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Posted on: January 6, 2023

North Bend Weekly Recap: yard waste storm cleanup, park planning events, Mentoring Month, and more

Weekly Recap 01.06.23

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

Special yard waste collection event for community storm cleanup in North Bend: Have you and your neighbors accumulated wood debris from recent storms? The North Bend Public Works crew and Republic Services will be here to offload debris for residents at the Public Works Yard on Saturday, January 21, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Clicked the linked headline for drop-off instructions.

You’re invited: North Bend Taylor Park and Riverfront Park planning events: The City of North Bend and the North Bend Parks Commission invite citizens to attend two upcoming meetings for the William H. Taylor Park and Riverfront Park design projects, on January 9, from 1 to 4 p.m., and January 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. These meetings will provide an opportunity to participate in planning for the future of two cherished parks in North Bend. Bring the whole family! Snacks and activities for children will be provided. Click the linked headline for locations and additional information.

Need to get rid of your Christmas tree? Here's an easy way to do that and support Scout Troop 1776: Stop by the North Bend City Hall parking lot, located at 920 SE Cedar Falls Way, on Saturday, January 7, from 7 to 5 p.m.

SE 136th Street and 436th Avenue roundabout construction scheduled to resume in January: The SE 136th Street and 436th Avenue roundabout (RAB) construction is scheduled to continue this month. PSE’s subcontractor, Potelco, will soon begin the removal of overhead power lines and poles at this intersection after a delay in parts and equipment availability. The overhead to underground conversion work should begin the week of January 2nd and run through February, barring any potential weather delays.

The 2023 Citizens Academy is now full: While space in the City of North Bend’s inaugural Citizens Academy is officially at capacity, interested citizens are encouraged to submit an application to have their name placed on a waiting list in case of a cancelation. Please email Bre Keveren ( should you have any questions.

Mayor proclaims January as National Mentoring Month in North Bend: Mayor Rob McFarland is proud to proclaim January as National Mentoring Month in North Bend. The mayor encourages the community to join the annual National Mentoring Month campaign to focus attention on the need for mentors and work together to increase the number of mentors in North Bend. Doing so helps ensure positive outcomes for our youth. Here are a few ways you can support mentoring programs in Snoqualmie Valley:

  • Join a mentoring program, such as “Youth Success! Mentoring”, offered by the Empower Youth Network.
  • Keep an eye out for mentoring programs that showcase career exploration and support workplace skills by helping young people set career goals.
  • Once you join a mentoring program, show up! Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are 46 percent less likely than their peers to start using drugs and 27 percent less likely to start drinking. 

Snoqualmie-North Bend police investigation arson at Taco Time: The Snoqualmie Police Department and the King County Sheriff’s Fire Investigation Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the subject(s) responsible for an arson incident at the North Bend Taco Time, located at 726 SW Mt Si Blvd in North Bend. The fire took place on December 31, 2022, at approximately 4:50 a.m. Any member of the public with information regarding this arson is encouraged to contact the Arson Award Fund tip line at 1-800-55-ARSON; the King County Sheriff’s Office Fire/Arson Investigation Unit at 206-263-2070; or the Snoqualmie Police Department at 425-888-3333. The case number is 22N-4659. An award of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the arsonist has been made available through the Arson Award Fund.

ICYMI: January 3 City Council meeting: If you missed this week's City Council Meeting, the recording is available on our 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: The Mt. Si Senior Center shared photos of citizens who partook in the annual New Year’s Eve lunch at the center, surrounded by friends and delicious food. “We enjoyed a great turnout,” they commented, and were prepared to “send 2022 out in style!”

New Years Eve Lunch at Mt Si Senior Center

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