Fire Class Rating Improves for North Bend, Preston, District 38; Possibly Lowering Insurance Premiums

Some possible good news was released last week about the insurance bills of homes serviced by Eastside Fire & Rescue, which provides fire and emergency service for King County Fire Districts 10 and 38 and … [Read more...]

Downtown Streets Closing for Another Great Event, Annual North Bend Holiday Festival

Following its tradition of throwing great community festivals in the streets of downtown, the City of North Bend is preparing to launch into the holiday season with some spirited fanfare. The North Bend … [Read more...]

Latest North Bend Public Safety Meeting to Focus on Homeless and Transient Population

Coinciding with the launch of the winter homeless shelter's second season in the Valley, the latest North Bend Public Safety meeting will focus on the homeless and transient population within the North … [Read more...]

Reports of Military Aircraft ‘Buzzing’ Rattlesnake Lake, Residents Startled; How Low Can they Actually Go?

It happened around 2PM on Monday, November 4, 2013, in the skies over North Bend.  What appeared to by a large, military aircraft, was seen flying low over Rattlesnake Lake and the Wilderness Rim neighborhood, … [Read more...]

New North Bend Bartell Drugs Opens Friday, with Familiar Snoqualmie Pharmacist

Snoqualmie Valley residents will soon have one more shopping option; no longer making Issaquah the closest place to find a local drug store. And if you're a resident who misses the staff of the recently … [Read more...]

Vandals Destroy Local Business Sign; Fundraiser Launched to Help Business Owner

According to some residents, Tuesday night, October 22, 2013, saw a lot of break-ins and vandalism in North Bend - and a small, local school was no exception. Vandals used a rock from a neighboring business to … [Read more...]

Growing Community Concern Over Increasing Homeless Population, Police Calls Up; North Bend Launches Online Survey about the Topic

It's a tough topic to tackle, or even debate: homelessness and residents' worry that an increase in a city's homeless and transient population leads to more crime. It's a topic the City of North Bend is … [Read more...]

No Grocery Store Strike! Tentative Agreement Reached

Approximately 21,000 Puget Sound area grocery store workers were prepared to walk off the job and into a strike at 7PM tonight, Monday, October 21, 2013, but the union just announced a tentative agreement was … [Read more...]

Winter Homeless Shelter Opening for Second Season in North Bend; Public Meeting Tomorrow

This first of two public meetings to discuss  the 2013-14 homeless winter shelter season happens on Monday evening, October 21, 2013 from 6 - 7:30PM at North Bend Community Church, 146 East 3rd Street in North … [Read more...]

Divers Find North Bend Man Dead in Bellevue’s Mercer Slough

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Bellevue Police found the body of a 54-year old North Bend in the Mercer Slough, off the Sweyolocken Boat Launch in the 3000 block of Bellevue Way SE, according to the The Seattle … [Read more...]

Serious Accident Near Outlet Mall Closes Bendigo Blvd, Sends Woman to Hospital

On Thursday, October 10, 2013, around 2:45PM, North Bend Police Chief, Mark Toner, asked city staff to notify residents trying to access downtown North Bend via I-90 and exit 31 to use alternate routes; stating … [Read more...]

Encompass Offering Parents a Night Out and Kids Some Fun

Encompass is offering local parents a little bit of help in the babysitting department.  Need a night out?  This might be a great option. Three times this fall, Encompass is offering a monthly Parents Night … [Read more...]

Possible Strike Threatens Snoqualmie Valley’s Big Grocery Stores

** UPDATE, September 27, 2013, 5PM:  The grocery workers union announced via social media that negotiators for union and grocery stores will meet for more contract talks on October 10th and 11th.  The union … [Read more...]

North Bend Considers Video Cameras for Crime Prevention, Launches Citizen Survey

The topic of surveillance cameras to help with North Bend law enforcement isn't a new one. Following a much-publicized fatal North Bend area home invasion in May, public safety meetings discussed increased … [Read more...]

After Successful $100,000 Fundraiser, North Bend Theatre Debuts New State-of-the-Art Movie Projector

Movie-goers love happy endings, right?  Well, the North Bend Theatre gave Valley residents their own happy ending earlier this week. Just four short months after launching a fundraiser designed to upgrade … [Read more...]

The Streets are Alive with Music, Jazz Walk Hits Downtown North Bend This Saturday!

Years ago who would've thought... North Bend as a live music destination?  But thanks to Danny Kolke, his passion for music and his restaurant, Boxley's, featuring live performances 7-days a week, that is … [Read more...]

Police, Aid Respond to Bendigo Blvd Bridge Thursday Night, Man Struck Crossing Roadway

Living Snoqualmie received a few inquires regarding the police and aid presence on Bendigo Blvd (SR-202) in North Bend Thursday night, September 5, 2013. Witnesses driving in the area reported flares and lane … [Read more...]

North Bend Hosts The Adventure Sports Festival September 6th & 7th; A Run to the Top of Mt. Si and What’s an Iron Horse Relay?

Love anything outdoors?  If so, then North Bend is where you need to be this weekend. Friday, September 6th, and Saturday, September 7th, downtown North Bend is the setting for the 2013 Adventure Sports … [Read more...]

Hiker Falls To Death Near Rattlesnake Lake

According to a tweet from King County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson, Cindi West, this afternoon, Thursday, August 29, 2013, a hiker fell to his death in the popular Rattlesnake Ridge hiking area near North … [Read more...]

Culvert Replacement on Middle Fork Road Leads to BIG Discovery, Project Delay

The King County Roads Division closed SE Middle Fork Road in the North Bend area on August 5, 2013 and planned to re-open the road on August 30th, but that re-opening date hit one very large snag … [Read more...]