Carnation Main Street Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The City of Carnation invites the public to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the nearing completion of the Tolt Avenue project. The reconstruction of Carnation’s main street on State Highway 203 … [Read more...]

Review | Returning to ‘The Attic’ at the Salish Lodge and Spa After a Long Absence

One of my favorite Valley spots has always been the dining room at the Salish Lodge & Spa. I love it SO much; I sometimes forget the existence of another yummy spot, and I really shouldn't. Last … [Read more...]

Review | Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano a Gem of a Restaurant in Downtown Snoqualmie

I LOVE Italian food, but as I get older, my capacity to eat it has lessened. So, when I made plans to dine out in Snoqualmie, I prepped for it. Last week a friend and I made plans to go out to eat in … [Read more...]

Open for Business: North Bend Residents Encouraged to support Business Amidst Construction

As summer heats up, community reinvestment projects are moving forward in North Bend, and with that, construction season is well underway. While these improvements are necessary, businesses in the … [Read more...]

City Road Closures Scheduled for North Bend’s Downtown Block Party

The North Bend Downtown Foundation and the City of North Bend are excited to present the 12th annual Downtown Block Party Saturday, July 16th, from Noon to 11 p.m. The following streets … [Read more...]

Hearing Examiner Issues a Written Decision on the Snoqualmie Mill Site Plan; Recommends Approval

On June 28, 2022, Hearing Examiner Sharon A. Rice issued a written decision on the Snoqualmie Mill Site Planned Commercial/Industrial (PCI) Plan. She affirmed the adequacy of the plan’s associated Final … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie City Council Approves nearly $1 Million in Pandemic Relief Grants

On June 27, 2022, the Snoqualmie City Council approved the appropriation of nearly $750,000 in Covid-19 relief grants to community organizations and small businesses. These grants will … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Residents Invited to the 12th Annual North Bend Downtown Block Party

After two years of pandemic-related festival cancellations, the community is invited to celebrate together once again at the 12th annual Downtown Block Party, located in the Historic District of North Bend. … [Read more...]

Six Friends, 12 Moons and a Rainbow: Dining at the Snoqualmie Casino

I don’t know about you, but we have several friends that we haven’t seen since well before the beginning of the pandemic. So, when we planned to have dinner with one long-neglected couple, we added … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie United Methodist Church’s Fundraiser for Ukraine

After eight years of conflict between Russia and Ukraine and following a Russian military build-up on the Russia–Ukraine border from late 2021, the conflict expanded significantly when … [Read more...]

Business Comings: South Fork has their ‘Hurry up Pants’ on for an Expected April Grand Opening

When we last left the Compass Outdoor Adventures crew in November, they had just taken over a long for sale parcel near exit 32 and were planning how they would transform it into their new headquarters’ South … [Read more...]

Wine and Dine the SnoValley Rails

The Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie Casino, and Sigillo Cellars have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind spring evening experience. Guests will board the train at the historic Snoqualmie Depot … [Read more...]

New Look, New Name, Renovating Snoqualmie’s Irish Pub Through a Pandemic

Two years ago, Adrian Webb and Amanda Stoffel were preparing for their first St. Paddy’s running Finaghty’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. The couple moved to Snoqualmie Ridge in November 2017, and when they found … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie’s No Boat Brewing Planning a Fundraiser for Ukraine

After months of military buildup on Russia's side of the border, Ukraine's residents woke up to an all-out conflict on Thursday, February 20th, 2022. Fighting has erupted across the country, including in … [Read more...]

Washington State Indoor Mask and Verification Requirements Change, Starting March 21st

With dropping hospitalization rates, improving vaccination rates, and broad access to masks and tests, Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the state could soon move into a less restrictive phase of the COVID-19 … [Read more...]

King County Vaccination Verification Policy to End as of March 1st

With new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations decreasing, and nearly 80% of all King County residents fully vaccinated, King County is ending the local health order requiring proof of COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Reflections on the Two Year Anniversary of Covid-19 in Washington State

According to King County Public Health, today marks two years since the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was found in Washington and the United States. Washington was ground zero for … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Welcome to the Neighborhood South Fork

I must admit, I didn’t know much about Compass Outdoor Adventures.  But then I spoke to Luke Talbott, CEO and founder of Compass, who has been teaching and leading folks in and out of the classroom for the … [Read more...]

Business Goings | The Riverbend Café Says Goodbye After 12 Years in North Bend

If you've lived in the Snoqualmie Valley for long, chances are you've been to one of Rich Maki's restaurants. Maki has had two restaurants in the Snoqualmie Valley over the past 30+ years. His first … [Read more...]

Vaccine Verification Now Required for Some Activities in King County

Starting today, October 25, 2021, customers ages 12 and older are required to verify full vaccination or a negative test to participate in outdoor public events of 500 or more people and indoor … [Read more...]