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Public can still weigh in on waste transfer station site By ROBERT WHALE rwhale@auburn-reporter.com

John Brekke’s family has owned property in Auburn for 30 years, 13 buildings over different locations.

But it’s one particular bit of earth north of the intersection of 37th Street Northwest and West Valley Highway that recently brought the Medina man, owner

of Pacific Real Estate, to the City’s Planning and Community Development Committee. Brekke, it turns out, is concerned about being a cheek-by-

jowl neighbor to a waste transfer facility, as King County has recently named land near his family’s holding as its preferred alternative to replace the aging

Algona transfer station. But what Brekke especially didn’t like was having only until Feb. 28 to express his concerns [ more station page 4 ]

Jim Teeters, a member of the Striped Water Poets, reads one of his poems at the Bistro. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Greg Fleser, general manager of The Outlet Collection | Seattle, says Glimcher’s $35 million reinvestment in the former SuperMall ‘demonstrates our commitment to the city of Auburn and the broader region.” MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

Mall makeover moving ahead Outlet Collection project on target for fall completion BY MARK KLAAS mklaas@auburn-reporter.com

The Outlet Connection continues to take shape. As part of a $35 million mall makeover, crews recently began work on the

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next phase of the ongoing project – the exterior of the former SuperMall. Workers tore down the “Great Outdoors” – a designed replica of Mount Rainier – at the southeast entrance of the Auburn mall on Feb. 28. It will be the first of five mall entrances renovated to feature a glossier, bolder, more modern design. Mayor Pete Lewis joined city officials, mall management staff and

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The $86 billion in automatic, across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration may seem abstract, far off, to some. But Shelley Hall, director of

business leaders to mark the occasion. “Our $35 million reinvestment in the center demonstrates our commitment to the city of Auburn and the broader region,” said Greg Fleser, general manager of The Outlet Collection | Seattle. “The physical and aesthetic improvements, combined with the momentum already behind our efforts [ more MALL page 4 ]

ACAP Child and Family Services of Auburn, said it could be a body blow to an organization that in the past five years has weathered some of its roughest storms. “It will have a devastating impact on us,” Hall said.

Readings, fun flourish at venue By ROBERT WHALE

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The kids are home, dinner’s on the table, the work day is done. On the breezy side of the panes the winter night tightens its grip as a light rain falls. Shortly before 7 p.m. at the Station Bistro near Auburn City Hall, where city leaders are about to meet, poets and lovers

That’s because a large portion of ACAP’s funding, Hall said, comes through the Puget Sound Educational Service District, which administers the Federal Head Start Program here. The sequestration has to cut $900,000 from ESD’s budget, which translates

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Michael Tomlinson| March 9, 7:30 pm | $17/$15, Auburn Ave. Theater Ave Kids: It’s Just Rocket Science with Dr. Kaboom | March 16, 2 pm | $6, Auburn Ave. Theater The Gothard Sisters | March 17, 2 pm | $17/$15, Auburn Ave. Theater

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of poetry are tucking into dinner. It’s loose, light and friendly at the Bistro, and the conversation flows like wine. Over salads, burgers, sandwiches, soda and coffee, poets eyeball the scruff they’ve deposited in notebooks or scrawled over loose-leaf pages, making small adjustments here and there. Like all poets, these seek inspiration, elusive as the lightning [ more POETRY page 7 ]

into 131 Head Start slots for children, Hall said. “We’re going to hope … that they’re not going to take spaces away from us. Currently, we have 40 children enrolled, 20 of those [ more CUTS page 4 ]

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Leaky Toilets Waste Water — Test Yours Today as part of national Fix a Leak Week, march 18 – 24, Cascade Water alliance recommends this free and easy way to test the toilets in your house for leaks. Just squeeze a few drops of red food coloring into the tank of the toilet and wait an hour without flushing. When you return, if the water in the toilet bowl is pink, you have a leaky toilet, wasting water and costing you money. the average american home can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other

household leaks, which can significantly raise a homeowner’s water and wastewater bills. One of the most common types of leaks, a leaking toilet, can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day. this is a type of leak that can usually be easily fixed, and finding the leak is the first step in fixing the problem. Your local hardware store can help you find an easily installed toilet flapper which will stop your leaks and save you money.

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Standard & Poor’s Rating Services assigns ‘AA’ rating to Auburn Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) has assigned its “AA” long-term rating to Auburn’s series 2013A and 2013B utility system revenue bonds. At the same time, S&P affirmed its “AA” long-term rating on the City’s series 2010A and 2010B utility system revenue bonds. The rating is based on its view of the following: • Strong debt service coverage in each of the past four years • Strong combined liquidity position in the water, sewer and stormwater funds • Participation in the broad and deep Puget Sound regional economy “The City Council understands that upgrading and improving the City’s water, sewer and stormwater systems takes a long-term investment,” said Mayor Pete Lewis. “The recent S&P rating is a great reflection on the council’s willingness to support recommendations that will ensure the financial health of the City and its utility systems for many years to come.” The complete rating report is available at www. standardandpoors.com.

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Rich Wagner announced last Friday that he will run for re-election to the Auburn City Council. Wagner, a retired research engineer and a six-term councilmember, said he is known for being “financially conservative” and as “a source of common sense new ideas” for improving city government. “As a councilmember, I will provide leadership to affordably improve the quality of life in Auburn. Most important, I will always focus on sensible financial decisions that reflect the current difficult econo-

my,” Wagner said. During his 24 years as a councilmember, Wagner said, he has established many valuable and respected relationships throughout the Wagner region. These relationships, he said, have resulted in cooperative arrangements that have cut government costs, improved services and provided significant funding from the federal and state governments. Cooperation arrangements,

Wagner added, that have included neighboring cities, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, King and Pierce counties, the King County Library System, Metro/Pierce/Sound Transit, veterans’ groups, private businesses, the school districts, Green River Community College and Washington State University. Wagner said he has made a top priority of the City policies concerning neighborhood protection and community character preservation. During the Lea Hill and West Hill annexations, Wagner said, he worked to ensure that City regulations would have a positive effect in

[ MALL from page 1 ] to bring new designer brand outlet stores to the center, will attract national and even international shoppers to the city of Auburn. The result will be more jobs and increased tax revenue for the city, county and state.” Columbus, Ohio-based Glimcher Realty Trust, which has owned the mall since 1997, announced last May plans to change its Auburn holding from a hybrid mall to “a pure outlet center.” The changes represent part of Glimcher’s strategy to “continuously improve its quality and identify growth opportunities” within its portfolio of holdings, according to a company press release. “Over the years, the center moved away from its original outlet design to become a mix of traditional, specialty, outlet and value retailers,” Fleser explained. “The Outlet Collection shopping environment will be clear to our customers. By this fall, they will experience the largest indoor designer fashion outlet center in the

[ station from page 1 ] about that possibility during the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) scoping period. “We received notice on Feb. 8 that it had become the county’s preferred site, and it’s a significant matter, obviously, and so we wanted the public in general to have an adequate time to respond,” Brekke said. According to an email that Pat McLaughlin, division director of King County’s Solid Waste Division, sent to the City of Auburn in February, the preferred alternative is at 28721 W. Valley Highway S., northwest of the 37th Street Northwest and West Valley Highway intersection. County records describe the site as 222,156 square

