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Empty of water, full of sound

Water district empties tank for maintainence

Photo by Greg Farrar Every sound is magnified as if being inside a timpani, as Scott Jonas, Jeff Torgerson and Janet Sailer, with the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, stand near a hatchway on the floor of the empty two-million gallon 228th Avenue tank as the ceiling looms overhead.

Photo by Greg Farrar
Every sound is magnified as if being inside a timpani, as Scott Jonas, Jeff Torgerson and Janet Sailer, with the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, stand near a hatchway on the floor of the empty two-million gallon 228th Avenue tank as the ceiling looms overhead.

The signature water tank for the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, instead of holding the usual reservoir of drinking water, became a giant echo chamber last week during a scheduled maintenance procedure.

The 2 million gallon tank at district headquarters on 228th Avenue Southeast in Sammamish, seen as a landmark to many residents for its forest mural paint job and location at the second-highest point in the city (the highest, in the Inglewood Hill neighborhood, at 22025 Northeast 12th Place also has a tank on it), was completely drained, pressure washed and inspected for the first time since 1993.

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Sports

Eastlake’s attack overpowers Ballard in KingCo baseball
Photo by Neil Pierson Eastlake senior pitcher Mick Vorhof shut out Ballard on April 9, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out six in a 10-0 win.

Photo by Neil Pierson
Eastlake senior pitcher Mick Vorhof shut out Ballard on April 9, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out six in a 10-0 win.

A solid start to Class 4A KingCo Conference play is setting up the Eastlake High School baseball team for a deep playoff run.

Eastlake overwhelmed visiting Ballard on April 9, posting 14 hits and getting a solid outing from starting pitcher Mick Vorhof to win 10-0 in five innings.

With eight games remaining in conference play, the Wolves sit at 4-2, good for second place in the Crest Division, and may have a chance to catch division-leading Bothell when the teams play April 28.

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Schools

Creekside kids get schooled in career-path planning

Young children may rarely think about the work they’ll be doing after finishing school, but Creekside Elementary School is trying to open their eyes to the possibilities.

The plateau school held its first career day April 1, bringing more than 40 parents and community members from a wide variety of fields into classrooms. Counselor April Stevens was the brain trust behind the event.

Second-grade students at Creekside Elementary School excitedly interact with builder Dave Ritter as he shows them blueprints during an April 1 career day event.  Photo by Neil Pierson

Second-grade students at Creekside Elementary School excitedly interact with builder Dave Ritter as he shows them blueprints during an April 1 career day event. Photo by Neil Pierson

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Elections

Sammamish City Council reluctantly endorses roads and transit measure

New: April 8, 9:14 a.m.

No one on the Sammamish City Council seemed particularly excited about endorsing a proposed tax increase to fund roads and King County Metro bus service, but they did it anyway.

On a 6-1 vote, the council endorsed a measure that will add one-tenth of one percent to the sales tax (one cent on a $10 purchase) and replace an expiring $20 car tab fee with a $60 car tab fee. Councilman Ramiro Valderrama was opposed. Read more »

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