The Valley Vagabond: Off season at Sun Mountain Lodge

[Article by Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, outdoor and wildlife enthusiast, travel lover and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] I have a knack for scheduling vacations when no one else is … [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...]

Dangerous Stretch of SR 18: six fatal accidents, resulting in seven deaths during last 10 months

Between December 13, 2017 and October 12, 2018, there have been six deadly accidents and seven deaths on an approximate 7-mile portion of SR 18, stretching from just east of Issaquah Hobart Road to I-90 near … [Read more...]

Section of 428th Ave closed near North Bend; PSE to replace aging gas main at 140th & 432nd

There are a couple of North Bend area projects that impact local roads over the next five to six weeks. Starting Monday September 24th King County Roads will close 428th Ave SE between Reinig Road and SE … [Read more...]

Senator says construction timeline for new I-90/SR 18 interchange still on track; new electronic warning signs coming soon

Washington State Senator Mark Mullet's office said  Monday, September 17th that recent reports stating WSDOT is delaying construction of a new interchange at SR18 and I-90 are incorrect. In an email to … [Read more...]

Section of Maloney Grove Ave to Close for road work starting July 9th

The City of North Bending announced that starting Monday, July 9, 2018 untill Friday, July 13th, 2018 Maloney Grove Ave SE between SE Cedar Falls Way and SE 10th Street will be closed during daytime hours. … [Read more...]

New bus service connects historic downtown with Snoqualmie Ridge

Connecting the neighborhoods and businesses of the city, Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT) is now providing hourly bus service between historic downtown Snoqualmie and Snoqualmie Ridge. The new Ridge Loop … [Read more...]

‘Easy to Reach, Hard to Leave’ North Bend: things locals want visitors to remember this summer

[Article by contributing writer, Melissa Grant] North Bend is one of the most beautiful towns in all of Washington state. For seven months of the year our locals enjoy a pretty quiet lifestyle. Because we are … [Read more...]

Heavy, sudden snow causes multiple accidents near North Bend overnight, takes life of pregnant Moses Lake woman

A strong weather convergence zone moved over the Snoqualmie Valley around 7PM, Easter Sunday (April 1st), bringing heavy snow, sleet, and hail. By 7:30PM Eastside Fire & Rescue reported via social media … [Read more...]

Crazy weather makes mess of some Snoqualmie Valley roads Tuesday night; military convoy springs to action at accident scene

It was a crazy night on the roads around the Snoqualmie Valley Tuesday evening, February 27, 2018 when a strong convergence zone set up shop right over the I-90 corridor during peak commute hours. On I-90 … [Read more...]

Head-on, fatal accident closes SR 18 over Tiger Mt. for hours Monday night

On Monday evening, February 5, 2018, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said a serious accident had both directions of SR 18 blocked just east of Issaquah-Hobart near milepost 20. The … [Read more...]

The Valley Vagabond: Life as a Paris Local, the Perks of Pet Sitting-Part Deux

[Article by Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, pet trainer and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] When I left you in part un we were just returning to Paris from a trip to the Normandy beaches … [Read more...]

Accident snarls eastbound traffic near I-90/SR 18 interchange; investigated as vehicular assault

On December 4, 2017 an accident near on eastbound I-90 just west of the SR 18 interchange had snarled the evening commute. The accident had traffic backed up to milepost 22 in Preston by 4:20PM. All lanes … [Read more...]

Community Shuttle Route 628 expands hours for Snoqualmie Valley bus riders

Starting Monday, September 25, 2017, Snoqualmie Valley transit riders who use the Snoqualmie Community Shuttle Route will have more afternoon and evening options to travel to and from Issaquah and connecting … [Read more...]

Three week closure of busy downtown North Bend intersection starts SOON; businesses need support during construction

The City of North Bend recently announced that a three-week closure of the intersection of North Bend Way and Main Ave is expected to start September 5th, lasting approximately three weeks. The closure is part … [Read more...]