City prevents new housing development, instead brings NEW hiking, mountain bike park to North Bend, thanks to ‘well-planned’ partnership

City of North Bend Community and Economic Development Director Gina Estep is very excited about a brand new park coming to the city - a park that made possible because of a "well-planned partnership" with a … [Read more...]

District takes important step to bring foreign language to middle schools, move hinges on key element

Over the past couple of years, Snoqualmie Valley School District 'Thoughtstream' online parent survey results have shown a strong desire to bring world languages to SVSD middle schools.  In fact, it is a move … [Read more...]

What’s a ‘March of the Vegetables?’ Savor Snoqualmie Valley was hoping you’d ask

What, you say, is a March of the Vegetables?  It's a question Savor Snoqualmie Valley hoped community members might ask. A little bit of background info: Savor Snoqualmie Valley is a new, cooperative effort … [Read more...]

Letter | Snoqualmie Valley Soccer Needs You! Ready for new season, volunteer positions open

Dear Members of the Snoqualmie Valley Community, Do you love kids?  Do you love soccer?  We have both and we need YOU … grab your best friend!  The more the merrier.  Come join us.  It is not required to have … [Read more...]

Local student, boy scout conducts Eagle Project to help homeless youth through YouthCare

Snoqualmie resident and Mount Si High School senior,Nick Heinke, has been a Boy Scout for 13 years and is currently a member of Snoqualmie Troop 115. As he works his way toward Eagle rank, he must choose and … [Read more...]

Bev Jorgensen named North Bend Citizen of the Year, dedicated community volunteer honored

At the March 7th North Bend City Council meeting, Mayor Ken Hearing and council members honored longtime resident and dedicated volunteer, Bev Jorgensen, as its 2016 Citizen of the Year. “The Citizen of the … [Read more...]

Startup Success: North Bend small business celebrates second anniversary, growth fueled by community support

Two years has flown by for North Bend business BasePoint Fitness - two years that have been filled with growth and community support. BasePoint opened in January 2015 in an inconspicuous building on W. North … [Read more...]

Vehicle hits North Bend Post Office, location remained open Tuesday afternoon

[Article written in conjunction with Melissa Grant] On Tuesday afternoon, March 14, 2017, City of Snoqualmie Public Information Officer Joan Pliego said a vehicle had struck the North Bend Post Office, … [Read more...]

Want to see a Dick’s Drive In on the Eastside? Then Vote by March 24th

California has In & Out. New York has Shake Shack. Seattle has Dick's Drive In. And if you want to see a Dick's Drive In closer to the Snoqualmie Valley, here's your chance to have a say. Just like when … [Read more...]

Tollgate Farmhouse: from dilapidated to the color of the sun; community invited to Grand Opening Celebration

What a difference a year makes. That's just about how long it has been since Si View Metro Parks received a $150,000 grant through King County Saving Landmarks program and began exterior preservation work on … [Read more...]

Bids to build new Mount Si High School come in high, board approves nearly $6 million of additional funding

After roughly two years of committee, design, planning and site work, the Snoqualmie Valley School Board unanimously passed a motion at its March 9th meeting, instructing the superintendent to sign a contract … [Read more...]

2017 Educators of the Year announced by Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation

On Tuesday, March 7, 2017 the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation announced its 2017 Educators of the Year recipients. They were surprised at their schools with flowers and balloons. Each educator was … [Read more...]

‘Yup We’re Here’ | Beloved North Bend landscape business changes ownership, renamed

[Article co-authored with Melissa Grant] Little did Fred and Tammy Seeman know a trip to the Northwest in 2001 to visit Fred’s Stepmom would lead to 16 years in the little Snoqualmie Valley town of North Bend, … [Read more...]

Letter | One Client’s story: glimpse into why Snoqualmie Valley Shelter is committed to their program

The Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter is sharing a letter from a current shelter resident reflects. Shelter Director Jennifer Kirk said the letter perfectly reflects the reason why they continue to work so hard … [Read more...]

From North Bend to the Middle East: internship takes high school student across the Jordan Trail

15-year old North Bend resident and Eastside Catholic HS sophomore, Jack Mandelkorn, recently spent his mid-winter break far from the Snoqualmie Valley... in the Middle East after an invitation to intern for … [Read more...]