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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Downtown Road Closures Planned for Holly Days Community Event, December 3

2022 Holly Days Poster

The North Bend Downtown Foundation invites you to join in on a heartwarming, outdoor holiday festival and tree-lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 3. To safely accommodate all your neighbors, family, and friends, the City of North Bend will be closing...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2022

Light up North Bend Holiday Lighting Contest Returns for Third Year

Light Up North Bend

The City of North Bend invites residents and businesses to make the City shine bright this holiday season as the 3rd Annual Light up North Bend holiday lighting contest returns.

Launched in 2020 when holiday traditions were limited by the pandemic, Light u...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Garbage/Recycling Collections Canceled November 30, Drop-off Site Available at Torguson Park

11.30.22 Torguson Park Pick Up

Republic Services has informed the City of North Bend that it will not be able to service residential and commercial customers on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. It was determined to be too hazardous after a local conditions assessment was performed.

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Be Prepared for Winter Weather with North Bend Street Treatment Information and Snowplow Map

Winter Weather Preparedness, Snowplow Map

With temperatures dropping and some wind and snow predicted for North Bend this week, the City would like to remind residents of snowplow routes, as well as the steps you can take to assist Public Works crews when winter weather strikes.

To understand the ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2022

City Seeking Nominations for 2022 Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

The City of North Bend is seeking nominations for the 2022 Citizen of the Year Award. 

Nominations must be for a North Bend resident or business that has gone above and beyond to make North Bend a better place to live, through professional or volu...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Public invited to attend November 30 Parks Workshop

Parks Workshop Meeting

**UPDATE** The Parks Workshop will start at 6:30 p.m. at the North Bend City Hall, located at 920 Southeast Cedar Falls Way, and due to travel conditions, the workshop will also have a virtual component for those not able to travel. 
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City News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Citizens Academy, event recaps, enhancing flood storage and more

Weekly Recap 11.18.22

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

North Bend City Council approves $1,925,00 in grants to enhance flood storage and transportation: On November 1, 2022, ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

City of North Bend updates Snowplow Route Map

Snowplow route, 2022-2023

In preparation for the 2022-23 winter season, the City of North Bend has updated its Snowplow Route Map, which includes new neighborhoods and streets.

The map identifies Priority 1, 2, and 3 snowplow routes throughout the City limits, as well as priority a...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Snoqualmie Police Department and City of North Bend ride-along recap

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On November 10, 2022, the City of North Bend’s Public Information Officer (PIO), Bre Keveren, joined Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Officer Kaae for a ride-along, with a virtual twist.

Thursday evening began at 4:45 p.m. with a tour of the Snoqualmie Police ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2022

Mayor proclaims November 12 Arbor Day, community celebrates with planting event

November 12, Arbor Day in North Bend

Members of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, North Bend Boy Scout Troop 466, community volunteers, and Mayor Rob McFarland came together for another successful Arbor Day event this weekend, and it was among the community that the North Bend ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2022

North Bend City Council Approves $1,925,000 in grants to enhance flood storage and transportation

Flood Storage and Transportation Grants

On November 1, 2022, the North Bend City Council approved two resolutions accepting grants totaling $1,925,000 to go toward projects that preserve flood storage and transportation enhancements: The South Fork Avenue Extension Capital Project and engineeri...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2022

City of North Bend exits Stages 1 and 2 of Water Conservation Ordinance

Water Conservation Ordinance ends November 7, 2022

On November 7, 2022 the City of North Bend exited Stages 1 and 2 of its Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO) for the remainder of the 2022 calendar year. With recent rainfall events, the Snoqualmie River is flowing well, and it is likely to continue to flow...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Flood preparedness, updated Snowplow Map, Kindness Month, and more

Weekly Recap 11.04.22

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

Hundreds turned out for a lively, happy Trick-or-Treat Street:  What a day! Over 40 local businesses and nonpr...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Be prepared for flood season in the Snoqualmie Valley

Localized flooding

November is Flood Awareness Month in North Bend and right on cue, a cold front is impacting the Puget Sound region with steady, heavy rain pushing the Snoqualmie River to flood phase 3.

Phase 3 indicates moderate flooding in some areas. Public Works crews ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Mayor Proclaims November Flood Awareness Month in North Bend

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The month of November has been proclaimed Flood Awareness Month in North Bend by Mayor Rob McFarland. North Bend has had numerous flood events of different magnitudes. The City recognizes that major flooding from heavy rains and snowmelt increases the ris...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services, now Reclaim, honored at North Bend City Council Meeting

SVSS, now Reclaim, Accepting Award

On November 1, 2022, Mayor Rob McFarland and City Councilmembers honored Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services (SVSS) with a Certificate of Appreciation for 10 years of exemplary work in serving people who are living unhoused in the Snoqualmie Valley.

