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Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the new edition of the Weekly Recap. It was a chilly week here in town. We hope you stayed warm and safe. Remember to click linked headlines to read full news releases.
Twin Peaks Day in North Bend!
Mayor McFarland proclaimed February 24, 2022, 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 popular culture history. February 24th was chosen because it is the date celebrated worldwide by Twin Peaks fans as the day FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper arrived in the town of Twin Peaks. Thursday saw fans out and about, enjoying our beautiful town and celebrating this special day. Read Mayor Rob's Full Twin Peaks Day Proclamation at the linked headline.
North Bend City Hall to Reopen to the Public on March 1st
North Bend City Hall will reopen to the public on Tuesday, March 1st, at 8:30 a.m. While public meetings will continue to be held virtually until further notice, at this time visitors may schedule in-person appointments with city staff. Face coverings and physical distancing measures will continue to be required.
March 1st City Council Meeting Packet Available
The community is invited to join City staff and elected officials for the March 1st City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Click the linked headline above to access the agenda packet, which includes instructions to access the virtual Zoom meeting.
Snowstorm Response: Removal Work and Continual Monitoring
On Monday, February 21st , North Bend saw a couple inches of snow, with the snow level that evening at around 500 feet elevation in King County. Public Works crews plowed the primary arterials and neighborhood collectors throughout all hours of the night on Monday, with additional plowing Tuesday morning, followed by sanding intersections, turns and hills.
North Bend Covid-19 Activity
According to King County Public Health, the Covid-19 community transmission level in North Bend is still categorized as high. During the past 7 days, 14 new cases were reported – a 48% decrease from the previous week. No new hospitalizations were reported this past week. Vaccinations, boosters, masking and physical distancing are all encouraged by Public Health officials to slow the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant and reduce stress on the healthcare system.
Keep up with the City on Social Media
One of the easiest ways to keep up with City happenings and breaking news is to follow us on social media. We are active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Stop by and become a City of North Bend follower today. You can also find the City on NextDoor here.
Picture of the Week
Thank you to Twin Peaks fans for letting us capture the joy and beauty of Twin Peaks in the Valley on Thursday, February 24th!