Crews begin to tear down the “Great Outdoors” – a designed replica of Mount Rainier – at the southeast entrance of the Auburn mall on Feb. 28. It will be the first of five mall entrances renovated to feature a new look. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter Pacific Northwest.” Construction began last September to relocate the food court and install an interior connector to improve traffic flow throughout the mall. Customers can now better access both sides of the mall without circling its perimeter. “From research, it is what the shoppers wanted,” said Chantelle Herburger, marketing director for Glimcher. The makeover includes new flooring, modern aesthetics and updated entrances that will make

feet of vacant industrial land north of Span Alaska Transportation. This week Brekke got good news: King County has extended the comment period on that parcel only to April 5. Brekke also wanted to know if the City of Auburn had taken an official position on the West Valley site. Backus said the City of Auburn is waiting to receive information back from the county before it submits its comments. “Regardless, the same points about how traffic is important, how the environment is important, the economic impacts, those all apply, regardless, and we’re hoping that you expect King County to be rigorous in provid-

the center more reflective of a designer fashion outlet, drawing interest from outlet retailers like Coach Factory Store, which opened late last year. Glimcher also is introducing new logos, signage, light fixtures, new concourse furniture and WiFi hotspots. “Just love the new design. It really does show that Glimcher listens to the public, especially with the (connector) and the other amenities that are here,” said Nancy Wyatt, president and COO of the Auburn Area

ing those answers,” Brekke said. “… We’re in close contact with Oak Harbor Freight and Span Alaska, and there are others who live in that vicinity or have businesses there who also have concerns,” Brekke added. King County put together a committee three years ago to examine and grade its transfer stations. Its members looked and stamped many of them “deficient.” The Algona station, built in the 1960s, was dunned for lacking space for vehicles to line up, extended wait times, inability to compact garbage, absence of recycling services and other “service deficiencies.” King County’s Solid Waste Transfer and Waste Management Plan then called for the Algona station’s replacement.

those areas and that City resources would not be diverted from other areas to support annexations. Wagner and his wife, Kay, have lived in Auburn for 35 years, where they raised four children. His mother, Beth, 101 years old and in good health, also lives in Auburn. In addition to his role as a council member, Wagner is often seen at community events and parades in his fun-loving role of “The Popcorn Man”, pushing the bright red popcorn cart he built. “I love this City. and I am eager to continue serving all the citizens of Auburn”, Wagner said.

Chamber of Commerce. “It’s just so exciting for them to come in here to us, in our community, knowing that this is just getting better and better.” Fleser said the project should meet its completion in October. “We’re very excited to report that our project is progressing on schedule,” he said. “We’re attracting a lot of attention from those designer fashion outlet retailers, as we had hoped and anticipated.” The renovation promises to enhance the community, Fleser added. “We estimate financially somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,000 jobs will be created once we reach the finality of the project. The investment of $35 million … largely the use of local contractors and sub-contractors for those things that are applicable creates jobs in the interim. The tax revenue from increased sales base is absolutely a benefit for not only the city of Auburn but also King County and the state of Washington.”

King County’s list still includes the unpopular alternative of 1380 C St. NW east of the Supermall and southwest of the Longhorn Barbecue among its top three options. The other is 35101 W. Valley Highway S. in Algona. King County will accept comments on mitigation measures, probable significant adverse impacts to the environment and licenses, permits or approvals that may be required on the West Valley Highway site. Comments may be submitted via the Internet at kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/facilities/algona/index.asp or by mail. Written comments should be address to King County Solid Waste Division, 201 S. Jackson St., Suite 701, Seattle, WA 98104-3855.

[ CUTS from page 1 ] children are funded by Head Start. That means Head Start pays us to take care of them and provide services to those 20 children. And if Head Start needs to take those spaces away, we lose that money,” Hall said. Because the news was announced last Friday, Head Start’s number crunchers are just starting to ponder how they are going to cut that $900,000 from their budget. That’s just one of the critical programs and services, including health care and public safety, that will feel the affect. So will teachers, schools, work study, public health, childcare, children’s vaccination, medical research, services for tribal governments, food inspections, domestic violence programs and nutrition assistance for seniors. Americans for Tax Fairness, a coalition composed of more than 30 labor unions and progressive groups, explained at a press conference Monday what the automatic, across-the board budget cuts could mean here in Washington state, on the ground, to ordinary people. Citing figures from the Congressional Budget Office, members said the cuts will cost 750,000 jobs nationwide, threatening the economic security of many middle class and vulnerable Americans. Jon Gould, Deputy Director of the Children’s Alliance, said between today and Sept. 30, 2013, the end of the federal fiscal year, 13,000 women, infants and children under five will lose access to the nutrition assistance they get through the WIC program, a special program for women, infants and children that serves as a supplemental food and nutrition program. more story online… auburn-reporter.com


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One of the defining characteristics of Washington’s state government is the opportunity for everyday voters to have their voices heard through the initiative process. It helps keep legislators accountable and reinforces our nation’s history of active citizen participation in all levels of government. While some legislators have pushed back on Washington’s initiative process, on Feb. 28 this process came under new fire from the Washington Supreme Court. After staying out of the political debate for almost 20 years, our Supreme Court stepped in and struck down the voter-approved requirement that tax increases receive a two-thirds vote to pass the Legislature. In deciding this requirement is unconstitutional, the justices ignored the repeated demands of Washington’s voters that the bar be set higher when it comes to taking money from our pocketbooks. More than simply deciding on the constitutionality of the issue though, the Supreme Court justices took a blatant, unwarranted and political swing at the decision made by voters to keep the scope of our government limited. The six justices in the majority opinion claim the supermajority requirement “is antithetical to the notion of a functioning government and should be rejected as such.” In doing so, they seem eager to disregard the notion that the functions of government are the responsibility of the legislature, the governor and the people by means of the initiative process – not the judicial branch. Further, they argue the two-thirds rule to raise taxes constituted a “tyrannical minority” imposing their will over the majority. [ more GUEST OP page 7 ]

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There is hope for Auburn I was very pleased to hear recently that John Partridge is running for Auburn mayor. It’s time to make a cultural change in our city government, and he will make the right difference. Four years ago when Partridge ran for the City Council he faced an uphill battle against entrenched interests that required a self-serving status quo. He stood up to his adversaries respectfully, was elected by the voters of Auburn to the City Council and went on to obtain an outsider’s knowledge of the City’s operations and demonstrate positive leadership skills in the process. We all know that “the way we always do things,” may not be the way important things will get done. Currently some things are simply not getting done because they are outside

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People helping people despite difficult times In November 1982, our state’s unemployment rate peaked at 12.2 percent, the highest since the Great Depression. Interest on a fixed rate home loan was 13.4 percent, and an 11.5 inflation rate burned through our checkbooks. The economy was a mess. The impacts of President Ronald

Reagan’s Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 hadn’t fully kicked in yet, and Gov. John Spellman (R) and the Legislature had repeatedly increased taxes and cut programs to balance the state’s budget. It was a bleak time: people were hungry and work was scarce.

can unbalance important priorities. Many of our roads are crumbling and our city owns businesses it has no place owning. John is ready to be our mayor. He actually listens to people and then does what he says he will do. Rather than dividing them through an establishment oriented mind-set, he forms partnerships and brings people together. In my book that is the hallmark of real leadership, and it will be a great thing for our city of Auburn government. – Bob Jones

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There was, however, a glimmer of hope. As Thanksgiving approached that year, Norm Hillis, a member of the University Rotary Club in Seattle, was troubled by the growing number of homeless and hungry people. Taking rotary’s “service above self” motto to heart, he started a program that would become Rotary First Harvest. Hillis convinced his neighbors who lived around the University of

Cameras in our parks? In a March 1 letter to the editor, it was suggested cameras be used in our parks to keep motorized vehicles out. While I think it is a shame some people fail to respect the park rules, [ more LETTERS page 7 ]

