Highlights of the SVSD School Board Meeting 5/6/21: District commits to Fall 2021 Program In-person 5 Days a Week

[Guest Post by Linda Grez] The meeting took place in person (for the first time since Spring 2020) and on Zoom from the Mount Si High School Freshman building Common’s area. Health and safety measures … [Read more...]

North Bend City Councilmember Chris Garcia Will Not Seek Re-election

At the North Bend City Council meeting on May 4th, 2021, Chris Garcia confirmed he would not be seeking re-election for position #6 on the North Bend City Council. According to King County Elections, filing for … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Snoqualmie Valley Eyecare Associates now Arbor Eyecare

Snoqualmie Valley and Sammamish EyeCARE Associates are announcing with great pleasure new growth and change. They are extremely honored to have served thousands of people in our community … [Read more...]

Highlights of the SVSD School Board Work Session Meeting May 4, 2021

Summary: No Expansion or Changes Expected to In-person School Schedules until Fall 2021 [Guest Post by Linda Grez] The Work Session topic was the District’s Return to School Update, a presentation … [Read more...]

Inslee announces two-week pause on phases: Every county will remain in its current phase

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a two-week pause on movement in the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan. Under the pause, every county will remain in its current phase. At the … [Read more...]

Development Agreement for a Downtown Senior Housing Project on West North Bend Way: Notice of Public Hearing

You may have read the article on April 29th, which talked about the possibility of a senior housing facility coming to the area west of the Pour House on North Bend Way. Now you can make your opinion known at a … [Read more...]

SR 202 – Snoqualmie Falls Park to Boalch Ave NW – Paving and ADA improvements

Project news Beginning at 10 p.m. Monday, May 10 to 4 a.m. Friday, May 14: The SR 202 Snoqualmie River bridge will be closed 24 hours a day. Posted detour signs will redirect travelers to … [Read more...]

Give Mom the Experience of a Steam Train Ride on Mother’s Day Weekend

Looking for something special and unique for mom on Mother’s Day weekend, May 8-9? Give her a fun family experience of a steam train ride through the beautiful upper Snoqualmie Valley. The steam train … [Read more...]

New Hotel and Senior Housing Potentially Coming to North Bend

Wednesday, April 28th, during the SnoValley Chamber of Commerce State of the Cities Luncheon, Mayor Rob McFarland announced that North Bend might finally be getting a new hotel. McFarland, … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation has Urgent Need for Drivers

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation, the company with the little white buses serving the Valley, has immediate openings for three bus drivers. Interested applicants with a valid driver’s license are encouraged to … [Read more...]

Updated: King County Council Voted Today to Ban Fireworks in Unincorporated King County

Update: In a 5-4 vote the King County Council voted to ban the retail sale and use of fireworks in unincorporated King County. The ban will go into effect in 2022. Penalties of up to $250 for violating the law … [Read more...]

Annual Washington Wolf Population Report Shows Growth for 12th Year

Washington's wolf population continued to grow in 2020, as the minimum count of wolves reached its highest levels since the species began returning to Washington in recent years. The annual wolf … [Read more...]

Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine Pause Lifted: What this Means for King County

On Friday, April 23, the CDC and FDA lifted a pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. for all adults age 18 and older. The agencies concluded that the … [Read more...]

Highlights of the SVSD School Board Meeting April 22, 2021

[Guest post by Linda Grez] Superintendent Dr. Rob Manahan welcomed incoming Superintendent Dr. Gibbon (whose term begins July 1st), recognized Earth Day and Administrative Staff week, particularly thanking … [Read more...]

City to Hold May 4th Public Hearing on Proposed Water Rate Increase

The City of North Bend will hold a public hearing to solicit input and comments on a proposed water rate increase on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7PM during the regular City Council meeting, which will be held … [Read more...]

The 2021 Master Gardener Plant Sale is Happening

In 2021 the Master Gardener plant sale moves online with its newly designed store and an incredible shopping opportunity. Along with their usual outstanding selection of plant starts for every kind of vegetable … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Fishing Charters: Local Teens Helping Kids get Outdoors Away from Screens

Mount Si High School student Charles Grant Finney has spent his entire life in the Snoqualmie Valley fishing. His Dad, Bryan, likes to say he “learned to walk while wading (and falling) in the Middle Fork of … [Read more...]

Pet Licenses are Required for Furry Family Members; ‘License for Love’ Campaign Waives Late Fees

Do you have a furry, four-legged family member? If so, this is a friendly reminder that King County pet licenses are required for all dogs and cats eight weeks of age or older living in the Regional Animal … [Read more...]

Public Invited to Submit Art Highlighting the Dangers of Releasing Pets and Plants into the Wild

The Washington Invasive Species Council and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) invite artists of all ages to participate in an art contest through May 14 as part of the “Don’t Let it Loose” … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie K9 Unit Assists in Regional Drug Distribution Arrests

As reported by the U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District, 21 people were arrested on April 7, 2021, on indictments charging an extensive drug dealing conspiracy by defendants who often illegally … [Read more...]