The Valley Vagabond: Adventures in Pandemic Travel, Ireland, the Flight (Part Two)

[Guest Post by Jeff Lewis] When we last left Jeff and Diane Lewis, they had finally navigated all the steps to be able to board a flight and deplane in Ireland to visit their daughter. Surely their trip … [Read more...]

Park Street Overlay Project in North Bend Begins September 20th

On September 20, 2021, contractor crews from Lakeside Industries will begin work on the Park Street Overlay Project. On Monday, September 20, Lakeside will perform work that includes grinding road … [Read more...]

Crack Sealing Project Preserves Snoqualmie Parkway

While new lines on the Snoqualmie Parkway pavement go every which way, the purpose they provide in preserving this roadway is distinct. Crack sealing, or placing an adhesive sealant on roadway cracks, helps … [Read more...]

Rain, Wind and a Possible Thunderstorm to End a Long Dry Spell in the Snoqualmie Valley

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis] Rain, Rain, Rain. Who wants some rain with a side of wind and possible thunderstorms? I'm going to break this post up into three different parts. Rain … [Read more...]

Confirm Your Vaccination: A New Requirement for Many Activities in King County

Preventable COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are at extremely high levels in King County, and deaths are increasing. A new Public Health—Seattle & King County (Public Health) policy, announced on … [Read more...]

Join North Bend Art and Industry for their annual Fall for Art Fundraiser on Saturday, September 25th

North Bend Art & Industry will be the heart of the creative body for the Eastside. A central hub, bringing together an eclectic mix of artists and art in all forms, reflects the Snoqualmie Valley's … [Read more...]

Work Scheduled for Bendigo and Park Street Intersection on September 15th

Contractor crews will be working at the intersection of Bendigo and Park Street on the evening of Wednesday, September 15th, to install traffic cameras that will take the place of traffic loops that will be … [Read more...]

Highlights of SVSD – Board of Directors Meeting – Sep 9, 2021

[Guest Post by Linda Grez. Note: The Zoom meeting link initially didn’t work until a new link replaced it at 5:15, and the audio was lost for about 5 minutes in the middle of the meeting.] The agenda and the … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Mathnasium, Transforming the Way Kids Understand and Appreciate Math

Mathnasium – the new neighborhood math-only learning center that opened recently at 7713 Center Blvd SE, Suite 100, in Snoqualmie– held a Grand Opening on August 28th to introduce itself to the … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Pets: Pandemic Pets Put Pressure on Already Overloaded Veterinary System

As a part-time dog walker and trainer, I started noticing the pandemic pet phenomena early on. The ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order had begun on March 23rd, 2020, and by April, I was getting many calls from new … [Read more...]

Living Snoqualmie’s Regional Reads: Jason Stellman’s Misfit Faith

[Guest Post by Lynda Lahman] I once read a book about a loving Jesus versus a legal Jesus…is the point of Christianity to follow the teaching of ‘love thy neighbor as thyself’ or to look for and punish … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Casino Launches First Sportsbook in Washington State on Opening Day of the NFL Season

The Snoqualmie Casino made history Thursday, September 9, opening the first sportsbook in Washington State. Former Seattle SuperSonics All-Star Shawn Kemp placed the first bet to a crowd of several hundred … [Read more...]

Plein Air Paint Out 2022 Poster Selected – “In the Moment”

Artist Britt Greenland, this year’s Designated Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out artist, painted in Sandy Cove Park in honor of this year’s Railroad Days on August 28. Based on a City Facebook and … [Read more...]

Public Invited to Patriot Day Ceremony in Snoqualmie

On the 20th anniversary and in honor of the 2,977 civilians, firefighters, and police officers who died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, there will be a Patriot Day remembrance ceremony … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Construction Delays

Night work on SE North Bend Way – Tuesday, Sept. 14 through the morning of Thursday, Sept. 16 Overnight lane closures will occur between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. on SE North Bend Way, on the west side … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Short Work Week Starts with Search for Potentially Armed Suspects in North Bend

UPDATE 3:30 PM: According to the WSP, the male and female arrested this morning are believed to be associated with a rollover car accident over the weekend resulting in two loose dogs, one of which is now … [Read more...]

The Valley Vagabond: Adventures in Pandemic Travel, Ireland Edition (Part One)

[Guest Post by Jeff Lewis] There are angels and demons who walk among us. Some work in the travel industry.   It’s been 4 decades since I last had the opportunity to travel overseas, so when … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Pearl & Stone Wine Co. Moves to a New Location

The Pearl and Stone Wine Co. was started as a partnership of 3 families, all of whom have deep roots in the valley. The Ribary family (Paul & Erika), The Wesorick family (Rob & Laurie) and the Stone … [Read more...]

Bears: The Super Sleepers

Guest Poster and Wildlife biologist Daryl Ratajczak explains why bears are extra hungry this time of year, so we can all take care with our garbage, pet food, and birdseed to help keep bears wild! As … [Read more...]

King County Announces a New Data Dashboard that Tracks Covid-19 Risk for Unvaccinated People Vs. Vaccinated People

Since July, COVID-19 cases have increased rapidly in King County. The worsening outbreak is affecting all of us. People who are not fully vaccinated are getting seriously ill and dying … [Read more...]