News Around the Valley: North Bend garbage, superintendent search, hotel update

New garbage, recycling routes come in March for North Bend

On March 1, Republic Waste is launching new garbage and recycling collection routes in North Bend. Half of North Bend customers will have new service days. The utility company says the new schedules will increase efficiency and improve existing routs. New routes will also be added.

For those whose collection days will change, Republic will send out notifications online and by email, by postcard and by automated phone call. The utility will no charge extra collection charges on residents for the first two weeks of March.

Republic Services can be reached at 206-682-9730 for residential questions, and 206-682-3037 for commercial.

SVSD superintendent search

The Snoqualmie Valley School District has begun the search for a new superintendent after Rob Manahan announced last month he planned to retire at the end of the school year. The School Board is working with Ray and Associates to conduct a selection process.

Constituents, parents and staff are invited to share feedback on a survey available on the district’s website. It will help define qualities the community wants in a candidate. The board will make a final hiring decision before July 1.

Snoqualmie Hampton Inn & Suites rebrands to Snoqualmie Inn

From the city of Snoqualmie

Chun Lai Hospitality, owner of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Snoqualmie, has ended its affiliation with Hilton, the parent company of Hampton. Chun Lai Hospitality is now affiliated with Hotel America and will be named the Snoqualmie Inn.

Chun Lai Hospitality is based in North Bend. In a meeting with City of Snoqualmie administration and council members, it emphasized it wants to offer the best service to the community and visitors and feels transitioning to a new parent company will allow them to do so.

The hotel remains open for business. Temporary signage will be installed shortly. The City of Snoqualmie will be reviewing permanent signage.