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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.
ICYMI: On Tuesday, Mayor Miller, Council, staff, local Cub Scouts, and community met for the January 16 City Council meeting. Topics included:
City Council approves North Bend Way Complete Street Corridor Plan: At the February 6 City Council meeting, the Council voted unanimously on a Motion to approve the North Bend Way Complete Street Corridor Plan, which looks at a wide variety of aspects that can create a greater sense of place and safety in our community.
Celebrating the life of Burt “Walking” Mann: The City of North Bend Council, Mayor and staff are deeply saddened by the passing of local resident and 2018 Citizen of the Year, Burt "Walking" Mann. Having moved to North Bend at age 69, Burt was, for years, a frequent volunteer at the Mt. Si Senior Center and a daily walker in North Bend. He was known by many for his positivity, determination, and uplifting stories. Friends of Burt Mann hosted a memorial this week in honor of Burt. Please consider stopping by his bench, located on Tanner Trail between Park Street and the Post Office.
Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Chief Brian Lynch presents Police Department Update: As an added item to the February 6 City Council meeting, Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Chief Lynch shared a Police Department Update with the community. He acknowledged concerns and gave context to recent crime, while also addressing a pathway forward.
Torguson Skateboard Park wins award: At the February 6 City Council meeting, the Torguson Skateboard Park was awarded an International Award of Excellence in Concrete Construction by the American Concrete Institute, having received 1st Place in the Decorative Concrete Category.
Police identify subjects in North bend murder-suicide: At 3:46 p.m. on January 31, 2024, Snoqualmie-North Bend police officers responded to 964 Stone Brook Dr SW in North Bend for a Death Investigation after maintenance workers discovered a deceased male during a welfare check conducted as part of a formal eviction process. Police provided an update on February 6.
Citizens Academy started this week: Mayor Miller, City Administrator David Miller, and Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum Deputy Director Cristy Lake opened with an operations overview, mayoral, council, and city administrator duties, local history, and ample discussion.
Si View Metro Parks is preparing for Farmers Market season: Si View is now accepting vendor applications for the 2024 Farmers Market. Non-Profit, Youth Vendors, and Volunteer Applications open February 15.
Community Newsletter, from A Supportive Community for All: A Supportive Community for All (SCFA) is a local nonprofit organization with a mission to create a more equitable Snoqualmie Valley by engaging, connecting, and supporting people and organizations working together to collaboratively build a community where all members can thrive. This month, SCFA released their February Community Newsletter, and it is packed with beneficial information and access to valley-wide services. Read the newsletter by signing up via the linked headline.
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, X and Instagram. You can also find the City on NextDoor.
Picture of the Week: The North Bend Downtown Foundation, Pressed On Main, and Vintage Baristas got together this week for some good old fashioned event planning, preparing for their inaugural Meet-Up Clean Up event, on Valentine’s Day (February 14). “Get ready to feel the love, starting at 9am! Make sure to swing by the North Bend Train Depot for a heartwarming start with Vintage Baristas Drive-Thru coffee,” writes the NBDF.