King County Sheriff’s Office seeks owners of stolen items

October 9, 2010

NEW — 8 a.m. Oct. 9, 2010

King County Sheriff’s Office investigators plan to display dozens of items stolen from rural King County homes.

The unclaimed property includes bicycles, computers, hand tools, ladders, lawn mowers, power tools, snowboards, wakeboards and water skis. Investigators plan to display the items Thursday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Maple Valley precinct, 22300 S.E. 231st St.

Detectives invited victims of burglaries, thefts, vehicle prowls and similar incidents prior to Sept. 24 in the southeastern King County to view the remaining unclaimed property.

If the incident occurred in a jurisdiction served by another agency or a contract city, victims need a copy of the incident report to view the property.

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County seeks input on planned road safety projects

October 9, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 9, 2010

King County plans to roll out road safety projects on local roads next summer.

Planners hope to improve safety on several high-collision roads in rural areas, including Southeast May Valley Road and Southeast Preston-Fall City Road near Issaquah.

Though work is not scheduled to start until summer 2011, the county Road Services Division seeks feedback as engineers design the safety improvements. Call or e-mail Project Manager Henry Perrin at 206-263-6138 or henry.perrin@kingcounty.gov by Nov. 5 to offer input.

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Issaquah, Skyline soccer teams post shutouts

October 8, 2010

NEW — 4 p.m. Oct. 8, 2010

The Issaquah High School girls soccer team maintained its lead in the 4A KingCo Conference on Thursday with a 1-0 victory against host Woodinville.

Rachel Wheeler, assisted by Margaret Rauch, scored at the 12th minute for the Eagles. Goalkeeper Brooke Miller recorded her sixth straight shutout.

Issaquah, 6-0 in league action, holds a three-point lead over Skyline. The Eagles are 10-1 for the season.

Skyline, scored twice in the first half, and blanked visiting Bothell 2-0. Michelle Bretl and Madi Barney scored Skyline’s goals. Goalkeeper Tina Vargas recorded the shutout. Skyline is 5-0 in league play and 10-0 on the season.

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Shooting temporarily shuts down Maple Hills Elementary School camp

October 8, 2010

NEW — 1:45 p.m. Oct. 8, 2010

Maple Hills Elementary School’s fifth-grade students stayed indoors Friday morning at the request of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. The fifth-graders were staying at Camp Coleman in Longbranch, located south of Bremerton, Thursday and Friday for the annual fifth-grade outdoor science camp.

A shooting happened about five miles away from the camp the Thursday evening. The suspects fled in the opposite direction of the camp, but, “it’s good they were made aware of it and paid attention to it,” Pierce County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ed Troyer said.

As a precaution, the sheriff’s office asked the camp director to move all activities indoors while authorities assessed the situation. Before noon, campers were allowed to resume their normal, outdoor activities.

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Issaquah Farmers Market closes for the season Saturday

October 8, 2010

NEW — 10 a.m. Oct. 8, 2010

Celebrate the last Issaquah Farmers Market of the season Saturday.

The market has planned several events to mark the occasion, including a Tacoma Glass blown-glass pumpkin patch and a garden renovation class presented by Seattle Tilth.

The market runs from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Besides the fall attraction and the gardening class, browse homegrown wares flowers, handmade crafts and food vendors.

King County farmers markets provide sales opportunities for more than 250 family farms across the Evergreen State, including more than 100 farmers from King County.

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Free film noir thriller plays at depot Saturday night

October 8, 2010

NEW — 8 a.m. Oct. 8, 2010

The popular film series at the Issaquah Train Depot returns Saturday night.

Films @ the Train Depot! — sponsored by the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency, 4Culture — plans a free screening of “The Third Man” at 7 p.m. at the historic depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N.

“The Third Man” features the tale of unemployed pulp novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) after a friend Harry (Orson Welles) dies in a truck accident. In World War II-ravaged Vienna, Holly slowly uncovers startling revelations about Harry’s life.

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Issaquah mayor lauds AtWork! for employment efforts

October 8, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 8, 2010

Mayor Ava Frisinger has declared October as Jobs Powered by AtWork! Month in Issaquah.

The proclamation, issued Monday at a City Council meeting, commended AtWork! for supporting people with developmental disabilities in their quest to seek and maintain employment. Frisinger also commended 14 local businesses for hiring AtWork! clients.

In addition, the proclamation commended the nonprofit organization for supporting 24 Issaquah residents and AtWork! clients. The proclamation lauded the organization for empowering clients to lead productive and meaningful lives, provide support for their families and develop the skills necessary for long-term employment.

AtWork! Chief Development Officer Jane Kuechle accepted the proclamation from the mayor.

Newcastle resident to appear on CNN’s ‘Your $$$$$’

October 7, 2010

NEW — 4 p.m. Oct. 7, 2010

Newcastle resident Robin Ryan — author of the book “Over 40 & You’re Hired” — will appear on CNN’s “Your $$$$$” at 10 a.m. Saturday and at noon Sunday to discuss job-hunting tips for people older than 50.

Ryan is a career counselor and author of the books “Winning Resumes,” “Winning Cover Letters,” “Soaring on Your Strengths,” “What to do with the Rest of Your Life” and “60 Seconds & You’re Hired!”

She has also made numerous national television appearances as a guest on “Oprah” and “NBC Nightly News.”

“Your $$$$$” addresses business news of the week and how it relates to a person’s job, savings, home and debt.

Unbeaten Eagles spike another volleyball victory

October 7, 2010

NEW — 12:15 p.m. Oct. 7, 2010

Rachel Roeder had 24 kills and 10 digs Wednesday as she led the unbeaten Issaquah High School volleyball team to a 3-1 4A KingCo Conference victory against rival Skyline.

Issaquah won the first game 25-13 but Skyline fought back to take the second game 25-17. The Eagles captured the third game 25-6 and wrapped up the match by winning the fourth game 25-20.

The Eagles, coming off a big victory earlier in the week against Woodinville, again had a strong all-around team effort. Sarah Hanna contributed 20 kills and three blocks. Riley Sorenson had 48 assists and five aces. Sam Rogers’ serving led to a seven aces and Alexa Batiquin had 12 digs.

Issaquah improved its league-leading record to 5-0 and season mark to 8-0.

Maddie Magee had 11 kills, Andrea Chon had 14 digs and Madison Stoa had 19 assists for Skyline, which is 1-4 in league and 4-5 on the season.

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Swap Halloween costumes Saturday, and make the holiday ‘greener’

October 7, 2010

NEW — 10 a.m. Oct. 7, 2010

Halloween costumes get worn once — maybe twice if a younger sibling is willing to try the costume another year.

Why not pass along costumes from Halloweens past on National Costume Swap Day, Saturday, in Issaquah?

Snoqualmie Valley Macaroni Kid, a family-oriented website, has joined Issaquah businesses Small Threads and Adventure Kids Playcare to bring the national event here.

Through the efforts of the grassroots nonprofit organization Green Halloween, families in the area can take a “greener” approach to the holiday by recycling and reusing old costumes.

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