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Fire board member injured

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King County Council may need to appoint new member

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Weather The forecast for today, Wednesday, calls for a high near 84, winds to 7 mph and overnight lows to 55. The forecast for Thursday and Friday is for a high of 81 and overnight lows to 56. Saturday and Sunday should be sunny with highs to 81.

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Good times in Wilkeson

There was plenty going on in Wilkeson Saturday as the town played host to its annual handcar races and everything that goes with the anticipated event. Above left, a team battles in the tug-owar contest; earlier, the Seattle Cossacks motorcycle drill team performed and clowns were featured in the morning parade. Photos by Kevin Hanson

State plan to sell land near Nolte draws questions

to the state system. Bids will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Aug. 13 with a minimum purchase price of $469,999.

adjacent to Nolte State Park, but descendants of the Nolte family are none too thrilled with the idea. At issue is a 27-acre parcel of land directly opposite the popular park north of Enumclaw, just across Veazie-Cumberland Road. Members of the State Parks Commission declared the land surplus months ago after determining it has no potential value

Old-timers will remember a time when the state wasn’t involved in the forested land surrounding pristine Deep Lake. The Nolte family operated a resort on the property, which has always been a popular spot for swimming, family picnics, walking the trail around the lake and fishing. The resort eventually closed and, decades ago, Minnie Nolte decreed

A 27-acre parcel across from Nolte State Park is up for auction By Kevin Hanson Senior Writer

Washington State Parks hopes to take in perhaps a half-million dollars by selling unused land

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King County Fire District 28 was thrown another curve July 10. Commissioner Ryan Terhune was seriously injured during an offroad motorcycle accident in Idaho. Terhune is expected to recover and as of Thursday was still in the hospital. The three-commissioner board was already down to two after Chris Ingham resigned his commission seat June10. The board was in the process of selecting commissioner to replace Ingham. The plan was to begin interviews and select a commissioner in August.

See FIRE, Page 3 in her will that the land be given to the state’s park system so the public could continue to enjoy everything the site has to offer. The state created a day-use park – all on land west of VeazieCumberland Road – a jewel in the state system that includes more than 7,100 feet of shoreline around Deep Lake. It has been a popular destination since.

Financial troubles State Parks has, in recent years, been plagued by an ever-tightening

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