See ‘Hotel for Dogs’ for free tonight

September 12, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 12, 2009

Issaquah Parks & Recreation and Lunar Flicks are hosting an outdoor Movie on the Green, which will feature the movie “Hotel for Dogs” tonight.

The 8:30 p.m. movie is free and open to the public. In the event of rain, it will be shown the community center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S.

Concessions will be available for purchase. Be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating!

Learn more by calling 837-3300.

NEW — Sports update

September 11, 2009

NEW — 11:35 a.m. Sept. 11, 2009

Spartans blitz Ballard

Skyline High School quarterback Jake Heaps tuned up for his big battle with Nick Montana Sept. 10, when he tossed two touchdown passes and ran for another as the Spartans blitzed Ballard 42-12 in a nonleague football game in Seattle’s Memorial Stadium.

Skyline, 2-0 and defending 4A state champions, will entertain Montana and Oaks Christian School, of Westlake Village, Calif., Sept. 18 in a nonleague contest.

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Flu vaccine now available in King County

September 11, 2009

NEW — 10:27 a.m. Sept. 11, 2009

Seasonal flu vaccine is available in King County, public health officials announced Thursday. Officials said vaccination is the best way prevent getting sick and lessen the severity of illness.

Federal health officials expect a separate vaccine to protect the H1N1 flu strain, or swine flu, to be distributed in October.

In King County, flu shots are available now at many doctors’ offices and other health providers, including drugstores and pharmacies.

Some healthcare providers also have FluMist, the live-attenuated vaccine. Instead of an injection, a small amount of vaccine is sprayed into each nostril.

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Traffic will back up on SR 900 this weekend, starting tonight

September 11, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 11, 2009

Drivers should plan ahead for delays on state Route 900 this weekend as crews replace a culvert south of Talus Drive.

Flaggers will alternate one-way traffic on state Route 900 from Talus Drive to Southeast 82nd Street from 8 p.m. Friday – 5 a.m. Monday while crews finish replacing the culvert at the West Fork Tributary to Tibbett’s Creek, just south of Talus Drive.

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Learn about FEMA flood grants tonight

September 10, 2009

NEW — Noon Sept. 10, 2009

Officials will hold a final pair of meetings about the federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program at 7 tonight in the Pickering Room at City Hall Northwest, 1775 12th Ave. N.W.

City officials will apply for cash through the program. The grants, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, are set up to help prevent future flood losses at commercial and residential buildings.

The proposed project includes elevating first floors of up to eight homes and flood-proofing three commercial buildings to prevent floodwaters from causing extensive damage to the buildings.

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NEW — Sports update

September 10, 2009

NEW — 10:15 a.m. Sept. 10, 2009

Issaquah wins soccer opener

Margaret Rauch had a goal and two assists Sept. 8 as she led the Issaquah High School girls soccer team to a 4-0 nonleague victory against the host Liberty Patriots.

Rauch set up Kristin Maris for goal at the 46th minute and then was assisted by Kelsey Ford at the 58th minute as the Eagles took a 2-0 lead. Lindsay Stoll, assisted by Ford, put Issaquah ahead 3-0 at the 60th minute.

Stoll, assisted by Rauch, scored again at the 61st minute.

In other action, defending 4A state champion Skyline High School opened its season with a 4-1 victory at home against Mercer Island. Michelle Bretl had a goal and two assists to lead Skyline. Jackie Wilson also scored twice for Skyline.

Meighan Hawks, off an assist by Bretl, gave the Spartans a 1-0 lead at 24:46. Wilson, assisted by Bretl, upped Skyline’s lead to 2-0 at 29:03. Bretl scored an unassisted goal at 32:54 as Skyline took a 3-0 halftime lead.

Wilson, assisted by Maddie Christ, scored the Spartans’ final goal at 55:45.

Liberty volleyball blanks LW

The Liberty High School volleyball team opened its season Sept. 8 with a 3-0 victory against Lake Washington. The Patriots won the games 25-20, 25-23, 25-23. Chelan Simonds had six blocks and three aces to lead Liberty. Trisha Terry contributed 11 digs and Cortney Schirman had four blocks.

Issaquah lost to Kentwood 25-18, 25-17, 25-21. Alyssa Schultz paced Issaquah with eight kills and six blocks. Maddy Emerson and Kelsey Mollick each had 10 assists for the Eagles.

Skyline dropped a tough match to Mercer Island 25-12, 26-24, 25-27, 21-25, 15-12. Madison Stoa had 14 assists, 10 digs and three aces to lead Skyline. Maddie Magee contributed 12 kills and 12 digs.

Liberty tennis tops Juanita

Thomas Lowes captured the No. 1 singles match to help propel the Liberty High School boys tennis team to a 4-3 victory Sept. 8 against Juanita.

Lowes defeated Peter Chan 6-2, 6-0. Sho Kato and Michael Payant also won their singles matches. Chris Weik and Ryan Maio teamed to win the No. 1 doubles match for Liberty.

Issaquah Singers rehearsals begin tonight

September 10, 2009

NEW — 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10, 2009

Brighten the lives of area seniors by joining the only choir in the Seattle area to perform popular songs from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s.

Rehearsals for the Issaquah Singers 2009-10 concert season begin at 7 p.m. tonight at the Community Church of Issaquah, 205 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W.

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City services will be impacted by employee layoffs

September 8, 2009

Residents may notice more weeds at city parks, longer waits for passports and fewer road projects next year as municipal officials trim expenses by about $7 million. Read more

Public meetings

September 8, 2009

Sept. 9

Timberlake Park pet rules open house Read more

Issaquah hiker rescued

September 8, 2009

A 20-year-old Issaquah woman was rescued from Mount Si after suffering a back injury caused by her overeager hiking companion — her dog. Read more

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