JANUARY 6, 1997

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Citizens tackle hit-and-run driver

hit-and-run driver A 23-year-old Woodinville man was taken into custody Dec. 24 after he drove his Chevy pickup into a car and the GTE phone booth across from City Hall, then attempted to flee on foot.

Snows collapse riding arena

arena collapse Widespread local damage from the snow included the total collapse of the 34-year-old Gold Creek Riding Arena near Hollywood Hill Elementary School, after the walls of the arena buckled under the weight of the snow and pulled the roof down.

Fire crews respond to 147 storm calls

fire crews respond Fire crews were kept busy the past few weeks, responding first to the heavy snows and then the heavy rains and flooding, pumping out basements and inspecting structural damage.

Snow and rain fall, winds blow, power goes

power outages Of the 125,000 Puget Power customers in North King County, 26,235 were without power at the height of the storm New Year's Day, a culmination of Mother Nature's best intentions to bring us a white Christmas and wash away our holiday blues.

Search halted for missing hikers

missing hikers The search for three missing hikers near Lake Serene shifted from the ground to the air after flooding and melting snow began to endanger search-and-rescue crews, with one volunteer falling into a creek when an ice bridge collapsed.

King County to provide free building inspections

building inspections King County will provide free safety inspections of existing buildings in unincorporated King County when there is concern about a building's stability due to recent storms.

Obituary: Ronald Lee Ragsdale, Sr.

Obituary Ronald Ragsdale died suddenly Dec. 30, 1996 in Seattle. Born Dec. 29, 1944 in Seattle, Ron moved to Woodinville with his family in 1980 and had recently relocated with his wife to Bothell.

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