Change Your Clocks and Check Your Smoke Alarms This Weekend

This Sunday, November 6, 2022, marks the end of daylight savings time. The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office encourages you to check your smoke alarm when turning back your clocks. Working smoke alarms … [Read more...]

Traffic Alert: Daytime Lane Closures Planned for Eastbound SR 18 Approaching Tiger Mountain

Drilling work on State Route 18 will require weekday closures of the right eastbound lane through the end of November. The lane will be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Washington State Department of … [Read more...]

Save Money, Support Mount Si Choir Program: Popular Mattress Sale Fundraiser returns for 8th year

Do you have a sore back? Are you not sleeping well? If you’re in the market for a new mattress, soon you might be able to save some money AND support the Mount Si High School Choir program. The … [Read more...]

Honoring Our Valley History: Past Fires of the Snoqualmie Valley

The Loch Katrine fire that burned so close to our valley home in the last two weeks reminds us that the Snoqualmie Valley is as vulnerable to fires as areas in Eastern Washington, Oregon and … [Read more...]

After 100 Years, Nosferatu Returns to the Big Screen

The silent classic Nosferatu rises again for its 100th birthday at the North Bend Theatre on Halloween night. As a special gift for this centennial celebration, local jazz great Danny Kolke of … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Steps up to Feed Loch Katrine Firefighters

On October 16th, Snoqualmie Valley residents were alerted to the Loch Katrine Fire. In heavy old-growth timber, the fire was North of Snoqualmie inside the West boundary of the Alpine Lakes … [Read more...]

Loch Katrine Fire Daily Update, October 22, 2022

Fire activity on the Loch Katrine fire has been limited by the recent rain showers, cooler temperatures, and high-elevation snowfall. The last IR flight was on October 19, so acres have not been … [Read more...]

Loch Katrine Fire, Daily Update, October 21, 2022

The Loch Katrine Fire is at an estimated 1,918 acres (no IR flight on October 20). Yesterday’s cool, cloudy, and humid conditions, combined with the smoke layer, dampened fire behavior to … [Read more...]

Loch Katrine Fire, Daily Update, October 20, 2022

The Loch Katrine Fire is at an estimated 1,918 acres. Crews continue efforts in the area of Sunday Creek, working north and west to tie the fireline down into the Sunday Creek canyon. They are going … [Read more...]

Viewing the Snoqualmie Valley through Historical Images

Historical photographs can serve as a window into both daily life and extraordinary events from the past. We can gather unique insights into a time period by looking closely and wondering about the … [Read more...]

Loch Katrine Fire: Daily Update, October 19, 2022

The Loch Katrine Fire is estimated at 1,777 acres. Yesterday, crews were working in the areas of Sunday Creek and Big Creek to construct control lines along the fire's edge. Tactical firing … [Read more...]

Loch Katrine Fire, Daily Update, October 18, 2022

Resources continue to arrive to support all firefighting efforts around the perimeter of the fire. Assessment of the fires’ footprint is ongoing, with plans being developed and implemented from those … [Read more...]

Monday Update for Loch Katrine Fire  

A type 2 incident management team has taken over command of the Loch Katrine Fire as of today, Monday, October 17th.  Resources have been arriving to bolster the crews out on the line and have … [Read more...]

Encompass Announces 2022 Autumn Gala: “The Snow Ball”

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Encompass Autumn Gala, a night of celebration in support of Encompass programs for children and families in our community. This year’s Gala will take place … [Read more...]

Updated: Loch Katrine Fire: No Threat to the Snoqualmie Valley

Update Sunday, October 16th, 4:20 pm: According to the Washington State DNR Wildfire Twitter account, The Loch Katrine Fire on private land and the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest 30 miles east … [Read more...]

Wildfire Smoke Will Linger Across Washington into the Weekend

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis with Information from the Department of Health] Wildfire smoke is sticking around several parts of Washington, and forecasts show smoke will likely get … [Read more...]

MORE Halloween Happenings in the Snoqualmie Valley!

Boo! As the days tick down to Halloween, there are MORE fun happenings on tap around the Snoqualmie Valley over the next weeks. If we missed your event, leave it in the comment section, and we’ll get it added. … [Read more...]

Travel Alert: SR 18 lane closures will prepare for upcoming improvements to I-90 and SR 18 in Snoqualmie

Beginning the week of Oct. 3, work on State Route 18 will affect drivers in both directions of the highway. Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will be … [Read more...]

The Story of Snoqualmie’s Stewie and his Dedicated Local Rescuers

Labor Day weekend and the days following have been tough for Kate and Chris of Sharkey Farm. On September 5th, three riders from the farm were riding on the Snoqualmie Ridge mixed-use trails when the … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Fire Department Hosts Vaccine Clinic

The Snoqualmie Fire Department will host a vaccination clinic at the Snoqualmie Fire Department on Thursday, September 22, from 11 am to 6 pm.   They will distribute the updated COVID-19 … [Read more...]