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Posted on: October 28, 2021

City Council Recommends 38% Increase to Human Services and Community Organization Funding for 2022

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During an October 26th North Bend City Council Workstudy session, Councilmembers recommended a 38% increase in grant funding for local nonprofit organizations that serve community and human service needs of North Bend residents. This increase follows an a...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Construction at Tollgate Farm Park will Bring New Agricultural Amenities to Community

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Community members will soon notice construction near the historic Tollgate Farmhouse as Si View Metropolitan Park District (MPD) continues working on its Tollgate Farm Park Improvements Project.

This week work is expected to begin that will construct a new...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Traffic Alert: Small section of 436th Ave SE to Close for Roundabout Construction on North Bend Way

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Beginning the week of November 1st,  a small section of 436th Ave SE - between SE Cedar Falls Way and SE North Bend Way – will close for several weeks as crews continue work on a privately-funded roundabout at the intersection of North Bend Way a...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Renewal of North Bend Transportation Improvement Tax on November 2nd Election Ballot

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The City of North Bend would like to remind residents that it has a proposal on the November 2nd General Election ballot to renew its Transportation Benefit District (TBD) sales tax that was originally approved by voters in 2011. This sales tax is anticip...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Community Invited to Arbor Day Tree Planting Event along the Snoqualmie River

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The City of North Bend proclaims Friday, October 29 as Arbor Day 2021 and invites its citizens to a community tree planting event beginning at 3PM along the South Fork Snoqualmie River Levy, between the City’s wastewater treatment plant and the river.

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: City Nov. 2 Ballot Measure, Take Back Event, River Tree Planting

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Hello North Bend community members and welcome to the new installment of your Weekly Recap. It looks like we have officially entered our stormy fall season, with a windy day yesterday and more rain and wind in the upcoming weather forecast. You can help o...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Boo! Trick-or-Treat Street Returns to Downtown North Bend for Spirited Family Fun

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Looking for some Halloween fun? Look no further, as North Bend’s popular Trick- or -Treat Street returns for spirited family fun on Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 2 – 6PM.

After a one-year pandemic-related hiatus, Trick-or-Treat&nbs...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Lawsuit Challenging Approval of City’s Water System Plan Dismissed

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On October 15, 2021, King County Superior Court Judge Patrick Oishi dismissed a lawsuit filed by Friends of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and River (FOSVT) appealing the Washington State Department of Health’s approval of the City of North Bend&am...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Message from the Mayor, Blues Walk, Halloween Train

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Hello North Bend – and happy Friday. Here is the latest edition of your Weekly Recap. Fall is in full swing, and it’s a busy time around town. There are a lot of festive upcoming events that offer community connection and fun. Remember to click the linked...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Quarterly Message from the Mayor

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Hello North Bend Residents,

Happy Fall.  This is one of the most beautiful times of the year in the Snoqualmie Valley and I hope you’re enjoying the colors all around us. The changing colors are a reminder that we are heading into our st...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Meet up with the Mayor: Join Mayor Rob for Coffee and a Chat, Oct. 20th

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On Wednesday, October 20th at 10AM, community members are invited to join North Bend Mayor Rob McFarland for a cup of coffee at Trail Youth Coffee Home, located at 226 E. North Bend Way.

Bring your questions or comments and chat over coffee with Mayor Rob....

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2021

City of North Bend commemorates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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Monday, October 11, 2021, the City of North Bend acknowledges and commemorates Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Since the time immemorial, the Snoqualmie Tribal People have lived, traveled, shaped and cared for the land and waterways of the Snoqualmie Va...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2021

North Bend Honored with State Award for Implementation of Form-based Code

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Gov. Jay Inslee and Washington State Dept. of Commerce Director Lisa Brown recently announced Smart Communities Award winners for 2020-21, including honoring the City of North Bend with the Smart Project Award for the City’s adoption of Form-based Code fo...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Coffee with the Mayor, City receives State Award, Trick-or-Treat Street

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Happy Friday North Bend. Welcome to the latest installment of the Weekly Recap. There’s a lot happening around town this week, and we’re glad to help keep you on top of things. Remember, for additional information about any of the belo...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Snoqualmie Police Take Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs, Oct. 23rd at North Bend City Hall

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On Saturday, October 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Snoqualmie Police Department and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, u...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2021

North Bend City Hall to Close at 11:30AM, October 7th

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North Bend City Hall will close to the public at 11:30AM on Thursday, October 7, 2021, to accommodate an all staff training event.

City Hall will still be open to the public on Oct. 7th from 8:30AM – 11:30AM and will resume normal operating hours...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Habitat for Humanity Officially Launches New North Bend Community: Taylor Town

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On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King & Kittitas Counties representatives, along with elected State and City officials, gathered in downtown North Bend to officially launch the organization’s newest community: Tay...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Shred-it Event, Blues Walk is Back, State Plastic Bag Ban Begins

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Happy October North Bend. We hope you’re enjoying the start to Fall, and all the Snoqualmie Valley colors that come with the season. Here is the latest issue of the Weekly Recap, designed to keep you up to date with happenings around town. Be su...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Statewide single-use plastic bag ban begins Oct. 1st, includes new 8 cent per bag charge

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A new statewide plastic bag ban goes into effect on Friday, October 1, 2021. The bag ban prohibits the distribution of single-use plastic carry-out bags by restaurants, retail, small vendor and grocery stores. 

