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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Mayor Proclaims April 22nd Earth Day in North Bend

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At the April 20th City Council meeting, Mayor McFarland proclaimed April 22, 2021 Earth Day in North Bend.

This year is the 51st anniversary of the Earth Day movement that began when millions of people took to the streets in 1970 to protest the negative en...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Pet Licenses Required for Furry Family Members; ‘License for Love’ Campaign Waives Late Fees

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Do you have a furry, four-legged family member? If so, this is a friendly reminder that King County pet licenses are required for all dogs and cats eight weeks of age or older living in the Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) coverage area, wh...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Thank You: Community Effort Helps Beautify North Bend During Inaugural Earth Day Event

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The City of North Bend wishes to express its gratitude for the community effort during the City’s inaugural, two-day Beautification Days Event in honor of Earth Day.

On Sunday, April 18th and Monday, April 19th, residents, multiple community orga...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Citywide Beautification Effort, Police Officer Saves Life, Sidewalk Repairs

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Happy sunny Friday North Bend. Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Recap. It's been a busy week as we prepared for our citywide, multi-day Earth Day citywide cleanup event. We've also got our yard waste recycle program kicking of...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2021

North Bend Police Officer Recognized for Life Saving Actions

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Seattle-King County Public Health recently recognized Snoqualmie/North Bend Police Department Officer Austin Gutwein for saving the life of a North Bend man in January 2021.

Officer Gutwein was first on the scene, responding to a call reporting a collapsed...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2021

50 Years of Community Service: Mayor Proclaims April 21st HopeLink Day

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To honor the  impact of HopeLink across the Puget Sound region, Mayor McFarland joined the mayors of Bellevue, Bothell, Carnation, Duvall, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Mercer Island, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, Seattle, Sh...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Forster Woods Tree Removal and Sidewalk Repair Project Begins Next Week

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As part of a two-year Citywide Sidewalk Reinvestment Program, on April 6th, the North Bend City Council awarded a contract for the 2021 Annual Sidewalk Repair Project to Accord Contractors, LLC.  

City Council budgeted $178,000 t...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Snoqualmie Police Host Prescription Drug Take Back Event, April 24th at City Hall

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On Saturday, April 24th, from 10AM to 2PM the Snoqualmie Police Department and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 20th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially da...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Help Beautify the City, Quarterly Mayor's Message, Covid activity

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Quarterly Message from the Mayor

Mayor Rob’s latest update on City accomplishments and milestones was released this week. Stay up to date on everything North Bend with this quarterly report to residents. Click linked headline to read the full Mes...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Community Invited to Participate in ‘North Bend Beautification Days’ in Honor of Earth Day

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What do you get when you combine two days and hundreds of community members? COMMUNITY IMPACT.

In honor of Earth Day, the City invites community members to join us for our inaugural North Bend Beautification Days on April 18th and 19th.

City Staff, the Nort...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2021

North Bend Special Recycling Event Happens April 24th

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The City of North Bend’s annual spring Special Recycling Event happens Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 9AM to 3PM at Snoqualmie Middle School (SMS), 9200 Railroad Ave SE. This year’s event also includes free giveaways, with a limited num...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Celebrating 80 Years: Mayor Proclaims April 9th North Bend Theatre Day

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In honor of the 80th anniversary of the opening of the independently-run North Bend Theatre, at this week's City Council meeting, Mayor Rob McFarland proclaimed April 9, 2021 'North Bend Theatre Day.'

The theater - built in the c...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Fire Training Academy Producing Extreme Smoke, April 7th

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The City of North Bend was notified this afternoon that training happening today, April 7th, at the Washington State Fire Training Academy (FTA) - located on the eastern edge of North Bend - is producing extreme smoke.

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2021

City Hall Flagpole experiencing mechanical issue, preventing flags from being lowered to half-staff

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The City of North Bend is aware that American flags were ordered to be lowered to half-staff after an attack at a security checkpoint at the U.S. Capitol grounds took the life of a U.S. Capitol Police officer on April 2nd.

