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City survey to check on failing septic systems

Kirkland property owners of septic tanks will soon receive a mailed notice seeking responses to a survey that will help identify signs of failure and explain how to cease the use of a septic system and connect to the city’s system.

  • Sep 11, 2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Calendars are published Wednesdays on a space-available basis. Items must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Submit items to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Ten students from Kirkland have graduated from Eastern

Ten students from Kirkland have graduated from Eastern Washington University. They are:

  • Sep 9, 2008
Front Row: Coach Lindsey Beck

Lk. Washington Dance Team ties for second

The Lake Washington High School’s Dance Team tied for second place at the Universal Dance Association (UDA) summer camp July 27, held at the University of Puget Sound.

  • Sep 9, 2008
Front Row: Coach Lindsey Beck
Jenn Wrenn and Katy Rock

Circus of Dreams hopes to bring joy to sick kids

In July 2007 at age 28, Katy Rock was diagnosed with multiple brain tumors. Now in her 11th round of chemotherapy out of 12, she is doing well, but she wanted to help others.

  • Sep 9, 2008
Jenn Wrenn and Katy Rock

Corrections

In a photo caption and story and concerning AIDS charity Rosehedge Aug. 13, Planning Commission member Karen Tennyson was mistakenly identified as wife of Mayor James L. Lauinger. They are not married.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Kirkland Reporter’s historical archives to be offered through Google

The entire historic archive of the Kirkland Reporter will be made freely available online.

  • Sep 8, 2008
Cpl. Deb McGuire of the Kirkland Police Department gets ready to start a patrol.

The night patrol: The Reporter rides along as Cpl. Deb. McGuire patrols Kirkland’s streets

Kirkland sometimes may take the quiet, family-friendly town atmosphere for granted, but Kirkland Police Corporal Deb McGuire is keeping a close watch to make sure things stay that way.

  • Sep 8, 2008
Cpl. Deb McGuire of the Kirkland Police Department gets ready to start a patrol.

Burnsteads to aid Friends of Youth

The Burnsteads, a local family of independent home building companies, will be conducting its annual Helping Hands Project on Sept. 6 for Friends of Youth’s New Ground Kirkland, a new transitional living program that will open in mid-October.

  • Sep 4, 2008
Dr. Bob Webb addresses a crowd of more than 100 in Heritage Hall’s new Centennial Garden. Representing the Rotary Club of Kirkland
Dr. Bob Webb addresses a crowd of more than 100 in Heritage Hall’s new Centennial Garden. Representing the Rotary Club of Kirkland
The city of Kirkland will raise property taxes another 1 percent this year but it won’t be enough to cover the city’s projected short-fall. The city only receives around 15 percent of property tax paid to the state.

Kirkland holds ‘open house’ on budget concerns

The city of Kirkland is hosting two budget open houses to share the city’s current and future financial condition, explain the challenges it faces for the upcoming biennium budget, and discuss the proposed strategies that, if implemented, will balance the 2009-2010 budget.

  • Sep 4, 2008
The city of Kirkland will raise property taxes another 1 percent this year but it won’t be enough to cover the city’s projected short-fall. The city only receives around 15 percent of property tax paid to the state.

It’s never too late to run for president — I think | Pat Cashman

I suppose this is coming a bit late in the game, but I don’t have much going on right now - so I have decided to run for president.

Kirkland decision complicates Bothell’s annexation questions

King County’s push to rid itself of unincorporated land could torpedo the efforts of a local group seeking annexation by the city of Bothell.

  • Sep 3, 2008
Vic Newhard helps himself to a serving of vanilla ice cream and blackberries he picked himself in Crestwoods Park. Kirkland Heritage Society member Barbara Loomis and Katherine Lindquist are chatting nearby. The social was held at Heritage Hall on Aug. 27.

A ‘berry’ good treat

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  • Sep 3, 2008
Vic Newhard helps himself to a serving of vanilla ice cream and blackberries he picked himself in Crestwoods Park. Kirkland Heritage Society member Barbara Loomis and Katherine Lindquist are chatting nearby. The social was held at Heritage Hall on Aug. 27.

Concours d’Elegance returns Sept. 7

The Kirkland Concours d’Elegance returns to Carillon Point Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Sep 3, 2008

Surge in motorcycle fatalities prompts state “Endorsement” reminder

Increasing rate of motorcyclist fatalities has authorities concerned

  • Sep 2, 2008
Jamshid Khajavi recently completed the Leadville Trail 100 Race in Colorado for the seventh time and won the Extreme Triple Crown. He sits among the items he recently took to France to participate in the Tour De Mont Blanc.

Seattle school counselor Khajavi to comptete in North Face Ultra-Trail Du Mont-Blanc

Jamshid Khajavi doesn’t own a TV. He goes to bed every night at 8 p.m. and doesn’t have an alarm to wake him up; his roosters that roam the front yard of his Kirkland home do.

  • Sep 2, 2008
Jamshid Khajavi recently completed the Leadville Trail 100 Race in Colorado for the seventh time and won the Extreme Triple Crown. He sits among the items he recently took to France to participate in the Tour De Mont Blanc.

Kirkland firefighters collect $10,000

Kirkland firefighters hit the streets in full force recently to collect $10,000 in donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

  • Sep 2, 2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Calendars are published Wednesdays on a space-available basis. Items must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Submit items to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Sep 1, 2008

Kamiakin band opens registration

Fifth grade students bound for Kamiakin Junior High School can sign up for beginning band Sept. 18. Registration will run 8:15 to 9 a.m. in the band room at Kamiakin, 14111 132nd Ave. N.E., Kirkland. The band is open to all fifth-graders who attend Frost, Keller, Muir and Franklin elementary schools, as well as to homeschoolers and Kamiakin-bound “Quest” students. Beginning sixth-graders at Kamiakin also are welcome to join. For more information, e-mail the band director at wbrannman@lwsd.org, or visit the Web site www.kamiakinband.org.

  • Sep 1, 2008