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Mayor Proclaims November Kindness Month in North Bend

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Mayor Rob McFarland is proud to proclaim November as Kindness Month in North Bend. The City recognizes that kindness is a fundamental part of the human condition which bridges the divides of religion, politics, and gender, and that, through simple acts of...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Community events, public meetings, voting season and more

Weekly Recap 10.28.22

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

On Saturday, Trick-or-Treat Street returns to Downtown North Bend:  North Bend’s popular Trick-or-Tr...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Take Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs, Oct. 29 at North Bend City Hall

Drug Take Back Event

On Saturday, October 29, 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, unu...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2022

City to proclaim November 12 as Arbor Day 2022; Community invited to tree planting

Arbor Day

The City of North Bend will be proclaiming Saturday, November 12, 2022 as Arbor Day and invites its citizens to a community tree planting event beginning at 10 a.m. along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, across from the Snoqualmie Valley Trail at Southea...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2022

Traffic Alert: SR-202 lane closure at Tollgate Farm entrance on October 25

Tollgate Farmstead Project Road Work, 10.25.22

Si View Metro Parks is working to complete improvements to the entrance at Tollgate Farm. The final step of the work is to pave the re-aligned entrance from SR-202 in North Bend. This work requires closure of one lane of SR-202/Bendigo Boulevard North. Tr...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Storm drains and culverts, ALERT King County, WCO Stage 2 and more

Weekly Recap 10.21.22

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

Help keep your neighborhood’s storm drains and culverts clear: City crews work hard to keep storm dr...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Let fall begin! Help prevent localized flooding by clearing neighborhood storm drains and culverts

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City crews work hard to keep storm drains and culverts clear of leaves and other debris, but with thousands of these in North Bend, we could use your help. Fallen leaves pile up on storm drains on our streets, blocking rainwater from draining, which can l...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Stay in the know: City of North Bend Urges Residents to Sign Up for ALERT King County

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ALERT King County is a public information and emergency notification system that reaches citizens wherever they are and on any device. The City of North Bend encourages all residents to register for ALERT to receive important information about significant...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2022

Region experiences driest summer since 1930, North Bend enters Stage 2-Water Conservation Ordinance

Water Conservation Ordinance Starts Oct. 20

Western Washington is now experiencing its driest summer on record since 1930 and warmest since the 1890s.

Effective Thursday, October 20, 2022, North Bend Public Works Director Mark Rigos has declared the City will move to Stage 2 of its Water Conservatio...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2022

2nd Street Watermain and Roadway Reconstruction project now complete

2nd Street Project, before and after, 2022

The 2nd Street Watermain and Roadway Reconstruction project, located between Ballarat Avenue North and Bendigo Boulevard on 2nd Street, is now complete. Project enhancements include fresh asphalt, sidewalk, curb, storm drainage replacement, and watermain ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Yard waste recycling, Trick-or-Treat Street, air quality alert, and more

Weekly Recap 10.14.22

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

Expect runners in town on Saturday: The Mount Teneriffe Vert Run starts Saturday morning at 8 a.m. Runners wil...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Council approves motion authorizing appraisal of Sallal Water, discusses East North Bend water

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On October 4, 2022, the North Bend City Council unanimously approved a motion authorizing a professional services contract with Terra Properties Analytics, LLC, a valuation and spatial technologies company. View Agenda Bill AB22-121 by referring to pages ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2022

A community favorite: Trick-or-Treat Street returns to Downtown North Bend

2022 Trick-Or-Treat Street

Pumpkins are popping up, decorations are creeping out of storage, and downtown businesses are officially preparing for a fun Halloween weekend with the North Bend Downtown Foundation!

