Teen injured in golf cart rollover accident

July 14, 2011

NEW — 11:30 a.m. July 14, 2011

A teenager rolled a golf cart down an eight-foot embankment at The Golf Club at Newcastle at about 6:20 a.m. July 14.

The 17-year-old golf course employee became trapped under the cart, and firefighters and other golf course employees lifted the cart off of the teen, said Lt. Troy Donlin, Bellevue Fire Department spokesman.

The teen was injured and transported to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition. Donlin did not have information about the extent of the teen’s injuries.

David Valdyka, director of marketing at Oki Golf, said he did not have enough details to comment on the size or weight of the cart that pinned the teen.

Police Blotter for July 13

July 13, 2011

NEW — 6 a.m. July 13, 2011

Car theft

A man reported his 1996 Lexus ES300 was stolen from his home in the 7000 block of 127th Place Southeast between 11 p.m. June 24 and 6 a.m. June 25. He said his keys were stolen from the entryway of his home, and although he could not prove it, he suspected a tenant at his home stole the car.

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Helicopter to measure radiation in Newcastle

July 11, 2011

NEW — 2:15 p.m. July 9, 2011

Beginning July 11, residents may notice a low-flying helicopter over the city, flying in a winding fashion. The helicopter will measure radiation in the city and across the region, measuring from a height of 300 feet. The helicopter will take measurements through July 28.

The data will serve as a baseline with which to compare data if there is a nuclear incident like the one in Fukushima, Japan.

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Police blotter for July 8

July 8, 2011

NEW — 5:30 p.m. July 8, 2011

Home burglary

A man reported that his home, in the 8600 block of 137th Avenue Southeast, was burglarized between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. June 20. The burglar used a BB gun to shoot out a back window. The man said the stolen items were a coin collection worth $150, a pair of gold earrings worth $200, an iPod Nano worth $125, two laptop computers together worth $1,700 and an Xbox worth $370. Police recovered 11 sets of fingerprints from the house.

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July 6, 2011



Newcastle Chamber of Commerce luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 13 at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane. Cost is $30. The speaker is yet to be determined.

Concerts in the Park presents the following performances from 7-8:30 p.m. at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way:

- July 13 — Borrowed Time, a Styx tribute band

- July 20 — Wings N Things, a Paul McCartney tribute band

- July 27 — The Offenders, classic rock

- Aug. 3 — Front Street Cats, original and popular music

- Aug. 10 — Ventura Highway Revisited, classic rock

- Aug. 17 — Black Velvet 4, progressive and classic rock

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We want your Fourth of July photos!

July 2, 2011

NEW — 8 a.m. July 2, 2011

Newcastle News would love to see your photos from the Newcastle Fourth of July Celebration at Lake Boren Park, and possibly print them in the newspaper! Send your photos to newcas@isspress.com.

Band Fishwives joins Fourth of July lineup

July 1, 2011

NEW — 3:45 p.m. July 1, 2011

Cover band Fishwives has joined the Fourth of July lineup, City Manager Rob Wyman said. The band will play from 6-7:30 p.m., opening for Shelley and the Curves, which takes the stage at 8 p.m.

Vendors at the celebration will be Tastyz Kettle Corn, Charlie’s Buns ‘n’ Stuff — which serves burgers and hotdogs — and Molly Moon’s Ice Cream, Wyman said.

The celebration begins at 6 p.m., and fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

Black bear hit on Interstate 405

July 1, 2011

NEW — 10:35 a.m. July 1, 2011

A small black bear was hit sometime overnight between June 30 and July 1 on Interstate 405 near Newcastle, according to the Washington State Patrol.

A motorist called in around 2 a.m. to report an animal carcass on the freeway, said Julie Startup, a spokeswoman for the patrol.

Troopers responded and found the dead bear, which Startup said had been hit hard and was in pieces. They moved it off the freeway and notified wildlife officials, she said.

Lake Boren Park playground reopens just in time for summer

July 1, 2011

It was love at first sight at the Lake Boren Park playground ribbon cutting ceremony June 16. Every inch of the new structure seemed to be occupied by a smiling child eager to explore the new climbing, spinning and sliding toys at his or her disposal.

Children play on the Lake Boren Park playground.

The modernized merry-go-round was among the most popular features at the Lake Boren Park playground ribbon cutting June 16. A $325,000 state grant funded the playground. By Tim Pfarr

The new playground was constructed this spring thanks to a $325,000 grant from the state, which was secured in 2010 by former state Sen. Randy Gordon. The playground opened to the public June 13, but hundreds showed up for the ribbon cutting, which followed the last day of school for students in the Issaquah School District. Read more

City Council race gets more competition

July 1, 2011

Candidates file for August primary

Resident Frank Irigon and former City Councilman Gordon Bisset have filed to run for City Council Position 4 in this year’s election.

Gordon Bisset

Frank Irigon

Frank Irigon

Bisset — who served as a member of the council from 2002-2005 — and Irigon will face off against Parks Commission Chair Andrew Shelton in a primary election in August.

The top two finishers will advance to the general election in November.

Councilman Sonny Putter, who holds Position 4, announced in April he would retire from the council at the end of the year.

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