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Posted on: November 20, 2020

City Launches Holiday Spirit Contest: LIGHT UP NORTH BEND, Prizes Support Local Businesses

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The City of North Bend invites residents to help us LIGHT UP NORTH BEND this holiday season.

We recognize things are different this year - that our traditional holiday events are being dramatically limited by the pandemic. But that doesn’t mean w...

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

Eastside Fire & Rescue Annual Food & Toy Drive goes Virtual this Year

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Each year, Eastside Fire & Rescue partners with the Eastside Firefighters Local Union 2878 and the Eastside Firefighters Benevolent Fund on several fundraisers. The Fill the Truck Food Drive and Reindeer Engine Toy Drives have always been a wonderful ...

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

North Bend City Council Meeting Pauses to Honor Dave Olson: the Epitome of Kindness

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During the November 17th North Bend City Council meeting, Councilmembers, community members, family and friends paused to honor the memory of longtime community volunteer, Dave Olson, who passed away on Friday, November 6th, at the age of 67.

Dave was the ...

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

New 4-week Statewide COVID-19 Restrictions Start Monday, November 16th

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Following a week of record high coronavirus cases, on Sunday, November 15th, Governor Inslee announced new statewide modifications to COVID-19 safety regulations. These new regulations do not impact schools. K-12, higher education and childcare are exempt...

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

Weekly Recap: Holly Days Calendar; Marijuana Store Public Hearing; Volunteers Plant 40 Trees

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Happy Friday, North Bend. It’s hard to believe, but we’re almost halfway through November. There’s been a lot happening in the City this past week – so here’s your weekly recap to help you stay up to date....

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

Friendly Reminder: Please don't purposely blow/direct leaves curbside or into City streets

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It's that time of year... the leaves have all fallen. If you're like many homeowners who use a leaf blower to maintain your yard, the City is offering a friendly reminder that leaves should not be blown into streets and/or piled curbside.

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

Blue Friday Food Drive Hand-off Crosses Goal Line in North Bend

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On Friday, November 6th, Republic Services made a special Blue Friday Hand-off to the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank courtesy of a food drive sponsored by local business, Ameriprise Financial.

According to Republic Services Municipal Relationships Manager Rus...

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

Celebrating Arbor Day: Volunteers Plant 40 New Trees at North Bend City Hall

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On Friday, November 6, 2020 volunteers came together at North Bend City Hall, celebrating Arbor Day by planting 40 native Conifer trees.

Approximately 15 volunteers – including Mayor Rob McFarland, his wife Roberta and members of Boy Scout Troop ...

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

North Bend Weekly Recap: Record COVID cases; Holiday lights going up; Be prepared for floods

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As we wrap up a busy week that included the November 2020 election, here are some happenings and headlines in the City of North Bend. Remember to click the linked headline where applicable. 

COVID-19 CASES HIT RECORD HIGH IN OCTOBER 

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Snoqualmie River Reaches Phase 2 Flood Level: Resources to Help Residents Prepare for Flood Season

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November is Flood Awareness Month in North Bend and right on cue, a cold front impacted the Puget Sound region with steady, heavy rain pushing the Snoqualmie River to flood phase 2.

Although lowland flooding can occur during phase 2, particularly in low-ly...

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

November Proclaimed Flood Awareness Month in North Bend

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At the November 3rd City Council meeting, Mayor McFarland Proclaimed November 2020 Flood Awareness in North Bend.

Due to the City's location along the Snoqualmie River, the Mayor encourages all residents, especially those living in flood prone are...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Lane Closures to impact I-90 between North Bend and Snoqualmie this week

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Snoqualmie Valley drivers may experience delays on I-90 between Snoqualmie and North Bend from Monday, November 2, 2020  through Thursday, November 5, 2020. 

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close one lane in...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

North Bend sees 76% increase in Covid-19 Cases; King County at Critical Juncture to Stop Spread

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Over the past month King County Public Health has seen an alarming and steady upward trend in COVID-19 cases. This trend has been mirrored in North Bend where the city had a record number of new cases reported in October (30) - a 76% increase over Septemb...

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

Increasing Pedestrian Safety: New Rapid Flashing Beacon Crosswalk Installed on Park Street

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The City of North Bend recently completed a new safety improvement project in the downtown area, with the installation of a pedestrian activated Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Crosswalk on Park Street near William Henry Taylor [Train Depot] Park...

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

North Bend Weekly Recap: Safe Halloween Happenings; Remember to vote; New building going up

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Happy Halloween, North Bend. Welcome to our third installment of the North Bend Weekly Recap, where our goal is to share City headlines and local happenings to keep you updated. Remember - click linked headlines (if applicable) for more information.

Set th...

