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Posted on: January 19, 2021

State Moves to Next Covid-19 Vaccine Phase; widespread vaccination plan announced

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The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 that it is  moving into Covid-19 Vaccine Phase 1B Tier 1, expanding vaccine access to more people per week. The state also reduced the 70 and older phase 1B vaccin...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Power restored to City; Torguson Skatepark Update; Overnight Lane Closure

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Welcome to the latest edition of the North Bend Weekly Recap. It was a busy week in the City, including some powerful winter weather. See some highlights from the second week of January below. Remember to click the linked headline where applicable to see ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2021

North Bend Power Outage Update: Majority of City has Power Restored

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Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and Tanner Electric crews made great progress overnight, restoring power to the majority of North Bend homes. Currently, though, approximately 225 North Bend homes remain without power - with most (206) of those outages located in...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Mayor Issues Emergency Proclamation in Response to Citywide Windstorm Power Outage

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On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Mayor Rob McFarland issued a Proclamation of Emergency in response to the sudden windstorm that left the majority of the City of North Bend, WA without power.

The proclamation allows the City to enter into contracts to prote...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2021

North Bend Windstorm, Power Outage Update: Lengthy Outage Possible

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UPDATE | JANUARY 13TH 7:40PM

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) said crews and support staff will be working through the night to restore power to customers. Out-of-state crews have been - and will continue to be - brought in to assist with the restoration effort. H...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2021

First Time Ever: Northwest Railway Museum offers Winter Train Rides departing from North Bend

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The Northwest Railway Museum announced last week that scenic winter, socially distanced train rides through the upper Snoqualmie Valley will begin on Saturday, January 16, 2021

This is the first time in the Museum’s history th...

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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 8, 2021

North Bend Weekly Recap: Quarterly Message from Mayor Rob; overnight lane closure downtown & more

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Happy New Year North Bend! We hope you have had a wonderful start to 2021. Remember to click linked headlines of this weekly recap (where applicable) to read the full news release.

Mayor Rob’s Quarterly Message 

This week the new Quarterl...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Two-week North Bend Way Overnight Lane Closure starts January 12th

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On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will continue work to underground overhead power and communication lines along a section of E. North Bend Way near the new Park Street roundabout.

Construction will occur on E. North Bend Way between t...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Mayor Proclaims January 2021 National Mentoring Month in North Bend

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At the January 5, 2021 North Bend City Council meeting, Mayor Rob McFarland Proclaimed January as National Mentoring Month. Via this proclamation, the Mayor encourages community members who are able, to consider mentoring to help ensure positive outcomes ...

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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: January 4, 2021

Quarterly Message from the Mayor

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Happy New Year North Bend residents,

Like me, I’m guessing you were ready to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021. Rarely has a new year brought so much hope as this one does. With Covid-19 vaccines rolling out, they offer the promise of that proverbial ‘...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2020

North Bend Weekly Recap: Covid-19 restrictions extended again; downtown to stay bright this winter

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Welcome to the last weekly recap of 2020. We hope you have had a wonderful holiday season and wish all our residents the happiest New Year.  [Click the below linked headlines where applicable to read full news releases.]

Statewide Covid-19 Restric...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Historic Downtown Street Trees to Remain Lit through February

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This holiday season was bright in historic downtown North Bend, due in part to increased lighting of the new – and still growing - street trees. Thanks to the generosity of the North Bend Downtown Foundation, an extra strand of lights was added ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Statewide Covid-19 Restrictions Extended to January 11th

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On Wednesday, December 30th, Governor Inslee announced a one-week extension of the state’s current Covid-19 restrictions. The restrictions limit restaurants to outdoor dining and takeout and close indoor operations of gyms, museums and movie the...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2020

North Bend Way Overnight Lane Closure planned for December 22nd and 23rd

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Overnight Tuesday, December 22, 2020, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will begin work to underground overhead power and communication lines along a section of E North Bend Way near the new Park Street roundabout.

