King County to take testimony on possible bus route eliminations

November 29, 2011

NEW — 11:55 a.m. Nov. 29, 2011

The King County Council’s Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee will hold a special committee meeting to take public testimony on the possible elimination of lower-productivity King County Metro Transit, including routes 925 and 219 that serve Newcastle.

The meeting will include an initial presentation on the proposed ordinance implementing Metro Transit’s recommended service changes that would go into effect in June.

The meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at the King County Council Chamber on the 10th floor of the King County Courthouse.

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Liberty falls 3-2 to Seattle Prep, takes second at state

November 19, 2011

NEW — 6 p.m. Nov. 19, 2011

Battling into the last seconds of the game, the Liberty High School Patriots were defeated by the Seattle Prep Panthers 3-2 in the 3A state soccer championship game Nov. 19 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

After Liberty junior Kiana Hafferty found the back of the net with an assisted goal from senior Cassidy Nangle only two minutes into the game, sophomore Kali Youngdahl slipped a goal by Panthers goal keeper Abby Rockwell. Kimi Fry assisted the goal six minutes into the game.

Liberty coach Jamie Giger said being up 2-0 is often the one of the most difficult places to be in a competitive game.

“You feel comfortable,” she said. “You feel that you have the game…that’s just the way it goes. They came back. Give it to them, they played really hard when they were down.”

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Overnight car prowls reported in Newcastle

November 18, 2011

NEW — 10:50 p.m. Nov. 18, 2011

The Newcastle Police Department is seeking information after three cars were prowled between the evening hours of Nov. 16 and the morning of Nov. 17 in the Madison Lane and Asbury Crest neighborhoods, near SE 69 Street and 115th Place.

The culprit or culprits entered the vehicles by breaking windows. Some of the stolen items of value were left in plain sight.

Report car prowls by calling (206) 296-3311 or go online at www.reporttosheriff.org.

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Holiday DUI patrols to begin on Thanksgiving Day

November 16, 2011

NEW — 2:15 p.m. Nov. 16, 2011

Thanksgiving is the launch date for a statewide campaign to nab drunken drivers throughout the holiday season.

The effort starts Nov. 24 and runs through Jan. 2. The campaign means beefed-up DUI enforcement on Newcastle and King County roads, as the Newcastle Police Department, Washington State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies join the crackdown.

Washington law enforcement officers advise all holiday partygoers to designate a sober driver, call a cab or choose not to drink alcohol.

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King County prepares for winter weather

November 15, 2011

NEW — 11 a.m. Nov. 15, 2011

With La Niña in the long-term forecast and a steady decline in temperatures, the King County Road Services Division is urging motorists to prepare for driving in wintry conditions.

The agency faces a challenge in the months ahead due to budget cuts.

Because wintry conditions can start earlier at higher elevations, county road crews topped off salt and sand stockpiles to be ready. The latest forecast indicates ice and snow could start any day.

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Gift-A-Book campaign collects nearly 100 books for Newcastle library

November 14, 2011

UPDATED — 11:40 a.m. Nov. 16, 2011

Although Newcastle Elementary School librarian Laura Berry has come in contact with thousands of book over her lifetime, she distinctly remembers sitting down and reading “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” as a small child.

Thanks to the school’s annual Gift-A-Book campaign, which allows children and parents to select books to donate to the school’s library, Newcastle will be able to add the 60-year-old story to its growing collection.

“It’s still a great story, and it’s nice to have a library bound edition of it,” she said. “One of our first-graders chose that. He and his family donated three wonderful books.”

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Hazen soccer players selected for all-league team

November 11, 2011

NEW — 2 p.m. Nov. 11, 2011

The following Hazen High School players were selected for the Seamount League Girls soccer all-league team:

FIRST TEAM: F Brianne Sherin, So.; GK Pricilla Yu, Sr.; MF Sarah Schoville, Sr.; MF Dee Dee Green, Jr.

SECOND TEAM: D Courtney Kiteley, So.; D Gabby Brower, So.; F Marina Vaughn, Sr.; MF Melissa Carney, Jr.

HONORABLE MENTION: Chelsea Delgado, Cindy Hanson, Tyra Michaud, Kendall Michaud

Hazen, Liberty football players selected for all-league teams

November 11, 2011

NEW — 1:50 p.m. Nov. 11, 2011

The Seattle Times has announced members of the Hazen and Liberty High School football teams have been selected for all-league teams. Players and coaches select all-leauge teams annually.

The following Hazen players were selected all-leauge for Seamount:

DEFENSIVE INTERIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Cody Moorhead, Jr.

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE: DE Cody Moorhead, Jr.

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Diamond Awards recognize businesses, residents who serve Newcastle community

November 10, 2011

NEW — 3:50 p.m. Nov. 10, 2011

Members of the Newcastle community who contribute time, energy and service to make the city a better place to live were recognized at the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce’s Diamond Awards on Nov. 10.

Karin Blakley, Diamond Award emcee and chamber board member, said recipients in the event’s youth, education, business, community service and the mayor’s choice categories exemplify service and community pride that make Newcastle a great place to call home and do business.

Kent Coburn and Roland Deex were honored with a Diamond Award in the youth category.

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Liberty girls soccer advances to state quaterfinals

November 9, 2011

NEW — 8:40 p.m., Nov. 9, 2011

With a 2-1 win over the Columbia River High School Chieftains, the Liberty Patriots advance to the quarterfinal match up in the state soccer tournament.

Liberty junior Kiana Hafferty gave the Patriots a quick 1-0 spark with an early goal in the first half.  Despite an aggressive pace set by the Chieftains throughout the first half, Liberty was able to maintain the 1-0 lead into halftime.

After Easton Kawawaki, a Chieftain sophomore, kicked a goal passed Patriot keeper Macaire Ament four minutes into the second half, Liberty senior and team co-captain Cassidy Nangle answered back with a game-winning goal for the Patriots.

“They’re a good team, I wouldn’t take that way from them at all,” Nagle said, “but with the heart on this team, we got it done.”

The Patriots will face their next opponents in the quarterfinals Nov. 12 at Liberty.

 

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