Happy Mothers Day! Northwest Railway Museum Lets Mom Ride Train Free All Weekend

The Northwest Railway Museum is celebrating moms this weekend with a special discount - a free train ride on Saturday May 11th and Sunday, May 12th. Celebrate mom this Mother’s Day with a beautiful train … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Child Falls Out Second Story Window

Numerous helicopters were circling Snoqualmie Ridge this evening, May 9, 2013.   They were in the area checking out unconfirmed reports of a child falling out of window in Snoqualmie, which have now been … [Read more...]

Rock Blasting Explosions Scheduled for Snoqualmie Ridge, May 9th and 10th

At around 12:35PM Thursday, May 9, 2013, a loud explosion was reported by residents on Snoqualmie Ridge.  One of those reporting the explosion was me, while weeding my yard.  It was loud and shook my home, … [Read more...]

A Night of Theater or Music? Either Way, Twin Falls and Mount Si Have You Covered

There's a couple of fun events happening this weekend for theater and jazz fans. Oklahoma Debuting tonight, the Twin Falls Drama Club presents Rogers and Hammerstein's, Oklahoma.  The infamous musical … [Read more...]

King County Prosecutor Declines to File Charges Against North Bend Mayor

The King County Sheriffs Office has officially finished its 4th degree assault/domestic violence investigation of North Bend Mayor Ken Hearing. The mayor was arrested and spent a night in jail on March 26, … [Read more...]

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...]