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Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Did you see the sunshine peeking out from behind the rainclouds on Thursday? A beautiful valley summer is right around the corner… Enjoy this week’s Recap and remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.
North Bend Joins King County – Cities Climate Collaboration: At the June 7th City Council meeting, Councilmembers unanimously approved the City of North Bend to join the King County-Climate Collaboration, also known as the K4C. K4C is a partnership of local governments of all sizes working together to accelerate climate action for a healthier and more resilient region. K4C partners combine their knowledge, resources, and advocacy voices to develop efficiency programs, invest in clean energy, and shape policy that will cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
North Bend Train Depot Roof Rehabilitation Project: Wondering why there are "no parking" signs and construction material along McClellan Ave, next to the North Bend Train Depot? This week, crews began work on the Train Depot Roof Rehab project. The project is expected to take a little under two weeks. Learn more about the project HERE.
Father’s Day Steam Train Rides in North Bend and Snoqualmie: The Northwest Railway Museum is bringing back historic steam train rides through the upper Snoqualmie Valley on June 18th and 19th in honor of Father's Day. Trains will be departing both the North Bend Depot and the Snoqualmie Depot.
City Hall Closed in Observance of Juneteenth: June 19th is Juneteenth! On this day, we celebrate the freedom, achievement and contributions of Black Americans. The City of North Bend offices will close to observe the Federal Juneteenth Holiday, and as the holiday falls on Sunday, June 19th, the City will make the observance by closure on Monday, June 20th. Normal hours/operations will resume Tuesday, June 21st.
June 21st North Bend City Council Meeting: The community is invited to join City staff and elected officials for the in-person/hybrid June 21st City Council meeting at 7 p.m., located at North Bend City Hall: 920 SE Cedar Falls Way. Click the headline for the agenda packet, which includes instructions to access the virtual Zoom meeting, for those who prefer to join virtually.
North Bend, Snoqualmie Vehicle Prowl Incidents Increase; Lock Doors and Remove Valuables: In recent weeks, the Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department has seen an increase in vehicle prowls in North Bend and Snoqualmie. A majority of these incidents were crimes of opportunity, involving unlocked vehicles with visible items located inside. Vehicle prowls are one of the most common and preventable crimes that occur in the cities of North Bend and Snoqualmie. The Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department would like to remind residents of easy steps they can take to help prevent vehicle prowls, along with potential vehicle damage and stolen property.
Snoqualmie Valley Transportation Summer Freedom Program Returns: Snoqualmie Valley Transportation's Summer Freedom program is returning, allowing riders who are 18 or younger to ride free between June 1st and August 31st. This vital program will help local youth get to where they need to go this summer. The free rides apply to all the services, including door-to-door, the loop routes, and the Valley Shuttle. More information about the SVT Monday-through-Friday services is available at www.svtbus.org or call (425) 888-7001. SVT also offers training for your kids on how to ride the bus.
Trailhead Direct And Snoqualmie Valley Riders: King County's Trailhead Direct transit service returned on Saturday, May 28th, and will run through Sunday, September 11th. This summer, King County Metro and King County Parks are focusing the transit-to trails service on its most popular route, with stops at trailheads near Mount Si, Mount Teneriffe, and Little Si. Riders can take the bus, Sound Transit Link light rail, or bike to easily get to the Sound Transit Capitol Hill Link station, where Trailhead Direct coaches will depart every 30 minutes. The 2022 season will include service on Independence Day and Labor Day. Snoqualmie Valley riders can use the Trailhead Direct to travel to Bellevue or Seattle. You can be picked up along the route, and the drivers will let you come on. The route is a way to come into Seattle or Bellevue on the weekends in the summer.
Trailhead Direct will operate with 14- to 32-seat vehicles and have racks for either two or three bikes. Passengers can use Metro's Puget Sound Trip Planner via Android or iOS apps, desktop, or mobile to get more details about transit stops, routes, and schedules. Metro's standard fares apply, and riders can pay with an ORCA card, Transit Go Mobile ticket, or cash with exact change.
Congratulations to Eastside Fire and Rescue’s Fire Chief: Every year, the King County Council honors community leaders answering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s question, "What are you doing for others?" This year King County Councilmember Sarah Perry selected Eastside Fire and Rescue's Fire Chief Jeff Clark to receive the award for District 3. She cited his work surrounding fire mitigation and effective responses to behavioral health needs throughout District 3's communities.
Congratulations to new North Bend business, King’s Quality Auto Repair: King’s Quality Auto Repair celebrated their grand opening and ribbon cutting with the SnoValley Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, June 11th.
This week, so many seniors graduated from local schools: Happy graduation to the Class of 2022, at Transition Learning Center (June 14th) Two Rivers School (June 15th), and Mount Si High School (June 10th)!
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
Described as “Si View free swimming class” on June 10th, 1948. Photo taken by Harold Keller and shared by the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum.