SVSD Enrollment Growth Fairly Flat; Middle Schools Down, High School Flat, Elementary Gains Most Students

It's that time of year.  A time when the Snoqualmie Valley School District provides its first enrollment picture of the new school year. In fast-growing area like the Valley, the picture is usually one of … [Read more...]

Early Morning Accident Leaves Car Flipped on Quiet Snoqualmie Ridge Street

Residents of SE Swenson Street in the Deer Park neighborhood of Snoqualmie Ridge were awakened in the wee hours of Saturday morning, September 21, 2013, to the ominous sound of a "loud smash" and then "metal … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners Talk Dahlias, Fall Leaves and Plant Sales

NOTE: Interested in being a Master Gardener? Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Master Gardener training class; deadline is October 18th. Contact Ann Acton at for more information. … [Read more...]

Police Alert Issued for Echo Glen Escapee; Helicopter Assists in Capture

UPDATE: Friday, September 20, 2013, 11:30AM: Shortly before 11AM,  a Washington State Patrol helicopter located the 15-year old escapee from the Echo Glen Children’s Facility. He was near I-90 and not … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Ridge Community-wide Garage Sale This Weekend, September 20th & 21st

Bargain hunters and hagglers beware, the annual Snoqualmie Ridge Fall Garage Sale happens this weekend, starting Friday, September 20th and running through Saturday, September 21st.  The always well-attended … [Read more...]

If North Bend Can Throw One, Snoqualmie Can Too – It’s Block Party Time!

Dr. Jason Green of Optimal Health Chiropractic on Snoqualmie Ridge had such a good time at the North Bend Block Party in July, he decided to help throw one of his own on the streets in front of his … [Read more...]

Reinig Road Shooting, Deputy Fires at Snoqualmie Man After He Attempts to Hit Her With Van

Around  2:00AM, Thursday, September 19, 2013, a King County Sheriff’s deputy shot a 35-year old Snoqualmie man after he tried to hit her with his van. The suspect suffered a non-life threatening gunshot … [Read more...]

City of Snoqualmie Effort to Gain I-90/SR-18 Land Denied Again, But Development Begins

With the Growth Management Hearings Board upholding King County's 2012 decision NOT to add 85 acres of land between the edge of Snoqualmie and I-90 to the city's Urban Growth Area (UGA), it looks like land … [Read more...]

North Bend Considers Video Cameras for Crime Prevention, Launches Citizen Survey

The topic of surveillance cameras to help with North Bend law enforcement isn't a new one. Following a much-publicized fatal North Bend area home invasion in May, public safety meetings discussed increased … [Read more...]

New Metro Bus Route Coming to Snoqualmie Valley; More Options During Non-Peak Hours

Have you noticed the new bus route makers at local stops? It seems Snoqualmie Valley residents spoke and King County Metro listened. This summer, the King County Council approved Metro's recommended changes … [Read more...]

With Emotional Bank on Empty, Snoqualmie Valley Teachers Union Proposes New Bargaining Model For Next Contract

Just four days after a narrowly averting a teacher's strike, Snoqualmie Valley Education Association President, Lisa Radmer, stood to address the Snoqualmie Valley School Board at its September 12th meeting. … [Read more...]

After Successful $100,000 Fundraiser, North Bend Theatre Debuts New State-of-the-Art Movie Projector

Movie-goers love happy endings, right?  Well, the North Bend Theatre gave Valley residents their own happy ending earlier this week. Just four short months after launching a fundraiser designed to upgrade … [Read more...]

Fatal I-90 Accident Near Highway 18 Possibly Caused by Cooler in Roadway, Snarls Evening Traffic

** UPDATE, Wednesday, 9/18/2013: Washington State Patrol say they located the driver of the vehicle that lost the cooler suspected of causing the I-90 accident that took the life of an 80-year old North Bend … [Read more...]

Three Years of Construction, Snoqualmie Falls Park, Hydroelectric Plant At Last Re-done and Ready!

When one of Washington State's biggest tourist attractions happens to sit in your backyard, do you forget?  Take it for granted?  I know sometimes I do. It seems like that bright orange sign along … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Pets 101: Rex: Portrait of a Leash Reactive Dog

In her newest column, pet trainer for Le Chic Pet, lets one of her canine clients help explain the dog phenomenon of "Leash Reactiveness." Look for a follow-up to Rex's journey in two weeks. Hi my name is … [Read more...]

Fire Department Safety Concerns Lead to New Traffic Signal on Snoqualmie Parkway

If you've noticed the construction along the shoulder of Snoqualmie Parkway near the fire station, it's the beginning infrastructure work for a new traffic signal set to start flashing at the intersection of … [Read more...]

The Streets are Alive with Music, Jazz Walk Hits Downtown North Bend This Saturday!

Years ago who would've thought... North Bend as a live music destination?  But thanks to Danny Kolke, his passion for music and his restaurant, Boxley's, featuring live performances 7-days a week, that is … [Read more...]

Carnation Scenes Make it into Macklemore’s New Video; Miller’s Carnation Captured Filming with Photos

Miller's Carnation, of oh-my-gosh-Johnny-Depp-is-in-town fame, once again had some great pictures of yet another famous person who just happened to be in Carnation working. Only this time, the shop's owner … [Read more...]

Police, Aid Respond to Bendigo Blvd Bridge Thursday Night, Man Struck Crossing Roadway

Living Snoqualmie received a few inquires regarding the police and aid presence on Bendigo Blvd (SR-202) in North Bend Thursday night, September 5, 2013. Witnesses driving in the area reported flares and lane … [Read more...]

District and Teacher’s Union Reach Tentative Agreement; Teachers Ratify Contract with ‘Lukewarm’ Vote

** UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 8, 2013, 9:10PM: Although technically on strike at their 7PM union meeting, the Snoqualmie Valley teachers' contract was ratified by a "lukewarm" 59% of union members - 174 votes yes to … [Read more...]