Northwest NEWS

July 30, 2001


Koganei students welcomed

*BOTHELL - Bothell welcomed 12 eighth-grade students and three adult chaperones from Koganei, Japan, as part of its 10-year-old "sister city" program on Monday, July 23, in the Bothell Police Department Community Room.

Caught between a rock and a dry outlook

*Problems loom on the horizon if the Northshore area experiences a dry season this coming fall.

Maltby Mania

*The annual Maltby Mania Celebration will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the Maltby Community Park

Firefighter runs 100 miles for grandpa, cancer awareness

*In April the Woodinville Weekly carried an article about a 31-year-old Woodinville firefighter named Peter Briner who was running the Western States Endurance Run to honor his grandfather, Dr. Conrad Briner, who had a historical tie to the trail and to promote cancer awareness, the disease that took his grandfather's life in 1968.

Leadership Institute accepting applications for new class

*Leadership Institute is currently accepting applications for the class of 2002. Leaders and emerging leaders should start planning now to enroll in this eight-month program that combines two overnight retreats, eight class days and a team-selected community action project.

Evergreen kids do chores for animals

*As part of a community service program, the children of Evergreen Academy School in Bothell did household chores for a fund drive to support Pasado's Safe Haven. The haven is a sanctuary in Sultan where abused and neglected animals are placed in a safe and well-cared for environment.

Area residents on board

*The American Red Cross of Seattle-King County recently elected Woodinville residents Kirk Bottles and Michael Badger to its Board of Directors.

New grocery stores open

*Food Giant, a name recognized by many Puget Sound shoppers, has recently opened two new stores in Kenmore and Mountlake Terrace.

Legislature approves new licensing service fees

*A new 50 cent fee is starting to show up on vehicle renewal notices sent out statewide. In May, the Washington State Legislature passed a bill authorizing the new license service fee. This fee is charged on annual tab renewals in addition to the $30 basic license fee charged for passenger cars and the $3 county filing fee.