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Refuge Notebook: After the fire

...catastrophic wildfires. An example of this was observed when the regenerating forest from the lightning-caused 2005 King County Creek fire checked spread of the Funny River fire as it moved east toward Skilak Lake. Similarly, a large portion...

...housing six of the beasts were nothing extraordinary.In her life, it wasn't.Penwell was raised in White Center, a King County community that embraces its nickname, "Rat City," on the city website. It's where her love of animals began...
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K-Beach residents not getting equal treatment

...suppression to protect poorly situated homes. By doing such are we not subsidizing poor choices? Does anyone remember the King County Creek and Fox Creek fires of 2005, the Caribou Hills fire of 2007, the Shanta Creek fire of 2009, and the Funny River...
Fire footprint - ghosts of fires past

...latter. Much of the perimeter of the Funny River Fire was fated to be defined by previous burns including the 2005 King County Creek Fire and 2007 Swan Lake Fire that bump up against Skilak Lake, and the 2004 Glacier Creek Fire along the northeast...
Refuge Notebook: Fire Management Officer heads off to new adventures

...list includes Pipe Creek, Fox Creek, Irish Channel, King County Creek, Swan Lake, and Shanta Creek fires. The post-fire...Additionally, fire scars from the Shanta Creek and King County Creek fires assisted in reducing the intensity and spread...

...newsletter about wildlife interaction in urban areas, describes a roost of about the same size along North Creek in King County, just east of the University of Washington Bothell campus.The massive crow roost started shortly after a 1997 stream...
Area swimmers excel at Masters Zones

...getting pretty close to swimming as fast as he did in his teens.The meet was held April 12 and 13 at The Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. It featured 344 swimmers from ages 18 through 83 from nine different states...

...of Hanford, authorities said.The injuries were described as bumps, bruises, scrapes and possibly broken bones by Kings County Assistant Sheriff Dave Putnam.The crash occurred at a crossing that was equipped with control gates, Putnam said...
Borough Clerk rejects vote-by-mail initiative

...percent voter turn out in "every election." A 2011 King County Washington Elections Report concluded that no voter turn...Between the 2009 general election and the 2011 election King County, then the largest vote-by-mail jurisdiction in the...
Swan Lake fire growing slowly but will benefit wildlife

...pocket of active fire behavior was observed during windy conditions on a helicopter survey, burning toward the 2005 King County Creek Fire scar. Smoke was moving northwest toward the Sterling area, but dissipating before reaching most inhabited...


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