Final Update: Pass Open Both Directions

FINAL UPDATE 12:16: I-90 is back open in both directions and traffic should start moving shortly. … [Read more...]

North Bend Special Recycling Event Happens April 24th

The City of North Bend’s annual spring Special Recycling Event happens Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 9AM to 3PM at Snoqualmie Middle School (SMS), 9200 Railroad Ave SE. This year’s event also includes free … [Read more...]

Finding Stubbs: A Rat Tail (Part One)

About a year ago, I wrote an article about the rodents who share the Snoqualmie Valley with us. I reminisced about the times we had to battle rats, saying I would “…keep trying to keep them outside and safe … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Library Reopens this Week

The Snoqualmie Library reopens this week with modified in-building services at reduced capacity. Residents may now browse collections; use computers, copiers, and printers; access Wi-Fi; and get socially … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Tribe Vaccination Partnership to Supply Vaccines for Eligible Eastside Residents Living on Snoqualmie Tribal Ancestral Lands

The cities of Issaquah and Sammamish with Eastside Fire & Rescue have been working together for the past few months to bring COVID-19 vaccinations to East King County residents. Now, the establishment of … [Read more...]

MSHS Homecoming 2021: Different in a Pandemic, but Still an Event to Remember

Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming back former students and members and celebrating an organization's existence. It is a tradition in many high schools & colleges in the United States. … [Read more...]

Eastside Catholic School Names Class of 2021 Valedictorians and Salutatorians: Including Two Snoqualmie Valley Students

Eastside Catholic is proud to announce the Class of 2021 valedictorians and salutatorians. This year, the school congratulates four valedictorians and two salutatorians. Please join them in celebrating these … [Read more...]

Training Neighbors to Restore Their Watersheds

Applications are now being accepted for a program that empowers local community members with a passion for streams, clean water, and local wildlife. The Community Action Training School(CATS) provides a free … [Read more...]

Despite Blowing Wind and Rain, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Hosts its First Mass Vaccination Clinic Outdoors

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital administered more than 800 COVID vaccines this past weekend at its first-ever mass vaccination event at the hospital. The drive-thru event was hosted in partnership with the … [Read more...]

The Snoqualmie Tribe’s Vaccination Clinic: A Firsthand Account & Gov. Jay Inslee Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands to all Washington Adults

Gov. Inslee announced today that effective April 15, all Washington residents over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. I had the luck to be in the right place at the … [Read more...]

Spring into Weekend Train Excursions at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie & North Bend

Train excursions at the Northwest Railway Museum ‘spring’ into high gear for the season with train rides available on both Saturdays and Sundays beginning on the weekend of April 3-4! Four scenic … [Read more...]

Think Twice Before Giving Bunnies or Chicks as Gifts

Although it may be tempting to gift a small child with a fuzzy baby rabbit or chick on a glorious spring day or as an Easter gift in a basket, giving such animals as gifts should only be done after careful … [Read more...]

Construction to Resume on the Dahlgren Project in April. Opposition Plans an Appeal to the Cities WSP

With clearing and grading completed last fall, developer contractor crews are scheduled to begin utility infrastructure work for the Cedar River Partners Apartment Project located on North Bend Way near the … [Read more...]

Highlights of the SVSD School Board Meeting 3/25/21

[Guest post by Linda Grez] Recognition was given to teacher Ms. Pace who earned national certification. Parent Charlene Grisim provided Public Comment regarding opening up all schools for the full-day and … [Read more...]

Fall Pokes its Windy Nose into our Valley Spring

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis] Batten down the hatches; we have a Fall wind storm coming In the Spring. If you already put your outdoor umbrella up, I’d go out and take it back down. The … [Read more...]

Football Season Concludes at MSHS due to Covid-19 Positive Test results

[EDIT: Some observant readers tell me the school's statement is not showing the full picture and that the Freshman Squad is still playing. The district tells me the statement will likely be updated on Monday as … [Read more...]

Two Finalist Candidates Selected in SVSD Superintendent Search

The Snoqualmie Valley School District Board of Directors interviewed six semifinalists in the Superintendent Search process on Monday and Tuesday this week, March 23 and March 25.  During these … [Read more...]

Spring brings outdoor fun and bear activity

Spring is a busy time for wildlife, especially black bears, as they emerge from their winter dens hungry and in search of calories after five months of not eating. During this time of increased activity, … [Read more...]

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Provides Restoration Work at Meadowbrook Farm, Tollgate Forest

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust crews were busy last month, planting conifer trees in Tollgate Forest. The planting is part of grant-funded restoration work that improves riparian, floodplain and wetland … [Read more...]

North Bend Business Comings: Ignite Dance & Yoga Owners Fire Up a New Café in Town-Ignition

About 15 years ago, before they were married, locals Gavin and Katie Black dreamed of opening a cozy little bar. Life took them on a different path, and the couple opened IGNITE Dance & Yoga in … [Read more...]