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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Construction expected to begin on Sphalerite Technologies new Headquarters on North Bend Way

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Construction is expected to begin soon on the new headquarters of Sphalerite Technologies along SE North Bend Way in the eastern portion of the City.

The company was issued a project clear and grade permit by the City last week, which allows sitework to be...

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City News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: July 27th Town Hall, Saving Water Partnership, Website Upgrades

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Happy Friday North Bend and welcome to the latest installment of the Weekly Recap, designed to keep you up to date on happenings and news around town. It’s been a busy week – and we also have a Town Hall coming up next week that the co...

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City News Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Mayor Proclaims August 6th Hunting Bigfoot Day

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In honor of the worldwide premiere of the movie Hunting Bigfoot at the historical and independently-owned North Bend Theatre next month, Mayor Rob McFarland has proclaimed August 6, 2021, Hunting Bigfoot Day in the City of North Bend.

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City News Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2021

City Joins Saving Water Partnership, Expands Conservation Effort with New Resources and Rebates

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At the July 20th North Bend City Council meeting, Councilmembers unanimously approved a contract for the City to join the Saving Water Partnershipa collaboration between Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and 17 water purveyors that purchase water ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Community invited to Town Hall on Meadowbrook Utility Local Improvement District [ULID], July 27th

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The City of North Bend invites the community to a virtual Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 7PM to discuss the creation of the Meadowbrook Utility Local Improvement District (ULID), which would extend public sanitary sewer service into the w...

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City News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Construction of New Roundabout at North Bend Way and 436th Ave SE expected to begin July 20th

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Construction of a new privately funded roundabout at the intersection of North Bend Way and 436th Ave SE is scheduled to begin the week of July 20th.

Contractor crews working for Cedar River Partners - which is developing a new 212-unit apartment complex o...

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City News Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Help Prevent Wildfires: Outdoor Recreational Fire Safety Tips

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In an effort to be a Wildfire Resilient Community, the City of North Bend is currently working to reduce wildfire risks via resident education and mitigation methods -  like property and landscape maintenance - that help create defensible spaces ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: New Roundabout work begins July 20, Town Hall meeting, Sip Suds Si returns

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Happy Friday North Bend residents. Welcome to the latest installment of the Weekly Recap! We hope you’re enjoying this brief cloudy spell and short reprieve from the heat. It’s been another busy week around town - and you can catch up below. Remember to c...

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City News Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Citywide Weed Removal and Property Maintenance Effort to Prevent Wildfires

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In an ongoing effort to be a Wildfire Resilient Community, the City of North Bend, in conjunction with Eastside Fire and Rescue, is coordinating a citywide weed removal program in areas where overgrown vegetation may pose a fire risk.

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City News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Welcome Back Old Friend: Sip Suds & [Little] Si Event Returns to Downtown North Bend

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Are you craving normalcy? Ready to connect with friends and neighbors? Then the North Bend Downtown Foundation has some great news! Sip Suds & [Little] Si – an art, music, wine and beer walk  - is returning after an extended pandemi...

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City News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Quarterly Message from the Mayor

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Hello North Bend Residents,

I hope your summer is off to a great start. It’s hard not to notice positivity in the air as our state fully reopens and begins a path forward from the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you to the community for helping us reach...

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City News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Explosive Noises Possible from Fire Training Academy this Week

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The Washington State Fire Training Academy (FTA) has notified the City that it will be hosting training exercises this week that may result in explosive noises being heard in areas of North Bend.

Explosive noises are possible from 7AM to 5PM, Monday, July ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Temporary Lane Closures for Park Street Roundabout Work Planned for Overnight July 14th

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Contractor crews will be removing old power poles adjacent to the Park Street roundabout on North Bend Way the night of Wednesday, July 14, 2021.  The utility lines from the poles were undergrounded as part of the Park Street Roundabout project.

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City News Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Quarterly Mayor's Message; SR 18 Weekend Closure; Vaccination Milestone

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Happy Friday North Bend and welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Recap – designed to keep you up to date on happenings around town and the Valley. We hope you enjoyed the 4th of July holiday last weekend. Thank you to everyone for followi...

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City News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Aerial Fireworks Prohibited, Library to Reopen, Condo Project Underway

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Happy 4th of July weekend North Bend! Welcome to the new edition of the Weekly Recap. We hope you enjoy the long weekend, celebrating with family and friends. Please remember, there is an extreme heightened risk of wildfire due to the recent excessive hea...

