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Posted on: September 1, 2023

North Bend Weekly Recap: Sip Suds and Si, meet up with your mayor, WCO Stage 3, and more

Weekly Recap

Happy Labor Day weekend! City offices will be closed on Monday, September 4 as we observe the federal Labor Day holiday. Normal hours and operations will resume Tuesday, September 5.

North Bend’s Water Conservation Ordinance – Stage 3 – begins Tuesday: Based on a combination of current watershed conditions and a 10-day forecast of mostly dry weather, North Bend Public Works Director Mark Rigos has declared the City will move from Stage 2 to Stage 3 of its Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO), effective Tuesday, September 5, 2023. The WCO will remain in effect until further notice. Click the linked headline to learn how to comply with Stage 3 by following a few simple directives.

North Bend’s quarterly Business Bulletin is packed with fresh, local business news: Learn about new and innovative businesses and nonprofits in town, as well as events and city updates. This issue features local park updates, Scott Rinckenberger Photography’s new gallery, North Bend Art and Industry’s home for art, wildfire emergency preparedness, and more.

Meet up with the Mayor next weekend: Community members are invited to join Mayor McFarland at Pressed on Main on Saturday, September 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. Bring your questions and enjoy the summer weather and relaxed atmosphere of downtown North Bend! This casual setting provides the perfect opportunity to get to know your mayor while discussing city-related topics that are important to you.

Celebrate local businesses with the return of Sip Suds and Si next weekend: Coordinated by the North Bend Downtown Foundation (NBDF), Sip Suds and Si will celebrate North Bend businesses, live music, and local wine and beer on September 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Notice of City Council meeting cancellation: The Tuesday, September 5 City Council meeting has been cancelled. For additional information, please contact the City Clerk by calling (425) 888-7627. 

Missing local man found deceased: Snoqualmie-North Bend Police, with the assistance of the King County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue, have located Mohamed Ibrahim who had been missing since August 15, 2023. Acting on information obtained from a citizen, Search and Rescue crews were able to locate Ibrahim deceased in the Little Si hiking area.

Library hours will be extended for North Bend: Most libraries in and around the Snoqualmie Valley will soon be open six to seven days a week, the King County Library System announced. Starting September 10, hours will increase at the North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, Redmond, and Sammamish libraries. 

The Burn Ban has been downgraded: The burn ban has been downgraded to allow recreational fires. These fires are limited to cooking or ceremonial purposes. They should be less than three feet in diameter and two feet high and not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible materials. Monitor recreational fires and have a water source readily available; at a minimum, a charged water hose or a five-gallon bucket of water.  Please consult Eastside Fire and Rescue for additional information and required permits.

Calling all residents interested in local economic development: The City of North Bend is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Business & Economic Development Commission for Position No. 1. The Commission typically meets once a month on a Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

Keep up with the City on social media: One of the easiest ways to keep up with City happenings and breaking news is to follow us on social media. We are active on FacebookTwitter,  Instagram, and NextDoor.

Photo of the Week: @twinpeaksday shared a photo of Twede’s Café’s new iconic RR signage on Instagram this week, located in the Historic District of downtown North Bend.

New Signage, Twedes, August 2023

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