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Mystery solved: Is that a BIGFOOT trap at Meadowbrook Farm?

[Article by contributing writer Melissa Grant, owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] Ha! Made you look. Everyone enjoyed my Bigfoot article so much I thought I’d use that enjoyment to get our Upper … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley hotbed for Sasquatch sightings, but was Bigfoot really by the Falls?

[Article by North Bend resident and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant.] Most cultures have stories of a giant, hairy creature that appears to be half man and half ape. In the … [Read more...]

The Valley Vagabond: Life as a Paris Local, the Perks of Pet Sitting-Part Deux

[Article by Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, pet trainer and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] When I left you in part un we were just returning to Paris from a trip to the Normandy beaches … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie neighborhood hot spot for Coyote sightings: 7 reports in one day, 3-year old attacked on front porch

UPDATE | DECEMBER 4TH, 6:30PM City PIO Joan Pliego has confirmed that the Snoqualmie Police Department visited with the family of the girl injured by a coyote in the Deer Park neighborhood of Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

The Valley Vagabond: Life as a Paris Local, the Perks of Pet Sitting

[Article by North Bend resident and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant] So once again, like all my vacation ideas, it started with a Facebook post… “Anyone interested in … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Pet Salon leaves Ace Hardware for own space; psychic in Snoqualmie; DT Vintage & More; Iron Duck finally opens

[Article by Melissa Grant & Danna McCall] Mt. Si Pet Salon vacates Ace Hardware, moves to nearby retail spot Originally from Bellevue, Washington Amy Quilizapa started off working for a professional … [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...]

North Bend needs better garbage cans: Bear Smart, WA works to bring bear-resistant option to rural area

This is the latest article from North Bend resident and pet trainer for Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant, who also is a volunteer for Bear Smart, WA. A couple of months back I wrote an … [Read more...]

Tale of the Cle Elum 7 chimpanzees: Hope. Love. Home. Sanctuary

[Article by Melissa Grant: North Bend resident, animal lover and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] When I set out to write about all the animals in the area, I expected to find elk, deer, … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie hot bed of Black Bear sightings in King County; Bear Smart WA says conflicts growing

[Article by Nadine Drisseq, biologist with Bear Smart WA] Everyday there seems to be a new Facebook report of bear sighting on Snoqualmie Ridge and is it any wonder? Snoqualmie inhabitants live in … [Read more...]

Dogs and kids: Nine simple tips to help keep everyone safe

[Article by contributing writer Melissa Grant, North Bend resident and pet trainer/owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] As early as I can remember I've always loved animals, especially dogs. When I … [Read more...]

Living with the Bears: combating human-bear conflict with ‘Bear Smart-WA’

[Article by contributing writer Melissa Grant: North Bend resident and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] Mountain Lions, Elk and bears! Oh, my! You didn’t think I’d leave our bear friends out did … [Read more...]

The Birdfeeder Club | Don’t you…forget about seeds; identifying birds of the Snoqualmie Valley

[Article by Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, nature-lover and professional pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] When I was a young teen I loved John Hughes movies. He seemed to look … [Read more...]

The Valley’s Famous Elk Herd and its caretaker: Upper Snoqualmie Valley Elk Management Group

[Article by Melissa Grant] I grew up in Bellevue where wildlife sightings were a pretty rare occurrence. So, when I moved to North Bend in 2006, I was thrilled to see all the critters around town and in my … [Read more...]

Vehicle hits North Bend Post Office, location remained open Tuesday afternoon

[Article written in conjunction with Melissa Grant] On Tuesday afternoon, March 14, 2017, City of Snoqualmie Public Information Officer Joan Pliego said a vehicle had struck the North Bend Post Office, … [Read more...]

‘Yup We’re Here’ | Beloved North Bend landscape business changes ownership, renamed

[Article co-authored with Melissa Grant] Little did Fred and Tammy Seeman know a trip to the Northwest in 2001 to visit Fred’s Stepmom would lead to 16 years in the little Snoqualmie Valley town of North Bend, … [Read more...]

Serious injury accident near I-90/SR 18 interchange, car crashes into waiting semi

It's becoming an all-too familiar accident scenario on I-90 near Snoqualmie. Around 1:15PM on February 28, 2017, North Bend resident Melissa Grant witnessed a sedan collide with the back of a semi waiting on … [Read more...]

Video captures rare cougar appearance, likely same wounded cat that put down same day

[Article by: North Bend resident and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant] UPDATE | FEBRUARY 22, 2017, 7AM According to Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Officer,Chris … [Read more...]

Baby it’s Cold outside – Wintertime tips for pet owners

[In her new column, North Bend resident and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant, offers important winter safety tips for your four-legged family member.] Our Valley is beautiful … [Read more...]

Was it a Cougar in North Bend? How to identify local wildlife

[Thanks to contributing writer, pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs and North Bend resident, Melissa Grant for this article. Melissa has encountered a lot of local wildlife while walking area … [Read more...]