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at our Visitor's Center
located at:
320 Main Street
Sultan, WA 98294

 

Mailing Address:
PO Box 46 
Sultan, WA 98294
Hours:
10-4 Mon-Fri, 10-1 Sat
Phone: 360-793-0983
Fax: 360-793-3241
E-mail: 
debbie@skyvalleyvic.net

Chamber Membership:

The Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center is not a tax supported organization. We spend everything we generate on keeping the Visitor Center open and to support our business community. Our amazing group of volunteers make this possible! Please help us work to build a stronger business community and to become a liaison representing the Sky ValleyThanks to everyone who has renewed! We appreciate your support! We would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone else to join the Sky Valley Chamber and Visitor Center. We pledge to promote your business and the entire Sky Valley to the best of our abilities!

Mark your calendar: Friends of the Library Book & Bake Sale April 28



Sno-Isle Libraries will ask voters to maintain funding with a measure on the April 24 ballot.

The ballot measure will ask voters to consider restoring 9 cents to the library district’s regular operating levy. If approved, the levy rate in 2019 would be 47 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. Sno-Isle Libraries receives 98 percent of its operational funding from the property-tax levy that applies across most of Snohomish and all of Island counties.

Voter approval would:

  • Restore the library operations levy rate by 9 cents, as voters did in 2009.
  • Maintain library staffing to keep libraries open to support community needs.
  • Continue to purchase library materials that reduce wait times for popular books, DVDs and more.
  • Maintain bookmobile service for children and seniors.
  • Continue preparing preschoolers and students for success with early childhood development resources, homework help, and after-school STEM classes for K-12 students.

If voters do not approve, budget cuts would:

  • Reduce open hours at all libraries
  • Reduce library staffing
  • Purchase fewer books and materials, resulting in increased wait times for popular items
  • Decrease library programs and classes

Sno-Isle Libraries operates 23 community libraries, bookmobile, outreach and online services available to more than 743,000 people across Snohomish and Island counties. Information: www.sno-isle.org/levy


The Skykomish Open Air Market—Save the Date

May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, and the Holiday Market will be November 17, all from 11:00 to 3:00.

And just FYI, the Town Center where our depot and little train ride is located has named that area, “Depot Park” and the lovely strip of grass beside the tracks where we hold the Open Airs has been renamed, “Railroad Avenue Park.”  

Of course I am looking for vendors, space for many more, lots of competition.  Would so appreciate you putting the word out to your vendor lists and whatever you are able to do to include the Open Airs in your announcements and with your contacts.

The fee is still $10 for the summer for vending from one to all five markets.  


Sky Art Week 2018!

Monday-Friday June 25-29, 2018. Five days of visual art workshops that run from 9am to 3pm each day, for participants of all ages and skill levels. Held in the historic Skykomish Maloney’s Store, all art supplies are provided. Children under ten are warmly invited and must be accompanied by an adult.

Everyone is invited to the Art Exhibit and party on Friday June 29 at 6 p.m.

This is our eighth year of running this fun event and we are excited to welcome back many wonderful teachers, as well as to introduce several new ideas. The theme this year is “Transformations”. Beginning with a nod to how much the town of Skykomish has been transformed over the last eight years, join us and see how you can be transformed too! 

For more information visit skyartweek.com 


The Gold Bar Farmer’s Market is now taking applications for the 2018 season! 

The Farmer’s Market will start on June 2nd and run every other Saturday through October 6. We are looking for vendors, farmers, artists, handmade gifts, jewelry, food trucks and sponsors for this year’s event. Vendors spaces are available for $25. For more information or to send in your application, please go to www.GoldBarFarmersMarket.com



Congratulations to all the amazing citizens at Sky Valley Community Awards Celebration! 

Chamber Volunteers of the Year: Sue Martin & Carrie Weideman
Chamber Member of the Year: Den-Tri Corp. Sultan McDonalds
Business Revitalization Awards: KandR Home Realty Inc. and the Sultan Red Apple Market
Random Acts of Kindness Award: Steffany Sears




Sultan Swoosh 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Mark your calendars and start practicing your jump shot! The Sultan Community Alliance (Alliance) and Sultan Youth Basketball (SYB) are busy organizing the second annual “Sultan Swoosh,” an all-ages 3-on-3 basketball tournament held on First and Main Street near Sultan’s River Park.  

