News Flash

Posted on: August 16, 2022

Quarterly Message from the Mayor

Message from the Mayor

Dear North Bend Residents,

This summer I passed the 25-year mark as a resident of North Bend. By some measures, that’s not long considering the history of the Snoqualmie Tribe in the valley or even the “recent” founders who settled on our city name. On the...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Festival at Mt. Si, Human Services Grant, Water Conservation and More

08.13.22 Weekly Recap

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

The Festival at Mt. Si Kicks Off Saturday, August 13th: The annual, historic Festival at Mt. Si is returning...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Learn More About Stage 1 of the North Bend Water Conservation Ordinance

Water Conservation Ordinance

The City of North Bend is actively pursuing water conservation in a variety of ways: through ongoing distribution system leak reduction efforts, customer conservation education, installation of replacement watermains and starting in 2020, the Water Conser...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Festival at Mt. Si Kicks Off August 13th

Festival at Mt Si

The annual, historic Festival at Mt. Si is returning to North Bend after a two-year hiatus on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th. Festival activities include the Grand Parade and the Kiddie Parade, a kid zone, pickleball, the Alpine Days 5k Fun...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2022

City Council Approves Ordinance to Form Meadowbrook Sewer Utility Local Improvement District

News release image

On August 2, 2022, the North Bend City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the formation of the Meadowbrook Sewer Utility Local Improvement District (ULID). This sewer collection and conveyance system project area includes most of the weste...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Events, Water Conservation, ULID Ordinance, Upcoming I-90 Roadwork and More

Weekly Recap 08.05.22

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

Meet up with the Mayor: Connect with North Bend Mayor McFarland at our next Meet up with the Mayor event! Loca...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2022

City of North Bend Now Accepting Human Services and Community Organizations Grant Funding Requests

Human Services and Community Organizations Grant

The City of North Bend is now accepting grant funding requests from local human service and community organizations as part of the City’s 2023 budget cycle. Local non-profit 501C3 designated organizations that provide the following are encourage...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Construction on I-90 Between North Bend and Ellensburg Ramps Up Next Week

Traffic Alert Update Btwn. NB and Ellensburg, WSDOT

Cross-state travel will likely be challenging for people who use Interstate 90 between North Bend and Ellensburg starting next week.  

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and contractor crews are repairing over a dozen bridge...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2022

North Bend Water Conservation Ordinance Effective August 15th

Water Conservation Ordinance

Each year the City of North Bend’s Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO) Stage 1 goes into effect on August 15th. The WCO applies to all homes and businesses within the North Bend City limits and City water customers located outsi...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2022

City Council Approves Resolution Prioritizing Water Connections

News release image

On August 2, 2022, the North Bend City Council approved a resolution to give first priority for future water connections to residents and property owners living within North Bend city limits. 

Currently, the City of North Bend provides water to re...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Police Investigating Possible Attempted Child Luring Incident in North Bend

The Snoqualmie/North Bend Police Department responded on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at approximately 3:41 p.m. to a possible attempted child luring incident at Torguson Park located at 750 E North Bend Way in the City of North Bend. A mother called 911 to rep...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Shopping Local, Yard Waste Recycling, Heat Wave Tips and More

Weekly Recap 07.22.22

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

North Bend Rocks Downtown with Annual Block Party: Family, friends, neighbors and visitors celebrated together...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Extreme Heat Forecast: Tips for Keeping Cool

Heat Wave Warning

Weather forecasters are predicting hot weather for our region, with North Bend area temperatures expected to hover in the mid to upper 90s Tuesday, July 26, through Friday, July 29. With nighttime lows remaining in the upper 60s Wednesday through Friday, ...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Open for Business: Residents Encouraged to Support Businesses Amidst Construction

Businesses are Open during construction

As summer heats up, community reinvestment projects are moving forward in North Bend, and with that, construction season is well underway. While these improvements are necessary, businesses that are in the vicinity of the construction must contend with no...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2022

New Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department Captain Sworn In

chief and cpt lynch 2

On July 11, 2022, in front of a crowd of family, friends, and fellow officers, Brian W. Lynch was sworn in as the new Captain of the Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department. 

Cpt. Lynch comes to Snoqualmie-North Bend from the Black Diamond Police ...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Yard Waste Event, Block Party, Parks Commission Youth Opportunity and More

Weekly Recap 07.08.22

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

Your Next North Bend Yard Waste Recycling Event: The City of North Bend’s next 2022 North Bend Yard ...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Road Closures Scheduled for Downtown Block Party

Block Party Poster

The North Bend Downtown Foundation and the City of North Bend are excited to present the 12th annual Downtown Block Party Saturday, July 16th from Noon to 11 p.m. To accommodate the event, the following streets will be closed from approximately 6 a.m. Sat...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: 4th of July, Habitat for Humanity, Block Party, Festival at Mt Si and More

Weekly Recap

Happy Friday, North Bend! We hope you have a fun and safe Independence Day weekend. Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts. 

