Archives for May 2020

Snoqualmie Valley owned business releases new book inspired by daughters and dedicated to the Class of 2020

In this an effort to empathize with high school and college seniors everywhere, a locally-owned business, Papersalt, just released a new book called, A Letter to the 2020 Senior Class, No Challenge is Too Big … [Read more...]

Letter | Local small business owners may lose life’s work during state Stay Home order

[This is a reader-submitted letter written on May 1st. Certain data noted may have changed since submission. Letters to the Editor can be submitted to] Dear Editor, The general … [Read more...]

Iconic Twede’s Cafe sold to local Twin Peaks fans; working on few menu, interior changes

Take one Doctor of Philosophy and one midwife and what do you get? The new owners of iconic Twede's Cafe in North Bend - Max and Rachel Be. I hear you asking, "How did that happen?" Just a … [Read more...]

Warm Temperatures AND gusty gap winds on tap for Snoqualmie Valley this weekend

Well, it's official. The Snoqualmie Valley couldn't get its first summer-like spring weekend without Mother Nature adding a special tweak. According to Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather, Friday, May 8th - … [Read more...]

North Bend names David Miller permanent City Administrator

At the May 5th North Bend City Council meeting David Miller was named permanent city administrator. Miller had been serving as North Bend's Interim City Administrator since January 16, 2020. David … [Read more...]

Trail Youth Coffee Home back open for to-go, mobile orders AND fundraising for new coffee trailer to serve community

It's time to start making those coffee drinks again! Starting Tuesday May 5th, the Trail Youth Coffee Home in North Bend reopened for to-go and mobile orders. The small nonprofit coffee house had been closed … [Read more...]

Mount Si High School student dies of fentanyl-laced drug overdose

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, Mount Si High School Principal John Belcher wrote and hit send on a heartbreaking schoolwide email no principal ever wants to draft - one announcing the tragic loss of a … [Read more...]

North Bend brings Water Conservation Ordinance back to council, if passed would take effect summer 2020

At its May 5th meeting, the North Bend city council will have a first reading of a revised water conservation ordinance (WCO). Last April the council was presented with a different WCO, but after resident … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Falls Park to reopen May 8th, but some areas will remain closed

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) announced that it will reopen popular Snoqualmie Falls Park - on a limited basis - on Friday, May 8, 2020. PSE Customer Communications Manager Jarrett Tomalin, "While the … [Read more...]

Fall City Fire District temporarily changes outdoor burning rules

Effective May 1, 2020, Fall City Fire District 27 said it would allow residential outdoor burning to occur in all areas of the District until June 15th when the seasonal summer burn ban goes into effect. … [Read more...]

Popular North Bend area trails, state parks reopen May 5th; could close again if get too crowded

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, some very popular North Bend hiking and outdoor recreation areas will reopen to the public after being closed for nearly 6 weeks over coronavirus social distancing concerns. What … [Read more...]

Latest King County Data: 83 COVID-19 cases in the Snoqualmie Valley, 4 deaths

In early April the King County Department of Health updated its COVID-19 Outbreak Summary page, allowing users to track cases by zip code. The King County website and the Washington State COVID-19 data … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | rollover accident on Snoqualmie Parkway; trash can fire at Sandy Cove Park; stop burning garbage in fire pit

April 17th At 10:15PM Snoqualmie Firefighters were summoned by the SPD to assist with a welfare check. They needed a ladder to look into a 2nd story window. However, on arrival the caller no longer needed … [Read more...]

4 More Weeks: Inslee extends Stay Home Order; outlines 4-phase economic reopening plan

On Friday, May 1st Governor Inslee, as expected, extended his Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. The extension runs through May 31st. It was issued on March 23rd had been set to expire on May 4th. As of … [Read more...]

Buckshot Honey barbecue restaurant officially opens in Snoqualmie, July 29th

UDPATE | July 26th, 2PM Well, it took a little bit longer than anticipated, but it looks like Snoqualmie's newest restaurant - Buckshot Honey - is open. The restaurant is doing a soft opening this weekend … [Read more...]

Reminder: Rattlesnake Lake, Trail, Ledge still CLOSED due to social distancing concerns

UPDATE | May 10th: Police have now installed an electronic reader board at THE I-90 exit 32 off-ramp reminding people that the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation area remains closed. Read our original article below … [Read more...]