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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Rising COVID-19 Cases Elicits New Restrictions for Washington

Public Health—Seattle & King County continues to monitor cases, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 and has noted an increase in cases over the past two weeks. The daily average number of cases has more than doubled in the past two wee...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Pavement Restriping Along Park Street Roundabout Rescheduled to July 7th

ACI rescheduled the striping project along Park Street Roundabout to the roundabout near Les Schwab to Tuesday, July 7th, between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., weather dependent.

This will bring the project to 95%, with Puget Sound Energy removal of existing power po...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Independence Day Fireworks Restrictions for North Bend

As a reminder, only common fireworks are legal within the North Bend city limits and may only be discharged between 9 a.m. and midnight on July 4th.

North Bend Municipal Code (NBMC) states in part:

8.20.040 Retail sale and discharge of fireworks.

A. Only com...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

New Torguson Skatepark Construction to Begin July 9th

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Si View Metropolitan Park District will begin construction of a new skatepark facility at Torguson Park Starting July 9th, 2020. Construction will involve removal of the existing 6,000 square foot facility for a new 13,000 square foot facility.

The project...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Day Out with Thomas Event Cancelled for 2020

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Forwarded on behalf of Northwest Railway Museum

Due to continuing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northwest Railway Museum is cancelling the Day Out with Thomas ™ 2020 event. Advance ticketholders will receive refunds within the next 14...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

King County Plans to Control Noxious Weed Infestations Along Snoqualmie River

Forwarded on behalf of King County

King County plans to begin their seasonal work of checking for and controlling noxious knotweed infestations along the Snoqualmie River corridor between the months of July and October. These noxious weeds are a significan...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Tanner Electric to Install Utility Poles Along North Bend Way Beginning July 7th

Tanner Electric Cooperative will begin phasing the construction of their transmission line on Tuesday, July 7, weather dependent. This work starts near Torguson Park and ends at the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and SE North Bend Way intersection and is expecte...

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

Free Cloth Masks Available for North Bend Residents on July 1st at City Hall

Free Cloth Masks are available to North Bend residents tomorrow while supplies last. Limit, 2 per person.

North Bend residents can pick up free face masks Wednesday, July 1 from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. at City Hall, SE 920 Cedar Falls Way. Pull into the parking lot...

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

Pavement Overlay Work Planned to Begin June 29th Along North Bend Way

Pavement overlay of East North Bend Way, between Ballarat and the Park St Roundabout, is anticipated to begin on Monday, June 29th, weather dependent. The project will take approximately three weeks to complete. One lane of North Bend Way will remain open...

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

Encompass to Break Ground on New Facility in Snoqualmie on June 29

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After more than three years of gathering support and funds, Encompass will break ground on its new pediatric therapy and early learning center in Snoqualmie on June 29, 2020. The facility will be constructed on the old &...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Burning Moratorium Declared for Areas of Eastside Fire & Rescue Through Sept. 30

Forwarded on behalf of Eastside Fire & Rescue 

The communities within Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) are beautiful locations, offering some of the finest living on the west coast. Our neighborhoods cover relatively mountainous terrain, ...

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

Community Connections Newsletter - June 2020

Check out the June 2020 edition of the Community Connections Newsletter for the latest City happenings at: Community Connections Newsletter - June 2020

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Park Street Roundabout Striping Rescheduled for Overnight on July 1

ACI rescheduled the striping project along Park Street Roundabout to the roundabout near Les Schwab to Wednesday, July 1st, between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., weather dependent.

This will bring the project to 95%, with Puget Sound Energy removal of existing power ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

KCLS to Open Book Returns and Launch Curbside to Go in Select Locations

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The King County Library System (KCLS) is pleased to add two new services to select library locations during the COVID-19 closures, including book returns and Curbside to Go.

Visit kcls.org/reopening for more...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Governor Inslee Announced a Statewide Mask Wearing Requirement in Effect This Friday

Governor Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman announced a statewide mandatory face covering order during a press conference on Tuesday, June 23 that will take effect this Friday, June 26. This directive requires everyone in Washington to wear a...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Mayor McFarland Signs Executive Order Allowing Expanded Recreational Activities and Parks

Mayor Rob McFarland signed Executive Order 20-05 revising Executive Order 20-02 on recreational activity and the Safe Reopening Plan. This Order allows for the public use of playgrounds, sports courts, skate parks, BMX bike parks, ballfields and picnic sh...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2020

City Seeking Youth Applicants for Vacancy on Parks Commission

The City of North Bend is seeking youth between the ages of 16 and 18 who reside within the Snoqualmie Valley School District boundaries to fill a youth position on the Parks Commission.

