Northwest NEWS

January 31, 2000

Local News


Damaged locomotives pass through Woodinville

Amtrak locomotives

Staff photo by Karen Diefendorf.

   Motorists traveling along the NE 177th segment of the Woodinville-Snohomish Road last Friday got a close-up look at two damaged Amtrak locomotives that were loaded on flat cars and parked across from the Woodinville Post Office. According to Jeff Fike in the Amtrak safety office, the coaches were damaged in a January 5 derailment in Essex, Montana, and were now on their way to Amtrak's main shop in Beach Grove, Indiana. There they will be evaluated and a determination made whether to rebuild them or use them for spare parts.

Firefighters honored

   Northshore Fire Department held their awards banquet for 1999 on Friday, Jan. 21, at the Inglewood Golf Club. The Department honored its fire officers and firefighters for their outstanding job performance and community service over the past year. The Fire Officer of the Year and Firefighter of the Year awards, presented by Deputy Chief Robert Peterson, went to Lieutenant Jeff Tagart and Firefighter Jim Harvey, respectively. Fire Chief Fred Baker extended the Employee of the Year award to Captain Robert McAuliffe. Years of Service awards were presented to five five-year employees and one fifteen-year employee. Fire Chief Fred Baker was recognized.


   The Woodinville City Council and Woodinville City Manager Pete Rose want citizens to know that no occupants for the Old Woodinville School have yet been detemined. The Woodinville Historical Society is one group that has expressed an interest in occupying a space there. There will be an extended process of public hearings.