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Our Renton Weekly for Feb. 18, 2020

Our Renton Weekly for February 18, 2020 

Cover: Portion of Cedar River Trail Closed

A portion of the Cedar River Trail is closed as a precaution due to damage from the recent rain storms. The trail is closed just beyond Cedar River Dog Park to Riverview Park. Both parks remain open and the trail is accessible eastbound at Riverview Park, but not westbound. Fencing and warning signs are in place and trail users are asked not to trespass. Violators are subject to prosecution (RMC 2-9-8.C.2).

The city is consulting with engineers on next steps to repair the riverbank. There is currently no established timeline for re-opening the closed portion of the trail.

Empty council chambers

City Council Update

The Renton City Council did not meet on Monday, Feb. 17 due to the Presidents' Day holiday.

The council will reconvene on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.

Hoop Shoot with basetball
Hoop Shoot

Put your free throws to the test at Hoop Shoot! On Friday, Feb. 21 from 6 – 8 p.m., contestants ages 14 and under are invited to test their free throw skills at the Renton Community Center. Participants will compete in separate age and gender divisions: 6 and under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age/gender division. Pre-register now using code 7795.

Stormwater drain2020 Stormwater Management Program Plan

The city is accepting public comments on the 2020 Draft Stormwater Management Program Plan through March 1. The plan describes the city’s planned actions and activities for the year to meet the requirements of the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit issued by the Washington State Department of Ecology. Comments on the draft plan should be sent to Kristina Lowthian.

Black History MonthBlack History Month

Dr. Nettie Asberry was a woman from Tacoma who used her voice to fight for women’s rights and rights for Negroes. On Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Renton Highlands Library, actor, storyteller and public speaker Eva Abram will portray Dr. Nettie Asberry in this lecture that shares stories of her activism. 

SKY Urban Empowerment and Transformation Center will celebrate Black History Month by presenting “2020 Celebrating Black Excellence – Realizing the Dream” on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. The center is located at 301 S. 3rd Ave. in Renton.

Farmers market flowersBe a Renton Farmers Market sponsor

This year we celebrate the nineteenth season of the Renton Farmers Market! Show your support for the community and local farmers while promoting your business to a dedicated customer base by becoming a market sponsor. Contact Carrie Olson for sponsorship information. 

2020 PNW Economic Equity Summit LogoPNW Economic Equity Summit

The Renton Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2020 PNW Economic Equity Summit on Friday, Feb. 28 from 7 – 11 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington. The event brings together regional business leaders and invites the community to find resolutions to the challenges in our region– specifically the economic inequity in the Pacific Northwest.

The city will have a 2020 Census information table outside the event.

Community Police Academy demostrationCommunity Police Academy Application Open

The Renton Police Department is accepting applications for the 2020 Community Police Academy! Gain insight into how Renton PD operates during this 10-week program designed to educate participants on the “hows” and “whys” of police operations and services. The program begins April 14 and goes through June 16 on Tuesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Apply now before March 6.

Bee and flowerRenton Habitat Stewards Training

In partnership with The National Wildlife Federation, King County’s WaterWorks Grant Program is hosting a Special Habitat Steward Training in Renton! This multi-week training teaches participants how to create and restore wildlife habitats. Meet and receive hands-on training from local conservation professionals . Trainings are every Tuesday in March from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Renton Academy. Register now and become a Habitat Steward. 

How to spot a stroke F.A.S.T.

Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

In honor of Heart Health Month, the Renton Regional Fire Authority gives reminders on how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T!

FACE DROOPING: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb?
ARM WEAKNESS: Is one arm weak or numb?
SPEECH DIFFICULTY: Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand?
TIME TO CALL 9-1-1: If the person shows any of these symptoms. Even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1.

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Events in Renton

eless Community Resource Events

Every Wednesday in 2020, the Renton Village of Hope will be hosting Homeless Community Resource Events at the Renton Downtown Library. The first one this year is on Jan. 15 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and focuses on housing and shelter information. 

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