News

District won’t go after May bond

With its third consecutive capital projects bond headed for failure, the Snoqualmie Valley School District will take time to consider how to address students' short- and long-term needs in schools where overcrowding is becoming a progressively bigger problem.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Firing up an auction crowd

Seeking bids to benefit students at Mount Si High School, Craig Bennett energizes the crowd at the Wildcat auction Saturday, March 15, at Si View Community Center. The auction, which had a "wild west" theme, raised funding for student clubs and organizations.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Youth center damaged by sewage leak

Youth groups that call the Snoqualmie Valley Youth Activity Center (YAC) home are scrambling for meeting places after the building was deluged by raw sewage on Saturday, March 22.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Eggs-actly what she needs

Two-year-old Katie Bero of Snoqualmie searches for that next elusive egg on Saturday morning, March 22, at Centennial Fields in Snoqualmie. The event, sponsored by the city of Snoqualmie and Eagles Lodge 3529, boasted 7,000 eggs and had well over 1,000 parents and children in attendance for the fast-paced fun. About the same number of participants flocked to Si View Community Center in North Bend for its Saturday morning egg hunt.

  • Oct 2, 2008

New director taking charge at Encompass

As Encompass prepares to grow to better meet the needs of a changing community, leadership of the 41-year-old children's organization is also changing.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Treehouse fan challenges county rules

Pete Nelson has big dreams of creating a treehouse lovers' paradise on the five picturesque acres he owns off Preston-Fall City Road.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Weird stuff getting flushed in Snoqualmie neighborhood

The city of Snoqualmie's Public Works Department has been getting to the bottom of some gross and puzzling problems recently in the sewer pipes of Snoqualmie Ridge.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Cooking up a thank-you

On her last night in the United States, Taeka Shimozaki prepares a meal for the Valley families that have hosted her and 19 other Japanese students who spent two weeks visiting Mount Si High School on a language exchange program.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Bids roll in for city hall

Drumming up interest in its new City Hall, the city of Snoqualmie has received bids from seven prime contractors and nearly 40 subcontractors interested in building the new government structure.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Sallal Water Association may rescind membership

Members of the Sallal Water Association approved a bylaw change Monday that gives the utility the ability to rescind a membership when a member won't pay fees or continually tampers with the water system.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Wilderness Rim man rescued from roof

Firefighters rescued the occupant of a Wilderness Rim home from his roof early Tuesday, March 25, after he attempted to fight the spread of a chimney fire with a garden hose.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Philips lays off 49 at Snoqualmie Ridge

Philips Oral Healthcare announced job cuts last Friday, March 28, affecting some 49 workers at its facility on Snoqualmie Ridge.

  • Oct 2, 2008

First pitch of spring

The opening of Snoqualmie Valley Little League's season on Saturday, March 29 was marked by snow.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Road closes for roundabout work

Starting this week, Cedar Falls Way between North Bend Way and Mountain View Drive is closed to all traffic as crews begin the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of North Bend Way and Cedar Falls Way.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Ridge golf course changes hands

Quadrant Homes has sold the Tournament Players Course (TPC) at Snoqualmie Ridge to BrightStar Golf Group, a California-based firm that manages five other golf properties in California and Colorado.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Locals get first dibs on “Thomas” tickets

Snoqualmie Valley residents have a chance to get in early on the toot-tooting Thomas the Tank Engine visit to Snoqualmie, set for this July.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Mailbox Peak feeling the pressure

Damp April weather didn't stop a crew of two dozen volunteers from helping to give one of the Puget Sound area's most challenging day hikes, Mailbox Peak near North Bend, a long-overdue facelift on Friday, April 4.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Future of railway taking shape

When curious passersby stopped to find out what the hubbub of activity was in the Northwest Railway Museum's vintage waiting room, volunteer Dan Olah of North Bend proudly proclaimed the purpose of the miniature world taking shape.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Snoqualmie to update school impact charges

The city of Snoqualmie is considering how to put school impact fees more in step with the growth plan for Valley schools.

  • Oct 2, 2008

An end and a beginning

Demolition contractor Nuprecon brings down the 80-year-old structure of St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church on Monday, April 7. St. Clare's was torn down because the basement and walls were filled with highly toxic mold, dangerous for small children and the elderly. The church now functions out of its parish social hall.

  • Oct 2, 2008