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stars li ir resident has become a star, and if you look quite close, :ognize a couple of more local found a certain measure ld fortune. All three appear on "Tales of the Gold locally on KOMO Tele- evenings. iple local star is an aging and Goose, a twin-engine ge amphibian aircraft which -~ show's hero hopping from s!and in the central Pacific• n an essential "behind the are Lowell Holtrop and who share duties flying the owners of Aeroservice at ton Municipal Airport.~ Gloyer's roles as pilots the up front glamour with the entertainment in- It they also have to work hard, schedules which push md pilots to their limits. • "Tales of the Gold involves the escapades of an American pilot barnstroming Pacific islands making hm g cargo and passengers in the The hero is Jake Cutter, Collins, and the amphib- "Cutter's Goose." actually three "geese" production of the television Tvice's goose is the only real Used to film all the actual Filming is done in and lslands. goose, with a fiberglass electric motors to turn the ntly in a small pond at in Hollywood• trop. Built in 1938 (#327), it was sold to the government of Peru and then basically disappeared from all records, though further service with other South American governments is suspected. In 1974 the airplane found its way back to North America where it was completely rebuilt and outfitted for Alaskan pas- senger, mail and freight service• That's where Holtrop and company came into the picture• Both men have extensive experience flying in the 50th state and eventually came across the Gruman. Buying, selling and repairing aircraft is their primary business• Holtrop also has flown camera crews filming many documentaries in the Artic wilderness. That experience made him a formal member of the Screen Actors Guild. The Goose remains in Hawaii awaiting further orders. While critical approval of "Tales of the Gold Monkey" has been hard to find, Holtrop notes the all-impor- tant "ratings" indicate the show may be around for at least another year. Aeroservice's role, however, may soon come to an end. After all, said Holtrop, they only need so many flying pictures before they can start re-using old shots. I I Volume 94, Number 23; Wednesday, January 26,1983 li The Arlington Planning Commission last week recommended the approval of a contract rezone to allow the construction of a 32-unit senior citizen apartment complex behind the new Immaculate Conception Catholic Church off East Fifth Street. The city council will make the final decision. The complex is sponsored by and will be owned after its completion by the Catholic Church. The apartments will be built on 3.3 acres running just to the east of Clara Street. The rezone sought requests a change from R-9600 (single family) to RM-I (multiple family) zoning. Ralph Monty of Ramo Construction told the commission he will seek federal funding for the construction of the apartments which would then offer subsidized rents for the elderly. Should they fail in their attempts to secure a government loan. Monty said he would try to get a conventional loan. Monty said there is a continuing demand for senior citizen housing in this area. About a dozen citizens living on Clara Street were present for the January 18 pond they used in said Hottrop, referring public hearing to raise questions about the i series which also took proposed project -- questions about Pacific. . ~ density, design and guarantee of the goose is nothing more than a i' apartments being restricted to senior '.relict Used to film scenes inside citizens. o and Gloyer have been ove BEHIND THE SCENES and behind the controls of Cutter's Goose are Shawn John Latourelle, the city's planning a_e. r to Gloyer and Lowell Holtrop. owners and pilots of the anaphibian, consultant, recommended the project's ace to film sequences for the approval to the commission with a number 'ere there last March and of contract covenants which appeared to ginal "pilot" and returned this fall for the Aeroservice Goose to Hawaii, Hoitrop said to take the chance and had to the islands• sequences, said Holtrop, filot's standard credo periods of boredom, of terror." waiting around for said. "Usually, it was the with cameramen dangling skids were used to film the it performed endless maneu- technicians would later logical order. The super- of the goose flying over saSdcen_ery is a common editing ttoltrop. Gruman not only had to work answer the concerns raised by the neighbors. Latourelle said the covenants would "assure to the city and the neighborhood that there will be no adverse affects" from the proposed apartment complex. His recommendations included provisions that 1he project be developed according to the site plan (printed here); that if construc- tion on the project hasn't started within a year of its approval, the zoning would revert to its current single family status. The covenants state that the project's open spaces be maintained in good repair; that any future development be limited to the site plan; that the site plan be followed regardless of ownership; that if the city in the future would wish to extend the public roadway, the road through the proposed project would be dedicated to the city; that ur occupation of the proposed project be restricted to the elderly and that the apartments all be of a one-story design. levels, but also it had Latourelle said, "The proposed rezone close proximity to the is appropriate only for the elderly. copters -- the same "l can assure you the impact will be ently, which are used in minimal," he added. "The 32 senior ;hum P.I•" series. d Gloyer shared the flying citizen units would generate less traffic, for example, than would the 15 single t .Oltrop noted, pointing to his CUTTER'S GOOSE is the star of the television series "Tales of the Gold Monkey." family houses that current zoning would ,ned togive him most of the The vintage 1938 Gxuman Goose amphibian actually belongs to Aeroservice at allow on the property." Arlington Airport, but like any actor, the plane assumes a new identity with a fresh The planning commission's approval Gruman has a long and coat of paint. mYsterious history, said Hol- er charged 's death 27, .of 13305'Hwy. 530, arraigned Tuesday on charges stemming of a nine-month-old child here last summer. aniel W. Carbajal, died of injuries when he was a car driven by Jutte which railroad crossing when pass another car at the Armar Rd. of driving recklessly at the time. The Was in superior, court in In the accident were the ,.Linda I~. Carbajal, Jutte a. pecial E and delivery of draperies by ers, 403 N. Olympic, ~h special. Cube steak French dip with salad, Haircuts half price (with Styling Salon, 306 N. :Spaghetti Dinner" at Lake Club, February 5, of FPD #20. For tickets and styling, $10. $4•50. Magic Shears 435-8772. Exchange Etc. Valen- Bookkeeping service. bookkeeping needs. 