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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.
Help keep your neighborhood’s storm drains and culverts clear: City crews work hard to keep storm drains and culverts clear of leaves and other debris, but with thousands of these in North Bend, we could use your help. Fallen leaves pile up on storm drains on our streets, blocking rainwater from draining, which can lead to neighborhood flooding. Flooding can cause safety concerns and property damage.
ALERT King County: ALERT King County is a public information and emergency notification system that reaches citizens wherever they are and on any device. Register for ALERT to receive important information about significant local events or emergency situations via telephone, text and email.
A great tool for following wildfires in Washington State: Looking for a way to follow wildfires in Washington State? Check out this mapping tool from Incident Information System, called InciWeb.
A great tool for following North Bend’s Air Quality Index (AQI): What's North Bend's AQI? It can change often. Our numbers this week has ranged from moderate all the way to unhealthy. One way to follow the AQI in your city: https://www.airnow.gov/aqi/
A community favorite: Trick-or-Treat Street returns to Downtown North Bend: North Bend’s popular Trick-or-Treat Street returns for spirited family fun on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 3 to 5 p.m. The concept is simple: dress up in your most spirited garb, wander along downtown sidewalks, spot the signs for participating businesses, and collect treats on your outdoor stroll.
The City of North Bend entered Stage 2 of its Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO) on Thursday: Western Washington is now experiencing its driest summer on record since 1930 and warmest since the 1890s. With that, the City has moved to Stage 2 of the WCO until further notice. Click the linked headline to read a few simple directives that follow this stage.
Congratulations to new Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Officer: On Thursday, October 20th, Snoqualmie-North Bend Police graduated another newly minted Snoqualmie Police Officer from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) Basic Law Enforcement Academy, Class 844. Officer Schulgen starts Phase 1 of the Field Training Program this week. Field Training is a three-to-four month training cycle where the student officers are coached by a training officer in all aspects of the job. Following FTO he will be assigned to a patrol team to work patrol in our North Bend and Snoqualmie.
Congratulations to new Columbia Factory Store’s grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony: Joined by Mayor Rob, Councilmember Koellen, Councilmember Miller, City staff and community, the SnoValley Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning, on October 21.
2nd Street Watermain and Roadway Reconstruction project now complete: The 2nd Street Watermain and Roadway Reconstruction project, located between Ballarat Avenue North and Bendigo Boulevard on 2nd Street, is now complete. Project enhancements include fresh asphalt, sidewalk, curb, storm drainage replacement, and watermain replacement. Enjoy a walk downtown on fresh sidewalk and support our local businesses who went through this critical but challenging infrastructure project.
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: This week, local Frisky Girl Farm proudly shared their “rockin’ broc” on Facebook, calling it “some of the finest fall broccoli we have ever grown.” One key to planting a good crop of broc? Timing is everything. “We finally nailed it on the planting date: seeded July 1, transplanted August 1.”