North Bend City Offices Will Be Closed July 4th: Cit...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

North Bend Roundabout Update at 136th Street

RAB at 136th St.

Several months ago, we reported on plans to construct a privately built roundabout (RAB) at the intersection of 436th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 136th Street, just north of I-90 Exit 32.  

Construction of the RAB has begun, and utility install...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Independence Day Fireworks Restrictions for North Bend

Fireworks Restrictions

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. ...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Summerfest, Meet up with the Mayor, Parks Commission Opening and More

Weekly Recap 06.24.22

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

The air may be hot, but the water is cold: The weather is heating up here in North Bend, b...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Wildfire Risk Reduction Tips: You Can Make a Difference for the Community Starting Today

Wildfire Risk Reduction Tips

After setting new rainfall records for June in multiple cities in the Puget Sound region, the traditional warm summer coupled with longer days and dry weather, is returning to our area.

As the weather continues to warm and land dries out, brush fire risk w...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: K4C, Father's Day Train Rides, Transportation Opportunities and More

Weekly Recap 06.17.22

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Did you see the sunshine peeking out from behind the rainclouds on Thursday? A beautiful valley summer is right around the corner… Enjoy this week’s Recap a...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

North Bend Joins King County - Cities Climate Collaboration

K4C Map

At the June 7th City Council meeting, Councilmembers unanimously approved the City of North Bend to join the King County-Climate Collaboration, also known as the K4C.

K4C is a partnership of local governments of all sizes working together to accelerate cli...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

North Bend, Snoqualmie Vehicle Prowl Incidents Increase; Lock Doors and Remove Valuables

SPD News Release Infographic

In recent weeks, the Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department has seen an increase in vehicle prowls in North Bend and Snoqualmie. A majority of these incidents were crimes of opportunity, involving unlocked vehicles with visible items located inside.&...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Community Reinvestment Projects, Farmers Markets, Block Party and More

Weekly Recap 06.10.22

Happy Friday, North Bend, and congratulations to our Mount Si High School graduates! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Enjoy the read and remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts. 

Upcoming Community Reinvestment...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Upcoming Community Reinvestment Projects in North Bend

Community Reinvestment Projects in North Bend

At the June 7, 2022 City Council meeting, North Bend Councilmembers passed resolutions on a variety of community reinvestment projects, with an emphasis on pedestrian and vehicle transportation enhancements and repairs.

Councilmembers passed an amended res...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2022

North Bend City Council Approves Contract for Economic Development Action Plan

City News Release Image

At the June 7, 2022 City Council meeting, North Bend Councilmembers unanimously approved a motion authorizing a contract for an Economic Development Action Plan with Place + Main Advisors.

City Council and staff began the process of updating the City&r...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Everyone Invited to 12th Annual Downtown Block Party July 16

2022 Block Party Poster

After two years of pandemic-related festival cancellations, the community is invited to celebrate together once again at the 12th annual Downtown Block Party, located in the Historic District of North Bend. Block Party will be held from noon to 11 p.m. on...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Events, Remembering Fritz Ribary, Meet up with the Mayor and More

Weekly Recap 06.03.22

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

Prepare for an Event-Filled Saturday, Here in North Bend: The North Bend Jazz Walk, the Flying Wheel...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Free Community Events Return for the Summer in North Bend

Free Community Events Return to North Bend

After nearly two years of cancelled or modified public celebrations, communities are welcoming back a variety of cherished event traditions this summer. Free community events foster community pride and engagement in North Bend, and here are a few of them,...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Memorial Day Service, Trailhead Direct, Collaborative Grants and More

Weekly Recap 05.27.22

Happy [almost] Memorial Day North Bend and welcome to the newest edition of the Weekly Recap. It seems May has flown by – so we hope you enjoy the upcoming extended holiday weekend with family and friends. If you’re hitting the road ov...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Collaborative Grant Work for Future Meadowbrook Farm Park Prairie Loop Trail

Map of Proposed Prairie Loop Trail at Meadowbrook Farm

Good things happen when organizations work together.

