Salmon Days 2008 ranked as top festival worldwide

September 26, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 26, 2009

Judges ranked the 2008 Salmon Days Festival as the premier festival in the world, the Salmon Days Festivals Office announced Wednesday. The weekend-long event celebrated the theme “It’s a Wonderful Whirl.”

Salmon Days was awarded the prestigious Grande Pinnacle Award for Best Overall Festival Presentation during the International Festivals & Events Association awards ceremony Wednesday. Salmon Days also picked up seven other awards at the ceremony, in Indianapolis.

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Salmon Days Ohfishal Festival Program 2009

September 25, 2009

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Help restore Tiger Mountain on National Public Lands Day tomorrow

September 25, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 25, 2009

Volunteers are needed Saturday for National Public Lands Day, when environmental groups will work on Tiger Mountain.

State Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark will join volunteers to conduct trail maintenance and ecological restoration at Tiger Mountain. The work starts at 9 a.m.

The event runs to 3 p.m. Volunteers should meet at the upper parking lot of the High Point Trailhead. Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust will provide coffee and snacks. Learn more about the event here.

Early settlers used Tiger Mountain — a 13,500-acre foothill of the Cascades — for mining and timber. Today, the land is owned and managed by Issaquah and the state Department of Natural Resources. More than 4,500 acres are set aside for recreation and wildlife habitat.

Washington Conservation Corps members, former Greenway Summer Camp participants and other volunteers will remove invasive plants, like blackberry and holly, near the High Point Trailhead.

Volunteers will also build fences to close off the unused, marshy trail that once linked the Swamp and Ruth Kees Big Tree trails.

Spartans blank Ballard

September 24, 2009

NEW — 11:23 a.m. Sept. 24, 2009

The Skyline High School volleyball team swept the Ballard Beavers 3-0 Sept. 23 in a 4A KingCo Conference match.

Skyline won the games 25-19, 25-20, 25-22 to even its league record at 1-1.

Olivia Marquardt had five kills, three blocks and two aces for Skyline. Megan Clark contributed 19 assists and five aces, Maddie Magee had seven kills, and Paige Haas scored three aces for the Spartans.

In other action, Issaquah lost to Woodinville 3-1.

Woodinville won the games 25-18, 25-22, 16-25, 21-25, 15-10.

Riley Sorenson had 49 assists and four aces for Issaquah, and Alyssa Schultz had 21 kills and three blocks. Issaquah is 1-1 in conference action.

Energy efficiency ideas welcome at Sustainable Issaquah meeting

September 24, 2009

NEW — 10:45 a.m. Sept. 24, 2009

Bring energy-saving ideas to Sustainable Issaquah’s Home Energy Efficiency Group meeting tonight. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Eagle Room at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.

Organizers want participants to learn about ways to achieve home energy efficiency goals.

Community members formed Sustainable Issaquah as a way to brainstorm and execute eco-friendly projects. The group has also attracted attention for the community garden members established on the AtWork! campus. So far, gardeners have donated more than 300 pounds of organic produce from the garden to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

Arts calendar

September 22, 2009

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Michael Goetz, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., 391-1424 Read more

Spartans lose clash of titans

September 22, 2009


Kasen Williams, Skyline junior wide receiver, collects a perfect Jake Heaps pass in the end zone to tie the game 14-all at 7:20 left in the second quarter, as Oaks Christian, Calif., senior defensive back Max Napolitano defends in the nationally televised game. By Greg Farrar

Kasen Williams, Skyline junior wide receiver, collects a perfect Jake Heaps pass in the end zone to tie the game 14-all at 7:20 left in the second quarter, as Oaks Christian, Calif., senior defensive back Max Napolitano defends in the nationally televised game. By Greg Farrar

No. 9 Skyline falls to No. 6 Oaks Christian, 28-25

When the teams left the field for halftime, Skyline High School junior wide receiver Kasen Williams told his teammates not to quit. That’s not what Skyline does, he said.

The Spartans were down 21-17 at the break to one of the nation’s best teams in Oaks Christian. Lions quarterback Nick Montana, a Washington verbal commit, and his offense had struck three times through the air and their running game picked away at the Skyline defense.

Skyline got off to a jittery start on offense in front of 4,400 fans and a national TV audience Sept. 18, but had come back from a 14-0 first-quarter deficit to score 17 unanswered points in the second. Skyline let one more Lions touchdown slip by, but the game was nowhere near decided. Read more

Cycling the Wave

September 22, 2009

Above, Lakemont Ladies Cycling Club members and their friends (from left) Dawn Matte, Deb Hinchey, Sarah Howard, Heidi Klansnic, Sara Carmichael and Sandy Ruggles take a break from the road during their annual cycling fundraiser, Cycle the Wave, at the Tiger Mountain Professional Building rest stop Sept. 20. The event had 604 registered cyclists and raised more than $50,000 for the Eastside Domestic Violence Program. You can still donate at www.cyclethewave.com. At right, Nancy Belur, Cycle the WAVE special events director (right), hugs Helen McConkey, of Bremerton, who lost 130 pounds cycling since January.

Above, Lakemont Ladies Cycling Club members and their friends (from left) Dawn Matte, Deb Hinchey, Sarah Howard, Heidi Klansnic, Sara Carmichael and Sandy Ruggles take a break from the road during their annual cycling fundraiser, Cycle the Wave, at the Tiger Mountain Professional Building rest stop Sept. 20. The event had 604 registered cyclists and raised more than $50,000 for the Eastside Domestic Violence Program. You can still donate at www.cyclethewave.com. At right, Nancy Belur, Cycle the WAVE special events director (right), hugs Helen McConkey, of Bremerton, who lost 130 pounds cycling since January.

Donate during monthlong community food drive

September 22, 2009

Donate to the less fortunate during the Eastside Month of Concern for the Hungry from Sept. 26 to Oct. 24. Issaquah and several other Eastside cities will participate in the Share What You Can campaign. Read more

Crime stats: Violence up, property crime down

September 22, 2009

The number of violent crimes reported in Issaquah reached a four-year high in 2008, but the number of property crimes recorded last year fell to the lowest level during the same period. Read more

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