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Two vehicle rollover accidents, one fire in just four hours near I-90 / SR 18 interchange

Thursday, July 18, 2019 was a rough day in the I-90 / SR 18 interchange area. Around 9AM witnesses said a trailer truck hauling two campers took the westbound I-90 off-ramp left … [Read More...]

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Traffic Alert: SR 18 CLOSED between Snoqualmie and Issaquah-Hobart Road this weekend

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is warning people who use SR 18 between Snoqualmie and Issaquah-Hobart to plan on using alternate routes for most of the upcoming weekend, July 19th - July 21st. WSDOT maintenance crews … [Continue Reading...]

Pedestrians take over downtown Streets as North Bend Block Party returns for weekend fun

Are you ready for North Bend’s biggest festival? The countdown is on to the 11th annual Downtown Block Party and 5th annual Legends Car Show. The Block Party happens from Noon to 11PM on Saturday, July 20thand Legends Car Show happens at 8AM - … [Continue Reading...]

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Driver loses control, Waste Management truck careens backward downhill on narrow Snoqualmie street

A frightening incident occurred in Snoqualmie Thursday afternoon, July 11, 2019 when a large Waste Management collection truck and its driver careened backwards down narrow Oakmont Ave SE near the Club at Snoqualmie … [Read More...]

4.6 magnitude earthquake jolts many residents awake early Friday morning

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake centered about 2 miles northwest of Monroe, WA shook many Snoqualmie Valley residents awake early Friday morning, July 12, 2019. The moderate earthquake happened at 2:51AM and only lasted a few … [Read More...]

Stars and Stripes Rainbow Bingo happens Saturday at Mt. Si Senior Center

Independence Day may be gone according to the calendar, but the festivities will continue on Saturday at Mt. Si Senior Center, where the always fabulous Aunt Betty Malone is hosting Stars and Stripes Rainbow Bingo - Saturday, … [Read More...]

Fall takes life of hiker near Snow Lake Trail, Snoqualmie Pass

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, the King County Sheriff's Office said search and rescue crews located a man who died after going hiking alone in the Snow Lake trailhead area of Snoqualmie Pass on July 4th. KCSO Sgt. Ryan … [Read More...]

All Aboard: Popular Day out with Thomas event pulls into Snoqualmie next two weekends

The next two weekends will bring the annual family summer exodus to Snoqualmie, as Thomas the Tank Engine prepares for his yearly stop in the Valley. Some time slots are sold out, but according to the NW Railway Museum, … [Read More...]

Police Blotter | just sitting in car eating cheesecake; ding-dong ditchers escorted home; fireworks, fireworks and more fireworks

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie over the past couple of weeks. DOMESTIC DISPUTE | HEALY AVE S, North Bend On June 13th around 9:40PM, a passerby … [Read More...]

New on-ramp to westbound I-90 from Snoqualmie Parkway could open by end of 2019

At the July 8th Snoqualmie City Council meeting, the council approved an agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation that officially paves the way for a temporary on-ramp to westbound I-90 from Snoqualmie … [Read More...]

Marijuana Store NOT coming to Mountain Valley Shopping Center in North Bend

It looks like there will not a be a marijuana shop moving into the Mountain Valley Shopping Center in North Bend. Clifford Gehrett, who owns Issaquah Cannabis, had proposed buying a portion of the Mountain Valley Shopping … [Read More...]

New Skatepark brings New Rules: law now requires helmets in Snoqualmie parks

Reminder to bike, scooter and skateboard riders in the city limits of Snoqualmie, the city council recently updated its 'Wheeled Recreational Devices and Motorized Foot Scooters' law, requiring helmets now be … [Read More...]

Fire Chief: Brush fire near Ernie’s Grove could’ve been way worse; 8 units respond to contain slash pile blaze

According to Eastside Fire and Rescue Chief Richard Burke, a brush fire near Ernie's Grove in Snoqualmie could've been way worse if it hadn't happened in the calm of the night. Around 1AM, Tuesday, July 2nd, eight units - … [Read More...]

North Bend adventure couple takes on 750 mile Race to Alaska; rough waters turn race to rescue

After making history by successfully skiing across Antarctica five years ago, North Bend couple Chris and Marty Fagan turned their adventurous spirits toward the cold waters of the inside passage to Alaska - attempting the … [Read More...]

King County to start re-paving 436th Ave in North Bend next week

King County Road Services said it will begin a road resurfacing project in North Bend the week of July 8th, which could cause some traffic delays for those living in the Riverbend and Wilderness Rim areas or those who use the … [Read More...]

How to keep pets safe this 4th of July

This time of year everyone enjoys the sun, barbecues, sprinklers and fireworks! One member of the family who may not share your enthusiasm for things that go BOOM is your pet. Fireworks are a very common phobia for dogs, … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie Valley 4th of July festivities, Fireworks rundown

As the 4th of July approaches, here's a reminder of what fireworks are legal in different areas of the Snoqualmie Valley. Reminder: this is the fourth year that aerial fireworks are banned in the city limits of … [Read More...]

Search crews find body near Snoqualmie Pass, believed to be hiker missing since Sunday

UPDATE | 2PM, JULY 2nd Unfortunately, the King County Sheriff's Office said late last night that search crews had located a deceased male they believed to be missing hiker Kumar Roa. According to a KCSO news release, … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie city council adds new Meet & Greets to interact more with community members

According to the City of Snoqualmie, city council members will soon start holding Meet & Greets at their first meeting each month. The new 'meet and greets' would fall on the second Monday of each month from 6:15PM to … [Read More...]

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