City Council Approves Resolution Prioritizing Water Connections in North Bend

In a unanimous decision on August 2, 2022, the North Bend City Council approved a resolution to prioritize future water connections to residents and property owners living within North Bend city … [Read more...]

Yearly Warning: Not One but Two Low Flying Jets over the Snoqualmie Valley Signal Start & End of Boeing Classic

This year, the Boeing Classic features not one but two jet flyovers marking the start and end of the tournament. To signal the start of the Boeing Classic PGA Champions Tournament, a Boeing jetliner … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | Rollover Accident; Possible Broken Arm; Unconscious Person

Here are a few calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to in late July. July 22, 2022 Firefighters responded to an accident on westbound SR 18 at the Issaquah-Hobart Road on-ramp. A vehicle … [Read more...]

Update: The Death of North Bend’s Princess Ursus Americanus

Alas, North Bend’s bear with the golden earring and her cubs have been killed. I was going to continue with my fairy tale theme seen in the original story below, but I can’t; this just … [Read more...]

Business Goings: North Bend Gallery Closes Doors to Take on New Plein Air Adventures; Including Judging Local Competition

In July of 2021, Britt Greenland opened her gallery in North Bend. Now a little more than a year later, the gallery is closing. Greenland initially only signed a one-year lease with the idea that a … [Read more...]

Early Primary Election Results: Ramos & Callan lead in 5th District races; Si View Aquatic Center Proposition Not Getting Super Majority to Pass

While there weren’t any local city elected positions on this year’s August ballot, there were primary races for two 5th and two 12th District legislative seats representing the Snoqualmie Valley. One 12th … [Read more...]

New Riverview Park Playground Equipment and Fisher Creek Park Zip Lines Repair Coming Soon to Snoqualmie

On July 25, 2022, the Snoqualmie City Council adopted Resolution No. 1618, approving the purchase of new playground equipment for Riverview Park, located at 39000 SE Park Street in downtown Snoqualmie. … [Read more...]

Letter | Vote Yes for the Si View Metropolitan Parks District Aquatic Center

[Letter by Chris Lodahl– North Bend, WA. Views expressed are those of the author, not the Living Snoqualmie website. You may submit letters of support for your candidate or issue … [Read more...]

Your Neighborhood Grocer Jeff Lewis Says Farewell: A Letter to the Community

In the early 1950s, “Bus” Weller opened a grocery store on the outskirts of downtown North Bend. Over the years, the Weller family tended to the shop and, in turn, to the community. They knew that … [Read more...]

Police Investigating Possible Attempted Child Luring Incident in North Bend, WA

The Snoqualmie/North Bend Police Department responded on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at approximately 3:41 pm to a possible attempted child luring incident at Torguson Park at 750 E North Bend Way in North Bend, WA. … [Read more...]

How 2022 Legislative Redistricting will Affect Some Snoqualmie Valley Voters

Ballots and Voters’ Pamphlets for the August 2, 2022, Primary and Special Election have reached Valley homes, and some residents will be surprised to see a change in their Legislative District. So, … [Read more...]

Review | Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano a Gem of a Restaurant in Downtown Snoqualmie

I LOVE Italian food, but as I get older, my capacity to eat it has lessened. So, when I made plans to dine out in Snoqualmie, I prepped for it. Last week a friend and I made plans to go out to eat in … [Read more...]

Large Brush Fire on I90 Snarls Monday Afternoon Traffic

Monday afternoon, July 25th, at 4:30 pm, Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) responded to a large brush fire on Eastbound I-90 near Highpoint Way. Photo credit: Leanna Young-Beets According to … [Read more...]

Open for Business: North Bend Residents Encouraged to support Business Amidst Construction

As summer heats up, community reinvestment projects are moving forward in North Bend, and with that, construction season is well underway. While these improvements are necessary, businesses in the … [Read more...]

The City of Snoqualmie Launches New Website Page to Process $40 Vehicle License Fee Refunds

On July 21, 2022, the City of Snoqualmie launched a new website page to process refunds of some residents' $40 vehicle license (AKA car tab) fee this year.  Last November, Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

The Heat is On in the Snoqualmie Valley

I’d like to start with this weather story by a song by Glenn Frey, “The Heat Is On.” No, I’m not going to sing, but the song fits what we’ll go through next week.   The early models had the … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | Bee Sting; Bicycle Accident; Trail Rescue

Here are a few calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to last week. July 14, 2022 EMTs responded to assist an allergic individual who was stung by a bee and did not have an … [Read more...]

Updated: Thursday Evening Wreck Closes Local Valley Road

Update: Preston-Fall City Road was reopened as of 11:19 pm _____________________________________________________________ Update 10:48 pm: Crews from Fall City Fire Department, Snoqualmie Fire Department … [Read more...]

Downtown Snoqualmie Roadway Repaving Scheduled for Week of July 25th

A final piece of the downtown Snoqualmie Tree Streets Infrastructure Improvement Project – roadway grinding and repaving – is scheduled to begin the week of July 25, 2022. Completion is expected … [Read more...]

Wednesday Morning House Fire in North Bend

At approximately 830 am on Wednesday, July 20, 2022,  multiple agencies responded to a working structure fire in the 1500 block of NW 8th St in North Bend. Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R), … [Read more...]