Northwest NEWS

April 3, 2000

Local News

Briefs

Woodinville receives Tree City Award

   For the 4th year, Woodinville has been named a Tree City USA by The National Arbor Day Foundation. Woodinville is also the recipient of a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program with a community-wide tree event and improved ordinance. The Growth Award was created to recognize environmental improvement and higher levels of tree care in Tree City USA communities. To become a Tree City, a community must have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance.

Bothell diver drowns

   BOTHELL--Winton Hungerford III, a 1989 Woodinville High School graduate and experienced diver, drowned in Elliott Bay off Alki Beach on Mar. 28. A certified diver since 1988, he was attending diving school to become a commercial diver. His diving partner said Hungerford was okay at the 75-foot level of their 130-foot dive, and didn't know what caused his death. Family members and friends say Hungerford crammed a lifetime of experiences into his 29 years. As exotic dancer "Bo Skinner," he breathed fire while stripping. He tried his hand at ostrich farming, paragliding, rock climbing, and lumberjacking. He spent time as a dressmaker, bone carver, engraver, airbrush artist, and downloaded a minister's license to perform the marriage of his sister Aimee, after making her wedding dress.

Kenmore City Hall needs amateur radio operators

   The Kenmore City Hall is now equipped with an amateur band radio for back-up communications between Kenmore and the Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESDA). ESDA is the local organization responsible for managing disaster response for Kenmore, as well as the cities of Brier, Edmonds, Lake Forest Park, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, and Mountlake Terrace. Interested amateur radio operators holding a technician's license or better may call Dan Good, communications program manager, at 776-3722.