This year’s Sultan Swoosh tournament takes place Saturday, July 21, 2018, so save the date! Registration is open now, for those interested in getting ahead of the game. Like last year, four-person teams are organized by grade level from third through eighth grade, and by skill at the high school and adult levels. The $40 entry fee ($10 per player) applies to teams in all age brackets. Sultan Swoosh offers a three-game guarantee to ensure that each team receives the opportunity to participate in multiple games. 

During 2017’s inaugural event, a total of 27 four-person teams in nine different age divisions battled it out on a five courts. Tournament participants, volunteers and spectators commended the Alliance and SYB for the well-organized, cohesive event. 

Sultan Swoosh was established as a way to build community, promote physical activity, and provide families with the opportunity to rediscover the Sultan they know and love. The event was built by volunteers and bolstered by donations from local businesses, with various service-oriented groups coming forward to help. 

The goal is to build Sultan Swoosh into a trademark, annual event, welcoming players from all over Sultan, Monroe and the greater Sky Valley region.

To learn more about last year’s event, please click here: https://ci.sultan.wa.us/sultan-swoosh-hailed-as-huge-success/. To watch a video from last year’s event, please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sN3mtcJ4Zw. To register your team, click here: http://sultansports.com/sultan3on3/.


History Matters

We are reaching out to you, our community, to help us keep the Sky Valley Historical Society’s Sultan Museum open so that the Sky Valley’s history can continue to be told.

We believe that the Sultan historical Museum matters to the citizens of the Sky Valley, Here’s why:

The Sultan Museum has a vital story to tell…to school children, newcomers, and residents and tourists who visit each year.

Without our Historical Society our Sultan History will begin to vanish.

The society’s volunteers, have cataloged literally thousands of photographs, documents, and artifacts for research and display to help us keep our motto of “Preserving Yesterday for Tomorrow”.

Operating costs are covered through donations from community, selling Sultan History books, DVD’s, cookbooks, and membership dues.

Come visit the museum (located above the Post Office) at 4th & Main St., Sultan.

Open the first & third Tuesday, the third Saturday 1-4 pm, or open by appointment. 360-793-0534 or 360-793-1198. We look forward to hearing from you!

—Iris Jensen, President
Sky Valley Historical Society, PO Box 1074, Sultan, WA 98294


 

Sultan Flood Preparation

Flooding happens. You need to take the following precautions in order to protect your business, home or rental property.

  1. Nobody should be surprised by flooding. Save the flood gauge/prediction site to your phone/desk top and monitor it daily.http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?gage=glbw1&wfo=sew(this ugly web address will take you directly to local river information).
  2. Purchase supplies prior to imminent flooding. Often, these materials sell out during or just prior to flood events. Also, when time is critical, you do not want to waste precious minutes driving around the Valley looking for visqueen because youchose not to plan ahead: Rolls of plastic (enough to cover all doorways up to three feet) and duct tape.
  3. Youtube sandbagging. Surprisingly, there is a right way and a wrong way to protect your building. Each year we see structure severely damaged because sandbags were applied incorrectly, thus rendering them obsolete. This expensive and unnecessary damage can be avoided by educating yourself and crew before the waters start to rise. Once flooding begins and the adrenalin kicks in, you will not have time to watch videos on how to sandbag a doorway. Do it now.
  4. Sandbags are provided by Snohomish County and are available FOR FREE to all residents in the Sky Valley. They may be picked up at the Sultan Public Works building, located behind the Food Bank at 703 First Street. If your property becomes inaccessible due to roads flooding, contact City Works at (360) 793-9509 to make arrangements to pick up sandbags ahead of time.


cascade-loop-videoHelp us Promote the New Cascade Loop Video!

The Cascade Loop promotion is getting a whole lot of traction online (we had nearly 10,000 views in less than the first week live!) but we want to be sure as many prospective travelers as possible are seeing it this winter, to help motivate their wintertime planning. Please consider linking to/embedding the video in your website and sharing it on your social media channels. Here is a link—thanks for helping! https://vimeo.com/146707469 


Touring Washington by Electric Car

Check out the article and slideshow that recently ran in the Bend Bulletin, featuring the Cascade Loop!