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Projects in Newcastle, Enumclaw get King County youth-amateur sports grants
Grants totaling nearly $50,000 through the King County Youth and Amateur Sports Grants program have been awarded to projects in King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn’s district that will improve access to healthy lifestyles.


King County Executive announces youth and amateur sports grants funding
Grants totaling $3.6 million through the King County Youth and Amateur Sports Grants program were announced today by Executive Dow Constantine. The funding supports non-profit and local government agencies increase access to healthy lifestyles with new or improved facilities and programs.


Overnight closure of Northbound I-405 exit to NE 8th Street Jan. 31 to Feb. 1
The Northbound I-405 exit to Northeast 8th Street in Bellevue will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. between Wednesday, Jan. 31 to Thursday, Feb. 1 to enable sewer utility workers to inspect a vault near the roadway. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.


Public invited to upcoming King County garbage and recycling plan open houses
King County has scheduled three open houses in late January and early February when interested citizens can learn more about the County’s long-term plans for managing solid waste.


Soil testing work to impact traffic on Coal Creek Parkway through late February
Work to collect soil samples along the proposed alignment for a King County replacement sewer line between Bellevue and Newcastle will require temporary travel lane closures along Coal Creek Parkway through late February.


Safety, accessibility enhanced as 1.2-mile-long East Lake Sammamish Trail segment reopens
Another stretch of King County’s 11-mile-long East Lake Sammamish Trail has been transformed from a gravel-surfaced interim path to a paved regional trail that features significant safety upgrades.


King County Flood Warning Center opens as heavy rain brings minor flooding to Tolt River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 3:40 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, after heavy rain across eastern King County brought the Tolt River up to a Phase 2 flood alert level, and minor flooding is expected along the river upstream of Carnation.


King County closing Flood Warning Center, but will continue to monitor river levels
With rain diminishing and river levels subsiding, the King County Flood Warning Center closed at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, after a brief opening to monitor minor flooding on the Tolt River.


Public invited to comment on King County’s 20-year garbage and recycling plan
Beginning Jan. 8 and lasting until March 8, King County invites the public to comment on its draft Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan, which provides direction for managing King County’s garbage and recycling over the next six to 20 years. Public comment is also being sought on a draft Environmental Impact Statement that evaluates the environmental impacts of options in the draft plan.


Nominations sought for King County’s Earth Heroes at School awards program
Teachers, students, school employees and others who are helping to reduce waste, save resources and improve the environment are eligible to receive recognition from King County through the Earth Heroes at School program.