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Poop, plastic, meat and online shopping: 4 Everyday Changes to Preserve the Planet and its animals

[Article by contributing writer Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, wildlife enthusiast and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] In general, I make silly frivolous New Year resolutions. This year … [Read more...]

Washington’s Most Elusive Predator – The Wolverine

[Article by contributing writer Melissa Grant, wildlife enthusiast and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] When you think of Wolverines what comes to mind? Do you … [Read more...]

Tips to keep your Pets safe during the Holiday season

[Article by contributing writer, North Bend resident and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant] Controlling your dog around visitors can be a major problem. Holidays can be … [Read more...]

The Valley Vagabond: Off season at Sun Mountain Lodge

[Article by Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, outdoor and wildlife enthusiast, travel lover and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] I have a knack for scheduling vacations when no one else is … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Spiders: not so Itsy-bitsy

[Article by contributing writer, North Bend resident and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant] “Why did I decide to do an article about spiders?” I think to myself as I sit here trying … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley’s fiercest animal resident: the tiny Hummingbird

[Article by North Bend resident, pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs and wildlife enthusiast, Melissa Grant] What North Bend critter weighs only 4 grams, moves at 30 miles per hour, but cannot … [Read more...]

Protect your Prized Pet: How to Choose a Trustworthy Pet Sitter

[Article by Melissa Grant, North Bend resident and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] By now most of you have heard the awful stories of some local beloved pets being lost by pet sitters. … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley’s Polite Bird of Prey: the Turkey Vulture

[Article by Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, wildlife enthusiast, pet trainer and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] So, when I sat down to write this latest article my intention was to write … [Read more...]

Video: Trail Cam spots cougar in woods behind Snoqualmie Ridge home

Snoqualmie resident Andrea Myrvold spotted something new on the trail cam she has installed in the backyard of her Snoqualmie Ridge home that borders a wooded area -  a cougar. The trail cam spotted the … [Read more...]

New, Stronger Bear Resistant Garbage Cans Coming to Snoqualmie; offers chance to become leading bear safe community

[Article by contributing writer, North Bend resident and BearSmart, WA volunteer, Melissa Grant]. When my original article - Ridge Bears | Bigger, Bolder and Dying Young; Inside the Snoqualmie Ridge Bear … [Read more...]

After witnessing man dart into Snoqualmie Parkway traffic: the Case for On-Leash Dogs

[Article by Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, owner and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] Last week on a sunny Thursday around 1pm I was driving down Snoqualmie Parkway. Out of the corner … [Read more...]

Video | Trail cam captures adorable bear cub wrestling match near Fall City

If you live in the Snoqualmie Valley, then you know bears are a common site - especially this year, where they seem to have started visiting neighborhood streets in search of food (i.e. garbage cans) earlier … [Read more...]

Protecting your Prized Pet: What to do before entrusting your pet to another

[Article by contributing writer Melissa Grant, pet trainer and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] By now most of you have seen or heard of the viral video of a woman beating a dog with a plastic … [Read more...]

Rancho Laguna’s HEART Benefit BBQ & Music Festival July 28th: Rescuing Animals, Creating Unique Therapy

[Article by Melissa Grant, owner of Miss Lola's Academy] I met Tina Laguna when I sought out her advice about a bird. Instantly friendly and helpful, I saw why so many residents spoke so highly of her and why … [Read more...]

Tests show nothing wrong with cougar that attacked, killed mountain bikers in North Bend

[Article by contributing writer, Melissa Grant] The necropsy results are in for the cougar involved in the fatal Mountain biker attack on May 19, 2018. Says Dr. Kristin Mansfield, a veterinarian with the … [Read more...]

Keepin’ it Cool: Hot Weather Tips for you and your Pet

[Article by Melissa Grant: North Bend resident, pet trainer and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] I always consider July 5th as the official start to our notoriously short but beautiful PNW … [Read more...]

‘Easy to Reach, Hard to Leave’ North Bend: things locals want visitors to remember this summer

[Article by contributing writer, Melissa Grant] North Bend is one of the most beautiful towns in all of Washington state. For seven months of the year our locals enjoy a pretty quiet lifestyle. Because we are … [Read more...]

Washington Wolves: understanding their controversial history and an update from State wolf expert

[Article by Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, animal lover/trainer and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] Historically, before the arrival of Europeans, Native Americans in the Washington … [Read more...]

Bringing Australia to the Valley: Fall City Wallaby Ranch, king of kangaroos, wallabies

[Article by Melissa Grant, pet trainer/owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs and animal lover] I’m an animal person - there is no doubt. Admittedly, I probably won’t coo over your child, but if you … [Read more...]

Ridge Bears | Bigger, Bolder and Dying Young; Inside the Snoqualmie Ridge “Bear Summit”

[Article by North Bend resident, Bear Smart WA volunteer and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant.] Dateline April 3rd 2018 - Bear Smart, WA organized a meeting with the … [Read more...]