LocalEmpty of water, full of sound
Water district empties tank for maintainence
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.
SportsEastlake’s attack overpowers Ballard in KingCo baseball
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.
SchoolsCreekside 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.
ElectionsSammamish 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 »