The Cities of North Bend and Snoqualmie, the Si View Metropolitan Park District, and the Meadowbrook Farm Preservation Association are collectively planning for the future Baqwab Prairie Loop Trail at Me...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Remembering Fritz Ribary, Meet up with the Mayor, Trailhead Direct and More

Weekly Recap 05.20.22

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

Fritz Ribary, A Life Dedicated to Family and Public Service in Snoqualmie Valley: The City ...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley Announces Community Grant Awards

Hands, Helping, Rotary of Snoqualmie Valley Community Grants

The Rotary Club of Snoqualmie Valley has selected thirteen community organizations to receive $14,000 in grants ranging from $500 to $2,000. Club President David Moore said, “Every dollar that supporters and partners of the Rotary Club of Snoqua...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Traffic Alert: Paving Projects Scheduled May 20 Along Park Street and North Bend Way

Paving Work for Southeast North Bend Way and Park Street, 5.20.22

On Friday May 20th, paving is tentatively scheduled at two separate locations:

  • Park Street repaving is scheduled to be completed for the Cade Vu/109 Degrees project. Temporary road closures will occur on Park Street from the North Bend Way/Park Street roun...
Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

North Bend Awarded Grant, Train Depot to Receive New Roof

Train Depot

At the May 3, 2022 North Bend City Council meeting, Council unanimously approved a resolution accepting construction bids for the North Bend Train Depot Roof Rehabilitation project, awarding the construction contract to AMER-X Inc.

The 35-year-old roof is ...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Mayor Proclaims April 22 Earth Day

IMG_0375

Earth Day is a valuable opportunity to renew our commitment to preserving and protecting our Earth through community service, responsible stewardship, and daily practices. With that, North Bend Mayor Rob McFarland is proud to proclaim April 22 as Earth Da...

Read on...

Additional Info... City News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Quarterly Message from the Mayor

Mayor Message Graphic

Happy Spring, North Bend Residents,

I write to you today, occasionally gazing outside my window here at City Hall. The highest point of Mt. Si is covered in spring snow, with dramatic clouds overhead threatening more of the same. Simultaneously, the sun is...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Take Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs, April 30

Take Back Prescription Drug Day 2

On Saturday, April 30th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Department and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 21st opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of pot...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Update on Republic Services

news release image

In January, the City of North Bend formally requested that Republic Services provide customer billing credits and reimbursement for City expenses due to Republic’s extended time period without service in December, 2021 and January, 2022. &nb...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes North Bend as a Tree City USA

trees birds

This spring, the Arbor Day Foundation recognized North Bend as a 2021 Tree City USA in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.  

North Bend achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting each of the program’s four re...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Washington State Department of Commerce Shares Smart Communities Award Video for North Bend

award2

In October, Gov. Jay Inslee and Washington State Dept. of Commerce Director Lisa Brown honored the City of North Bend with the Smart Project Award for the City’s adoption of Form-Based Code for its Downtown Commercial zone.

Since then, representatives have...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

City and Snoqualmie Valley School District Collaborate with Water Conservation Education

NBE and Nature Vision, 3.15.22

In 2021, North Bend City Councilmembers unanimously approved a contract for the City to join the Saving Water Partnership (SWP), a collaboration between Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and 17 water purveyors that purchase water from SPU. In additi...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Mayor Rescinds Executive Orders Addressing City Hall Operations During Pandemic

North Bend City Hall

Let’s get back to business in person! On Wednesday, March 30th, 2022, Mayor Rob McFarland issued Executive Order No. 20-07. The purpose of the Order is to rescind previously issued Executive Orders 20-01 through 20-06, addressing operational aspects of Ci...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Collaboration is a Beautiful Thing: Mayors Connect with SVSD Superintendent

Mayor McFarland, Dr. Gibbons, 3.31.22

North Bend Mayor Rob McFarland and Snoqualmie Mayor Katherine Ross met this week with Snoqualmie Valley School District (SVSD) Superintendent Dr. Lance Gibbon to connect on shared opportunities, challenges and brainstorm ways the cities can collaborate to...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2022

North Bend Receives Grant Funding for Future South Fork Avenue Extension Bypass Project

Figure 1_VM (003)

In March, the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) approved funding for the recipients of their 2021 Rural Town Centers and Corridors (RTCC), a program that provides grants for projects in smaller, rural cities in the Pacific Northwest. The City of North B...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2022

It Takes a Village: Multi-year Collaborative Effort Secures Funding to Fix SR 18

SR 18 Roundtable-01, 03-23-22

On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, elected officials, city leaders and public safety representatives from the Snoqualmie Valley and Issaquah gathered at Snoqualmie City Hall for a roundtable discussion to reflect on the multi-year, collaborative effort that se...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Ribary Creek Flood Risk Reduction Project Expected to Begin in April

news release image

The King County Flood Control District (District) and the City of North Bend have entered into an Interlocal Agreement to begin design for the Ribary Creek Flood Risk Reduction Project.