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City News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

North Bend Library Reopens July 7th

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The King County Library System (KCLS) announced it has advanced to Phase 4 of its multiphase reopening plan following the reopening of Washington State. Per the plan, the North Bend Library branch reopens on Wednesday, July 7th.

Contactless Curbsi...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

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

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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 City consulted wildland fire experts before deciding to pr...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Garbage, Recycling Pickups Could be Missed Due to Extreme Heat, June 28th

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The City of North Bend was notified by Republic Services that some customers may have their garbage, recycling and yard waste pickups missed on Monday, June 28, 2021, due to the extreme heat. Temperatures of up to 115 degrees are forecast for the North Be...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: City Hall Cooling Shelter, Wildfire Safety Town Hall Recording, Drive-in

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Happy Friday North Bend. Here is the latest issue of the Weekly Recap, designed to keep you up to date with happenings around town and around the Snoqualmie Valley. The heatwave forecast for this weekend has the potential to set temperature records, so we...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2021

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

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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 residents seeking shelter from the heat from Saturday, June 26t...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Record-setting Heat Forecast for Western Washington this Weekend

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Weather forecasters are predicting record-setting temperatures across Western Washington this weekend, with highs expected to reach the low 100s in North Bend Saturday, June 26 – Monday, June 28th.  With nighttime lows remaining in the low 70s, o...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2021

King County Breaks Ground on new North Bend Loop Vehicle Maintenance Facility

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Earlier this month King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) broke ground on a new Loop Vehicle Maintenance and Staging Facility in the eastern portion of the City.

For the past five years, King County has worked with community members and the City o...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Town Hall, Downtown Condo Project, Citizen Volunteers Needed

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Happy Sunny Friday North Bend and welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Recap, designed to keep you up to date with happenings around town and the Snoqualmie Valley. Remember to click linked headlines where applicable to read full news releases. Enj...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Thank You North Bend Residents: Data Shows Citywide Water Conservation Efforts Paying Off

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During the past  seven years, the City of North Bend has actively pursued water conservation through ongoing distribution system leak reduction efforts, customer conservation education, and the 2020 Water Conservation Ordinance.

A recent North Ben...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Downtown Condominium Project Expected to Begin Soon

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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 21st.  These will be the first new condominiums built in the City in over 20 years, helping to m...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Wildfire Safety Town Hall, Drive-in Movie, Road & Lane Closures

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Happy Friday North Bend. Here is the latest installment of the Weekly Recap, designed to keep you up to date with happenings around town – and the Valley. Remember to click the linked headlines – where applicable - to read full news re...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Community invited to North Bend Wildfire Resiliency and Preparedness Town Hall, June 23rd

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Community members are invited to join the City of North Bend, Eastside Fire & Rescue and King Conservation District for an important Town Hall about Wildfire Resiliency and Preparedness on June 23, 2021, at 6PM.  The virtual Town Hal...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Seasonal Burning Moratorium Begins June 15th

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Eastside Fire & Rescue, which serves the City of North Bend and surrounding unincorporated King County areas, is reminding residents that its annual burning moratorium goes into effect on Tuesday, June 15th and runs through September 30th. This author...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Time for Family Fun as Drive-in Movie at Meadowbrook Returns to the Snoqualmie Valley

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Last summer the pandemic triggered the resurgence of drive-in movie family fun, so the North Bend Downtown Foundation decided to give its popular Drive-in at Meadowbrook event a repeat performance for 2021.

On Thursday,  July 1st, grab yo...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Form Base Code Approved, Farmers Market, Shoulder Paving Lane Closures

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Happy June North Bed and welcome to the latest installment of the Weekly Recap. We hope you’ve enjoyed this beautiful sunny week around the Snoqualmie Valley, which has been a busy one. As always, remember to click the linked headlines below – where appli...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2021

North Bend Farmers Market Season Launches June 10th

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Are you ready? Si View Park’s North Bend Farmers Market opens for the season on Thursday, June 10th. This year there will still be some King County pandemic restrictions in place, but they won't be as extensive as last year when the mar...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2021

TRAFFIC IMPACTS POSSIBLE DUE TO SHOULDER PAVING ON EAST NORTH BEND WAY

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Paving crews will be on site the week of June 14th to begin preparation for shoulder paving between North Bend City Hall and the Snoqualmie Valley Trail Crossing along East North Bend Way.

