Zoonosis: Contagion without borders

What do you do when there is a worldwide pandemic and you have too much time on your hands? Well if you’re me, you research zoonotic diseases. A zoonosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria, viruses, or … [Read more...]

Police Chief Message to North Bend, Snoqualmie Communities about department’s role during Stay Home Order

Snoqualmie Valley Community, During this past week, I have received some questions and inquiries about how the Police Department will be serving the community during this crisis associated with the COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Valley Vagabond: Living London just before coronavirus changed everything

I recently went to London for my 50th birthday and 25th wedding anniversary. Life changed a lot while we was gone. A LOT. As it turns out, we timed our bucket list trip well. We left on March 1st, the … [Read more...]

Rattlesnake Lake Rec area closed after weekend crowds prevent social distancing; Snoqualmie Falls Park, state parks, trails, campgrounds also closed

After weekend social media outcry from Snoqualmie Valley residents about the crowding and the lack of social distancing at North Bend trails - particularly Rattlesnake Lake, Twin Falls and Mount Si - some State … [Read more...]

Long-awaited Federal Decision expands Snoqualmie Tribe reservation land base

On March 23rd the Snoqualmie Tribe announced a key federal decision that will increase the size of its approximate 55 acre tribal land base - the first expansion in 14-years. According to a news … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Wildlife Moment of Zen: Bald Eagle extended visit to Eagle Pointe neighborhood

Snoqualmie resident Barb McDaniel had a magical wildlife moment this past sunny Sunday. March 22, 2020 when a bald eagle perched on her neighbor's roof... and then proceeded to hang out for a half hour for … [Read more...]

Too much heavy use, disregard for social distancing: North Bend closes all Playgrounds, Sports Courts, Skateparks

On Monday, March 23, 2020, North Bend Mayor Mayor Rob McFarland issued Executive Order No. 20-02, which exercises his emergency powers to close certain active recreational areas in all city parks and open … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson tests positive for COVID-19

The City of Snoqualmie said Monday, March 23, 2020 that Mayor Matt Larson had tested positive for COVID-19. He was tested at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 16th after showing symptoms of the illness - … [Read more...]

King County Parks also close playgrounds, sports courts over social distancing concerns

Two days after the City of Snoqualmie closed playgrounds over concerns that residents were not practicing social distancing, King County and the City of Seattle have followed suit. As of Saturday, March … [Read more...]

Lane shifts to start near Phoenix Plaza project in North Bend to repair faulty contractor work

The City of North Bend said starting the week of March 23rd, vehicles traveling westbound along East North Bend Way near the new Phoenix Plaza project will be intermittently shifted into the eastbound … [Read more...]

They’ve earn retirement: North Bend Theatre launches capital campaign to replace 80-year old seats

They were there on opening day, April 9, 1941. Let that sink in for a minute. They comforted Snoqualmie Valley community members and provided escape as the country fought battles, won wars, mourned … [Read more...]

First playgrounds, now Snoqualmie adds sports courts, skatepark to lists of closures over social distancing issues

UPDATE | MARCH 23RD, 3PM Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson ordered closure of the Snoqualmie Skatepark and sport courts throughout the city to prevent large groups from congregating at those locations. This … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Safeway to start special shopping hours for community members at-risk for COVID-19, will hold back items for those shoppers

Safeway (and stores owned by Albertsons Companies) announced yesterday that it will begin special shopping hours for people considered most vulnerable to COVID-19, which includes those 60 and over, pregnant and … [Read more...]

Tribe to temporarily close Snoqualmie Casino, will continue to pay employees

The Snoqualmie Tribe said late Monday, March 16th that "to protect the health and well-being of the community and the casino team members," it has decided to temporarily suspend all casino operations through … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Business Guide during COVID-19 restrictions

As the Snoqualmie Valley moves into a new normal during the COVID-19 outbreak, we thought we'd share with you some of the things your favorite local establishments are doing to continue serving their customers. … [Read more...]