Washington to plant extra vegetables in their gardens and donate them to Northwest Harvest. The program took off, and today Rotary clubs in Washington are part of a network called Rotary First Harvest that supplies local food banks with 11 million pounds of produce a year. Trucks bring surplus fruits and vegetables from storage sheds and warehouses to distribution centers in cities throughout the region. For example, large bins of fruits and vegetables are trucked to Northwest [ more BRUNELL page 6 ]


[6] March 8, 2013 [ BRUNELL from page 5 ] Harvest’s food sorting and distribution center in Kent where volunteers bag them into individual servings, box them for distribution and send them to food banks. That principle of “neighbors volunteering to help neighbors” has been a bright spot throughout our history. It is engrained into culture. Today, we often think of “public assistance” as a government check. While that may be partly true, it is much larger. It is people assisting people. As our nation grapples with paying its bills and retiring its massive debt,

www.auburn-reporter.com we all will have to rely less on government and more on each other. Interestingly, Rotary First Harvest is successful because its members are business owners who donate business services to help their neighbors. For example, over the last 15 years, Ed Vander Pol, co-owner of Oak Harbor Freight Lines, which has a distribution center and truck yard in Auburn, has volunteered to bring produce from farms to the cities. Oak Harbor Freight, which for the last 97 years has shipped freight across California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, donates

vacant space in its empty trailers. Vander Pol estimates his trucks transport a million pounds of produce a year. Because of the trucking network, Washington fruit packers like Stemilt Growers and National Frozen Foods can ship surplus fresh vegetables, rather than let them rot in the fields or packing sheds.

Need is great The need has been especially acute since 2008, when the economy collapsed and unemployment surged. While the recession has techni-

cally ended, job growth has recovered at a snail’s pace. The government borrows 40 cents of every dollar it spends, and as our national debt has grown and demand for tax dollars expands, the reality is there simply isn’t enough money for government to do what it’s currently doing, let alone do more. Looking ahead, as President Obama and Congress wrestle with automatic budget cuts under the process known as “sequestration,” government funding for programs will be cut. And when Congress finally deals with the reality of skyrocketing retirement, welfare

and health care costs, the need for volunteer programs that provide food, clothing and shelter will grow. In the end, maybe families helping families and neighbors helping neighbors will revitalize our country and give new meaning to the term “service above self.” Don Brunell is the president of the Association of Washington Business. For more about AWB, visit www.awb.org.

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time, several courageous souls pick up their poems, the works of hearts and bones, walk to the microphone, and read, no easy thing for sensitive souls.

Mic is open Or, if the readers choose, they may take advantage of the open mic to present the works of other poets. “During the open mic people can read anything they want, as long as it’s audience appropriate,” said founding poet Brendan McBreen, a member for many years of Auburn’s Striped Water Poets. “And any old schmo is welcome,” Rommel Shimkus added. McBreen said he launched these first-Monday-of-the-month poetry readings in April of 2012 because he had grown weary of traipsing all over the region to hear poets he liked. “So, I started inviting

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two-thirds requirement for taxes is unconstitutional. But the fight is not over. We are sponsoring legislation, House Joint Resolution 4206, that would place the two-thirds requirement to raise taxes in our state constitution. This will ensure our government respects the repeated instructions of voters and finally puts the issue to rest. Passing this constitutional amendment will be a challenge. It must pass both the House and Senate before going to the ballot box where voters must also approve it. The voters have been clear on this issue before, and we are sure that they will respond just as loudly and

The language wades deep into political waters, which the courts are supposed to float above. Even more disconcerting was the true tyranny of the minority on display when these six individuals overruled a 1.9 million strong majority of Washingtonians who supported Initiative 1185. Washington residents have repeatedly reaffirmed that tax increases should only pass with support of two-thirds of legislators or a public vote. We strongly support this principle. The Supreme Court has ruled – in spite of a clear directive from the people – that the

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poets here,” McBreen said. “We’ve had a great response from the poets we know, and we’ve met a lot of new people and gotten regulars here that we had no idea would show up. We’ve had people from Green River Community College and Highline who show up regularly.” One of those regulars is Cindy Hutchings, like most of the poets here, a member of Striped Water Poets. While she writes about a variety of themes she finds herself mainly drawn to nature. Yes, Hutchings said, at first it’s hard to get up and read your stuff. “It’s a little bit tough, but I’m getting more used to it,” Hutchings said. “This and our Tuesday night critique circle – it meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at City Hall – has helped a lot.” The readings are sponsored by Northwest Renaissance, the City of Auburn’s Arts Commission and Station Bistro. definitively if they are given the opportunity to amend the constitution. This should not be a difficult decision. Initiative 1185 passed in every county and 44 of 49 legislative districts. Voters in the 31st Legislative District, to whom we answer, passed Initiative 1185 with

[ LETTERS from page 5 ] that lack of respect is minor compared to taking one more step toward becoming a police state. We are under surveillance far more than people are aware of. We continue to fool ourselves that we live in a free democracy. How can we even consider freedom a reality with the continuing addition and unprecedented surveillance of the citizenry? – ShelliDawn Carroll

Both sides need to be told For now, it will suffice to say I really need to hear both sides of the truth regarding the operations of the City of Pacific. I’m not at all convinced that what has been reported has been the “whole” truth. In fact, I’m wondering how much truth has been in it at all. The mayor’s blog can’t be any secret, but have you read it? Do you know how much money an hour this mayor makes? Do you know that the council will not allow him to hire for the positions he wants to hire for? They reject his every effort? Have you honestly looked into the “facts?” Do you know anything about this man’s history or his character? This is a man that speaks and reads four languages. The reason he doesn’t resign is he made a promise to the people, and he’s fine with being “voted” out, but he won’t quit and let the people down. He has spent thousands in legal fees out of his own pocket to pro73 percent support. If every senator and representative was true to his or her district, amending the constitution to include the two-thirds requirement for tax increases would pass near-unanimously. Just as they have in the past, however, I expect a number of interest groups

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tect himself from the people on the council. In any situation where a person is being attacked they are defensive. Their defensiveness means nothing to me. It is not an indicator of guilt or innocence. I strongly suspect that the City Council of Pacific is corrupt. Maybe not all of them? I have a lot of questions. And I’m not hearing you print two sides of the story. Does anyone work for you that is not after a quick answer? Does anyone work for you who will do some research and report the whole truth? I hope so. I’m listening. Please, read his blog, www.mayorcysun. blogspot.com. Look at the audits, look at the ordinances he’s tried to pass and were rejected. Why were they? How much do the council members make a year? How much does the mayor make a year? Why do these people hate him so much? What can he do differently? I don’t want to live in a corrupt city and I don’t believe it is all his fault. Some of the things I read in his blog make sense. “Because the ordinance was not repealed six years ago, we the taxpayers were duped into paying an on-the-job public safety director at an extremely high salary, when instead we should have been paying a salary only for an on-the-job police chief, which would be much more reasonable.” It sounds to me like there are a lot of people fearful of losing their unearned income. Please, report on this side of the story. – Kathy Nick

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VRFA honors outstanding efforts; Carolan, Allen receive top awards For the Reporter

Capt. Paul Carolan and firefighter Rob Allen received the Valley Regional Fire Authority’s 2012 Fire Officer of the Year and Firefighter of the Year award, respectively, at the VRFA’s annual awards banquet on Feb. 22. Co-workers describe Carolan as “a driven individual who expects the best out of himself and inspires his team to do the same.” Carolan, a 22-year veteran, served as a captain on the VRFA ladder truck before taking on the duties of planning and logistics captain. Carolan “demonstrates a high level of leadership, encouraging and managing his crew with attention to detail and personal responsibility,” his colleagues say. Allen began working with the VRFA in 2008. According to his peers, Allen “is an exceptionally skilled firefighter and emergency medical techniAllen cians (EMT) who is always looking for ways to be more efficient.” Allen was the catalyst behind the adoption of a taxi voucher program, designed to assist those in need of nonemergency transportation following a 911 response. In other honors, the VRFA awarded a medal of commendation to Capt. Dale Laginess for his service on the authority’s techni-

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Feb. 26 CPS referral: 4:45 p.m. 37th Street Southeast. Child Protective Services requested a welfare check on a child who claimed her father had beaten her.