This work is required to restore approximately 1.5 miles of roadway...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Puget Sound Energy ‘COVID Bill Assistance Program’ Helps Customers Pay Utility Bills

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Puget Sound Energy (PSE) recently created a new COVID Bill Assistance Program, designed to help qualified customers facing financial struggle pay their utility bills.

Since launching the program in late April, PSE has distributed over $9 million directly t...

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City News Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Form Based Code Approved for North Bend Downtown Commercial Zone

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On Tuesday, June 1st, the North Bend City Council unanimously approved the adoption of Form Based Code (FBC) to guide development in the City’s Downtown Commercial (DC) Zone, which encompasses approximately 20 blocks in the downtown area.

The mor...

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City News Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Explosive Noises Possible, Reinig Road Summer Closure, Weekend Train Rides

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Happy [almost] Memorial Day North Bend and welcome to the newest edition of the Weekly Recap. It seems May has flown by – so we hope you enjoy the upcoming extended holiday weekend with family and friends. If you’re hitting the road ov...

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City News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Portion of Reinig Road to Close this Summer for Snoqualmie River Revetment Repair Project

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King County will launch the Reinig Road Revetment Repair Project in mid-June, which will require an approximate 3-month closure of Reinig Road between SE 81st Street and 428th Ave SE in unincorporated King County near Three Forks Park.

The project will reb...

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City News Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Milestone reached for WWTP project, Summer Freedom Program, Vaccine Update

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Happy Friday North Bend and welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Recap. It's been another busy week around town. It's hard to believe we're already three weeks into May. With a State reopening date on the near horizon and vaccination rates increasi...

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City News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

City Council Approves Contract to Complete Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement Project

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At its May 18th meeting the North Bend City Council reached a historic milestone, approving the contract for Phase 2 of the important Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) High Priority Improvements (HPI) Project, which will complete the estimated $35 million...

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City News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Explosive Noises Possible from Fire Training Academy, early June and mid-July

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The Washington State Fire Training Academy (FTA) has notified the City that it will be hosting training exercises in early June and again in mid-July that may result in explosive noises being heard in areas of North Bend.

Explosive noises are possible from...

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City News Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2021

City Council Approves New Water Rates, General Facility Charges to Improve, Upgrade Water System

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On May 18, 2021, the North Bend City Council unanimously approved new water rates and General Facility Charges (GFCs) for the years 2022-2026.

The approved annual 5.5% rate increase and new GFCs for water connections will help fund normal operations, maint...

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City News Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Statewide Reopening Date Announced, Crosswalk Enhancement, Weekend Parade

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Happy Friday North Bend. We hope you had a great week. It’s been busy around here as we approach mid-May, especially as the State and CDC announce big pandemic-related news. We’ve recapped it all below for you. Remember to click the li...

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City News Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Wildfire Risk Reduction Tips: You Can Make a Difference for the Community Starting Today

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Late spring brings longer days and warmer weather to our area. This year it has also brought more stretches of dry weather. After a soggy start to the year and record snowpack in the mountains, April was the second consecutive month with below-average rai...

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City News Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Traffic Alert: Crosswalk Striping to Occur at North Bend Way / Main Ave Intersection, May 13th

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Today, May 12, 2021, the City received news from King County that the King County Roadway Striping Group was able to put the City of North Bend at the top of its priority list to complete a pedestrian safety improvement project. 

The King County S...

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City News Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2021

City Hosts May 18th Public Hearing on Six-year Transportation Improvement Plan

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The City of North Bend will host a public hearing on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 7PM to solicit public comment on its proposed Six-year Transportation Improvement Plan  (TIP). The public hearing will occur during the regular City Council meeting whi...

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City News Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: May 13th Public Hearing, SR 202 Bridge Closure, Levee Breach Study

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Happy Friday and Happy [early] Mother’s Day to all you North Bend moms. It’s been a busy first week of May around town and we hope the recaps below will help catch you up. Enjoy the weekend and remember to click the linked headlines (where applicable) to ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

May 9th - 15th Proclaimed Affordable Housing Week

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The City of North Bend has joined with communities and organizations throughout King County to raise public awareness and elevate the critical need to create healthy, safe, affordable homes for all residents. 

The City endorses the goals, objectiv...

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City News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Mayor Proclaims May 16th-22nd Emergency Services Week in North Bend

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In honor of the hard work and service of Eastside Fire & Rescue to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, North Bend Mayor Rob McFarland, along with the Mayors of Issaquah and Sammamish, have jointly proclaimed the wee...

