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Urban raptors: Workers get bird’s-eye view of osprey nest

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:18PM

It’s hard to miss a bird with a 5-foot wingspan, especially when one is perched on a row of lights surveying the soccer field during a night game at Islander Stadium. Recently, two osprey have been frequenting many high school events, seeing as their nest — which is large enough for a man to stand in — is located on a pole at the north end of the stadium at Mercer Island High School.

Renton Airport contractors say expansion can be quiet

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:18PM

While the city of Renton continues to keep the three bids for the proposed corporate jet center under lock and key until its city council decides to open them to the public, a couple that owns the largest flight company at Renton Airport wants the bids released.

City adds to building codes

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:18PM

Councilmembers and city staff last Monday added a few more changes and clarifications to the list of proposed Town Center code amendments currently under review by city staff.

Marathon madness: Island Rotary Run trains Boston runners

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:18PM

The Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest and most prestigious, continuously run marathon, completed its 111th running on Monday, April 16. The lingering rain from a late spring Nor’Easter and even a forecast of 55-mph winds, didn’t stop thousands of runners from taking part in the event. Included among them, were three Mercer Islanders: Timothy Steege, 53; Roger Larson, 62; and Christina Faine, 40.

City to review trapping law for raccoons, other pests

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:18PM

One resident’s recent encounter with some bold raccoons and his struggle to obtain permission from the city to capture them has got the City Council considering a change to the trapping and hunting ordinance.

District to open enrollment to outside students

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:18PM

Reporter Staff

Island residents get schooled in disaster preparedness

  • May 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 4:18PM

What would you do if an earthquake struck while you were at Costco, with heavy pallets stacked high above your head? How much water does a person require per day in aftermath of a disaster? Why shouldn’t you use candles during a power outage?

Stone sentinels

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:17PM

Dollars for kids, schools, environment: Legislature sends ‘rainy day fund’ to voters

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:17PM

Education, health, and environmental issues topped the state’s agenda in the Democrat-dominated 2007 legislature.

YFS will use research to focus on helping teens

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:17PM

Mercer Island middle-school students drink, smoke and use drugs less than the national norm. Once they hit high school, however, the figures jump significantly over the norm, according to a local study.

FBI offers reward for information on threatening letters

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:17PM

A powdery substance returned in the mail to a Mercer Island home last February was a potentially harmful insecticide and part of a series of threatening diatribes concerned with the portrayal of cheerleaders on TV.

BCC cultural festival led by Island teen

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:17PM

Bellevue Community College will host its fifth multi-cultural festival this Saturday, May 5. The director is a Mercer Island teenager.

Ikebana warrior

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:17PM

Islanders embrace intensity of rowing, fuel local crew teams

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:17PM

From the shore, Islander Courtney Backman and her teammate’s strokes look effortless as they propel their boat atop a bumpy Lake Washington on a cloudy Thursday afternoon. Up close, however, the physical effort they put into each pull becomes very apparent.

Condos for Shorewood

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:17PM

More condos may be coming to the Island but this time they w ill be outside of Town Center. The company that bought Shorewood Heights Apartments in 2005 has announced plans to construct approximately 120 new condos and town homes on its 44.5 acre campus on the northeast corner of the Island.

Islander takes selfless path: Retired Island dentist, Rotarian recognized for ‘exemplary humanitarian service’

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:17PM

Thirteen bicycles are strewn across the driveway of Bob Lewis’ South-end Mercer Island home. He’s accumulating as many used bikes as possible to send to Ghana, West Africa, to help farmers and healthcare workers get to their work.

To honor the ‘quiet influence’

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

Reporter Staff

Tasty dilemma, pizza or pita?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

Which is better, pizza or pita? It depends on who you ask. In January 2007, the three elementary schools on the Island did a lot of asking, a lot of sampling, and made a lot of improvements. After receiving a grant last October, the Mercer Island School District Wellness Committee piloted a one-month lunch program, “Four Weeks of Finer Food,” which featured more nutritious and appealing choices for elementary school children.

Transient teen assaults Islander

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

Mercer Island Police last week arrested two young men for investigation of two separate but serious incidents that occurred on the Island.

Water for well found underneath Island

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

After successfully drilling 600 feet below the Island at Rotary Park, a sufficient supply of water has been discovered and could be tapped to use in the event of a natural disaster. Water quality tests are being evaluated, and if it is determined to be safe for human consumption, the city plans to install a hook-up for an emergency well. The $410,000 for the drilling and tests, however, won’t pay for the hook-up. City Council members will have to release additional funds to complete construction of the well.

City to reduce energy use: Staff asked to increase education on conservation

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

In front of a large group of high school students and numerous citizens, City Council members last Monday unanimously approved a resolution directing city staff to reduce the amount of energy used in city operations and its vehicle fleet to affect the global climate crisis. The resolution also asks city staff to increase education about energy conservation.

Changes in DSG, Lancaster named new director

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

There’s a new department head over at city hall, but don’t get him confused with the city manager.

Starbucks Bike to Work Day

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

Islanders are used to sharing the road with cyclists — from families on mountain bikes riding for recreation to colorfully spandexed riders training for races, and everything in between. On any given day, hundreds of bicycles traverse the Island for recreation or as part of their commute. With growing traffic and environmental concerns, as well as the lately pristine spring weather, perhaps now is the time to make the switch to two wheels.

Family loses dog in hit and run

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

Five tiny white puppies have been orphaned because their mother was hit by a vehicle on a private lane off West Mercer Way on the South end of the Island two weeks ago.

Leave ID theft in the cold: State consumers able to freeze accounts

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

Mercer Island is known for its minimal crime rates and safe neighborhoods, but residents here are no safer than other Americans when it comes to identity theft.

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