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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Follow These Tips to Save Your Pipes

Flushables - Save your pipes

With increased focus on disinfecting high touch surfaces, more people are using disposable disinfecting wipes and paper towels with cleaning products. City of North Bend Public Works Department would like to remind residents that these wipes and paper tow...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2020

King County Postpones Payment Deadline to June 1 for Individual Property Taxpayers

Forwarded on behalf of King County 

Due to the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, King County Executive Dow Constantine has extended the first-half 2020 property tax deadline to June 1. This executive order only applies to indivi...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Former North Bend Councilmember Exposed to COVID-19; Shares Advice for Community

Councilman Trevor Kostansich

In early March, North Bend resident and former Councilmember, Trevor Kostanich along with 11 others flew by helicopter into a remote area of British Columbia’s mountains to ski and snowboard. Two days after the week-long trip, Kostanich received...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Council Meeting Scheduled for April 7th Has Been Cancelled

The regular North Bend City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 7th has been cancelled. 

View the cancellation notice here: April 7th Meeting Cancellation Notice

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Mayor McFarland Addresses Citizens of North Bend

Mayor Rob McFarland

Now that we all have had a week of mandated staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have seen the entire world shaken economically and health-wise, as your Mayor, I am sharing with you some of what your City and the local community is doing to respo...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Mt. Si Senior Center Providing Lunches for Seniors Via Curbside and Delivery

Mt. Si Senior Center continues to serve lunches to the seniors they serve Mon. through Fri. The meals are distributed via curbside and delivery only at this time.

“Our goal is to serve meals to seniors 60 and older who lack the financial resource...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Snoqualmie Police Chief Addresses Concerns Regarding Service During Stay Home Order

Forwarded on behalf of Snoqualmie Police Chief, Perry Phipps

During this past week, I have received some questions and inquiries about how the Police Department will be serving the community during this crisis associated with the COVID-19 virus and the res...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank Only Offering Curbside Food Delivery Starting March 25th

Starting today, March 25th, Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank is now offering only curbside food delivery and will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The food bank is located at 122 East 3rd Street, North Bend. 

“Our staff and volunteers w...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

King County Metro Announces Temporary Service Reductions in North Bend; Snoqulamie

Forwarded on behalf of King County Metro

Snoqualmie and North Bend typically have service on Metro Routes 208 and 628 and Snoqualmie Valley Transportation Shuttle 629. Currently, during Metro’s temporary Service Reductions, Route 208 is not opera...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Transportation Deemed Essential Service; SVT Buses Running During Governor’s Stay Home Order

To help Washington State fight the spread of the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes, Governor Jay Inslee issued a statewide order March 23 to residents, calling on them to stay home, stay safe.

The order requires residents to avoid all pu...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Nintendo Donates Over 9,500 N95 Masks

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North Bend is home to the North American production facility of the world’s largest video gaming company. Nintendo has been “Putting Smiles on the Faces of Everyone Nintendo Touches”, according to their Corporate Social Respo...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Republic Services Running All Collection Routes; Only Collecting Trash and Recycling Inside Cans

Forwarded on behalf of Republic Services

Republic Services is running all collection routes at this time. However, with the onset of COVID–19 and the health concerns in our communities, they have concerns with loose materials around the carts and...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

North Bend Playgrounds, Sports Courts and Skateparks Closed to Protect Public Health

Mayor Rob McFarland issued today, March 23, 2020 Executive Order No. 20-02, which exercises his emergency powers to close certain active recreational areas in all parks and open spaces within the city limits of the City of North Bend.

This is a result of t...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Artilce in 425 Magazine Highlights Strong Community Support

Check out this article in 425 Magazine supporting local North Bend businesses. 

Community Support Strong in North Bend Community

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Encompass Reschedules Rise & Thrive Breakfast and Caspar Babypants Concert

Forwarded on behalf of Encompass NW

Encompass is rescheduling two big spring events in order to comply with Governor Jay Inslee’s guidelines for community gatherings during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The first is a family concert with Caspar Babypants...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Free Breakfast and Lunch Meals Available for Snoqualmie Valley School District Students

Forwarded on behalf of Snoqualmie Valley School District

On March 18, the Snoqualmie Valley School District began its “Grab and Go” Meals Program to help ensure all children have food during the school closure. This program is availabl...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City Reminds People that Disinfecting Wipes and Paper Towels are not Flushable

With increased focus on disinfecting high touch surfaces, more people are using disposable disinfecting wipes and paper towels with cleaning products. City of North Bend Public Works Department would like to remind residents that these wipes and paper tow...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Mt. Si High School Staff Member Tested Postive for COVID-19

Snoqualmie Valley School District announced yesterday, March 18th that one of their Mt. Si High School staff members tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is recovering at home.