Unfortunately, the flagpole at No...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Construction Restart on Dahlgren Project, Yard Waste Program & more

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Happy April, North Bend. Here is the latest installment of the Weekly recap, designed to help you keep up with City happenings and events around town. Remember to click the linked headlines – where applicable – to read the full news release. We hope you e...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Quarterly Message from the Mayor

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Happy Spring North Bend Residents,

The weather may not always show it, but spring is here. That means we have officially passed the one-year anniversary of the Coronavirus Pandemic stopping the world in its tracks. What a difference a year makes. Last spri...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Mayor Proclaims April 2021 Sexual Assault Awareness Month in North Bend

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To create awareness and promote community work to alleviate the trauma of sexual violence; ensure support resources are available to all survivors; and reduce harmful attitudes and behaviors that contribute to this underreported crime, Mayor Rob McFarland...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands to All Washington Adults Starting April 15th

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Gov. Inslee announced today that effective April 15, all Washington residents over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. 

Since Washington State began its vaccination program, the Department of Health has followed a tie...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2021

North Bend Yard Waste Recycling Program Begins April 17th

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The 2021 North Bend Yard Waste Recycling program begins on April 17th. This free, annual recycling program is open to North Bend residents and property owners on select Saturdays (see dates below) April – October from 8AM to 12PM at the North Be...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Construction Resumes on Cedar River Partners (Dahlgren) Project

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With clearing and grading completed last fall, developer contractor crews are scheduled  have begun utility infrastructure work for the Cedar River Partners Apartment Project located on North Bend Way near the 436th Ave SE intersection &ndash...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Habitat for Humanity Meeting, Donation Improves Tanner Trail, Covid Uptick

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Happy Spring, North Bend and welcome to the latest edition of the City’s Weekly Recap, which is distributed each Friday to keep you up to date on latest events and happenings. Remember to click the linked headlines below (where applicable) to read full ne...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Provides Restoration Work at Meadowbrook Farm, Tollgate Forest

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Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust crews were busy last month, planting conifer trees in Tollgate Forest. The planting is part of grant-funded restoration work that improves riparian, floodplain and wetland habitat adjacent to the South Fork Snoqualmie Riv...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Investing in North Bend: Two Local Businesses Donate to Improve Tanner Trail

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Earlier this month, two North Bend businesses – Rainier Asphalt & Concrete and Fury Site Works – donated time, equipment and materials to improve and expand the eastern portion of Tanner Trail, which runs parallel to North Bend Way...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Water System Plan Approved, New Downtown Business, Introducing K9 Pooch

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Happy Friday, North Bend and welcome to the latest edition of the City’s Weekly Recap, designed to keep you up to date on latest events and happenings. It was a busy week around the City. Remember to click the linked headlines below (where appli...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

K9 Pooch Helps Keep Narcotics off North Bend Streets

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In spring 2020 – and after months of planning and training -  K9 Pooch joined the Snoqualmie Police Department. This past fall Pooch expanded his skills to North Bend.

Pooch is trained in the canine art of illegal narcotic detection and has been m...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

New Family-owned Butcher Shop and Deli Coming to Historic Downtown North Bend

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There will soon be a new storefront addition to the historic North Bend downtown core: Falling River Meats, a Snoqualmie Valley business that specializes in locally sourced, humanely raised meats.

The new store is a great example of the type of businesses ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Mayor Proclaims March 21 - 27th National Safe Place Week in North Bend

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To create more awareness and help establish additional Safe Place locations, Mayor Rob McFarland has proclaimed March 21 - 27th National Safe Place Week in North Bend.

Safe Place is a program that quickly connects homeless and runaway youth (ages 12-17) to...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Hosts Mass Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic, March 28th

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After nearly a month of very limited Covid-19 vaccine shipments from the state, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital received good news that the Department of Health had approved a shipment of 2,000 vaccine first doses.

The large vaccine shipment will allow Snoqualm...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Community Invited to Informational Meeting about New Habitat for Humanity Affordable Housing Project

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The City of North Bend invites community members to an upcoming informational meeting about the new Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County affordable housing project.

The meeting will include information on applicant qualifications, application requireme...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2021

North Bend Water System Plan Approved by State

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On March 4, 2021 the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) approved the City’s Water System Plan (WSP). Prior to the DOH approval, the 5-year Water System Plan had been approved by the North Bend City Council, the King County Council, the ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Moving to Reopening Plan Phase 3 & Next Vaccine Phase; Protect Area Trails

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Happy sunny Friday North Bend. It's hard to believe, but we are already approaching mid-March and the start of spring. The milestone means one thing - it is time to SPRING FORWARD! Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Washington State Moves to Phase 3 of Reopening Plan on March 22nd

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Governor Inslee announced today that all of Washington State will move to Phase 3 of its Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan on March 22nd.  Reopening will also transition from a regional approach to a county-by-county evaluation process.

