Snoqualmie Valley Local Advocacy Team: Pros in Partnership

[Guest post by Amy Biggs, Director of Snoqualmie Valley Transportation, and Laura Smith, Executive Director of Snoqualmie Valley Community Network.] Did you ever wonder how all those human service agencies … [Read more...]

North Bend City Council Unanimously Approves 5-year Water System Plan in a Sometimes Fiery Hours Long Meeting

On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, the North Bend City Council unanimously approved the City’s 5-year Water System Plan (WSP). The meeting about the years-long water conflict started Tuesday night with a combative … [Read more...]

Heart of the Valley Gala 2021-Wanderlust Edition

The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network (SVCN) is pleased to announce the Heart of the Valley Gala 2021- Wanderlust Edition: A virtual adventure supporting kids and families on February 27th. This … [Read more...]

New North Bend Garbage, Recycling Routes Begin March 1st. Your Collection Day May Change

Starting March 1, 2021, Republic Waste will launch new garbage and recycle collection routes in North Bend, with approximately 50% of North Bend customers being assigned new service days. Republic … [Read more...]

Man wanted for Assault in Fall City by King County Sheriff’s Office

According to the King County Sheriff’s Office, Isaiah Desmond, 42, is wanted for Assault in the 2nd Degree. Deputies responded to a 911 call on January 12 on Lake Alice Road SE in Fall City. Desmond … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – Phantom Snowflakes?

Why do the snowflakes on the phone app keep appearing then disappearing..?  There were three days of snow forecasted yesterday (Snoqualmie) ?!?  Well, there's been a real back and forth with … [Read more...]

Love Snoqualmie Valley Style, a Contest: “How I Met my Other”

I love “how we met” stories. I don’t care if the relationship is long-lasting or was short-lived. Give me a good long-ago tale of how you met your spouse of fifty years or a funny story of how you met that cute … [Read more...]

The State of Washington Unveils COVID-19 Vaccination ‘Get Ready’ Plan for School Employees

Equitably and safely vaccinating Washington educators and school staff is the goal of the new ‘Get Ready’ plan announced today by State Schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal and Kaiser Permanente Washington … [Read more...]

Built on the Site of the 2014 Explosion, the New Phoenix Plaza Building Receives Temporary Certificate of Occupancy

This week marked a milestone for the new Phoenix Plaza mixed-use, commercial residential building located at 530 E. North Bend Way. After a natural gas explosion destroyed multiple buildings at the … [Read more...]

Roadmap to Recovery update: Governor Inslee announces Two regions to move into Phase Two

“We are getting closer to finding our way out of this mess, but we aren’t there yet,” Inslee said during a press conference Thursday. “We have sacrificed too much to let our frustrations get the best … [Read more...]

SVSD Temporarily Modifies Grading Policy in Special Meeting on 1/26/21

[Guest article by Linda Grez] The Meeting’s main topic was a Resolution regarding a Temporary Change in grading policies for the 2020-2021 school year.   After a robust discussion, the Resolution … [Read more...]

King County Council Approves North Bend’s Water System Plan

 “Whiskey’s for drinking, water’s for fighting.” This quote, attributed to Mark Twain and repeated by Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, aptly sums up the long road to get approval for North Bend’s Water System … [Read more...]

Body Found at Local Popular Trailhead

The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death reported Sunday, January 24th, 2021, near the Poo Poo Point Trailhead (11300 Issaquah Hobart Road).  The 911 call came in around 2 … [Read more...]

How Our Mind and Body Process Stress: Learn healing strategies to support your social and emotional wellbeing

Snoqualmie Valley Community Network is hosting a workshop focused on how the mind and body respond to stress. Tending to our social and emotional wellbeing is essential, especially today. But it's … [Read more...]

What a year! Wally’s 2020 Real Estate Review

[Guest post by Wally Cruz, local real estate extraordinaire with a contribution from colleague Randy Starkel. They can be reached at and Randy at] Wow, 2020, huh? … [Read more...]

The Week Ahead – Wishful for snow? Probably not, blame the round of gap winds set to return.

Too warm and too little precipitation seems to be the story for those hoping to see some real snow anytime soon. With school out Monday in the SVSD, it may be an opportune time for a little of the white … [Read more...]

First cases of U.K. COVID-19 strain found in Washington State

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) along with the Snohomish Health District and the UW Medicine Virology Lab, announced that the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 has been found in testing samples from … [Read more...]

Chief Andres “Andy” Juan de los Angeles: Political, Cultural, Spiritual, and Social Leader of the Snoqualmie Tribe 2/15/52-1/21/21

Chief Andy de los Angeles, former Chairman of the Snoqualmie Tribe and nationally beloved Indigenous civil rights leader, passed on January 21, 2021. Chief Andy de los Angeles was the child of Juan de los … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Inn to Replace Hampton Inn & Suites

Chun Lai Hospitality, owner of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Snoqualmie, has ended its affiliation with Hilton, Hampton's parent company. Chun Lai Hospitality is now affiliated with Hotel America and will be … [Read more...]

State Route 203 Between Duvall and Carnation Opens to Traffic Ahead of Schedule

Emergency repairs complete; next step is designing a long-term solution  After a months-long closure, all lanes of State Route 203 between Northeast Stillwater Hill Road and Northeast 88th … [Read more...]