Northwest NEWS

September 14, 1998

Local News

Northshore, Valley crime rates drop

  In Woodinville, a drop in rape, burglary, larceny and auto theft led to a 23 percent decline in crime index offenses. In '97, just over 48 residents out of every 1,000 were victims of crimes, down from 63 residents per 1,000 the year before. There were 484 crime index offenses last year.

Police Beat

  A Woodinville woman reported that a Snohomish man had sold her sheep without her permission.

News Briefs

  Read an update on the unusual cat found near Cottage Lake last week.

ESL classes

 English as a Second Language classes are being held at three locations: in Duvall, in Fall City and in Woodinville.

A successful Woodinville Wine Festival & Art Walk

  Thousands of people enjoyed tastes of Northwest wines while listening to the music of six different musical acts last Saturday at the 18th annual Woodinville Wine Festival and Art Walk.

Bothell considers hotel/motel tax

  Interim City Manager Mike Caldwell estimates a hotel/motel tax could collect $50,000 which would go into a special fund for tourist promotions.

Park and Rec programs

  Get your cardiovascular system moving in this no contact, but strenuous workout done to music. Use kicks, punches and strikes, plus self-defense skills. Class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays.

State awards lane switch contract to Woodinville firm

  The State Department of Transportation awarded Mowat Construction of Woodinville a $640,000 contract for the I-405 HOV lane switch project. The project consists of relocating a 13-mile segment of north and south bound high occupancy vehicle lanes from the outside to the inside lane of I-405.

Sims calls for closure of loopholes

  King County Executive Ron Sims called for closure of loopholes in county code that allow large rural landowners to divide some parcels without substantial review.

Northshore communities join hands

  The month of October has been named Northshore Family Month by the cities of Bothell, Kenmore and Woodinville. Read about the planned activities.


  Hoisington - Hochanadel

Fall Harvest Tours at Remlinger's

  The tours, specially designed for ages 10 and under, include a steam train ride, barnyard animals, a pioneer village and narrative, a hay maze and jump.

Jewish Holy Days

  Rosh Hashanah services will be led by Rabbi Stanley Yedwab at the Bear Creek Community Church.

The Arc Automart

  Donate used cars or boats to The Arc-King County and receive a tax deduction for 1998.