County offers projects grants

September 30, 2015

NEW — 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015

King County is offering its fifth year of grant opportunities for unincorporated Community Service Areas.

A total of $60,000 in King County Community Service Area Program grant funding is available for projects costing less than $5,000. Project examples include:

  • Initiatives that engage youths,
  • Events such as concerts, festivals and educational and safety projects,
  • Neighborhood improvement projects such as tree planting, graffiti removal and cleanup,
  • Community-led planning or training,
  • Signs for a neighborhood or community.

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Police chief honors citizens for taking a bite out of crime

September 3, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015

At the Aug. 18 Newcastle City Council meeting, Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine honored two people who helped police take a bite out of crime.

King County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bruce Nielsen and observant resident Jeff Garlock each received special certificates for their contributions to the community.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Longtime King County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bruce Nielsen (middle) is flanked by Mayor Steve Buri and Police Chief Melinda Irvine after the duo honored him for his service to Newcastle over the years.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Longtime King County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bruce Nielsen (middle) is flanked by Mayor Steve Buri and Police Chief Melinda Irvine after the duo honored him for his service to Newcastle over the years.

Nielsen retired from the King County Sheriff’s Office after a 34-year career earlier this year. He dedicated about 30 of those years to the Newcastle area, both before and after it became an incorporated city, Irvine said. Read more