The Week Ahead – Snowflakes Before Christmas?

Many out here remember the epic December snow and White Christmas of 2008, but do you remember 2017?  White Christmas 2017Looking west at The Heights neighborhood,Snoqualmie Ridge (from Douglas Ave SE … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Tribe Offers Behavioral Health Services for Community Members

Snoqualmie Tribe Health Services now provides another local option for Behavioral Health Services, including outpatient mental health and substance use disorder treatment. These services are available to Tribe … [Read more...]

Overlake Medical Center and Snoqualmie Valley Hospital are Expanding Access to Emergency Care Services

Overlake Medical Center & Clinics announced effective today it willmanage Snoqualmie Valley Hospital’s emergency department. The collaboration, and long-standing relationship of the two organizations, will … [Read more...]

Vaccines arrive in Washington State, people in Phase 1a will begin to receive vaccinations this week

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is happy to announce that COVID-19 vaccines are on the ground in Washington state, and this week, the first doses will be administered to high-risk health … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – Much Wetter, Winds of Some Kind May Return

Waking from another sleep disrupted gap wind event Saturday night. zzz :(  We typically get 6-10 of these Cascadia (gap) wind events that produce significant winds (tallied if peak gusts on … [Read more...]

Missing Fall City Man Found

On Saturday, December 12, King County Sheriff Officers and Search and Rescue Volunteers searched for a missing man in the Fall City/Preston area of SE 54th / 322nd Ave SE. Andrew Fawcett, a … [Read more...]

As cases surge, the first free high-volume COVID-19 test site comes to King County’s Eastside

A new free COVID-19 test site will open at Bellevue College on Tuesday, December 15. This site will expand COVID-19 testing on the Eastside and complement existing free test sites already in Renton, Auburn, … [Read more...]

Inslee announces extension of restrictions until January 4th, 2021

Today, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a three-week extension of the state’s current restrictions that will now be in place until January 4, 2021. Restriction extension The three-week extension of … [Read more...]

What a Windy Week! Now Something Mysterious May Fall from the Sky

Wow what a week!  All that wind with not much rain! We had three strong rounds of winds, each with a peak gust at or exceeding 40 mph 11/30 -     40 mph    … [Read more...]

North Bend Film Festival Returning July 15-18, 2021 for a Fourth Annual Celebration of all Things Strange on screen

The festival will once again occur in the historic North Bend Theatre and iconic locales around town, with a lineup of independent film premieres, live events and immersive content. North Bend Film … [Read more...]

Back to the Diamond in 2021

 [Guest post by Mike Tenhulzen, President, Falls Little League, and Pete Morisseau, President, Snoqualmie Valley Little League.  Volunteers working to ensure Snoqualmie Valley youth have a great … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Christmas Movies!

[Guest Post by French Walker] I treasure movies the way some love the NFL, and so did my Mother. She often brought me to the Cinema with her, where I enjoyed a bevy of films with adult content, such as; … [Read more...]

Bring on the Holiday Spirit with Three Local Virtual Tree Lighting Events

Like everything else, Christmas will look a little different this year. Past years in the Valley saw a Holiday Market in Fall City, North Bend’s Holly Days, and Winter Lights in Snoqualmie. This year, to avoid … [Read more...]

Updated-Traffic Alert: Snoqualmie Parkway closed at SR202 due to jack-knifed semi

UPDATE 11:32 AM: Railroad Avenue and Snoqualmie Parkway are open ______________________________________________________________ UPDATE: According to Washington State Patrol PIO Trooper Rick Johnson, the … [Read more...]

Washington state adopting CDC’s new quarantine guidelines

The Washington State Department of Health is adopting the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to reduce quarantine for people who have been exposed to COVID-19. This … [Read more...]

North Bend City Council approves Marijuana Retail Store Developer Agreement

On Tuesday, December 1st, the North Bend City Council approved a Developer Agreement to allow a Marijuana Retail Store at 43514 SE North Bend Way.  Under the City’s zoning regulations, marijuana … [Read more...]

Fall 2020 edition of the Valley Reads Program: Go on an Expedition to the South Pole!

Valley Reads Program & Friends of the North Bend Library The Valley Reads Program resulted from a conversation between Ginny Gorski (Friends of the North Bend Library) and Irene Wickstrom (Library … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – Basking in Morning Sun

While much of the Puget Sound lowlands will be socked in by fog with stagnant cold air, the Cascade foothills are waking up Sunday to relatively warmer conditions in the mid 40 °s and mostly clear skies. You … [Read more...]

The Washington State Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Last week I heard a news story about the Covid-19 vaccine. I excitedly listened as it was explained how soon the vaccine might be available. According to the newscaster, once Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines are … [Read more...]

2020 Holiday Decorating Trends: The Year to Find Joy in the Moment

[Guest article by Julietta Harding] 2020 has been a year like no other, and we’re all facing a holiday season that bears no resemblance to seasons past. We’ve been asked to stay home and celebrate only with … [Read more...]