435-8465 afternoons Plans for a Deer Creek hydroelectric plant are being kept alive by a Lacey construction firm, Capital Development Corp. (CDC). An informal neighborhood meeting was held last week at the Oso General Store to bring the community up to date on the firm's plans, said"Philip Pinard, an engineer with CDC. A more substantial public hearing will be held in late February, to which "everyone" is invited, he said, including all government agencies which would be affected by the proposed project. CDC received a Federal Energy Regula- tory Commission (FERC) three-year per- mit a year ago to examine the Deer Creek site in terms of the technical challenges of building a dam, pipeline and powerhouse in the• area, as well as the cost effective- ness of such a project. vents • Mane Headquarters - Specializing in perms and styling, men/women. 653-4140 • Stillaguamlsh Senior Center has Fun and Games every Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.; Friday, 7 p.m. and second Sunday each month, I p.m. • Granma's Needles now open. Yarns, needles, accessories• Open Monday thru Wednesday 3-7 p.m. Thursday theu Sat- urday, 9-6 p.m. 225 N. Dunham, Arl. • Cash for junk cars, trucks and tractors, 691-6530. • Fun & Games, Monday nights, 7 p.m. at The Legion. Support and participation is needed. ,u Jennifer's Pet Grooming, 419 N. Olym- pic, Arlinl~ton. Mon-Fri. 9-5, Ph 435-4424. • D'Ann's Beauty Salon, Tuesday, Wed- nesday and Thursday, open nights. 435-5473. The Snohomish County PUD also applied for the same FERC permit but missed their chance when their applica- tion didn't arrive in time. At the end of the three-year period CDC has to decide whether or not to proceed with the project, which would then necessitate the acquisition of 21 major environmental and building permits be- fore any building could begin. Pinard noted that if they go ahead with the hydroelectric complex, CDC expects to spend $55-60 million and employ about 100 union contractors. The construction itself would have little affect on the local Oso economy, he said. Construction would take 2-3 years. Tentative plans call for construction of 15-20-foot concrete "diversion structure" (dam) about 8.5 miles up Deer Creek. A ten-foot diameter pipe would connect the dam with the powerhouse six to seven miles downstream. The powerhouse's two turbines could produce 23 to 46 megawatts annually over the 35-50 year life of the project, said Pinard. Current plans call for the hydroelectric plant to be operated only during the fall and winters months when the stream flow is substantial enough to run the turbines and keep water in the river for the fish. Trafton School history sought The 1982-83 school years marks the 70th birthday of the Trafton School and a" history of the school is being prepared by the parents-teachers committee. Anyone, former students, teachers and community members, with knowledge of the school's early days or possessing photographs of the Trafton School are urged to contact Barb Ryan at 435-9738 or Sandy Bamach at 435-2161, Ext. 30. An open house birthday celebration is being planned for the late spring. Fish, or environmental concerns will be one of the toughest stumbling blocks for CDC to overcome, he noted. Deer Creek is historically known as a prime fish spawning stream and a dam which might divert a substantial volume of water from the stream bed could hurt that fisheries. At the moment, Deer Creek's fisheries, particularly the once famous summer steelhead run are down to next to nothing, said Jerry Hendrieks, state game agent. Hendricks attributes the present fisheries decline to heavy commercial netting and constant siltation of the creek waters from logging and concurrent road building above the creek. "Deer Creek is now well below its fish capacity," said Hendricks, "but you have to look at it in the long term• Maybe we can clean the silt up and start all over again." Pinard noted that a beneficial result of the proposed dam is it could help reduce the siltation in the river. An equally important consideration in the project's success is the price the plant's electricity will fetch. The PUD is obligated by federal law to purchase surplus power from private developers, but they do not have to pay a premium price for that power. The PUD would currently pay between 2-3 cents per kilowatt hour for private power. Pinard said that CDC's original estimates indicated they needed a return of about four cents for a profitable venture• That estimate could change. The Deer Creek project is Capital Development Corp.'s first complete hy. droelectric project, said Pinard, though CDC has been involved in the construction of some "pieces" of other hydro projects. Deer Creek, he said, is part of the firm's 'future business orientation. "Our Presi- dent, Bob Blume, sees small hydro as a major focus for CDC id the future," said Pinard. He also noted the CDC plans to put up half the developmental capital for the project while seeking partners or financ- ing for the remainder. I Arlington, Snohomish County, Washington 98223 nl recommendation included two questions: does the city have an ordinance prohibit- ing apartment houses east of Stillagua- mish Avenue and is there a public alley on the property? City staff at the hearing said they knew of no such ordinance and city records and a title report gave no indication of any alley, but the two issues would be rechecked. The rezone must be approved by the city council who are expected to set a date for their public hearing at their next meeting on February 7. PA,~,I'/A/8 PA AF~ / Guided Tours qP Free Emergency Handbooks ¢q Buttons Refreshments Balloons qp Face Painting Door Prizes Health Screenings Exercise bicycle First Aid Kit Blood Pressure Tests Lung Capacity Tests Inhmt Car Seat Bandage Scissors Heart Monitoring Biofeedback Tests Blood Pressure Cuff Parking available behind Everett Community College Athletic Building