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Posted on: November 18, 2019

North Bend Awarded Grants for Planting 4,000 Trees Along South Fork Snoqualmie River

City of North Bend was recently awarded two grants totaling $69,875 for invasive weed removal, tree restoration and the planting of new native trees along the South Fork Snoqualmie River.

The funds will be used for removing invasive weeds that threaten the...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Motorists Should Expect Intermittent Lane Closures Along SW Mt. Si Boulevard Tomorrow and Nov. 21st

Rainier Asphalt & Concrete will be working on manhole covers along SW Mt. Si Boulevard tomorrow, November 15th, and will be replacing traffic signal wires on Thursday, November 21st, weather permitting.  

This work will require intermittent la...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

City Seeking Nominations for 2019 Citizen of the Year

The City of North Bend is seeking nominations for the 2019 Citizen of the Year Award.

Nominations must be for a North Bend resident or business that has gone above and beyond to make North Bend a better place to live, through professional or volunteer effo...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Mt. Si Senior Center celebrates those who served with Veterans Day lunch social

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To honor the men and women who served in the armed forces, Mt. Si Senior Center hosted a free lunch for all veterans Monday, welcoming dozens of service people from all branches of the military. The event featured comments from retired Air Force Colonel B...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Walking Burt Mann Still Taking Daily Strolls in North Bend at Age 97

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Nearly every day for the last 28 years, beloved Burt Mann can be seen walking the streets of North Bend, talking to people he meets. Although at age 97, his treks have become shorter and slower, he still rarely misses a day. Because of these regular strol...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Over 30 Volunteers Plant Trees at Meadowbook Farm for Arbor Day

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Approximately 30 volunteers and City staff joined Mayor Ken Hearing in planting trees on North Bend’s Arbor Day, November 1st.  Volunteers from Cub Scout Pack 466, Boy Scout Troop 466, Girl Scout Troop 4094, Meadowbrook Farm Preservatio...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

City Reminds Everyone to Support Local Businesses Near Park Street Roundabout Construction

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North Bend’s newest roundabout at Park Street, Downing Avenue and North Bend Way is almost operational, despite a very wet September. The City hopes to have the paving and concrete work completed by mid-November, except for the final pavement li...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Mayor Proclaims November as Flood Awareness Month

During the November 5th City Council meeting, Mayor Ken Hearing proclaimed November 2019 as Flood Awareness Month and encouraged all residents, especially those living in flood prone areas, to join him in learning the preventive steps and preparedness tec...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Kick Off Halloween Night at Trick-or-Treat Street in North Bend; 48 Merchants Participating

2019 TOTS Map

Tonight is the night we’ve all been waiting for! The ever popular Trick-or-Treat Street from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown North Bend and surrounding areas.

Dress up in your favorite costume, bring the kids and enjoy a Spooktacular night of trick-...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Mt. Si Boulevard Overnight Paving Work Postponed Due to Cold Temperatures

Overnight paving work to SW Mt. Si Blvd. that was scheduled for tonight and tomorrow night has been postponed due to near freezing temperatures expected. This work has been rescheduled for Monday, November 4th and Tuesday, November 5th from 8 p.m. to 6 a....

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Community Connections Newsletter - October 2019

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Check out this month's edition of the Community Connections Newsletter

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services to Open Warming Shelter Tonight Through Friday

With temperatures dropping to near freezing over the next few nights, Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services will open an interim overnight warming shelter for the nights of October 30th and 31st and November 1st.

The interim warming shelter is located at the ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Wind Advisory in Effect in North Bend and Surrounding Areas Tonight Through Tuesday

According to the U.S. National Weather Service, there is a Wind Advisory in effect from tonight around 10 p.m.  until Tuesday, October 29th around noon.

WHAT - East winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 35 to 45 mph. Occasional gusts up to 50 mph po...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Paving Work Along Main Avenue South to Be Completed Overnight on Tuesday, October 29th

Rainer Asphalt Sealing is working on an angle parking stall project along Main Avenue South. Construction will continue with paving along the edges of new sidewalk and driveway sections. This work will be completed at night, Tuesday, October 29, weather p...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Mayor Proclaims November 1st as Arbor Day 2019 in North Bend

Mayor Ken Hearing proclaimed November 1st as Arbor Day 2019 in North Bend and urged all citizens to support efforts to protect our trees and forests, and to plant and care for trees to beautify our City and promote the well-being of this and future genera...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

629 Valley Shuttle Routes Changed Due to Flooding

Forwarded on behalf of Snoqualmie Valley Transportation.

