Second Bicycle Accident on Snoqualmie Parkway in One Week, Reminder of Importance of Helmets

Good Samaritans stopped to help an injured cyclist on Snoqualmie Parkway last night, called 911 and stayed with him until medical aid arrived. According to eyewitness, Jeannie Saimo, she was driving up … [Read more...]

Historic Plants from Homes Cleared for Bartells Project Preserved, For Sale at Nursery at Mt. Si

Something I had always personally noticed and admired was the landscaping surrounding the home at the corner of Bendigo Blvd and Park Street in North Bend - one of the old homes cleared this week to make way … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Elementary School’s Mrs. Gjurasic Named Teacher of the Month

Last week Macaroni Kid Snoqualmie Valley-Issaquah honored another local Valley teacher as its teacher of the month - Jennifer Gjurasic. Mrs. Gjurasic teaches 4th grade at Snoqualmie Elementary School and in … [Read more...]

Excavators Clear Houses, Making Way for New North Bend Bartell Drugs

Locals knew it was going to happen.  It was just a matter of days. North Bend Economic Development Director, Gina Estep, said three weeks ago that construction on the new Bartell Drugs was set to begin any … [Read more...]

Car Fire on I-90 Near Preston Slows Evening Commute

If you were traveling on I-90 near Preston last evening, April 22, 2013, you might have been greeted by black smoke billowing into the sunny, blue skies as a car fire erupted, hampering the evening commute for … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners Say “Weeds, Weeds Go Away!” and Offer Tips to Make it Happen

As I head out into my yard for the dreaded chore of pulling weeds, I offer you weed advice from Snoqualmie Valley's best of the best when it comes to gardening - The Master Gardeners Association.  In this … [Read more...]

Mount Si Registration Postponed Over Concerns Raised at School Board Meeting

Three Mount Si High School juniors, Lydia Petroske, Ali (Alexandra) Raphael and Maile Young, addressed the Snoqualmie Valley School Board Thursday, April 18, 2013, with concerns over the scheduling of year-long … [Read more...]

Car Leaves I-90 and Flips Near Preston Exit On-Ramp

Sadly, the Washington State Patrol announced this afternoon that a 29-year old Seattle man died this morning, April 20, 2013, in a one car accident near I-90 exit 22. Medical aid, fire assistance and Washington … [Read more...]

Car Sends Cyclist Head over Heels 15 Feet Down Snoqualmie Parkway

If you were driving on Snoqualmie Parkway around 5:30PM yesterday, April 17, 2013, and witnessed a large police and aid response to the Fisher Creek area, it was due to a car versus cyclist … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Runner at Boston Marathon Describes Chaos After Bombs Explode; Names of Local Runners who are Safe

The Boston Marathon is a huge deal to those who run it and a joyous occasion for the City of Boston.  Today, tragedy struck the city and the 117th Boston Marathon when two bombs exploded near the finish line.  … [Read more...]

Dangerous Weather Halts Recovery Mission for Avalanche Victim; Woman Rescued off Red Mountain Dies

Some sad news to report... The King County Sheriffs Office announced April 14, 2013, that the woman recused from yesterday's avalanche on Red Mountain near the Alpental ski area has passed away from her … [Read more...]

Boxley’s Transforms North Bend into Live Music Destination; Next up, Blues Walk on April 20th

Looking to experience some musical culture without leaving the Valley?  Well, thanks to Danny Kolke, owner of Boxley's in North Bend (restaurant and popular live music venue), Boxley's Music Fund and lots of … [Read more...]

Search and Rescue Crews Recover Body at Snoqualmie Falls, Rescue Injured Boy from Rattlesnake Trail

Search and Rescue crews had a busy past few days in the Snoqualmie Valley, and one mission reminds us of the sometimes tough work these volunteers perform. Team members from Seattle Mountain Rescue, along … [Read more...]

City Council Decides if Community Will Pay Higher Taxes for High-Quality Affordable Housing

The Snoqualmie City Council has a decision to make this year, one that impacts local residents' tax bills, when they decide whether or not to grant Imagine Housing's future 160-unit affordable income apartment … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners: Indoor Seed Propagation and Planting

This is the second guest post this spring from the Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners Association Intern, Beverly Morrow. Now is the time to start indoor seed propagation for your summer vegetables and … [Read more...]

Sign of the Times? School Board/District Asked to Use Social Media to Engage with Community

An interesting idea was addressed to the Snoqualmie Valley School Board at the March 28, 2013, meeting - one with big social implications. Snoqualmie resident and mother of a 2-year old, Alaina Brubaker, … [Read more...]

No, Snoqualmie Ridge was Not on Fire This Morning, Blame It on an Ailing Logging Truck

Did you notice thick smoke billowing into the blue skies over Snoqualmie Ridge this morning?  Thought maybe there was a house fire?  Nope.  Not a house fire, but rather an ailing logging truck chugging its way … [Read more...]

Search and Rescue Volunteers Carry Injured Man Off Rattlesnake Ledge

Ask search and rescue volunteers what they expect on the first sunny, spring weekend and they could say having to perform multiple missions to help hikers in the Snoqualmie Valley.  This weekend, though, they … [Read more...]

North Bend on the Build: Bartell's Set to Break Ground; Hotel Proposed Near Outlet Mall

It's not just Snoqualmie on the build these days.  New development is also in North Bend's future, as Bartell Drugs is set to break ground any day on a new store and a public hearing is on the horizon for a … [Read more...]

Another Water Sports Company to Coming to Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park

It looks like another company is planning to build office and distribution space in Snoqualmie. The City of Snoqualmie Planning Department confirmed it recently had a pre-application meeting with the … [Read more...]