Ridiculously Fast! Snoqualmie 7th Grader Wins National Junior Olympic Cross Country Title

Joe Waskom's mom, Jill, reinforces the importance of being humble with her children.  So in keeping with the spirit of following mom's rules, we'll do the bragging for Joe when it comes to his latest running … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Pets 101: Top Ten Ways New Dog Owners Sabotage a Successful Training Outcome

Have a new puppy?  Planning on a new pooch as a 2013 holiday surprise?  If so, North Bend resident and pet trainer at Le Chic Pet, Melissa Grant, has some advice when it comes to training the newest member of … [Read more...]

1st Annual Snoqualmie Holiday Lights Contest Receives 13 Entries, Contestants and Winners Revealed

Update: December 18, 2013: After thoughtful consideration by a panel of judges, the following contestants were named winners of the first Snoqualmie Holiday Lights Contest: First Place: Brent and Tracy … [Read more...]

‘Living Beyond Themselves’: Mount Si Student Group Raises Money for Well Drilling, Fresh Water

It started with a simple idea: living beyond yourself; making an actual difference in the lives of others.  That idea led a group of Mount Si students to take the holiday spirit to a global level. Abbey … [Read more...]

North Bend Fire Training Academy Incident Sends Fuel, not Water, onto Simulated Plane Crash Fire

At the Washington State Fire Training Academy  in North Bend there was a training mishap during an October 25th Port of Seattle fire training exercise involving a simulated a plane crash. King 5 News … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners: Gifts of the Season for the Gardener in your Life

In their latest guest post, The Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardeners offer up some great holiday gift ideas for the gardener in your life. Happy Holidays Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Lucky Semi Driver on Snoqualmie Pass; Truck Dangles over Steep Embankment, Closes I-90 Thursday Night

It was a scary scene near Snoqualmie Pass last night, December 12, 2013. If you drive I-90 over the pass, you know there are plenty of curves, lots of semis and plenty of snow.  Yesterday one semi driver was … [Read more...]

State Rep Rodne Asking for Budget to Move Snoqualmie Weigh Station, Fix Traffic Headache of Entering I-90

There's one thing you can depend on as a Snoqualmie commuter when accessing westbound I-90 around 7:15AM each weekday - a regular traffic backup stretching about a half-mile from I-90, up Snoqualmie Parkway. … [Read more...]

Cold Weather Finds Kids Venturing Out on Dangerous Frozen Ponds

There is no such thing as 100% safe ice. Look at local retention ponds during the recent cold spell and you can see what many residents are doing - throwing rocks to see if they will break through the pond's … [Read more...]

Local Teen Pleads Guilty in Fatal North Bend Hit and Run Case

According to the King County Prosecuting Office, 19-year old Cody J. Eads of North Bend pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide (disregard for the safety of others) on Thursday, December 5, 2013. In August, … [Read more...]

After Week of Sun and Frigid Temps, Snow Finally Creeps into Valley Weather Forecast

Update, December 10th, 6AMPM: The National Weather Service canceled the Winter Weather Advisory it issued yesterday afternoon as the treat of snow in the Snoqualmie Valley has diminished.  Sorry kids.  No … [Read more...]

How Cold in the Valley? So Cold the Home Stands at Mount Si Stadium Closed

Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 7AM and it was 10 degrees at Mount Si High School.  It was 11 degrees on Snoqualmie Ridge and 14 degrees at North Bend Elementary. That's cold - and it is supposed to be even … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Police Raid Suspected Drug House; Arrest Six Suspects

Friday, December 6, 2013, Snoqualmie Police were able to raid a suspected drug house in downtown Snoqualmie, mostly recovering methamphetamine.  Around 6AM, Snoqualmie police officers and the King County … [Read more...]

Chance to Hear More School Bond Details, Lend Input: District Bringing Latest Proposal to Public Meetings

Have thoughts you like to share about the next school bond that's been in the planning stages for over a year?  Want to hear details about why the school board has honed in on a remodel and expansion of Mount … [Read more...]

Downtown Streets Closing for Another Great Event, Annual North Bend Holiday Festival

Following its tradition of throwing great community festivals in the streets of downtown, the City of North Bend is preparing to launch into the holiday season with some spirited fanfare. The North Bend … [Read more...]

Agenda Bill to Buy Snoqualmie Ridge Land for Affordable Housing Pulled from City Council Agenda

Update, December 5, 2013, 6:45AM: As quickly as the first press release went out announcing a possible council vote authorizing the city to purchase land for Imagine Housing's affordable housing apartment … [Read more...]

Holiday Spirit Comes Alive in Downtown Snoqualmie, December 7th; Tree Lighting, Carriage Rides, Santa, Art Exhibit, Shopping

It's that time of year. City streets twinkle with holiday lights, decorations adorn area houses and kids get excited for Winter Break. If you need even more help getting into the holiday spirit, the City of … [Read more...]

I-90 Reopened after High Winds, Downed Trees Close Stretch from North Bend to Ellensburg

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) closed a 72 mile portion of I-90 (in both directions) overnight due to high winds, accidents and several downed trees near Snoqualmie Pass. At … [Read more...]

Mother Nature Ready to Throw Weather Kitchen Sink at Snoqualmie Valley, Ending with Frigid Conditions all Week

Update: December 2, 2013, 6AM:  Some weather forecasters says the Snoqualmie Valley (hilltops above 500 feet) could see some light snow this morning - and possible up to 3 inches from about 2-6PM today -  if a … [Read more...]

Fun History Behind the Santa Train, which Rolled into the Valley this Weekend

There's history everywhere in the valley. You just have to slow down enough to spot it - and then hear the stories. The Santa Train is no exception.  The annual event kicked off Saturday, November 30th and … [Read more...]

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