Due to flooded roadways, Snoqualmie Valley Transportation has rerouted Valley Shuttle (629) to avoid SR 203 between Carnation and Fall City.  The reroute will be SR 202, Ames Lake Road, Carn...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Snoqualmie River Has Reached Flood Phase 4; Local Road Closures Due to Flooding

The Snoqualmie River has reached flood phase 4. Major flooding is expected. Some areas may experience deep and / or fast flood waters and flooding of low lying structures. West Snoqualmie River Road SE between SE 24th St. and NE Tolt Hill Road is closed d...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Flood Alert for Snoqualmie River

The Snoqualmie River has reached flood phase 3. Moderate flooding is expected in low lying areas throughout the Snoqualmie Valley. For more information, go to: www.kingcounty.gov/flood or call 1-800-945-9263. 

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

North Bend Residents Encouraged to Sign Up for Electronic Emergency Alerts

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In the event of an emergency within North Bend and neighboring areas, City of North Bend provides electronic notifications for community members who wish to subscribe. Emergency Alerts include inclement weather, flooding, or other important information. B...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Paving, Restriping and Water Service Work Anticipated to Begin October 28th along SW Mt. Si Blvd.

Overlay work is scheduled for SW Mt. Si Boulevard between Bendigo Boulevard through just past Taco Time, beginning Monday, October 28th, weather permitting. This area will be repaved and restriped, and traffic signal loops will be replaced.

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Last Yardwaste Recycling Event of 2019 to Be Held this Saturday at North Bend Public Works

The City of North Bend will host the final Yardwaste Recycling Program of 2019 from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday, October 19th.  Yard waste from residents and property owners in the North Bend zip code will be accepted at the North Bend Public Wo...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

City and Republic Services Hosting Small Scrap Metal Recycling Event This Saturday

Scrap Metal Recycling Event

City of North Bend, in partnership with Republic Services, is offering a free small scrap metal recycling event from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday, October 26th at the Public Works Building. This program accepts items from North Bend residents only and inc...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

City Proclaims November 1st as Arbor Day 2019; Community Invited to Tree Planting

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The City of North Bend proclaims Friday, November 1 as Arbor Day 2019 and invites residents to a community tree planting beginning at 2 p.m.  at Meadowbrook Farm Park.

Please join Mayor Ken Hearing, City Staff, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust st...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Helicopter Flying Over Snoqualmie and North Bend Today for Filming

There will be a helicopter flying in the Snoqualmie/North Bend area between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for filming. The helicopter will be landing on a sand bar in the river near Snoqualmie as part of the filming.

City News / Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Planned Power Outage for Tanner Electric Members Scheduled for This Wednesday Night

Tanner Electric Cooperative will have a planned system outage for their North Bend customers this Wednesday, October 16th from midnight through 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

Bonneville Power Association will be changing out a pole on the transmission line feeding th...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Upcoming Road Construction on Snoqualmie Parkway Will Require Lane Restrictions

Roadway Construction Northwest will be starting road work on Snoqualmie Parkway and the West bound ramp to I-90 next week. They will start with shoulder closures as needed and eventually will need to close the ramp during the day to safely complete the co...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

City Adding Parking Stalls Along Main Avenue South; Construction to Begin Monday

Rainer Asphalt Sealing will start construction on Monday on an angle parking stall project along Main Avenue South.  In late 2018, City staff discussed likely parking additions in the public right-of-way with adjacent property owners.

These additi...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

City of North Bend Business Bulletin - October 2019

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Check out the latest City of North Bend Business Bulletin filled with Downtown North Bend happenings! 

Business Bulletin - October 2019 

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Fentanyl Warning for Parents and Students

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Forwarded on behalf of Public Health of Seattle and King County. 

Sadly, there has been a recent increase in overdose deaths in King County, driven largely by fentanyl found in illicit pills and powders. These deaths are occurring more frequently ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Dispose of Old Medicines at City Hall on Saturday, October 26

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Get rid of unused or unwanted prescription medications on Saturday, October 26th during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Drop off is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Hall, 920 SE Cedar Falls Way in North Bend.

