Northwest NEWS

April 2, 2001



Proposed wastewater treatment sites announced

*King County Executive Ron Sims and Snohomish County Executive Bob Drewel recently announced seven proposed candidate sites for the new regional wastewater treatment plant that will be built in north King or south Snohomish counties to serve one of the fastest growing areas in the region.

Mower for less

*The "Grasscycling Gives You Mower for Less" events are back with discounts on mulching mowers.The first Eastside event will be at Marymoor Park on April 7.


*University of Washington Bothell will hold a Plan-a-Transfer-Day Friday, April 6, from noon to 2 p.m. at the school.

Elephant naming contest winner steals everyone's hearts

*SEATTLE - It looks like little Madison Gordon will be going to Thailand, after all. Madison, an endearing first grader from Redmond, won the Woodland Park Zoo's name-the-baby-elephant contest last week. Madison had submitted the winning name of "Hansa" (HUN-suh), which means "supreme happiness."

Don't wait for the building inspector before calling FEMA

* Vancouver is a great destination for a family getaway because it's chock full of interesting sights from opportunities to enjoy the beauty of nature to experiencing the excitement of the city's downtown action.

The Herbfarm Restaurant accepting reservations

* The Herbfarm Restaurant has begun accepting reservations for dinners through October. In April The Herbfarm will move to a new location in Woodinville.

KCLS celebrates readers

*King County Library System (KCLS) is inviting adult readers to join a yearlong celebration of reading through its new Reading Rewards program.

Grange still making sleeping bags for homeless

*Grange ladies and volunteers take a break for lunch at the hall where they meet every Tuesday morning to work on sleeping bags for the homeless.

Downstream: Cold Creek Natural Resource Area

*King County Councilmember Louise Miller hosted a meeting at her Cottage Lake office to resolve some of the remaining issues around the Cold Creek Natural Resource properties.

Home run for Hopelink

*Hopelink in Carnation (formerly the Multi-Service Center) was a beneficiary of an all-day car wash held by the Riverview Pony Baseball Association March 17.

Recycle center goes to summer hours

*The City of Carnation Recycling Center will begin summer hours on Wednesday, April 4. Summer hours are Wednesday 1-7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday noon-4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday noon-4 p.m.

Keeney's ugly office contest

*If your office always looks like a 6.8 earthquake has hit it or if it simply suffers from Ugly Office Syndrome (UOS), then you just might have a chance at winning Keeney's Office Plus first annual "Ugly Office Contest."

Heart health

*Woodinville's TOP Food & Drug will present positive dietary changes to help improve cholesterol levels at a free class from 10 to 11 a.m.

From The Fire Chief

*I would like to take this opportunity to "thank" the citizens of our District for their support and funding

Blazing trails for prostate cancer awareness

*Peter Briner, a Woodinville firefighter for the last eight years and an accomplished marathon runner, will be running the 100 mile Western States Endurance Run this year for a special cause prostate cancer awareness and early detection.

Question: What do all three of these photos have in common?

*Bicycle safety riding on busier streets demands greater skills to avoid collisions.