Big News, New Chapter for Local Company; Le Chic Pet Takes Training, Grooming Mobile

This is the latest guest column from North Bend resident and Pet Trainer for LeChic Pet of Issaquah, Melissa Grant.  Le Chic made the tough choice to close their storefront and take the business mobile.  If … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Teachers Overwhelming Reject District’s Latest Conceptual Contract Agreement

There are just eight days left until the Snoqualmie Valley School District begins the 2013-14 school year. Negotiations have been happening since June,  but the SVSD teachers union, SVEA, is still without a new … [Read more...]

Countdown to New School Year, But Snoqualmie Valley Teachers Need New Contract

Local kids and parents are in countdown mode as a new school year quickly approaches.  The Snoqualmie Valley School District is set to begin in nine days - on Wednesday, September 4th. But as of Monday, August … [Read more...]

Teen Formally Arraigned for Fatal North Bend New Year’s Day Hit and Run

North Bend 19-year old, Cody Eads, who was recently charged with felony hit and run in the January 1, 2013 accident that took the life of 57-year old North Bend resident, Lucinda Pieczatkowski, was arraigned in … [Read more...]

Good News! Rogue Wanderlust Cows Captured and Returning Home Today

Apparently many local residents have seen the infamous Snoqualmie Valley runaway teenage Black Angus steers (cows) over the past few weeks, whether it be on pasture lands or wandering rural streets like Reinig … [Read more...]

Cooking Local: Vanilla Bean Shortbread Tarts with Cream Cheese Frosting and Quick &Thick Evergreen Huckleberry Syrup

This is the first in a new local recipe guest column by North Bend photographer, cook and food lover Kristin Tetuán. Look for recipes that feature local Snoqualmie Valley ingredients, many of them produced by … [Read more...]

Here’s a New One: Cows with Wanderlust, Reinig Road Cows on Move Again

It is not uncommon to come across deer on Snoqualmie Valley roads - even a bear or a bobcat at times, especially at night.  But cows? In broad daylight?  Just sauntering down Reinig Road? Yes, it's true. Two … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Railroad Days Celebrates 75th Anniversary, Starts Friday, August 16th

Now in its 75th year, Snoqualmie Railroad Days is produced by the Northwest Railway Museum, with family fun in mind. Volunteer firemen and their wives organized the very first Railroad Days in 1938, and the … [Read more...]

North Bend Mayor Names Life Saving Award Recipients; July Mount Si Helicopter Mystery Solved

On July 14, 2013, many Snoqualmie Valley residents reported seeing a helicopter hovering over Mount Si, even hoisting something from the mountain. The helicopter activity coincided with another rescue of an … [Read more...]

First Ever Wildcat Pigskin Party, Helping Fund Snoqualmie Valley Youth Football, Early Bird Discount Disappears Today!

Sports are expensive.  Parents know this.  They also know some sports are more expensive than others.  Football is one of those. Increasing training costs, coupled by shrinking school athletics funding, … [Read more...]

Hear a Boom? Rock Blasting Scheduled in Snoqualmie, August 13th

If you are in the Snoqualmie Ridge area today, August 13, 2013, plan on hearing some possible loud booms - or explosion noise. As construction continues on the new, 16-acre Jeanne Hansen Community Park in … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley August Lightning Captured in Amazing Pictures and Video

It was a loud, thunderous night over the Snoqualmie Valley on late Friday, August 9, 2013, and early Saturday, August 10, 2013.  Powerful storm cells rolled through, touching off bright lightning storms in the … [Read more...]

Festival at Mount Si Starts Today: Community, Food, Music, Parade, Tour de Peaks, What’s not to Like?

The annual Festival at Mount Si, which honors the North Bend community, begins today, August 9, 2013 at 5PM at Si View Park and runs all weekend. The three-day event is always packed with fun and showcases some … [Read more...]

Rare ‘Fire Weather Watch’ Issued for Snoqualmie Valley

The National Weather Service (NOAA) issued a rare type of weather advisory for the Eastern Puget Sound area - a 'Fire Weather Watch." It's been a very dry summer, but a low pressure system spinning off the … [Read more...]

North Bend 19-year old Charged in Fatal New Year’s Day Hit and Run of Lucinda Pieczatkowski

It's been 7 months since Lucinda Pieczatkowski was killed by a hit and run driver early New Year's Day on Stone Quarry Road. On August 21, 2013, 19-year old Cody Eads, a 2012 Mount Si High School graduate, … [Read more...]

Early School Board Primary Results Point to Busby, Spring Showdown in November

The August 6th SVSD School Board District 4 early primary election results are in, and as of 8:15PM tonight, North Bend incumbent Marci Busby has the most votes, followed by David Spring, incumbent Scott … [Read more...]

Successful Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Golf Tournament Results in Large Mt Si Food Bank Donation

Last Thursday, August 1, 2013, Heidi Dukich, Executive Director of the Mt. Si Food Bank in North Bend, WA, accepted a check for $5,000 courtesy of the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary. The donation was made possible … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Police Host Fun Event, Night Out at the Police Department – August 6th

Have you noticed the big sign on the corner in front of the Snoqualmie Police Department?  It's there for a good reason. It's been 30 years since the national "Night out Against Crime" campaign launched.  In … [Read more...]

Construction Starts on New 16-Acre Snoqualmie Park; First Park with Synthetic Turf Fields

Good things are worth the wait.  Isn't that the saying?  In the case of Snoqualmie's newest park in the Eagle Point neighborhood, and speaking as a former Snoqualmie Parks Board member, it is. More … [Read more...]

Mount Si Trails, Except Boulder Loop, Reopen After 5 Day Closure for Wildfire

Eastside Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Bud Backer notified City North Bend officials that the Mount Si trails have been reopened, with the exception of the Boulder Loop Trail. The whole trail system was … [Read more...]