Archives for February 2020

Flooding Update: Cedar River Watershed Education Center re-opens, Rattlesnake Lake Recreation area remains closed

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) announced on Thursday, February 13, 2020 that the Cedar River Watershed Education Center in North Bend had reopened after being closed by flooding a week ago. SPU operates the … [Read more...]

Encompass Rocks the Valley: Family Concert Series benefits new Snoqualmie facility

Earlier this month Encompass announced a new fundraiser to help pave the wave to the fundraising finish line for its newest facility. Parents and kiddos... Get ready to sing, dance, and wiggle your way to … [Read more...]

Mount Si High School finalist for Building of the Year award; public vote decides winner

The Snoqualmie Valley School District recently announced that the new Mount Si High School has been nominated for a '2019 Building of the Year' award, given out by the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | bathroom issues; lost python snake; ‘Offer Up’ meet up leads to car theft

February 4th DUI At 8:10PM while conducting a routine patrol of the Salish area, an officer saw a vehicle leaving the “closed after dusk” park area. The vehicle accelerated quickly as to get away from … [Read more...]

New Snoqualmie Affordable Housing development, Panorama Apartments, opens leasing office, launches website

At the February 10, 2020 Snoqualmie City Council meeting, representatives of the new affordable apartment complex under construction on Snoqualmie Ridge - Panorama Apartments - provided an overview of the new … [Read more...]

County to temporarily close and analyze Fall City road impacted by slow moving landslide Friday morning, determine next steps

UPDATE | Thursday, February 14th, 4PM King County said it will close 356th Drive SE in Fall City from 9AM to noon, Friday, February 14th to allow its consultant to analyze the slide hazard area. During this … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | accidental EpiPen injection; three flood water rescue calls; t-bone accident on Falls Ave

January 30th Around 4PM Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched to a 9-year-old male who had self-injected himself with his father’s expired EpiPen. Patient was transported to the emergency room to be … [Read more...]

Mount Si Cheer clinches World Title

Mount Si Cheer returned to Orlando, Florida over the weekend to defend last year's National Game Day Title at the UCA National High School Championships. Friday, February 7th was the Game Day … [Read more...]

Recovering from flooding, landslides: Road Closures updated King County Roads Division

As the Snoqualmie River and local creeks continue to recede and rain lets up (at least for a couple of days), King County Road Division crews continue to work to assess and reopen Snoqualmie Valley roads … [Read more...]

City warns flooding could make Carnation an island as Snoqualmie River crests; landslide brings tree down on SR 18 Thursday night, hitting car

Thursday evening, February 6, 2020, a reverse 911 message was sent to Carnation residents by the King County Sheriff's Office and its Emergency Operations center warning of the possibility that Carnation could … [Read more...]

NORTH BEND QUARANTINE: Much Ado About (almost) Nothing

UPDATE | February 7th The Public Information Officer from the Department of Health got back to me regarding my question regarding health care workers coming and going from the facility. They say “Health … [Read more...]

Just a regular person doing what she can for the town she loves: Beth Burrows named North Bend Citizen of the Year

One thing is very clear when it comes to Beth Burrows: she is devoted to North Bend and making it a thriving place to live, work and visit. Her dedication was recognized Tuesday night, February 4, 2020 when … [Read more...]

Rinse and Repeat: Snoqualmie River predicted to hit moderate to major flood levels, February 6th-7th

After what feels like six weeks of unrelenting rain (and some snow), the Snoqualmie Valley will have to make it through the next couple days of heavy rain before the almost-forgotten sun makes a return on … [Read more...]

Shoreline area site identified to serve as potential coronavirus quarantine location, in addition to Fire Training Academy

UPDATE | February 8, 2020 The Washington State Department of Health said it had identified a different Western Washington site that could serve as a potential coronavirus quarantine site - in addition to the … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Bleeding and frost bite; falling and trying to light hair on fire; 79 in a 35; don’t give me that shot

January 26th Welfare Check At 10:40PM officers were dispatched to the 76-Gas Station in Snoqualmie for a male who was bleeding from the head and pumping gas. Officers were able to stop the vehicle as it … [Read more...]

Overnight snow means Snoqualmie Valley Schools on 2-hour late start, February 3rd

Due to overnight snow, the Snoqualmie Valley School District announced early Monday morning, February 3, 2020, that schools would be open on a Two Hour Late Start. SVSD buses will operate on Limited … [Read more...]

Kayakers Capsize on Cold Fast Rising Snoqualmie River

At 11:25 am this morning, North Bend resident Forrest Smith was walking his dog on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail across the river from Camp Waskowitz when he saw something in the river. Said Mr. Smith “I was … [Read more...]

To improve pedestrian safety, 3 new Rapid Flashing Crossing Beacons coming to downtown Snoqualmie

As a move to improve safety, three new pedestrian-activated flashing crossing beacons will be coming to downtown Snoqualmie by fall 2020. At the January 27th Snoqualmie City Council meeting, … [Read more...]