Construction of new ‘Tree Farm’ housing development in North Bend starts mid July

On July 10th the City of North Bend announced construction starts next week on the new Tree Farm development - a planned 58-home subdivision located on the east side of Maloney Grove and just south of SE … [Read more...]

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...]

Nice Work! Snoqualmie Pop-up Blood Drive yields big results

In June, the City of Snoqualmie partnered with BloodWorks Northwest to bring a pop-up blood drive to the Snoqualmie Valley. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, BloodWorks Northwest - which provides about 95% … [Read more...]

Social Isolation is Hard: COVID-19 and Your Emotional Health

[Guest Article by Dawn Finney, Behavioral Health Therapist at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital] For many in our Snoqualmie Valley community, the current coronavirus outbreak is triggering increased anxiety.  … [Read more...]

Thomas the Tank Engine cancels popular summer stop in Snoqualmie

Last week the Northwest Railway Museum announced that Thomas the Tank Engine has cancelled his annual appearance in Snoqualmie due to concerns about COVID-19 pandemic. This is will be the first … [Read more...]

21 new coronavirus cases reported in Snoqualmie Valley over last 11 days

On June 28th we published an article showing very little spread of COVID-19 in the Snoqualmie Valley throughout May and June. In fact, over the previous four weeks, the Snoqualmie Valley - from Duvall to North … [Read more...]

Come Cheer them On: Snoqualmie hosts 4th of July Car Parade to honor Front Line Workers

The 4th of July looks a little different in Snoqualmie this year due to coronavirus restrictions. The community fireworks display has been postponed and ROA's big event at the park has been cancelled. … [Read more...]

Inslee announces statewide No Mask – No Service rule, phase progression halted for two weeks

Facing increasing cases of coronavirus in Washington - and surging cases in other areas of the country - on Thursday, July 2nd, Governor Inslee announced a new statewide emergency order requiring businesses to … [Read more...]

Carnation church keeps important annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast going, taking it virtual

Every year, Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ in Carnation holds its 4th of July Pancake Breakfast, with proceeds benefiting the church's Good Neighbor Fund (GNF). The breakfast fundraiser dates … [Read more...]

Keeping pets safe and calm this 4th of July

Even though most official 4th of July celebrations have been cancelled due to Covid-19, fireworks stands are still open and selling their fiery products. One member of the family who may not share your … [Read more...]

U.S. Senate passes bipartisan legislation to fully fund critical conservation fund, repair and maintain National Parks

On June 17th the U.S. Senate - with overwhelming bipartisan support - approved The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), making a historic investment in America’s public lands. Supporters of the legislation - … [Read more...]

King County Data shows 17 new COVID-19 cases in Snoqualmie Valley over past month, 99 total cases now

During May and most of June, the Snoqualmie Valley had seen very few new COVID-19 cases reported by King County Public Health. On June 28th it was only 6 new cases over the previous 4 weeks (when we originally … [Read more...]

Statewide face covering order now in effect; free masks available in North Bend, Snoqualmie

Friday was the day: June 26th. The day the state's face covering public health order officially goes into effect, requiring they be worn (with some exceptions) by those over 5-years old in indoor public spaces … [Read more...]

Outside the Lines: The Trans-formation of Chris

On June 15th 2020 the U.S. Supreme court ruled in a 6-3 decision, that “an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.” The ruling dealt with three LGBTQ employment … [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...]

Fall City Fire District puts M&O levy on November ballot; asks voters to approve increase from current levels

In early June the Fall City Fire Department - King County Fire District No. 27 - announced it would be putting a measure requesting voter approval of an excess levy on the November 3rd general election ballot. … [Read more...]

King County approved for Phase 2 of reopening: immediately increases business capacity, slightly relaxes social gathering restrictions

On Friday morning, June 19th, the Washington State Department of Health announced Secretary of Health John Wiesman had approved King County to move to Phase 2 of the state's Safe Start plan. Island, Lewis, … [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...]