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

City Council to hold Public Hearing on Marijuana Retail Store Development Agreement, November 17th

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The North Bend City Council will hold a public hearing – November 17th at 7PM - to receive comments on a development agreement (DA) that would allow a marijuana retail store at 43514 SE North Bend Way.

Under the City’s zoning regulation...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Mayor Proclaims November 2020 Kindness Month in North Bend

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At the October 27th North Bend City Council Meeting, Mayor Rob McFarland proclaimed the month of November 2020 as Kindness Month in North Bend. 

The Mayor encourages the community to recognize the power of kindness and the ripple effect it can hav...

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

Growing Outdoor Company Staying Local, Building new North Bend Headquarters

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Have you noticed a new building going up along North Bend Way, directly across from City Hall and behind Napa Auto Parts? This spring it will become the new home for a growing North Bend company - Karakoram Splitboard and Snowboard Bindings. 

The ...

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

North Bend Weekly Recap: Silver Creek Street Repairs; Historic Home Moved; Covid-19 cases rise

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Happy Friday, North Bend. Here's the Weekly Recap to help keep you up to speed with City news and happenings. Remember to click linked headlines (where applicable) to read full news releases.

COVID-19 Still Spreading in North Bend Community

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

Street Repairs, New Watermain Coming to Parts of Silver Creek Neighborhood

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Earlier this month, the North Bend City Council approved a design contract that will bring some street repairs and new watermain to portions of the Silver Creek neighborhood over the next two to three years.

The NE 6th Street Watermain Replacement and Stre...

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

Historic North Bend House to be Moved October 22nd

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The move of the historic Holland home is scheduled to occur on Thursday, October 22, 2020 after 9PM.  The house was recently saved from demolition.

The 1920s era Craftsman house will be transported approximately .50 mile from its current location ...

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

Keep Sidewalks Clear: Place Garbage, Recycling Containers Curbside; Trim Landscaping

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As an effort to keep sidewalks clear, the City of North Bend is reminding residents that garbage, recycling and yard waste containers should be placed curbside - not on sidewalks - on designated collection days, and landscaping should be trimmed to preven...

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

City of North Bend Earns Risk Management Award

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At the October 13, 2020, Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Risk Management Service Agency (RMSA) Annual Meeting, RMSA recognized the risk management efforts of its members that contributed to an improvement in their liability loss experience this pas...

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

North Bend Weekly Recap: Quarantine-o-Ween; Water Conservation Stages End; Covid-19 Cases Still Up

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Happy Fall, North Bend. Welcome to our second installment of North Bend Weekly Recap, where we share headlines and happenings in the City over the past week.  Click linked headlines (if applicable) for more information.  

Need Masks? City...

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

Snoqualmie Valley Cities Collaborate for Safe Quarantine-o-ween Triple Treat Trek

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On October 31st, from noon to 6:00 p.m., local organizations will collaborate with the cities of North Bend, Snoqualmie and Fall City to create a free, Halloween-inspired fall trek.

The Quarantine-O-Ween Triple Treat Trek will incorporate pre-made merchant...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

North Bend City Council Adopts Resolution to Retain Affordable Housing Sales Tax Revenue

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On Monday, October 12, 2020 the North Bend City Council approved a resolution that will keep revenue raised from a planned King County sale tax increase at home for affordable housing and related service needs.

On October 13th – after the North B...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Cedar River Partners Dahlgren Project Begins, Brings New City Park with Snoqualmie River Access

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After nearly 5 years of planning, the new Cedar River Partners Apartment Project is anticipated to break ground  this month along SE North Bend Way near the intersection of 436th Ave SE. Initial site work includes clearing and grading of the 21-a...

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

North Bend Weekly Recap: More relief grants distributed, special council meeting, coronavirus uptick

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It’s been a busy week in North Bend. In case you missed this week’s headlines, here’s a quick recap of City happenings and news. [Click linked headline for all details.]

Rapid Relief Business Grants Continue to be Distributed&...

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

Historic North Bend Home Saved: Structural Movers step in, stop demolition of Holland House

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After a slight delay, clearing and grading work on the small, 12-lot Kanim Grove Subdivision has begun along Maloney Grove Ave near downtown North Bend – and with it comes some good news.

It was initially announced that the historic Craftsman home...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Tree Farm Subdivision Grading Activity Continues: Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions

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As clearing and grading of the new Tree Farm Subdivision continues at Maloney Grove Ave, the City of North Bend is providing some additional information regarding the site work - including grading activity - that is expected to occur during the coming wee...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Special City Council Meeting Planned: Resolution Proposed to Keep Planned Sales Tax Increase Local

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On Tuesday October 13th, the King County Council is expected to approve a resolution enacting a one-tenth of one percent sales tax increase targeted for county-determined affordable housing projects. 

In order to ensure the money raised by this in...

