Archives for August 2022

Captain George Warren Gove – Puget Sound Steamboat and Snoqualmie Hop Ranch Pioneer

Guest Post by Dave Battey The namesake for Gove Street on Snoqualmie Ridge had quite a varied career even before moving to our Valley. Captain Gove Comes Around the Horn to the West Coast Cap … [Read more...]

Take it Easy and Ride the Train this Labor Day!

The Northwest Railway Museum pays tribute to America’s workers this Labor Day with a special weekday train run of the Museum’s historic train on Monday, September 5th. This run is in addition to the … [Read more...]

Work Now Underway on Western Washington’s Largest Pavement Repair Project…Including I-90 in North Bend!

After a spring and summer of slowdowns, lane closures, and bumpy roads, the Northwest Region Emergency Pavement Repair project is underway in King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties. The $7 million … [Read more...]

Eastside Fire & Rescue Crews Respond to a 3-Alarm Brush Fire in North Bend

At approximately 5 pm Sunday, August 28th, Eastside Fire and Rescue (EF&R) reported they were fighting a brush fire in North Bend near the 47300 block of Southeast Grouse Ridge Access Road. Fifteen … [Read more...]

Carnation Main Street Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The City of Carnation invites the public to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the nearing completion of the Tolt Avenue project. The reconstruction of Carnation’s main street on State Highway 203 … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Fire Department Offers First Aid/CPR/AED Class

The Snoqualmie Fire Department is hosting a First Aid, CPR & AED Class on Saturday, September 24, from 9 am to 2 pm (half-hour lunch). This Heartsaver class combines basic first aid, CPR for … [Read more...]

Review | Returning to ‘The Attic’ at the Salish Lodge and Spa After a Long Absence

One of my favorite Valley spots has always been the dining room at the Salish Lodge & Spa. I love it SO much; I sometimes forget the existence of another yummy spot, and I really shouldn't. Last … [Read more...]

North Bend Attempted Child Luring Suspect Arrested

On July 24, 2022, the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to a possible attempted child luring incident at Torguson Park, located at 750 E North Bend Way in North Bend, WA.  A mother called 911 to … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie United Methodist Church Welcomes New Pastor

[Guest Post by Carol Morrison] SUMC congregants recently bid fond goodbyes to Pastor Lee Carney Hartman, who pastored Snoqualmie United Methodist Church for eight years, and are pleased to welcome Pastor … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Local North Bend Film Festival Reviews

[Guest Post by Snoqualmie Resident Susan Burk] After no event in 2020 and a hybrid event in 2021, 2022 saw the return of an entirely in-person North Bend Film Festival (NBFF). Featuring a full line-up of … [Read more...]

Overnight I-90 Lane and Ramp Closures for Pavement Repair Begin

If you have ever dodged a pothole on Interstate 90 or cringed when you drove right over it, you’ll be thrilled to hear that these pavement repairs begin this week. Don’t worry; contractor … [Read more...]

North Bend Hosts Community Shred-It Event, September 10th

Are you doing some home organizing? Need to get rid of old papers and documents that are overtaking your desk and file cabinets?  Mark your calendar. The City of North Bend is hosting a FREE community … [Read more...]

Summer Freedom Forever: Snoqualmie Valley Transportation joins Metro in announcing free travel for youth, year-round

Guest Post by Snoqualmie Valley Transportation Free transportation for youth is already available throughout summers in the Snoqualmie Valley, but starting Sept. 1, it will be here, and on all King County … [Read more...]

Water Woes Wage on in the Snoqualmie Valley as the City of North Bend Offers to Purchase Sallal Water Association

In an in-person statement at the August 16th Sallal Water public meeting, Mayor Rob McFarland offered to purchase the Association for its full fair market value on behalf of the City of North … [Read more...]

Construction work along Snoqualmie Valley Trail and Tolt River Bridge August 22-24  

King County crews will be relocating large, woody debris that has accumulated at the base of the Tolt River Bridge on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., August 22-24. The … [Read more...]

Troopers Arrest Wrong-Way Driver For Suspicion Of DUI on I90                           

Just before 1:00 am on August 18th, 2022, Washington State Patrol (WSP) communications began receiving 9-1-1 calls reporting a vehicle traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-90 just west of SR … [Read more...]

Late-night westbound SR 18 closure near Tiger Mountain this Thursday

For late-night drivers who use westbound State Route 18 near Tiger Mountain, you will need to plan extra time this Thursday, Aug. 18, as a detour will be in place overnight. Starting at 11 p.m., … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | Trail Rescue; Dog Bites; Motorhome Fire

Here are a few calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to in the last couple of weeks July 28, 2022 Crews responded to lower Snoqualmie Falls to assist an individual experiencing … [Read more...]

Traffic Alert: Road Closures August 20 for Snoqualmie Days

With the return of Snoqualmie Days (formerly Railroad Days), traffic on Railroad Avenue/SR 202 from SE Fir Street to SE Newton Street will be rerouted through downtown on Saturday, August 20, from 6 am to 11 … [Read more...]

Dave Lake, Long-time Snoqualmie Valley Resident, is Turning 100 on Saturday, August 27th!

[Guest post by Cristy Lake] Born in rural east Texas in 1922, Dave joined the Navy just prior to US involvement in WWII. In January 1946, he first came to the Snoqualmie Valley to attend the wedding of a … [Read more...]