March 18, 2010
NEW — 3:25 p.m. March 18, 2010
Newcastle Jewelers will sponsor a blood drive in the parking lot of Coal Creek Village Shopping Center from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday.
A bus will be in the parking lot to host the drive.
Newcastle Jewelers is working in conjunction with Puget Sound Blood Center on the blood drive. Appointments are required to donate, so call Newcastle Jewelers at 603-9030 to make an appointment.
March 17, 2010
NEW — 1:16 p.m. March 17, 2010
At its regular meeting last night, the City Council approved an $186,000 cut to the operating budget. Through the cut and re-appropriation other city funds, the $364,000 budget deficit has been changed to a $53,000 surplus.
The City Council approved the cuts with a 5-1 vote, with Councilman Sonny Putter dissenting and Deputy Mayor Steve Buri absent.
Interim City Manager Rob Wyman recommended the cuts to the operating budget after being directed by the City Council at the Jan. 12 meeting to cut operating expenses by 3 percent.