Archives for June 2020

North Bend Festival at Mt Si, Snoqualmie Railroad Days both cancelled due to COVID-19; virtual events in the works

On Monday, June 29th, the Northwest Railway Museum announced that the 2020 Snoqualmie Railroad Days was cancelled. Organizers said Railroad Days has been a part of the Snoqualmie community since 1939, and it … [Read more...]

North Bend Marriott hotel project officially dead; different company now eyeing city for new hotel

After seven years since our first article ran on the North Bend hotel project proposed for the corner of Bendigo Blvd (SR 202) and South Fork Ave, it looks like the project is officially dead. Another hotel … [Read more...]

U.S. Senate passes bipartisan legislation to fully fund critical conservation fund, repair and maintain National Parks

On June 17th the U.S. Senate - with overwhelming bipartisan support - approved The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), making a historic investment in America’s public lands. Supporters of the legislation - … [Read more...]

King County Data shows 17 new COVID-19 cases in Snoqualmie Valley over past month, 99 total cases now

During May and most of June, the Snoqualmie Valley had seen very few new COVID-19 cases reported by King County Public Health. On June 28th it was only 6 new cases over the previous 4 weeks (when we originally … [Read more...]

Washington State hits Pause button on Phase 4 of reopening plan due to increasing coronavirus cases

Following of week of record-high coronavirus cases in the United States, on Saturday, June 27th, Governor Inslee and Health Secretary John Wiesman announced the Washington State Department of Health is pausing … [Read more...]

King County Metro cuts Snoqualmie Valley community shuttle bus route

King County Metro has adjusted bus and shuttle routes throughout the region due to reduced revenue and ridership brought on by the coronavirus crisis. According to King County, the latest financial … [Read more...]

Statewide face covering order now in effect; free masks available in North Bend, Snoqualmie

Friday was the day: June 26th. The day the state's face covering public health order officially goes into effect, requiring they be worn (with some exceptions) by those over 5-years old in indoor public spaces … [Read more...]

Outside the Lines: The Trans-formation of Chris

On June 15th 2020 the U.S. Supreme court ruled in a 6-3 decision, that “an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.” The ruling dealt with three LGBTQ employment … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | 3-day search for drowning victim; firefighters perform ‘pit stop’; too many Tums

June 11th At 7:10AM Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a 54-year-old female experiencing stroke symptoms. She was examined and transported to local hospital. June 14th At … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Tribe donates nearly $400,000 to Snoqualmie Valley nonprofits hit hard by pandemic

On Friday, June 26th, the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe said it will send out checks totaling nearly $1 million to nonprofit organizations that were hit the hardest during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Nearly $400,000 of … [Read more...]

SVSD survey: large majority want kids back in classrooms; state safety mandates make return to normal almost impossible

A recent Snoqualmie Valley School District 'ThoughtExchange" survey regarding reopening schools in the fall - in which 82% of respondents (2,349) were SVSD parents - showed a large majority (88%) are somewhat … [Read more...]

Top 20 reasons why Wearing a Face Mask is Good

On June 23rd, Governor Jay Inslee issued a statewide face covering order. On Friday, June 26th, it will be mandatory when out in public spaces. I’ll admit it. I detest wearing a face mask. I get hot, my … [Read more...]

Encompass breaks ground on NEW Snoqualmie facility next week

After more than three years of gathering support and fundraising, Encompass announced it will break ground on its brand new Pediatric Therapy and Early Learning Center in Snoqualmie on June 29, 2020. … [Read more...]

Drowning victim recovered from the Snoqualmie River

On Tuesday afternoon, June 23, 2020, the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) said crews had recovered the body of drowning victim from the Snoqualmie River who had been missing for two days. KCSO Sgt. Ryan … [Read more...]

Governor issues statewide face covering order to fight COVID-19 spread in Washington

After a week where Washington State reported over 2,600 new COVID-19 cases, on June 23rd, Governor Jay Inslee issued a statewide face covering order. The order was initially only imposed on Yakima County - the … [Read more...]

North Bend cancels popular July Downtown Block Party

City of North Bend announced on Monday, June 22, 2020 that it was regrettably canceling its popular Downtown Block Party. The festival was scheduled for July 18th. The Legends Car Show, scheduled for July 18th … [Read more...]

Fall City Fire District puts M&O levy on November ballot; asks voters to approve increase from current levels

In early June the Fall City Fire Department - King County Fire District No. 27 - announced it would be putting a measure requesting voter approval of an excess levy on the November 3rd general election ballot. … [Read more...]

Police seek witnesses to I-90 road rage incident near Snoqualmie Pass

Washington State Patrol (WSP) is looking for anyone who may have witnessed two cars involved in a road rage incident this week that took place near Snoqualmie Pass on June 17, 2020. Police responded to the … [Read more...]

North Bend, Snoqualmie ease park restrictions as King County enters phase 2 of reopening

As King County entered phase 2 of the Washington's SafeStart reopening plan on Friday, June 19th, the Cities of North Bend, Snoqualmie, along with Si View Metropolitan Park District, announced they have begun … [Read more...]

King County approved for Phase 2 of reopening: immediately increases business capacity, slightly relaxes social gathering restrictions

On Friday morning, June 19th, the Washington State Department of Health announced Secretary of Health John Wiesman had approved King County to move to Phase 2 of the state's Safe Start plan. Island, Lewis, … [Read more...]