Wire Service

Man, pets escape house fire

A man in his 20’s escaped from a house fire Wednesday afternoon in the 300 block of Hi Crest Drive in Auburn. He was able to evacuate the dogs that were in the home safely and call 911.

Ultra-walker zeros in on 10,000th mile
Ultra-walker zeros in on 10,000th mile
A stretch of the Valley Freeway between Auburn and Renton soon will open as the state’s first high-occupancy toll lanes.

Not so HOT: Weather delays debut of pilot project lanes

Perhaps Mother Nature has a sense of humor. An atypically cold and wet spring means solo drivers will have to wait another week to use the new high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes on State Route 167 between Auburn and Renton.

A stretch of the Valley Freeway between Auburn and Renton soon will open as the state’s first high-occupancy toll lanes.

Police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service between April 20 and April 18:

Police, firefighter groups endorse Gregoire

Because of her strong record on community safety, Gov. Chris Gregoire recently received the endorsement of seven statewide police and firefighter organizations.

Miller earns high credential

Miller earns high credential

Sarah K. Miller

Miller earns high credential
Nonpartisan initiative moving ahead
Nonpartisan initiative moving ahead
UP AND RUNNING

UP AND RUNNING

Under cloudy skies and periodic showers, Emerald Downs opened the chutes to its 13th season of thoroughbred racing last weekend.

UP AND RUNNING

Fire & rescue blotter

Between April 7 and April 13, VRFA personnel responded

Update: House fire accidentally set

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RCS auction raises big numbers

More than $112,000 was raised for Rainier Christian Schools and its five campuses throughout South King County from RCS’s April 12 auction.

BNSF Railway honors During

The Burlington Santa Fa Railway Co. honored Auburn’s Terry During as one of its 2007 BNSF Employees of the Year in ceremonies April 7 at Fort Worth, Texas.

Center offers free checkups

Auburn Muffler, Brake & Radiator, in association with Carquest, is offering free vehicle checkups and maintenance education from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at its center, 1301 Auburn Way S.

On a dreary
On a dreary
Buntheang Heng puts some freshly fried bars in the cooling rack at his Donut & Muffin Shop in downtown Auburn.

Rolling in good dough, friendships

At one corner in downtown Auburn sits an ordinary shop that serves up extraordinary things.

Buntheang Heng puts some freshly fried bars in the cooling rack at his Donut & Muffin Shop in downtown Auburn.

Feds, police raid indoor pot growers; Auburn garden shop targeted

Agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency and local law enforcement on Wednesday indicted more than a dozen people for involvement in marijuana growing operations, as well as three businesses, during a raid they’re calling “Operation Green Reaper.”

City to hold Pitch, Hit & Run competition

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation is gearing up to host the annual Pitch, Hit & Run baseball skills competition on May 3 at Game Farm Park beginning at 10 a.m.

Auburn’s ultra-walker Don Stevenson
Auburn’s ultra-walker Don Stevenson
Sara Byers doesn’t want her children exposed to skimpily-clad baristas working near her Terminal Park neighborhood.

Scantily-clad baristas? Not in her neighborhood

Six years ago Lori Bowden introduced Cowgirls, the espresso stand painted like a jersey cow, staffed with baristas who serve coffee with a smile – and sometimes in a bikini.

Sara Byers doesn’t want her children exposed to skimpily-clad baristas working near her Terminal Park neighborhood.

Police blotter

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service between April 23 and April 21: