Metro Bus Service Cuts Coming to Snoqualmie Valley, Just One Year after New Routes Added

It appears that starting in September 2014, King County Metro will eliminate bus routes 209 and 215 that service the Snoqualmie Valley, just one year after adding the new routes. The cuts follow the failure … [Read more...]

Business Comings: New Restaurant for Ridge, Winery for North Bend, a Growler Station & More

It's been a busy summer so far for new businesses in the Snoqualmie Valley.  Mabel's on the Ridge may have closed their doors, but a new restaurant is opening soon in its spot. Piccola Cellars is finally going … [Read more...]

Dog Parks and Off-Leash Areas in the Snoqualmie, North Bend

[Guest article by North Bend resident and professional pet trainer for Le Chic Pet, Melissa Grant.] Whew, what a difficult article this has been to write. I started off intending to write about Three Forks … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Crime Rate Down Seven Percent

In the newest Crime in Washington 2013 Annual Report, Snoqualmie’s total crime rate dropped 7% [per 1,000 population] to 25.4% compared to 2012. The statistics were determined by offenses compiled by the … [Read more...]

Some Snoqualmie Residents Say Time to Change Fireworks Law as Fire Engulfs Roof, Destroys Ridge Home

It was an eerie scene Saturday morning in the 6600 block of Fairway Ave in Snoqualmie. Sunny blue skies set the backdrop for a destroyed home in a quiet neighborhood of expansive homes lining the front 9 of the … [Read more...]

Fire Engulfs Roof of Golf Course Area Home on Snoqualmie Ridge

UPDATE | July 5th, 2014, 5PM The King County Fire Investigator officially ruled the Fairway Ave house fire was accidental and caused by fireworks. __________________________________ The Snoqualmie Fire … [Read more...]

Annual Snoqualmie Ridge 4th of July Celebration Returns for a 15th Year

For almost as long as the Snoqualmie Ridge has existed, the Homeowner's Association has put on a 4th of July celebration for the community to enjoy.  This year, once again, they will be putting on this annual … [Read more...]

Downtown Snoqualmie Construcitons Closes King Street Bus Stop, Temporary Closure of River Street

Construction in downtown Snoqualmie that is part of the  Downtown Center Infrastructure Improvement Project  is forcing a couple of changes for drivers and bus riders the week of July 7, 2014. Bus Stop … [Read more...]

Business Goings: Snoqualmie Restaurant Closes its Doors

After 4 1/2 years in business in Snoqualmie, Mabel's on the Ridge closed its restaurant doors Sunday, June 29, 2014. Josh and Tawni Mabel opened Mabel's in March 2010 after Mike's Cascade Grill went out of … [Read more...]

New BIG Snoqualmie Valley Parks Opening Soon, Feature Athletic Complex and Extensive Tollgate Farm Trail System

Two new parks will be opening in the upper Snoqualmie Valley within the next three months, both large and with plenty of space and amenities to offer area residents. Jeanne Hansen Community Park - City of … [Read more...]

Three Months Patrolling North Bend, Snoqualmie Police Make 150 Arrests, Clean up 40 Transient Camps

Statistics tell the story. During the first three months of patrolling North Bend streets, Snoqualmie Police officers were busy. According to a recent presentation to the North Bend City Council by … [Read more...]

The Story of Reinig Road’s Beautiful Sycamore Trees, History Worth Knowing

Every fall, one of my favorite Snoqualmie Valley roads is Reinig Road, which runs along the Snoqualmie River just over the Meadowbrook Bridge. For new residents, this is across the river from Mount Si High … [Read more...]

Downtown Snoqualmie ‘Remodeling’ Work Continues; Expect some Delays, Parking Changes

Get ready for another summer of construction in downtown Snoqualmie as the city continues work to keep sprucing up the historic area.  No parking signs are up, as well as electronic signs warning drivers to … [Read more...]

Police Warn Local Dad of Possible Arrest for Allowing Underage Drinking Party in Home

During prom and graduation season, teenage parties are common. In fact, counties and state agencies party patrols are often enlisted to help break up underage drinking parties. In Yelm this past week, 35 … [Read more...]

New Bear Encounters at Mt Si Cottages, Resident says Bear within Three Feet of Child

On the outer edge of Snoqualmie Ridge, near I-90 and a freshly cleared parcel of land at the corner of 96th and Snoqualmie Parkway, sits Mt. Si Cottages in the Aster Creek neighborhood.  Built in 2007, the … [Read more...]