Archives for May 2020

Election 2020: Washington State 5th District senate, house races include one primary, one unopposed

The candidate filing deadline - and deadline to withdraw candidacy - for the November 2020 general election has come and gone, giving residents of Washington's 5th District - which includes Fall City, Issaquah, … [Read more...]

7 Snoqualmie Valley area Trails to Try for Better Physical Distancing

[This article originally ran on the Mountains to Sound Greenway blog.] After several long weeks of closures to help keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, some parks and trails are reopening for … [Read more...]

Emergency crews work late into night, rescue two people from Snoqualmie River in Middle Fork area

There was a large, time-intensive emergency swift water rescue along Lake Dorothy Road, east of North Bend Monday night, May 18, 2020. Approximately 30 crew members from Eastside Fire & Rescue … [Read more...]

$4 million targeted to help unincorporated King County small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Last week the King County Council approved $4 million in supplemental budget funding for an integrated program to support small businesses in unincorporated King County - which includes many areas of the … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie’s popular 4th of July community fireworks display postponed

The City of Snoqualmie announced yesterday evening that the annual 4th of July community fireworks display has been postponed. According to the city announcement, "The Red, White & Boom fireworks … [Read more...]

North Bend to hold virtual Town Hall to discuss Water Conservation Ordinance

The City of North Bend will hold a virtual Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, May 26th at 6PM - so residents can learn more about the city's proposed Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO). Read our … [Read more...]

Albert Lee Appliance eyes North Bend for new retail sales, furniture distribution center

Last week the City of North Bend published a Notice of Application for a proposed new retail/warehouse facility for Albert Lee Appliance. Albert Lee is proposing a 48,000 sq. foot warehouse … [Read more...]

Governor backs off requirement that restaurant patrons provide contact information during state’s phased reopening

Late Friday evening, May 15, 2020, Governor Inslee released a statement and memorandum clarifying the requirement announced earlier this week that restaurant patrons provide their contact information when … [Read more...]

Community invited to give public comment on Snoqualmie Mill Site Draft Environmental Impact Statement, May 20th

The City is Snoqualmie is reminding residents of an opportunity to provide verbal comments on the proposed Snoqualmie Mill Site development Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The city published … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie business announces closure, says financial risk, COVID-19 capacity and safety rules make reopening not feasible

After being closed since March 17th when Washington's COVID-19 restrictions went into place for salons, Snoqualmie business Lula Ruby announced it had made the tough decision to close its doors … [Read more...]

Working to Honor the Mount Si High School Class of 2020: Babies of 9/11, Graduates of the Pandemic

Mount Si High School administrators, staff and parents have been working for weeks on graduation plans to honor the Class of 2020, which had the last months of its senior year upended by the COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | river rescue; semi vs car at Tiger Mt. summit; propane left on; ruptured irrigation line causing severe damage

April 30th Around 9AM Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a 67-year-old man who had fallen two days prior and was experiencing severe back pain. The patient was examined, and was driven to the local … [Read more...]

North Bend Theatre, North Bend Film Fest and Volition Brewing Team Up for New Virtual Movie Night

Three North Bend businesses have launched a new collaboration, one aimed at bringing first run movies to the Snoqualmie Valley The new monthly screening series aims to "creatively unite and generate revenue … [Read more...]

Fraud reports surge for fake unemployment claims, intercepted stimulus checks; Snoqualmie Valley School district targeted

The Snoqualmie Police Department is warning North Bend and Snoqualmie residents about a surge of fraud reports related to unemployment claims and coronavirus stimulus checks. SPD said during the past … [Read more...]

North Bend, Snoqualmie ‘Spring into Action’ with a BIG parade for seniors this Saturday

The community is invited to celebrate the Valley’s older citizens in the first ever Spring into Action parade honoring senior citizens, happening in Snoqualmie and North Bend this Saturday, May 16th. From … [Read more...]

Letter | Please delay Snoqualmie Mill Site Draft EIS public review until stay home order lifts

[This is a reader submitted letter. Letters to the editor may be emailed to] Dear Editor, I respectfully request that the City of Snoqualmie retract the Draft Environmental … [Read more...]

King County’s COVID-19 Phase 2 Reality: masked up and low business occupancy

Local restaurant and retail shop owners, as well as King County residents, are now getting a glimpse at what future holds when Washington state enters phase 2 of Governor Inslee's 4-phase economic reopening … [Read more...]

Hiking in the time of Covid-19: North Bend locals ask for more thoughtfulness

I have fond memories of attending Seafair as a child.  My Grandmother lived five blocks from Lake Washington Blvd and less than a mile from the hydroplane pits at Stan Sayres Memorial Park. It … [Read more...]

Middle Fork Road reopens after December landslide caused severe damage, forced closure

After a landslide forced the closure of part of Middle Fork Road (MFR) in mid-December, King County warned it could be mid-summer before the severely damaged section was repaired. Middle Fork Road is the … [Read more...]

Nonprofits Innovate: Encompass takes annual Rise & Thrive Breakfast fundraiser virtual on May 19th

Many local nonprofits are being forced to innovate in order to host critical fundraisers, including Snoqualmie Valley's Encompass. For the safety of the community during the COVID-19 crisis, Encompass … [Read more...]