Reunited: Opstad Elementary Teachers, Students pull off special reverse Car Parade on North Bend campus

After 2 1/2 months of not seeing each other in person, Opstad Elementary teachers and students reunited for lots of socially distanced happy 'Hi's' and waves. Oh, and lots of signs and balloons, too. Opstad … [Read more...]

Best Places to Eat in North Bend

Whether you're a local, a Twin Peaks fan here to see iconic sites or an avid climber, hiker enjoying the outdoors, chances are you'd like to know the best places to eat in North Bend. We've got you covered. … [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...]

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...]

100 Women Who Care donate BIG to Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation; funds will support remote learning needs

At the May 18th meeting of 100 Women Who Care Greater Snoqualmie Valley chose the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation (SVSF) to receive this quarter's large donation. While the final donation number isn't … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie establishes COVID-19 Small Business, Community Relief Program using CARES Act funding

The City of Snoqualmie announced on Thursday, May 21, 2020, it is establishing a COVID-19 Snoqualmie Small Business and Community Rapid Relief Program to assist small, locally-owned, Snoqualmie-based businesses … [Read more...]

District awarded grant to add electric school bus to fleet

Earlier this month the Snoqualmie Valley School District announced it had applied for and was awarded a grant to purchase a new, electric school bus and charging station. This is one of the 40 new zero-emission … [Read more...]

Best Places to Eat in Snoqualmie

Whether you're a local, a tourist heading to see Snoqualmie Falls or hike the trails or enjoying a getaway at the romantic Salish Lodge and Spa, chances are you'd like to know the best places to eat in … [Read more...]

Election 2020: Washington State 5th District senate, house races include one primary, one unopposed

The candidate filing deadline - and deadline to withdraw candidacy - for the November 2020 general election has come and gone, giving residents of Washington's 5th District - which includes Fall City, Issaquah, … [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...]

Emergency crews work late into night, rescue two people from Snoqualmie River in Middle Fork area

There was a large, time-intensive emergency swift water rescue along Lake Dorothy Road, east of North Bend Monday night, May 18, 2020. Approximately 30 crew members from Eastside Fire & Rescue … [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...]

Snoqualmie’s popular 4th of July community fireworks display postponed

The City of Snoqualmie announced yesterday evening that the annual 4th of July community fireworks display has been postponed. According to the city announcement, "The Red, White & Boom fireworks … [Read more...]

North Bend to hold virtual Town Hall to discuss Water Conservation Ordinance

The City of North Bend will hold a virtual Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, May 26th at 6PM - so residents can learn more about the city's proposed Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO). Read our … [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...]

Community invited to give public comment on Snoqualmie Mill Site Draft Environmental Impact Statement, May 20th

The City is Snoqualmie is reminding residents of an opportunity to provide verbal comments on the proposed Snoqualmie Mill Site development Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The city published … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie business announces closure, says financial risk, COVID-19 capacity and safety rules make reopening not feasible

After being closed since March 17th when Washington's COVID-19 restrictions went into place for salons, Snoqualmie business Lula Ruby announced it had made the tough decision to close its doors … [Read more...]