Shooting allowed near trail, wineries

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

A woman walking on the Sammamish River Trail one Saturday morning was startled to see hunters across the river, shooting and killing geese.

Sara Cates was walking just outside the Woodinville city limits — south of Woodinville-Redmond Road, near Chateau Ste. Michelle winery and the Woodinville Village townhomes. The hunters were about a football field’s length away from her, she said, and were shooting in her general direction to bring the geese down.

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City Council selects company to search for new city manager

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

Prothman, an Issaquah-based executive search firm that hired Woodinville’s interim city manager Dick Zais, has been hired to find a permanent city manager, the Woodinville City Council decided in a unanimous vote last week.

Only two companies responded to Woodinville’s request for proposals to take on the task of hiring the new city manager: Prothman and Colin Baenziger & Associates (CB&A.) The council interviewed both last week.

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Three men injured while assembling pipe bomb near Woodinville

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Three men were injured on Sept. 21 when a pipe bomb they were assembling detonated in an outbuilding on 106th Drive SE. Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies were notified of the incident around 5:15 a.m. when witnesses called 911 to report the sound of a large explosion. The 34-year-old man who was assembling the device had his hand severed by the explosion. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center. Deputies confirmed that he had an outstanding warrant for escape from the Department of Corrections.

A 42-year-old man assisting in the assembly of the device suffered a severe leg injury and was transported to Evergreen Hospital. A 52-year-old man assisting also suffered leg injuries.

The Sheriff’s Office bomb unit is investigating the incident.