On an ongoing basis, residents can drop...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Community Invited to Trick-or-Treat Street in Downtown North Bend

2019 Trick-Or-Treat Street New

Bring your monsters, princesses, ghosts and goblins to the third annual Trick-or-Treat Street in Downtown North Bend. Everyone is invited to this spooktacular night of trick-or-treating at participating downtown merchants from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Republic Services Sets Up Trash Receptable at Torguson for Those Who Missed Service Last Week

Republic Services has set up a trash receptacle for their customers who missed trash pickup Wednesday and Thursday of last week and have a severe need to dispose of trash before their pick-up day on Thursday or Friday. The bin will be available at Torguso...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

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

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Sip, Suds and Si is back and promises to the best one yet with more music, more art, an extended route and more fun. This popular event, hosted by the Downtown North Bend Foundation, will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 19th.

This art walk is...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Until 8 p.m. This Evening

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory over parts of Washington in effect until 8 p.m. today, October 8th, 2019.

* WHAT...Snow continued above 3500 feet, with additional snow accumulations of up to 5 inches above 3500 feet, espec...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Wastewater Treatment Plant High Priority Improvements on Target for October 2020 Completion

WWTP photo - 10-3-19

Construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Phase 1 improvements are on schedule for completion in October 2020. On Thursday, October 3, 2019, McClure and Sons placed 280 cubic yards of concrete for the base of the new secondary clarifier and an...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Republic Services Trash and Recycling Pick Ups Resumed Today, Monday, October 7th

Republic Services is currently back to full business. They are covering all routes as scheduled.

Those customers who were missed last Thursday, Friday and Saturday may place out doubles at no extra charge on their next scheduled collection day.

Republic tha...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Republic Services Trash and Recycling Routes Cancelled Today

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Republic Services is experiencing a work shutdown in King County on October 4, 2019. No service routes will run today. Customers that are missed today or were missed on Thursday, October 3rd may place out doubles at...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Park Street Roundabout Work Requires East Park Street Closure October 7th Through October 18th

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Beginning Monday, October 7th through Friday, October 18th, East Park Street will be closed from Healy Avenue South to North Bend Way in the eastbound direction so the contractor can complete work on the remaining portion of the East Park Street portion o...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Republic Services Trash and Recycling Services Disrupted Today; Services to Resume Tomorrow

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At 3 a.m. today, Thursday, October 3rd, members of Teamsters Local 25 from Massachusetts arrived on site and set up a picket line outside of our facility. Our drivers are honoring the picket line and service will be...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Mayor Proclaims October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

During the October 1st, City Council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Trevor Kostanich spoke on behalf of Mayor Ken Hearing in proclaiming the month of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  

In the proclamation, Mayor Hearing encourages ev...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Mayor Hearing Visits Mestia, Republic of Georgia; Mestia Reps Coming in October

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City of North Bend Mayor Ken Hearing and Senior Planner, Mike McCarty flew out on Friday, September 27th to visit the Townlet of Mestia, Republic of Georgia as part of an exchange program for professional capacity building. The program is designed to fost...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Si View Metro Parks Hosting Ice Cream Social to Present Aquatic Center Feasibility Study

Si View Metro Parks invites the public to an ice cream social at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Si View Community Center Gym to share key findings of their comprehensive aquatics center feasibility study and discuss next steps for the community.

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Park Street Roundabout Construction on Target for End of October Completion

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Construction on the Park Street – North Bend Way Roundabout is progressing as planned and on target to be completely operational by the end of October. 

The contractor will continue pouring curb and gutter along the south side of North B...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Tuesday, September 24th is National Voter Registration Day

Forwarded on behalf of King County Elections 

Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day! Started in 2012, NVRD is a non-partisan, unofficial national holiday, on which thousands of community groups and volunteers across the political spectrum re...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

September is National Preparedness Month; Take Steps Now to Prepare for Emergencies

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September 2019 is National Preparedness Month, and planning ahead is the key to keeping yourself and your family safe if disaster strikes. National Preparedness Month encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Republic Services Sets Up Recycling Receptable for Sallal Water Customers’ Excess Plastic Bottles

With so many new plastic water bottles in circulation due to the recent contamination of Sallal Water Association water, there may be inadequate capacity in people’s individual recycling receptacles. City of North Bend and Republic Services are ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

City of North Bend Water Customers Not Affected by E. coli Water Contamination

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Sallal Water Association reported the presence of E. coli in their water supply on September 17th and have informed their water customers of the contamination. City of North Bend water customers are not affected by this contamination. The City does not sh...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Weekend Closure of SR 18 over Tiger Mountain May Cause Traffic Delays

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will be closing SR-18 between Snoqualmie and Issaquah - Hobart Road this weekend for scheduled road maintenance.

