Video | Right place, right time as elk navigate fast-moving Snoqualmie River

Snoqualmie Valley residents are accustomed to seeing local elk herds around the Valley. In 2015 it was estimated the upper Snoqualmie Valley was home to about 450 elk, which are part of the North Rainer elk … [Read more...]

Business Comings & Goings: Coffee hub closing; Frankie’s, MOD, Iron Duck, Safeway fuel opening dates; plus more

It sure seems there is a lot happening on the business front in the Snoqualmie Valley. And luckily, most of it is good in this latest edition of 'Comings & Goings.' SnoValley Coffee Closing  Let's get … [Read more...]

Q&A with School Board Candidates: local taxes, communications, and policy making

This November 7th, two Snoqualmie Valley School Board positions are on the ballot, including Position 1 currently held by Tavish MacLean. Melissa Johnson is challenging him for the seat. Although candidates … [Read more...]

Attention Foodies: Snoqualmie Valley Restaurants celebrate homegrown food during Bounty Week

All week long if you visit Snoqualmie Valley restaurants, you could find yourself being served up food grown about as locally as it can get. During the second annual Bounty Week, October 13th-19th, local … [Read more...]

‘Stand Up for Students, Sit Down for Breakfast’: help Friends of Youth get mental health counselor in every Snoqualmie Valley school

Do you know what Friends of Youth does and how it helps Snoqualmie Valley students? There's a lot of good quietly happening thanks to the support of Friends of Youth. Here's how they help.... Friends of … [Read more...]

Letter | Fancher will Listen to voice of the community, ask tough questions as school board member

Dear Editor, I wanted to share the experiences I‘ve with Gary Fancher who is running for school board. I’ve known him for several years in our shared experiences at the North Bend City Council. I first met … [Read more...]

Road to recovery underway for North Bend woman shot in Las Vegas; devoted husband by her side

After the violence he witnessed, the fear he experienced in Las Vegas on October 1st, it was the soft, calm voice of North Bend resident Nick Johnston that left tears in my eyes. Calm concern for the wife he … [Read more...]

Letter | District putting parents on Need-to- know basis, Time for Change – Vote Melissa Johnson for School Board

Dear Editor, On Tuesday, October 3rd, a rumor that had been circulating for weeks among Twin Falls Middle School students came to the attention of a handful of parents. This rumor was that a student had … [Read more...]

Tips to help local Wildlife stay Wild as sightings increase: coyote gets close, bobcats on porches, bears stroll sidewalks,

[Article by contributing writer and North Bend resident Melissa Grant, who also volunteers for Bear Smart, WA and is a pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] I really thought we were done with … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie to build first all-inclusive playground, seeks community input at upcoming meeting

The City of Snoqualmie is launching an all-inclusive playground project - meaning the playground is accessible to kids with disabilities - and wants community input as they dive into the design phase of the … [Read more...]

Letter | Firefighters say Thank You to Community

Dear Editor, The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Snoqualmie Valley Residents, contributors and volunteers for their continued support and patronage … [Read more...]

As BIG Property Tax Increase Looms, state legislators say school board should provide tax relief, substantially lower levy rate

[This article has been update since publication to reflect the most current estimate for the state education levy rate increase for Snoqualmie Valley SD residents. At time of publication it was estimated the … [Read more...]

Two steps closer to Affordable Housing development in Snoqualmie

There was some small movement last week as the City of Snoqualmie inches toward bringing a required affordable housing development to the area - something it has been trying to do for nearly five years. In a … [Read more...]

Video | Mom, daughter capture Snoqualmie ‘Brother Bears’ up close play time

Bears have been very active on Snoqualmie Ridge lately - especially during daylight hours. This week a few were spotted on backyard decks on Autumn Ave and others were seemingly having a great time down in the … [Read more...]

Grand opening celebration of new Middle Fork Road, multiple new trails happens this weekend

Most Snoqualmie Valley residents already know how popular the Middle Fork area is, drawing hundreds to the Valley for outdoor activities. Mountains to Sounds Greenway Trust says the Snoqualmie River and its … [Read more...]

Elect Gary Fancher: experience to help school district address challenges of expectations, enrollment growth

Dear Community Members, Snoqualmie Valley residents have a terrific opportunity to help our school district as it grapples with the challenges of growth – both in enrollment and in expectations: Elect Gary … [Read more...]

Relocating History from Bellingham to Snoqualmie: century-old steam locomotive gets new home at Northwest Railway Museum

On September 21, 2017, the Northwest Railway Museum moved a piece of railway history - the way from from Bellingham to Snoqualmie - with the goal of restoring the nearly century-old H.K. Porter steam locomotive … [Read more...]

One-mile stretch of Fish Hatchery Road to close for three weeks

King County Road Services will be closing a section of SE Fish Hatchery Road - from SE 49th to 372nd Street in Fall City starting Monday, October 2, 2017. The approximate one-mile closure is anticipated to last … [Read more...]

Social media, tips help police arrest woman suspected of stealing thousands in materials from North Bend model home

UPDATE | SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 Ah, the positive power of social media. The Snoqualmie Police Department reported on their Facebook page today that they made an arrest in the theft case documented in the … [Read more...]

Letter | MacLean the right choice for School Board

[To submit a letter in support of your candidate, email] Dear Residents, Snoqualmie Valley School District is as dynamic as it is wide. The Board of Directors and SVSD staff are … [Read more...]

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