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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.
Traffic alert: Westbound I-90 repairs near North Bend begin again September 18th: As a reminder for westbound I-90 commuters near North Bend next week, from Sunday, September 18 through Friday September 23, construction will continue on westbound I-90, east of Issaquah, resulting in traffic flow reduced to one left lane. Read about the project and the closure via the WSDOT update, HERE.
Seeking Input: 2022 City Parks Survey: The City of North Bend invites residents to help plan for future park and trail improvements! The invitation is part of the early stages of commencing an update to the Parks Element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The survey takes approximately five minutes to complete and will help plan for park and trail improvements that best reflect the needs and desires of residents. Responses are due by October 1st. Take the City Parks Survey HERE.
King County Local Services needs your feedback: Are you a resident of unincorporated Snoqualmie Valley? King County Department of Local Services is undergoing a Subarea Planning Process for the unincorporated portions of the Snoqualmie Valley and North East King County and needs your feedback to help finalize the vision, guiding principles and scope. Please take a moment to share your own thoughts in this survey: https://www.publicinput.com/I4047.
Blues are back in Downtown North Bend this month: The North Bend Blues Walk is back in town on Saturday, September 24th, from 6 p.m. to midnight. The festival will feature 23 bands and more than 70 musicians throughout 18 Downtown North Bend venues.
Your Next North Bend Yard Waste Recycling Event: The City of North Bend’s next 2022 Yard Waste Recycling program is set for Saturday, September 17th. 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.
September 20th City Council Meeting: The community is invited to join City staff and elected officials for the in-person/hybrid September 20th 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 101 with the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum: The Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum invites you to join Assistant Director Cristy Lake for an informative, illustrated presentation about North Bend's interesting and colorful history. Meet at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 23rd, at the Meadowbrook Farm Interpretive Center.
Tunnel Light Marathon in town September 18th: The Tunnel Light Marathon returns to Snoqualmie Valley on Sunday. This 26.2-mile trail run begins at Hyak and ends at Tanner Road. Runners travel via the Snoqualmie Valley Trail.
Snoqualmie Valley Housing Summit: On Thursday, September 22, builders, nonprofits, local governments, funders and community stakeholders will meet at the North Bend Theatre from 1 - 4 p.m. The community is invited to attend this free event as they discuss strategies to make housing more attainable for rural and small communities throughout King County. Click the headline to register for free attendance.
Sip, Suds and Si: What a fun event! Smiling faces, live music, and busy storefronts were just a few of the highlights from the North Bend Downtown Foundation's Sip Suds and Si event in town on Saturday, September 10th. Learn more about what they've got planned for fall HERE.
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
The Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum shared a photo this week of a smokechaser reporting by portable radio to the ranger station after arriving to a fire, circa 1940.
“Smokechasers were firefighters who trekked into the wilderness (sometimes alone) to put out fires or smokes that were spotted. Before modern spotting techniques with aircraft or satellites, fires were spotted from mountain top lookout posts,” writes the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum. Learn more about the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum HERE.