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...]

Snoqualmie Falls lower park, trail, river access closed this week (story updated)

UPDATE | September 14th The Lower Snoqualmie Falls Park will be closed during the week on the following dates September 26th, September 28th – October 2nd and October 5th & 6th to facilitate Boardwalk … [Read more...]

Mount Si High School Football, Girls Soccer and Volleyball seasons postponed until spring

On Tuesday, July 21st, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Executive Board announced a major modification the 2020-21 high school sports seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The … [Read more...]

Recent Drownings, Hot Weather Bring Renewed Attention to Snoqualmie River Safety

Another tragic drowning in the Snoqualmie River has brought renewed attention to local river and lake safety. While lakes and rivers are a big draws during hot summer days, rivers like the Snoqualmie are … [Read more...]

Month-long FULL Closure of SR 203 between Carnation and Duvall starts July 26th, followed by second road closure in same area

UPDATE | JULY 23rd, 4PM WSDOT now says SR 203 between Carnation and Duvall will only be closed for one month starting Sunday, July 26th. [See below original article for project details.] There is also … [Read more...]

Washington coronavirus cases rising: Governor reduces phase 3 social gatherings to 10, says ‘steps backward’ could be needed

As COVID-19 cases in Washington State continue to increase, on Thursday, July 16th, a seemingly frustrated Governor Inslee held another press conference to announce another change related to the state's Safe … [Read more...]

Inside Look at new Snoqualmie Sno-King Ice Arena, anticipated opening September 2020

After a one-month work stoppage due to the statewide coronavirus pandemic shutdown, in late April Sno-King was allowed to re-start construction on its new ice rink in the Snoqualmie Ridge Business … [Read more...]

Teen dies after bridge jumping into Snoqualmie River

UPDATE | July 14th, 9:45PM City of Snoqualmie PIO Joan Pliego sadly confirmed the 17-year old male died after bridge jumping into the Snoqualmie River Tuesday afternoon. See full story below. ORIGINAL … [Read more...]

DOH: new report shows coronavirus transmission continues to accelerate in Puget Sound region

On Friday evening, July 10th, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released its latest statewide COVID-19 situation report, which showed virus transmission still accelerating across most of … [Read more...]

Mailbox Peak: King County Search and Rescue advice to safely hike the popular, strenuous trail

Earlier this week, King County Search and Rescue (KCSAR) warned of the pitfalls of the Mailbox Peak trail near North Bend, saying it is one of the volunteer organization's most frequent search and rescue … [Read more...]

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...]

Snoqualmie Valley reports 45 new coronavirus cases over past month

On June 28th we published an article showing very little spread of COVID-19 in the Snoqualmie Valley throughout May and June. In fact, from May 30th to June 28th, the Snoqualmie Valley - from Duvall to North … [Read more...]