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City News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

May 2021 Proclaimed Building Safety Month in North Bend

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At the May 4th City Council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Chris Garcia proclaimed May 2021 Building Safety Month in North Bend.

North Bend residents are encouraged to consider appropriate steps they can take to ensure the safety of our built environment and recog...

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City News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2021

City Hosts May 13th Public Hearing on Development Agreement for Proposed Senior Housing Project

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The City of North Bend Planning Commission will host a public hearing on Thursday, May 13th at 7PM to receive public comments on a proposed Development Agreement (DA) for a potential mixed-use Senior Housing project.

The project is proposed for the western...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Wildfire Risk Webinar, Public Hearing on Water Rates, Vaccination Rates

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Happy Friday North Bend and welcome to the latest installment of the Weekly Recap. It's hard to believe, but the calendar page flips to May tomorrow. The first four months of 2021 have flown by. It was a busy week around town and we're doing our best to k...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2021

King County to Conduct Levee Breach Study of South Fork Snoqualmie River, May - August

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King County will soon begin fieldwork related to a Levee Breach Study of the South Fork Snoqualmie River in North Bend. 

This fieldwork will help identify areas that are vulnerable to breaching, which occurs when part of a levee gives way suddenly...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Major SR 202 paving project kicks off with Snoqualmie River bridge closure, May 10th–14th

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This May will see the start of a major SR 202 paving project that will stretch from approximately Snoqualmie Falls to the western edge of North Bend.

On May 10th WSDOT contractor crews will start work that will improve pedestrian access to and repave four ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2021

King Conservation District Hosts Free Webinar: Managing Wildfire Risk to Your Home

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Given the right environmental conditions, wildfires can happen in Western Washington. According to the King Conservation District (KCD), nationwide approximately 8 million acres were burned in 2020, with about 6 million of those acres located in the Weste...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Recycle Event, Drug Take Back Event, Public Hearing on Water Rate Increase

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Welcome to the latest installment of the North Bend Weekly recap. We hope you’ve enjoyed the lengthy stretch of warm sunny weather in the Snoqualmie Valley. Remember to click the linked headlines where applicable for all news release details. And don’t fo...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2021

City to Hold May 4th Public Hearing on Proposed Water Rate Increase

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The City of North Bend will hold a public hearing to solicit input and comments on a proposed water rate increase on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7PM during the regular City Council meeting, which will be held online using Zoom meetings.

The City is proposing a...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Pet Licenses Required for Furry Family Members; ‘License for Love’ Campaign Waives Late Fees

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Do you have a furry, four-legged family member? If so, this is a friendly reminder that King County pet licenses are required for all dogs and cats eight weeks of age or older living in the Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) coverage area, wh...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Thank You: Community Effort Helps Beautify North Bend During Inaugural Earth Day Event

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The City of North Bend wishes to express its gratitude for the community effort during the City’s inaugural, two-day Beautification Days Event in honor of Earth Day.

On Sunday, April 18th and Monday, April 19th, residents, multiple community orga...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Citywide Beautification Effort, Police Officer Saves Life, Sidewalk Repairs

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Happy sunny Friday North Bend. Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Recap. It's been a busy week as we prepared for our citywide, multi-day Earth Day citywide cleanup event. We've also got our yard waste recycle program kicking of...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2021

North Bend Police Officer Recognized for Life Saving Actions

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Seattle-King County Public Health recently recognized Snoqualmie/North Bend Police Department Officer Austin Gutwein for saving the life of a North Bend man in January 2021.

Officer Gutwein was first on the scene, responding to a call reporting a collapsed...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Forster Woods Tree Removal and Sidewalk Repair Project Begins Next Week

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As part of a two-year Citywide Sidewalk Reinvestment Program, on April 6th, the North Bend City Council awarded a contract for the 2021 Annual Sidewalk Repair Project to Accord Contractors, LLC.  

City Council budgeted $178,000 t...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Help Beautify the City, Quarterly Mayor's Message, Covid activity

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Quarterly Message from the Mayor

Mayor Rob’s latest update on City accomplishments and milestones was released this week. Stay up to date on everything North Bend with this quarterly report to residents. Click linked headline to read the full Mes...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Celebrating 80 Years: Mayor Proclaims April 9th North Bend Theatre Day

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In honor of the 80th anniversary of the opening of the independently-run North Bend Theatre, at this week's City Council meeting, Mayor Rob McFarland proclaimed April 9, 2021 'North Bend Theatre Day.'

