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...]

After Nearly 100 Years, Historic Snoqualmie Valley Swenson Family Farm Sold

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Today's Snoqualmie Ridge looks across the valley to a whole different, once thriving, Snoqualmie Ridge - across the river on the opposite hillside. This is where a lot of Snoqualmie's history … [Read more...]

Let the Traffic Mess Begin! I-90 Westbound Backed up Three Miles Before Peak Commute Hours Begin


As promised by WSDOT traffic experts, and even with so many Eastside drivers altering their commute plans, I-90 westbound in the Bellevue Way area is beginning to getting really backed up as the Monday morning … [Read more...]

Aggressive Bear Wreaks Havoc at Local Farm, Knocks over Large Cages, Kills Livestock

Cages and pens knocked over by bear at Baxter Barn on July 16, 2014

Baxter Barn owner, Cory Huskinson, had a close encounter with a seemingly aggressive bear late Wednesday night, July 16, 2014.The bear knocked over five livestock cages on the small working farm located near … [Read more...]

Master Gardeners: It’s HOT Out There… Water Wisely


Water Wisely One of the most common mistakes made by gardeners is incorrect watering, and in our area, that is under watering. Many people assume that we are in a rainy climate and watering is unnecessary, or … [Read more...]

Burn Bans in Effect for Area; Police Warn, Toss a Cigarette and Face $1,052 Fine

I-90 fire near Vantage, 7/15/14. Pic: Facebook kW3 Radio Station

According to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, fire danger is moderate in King County.  Travel over Snoqualmie Pass to Eastern Washington, though, and the fire danger jumps drastically, with … [Read more...]

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

Three Forks Off-Leash Dog Park in Snoqualmie.

[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 Valley ‘Tour de Peaks’ Bike Ride on New Day, to Finish at North Bend Block Party, July 19th

2013 North Bend Block Party. Pic: Boxley's Facebook page

The 26th Annual Snoqualmie Valley Tour De Peaks Bike Ride supports a new cause and happens on a new date this year - Saturday, July 19th. The benefactor of the 2014 race is the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital … [Read more...]

Police Respond to North Bend Outlet Mall for Report of Child Left Alone in Vehicle; Reminder of How Quickly Cars Heat Up


On Saturday, July 5, 2014, around 12:15PM, Snoqualmie Police responded to the North Bend Outlet Mall for caller reporting that a child had been left unattended inside a vehicle with the windows rolled up. The … [Read more...]

PICTURE PERFECT: Weekend Produces Spectacular Beauty for Valley Photography


It was a photography lover's dream come true - a weekend filled with a gigantic 'super' moon; bright clear skies and then clouds rolling out and clear skies to the west that produced a Sunday night sunset that … [Read more...]