Snoqualmie business announces closure, says financial risk, COVID-19 capacity and safety rules make reopening not feasible

After being closed since March 17th when Washington's COVID-19 restrictions went into place for salons, Snoqualmie business Lula Ruby announced it had made the tough decision to close its doors … [Read more...]

Working to Honor the Mount Si High School Class of 2020: Babies of 9/11, Graduates of the Pandemic

Mount Si High School administrators, staff and parents have been working for weeks on graduation plans to honor the Class of 2020, which had the last months of its senior year upended by the COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | river rescue; semi vs car at Tiger Mt. summit; propane left on; ruptured irrigation line causing severe damage

April 30th Around 9AM Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a 67-year-old man who had fallen two days prior and was experiencing severe back pain. The patient was examined, and was driven to the local … [Read more...]

North Bend Theatre, North Bend Film Fest and Volition Brewing Team Up for New Virtual Movie Night

Three North Bend businesses have launched a new collaboration, one aimed at bringing first run movies to the Snoqualmie Valley The new monthly screening series aims to "creatively unite and generate revenue … [Read more...]

Fraud reports surge for fake unemployment claims, intercepted stimulus checks; Snoqualmie Valley School district targeted

The Snoqualmie Police Department is warning North Bend and Snoqualmie residents about a surge of fraud reports related to unemployment claims and coronavirus stimulus checks. SPD said during the past … [Read more...]

North Bend, Snoqualmie ‘Spring into Action’ with a BIG parade for seniors this Saturday

The community is invited to celebrate the Valley’s older citizens in the first ever Spring into Action parade honoring senior citizens, happening in Snoqualmie and North Bend this Saturday, May 16th. From … [Read more...]

Letter | Please delay Snoqualmie Mill Site Draft EIS public review until stay home order lifts

[This is a reader submitted letter. Letters to the editor may be emailed to info@livingsnoqualmie.com] Dear Editor, I respectfully request that the City of Snoqualmie retract the Draft Environmental … [Read more...]

King County’s COVID-19 Phase 2 Reality: masked up and low business occupancy

Local restaurant and retail shop owners, as well as King County residents, are now getting a glimpse at what future holds when Washington state enters phase 2 of Governor Inslee's 4-phase economic reopening … [Read more...]

Hiking in the time of Covid-19: North Bend locals ask for more thoughtfulness

I have fond memories of attending Seafair as a child.  My Grandmother lived five blocks from Lake Washington Blvd and less than a mile from the hydroplane pits at Stan Sayres Memorial Park. It … [Read more...]

Middle Fork Road reopens after December landslide caused severe damage, forced closure

After a landslide forced the closure of part of Middle Fork Road (MFR) in mid-December, King County warned it could be mid-summer before the severely damaged section was repaired. Middle Fork Road is the … [Read more...]

Nonprofits Innovate: Encompass takes annual Rise & Thrive Breakfast fundraiser virtual on May 19th

Many local nonprofits are being forced to innovate in order to host critical fundraisers, including Snoqualmie Valley's Encompass. For the safety of the community during the COVID-19 crisis, Encompass … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley owned business releases new book inspired by daughters and dedicated to the Class of 2020

In this an effort to empathize with high school and college seniors everywhere, a locally-owned business, Papersalt, just released a new book called, A Letter to the 2020 Senior Class, No Challenge is Too Big … [Read more...]

Letter | Local small business owners may lose life’s work during state Stay Home order

[This is a reader-submitted letter written on May 1st. Certain data noted may have changed since submission. Letters to the Editor can be submitted to info@livingsnoqualmie.com] Dear Editor, The general … [Read more...]

Iconic Twede’s Cafe sold to local Twin Peaks fans; working on few menu, interior changes

Take one Doctor of Philosophy and one midwife and what do you get? The new owners of iconic Twede's Cafe in North Bend - Max and Rachel Be. I hear you asking, "How did that happen?" Just a … [Read more...]

Warm Temperatures AND gusty gap winds on tap for Snoqualmie Valley this weekend

Well, it's official. The Snoqualmie Valley couldn't get its first summer-like spring weekend without Mother Nature adding a special tweak. According to Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather, Friday, May 8th - … [Read more...]

North Bend names David Miller permanent City Administrator

At the May 5th North Bend City Council meeting David Miller was named permanent city administrator. Miller had been serving as North Bend's Interim City Administrator since January 16, 2020. David … [Read more...]

Trail Youth Coffee Home back open for to-go, mobile orders AND fundraising for new coffee trailer to serve community

It's time to start making those coffee drinks again! Starting Tuesday May 5th, the Trail Youth Coffee Home in North Bend reopened for to-go and mobile orders. The small nonprofit coffee house had been closed … [Read more...]

Mount Si High School student dies of fentanyl-laced drug overdose

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, Mount Si High School Principal John Belcher wrote and hit send on a heartbreaking schoolwide email no principal ever wants to draft - one announcing the tragic loss of a … [Read more...]

North Bend brings Water Conservation Ordinance back to council, if passed would take effect summer 2020

At its May 5th meeting, the North Bend city council will have a first reading of a revised water conservation ordinance (WCO). Last April the council was presented with a different WCO, but after resident … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Falls Park to reopen May 8th, but some areas will remain closed

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) announced that it will reopen popular Snoqualmie Falls Park - on a limited basis - on Friday, May 8, 2020. PSE Customer Communications Manager Jarrett Tomalin, "While the … [Read more...]