Wildfire smoke on its way, not expected to be a major event

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather] Prevailing winds expected to pull up wildfire smoke from California later today into tomorrow (Friday). Doesn't look like a major smoke event at … [Read more...]

The Valley Vagabond: a Three-State National Park RV Adventure to replace the trip Covid squashed

[Guest post by Snoqualmie resident Katlin Lee. Submit Valley Vagabond articles to info@livingsnoqualmie.com] Unfortunately for my husband Sean and I, Covid-19 killed a trip to Colombia for 2 weeks to … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Weather: Norm in Good Form

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather ] As far as the weather goes this week in the Snoqualmie Valley - the last full week of summer break from school should be a … [Read more...]

I Killed a Bear

[Guest post by Daryl Ratajczak, black bear biologist, and advocate. Daryl is the former Black Bear Program Coordinator and Chief of Wildlife for the state of Tennessee. He is also a regular wildlife instructor … [Read more...]

Toby’s Path of Hope

[Guest article by Lesley Martinez, a North Bend resident, photographer, dog matchmaker, wife and mother of two (one human, one not)] Twenty minutes and 15 seconds into the video, and I'm in love. I'm not … [Read more...]

SVSD School Board adopts resolution to start year fully remote; addresses parent concerns about distance learning plan

On August 13th, the Snoqualmie Valley School District approved its official decision regarding the reopening of schools for the upcoming 2020-21 school year at its Board of Directors Meeting. Following suit of … [Read more...]

A Bear Story I Will NOT Share

[Reprinted with permission. Article by Daryl Ratajczak wildlife biologist and Instructor at Wildlife for You] Do you love bears? It is a simple question and if the answer is YES... then I CHALLENGE … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School Board President: Reopening Schools? We Hear You

[By Carolyn Simpson, SVSD School Board President. Letters can be sent to info@livingsnoqualmie.com] Dear SVSD Families, It has become the most popular topic in the news and on social media: Reopening … [Read more...]

Social Isolation is Hard: COVID-19 and Your Emotional Health

[Guest Article by Dawn Finney, Behavioral Health Therapist at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital] For many in our Snoqualmie Valley community, the current coronavirus outbreak is triggering increased anxiety.  … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Schools Superintendent: Letter to the Community

Dear Snoqualmie Valley Community, I wanted to share some thoughts and my gratitude for the students, staff, parents and community members throughout our valley. I know many things are up in the air – not … [Read more...]

Of Mice and Me: One animal lover’s struggle with rodents

John Steinbeck took the title “Of Mice and Men” from a poem by Robert Burns. The poem: To a Mouse, was written in 1785 and is about being tolerant and appreciating all forms of life, big and small. I try to … [Read more...]

The Opossum: Snoqualmie Valley’s Misunderstood Animal Superhero

[Article by contributing writer Melissa Grant, wildlife enthusiast, North Bend resident and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] The poor Virginia Opossum has an image problem. Most … [Read more...]

Our Resident Valley Trickster – The Raccoon

[Article by contributing writer Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, wildlife enthusiast and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] My very first introduction to raccoons was at a surprisingly late … [Read more...]

Help a neighbor in need: Join the local Grocery Rescue Team

[Article by Tom Foot, Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank Operations Manager] Founded on the belief that the health of our community is dependent on the well-being of those who live in it, the Snoqualmie Valley Food … [Read more...]

YMCA ‘stepping up’ to meet urgent need for more foster homes: focusing on recruitment, using local branches as hubs for support

[Article by Nate Smith, Executive Director, Snoqualmie Valley YMCA & Mark Putnam, Executive Director, Accelerator YMCA] Secretary Ross Hunter of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families recently … [Read more...]

Dogs showing up in more places: breaking down where allowed, pet friendly local businesses

[Article by North Bend resident, longtime pet trainer and owner of Miss Lola’s Academy for Wayward Dogs] Way back in January 2015 - after reading an argument on Facebook about dogs in malls - I wrote an … [Read more...]

The Valley Vagabond: Life as a Paris Local, the Perks of Pet Sitting-Part Deux

[Article by Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, pet trainer and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] When I left you in part un we were just returning to Paris from a trip to the Normandy beaches … [Read more...]

The Valley Vagabond: Life as a Paris Local, the Perks of Pet Sitting

[Article by North Bend resident and pet trainer at Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant] So once again, like all my vacation ideas, it started with a Facebook post… “Anyone interested in … [Read more...]

In their own Words: Why I want to be Mayor of Snoqualmie, Volume 5

This is the last in our five-part series written by each Snoqualmie Mayoral candidate, explaining their goals and vision if elected. This piece is from Ed Mortensen. Five candidates have filed for the … [Read more...]

In their own Words: why I want to be Mayor of Snoqualmie

This is the first in a [hopeful] five-part series, written by each Snoqualmie Mayoral candidate, explaining their goals and vision if elected. Brad Toft authors this first guest article. Five candidates have … [Read more...]