Youth interested in serving the community on this important Commissio...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

City of North Bend Cancels the 2020 Downtown Block Party and Legends Car Show

City of North Bend regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Downtown Block Party, originally scheduled for July 18th and the Legends Car Show, on July 18th and 19th.

The annual Downtown Block Party festival boasts live entertainment, foods, vendors...

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

Reopening of City Park Amenities Now in Progress

The City of North Bend and Si View Metropolitan Park District have begun the process of reopening park amenities and services in phases in accordance with the State’s Phased Reopening Plan and associated guidance. As facilities re-open, there wi...

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

King County Approved to Move to Phase 2 of Safe Start Reopening Plan

King County announced today that, following an application to the Washington State Department Health, the county has now moved into a phase 2 under the state’s phased reopening of business, recreational and social activities.

This phase allows bu...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Metro Further Reduces Bus Routes in Snoqualmie Valley

King County Metro is adjusting bus and shuttle routes throughout the region due to reduced revenue and ridership. According to King County Metro, the latest financial forecast reflects the dire economic repercussions Metro faces due to the COVID-19 crisis...

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

Mayor McFarland Proclaims June 2020 as Two Rivers Class of 2020 Recognition Month

Mayor Rob McFarland proclaimed June 2020 as Two Rivers School Class of 2020 Recognition Month during the June 16th Council Meeting and encouraged all residents to support these students as they enter the next chapter of their lives. 

Two Rivers Sc...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Collision on Westbound I-90, East of SR-18 Blocking All Lanes

A collision on westbound I-90 just east of SR-18 involving a semi-truck has resulted in a fire and is blocking all lanes of traffic on WB-I-90. For WSDOT Updates, go to: https://twitter.com/wsdot_traffic.

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Construction Along I-90 East May Cause Nighttime Lane Closures This Week

Washington State Department of Transportation is doing construction along I-90 East through this Friday from exit 32 in North Bend to exit 52 Snoqualmie Summit / Westbound. Expect single and double lane closures during nighttime hours only.

Cyclists are be...

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

T-Mobile Customers Experiencing Cell Phone Outages; 911 Systems Affected

The State and County 911 Office has reported a possible T-Mobile outage across multiple states that may be preventing some customers from calling 911. This outage and the related impacts are currently expanding. Some states are beginning to report outages...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Eastside Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Writes Message to Citizens

Jeff Clark

North Bend Citizens,

As we witness the pain and outrage resulting from the senseless death of Mr. George Floyd, I want to assure you that the members of Eastside Fire & Rescue are also deeply troubled by this incident. I have been inspired by, and stan...

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

Park Street Roundabout Striping Planned for Overnight on June 18th

ACI is planning to stripe along Park Street Roundabout to the roundabout near Les Schwab between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. on Thursday, June 18th, weather dependent.

This will bring the project to 95%, with Puget Sound Energy removal of existing power poles and un...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Check Here for the Most Recent Draft of the Water Conservation Ordinance

City of North Bend updated the Water Conservation Ordinance. Here is the most recent draft: Ordinance Exhibit A Adopting NBMC 13.50 Water Conservation

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Si View Farmers Market Opens This Thursday with Safety Measures in Place

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Forwarded on behalf of Si View Metropolitan Parks

The North Bend Farmers Market opens for the 2020 season this Thursday, June 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Si View Park. The market will be open every Thursday through September 10 with modified operations. &nb...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

King County Library System Begins Phased Path to Reopening

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Effective Monday, June 8, the King County Library System (KCLS) will advance to Phase 1.5 in its multiphase plan to reopen libraries after a three-month closure to help curtail the spread of COVID-...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Free Bus Trips and Free Masks; SVT Launches Summer Freedom Program Again This Year

Forwarded on behalf of Snoqualmie Valley Transportation 

Summer weather may not have arrived yet, but Summer Freedom, the free-rides-for-youth program from Snoqualmie Valley Transportation, is here, and has been in operation since June 1. The prog...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Community Organized “Stand in Solidarity Snoqualmie Valley” Peaceful Protest Tomorrow

Local organizers are planning a peaceful protest in downtown North Bend this Saturday, June 6, from 2 to 5 p.m. “to Stand in Solidarity” and messaged “Come show your solidarity and stand with us! Remember, our messag...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

King County Announced Approval to Move to Modified Phase of Safe Start Reopening Plan

King County announced today that, following an application to the Washington State Department Health, the county has now moved into a modified phase of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start reopening plan.

