Archives for August 2020

The Valley Vagabond-Breakfast at the Salish Lodge & Spa

[Article by Kira Denny and Melissa Grant] Dear me, that was a lot of food…. I'll take any excuse to go out to eat. So, when I needed to interview someone who had recently gone to stay or eat at the Salish … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Weather: The week ahead – areas of light rain for back to school Monday, but sunny weather makes a comeback with potential heatwave mid-September

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather]  Areas of light rain or drizzle overnight possible tonight into Monday morning.  While the brunt looks north, anything that makes it this far … [Read more...]

Hero of the Week: Kathy Hyland, embodying compassion, empathy, and kindness

Often, it is a great tragedy that binds people together and creates a community of supporters one never knew they had. They say a true friend isn’t someone who’s there for you when life is at it’s best, but … [Read more...]

New DOH reports: Covid-19 cases plateauing in King County, health official says not enough to safely reopen schools

On Friday evening, August 28th, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest Covid-19 statewide situation report, which reflected some good news - an overall plateau and slight … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie “Plein Air Paint Out” Winning Artwork Announced

En plein air is a French expression meaning "in the open air," and refers to the act of painting outdoors with the artist's subject in full view. It is said to enable an artist to better capture changing … [Read more...]

New 100 foot Cell Tower project proposed near Snoqualmie Ridge neighborhood

A new cell tower near Snoqualmie Ridge is currently in the planning phase with King County Permitting. Earlier this month King County Permitting mailed written notifications of the project to a few residents … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School District approves budget with $2 million deficit; losses could increase another $6-7 million due to Covid-19

It’s no secret that schools are struggling to figure out how to fulfill their budgets through the financial difficulties that remote instruction and decreasing student enrollment bring. These issues are hitting … [Read more...]

Pop-up Blood Drive returns to Snoqualmie City Hall August 31st, donors needed

After a successful pop-up blood drive in late June, Bloodworks Northwest is again partnering with the City of Snoqualmie to bring a safe and easy location for blood donations during the coronavirus … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | riding lawnmower accident; food fire; dog pen trip

Here are a few calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to this past week. August 20th Around 2AM Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a burn complaint call in the unincorporated King County area. … [Read more...]

The Valley Vagabond: a Three-State National Park RV Adventure to replace the trip Covid squashed

[Guest post by Snoqualmie resident Katlin Lee. Submit Valley Vagabond articles to] Unfortunately for my husband Sean and I, Covid-19 killed a trip to Colombia for 2 weeks to … [Read more...]

Community feedback wanted on proposed Middle Fork Road speed limit change

King County wants to hear from people who travel on SE Middle Fork Road heading to Mailbox Peak. According to King County Local Services, there is a speed limit reduction proposed for that segment of … [Read more...]

New gate coming to Snoqualmie Community Park as neighbors ask for police help to curb illicit activities

New gates are currently being installed at the entrance to the main Snoqualmie Community Park parking lot on Ridge Street. The gate will close the lot to cars during overnight hours. For some … [Read more...]

Our Kids Need You: School Board President Welcomes Staff to unusual start of new School Year

On Monday, August 24, 2020, via Zoom, Snoqualmie Valley School Board President Carolyn Simpson virtually welcomed SVSD staff to the start of a new, unprecedented school year amidst the continuing coronavirus … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Weather: Norm in Good Form

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather ] As far as the weather goes this week in the Snoqualmie Valley - the last full week of summer break from school should be a … [Read more...]

Hero of the Week: Bryan Carlisle, keeping Snoqualmie roadsides clean

Chances are if you’ve driven down the Snoqualmie Parkway over the span of 5 years, you’ve probably spotted a man out of the corner of your eye, picking up trash alongside the busy road.  No, he isn’t … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Local family with extensive restaurant experience rebrands, opens Mezzaluna Kitchen on Snoqualmie Ridge

There’s a new kid on the block: Mezzaluna Kitchen. Previously branded as Lorenzo’s, Mezzaluna Kitchen, officially opened its doors on July 31st, 2020. Located just off Snoqualmie Ridge’s Center Street, it's … [Read more...]

Closed portion of Rattlesnake Lake Parking area in North Bend to reopen this weekend

After a parking issues around the Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area in North Bend caused nearby residents to take to social media to express safety concerns, on Friday, August 21st, the Cedar River Watershed … [Read more...]

I Killed a Bear

[Guest post by Daryl Ratajczak, black bear biologist, and advocate. Daryl is the former Black Bear Program Coordinator and Chief of Wildlife for the state of Tennessee. He is also a regular wildlife instructor … [Read more...]

Upcoming SR 202 weekend closures near Fall City, Sammamish could create long delays

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is warning drivers that sections of SR 202 near Fall City and Sammamish will close in late August and mid-September for culvert replacements. WSDOT … [Read more...]

King County Public Health links Snoqualmie, North Bend Covid-19 outbreak to multiple gatherings and activities

I have to admit it. I'm not a hugger. Going to the hairdresser is agony and I've never had a massage. The very thought of it makes my skin crawl. I have a rather large personal bubble. This social distancing … [Read more...]