I wrote about the Roslyn Riders event that was cancelled for Memorial Day Weekend due to a horse virus. It seems that the virus has been contained. Veterinarians from both Oregon (Dr. Don Hansen) and Washington (Dr. Leonard Eldridge) released separate statements staring that any horse not testing positive, exhibiting systems, or been exposed to a horse confirmed positive of the neurological form of the equine herpes virus should be fine to travel and participate in horse events.
According to Eldridge eight horses have tested positive in Washington State, none died from the virus although one of the horse was euthanized for unrelated reasons.
Stop by the Roslyn Visitor Center in the historic NWI Company Store building, this Friday and Saturday for the return of the University of Washington’s Storefront Studio. This is a great opportunity to learn about Roslyn and the economic redevelopment projects underway. Friday evening is a reception to welcome the 14 architecture students to Roslyn and hear from community members about the town. The reception runs from 5PM until 8PM. If you want more information about this project, please contact the Roslyn Downtown Association at (509)649-3650 or via email at email@example.com. This year the project will focus on the NWI Building, the Roslyn Visitor Center, Postmaster Sylvia’s House, the tourism map for the side of the City of Roslyn administration building, and for developing a community-wide recycling program for Roslyn residents. Come on up and learn more about Roslyn!
The Cascades have seen 83 inches of snow since February 22nd, and after some rain the other day in Roslyn / Cle Elum area it is again snowing. There was so much snow in the Cascades that I-90 was shut down for 70 miles the other day. If you can get there, it is great time to go to Roslyn and enjoy the winter weather.
Heavy snowfall has been hitting the area as of late, and 1-90 was closed for a couple hours Monday due to dangerous routes. Roslyn nor Cle Elum were accessible from approximately 11:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., when DOT reported all lane were open again. Nearly 8 inches of snow had fallen since early Monday and over 70 miles of 1-90 was closed. Although the interstate is open once again, be careful on your commutes to Roslyn and Cle Elum as there is still a lot of snow in the area.