This phase allows restaurants, retail shops, and ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

City Speaks Out Against Racial Injustice

Citizens of North Bend,

On behalf of myself and North Bend City Councilmembers, I want to express our deepest sadness over the killing of George Floyd. We not only grieve for his death, but also for the many others who have lost their lives while under pol...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Parking Lot Improvements Planned for Tanner Landing Park Beginning June 15th

King County Parks will be closing the parking lot at Tanner Landing Park near North Bend from Monday, June 15 through Sunday, June 21 for grading, adding wheel stops, and other annual maintenance, weather permitting.

Access to Snoqualmie Valley Trail and T...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

COVID-19 Rapid Relief Program Application Process Now Open for North Bend Businesses

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The application process has opened for small businesses and community organizations in North Bend in need of emergency funding through the City of North Bend COVID-19 Rapid Relief Program (CARES Act).

Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the CARES Act prov...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Mayor Proclaims June 2020 as Mt Si Class High School Class of 2020 Recognition Month

Mayor Rob McFarland proclaimed June 2020 as Mount Si High School Class of 2020 Recognition Month and encouraged all North Bend residents to support these students as they enter the next chapter of their lives. 

Mount Si High School Class of 2020 R...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Snoqualmie Police Chief Speaks Out Against Police Brutality

Forwarded on behalf of Snoqualmie Police Chief Perry Phipps

To the citizens of North Bend,

We in law enforcement have had many recent successes in the how we serve our communities, yet the death of George Floyd has exposed that we must do better. I strongly...

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

King County Not Yet Approved to Move to Next Safe Start Phase

Governor Jay Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order expired on May 31st.  However, King county has not yet been approved to move into Phase 2 of the Safe Start – Washington Phased Reopening. Starting on June 1st, each County i...

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

City Updates Proposed Water Conservation Ordinance

Here is the most current draft of the proposed Water Conservation Ordinance

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

KCLS Offers Personalized Financial Assistance Service

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The King County Library System (KCLS) launched a new reference service to help patrons find financial resources in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The Financial Assistance Navigation Service is availa...

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

SVCN Invites Community to Join Meeting in Wake of Recent Student Overdose

Forwarded on behalf of Snoqualmie Valley Community Network

Once again, our local communities have been struck by the tragedy of student overdose. The most productive method we have at our disposal to reduce youth substance use is prevention. The work to in...

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

Park Street Roundabout Work Scheduled for Overnight Beginning June 1

Park Street Roundabout final pavement work, striping, and installation of light poles is anticipated to begin Monday, June 1, weather dependent. The work will occur 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through June 4. Final striping is planned for the week of June 22nd. &...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

City Updates Wellhead Protection Plan in Accordance with State Requirements

Washington State requires public water systems, such as the City of North Bend’s, to develop a site-specific Wellhead Protection Plan (WHPP). The Wellhead Protection Program in Washington State is designed to prevent contamination of drinking wa...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

City Playgrounds and Skateparks Remain Closed Due to COVID-19

To ensure citizen safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and accordance with Washington State directives, playground equipment and other specified areas of city parks remain closed.

Since COVID-19 can be spread through hard surfaces, the equipment cannot be p...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

How to Report Washington Unemployment Fraud

The Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) has seen a dramatic rise in unemployment imposter fraud in recent weeks.  If you suspect someone has made a fraudulent claim in your name, the Employment Security Department suggests that ...

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

Park Street Roundabout Work Scheduled Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

Park Street Roundabout final pavement work that was scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 18 was postponed due to inclement weather. In order for the pavement to set properly, it requires dry weather. The City will provide updates when the work will be reschedu...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

North Bend, Snoqualmie Communities Spring into Action with Parade for Seniors Saturday

Celebrate our Valley’s older citizens, while staying safe yourself, in the first ever Spring into Action parade honoring senior citizens in Snoqualmie and North Bend this Saturday. From 10 a.m. to noon, a parade of fire, police, Snoqualmie Valle...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Park Street Roundabout Work Scheduled for Overnight Beginning May 18

Park Street Roundabout final pavement work, striping, and installation of light poles is anticipated to begin Tuesday, May 18, weather dependent. The work will occur 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through May 22.

