Snoqualmie Valley News

The Week Ahead – Basking in Morning Sun

While much of the Puget Sound lowlands will be socked in by fog with stagnant cold air, the Cascade foothills are waking up Sunday to relatively warmer conditions in the mid 40 °s … [Read More...]

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The Washington State Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Last week I heard a news story about the Covid-19 vaccine. I excitedly listened as it was explained how soon the vaccine might be available. According to the newscaster, once Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines are authorized, Americans could start … [Continue Reading...]

2020 Holiday Decorating Trends: The Year to Find Joy in the Moment

[Guest article by Julietta Harding] 2020 has been a year like no other, and we’re all facing a holiday season that bears no resemblance to seasons past. We’ve been asked to stay home and celebrate only with those who live under the same roof. No … [Continue Reading...]

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The Week Ahead – The Thanksgiving Forecast

We've seen a good round of light to moderate gap winds (expected to die out Sunday morning) in the foothills ahead of an incoming weak cold front Sunday night into Monday that should deliver light rain in the Valley and … [Read More...]

Op-Ed: Is regional trucking placing an unfair burden on Snoqualmie?

[Article by Jim Mayhew, Snoqualmie Council Mayor Pro Tem. Views expressed are those of the author, not the Living Snoqualmie website. Letters and op-eds may be submitted to info@livingsnoqualmie.com] Most of us drive … [Read More...]

City Launches Holiday Spirit Contest: Light up North Bend, Prizes Support Local Businesses

The City of North Bend invites residents to help them LIGHT UP NORTH BEND this holiday season. The city recognizes things are different this year - that our traditional holiday events are being dramatically limited … [Read More...]

North Bend Beer Runners 1st Annual Turkey Trot (Virtual Edition) to raise money for Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank

No one can argue that this is a time when we all need community, goals to look forward to and ways to help those in need. Matt Miller and Stockard Simon, founders of the North Bend Beer Runners, are looking for ways to keep … [Read More...]

Accident on I90: Driver under investigation for Vehicular Assault

At 5:02 pm on November 18th, a gray SUV was traveling Westbound I90 in the area of milepost 41. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree on the right shoulder and came to a rest on its top in a ditch. The front … [Read More...]

Updated: Extended, full closure of SR 203 near Carnation for repairs begins Monday, November 30th

UPDATE | November 24th Full closure of SR 203 near Carnation is now scheduled to begin Tuesday, December 1st ______________________________________________________________ ORIGINAL STORY Around-the-clock detour … [Read More...]

North Bend City Council Meeting Pauses to Pay Tribute to Dave Olson, “One of the Biggest Hearts in the Snoqualmie Valley”

During the November 17th North Bend City Council meeting, councilmembers, community members, family and friends paused to honor the memory of longtime community volunteer, Dave Olson, who passed away on Friday, November 6th, … [Read More...]

Eastside Fire & Rescue Launch Annual Food & Toy Drive

Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) is launching their Annual Food & Toy Drive virtually this year. Annually, Eastside Fire & Rescue partners with the Eastside Firefighters Local Union 2878 and the … [Read More...]

Encompass Virtual Autumn Gala – The Power of Us – Brings the Community Together for Children & Families

On November 7th, the Encompass Autumn Gala, The Power of Us, took place in a new venue - YouTube. A record 500 people came together not in a ballroom but in the comfort of their own homes to raise funds for the support of … [Read More...]

Inslee announces statewide restrictions until December 14th saying, “What’s at stake is life itself.”

Today, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a four-week statewide set of restrictions in response to the recent rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus in Washington and across the country. The new restrictions come as Washington … [Read More...]

The Week Ahead – Watching Another Potential Windstorm, Snow Levels to Rise (briefly)

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather] After a stormy Saturday night, Sunday looks to extend that experience somewhat with rain turning to showers, but gusty conditions continue at … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie Citizens Academy Goes Virtual: Learn how your city government works in an educational video series.

This year’s Snoqualmie Citizens Academy goes virtual with 14 videos featuring the Mayor, department heads, and city staff sharing information about how the city works and the services it provides to residents, … [Read More...]

North Bend City Council to Hold Public Hearing on Marijuana Retail Store Development Agreement, Tuesday, November 17th

The North Bend City Council will hold a public hearing – November 17th at 7PM - to receive comments on a development agreement (DA) that would allow a marijuana retail store at 43514 SE North Bend Way. Under the … [Read More...]

Winter is Coming~Traction Advisory Snoqualmie Pass

UPDATE | 9:38 AM I-90/Snoqualmie: The pass is open both directions with chains required on all vehicles except AWD/4WD. UPDATE | 8:14 AM Closure on I-90 eastbound at milepost 47, five miles east of the summit due to … [Read More...]

Amidst Coronavirus Statewide Surge, Governor Inslee urges Washington Residents to skip the usual Thanksgiving

Governor Jay Inslee gave a public address tonight with his wife Trudi by his side trying to convince Washingtonians to forego social Thanksgivings and warns of coming restrictions. He is expected to announce new measures … [Read More...]

Fire Blotter | Gassy Bank; Indoor bike accident; False alarm for the tribe

Here are a few calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to this past week. November 6th At 8:20 am Snoqualmie Firefighters dispatched to a smell of natural gas in the Key Bank building on the Ridge. On … [Read More...]

UPDATED: I-90 closed in both directions between North Bend at MP 34 to Ellensburg at MP 106.

UPDATE | 9:48 PM FINAL UPDATE: I-90 is now open in both directions after several spinouts closed the pass from North Bend & Ellensburg UPDATE | 8:08 PM The highway is estimated to open at 10:00 … [Read More...]

Increase in COVID-19 activity statewide extremely concerning as holiday season nears; Health officials call for renewed efforts now

Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19 transmission, which shows disease transmission is happening at an accelerated pace across the entire … [Read More...]

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