Archives for March 2020

The battle against ‘nothing is fun’ – Compass Outdoor Adventures innovates, has hundreds of families laughing with Indoor Scavenger Hunts

The concept is pretty simple: free family fun, indoor style. Last weekend North Bend's Compass Outdoor Adventures decided to to take things inside, launching the company's first ever at-home, Family INDOOR … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, Sno-Valley Senior Center awarded big grants

Two Snoqualmie Valley nonprofits were included with 126 other organizations picked to receive emergency funding grants from the recently establish COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. The first round of … [Read more...]

North Bend Mayor message to the community: humbled, encouraged by strong show of support

North Bend Residents, Now that we all have had a week of mandated staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have seen the entire world shaken economically and health-wise, as your Mayor, I am sharing … [Read more...]

Eastside Nurses: exhausted staff, hospitals preparing for patient surge; ‘now, more than ever, continue to shelter in place’

As Washington State [potentially] begins to see a slight slow in the rate of increase in positive COVID-19 cases, hospitals are still dealing with supply shortages and preparing for what could come. This … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Mayor says ‘well on road to recovery’ after COVID-19 diagnosis

On Friday, March 27th, Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson said he was 'well on the road to recovery' from COVID-19, adding that he turned a corner on Tuesday, which was 11 days after his symptoms began on March 13th. … [Read more...]

Amidst closure Snoqualmie Casino donates over 2,000 pounds of fresh food, medical supplies

What do you do when things close and you have an unexpected overabundance of fresh food? One word: DONATE. With Snoqualmie Tribal Campus limited to just essential employees and the closure of the … [Read more...]

Salish Lodge adapts to New Normal with enhanced To-Go Menu, complete with Easy Valet Pick-up

[Sponsored Content] For generations, Salish Lodge & Spa has been a place where people go to celebrate a special anniversary in The Dining Room, gather with friends for cocktails in The Attic, and enjoy … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | DUI accident involving minor; two Poo Poo Point paraglider rescues; passed out in the restroom; fight triggers fire alarm

March 12th Around 3:15pm Snoqualmie Firefighters assisted other units with a residential fire. The caller stating she could see flames coming from the chimney. Crews arrived and determined there was a fire … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation running during Stay Home order: all fares donation-based, drivers help deliver supplies, food to residents

As public transportation is deemed an essential service, Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT) said it would continue to run buses to serve the community during the statewide Stay Home order issued by Governor … [Read more...]

Sallal Water Association to hold important annual meeting remotely, March 30th

The Sallal Water Association is reminding members that its March 30th annual meeting will still happen remotely using Zoom. Per the Sallal meeting announcement, "With the current outbreak of COVID-19 and … [Read more...]

Zoonosis: Contagion without borders

What do you do when there is a worldwide pandemic and you have too much time on your hands? Well if you’re me, you research zoonotic diseases. A zoonosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria, viruses, or … [Read more...]

Police Chief Message to North Bend, Snoqualmie Communities about department’s role during Stay Home Order

Snoqualmie Valley Community, During this past week, I have received some questions and inquiries about how the Police Department will be serving the community during this crisis associated with the COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Valley Vagabond: Living London just before coronavirus changed everything

I recently went to London for my 50th birthday and 25th wedding anniversary. Life changed a lot while we was gone. A LOT. As it turns out, we timed our bucket list trip well. We left on March 1st, the … [Read more...]

Rattlesnake Lake Rec area closed after weekend crowds prevent social distancing; Snoqualmie Falls Park, state parks, trails, campgrounds also closed

After weekend social media outcry from Snoqualmie Valley residents about the crowding and the lack of social distancing at North Bend trails - particularly Rattlesnake Lake, Twin Falls and Mount Si - some State … [Read more...]

Long-awaited Federal Decision expands Snoqualmie Tribe reservation land base

On March 23rd the Snoqualmie Tribe announced a key federal decision that will increase the size of its approximate 55 acre tribal land base - the first expansion in 14-years. According to a news … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Wildlife Moment of Zen: Bald Eagle extended visit to Eagle Pointe neighborhood

Snoqualmie resident Barb McDaniel had a magical wildlife moment this past sunny Sunday. March 22, 2020 when a bald eagle perched on her neighbor's roof... and then proceeded to hang out for a half hour for … [Read more...]

Too much heavy use, disregard for social distancing: North Bend closes all Playgrounds, Sports Courts, Skateparks

On Monday, March 23, 2020, North Bend Mayor Mayor Rob McFarland issued Executive Order No. 20-02, which exercises his emergency powers to close certain active recreational areas in all city parks and open … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson tests positive for COVID-19

The City of Snoqualmie said Monday, March 23, 2020 that Mayor Matt Larson had tested positive for COVID-19. He was tested at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital on March 16th after showing symptoms of the illness - … [Read more...]

King County Parks also close playgrounds, sports courts over social distancing concerns

Two days after the City of Snoqualmie closed playgrounds over concerns that residents were not practicing social distancing, King County and the City of Seattle have followed suit. As of Saturday, March … [Read more...]

Lane shifts to start near Phoenix Plaza project in North Bend to repair faulty contractor work

The City of North Bend said starting the week of March 23rd, vehicles traveling westbound along East North Bend Way near the new Phoenix Plaza project will be intermittently shifted into the eastbound … [Read more...]