Feb. 27 Theft: Overnight, 3810 Auburn Way N. Thieves took advantage of the cover of darkness to drive off with somebody’s flatbed trailer.

Capt. Paul Carolan, left, the Valley Regional Fire Authority’s 2012 Fire Officer of the Year, with VRFA Administrator Eric Robertson. COURTESY PHOTO, VRFA

cal rescue team. Laginess, who has served 25 years in technical rescue, has had a lasting influence on technical rescue response capabilities. As chair of King County’s Zone 3 Rope Rescue Committee, Laginess was the primary author of a 90-page rope rescue manual that is widely used throughout the region. In addition, Laginess is the primary architect, instructor and evaluator of the VRFA’s operations level rope rescue training program. Kimberly McDonald and Kelly Williams, public education and information officers, were honored with the Professional Excellence Award in recognition of their work to provide safety information to local citizens.

In a recent evaluation of fire protection capabilities conducted by the Washington State Survey and Rating Bureau, the VRFA Public Education and Information Division received the highest marks given to date. The VRFA recognized six retirees who spent many years serving the emergency and fire service needs of those in the community. The were: Fire Marshal Jeff Stottlemyre (30 years of service); Capt. Chris Heminger (32 years); Firefighter Mike Batchelor (31 years); Firefighter Todd Hurlow (31 years); Firefighter Ron Logan (27 years) and Firefighter Ed Surber (33 years). In a badge pinning ceremony, Norm Golden received a promotion to fire marshal and Anthony Rodriguez and Guy Smith were promoted to the rank of captain.

Trespassing: 7:57 a.m., 4100 A St. SE. A shoplifting suspect got the early morning bum’s rush and “don’t come back!” from a store. Trespassing: 2:40 p.m., 2601 D St. SE. A woman complained that, without permission, an unknown person was lolling around inside of her niece’s apartment. Vandalism: 4:44 p.m., 10300 block of Southeast 304th Place. Somebody vandalized a mailbox.

Fire & Rescue Blotter The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 167 requests for service between Feb. 25 and March 3, among them the following:

Feb. 25 Fuel leak: 6:30 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responded to the parking lot of Top Foods for a 1/2 gallon fuel leak, which began after the vehicle in question left a repair shop where it had been for oil change maintenance. Firefighters applied absorbent, and a tow truck hauled off the vehicle.

Feb. 26 Aid call: 4:20 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters helped a man who was complaining of a sudden drop in blood pressure secondary to lifting a sack of flour. A private ambulance transported the man to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

Feb. 27 Aid call: 1:41 p.m., (Pacific). Crews responding to reports of an ill female began treatment, King County Medics

Shoplifting: 4:53 p.m., 1509 Auburn Way S. A woman with several large bags in her possession went to the liquor section of the Rite Aid on Auburn Way South where she grabbed another sack from the sales rack into which she placed an unknown number of liquor bottles. The theft went undetected until a store employee got a look at surveillance video. Store security told police it believes the woman stole other items but the surveillance footage was unable to reveal what items those might have been. The liquor theft is based on an estimation of bottles and price. Store security said the liquor bottles were held by loss prevention tags, which should have alerted the front door alarm system, although it was possible the suspect’s personal bags were lined with a product to interfere with loss prevention measures. The loss was estimated at $130. Store video showed a slender woman in her mid 20s, wearing sunglasses, about 5 foot 6 inches tall and with long brown hair. Trespassing: 7 p.m., 1102 Auburn Way S. For aggressive behavior to other patrons of the Auburn Library, a man got the heave ho. Vandalism: 1:09 p.m., 3800 block of 53rd Street Southeast. A man relayed evaluated her, and a private ambulance transported her to MAMC.

Feb. 28 Aid call: 7:27 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responded to a senior citizen who had fallen from a standing position and injured his hip and ribs. A private ambulance transported the man to MAMC.

March 2 Accident: 5:45 p.m., (Lakeland). Firefighters responding to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Lakeland Hills Way and Lake Tapps Parkway found that both vehicles had sustained moderate damage and that all airbags had deployed. Firefighters treated two occupants for neck and back injuries and stabilized them before a private ambulance whisked them off to MAMC for more evaluation.

March 3 Aid call: 8:38 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a woman who was struggling to catch her breath treated her for an ongoing medical issue and transported her to a local hospital for further treatment.

to police his suspicions that while he’d been out of town several days earlier, his son had turned their house into the focal point of a large, rowdy party, which got so out of control that the partiers broke the windows.

March 3 Kitty down under: 10:30 a.m., 31101 116th Ave. SE. Somebody found a stray, injured cat under a residence. Auburn’s animal control officer showed up, impounded the feline and took it to the Auburn Valley Humane Society animal shelter. Theft: 1:08 p.m., 4900 block of Auburn Way S. Not only did someone block the entrance to a man’s property with an abandoned vehicle but that same unknown person also left an abandoned dog inside. Theft: 5:54 p.m., 801 Auburn Way N. A woman tried to steal the tip jar from Starbucks Coffee at the Fred Meyer complex, got caught and was detained by an off-duty police officer until police could arrive to bust her. Theft: 7 p.m., 401 37th St. SE. Police arrested a boy for stealing a cell phone. Trespassing: 7:40 p.m., 221 Auburn Way. Person wasn’t wanted on the property, person got the boot.

The Valley Regional Fire Authority on Tuesday announced a $294,236.00 federal grant award. The funds, which will be awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) program, will help the VRFA upgrade its aging portable radio inventory. “Quite simply, radio communications are a fundamental and essential part of the VRFA’s daily operations,” said VRFA Administrator Eric Robertson. “These funds will allow us to both immediately expand our communication reliability on the emergency scene and place us ahead of the curve with future federal communication mandates.” VRFA personnel use two types of radios with distinctive technologies. Their primary radio is an 800 Megahertz (800 MHz) model that operates on a regional system. Some portable radios are 20 years old and will soon be incompatible with FCC mandates and technology.

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Teresa Millard’s resourceful kindergartners at Chinook Elementary School are filling a school bus to fight hunger. As part of a district-wide food drive that began Feb. 25, Millard’s class vows to Fill The Bus, a classroom competition for students to pack a small bus parked on campus full of nonperishable food and hygiene products. Millard’s class brought in more than 1,070 items after four days of donations. The drive, which ends Friday, supports the Auburn Food Bank. Joining the class on the bus is Debbie Christian, food bank executive director, left, Millard, middle, and Lisa Wilkinson, office manager, right. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

Five Auburn schools named Washington HealthierUS School Challenge winners Five Auburn elementary schools – Gildo Rey, Ilalko, Pioneer, Terminal Park and Washington – recently won national awards for creating healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity. The awards were administered by the HealthierUS School Challenge, a voluntary certification initiative for schools participating in the National School Lunch

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Girls ages 10-18 are invited. Registration opens at school 9:30 a.m. It is free. Parking is available in the school lot. The first 250 participants receive free “SHE” (Self Health Empowerment) T-shirts and be entered into a drawing to win Health Fair is Saturday door prizes. The inaugural Girls Health Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. SatElsewhere urday at Olympic Middle School, 1825 K St. SE, Auburn. The Seattle School Board and Sponsored by the Auburn School Green River Community College District nurses, the fair offers free Board of Trustees recently passed self-defense, yoga and zumba resolutions endorsing the Road classes, as well as expert advice on Map Project, a region-wide effort nutritional foods, gardening and to dramatically improve student natural beauty products. achievement from “cradle to col-

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lege and career” in South Seattle and South King County. The Road Map Project’s goal is to double the number of students in the region who are on track to graduate from college or to earn a career credential by 2020. The project also aims to close achievement gaps for low-income students and children of color. The school districts involved in the Road Map Project are Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, Seattle and Tukwila. The project also engages higher education institutions, including Green River Community College, Highline Community College, Renton Technical College, Seattle Central

Community College and South Seattle Community College. … Pacific’s Katie Alexander made the fall honor roll at Western Oregon University. … Auburn’s Olivia Lanier, a senior at Rainier Christian High, was of more than 200 students who participated in the recent Northwestern College Scholarship Day in Orange City, Iowa. She has qualified for an honors scholarship to attend the school. ... The Auburn Association of Educational Office Professionals host Bunco Night on March 15, a scholarship fundraiser. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Dick Scobee Elementary School gymnasium, 1031 14th St. NE.


