King County submits ‘Phase 1.5’ plan to reopen more businesses, expanded to include some indoor restaurant seating

On Wednesday June 3rd King County officials announced they'd submitted a plan to the state Department of Health that would allow limited and modified openings for a wide range of businesses and … [Read more...]

Class of 2020: a look back at the history and events that Shaped the Journey

This is the 9th installment of our annual trip down memory lane for high school seniors and their parents who can't believe 18 years went so quickly It's also the the most emotional for me to write, as my … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Schools Superintendent condemns racist behaviors and practices; encourages conversations on violence, race, and privilege

On Monday June 1st, following a weekend of peaceful protests, riots and property destruction across the country over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, Snoqualmie Valley … [Read more...]

Grant Applications for Snoqualmie’s COVID-19 small business, community organization relief program due by June 8th

The City of Snoqualmie announced on June 1st that the application process has opened for Snoqualmie small businesses and community organizations to request emergency funding through the City's COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Summer Camps look a bit different this year, but Snoqualmie Valley company – Robot U – is up to the challenge

This year has brought unique challenges to parents as they adapt to the new Covid-19 reality.  And now summer is almost here - a time when many local kids enjoy summer camps, learn new skills, make new friends … [Read more...]

Final work on North Bend’s Park Street roundabout project begins June 1st

Late last week the City of North Bend announced that finishing work on the Park Street Roundabout would happen the week of June 1st. According to a news release, final pavement work, striping, and … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley mayors jointly ask governor to reopen their rural small cities before rest of King County

On Friday, May 29th, the Mayors of Carnation, Duvall, North Bend and Snoqualmie sent a joint letter to Washington Governor Jay Inslee requesting the small, rural Snoqualmie Valley cities be allowed to … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | speeding car leaves road, hits tree; river rescue; ant hill on fire; RV trailer fire

May 14th Around 5:15AM Snoqualmie Firefighters and other Eastside units responded to a motor vehicle accident on SE Mt. Si Road. The vehicle was traveling approximately 60MPH and left the roadway, hitting a … [Read more...]

Governor’s Stay Home order expires May 31st; King County applying for ‘phase 1.5’ to reopen more businesses

UPDATE | JUNE 2, 2020 On June 1st King County said it had not not yet submitted its application for the modified phase (1.5) of the Safe Start reopening plan. The county said one submitted, it will likely … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Mayor donates plasma to help seriously ill COVID-19 patients; pop-up blood donor center coming to city hall

On Monday, May 25th - nearly two months after recovering from COVID-19 - Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson was at Bloodworks Northwest in downtown Seattle donating plasma that will be used to treat seriously ill … [Read more...]

Governor issues proclamation allowing Snoqualmie Tribe to use fuel sales proceeds for COVID-19 response and recovery

On May 28th, Governor Inslee announced a proclamation that suspends all provisions in agreements between the state and Washington Indian tribes restricting the use of fuel tax refund monies to highway or … [Read more...]

Encompass Rise & Thrive Breakfast virtual fundraiser raises over $100,000

The Encompass Rise & Thrive Breakfast had a new location this year: the internet. During a successful May 19th virtual fundraiser, the Snoqualmie Valley community came together virtually to raise over … [Read more...]

Public comment period extended for Snoqualmie Mill Site development environment impact statement

In a May 26th letter to city officials, the developer of the Snoqualmie Mill Site project, Tom Sroufe, requested the City of Snoqualmie extend the public comment period for the project's Draft Environment … [Read more...]

Man dies after fall from Little Si climbing area in North Bend

On Wednesday, May 27th around 2:40PM, Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) crews responded to the Little Si Trailhead in North Bend after a caller reported a man had fallen. EF&R PIO Steve Johnson said … [Read more...]

New Snoqualmie building – Spring Plaza – close to opening, but with a few changes

The majority of the new office/retail Spring Plaza building on Snoqualmie Ridge is getting closer to opening, but how the space will be used is going to be different than originally planned. Two … [Read more...]

Reunited: Opstad Elementary Teachers, Students pull off special reverse Car Parade on North Bend campus

After 2 1/2 months of not seeing each other in person, Opstad Elementary teachers and students reunited for lots of socially distanced happy 'Hi's' and waves. Oh, and lots of signs and balloons, too. Opstad … [Read more...]

Best Places to Eat in North Bend

Whether you're a local, a Twin Peaks fan here to see iconic sites or an avid climber, hiker enjoying the outdoors, chances are you'd like to know the best places to eat in North Bend. We've got you covered. … [Read more...]

Adventures in Pandemic Unemployment

You may know me as a contributing community writer for Living Snoqualmie, but by day I am a small business owner. Sixteen years ago, I started my own business working as a dog trainer/dog walker. Like many … [Read more...]

The Great Scotch Broom Census: help state locate, eliminate the invasive plant species

There's a little-known council in our state - the Washington Invasive Species Council (WISC) - that provides policy direction, planning and coordination to help prevent, detect and eradicate invasive species. … [Read more...]

North Bend, Snoqualmie Playgrounds, Skateparks, Bike Park Remain Closed, likely until July

[Note: Story updated with COVID-19 'How it Spreads' information from the CDC website.] The cities of North Bend and Snoqualmie issued reminders regarding which parts of their park systems are currently … [Read more...]