Snoqualmie Tribe Nominates “Snoqualmie” as Name for New Washington State Ferry

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, a federally-recognized sovereign Tribal Nation headquartered in King County, is nominating “Snoqualmie” as the name for a new Washington State ferry. The name can be … [Read more...]

The Valley Vagabond: Adventures in Pandemic Travel, Ireland, the finale!

[Guest Post by Jeff Lewis] If you've been reading along, you'll know last week was part III of Jeff Lewis' epic Valley Vagabond trip to Ireland. This week we have part IV the finale! Besides our … [Read more...]

The Valley Vagabond: Adventures in Pandemic Travel, Ireland, Sightseeing [Part III]

[Guest Post by Jeff Lewis] When we last left Jeff and Diane they had FINALLY made it to Ireland and were off to explore the land of pubs, wild beautiful landscapes and ancient history. Read on to find out … [Read more...]

What’s in a Wolf Pack Name? A Lot of History

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) biologists confirmed the presence of four new wolf packs during the most recent population survey- the Vulcan Pack, the Onion Creek pack, … [Read more...]

Laconia Market & Cafe, Snoqualmie Pass’ First Grocery Store, to Open Fall of 2021

Beginning Fall 2021, Snoqualmie Pass, WA will, for the first time in its history have a grocery store and cafe serving residents and visitors alike providing fresh grocery, cafe and to-go options. … [Read more...]

The Age of Aquarius Dawns at the North Bend Theatre this weekend, July 23-25, with Limited Screenings of Summer of Soul.

Summer of Soul has been called “possibly the best concert film ever made” thanks to the direction of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. Brilliantly weaving unseen footage of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival … [Read more...]

Spring into Weekend Train Excursions at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie & North Bend

Train excursions at the Northwest Railway Museum ‘spring’ into high gear for the season with train rides available on both Saturdays and Sundays beginning on the weekend of April 3-4! Four scenic … [Read more...]

Twin Peaks Day the Perfect Remedy for Covid Ennui

Ok, I’ll admit it. I got a word of the day app and I HAD to use that word. I think it fits, Ennui: “a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction” Yup, I have the Covid Ennui. You? The other day I … [Read more...]

Chief Andres “Andy” Juan de los Angeles: Political, Cultural, Spiritual, and Social Leader of the Snoqualmie Tribe 2/15/52-1/21/21

Chief Andy de los Angeles, former Chairman of the Snoqualmie Tribe and nationally beloved Indigenous civil rights leader, passed on January 21, 2021. Chief Andy de los Angeles was the child of Juan de los … [Read more...]

Winter Train Rides Begin at the Northwest Railway Museum

The Northwest Railway Museum is happy to announce that scenic winter, socially-distanced, train rides through the upper Snoqualmie Valley will begin on Saturday, January 16, 2021. This is the first … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Indian Tribe Joins Attorney General Ferguson in Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

On January 4, 2021, the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe joined Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson in filing a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration over the accelerated sale of the National … [Read more...]

Lessons from the past

Last week, a Crosscut article took a look into Seattle’s past and painted a familiar picture for us. It’s October 1918, and Seattle is battling pandemic flu. People are wearing face masks and staying … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Citizens Academy Goes Virtual: Learn how your city government works in an educational video series.

This year’s Snoqualmie Citizens Academy goes virtual with 14 videos featuring the Mayor, department heads, and city staff sharing information about how the city works and the services it provides to … [Read more...]

North Bend History: Christensen House’s past, present and future in the Snoqualmie Valley

I have to admit, I'd never heard about North Bend's Christensen House before the city announced it was to be demolished in September. I looked it up that night to see what it looked like, and my … [Read more...]

New Veterans Memorial Dedicated at North Bend City Hall

On Thursday morning, October 1st, in a very small outdoor ceremony, the City of North Bend, along with representatives of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the American Legion, the Snoqualmie Tribe and the … [Read more...]

Christensen House to be demolished to make room for New Development

According to a City of North Bend press release, starting September 14th, Mainvue WA, LLC will begin construction of a new, small residential home plat in North Bend. The 12-lot Kanim Grove plat site is located … [Read more...]

Northwest Railway Museum Train Shed Reopens September 11th

Snoqualmie, WA - The Northwest Railway Museum is pleased to announce the reopening of the Train Shed Exhibit Hall.  The Exhibit Hall will reopen on Friday, September 11th at 11 am, and is located in … [Read more...]

Class of 2020: a look back at the history and events that Shaped the Journey

This is the 9th installment of our annual trip down memory lane for high school seniors and their parents who can't believe 18 years went so quickly It's also the the most emotional for me to write, as my … [Read more...]

How the 1918 Flu Pandemic changed history, improved women’s rights and saved my life

What do modern public health, the World health Organization, women’s rights, Edward Cullen and myself have in common? All, in part, owe their very existence to the 1918 flu pandemic. In the midst of this … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley History: nearly 90 years ago local schools, some businesses closed, children quarantined

According to the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum, the current closure of the Snoqualmie Valley School District due to the novel coronavirus is not the first time a potentially deadly virus has closed local … [Read more...]