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EmD 3-On-3 hoops fest to debut in August Emerald Downs introduces EmD 3-On-3 this summer, a two-day hoops extravaganza on 30 courts in the north parking lot. The inaugural EmD3-On-3 is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11 – the week before the Longacres Mile – and is expected to attract players from throughout Washington, and possibly beyond. EmD3On-3 is open to teams and players of all ages and abilities. Cost per team is $120, with each team guaranteed at least three games. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact event coordinator Bob Fraser at bobf@emeralddowns.com or 253-288-7028. For information, visit www.emd3on3.com.

UW’s Mercedes Wetmore drives past an Oregon defender during Pac-12 play earlier this season. Wetmore is blossoming in her role with the Huskies. COURTESY PHOTO, Scott Eklund /Red Box Pictures

Mercedes Wetmore is no stranger to success. As a four-year member of the Auburn Riverside girls basketball team, Wetmore played in three state tournaments, including the 29-0 4A championship squad as a senior three years ago. Now a junior guard for the University of Washington, the 5-foot-8 Wetmore looks to step into a familiar role and help power the Huskies to new heights. “I definitely feel like one of the leaders of this team now,” said Wetmore, 20. “I’m just trying to play hard and get the chemistry going with the team. Everybody can score in bunches, but what’s really important is to come together and put it all together as a team.” Wetmore has refined her game. Once the No. 1 scoring option and ball handler for the Ravens, Wetmore has had to adjust to intensified college action.

“It’s just a different game,” Wetmore said. “The level changes and every game feels like a state championship game now. As far as how I’ve developed, it’s just playing within myself. I’m still attacking and knocking down the 3(-pointer) when I need to, but the roles on the court are a little different. The way I approach the game is the same, though. I’m just trying to not force anything and just impact the game offensively and defensively.” Wetmore’s new emphasis on playing within herself was crucial last month. Her unselfish play helped spark the Huskies to a sixgame winning streak. She leads the 19-10 Huskies in assists per game with 3.8. She is fifth in scoring at 7.2 points per game, averages 3.2 rebounds and has 44 steals. Now, with the regular season over and the Pac-12 tournament looming, Wetmore hopes her skills help push the team further into the postseason. It’s a tall task, however, with the Huskies mired in a four-game losing streak, with several key players, including leading scorer [ more wetmore page 11 ]


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Auburn Golf Course tees up for season October. The course also hosts tournaments for groups and organizations throughout the South Puget Sound area. “We’ve probably booked 80 to 100 tournaments already,” said Chris Morris, golf pro. A sampling of the groups holding events at Auburn this season includes Seattle Tacoma Box, Highline High School Alumni Association, Puget Sound Energy and Holland America Cruise Lines. Morris said there are a few weekends open in May, June and late September. Call the pro shop if you’d like to schedule a tournament. Morris and his crew are also available to help organize tournaments. Golf Today NW will again host its annual Ladies Classic Tournament on May 13 with a shotgun (scramble format) start at 9 a.m. The entry fee of $170 per two-player team will include 18 holes with cart, prizes for the winning reams, tee prizes and prizes for longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin competitions and more. For information and entry forms, call 425-9419946 or email events@ golftodaynw.com. For more information on the golf course’s programs or to book tee times online, visit www.auburngolfcourse.org, or call the pro shop at 253-833-2350.

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The Auburn Golf Course offers new clubs and programs this season. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

counts at the course for those who regularly play at Auburn. The card costs $65 and is good for $5 discounts off regular 18-hole green fees and $3 discounts off 9 holes, early bird and twilight green fees throughout the season. The card also allows for discounted 18-hole power cart fees during the peak season and the privilege of making 14-day advance teetime bookings. Player’s Card holders also receive discounts at the restaurant. Purchase Player’s Cards online or by calling the pro shop. The golf course offers various leagues during the season. The Merchant’s League begins April 29 and runs through August. The league was originally designed to be a social and networking opportunity for area businesses, but any golfer who would like to form a team is welcome to join.

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Mercedes Wetmore, a 5-foot-8 junior guard, leads the Huskies in assists and has 44 steals in 29 games. COURTESY PHOTO, UW

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game against Oregon at the KeyArena. “We have a really young team and we’ve struggled a bit with the suspensions, but we’re trying to regroup,” Wetmore said. “And it’s all fun, anyway. It means the same thing, just leaving and breathing through other player’s successes and my own and playing as hard as I can.”

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CALENDAR Events Auburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the website: www. auburntourism.com. 75th Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show: Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, March 9-10, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. More than 1,700 dogs and 156 breeds and varieties vie in the competition sports. Performance events begin at 9:30 a.m. each day. Guided show tours, led by a Seattle Kennel Club member, will be available each day from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., with signups at the club table near the front doors. More than 60 vendors will be on site selling a wide assortment of canine products; several dozen breed-club, animalwelfare and animal control educational booths will have experts and experienced breeders on hand to answer the public questions during the family-friendly show. Admission: $14 adults; children under 4 free; $7 children 4-14; $12 seniors 62 and older. Only dogs entered in the show events will be admitted on the premises. My Wedding My Way: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 9, Green River Community College, Lindbloom Student Center, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Are you planning a wedding that is … DIY, offbeat, funky, eco-chic or just the traditional with a little twist? Looking for some inspiration? If so, join us for a day of hands-on workshops, vendors and fashions shows all dedicated to you and your perfect day at this one-of-a-kind South Sound event. More than 40 vendors are scheduled to attend. Free. For more information, contact Jaime Simmons at 253-333-6010 or jsimmons@greenriver. edu, or bit.ly/mwmw2013 Quota Cares Western Days: 11 a.m.2 p.m. March 16, Reber Ranch, 28606 132nd Ave. SE, Kent. Free event is for families with special needs children to come and enjoy Western-themed activities, including pony rides, a petting zoo, hay tractor rides, a roping contest, face painting, arts and crafts, family pictures. A free hot dog lunch is included. For more information, visit www. quotakentvalley.com Kids’ Day: 10 a.m.-noon, March 30, Green River Community College, Lindbloom Center,12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. A celebration of kids. Face painting, a visit from the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunt, games, cotton candy. Enjoy a special performance by B. Vogan and his Good Buddies. Free. For more information, visit www.greenriver.edu Sixth annual Spring Fairy Festival: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 13, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Day of art, music and dancing with a frolicking fairy and fantasy theme. Admission: $15 for adults, $5 for children (5-12), seniors (65 and older) and students with ID; 4 and under free. For more information, visit www.springfairyfestival.com. 24th annual Spring Fair: April 18-21, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Hours: 2-10 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Wide range of activities, from baby animals to the Aussie Kingdom show, and Motorsport Mayhem with monster trucks and demolition derbies to the Garden Show, plus 4-H and FFA students showing animals in the Northwest Junior Livestock Show. The dancing horses at Fiesta Mexicana, plus 400

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Easter Journey to the Cross: 7 p.m. March 8, 10, 14-17, Auburn Adventist Church, 5010 Auburn Way S. Celebrate the Easter season with the indoor, dramatic Easter musical. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but tickets are required to attend. Every person/ child occupying a seat needs a ticket; 650 available ticket reservations nightly. For more information, visit www.auburnacademychurch.org.

