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Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.
North Bend Rocks Downtown with Annual Block Party: Family, friends, neighbors and visitors celebrated together at the City of North Bend and the North Bend Downtown Foundation’s 12th annual Downtown Block Party. This year brought an expanded festival, with a larger Encompass Kid Zone, a full and varied performance lineup on a more versatile QFC stage, and a Snoqualmie Valley Real Estate vendor fair that was spread out throughout the festival.
The City and Downtown Foundation thank residents and visitors for their support in the return of this fully free summer festival. To view photos and videos, visit the Discover North Bend Facebook page, HERE.
Open for Business: Residents Encouraged to Support Businesses Amidst Construction: As summer heats up, community reinvestment projects are moving forward in North Bend, and with that, construction season is well underway. While these improvements are necessary, businesses that are in the vicinity of the construction must contend with noise, vibrations, and messy streetscapes. The City reminds residents and visitors that businesses on 2nd Street and North Bend Way remain open. Please consider supporting downtown businesses during this challenging period of construction.
Your Next North Bend Yard Waste Recycling Event: The City of North Bend’s next 2022 Yard Waste Recycling program is set for Saturday, July 23rd. The annual recycling program is open to North Bend residents and property owners on select Saturdays through October, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the North Bend Public Works building, located at 1155 E. North Bend Way. NOTE: Please enter through City Hall, located at 920 SE Cedar Falls Way.
Extreme Heat Forecast: Tips for Keeping Cool: Weather forecasters are predicting hot weather for our region, with North Bend area temperatures expected to hover in the mid to upper 90s Tuesday, July 26, through Friday, July 29. With nighttime lows remaining in the upper 60s Wednesday through Friday, overnight cooling could be limited in homes without air conditioning.
The National Weather Service has issued an extreme heat warning that runs from Tuesday through Friday. For detailed information on weather updates, visit the National Weather Service website, at www.weather.gov/sew. Additional regional updates can be found by following King County Emergency News, at www.kcemergency.com/.
New Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department Captain Sworn In: On July 11th, in front of a crowd of family, friends, and fellow officers, Brian W. Lynch was sworn in as the new Captain of the Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department.
Cpt. Lynch comes to Snoqualmie-North Bend from the Black Diamond Police Department where he served as a sergeant. He brings with him 21 years of law enforcement experience, in both Enumclaw and Black Diamond Police Departments. Prior to starting his career in law enforcement, Cpt. Lynch worked in the emergency medical services field.
Mayor, Council and Staff Say Goodbye to Deputy Administrator Masko: This week, Mayor McFarland, Council, and staff said tearful goodbyes to Deputy City Administrator Dawn Masko at the July 19th City Council meeting. Council and staff thanked Dawn for nine years of service to the City of North Bend (and over 34 years of government service total), her work ethic and her love for this community.
In case you missed it: July 19th North Bend City Council Meeting: If you missed this week's City Council Meeting, the recording is available on the City website, under Media Center.
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
A historic streetscape: At the July 16th Downtown Block Party, a Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society member holds up a photo of downtown North Bend, the exact western location of the image. Notice the difference in viewshed, with mature trees in the background where once there were few.