Baby steps cooler as we slowly transition back to normal this week

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather ] Source: Wunderground.com Depending on where measured, I think we have at least tied the record for Aug 16th of 94° set in both 1967 and 1977 from … [Read more...]

SVSD School Board adopts resolution to start year fully remote; addresses parent concerns about distance learning plan

On August 13th, the Snoqualmie Valley School District approved its official decision regarding the reopening of schools for the upcoming 2020-21 school year at its Board of Directors Meeting. Following suit of … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley may see hottest weather of the year this weekend

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather ] Mini-heatwave looks set to hit Western Washington Sunday with building high pressure expected to stoke up offshore flow.  Areas that could really … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Fall City to get first-ever Coffeehouse, Aroma Coffee Co. opens in September

Something new is coming to Fall City - a coffee house. And believe it or not, in the coffee-loving, caffeinated state of Washington, Fall City has NEVER had a sit-down coffee shop. The idea for the … [Read more...]

A Different kind of Valley Vagabond: Traveling local during the pandemic-Suncadia

Are you tired of seeing the same old places and the same old faces? Do you want to get away but are worried about travel during a pandemic? In past Valley Vagabond columns, residents have written … [Read more...]

Westbound SR 18 to close near Snoqualmie for overnight repairs twice this August

The Washington State Department of Transportation, (WSDOT) announced two upcoming overnight closures of westbound SR 18 near Snoqualmie - and over Tiger Mountain - in August. WSDOT said, "Late night … [Read more...]

29 new cases in 3 weeks: Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Snoqualmie

[Updated for a 5th time on 8/13/20 to include latest data from King County Public Health, with 4 additional Snoqualmie cases added (2 city limits and 2 in unincorporated area) and 4 additional North Bend cases … [Read more...]

A Bear Story I Will NOT Share

[Reprinted with permission. Article by Daryl Ratajczak wildlife biologist and Instructor at Wildlife for You] Do you love bears? It is a simple question and if the answer is YES... then I CHALLENGE … [Read more...]

Op-ed: Mask Debate, Choose Wisely

[Article by Bob McCoy- Sammamish, WA. Views expressed are those of the author, not the Living Snoqualmie website. Letters and op-eds may be submitted to info@livingsnoqualmie.com] As we taxied our Phantom … [Read more...]

For a third time, North Bend eyed for marijuana store; public hearing happens August 13th

Twice last year, two different North Bend sites were eyed for a marijuana store. The second site - in the Mountain Valley Shopping Center - proposed by the Issaquah Cannabis store owner, fell through when it … [Read more...]

King County Health launches new coronavirus antibody study to help understand infection rate and spread

King County Public Health announced it will soon launch a new coronavirus antibody study to help answer questions like how many have been infected with COVID-19; who is more likely to be infected and how severe … [Read more...]

Seattle Public Utilities issues apology to Carnation residents, will attend community meeting about false Tolt Dam failure system alarm

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) recently issued a letter to Carnation residents, stating it would attend a special [online] Carnation city council meeting at 7PM, August 3rd, to discuss this week's accidental … [Read more...]

Living Snoqualmie Turns 10: Thank You Snoqualmie Valley

Yesterday was a big day in the Living Snoqualmie office. We marked our 10-year anniversary. When we made that first post on July 29, 2010, we had no idea what the website would become. We do know … [Read more...]

Governor Inslee indefinitely freezes counties advancing phases in state reopening plan

On Wednesday, July 29th, Governor Inslee announced via Twitter he has now indefinitely extended the freeze on counties advancing phases in Washington's Safe Start [reopening] Plan. The governor … [Read more...]

False Alarm: Tolt River Dam failure siren accidentally activated Tuesday afternoon in Carnation

According to the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), the Tolt River Dam failure alarm system falsely activated around 11:15AM, Tuesday, July 28th. The loud alert system and siren notifies residents … [Read more...]

Echoes of Snoqualmie Valley’s Segregated Past: Silver Creek neighborhood and EJ Roberts Park

Western Washington is widely known as being a bastion of liberal thinking, but most of us don’t know what secrets lurk in the not so distant past. Less than 100 years ago the State of Washington, and areas … [Read more...]

Death investigation launched after deceased male found in Snoqualmie River near Fall City

The King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) said a death investigation is underway after a deceased male was found in the Snoqualmie River near Fall City on Thursday evening, July 23, 2020. KCSO Sgt. Ryan Abbott … [Read more...]

Coronavirus Updates: Governor issues new restaurant restrictions, many King County school districts switch to all remote learning in fall

New restrictions on King County restaurants go into effect on July 30th after Governor Inslee announced more changes to the state's Safe Start reopening phase rules. The new restaurant restrictions are for … [Read more...]

Safety upgrades coming to dangerous SE 104th/SR 18 intersection near Snoqualmie as part of interchange improvement project

The I-90/SR 18 interchange improvement project near Snoqualmie will also bring needed improvements to the often dangerous SE 104 Street / SR 18 intersection located just west of the busy … [Read more...]

Dangerously overheated dog rescued on Mt. Si Trail; warm-weather tips for your canine companion

King County Search and Rescue (KCSAR) volunteers responded to the Mt. Si Trail in North Bend on Monday, July 20th to help a beloved pet in distress. According to the King County Sheriff's Office, Kodiak - a … [Read more...]