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Rodrigo Lara works on the wheelchair ramp for Penelope Popovich. A work crew from Centex Homes and two of their subcontractors

Lending a hand, providing easier path for Auburn woman

Penelope Popovich is a kind, generous and iron-willed woman. But when she was so overwhelmed by the site of her wheelchair access ramp, she forgot to do something at the end of the day.

Rodrigo Lara works on the wheelchair ramp for Penelope Popovich. A work crew from Centex Homes and two of their subcontractors

Certified Initiative 26 heading to the ballot

King County Elections certified Initiative 26, securing it a spot on an upcoming ballot. Initiative 26 would make the offices of King County executive, council and assessor nonpartisan.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Parks, county to discuss Green River land swap

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks will hold a public hearing to discuss Green River land exchanges.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Above left: Larry Ketner
Above left: Larry Ketner

Auburn students win big at SkillsUSA event

Auburn School District students took top honors at the Washington State SkillsUSA Competition on April 18-19 in Vancouver, Wash.

  • Jun 2, 2008
The Valley Kiwanis Students of the Month for May are

Class acts

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  • Jun 2, 2008
The Valley Kiwanis Students of the Month for May are
Melanie Roach holds her daughter Camillle

REACHING OLYMPIC STAGE

Her dream fulfilled, Melanie Roach intends to relish every step of the way as she prepares for China and the Olympics.

Melanie Roach holds her daughter Camillle
Honoring the military during the Memorial Day Service last year at Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn were Sonny Bargala

Auburn to hold Memorial Day ceremonies at cemetery, park

The public is invited to attend a special Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday in the flag plaza at Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn, 2020 Mountain View Drive.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Honoring the military during the Memorial Day Service last year at Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn were Sonny Bargala

Superintendent race down to two

The Auburn School District Board of Directors on Monday received the withdrawal of Dr. Elaine Beraza’s candidacy from consideration for the position of Superintendent of Schools.

Lewis to serve on oversight committee

Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis was one of 15 members unanimously confirmed to serve on an oversight committee for the Mental Illness and Drug Dependency Action Plan.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Battle over skimpily-clad baristas continues

Pastor Pat O’Leary on Monday urged the Auburn City Council not to adopt a “we’ve-done-all-we-could attitude” about the Cowgirls Espresso stand on A Street Southeast and the scantily-clad baristas serving up the joe.

Jim Westhusing

Making a difference, taking the lead

At 2:30 p.m. on a recent weekday and Rachel Eskesen and Michelle Oliver stood before a group of youngsters in the cafeteria at Olympic Middle School.

Jim Westhusing

Optimists to hold Bicycle Safety Fair

The Auburn Optimist Club’s 18th Bicycle Safety Fair will be held June 7, at the Auburn Eagles parking lot, 702 M Street NE.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Police blotter

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service between May 21 and May 9:

  • Jun 2, 2008
Cyclists took to the streets Wednesday for the The Ride Of Silence
Cyclists took to the streets Wednesday for the The Ride Of Silence
Auburn’s Robin Cleveland performs a trick in last year’s skating competition.

City to hold Skate Bowl II, Battle of the Bands VII

The Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department is planning two events on

  • Jun 2, 2008
Auburn’s Robin Cleveland performs a trick in last year’s skating competition.
Ronnie Roberts

Rising cost of fuel burning everybody

Duanna Richards and members of her family had been planning to take their own cars over the Memorial Day weekend to visit her ailing mother in Oregon, but decided at the last minute to carpool.

Ronnie Roberts

Game Farm to host fun run, Petpalooza

Animals will invade Game Farm Park on Saturday – for show and tell, and a little exercise.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Ronnie Short fills up her truck as the last customer to receive free gasoline – part of a giveaway promotion by the Washington State Lottery – at the Auburn Way South Safeway Fuel Center on Friday morning. Her Dodge truck sports a sign

Motorists find long wait, relief at gas giveaway

Like many Americans, Ronnie Short is feeling the pain at the gas pump.

Ronnie Short fills up her truck as the last customer to receive free gasoline – part of a giveaway promotion by the Washington State Lottery – at the Auburn Way South Safeway Fuel Center on Friday morning. Her Dodge truck sports a sign

City, Lea Hill residents to gather, discuss transportation, streets

Auburn officials will meet with residents of Lea Hill to talk about transportation and streets at 6 p.m. today in the gymnasium at Hazelwood Elementary School.