The new 3...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2021

King County Conservation District Election – Vote Electronically by March 23rd

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The King County Conservation District (KCD) is currently holding an election for an open seat on its Board of Supervisors. Nine candidates are vying for open position #3. Voting started on March 1st and runs through March 23rd. Voting can be done electron...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Recreate Responsibly to Help Protect North Bend Area Trails

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North Bend area trails have been a popular destination this past year as residents from near and far sought ways to exercise outdoors due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many local trails have experienced a notable increase in traffic, which often means more we...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: New Skatepark officially open, New Sewer Rates, New Vaccination Phase

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Happy March, North Bend. Welcome to the latest edition of the North Bend Weekly Recap. Simply click the linked headlines – where applicable – to read full news releases.  From all of us here at the City of North Bend, we hope ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2021

New 4-year Sewer Rate Plan Approved to Fund Critical Upgrades to Aging Wastewater Treatment Plant

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On March 2, 2021, the North Bend City Council unanimously approved a new 4-year Sewer Rate and General Facilities Charge (GFC) amendment.  City Council received public testimony during  the February 16th Public Hearing.

The Ordinance for ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Mary Miller voted Best City Councilmember in 2021 ‘Best of the Valley’ Contest

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This week the  Snoqualmie Valley Record released the results of its 2021 Best of the Valley  contest, with North Bend’s own Mary Miller named Best City Councilor. Fellow North Bend Councilmember Chris Garcia was also a finalist in the ca...

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City News Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2021

New Torguson Skatepark Officially Opens to the Public

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Last week Si View Metropolitan Parks District announced some good news –  Torguson Skatepark is officially open to the public.

The brand new skatepark facility is located near downtown North Bend in Torguson Park located at 750 E North B...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Mayor Rob on Talk Radio; New outdoor Wi-Fi at the Library; Covid decline

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Hello and Happy Friday, North Bend. Here is your latest edition of the Weekly Recap. If you'd like to get these weekly  updates delivered straight to your inbox, visit the Notfy Me section of the City website and sign up for 'New Releases.' Remem...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2021

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

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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...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

New Free External Wi-Fi Available at North Bend Library

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The King County Library System (KCLS) announced today that it has used a federal CARES Act grant from the Washington State Library (WSL) to install external Wi-Fi Access Points (AP) at 44 county library locations, including the North Bend Library.

The new ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Twin Peaks Day, Water FAQ, Be a Trailhead Ambassador

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Happy Friday North Bend. After making it through another wind / snowstorm, we want to give a big shout out to the City's Public Works crews who worked around the clock last weekend plowing roads. THANK YOU! Here is the latest edition of your Week...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

New Trailhead Ambassador Program Rolls Out for Popular North Bend Trails

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This week Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (MTSGT) announced a new volunteer program - Trailhead Ambassadors – will launch this summer in the North Bend area where recreational trails see some of the largest numbers of visitors in Washington.

The Trailhea...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Mayor McFarland Proclaims February 24 Twin Peaks Day

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Mayor McFarland has proclaimed February 24, 2021, Twin Peaks Day in North Bend.

For three decades now the iconic TV series has drawn tourists year-round to North Bend and the Snoqualmie Valley, placing many City locations and businesses into popul...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Home Removal Begins on Park Street for future Townhome Project

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Crews will begin demolition work on five vacant homes and associated garages on E. Park Street just west of North Bend Way this week.

This initial site work is part of the planned 25-unit Cade Vu townhome project. The approximate 1.5-acre project site incl...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Republic Services to Resume North Bend Garbage, Recycling Collections, February 17th

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Republic Services has informed the City that it will resume normal garbage and recycling collections on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Republic anticipates regularly scheduled pickups for the rest of the week, barring any further weather issues.

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

North Bend Garbage, Recycling Collection Canceled, Tuesday, February 16th

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Due to inclement weather and  hazardous road conditions, Republic Waste has canceled garbage and recycling collection in North Bend on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. This cancellation also includes the surrounding unincorporated King County areas of...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2021

North Bend Garbage, Recycling Pickup Canceled for Monday, February 15th

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Republic Services notified the City of North Bend that garbage and recycling collection service for Monday, February 15, 2021 is canceled due to unsafe  road conditions caused by the winter storm impacting the City this weekend.