Construction will occur on E North Bend Way betwee...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2020

North Bend Weekly Recap: Holiday Light Contest Winners Announced, Tour Map Launched and MORE

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Happy Holidays North Bend! From your elected officials and all City staff, we wish you the safest and healthiest holiday season. We hope you can connect with family and friends – whether it be safely in-person or virtually – and share ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Snoqualmie Tribe offers Behavioral Health Services for Community Members

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Snoqualmie Tribe Health Services now provides another local option for Behavioral Health Services, including outpatient mental health and substance use disorder treatment. These services are available to Tribe members and also to Snoqualmie Valle...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2020

New, FREE Eastside COVID-19 Testing Site Opens

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On Tuesday, December 15th, a new, FREE COVID-19 testing location opened on the Eastside. The new site at Bellevue College expands efforts to control the spread of coronavirus in east King County and along the I-90 corridor. This is the first free, high-ca...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Light up North Bend Holiday Lighting Contest Winners Announced, Tour Map Debuts

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Representatives from the North Bend Downtown Foundation and Economic Development Commission took to North Bend streets Saturday night, December 12th to judge 27 participants in the City’s first ever holiday lighting contest: ‘Light up ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

North Bend Weekly Recap: Holiday Lights Judging, Tour Map; Council ups Human Services funding & more

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Happy Holidays North Bend. Here is the latest edition of the Weekly Recap. Remember to click the linked headline where applicable to read the entire news release. 

Success! Live Community Tree Lighting Goes Virtual

We hope you were able to stop by ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

City Requires Developer to Clean up Proposed Hotel Site near Downtown

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There is currently some construction activity at the site of a proposed hotel at the corner of South Fork Ave and Bendigo Blvd near downtown North Bend.

This is not the beginning of hotel construction. It is site cleanup only. The City is currently perform...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2020

State Extends Current COVID-19 restrictions until January 4th

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On December 8, 2020 Governor Inslee announced a three-week extension of the state’s current COVID-19 restrictions. The restrictions limit restaurants to outdoor dining and takeout and close indoor operations of gyms, museums and movie theaters.&...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2020

City of North Bend Increases 2021 Human Services Funding by 33%

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On December 1st the North Bend City Council approved the new Biennial Budget, which included $128,500 for Human Services funding in 2021.

The City, which does not have a Department of Human Services due to its small size, allocates approximately 1% of its ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2020

North Bend Weekly Recap: Virtual LIVE Tree Lighting; Holiday Lights Contest; Mitigation Water Update

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Happy December North Bend and welcome to the latest installment of the weekly recap, where our goal is to keep you up to date with City happenings and news. Remember to click the linked headline (where applicable) to read the full news release.

CITY LAUNCH...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2020

COVID-19 Updates: North Bend Cases up nearly 200%; more business grants; exposure tracker launched

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The month of November brought a dramatic, 193% increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases reported in North Bend.  The 30 cases reported in October surged to 88 in November, due in part to an outbreak at North Bend Regency skilled nursing facil...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Virtual Community Tree Lighting happens December 5th, Live on City’s Facebook page

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This Saturday, December 5th at 6PM, North Bend residents are invited to join Mayor Rob McFarland for a special LIVE virtual Community Tree Lighting on the City’s Facebook page.  [Note: The tree lighting is virtual due to Covid-19 safety...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2020

City Council approves Marijuana Retail Store Developer Agreement

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On Tuesday, December 1st, the North Bend City Council approved a Developer Agreement to allow a Marijuana Retail Store at 43514 SE North Bend Way.  

Under the City’s zoning regulations, marijuana retail was not permitted at the location but could ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2020

City Council Work Study: Mitigation Water Update

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On November 24, 2020, North Bend City Councilmembers convened remotely for a Work Study session that included an update on mitigation water planning. The City continues evaluating multiple mitigation strategies to meet water system constraints and challen...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2020

North Bend Weekly Recap: Holiday Lights Contest; Covid-19 surging; Community Tree Delivered

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Happy Thanksgiving, North Bend. As you head into the long holiday weekend, here’s an overview of the latest City happenings and other community updates. Remember to click the linked headline where applicable for the full news release.

Eastside Fi...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Special Thanksgiving Message from the Mayor

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Hello North Bend residents. 

I hope this Thanksgiving finds you and your families healthy and happy.  This holiday is not what many of us had imagined. In a season when extended families come together and reconnect, the pandemic continues...

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City News Releases
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 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 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 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 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 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 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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City News Releases
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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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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