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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.
The community is invited to join City staff and elected officials for the October 17 City Council meeting at 7 p.m.: Topics include:
As fall rains return, North Bend proactively monitors the watershed, while also planning for the future: As Snoqualmie Valley enters the rainy season, it can be easy to forget that Stage 3 of the City of North Bend’s Water Conservation Ordinance is still in effect. Conservation of natural resources is the right thing to do, and as climate change further impacts our region, it has become increasingly important. By adding cold, filtered water when the river is low, North Bend is actively improving the health of the Snoqualmie River and salmon downstream of Snoqualmie Falls. Learn more about the Water Conservation Ordinance and planning for the future by clinking the linked headline.
Don’t miss North Bend’s final Yardwaste Recycling event of the season: Residents are invited to drop off yard waste at the North Bend Public Works Department from 8 to 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 14. Unload your grass clippings, leaves, weeds, and branches (limbs up to 3" in diameter, and up to 3' long) at the North Bend Public Works Department.
Applications now being accepted for open City Council position: The City is seeking applicants to fill City Council Position No. 4. Are you interested in applying? Please turn in a completed City of North Bend Application Form and a resume outlining applicable professional background and community experience by 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 9.
Applications now being accepted for Parks Commissioner position: The City is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Parks Commission, which expires on December 31, 2025. This Commission is an advisory body providing guidance and direction in meeting the parks, recreational, and beautification needs of the City. Anyone that resides within the City limits or the 98045 zip code area may apply!
Collaborative partnerships bring Tennant Trailhead Park to North Bend in April 2024: The forested 32-acre park will offer trails for mountain biking and hiking as well as a picnic area and viewpoints. The trail system will be accessible to bikers and hikers of many skill levels, with family-focused mountain biking trails that are easy and short enough for beginners yet provide progression through a future connection to Rattlesnake Ridge, Tiger Mountain, and beyond.
Trail run brings participants into town Saturday: Approximately 200 runners are expected on October 14, as Mountain Running Races hosts their North Bend Trail Fest that will also incorporate a family-friendly festival at Torguson Park, located at 750 E North Bend Way. The full event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the festival ending at 3 p.m. The event will utilize Torguson Park, the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, and Mt. Si Road. The races will take runners along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and Mt. Si Road.
Fall Food Truck series, every Thursday at Si View Park: Stop by Si View Park between 4:30 and 7 p.m. each Thursday, and enjoy dinner in the park, with a different food truck each week.
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, Instagram, and NextDoor.
Photos of the Week: The Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum shared a photo of downtown North Bend this week. It was a cloudy day in 1938, looking east toward Truck Town on the old Sunset Highway from corner of Bendigo and First. To the right is the Meat Market, Bellinger's Bakery, the local drug store, North Bend Mercantile, and the McGrath Hotel and Cafe. To the left is Lee Brothers Grocery, Glaziers and the local bank.