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North Bend Water Conservation Ordinance Effective August 15th

Each year the City of North Bend’s Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO) Stage 1 goes into effect on August 15th. The WCO applies to all homes and businesses within the North … [Read More...]

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Day Out with Thomas™ is Returning to the Northwest Railway Museum

All aboard! The Northwest Railway Museum is excited to announce an additional weekend of Day Out With Thomas fun this September! Day Out With Thomas, featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, returns to Snoqualmie on September 11 – 12, 2021, for the special … [Continue Reading...]

The Empower Youth Network’s Youth Success! Mentoring (YSM) program

Our local students need YOU! Can you sacrifice an hour a week to be a mentor? What is a mentor? A mentor is a trusted advisor who guides a less experienced person by building trust and modeling positive behaviors. Let’s meet a real … [Continue Reading...]

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Youths’ Quick Reaction Helps Firefighters Contain House Fire

Grade school students Miles and Lauren Rounsaville and Miles Richards were playing in a park last spring when a smoke alarm began beeping at a home along Raven Ave SE. Along with the alarm, the youths noticed signs … [Read More...]

Updated: 3 Alarm Brushfire Near North Bend

Update 4:44 PM: The approx. 2-acre fire is 50% contained and has been turned over to the US Forest Service. A small contingent of EF&R resources will remain on the … [Read More...]

Overturned Semi at SR-18 Westbound Creates Traffic Distraction Thursday Morning

The Washington State Patrol said a semi-truck overturned at exit 25 as it turned on to WB SR 18 from WB I-90 around 8:00 AM Tuesday, July 29th, 2021. The semi-truck was the only vehicle involved. There were no … [Read More...]

Laconia Market & Cafe, Snoqualmie Pass’ First Grocery Store, to Open Fall of 2021

Beginning Fall 2021, Snoqualmie Pass, WA will, for the first time in its history have a grocery store and cafe serving residents and visitors alike providing fresh grocery, cafe and to-go options. Laconia Market … [Read More...]

A Letter from the Snoqualmie Firefighters Association: Pancake Breakfast Cancelled for 2021

Dear wonderful and supportive residents of Snoqualmie: For the past 20 years, we have thoroughly enjoyed serving the community through our annual Pancake Breakfast. Snoqualmie Fire Station bays become a dining hall … [Read More...]

Dry Spell Continues with Warmer Temperatures Coming

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis] What a boring time of the year for weather, but I guess it’s ok if you like the heat, I don’t. That heatwave last month was brutal, and I hope we don’t have to go through that … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie Valley Locals Doing Interesting Things: The Autonomous Indy Challenge

I don't know about you, but my first recollection of autonomous (self-driving) cars is Herbie the Love Bug and Christine. The definition of autonomous is things that function separately or independently. So, … [Read More...]

Living Snoqualmie’s Regional Reads: Chris Fagan’s The Expedition

For Living Snoqualmie’s second installment of Regional Reads, I got some much-needed help from local author Lynda Lahman. Lynda kindly responded to my request for help reading local authors and as one herself. One … [Read More...]

Mt. Si Senior Center to re-open August 2nd

It’s been a long time since Mt. Si Senior Center was able to open its doors to the community, but the wait is finally over. The Center will resume on-site programming on Monday, Aug. 2nd. “We are so excited to … [Read More...]

The City of North Bend Joins the Saving Water Partnership, Expands Conservation Effort with New Resources and Rebates

At the July 20th North Bend City Council meeting, Councilmembers unanimously approved a contract for the City to join the Saving Water Partnership, a collaboration between Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and 17 … [Read More...]

Covid-19 Cases Increasing in King County: Public Health Says Vaccination Continues to be Our Best Protection

After weeks at some of the lowest levels of COVID-19 since last year, the number of COVID-19 cases and the size of outbreaks in King County have begun to rise again. An uptick is not unexpected as restrictions on activities … [Read More...]

Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Begins October 1st in Washington

Washingtonians will begin to see fewer plastic bags littering the state’s roadsides, parks, and streams beginning Oct. 1, when the statewide plastic bag ban goes into effect. The bag ban prohibits the distribution of … [Read More...]

Encompass Unveils Its Purpose-Built Child Development Center

The newest building of the Eastside’s premier center for pediatric therapy, early learning, and family enrichment officially opened its doors earlier this week, just a year after construction began at its 384th Avenue SE … [Read More...]

Carnation Farms Presents a Brand New Wine and Beer Festival to Fundraise for 2022 Culinary Training Program

On Aug. 15th, 2021 Carnation Farms is presenting Arts & Craft, the inaugural production of an annual wine and beer festival focusing on artisan winemakers and brewers in the Pacific Northwest. Funds raised from … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie Fire Department Responds to a Chimney Fire at The Salish Lodge & Spa

The Snoqualmie Fire Department responded late this morning to a small chimney fire at the Salish Lodge and Spa located in Snoqualmie. Firefighter crews found and captured smoldering and heat around a chimney … [Read More...]

The Age of Aquarius Dawns at the North Bend Theatre this weekend, July 23-25, with Limited Screenings of Summer of Soul.

Summer of Soul has been called “possibly the best concert film ever made” thanks to the direction of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. Brilliantly weaving unseen footage of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival with … [Read More...]

Ethics Examiner Rules Snoqualmie Councilmember and Mayoral Candidate Peggy Shepard Violated Ethics Code; Issues a Letter of Censure

An Ethics Hearing Examiner, Grant Degginger, hired by the City of Snoqualmie earlier this year, recently issued a Finding of Facts after finishing an investigation and conducting an in-person public hearing with … [Read More...]

North Bend Citywide Weed Removal and Property Maintenance Effort to Prevent Wildfires

In an ongoing effort to be a Wildfire Resilient Community, the City of North Bend, in conjunction with Eastside Fire and Rescue, coordinates a citywide weed removal program in areas where overgrown vegetation may pose a fire … [Read More...]

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