Woman convicted of killing two in DUI crash accused of drinking again

October 13, 2015

NEW — 1:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 2015

By Sara Jean Green

Seattle Times staff reporter

A 69-year-old Sammamish woman who killed her husband and son-in-law in May 2014 after mixing wine and sleeping pills and crashing her Jeep through her lakefront home was booked into the King County Jail on Monday for allegedly drinking alcohol in violation of her release conditions.

Carol Fedigan pleaded guilty July 30 to two counts of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, DUI and reckless endangerment. Although she was initially scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 14, Fedigan was granted a continuance until Oct. 23, court records show. Read more

King of all Nightmares comes to Beaver Lake

October 12, 2015

NEW — 2:43 p.m. Oct. 12, 2015

Stephen King was once asked a question by a fan. She knew the truism that you write what you know. So, she asked the master of horror, “What do you know?”

By David Hayes A skeletal scarecrow awaits patrons to the ‘Children of the Corn’ section of the Stephen King-themed Nightmare at Beaver Lake.

By David Hayes
A skeletal scarecrow awaits patrons to the ‘Children of the Corn’ section of the Stephen King-themed Nightmare at Beaver Lake.

King smiled, and replied, “Whenever I get asked that question, I just say I have the heart of a little boy.” He then paused for dramatic affect. “And I keep it in a jar on my desk.”

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Water district passes state audit

October 12, 2015

NEW — 2:35 p.m. Oct. 12, 2015

The Washington State Auditor’s Office recently reviewed the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District’s financial statements and federal single audit report.

For the period of Jan. 1, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2014, the auditor’s office found no deficiencies or material weaknesses in the district’s financial statements. In addition, it found no deficiencies or material weaknesses in the district’s internal control of major programs for federal awards.

Read the entire report at http://1.usa.gov/1Vr0gHq.

Sammamish City Council majority approves overall plan for Sahalee Way

October 8, 2015

NEW — 4:20 p.m. Oct. 8, 2015

The Sammamish City Council has approved a preliminary $15.7 million plan to upgrade Sahalee Way Northeast between Northeast 25th Way and Northeast 37th Way.

The plan won approval by a vote of 4-2, with one member absent.

Mayor Tom Vance said the work would improve the road to 2035 standards or beyond. Council members Ramiro Valderrama-Aramayo and Nancy Whitten cast votes against the measure.

“They’re putting lipstick on a pig, as the old adage goes,” Valderrama-Aramayo said after the meeting.

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Candidates mostly keep it calm at only Sammamish election forum

October 8, 2015

NEW — 4:12 p.m. Oct. 8, 2015

All five Sammamish City Council candidates spent more than two hours battling, but mostly talking, about the various issues before a large crowd of easily 100 people Oct. 7 at the EX3 Teen Center.

Transportation and transit were the first topics of the night.

Technically running unopposed for re-election to his Position 4 council seat, Ramiro Valderrama-Aramayo said the city is “woefully underserved” by the local transit lines. He wants to put more emphasis on nonmotorized forms of transportation.

“Our city is quickly becoming unwalkable,” he said.

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City now has strongest tree ordinance in state, mayor says

October 7, 2015

NEW — 5:19 p.m. Oct. 7, 2015

Following months of discussion and a large public outcry, Sammamish City Council unanimously passed a new tree-retention ordinance at a marathon meeting Oct. 6.

“I think we can, without any possibility of contradiction… call our tree retention policy the strongest in the state,” Mayor Tom Vance said.

Just prior to passage, the council ran through 18 discussion points, questions raised by various council members. Vance said that in every case, the city sided on the side of trees.

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Police blotter

October 7, 2015

NEW — 5:10 p.m. Oct. 7, 2015

Attempted burglary

Someone attempted to gain entry Oct. 1 into a home in the 2400 block of Southeast 17th Street. The suspect(s) tried to break in a door of the home’s garage. The incident was reported just after noon.

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City hires new engineer, brings in consultant

October 7, 2015

NEW — 5:08 p.m. Oct. 7, 2015

At its last regular meeting in September, the Sammamish City Council authorized the hiring of a third senior project engineer for the city Public Works Department.

At the same time, it also approved a contract for a consulting agency to temporarily take on tasks normally belonging to the Sammamish Public Works director.

That position has been vacant since former director and Assistant City Manager Laura Philpot left the city in late June.

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Issaquah chamber hosts playground fundraising event

October 7, 2015

NEW — 4:54 p.m. Oct. 7, 2015

The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce presents? a Sunset Beach Meet & Greet ?playground fundraising event ?from 3:30-5:30 p.m.? Oct. 22, at the new Sunset Beach Bathhouse at Lake Sammamish State Park.

There will be light appetizers, wine and music.

The state of Washington has provided $750,000 to build a new playground for the park, but the community needs to raise the rest of the $250,000. The chamber is nearly half-way to the goal.

RSVP by emailing info@issaquahchamber.com or mail donations to Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park, P.O. Box 605, Issaquah, WA 98027.

Oil Can Henry’s supports military families with October fundraiser

October 7, 2015

NEW — 4:31 p.m. Oct. 7, 2015

Get your oil changed at Oil Can Henry’s this month and your service will help support military families in your community.

Oil Can Henry’s presents “Be a Star to Military Families” campaign, a company-wide initiative to benefit the National Military Family Association.

All Oil Can Henry’s service centers will donate $1 for each vehicle it services through October to the association.

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