Archives for March 2020

They’ve earn retirement: North Bend Theatre launches capital campaign to replace 80-year old seats

They were there on opening day, April 9, 1941. Let that sink in for a minute. They comforted Snoqualmie Valley community members and provided escape as the country fought battles, won wars, mourned … [Read more...]

First playgrounds, now Snoqualmie adds sports courts, skatepark to lists of closures over social distancing issues

UPDATE | MARCH 23RD, 3PM Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson ordered closure of the Snoqualmie Skatepark and sport courts throughout the city to prevent large groups from congregating at those locations. This … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Safeway to start special shopping hours for community members at-risk for COVID-19, will hold back items for those shoppers

Safeway (and stores owned by Albertsons Companies) announced yesterday that it will begin special shopping hours for people considered most vulnerable to COVID-19, which includes those 60 and over, pregnant and … [Read more...]

Tribe to temporarily close Snoqualmie Casino, will continue to pay employees

The Snoqualmie Tribe said late Monday, March 16th that "to protect the health and well-being of the community and the casino team members," it has decided to temporarily suspend all casino operations through … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Business Guide during COVID-19 restrictions

As the Snoqualmie Valley moves into a new normal during the COVID-19 outbreak, we thought we'd share with you some of the things your favorite local establishments are doing to continue serving their customers. … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Schools Superintendent: Letter to the Community

Dear Snoqualmie Valley Community, I wanted to share some thoughts and my gratitude for the students, staff, parents and community members throughout our valley. I know many things are up in the air – not … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | the street is not a toilet; attempted break-in; kids locked in car; multiple DUIs and drugs

March 2nd Attempted Burglary Around 7:50PM residents arrived home in the 7700 block of Maple Ave SE to find their front door damaged. The door jam was split and there were pry marks on the frame. The … [Read more...]

Governor’s emergency proclamation closes local restaurants, bars; Snoqualmie Valley Hospital suspends coronavirus testing center

UPDATE | MARCH 16th, 5:30PM Snoqualmie Valley Hospital's COVID-19 Testing Site is temporarily suspending sample collections due to national manufacturer back-orders on collection supplies.  SVH stated, … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | rolling down the street, into a tree; 8-month old trail fall; broken teeth after fight

February 27th At 5:09PM Snoqualmie Firefighters assisted other Eastside units with scene control for a westbound I-90, two car motor vehicle accident. At 11:46PM Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital tests over 300 coronavirus samples; SVSD launches survey to provide food, childcare during closure; mayors sign ER proclamations; libraries close

After the first week of offering a COVID-19 testing center, when asked if there were any positive results, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Chief Medical Officer Kim Witkop said, "We have processed well over 300 … [Read more...]

Body recovered from Snoqualmie River near Sandy Cove Park identified

On March 12, 2020, the Snoqualmie Police Department released the identity of the body found in the Snoqualmie River near Sandy Cove park on March 9th. Ryan Canady - who was 39 years of age and a long-time … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Schools closed for 6 weeks to combat spread of COVID-19; Mt Si Senior Center also closed

UPDATE | MARCH 12, 2020 This afternoon the Snoqualmie Valley School District announced it was officially closing schools starting Friday, March 13th until April 24th in response to spreading cases of … [Read more...]

2020 Snoqualmie Valley Educators of the Year announced, surprised at school

Last week the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation announced the winners of its annual Educators of the Year award.  This year's winners are: Elementary School: Colleen Myers, Fall City … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital opens COVID-19 testing center

On Monday, March 9th, the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital (SVH) announced it had opened a COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) test collection site for community members either experiencing virus symptoms or who have been … [Read more...]

Body recovered from Snoqualmie River near Sandy Cove Park

According to City of Snoqualmie Public Information Officer Joan Pliego, a body was recovered from the Snoqualmie River Monday evening, March 9, 2020. A SPD source said two people called 911 to report the … [Read more...]

Mount Si basketball wins boys 4A state championship

UPDATE | March 7th, 6:30PM Mount Si defeated Central Valley 58 - 47 to win the State 4A championship. Jabe Mullins scored 26 points and had 7 assists. Hayden Curtiss added 12, Bennett O'Connor had 9 points, … [Read more...]

Westbound SR 18 to close near Tiger Mountain for emergency road repair, March 6th -10th

Heavy rain across western Washington in February saw multiple landslides in the Snoqualmie Valley, including one on the shoulder of SR 18 - about 1.5 miles west of the Tiger Summit Trailhead. To repair … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School District says will deep clean, disinfect all schools this weekend to combat coronavirus

As King County and the Washington State Department of Health continue to monitor the latest developments in the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) locally, the Snoqualmie Valley School District released its plan … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | police chase with spike strips; garage opens, then car prowl; missing person and felony warrants

February 24th DUI Around 6PM officers were dispatched to the Bartell Drug store in Snoqualmie for a female that “urinated on her vehicle and now is slumped over the wheel.” When officers arrived, the … [Read more...]

Of Mice and Me: One animal lover’s struggle with rodents

John Steinbeck took the title “Of Mice and Men” from a poem by Robert Burns. The poem: To a Mouse, was written in 1785 and is about being tolerant and appreciating all forms of life, big and small. I try to … [Read more...]