Let the Heatmageddon Wave Begin!

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis] Saturday is the start of the major heatwave to hit our area. Saturdays high will be in the low 100’s with a “Heat Index” of around 108°. The Heat … [Read more...]

North Bend City Hall to Open as Emergency Cooling Center, June 26-28

The City of North Bend will open Council Chambers and the City Hall lobby area as an emergency cooling center during the upcoming forecasted heatwave. These areas of City Hall will be open to … [Read more...]

Pet Licenses are Required for Furry Family Members; ‘License for Love’ Campaign Waives Late Fees

Do you have a furry, four-legged family member? If so, this is a friendly reminder that King County pet licenses are required for all dogs and cats eight weeks of age or older living in the Regional Animal … [Read more...]

Public Invited to Submit Art Highlighting the Dangers of Releasing Pets and Plants into the Wild

The Washington Invasive Species Council and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) invite artists of all ages to participate in an art contest through May 14 as part of the “Don’t Let it Loose” … [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...]

The Snoqualmie Police Departments K9 Pooch & his Partner Officer John Fischbeck: Assets to the Department and the Valley

In spring 2020 – and after months of planning and training - K9 Pooch joined the Snoqualmie Police Department. This past fall, Pooch expanded his skills to North … [Read more...]

Business Comings, Falling River Meats: Good for the Farming Community, Good for the Local Economy

When Christeena and Darron Marzolf were looking for a new retail storefront location, they knew they wanted to stay in the Snoqualmie Valley. Says Christeena, “We love North Bend! I graduated from Mt … [Read more...]

Living Snoqualmie Now has an Events Calendar

Living Snoqualmie is pleased to announce a community calendar of virtual and (hopefully soon) in person events. Photo by Debby Hudson on Unsplash The Calendar will include city, school board, hospital and … [Read more...]

The Most Dangerous Animals in Washington

I’m about to give you some information you never knew you needed. This information was hard to find, took substantial screen squinting, rigorous reading of gruesome details and required me to deal with … [Read more...]

Toby’s Path of Hope

[Guest article by Lesley Martinez, a North Bend resident, photographer, dog matchmaker, wife and mother of two (one human, one not)] Twenty minutes and 15 seconds into the video, and I'm in love. I'm not … [Read more...]

Keeping pets safe and calm this 4th of July

Even though most official 4th of July celebrations have been cancelled due to Covid-19, fireworks stands are still open and selling their fiery products. One member of the family who may not share your … [Read more...]

The Story of Robert and Jaxx: understanding what living homeless in the Snoqualmie Valley can be like

Recently, Jennifer Kirk - Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services Director (SVSS) - shared a story with us. She said it is a story many in the community don't often get the chance to hear about the clients they … [Read more...]

Multiple lost dogs in Washington wilderness is important reminder to use a leash on local trails

As someone who lives in the place where many in the Seattle area choose to recreate, I have to say, you all make me sad. First off, this is NOT about any lost dog in particular. I do understand that there are … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Animal Misconceptions, Inaccuracies Debunked and Explained!

Everyone loves a good story. Before recorded history, storytelling began with visual communication in prehistoric cave drawings, progressing to tales told by word of mouth. Mythology had practical purposes in … [Read more...]

A Tale of Three Kitties

I never was a cat person. Benji wagged his movie tail into my heart early on, and I was firmly in dog territory. It didn’t help that my Mother wasn't fond of kitties. Family folklore tells a story of my poor … [Read more...]

Living with Chipmunks: A look at one of Snoqualmie Valley’s day shift mammals

One of my earliest memories is driving over Snoqualmie Pass in the back of my parents VW Squareback. No seatbelts, trading off in the way back with my older sister. We played with paper dolls on the way to one … [Read more...]

Two dogs killed in yard of North Bend home; state wildlife officers think coyote or domestic dog responsible

According to a King County Sheriff's Office incident report, on June 21, 2019 at 3:10AM a KCSO deputy responded to a home in the Alpine Estates neighborhood of North Bend after two dog were found dead in their … [Read more...]

Dog parks and off-leash areas in the Snoqualmie Valley

[Article by contributing writer, North Bend resident and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs.] This was a difficult article to write because some of our dog friendly areas in the Snoqualmie Valley … [Read more...]

Living with Coyotes: Myths & Realities of North America’s Song Dogs

[Article by contributing writer Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, wildlife enthusiast and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] When the America’s were colonized, Canis Latrans - more commonly … [Read more...]

Our Resident Valley Trickster – The Raccoon

[Article by contributing writer Melissa Grant, North Bend resident, wildlife enthusiast and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs] My very first introduction to raccoons was at a surprisingly late … [Read more...]