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Highlights from the SVSD School Board Meeting February 25, 2021

[Guest article by Linda Grez] Elementary students continue to phase in hybrid/in-person classes on an AM/PM cohort schedule. K-3rd grades have returned and grades 4-5 are … [Read More...]

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Three Forks Off-Leash Dog Park Helps Reduce Canine Conflicts

Many dog owners in Snoqualmie are letting their dogs off-leash in Snoqualmie’s large parks and open spaces, which can create uncomfortable situations for dogs on leashes and their … [Continue Reading...]

The WDFW Asks us to Leave Bird Feeders Down Until April 1st to Protect Wild Birds from Deadly Salmonellosis

Continued reports of sick or dead birds at backyard feeders across Washington and other northwest states are prompting the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to recommend people continue to leave their wild bird feeders down another … [Continue Reading...]

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COVID-19 vaccine distribution update from the Washington State Department of Health

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with their COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration efforts. As of Feb. 15, more than 1,201,120 doses of vaccine have been … [Read More...]

Demolition Begins on Park Street for Future Townhome Project; Neighbors Breathing a Sigh of Relief

Crews began work on one of the five vacant homes and associated garages on East Park Street just west of North Bend Way this morning that are to be demolished for a future … [Read More...]

Updated: Snoqualmie Pass Reopens

Final Update 3:09 PM (we hope):  I-90 Snoqualmie Pass is now open in both directions. Traction tires required, vehicles over 10,000 GVW chains required, oversize vehicles prohibited. The roadway is bare and … [Read More...]

I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass to Remain Closed Overnight (Updated)

Update 4:44 PM:  I-90 is closed in both directions. Eastbound from North Bend milepost 34 and westbound from Ellensburg, milepost 106 due to heavy snowfall and high avalanche danger. The pass will remain closed overnight … [Read More...]

Swindmaggeddon- How Much Longer?

I think the Snow is 3 and 15 on its own 10-yard line with the clock running out. Get that sledding and snow fort built before it's too late! A transition to a messy situation looks near. Most models show a … [Read More...]

State Route 18: Chains required, use alternate routes. Westbound I90 is now closed at MP 70 (Easton), MP 101 (Thorp) and MP 106 (Ellensburg).

Final Update: The collisions have been cleared and the WB lanes are back open between MP 56 near the summit and MP 106 near … [Read More...]

Love in the Valley: “How I met my Other,” The Winner!

I tell you what; this went back and forth so many times I wasn’t sure who was going to win! In the end, it was decided that since all the finalists had such great stories, there should be gifts for everyone! With a little … [Read More...]

The Valley gets snowy and windy overnight, PSE reporting power outages in Snoqualmie, Fall City and North Bend

Brrrr, this snowy morning, we have quite a few Valley peeps without power: 127 in the Riverbend neighborhood of North Bend, 1346 in Snoqualmie and 384 in Fall City as of 8:41 am most were still under investigation and as of … [Read More...]

Highway 18 Blocked due to Semi-Fire (Story Updated)

Update 9:54 The semi- has been towed off the scene, all lanes of SR 18 are back open. Original Story: As if 9:09 AM this morning, Highway 18 is completely blocked near the summit due to a semi fire. (MP 20) Photo … [Read More...]

New report furthers understanding of COVID-19 transmission in Washington State schools

 Today, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the COVID-19 Outbreaks in Washington State K-12 Schools report. The report is yet another tool that school districts and local health … [Read More...]

City to Hold February 16th Public Hearing on Proposed Sewer Rate Increase

The City of North Bend has scheduled a public hearing to solicit input and comments on a proposed sewer rate increase. The Public Hearing will happen during the Tuesday, February 16th regular City Council Meeting at 7PM. The … [Read More...]

Snow coming! If it isn’t gobbled up..

Snoqualmie Valley/ central Cascade foothills Thursday PM-Friday AM: Snow potential - models are diverging for the above time period, but this isn't the main event.  The NAM model has a Low making landfall … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie Valley Artist Ben Washam: Spreading Joy Through Art During the Pandemic

Mid December 2020 this popped up on a Snoqualmie Valley Facebook group: “On your mark...Get set... Artdrop The Grinch in a pinch Location: NB Library Exact Spot: Outside Happy hunting” So, what is an … [Read More...]

What to expect when wolves expand to your area

Wolf populations are slowly returning across Washington State. Populations are steadily growing, which means wolves are dispersing into new areas and forming new packs. No matter where you live in the state, chances are good … [Read More...]

The Week Ahead – Post game Snow show??

Sunday will certainly feel chillier as colder air had begun to filter in.  The central Cascades, where a Winter Storm Warning is still in effect, may continue to see periods of heavy snowfall into the evening … [Read More...]

Update: Both Direction I90 reopened

Final Update: 2:02 I-90 is open both directions with chains required (all vehicles except AWD/4WD). A jackknifed semi was blocking westbound near the summit but was quickly … [Read More...]

Love in the Valley: “How I Met my Other,” Finalists!

Update: Voting is now Closed. Thank you! Wow! Who knew we were brimming with such lovely love stories here in the Snoqualmie Valley? Since our contest started last Saturday, we received 23 submissions! I’m so … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie Valley Local Advocacy Team: Pros in Partnership

[Guest post by Amy Biggs, Director of Snoqualmie Valley Transportation, and Laura Smith, Executive Director of Snoqualmie Valley Community Network.] Did you ever wonder how all those human service agencies get their … [Read More...]

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