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- Nov 18, 2014 at 5:20PM
Looking for a special way to meet Santa? Create special memories with a Santa Train excursion! Santa Train, at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie, has been a holiday highlight for over 40 years.
- Nov 18, 2014 at 5:22PM
“I found my name!” says 10-year-old Lawrence Saenz, pointing to a brick in the Snoqualmie Valley Veterans Memorial. His sister, Elsa, 9, comes to look, but their younger brothers are still climbing on the rocks that ring the area, just to the side of the Renton-Pickering American Legion Post in Snoqualmie.
- Nov 18, 2014 at 5:24PM
On election day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, staff at Snoqualmie’s Democracy Live gave a short demo of their electronic voting software, Live Ballot, to visiting officials, including Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson, King County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, and U.S. Representative Dave Reichert. Company President Bryan Finney and Board President Joseph Brotherton discussed the possibilities for their product, now in use in more than 550 locations worldwide.
- Nov 18, 2014 at 5:27PM
After lengthy discussion, and over reservations from some councilmembers and staff, Snoqualmie’s city council voted to explore a deal with the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce, funding a holiday festival, complete with synthetic ice rink, that’s set to hit both downtown and the Ridge. Snoqualmie residents want to skate, Chamber Executive Director Lizzy Billington told the council, making a pitch for the Winter Magic festival.
- Nov 19, 2014 at 11:59AM
Citing weather conditions and raised air pollution levels, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a stage 2 burn ban for King County, effective noon Wednesday, Nov. 19. The ban is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. The weather front expected this evening is showing rain and winds that will clear the air. However, daytime winds will not be sufficient to significantly reduce pollution levels in King County, especially in areas where wood burning is common.
- Nov 19, 2014 at 12:00PM
The House Natural Resources Committee passed the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area Act (H.R. 1785) out of committee on Wednesday, Nov. 19. U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert, who represents the Valley as part of the Eighth District, had written and testified on behalf of the legislation.
- Nov 19, 2014 at 12:05PM
After months of anticipation, Piccola Cellars is flinging open its doors for a Grand Opening Party, 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. Located in the old North Bend Fire Station, 112 West Second Street, Piccola will provide a range of hot and cold snacks, live music, raffles and drink and tote specials.
- Nov 19, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:18PM
It’s been nearly eight months since the Snoqualmie Police Department began covering North Bend. In that time, North Bend officers have made more than 730 traffic stops, arrested 225 subjects on various charges, and issued 16 DUI citations. They’ve received zero official complaints, too. “In our business, we’re not used to that,” Snoqualmie Police Chief Steve McCulley told the North Bend City Council Nov. 4.
- Nov 19, 2014 at 2:24PM
A free electronics recycling event benefiting the Mount Si cheer team is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 22, at Cascade View Elementary School, 34816 SE Ridge Street, Snoqualmie.
- May 23, 2014 at 4:03PM
Four Valley students made the Seattle Pacific University 2014 winter quarter Dean’s List: Colin Nelson Gillespie and Cassidy M. Unpingco of Snoqualmie, and Sabrina Nicole Sandberg and Sarah Dawn Williams of North Bend.
Remembering the Cabot: Handmade model brings back WWII shipboard experiences for North Bend’s Bill Walker
- May 23, 2014 at 4:10PM
The handmade replica means a lot to North Bend resident Bill Walker. Walker, 90, was 21 years old when he walked the decks and worked the boiler rooms of the USS Cabot during World War II. Seventy years later, he wanted to remember his experience with a 12-inch model kit of the Independence-class ship. But his failing eyesight made it a challenge. So, at a dinner party, friend and neighbor Bob Malone volunteered to build it.
- May 23, 2014 at 4:08PM
Snoqualmie Valley veteran’s organizations host Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 26. Identical observances take place, 9 a.m. at the Preston Cemetery, 10 a.m. at Fall City, 11 a.m. at North Bend, and noon at the Snoqualmie Valley Veterans Memorial, next to the American Legion Post in downtown Snoqualmie.