The portion of Ribary Creek located between I-90 and Bendigo Boulevard...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

North Bend Yard Waste Recycling Program Begins April 23rd

Yard Waste 2022

The 2022 North Bend Yard Waste Recycling program begins April 23rd. This annual recycling program is open to North Bend residents and property owners on select Saturdays (see dates below) April – October from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the North Bend ...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2022

State Indoor Mask Mandate Now Set to End March 12

mask

Yesterday, Governor Inslee, joined by Secretary of Health Umair Shah, announced that Washington State is changing masking guidelines, with the removal of indoor mask policies in most establishments, and a move from mask requirements to mask recommendation...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2022

Message from the Mayor: 2021 - A Year in Review

Message from Mayor Year in Review infographic

Hello  North Bend residents,

Isn’t it amazing that we are already through the first full month of 2022? While City departments are working toward full yearend accounting of all City operations, I wanted to take the time to share with you...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Sitework to Begin on new River Run Apartment Project with Affordable Housing Component

River Run

The City of North Bend has issued a Clearing and Grading permit for the new River Run Apartment project.

This multi-family housing development is located south of Chinook Lumber at the corner of 436th Ave SE and SE 136th Street, and will consist of 128-uni...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Mayor’s Message: Snow Events and Mountain Town Living

Mesage from Mayor inforgraphic

Hello North Bend Residents,

As the snow melts from one of our biggest snow events in the past several decades, I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for your patience and understanding as we endured up to 26 inches of snow over the course of 9 ...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2021

City Council Approves New Hotel Performance Standards for Interchange Commercial Zone

news release image

On December 7, 2021, the North Bend City Council unanimously approved amendments to the Hotel Performance Land Use Standards in North Bend Municipal Code (NBMC) 18.10.050 Section 2.16.  

The amendments were proposed to enable development of a hote...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2021

2022 City Budget Includes Additional Transportation Improvement Investments

trail

The City of North Bend is pleased to announce that several additional transportation improvement projects are planned in 2022 that will improve pedestrian connectivity and enhance public safety for residents.

As a result of robust sales tax revenue and con...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2021

U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier Visits North Bend, Tours Wastewater Treatment Plant

schrier visit 3

On Monday, November 29, 2021, U.S. Representative Kim Schrier visited North Bend and was given a guided tour of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), which is currently in phase 2 of a major modernization project.

The $35 million, multi-year WWTP H...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2021

City sees Success with Water Distribution System Leak Reduction Program; Increases Mitigation Supply

water drop

On November 1, 2021, the City of North Bend exited its Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO) Stage 1 for the 2021 calendar year. Following recent rainfall events, the Snoqualmie River is flowing well and is anticipated to continue to flow above minimum in-st...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Independent Force Investigation Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting at Torguson Park

City update infographic 1

UPDATE | 11/17/21, 4PM

The King County Independent Force Investigation Team (IFIT) released an update on its investigation. That press release can be found HERE.

City News Release issued on 11/17 at approximately 8AM:

The King County Independent For...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Construction at Tollgate Farm Park will Bring New Agricultural Amenities to Community

tollgate barn conceptual

Community members will soon notice construction near the historic Tollgate Farmhouse as Si View Metropolitan Park District (MPD) continues working on its Tollgate Farm Park Improvements Project.

This week work is expected to begin that will construct a new...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2021

City Council Recommends 38% Increase to Human Services and Community Organization Funding for 2022

City council 2020

During an October 26th North Bend City Council Workstudy session, Councilmembers recommended a 38% increase in grant funding for local nonprofit organizations that serve community and human service needs of North Bend residents. This increase follows an a...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Lawsuit Challenging Approval of City’s Water System Plan Dismissed

City update infographic

On October 15, 2021, King County Superior Court Judge Patrick Oishi dismissed a lawsuit filed by Friends of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and River (FOSVT) appealing the Washington State Department of Health’s approval of the City of North Bend&am...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Habitat for Humanity Officially Launches New North Bend Community: Taylor Town

Rob HH event

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King & Kittitas Counties representatives, along with elected State and City officials, gathered in downtown North Bend to officially launch the organization’s newest community: Tay...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Construction Begins on Maloney Estates Subdivision

Maloney Estates Map

The week of August 30th, sitework is expected to begin on Maloney Estates, a new 23-unit single-family home subdivision located just south of the intersection of Maloney Grove Ave SE and SE Mt. Teneriffe Place.

Initial sitework on the approximate 4.5-acre ...

Read on...

City News Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Mayor McFarland, City of North Bend Highlighted on Radio Talk Show

Twedes and Mt Si

In honor of Twin Peaks Day, Mayor Rob McFarland was featured on CBC Vancouver radio talk show On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko, Wednesday afternoon, February 24th.

During the radio segment, Mayor Rob was asked many questions about touri...

Read on...

City News Releases