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Lake Stevens Journal August 24, 2011 Page 3 Dry weather prompts burn. JOURNAL STAFF Due to high fire danger and expected hot and dry weather conditions, a modi- fied outdoor burning ban for unincorpo- rated areas of Snohomish County is now in effect. This restriction bans outdoor burning except for recreational fires. All outdoor burn permits, including permits issued by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency for agricultural burning, are suspended until this ban is lifted. Recreational fires are still allowed under this burn ban.A recreational fire is lessthan three feet in diameter and two feet high and is for cooking and pleasure only. F Recreational fires must be contained KI FROM PAGE 1 man had been there, Rebecca Hover of Sheriff's Office said. Detectives were aware of the missing motorcyclist from the city of Lake Stevens and felt it might be the same person. Marsh Road was closed for several hours while firefighters from Snohom— ish County Fire District 4 recovered the body and motorcycle from the ditch, Hover said. ' When Kirgan was first reported missing police were concerned that he may have been in an accident on his motorcycle. “There is no evidence that shows that Kirgan has been the Victim of a crime, but the investigation is ongoing," the missing persons report said. “It may be within a fire pit that has been cleared of all combustible material within a 10—foot radius, must be monitored at all times and must have a water source readily available (at a minimum, a charged water hose or a five—gallon bucket of water). This burn ban will be in effect until fur- ther notice. Residents within the boundar- ies of an incorporated city or town should check with local fire departments for cur- rent burning ban information. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office has made this decision in coopera— tion with Skagit, Kitsap, King, Mason and Pierce counties, as well as theWashington State Department of Natural Resources. Please contact the county’s Outdoor Burning Information Hotline at 425-388- 3508 for updated information. that Kirgan has been involved in an ac- cident on his motorcycle somewhere in the area and the accident is unreported or unknoWn due to having no witnesses and/ or in a rural area." Kirgan and his motorcycle. Conuibmed Photo Attorney at Law years experience/$millions recovered Personal Injury Auto Accidents ' Wrongful Death ' Family Law 425-258-2688 wwvvjtwalawcom email: bill@jtwalavvcom 2926 Colby Avenue, Everett Answers For Better Health —Are you tired of brief appointments? —Do you wish your doctor would listen more? —Would you like health care closer to home? 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People Helping People is a nonprofit organization that collected Social Se- curity payments for disabled people to ensure their bills were paid. Most of the clients didn’t have family or friends who could help them. According to investigators, Allen used the money to pay alimony payments, gambling debts and a salary to his retired mother. charles Allen Contributed Photo Along with_his prison sentence, Allen was also ordered to pay back $625,666 in restitution to his victims. Volunteers needed this Saturday at rain garden site in Lake Stevens JOURNAL STAFF Snohomish Conservation District, in partnership with the City of Lake Stevens and a local Eagle Scout, are installing a rain garden this Saturday to help treat“ runoff and provide a rain garden dem— onstration site at the city's new Public Works building. Theylare looking for help to plant plants and spread mulch on Saturday, August 27 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Meet at the rain garden site at 2306 131st Ave. NE in Lake Stevens. 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