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...]

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...]

North Bend City Council Authorizes Contract for Work Taylor Park and Riverfront Park Design Project

On September 20th, 2022, the North Bend City Council approved a Motion authorizing a contract with Site Workshop for the William H. Taylor Park (Taylor Park) and Riverfront Park Design … [Read more...]

Captain George Warren Gove – Puget Sound Steamboat and Snoqualmie Hop Ranch Pioneer

Guest Post by Dave Battey The namesake for Gove Street on Snoqualmie Ridge had quite a varied career even before moving to our Valley. Captain Gove Comes Around the Horn to the West Coast Cap … [Read more...]

Dave Lake, Long-time Snoqualmie Valley Resident, is Turning 100 on Saturday, August 27th!

[Guest post by Cristy Lake] Born in rural east Texas in 1922, Dave joined the Navy just prior to US involvement in WWII. In January 1946, he first came to the Snoqualmie Valley to attend the wedding of a … [Read more...]

Were there Really Bodies in the Fall City Bridge? And Now for the Rest of the Story…

[Guest post by Cristy Lake] Did you know there had been rumors circulating for decades that the cremated remains of a local schoolteacher’s wife and son were in the Fall City Bridge? Everyone had heard the … [Read more...]

All Aboard! Memorial Day Weekend Steam Train Rides

Looking for a family fun adventure this Memorial Day weekend? Come take a picturesque steam train excursion through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley with the Northwest Railway Museum. Trains depart … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Weekend Steam Train Rides

Are you looking for something special and unique for mom on Mother’s Day weekend, May 7-8? Let her “blow off some steam” and give her a fun family experience of a steam train ride through the … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley History: Fisher Avenue on Snoqualmie Ridge

Local Historian Dave Battey shares the connection of history to the street names that honor individuals and remind us of families that have been important in Snoqualmie history.   Fisher … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie City Council Affirms the Decision of Historic Design Review Board Regarding the Rails/Hovinga Project Downtown

On Monday, March 28th, 2022, the Snoqualmie City Council voted to dismiss and/or deny appeals brought by several city residents regarding a Downtown Snoqualmie development project. The appeals were … [Read more...]

Train Rides, Train Shed Visits and Toddler Train Storytime Begin This Month

The Northwest Railway Museum (NRM) is pleased to announce its popular Train Ride and Train Shed Exhibit Hall programs re-open this Saturday, March 5th. Train Rides will be available on Saturdays beginning March … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Mayors Proclaim February 24th Twin Peaks Day

Mayors Katherine Ross and Rob McFarland have proclaimed February 24, 2022, Twin Peaks Day in Snoqualmie and North Bend.   For three decades now, the iconic TV series has drawn tourists … [Read more...]

Local Historian Cristy Lake Receives Prestigious Award

Cristy Lake, Assistant Director of the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum and Collections Registrar at the Northwest Railway Museum, was honored with the Jim Ellis Spirit Award at the annual … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Tribe Concerned with Unregulated Air Traffic at Snoqualmie Falls

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe has appealed to the Department of the Interior, Department of Transportation and the FAA to uphold their trust obligation by introducing flight restrictions over sacred Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie United Methodist Church Becomes a Reconciling Congregation

Snoqualmie United Methodist (SUMC), the white church on the corner of River Street and Railroad Avenue, in the heart of downtown Snoqualmie, was founded in 1889 and is the second oldest church in the Valley. … [Read more...]

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...]