August 19, 2011
NEW — 6:25 p.m., Aug. 19, 2011
A woman reported her right front passenger window was damaged and Camel Pak backpack was stolen from her vehicle at the Cougar Mountain Country Park trailhead parking lot on Aug. 2. About $250 worth of damage was done to the car, and about $150 worth of items were taken. The belongings included a backpack containing several articles of identification and a bankcard.
Vandalism at Liberty
Between the hours of 2:30 p.m. Aug. 4 and 6 a.m. Aug 5, the stadium manager for Liberty High School reported about $500 worth of damage to one of the school’s field goal posts. Vandalism is the presumed cause of the damage.
August 18, 2011
NEW — 11:40 a.m., Aug. 18, 2011
Two passport acceptance agents will be available at Newcastle Days to assist in the application process for U.S. passports.
With an appointment, residents may apply at the city of Newcastle Passport Acceptance Booth between noon and 3 p.m. Sept. 10 at Lake Boren Park.
Residents must call for an appointment. Set up an appointment and learn what you’ll need to bring by calling city staff at 425-649-4444.
August 17, 2011
NEW — 4:50 p.m., Aug. 17, 2011
Gordon A. Bisset has established a commanding lead in Newcastle’s primary race for the fourth position on the City Council.
With about 70 percent — or 938 votes — Bisset pulls ahead of candidate Frank Irigon, who has gathered 312 votes, or about 23 percent to total votes cast, according to updated information provided on the King County elections website.
Both candidates will advance to the November ballot for the general election.
August 15, 2011
NEW — 4:27 p.m., Aug. 15, 2011
CNN’s Money Magazine has selected Newcastle among its top 25 best places to live in the nation.
The town, which earned a No. 18 spot on the magazine’s annual survey of the top places to live in the U.S., was praised for its volunteerism and recreational opportunities.
The survey looks at financial, housing, education and other quality of life factors when compiling the list.