Benefits YMCA pillowcase drive: Through April 15, Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road SW. Collecting fun pillowcases for children undergoing treatment at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Donors can buy a pillowcase from the store or use their imagination to sew, embroider or decorate one. Happy Hands Club will be collecting pillowcases and delivering them to Mary Bridge. The goal is to collect 1,000. For more information, call Christine Gifford at 253-833-2770, ext. 7563, or cgifford@ seattleymca.org. The Kiwanis Club of The Valley trivia challenge game night: 5:30 p.m. March 7, Rainier Room, second floor of the Truitt Building, 102 W. Main St., Auburn. Proceeds to benefit Auburn Food Bank. Teams of six to eight people are forming. Cost is $45 per person and includes dinner and dessert. Cash bar is available. Donations for the food bank will be accepted at the door. To register, visit www.kiwanistriviachallenge.com. Find out more on at www. facebook.com/kiwanistriviachallenge. YMCA garage sale: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9, Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road SW. Proceeds to support programming for children in need from the greater Auburn community. Come browse the thousands of items donated, including nine quality used regulation pool tables, furniture and household items. Clothes are offered at $1 to $5. Of note, donations are being accepted through March 6. Furniture may be dropped off on the morning of the event. Bunco Night with AAEOP: 6:30 p.m. March 15, Dick Scobee Elementary School, 1031 14th St. NE, Auburn. Auburn Association of Educational Office Professionals’ third annual scholarship fundraiser. Want to register to play? Visit the events page at www.auburnaeop.org or call Ann Gilbert at 253-931-4984. We encourage graduating seniors to apply for educational scholarships. Auburn Senior Activity Center rummage sale: March 22-23, senior center, 808 Ninth St. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Anyone interested in donating items for the sale should bring them to the senior center beginning March 19. Call 253-931-3016 for pickup or more information. ARHS Booster Club Auction: 5-10 p.m. March 23, Green River Community College, “Come Sail Away” event benefits

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Wednesday Infant Story Times: 10 a.m. March 13, 20, 27. Ages newborn to 24 months with adult. Spanish Story Times: 10:15 a.m. March 9, 16, 23, 30. All young children welcome with adult. Play & Learn: 10:30 a.m. March 26. Newborn to age 5 with caregiver. Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing.

Auburn Riverside student activities, clubs, sports and scholarships. Tickets: $35. To order, contact auction chair Kristie Ayers at 206-255-5811 or kristie@kristieayers.com. The Auburn Mountainview Booster Club Auction – “Off to the Races”: 6-10 p.m. March 29, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. Money raised supports the school’s clubs, sports and activities, in addition to scholarships and InvestED. Auction tickets $35 (buffet dinner, silent and live auction). Donations for auction are appreciated. A tax deduction letter is available. Please send donations to: AMHS, 28900 124th Ave. SE, Auburn, WA 98092 – c/o AMBC 2013 Auction. 0eFor more information, contact Tracy Arnold at 206-679-8929 or tracyarnold@comcast.net.

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The Auburn Symphony Chamber presents ‘Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant’ from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 123 L St. NE, Auburn. The concert features Seattle poet Jack Prelutsky, above, the first Children’s Poet Laureate of the U.S., who narrates his award-winning book. He will be accompanied by five musicians playing Lucas Richman’s original score. Tickets are $17 adults; $10 students. For tickets, call 253-887-7777 or visit www.auburnsymphony.org. COURTESY PHOTO.

Bus Barn Bonanza: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6, Auburn School District Transportation Yard, 615 15th St. SW. Featuring arts and crafts from local artists and business people. Free to the public. A $10 vendor fee supports the Auburn High School seniors scholarship fund. The bonanza is open on the first Saturday of every month, March to June, October to December. For more information, contact Janie Bartro at 253-227-7789, or visit www. busbarnbonanza.com.

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Cascade Regional Blood Center drives: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 21, West Auburn High School, 401 W. Main St.; 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 26, Auburn Mountainview High School, 28900 124th Ave. SE. For more information, call 1-877-242-5663 or visit www.crbs.net/home. Puget Sound Blood Center drives: For more information, call 253-945-8667 or please visit www.psbc.org. Inaugural Girls Health Fair: 10 a.m.1 p.m. March 9, Olympic Middle School, 1825 K St. SE, Auburn. Sponsored by the Auburn School District nurses. Fair offers free self-defense, yoga and zumba classes; expert advice on nutritional foods, gardening and natural beauty products. Girls ages 10-18 invited. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. Free. Parking available in the school lot. First 250 participants receive free “SHE” (Self Health Empowerment) T-shirts and be entered into a drawing to win door prizes. For more information visit www.auburn. wednet.edu or contact Amy Spence, school district public information officer, at 253931-4713. Spring Teriyaki Chicken Dinner and Bake Sale: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21, White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N. Fundraiser. Dinner is served cafeteria style or takeout. Sale includes mochi and manju, pies and other homemade goodies. For more information, visit www.wrbt.org

Clubs Striped Water Poets: Meets every Tuesday, 7- 9 p.m., at Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. A roundtable critique and welcoming of new poets. Auburn Morning Toastmasters: Meets every Thursday morning, 6:30-7:30, Auburn Chamber of Commerce, 108 S. Division, Suite B. Learn the fine art of communication and public speaking in a

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Family History Expo “Who Do You Think You Are?”: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 16, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Star Lake Meetinghouse, 28616 48th Ave. S., Auburn. Family and ancestors made us who we are today. Find their stories, find yourself. Guest speakers, exhibits, lunch. Guest teachers will lead classes on a variety of family history subjects. Cost: $3 suggested donation for lunch. For more information, contact Annette Pratt at 253941-8204, aneatap@comcast.net. Body and Mind Seminar: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 16, White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N. Are you looking for

peace and harmony of body and mind? What about good health, spiritual enrichment and relief from stress? Wear comfortable clothes that allow free movement and bring a mat or rug or towel to these interactive classes to stretch your body and ease your mind. Limited to 45 students. Registration deadline is March 10. Cost: Gift donation of $20 to $200. Visit www.wrbt. org for registration form or more info.

Libraries Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include: CHILDREN & FAMILIES Monday Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. March 11, 18, 25. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Monday Preschool Story Times: 11:15 a.m. March 11, 18, 25. Ages 3 to 7

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PUBLIC NOTICES Superior Court of Washington for Thurston County In the matter of the estate of CHERYL DAWN HAWN Deceased. No. 13-4 00123 8 PROBATE NOTiCE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 THE ADMINISTRATOR NAMED BELOW has been appointed as administrator of this estate.Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the administrator or the administrator’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced.The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the administrator served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication: March 8, 2013 Publication: Auburn Reporter HEATHER BISHOP Administrator Attorneys for Personal Representative: Owens Davies Fristoe Taylor & Schultz, P.S. Address for Mailing or Service: 1115 West Bay Drive, Suite 302 PO Box 187 Olympia, WA 98507 Phone: (360) 943-8320 Court of Probate Proceedings and cause number: Thurston County Superior Court Cause No. 13-4 00123 8 Published in Auburn Reporter on March 8, 2013, March 15, 2013 and March 22, 2013. #751092.

