Retaining wall gets a safety upgrade

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

A project to replace the unstable retaining wall across from Costco and adjacent to Primus International will be complete by October.

The original wall, which was constructed about 10 years ago, was at risk of falling because of the methods with which it was built, said project manager Tracy Gregg of Team Nelson Sitework and Associates.

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Northshore School District seeking parents/community members for Enrollment Demographics Task Force

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Northshore School District is seeking applicants for two openings for parents/community members on the Enrollment Demographics Task Force (EDTF). These voluntary positions are appointed by the board of directors and last for up to three years. The task force looks at demographic trends in the Northshore service area, determines the likely impact on schools, on the size of the student body from year to year and, as a result, on the district’s ability to offer equitable programs and services to all students in all schools.

The EDTF is supported by a professional demographer and an urban planner and meets up to two times each month from October to June. More information about the Enrollment Demographics Task Force and the application are available at or by calling (425) 408-7670.

Applications are due to the Communications Office by Friday, August 8.

DUI demonstration

  • Written by Karin Hopper

DUICourtesy photoOn Friday, June 6, Woodinville police and fire departments, along with Trooper Marcus Sanchez of the Washington State Patrol, spent the day at Woodinville High School to focus on impaired and distracted driving. Students organized an “Every 15 Minutes” program to represent to their peers how often someone in the United States dies from a drug and/or alcohol related car crash. Every 15 minutes, one student at the school was removed from class and spent the rest of the day interacting with no other students.

At the end of the day a mock DUI crash was staged in the school parking lot. In the presence of on-looking students, responding emergency professionals treated the crash just as they would a real crash event. Student actors were extracted from the crashed vehicles and one student actor was investigated and “arrested” for vehicular homicide. An assembly was held after the mock crash with the entire student body to debrief the event. Students were told the outcomes of real incidents that were assigned to each of the student victim actors.

“The student body was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop in the gym,” said Deputy Benjamin Callahan, resource officer at Woodinville High School and Leota Junior High School. “I would like to declare the day a resounding success, however, it is the students and the decisions they make in the coming years that will indicate whether this event was a true success.”

Old Woodinville Schoolhouse RFP

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The City of Woodinville has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a leasing/rehab opportunity for the historic Old Woodinville Schoolhouse, located in the heart of downtown Woodinville. Respondents have until Wednesday, July 30 at 5 p.m. to submit a proposal.

The RFP is available on the city’s website at
For more information about this RFP, please contact the city’s Transaction Team:

Matt Anderson
Principal & Senior Project Director, Designated Broker
206-682-2500 x131
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Andy Campbell
Associate Project Manager, Broker
206-682-2500 x113
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Infant hospitalized with serious injuries

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Bothell Police detectives are currently investigating an assault case involving a 4-month-old infant. On May 29 at approximately 10 p.m., Bothell Police were contacted by Child Protective Services concerning an infant girl who had been brought to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries. Medical personnel evaluated the infant’s condition and reported that injuries appeared to have resulted from an assault. The infant was later transported to Children’s Hospital Pediatric ICU for additional care and treatment. This case is an active ongoing investigation.