Great American Outdoors Act Funding Much-Needed Recreation Improvements Across the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area

Signed agreements between the USDA Forest Service and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust mark the beginning of the conservation legislation’s impact close to home.   In August 2020, the Great … [Read more...]

Celebrate Our Community’s Forests on Green Snoqualmie Day

Celebrate fall by planting a tree with family and friends on Green Snoqualmie Day. Through the Green Snoqualmie Partnership, an initiative to restore and steward Snoqualmie’s forested parks and … [Read more...]

Rain and Possible Thunderstorms Coming to the Snoqualmie Valley

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis] There is a front moving through tonight into Monday. We could get some wind gusts at around 20mph going into Monday morning. However, this is no major storm. … [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...]

What’s in a Wolf Pack Name? A Lot of History

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) biologists confirmed the presence of four new wolf packs during the most recent population survey- the Vulcan Pack, the Onion Creek pack, … [Read more...]

New Outdoor Recreation Guidelines Emphasize the Importance of Preparation, Inclusivity, AND Shared Stewardship

Part of a national movement, the Washington Recreate Responsibly Coalition encourages best practices that keep people and places safe and welcoming. Today, the Recreate Responsibly Coalition released updated … [Read more...]

Hunting Bigfoot, the Movie, from a Locals Perspective

[Guest Post by Snoqualmie Resident Susan Burk] When I was asked to attend the premiere of the movie Hunting Bigfoot, a film by local Taylor Guterson, I didn’t hesitate. I hadn’t been to a theater … [Read more...]

Hike and Help the WDFW Help Pikas

If you plan on hiking this summer, consider helping the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) collect data about pikas! Your observations could help biologists better monitor pika populations, which … [Read more...]

First Female Grizzly Bear Captured, Radio Collared, and Released Onsite in Washington

In a first for Washington state, wildlife biologists recently captured and fitted a female grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) with a radio collar. The bear, accompanied by three yearling offspring, was then … [Read more...]

Stuck Ducks Rescued on a Hot Day in a Collaborative Effort by a North Bend Resident, Snoqualmie Police and Eastside Fire & Rescue

Ciara Hogan and her husband James Breen were walking to North Bend Bar and Grill this morning for brunch at about 945 AM.  Their path brought them by the plot of drainage land at Bendigo and S Forks Ave … [Read more...]

The Truth About Bear Spray — It’s Not Just for Bears: Knowing How to Use it and Other Questions Answered

Did you know that bear spray works as a deterrent for a lot of species, not just bears? Bear spray is a highly effective tool against all mammals and may be useful should you find yourself in a rare but … [Read more...]

Here isn’t Anything like There: Get ‘Wild’ in the Snoqualmie Valley

2020, and its crazy real estate market, brought many newcomers to the Snoqualmie Valley.  We arrived here a few years back and fell in love with the beauty of the valley. However, even after living and … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Fire Department Seeks Input on Wildland Fire Protection

The Snoqualmie Fire Department has created a brief public survey about a potential community-led wildland fire protection program in Snoqualmie.   The intent of the survey is to gauge the level of … [Read more...]

Bat Positive for Rabies Found in King County

On social media there have recently been reports of Valley residents noticing bats in odd places at unusual times of day. Public Health has a message for everyone in King County about our leathered winged … [Read more...]

Annual Washington Wolf Population Report Shows Growth for 12th Year

Washington's wolf population continued to grow in 2020, as the minimum count of wolves reached its highest levels since the species began returning to Washington in recent years. The annual wolf … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Fishing Charters: Local Teens Helping Kids get Outdoors Away from Screens

Mount Si High School student Charles Grant Finney has spent his entire life in the Snoqualmie Valley fishing. His Dad, Bryan, likes to say he “learned to walk while wading (and falling) in the Middle Fork of … [Read more...]

Public Invited to Submit Art Highlighting the Dangers of Releasing Pets and Plants into the Wild

The Washington Invasive Species Council and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) invite artists of all ages to participate in an art contest through May 14 as part of the “Don’t Let it Loose” … [Read more...]

Finding Stubbs: A Rat Tail; the Finale

I’ll admit it, by this point I had kind of resigned myself to growing old with Stubbs. At this point, I no longer believed I could catch this little furry Mother%$#&*^. I was now just trying to … [Read more...]

Finding Stubbs: A Rat Tail; the Search (Part Two)

While researching rats and how to rid yourself of them, I learned they could be destructive, but until you experience a stubborn, smart one, I don’t think you really can imagine their catastrophic prowess at … [Read more...]

Finding Stubbs: A Rat Tail (Part One)

About a year ago, I wrote an article about the rodents who share the Snoqualmie Valley with us. I reminisced about the times we had to battle rats, saying I would “…keep trying to keep them outside and safe … [Read more...]