Northwest NEWS

November 9, 1998

Front Page

The healing arts

 When Harborview nurses Caroline Smetana and Michael Napper opened Riverside Avenue Arts in May, they hoped to create a venue for their own work and other regional artists, as well as giving themselves a respite from their careers. Have a look.

Carnation still studying police options

 In "another twist," Mayor Dave Hunter said, Councilmember Lisk asked the city last Tuesday that he (Lisk), the finance director and Acting Chief D.J. Nesel review the current police operations budget to look at the city using its own department.

Riverview bond fails again

 Three levies were apparently one too many for Valley voters last week, as they approved continued fire and police protection for Duvall but decided against paying for improved athletic fields for local schoolkids.

Boot Scootin' Benefit will help neighbors

 "This is a community party," explained Jeff Spencer, pastor at Tolt Church. "All sorts of merchants and families donate items and services to the auction, then we all get together for food and fun.''

Public can help plant trees along the Tolt

 The community is invited to join volunteers from Washington Trout, Tolt High School, Girl Scout Troop 1906 and Boy Scout Troop 411 to replant native vegetation along a newly opened side-channel of the Tolt River.