Construction of new ‘Tree Farm’ housing development in North Bend starts mid July

On July 10th the City of North Bend announced construction starts next week on the new Tree Farm development - a planned 58-home subdivision located on the east side of Maloney Grove and just south of SE … [Read more...]

Summertime Fun: Meadowbrook Farm to transform into Drive-in Theatre, July 23rd

If you're my age - think born in the 70's - you might remember weekend summer nights at the drive-in theater in the family station wagon. My parents used to pick double-features, grab our sleeping … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie awards $435,000 in COVID-19 recovery grants to local businesses, community organizations

The City of Snoqualmie announced it has officially allocated $435,000 to local businesses and community organizations to support recovery from the statewide coronavirus pandemic shutdown. The city … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School District announces Fall Reopening Plan

In a July 8th letter to families, Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent Rob Manahan announced the district's Fall Reopening Plan. [Read earlier story First Look at Snoqualmie Valley School … [Read more...]

North Bend awarded $1.4 million grant for another roundabout at busy intersection

It's no secret that North Bend has lots of roundabout projects in its 6-year Transportation Improvement Plan. Construction is almost complete on the city's newest roundabout at North Bend Way and Park … [Read more...]

Nice Work! Snoqualmie Pop-up Blood Drive yields big results

In June, the City of Snoqualmie partnered with BloodWorks Northwest to bring a pop-up blood drive to the Snoqualmie Valley. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, BloodWorks Northwest - which provides about 95% … [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...]

Thomas the Tank Engine cancels popular summer stop in Snoqualmie

Last week the Northwest Railway Museum announced that Thomas the Tank Engine has cancelled his annual appearance in Snoqualmie due to concerns about COVID-19 pandemic. This is will be the first … [Read more...]

21 new coronavirus cases reported in Snoqualmie Valley over last 11 days

On June 28th we published an article showing very little spread of COVID-19 in the Snoqualmie Valley throughout May and June. In fact, over the previous four weeks, the Snoqualmie Valley - from Duvall to North … [Read more...]

Construction of new, improved North Bend skatepark starts July 9th

Si View Metropolitan Park District announced construction of its new, much-anticipated skatepark facility at Torguson Park starts on July 9th, 2020. Construction of the skatepark first involves removing the … [Read more...]

First Look at Snoqualmie Valley School District Preliminary Fall Reopening Plan

At a July 2nd Snoqualmie Valley School Board work session, preliminary information on the district's fall reopening plan was presented. An announcement to families is expected on July 8th. The district has … [Read more...]

Come Cheer them On: Snoqualmie hosts 4th of July Car Parade to honor Front Line Workers

The 4th of July looks a little different in Snoqualmie this year due to coronavirus restrictions. The community fireworks display has been postponed and ROA's big event at the park has been cancelled. … [Read more...]

Inslee announces statewide No Mask – No Service rule, phase progression halted for two weeks

Facing increasing cases of coronavirus in Washington - and surging cases in other areas of the country - on Thursday, July 2nd, Governor Inslee announced a new statewide emergency order requiring businesses to … [Read more...]

Carnation church keeps important annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast going, taking it virtual

Every year, Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ in Carnation holds its 4th of July Pancake Breakfast, with proceeds benefiting the church's Good Neighbor Fund (GNF). The breakfast fundraiser dates … [Read more...]

Construction of new Tanner Electric Middle Fork Transmission Line starts July 7th along Snoqualmie Valley Trail

The City of North Bend announced, Tanner Electric Cooperative (TEC) will begin phased construction of a new transmission line on Tuesday, July 7th. Construction is weather dependent. Phased work on … [Read more...]

Keeping pets safe and calm this 4th of July

Even though most official 4th of July celebrations have been cancelled due to Covid-19, fireworks stands are still open and selling their fiery products. One member of the family who may not share your … [Read more...]

North Bend Festival at Mt Si, Snoqualmie Railroad Days both cancelled due to COVID-19; virtual events in the works

On Monday, June 29th, the Northwest Railway Museum announced that the 2020 Snoqualmie Railroad Days was cancelled. Organizers said Railroad Days has been a part of the Snoqualmie community since 1939, and it … [Read more...]

North Bend Marriott hotel project officially dead; different company now eyeing city for new hotel

After seven years since our first article ran on the North Bend hotel project proposed for the corner of Bendigo Blvd (SR 202) and South Fork Ave, it looks like the project is officially dead. Another hotel … [Read more...]

U.S. Senate passes bipartisan legislation to fully fund critical conservation fund, repair and maintain National Parks

On June 17th the U.S. Senate - with overwhelming bipartisan support - approved The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), making a historic investment in America’s public lands. Supporters of the legislation - … [Read more...]

King County Data shows 17 new COVID-19 cases in Snoqualmie Valley over past month, 99 total cases now

During May and most of June, the Snoqualmie Valley had seen very few new COVID-19 cases reported by King County Public Health. On June 28th it was only 6 new cases over the previous 4 weeks (when we originally … [Read more...]