Archives for August 2020

Toby’s Path of Hope

[Guest article by Lesley Martinez, a North Bend resident, photographer, dog matchmaker, wife and mother of two (one human, one not)] Twenty minutes and 15 seconds into the video, and I'm in love. I'm not … [Read more...]

SnoPo K9 Pooch helps police make huge drug seizure on I-90 near Snoqualmie

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) said earlier this month Snoqualmie Police Department's K9 Pooch helped make a huge drug seizure on I-90 near Snoqualmie. According to a WSP news release, on the evening of … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Dollar Tree to open on Snoqualmie Ridge

A new business is coming to Snoqualmie Ridge, taking over part of the space previously occupied by the Ridge Supermarket IGA: Dollar Tree.  The former IGA space is being divided into two retail spots, … [Read more...]

Living Snoqualmie Hero of the Week Award

We all know someone who has positively impacted our lives and the lives of others. Whether this person is your postman who always goes above and beyond, the teacher who took extra time to help your child or … [Read more...]

Baby steps cooler as we slowly transition back to normal this week

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather ] Source: Depending on where measured, I think we have at least tied the record for Aug 16th of 94° set in both 1967 and 1977 from … [Read more...]

Utility, street improvement project begins in downtown Snoqualmie

According to a city press release, Snoqualmie has begun the long-planned Railroad Place, Newton and Delta Street Utility Improvements Project in downtown Snoqualmie. Per the release, the … [Read more...]

SVSD School Board adopts resolution to start year fully remote; addresses parent concerns about distance learning plan

On August 13th, the Snoqualmie Valley School District approved its official decision regarding the reopening of schools for the upcoming 2020-21 school year at its Board of Directors Meeting. Following suit of … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley may see hottest weather of the year this weekend

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather ] Mini-heatwave looks set to hit Western Washington Sunday with building high pressure expected to stoke up offshore flow.  Areas that could really … [Read more...]

Additional street dining in Snoqualmie this weekend: mask up and support local restaurants

UPDATE | August 16th, 7:30AM The City of Snoqualmie announced that the “Outdoor Seating Pilot Program” would be suspended early. Per the announcement, "On Sunday, August 16, 2020, Center Blvd. and Falls … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Fall City to get first-ever Coffeehouse, Aroma Coffee Co. opens in September

Something new is coming to Fall City - a coffee house. And believe it or not, in the coffee-loving, caffeinated state of Washington, Fall City has NEVER had a sit-down coffee shop. The idea for the … [Read more...]

North Bend nonprofit brings Historic Carousel to the Snoqualmie Valley

This year has been a busy year for local nonprofit North Bend Art & Industry (NBA&I). One of the many projects they have been working on is bringing a historic carousel to the site of the organization's … [Read more...]

A Different kind of Valley Vagabond: Traveling local during the pandemic-Suncadia

Are you tired of seeing the same old places and the same old faces? Do you want to get away but are worried about travel during a pandemic? In past Valley Vagabond columns, residents have written … [Read more...]

Update: Hiker still missing in Middle Fork area of North Bend

UPDATE | August 23rd A message from Shirley Baumann’s daughter, Jane- “I would people to know my mom is still missing in the Middle Fork area off the Quartz Creek trail on the way to Lake Blethen. If … [Read more...]

Westbound SR 18 to close near Snoqualmie for overnight repairs twice this August

The Washington State Department of Transportation, (WSDOT) announced two upcoming overnight closures of westbound SR 18 near Snoqualmie - and over Tiger Mountain - in August. WSDOT said, "Late night … [Read more...]

29 new cases in 3 weeks: Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Snoqualmie

[Updated for a 5th time on 8/13/20 to include latest data from King County Public Health, with 4 additional Snoqualmie cases added (2 city limits and 2 in unincorporated area) and 4 additional North Bend cases … [Read more...]

A Bear Story I Will NOT Share

[Reprinted with permission. Article by Daryl Ratajczak wildlife biologist and Instructor at Wildlife for You] Do you love bears? It is a simple question and if the answer is YES... then I CHALLENGE … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Railroad Days goes virtual for 2020

The Northwest Railway Museum announced this week that despite the cancellation of the live Snoqualmie Railroad Days Festival, the long-standing community tradition will be celebrated virtually throughout the … [Read more...]

Op-ed: Mask Debate, Choose Wisely

[Article by Bob McCoy- Sammamish, WA. Views expressed are those of the author, not the Living Snoqualmie website. Letters and op-eds may be submitted to] As we taxied our Phantom … [Read more...]

Honoring the Past: dramatic two-story history mural installed in new Mount Si High School entryway

Last month - and after years of planning - Mount Si High School’s dramatic new front entrance mural was completed. Upon entrance to the high school, the mural - which contains historic photos of the … [Read more...]

For a third time, North Bend eyed for marijuana store; public hearing happens August 13th

Twice last year, two different North Bend sites were eyed for a marijuana store. The second site - in the Mountain Valley Shopping Center - proposed by the Issaquah Cannabis store owner, fell through when it … [Read more...]