Among other items: A 45-year-old logger was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with internal injuries yesterday after a tree slid down a hill and crushed his chest in woods east of Renton; and plans to build Ebright Creek Park have made it to a design team.
A 31-year-old North Bend man was stabbed in the arm in Issaquah last week after he confronted a man snooping around his car, police said.
The victim was sitting in his car outside the La Venadita store, in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard, about 10 p.m. Thursday. He confronted a man who was walking around his car and looking in the windows, police said.
That man then stabbed the victim in the upper left arm and drove away in a red car, police said.
The attacker was described as 5-feet-5 to 5-feet-8, clean-shaven, with dark skin and a smaller build and was wearing a black hooded jacket, a black stocking cap and other dark clothing.
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The victim was treated at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue and released.
Anyone with information can call Issaquah police at 425-837-3200.
Tree slides down hill near Renton, crushes man’s chest
A 45-year-old logger was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with internal injuries yesterday after a tree slid down a hill and crushed his chest in woods east of Renton, fire officials said.
The man, whose name was not released, was logging in the back yard of a house outside Renton, in unincorporated King County. The homeowner used a cellphone to reach emergency services.
Eastside Fire and Rescue made it to the scene, near the 12000 block of 206th Place Southeast, shortly before 12:30 p.m. The rescue team found a man on the ground in the woods, down a steep embankment. A tree with an 8-inch-diameter trunk had fallen on his chest.
No information was available from the hospital about the man’s condition, but emergency personnel at the scene described the injuries as serious.
Second phase to begin in Snoqualmie Ridge
Quadrant Homes and Murray Franklyn Co. will develop the second phase of the Snoqualmie Ridge urban village in a joint venture.
Murray Franklyn paid Quadrant $65 million last week to form the venture.
The two home builders will construct up to 2,150 homes on 736 acres in the next five years. Construction is expected to begin in the spring, and home sales are to start in 2006.
The first phase of construction at Snoqualmie Ridge began in 1997.
Quadrant, Snoqualmie Ridge’s developer, and Murray Franklyn have developed homes at Redmond Ridge and Snoqualmie Ridge together.
Sammamish awards contract for park design work
After a lengthy period of public comment, plans to build Ebright Creek Park have made it to a design team.
The Sammamish City Council awarded a $147,725 contract this month to Wiscomb Landscape Architecture Services of Seattle to design a sports court, a play lawn, a climbing rock, a picnic area and a children’s play area on the 12-acre site.
The city hopes to start construction at the park, just west of 212th Avenue Southeast near Southeast 13th Place, next summer.
A creek-viewing platform and a wetlands boardwalk may be added later, if the City Council approves pending changes to the city code.
Seattle Times Eastside bureau