Emergency Officials Warn Public To Exercise Caution On Area Lakes and Rivers This Weekend

The first warm, summer-type stretch of weather for 2012 is predicted this weekend.  By Seattle-standards, it might even be considered hot.  Snoqualmie Valley will make it to 70 degrees today and then the upper … [Read more...]

Local Valley Boy Scouts Have Your Mother's Day Floral Answer – Even On A Budget!

Note to all procrastinators reading this story:  Sunday is Mother's Day!  Have you forgotten?  If so, some local valley boy scouts have a budget-conscience solution- and an ingenious fundraising idea. Local … [Read more...]

Mount Si High School Band Boosters Gear Up For Biggest Fundraiser At TPC Snoqualmie Ridge – Jazz At The Club

Mount Si High School has history of award-winning Jazz Bands.  Last weekend, Jazz Band I placed third at the Bellevue Jazz Festival, often described as the  "state championship" of high school jazz bands.  The … [Read more...]

The Yellow Dress That Lived Up To The Perfect Invitation And Taught my Daughter The Size On The Tag Doesn’t Define Her Beauty

[Note: this article was originally posted in 2012. The photo at the bottom is my daughter today, at age 23 holding that yellow dress that taught us so much.] It’s been two weeks since my oldest daughter was … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Music Teachers Band Together For 1st Annual Music Faculty Recital Tomorrow, May 9th

In an inaugural event, music teachers from every school in the Snoqualmie Valley School District will take the stage tomorrow evening, May 9th, in the Mount Si Auditorium to show students and parents they can … [Read more...]

Washington State Whooping Cough Epidemic – King County Surpasses Total 2011 Cases In First Four Months Of 2012

Last week Governor Gregoire made emergency funds available to the Washington State Department of Health to help battle the whooping cough epidemic declared for Washington last month. The Governor’s Office … [Read more...]

Twin Falls Middle School Jazz Band I Takes Top Honors At Bellevue Jazz Festival- Mount Si Takes 3rd Place!

Big things happened for the Snoqualmie Valley School District Music Program this weekend.  For the second year in a row, Twin Falls Middle School Jazz Band l placed first in the Bellevue Jazz Festival Middle … [Read more...]

Police Identify Suspects In Snoqualmie Ridge Burglary

Snoqualmie  Police have zeroed in on suspects presumably responsible for a Thursday daylight break-in in the Snoqualmie Ridge neighborhood of Deer Park. Neighbors of Thursday's burglary victim identified the … [Read more...]

QThru Technology Helps Me Bypass The IGA Checkout Line and Beat You To Starbucks

"How did you beat me to Starbucks?  I saw you come into the IGA while I was still in line.  Were you paying at that little machine?"  Those questions came up after my ultra-quick stop at the Ridge IGA for one … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Relay For Life Announces Fun, Local Fundraising Events To Help Fight Cancer

Thank you to Snoqualmie Valley Relay For Life Team Member, Bev Jorgensen, for keeping me up to date on all their great fundraisers.  Cancer took my own father in three weeks time almost four years ago.  It … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Ridge Neighborhood Deer Park The Setting For Another Daylight Break-In, May 2nd

Another home in the Snoqualmie Ridge neighborhood of Deer Park home was the victim of a daylight break-in yesterday, May 2nd, around 7:05PM.  The homeowner reported that this is the third Deer Park burglary in … [Read more...]

Meet Washington's Bear Bog Enforcers – Kiro Radio News Anchor Does Ride Along Report Through Snoqualmie Ridge

This story is courtesy of Kiro 97.3FM News Anchor, Kim Shepard, who found out how Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife is using Bear Dogs in a new way to deal with problem bears.   You can click the … [Read more...]

North Bend Chief of Police Mark Toner To Speak On Keller Case At City Council Meeting Tonight

In response to the numerous questions being asked regarding last week's tragic events leading up to (presumably) Peter Keller's death in his survivalist forest bunker, North Bend Mayor, Ken Hearing, requested … [Read more...]

Encompass Parenting Guru Kerry Beymer Set To Show Us – "What We Do As Parents Really Counts!"

The following is an interview with Kerry Beymer, Parenting Support and Education Manager at Encompass.  A 15-year parenting educator, Beymer is certified by the Talaris Institute as a Parenting Counts … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Media Spotlight Dimming, Leaving Behind The Question of Why

It began as a sunny, Sunday morning jog through Snoqualmie Ridge.  Half way into my much-needed run, a text came in alerting me to a fire in North Bend.  Who knew that what first seemed like an accidental house … [Read more...]

Police Nearly Certain Murder Suspect Found Dead In North Bend Bunker Is Peter Keller

Update 10:30am:  Suspect found dead in bunker with pistol nearby. Police moving cautiously for fear of booby traps. The body has not been identified yet, but police on scene say they are fairly certain it is … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie 6th Grader Breaking Records For Charity

Thanks to Lori Riffe for guest writing this story.  Good Luck Noah! There aren't a lot of 12 year olds interested in raising money for charity. There are, though,  a lot of them who like to have fun doing … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie's MyCakes And Icing Smiles Make A Local Birthday Wish Come True With A Dream Cake That Will Make You Want To Turn 5 Again!

Local Snoqualmie Ridge Bakery, MyCakes, baked for a cause this week since being chosen to create of a very special, custom birthday cake.  That cake is being donated through the generous work of an organization … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Renovation: "Bye Bye Formal Living Room, Hello New Home Office" Project Complete

I am sitting in what used to be my formal living room, at a desk looking out a window watching the tips of a yellow twig dogwood bush moving in the Snoqualmie wind.  My daughter is talking on the phone and … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Bear Sightings Continue To Rise – Police Request Residents Call 911 For Each Sighting

Bear activity has increased in Snoqualmie neighborhoods as they look for food following winter.  There have been no conflicts between humans and bears in Snoqualmie, but you may want to review safety tips for … [Read more...]