Class of 2020: a look back at the history and events that Shaped the Journey

This is the 9th installment of our annual trip down memory lane for high school seniors and their parents who can't believe 18 years went so quickly It's also the the most emotional for me to write, as my … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley mayors jointly ask governor to reopen their rural small cities before rest of King County

On Friday, May 29th, the Mayors of Carnation, Duvall, North Bend and Snoqualmie sent a joint letter to Washington Governor Jay Inslee requesting the small, rural Snoqualmie Valley cities be allowed to … [Read more...]

Governor’s Stay Home order expires May 31st; King County applying for ‘phase 1.5’ to reopen more businesses

UPDATE | JUNE 2, 2020 On June 1st King County said it had not not yet submitted its application for the modified phase (1.5) of the Safe Start reopening plan. The county said one submitted, it will likely … [Read more...]

Encompass Rise & Thrive Breakfast virtual fundraiser raises over $100,000

The Encompass Rise & Thrive Breakfast had a new location this year: the internet. During a successful May 19th virtual fundraiser, the Snoqualmie Valley community came together virtually to raise over … [Read more...]

Public comment period extended for Snoqualmie Mill Site development environment impact statement

In a May 26th letter to city officials, the developer of the Snoqualmie Mill Site project, Tom Sroufe, requested the City of Snoqualmie extend the public comment period for the project's Draft Environment … [Read more...]

Man dies after fall from Little Si climbing area in North Bend

On Wednesday, May 27th around 2:40PM, Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) crews responded to the Little Si Trailhead in North Bend after a caller reported a man had fallen. EF&R PIO Steve Johnson said … [Read more...]

Adventures in Pandemic Unemployment

You may know me as a contributing community writer for Living Snoqualmie, but by day I am a small business owner. Sixteen years ago, I started my own business working as a dog trainer/dog walker. Like many … [Read more...]

The Great Scotch Broom Census: help state locate, eliminate the invasive plant species

There's a little-known council in our state - the Washington Invasive Species Council (WISC) - that provides policy direction, planning and coordination to help prevent, detect and eradicate invasive species. … [Read more...]

North Bend, Snoqualmie Playgrounds, Skateparks, Bike Park Remain Closed, likely until July

[Note: Story updated with COVID-19 'How it Spreads' information from the CDC website.] The cities of North Bend and Snoqualmie issued reminders regarding which parts of their park systems are currently … [Read more...]

50 organizations create new Washington Outdoor Coalition, share Key Tips to #RecreateResponsibly this Memorial Day

More than 50 organizations recently came together, creating the Washington Outdoor Coalition that agreed on practical advice for enjoying the outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic - to protect residents and … [Read more...]

Washington expands COVID-19 contact tracing capacity, critical as state moves toward phase 2 of reopening

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recently said it is rapidly training personnel to support COVID-19 case investigations and contact tracing as the state moves toward … [Read more...]

7 Snoqualmie Valley area Trails to Try for Better Physical Distancing

[This article originally ran on the Mountains to Sound Greenway blog.] After several long weeks of closures to help keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, some parks and trails are reopening for … [Read more...]

$4 million targeted to help unincorporated King County small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Last week the King County Council approved $4 million in supplemental budget funding for an integrated program to support small businesses in unincorporated King County - which includes many areas of the … [Read more...]

Albert Lee Appliance eyes North Bend for new retail sales, furniture distribution center

Last week the City of North Bend published a Notice of Application for a proposed new retail/warehouse facility for Albert Lee Appliance. Albert Lee is proposing a 48,000 sq. foot warehouse … [Read more...]

Governor backs off requirement that restaurant patrons provide contact information during state’s phased reopening

Late Friday evening, May 15, 2020, Governor Inslee released a statement and memorandum clarifying the requirement announced earlier this week that restaurant patrons provide their contact information when … [Read more...]

Working to Honor the Mount Si High School Class of 2020: Babies of 9/11, Graduates of the Pandemic

Mount Si High School administrators, staff and parents have been working for weeks on graduation plans to honor the Class of 2020, which had the last months of its senior year upended by the COVID-19 … [Read more...]

North Bend Theatre, North Bend Film Fest and Volition Brewing Team Up for New Virtual Movie Night

Three North Bend businesses have launched a new collaboration, one aimed at bringing first run movies to the Snoqualmie Valley The new monthly screening series aims to "creatively unite and generate revenue … [Read more...]

Fraud reports surge for fake unemployment claims, intercepted stimulus checks; Snoqualmie Valley School district targeted

The Snoqualmie Police Department is warning North Bend and Snoqualmie residents about a surge of fraud reports related to unemployment claims and coronavirus stimulus checks. SPD said during the past … [Read more...]

King County’s COVID-19 Phase 2 Reality: masked up and low business occupancy

Local restaurant and retail shop owners, as well as King County residents, are now getting a glimpse at what future holds when Washington state enters phase 2 of Governor Inslee's 4-phase economic reopening … [Read more...]

Middle Fork Road reopens after December landslide caused severe damage, forced closure

After a landslide forced the closure of part of Middle Fork Road (MFR) in mid-December, King County warned it could be mid-summer before the severely damaged section was repaired. Middle Fork Road is the … [Read more...]