Late-night westbound SR 18 closure near Tiger Mountain this Thursday

For late-night drivers who use westbound State Route 18 near Tiger Mountain, you will need to plan extra time this Thursday, Aug. 18, as a detour will be in place overnight. Starting at 11 p.m., … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | Trail Rescue; Dog Bites; Motorhome Fire

Here are a few calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to in the last couple of weeks July 28, 2022 Crews responded to lower Snoqualmie Falls to assist an individual experiencing … [Read more...]

Traffic Alert: Road Closures August 20 for Snoqualmie Days

With the return of Snoqualmie Days (formerly Railroad Days), traffic on Railroad Avenue/SR 202 from SE Fir Street to SE Newton Street will be rerouted through downtown on Saturday, August 20, from 6 am to 11 … [Read more...]

Dave Lake, Long-time Snoqualmie Valley Resident, is Turning 100 on Saturday, August 27th!

[Guest post by Cristy Lake] Born in rural east Texas in 1922, Dave joined the Navy just prior to US involvement in WWII. In January 1946, he first came to the Snoqualmie Valley to attend the wedding of a … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Valley residents Bring Mobile Dog Gym to the Community

Seth Goldberg & Nicole Sesar are avid hikers and dog owners who moved to the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley in 2017 to be closer to nature. The couple met through a friend nine years ago and … [Read more...]

Final Snoqualmie Ridge Housing Subdivision’s Notice of Application Published

In the mid-1990s, the City of Snoqualmie annexed 1,300 acres of undeveloped land that eventually became the site of what we now know as Snoqualmie Ridge I, with the first houses being constructed in … [Read more...]

Opening Day 2022 Boeing Classic Jet Flyover Video – In Case You Missed It!

If you had to work today or just forgot it was happening until you saw the large, blue Boeing jetliner buzz your Valley home, here is some video of today’s (August 12th) flyover.  The flyover … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Days Festival Provides A Ton Of Fun

Snoqualmie Days Festival Comes Alive on Friday evening, August 19 and ALL day on Saturday, August 20! Join the fun as the Snoqualmie Days festival returns in all of its full-blown fun this year. … [Read more...]

Yearly Warning: Not One but Two Low Flying Jets over the Snoqualmie Valley Signal Start & End of Boeing Classic

This year, the Boeing Classic features not one but two jet flyovers marking the start and end of the tournament. To signal the start of the Boeing Classic PGA Champions Tournament, a Boeing jetliner … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | Rollover Accident; Possible Broken Arm; Unconscious Person

Here are a few calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to in late July. July 22, 2022 Firefighters responded to an accident on westbound SR 18 at the Issaquah-Hobart Road on-ramp. A vehicle … [Read more...]

Join our Firefighters for Breakfast – A Snoqualmie Days Tradition

Start your Snoqualmie Days (formerly Railroad Days) with a firefighter-cooked breakfast, raffle items, and photo opportunities at the Snoqualmie Firefighters Association’s Annual Pancake Breakfast & Silent … [Read more...]

Update: The Death of North Bend’s Princess Ursus Americanus

Alas, North Bend’s bear with the golden earring and her cubs have been killed. I was going to continue with my fairy tale theme seen in the original story below, but I can’t; this just … [Read more...]

Business Goings: North Bend Gallery Closes Doors to Take on New Plein Air Adventures; Including Judging Local Competition

In July of 2021, Britt Greenland opened her gallery in North Bend. Now a little more than a year later, the gallery is closing. Greenland initially only signed a one-year lease with the idea that a … [Read more...]

Early Primary Election Results: Ramos & Callan lead in 5th District races; Si View Aquatic Center Proposition Not Getting Super Majority to Pass

While there weren’t any local city elected positions on this year’s August ballot, there were primary races for two 5th and two 12th District legislative seats representing the Snoqualmie Valley. One 12th … [Read more...]

New Riverview Park Playground Equipment and Fisher Creek Park Zip Lines Repair Coming Soon to Snoqualmie

On July 25, 2022, the Snoqualmie City Council adopted Resolution No. 1618, approving the purchase of new playground equipment for Riverview Park, located at 39000 SE Park Street in downtown Snoqualmie. … [Read more...]

Your Neighborhood Grocer Jeff Lewis Says Farewell: A Letter to the Community

In the early 1950s, “Bus” Weller opened a grocery store on the outskirts of downtown North Bend. Over the years, the Weller family tended to the shop and, in turn, to the community. They knew that … [Read more...]

Review | Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano a Gem of a Restaurant in Downtown Snoqualmie

I LOVE Italian food, but as I get older, my capacity to eat it has lessened. So, when I made plans to dine out in Snoqualmie, I prepped for it. Last week a friend and I made plans to go out to eat in … [Read more...]

Large Brush Fire on I90 Snarls Monday Afternoon Traffic

Monday afternoon, July 25th, at 4:30 pm, Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) responded to a large brush fire on Eastbound I-90 near Highpoint Way. Photo credit: Leanna Young-Beets According to … [Read more...]

The City of Snoqualmie Launches New Website Page to Process $40 Vehicle License Fee Refunds

On July 21, 2022, the City of Snoqualmie launched a new website page to process refunds of some residents' $40 vehicle license (AKA car tab) fee this year.  Last November, Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

The Heat is On in the Snoqualmie Valley

I’d like to start with this weather story by a song by Glenn Frey, “The Heat Is On.” No, I’m not going to sing, but the song fits what we’ll go through next week.   The early models had the … [Read more...]