Northwest NEWS

October 5, 1998

Local News

News Briefs

  The extremely dry summer (rainfall in the Cedar River watershed is nearly 11 inches below normal) coupled with El Nino induced early melt-off of snow has caused mountain reservoirs to drop rapidly the past two months.

Police Beat

  An area manager for Taco Bell detected numerous deposits from the Woodinville store being made days late in May and then again in late summer. Headquarters also advised her that five deposits between Aug. 30 and Sept. 23 were missing. A 22-year-old Bellevue man employed as the assistant manager allegedly admitted taking the money and was to return $2,500 but did not show up. He is still at large.

City manager search narrowed to 17

  Mayor Don Brocha termed the semi-finalists an "interesting mix" from across the U.S. who all have a background in public service. Though he would not comment on specific candidates, he said there were several managers for county agencies, as well as one state department head who have made the grade.

Chamber auction a success

 The Woodinville Chamber of Commerce raised more than their goal of $28,000 last week.

Greenpeace brings forest protest to Bothell

  While most attention on the environment last week focused on federal land swaps and whether the Makah's would try to kill a grey whale, a Moby Dick of a chainsaw landed in the Northshore area to protest destruction of ancient Canadian rain forest.

A hint of Halloween

  Scarecrows like this one will stay up through Halloween.

C of C needs volunteers

  The Northshore Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers.

Kiwanis donates to Adult Day Center

  The funds will be used for an extra special holiday. Have a look.

Hollywood Hill Elementary Barbecue and Raffle

  One of the happiest winners at the Hollywood Hill Elementary P.T.A Barbecue and Raffle Sept. 18 was Maggi Wagner whose family won the springer spaniel puppy donated by the Lazear family. Have a look.

Bothell Parks & Rec events

  There are classes for teens and adults alike. Check it out.

PUD approves winter discount program

  The Snohomish County PUD Board of Commissioners has expanded its annual winter discount to include more low-income customers. The program will provide reductions of 20 percent, 50 percent or 70 percent off PUD bills from Oct. 1, 1998 through March 31, 1999. The amount of the discount will be determined by income.

Hurricane victims need help

  To help the victims of Hurricane Georges, contributions can be made to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Elementary students learn pioneer tasks

  Have a look.

Woodinville Pioneer Days this Saturday and Sunday

  Learn some of the events.

Workshops for farmers

  Washington State University Cooperative Extension is offering a series of general-audience workshops for farmers. Check it out.

Help wanted for septic systems

  Review and offer feedback on the development of operation and maintenance manuals for septic systems.

Draft horse demonstration by Woodinville Clydesdale

  Have a look.

Woodinville High Drama Department's 'Soaring to Scotland' will succeed will full community support

  Fundraising is in full swing for "Soaring To Scotland," the theme of the drive. Find out the facts.