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Demolition time: North Bend swings wrecking ball at downtown buildings, blight

A run-down building at 111 Main Ave. N. is being demolished this week under a nuisance abatement rule, making room for parking.  - Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
  • Jul 25, 2014 at 2:00PM updated at 4:38PM

This week in North Bend is the last for a group of derelict buildings and blackberry bushes on the city’s Main Avenue. Crews with Weber Construction of Snoqualmie were expected to begin clearing the sites at 111 and 115 Main Avenue North on Monday, in a $48,000 project to improve public safety and downtown parking.

 

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Sno-Valley Senior Center invites public to meet director candidates

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 5:35PM

The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation has narrowed its search for a new executive director, and plans to introduce the community to its finalists with a reception Monday, July 28. Meet the director candidates and learn more about them at the event, which begins at 3:30 p.m. with a formal presentation and question-and-answer session. An informal reception with the candidates is 5 to 6 p.m.

Register before Tuesday for August primary election

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 5:26PM

King County residents not currently registered to vote in Washington can register in person at the King County Elections office or the Voter Registration Annex through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 28. Register at King County Elections, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Painting to close Carnation Farm Road bridge for 2 months

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 12:07PM

King County’s Roads division is repainting the landmark Stossel Bridge on Carnation Farm Road this summer. The 1951 bridge will be closed through Sept. 29 during the project, which will include removal of the old paint. The bridge will be closed to all but emergency vehicles during the project. The suggested detour for all other vehicles, including school buses, is to take S.R. 203 north to 124th Street, across the valley, then down West Snoqualmie Valley Road to Northeast 80th Street, which connects to Northeast Carnation Farm Road.

North Bend changes low-density zoning for more rural feel

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 4:22PM

As North Bend is growing, city officials are reconsidering how they want that growth to look, and more space is becoming a priority. In a special meeting July 1, the council established interim, or emergency standards for development in low-density residential zones, including an average lot size of 8,000 square feet (up from 6,500) with a minimum lot size of 7,500 square feet (up from 5,000).

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