Department of Natural Resources and Parks Solid Waste Division NOTICE OF SECOND EXTENSION OF SCOPING COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING Proponent/Lead Agency: King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Solid Waste Division (the Division). Description of Proposal: The Algona Transfer Station was built in the mid-1960s. It is overcapacity, has no space for recycling, and uses outdated technology. The Solid Waste Transfer and Waste Management Plan (the Plan), which was the result of a regional, multi-year planning effort, recommended replacing the Algona Transfer Station. The King County Council approved the Plan and the Division is now implementing it. The Division is looking at properties on which to build a new recycling and transfer station that will serve the communities of and areas surrounding Algona, Auburn, Federal Way and Pacific for the next 50 years. Determination of Significance/ Scoping Notice: On October 30, 2012, the Division issued a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Determination of Significance and Request for Comments on Scope of Environmental Impact Statement (DS/Scoping Notice). A copy of that document may be obtained at http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/facilities/algona/index.asp. The DS/Scoping Notice identified two potential sites as “Action Alternatives” for the location of a new transfer station that would be evaluated in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Those sites are located at: 901 C Street SW, Auburn, WA 98001, and 35101 West Valley Highway S., Algona, WA 98001. The DS/Scoping Notice also identified a “No Action Alternative”, which would retain

the current Algona Transfer Station, located at 35315 West Valley Highway S., Algona, WA 98001. Agencies, Tribes, and members of the public were given until November 30, 2012 to provide comments on the scope of the EIS. The Division also held a public scoping meeting on November 15, 2012. Revised Scope of EIS and Extension of Scoping Comment Period: On February 7, 2013, the Division issued a Notice of Revised Scope of Environmental Impact Statement and Extension of Scoping Comment Period. A copy of that document may be obtained at http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/facilities/algona/index.asp. That document identified a third potential site to be evaluated in the EIS. The third site is located at: 28721 West Valley Highway S., Auburn, WA 98001 and includes the two parcels immediately adjacent to the west. This third site was identified as the preferred alternative based on information available at the time. This site is located in the northern portion of the City of Auburn’s Innovative Partnership Zone, which was established to bring economic development to the area. It is the Division’s understanding in working with the City of Auburn that this third site has more opportunity than the other two alternatives to attract “green” economic development and that a recycling/transfer facility could be a key component of that development. In addition, it is the Division’s understanding that the property owner is open to selling the property to the County. Agencies, Tribes, and members of the public were given until February 28, 2013 to provide comments on the revised scope of the EIS. Second Extension of Scoping Comment Period and Public Scoping Meeting: In response to community interest about the project, the Division is extending the scoping comment period a second time until April 5, 2013 and is holding a public scoping meeting. The public scoping meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 4:30 – 6:45 p.m. at the Meredith Hill Elementary School, 5830 South

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300th Street Auburn 98001. The meeting will be an open house format with a video presentation scheduled for 5 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. Both oral and written comments can be submitted at the meeting. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request by calling 206-296-4466, TTY Relay: 711. Agencies, affected Tribes, and members of the public are invited to comment on the scope of the EIS for each of the three Action Alternatives and the No Action Alternative. The evaluation of each alternative in the EIS will cover aspects of the built and natural environment including but not limited to the following areas: earth, air, water, plants, animals, energy, natural resources, environmental health, land use, transportation, public services, and utilities. Comments will be accepted on mitigation measures, probable significant adverse impacts to the environment, and licenses, permits or other approvals that may be required. Comments may be submitted via the internet at http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/facilities/algona/index.asp or by mail. Written comments should be addressed to King County Solid Waste Division, 201 S. Jackson Street, Suite 701, Seattle, WA 98104-3855, Attn: Eric Richardt, Project Manager. Comment Deadline: The new deadline for submittal of scoping comments is April 5, 2013. SEPA Responsible Official: Pat D. McLaughlin Position/Title: Director, King County Solid Waste Division Phone: 206-296-4466; TTY Relay: 711 Address: King County Solid Waste Division, 201 S. Jackson Street, Suite 701, Seattle, WA 98104-3855 Date: 03/01/2013 Pat D. McLaughlin Published in Auburn Reporter on March 8, 2013. #751134.

Helen Mary Manka passed away February 28, 2013 in Seattle, WA. She was born in Warden, WA to Jacob and Lydia Herrmann on May 10, 1927. She graduated from Tolt High School in 1945. She worked as a telephone operator for many years and continued her career in many service related jobs in the Auburn area. She was a member of the Auburn Eagles, foster mother to many children and volunteered at the Auburn Senior Center. Helen is preceded in death by her father, Jacob Herrmann, her mother Lydia Albrecht and brothers Victor, Walt and Jacob Herrmann. Helen is survived by her sister Betty Wehrli and brothers Chris, Joe, Albert Albrecht. She is also survived by daughters Helen (Kelly) Heathman, Janet (Patrick) McCart, grandchildren Matthew (Robin) McCart, Lindsay (Taylor) Starkey, Jacob Heathman and great-granddaughter Jovie Starkey. Arrangements by Klontz Funeral Home and condolences can be left on their website @ klontzfuneralhome.com 750810

David Ralph Fyler June 13, 1941 – February 27, 2013

David is survived by his wife of 30 years, Dede Woods, his children Dave (Nikki), Holley (Brian), Jodie (Andy), Karen (Randy) and Tim. He is also survived by his sister Lynne (Joe) and brother Don. David had 13 grandchildren: Stirling, Gavin, Carlee, Maddie, Nolan, Kyle, Morgan, Sofia, Hunter, Griffin, Riley, Nick and Jake. He leaves behind numerous friends, nieces, nephews and cousins. David attended Auburn High School, graduating in 1959. He worked for most of his career as a Machinist / Hydraulic Specialist for Western Gear in Everett, Washington. Later in life David enjoyed working for himself in his own backhoe/ landscaping business, primarily in the Auburn area. David was a champion flat track motorcycle racer in his younger years, racing Bultaco bikes. He loved to ride motorcycles, even taking 3 trips to Sturgis on his Harley. He shared his passion of riding with friends, his wife and his children. David was also an avid fisherman, boater and snow skier. He was at home on the water, in the San Juan Islands and on the slopes. Time spent skiing, camping, fishing, crabbing and digging clams with his family were enjoyed by all. He and Dede recently enjoyed their retirement years splitting their time between Yuma, Arizona and Arlington, Washington. They made many friends and he spent many hours in the dessert riding his ATV. David always had time to tell a good story, share a bit of advice or visit with a friend or neighbor. He will be greatly missed. Services and a luncheon will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Hall in Arlington, Washington. [20722 67th Ave. NE Arlington, WA 98223] 750671