The theater - built in the c...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Construction Restart on Dahlgren Project, Yard Waste Program & more

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Happy April, North Bend. Here is the latest installment of the Weekly recap, designed to help you keep up with City happenings and events around town. Remember to click the linked headlines – where applicable – to read the full news release. We hope you e...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Quarterly Message from the Mayor

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Happy Spring North Bend Residents,

The weather may not always show it, but spring is here. That means we have officially passed the one-year anniversary of the Coronavirus Pandemic stopping the world in its tracks. What a difference a year makes. Last spri...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands to All Washington Adults Starting April 15th

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Gov. Inslee announced today that effective April 15, all Washington residents over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. 

Since Washington State began its vaccination program, the Department of Health has followed a tie...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2021

North Bend Yard Waste Recycling Program Begins April 17th

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The 2021 North Bend Yard Waste Recycling program begins on April 17th. This free, annual recycling program is open to North Bend residents and property owners on select Saturdays (see dates below) April – October from 8AM to 12PM at the North Be...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Construction Resumes on Cedar River Partners (Dahlgren) Project

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With clearing and grading completed last fall, developer contractor crews are scheduled  have begun utility infrastructure work for the Cedar River Partners Apartment Project located on North Bend Way near the 436th Ave SE intersection &ndash...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Habitat for Humanity Meeting, Donation Improves Tanner Trail, Covid Uptick

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Happy Spring, North Bend and welcome to the latest edition of the City’s Weekly Recap, which is distributed each Friday to keep you up to date on latest events and happenings. Remember to click the linked headlines below (where applicable) to read full ne...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Provides Restoration Work at Meadowbrook Farm, Tollgate Forest

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Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust crews were busy last month, planting conifer trees in Tollgate Forest. The planting is part of grant-funded restoration work that improves riparian, floodplain and wetland habitat adjacent to the South Fork Snoqualmie Riv...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Investing in North Bend: Two Local Businesses Donate to Improve Tanner Trail

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Earlier this month, two North Bend businesses – Rainier Asphalt & Concrete and Fury Site Works – donated time, equipment and materials to improve and expand the eastern portion of Tanner Trail, which runs parallel to North Bend Way...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

K9 Pooch Helps Keep Narcotics off North Bend Streets

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In spring 2020 – and after months of planning and training -  K9 Pooch joined the Snoqualmie Police Department. This past fall Pooch expanded his skills to North Bend.

Pooch is trained in the canine art of illegal narcotic detection and has been m...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

New Family-owned Butcher Shop and Deli Coming to Historic Downtown North Bend

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There will soon be a new storefront addition to the historic North Bend downtown core: Falling River Meats, a Snoqualmie Valley business that specializes in locally sourced, humanely raised meats.

The new store is a great example of the type of businesses ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Mayor Proclaims March 21 - 27th National Safe Place Week in North Bend

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To create more awareness and help establish additional Safe Place locations, Mayor Rob McFarland has proclaimed March 21 - 27th National Safe Place Week in North Bend.

Safe Place is a program that quickly connects homeless and runaway youth (ages 12-17) to...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2021

North Bend Water System Plan Approved by State

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On March 4, 2021 the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) approved the City’s Water System Plan (WSP). Prior to the DOH approval, the 5-year Water System Plan had been approved by the North Bend City Council, the King County Council, the ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Moving to Reopening Plan Phase 3 & Next Vaccine Phase; Protect Area Trails

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Happy sunny Friday North Bend. It's hard to believe, but we are already approaching mid-March and the start of spring. The milestone means one thing - it is time to SPRING FORWARD! Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Washington State Moves to Phase 3 of Reopening Plan on March 22nd

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Governor Inslee announced today that all of Washington State will move to Phase 3 of its Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan on March 22nd.  Reopening will also transition from a regional approach to a county-by-county evaluation process.

