Northwest NEWS

June 1, 1998

Local News

Just one of the many labors of a firefighter

  No, this photo isn't of Hercules; it's Woodinville Fire and Life Safety District firefighter Tony Eason clearing away the remains of a half-rotted maple tree that fell across well-traveled 132nd Ave. N.E.

Police beat

  A 32-year-old man suffered burning pains in his throat and stomach and was taken to a medical center after drinking water while at work. It was discovered that someone had poured a solvent used in the silk-screening process into the victim's cup.

Two arrests made in aluminum equipment theft

  In an incident that may or may not have been related, a female security guard interrupted two white males in their 30s at Mackie who were busy loading scrap aluminum into a pickup truck at about 12:30 a.m. May 25. Unable to call police because of a dead cell phone, the guard blocked their truck until they put the metal back.

Emergency response training

 The training is designed to prepare community members to help themselves, their families and neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster when emergency services personnel may not be available.

Community members speak against admissions tax

  Cascade Valleys Heritage Corridor member Don Julien noted that the wineries and brewery are basically industries that make products, but also allow the public to use their grounds for events. "Frankly they don't have to do these things. If we make it onerous they may not do it," he said.

Chamber board blasts city

  The Woodinville Chamber's Board of Directors adamantly opposes the repeal of the exemption for the admissions tax for the tourist district. The Board further suggests the city do a much better job dialoguing with the business district when trying to solve community-wide issues.

Historical Society issues SOS for school

  The Woodinville Historical Society says it is time to come to the aid of the old Woodinville School which, they say, is a good candidate for the wrecking ball due to its prime location.

WFLSD commissioner resigns

  The Board of Commissioners is asking any individual interested in being appointed to this vacant position to submit a letter of interest and resume to the board by 5 p.m., July 7.

Snohomish County holds public hearing on bond, levy

  According to ASCENT 21 staffer, Michael Cade, the plan would equitably collect and distribute tax revenues over the whole county. But critics like the Pilchuck Audubon Society say it would only clear the way for additional growth.

Little Bit needs volunteers

  The Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center needs volunteers to assist in horseback riding classes for physically or cognitively challenged individuals.

Woodinville to work on W-D, 156th

  Woodinville sent a one million dollar package of road projects to bid recently. The projects are expected to improve capacity on Woodinville-Duvall Road, give residents who live off of 152nd Ave. N.E. and 160th Ave. N.E. a protected turn lane into their neighborhood, and provide a safer environment for pedestrians on 156th Ave. N.E.

Geese play follow the leader through downtown

  Fortunately, the early morning feathered travelers did not have any trouble crossing NE 175th, as cars came to a halt while drivers watched the procession. Have a look.