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Free Subway subs for Auburn kids who bike with helmets

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.

  • Jun 6, 2008

Winners crowned at inaugural Auburn Dog Trot

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.

  • Jun 6, 2008

Auburn likely to ban fireworks starting in ’09

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.

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South King County cities waiting on Kent for decision on new jail

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.

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Motorists warm up to HWY 167 HOT lanes in opening month

While the first month of State Route 167 HOT lanes operations went smoothly, the pilot project faced a few minor challenges.

  • Jun 6, 2008
Kyle Harris

Adult members of Auburn Boy Scout Troop remain close

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.

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Have a blast

One-day blasts of summer fun are making a return to Les Gove Park.

  • Jun 6, 2008

White River Presbyterian Church offers parenting seminar

Helping children grow up to be responsible, healthy adults in today’s society can be quite difficult, but there are some secrets that can make it easier.

  • Jun 6, 2008
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Petpalooza: Auburn throws a big party for pets, owners

Pugsly and Sophie the pugs came snuffling along the trail while their pretty pug pal, the perky Peaches, lingered casually in the rear at Game Farm Park, checking out the business end of a passing pooch.

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Boy Scout Troop 401 to hold celebration

Auburn Boy Scout Troop 401, the longest-running troop in lower King County and one of the oldest troops in the state, will be celebrating is 85th anniversary Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 100 N St SE. Festivities will begin at 1:30 p.m.

  • Jun 6, 2008

Cruise-In on Saturday

Auburn’s Performance Grill is holding its second annual Cruise-In – a

  • Jun 6, 2008

MILITARY MEETING:

Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, will chair the Joint Select Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs today from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Buckley Armory,… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2008

Morning fire forces evacuation at Taco Bell

Employees and customers were forced to evacuate following a fire at the Auburn Taco Bell, located at 710 Auburn Way South, at 9:10 a.m. Monday.

  • Jun 6, 2008

MILITARY MEETING:

Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, will chair the Joint Select Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs today from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Buckley Armory, 455 N. River Road. The public is invited to participate. Roach, who co-chairs the legislative committee formed to facilitate issues surrounding active military, veterans and the National Guard, will showcase state armories during the TVW broadcast. The meeting will focus on public access to food and communication during disaster, a new traumatic brain injury (TBI) center in Orting, and university campus safety measures. From I-5, merge onto 512 E., merge onto 167 N., merge onto 410 E. to Buckley, right on Park Ave, left on River Rd.

  • Jun 6, 2008

Bodies recovered from the Green River

The bodies of two men missing in the raging Green River after they were swept away by high water two weeks ago were recovered Saturday.

  • Jun 6, 2008

Police blotter

Auburn police responded to the

  • Jun 6, 2008

Nearly a done deal: Family services program finds new home in Auburn

ACAP Child and Family Services might have secured a new home. The Board of the First United Methodist Church in Auburn tentatively approved the relocation of the ACAP center to a lot adjacent to its church, located at 100 N St. SE. The move is pending the confirmation of a lease, which currently is being negotiated, according to Greg Wood, ACAP board president.

  • Jun 6, 2008

Auburn councilman joins King County transit committee

Roger Thordarson, former Auburn City Councilmember, recently was appointed to the King County Transit Advisory Committee. Thordarson’s appointment, confirmed by the Metropolitan King County Council, is for a partial term expiring Sept. 30.

  • Jun 6, 2008

Auburn bike safety fair ready to roll | Q&A

Mike Hassen is chairman of the Auburn Optimist Club’s Bicycle Safety Fair, which is running Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Auburn Eagles parking lot, 702 M. St. SE. The Auburn Optimistic Club is a non-profit service organization.

  • Jun 6, 2008
Dennis ‘Kip’ Herren

New Auburn superintendent keeps achievement in sights

Kip Herren keeps the clipping in a frame in his office. In it a former hell-on-wheels student leaps into a joyous coach Herren’s open arms in sheer exuberance after winning a state wrestling title. Twenty-nine years in Auburn’s schools have put an impressive array of facts and figures at Herren’s fingertips. What there is to know about curricula, testing, education reform and WASL, Kip knows. But that photo is there to remind him what the whole show is about. That kid today is a successful businessman whose wife just gave birth to triplets. “I keep it because that leap reminds me that if you give kids that opportunity first and then you give them the structure and the care, they can achieve,” said Herren, the newly-appointed superintendent of the Auburn School District.

Dennis ‘Kip’ Herren