Wall of honor planned

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Bothell High School Alumni Association wants to erect a wall of honor for those who attended Woodinville, Bothell or Inglemoor high schools and subsequently died while on active service in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, either in the U.S. or in a foreign country.This also includes firefighters, law enforcement and other public services.

Information can be sent to:

BHS Alumni Association

PO Box 554

Bothell, WA 98041

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Formula DRIFT Round 5: Throwdown Results;

  • Written by Karin Hopper

Formula DRIFT returned to Evergreen Speedway for Round 5: Throwdown. Daijiro Yoshihara in the Discount Tire / Falken Nissan S13 takes the victory and the lead in the overall Pro Championship points standings. Attendance records were broken as the event reached capacity for the venue.

Round 5: Throwdown reached capacity as fans came in droves to Evergreen Speedway. Attendance was up over 10% from last season continuing the increase in numbers for the Series. Fans were treated to an exciting round of action from the top drivers in the sport.

?The Pacific Northwest has an amazing fan base, which was proven today,? said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. ?We are excited to see the growth of the sport and the Series this season with a continued increase in attendance at each event.?

The competition heated up with the final four drivers aiming to move closer in their chase for the championship. Fredric Aasbo in the Need For Speed / Scion Racing TC went head to head with Rhys Millen in the Red Bull / Hankook Hyundai Genesis Coupe and edged out the former champion earning third place. The Finals matched up the 2009 champion, Chris Forsberg in the NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Nissan 370Z with Daijiro Yoshihara. Yoshihara took the victory and gained the lead in the Pro Championship point standings and remains the leader with a commanding lead in the Triple Crown bonus.

?It feels great to be in the lead,? stated Daijiro Yoshihara, winner of Round 5: Throwdown. ?After the Top 32 when Justin Pawlak was taken out of the competition I knew I had a good chance to win, but I didn?t want to think about points and focused on winning one round at a time, which worked! We have 2 competitions left so I need to focus on them still before I can think too much about the championship.?

The Formula DRIFT Championship continues for Round 6: After Dark at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on August 26 - 27. Tickets are available to purchase online.

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Formula DRIFT Professional Championship 2011 Point Standings after 5 Rounds

1. Yoshihara, Daijiro

Discount Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13

412 Points

2. Pawlak, Justin

Falken Tire Ford Mustang

397 Points

3. Forsberg, Chris

NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z

369 Points

4. McNamara, Darren

Falken Tire Pontiac Saturn Sky

345.50 Points

5. Powers, Matt

Need for Speed Nissan S14

328.50 Points

6. McQuarrie, Tyler

Falken Tire Nissan 350Z

317 Points

7. Tuerck, Ryan

Gardella Racing / Mobil 1 Chevrolet Camaro

308 Points

8. Grunewald, Conrad

Hankook Tire Chevy Camaro

300 Points

9. Gittin, Vaughn

Monster Energy / Falken Ford Mustang

291 Points

10.. Mohan, Kyle

Nexen Tire / Mazdatrix Mazda RX-8

266 Points

11. Aasbo, Fredric

Need for Speed / Hankook Scion TC

250 Points

12. Yoshioka, Toshiki

Retaks Nissan S13

238.25 Points

16. Millen, Rhys

Red Bull / Hankook Hyundai Genesis Coupe

207 Points

14. Gushi, Ken

RS*R / Hankook / Scion Racing TC

188.75 Points

15. Bakchis, Aurimas

Bakchis Racing / Forged Racing Nissan 240SX

185.50 Points

16. Wilkerson, Walker

Fatlace / Intec Racing Nissan 240

185 Points

Round 5: Throwdown Event Results

1. Yoshihara, Daijiro

Falken Tire / Discount Tire Nissan 240SX


2. Forsberg, Chris

NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z

Second Place

3. Aasbo, Fredric

Need for Speed / Hankook Scion TC

Third Place Triple Crown (after 2 of 3 events)

1. Yoshihara, Daijiro

Discount Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13

212 Points

2. Forsberg, Chris

NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z

153 Points

3. McNamara, Darren

Falken Tire Pontiac Saturn Sky

144.50 Points

Fire chief responds to union’s no-confidence vote

  • Written by Don Mann
Photo by Don Mann Woodinville Fire & Rescue Chief I. David Daniels listens as the WFR union president delivers a no-confidence vote on his behalf at the commissioners’ meeting last Monday.
"First of all it was an interesting circumstance to express a lack of confidence when I’m not sure they ever had confidence in me to begin with," embattled Woodinville Fire & Rescue Chief I. David Daniels said when asked his response to the no-confidence vote handed down by Local 2950 at the WFR commissioners’ meeting last Monday.

"But it’s a free country and they have the right to express themselves."

The resolution from the Woodinville firefighters’ union was 59-0, with four abstentions and was delivered by union head Greg Ahearn in front of an overflow crowd of members and supporters, who called the measure "an alternative method to bring forth serious concerns of public safety and mismanagement to the public."

Ahearn cited a litany of grievances including: In Daniels’ 18 months at the helm, the fire district has lost its international accreditation through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI); has abandoned its responsibility to adequately protect former Kingsgate station 34’s response area; has eliminated its public educator position and dramatically reduced fire prevention; has created new and costly administrative positions while firefighter positions have been eliminated; has withdrawn from the Labor Management Initiative by canceling meetings and has jeopardized the careers of firefighters during the Kirkland annexation.

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Duvall gets funky at Sandblast

  • Written by Lisa Allen


Without the wheels, which were scheduled to be added to this year’s Sandblast sand sculpture on Sunday, the artwork was a bit of a mystery to those on the beach on Saturday.

But artist Joe Lee Davidson and his crew were on the scene to explain: the sculpture is a likeness of an Airstream trailer. Davidson said the idea came from his own Airstream, which he lives in.

He explained that the creation is a "funky town" version of Duvall, with various animals surrounding it and looking out the windows. On the door of "City Hall" is a "Gone Fishing" sign.

"It’s like a ‘city on wheels,’" he said.

Sandblast, an arts, music and sand sculpture festival, is held every summer at the Duvall beach on the Snoqualmie River.

Emergency Prevention

  • Written by The Emergency Preparedness and Public Safety Commission
The Emergency Preparedness and Public Safety Commission believes that the best way to stop a crime is to prevent it from happening in the first place.

You can help prevent petty thefts from occurring by keeping your garage door closed when you are not working around your property; by removing valuables such as cell phones, wallets and laptops from your car when not attended and by forming a block watch program.

The Woodinville Police Department would like to further develop our city’s crime prevention efforts by expanding our block watch program.

Among her many duties, Officer Shelia Starrett has been tasked with assisting block watch groups with the National Night Out events to be held in respective neighborhoods.

If you are a block watch captain, would like to be become one or would like to know if there is a block watch program in your neighborhood, please contact Officer Starrett at (425) 877-2284.

We are pretty fortunate to live here in Woodinville. Our crime rate is low and continues to fall. There are several reasons for this, but one reason is YOU. Neighbors like you take time to keep an eye out for others and participate in block watch programs. If you do not already have a block watch program in your neighborhood, the opportunity to start one is just around the corner.

This month we will celebrate the annual National Night Out. This year’s event will take place on August 2 in the various neighborhoods around town.

National Night Out is an event that is organized to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention by strengthening neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.