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English as a Second Language (ESL) : 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills. Computer classes: Sign-up at the Information Desk or call 253-931-3018. • One-on-One Computer Assistance,10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. March 12; • Introduction to Computers, 10 a.m. March 16; • Microsoft Publisher, 10 a.m. March 20; • Facebook Basics, 10 a.m. Monday, March 25; • Microsoft Word Level 2, 10 a.m. March 30. Genealogy Assistance: 1 p.m. March 9, 20. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions. AARP Free Tax Help: 3:30 p.m. March 12, 19, 26. For taxpayers with middle and low income, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Stop by or call the library to register. Auburn Reads Pride and Prejudice: The library celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s classic with a variety of lectures, films, book discussions and events. For details, please ask at the library. • The Bushwick Book Club Performs Pride and Prejudice, 2 p.m. March 9; • Jane Austen “Regency-Style” Afternoon Tea, 2 p.m. March 10. At Auburn Senior Activity Center. Registration required. Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 3 p.m. March 9, 13, 17. Get started with KCLS eBooks! Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions. Auburn Library Book Club: 6:30 p.m. March 12. “The Book Thief” by Marcus Zusak. Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include: CHILDREN & FAMILIES Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. March 12. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. March 12. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Spanish Story Times: 6:30 p.m. March 12, 19. All young children welcome with adult. TEENS Teen Zone: 3 p.m. March 13, 20, 27. Stop in to play Xbox, PlayStation and Wii games, get online, do homework, hang out or read a book. Study Zone: 6 p.m. March 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors. Digital Storytelling: 3:30 p.m. March 12, 19, 26. Learn how to create your own digital story using pictures, photographs, and a story that you narrate. This class will take place over four weeks. Please bring a flash drive with any photographs that you would like to use. Limited to the first six participants. ADULTS Computer Class: Registration required. Please sign up at the Information Desk or call 253-833-3554. • One-On-One Computer Assistance, 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. March 18. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL): 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Presented by Green River Community College. A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills. Algona-Pacific Page Turners: 7:30 p.m. March 20. “Anthem” by Ayn Rand. A Place at the Table: KCLS invites everyone to find A Place at the Table. We’ll toss around fresh ideas about food, cooking, nutrition and growing and using locally produced food. In addition to offering new food ideas, preparation and planning skills, and handy online classes, videos and resources, the series will help everyone create a nourishing table by accepting nonperishable food donations, to be distributed to local King County food banks. www.kcls. org/cooks

Network Auburn Area Chamber “Connecting for Success” Breakfast: 8-9 a.m., the first Wednesday of every month. Sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $5, includes continental breakfast. Auburn Area Chamber Board Room, 108 S. Division, Suite B. 253-833-0700. Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Partnership Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.1 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month, Emerald Downs, Emerald Room (fourth floor), 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. Register online through the chamber. 14th Annual Greater Auburn Area Career Conference: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 27, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. For more information, contact Pegi Moll, 253-833-0700.

Seniors Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. 253-931-3016 or www.auburnwa.gov. Senior activities include: • Senior Coffee Hours with the Mayor and Councilmembers: 10-11 a.m. the second Thursday of the month. • Lunch: Monday-Friday, Salad bar begins at 11:30, Main meal is served at noon. Cost: $3 donation for ages 60 and over, $5.75 for those younger than 60. • Movie Screenings: Wednesdays, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 50 cent suggested donation for refreshments. • Monday Supper Club: 4:45-6 p.m. One Monday a month. Call 253-931-3016 for date and menu. Cost: $6 for all ages. • Meals on Wheels: Senior services’ program offers home-delivered meals to home-bound seniors. For more information, call the center at 253-931-3016.

Entertainment AUBURN AVENUE THEATER Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets. com. ‘80s at 8 Movies Package: 8 p.m., selected Fridays. Lineup: • “Top Gun” (March 8); • “Breakfast Club” (March 15); • “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (March 29). Movie package: $8. Screening of High Ground, The Movie: 7 p.m. March 7. Sponsored by Auburn VFW Post 1741 and Green River Community College & Vet Corps. For complementary tickets, contact the GRCC Vet Corp Office at: 253-833-9111, ext. 2277 or email ksetchfield@greenriver.edu.

storytelling perform a special St. Patrick’s Day show. Tickets: $17, $15. Hook Me Up: 7:30 p.m. April 6. The excitement of Hook Me Up stems from the musical melding of four of the Northwest’s busiest “sidemen” in contemporary music. These four individuals have come together to bring you an energetic and entertaining sound in modern instrumental music. Tickets: $17, $15. ELSEWHERE “The House of Blue Leaves”: 7:30 p.m. March 8-9; 2 p.m. March 10, Bleha Performing Arts Center, Green River Community College, 12401 320th St. SE, Auburn. Green River Community College Drama Department presents a farce with a twist about Pope Paul VI’s visit to New York City in 1965 and the effects it has on one excited family. Admission is $70 for students; $9 for non-students. Auburn Symphony Chamber Concert, “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant”: 4-6 p.m. March 10, St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 123 L St. NE, Auburn. Seattle poet Jack Prelutsky, the first Children’s Poet Laureate of the U.S., narrates his award-winning book, “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant,” accompanied by five Windows musicians playing Lucas Richman’s original score. Tickets:Windows $17 adults; $10 students. For Windows tickets, call 253-887-7777 or visit www. auburnsymphony.org. Auburn Performing Arts Center APAC, 700 E. Main St. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www. brownpapertickets.com. “Beauty and the Beast”: 7 p.m. March 7-9, 14-16. Auburn Actors’ Guild presents classic, based on Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature. Tickets:

$12 general admission; $5 seniors, students and military. Tickets available for pre-sale at touchbase.auburn.wednet.edu/, the Auburn High Bookkeeper’s Office and are at the door. For ticket information, call 253-931-4895. Rainbow Dance Theatre: 7:30 p.m. March 23. Back by popular demand, this dynamic group features physical stunts, mesmerizing dance, glow in the dark costumes, and inventive use of props. Tickets: $15/$13. Auburn Symphony Orchestra, “ Spotlight on the Auburn Symphony”: 7:30 p.m. April 27; 2:30 p.m. April 28, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. R. Strauss’“Death and Transfiguration” and Stravinsky’s “The Right of Spring”. Free pre-concert lecture begins 45 minutes prior to performance. Tickets: $34 adults; $27 seniors (55 and older); $10 students. To order, call 253-887-7777 or visit www. auburnsymphony.org.

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Subject to credit approval. Rates and fees subject to change and are determined from those offered as of the date of application. The actual APR and payment amount will vary based on loan amount, term, occupancy, lien position, collateral and credit qualifications. Automatic payment deduction plan from a KeyBank checking or savings account is required to obtain the advertised rate. Add .25% to advertised rate when automatic payment deduction plan is not established. Refinancing not applicable to Key credit products opened on or after March 1, 2010. 1 The offered APR is based on an owner occupied, first lien loan amount of $50,000 with a 240-month term and a monthly payment of $296.18. The stated APR includes a waiver of $125.00 origination fee if you have a Key Privilege Select Checking Account at the time of application (there may be additional fee for this specific checking account). The APR will be adjusted to include the $125.00 origination fee otherwise. Hazard and flood insurance may be required on the real property securing the loan. If your loan terminates for any reason within 36 months, an early-termination fee not to exceed $450 will apply. Closing cost waiver applies on loan applications of $250,000.00 or less. Loans above $250,000.00 pay title insurance premium from $12.50 $2,859.00. NY and FL loans above $250,000.00 pay mortgage tax and doc stamps. 2 The offered APR is based on a loan amount of $25,000 with a 72-month term and a monthly payment of $374.16. The stated APR includes a waiver $125 origination fee if you have a Key Privilege Select Checking Account at the time of application (there may be additional fees for this specific checking account).The APR will be adjusted to include the $125.00 origination fee otherwise. If the loan is paid off in the first 18 months, there will be a $150 fee for prepayment. New vehicles only. Qualifying green vehicle required. Add .25% to advertised rate if vehicle is not eligible per qualifying vehicles available at www.key.com/greenvehicles. 3 Your KeyBank checking account must be enrolled in KeyBank Relationship Rewards prior to account opening to qualify for points. There may be an annual fee for the KeyBank Relationship Rewards program based on the type of checking account you have. Redemption of rewards points is subject to a service fee. Point values earned for Activities, Bonus Activities and for opening, signing up for or being approved for a Relationship Product are subject to change. Program subject to change without notice. Key.com is a federally registered service mark of KeyCorp. ©2013 KeyCorp. KeyBank is Member FDIC.


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