Former North Bend councilmember shares COVID-19 story after members of Canadian ski trip test positive

The City of North Bend recently announced in early March, North Bend resident and former Councilmember Trevor Kostanich was exposed to COVID-19 after flying with a group of skiers and snowboarders to a remote … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation running during Stay Home order: all fares donation-based, drivers help deliver supplies, food to residents

As public transportation is deemed an essential service, Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT) said it would continue to run buses to serve the community during the statewide Stay Home order issued by Governor … [Read more...]

Valley Vagabond: Living London just before coronavirus changed everything

I recently went to London for my 50th birthday and 25th wedding anniversary. Life changed a lot while we was gone. A LOT. As it turns out, we timed our bucket list trip well. We left on March 1st, the … [Read more...]

Lane shifts to start near Phoenix Plaza project in North Bend to repair faulty contractor work

The City of North Bend said starting the week of March 23rd, vehicles traveling westbound along East North Bend Way near the new Phoenix Plaza project will be intermittently shifted into the eastbound … [Read more...]

Westbound SR 18 to close near Tiger Mountain for emergency road repair, March 6th -10th

Heavy rain across western Washington in February saw multiple landslides in the Snoqualmie Valley, including one on the shoulder of SR 18 - about 1.5 miles west of the Tiger Summit Trailhead. To repair … [Read more...]

SR 203 closed between Carnation and Duvall this weekend for geotechnical work

WSDOT is warning drivers that SR 203 between Carnation and Duvall will be closed this weekend. A signed detour will be in place from Saturday morning February 29th, to Sunday evening, March 1st.  During the … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie city council considers car tab increase to pay for new I-90 on-ramp lane

After agreeing to 50/50 project cost share with state to fund the new [temporary] dedicated on-ramp lane to westbound I-90 from Snoqualmie Parkway, the Snoqualmie city council is officially considering an … [Read more...]

Mid-Summer likely the earliest Middle Fork Road could reopen after December landslide

After a landslide forced the closure of part of Middle Fork Road (MFR) in mid December, the City of North Bend reported the road may not reopen until mid-summer at the earliest. On December 20, 2019 … [Read more...]

I-90/SR 18 interchange project costs increase, state changes weigh station site, SR 18 lane expansion to trim budget

There are some potential changes to the I-90/SR Interchange Improvement Project - mostly driven by budget constraints. Let's start with some good news, though. Some city officials had feared the passage of … [Read more...]

Slow moving landslide damages road, closes one lane of SR 203 between Carnation and Duvall

UPDATE | February 20th, 9AM WSDOT geo-techs visited the slide on SR 203 near NE Stillwater Hill Road on Wednesday, February 19th and will next several days analyzing their observations to determine how the … [Read more...]

County says 356th Drive in Fall City will remain open, warns still slide risk under roadway

Following a geotechnical evaluation Friday, February 14, 2020, King County determined that 356th Drive SE in Fall City can reopen and remain open unless conditions change. According to a county … [Read more...]

County to temporarily close and analyze Fall City road impacted by slow moving landslide Friday morning, determine next steps

UPDATE | Thursday, February 14th, 4PM King County said it will close 356th Drive SE in Fall City from 9AM to noon, Friday, February 14th to allow its consultant to analyze the slide hazard area. During this … [Read more...]

NORTH BEND QUARANTINE: Much Ado About (almost) Nothing

UPDATE | February 7th The Public Information Officer from the Department of Health got back to me regarding my question regarding health care workers coming and going from the facility. They say “Health … [Read more...]

Rinse and Repeat: Snoqualmie River predicted to hit moderate to major flood levels, February 6th-7th

After what feels like six weeks of unrelenting rain (and some snow), the Snoqualmie Valley will have to make it through the next couple days of heavy rain before the almost-forgotten sun makes a return on … [Read more...]

To improve pedestrian safety, 3 new Rapid Flashing Crossing Beacons coming to downtown Snoqualmie

As a move to improve safety, three new pedestrian-activated flashing crossing beacons will be coming to downtown Snoqualmie by fall 2020. At the January 27th Snoqualmie City Council meeting, … [Read more...]