The new 3...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Recreate Responsibly to Help Protect North Bend Area Trails

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North Bend area trails have been a popular destination this past year as residents from near and far sought ways to exercise outdoors due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many local trails have experienced a notable increase in traffic, which often means more we...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: New Skatepark officially open, New Sewer Rates, New Vaccination Phase

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Happy March, North Bend. Welcome to the latest edition of the North Bend Weekly Recap. Simply click the linked headlines – where applicable – to read full news releases.  From all of us here at the City of North Bend, we hope ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2021

New 4-year Sewer Rate Plan Approved to Fund Critical Upgrades to Aging Wastewater Treatment Plant

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On March 2, 2021, the North Bend City Council unanimously approved a new 4-year Sewer Rate and General Facilities Charge (GFC) amendment.  City Council received public testimony during  the February 16th Public Hearing.

The Ordinance for ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Mary Miller voted Best City Councilmember in 2021 ‘Best of the Valley’ Contest

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This week the  Snoqualmie Valley Record released the results of its 2021 Best of the Valley  contest, with North Bend’s own Mary Miller named Best City Councilor. Fellow North Bend Councilmember Chris Garcia was also a finalist in the ca...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2021

New Torguson Skatepark Officially Opens to the Public

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Last week Si View Metropolitan Parks District announced some good news –  Torguson Skatepark is officially open to the public.

The brand new skatepark facility is located near downtown North Bend in Torguson Park located at 750 E North B...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Mayor Rob on Talk Radio; New outdoor Wi-Fi at the Library; Covid decline

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Hello and Happy Friday, North Bend. Here is your latest edition of the Weekly Recap. If you'd like to get these weekly  updates delivered straight to your inbox, visit the Notfy Me section of the City website and sign up for 'New Releases.' Remem...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Mayor McFarland, City of North Bend Highlighted on Radio Talk Show

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In honor of Twin Peaks Day, Mayor Rob McFarland was featured on CBC Vancouver radio talk show On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko, Wednesday afternoon, February 24th.

During the radio segment, Mayor Rob was asked many questions about touri...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

New Free External Wi-Fi Available at North Bend Library

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The King County Library System (KCLS) announced today that it has used a federal CARES Act grant from the Washington State Library (WSL) to install external Wi-Fi Access Points (AP) at 44 county library locations, including the North Bend Library.

The new ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

New Trailhead Ambassador Program Rolls Out for Popular North Bend Trails

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This week Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (MTSGT) announced a new volunteer program - Trailhead Ambassadors – will launch this summer in the North Bend area where recreational trails see some of the largest numbers of visitors in Washington.

The Trailhea...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Home Removal Begins on Park Street for future Townhome Project

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Crews will begin demolition work on five vacant homes and associated garages on E. Park Street just west of North Bend Way this week.

This initial site work is part of the planned 25-unit Cade Vu townhome project. The approximate 1.5-acre project site incl...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Tree Removal Begins Soon for Habitat for Humanity Affordable Housing Project in Downtown North Bend

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In late February/early March Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County will begin site preparation work for its newest community located at 250 E. 2nd Street in downtown North Bend.

Site preparation on the land parcel at E. 2nd Street and Janet Ave includes...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

North Bend City Council Unanimously Approves 5-year Water System Plan

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On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, the North Bend City Council unanimously approved the City’s 5-year Water System Plan (WSP). 

The in-depth plan – which was developed over the past 1.5 years with input from multiple county and stat...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Sidewalk, Street Improvement Projects Approved for Downtown North Bend

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This week, the North Bend City Council approved two contracts that will bring improvements to downtown sidewalks on 2nd Street and pavement on Park Street. Both projects are identified in the City’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

The City’s 2020...

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City News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: July 19, 2021

Help Prevent Wildfires: Outdoor Recreational Fire Safety Tips

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In an effort to be a Wildfire Resilient Community, the City of North Bend is currently working to reduce wildfire risks via resident education and mitigation methods like property maintenance that help create defensible spaces around a home and/or busines...

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Highlighted Events
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Water Conservation Ordinance Facts

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In June 2020 the North Bend City Council enacted a Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO) as an effort to be good stewards of the environment, conserve a limited natural resource and protect the Snoqualmie River.

Phase 1 of the WCO runs from August 15th – Octo...

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Highlighted Events
Posted on: March 5, 2021

COVID-19 Resources: Vaccines, Rent and Utility Assistance

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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

  • King County Public Health has a variety of in-depth information about the three, federally-approved COVID-19 vaccines HERE.
  • Learn about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) HERE.
  • Find out...
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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Message from the Mayor

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Hello North Bend Residents,

I hope your summer is off to a great start. It’s hard not to notice positivity in the air as our state fully reopens and begins a path forward from the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you to the community for helping us reach this poin...

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