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City News / Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

North Bend appoints Luke Duvall as new Parks Commission Youth Member

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At the October 6th City Council meeting, Mayor Rob McFarland appointed Luke Duvall to serve as the new youth member of the North Bend Parks Commission. He was selected based on his enthusiasm for community volunteerism and his passion for recreation and t...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

North Bend will Soon Move to Stage 2 of Water Conservation Ordinance

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Effective Tuesday, October 6, 2020, North Bend Public Works Director Mark Rigos has declared the City will move to Stage 2 of its Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO) until further notice. The WCO applies to all homes and businesses within the Nort...

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

Quarterly Message from the Mayor

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Dear North Bend Residents, 

Our community has persevered through this whirlwind year. It’s hard to believe we are entering the final quarter of 2020 – a year marked by snow, floods, a worldwide pandemic and recently, unpreceden...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

New Veterans Memorial Dedicated at North Bend City Hall

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On Thursday morning, October 1st, in a very small outdoor ceremony, the City of North Bend, along with representatives of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the American Legion, the Snoqualmie Tribe and the Snoqualmie Casino, unveiled and dedicated a spe...

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

King County Public Health investigates COVID-19 outbreak tied to Salish Lodge & Spa

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The City of North Bend was notified on September 30, 2020 that the Seattle - King County Department of Public Health is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak associated with the Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie. As of today, at least 25 cases are connecte...

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

City of North Bend Retains Class 5 Rating in National Flood Insurance Program

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In mid September the City of North Bend received notification from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that it will retain its current Class 5 Rating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Com...

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

MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER TO EAT AND SHOP LOCAL, SUPPORT NORTH BEND BUSINESSES

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The shift in weather this first week of Fall was a stark reminder that with cooler and wetter weather, local businesses will have less outdoor dining and shopping space available to compensate for indoor capacity restrictions related to the coronavirus pa...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

City Council Work Study: An Economic Development Plan for Fiscal Stability, Balanced City

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Last week, the North Bend City Council convened for a Work Study Session to begin the process of updating the City’s Economic Development strategy. This initial planning work by the Council is critical in developing long-term fiscal stability fo...

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

Hello Fall: Be Prepared with Stormy Weather Tips

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Hello, Fall!  

Heavy rain and some gusty weather moved into the Puget Sound region overnight - and there continues to be the potential for some power outages Wednesday, September 23rd. 

Puget Sound Energy has informed the City it will cont...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

September 15th City Council Meeting Video Now Available

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A video recording of the September 15, 2020 North Bend City Council online [Zoom] meeting is now available for residents to view.

You can watch that latest meeting HERE.

Eastside Fire & Rescue Chief Jeff Clark presented during the meeting, providing an ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Rumor Has It: North Bend Water Conservation Ordinance

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In June 2020 the North Bend City Council enacted a Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO) as an effort to be good stewards of the environment, conserve a limited natural resource and protect the S...

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

12 Home Kanim Grove Project Begins September 14th

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Starting September 14, 2020, Mainvue WA, LLC will begin construction of a new, small residential home plat in North Bend. 

MainVue was issued a certificate of concurrency on April 3, 2019, whic...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

New Sewer Rate Ordinance Takes Effect September 9th; Rate Increase Likely for Some Customers

On Wednesday, September 9th, a new sewer rate ordinance recently approved by the North Bend City Council went into effect.  

The new ordinance will only&...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Snoqualmie Valley Athletic Center Project Begins September 8th

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Starting September 8, 2020, Bendigo Properties LLC will begin construction of a new 12-acre athletic facility complex in North Bend.

The site of the new Snoqualmie Valley Athletic Complex is situated between NW 14th Street and Meadowbrook Farm along Boalch...

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

Water Conservation Tips to Help Preserve a Limited Natural Resource, Protect the Snoqualmie River

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While North Bend and the greater Puget Sound region experienced a wetter and cooler than normal start to summer, the dry, warm season is now in full swing in the Snoqualmie Valley.

The upcoming hot weather forecast is a good reminder of the importance of w...

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

North Bend announces Rebecca Deming as new Community and Economic Development Director

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On Tuesday, September 1, 2020 the North Bend City Council unanimously approved the hiring of Rebecca Deming as the City’s new Community and Economic Development Director. She begins her new position in October.

Deming is the current Community Dev...

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

North Bend Receives Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance Award from Washington DOE

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In early August the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) announced for the third consecutive year the City of North Bend’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was honored with the Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance Award.

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

City Offers Google Pay Option for Utility Bill Customers

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City of North Bend utility customers now have a new way to pay sewer and water bills via laptop, tablet, or mobile device to make one-time payments with Google Pay.

This feature allows utility customers to select a credit or debit card stored in their Goog...

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

King County Plans to Control Noxious Weed Infestations Along Snoqualmie River

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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: 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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