Help letter carriers stamp out hunger

Leave food Saturday for your letter carrier for the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger campaign.

Food goes to local food banks and shelters.

Zoo’s elephant barn closed

The elephant barn at Woodland Park Zoo will be closed this week to provide a quiet atmosphere for African elephant Watoto.

You can still see two members of the herd, Asian elephants Chai and Bamboo, in the yards of the Elephant Forest.

Watoto, a 39-year-old female, has a history of infrequent bouts of colic, which typically last several days to a week or more. Watoto is responding well to medication, is cooperating with the elephant keepers in her care, and has returned to near normal appetite and activity levels after a few days of illness.

Nonetheless, she is being kept in the barn and is off exhibit while she recuperates.

Bicycle club taking grant requests

The BIKES Club of Snohomish County, a nonprofit recreational bicycle club, is accepting grant requests from groups that support recreational bicycling and bike safety. Grants will be awarded by the end of June.

Requests should include a description of the project and the anticipated number of people the project may help. Include the full name and address of the group requesting the grant and a contact person, including e-mail phone number.

Mail-in grant requests must be postmarked by June 6. E-mail grant requests must be received by June 9. Send requests to president@ or BIKES, P.O. Box 5242, Everett, WA 98206.


n Dick LaFave of Mountlake Terrace, who died April 16 at age 73, was a longtime official at high school, college and Special Olympics swim meets. A headline over a story about LaFave on Page B4 Sunday misstated his role in competitive swimming.

n The Monroe City Council has scheduled a public hearing tonight on a proposed cable franchise agreement between Comcast and the city of Monroe. A brief on Page B3 of Monday’s Herald gave an incorrect meeting date. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 806 W. Main St. More info: 360-794-7400.

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