Snoqualmie Valley News

Community Update: Echo Glen Children’s Center

Dear friends and neighbors,  Many of you have reached out to us to share your thoughts, questions, and concerns about the recent incident at Echo Glen Children’s Center. We … [Read More...]

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Seattle Mountain Rescue Finds its First Home in North Bend

North Bend will be home to its first-ever Mountain Rescue Center (MRC) this summer. On June 3, Seattle Mountain Rescue (SMR) celebrated its 75th anniversary and the grand opening of the MRC. Those on hand included past and present … [Continue Reading...]

Celebrate Pride Month in the Snoqualmie Valley

Mayor Rob McFarland is proud to proclaim June as Pride Month in North Bend. The City of North Bend recognizes how important it is for people in our community to feel safe, valued, empowered, and supported by their peers and community leaders, … [Continue Reading...]

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Church on the Ridge Announces Seventh Annual Professional Red, White & Boom Fourth of July Fireworks Show in Snoqualmie

Church on the Ridge has announced the highly anticipated return of its annual professional Fourth of July fireworks show on the 33-acre grounds of Snoqualmie Community Park in Snoqualmie, WA. Red, White & Boom is … [Read More...]

Recent Echo Glen Escape Prompts New Notification Alert Option for Nearby Neighborhoods

On May 28, 2023, Echo Glen Children’s Center - a Washington State juvenile detention facility located just outside the Snoqualmie city limits at 33010 SE 99th Street – experienced an escape involving seven inmates who … [Read More...]

First King County Court Appearances for Three of the Seven Echo Glen Escapees

Today, May 30, at 1:30 pm, the first appearances for three of the seven juveniles arrested for escaping from Echo Glen were held at the Clark Children and Family Justice Center in Seattle. At the first appearance, the King … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie Ridge Wildlife Lovers Rally to Help an Animal in Trouble

When a group of Snoqualmie Ridge residents started the weekend of May 20th, they had no idea they would be involved in the rescue of an injured Bald Eagle. In a heartwarming display of community effort and compassion … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie City Council Approves Contracts to Repave Snoqualmie Parkway and Several Other City Roads

On May 22, 2023, the Council approved two contracts that will repave several city roadways this summer, including Snoqualmie Parkway from SE 99th Street to SR 202, sections of Mill Pond, Tokul, and Stone Quarry Roads, as … [Read More...]

Updated: Seven Teens Escape Echo Glen Children’s Center Near Snoqualmie, Four Still at Large

Update 5/30/2023: Overnight, the remaining four juveniles were captured by Clark County Sheriff’s Office and are now in custody. The investigation into the events surrounding the escape of the seven juveniles is still ongoing … [Read More...]

Saturday Evening, Fatality Traffic Collision on 202

According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), a fatality accident occurred around 8 pm, on Westbound 202 near 244th, blocking the roadway for 2 hours and 13 minutes. Vehicle one, a 2012 red Buick, was traveling westbound … [Read More...]

Valley Center Stage Presents The Clean House

Valley Center Stage is excited to present The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl. The Clean House is a whimsical and touching romantic comedy about love, loss, change and redemption. The Clean House takes place in what the … [Read More...]

Fire Blotter | Possible Overdose; Semi Accident; Trail Rescue

May 18, 2023 Crews responded to a Snoqualmie residence for the report of a possible drug overdose. The patient was transported to the hospital.  May 19, 2023 Crews responded to westbound I-90 at exit 27 for an … [Read More...]

State Fire Marshal’s Office Recognizes Wildfire Awareness Month

The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office joins fire agencies around the state in recognizing the importance of being prepared for wildfire season. In 2022, fire agencies also reported 6,536 natural vegetation … [Read More...]

Dahlgren Development Continues with New Developer for Potion of Project in North Bend

In May, New Home Co. announced the purchase of a portion of the multi-family development project currently known as Cedar River Partners, located on SE North Bend Way near the 436th Ave SE roundabout. It is often … [Read More...]

Police Blotter | Agency Assist; Occupied Stolen Vehicle; Vehicle Prowl in Progress

May 15, 2023 A driver reported their vehicle was struck by what was described as a newer white vehicle near the intersection of Snoqualmie Parkway and Center Blvd. The reporting person thought the driver that struck their … [Read More...]

Overnight Closure of Westbound SR-18 Planned for May 25, near Maple Valley

Westbound State Route 18 will have a full nighttime closure Thursday, May 25. Eastbound lanes will remain open. Drivers should consider alternate routes during the May 25 overnight closure. There is no formal detour, … [Read More...]

National Public Works Week Celebrates Staff Providing City Services

Responsible for our clean water, reliable plumbing, and clear streets, the City of Snoqualmie's Public Works Department staff provide customers with quality services year-round that contribute to everyday life. Thanks … [Read More...]

North Bend City Council Approves Funding to Support the Downtown Foundation’s Work in Economic Development

In 2021, at the recommendation of Mayor McFarland, the North Bend City Council reserved $250,000 of the City’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation with the intended use as seed money in support of the North Bend … [Read More...]

Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani’s Art Showcased at Snoqualmie City Hall

The Snoqualmie Arts Commission invites residents and visitors to an Art Opening from artist Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani on May 22 from 5:30-6:30 pm at City Hall; light refreshments will be served. The works of … [Read More...]

Election Filing Deadline has Passed: Who is running for council, mayor and more?

King County Elections week is over, which means we now know who has decided to run for the 21 positions open in the Snoqualmie Valley, including North Bend city council, Snoqualmie city council and mayor, school … [Read More...]

North Bend Increasing Pedestrian Safety with Sidewalk Striping Maintenance

City Public Works crews are collaborating with the King County Roadway Striping Group this month to complete a pedestrian safety improvement project. Crews are adhering white thermoplastic – a thick, reflective and … [Read More...]

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