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First Look at Snoqualmie Valley School District Preliminary Fall Reopening Plan

At a July 2nd Snoqualmie Valley School Board work session, preliminary information on the district's fall reopening plan was presented. An announcement to families is expected on … [Read More...]

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15 new COVID-19 cases reported in Snoqualmie Valley in 5 days

Last week we published an article showing very little spread of COVID-19 in the Snoqualmie Valley throughout May and June. In fact, over the previous four weeks, the Snoqualmie Valley - from Duvall to North Bend, with nearly 60,000 residents - only … [Continue Reading...]

Construction of new, improved North Bend skatepark starts July 9th

Si View Metropolitan Park District announced construction of its new, much-anticipated skatepark facility at Torguson Park starts on July 9th, 2020. Construction of the skatepark first involves removing the existing 6,000 square foot aging … [Continue Reading...]

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Keeping pets safe and calm this 4th of July

Even though most official 4th of July celebrations have been cancelled due to Covid-19, fireworks stands are still open and selling their fiery products. One member of the family who may not share your enthusiasm for … [Read More...]

North Bend Festival at Mt Si, Snoqualmie Railroad Days both cancelled due to COVID-19; virtual events in the works

On Monday, June 29th, the Northwest Railway Museum announced that the 2020 Snoqualmie Railroad Days was cancelled. Organizers said Railroad Days has been a part of the Snoqualmie community since 1939, and it will continue … [Read More...]

North Bend Marriott hotel project officially dead; different company now eyeing city for new hotel

After seven years since our first article ran on the North Bend hotel project proposed for the corner of Bendigo Blvd (SR 202) and South Fork Ave, it looks like the project is officially dead. Another hotel company, though, … [Read More...]

U.S. Senate passes bipartisan legislation to fully fund critical conservation fund, repair and maintain National Parks

On June 17th the U.S. Senate - with overwhelming bipartisan support - approved The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), making a historic investment in America’s public lands. Supporters of the legislation - including … [Read More...]

King County Data shows 17 new COVID-19 cases in Snoqualmie Valley over past month, 99 total cases now

During May and most of June, the Snoqualmie Valley had seen very few new COVID-19 cases reported by King County Public Health. On June 28th it was only 6 new cases over the previous 4 weeks (when we originally published this … [Read More...]

Washington State hits Pause button on Phase 4 of reopening plan due to increasing coronavirus cases

Following of week of record-high coronavirus cases in the United States, on Saturday, June 27th, Governor Inslee and Health Secretary John Wiesman announced the Washington State Department of Health is pausing counties moving … [Read More...]

King County Metro cuts Snoqualmie Valley community shuttle bus route

King County Metro has adjusted bus and shuttle routes throughout the region due to reduced revenue and ridership brought on by the coronavirus crisis. According to King County, the latest financial forecast reflects the … [Read More...]

Statewide face covering order now in effect; free masks available in North Bend, Snoqualmie

Friday was the day: June 26th. The day the state's face covering public health order officially goes into effect, requiring they be worn (with some exceptions) by those over 5-years old in indoor public spaces and outdoors … [Read More...]

Outside the Lines: The Trans-formation of Chris

On June 15th 2020 the U.S. Supreme court ruled in a 6-3 decision, that “an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.” The ruling dealt with three LGBTQ employment issues; two … [Read More...]

Fire Blotter | 3-day search for drowning victim; firefighters perform ‘pit stop’; too many Tums

June 11th At 7:10AM Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a 54-year-old female experiencing stroke symptoms. She was examined and transported to local hospital. June 14th At 6:50PM Snoqualmie … [Read More...]

Snoqualmie Tribe donates nearly $400,000 to Snoqualmie Valley nonprofits hit hard by pandemic

On Friday, June 26th, the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe said it will send out checks totaling nearly $1 million to nonprofit organizations that were hit the hardest during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Nearly $400,000 of that will go … [Read More...]

SVSD survey: large majority want kids back in classrooms; state safety mandates make return to normal almost impossible

A recent Snoqualmie Valley School District 'ThoughtExchange" survey regarding reopening schools in the fall - in which 82% of respondents (2,349) were SVSD parents - showed a large majority (88%) are somewhat (37%) to … [Read More...]

Top 20 reasons why Wearing a Face Mask is Good

On June 23rd, Governor Jay Inslee issued a statewide face covering order. On Friday, June 26th, it will be mandatory when out in public spaces. I’ll admit it. I detest wearing a face mask. I get hot, my glasses fog up. It … [Read More...]

Encompass breaks ground on NEW Snoqualmie facility next week

After more than three years of gathering support and fundraising, Encompass announced it will break ground on its brand new Pediatric Therapy and Early Learning Center in Snoqualmie on June 29, 2020. The facility … [Read More...]

Drowning victim recovered from the Snoqualmie River

On Tuesday afternoon, June 23, 2020, the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) said crews had recovered the body of drowning victim from the Snoqualmie River who had been missing for two days. KCSO Sgt. Ryan Abbott said the … [Read More...]

Governor issues statewide face covering order to fight COVID-19 spread in Washington

After a week where Washington State reported over 2,600 new COVID-19 cases, on June 23rd, Governor Jay Inslee issued a statewide face covering order. The order was initially only imposed on Yakima County - the current … [Read More...]

North Bend cancels popular July Downtown Block Party

City of North Bend announced on Monday, June 22, 2020 that it was regrettably canceling its popular Downtown Block Party. The festival was scheduled for July 18th. The Legends Car Show, scheduled for July 18th and 19th, is … [Read More...]

Fall City Fire District puts M&O levy on November ballot; asks voters to approve increase from current levels

In early June the Fall City Fire Department - King County Fire District No. 27 - announced it would be putting a measure requesting voter approval of an excess levy on the November 3rd general election ballot. Fire … [Read More...]

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