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Holland America Line has promoted Auburn’s Monica Desimone to director, tour accounting and administration.
Auburn Police Department calls from June 1 to June 3.
Valley Regional Fire Authority calls from May 26 through June 1.
The Auburn Optimist Club’s scholarship foundation awarded $500 scholarships each to five high school students. They recipients are Joe Wiley, of West Auburn High; Whitney Cullum, Mountainview; Kealsye Fahey, of Auburn Riverside; Veronica Pratt, of Auburn High; and hearing/sight impaired Lucas Garrison, of Auburn Riverside.
A new pilot recycling program has been put in motion at Auburn Mountainview High, under the direction of horticulture instructor Regina Grubb. Clint Westmoreland from Cedar Grove Composting and Kathleen Edman from the City of Auburn are joining the effort. Student volunteers will create four recycling stations in the commons to recycle the paper trays from the lunchroom and to recycle a portion of organic waste.
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation is gearing up for its annual KidsDay event, to be held at Game Farm Park on June 20. The event, held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature nine inflatable rides, children’s activities, live stage entertainment, mini golf, kids’ arts and craft booths, food concessions, more than 55 information/activity vendors and more.
The Auburn Police Department and Subway restaurants have joined together to encourage bike safety on Auburn streets. Auburn Police officers will be looking for children on bicycles that are demonstrating safe riding by wearing proper safety gear and following the rules of the road. When officers recognize a child utilizing safe riding techniques, they will be awarded a “Safe Rider Citation” card that can be redeemed for a complimentary three-inch Subway sandwich at participating Subway restaurants.
The Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation’s inaugural Dog Trot 3K Fun Run at Game Farm Park last Saturday attracted 150 participants and yielded five division winners. Winners were announced from the stage at the Petpalooza event and were presented with a certificate and $25 toward their purchase at Tiki Tails Dog Salon, an event sponsor.
July 4, 2008 is expected to be the last Independence Day people can set off any kind of fireworks other than sparklers in the city of Auburn without being busted. City Council members are likely to adopt an ordinance at their June 16 meeting that would ban fireworks. The ban would go into effect June 17, 2009.
By 2012 King County will no longer accept misdemeanor inmates, such as drunken drivers, bad check passers, small-bore drug users, petty thieves and prostitutes from the 36 cities that contract with it for jail services. Faced with that looming deadline, the South King County cities of Auburn, Des Moines, Federal Way, Renton and Tukwila hope to build a new regional jail within the next four years to house misdemeanor inmates.
While the first month of State Route 167 HOT lanes operations went smoothly, the pilot project faced a few minor challenges.
One is an orthodontist, another a judge. There’s an attorney and someone with a Ph.D. in communications. A few are ordinary workers, several are successful businessmen. Many served honorably in the military while others remain on active duty. They come from all walks of life, yet they share a common ground, a special association as alumni from Auburn’s storied Boy Scout Troop 401.
One-day blasts of summer fun are making a return to Les Gove Park.