Northwest NEWS

August 17, 1998

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New cougar, bear warnings

 Due to the recent increase in cougar and bear sightings in the area, King County Parks staff, as part of a wildlife awareness campaign, have installed new educational signs along the Snoqualmie Valley trail and at various rural park sites.

Board upholds county in Alberg gravel mine case

 Novelty Neighbors, a group of residents who have been fighting a proposed gravel pit south of town, were encouraged again last month when the last of three appeals to the state Growth Management Board by the owners of the property was denied. The dismissal of the appeal means that the property owners will find it more difficult to get permits to mine the site.

Development could hurt aquifer, engineers say

 More study is needed to determine the effects the Miller's Homestead development could have on an underlying aquifer, a hydrology expert told the City Council last week.