Archives for February 2020

Fire Blotter | oven fire causes $1500 in damage; semi over embankment on SR 18; chicken nugget choking incident

February 20th At 5:15PM Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a report of a 1-year-old chocking on a chicken nugget. Crews arrived to find child breathing normally and left in care of the mother. February … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School Board ok’s moving Two Rivers to Mount Si High School campus, approval comes with stipulations

On February 27, 2020, the Snoqualmie Valley School Board voted 4-1 in favor of the proposal made by Two Rivers School Principal Rhonda Schmidt to relocate Two Rivers to the Mount Si High School campus, creating … [Read more...]

Police seek witnesses to hit-and-run that critically injured man near Snoqualmie

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) said a man was hit and critically injured at the I-90/SR 18 interchange near Snoqualmie, Thursday night, February 27, 2020. According to WSP Trooper Rick Johnson, at 11:45PM … [Read more...]

SR 203 closed between Carnation and Duvall this weekend for geotechnical work

WSDOT is warning drivers that SR 203 between Carnation and Duvall will be closed this weekend. A signed detour will be in place from Saturday morning February 29th, to Sunday evening, March 1st.  During the … [Read more...]

Community invited to Snoqualmie Valley 4-H Club’s first Rabbit Show, February 29th

The community is invited to join local 4-H club The Snoqualmie Valley Evergreens on Saturday, February 29th for the club's first rabbit show at Sallal Grange in North Bend. Rabbit check-in starts at 9AM, … [Read more...]

SnoPo Officers honored with Air National Guard and 425 Magazine ‘Best Police Officer’ awards

It was a bit of a 'proud papa' night for Snoqualmie Police Chief Perry Phipps at the February 24, 2020 city council meeting when he got the opportunity to formally recognize two 'SnoPo' officers who both … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie city council considers car tab increase to pay for new I-90 on-ramp lane

After agreeing to 50/50 project cost share with state to fund the new [temporary] dedicated on-ramp lane to westbound I-90 from Snoqualmie Parkway, the Snoqualmie city council is officially considering an … [Read more...]

Mid-Summer likely the earliest Middle Fork Road could reopen after December landslide

After a landslide forced the closure of part of Middle Fork Road (MFR) in mid December, the City of North Bend reported the road may not reopen until mid-summer at the earliest. On December 20, 2019 … [Read more...]

I-90/SR 18 interchange project costs increase, state changes weigh station site, SR 18 lane expansion to trim budget

There are some potential changes to the I-90/SR Interchange Improvement Project - mostly driven by budget constraints. Let's start with some good news, though. Some city officials had feared the passage of … [Read more...]

Mount Si High School named runner up for Building of the Year Award; community invited to March 9th open house

After being named one of 15 finalists for the 2019 'Building of the Year’ award given out by the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC), Mount Si High School was edged out for the top spot by a big name … [Read more...]

No Boat Brewing hosts special Fundraiser for Snoqualmie Valley Firefighters, February 29th

On Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 4-8PM, No Boat Brewing in Snoqualmie is holding a special event to help Snoqualmie Firefighters raise money as they 'gear up' to participate in the March 8th Firefighter … [Read more...]

William Grassie Wine Estates officially opens new Snoqualmie tasting room

William Grassie Wine Estates officially opened its new tasting room in Snoqualmie on Thursday, February 20, 2020. In November we told you the small, Fall City-based winery had signed a lease for a retail … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | put out the fire pit; nose bleed help; uncontrolled arm bleed

February 13th Around 8AM Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a reported CO alarm sounding inside of a residence. The homeowner advised it had been sounding since 2:00 am with nobody experiencing any … [Read more...]

State confirms Fire Training Academy near North Bend no longer a designated coronavirus quarantine site

The City of North Bend announced on Thursday, February 20, 2020 both the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Washington State Patrol (WSP) officially confirmed that the Fire Training Academy (FTA) … [Read more...]

Searching for Equitable Student Access: Principal proposes moving Two Rivers High School into Mount Si High School

After making a big curriculum change and becoming a Big Picture School at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year, Two Rivers School Principal Rhonda Schmidt approached the Snoqualmie Valley School Board on … [Read more...]

Slow moving landslide damages road, closes one lane of SR 203 between Carnation and Duvall

UPDATE | February 20th, 9AM WSDOT geo-techs visited the slide on SR 203 near NE Stillwater Hill Road on Wednesday, February 19th and will next several days analyzing their observations to determine how the … [Read more...]

The Story of Robert and Jaxx: understanding what living homeless in the Snoqualmie Valley can be like

Recently, Jennifer Kirk - Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services Director (SVSS) - shared a story with us. She said it is a story many in the community don't often get the chance to hear about the clients they … [Read more...]

County says 356th Drive in Fall City will remain open, warns still slide risk under roadway

Following a geotechnical evaluation Friday, February 14, 2020, King County determined that 356th Drive SE in Fall City can reopen and remain open unless conditions change. According to a county … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie City Council to hold Public Safety Open House, February 29th

The Snoqualmie City Council is set to host another community open house, and this time the topic is Public Safety Services. The Public Safety Open House happens on Saturday, February 29th, 9AM to Noon in the … [Read more...]

Couldn’t Let Go of their Dream: BasePoint Fitness owners find new space, re-open in downtown North Bend

After losing their lease last April, things looked a bleak for BasePoint Fitness, with owners Paul and Kim Goldenberger thinking it was the end of the line for the small business they'd spent four years … [Read more...]