A 15-mile stretch of Interstate-90, east over Snoqualmie Pass, is scheduled for an overhaul in the coming years that will address deficiencies ranging from avalanche closures, rock slides and deteriorating pavement to sharp curves, low clearance bridges and wildlife crossings.
Ah yes, the familiar sight of heavy machinery moving dirt around. Valley residents may have noticed some activity up on Snoqualmie Ridge since April. These are the early stages of Snoqualmie Ridge II (SR II) on parcels N1 through N4 to the northwest, and S6 through S10 to the south.
The city of North Bend is selling 55-gallon plastic barrels that can easily be converted into rain barrels to store water from rainfall to use for watering the lawn, washing the car and other tasks around the home.
North Bend’s Helping Hands Food Bank is presently displaying its “New Faces” banner in anticipation of a June 14, $5,000 renovation of the facility. ACE Hardware in North Bend nominated the food bank for the renovation project through a program at ACE corporate headquarters. The food bank was one of only 10 sites in the nation to be selected. Volunteer opportunities to assist with the project are available. Contact Marcia Reinert at ACE for information by calling (425) 888-1242.
SNOQUALMIE – Seven students at Snoqualmie Middle School became suddenly ill with flu-like symptoms on June 9. One girl was rushed to Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue, while six others were taken to Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.
NORTH BEND – Those hoping to build in unincorporated King County near North Bend bristled at the news of a moratorium placed on new water connections by the Sallal Water Association last week.
A photo caption that accompanied the story “Providing a foundation for Compassion House,” which ran on page A3 of the June 8 edition of the Snoqualmie Valley Record, contained an error. John Day is not the president of Master Builder Association of King and Snohomish County. He is president of the Master Builder Association of King and Snohomish County’s Care Foundation, a charitable organization that is part of the association and which was started by Day.
The Valley Record regrets the error.
SNOQUALMIE – A Washington State Auditor’s report of the Snoqualmie Valley School District issued May 27 found that the district did not hold the proper public meeting for gathering input on the spending of Initiative 728 funds.