Archives for June 2021

City Begins Downtown Utilities Improvements on ‘Tree Streets’ in July

The City of Snoqualmie continues its downtown improvements to utilities and stormwater infrastructure. The next phase takes place along Maple Avenue SE and Doone Avenue SE, King Street, and Pine Ave SE. … [Read more...]

King County Ends Covid-19 Mask Directive Today

With 70% of King County residents age 16 and older considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the number continuing to increase, Public Health — Seattle & King County is announcing the end of … [Read more...]

Mayor Signs Emergency Declaration Prohibiting Discharge of Aerial Fireworks in North Bend

On Monday, June 28, 2021, Mayor Rob McFarland, by executive order, signed an emergency declaration temporarily prohibiting the discharge of aerial fireworks in the City of North Bend.  The … [Read more...]

Record-Breaking Heatwave Comes to an End Soon

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis] The end of the heatwave is near, and you can see evidence of that off our coast. The onshore flow will begin overnight tonight into Tuesday morning. So, say … [Read more...]

Natural Gas Leak Shuts Down North Bend Way on the West Side of Town

Around 10 AM on June 28th, a natural gas leak was discovered on North Bend Way. The Snoqualmie Police Department and Eastside Fire & Rescue responded to the scene of the gas main break near the Sunset … [Read more...]

Emergency Crews from All Over the Snoqualmie Valley Respond to SEVEN Swiftwater Rescue Calls on Saturday

On June 26th, the Snoqualmie Fire Department and Emergency Management posted on Facebook that emergency crews from all over the Snoqualmie Valley had responded to SEVEN Swiftwater rescue calls in ONE … [Read more...]

Stuck Ducks Rescued on a Hot Day in a Collaborative Effort by a North Bend Resident, Snoqualmie Police and Eastside Fire & Rescue

Ciara Hogan and her husband James Breen were walking to North Bend Bar and Grill this morning for brunch at about 945 AM.  Their path brought them by the plot of drainage land at Bendigo and S Forks Ave … [Read more...]

Energy-Saving Tips from Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy encourages customers to be more energy conscious as temperatures heat up over the next few days. Across its service area, PSE’s electric infrastructure is currently performing well, and … [Read more...]

Let the Heatmageddon Wave Begin!

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis] Saturday is the start of the major heatwave to hit our area. Saturdays high will be in the low 100’s with a “Heat Index” of around 108°. The Heat … [Read more...]

North Bend City Hall to Open as Emergency Cooling Center, June 26-28

The City of North Bend will open Council Chambers and the City Hall lobby area as an emergency cooling center during the upcoming forecasted heatwave. These areas of City Hall will be open to … [Read more...]

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Receives Grant Funds to Support Savor Snoqualmie Valley Initiative

There's a palpable energy in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley as a sense of normalcy starts to return after more than a year of living amidst the COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Record-setting Heat Forecast for Western Washington this Weekend: Hot Weather Tips for People & Pets

Weather forecasters predict record-setting temperatures across Western Washington this weekend, with highs expected to reach the low 100s in North Bend & Snoqualmie Saturday, June 26 – Monday, June 28th. … [Read more...]

Heatmageddon on the Way to the Snoqualmie Valley

[Guest Post by North Bend resident Mark Davis] So who’s ready for some heat? Not me, but unfortunately, I can’t stop it from happening, or it would be snowing. Remember when we had #snowmageddon, I like to … [Read more...]

Meadowbrook Bridge to be Closed for an Inspection

The Meadowbrook Bridge located in Snoqualmie will be closed to all traffic for a routine inspection on Thursday, June 24 starting at 8:30 a.m. Traffic will not be allowed on the bridge during the … [Read more...]

The Truth About Bear Spray — It’s Not Just for Bears: Knowing How to Use it and Other Questions Answered

Did you know that bear spray works as a deterrent for a lot of species, not just bears? Bear spray is a highly effective tool against all mammals and may be useful should you find yourself in a rare but … [Read more...]

“Take a Seat for Kids Project” Showcases Local Artists in Support of Encompass Programs for Children and Families

Seven local artists have donated their time and talents to creating custom Adirondack chairs for the 5th annual Encompass Take a Seat for Kids Project. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the chairs … [Read more...]

Trail Youth Coffee Shop Celebrates their Third Birthday!

Trail Youth’s mission began in 2013 when they served coffee and donuts weekly to young people who had lost hope, congregating around Issaquah's Rainier Trail and lacking basic resources. Tonya Guinn had no idea … [Read more...]

Downtown North Bend Condominium Project Begins Soon. Many Trees Appear to be Marked for Removal

According to the City of North Bend, site work for a new 23-unit condominium project along E. Park Street - near the new North Bend Way roundabout - is expected to begin the week of June … [Read more...]

Father’s Day in the Valley: “The Fountain of all Wisdom,” the Winners!

My Father has been gone for 15 years now, but I lost him at about the same time I gained a bonus dad! He lives in Gig Harbor, and we’ll be spending tomorrow celebrating him. I wish everyone who … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis Fireworks Stand is Opening Soon

Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children, one community at a time. The Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis Club started as a service … [Read more...]