Below is Principal John Belcher’s message to MSHS families. ...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services Provides Updates

Tuesday morning, our regular winter shelter season closed. This is always such a difficult time for our program participants and an emotional pull for our staffing team.  We’re grateful to our community, financial donors and hosting loc...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank Switching to Grab and Go Model Next Week

Starting next week, the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank will be moving to a "grab and go" model for people to get their food. They will be putting together bags/boxes of food consisting of both shelf stable and fresh foods for meals for a week. They...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

King County Shares Safe Practicesfor Hikers

Forwarded on behalf of the King County Sheriff’s Office

The King County Sheriff’s Office has seen a spike in calls for service related to search and rescue calls of lost, missing and injured hikers.  The Sheriff’s Off...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Phoenix Plaza Right-of-Way Work to Restart Along North Bend Way

Starting the week of March 23rd, westbound vehicles along East North Bend Way will be intermittently shifted into the eastbound travel lane for the next few weeks. The lane shift is associated with the Phoenix Plaza private development project and is not ...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Council Ratifies Emergency Proclamation to Reduce Staff Risk of COVID-19

During the March 17th City of North Bend Council meeting, Councilmembers ratified and confirmed the Proclamation of Emergency that Mayor Rob McFarland signed on March 11th.  The ratification allows the City to update the original emergency procla...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Financial Resources for Those Impacted by COVID-19

The following financial resources information has been published by Claudia Balducci, Chair of the King County Council.

King County Council staff has compiled a range of information being developed by various agencies and governments that may be helpful to...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent Provides Updates for Parents

Forwarded on behalf of Rob Manahan, Superintendent of SVSD

I wanted to share some thoughts and my gratitude for the students, staff, parents and community members throughout our valley. I know many things are up in the air - not only educationally, but in ...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Testing for COVID-19 Is Temporarily Suspended at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital; ER Testing Available

Forwarded on behalf of Snoqualmie Valley Hospital

The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is temporarily suspending sample collections of COVID-19 due to national manufacturer back-orders on collection supplies. As soon as supplies are replenished notices will be s...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley Organizing Food and Supply Drive

The Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley is organizing a food and supply drive to assist local families in need and the staff of the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, which is now a COVID-19 testing facility. The drive will be ongoing through April 24th at SnoFalls...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

North Bend City Hall to Close Temporarily Beginning March 17th

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In accordance with recent public health recommendations, in order to ensure resident and staff safety and reduce the spread of COVID-19, North Bend City Hall will be temporarily closing public facing counters beginning at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17th. Ci...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation Operating on Regular Routes

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Snoqualmie Valley Transportation is operating all regular bus routes in North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, Preston, Carnation, and Duvall. The Valley Shuttle operates between 5:35 a.m. and 9:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. All rides are a suggested donatio...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Now a COVID-19 Testing Center

Forwarded on behalf of Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is now a COVID-19 testing center. The hospital has discontinued visitors for admitted patients until further notice for the protection of our most vulnerable community m...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Comcast Increases Access to and Speeds of Internet Essentials’ Low-Income Internet Service

Forwarded on behalf of Comcast

As our country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency, we recognize that our company plays an important role in helping our customers stay connected – to their families, their workplaces, their schools, and the ...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Puget Sound Energy Taking Measures to Help Customers During COVID-19 Situation

Forwarded on behalf of PSE

As a provider of an essential service to our customers, Puget Sound Energy is working to ensure we are here for our customers, our community and our employees as coronavirus impacts the region.

We know some of our business and res...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

KCLS institutes System-wide Closure in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Forwarded on behalf of King County Library System

Effective at 6 p.m. today, Friday, March 13, the King County Library System (KCLS) will close all library locations to the public. These closures will remain in effect until at least April 13, or further no...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City of North Bend Announces Measures to Protect Citizens and Staff from COVID-19

In accordance with guidance from Public Health – Seattle and King County (Public Health), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to create social distancing, City administration has ...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

RAD Self Defense Course Cancelled

The Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD) classes, taught by Police Officers Nigel Draveling and Robert Robinson, have been cancelled due to state and federal recommendations for social distancing.

This four-day course was scheduled for March 25 and 26th an...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City Seeking Applicants for Vacancy on Economic Development Commission

The City of North Bend is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Business & Economic Development Commission for Position No. 5, term expiring December 31, 2024. 

