City says new North Bend Marriott hotel could open fall 2020

It's been a long road, but some North Bend city officials are feeling cautiously optimistic that that the new Marriott hotel - in the works for five years - will break ground in 2019. The project, slated for … [Read more...]

Coffee stand, car wash demolished as Huxdotter Coffee prepares for expansion into new, larger space with cafe

Huxdotter Coffee has operated out of the same small drive-thru building at the corner of Park Street and Main Street in downtown North Bend for nearly three decades, but earlier this year announced that things … [Read more...]

Business Comings: North Bend interior designer brings new home store to downtown Snoqualmie

Longtime North Bend resident Erica Becker Morin is the newest business owner in downtown Snoqualmie, bringing her new shop Provocatrix Designs to Railroad Avenue. The graphic artist turned interior designer … [Read more...]

Peek inside new Snoqualmie Hampton Inn: owner hopes to open in 2018, new coffee company planned next door

It's a sprint to the finish line, but the owner of Snoqualmie's new Hampton Inn, Chun Lai Hospitality, has a goal to open in 2018.  We took a hard hat tour of the hotel on November 30th and here's a bit of what … [Read more...]

City says no to fast-growing Snoqualmie vitamin business moving to vacant IGA building

The City of Snoqualmie this week denied fast-growing, Snoqualmie-based Persona Nutrition's request to relocate to the empty, former IGA grocery store building in the Snoqualmie Ridge Neighborhood retail … [Read more...]

Protect your Prized Pet: How to Choose a Trustworthy Pet Sitter

[Article by Melissa Grant, North Bend resident and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] By now most of you have heard the awful stories of some local beloved pets being lost by pet sitters. … [Read more...]

Ivar’s opening in Issaquah, iconic restaurant pushes deeper into east King County

Snoqualmie Valley seafood fans, it looks like an iconic Seattle restaurant is pushing deeper into east King County. Ivar’s Restaurants announced it will open its 22nd Seafood Bar in Issaquah on Thursday, Oct. … [Read more...]

Latest deadly accident on SR 18 takes lives of mother and daughter, two ‘Best of the Best’ Snoqualmie Casino employees

Friday, October 12th, was a very tough day for employees at Snoqualmie Casino, where mother Maria Wong (59) and daughter Jasmine Lao (21) were heading to work when their car was involved in a deadly collision … [Read more...]

Former Snoqualmie mayor starts new business, aims to make things sharper in town

Ever since he was a teenager, former Snoqualmie mayor Fuzzy Fletcher said he has been interested in cutlery and metalworking. In fact, he spent 30+ years of his working life machining, tool making and … [Read more...]

Seven months after Snoqualmie Ridge IGA closes, still no word from city on what new business might replace it

It's been seven months since the Snoqualmie Ridge IGA closed, leaving plenty of speculation in its wake as to what might take its place in the approximate 21,000 sq. ft. space. On September 28th, IGA owner … [Read more...]

Jay Leno learns at DirtFish Rally School in latest episode of TV series

Sometimes from my backyard I can hear the hum of engines across the Snoqualmie River at DirtFish - and I catch myself wondering who's zooming around the property. A couple of months ago, it turns out is was … [Read more...]

Salish Lodge hardworking Honey Bees and the ‘Bee Man’ behind the sweet success

September is National Honey Month - and one longtime, local business is celebrating! Did you know that located across the Salish Lodge sky bridge, at the top of the hill and behind a secure fence lies the … [Read more...]

Tanner Electric to build new Middle Fork Transmission Line along Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Tanner Electric Cooperative (TEC) is making improvements to its system in the coming years, which includes breaking ground in spring 2019 on a new two-mile long Middle Fork Transmission Line that is part of a … [Read more...]

Si View Parks District putting $14.7 million bond on November ballot for open space, new parks and trails

On September 10th Si View Metropolitan Park District announced it will be placing a $14.7 million capital bond measure on the  November 6th ballot. According to a press release, Si View stated the bond would … [Read more...]

From Pop-up to Brick and Mortar: New Boutique opens in historic Snoqualmie, dream realized for local woman

Snoqualmie resident and small business owner, Jodi Jeffries, said she knew as a teenager that fashion was her passion - and that being a buyer for Nordstrom was what she wanted to do. After earning degrees … [Read more...]