Northwest NEWS

February 28, 2000

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Spring burn season starts

   All urban residents of King and Snohomish counties must obtain burn permits from their local fire district for any fires from March through December. Fires for food preparation using charcoal, propane, natural gas, or wood are exempt. Land clearing burns require a $25 permit for each large pile of debris accumulated, including mandatory inspection. Residential burn permits are free, and if purchased in spring, don't need fall renewal. For burn ban information, call 1-800-595-4341.

Camp Fire offers classes

   Children in grades first and second can learn how to be a good friend and how to make friends March 7 and 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Program fee is $12. Camp Fire is also offering a babysitting class for youngsters in fifth through seventh grades March 4 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This two-part, eight-hour class teaches basic care, behavior management, interactive play, safety, and emergency procedures. Fee is $25. Both classes will be held at the Camp Fire office, 16315 NE 87th St., Ste. B2, Redmond. For registration or information, call (206) 461-8550.

'Women Leading the Way' nominations

   United Way of Snohomish County's Women Leading the Way is seeking nominations of women and girls who are making Snohomish County healthier, stronger, and safer for children through their community service efforts. The deadline is March 15. To submit a nomination, visit the website at, or call Heather Whitehill at (425) 921-3456 for a nomination form or to reserve a seat at the awards breakfast.

Weather, highway conditions on Internet

   Motorists can better plan trips throughout Washington. The Road and Weather Information System (RWIS) provides real-time highway and weather information. The website, called "rWeather," is available at