The Business & Economic Development Commission consists of five (5) memb...

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Vacancy Notice & Application City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Body Recovered from Snoqualmie River Has Been Identified

A body found on March 9th in the Snoqualmie River near downtown Snoqualmie has been identified.

Ryan Canady, who was 39 years of age and a long-time resident of Carnation, was identified as the deceased. He had been estranged from his family and they have ...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2020

City Council Meeting to be Held March 17th with No Public Comment

City of North Bend will be holding their regular Council Meeting on March 17th starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Due to guidelines by Public Health – Seattle & King County and to ensure the safety of our citizens we will only be accepting pub...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Snoqualmie Valley Schools to Close Starting March 13th

Forwarded on behalf of Snoqualmie Valley School District

In light of recent information shared by our elected officials and public health agencies, we are informing all families that Snoqualmie Valley schools will be closed starting tomorrow, Friday, March...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Sip Suds & Si Event Scheduled for March 21st Has Been Cancelled

Sip Suds and Si Cancelled

In the interest of public safety and health, the North Bend Downtown Foundation has decided to cancel Sip Suds & Si that was scheduled for March 21st.

This decision was made in accordance with Governor Jay Inslee’s orders to ban events attrac...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Mt. Si Senior Closed Temporarily as of Thursday, March 12th

Forwarded on behalf of Mt. Si Senior Center

In response to the coronavirus and the spread of COVID-19, Mt. Si Senior Center will do its part to limit gatherings of people. Starting tomorrow, March 12th, the Center will be closed, temporarily.We are hoping ...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2020

North Bend Mayor McFarland Signs Emergency Proclamation

Mayor Rob McFarland signed a proclamation of emergency today, March 11th, that allows the City of North Bend to take measures to protect the public health, safety and welfare of North Bend’s residents and may go beyond the capability of local re...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2020

School District is Preparing for Emergency School Closures

Forwarded on behalf of Snoqualmie Valley School District.

This will be the first of several communications over the coming days based on the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation.

In a press conference this morning, Governor Jay Inslee and Public Health Se...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Local Health Officials Announce New Recommendations to Reduce Risk of Spread of COVID-19

Late yesterday, state and local officials announced new recommendations to King County residents aimed at reducing their risk of exposure to COVID-19.

King County Public Health is recommending, but not requiring, the following steps:

  • People at higher risk o...
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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

School District Planning Deep Cleaning and Disinfecting of All Schools as a Precaution

Forwarded on behalf of Snoqualmie Valley School District

As a reminder, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Snoqualmie Valley schools and Public Health is not recommending schools close or cancel activities at this time.

In case COVID-19 sp...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Snoqualmie Police Officers Honored with Air National Guard and ‘Best Police Officer’ Awards

SPD - 3-3-20 council meeting

Snoqualmie Police Chief Perry Phipps proudly recognized two Snoqualmie Police officers who recently received special honors during the March 3rd City Council meeting.

Officer Jayce Gutzler was voted Best Police Officer in 425 Magazine’s 2020 Best...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Sip Suds & Si is Back with More Venues and More Fun

Sip, Suds and Si

The North Bend Downtown Foundation is, once again, partnering with wineries, breweries, artists and musicians to bring you Sip Suds & Si from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 21st. Sip Suds & Si is an art walk with live music, wine and beer tasting ...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Community Connections Newsletter - March 2020

Check out the March 2020 edition of the Community Connections newsletter.

Community Connections Newsletter - March 2020

City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Snoqualmie Police Requesting Help Identifying a Package Thief Seen on Snoqualmie Ridge

package thief

The Snoqualmie Police Department is asking for community member’s help in identifying a man who was seen taking packages off front porches on Snoqualmie Ridge. The person of interest is a white male wearing a red baseball cap and driving a four-...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2020

Know the Facts about Coronavirus; Risk of Exposure Remains Low

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a new respiratory virus and there are no treatments for it. However, according to recent posts from Public Health – Seattle and King County (PHSKC) health officer, Dr. Jeff Duchin, most people will recover on their own,...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2020

Women’s Self-Defense Course Open to Valley Residents

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The Snoqualmie and North Bend Police Departments are offering a Women’s Self Defense Course. The course starts on Wednesday, March 25th at Cascade Covenant Church at 13225 436th Ave. SE in North Bend.

