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Happy Fall, North Bend! We hope your summer wrapped up on a positive note and you’re enjoying the sunshine this week. After a two-week hiatus for the Weekly Recap, it’s back. Remember to click linked headlines where applicable to read full news releases. Enjoy your weekend.
This Sunday, September 26, 2021, residents may notice participants of the Mt. Si Hill Climb Trail Run downtown. The event runs from 5AM to 4PM. Approximately 150 runners are expected at the event that will utilize City sidewalks in the vicinity of W. 2nd Street and Main Ave N. The Mt. Si Hill Climb starts and finishes at Pro Ski and Mountain Service. The route takes runners from W. 2nd Street to Main Ave N and then follows the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and the Mount Si Trail systems. The event does not include any City street closures, only the use of sidewalks and associated crosswalks until participants reach the trail system.
Thank you for your patience this week while Park Street - between Bendigo Blvd and near the new roundabout - was refreshed. There is still striping to do, but the project so far has gone smoothly, and the end result is new roadway surface.
Mark your calendar. The City is hosting a FREE Community Shred-It Event. On Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 8AM to 12PM residents can bring un-needed documents to North Bend City Hall, SE 920 Cedar Falls Way, for safe and secure shredding. The event is open to ALL North Bend residents. Bring up to 2 file boxes or 3 grocery bags of documents. [Please do not bring stiff metal, plastic bags or DVDS as they may jam the shredder.]
Did you miss this week’s City Council meeting? You can catch up by visiting the City website Media Center and watch the recording of the September 21st meeting.
An important reminder that the City has cancelled the final date – October 16th – of the 2021 Yard Waste Recycling Program due to budget constraints of the annual program funded by King County. This recycling program should return in April 2022.
In honor of the significant role older Americans play in our society, as well as the important contributions of the Mt. Si Senior Center to our local community, during the September 7th City Council meeting, Mayor McFarland proclaimed September Senior Center Month in North Bend. Mayor Rob encourages all North Bend residents to recognize the special contributions of senior center participants and the special efforts of staff and volunteers who work every day to enhance the well-being of older citizens of our community.
King County has a Prevention and Rental Assistance Program (EPRAP) that helps people experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 who are at risk of housing instability or homelessness. The program is funded by $145 million from the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), and will help King County residents by paying past, current, and future rent and targeting resources to people in need. Click linked headline to apply.
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has a COVID Bill Assistance Program, designed to help qualified customers facing financial struggle pay their utility bills. The program offers: up to $2,500 in additional utility bill payment assistance; up to $2,500 to forgive past balances for customers who received energy assistance in the past; extended payment plans up to 18 months; the option to change your energy bill’s due date to help with monthly budgeting.
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Thanks to the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum for carefully documenting North Bend’s history. This aerial photo of North Bend comes from the Seattle Times (Rotogravure section) from April 1949.