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View of Rattlesnake Lake from atop Rattlesnake Ledge.

Rattlesnake Lake Sees Second Drowning in Less than One Month

According to the King County Sheriff's Office, a 34-year old Redmond man drowned in Rattlesnake Lake on Saturday, July 4, 2015.  This makes the second drowning-related death at … [Read More...]

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The Brook being partally demolished, cleaned up for sale, 7/2/15.

‘The Brook’ Comes Down | First Talkie Movie Theater in Snoqualmie Valley [Partially] Demolished

At the corner of Park Street and Meadowbrook Way (near Mount Si HS and Snoqualmie Elementary) sits the cement shell of some Snoqualmie Valley movie history: The Brook Theater. According to Valley Historian Dave … [Continue Reading...]

Photo: Kevin Mullins. 7/4/15 Wenatchee, WA

LETTER | Fire, Police Say Majority Took 4th of July Fire Warnings Seriously; Fireworks Use Down

This year’s 4th of July holiday presented significant challenges due to high temperatures, extreme dry conditions and a very high threat of fire. In response, both the cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend provided … [Continue Reading...]

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Two Snoqualmie homes used in commercial filming on 6/29/15

Commercial Shoot Transforms Local House, Brings Seahawks Hall of Famers to Snoqualmie Valley

By Sunday afternoon, one Snoqualmie neighborhood was buzzing as a home on Linden Loop experienced a big Seahawks transformation - all for a Washington State Lottery commercial. The home's white trim and front door were … [Read More...]

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Suspicious Vehicle at North Bend Outlet Mall Leads Officer on High-Speed Chase, Fires at Police Car

The Snoqualmie Police Department said on Sunday, June 28, 2015 around 11:30PM, SPD Officer (in service of North Bend) Cary discovered a suspicious vehicle at the North Bend Outlet Mall. As he followed and monitored the car … [Read More...]

Photo: Don Detrick

Statewide Drought Affects Snoqualmie Water System | River Flow Down Drastically, Citizens Asked to Conserve

Low winter snowpack, a dry spring and a (so far) hot summer is a recipe not good for local water supplies. And Friday, June 26, 2015, the City of Snoqualmie is officially asking its citizens to make changes to their water use … [Read More...]

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Remains Found on Mount Si Likely there for 20 Years, Public’s Help Sought in Identification

Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are asking for the public's help to identify skeletal remains found on Mount Si last week. Evidence suggests the remains may be from the mid 90’s. On June … [Read More...]

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‘Right Solution for the Longterm,’ Conceptual Design Picked for New Mount Si High School

NAC Architecture's Matt Rumbaugh said the design process started with a question: "What is the right thing to do with Mount Si High School?" A recently passed school bond is allowing that question to be posed and funding the … [Read More...]

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Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank Offers Summer Kids’ Programs; Kid-Friendly Food Drive Launches June 29th

The Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, located at 122 E 3rd. Street in North Bend is offering several programs for kids this summer, including a summer kids meal program (for students currently enrolled in SVSD's free and reduced … [Read More...]

EF&R battle brush fire along I-90 in summer of 2013.

Burning Moratorium Expanded | DNR and Unincorporated King County Join Eastside Fire & Rescue Burn Ban

It's dry - and it's getting drier.  According to local meteorologists, if the current long-range weather forecast holds, this June could be one of the driest on record. A DNR official stated in a recent interview that local … [Read More...]

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Meadowbrook Bridge Closed on June 25th

King County Transportation said county bridge inspection crews will completely close Meadowbrook Bridge in Snoqualmie from 9AM to 3:30PM, Thursday, June 25, 2015 for a planned, one-day inspection of the one-lane … [Read More...]

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Question of the Day: When-oh-When Will Ana’s Mexican Restaurant Open their Outdoor Patio?

Inquiring minds want to know - and seem to keep asking - "When will Ana' patio finally open?" Warm summer days in western Washington often means residents tired of all those gray, dreary days flock to the outdoors for just … [Read More...]

Boardwalk and parking area near Snoqualmie Depot

City of Snoqualmie Says Downtown Construction Done by Late July, Leaving Historic Downtown with Whole New Look

The City of Snoqualmie announced Tuesday, June 24, 2015 that its Downtown Infrastructure and Improvement Project will be completed in late July, bringing 'light to the end of the tunnel' for many downtown businesses affected … [Read More...]

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POLICE BLOTTER | Suspicious Sprinkler, Car Prowling Raccoon, Public Peeing, Watermelon Theft

The Snoqualmie Police Department has a motto: "NO CALL TOO SMALL."  Here are some of the calls they responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie over the past two weeks, some that might be evidence of that … [Read More...]

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Remains Discovered on Mount Si Identified as Human, Medical Examiner Working on Identification

Numerous Snoqualmie Valley residents noticed the helicopter hovering and circling over Mount Si Wednesday, June 17, 2015 as the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) worked to remove remains discovered by an off-trail hiker on … [Read More...]

Overturned semi on EB I-90 ramp from SR 18, 6/22/15. Photo: City of Snoqualmie

Overturned Apple Truck Creates 5-Mile Backup Over Tiger Mountain Monday Afternoon

The Washington State Patrol said a semi truck hauling a container full of apples overturned as it merged from westbound SR 18 to eastbound I-90 around 1PM Monday, June 22, 2015. Luckily, the estimated 100,000 apples stayed … [Read More...]

Bridge over the Snoqualmie River, popular with teenage river jumpers.

Eastside Fire & Rescue Officals Warns to Be ‘Extremely Careful’ in Local Lakes, Rivers

Following a tragic drowning accident on Rattlesnake Lake on June 11th, and with continued sunny skies and hot temperatures predicted in the lead up to the long 4th of July weekend, Eastside Fire & Rescue officials are … [Read More...]

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Extra Summer Traffic Possible Through Snoqualmie Neighborhoods as Lake Alice Access Road Temporarily Opens

Local residents may want to be prepared for some extra traffic through Snoqualmie Ridge this summer as King County works to replace a culvert in danger of collapsing underneath Lake Alice Road in Fall City. Due to the … [Read More...]

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