine Housing, a developer of affordable housing in east King County, presented initial conceptual plans for a 160-unit low-income multifamily housing project … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie's First Month With Waste Management Could Be Marked By A Strike

Snoqulamie is three weeks into its new garbage service with Waste Management and already is dealing with a possible strike.  Recycle truck drivers have been without a contract since May 31st and negotiations … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie City News, Calling Artists, Students, Volunteers and Energy Savers!

Lots of important Snoqualmie City announcements  came across the wires last week.  As so many of us have busy schedules, here's the summary for you.  For those of you with high school seniors next year, pay … [Read more...]

Update: Snoqualmie City Ordinance Giving Property Tax Exemption To Potential 160-Unit Low-Income Housing Complex On Ridge Not Considered Until July 9th

Two things happened at last night’s Snoqualmie City Council Meeting regarding land parcel S-20, the possible site for a 160-unit low-income housing development in the Eagle Point neighborhood of  Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie City Council To Consider Property Tax Exemption For Land Adjacent Eagle Point Neighborhood; Possibly Creating Future Location Of 160 Unit Affordable Rental Housing Complex

At the June 11th Snoqualmie City Council Meeting, council members will consider a resolution and ordinance that could pave the way for the construction of a new, affordable rental unit complex adjacent the … [Read more...]