Residential Fires Double on Thanksgiving, Safety Tips for Turkey Day

Did you know the average number of house fires on Thanksgiving Day is more than double the average number of house fires on all other days of the year?  Yes, says the City of Snoqualmie. According to the … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Assault at the gas Station, Please move Mr. Deer, Public Marijuana Smoking on Ridge

Here are some of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie over the past couple of … [Read more...]

Twin Peaks Filming Wraps in the Snoqualmie Valley, Special THANK YOU from the Cast and Crew

It was a fun, kind of geeky, exciting two-month ride as Twin Peaks returned to the Snoqualmie Valley for filming after a 25-year hiatus. But as the cliché saying goes.... all good things must come to an … [Read more...]

County Declares Homelessness Emergency, Overnight Winter Shelter Prepares to Open for 4th Season, Serving 2nd & 3rd Generation Valley Homeless

"Homelessness is an emergency."  ~  King County Councilmember, Joe McDermott. Earlier this month King County Executive Dow Constantine declared an emergency and outlined new investments to respond to the … [Read more...]

Letter | Big Thank You from Elected Council Member

Dear Editor and Readers, I am honored by your support as I move into Position #5 on the North Bend City Council. While on this adventure, I met and befriended many new people and became even closer to … [Read more...]

Walls Going up on New Elementary School, Time for Community to Name that School

Now that boundaries have been established for Snoqualmie Valley's newest elementary school, located at the corner of Snoqualmie Parkway and Swenson Drive, it's time for the district to move onto naming the … [Read more...]

North Bend 12’s Day | Seahawks Tailgate Rally, Wheels of Boom Food Drive this Weekend

There's some Seahawks fun heading to North Bend this weekend, Saturday, November 14, 2015 - and it also benefits the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank. So grab all your blue and green gear (and some non-perishable … [Read more...]

Making a Small Town a Better Place to Live: North Bend Seeks Citizen of the Year Nominations

It's a yearly tradition and it starts NOW. The City of North Bend is currently seeking nominations for its 2015 Citizen of the Year Award. Do you know someone who makes North Bend shine and/or a wonderful … [Read more...]

More Election Results Tallied | New North Bend Council Dynamic Likely, Hospital Board Race Still too Close to Call

With the first November General Election results tallied by King County Elections and posted at 8:15PM on November 3rd, we now have a glimpse at just how tight some local, Snoqualmie Valley races were.... and … [Read more...]

Hiker Falls, Dies on Little Si

Monday night, November 2, 2015, local Search and Rescue crews performed a solemn recovery mission in the Little Si hiking area of Mount Si near downtown North Bend. According to King County Sheriff's Office … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Not Stalker, Just Appaiser; Birds Blocking Road; Shoes Mistaken for Gunshot; Chronic Illegal School Parker

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie during the second half of October … [Read more...]

Letter | Re-elect Councilman David Cook, Good Record of Maintaining North Bend’s Small Town Charm, Managing Growth Responsibly

My wife and I recently achieved a long-planned move from Snoqualmie Ridge where we had resided for eight years. We are now county residents just outside the North Bend city limits. Prior to our move, we … [Read more...]

Mayors Respond, Fire Back over Embattled Police Officer Placed on Administrative Leave

The story ran in mid July in the Seattle Times, one stating that the Snoqualmie Police Department had hired an officer who in 2013 was terminated from the Tukwila Police Department over claims of his use of … [Read more...]

Missing Hikers Found Safe near North Bend

UPDATE | October 26, 2015, 1PM The King County Sheriff's Office said that search and rescue crews located the two missing hikers Monday afternoon around 12PM. The women had become lost and were found about … [Read more...]

Huxdotter Coffee Robbed, $700 Donation for Zach Solomon Gone, Community Steps up in Big Way

Snoqualmie Police Captain Nick Almquist said sometime between October 18th and October 19th, while the business was closed, Huxdotter Coffee, located at 101 West Park Street in North Bend, was broken into and … [Read more...]

Letter | Councilmember: Passion, Motivation For Public Service to Improve Your Quality of Life

During this election season, we have discussed many important issues such as growth, traffic congestion, roads and downtown revitalization.  All of these topics have something in common.  They affect our … [Read more...]

North Bend Sallal Grange to Build Tiny House for ‘First of its Kind’ Seattle Homeless Community

North Bend's Sallal Grange announced last week that it is the first non-construction-related organization to build a tiny house for the Nickelsville Tiny House Village, a new community serving homeless … [Read more...]

The Halloween Train Steams into Snoqualmie Valley for Family Friendly Fun

There's some fun and family-friendly Halloween adventure steaming through the Snoqualmie Valley the next two weekends. Yup, the Halloween Train is making its annual visit. Looking for a Halloween adventure … [Read more...]

Councilwoman Pettersen Endorses in Contested North Bend City Council Race

In a statement released on Saturday, October 17, 2015, North Bend City Councilmember Jeanne Pettersen endorsed Judy Bilanko for North Bend City Council. Judy faces Martin Volken in the race for council position … [Read more...]

Guest Column | Effecting Positive Change for North Bend: Proposal for Better Communication between Council and Community

This guest article is written by Brenden Elwood, a candidate for North Bend City Council [Position #5], who was recently endorsed by Mayor Ken Hearing. Elwood believes one of the reason the mayor chose to … [Read more...]