North Bend’s popular Trick-or-Treat Street returns for spirite...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2022

City of North Bend commemorates Indigenous Peoples' Day

Indigenous Peoples Day, 2022

On Monday, October 10, 2022, the City of North Bend acknowledges and commemorates Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2022

Old Si View watermain breaks near Riverside Dr. and SE Orchard Dr. repaired

Watermain work, 10-1-22

On October 1, City of North Bend Public Works crews completed repairs to two breaks in a watermain near the intersection of Riverside Drive Southeast and Southeast Orchard Drive in the Old Si View neighborhood. The crew began repair shortly after 9:30 a.m...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2022

Extended Traffic Alert: State Route 18 closures begin October 3 as infrastructure projects commence

Traffic Alert, WSDOT SR 18

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WDOT) issued the following Travel Advisory on Friday, September 30 for upcoming State Route (SR) 18 lane closures in October, 2022:

Starting Monday, October 3, crews will clear trees weekdays from 9 a.m. t...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Upcoming meetings, events, Behavioral Health hire, traffic alert and more

Weekly Recap 09.30.22

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

Loud munitions from Fire Training Academy, October 3rd through 6th: The Washington State Fire Training Academy...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Loud munitions from Fire Training Academy, October 3rd through 6th

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The Washington State Fire Training Academy (FTA) has notified the City that it is hosting the Washington State Patrol (WSP) Bomb Squad on their property, Monday, October 3rd through Thursday, October 6th. The WSP Bomb Squad will be using the FTA property ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Council to vote on authorizing appraisal contract regarding purchase of Sallal Water Association

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Appraisal marks key step in estimating fair value of the utility, potential payout for Sallal members

One of the agenda items scheduled for the October 4, 2022, North Bend City Council meeting is a professional services contract with Terra Property Analyti...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Snoqualmie Police Department Hires Behavioral Health Specialist

Behavior Specialist 09.28.22

Stephanie Butler recently joined the Snoqualmie Police Department, which serves the cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend, as the department’s new Behavioral Health Specialist. Butler has extensive experience working with those in need of mental h...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Traffic alert: Park Street Turn Lanes Project scheduled to begin October 3rd

Park Street Turn Lanes Project

On Monday, October 3rd, Reed Trucking and Excavating will begin work on the Park Street Turn Lanes Project. Work includes installation of new vertical curb and gutter, sidewalk, raising and replacing sewer frames and grates, traffic loops, striping, and t...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Parks, Events, September 20 Council Meeting Updates, COVID Booster and More

Weekly Recap 09.22.22

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

City Council authorizes contract for work on Taylor Park and Riverfront Park Design project: This week, City Council ap...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2022

City Council Approves Resolution Prioritizing Water Connections

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On September 20th, 2022, the North Bend City Council approved an ordinance to give first priority for future water connections to residents and property owners living within North Bend city limits. 

Currently, the City of North Bend provides water...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Council authorizes contract for work on Taylor Park and Riverfront Park Design Project

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On September 20th, 2022, the North Bend City Council approved a Motion authorizing a contract with Site Workshop for the William H. Taylor Park (Taylor Park) and Riverfront Park Design Project.

Taylor Park is focal setting in Downtown North Bend, having se...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2022

City Council Approves Contract for Engineering, Permitting of Meadowbrook Sewer ULID

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On September 20th, 2022, the North Bend City Council approved a Motion authorizing a contract with Gray and Osborne (G&O) for engineering and permitting on the Meadowbrook Sewer Utility Local Improvement District (ULID) process. 

Next steps in...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Trail run brings participants to Downtown North Bend, September 25th

Route Map, Mt Si Hill Climb

On Sunday, September 25th, residents may notice participants of the Mt. Si Hill Climb Trail Run in downtown North Bend. The event runs from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m., which includes time for set-up and take-down.

Approximately 150 runners are expected at the event ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Events, I-90 Traffic Update, Surveys and More

Weekly Recap 09.16.22

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

Traffic alert: Westbound I-90 repairs near North Bend begin again September 18th: As a reminder for westbound I-90 comm...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: High Fire Danger, Suicide Awareness Prevention Month, Events and More

Weekly Recap 09.09.22

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

High Fire Danger Alert this Weekend: Be extra careful this weekend, as there is a High Fire Danger alert acros...

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City News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Traffic Alert: Westbound I-90 Repairs Near North Bend Begin September 11th

I-90 Concrete Replacement Project

In September, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) begins a series of transportation improvement projects, one of which addresses rough freeway conditions on Interstate 90 (I-90), east of Issaquah, between Highlands Drive Northeast an...

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City News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Business Licenses and Badges Required for Door-to-Door Solicitors

Solicitors, License Required for Door-to-Door

The City of North Bend requires all those engaged in business within the city limits to obtain a City of North Bend business license.  Additionally, a Solicitor’s License is required for those engaged in the door-to-door sales of for-pr...

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City News Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Quarterly Message from the Mayor

Message from the Mayor

Dear North Bend Residents,

This summer I passed the 25-year mark as a resident of North Bend. By some measures, that’s not long considering the history of the Snoqualmie Tribe in the valley or even the “recent” founders who settled on our city name. On the...