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2021

North Bend Wind / Snowstorm Update

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Overnight Friday, February 12th through Saturday morning, February 13, 2021, approximately up to 6 inches of snow fell in various areas of North Bend.

According to the City’s Public Works Department, snow did not start building up until very earl...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Water FAQ; Snowplow Routes; Local Valentine's Day Promos

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Brrr... and welcome to the latest edition of the North Bend Weekly Recap. Remember to click the linked headlines where applicable to read full news releases. Reminder that Monday, February 15th, is a holiday and City Hall will be closed. Stay warm and saf...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Tree Removal Begins Soon for Habitat for Humanity Affordable Housing Project in Downtown North Bend

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In late February/early March Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County will begin site preparation work for its newest community located at 250 E. 2nd Street in downtown North Bend.

Site preparation on the land parcel at E. 2nd Street and Janet Ave includes...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

City to hold February 16th Public Hearing on Proposed Sewer Rate Increase

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The City of North Bend has scheduled a public hearing to solicit input and comments on a proposed sewer rate increase. The Public Hearing will happen during the Tuesday, February 16th regular City Council Meeting at 7PM. The meeting will be held online us...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2021

North Bend Snowplow and Street Treatment Info: Be Prepared for Winter Weather

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The coldest temperatures of the season, along with the possibility of snow, are expected in the Puget Sound region later this week.  With some Arctic air funneling into Western Washington through the mountain passes, high temperatures for North B...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: New Garbage Routes, Water System Plan Approved, Covid-19 activity declines

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Happy Friday North Bend and welcome to the latest edition of the Weekly Recap. Remember to click the linked headlines where applicable to see the full news release. If you'd like these weekly newsletters delivered to you inbox, visit the Notify M...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Grant Funding Brings New Large Wayfinding Sign to North Bend Way

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This week the City installed a new, large wayfinding sign near the often-busy intersection of  North Bend Way and Mt. Si Road – the primary entrance point to one of the City’s most popular outdoor recreation areas - in support...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

North Bend City Council Unanimously Approves 5-year Water System Plan

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On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, the North Bend City Council unanimously approved the City’s 5-year Water System Plan (WSP). 

The in-depth plan – which was developed over the past 1.5 years with input from multiple county and stat...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Sidewalk, Street Improvement Projects Approved for Downtown North Bend

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This week, the North Bend City Council approved two contracts that will bring improvements to downtown sidewalks on 2nd Street and pavement on Park Street. Both projects are identified in the City’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

The City’s 2020...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Republic Services to launch New North Bend Garbage, Recycling Routes March 1st

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Starting March 1, 2021, Republic Waste will launch new garbage/recycle collection routes in North Bend, with approximately 50% of North Bend customers being assigned new service days.

Republic Services said the updated service schedule will increase effici...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2021

State Changes Reopening Plan: King County to move to Phase 2 on February 1st

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Today Governor Inslee announced changes to the state’s Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery regional, phased reopening plan that was first  announced on  January 6th.

According to the governor's office, th...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2021

New Phoenix Plaza Building receives Temporary Certificate of Occupancy

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This week marked a milestone for the new Phoenix Plaza mixed-use, commercial residential building located at 530 E. North Bend Way.

After a natural gas explosion destroyed multiple buildings at the site in 2014 - and following two years of construction &am...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2021

North Bend Water Customers Invited to Town Hall Meeting on City’s Water System Plan

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The City of North Bend will host a Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 6PM. The meeting is an opportunity for North Bend water customers to learn about the City’s proposed Water System Plan (WSP).

This is the second public m...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Downtown lane closure continues; Covid cases decline; winter train rides

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Welcome to the latest edition of the North Bend Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines where applicable for full news releases.

TWO-WEEK OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURE OF NORTH BEND WAY STARTS JANUARY 12TH

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, Puget Sound Energy ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Torguson Skatepark Renovation Project Update

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On Friday, January 8, 2021, Si View Metro Parks provided an update on the Torguson Skatepark renovation project.

Good news: the project is close to completion, which will bring an expanded and upgraded outdoor skating recreation venue to the City of North ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2021

North Bend Covid-19 Update: New state reopening plan announced; City sees significant case uptick

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On Tuesday, January 5th,  Governor Inslee announced “Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery,” a new statewide COVID-19 two-phase reopening plan. Beginning on January 11, 2021, the state will follow a regional reopening approach with every regio...

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City News 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 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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