News Flash

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 2, 2021

Have a Say: Take King County Metro Survey to Help Preserve Snoqualmie Valley Bus Routes

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In spring 2020, King County Metro suspended a significant amount of transit service due to pandemic-related revenue and ridership declines. Despite challenges, Metro maintained a regional transit network to serve the more than one in four customers who co...

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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

March 2021 Proclaimed Resilience Month in North Bend

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and their negative effects can have a detrimental impact on developing brains. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ACEs are noted as the #1 chronic health epidemic in the nation, but resil...

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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

North Bend Weekly Recap: Twin Peaks Day, Water FAQ, Be a Trailhead Ambassador

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Happy Friday North Bend. After making it through another wind / snowstorm, we want to give a big shout out to the City's Public Works crews who worked around the clock last weekend plowing roads. THANK YOU! Here is the latest edition of your Week...

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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 18, 2021

Mayor McFarland Proclaims February 24 Twin Peaks Day

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Mayor McFarland has proclaimed February 24, 2021, Twin Peaks Day in North Bend.

For three decades now the iconic TV series has drawn tourists year-round to North Bend and the Snoqualmie Valley, placing many City locations and businesses into popul...

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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 16, 2021

Republic Services to Resume North Bend Garbage, Recycling Collections, February 17th

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Republic Services has informed the City that it will resume normal garbage and recycling collections on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Republic anticipates regularly scheduled pickups for the rest of the week, barring any further weather issues.

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2021

North Bend Garbage, Recycling Collection Canceled, Tuesday, February 16th

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Due to inclement weather and  hazardous road conditions, Republic Waste has canceled garbage and recycling collection in North Bend on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. This cancellation also includes the surrounding unincorporated King County areas of...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2021

North Bend Garbage, Recycling Pickup Canceled for Monday, February 15th

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Republic Services notified the City of North Bend that garbage and recycling collection service for Monday, February 15, 2021 is canceled due to unsafe  road conditions caused by the winter storm impacting the City this weekend.

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2021

North Bend Wind / Snowstorm Update

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Overnight Friday, February 12th through Saturday morning, February 13, 2021, approximately up to 6 inches of snow fell in various areas of North Bend.

According to the City’s Public Works Department, snow did not start building up until very earl...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Water FAQ; Snowplow Routes; Local Valentine's Day Promos

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Brrr... and welcome to the latest edition of the North Bend Weekly Recap. Remember to click the linked headlines where applicable to read full news releases. Reminder that Monday, February 15th, is a holiday and City Hall will be closed. Stay warm and saf...

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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 10, 2021

City to hold February 16th Public Hearing on Proposed Sewer Rate Increase

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The City of North Bend has scheduled a public hearing to solicit input and comments on a proposed sewer rate increase. The Public Hearing will happen during the Tuesday, February 16th regular City Council Meeting at 7PM. The meeting will be held online us...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2021

North Bend Snowplow and Street Treatment Info: Be Prepared for Winter Weather

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The coldest temperatures of the season, along with the possibility of snow, are expected in the Puget Sound region later this week.  With some Arctic air funneling into Western Washington through the mountain passes, high temperatures for North B...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: New Garbage Routes, Water System Plan Approved, Covid-19 activity declines

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Happy Friday North Bend and welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Recap. Remember to click the linked headlines where applicable to see the full news release. If you'd like these weekly newsletters delivered to you inbox, visit the Notify M...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Grant Funding Brings New Large Wayfinding Sign to North Bend Way

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This week the City installed a new, large wayfinding sign near the often-busy intersection of  North Bend Way and Mt. Si Road – the primary entrance point to one of the City’s most popular outdoor recreation areas - in support...

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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
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Republic Services to launch New North Bend Garbage, Recycling Routes March 1st

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Starting March 1, 2021, Republic Waste will launch new garbage/recycle collection routes in North Bend, with approximately 50% of North Bend customers being assigned new service days.