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City News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Child Luring Case in North Bend

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On July 24, 2022, the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to a possible attempted child luring incident at Torguson Park, located at 750 E North Bend Way in North Bend, WA. 

A mother called 911 to report that a suspicious male subject in the pa...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Mayor Proclaims April 22 Earth Day

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Earth Day is a valuable opportunity to renew our commitment to preserving and protecting our Earth through community service, responsible stewardship, and daily practices. With that, North Bend Mayor Rob McFarland is proud to proclaim April 22 as Earth Da...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Update on Republic Services

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In January, the City of North Bend formally requested that Republic Services provide customer billing credits and reimbursement for City expenses due to Republic’s extended time period without service in December, 2021 and January, 2022. &nb...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Washington State Department of Commerce Shares Smart Communities Award Video for North Bend

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In October, Gov. Jay Inslee and Washington State Dept. of Commerce Director Lisa Brown honored the City of North Bend with the Smart Project Award for the City’s adoption of Form-Based Code for its Downtown Commercial zone.

Since then, representatives have...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Mayor Rescinds Executive Orders Addressing City Hall Operations During Pandemic

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Let’s get back to business in person! On Wednesday, March 30th, 2022, Mayor Rob McFarland issued Executive Order No. 20-07. The purpose of the Order is to rescind previously issued Executive Orders 20-01 through 20-06, addressing operational aspects of Ci...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2022

North Bend Receives Grant Funding for Future South Fork Avenue Extension Bypass Project

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In March, the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) approved funding for the recipients of their 2021 Rural Town Centers and Corridors (RTCC), a program that provides grants for projects in smaller, rural cities in the Pacific Northwest. The City of North B...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2022

It Takes a Village: Multi-year Collaborative Effort Secures Funding to Fix SR 18

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On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, elected officials, city leaders and public safety representatives from the Snoqualmie Valley and Issaquah gathered at Snoqualmie City Hall for a roundtable discussion to reflect on the multi-year, collaborative effort that se...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2022

State Indoor Mask Mandate Now Set to End March 12

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Yesterday, Governor Inslee, joined by Secretary of Health Umair Shah, announced that Washington State is changing masking guidelines, with the removal of indoor mask policies in most establishments, and a move from mask requirements to mask recommendation...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2022

Message from the Mayor: 2021 - A Year in Review

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Hello  North Bend residents,

Isn’t it amazing that we are already through the first full month of 2022? While City departments are working toward full yearend accounting of all City operations, I wanted to take the time to share with you...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Sitework to Begin on new River Run Apartment Project with Affordable Housing Component

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The City of North Bend has issued a Clearing and Grading permit for the new River Run Apartment project.

This multi-family housing development is located south of Chinook Lumber at the corner of 436th Ave SE and SE 136th Street, and will consist of 128-uni...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Mayor’s Message: Snow Events and Mountain Town Living

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Hello North Bend Residents,

As the snow melts from one of our biggest snow events in the past several decades, I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for your patience and understanding as we endured up to 26 inches of snow over the course of 9 ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2021

City Council Approves New Hotel Performance Standards for Interchange Commercial Zone

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On December 7, 2021, the North Bend City Council unanimously approved amendments to the Hotel Performance Land Use Standards in North Bend Municipal Code (NBMC) 18.10.050 Section 2.16.  

The amendments were proposed to enable development of a hote...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2021

2022 City Budget Includes Additional Transportation Improvement Investments

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The City of North Bend is pleased to announce that several additional transportation improvement projects are planned in 2022 that will improve pedestrian connectivity and enhance public safety for residents.

As a result of robust sales tax revenue and con...

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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

News Flash

Posted on: August 16, 2022

East North Bend Water Update

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Learn more about the East North Bend water update. Stay informed with resources, notification tools, and by referring to our helpful Water FAQ, where you will find a wide range of questions and answers on all things water.

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Message from the Mayor

Mayor Rob McFarland

Dear North Bend Residents,

This summer I passed the 25-year mark as a resident of North Bend. By some measures, that’s not long considering the history of the Snoqualmie Tribe in the valley or even the “recent” founders who settled on our city name. On the...

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Highlighted Events
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Be Prepared for Flood Season in the Snoqualmie Valley

Flooding event, Flood Awareness Month

November is Flood Awareness Month in North Bend and right on cue, a cold front impacted the Puget Sound region with steady, heavy rain pushing the Snoqualmie River to flood phase 3.

Moderate flooding can sometimes occur during phase 3. Public Works crews m...

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