In this course, females over 16 years of age ...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Mayor McFarland Proclaims February 24th as Twin Peaks Day

Twin Peaks

Mayor Rob McFarland proclaimed February 24th as Twin Peaks Day during the February 18th Council meeting and encouraged citizens to join in the celebration throughout the community. The year 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the premiere of Twin Peaks tel...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Capital Investment Strategy Community Meeting Rescheduled

King County, as a service provider to the King County Flood Control District, has prepared a draft Capital Investment Strategy to reduce risks from flooding and channel migration hazards along the lower four miles of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River. A co...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Fire Training Academy Near North Bend Withdrawn as a Coronavirus Quarantine Site

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Washington State Patrol (WSP) confirmed today that the Fire Training Academy near North Bend is no longer a Coronavirus quarantine site. According to the WSP, the current class of firefighting recruits h...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Beth Burrows Named 2019 Citizen of the Year

Beth Burrows

Mayor Rob McFarland and City Councilmembers honored long-time community member, Beth Burrows, as the recipient of the 2019 Citizen of the Year award at the February 4th, 2020 City Council Meeting at City Hall.

The Citizen of the Year is awarded to an indiv...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Sand and Sandbags Now Available for Flooding at Public Works Facility

Snoqualmie River is currently at Flood Phase 2, meaning that lowland flooding may occur. Currently, there are no roads closed in North Bend. The Park & Ride lot across from the Pour House is closed due to flooding.

The City’s Public Works Dep...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2020

WA State Patrol Fire Training Academy Designated as Coronavirus Quarantine Management Facility

Forwarded on behalf of Eastside Fire & Rescue

The recent spread of the Coronavirus has impacted several states and communities across the country. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has been working with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well ...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Federal Agencies Set up Coronavirus Quarantine Facility Outside of North Bend

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are in collaboration with federal and state agencies, local health departments and the Port of Seattle to monitor local risks to the coronavirus to ensure...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Know the Facts About Coronavirus; Risk Remains Low for Washington

The Washington State Department of Health, in collaboration with federal and state agencies, local health departments and the Port of Seattle, is closely monitoring local risks to the novel coronavirus. The immediate risk in our region is still considered...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Community Connections Newsletter - January 2020

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Check out the January edition of the Community Connections newsletter! 

Community Connections Newsletter - January 2020

City News / Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2020

National Weather Service Has Issued a Flood Watch Through Friday Afternoon

The Snoqualmie River has reached Flood Phase 2. It is likely that the river will reach Flood Phase 3 later tonight. There are 5 flood phases. 

The National Weather Service – Seattle has issued a flood watch through Friday afternoon.

* Por...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

City Announces Changes in Leadership Roles

City of North Bend Interim City Administrator, Mark Rigos, announced on Friday, January 10th his decision to return to his previous position as the City’s Deputy City Administrator and Public Works Director beginning on Thursday, January 16th. R...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

City Working Since Midnight to Clear North Bend Streets

snow plow route map

City of North Bend snow plow crews have been working since midnight to clear city streets of snow. Public Works Maintenance Director, Mark Pray, reported that approximately 90% of Priority 1 roads have been plowed at this time and 70% of Priority 2 roads....

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Republic Services Trash and Recycling Routes Cancelled Today

This is an important message from Republic Services, your trash, recycle and organics service provider.  Due to the hazardous road conditions they will not be running any routes on January 13, 2020.  They will be collecting doubles at no...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Helpful Tips to Prepare for Snow and Ice Removal

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With snow predicted for our area starting as early as Saturday night through next week, the City is getting prepared for snow removal. When there is a need for snow plows, the Public Works Department will prioritize snow removal based on the City&rsqu...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Snow Plow Route Map Shows Priority Level of North Bend Streets Based on Public Safety

snow plow route map

The National Weather Service has forecasted snow in our area for the next several days. In the event of snow accumulation that warrants snow plows, the City of North Bend prioritizes snow plow routes based on public safety. Main arterials will be prioriti...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Mayor McFarland Proclaims January 2020 as National Mentoring Month

Karla Russell with SVCN

The City of North Bend appreciates and honors those caring adult mentors who support young people by showing up for them when needed and demonstrating their commitment to helping them thrive. Mayor Rob McFarland proclaimed the month of January 2020 as Nat...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Community Connections Newsletter - December 2019

Check out the December edition of the Community Connections newsletter. Happy holidays! 

Community Connections - December 2019

City News / Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Town Hall Meeting Held on Growth and Development

More than 50 community members attended a Town Hall meeting on Growth and Development at 6 p.m. on April 10 at the Mount Si Senior Center. The meeting offered a forum for providing information about state regulations governing growth and development and f...Read on...

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