Monthly Archives: April 2012

Wind Gusts Bring Down Nest, Kill Hatchlings

Wind gusts of up to 30-40 mph Monday dislodged a small bird nest from a tree on the 2000 block of NE 100th St. and killed three hatchlings. The weather service predicts the winds will gradually diminish tonight into Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting Highlights

Thursday night, the Thornton Creek Alliance met at the Meadowbrook Community Center for their general meeting and election. Highlights included a presentation by Rianne BeCraft from the National Wildlife Federation who talked about Certified Natural Habitats. This program is about … Continue reading

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Place of Towering Firs Blog Archives Added

Prior to the Victory Heights Blog’s existence, you might have visited Lynnette Spear’s Place of Towering Firs blog. Lynnette is involved with the Thornton Creek Alliance and has helped organize the Victory Heights Garden Walkabouts for the past three years. … Continue reading

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Visit the Victory Heights Blog Facebook Page

As we are tweaking the blog to its new home here on (coming soon: the e-mail notification button so you can receive alerts for new posts like on the old site), please visit our new Facebook page and click … Continue reading

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98th Street Retaining Wall Gets Temporary Repairs

The retaining wall above Thornton Creek on the north side of NE 98th Street had temporary repairs done to it on Thursday by employees of Seattle Public Utilities. A source said the wall had “somewhat failed” and the repairs were … Continue reading

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City To Clean Up Park Graffiti Within 10 Days

After vandals spray painted graffiti in Victory Heights Park last week, the city promised that Seattle Public Utilities would have it cleaned within 10 business days. Tagged were both sides of the basketball backstop as well as the side of … Continue reading

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Metal Grate Replaces Wooden Storm Drain

On Monday the wooden beams that have covered a storm drain “sand box” (the City’s technical term) at the corner of 20th Ave NE and NE 103rd Street were replaced with a custom-made metal grate by Seattle Public Utilities. The … Continue reading

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Fire Destroys Shed on 17th Ave NE

Friday night, a fire broke out in a shed behind a house at 10755 17th Ave NE just before 10 PM. Fifteen different fire units were called out to the scene which blocked NE Northgate Way as the blaze was … Continue reading

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Next Bill Pierre Development Meeting May 19th

Shammara Estrada, Victory Heights’ Community Council Representative, reports, Not sure if you are aware of this – but Bill Pierre has begun plans for redevelopment of his vast property along Lake City Way. The family has contracted with the UW … Continue reading

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Thornton Creek Knickerbocker Site Construction Begins May 2013

The long-proposed and studied plan to increase floodplain storage and habitat quality to the Thornton Creek greenbelt at the “Knickerbocker” site (NE 100th Street, at the base of 20th Ave NE) looks to finally begin construction in May 2013. Seattle … Continue reading

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