Summertime Fun: Meadowbrook Farm to transform into Drive-in Theatre, July 23rd

If you're my age - think born in the 70's - you might remember weekend summer nights at the drive-in theater in the family station wagon. My parents used to pick double-features, grab our sleeping … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie awards $435,000 in COVID-19 recovery grants to local businesses, community organizations

The City of Snoqualmie announced it has officially allocated $435,000 to local businesses and community organizations to support recovery from the statewide coronavirus pandemic shutdown. The city … [Read more...]

North Bend awarded $1.4 million grant for another roundabout at busy intersection

It's no secret that North Bend has lots of roundabout projects in its 6-year Transportation Improvement Plan. Construction is almost complete on the city's newest roundabout at North Bend Way and Park … [Read more...]

Construction of new Tanner Electric Middle Fork Transmission Line starts July 7th along Snoqualmie Valley Trail

The City of North Bend announced, Tanner Electric Cooperative (TEC) will begin phased construction of a new transmission line on Tuesday, July 7th. Construction is weather dependent. Phased work on … [Read more...]

North Bend Festival at Mt Si, Snoqualmie Railroad Days both cancelled due to COVID-19; virtual events in the works

On Monday, June 29th, the Northwest Railway Museum announced that the 2020 Snoqualmie Railroad Days was cancelled. Organizers said Railroad Days has been a part of the Snoqualmie community since 1939, and it … [Read more...]

North Bend Marriott hotel project officially dead; different company now eyeing city for new hotel

After seven years since our first article ran on the North Bend hotel project proposed for the corner of Bendigo Blvd (SR 202) and South Fork Ave, it looks like the project is officially dead. Another hotel … [Read more...]

Washington State hits Pause button on Phase 4 of reopening plan due to increasing coronavirus cases

Following of week of record-high coronavirus cases in the United States, on Saturday, June 27th, Governor Inslee and Health Secretary John Wiesman announced the Washington State Department of Health is pausing … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Tribe donates nearly $400,000 to Snoqualmie Valley nonprofits hit hard by pandemic

On Friday, June 26th, the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe said it will send out checks totaling nearly $1 million to nonprofit organizations that were hit the hardest during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Nearly $400,000 of … [Read more...]

Encompass breaks ground on NEW Snoqualmie facility next week

After more than three years of gathering support and fundraising, Encompass announced it will break ground on its brand new Pediatric Therapy and Early Learning Center in Snoqualmie on June 29, 2020. … [Read more...]

North Bend cancels popular July Downtown Block Party

City of North Bend announced on Monday, June 22, 2020 that it was regrettably canceling its popular Downtown Block Party. The festival was scheduled for July 18th. The Legends Car Show, scheduled for July 18th … [Read more...]

Health Officials: Going back to normal doesn’t mean forgetting masks, distance, good hand hygiene; or could risk reopening progress

As many are rejoicing that King County will likely move to phase 2 of reopening this week, state health officials are warning that phase progression could stall - or even move backward - if COVID-19 cases spike … [Read more...]

King County applies for Phase 2: could expand business capacity, relax social gathering restrictions by Friday

On Monday, June 15, 2020, King County submitted an application to the Washington State Department of Health to move from modified Phase 1.5 to Phase 2 of the Safe Start coronavirus recovery plan. The … [Read more...]

2020 North Bend Farmers Market open for business, but with a few changes

Need a little bit of normalcy during this time of COVID? Well, here's some good news - the North Bend Farmers Market officially opened for the 2020 season this past Thursday, June 11th. The market will … [Read more...]

‘Take a Seat for Kids’ returns to the Snoqualmie Valley, features one-of-a-kind Adirondack chairs to support Encompass

Seven local artists have donated their time and talents to creating custom Adirondack chairs for the 4th annual Encompass Take a Seat for Kids Project. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the chairs will … [Read more...]

No PGA Golf in Snoqualmie this summer: 2020 Boeing Classic cancelled

On June 11th, the City of Snoqualmie announced the 2020 Boeing Classic - the longstanding PGA TOUR Champions event held at the Club at Snoqualmie Ridge (benefitting Virginia Mason programs and services) - will … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Casino officially reopens: capacity reduced, extensive safety protocols implemented

As of 6AM today, June 11th, the Snoqualmie Valley's largest employer - Snoqualmie Casino - reopened to the general public after a prolonged closure to support Washington State's Stay Home, Stay Health … [Read more...]

King County submits ‘Phase 1.5’ plan to reopen more businesses, expanded to include some indoor restaurant seating

On Wednesday June 3rd King County officials announced they'd submitted a plan to the state Department of Health that would allow limited and modified openings for a wide range of businesses and … [Read more...]

Grant Applications for Snoqualmie’s COVID-19 small business, community organization relief program due by June 8th

The City of Snoqualmie announced on June 1st that the application process has opened for Snoqualmie small businesses and community organizations to request emergency funding through the City's COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Summer Camps look a bit different this year, but Snoqualmie Valley company – Robot U – is up to the challenge

This year has brought unique challenges to parents as they adapt to the new Covid-19 reality.  And now summer is almost here - a time when many local kids enjoy summer camps, learn new skills, make new friends … [Read more...]

Governor issues proclamation allowing Snoqualmie Tribe to use fuel sales proceeds for COVID-19 response and recovery

On May 28th, Governor Inslee announced a proclamation that suspends all provisions in agreements between the state and Washington Indian tribes restricting the use of fuel tax refund monies to highway or … [Read more...]