Snoqualmie Pets 101: Loose Leash Walking; Tips to Stop Your Dog From “Pulling” You Along for the Ride

This is the latest guest column from Melissa Grant, dog trainer for LeChic Pet in Issaquah.  She's going to teach you how to keep your dog from pulling YOU along on daily walks.  Good luck! One of the … [Read more...]

Popular Carnation Farmers Market Kicks off 10th Season on May 7th

Tuesday, May 7th, the Carnation Farmers Market officially kicks off its 10th season - and with predicted sunny skies.  The opening bell rings at 3PM, signaling the start of the first market of the year.  On … [Read more...]

Issaquah Home Intrusion and Shooting Important Reminder to Let Would-be Burglars Know Someone’s Home

How many of you tell your kids not to answer the door when they're home alone?  How many of you don't answer the door if you peek out and don't recognize the person ringing the doorbell?  Admittedly, in the … [Read more...]

Hikers Asked to Avoid Popular Snoqualmie Pass Areas Due to Avalanche Danger

Warm, summer-like weather has many residents heading outdoor this weekend.  If that includes you with plans for a mountain hike in the Snoqualmie Valley, plan ahead. Today, May 3, 2013, the Northwest Weather … [Read more...]

Filming Crews Occupy Streets of Downtown Snoqualmie, May 3rd

Well, it wasn't a movie this time, but film crews setting the stage for a commercial being filmed in downtown Snoqualmie this morning, May 3, 2013, caused quite a spectacle - and not mention,  a two-block … [Read more...]

Op-ed: Forging a New Path; Collaboration Gone Right

What a night.  A positive experience, surrounded by insightful community members is an inspiring thing. I was asked by our school district to attend a focus group regarding options for the next school bond. … [Read more...]

First Candidate Throws Hat into Ring for Newly Formed Snoqualmie School Board Seat

Well, it happened.  Someone from the new Snoqualmie school board director district has officially thrown their hat into the ring.  Earlier today, May 2, 2013, through a press release, Tavish MacLean announced … [Read more...]

Shooting at Salish Lodge Leaves Woman Injured

** May 2, 2013 Update:  Snoqualmie Police Captain, Nick Almquist, today said that the woman involved in the shooting will make a full recovery, that her injuries were not life-threatening.** Police, fire and … [Read more...]

Nearly Two Miles of Snoqualmie Valley Trail to Close in North Bend Starting April 29th

Hikers, you've been warned.  Staring tomorrow, April 29, 2013, King County Parks will begin work to replace a dilapidated and damaged timber bridge along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, requiring a lengthy closure … [Read more...]

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...]