Mount Si High School Rebuild Runs into $4 Million Dilemma

Conceptual Design with Gym and PAC spots swapped.

At the August 27th School Board Meeting, SVSD Assistant Superintendent Ryan Stokes said the Mount Si High School Re-build project ran into an "interesting dilemma" over the summer as NAC Architects began … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Indoor Playground Starts 19th Year of FUN at Remodeled Si View Community Center

Si View Indoor Playground located in the Si View Community Center gymnasium

The Snoqualmie Valley Indoor Playground (SVIP) begins its 19th year serving families of the Snoqualmie Valley on September 14, 2015 The playground, located at Si View Community Center is open Mondays, … [Read more...]

Cities Offer Safety Courses: Women’s Self Defense, CPR, Emergency Response Training

CPR

Snoqualmie Police Department Offers Self Defense Course A women’s self-defense course is being offered by the Snoqualmie Police Department for females age 16 and above who live or work in Snoqualmie and North … [Read more...]

Letter | Thanks for Making Summer Food Band Programs a Success, September Launches Soup & Chili Drive

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On behalf of the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank board and staff I would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who participated in our Summer Programing.  The 10 weeks of summer were a buzz of activity and here … [Read more...]

Timeline Set for Upcoming District-wide Elementary School Boundary Change

Current SVSD Elementary School Attendance Boundary Map

When you have a new elementary school to fill, attendance boundaries have to shift. The process to make that shift is about to commence in the Snoqualmie Valley. At the August 27, 2015 Snoqualmie Valley … [Read more...]

Letter | Bulldozing Near Snoqualmie Falls Irresponsible, Disrespectful

Letter to Editor

Dear Editor, The Pacific Northwest is arguably one of the most beautiful places to live. With sprawling mountains, and evergreen capped hills as far as the eye can see, many looking for solace in nature settle … [Read more...]

High Wind Waring Issued for Snoqualmie Valley as Strong Summer Storm Approaches

Photo:  screenshot KOMO News weather page.

Saturday, August 29, 2015, the National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for the East Puget Sound lowlands, which includes the Snoqualmie Valley. NWS says winds will increase from the south at … [Read more...]

Oped | Saying Goodbye: Small Valley to Big City, but Snoqualmie Will Always be HOME

Photo: Kevin Mullins

Almost 15 years ago, our goal was to find a great place to raise our children, plant our family roots. We did that on a dirt cul-de-sac lot that somehow fit a four bedroom house in Snoqualmie. I knew the … [Read more...]

Rancho Laguna’s HEART Benefit Concert August 29th; Rescuing Horses, Creating Unique Therapy

Photo: Facebook

This Saturday, August 29, 2015, Rancho Laguna’s HEART is holding its 2nd Annual Summer Benefit Concert & BBQ at their rescue ranch, located 37705 SE 47th Street in Snoqualmie. The event runs from … [Read more...]

Hearing Helicopters? Simulated Military Operation to Happen Near North Bend

fire training academy

This past May, nighttime military training at the Washington State Fire Training Academy (WSFTA), just east of North Bend, caught many in the Snoqualmie Valley off-guard as multiple low flying military … [Read more...]

Traffic Update | Weekend Closure of SR 18 near Snoqualmie Cancelled

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UPDATE |  August 27, 2015 The City of Snoqualmie stated that WSDOT has cancelled the weekend closure of SR 18 between Issaquah-Hobart Road and I-90 interchange for August 29th and 30th.  The project is … [Read more...]

Shaping Growth | North Bend Proposes Comp Plan Amendments, Changing Future Residential, Commercial Development

NB Comp Plan map

The City of North Bend is proposing some amendments to its Comprehensive Plan which would change the land use designation and zoning in certain areas of the city, tweaking where commercial businesses can be … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie’s Main Street Celebration Cancelled Due to Weather, Milestone Recognition Ceremony Proceeds as Scheduled

main street celebration

UPDATE |  August 28, 2015 Due to weather forecasts predicting heavy rain and wind gusts, the City of Snoqualmie has cancelled its Main Street Celebration scheduled for Saturday, August 29th. The event will be … [Read more...]

Rising from the Ashes | Three-Story ‘Phoenix Plaza’ Proposed for North Bend Explosion Site

Phoenx Plaza proposed to bring life back to the empty site where businesses once stood along North Bend Way. Photo: Google Maps screenshot

In May, City of North Bend Director of Community and Economic Development confirmed the site of a massive April 2014 natural gas explosion that destroyed a small North Bend strip mall, restaurant under … [Read more...]

As Local Firefighters Battle Twisp Wildire, Snoqualmie Fire Dept Issues Brush Fire Prevention Measures for Community

Twisp Fire, August 19, 2015. Photo:  Twitter

The City of Snoqualmie released a press release Thursday, August 20, 2015, reminding residents and businesses of brush fire safety prevention tips. According to the release, while the Snoqualmie Fire … [Read more...]