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Kirkland burn ban

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Effectively immediately, the Kirkland Fire Department is issuing a safety burn ban. Until further notice all fires are prohibited due to the extremely dry, hot and breezy weather conditions we are experiencing. This weather pattern is expected to continue through the weekend. The Kirkland Fire Department will reevaluate conditions on Monday, Aug. 22.

This ban includes all wood burning including fireplaces and fire pits. Gas/propane and charcoal grills are permitted.

DNR bans campfires across the state

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Hot, dry weather brings extreme fire danger

OLYMPIA – With the arrival recently of the most dangerous fire weather of the year, Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark expanded the statewide burn ban effective noon on Aug. 17 to prohibit all campfires on DNR-protected lands through Sept. 30, 2016.

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Local dairy wins big at national cheese competition

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Cherry Valley Dairy’s Golden Butter earns three awards

DUVALL–Cherry Valley Dairy claimed three top prizes at this year’s prestigious American Cheese Society competition in Des Moines, Iowa on July 29.
The dairy’s Herbed Rose flavored butter took a first place blue ribbon, Unsalted Cultured Butter won second place and a new product, Coffee Butter, grabbed a third place prize. The artisan butter is made from the rich cream of the farm’s own pastured Jersey cows.

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Drive sober patrols return to King County

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

One-third of Washington drivers drug-positive, study shows

Approximately one-third of drivers in Washington were drug-positive, according to a new study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  

“As we kick off the Summer Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, we want drivers to be as aware of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs as they are of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol,” said Darrin Grondel, Washington Traffic Safety Commission director.

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