Op-Ed: When, oh When, Will a School Bond Make it on the Ballot?

It feels like the school board and district have been talking in circles for the past year and a half - lots of talk, but no decision yet. At least when it comes to the next school bond. We know they plan to … [Read more...]

Village Pharmacy Closing, Leaving No Place to Fill Prescriptions in Snoqualmie

Word travels fast in a small town that has only one place to fill a prescription -  and that one independent pharmacy decides to close its doors.  And that's exactly what happened in Snoqualmie today, July 9, … [Read more...]

Police Ask for Help Catching Suspects Linked to Five King County Take-Over Bank Robberies

Last summer the North Bend Chase Bank experienced a take-over style robbery.  Today, local law enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help in catching armed robbery suspects the are calling "Big Top … [Read more...]

Thomas the Tank Engine Officially Hits Town; Tickets Still Available for Northwest Railway Museum’s Huge Summer Event

He's here... Thomas the Train traveled hundreds of miles, arriving at the North Bend Train Depot on Friday, July 5, 2013. Northwest Railway Museum workers carefully unloaded Thomas and transported him to the … [Read more...]

The Bindlestick Coffee and Beer House Adds New Outdoor Music Venue, 10 Weekends of Live Bands in Historic Snoqualmie

Since Rachelle Armstrong bought The Bindlestick Coffee and Beer House a year ago, live music was always part of the plan.  The longtime Finaghty's server watched it work at the local Irish Pub, a place she … [Read more...]

Traffic Alerts: Snoqualmie July 4th Street Closures and Emergency Preston-Fall City Road Closure

There's a few notable road closures happening in the next week.  The Snoqualmie street closures are due to a community 4th of July parade and a few neighborhood 4th of July celebrations.  Emergency vehicles … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Ridge Big 4th of July Celebration Adds New Attractions

Time flies.  It's hard to believe that Snoqualmie Ridge has existed for 15 years, but it has.  And for almost as long, the Snoqualmie Ridge 4th of July Celebration has been happening at Snoqualmie Community … [Read more...]

Morning Helicopter Signals Good News in Search for Missing Teens

King County Sheriffs Office (KCSO) Guardian 1 helicopter was in the Snoqualmie Valley skies again this morning, but today's aviation activity signaled good news in the search for two missing teenage … [Read more...]

Caution Urged on Local Waterways During Hot Weather; Snoqualmie River Still Cold

The Snoqualmie Valley is expected to reach the low 90's Tuesday, July 1, 2014. But the local bodies of water often used to cool many residents down are still cold,  some REALLY cold. So local emergency … [Read more...]

After Resident Dismay over New Townhomes, Snoqualmie Now Using Signage Announcing Future Developments

This February, when it was official and public that a new, 100-unit market rate rental townhome complex was going in at the corner of SE Swenson Drive and Snoqualmie Parkway on Snoqualmie Ridge, some residents … [Read more...]

Record Heat Possible for Snoqualmie Valley Early Next Week

Shhh... The weather guys are starting to buzz.  It's been awhile since the Pacific Northwest saw triple digit temperatures - since July 2009, with a record heatwave that saw Seattle hit 103 and North Bend hit … [Read more...]

Come See Amazing Renovation of Historic Si View Park; Ribbon Cutting Happens Thursday, June 27th

What a transformation!  Roughly three years after its passage, the vision of  Si View Parks District's 2010 renovation bond is now a reality.  The once aging, run-down park, is now a community jewel, benefiting … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners: Tips for Growing Great Tomatoes, Favorite Summer Annuals, Q&A on Herbs

Ready to grow the perfect tomato?  Start here. Goodbye, dark dreary days of rain. The sun is finally out and warm weather is upon us.  The first thing on many a gardener’s mind – it must be time to plant my … [Read more...]

Products of Recent Snoqualmie Filming Activity Unveiled: Washington State Lottery Commercials

Remember all the recent early morning filming in downtown Snoqualmie that backed up traffic just as school was starting for the day?  Filming that the Northwest Railway Museum's Director of Marketing, Jennifer … [Read more...]

Issaquah Highlands Grand Ridge Plaza Nears Completion, Nearest Multiplex to Snoqualmie Valley Opens this Weekend

For Snoqualmie Valley residents who frequently travel to Issaquah for shopping, dining and entertainment, the newest Issaquah shopping center is the closest option to the Valley yet - Grand Ridge Plaza in the … [Read more...]

If No Walmart, Then What is the Development Future of the I-90/SR-18 Interchange?

The history of the land where the old Leisure Time Campground sits at the I-90/SR-18 interchange is long and complicated. In 2008, the City of Snoqualmie and the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital  (SVH) District … [Read more...]

After One Year Delay, Snoqualmie City Council to Start Affordable Housing Tax Exemption Process; Group Launches Opposition Petition

One year after the it became public knowledge that non-profit housing developer, Imagine Housing, wanted to develop, Timber Falls, a 160-unit affordable housing apartment complex in Snoqualmie, the series of … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie City News: Bridge Closure, Safety Survey Extended, Committee Opening, Q & A with Police and Fire

There's been quite a few announcements that have come across the wire from the City of Snoqualmie in the past week.  Here's a brief re-cap for you.  Most of these events happen the week of June 24th, including … [Read more...]

Missing Summer Weather Tracked Down and Found – in Alaska of All Places

You hear it each year when people (myself included) start whining, wondering when summer weather will finally get here.  Responders tend to counter with that old saying, "Summer doesn't start in Seattle until … [Read more...]

North Bend Hosts Second Public Safety Meeting, Home Security Discussion with Police Chief

On May 16 2013, following a fatal home invasion, the City of North Bend hosted a well-attended Public Safety Community Meeting.  Topics included crime, trends and other public safety issues in and around North … [Read more...]