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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...

...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...
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...
Travel begins to get back to normal after Northwest earthquake

...Operations at Boeing Field south of Seattle were limited due to damage to the airport runway. Washington 202 in east King County and Washington 302 on the Kitsap Peninsula were closed indefinitely because of landslides and slide danger. Several...
Burning peat: a good source of energy and a firefighter?s nightmare

...root-wads or peat can carry-over from one year to the next. This happened on the refuge last year within the King County Creek Fire perimeter, when the fire from 2005 over-wintered in ground fuels and popped back up to the surface during...
Around the Peninsula

...of Commerce luncheon at noon today. Instead, Kris Erickson of the Division of Forestry will give an update on the King County Creek fire. For more information, call 262-9814. Christmas in July bazaar slated The Sterling Senior Center will...
Fire is not cause for alarm in. (There's) extremely low risk of the fire getting out of its natural confines." The scar from the 2005 King County Creek fire should stop flames from spreading to the west, while Skilak Lake itself acts as a barrier to the north...
Pins on the map: Crash site reflections the Caribou Hills. Occasionally, the mountains and forests will reveal a long-held secret. The 10,000 acre King County Creek fire in 2005 removed much of the densely packed black spruce forest south of the Kenai River. Although I had been...
Sports Briefs record to 56.64 seconds. The record swim came Saturday at the Northwest Region 12 Swimming Championships at King County Aquatic Center. The Dutchwoman finished nearly 6 seconds ahead of second-place Melissa Greene, who clocked 1:02... -

Skilak fire close to contained; burn ban issued ANCHORAGE (AP) The more than 10,000-acre King County Creek Fire near Skilak Lake has reached 97 percent containment and most crews are pulling out this weekend, fire officials said...


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