Northwest NEWS

January 7, 2002


Tree-cycling program

*Drop-off sites for King County's tree-cycling program on Jan. 12-13 include Rainer Wood Recyclers, 33216 Redmond-Fall City Rd., Fall City; Sears Store north parking lot, 2200 148th Ave. NE, Redmond; and First NE transfer station, 2300 North 165th St., Shoreline.

Public opinion factors into Brightwater decision

*No doubt the thought of a sewage treatment plant in the neighborhood makes some citizens cranky. Yet the prospect of such a facility down the street makes others rub their hands in anticipation.

Learn to identify birds in Woodinville

*Every winter the King County's Interpretive Programs Office gets phone calls about identifying birds at backyard feeders.

Tiger Cubs are first to donate to drive

*The Tiger Cubs of Den 6, Pack 573, collected and donated food to Mac Pherson Real Estate's annual food drive before Thanksgiving.

Woodinville landscape contractor wins award

*Woodinville landscape contractor, LBL Landscape Group, Inc. won an award in their association's Landscape Awards Program.

Senior Scouts join elite group

*Two Bothell Senior Girl Scouts joined the ranks of an elite group of less than 1 percent of Girl Scouts by achieving their Gold Award, the highest award a Senior Girl Scout can earn.

Train to be a watershed steward

*Whether you'd like to join citizen efforts to restore urban creeks in Seattle or help preserve the rural watersheds of King County, you can learn the latest on protecting land and water resources by becoming a Land/Water Steward.

Power wheelchairs available

*The Senior Wheels USA Program makes available power (electric) wheelchairs to senior citizens (65 years+) and the permanently disabled at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify.

Eastside programs survive county budget process

*Amid millions of dollars of cuts in the 2002 King County budget, funding for several Eastside human services and environmental programs was retained, said Councilmember Dave Irons recently.

TEST DRIVE - 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada AWD with VVT

*Oldsmobile's new Bravada is a mid-size sport utility vehicle. The 2002 four-door Bravada is longer at 192 inches and wider at 75.4 inches than the 2001 model.