Archives for April 2020

Ghost Town Experience: the (mostly) Abandoned Streets of Seattle

Before the official ‘Stay home-Stay healthy’ order was put into place, Washingtonians were still being encouraged to stay home but taking a drive was an allowable activity to combat boredom. So, one day Mark … [Read more...]

North Bend awarded grant to address affordable housing; will fund city code changes

On April 6, 2020 the City of North Bend announced it was awarded a $50,000 grant from the State of Washington Department of Commerce as part of $876,756 to assist 14 Washington communities address housing … [Read more...]

Mt. Si Senior Center closes on purchase of Cascade Park Apartments, preserves affordable senior housing

Mt. Si Senior Center bought an apartment complex March 27, officially closing on the long-anticipated purchase of Cascade Park Apartments in North Bend. This makes the Center the owner of the only two … [Read more...]

As people ignore Stay Home order, road closure begins near Rattlesnake Lake Area in North Bend

North Bend residents living along Cedar Falls Road near Rattlesnake Lake have again taken to social media to express frustration as they witnessed many people ignoring the statewide Stay Home order and … [Read more...]

Sunshine & Happiness: Snoqualmie teachers pull off car parade for students; North Bend firefighters make 3rd birthday special

Sunshine brought happy tidings to Snoqualmie today... courtesy of Cascade View Elementary School teachers who pulled off a surprise Teacher Car Parade for their students. It happened Thursday … [Read more...]

Love Snoqualmie Valley turns website into central, community support site during COVID-19 crisis

On a bit of bright news, a community-wide resource is now available to bridge the gap of needs across the Snoqualmie Valley - with resources to offer support during the coronavirus pandemic. Love … [Read more...]

Happy Avian Ending: PSE installs new platform so Fall City osprey can complete nest started in dangerous power pole

There is an osprey couple that has captured the attention of some Fall City residents over the past few years. According to resident Mary Fairchild - who's been observing the feathered pair for past 4-5 … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital opens drive-thru COVID-19 test site

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital re-opened its COVID-19 testing site on Tuesday, April 7th. The testing facility is drive-thru and open weekdays from 10AM to 2PM.  Due to a shortage in testing supplies, … [Read more...]

Governor: schools closed rest of year; online learning will become new normal

In a special afternoon press conference on Monday, April 6, 2020, Washington State Governor Inslee announced that schools across the state would be closed for in-person learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 … [Read more...]

National Guard coming to North Bend, will assist Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank

Governor Jay Inslee stated during his April 2nd press conference that 140 Washington National Guardsmen would be deployed to assist local food banks in King, Pierce, Franklin, Chelan and Walla … [Read more...]

Police, tow trucks respond to Mt Si Road as hikers ignore Stay Home order, closed North Bend trails

North Bend residents living along Mt. Si Road and near Rattlesnake Lake have taken to social media the past two weekends in frustration as they witnessed some hikers ignoring the statewide Stay Home order and … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School District, local restaurants giving back to healthcare workers on the front lines

Joining organizations and school districts around the region, this week the Snoqualmie Valley School District donated extra personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies to help with the ongoing novel … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | intoxicated and burning trash; possible COVID infection; furnace issues

March 26th Around 12:20PM Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a 74-year-old male patient with a leg injury and possible COVID-19 infection. Personnel with patient contact wore full precaution Personnel … [Read more...]

King County data: 75 COVID cases in Snoqualmie Valley; 4 deaths, including 2 in North Bend, 1 in Snoqualmie

The King County Department of Health updated its COVID-19 Outbreak Summary page, allowing users to now track cases by zip code. The website is usually updated daily, during the late … [Read more...]

Former North Bend councilmember shares COVID-19 story after members of Canadian ski trip test positive

The City of North Bend recently announced in early March, North Bend resident and former Councilmember Trevor Kostanich was exposed to COVID-19 after flying with a group of skiers and snowboarders to a remote … [Read more...]

Bored at Home? Great time to fill out your 2020 census and be COUNTED

Hey Snoqualmie Valley - it's Census Time. Home with a little extra time on your hands? Filling out the 2020 census takes only a few minutes. Check that stack of mail on your counter or desk. Find your … [Read more...]