Dahlgren Project Anticipates Breaking Ground This Month

Even though the Friends of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and River tried mightily to oppose the complex, after nearly 5 years of planning, the new Cedar River Partners Apartment Project is anticipated to break … [Read more...]

Nominate a Snoqualmie Valley Family who could use some Holiday Cheer for a Free Light Install

What a year 2020 has been! First, Covid-19 descended, leaving everyone scared and worried. Then the kids missed graduation, birthdays, and visiting all their friends. Parents are having to do it all and still … [Read more...]

Business Comings: The City of Snoqualmie welcomes Sno-King Ice Arena in a ribbon-cutting ceremony

Sno-King Ice Arena's new Snoqualmie facility is officially OPEN, and WOW is it sensational. I had the privilege of touring the facility recently, and I have to say this is nothing like the ice arenas of my … [Read more...]

Christensen House to be demolished to make room for New Development

According to a City of North Bend press release, starting September 14th, Mainvue WA, LLC will begin construction of a new, small residential home plat in North Bend. The 12-lot Kanim Grove plat site is located … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Athletic Center Project Begins September 8th

North Bend, WA –Starting September 8, 2020, Bendigo Properties LLC will begin construction of a new 12-acre athletic facility complex. The site of the new Snoqualmie Valley Athletic Complex is situated … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Dollar Tree to open on Snoqualmie Ridge

A new business is coming to Snoqualmie Ridge, taking over part of the space previously occupied by the Ridge Supermarket IGA: Dollar Tree.  The former IGA space is being divided into two retail spots, … [Read more...]

North Bend Marriott hotel project officially dead; different company now eyeing city for new hotel

After seven years since our first article ran on the North Bend hotel project proposed for the corner of Bendigo Blvd (SR 202) and South Fork Ave, it looks like the project is officially dead. Another hotel … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Mill Site Development moves into Environmental Impact public comment period

On Monday, April 27, 2020 the City of Snoqualmie made public the long awaited Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the large, proposed Mill Site Development project. The DEIS was … [Read more...]

Governor’s plan to restart ‘low risk’ construction means many North Bend, Snoqualmie development projects can resume

Washington Governor Inslee announced Friday, April 24, that certain low-risk construction projects  - that had already been underway - could restart as long as they can comply … [Read more...]

Winning the real estate sale battle amidst COVID-19 blows

Wondering how home sales are proceeding during the COVID-19 pandemic? Well sometimes, it takes a lot of maneuvering and creativity. Here is the tale of one Eastside real estate transaction that defied the … [Read more...]

North Bend awarded grant to address affordable housing; will fund city code changes

On April 6, 2020 the City of North Bend announced it was awarded a $50,000 grant from the State of Washington Department of Commerce as part of $876,756 to assist 14 Washington communities address housing … [Read more...]

New Snoqualmie Affordable Housing development, Panorama Apartments, opens leasing office, launches website

At the February 10, 2020 Snoqualmie City Council meeting, representatives of the new affordable apartment complex under construction on Snoqualmie Ridge - Panorama Apartments - provided an overview of the new … [Read more...]

In close vote, Snoqualmie City council says no to small property tax increase, North Bend Council says yes

According to discussion during the November 25th council meeting, for the first time in about 20 years, the Snoqualmie City Council voted not to [slightly] increase property taxes. State law allows taxing … [Read more...]

Windermere top economist says no bubble; sees slower, sustainable growth for Snoqualmie Valley housing market

The Chief Economist for Windermere Real Estate, Matthew Gardner, made a stop in the Snoqualmie Valley on September 5th to offer his insight into the U.S. economy, the Puget Sound economy and the Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Three Snoqualmie businesses close their doors this week

Three Snoqualmie businesses closed their doors this week. The biggest surprise to many residents was when Ana's Mexican Restaurant owner Anna Sotelo unexpectedly announced via the restaurant's Facebook page … [Read more...]

Things You Know (or should know) if you live in the Upper Snoqualmie Valley

[Article by contributing writer, North Bend resident and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant] The Upper Snoqualmie Valley is an odd place, and that’s the reason we all love it so … [Read more...]

City says new North Bend Marriott hotel could open fall 2020

It's been a long road, but some North Bend city officials are feeling cautiously optimistic that that the new Marriott hotel - in the works for five years - will break ground in 2019. The project, slated for … [Read more...]

City sells small downtown parking lot to developer

It appears the City of Snoqualmie isn't the only local municipality selling a vacant land parcel used for parking. On December 7, 2018 the City of North Bend closed on the sale of a 7,000 sq. ft. lot at the … [Read more...]

Seven months after Snoqualmie Ridge IGA closes, still no word from city on what new business might replace it

It's been seven months since the Snoqualmie Ridge IGA closed, leaving plenty of speculation in its wake as to what might take its place in the approximate 21,000 sq. ft. space. On September 28th, IGA owner … [Read more...]

City to purchase large portion of Cascade Golf Course for critical water rights, open space

On August 21, 2018 the North Bend City Council unanimously authorized Mayor Ken Hearing to take all necessary action to purchase 28-acres of the Cascade Golf Course, located just outside the city limits off … [Read more...]