Updated: Extended, full closure of SR 203 near Carnation for repairs begins Monday, November 30th

UPDATE | November 24th Full closure of SR 203 near Carnation is now scheduled to begin Tuesday, December 1st ______________________________________________________________ ORIGINAL … [Read more...]

Travel Alert: Rock Blasting Resumes on I-90 East of Snoqualmie Pass

UPDATE | September 4th Rock blasting closure planned at 6:30 pm Sept 9 & 10 for approx 1 hour. All lanes closed between MP 63 & 70. Have travel plans that take you over Snoqualmie Pass between now … [Read more...]

The Valley Vagabond: a Three-State National Park RV Adventure to replace the trip Covid squashed

[Guest post by Snoqualmie resident Katlin Lee. Submit Valley Vagabond articles to info@livingsnoqualmie.com] Unfortunately for my husband Sean and I, Covid-19 killed a trip to Colombia for 2 weeks to … [Read more...]

Upcoming SR 202 weekend closures near Fall City, Sammamish could create long delays

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is warning drivers that sections of SR 202 near Fall City and Sammamish will close in late August and mid-September for culvert replacements. WSDOT … [Read more...]

A Different kind of Valley Vagabond: Traveling local during the pandemic-Suncadia

Are you tired of seeing the same old places and the same old faces? Do you want to get away but are worried about travel during a pandemic? In past Valley Vagabond columns, residents have written … [Read more...]

Westbound SR 18 to close near Snoqualmie for overnight repairs twice this August

The Washington State Department of Transportation, (WSDOT) announced two upcoming overnight closures of westbound SR 18 near Snoqualmie - and over Tiger Mountain - in August. WSDOT said, "Late night … [Read more...]

Safety upgrades coming to dangerous SE 104th/SR 18 intersection near Snoqualmie as part of interchange improvement project

The I-90/SR 18 interchange improvement project near Snoqualmie will also bring needed improvements to the often dangerous SE 104 Street / SR 18 intersection located just west of the busy … [Read more...]

RV catches fire on I-90 near North Bend, also ignites brush fire

At approximately 12:45PM Sunday, July 19th, crews responded to an RV that had caught fire on westbound I-90 near Truck Town exit 34 - just east of downtown North Bend. Local eyewitnesses at the Mt. Si … [Read more...]

Month-long FULL Closure of SR 203 between Carnation and Duvall starts July 26th, followed by second road closure in same area

UPDATE | JULY 23rd, 4PM WSDOT now says SR 203 between Carnation and Duvall will only be closed for one month starting Sunday, July 26th. [See below original article for project details.] There is also … [Read more...]

Mailbox Peak: King County Search and Rescue advice to safely hike the popular, strenuous trail

Earlier this week, King County Search and Rescue (KCSAR) warned of the pitfalls of the Mailbox Peak trail near North Bend, saying it is one of the volunteer organization's most frequent search and rescue … [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...]

Police seek witnesses to I-90 road rage incident near Snoqualmie Pass

Washington State Patrol (WSP) is looking for anyone who may have witnessed two cars involved in a road rage incident this week that took place near Snoqualmie Pass on June 17, 2020. Police responded to the … [Read more...]

Third accident, second car fire makes mess of traffic in North Bend area Tuesday afternoon

UPDATE | JUNE 16TH, 11:30AM Snoqualmie Police said both lanes of SR 202 were reopened around 11:20PM. WSDOT said one lane of westbound I-90 had also been reopened and they were working to get the other … [Read more...]

Hiking in the time of Covid-19: North Bend locals ask for more thoughtfulness

I have fond memories of attending Seafair as a child.  My Grandmother lived five blocks from Lake Washington Blvd and less than a mile from the hydroplane pits at Stan Sayres Memorial Park. It … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Falls Park to reopen May 8th, but some areas will remain closed

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) announced that it will reopen popular Snoqualmie Falls Park - on a limited basis - on Friday, May 8, 2020. PSE Customer Communications Manager Jarrett Tomalin, "While the … [Read more...]

Ghost Town Experience: the (mostly) Abandoned Streets of Seattle

Before the official ‘Stay home-Stay healthy’ order was put into place, Washingtonians were still being encouraged to stay home but taking a drive was an allowable activity to combat boredom. So, one day Mark … [Read more...]

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...]