Northwest NEWS

June 17, 2002

Local News

King County issues call for citizens' comments on Brightwater

* Many important decisions regarding the proposed Brightwater wastewater treatment facility and its conveyance system are yet to be made.

Train derails at Woodinville trestle

* City of Woodinville Public Works Director Mick Monken responded posthaste to a call from the contractor for the Northeast 177th Street road improvements.

County points to Vancouver plant as model for Brightwater project

*Surely each of the 17 visitors to the Vancouver, Wash., wastewater treatment facility stole a surreptitious sniff or two as they alighted the bus that brought them from Seattle.

More pedestrian-safety features for Juanita area

*King County activated new speed-warning signs this week that should help slow traffic on 108th Avenue Northeast, making it safer for pedestrians and motorists.

Wdvl. to develop policy for siting mandated 'transition facilities'

*A "secure community transition facility" is a transitional home or halfway house for sexual offenders judged by a qualified expert to be suitable to leave the McNeil Island Corrections Center for treatment, education or employment purposes.

Postmaster changes hours to provide better service

*When I became Postmaster here in February 2001, I informed the citizens of Woodinville that I was looking at improvements to my Retail Sales operations.

Camp Coyote returns to Blyth Park

*Camp Fire USA'S Camp Coyote will be held again this year at Blyth Park in Bothell from July 22- 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A 'Dynamic Duo'

*Honey, a Yorkshire terrier, and her owner, Rosalind Deede of Woodinville, were recently registered as a person-animal volunteer team qualified to provide animal-assisted activities.