Additionally, per the state law, if ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Runners Downtown, Shred-it Event, Final yard waste event cancelled

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Happy Fall, North Bend! We hope your summer wrapped up on a positive note and you’re enjoying the sunshine this week. After a two-week hiatus for the Weekly Recap, it’s back. Remember to click linked headlines where applicable to read full news releases. ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Reinig Road Revetment Repair Project Lane Closure Extended, One Lane Reopens by Sept. 20

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King County’s Reinig Road Revetment Repair Project that began in mid-June, requiring a summer closure of Reinig Road between SE 81st Street and 428th Ave SE, will need some extra time before one lane can reopen. 

It was expected that the...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Paving near Casino, Reinig Road Revetment Repair Update, New Mask Order

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Happy Labor Day Weekend, North Bend. Here is the latest edition of the Weekly Recap. As always, remember to click linked headlines where applicable to read full City news releases. It’s been another busy week around town – so we hope t...

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City News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Construction of New Roundabout at North Bend Way and 436th expected to begin soon

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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 soon. The project was originally anticipated to start in late July, but has been delayed by issues related to the undergrounding...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Mayor Proclaims September National Recovery Month in North Bend

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On September 1, 2021 Mayor Rob McFarland proclaimed September National Recovery Month in North Bend, supporting the recognition of the importance of behavioral health as an essential part of overall health and wellness.

Preventing, treating and ov...

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City News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Construction Begins on Maloney Estates Subdivision

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The week of August 30th, sitework is expected to begin on Maloney Estates, a new 23-unit single-family home subdivision located just south of the intersection of Maloney Grove Ave SE and SE Mt. Teneriffe Place.

Initial sitework on the approximate 4.5-acre ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2021

4th Year in a Row North Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant Honored with Outstanding Performance Award

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In late July, the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) announced for the 4th consecutive year the City of North Bend’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was honored with the Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance Award. 

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City News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2021

New School Year Starts Aug. 31: More Walkers and Traffic Possible Near North Bend Schools

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Snoqualmie Valley students return to classrooms on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. The return to full-time, in-person learning – combined with a bus driver shortage - means the potential for more students walking to/from North Bend area schools and mo...

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City News Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Vaccination Milestone, Congrats to our WWTP Team, Slow Down around Schools

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Happy Friday, North Bend. Here is the latest edition of the Weekly Recap. As always, remember to click linked headlines where applicable to read full City news releases. It’s been another busy week around town – so we hope this newslet...

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City News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2021

North Bend Water Conservation Ordinance Effective August 15th

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Each year the City of North Bend’s Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO) Stage 1 goes into effect on August 15th. The WCO applies to all homes and businesses within the North Bend City limits and City water customers located outsi...

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City News Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Statewide Indoor Mask Mandate, Roundabout Construction, Stage 2 Burn Ban

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Happy Friday, North Bend. Here is the latest installment of the Weekly Recap. As always, remember to click linked headlines where applicable to read full City news releases. It’s been another busy week around town – so we hope this new...

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City News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Cooling Locations, Marathon in Town Sunday, Road Striping Work

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Happy heatwave Friday North Bend. Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap, designed to keep you ‘in the know’ about local happenings. Next week is shaping up to be a busy week around town – detailed below. Remember...

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City News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Excessive Heat Updates: North Bend Cooling Locations, Garbage Collections, Farmers Market Canceled

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Weather forecasters are predicting more hot weather for our region, with North Bend area temperatures expected to hover in the low to upper 90s for Wednesday, August 11,  through Saturday, August 14. With nighttime lows remaining in the upper 60s...

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City News Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Water Conservation Ordinance starts soon, Filming Downtown, Lane Closure

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Happy August North Bend. WOW - hard to believe it’s already August. Welcome to the new installment of your Weekly Recap – designed to keep you up to date with North Bend and Snoqualmie Valley happenings. Please click the linked headlin...

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City News Releases
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 30, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Hunting Bigfoot, Sip Suds & Si, Movie in the Park

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Happy Friday North Bend and welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Recap. As we approach August, it’s been a very busy week around town, and we have lots of information to share with you. Click the linked headlines where applicable to read ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Mt. Si Senior Center Reopens Monday, August 2nd

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It’s been a long time since Mt. Si Senior Center was able to open its doors to the community, but the wait is finally over. The Center will resume on-site programming on Monday, August  2nd. The Center will follow Washington State guide...

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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 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 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 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 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: 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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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: September 28, 2021

Trick-or-Treat Street Returns to Downtown North Bend

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Trick-or-Treat Street is back, October 30th from 2PM-6PM. Enjoy live music and trick-or-treating in downtown North Bend with your local merchants, friends and neighbors. Begin your Halloween weekend by trick-or-treating with participating busines...

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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.
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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Message from the Mayor

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Hello North Bend Residents,

Happy Fall.  This is one of the most beautiful times of the year in the Snoqualmie Valley and I hope you’re enjoying the colors all around us. The changing colors are a reminder that we are heading into our stormy seaso...

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