Archives for February 2022

Updated: Wet Weather Causes Issues on Our Local Roads this Monday Afternoon

Updated March 1st 830 AM: Flooding Closes Some Low-lying City Roads As of 8:15 AM, 3/1/22, flooding has closed the following roads: Millpond Rd, Reinig Rd (near Snoqualmie Valley Trail Bridge), Northern St … [Read more...]

Sand and Sandbags Available at North Bend Public Works for Residents Concerned About Localized Flooding

The City’s Public Works Facility has sand and sandbags available for residents concerned about potential localized street flooding impacting their homes and businesses.  Please enter through … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Neighborhoods to Host a Little Free Library Scavenger Hunt Saturday March 5th

[Guest post by Bree May] In honor of the National Day of Unplugging, Snoqualmie Valley neighborhood homes will be hosting an annual Little Free Library (LFL) Scavenger Hunt. By visiting select … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Fire Department Recruiting Volunteers

The City of Snoqualmie Fire Department is accepting applications for individuals to train and volunteer as firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in Snoqualmie.  New … [Read more...]

Business Comings: Play-Based Preschool Comes to North Bend  (there’s a dog too!)

Small World Preschool – is soon opening where Mount Si Montessori is now located at 485 Maloney Grove Ave SE Road in North Bend.   Susan Lenihan, retiring owner of Mt Si Montesorri says, … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Mayors Proclaim February 24th Twin Peaks Day

Mayors Katherine Ross and Rob McFarland have proclaimed February 24, 2022, Twin Peaks Day in Snoqualmie and North Bend.   For three decades now, the iconic TV series has drawn tourists … [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 2022.   Local organizations that … [Read more...]

The Valley Center Stage’s Production of Cheryl Strayed’s ‘Tiny Beautiful things’: Be Prepared to Cry

[Guest Post by Susan Burk] The Valley Center Stage (VCS) has been presenting variety shows, plays and special events since 2003.  VCS has long been a part of North Bend Community Theater, a … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation Hopes to Restore Restricted Routes to Regular Service Soon

[Guest Post by Snoqualmie Valley Transportation, Carol Ladwig] The Valley-local bus service, Snoqualmie Valley Transportation, has immediate openings for six bus drivers. Interested applicants … [Read more...]

Pedestrian Killed Walking Across I90 Friday Night

Friday, February 18th at approximately 7:06 PM, a 59-year-old male pedestrian was crossing westbound I90 from north to south, just west of Highway 18, when he was struck and killed. A white Volkswagon … [Read more...]

Updated: Friday Night Fatality Collision on I90

Update 9:55 PM: Drivers report I90 westbound is open again to traffic but there is another accident in the backup near MP 27. Please continue to use caution in the … [Read more...]

Winter Weather Returns to the Snoqualmie Valley

Old mother nature was just messing with us last weekend with temps in the mid-’60s. She’s changing us back to winter conditions. Let’s start with the incoming winds. The wind gusts will be picking up … [Read more...]

New Director Appointed for Snoqualmie’s Park and Public Works

City Clerk Deb Estrada administered the Oath of Office to Mike Chambless at the February 14 City Council meeting, where he was confirmed by the City Council as Parks and Public Works Director for the City of … [Read more...]

Washington State Indoor Mask and Verification Requirements Change, Starting March 21st

With dropping hospitalization rates, improving vaccination rates, and broad access to masks and tests, Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the state could soon move into a less restrictive phase of the COVID-19 … [Read more...]

The Bees Knees: Snoqualmie’s ‘The Keepers Collective’

I am a bee fan from way back. My name means honeybee; I collect bees and have a dog named Bee. At my first (and last) ballet dance recital, I was Bumblebee among many other 3-year-old honey catchers running … [Read more...]

King County Vaccination Verification Policy to End as of March 1st

With new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations decreasing, and nearly 80% of all King County residents fully vaccinated, King County is ending the local health order requiring proof of COVID-19 … [Read more...]

North Bend’s Valley Center Stage presents ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ 

Valley Center Stage’s presentation of the Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling book Tiny Beautiful Things will take place live and in person at the newly renovated … [Read more...]

Mt Si High School Diver Ty Mitton Makes All American

When Ty Mitton first set foot on the diving board as a freshman on Mt Si’s Boys Swim and Dive team, no one anticipated that he would qualify to compete at state championships but achieve All American (4A) … [Read more...]

City of North Bend Update on Republic Services

On January 27, 2022, the City of North Bend formally requested that Republic Services, the solid waste company under contract with the City until March 2024, provide customer billing credits and reimbursement … [Read more...]

Just my Type: My Funny Valentine

I'm dating myself badly by admitting this, but my first love was David Cassidy. I was five, and I loved him completely. Until I set eyes on his younger brother Shaun a couple of years later, and my fickle … [Read more...]