The round-the-clock closure will cause delays on nearby detour routes, including I-90, SR...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Community Connections Newsetter - September 2019

Check out this month's Community Connections newsletter for information about upcoming events, including a yard waste recycling day, Sip, Suds & Si,  and shred event, as well as photos of the City Hall ribbon cutting, upcoming construction up...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

River Run Apartments Construction Delayed Until Spring Due to Expected Wet Season

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Clearing, grading and construction of the River Run Apartments, which was scheduled to begin this week, has been delayed by the developer in anticipation of a very wet season. The project is firmly slated to move forward in the spring, according to Projec...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

River Run Apartments Scheduled to Begin Construction Next Week

Construction of the proposed River Run Apartments is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 17th. The 5.90-acre site is located at the northeast corner of the 436th Avenue SE and SE 136th Street intersection near I-90 Exit 32. 

Following clearin...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Training Exercises with Loud Explosions Planned for Fire Training Academy Starting September 23rd

Washington State Patrol will be conducting training exercises between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on select dates at the Washington State Fire Training Academy located off of exit 38 along I-90.

Below is a list of dates for the training exercises:

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Community Shred Event to be Held Saturday, September 28th

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The City of North Bend is hosting a free community shred event at City Hall, 920 SE Cedar Falls Way, on Saturday, September 28th from 8:00 a.m. until noon. The event will be held in the new City Hall parking lot.

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Mayor Proclaims September 2019 as National Recovery Month

During the September 3rd Council Meeting, Mayor Ken Hearing proclaimed September, 2019 as National Recovery Month to raise awareness of mental and / or substance use disorders and encourage relatives and friends of people with these disorders to implement...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Emergency Response Training Open to Valley Residents

Learn How to Help Your Family and Neighbors in a Crisis

The cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend are offering the FEMA-certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) ProgramThe course starts on Saturday, October 12th at the Snoqualmie Fire St...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

City Addresses Perception That Council Pushes for Growth in North Bend

The City of North Bend wishes to address the perception of some North Bend residents that City Council has been pushing for growth.  This simply is not the case.  Where growth occurs is largely dictated by market forces.  The Ci...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Park Street Roundabout Construction in Full Swing; Expected Completion End of October

Construction on the Park Street – North Bend Way Roundabout began in June and is progressing as planned with an expected completion date in late October.  

The new water main, joint utility trench and storm system has been installed and ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

City Seeking Community Input on Developing Hazard Risk Reduction Strategies

City of North Bend is seeking public input to assist in developing strategies to help reduce risk to natural and human-caused disasters. 

The King County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan is undergoing its five-year, 2020 update between now and Dece...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Visitor Information Center & Mountain View Art Gallery to Close its Doors September 8th

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After much deliberation, the City has decided to close the Visitor Information Center & Mountain View Art Gallery in its existing location in order to pursue alternative options for providing tourism related activities.  The goal continues to...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Love Snoqualmie Valley Volunteer Day to Launch October 5th

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Volunteer Day October 5

The first Love Snoqualmie Valley Volunteer Day will launch on October 5th from 8:00 a.m. to noon with various projects across the Snoqualmie Valley!

Join the Moveme...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

King County to Begin Si View Levee Repairs This Fall

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King County River and Floodplain Management Section will be repairing a portion of the Si View Levee along the right bank of the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River beginning this fall between Monday, August 26th and Monday, October 14th. Once started, the...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Community Connections Newsletter - August 2019

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Check out this month's Community Connections newsletter with updates on the Wastewater Treatment Plant, Park Street Roundabout, photos from the Downtown Block Party and Festival at Mt. Si, and a feature article about Councilmember Martin Volken. For this ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation Asking for Feedback on Local Transportation

Tired of Driving? No Car? Tell Snoqualmie Valley Transportation Coalition what transit options you want. SVTC is requesting community feedback in the new SVTC online survey. Please select your top three choices from a list of more than a dozen transportat...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Opening of New City Hall Set for September 5th

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City of North Bend will celebrate the opening of the new City Hall starting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 5th. The public is invited to the ceremony, which includes the ribbon cutting at 5 p.m., live music and tours of the interior. Light refreshmen...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Community Connect Helps First Responders Better Serve Residents

Eastside Fire & Rescue
announces Community Connect, a free, secure and easy to use platform thatallows you to share critical information about your household that will aid
first responders and emergency response personnel when responding to your...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

SE Tanner Road / North Bend Way Realignment Construction to Begin July 12th

Construction is slated to begin Friday, July 12th on the SE Tanner Road / North Bend Way Intersection realignment project. The improvements will consist of realigning the intersection from 45 degrees to 90 degrees resulting in a safer intersection by redu...

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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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