- May 23, 2014 at 4:04PM
Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) officials are seeking applicants for an upcoming training academy scheduled to start at the end of the summer. Those who live within five road miles of an EF&R fire station, and meet other minimum qualifications, are eligible to apply for consideration.
- May 23, 2014 at 4:05PM
Please join us for the 10th annual Tanner Jeans Memorial Bicycle Safety Rodeo, Saturday, June 7, at the Community Park in Snoqualmie. Your children will learn bike safety at this interactive, instructional bicycle obstacle course created and led by your local Snoqualmie Police Department officers.
- May 23, 2014 at 4:00PM updated May 27, 2014 at 4:25PM
The Mount Si girls fastpitch team brought home the SeaKing District title, beating all comers in the tournament last Wednesday and Thursday, May 21 and 22, at Seattle's Lower Woodland Park. The number-one seed going into the tournament, the team punched a ticket to state in the first outing, blanking the Eastside Catholic Crusaders, 10-0, in the second round on Wednesday.
- May 23, 2014 at 4:08PM
At 11 p.m., Sunday, May 11, a caller in the 33000 block of Southeast Sorenson Street, Snoqualmie, told police there had been two bears in front of his house, but he’d told them to go home, and they did. Police were expecting lots of bear calls, since the next day was trash collection day.
- Nov 20, 2014 at 11:04AM
Find fun times for youth in grades five through seven at Tween Night, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, November 21, at Si View Community Center. It's a night of active games, contests, music, dancing and more. Admission is just $5 at the door, snacks available for purchase. Then on Saturday, Nov. 22, Si View hosts a Family Fun Day, with free activities for children from noon to 2:30 p.m. Find activity stations with gymnastics, arts and crafts, indoor playground time
- Nov 20, 2014 at 11:05AM
Last week, the Snoqualmie City Council kept an open mind (and open pocketbook to the tune of $12,000) for the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Winter Magic festival. The plan, now in the permitting stage, is to put an artificial skating rink downtown and on the Ridge during holidays, welcoming families for ice skating and other outdoor fun. The Chamber, first under Nate Perea, now with Director Lizzy Billington, has been working for about a year to get some kind of rink downtown.
- Nov 20, 2014 at 11:06AM
Learn to craft your own holiday wreaths at Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. A hand-made wreath is a unique holiday gift for friends and family, or to add festive décor this season to your own home. It’s also a fun way to express your personal creativity.
- Nov 20, 2014 at 11:21AM
Thursday, Nov. 16, 1989: A U.S. Army helicopter was called to rescue several people stranded by high water in the Lower Valley last week. Local fire departments reported few other incidents during five days of flooding that began Nov. 9. Snoqualmie Elementary was evacuated.
- Nov 20, 2014 at 11:33AM
After their final training drill, and even between exercises, the class of Snoqualmie Valley CERT trainees were relaxed and chatty. From the official start to the official stop of each task, though, they each underwent a terse transformation. Lorrie Jones of Snoqualmie surprised herself by taking point in a drill to “rescue” a dummy trapped under a tractor tire. “OK, let’s go,” she told her team, men and women from Snoqualmie, North Bend or Fall City, but they didn’t need much direction.
- Nov 21, 2014 at 11:31AM
Si View Pool hosts a Junior Lifeguarding course for youths age 11 to 14, Dec. 1 to 18, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m.
- Nov 21, 2014 at 11:32AM
North Bend’s trash haulers, Republic Services, will observe Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, which all fall on a Thursday this year.
- Nov 21, 2014 at 11:35AM
Mark your calendars for Carnation Farmers Market’s annual Thanksgiving Harvest Market, 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25. The market moves indoors to provide shoppers with warm, dry, and festive shopping inside the American Legion Hall on Bird Street in downtown Carnation (directly adjacent to the market’s usual location), with plenty of parking outside.
- Nov 21, 2014 at 11:42AM
Police and fire agencies in the Valley responded to the following calls: