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15 new cases in past 16 days: Coronavirus cases continue to increase in Snoqualmie

[Updated on 8/8/20 to include new data from King County Public Health, with 5 more cases reported in zip codes 98045 (North Bend) and 98065 (Snoqualmie.)] The trend of new … [Read More...]

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A Bear Story I Will NOT Share

[Reprinted with permission. Article by Daryl Ratajczak wildlife biologist and Instructor at Wildlife for You] Do you love bears? It is a simple question and if the answer is YES... then I CHALLENGE YOU. I challenge you to show your love … [Continue Reading...]

Honoring the Past: dramatic two-story history mural installed in new Mount Si High School entryway

Last month - and after years of planning - Mount Si High School’s dramatic new front entrance mural was completed. Upon entrance to the high school, the mural - which contains historic photos of the Snoqualmie Valley - starts with a … [Continue Reading...]

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North Bend council approves water plan, sets city’s future mitigation strategy

UPDATE | AUGUST 5th The North Bend city council unanimously approved the 2020 water service plan at the August 4th meeting. ORIGINAL STORY The North Bend city council is expected to take action on the city's new … [Read More...]

City of Snoqualmie reports 15 new coronavirus cases in July, 400% increase over June

According to King County Public Health, the City of Snoqualmie reported 15 new coronavirus cases in July, a 400% increase from the 3 new cases reported in June. Although testing in Snoqualmie (city limits) increased 131% … [Read More...]

King County Health launches new coronavirus antibody study to help understand infection rate and spread

King County Public Health announced it will soon launch a new coronavirus antibody study to help answer questions like how many have been infected with COVID-19; who is more likely to be infected and how severe are symptoms; … [Read More...]

Seattle Public Utilities issues apology to Carnation residents, will attend community meeting about false Tolt Dam failure system alarm

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) recently issued a letter to Carnation residents, stating it would attend a special [online] Carnation city council meeting at 7PM, August 3rd, to discuss this week's accidental activation of the … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie Valley School District changes Fall Reopening Plan to All Remote Learning

On Thursday, July 30th, during a school board work session, Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent Dr. Rob Manahan recommended now starting the 2020-21 school year fully remote. The recommendation is a … [Read More...]

Shoplifting incident starts police pursuit on Snoqualmie Ridge, July 29th

Wednesday afternoon, July 29, 2020, Snoqualmie Police officers were involved in a pursuit in the Deer Park neighborhood of Snoqualmie Ridge. The police pursuit stemmed from shoplifting at the Snoqualmie Safeway, … [Read More...]

Living Snoqualmie Turns 10: Thank You Snoqualmie Valley

Yesterday was a big day in the Living Snoqualmie office. We marked our 10-year anniversary. When we made that first post on July 29, 2010, we had no idea what the website would become. We do know one thing with … [Read More...]

Governor Inslee indefinitely freezes counties advancing phases in state reopening plan

On Wednesday, July 29th, Governor Inslee announced via Twitter he has now indefinitely extended the freeze on counties advancing phases in Washington's Safe Start [reopening] Plan. The governor stated, "Cases, … [Read More...]

False Alarm: Tolt River Dam failure siren accidentally activated Tuesday afternoon in Carnation

According to the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), the Tolt River Dam failure alarm system falsely activated around 11:15AM, Tuesday, July 28th. The loud alert system and siren notifies residents of dam failures … [Read More...]

Echoes of Snoqualmie Valley’s Segregated Past: Silver Creek neighborhood and EJ Roberts Park

Western Washington is widely known as being a bastion of liberal thinking, but most of us don’t know what secrets lurk in the not so distant past. Less than 100 years ago the State of Washington, and areas of North Bend … [Read More...]

Death investigation launched after deceased male found in Snoqualmie River near Fall City

The King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) said a death investigation is underway after a deceased male was found in the Snoqualmie River near Fall City on Thursday evening, July 23, 2020. KCSO Sgt. Ryan Abbott said … [Read More...]

Coronavirus Updates: Governor issues new restaurant restrictions, many King County school districts switch to all remote learning in fall

New restrictions on King County restaurants go into effect on July 30th after Governor Inslee announced more changes to the state's Safe Start reopening phase rules. The new restaurant restrictions are for counties in … [Read More...]

Safety upgrades coming to dangerous SE 104th/SR 18 intersection near Snoqualmie as part of interchange improvement project

The I-90/SR 18 interchange improvement project near Snoqualmie will also bring needed improvements to the often dangerous SE 104 Street / SR 18 intersection located just west of the busy interchange. As part of … [Read More...]

Dangerously overheated dog rescued on Mt. Si Trail; warm-weather tips for your canine companion

King County Search and Rescue (KCSAR) volunteers responded to the Mt. Si Trail in North Bend on Monday, July 20th to help a beloved pet in distress. According to the King County Sheriff's Office, Kodiak - a two-year old … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie Falls lower park, trail, river access closed this week

Last fall, Puget Sound Energy, which owns popular Snoqualmie Falls Park, closed the park's lower observation deck and boardwalk due to safety concerns. At the time PSE said the boardwalk was in need of replacement … [Read More...]

Mount Si High School Football, Girls Soccer and Volleyball seasons postponed until spring

On Tuesday, July 21st, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Executive Board announced a major modification the 2020-21 high school sports seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The modification … [Read More...]

North Bend Downtown Foundation hands out 2nd ‘Ripple Effect’ award to beloved Arby’s Employee

It may have been delayed a couple of months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the North Bend Ripple Effect Award is back - and this time it went to Arby's employee, Chance Turner. If Facebook comments … [Read More...]

Recent Drownings, Hot Weather Bring Renewed Attention to Snoqualmie River Safety

Another tragic drowning in the Snoqualmie River has brought renewed attention to local river and lake safety. While lakes and rivers are a big draws during hot summer days, rivers like the Snoqualmie are inherently … [Read More...]

RV catches fire on I-90 near North Bend, also ignites brush fire

At approximately 12:45PM Sunday, July 19th, crews responded to an RV that had caught fire on westbound I-90 near Truck Town exit 34 - just east of downtown North Bend. Local eyewitnesses at the Mt. Si Tavern said a … [Read More...]

Public Hearing: Tollgate Farmstead Improvement Project Developer Agreement proposed, would reduce project costs

On Thursday, July 23, 2020 the City of North Bend Planning Commission will hold an online public hearing to solicit feedback on a proposed developer agreement with Si View Park District regarding The Tollgate Farm Park - … [Read More...]

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