Republic Services said the updated service schedule will increase effici...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Water System Plan Town Hall; King Co. Moves to Phase 2 on Feb. 1st

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Happy Friday North Bend. Here is the latest weekly recap. Remember to click the linked headlines where applicable to read the full news release on that topic. If you would like to receive this regular weekly update filled with City events, news and happen...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2021

State Changes Reopening Plan: King County to move to Phase 2 on February 1st

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Today Governor Inslee announced changes to the state’s Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery regional, phased reopening plan that was first  announced on  January 6th.

According to the governor's office, th...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2021

New Phoenix Plaza Building receives Temporary Certificate of Occupancy

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This week marked a milestone for the new Phoenix Plaza mixed-use, commercial residential building located at 530 E. North Bend Way.

After a natural gas explosion destroyed multiple buildings at the site in 2014 - and following two years of construction &am...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2021

North Bend Water Customers Invited to Town Hall Meeting on City’s Water System Plan

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The City of North Bend will host a Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 6PM. The meeting is an opportunity for North Bend water customers to learn about the City’s proposed Water System Plan (WSP).

This is the second public m...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Downtown lane closure continues; Covid cases decline; winter train rides

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Welcome to the latest edition of the North Bend Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines where applicable for full news releases.

TWO-WEEK OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURE OF NORTH BEND WAY STARTS JANUARY 12TH

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, Puget Sound Energy ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2021

State Moves to Next Covid-19 Vaccine Phase; widespread vaccination plan announced

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The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 that it is  moving into Covid-19 Vaccine Phase 1B Tier 1, expanding vaccine access to more people per week. The state also reduced the 70 and older phase 1B vaccin...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Power restored to City; Torguson Skatepark Update; Overnight Lane Closure

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Welcome to the latest edition of the North Bend Weekly Recap. It was a busy week in the City, including some powerful winter weather. See some highlights from the second week of January below. Remember to click the linked headline where applicable to see ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2021

North Bend Power Outage Update: Majority of City has Power Restored

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Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and Tanner Electric crews made great progress overnight, restoring power to the majority of North Bend homes. Currently, though, approximately 225 North Bend homes remain without power - with most (206) of those outages located in...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Mayor Issues Emergency Proclamation in Response to Citywide Windstorm Power Outage

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On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Mayor Rob McFarland issued a Proclamation of Emergency in response to the sudden windstorm that left the majority of the City of North Bend, WA without power.

The proclamation allows the City to enter into contracts to prote...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2021

North Bend Windstorm, Power Outage Update: Lengthy Outage Possible

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UPDATE | JANUARY 13TH 7:40PM

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) said crews and support staff will be working through the night to restore power to customers. Out-of-state crews have been - and will continue to be - brought in to assist with the restoration effort. H...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2021

First Time Ever: Northwest Railway Museum offers Winter Train Rides departing from North Bend

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The Northwest Railway Museum announced last week that scenic winter, socially distanced train rides through the upper Snoqualmie Valley will begin on Saturday, January 16, 2021

This is the first time in the Museum’s history th...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Torguson Skatepark Renovation Project Update

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On Friday, January 8, 2021, Si View Metro Parks provided an update on the Torguson Skatepark renovation project.

Good news: the project is close to completion, which will bring an expanded and upgraded outdoor skating recreation venue to the City of North ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Quarterly Message from Mayor Rob; overnight lane closure downtown & more

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Happy New Year North Bend! We hope you have had a wonderful start to 2021. Remember to click linked headlines of this weekly recap (where applicable) to read the full news release.

Mayor Rob’s Quarterly Message 

This week the new Quarterl...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Two-week North Bend Way Overnight Lane Closure starts January 12th

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On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) continued work to underground overhead power and communication lines along a section of E. North Bend Way near the new Park Street roundabout. 