Pavement lifting will address the existing pavement trans...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

City to Hold Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Water Conservation Ordinance on May 26th

North Bend Council, Commissioners and staff invite the public to join a virtual Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26th. The meeting will provide information about a proposed Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO) in North Bend. The City is required ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

King County Fire Departments Urge People to Call 911 for Symptoms of Heart Attack, Stroke

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Forwarded on behalf of Eastside Fire & Rescue

Fire departments and emergency medical services have experienced an approximate 25% decrease in the number of calls for serious health conditions such as STEMI heart attacks in King County. In correlation w...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Restriping Planned for Friday, May 8th Along Mount Si Boulevard

Restriping work is planned on Mount Si Boulevard tomorrow, May 8th beginning at 10:30 a.m. The project will be completed in one day. There will be brief lane closures, but all businesses will remain accessible through at least one driveway.

City of North B...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

North Bend Names David Miller to Permanent City Administrator

Dave Miller

David Miller, who has worked as the City of North Bend’s Interim City Administrator since January 16, 2020, was named to the permanent position. North Bend City Council voted unanimously for Miller during the May 5th Council meeting.

Miller, who ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Business Bulletin - April 2020 Version

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Check out the latest City of North Bend Business Bulletin, a quarterly newsletter dedicated to keeping our community informed.

Business Bulletin - April 2020 

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

North Bend Mayor Issues Executive Order During Stay Home, Stay Healthy Extension

Mayor Rob McFarland issued Executive Order 20-03 amending Executive Order 20-01 to provide clarification on employee wages and benefits to be paid during the mandated Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. Effective May 5, 2020, the City will return to its standa...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

City Introduced Water Conservation Ordinance During Council Meeting

City of North Bend introduced a Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO) as a First Reading during the May 5th City Council meeting via Zoom. A second reading will be held during a future Council meeting.

The City is required in the next round of comprehensive p...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Mayor McFarland Proclaims May 2020 as Older Americans Month

During the May 5th City Council meeting, Mayor Rob McFarland proclaimed May 2020 as Older Americans Month in the City of North Bend and urged every resident to recognize older adults and the people who support them as essential members of our community.&a...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Training Exercises with Loud Explosions Planned for Wednesday, May 6th

Washington State Patrol will be conducting training exercises between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6th at the Fire Training Academy located off of exit 38 along I-90. Residents living east of North Bend may hear loud explosions during ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Republic Services Resumes Services That Were Restricted Due to COVID-19

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Since the onset of COVID– 19 and the health concerns that are taking place in our communities, Republic Services is Committed to Serve in your community.  We take to heart what is happening and we...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Inslee Announced Phased Approach for Reopening Washington

Governor Jay Inslee signed a new COVID-19 order today, May 4th, for a phased reopening of Washington’s economy. Although the Stay Home, Stay Healthy is being extended to the end of May, the governor announced his Safe Start plan which amends som...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

City of North Bend is Gearing Up for Annual Yardwaste Recycling Program

The City of North Bend will begin the 2020 Yardwaste Recycling Program on Saturday, May 16th. Yard waste from residents and property owners in the North Bend zip code will be accepted on select Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon at the North Bend Public Works ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Mayor Proclaims May 2020 as Building Safety Month

Mayor Rob McFarland proclaimed the month of May 2020 as Building Safety Month in the City of North Bend and encourages all citizens to consider appropriate steps they can take to ensure the safety of our built environment and recognize that the implementa...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

North Bend Summer Events with Large Gatherings Likely to be Cancelled

Consistent with Governor Jay Inslee’s recent order to continue social distancing measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19, event planners are required to comply with the Governor’s order. Each permit submitted to the City that is r...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Food Assistance Available in Snoqualmie Valley

The Snoqualmie Valley has several organizations available to assist with food needs for individuals and families during the current pandemic that is causing widespread job loss and financial crisis.

Those in need of food and other social services are encou...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor McFarland Discusses State of the City During April 21st Virtual Meeting

During the April 21st virtual Council meeting, Mayor Rob McFarland discussed the State of the City address, which you will find in its entirety, here: 2020 Council State of the City Address

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Site Reopens at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital

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Snoqualmie Valley Hospital COVID-19 testing site reopened Tuesday, April 7th, as a drive-thru service and will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Testing is recommended only for those with current symp...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

City Provides Web Links with Latest COVID-19 Updates and Resources

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced during a press conference on Thursday, April 2 that he is extending his statewide Stay Home order through May 4 in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). His decision was based on recent reports ...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

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

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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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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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