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North Bend announces change in city leadership

Via news release late Wednesday, January 15, 2020, the City of North Bend said there will be a new city administrator. North Bend Interim City Administrator, Mark Rigos, … [Read More...]

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Snoqualmie Valley Schools Closed Thursday January 16th

Snoqualmie Valley Schools are closed, Thursday, January 16, 2020. Per the district announcement early Thursday morning: "Due to heavy snowfall currently and worsening road conditions in some areas, all Snoqualmie Valley schools will … [Continue Reading...]

Latest plowing, garbage collection updates from North Bend, Snoqualmie

With little to no snowfall overnight the City of Snoqualmie said 'snow recovery' is on the upswing, but with strong winds in the forecast on January 15th, PSE is preparing for possible power outages and the city said crews are ready to clear trees, … [Continue Reading...]

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I don’t kiss dogs, why you shouldn’t either

I started my own dog business in 2004. I moved into a friend’s 250 square foot Mother-in-Law apartment and had very little money at first. I wore many hats and had many different jobs. In addition to being a dog trainer, I … [Read More...]

North Bend, Snoqualmie Snow Plows work overnight, SVSD Schools Closed, garbage pickup canceled Tuesday, January 14th

UPDATE | January 14th, 5:45AM Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent Rob Manahan said due to "icy and dicey conditions, below freezing temps and forecasted additional snow," the district will close schools again, … [Read More...]

Heavy snow blankets Snoqualmie Valley overnight, schools closed Monday, January 13th

UPDATE | January 13th, 6AM Snow started falling Sunday night, January 12th, around 9:30PM and didn't let up until around 2AM. At our home office we picked up about 7 inches of snow - more than was forecast - as the … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie named #4 Best Place to Live in Washington

Another website has ranked Snoqualmie one of the best Washington cities to live in. This time it's HomeSnacks, which says it "combines recent data from the Census, FBI, OpenStreetMaps, and dozens of other sources … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie Valley School District open on time, buses on snow routes January 10th

UPDATE | JANUARY 10th, 11AM: The district said afternoon school bus routes in Area B (Fall City vicinity) and Area C (Snoqualmie) will drop off students on their regular bus stop locations, since road conditions have warmed … [Read More...]

Fire Blotter | Cow causes 2-car accident; one-year old with breathing difficulties; can’t remember alarm code

December 26th Around 7:30PM Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the Woodland Apartments. Crews found all smoke detectors sounding with no fire or smoke. Detectors were removed and the renter was advised to … [Read More...]

Ken Hearing reflects after four terms leading North Bend through growth and change

As the clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve, Ken Hearing officially said goodbye to the title of North Bend mayor after 16 years. Once again, he's just a regular resident... a retired, regular resident. After sitting … [Read More...]

New Month, New Flood event closes some Snoqualmie Valley roads Tuesday morning

It may be a new year, but nothing seems to being changing with Mother Nature's drenching mood. Since January 6, 2020, approximately 3 inches of rain has fallen in the Snoqualmie Valley. And once again, snow turned to rain in … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie hires former Sammamish city manager as interim city administrator

Roughly six weeks after longtime Snoqualmie City Administrator Bob Larson announced he was leaving to become Gig Harbor's new city administrator, Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson has hired Rick Rudometkin to be the city's … [Read More...]

North Bend Downtown Foundation launches Ripple Effect Award, honors beloved Bartell’s employee

The New Year has brought a new award to North Bend, designed specifically to recognize people who make a difference in your day; people who "make a gloomy day brighter, lighten our load, and make us smile." It's called … [Read More...]

Active Weather Ahead: Quick Clippers, Arctic Blasts and GFS record setters bring snow icons out to play

[Article by contributing writer Ryan Porter, owner of Snoqualmie Weather. Keep up with his latest local forecasts on Twitter at Snoqualmeiwx.] The first part of this week features strong south-westerly flow, gusty … [Read More...]

Resolutions for 2020: more clarity, less ‘rightness’

It’s that time again when I start to think about what I will do to improve my life in the coming year. This New Year is particularly special because not only does it mark a new year, but a whole new decade. Last year I … [Read More...]

Middle Fork Road severely damaged by recent landslide; closure expected for extended period

On Monday, December 30, 2019, King County road crews were out at the site of a landslide on Middle Fork Road east of North Bend that occurred during heavy rains on December 20th. After the initial assessment, it appears the … [Read More...]

Top 10 Living Snoqualmie stories of 2019: roaring Falls, chaotic police chase, historic business and land sale

As 2019 comes to an end, we thought we'd take a look back at what the most read stories of this last year of the decade were. The list was compiled using Living Snoqualmie website traffic statistics/analytics. The list … [Read More...]

Police Blotter | DUI wrong-way driver with child; juvenile gun brandishing; pallet theft confusion

December 23rd Theft Around 7:20PM officers were dispatched to the North Bend QFC for a theft that had just occurred. The caller reported a subject had loaded up pallets into a truck and left. Officers were able to … [Read More...]

New year-round trail opens in Snoqualmie Valley Middle Fork area: Oxbow Loop

According to the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (MTSGT), they'd been planning the recently-opened Oxbow Loop Trail for nearly two decades. Over the past two years, the trail and trailhead in the Snoqualmie Valley Middle … [Read More...]

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