Archives for March 2021

Governor Inslee Announces Expansion of Vaccine Eligibility & Long-Term Care Visitations May Resume

Inslee announced today that there will be upcoming vaccine eligibility expansion, including restaurant workers and Washingtonians 60 and older. He also announced that effective immediately, visitations at … [Read more...]

Funding Available for Tourism Programs in Snoqualmie

The City of Snoqualmie Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) has opened the application process for organizations to request tourism project funding for 2021. This year's LTAC projects/activities … [Read more...]

Mass Vaccination Clinic Announced for March 28th at the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital

It was just a matter of time. Each week, Annie Parker, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital’s Director of Clinic Operations and COVID-19 Team Lead, would order first-dose vaccines and wait. Over the past month, with … [Read more...]

Community Invited to Informational Meeting about New Habitat for Humanity Affordable Housing Project

The City of North Bend invites community members to an upcoming informational meeting about the new Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County affordable housing project. The meeting will include … [Read more...]

North Bend Water System Plan Approved by State Department of Health

On March 4, 2021, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) approved the City’s Water System Plan (WSP). Prior to the DOH approval, the 5-year Water System Plan had been approved by the North Bend City … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Youth Sports: The Mt. Si Lacrosse Club

[Guest Post by the Mt. Si Lacrosse Club] The only consistency we have right now is that we have so much inconsistency and so much that is unknown. It’s been a struggle for so many people and … [Read more...]

The Weather for the Week Ahead: A New Perspective from North Bend Weather Aficionado Mark Davis

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis] The past couple of days, we have been spoiled by some nice winter weather. Can’t really complain too much when the temps reach 60° In March. We’ll be getting … [Read more...]

Impaired Driving Leads to Impaired Boating in Carnation

According to the Office of the King County Sheriff, on the evening of March 9th, 2021, impaired driving became impaired boating for one motorist when her Toyota SUV left SR 203 in Carnation and landed in a pond … [Read more...]

3/11/21 Snoqualmie Valley School Board meeting Highlights

[Guest post by Linda Grez] Superintendent Manahan gave recognition to classified employees who perform so many jobs to operate the District and schools.   Public comments covered remote … [Read more...]

Governor Inslee Announces Statewide Move to Phase 3 of Recovery Plan: Includes High School and Spectator Sports

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery will be transitioning from a regional approach to a county-by-county evaluation process. The governor also announced a new third … [Read more...]

Help the Snoqualmie Police Catch a Burglary Suspect

The Snoqualmie Police are asking for your help to ID this residential burglary suspect. The suspect was last seen in Snoqualmie in the early morning of March 02, 2021. He was seen driving a newer … [Read more...]

Recreate Responsibly to Help Protect North Bend Area Trails

North Bend area trails have been a popular destination this past year as residents from near and far sought ways to exercise outdoors due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many local trails have experienced a notable … [Read more...]

Fire Chief Correira Appointed Snoqualmie’s Interim City Administrator

Due to the resignation of Rick Rudometkin to relocate, Mayor Matt Larson has appointed Snoqualmie Fire Chief Mark Correira as the interim city administrator. The city council confirmed the appointment … [Read more...]

North Bend Planning Commission Considers Updating Downtown Core Code

On Thursday, February 25th, the North Bend Planning Commission considered updating the city’s current Downtown Core code. The Planning Commission prepares and recommends coordinated plans, regulations, and … [Read more...]

Center for Disease Control Releases New Guidance for Safe Activities for Vaccinated People

Based on what is known about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Because science is still learning how … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Sweet Taste of Europe, from Beauty to Baking (and back again)

Experts say the average person changes careers three to seven times during their lifetime. So how many of us did a career pivot due to the pandemic? I know I did, along with millions of others this past … [Read more...]

From the Farm to the Table: Coming Business, Run by Locals, Announces a New Partnership

[Guest post by Jason Stellman] If you have been to Gilman Village in Issaquah lately, you may have noticed a new “Coming Soon” sign — the Well & Table, a farm-to-table restaurant with a focus on fresh, … [Read more...]

Moving into Phase 1B-2: Critical workers, pregnant people eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in late March

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Governor Jay Inslee have set a date for advancing to the next phases of vaccine eligibility, making the life-saving shot available to more people in the … [Read more...]

Spring babies — do they need your help?

Keep fawns in the crib Every year we see people who want to “help” fawns left alone in the forest. But, just because baby animals are alone does not mean they need help. Fight the urge to pick up and rescue … [Read more...]

A New 4-year Sewer Rate Plan Approved to Fund Critical Upgrades to the Aging Wastewater Treatment Plant

On March 2, 2021, the North Bend City Council unanimously approved a new 4-year Sewer Rate and General Facilities Charge (GFC) amendment.  City Council received public testimony during  the February … [Read more...]