Downed Power Line Sparks Brush Fire, Causes Outage; Hot, Dry Conditions Have Local Fire Departments on Alert for Holiday Weekend

Small brush fire at Mt. Si Golf Course 6/29/15. Photo: Patti Costa

A devastating wildfire in Wenatchee. An emergency statewide burn ban. No outdoor fires on Washington state Natural Resources-protected lands. State parks department bans all campfires at state parks and on the … [Read more...]

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

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

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 … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

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

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

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 … [Read more...]

Meadowbrook Bridge Closed on June 25th

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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 … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

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

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

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 … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

Award-Winning Nature Adventure Camp Launches at Meadowbrook Farm this Summer

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Fresh off its fourth year of being named by ParentMap as having the Best Nature Camp, Wilderness Awareness School is bringing its popular day camp to Snoqualmie for the summer of 2015. Wilderness Awareness … [Read more...]

TRAFFIC | ‘Significant Delays’ through Snoqualmie Possible This Week

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The City of Snoqualmie warns [again] of possible significant traffic delays in downtown Snoqualmie along Railroad Ave SE from June 15th - 24th, as crews work to  finish construction work associated with … [Read more...]

Pedestrians Asked to Practice Safety Sense, Stay off Closed Roads

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There's lots of construction happening just west of Snoqualmie Parkway as land is prepped to become a new Snoqualmie Ridge neighborhoods AND the school district constructs a new elementary school. As a result, … [Read more...]

Encompass 5th Annual ‘SipFest’ Moves Outdoors to Historic Snoqualmie

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As the City of Snoqualmie works to finish a yearlong remodeling project through the downtown core, Encompass is gearing up for its big, yearly fundraiser that will use renovated Railroad Park as the backdrop.. … [Read more...]

POLICE BLOTTER | Multiple Vehicle Prowls Result in Fraudulent Credit Card Charges; Motorcycle Racing, Teen Girl Road Rage

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Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department recently responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie - and the report is an important reminder to lock your … [Read more...]