Construction will occur on between the North Ben...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Mayor Proclaims January 2021 National Mentoring Month in North Bend

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At the January 5, 2021 North Bend City Council meeting, Mayor Rob McFarland Proclaimed January as National Mentoring Month. Via this proclamation, the Mayor encourages community members who are able, to consider mentoring to help ensure positive outcomes ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2021

North Bend Covid-19 Update: New state reopening plan announced; City sees significant case uptick

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On Tuesday, January 5th,  Governor Inslee announced “Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery,” a new statewide COVID-19 two-phase reopening plan. Beginning on January 11, 2021, the state will follow a regional reopening approach with every regio...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Quarterly Message from the Mayor

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Happy New Year North Bend residents,

Like me, I’m guessing you were ready to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021. Rarely has a new year brought so much hope as this one does. With Covid-19 vaccines rolling out, they offer the promise of that proverbial ‘...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2020

North Bend Weekly Recap: Holiday Light Contest Winners Announced, Tour Map Launched and MORE

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Happy Holidays North Bend! From your elected officials and all City staff, we wish you the safest and healthiest holiday season. We hope you can connect with family and friends – whether it be safely in-person or virtually – and share ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Snoqualmie Tribe offers Behavioral Health Services for Community Members

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Snoqualmie Tribe Health Services now provides another local option for Behavioral Health Services, including outpatient mental health and substance use disorder treatment. These services are available to Tribe members and also to Snoqualmie Valle...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2020

New, FREE Eastside COVID-19 Testing Site Opens

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On Tuesday, December 15th, a new, FREE COVID-19 testing location opened on the Eastside. The new site at Bellevue College expands efforts to control the spread of coronavirus in east King County and along the I-90 corridor. This is the first free, high-ca...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Light up North Bend Holiday Lighting Contest Winners Announced, Tour Map Debuts

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Representatives from the North Bend Downtown Foundation and Economic Development Commission took to North Bend streets Saturday night, December 12th to judge 27 participants in the City’s first ever holiday lighting contest: ‘Light up ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

North Bend Weekly Recap: Holiday Lights Judging, Tour Map; Council ups Human Services funding & more

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Happy Holidays North Bend. Here is the latest edition of the Weekly Recap. Remember to click the linked headline where applicable to read the entire news release. 

Success! Live Community Tree Lighting Goes Virtual

We hope you were able to stop by ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

City Requires Developer to Clean up Proposed Hotel Site near Downtown

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There is currently some construction activity at the site of a proposed hotel at the corner of South Fork Ave and Bendigo Blvd near downtown North Bend.

This is not the beginning of hotel construction. It is site cleanup only. The City is currently perform...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2020

State Extends Current COVID-19 restrictions until January 4th

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On December 8, 2020 Governor Inslee announced a three-week extension of the state’s current COVID-19 restrictions. The restrictions limit restaurants to outdoor dining and takeout and close indoor operations of gyms, museums and movie theaters.&...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2020

City of North Bend Increases 2021 Human Services Funding by 33%

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On December 1st the North Bend City Council approved the new Biennial Budget, which included $128,500 for Human Services funding in 2021.

The City, which does not have a Department of Human Services due to its small size, allocates approximately 1% of its ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Snoqualmie River Reaches Phase 2 Flood Level: Resources to Help Residents Prepare for Flood Season

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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 2.

Although lowland flooding can occur during phase 2, particularly in low-ly...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Growing Outdoor Company Staying Local, Building new North Bend Headquarters

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Have you noticed a new building going up along North Bend Way, directly across from City Hall and behind Napa Auto Parts? This spring it will become the new home for a growing North Bend company - Karakoram Splitboard and Snowboard Bindings. 

The ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Street Repairs, New Watermain Coming to Parts of Silver Creek Neighborhood

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Earlier this month, the North Bend City Council approved a design contract that will bring some street repairs and new watermain to portions of the Silver Creek neighborhood over the next two to three years.

The NE 6th Street Watermain Replacement and Stre...

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City News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: March 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Resources

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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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Highlighted Events
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Water Questions Answered

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What are the City’s Water Sources?  

The City of North Bend currently has 3 water sources. There are two production water sources, which are:  1) Mt Si Springs, a spring-fed water source near Mount Si; and  2) Centennial Well, wh...

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Highlighted Events
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Quarterly Message from the Mayor

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Happy New Year North Bend residents, 

Like me, I’m guessing you were ready to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021. Rarely has a new year brought so much hope as this one does. With Covid-19 vaccines rolling out, they offer the promise of that pr...

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Highlighted Events