City approves deals to use King and Snohomish counties’ jails

May 1, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. May 1, 2010

City leaders approved agreements last week to use jail space in King and Snohomish counties if necessary.

City Council members extended the interlocal agreement with King County to use the King County Jail through December 2016.

The council also OK’d a contract with Snohomish County to use the jail there as another alternative. The interlocal agreement allows Issaquah to use the Snohomish County Jail through December 2014. The council approved the separate measures April 19.

“Given the volatility of jail space in the state of Washington, the city needs several options in place,” the Snohomish County legislation reads.

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Help with spring cleaning in downtown Issaquah on Saturday

April 30, 2010

NEW — 6:39 p.m. April 30, 2010

Help spruce up downtown Issaquah during the annual spring cleanup Saturday.

DownTown Issaquah Association Executive Director Greg Spranger needs volunteers to help clean the historic Front Street corridor.

Volunteers will work from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Teams will meet at the restored Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N., and then fan out across downtown to sweep, weed and pick up litter. Free lunch donated by Flying Pie Pizzeria and the Issaquah Brewhouse will cap the event.

Spranger asked for volunteers to bring along a pair of gloves — as well a friend to pitch in. Contact Spranger at 391-1112 or mainstreetdude@aol.com for more details about the cleanup. Learn more about the DownTown Issaquah Association here.

Issaquah High School track teams sweep Newport

April 30, 2010

NEW — 10:14 a.m. April 30, 2010

The Issaquah High School girls and boys track teams both defeated visiting Newport on Thursday in a KingCo Conference meet.

The Issaquah boys won 88-57. Kyle Farmer won the 100 and 200 meters for Issaquah. He also ran on the Eagles’ winning 400 relay. Other Issaquah first places came from Chris Brasino in the 800, Isaac Robinson in the 1,600, Turner Wiley in the 3,200, Alexander Farmer in the 110 hurdles and Jeremiah Odom in the pole vault.

The Issaquah girls defeated Newport 91-59. Haley Jacobson won the 100 and 200. She also ran on the Eagles’ winning 400 and 800 relays. Other Issaquah first places came from Nicole Migotsky in the 800, Jocelyn Eng in the 3,200, Lauren Bruner in the 300 hurdles, Kelley Chen in the javelin and Eva Perry in the pole vault. Perry went 11 feet, 5 inches to break the school record she set last week.

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Weekend plant sale will honor late Sammamish resident, benefit Red Cross

April 30, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. April 30, 2010

The family of a late Sammamish college student will host a three-day plant sale starting Friday to raise money for American Red Cross disaster-relief efforts.

Clayton Olney, a longtime Red Cross volunteer, died in December 2008 at 25. To honor the Eastlake High School graduate and University of Washington student, his parents held a plant sale last March to Stella d’Oro daylilies. The successful sale raised $2,120 for Red Cross disaster relief.

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First-place Eagles down Skyline baseball team

April 29, 2010

NEW — 10:10 a.m. April 29, 2010

Mike Paulson’s pitching and hitting Wednesday carried the Issaquah High School baseball team to a 6-2 4A KingCo Conference victory against rival Skyline at Skyline.

Paulson hurled a complete game and struck out six. He also had two hits.

Issaquah struck early, tallying five runs in the first inning.

Ben Rosellini drove in two runs for Issaquah, which boosted its Crest Division-leading record to 11-3. The Eagles play at 4 p.m. Friday at Newport, then conclude the regular season at 3:45 p.m. May 4 against Redmond.

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Issaquah Police Department promotes officers Thursday

April 29, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. April 29, 2010

Issaquah Police Department leaders will promote five officers to the new rank of corporal Thursday afternoon.

The department created the rank to serve as a second-in-command for sergeants, and to help the soon-to-be corporals gain more experience and advance their careers.

“This is a great opportunity for our new corporals to receive specialized training and on-the-job experience as supervisors,” Police Chief Paul Ayers said in a news release.

The department will hold a promotion ceremony for the new corporals at 5:30 p.m. in the Eagle Room at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.

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Man attacks woman on Tiger Mountain Trail

April 28, 2010

NEW — 2:48 p.m. April 28, 2010

Police said a man armed with a Taser or stun gun attacked a woman on Tiger Mountain Trail, just outside of Issaquah, on Saturday.

The woman, a 24-year-old Seattle resident and state Department of Natural Resources employee, fought off her attacker and received minor injuries. Police did not catch the suspect.

The woman said a man in running attire accosted her as she worked about 100 yards up the trail at about 10:40 a.m. Saturday. The man engaged in small talk, and when the woman turned around, he grabbed her, shocked her with the device and pushed her to ground.

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Police seek man who attempted to lure boy into SUV

April 28, 2010

NEW — 2:31 p.m. April 28, 2010

Issaquah Police said a man attempted to lure a 12-year-old boy into a vehicle near Timberlake Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said a man driving a late-model, dark-purple SUV approached a boy walking on the sidewalk in the 4300 block of 182nd Avenue Southeast at about 2:35 p.m.

The man asked the boy if he wanted a ride. The boy then declined, and the man asked if he was sure. The boy left unharmed.

Police described the driver as a white man, about 50 years old, with short, gray hair and dark eyes.

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Workers will close SR 900 ramp, lanes overnight Wednesday

April 28, 2010

NEW — 2 p.m. April 28, 2010

State Department of Transportation crews will close the off-ramp from westbound Interstate 90 to state Route 900 overnight Wednesday.

Workers will close the ramp from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Signs will direct drivers to the exit at West Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast.

Crews will also close up to two lanes in both directions of SR 900 between Newport Way Northwest and Southeast 83rd Street from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Friday.

The work will take place as crews near completion of the yearslong effort to widen SR 900 and improve access for bicyclists and pedestrians through the corridor.

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Issaquah Eagles baseball ties Bothell

April 28, 2010

NEW — 11:11 April 28, 2010

The Issaquah High School boys soccer team fought first-place Bothell to a scoreless standstill Tuesday in a 4A KingCo Conference defensive battle.

Goalkeeper Evan King recorded the shutout for the Eagles, who are 5-2-1 in league play and tied with Roosevelt for fourth place.

Skyline jumped ahead of Issaquah in the jam-packed KingCo standings with a 5-1 rout of Ballard. Cole Calabro scored two goals for Skyline. Goals by Giancarlo Santoro and Braxton Griffin gave the Spartans a 2-0 halftime lead. Ballard scored in the first minute of the second half but Pedro Miola answered for Skyline.

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