Archives for January 2020

Garbage collection, plowing updates from North Bend, Snoqualmie

UPDATE | January 17th Waste Management said there would be no pickups in Snoqualmie for the rest of the week. Drivers, though, will pickup double loads on customers' scheduled collection days next week. … [Read more...]

Mother Nature’s 1-2 Punch: snow, now high wind warning for Snoqualmie Valley; schools on 2-hour delay, January 15th

For a few days now, Snoqualmie Weather's Ryan Porter has been watching the potential for a pretty strong Snoqualmie Valley gap wind event - and it looks like the computer weather models now have consensus that … [Read more...]

Ambulance catches fire inside Wilderness Rim EF&R Station 88 in North Bend

Around 2:30PM, January 14, 2020 - during heavy snow - Eastside Fire & Rescue and Snoqualmie Fire crews responded to a fire inside EF&R Station 88, 42804 SE 172nd Street, in the Wilderness Rim area of … [Read more...]

School Board work session scheduled to discuss encouraging or requiring all 10th graders to take standardized tests

On Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 5:30PM the SVSD school board will hold a special work session to discuss 'High School State Testing Required Options and the New Graduation Pathway.' The regular school board … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | can’t arrest me on tribal land; leaving Washington; looking for breakfast in middle of road; screwdriver in ignition

December 30th Court Order Violation in Progress Around 4PM while patrolling Snoqualmie, an officer spotted a vehicle being driven with a male and female inside that had a severely cracked windshield. The … [Read more...]

I don’t kiss dogs, why you shouldn’t either

I started my own dog business in 2004. I moved into a friend’s 250 square foot Mother-in-Law apartment and had very little money at first. I wore many hats and had many different jobs. In addition to being a … [Read more...]

North Bend, Snoqualmie Snow Plows work overnight, SVSD Schools Closed, garbage pickup canceled Tuesday, January 14th

UPDATE | January 14th, 5:45AM Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent Rob Manahan said due to "icy and dicey conditions, below freezing temps and forecasted additional snow," the district will close … [Read more...]

Heavy snow blankets Snoqualmie Valley overnight, schools closed Monday, January 13th

UPDATE | January 13th, 6AM Snow started falling Sunday night, January 12th, around 9:30PM and didn't let up until around 2AM. At our home office we picked up about 7 inches of snow - more than was forecast - … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie named #4 Best Place to Live in Washington

Another website has ranked Snoqualmie one of the best Washington cities to live in. This time it's HomeSnacks, which says it "combines recent data from the Census, FBI, OpenStreetMaps, and dozens of other … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School District open on time, buses on snow routes January 10th

UPDATE | JANUARY 10th, 11AM: The district said afternoon school bus routes in Area B (Fall City vicinity) and Area C (Snoqualmie) will drop off students on their regular bus stop locations, since road … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | Cow causes 2-car accident; one-year old with breathing difficulties; can’t remember alarm code

December 26th Around 7:30PM Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the Woodland Apartments. Crews found all smoke detectors sounding with no fire or smoke. Detectors were removed and the renter … [Read more...]

Ken Hearing reflects after four terms leading North Bend through growth and change

As the clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve, Ken Hearing officially said goodbye to the title of North Bend mayor after 16 years. Once again, he's just a regular resident... a retired, regular … [Read more...]

New Month, New Flood event closes some Snoqualmie Valley roads Tuesday morning

It may be a new year, but nothing seems to being changing with Mother Nature's drenching mood. Since January 6, 2020, approximately 3 inches of rain has fallen in the Snoqualmie Valley. And once again, snow … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie hires former Sammamish city manager as interim city administrator

Roughly six weeks after longtime Snoqualmie City Administrator Bob Larson announced he was leaving to become Gig Harbor's new city administrator, Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson has hired Rick Rudometkin to … [Read more...]

North Bend Downtown Foundation launches Ripple Effect Award, honors beloved Bartell’s employee

The New Year has brought a new award to North Bend, designed specifically to recognize people who make a difference in your day; people who "make a gloomy day brighter, lighten our load, and make us smile." … [Read more...]

Active Weather Ahead: Quick Clippers, Arctic Blasts and GFS record setters bring snow icons out to play

[Article by contributing writer Ryan Porter, owner of Snoqualmie Weather. Keep up with his latest local forecasts on Twitter at Snoqualmeiwx.] The first part of this week features strong south-westerly flow, … [Read more...]

Resolutions for 2020: more clarity, less ‘rightness’

It’s that time again when I start to think about what I will do to improve my life in the coming year. This New Year is particularly special because not only does it mark a new year, but a whole new … [Read more...]