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Reunited: Opstad Elementary Teachers, Students pull off special reverse Car Parade on North Bend campus

After 2 1/2 months of not seeing each other in person, Opstad Elementary teachers and students reunited for lots of socially distanced happy 'Hi's' and waves. Oh, and lots of … [Read More...]

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Best Places to Eat in North Bend

Whether you're a local, a Twin Peaks fan here to see iconic sites or an avid climber, hiker enjoying the outdoors, chances are you'd like to know the best places to eat in North Bend. We've got you covered. North Bend offers a wide range of … [Continue Reading...]

Adventures in Pandemic Unemployment

You may know me as a contributing community writer for Living Snoqualmie, but by day I am a small business owner. Sixteen years ago, I started my own business working as a dog trainer/dog walker. Like many others around the world, the Covid-19 … [Continue Reading...]

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100 Women Who Care donate BIG to Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation; funds will support remote learning needs

At the May 18th meeting of 100 Women Who Care Greater Snoqualmie Valley chose the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation (SVSF) to receive this quarter's large donation. While the final donation number isn't known yet, the … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie establishes COVID-19 Small Business, Community Relief Program using CARES Act funding

The City of Snoqualmie announced on Thursday, May 21, 2020, it is establishing a COVID-19 Snoqualmie Small Business and Community Rapid Relief Program to assist small, locally-owned, Snoqualmie-based businesses and community … [Read More...]

District awarded grant to add electric school bus to fleet

Earlier this month the Snoqualmie Valley School District announced it had applied for and was awarded a grant to purchase a new, electric school bus and charging station. This is one of the 40 new zero-emission electric buses … [Read More...]

Best Places to Eat in Snoqualmie

Whether you're a local, a tourist heading to see Snoqualmie Falls or hike the trails or enjoying a getaway at the romantic Salish Lodge and Spa, chances are you'd like to know the best places to eat in Snoqualmie. We've … [Read More...]

Election 2020: Washington State 5th District senate, house races include one primary, one unopposed

The candidate filing deadline - and deadline to withdraw candidacy - for the November 2020 general election has come and gone, giving residents of Washington's 5th District - which includes Fall City, Issaquah, Maple Valley, … [Read More...]

7 Snoqualmie Valley area Trails to Try for Better Physical Distancing

[This article originally ran on the Mountains to Sound Greenway blog.] After several long weeks of closures to help keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, some parks and trails are reopening for day-use. And while … [Read More...]

Emergency crews work late into night, rescue two people from Snoqualmie River in Middle Fork area

There was a large, time-intensive emergency swift water rescue along Lake Dorothy Road, east of North Bend Monday night, May 18, 2020. Approximately 30 crew members from Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R), the … [Read More...]

$4 million targeted to help unincorporated King County small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Last week the King County Council approved $4 million in supplemental budget funding for an integrated program to support small businesses in unincorporated King County - which includes many areas of the Snoqualmie Valley - … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie’s popular 4th of July community fireworks display postponed

The City of Snoqualmie announced yesterday evening that the annual 4th of July community fireworks display has been postponed. According to the city announcement, "The Red, White & Boom fireworks display has provided … [Read More...]

North Bend to hold virtual Town Hall to discuss Water Conservation Ordinance

The City of North Bend will hold a virtual Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, May 26th at 6PM - so residents can learn more about the city's proposed Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO). Read our earlier story about … [Read More...]

Albert Lee Appliance eyes North Bend for new retail sales, furniture distribution center

Last week the City of North Bend published a Notice of Application for a proposed new retail/warehouse facility for Albert Lee Appliance. Albert Lee is proposing a 48,000 sq. foot warehouse distribution center … [Read More...]

Governor backs off requirement that restaurant patrons provide contact information during state’s phased reopening

Late Friday evening, May 15, 2020, Governor Inslee released a statement and memorandum clarifying the requirement announced earlier this week that restaurant patrons provide their contact information when dining out during … [Read More...]

Community invited to give public comment on Snoqualmie Mill Site Draft Environmental Impact Statement, May 20th

The City is Snoqualmie is reminding residents of an opportunity to provide verbal comments on the proposed Snoqualmie Mill Site development Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The city published the DEIS for … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie business announces closure, says financial risk, COVID-19 capacity and safety rules make reopening not feasible

After being closed since March 17th when Washington's COVID-19 restrictions went into place for salons, Snoqualmie business Lula Ruby announced it had made the tough decision to close its doors permanently. Lula Ruby … [Read More...]

Working to Honor the Mount Si High School Class of 2020: Babies of 9/11, Graduates of the Pandemic

Mount Si High School administrators, staff and parents have been working for weeks on graduation plans to honor the Class of 2020, which had the last months of its senior year upended by the COVID-19 crisis. The planning … [Read More...]

Fire Blotter | river rescue; semi vs car at Tiger Mt. summit; propane left on; ruptured irrigation line causing severe damage

April 30th Around 9AM Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a 67-year-old man who had fallen two days prior and was experiencing severe back pain. The patient was examined, and was driven to the local hospital by … [Read More...]

North Bend Theatre, North Bend Film Fest and Volition Brewing Team Up for New Virtual Movie Night

Three North Bend businesses have launched a new collaboration, one aimed at bringing first run movies to the Snoqualmie Valley The new monthly screening series aims to "creatively unite and generate revenue for the three … [Read More...]

Fraud reports surge for fake unemployment claims, intercepted stimulus checks; Snoqualmie Valley School district targeted

The Snoqualmie Police Department is warning North Bend and Snoqualmie residents about a surge of fraud reports related to unemployment claims and coronavirus stimulus checks. SPD said during the past week it had … [Read More...]

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