North Bend Says Public Safety is First Priority, Working to Stop Illegal Drug Use in Local Parks

It was an overflow audience at the North Bend Public Safety meeting last night, May 16, 2013, leaving Police Chief Toner commenting that the crowd was the largest he'd seen at a community meeting in years.  … [Read more...]

Following Fatal North Bend Home Invasion, Police and City Work to Reassure Residents, Hold Town Meeting

Monday's home invasion in a quiet North Bend area has some residents on edge, leaving lots of unanswered questions for a neighborhood that sits just outside the city limits in unincorporated King County. Why … [Read more...]

North Bend Home Invasion Twice in Twelve Hours; Intruder Killed by Homeowner

An intruder was stabbed and killed during a home invasion in a quiet North Bend neighborhood early Monday, May 13, 2013. Many North Bend residents reported a large police presence Sunday afternoon, May 12, … [Read more...]

King County Prosecutor Declines to File Charges Against North Bend Mayor

The King County Sheriffs Office has officially finished its 4th degree assault/domestic violence investigation of North Bend Mayor Ken Hearing. The mayor was arrested and spent a night in jail on March 26, … [Read more...]

North Bend Theatre at Risk of Closing Doors, Asks for Community Help

A historic transition in the movie business is putting the North Bend Theatre, the Valley's only movie theater, in danger of closing its doors.  The 1941 historic landmark is turning to the community; giving it … [Read more...]

Nearly Two Miles of Snoqualmie Valley Trail to Close in North Bend Starting April 29th

Hikers, you've been warned.  Staring tomorrow, April 29, 2013, King County Parks will begin work to replace a dilapidated and damaged timber bridge along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, requiring a lengthy closure … [Read more...]

Historic Plants from Homes Cleared for Bartells Project Preserved, For Sale at Nursery at Mt. Si

Something I had always personally noticed and admired was the landscaping surrounding the home at the corner of Bendigo Blvd and Park Street in North Bend - one of the old homes cleared this week to make way … [Read more...]

Excavators Clear Houses, Making Way for New North Bend Bartell Drugs

Locals knew it was going to happen.  It was just a matter of days. North Bend Economic Development Director, Gina Estep, said three weeks ago that construction on the new Bartell Drugs was set to begin any … [Read more...]

Boxley’s Transforms North Bend into Live Music Destination; Next up, Blues Walk on April 20th

Looking to experience some musical culture without leaving the Valley?  Well, thanks to Danny Kolke, owner of Boxley's in North Bend (restaurant and popular live music venue), Boxley's Music Fund and lots of … [Read more...]

Traffic Alert: North Bend Street Closures This Weekend for UW Collegiate Cycling Races

The City of North Bend will be host to the University of Washington Bike Races this weekend, April 6th & 7th. The UW Cycling Road Race and Criterium (Crit) will be held on Sunday, April 7th, in downtown … [Read more...]

Search and Rescue Volunteers Carry Injured Man Off Rattlesnake Ledge

Ask search and rescue volunteers what they expect on the first sunny, spring weekend and they could say having to perform multiple missions to help hikers in the Snoqualmie Valley.  This weekend, though, they … [Read more...]

North Bend on the Build: Bartell's Set to Break Ground; Hotel Proposed Near Outlet Mall

It's not just Snoqualmie on the build these days.  New development is also in North Bend's future, as Bartell Drugs is set to break ground any day on a new store and a public hearing is on the horizon for a … [Read more...]

News Reports: North Bend Mayor Spends Night in Jail

According to a 97.3 radio report and Komo News this morning, March 28, 2013,  North Bend Mayor Ken Hearing was held in King County Jail Tuesday night, March 26th, after calling police to report a domestic … [Read more...]

Just a Few Months Until North Bend has New Fire Station; Live Webcam Lets You See the Progress

In February 2011, a $5 million bond passed to build a new fire station in North Bend.  In just a few short months, new fire station 87 is due to open on Maloney Grove Avenue, just off East North Bend Way. North … [Read more...]

Police Want to Know, Do You Recognize This Pregnant Burglar Spotted in North Bend?

Police want to know if you recognize this pregnant burglar or the vehicle she was seen leaving in following a North Bend burglary last week. On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, around 1:30PM, a red convertible … [Read more...]

What Will it Take to Bring Closure to North Bend Hit and Run Case?

If you listened to the radio yesterday you might have heard a popular talk radio show, The Ron and Don Show, discuss the unsolved North Bend New Year's Day hit and run case - and the rumor that a small … [Read more...]

Fund Created to Help Bring Injured North Bend Boy Home After Canadian Skiing Accident

** Updated 2/23/13, 3PM: Michael's sister posted through social media that Michael and mom on a plane heading to Harborview Hospital in Seattle. ** ** Updated: 2/23/13, 12:15PM:  If all goes well, Michael and … [Read more...]

Paging Mother Nature! Snoqualmie and North Bend Ready For Your Next Power Outage

Yes, I realize winter isn't over and this year's weather has been relatively calm.  And I may be tempting fate by writing this... but... the next time the power goes out for days, the Snoqualmie Valley is … [Read more...]

Community Volunteers get Nursery at Mount Si Ready for Spring, Help Recovering Owner

Community is a big part of the Snoqualmie Valley.  Nels Melgaard and the Nursery at Mount Si have played a big role in that community.  So when Nels needed some help getting the nursery ready for spring, his … [Read more...]

Body of Missing Redmond Man Found Near Rattlesnake Mountain

Search and Rescue volunteers do important work in the Snoqualmie Valley.  Sometimes the reality of their work is a recovery, not a rescue.  Yesterday was one of those days. King County Explorer Search and … [Read more...]