Topic: Black Diamond
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September 12, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Toward Responsible Development, a citizens group challenging Black Diamond’s approval of two planned urban villages, said it will appeal a judge’s decision rejecting the group’s complaint.
Attorney David Bricklin wrote in an email forwarded to group members Monday that King County Superior Court Judge Patrick Oishi’s ruling last month was erroneous.
Bricklin said the city didn’t adequately study traffic impacts from developer YarrowBay’s The Villages and Lawson Hills projects, and said the developments would violate city statutes by hurting city finances, locating schools too far away for students to walk, polluting Lake Sawyer and failing to generate enough new jobs.
Judge Oishi ruled that the impacts of 6,050 new homes and 1 million square feet of commercial development were adequately studied.
September 3, 2012 at 12:43 PM
CHELAN – A Black Diamond man was taken to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee Sunday afternoon after one side of his paraglider collapsed after take-off from Chelan Butte, according to The Wenatchee World.
Mark Davis, 58, went off the butte at about 3 p.m. when his equipment failed and he spiraled about 75 feet down, said Chelan County Sheriff’s Sgt. Rob Huddleston.
He said Davis’ friends brought him back to the take-off point, where and fire department and emergency medical crews got him to an ambulance.
Davis was complaining of lower back and pelvic pain, Huddleston said.
May 13, 2012 at 4:32 PM
Everett City Councilman Drew Nielsen died Saturday in a rafting accident on the Green River.
“We’ve all lost a real, good friend and colleague,” fellow councilman Paul Roberts said today.
The Everett Herald reported that Nielsen, 61, was rafting near Black Diamond with his wife, Kim, and several friends. The raft flipped. Nielsen’s wife was able to escape, but he was not.
Roberts said Nielsen was an avid rafter, and was very safety-conscious. “He was well-equipped and took it very seriously,” Roberts said. “He was not a person that would take unnecessary risks.”
Nielsen was re-elected to his third term on the council last year, Roberts said. He was an attorney who specialized in real estate law.
He was a passionate advocate for open government and public access to shorelines, Roberts said. “Because of his real-estate background, he brought a great set of skills to the work of the community. He was a brilliant attorney.”
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