Officer honored with award

November 4, 2008

Jerry Gilley intervened in domestic violence incident 

Jerry ‘Jay’ Gilley (right), Newcastle police officer, looks at his Norm Maleng Outstanding Law Enforcement Award with Newcastle police chief Melinda Irvine (middle) and police chaplain Pat Tosch Oct. 3 after the Seattle City Hall Plaza ceremony. Photo by Greg Farrar.

Jerry ‘Jay’ Gilley (right), Newcastle police officer, looks at his Norm Maleng Outstanding Law Enforcement Award with Newcastle police chief Melinda Irvine (middle) and police chaplain Pat Tosch Oct. 3 after the Seattle City Hall Plaza ceremony. Photo by Greg Farrar.

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Tax hikes could fix budget shortfall

November 4, 2008

Laying off a building department employee, leaving an unfilled position vacant, and possibly implementing a 4 percent utility tax or a property tax levy lid

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Renton man charged with theft of 138 campaign yard signs

November 4, 2008

Prosecutors are recommending misdemeanor charges be filed against a 43-year-old Renton man for stealing 138 campaign yard signs, King County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman

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City discusses sports park options at meeting

November 4, 2008

Plans for a new sports park in Newcastle show fields for soccer, softball and lacrosse or baseball.   

 

 

 

Plans for a new sports park in Newcastle show fields for soccer, softball and lacrosse or baseball.

Soccer, lacrosse and softball enthusiasts will have several fields to play on in the proposed regional sports park in southwest Newcastle.

Landscape architect Ed MacLeod gave a presentation of the preferred site design among four alternatives at an Oct. 6 meeting at City Hall. Each featured a smaller grass field in the southwest corner of the park and two synthetic turf fields. Alternative D was selected, because it maximized the number of athletic fields. The two synthetic turf fields could be configured to

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Schools foundation raises $323,000

November 4, 2008

Community members donated $323,000 to the Issaquah Schools Foundation at its

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City OKs radar guns for citizens

November 4, 2008

Don’t be surprised if you turn the corner and your neighbor is pointing a radar gun at you.

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Police add video camera to patrol car

November 4, 2008

As part of a pilot program, Newcastle police have installed a video camera in one of their police cars. 

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City employees find a rare salamander

November 4, 2008

The Pacific Giant Salamander is about the length of a city employee’s shovel blade. Photo contributed   

 

 

 

The Pacific Giant Salamander is about the length of a city employee’s shovel blade. Photo contributed

A crew from the Newcastle Public Works department got quite a surprise in early October, when they discovered a Pacific Giant Salamander. The species is rare, and the creatures are usually very elusive and come out only at night to avoid predators. Even more

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Candidates share top concerns for 41st District at forum

November 4, 2008

Transportation, education and the state’s projected budget shortfall were among the top concerns voiced by the four 41st District candidates at an Oct. 18 forum

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Volunteers plant 300 trees for Arbor Day

November 4, 2008

Kevin Klein, a third-grader at Hazelwood Elementary School, plants trees at May Creek Trail as his father Jim Klein looks on. Photo by Jim Feehan

Kevin Klein, a third-grader at Hazelwood Elementary School, plants trees at May Creek Trail as his father Jim Klein looks on. Photo by Jim FeehanKevin Klein, a third-grader at Hazelwood Elementary School, plants trees at May Creek Trail as his father Jim Klein looks on. Photo by Jim Feehan
Kevin Klein earned a community service badge from his Boy Scout troop and helped the environment at the same time.

About 30 people joined Klein, a third-grader at Hazelwood Elementary School, Oct. 11 during a city-sponsored tree-planting Arbor Day observance at May Creek Trail.

“This gives me a chance to give back to the community and to the earth,” said Klein, a member of Troop 497.

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