Press Editorial

August 4, 2009

Fred Jarrett is best choice for county exec

The King County primary ballots arrived last week in the mailboxes of registered voters, but there is admittedly little of keen interest to Issaquah residents. But look a little further. The decision for King County executive makes the ballot worth paying attention to. Caution: Don’t just vote for the most recognizable name, unless you’ve done your homework. Read more

School board discusses superintendent’s performance at retreat

August 4, 2009

Issaquah School Board members met for a board retreat with Superintendent Steve Rasmussen and other district officials July 30. Read more

Barefoot music is a family affair

August 4, 2009

Band members of Issaquah’s The Barefoot Contingent are (from left) Zach Shaw, lead vocals and guitar, Josh Phelps, the band’s bassist, and Ben Phelps, drums and percussion. By Sarah Baynes

Band members of Issaquah’s The Barefoot Contingent are (from left) Zach Shaw, lead vocals and guitar, Josh Phelps, the band’s bassist, and Ben Phelps, drums and percussion. By Sarah Baynes

In some families, sibling rivalry may be the rule, but for the three brothers of Issaquah’s The Barefoot Contingent — Zach Shaw, 24, Ben Phelps, 20, and Josh Phelps, 20, — rivalry has no place in their clan.

In fact, it’s their common experiences that have allowed them to release a second album.

“We’re pretty laid back and we all have the same ideas about our sound,” Shaw, the band’s lead vocalist and songwriter, said.

The band will release its new album, “Time to Move,” at the Q Café in Seattle Aug. 7.

“I’m excited to have a copy of the CD,” Shaw said. “I’ve written a lot of songs over the last couple years and it’s nice to see a finished product, and we can move onto new stuff, have new things to play and for people to listen to.”

The Barefoot Contingent launched onto the Seattle music scene in November 2007 with its first album, “Sunbathing in the Rain.” Read more

Sammi 7 art show is just crackers, animal that is

August 4, 2009

The seven local artists – (front, from left) Carol Paschal, Kurt Rodenhiser, Katya Palladina, (back, from left) Ann Elizabeth Scott, Joanney Elliot, Jamie McKay and Carol Ross – make up the group the Sammi 7. By Michael Rainwater

The seven local artists – (front, from left) Carol Paschal, Kurt Rodenhiser, Katya Palladina, (back, from left) Ann Elizabeth Scott, Joanney Elliot, Jamie McKay and Carol Ross – make up the group the Sammi 7. By Michael Rainwater

The lyrics “Animal Crackers in my soup. Monkeys and rabbits loop-the-loop,” from the 1935 Shirley Temple film “Curly Top,” were the inspiration for the upcoming “Animal Crackers” exhibit.

According to artEAST Executive Director Karen Abel, “Animal Crackers” is part of a monthly series of exhibits that are free and open to the public for the purpose of showcasing artwork from local, student and guest artists.

“One of the things we like to do is to have a Sammamish artist exhibit every year,” Abel said. “It is a fun way to make connections between the arts community in Issaquah and the neighboring one in Sammamish.”

The exhibit will show the artists’ interpretations of the theme “Animal Crackers” through various media, such as metals, photography, glass and mixed media.

Kurt Rodenhiser, the only Issaquah member of the Sammi 7, is credited with suggesting the theme.

“We wanted to do something fun with poetry, and I thought why not animal crackers,” Rodenhiser said. “It spun out from there.” Read more

Trettevik, Skiles

August 4, 2009

Travis Skiles and Danielle Trettevik

Travis Skiles and Danielle Trettevik

Danielle Trettevik, and Travis Skiles, both of Issaquah, were married July 12, 2009, at the Heritage Hall in Kirkland. Read more

Public meetings

August 4, 2009

Aug. 5

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Isabelle Rose Getty

August 4, 2009

Isabelle Rose Getty

Isabelle Rose Getty

Richard and Breann Getty welcomed daughter Isabelle Rose to their Enumclaw home July 24, 2009. Read more

Sports calendar

August 4, 2009

Adult Sports

Issaquah Alps Trail Club

Aug. 8. 3, 9 a.m. , Squak Mountain hike, Central and West peaks, 6 miles, 1,700 gain. Call 269-3079 … Aug. 9, 9 a.m., Ollallie Ridge from Denny Creek parking lot, 6-7 miles, 1,200 gain. Call 392-6660. Read more

Keith A. Loran

August 4, 2009

Keith Loran

Keith Loran

Keith A. Loran, of Battle Ground, Wash., died at Swedish Cherry Hill Medical Center in Seattle on Friday, July 31, 2009. He was 53.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 5 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1603 N. Parkway Ave., Battle Ground.

Keith was born July 5, 1956, in Missoula, Mont., to Jacob and Elenor Loran. He grew up on Cougar Mountain and his parents moved to Pine Lake 24 years ago. He was raised in Issaquah, and graduated from Issaquah High School in 1974. Read more

Triple Scoop

August 4, 2009

By Greg Farrar
Triple Scoop
Paragliders drifting over Tiger Mountain on a recent clear evening come together          momentarily into a close cluster, as they float along the thermals that rise from the     warmed ground after it is heated during the day.
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Paragliders drifting over Tiger Mountain on a recent clear evening come together momentarily into a close cluster, as they float along the thermals that rise from the warmed ground after it is heated during the day. By Greg Farrar

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