Dolores Busby

August 18, 2009

Dolores Busby

Dolores Busby

Dolores Busby, of Issaquah, died Aug. 15, 2009, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue. She was 80. Read more

Spokane’s Greg Gallagher wins 16th annual Beaver Lake Triathlon

August 18, 2009

Johnna Koenig, of Sammamish, muscles her way toward the transition from the cycling leg to the running portion of the triathlon, on the way to her victory in the women’s division. By Greg Farrar

Johnna Koenig, of Sammamish, muscles her way toward the transition from the cycling leg to the running portion of the triathlon, on the way to her victory in the women’s division. By Greg Farrar

Sammamish resident Johnna Koenig finishes first in women’s race

As he prepared for a dip in Beaver Lake Aug. 15, incoming Skyline High School senior Jamie Eide chuckled as he thought about taking a nice long nap once he got home from participating in his first triathlon.

Eide is an avid cyclist — he’s pedaled the Seattle-to-Portland three times — but he had stayed up until 6 a.m. the morning of the Beaver Lake Triathlon. He was also a bit nervous about the swimming portion. Read more

Fire roars through woodpile at Cedar Grove Composting

August 18, 2009

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A compost fire at Cedar Grove Composting Aug. 17 is fought by a stream of water from a tank truck. Maple Valley Fire Department tankers, company trucks, bulldozers and backhoes also attacked the fire. By Greg Farrar

A fire at Cedar Grove Composting sent smoke billowing into the air early Aug. 17 as crews worked to contain a blaze that began in a woodpile.

Though firefighters quickly contained the blaze at the composting facility south of Issaquah, authorities said the heap could smolder for hours after flames were doused.

Maple Valley Fire & Life Safety crews responded to a report of a fire at about 5:45 a.m. Flames engulfed a compost pile and sent smoke billowing into the air. Firefighters contained the blaze within 45 minutes while news helicopters hovered overhead.

Maple Valley Fire Chief Larry Rude said the blaze was “very, very well contained” by 9:30 a.m.

Crews sealed the smoldering area beneath dirt and compost to starve the flames of oxygen. Rude said light winds and quick action by Cedar Grove employees prevented the fire from spreading. Read more

Take ’em out to the ball game

August 18, 2009

Issaquah chiropractic clinic marks night at Safeco Field with 400 of its closest friends

Dr. Ken Lichtenwalter watches batting practice from the field. Ken Griffey Jr., Ichiro Suzuki and Kenji Johjima signed Lichtenwalter’s custom jersey. The No. 28 stands for the number of years he has been in the chiropractic business.

Dr. Ken Lichtenwalter watches batting practice from the field. Ken Griffey Jr., Ichiro Suzuki and Kenji Johjima signed Lichtenwalter’s custom jersey. The No. 28 stands for the number of years he has been in the chiropractic business.

Find a little piece of Italy at Issaquah’s Tutta Bella

August 18, 2009

Though Issaquah is more than 5,000 miles from Italy, you don’t have to travel that far to find your own slice of Italian heaven. Read more

Western Washington University rowing champ maps her future

August 18, 2009

Hilary Gastwirth (sunglasses), a Liberty High School graduate rowing with Western Washington University, practices with teammates (from left) Hannah Gallagher, Siri Carlson and Carson Macpherson-Krutsky. By Western Washington University

Hilary Gastwirth (sunglasses), a Liberty High School graduate rowing with Western Washington University, practices with teammates (from left) Hannah Gallagher, Siri Carlson and Carson Macpherson-Krutsky. By Western Washington University

“Once a rower, always a rower,” NCAA Division II champion Hilary Gastwirth says when asked about her future.

At 22, Gastwirth possesses more experience than most of her peers, taking pride and ownership in winning three individual NCAA titles and was a member of the four-time NCAA II championship team.

It all began when she was 15. One day, she accompanied her mom to watch her cousin Casey Clingan compete on Lake Washington with the University of Washington crew team. During the competition, her uncle, Wes Clingan, a member of the 1972 and 1973 championship UW row teams, turned to her and said that she had the right build for the sport and should consider looking into it.

One call to the Sammamish Rowing Association was all she needed. She bid farewell to middle school basketball and never looked back. Read more

Volunteer Call

August 18, 2009

Issaquah Valley Senior Center: Lunch program on Tuesday and Friday, serving in the dining room and washing dishes; also lunch and grocery runs — 392-2381 Read more

Arts calendar

August 18, 2009

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Hana Skye, 6-9 p.m., Pedestrian Park, corner of Front Street and Sunset Way Read more

Council elections could change EFR’s leadership

August 18, 2009

The ranks of Eastside Fire & Rescue leadership will be shaken up after Election Day. Read more

Memorable season for Black Sox ends short of World Series

August 18, 2009

While the trip to the Mickey Mantle 15-and-under World Series didn’t quite come out like the team hoped, the Issaquah Black Sox will likely cherish the experience. Read more

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