Archives for September 2020

[Story Updated] Public Health investigates COVID-19 outbreak associated with Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie

UPDATE |October 1st I spoke to Alan Stephens, the General Manager/Area Manager of the Salish Lodge & Spa, briefly last night on the phone. He wanted to personally affirm to everyone that the Lodge is … [Read more...]

Letter | For a Safer Community Elect Ingrid Anderson

[Letter by Roger Ledbetter- Snoqualmie, WA. Views expressed are those of the author, not the Living Snoqualmie website. You may submit letters of support for your candidate to … [Read more...]

Hiker and his Dog Missing Near Snoqualmie Pass (Story Updated)

UPDATE |October 6th After 2000 hours of searching and 366 Search and Rescue volunteers for the past 6 days, there has been no sign of Brendon or his dog. Due to dangerous conditions around 80 square miles … [Read more...]

City Council Work Study: An Economic Development Plan for Fiscal Stability, Balanced City

Last week, the North Bend City Council convened for a Work-Study Session to begin the process of updating the City’s Economic Development strategy. This initial planning work by the Council is critical in … [Read more...]

Adopt a Mount Si High School Senior!

Amy Bergman Hunter raised three daughters, now 22, 20 and almost 18, in her 16 years in the Valley. Her youngest watched her sisters experience their senior years at Mount Si High with all the monumental events … [Read more...]

More Important Than Ever To Eat And Shop Local, Support North Bend Businesses

The shift in weather this first week of Fall was a stark reminder that with cooler and wetter weather, local businesses will have less outdoor dining and shopping space available to compensate for indoor … [Read more...]

Nominate a Snoqualmie Valley Family who could use some Holiday Cheer for a Free Light Install

What a year 2020 has been! First, Covid-19 descended, leaving everyone scared and worried. Then the kids missed graduation, birthdays, and visiting all their friends. Parents are having to do it all and still … [Read more...]

Letter | Mark Mullet Deserves your Vote

[Article by Chad Magendanz- Issaquah, WA. Views expressed are those of the author, not the Living Snoqualmie website. You may submit letters of support for your candidate to] You … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Weather: The Week Ahead – Here Comes the Sun, but will the Smoke Stay Away?

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather] What a wet start to Autumn. While we didn't tally anywhere close to the ~8-inch monthly precipitation record (at Snoqualmie Falls) for September, it did … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Firefighter Deployed to Assist with California Wildfire

Snoqualmie Firefighter Robert Lasswell is in California to assist with the August complex wildfire efforts. This fire, as of the most recent update at the time of this writing, is 870,200 acres and 43% … [Read more...]

Fire Blotter | A bad trip; asleep with a powdery substance; silent false alarm

Here are a few calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to this past week. September 17thAt 12:35 pm, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded with other units to a reported single vehicle rollover … [Read more...]

Train Rides Resuming in the Snoqualmie Valley

The Northwest Railway Museum has announced the return of its popular train excursions in the upper Snoqualmie Valley.  Train rides will resume Saturday, October 3rd, and are scheduled to continue weekends … [Read more...]

No Screaming Allowed! Halloween Tips from Seattle & King County Public Health and the CDC

Boy, being a kid in 2020 is a bummer from socially distant graduation ceremonies to isolated birthday parties too, and now, damned-demic Halloween. Booooo, cackle and a big old hiss to this … [Read more...]

Is the Snoqualmie Valley Racially Naive? The struggle to promote and celebrate diversity at Mt. Si High (part one)

I was 8 in 1975. That year was Saigon's fall when refugees fled Vietnam, and later Laos and Cambodia, by boat. All of the kids in my mostly white grade school called them "the boat people." Until I had a … [Read more...]

Baking Memories; The Pursuit of Pie Perfection: Part 2

One of my goals in life is to be the Julia Child of Apple Pie. Now, I don't want to say that I worship Apple Pie, but in all honesty, I'm a fanatic. Non-believers would claim that Apple Pie isn't as exciting or … [Read more...]

Updated: Snoqualmie Weather: The Week Ahead – Want Rain? Careful What You Wish For

[Article by Ryan Porter of Snoqualmie Weather] UPDATE | September 22nd We're bracing for first major storm of the season as it pushes onshore Wednesday morning.  Lot's of wind and … [Read more...]

North Bend Film Festival and North Bend Downtown Foundation to Collaborate on Virtual Dinner and a Movie Week

New takeout week to feature specials from eight local businesses during the North Bend Film Festival (Oct 8-11, 2020) North Bend Downtown Foundation and North Bend Film Festival have announced a new … [Read more...]

SVSD Planning for Phased-in Approach to Return to In-school Learning

In a letter dated September 18, 2020 Superintendent Rob Manahan had this to say to Snoqualmie Valley families and staff: Thanks to all of our students, staff, and parents for a successful start to the … [Read more...]

Business Comings: The City of Snoqualmie welcomes Sno-King Ice Arena in a ribbon-cutting ceremony

Sno-King Ice Arena's new Snoqualmie facility is officially OPEN, and WOW is it sensational. I had the privilege of touring the facility recently, and I have to say this is nothing like the ice arenas of my … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Casino receives Top 5 recognition for Best Places to Work by Puget Sound Business Journal

Since its grand opening in November 2008, the Snoqualmie Casino has created a great place to work. Now they've received top five recognition for Washington's Best Workplaces by Puget Sound Business Journal in … [Read more...]

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