Conservation leaders honor King County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert

November 13, 2010

NEW — 8 a.m. Nov. 13, 2010

Conservation leaders recognized King County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert last month as a champion of programs to preserve agricultural and forestry in rural areas.

King Conservation District officials named Lambert a Conservation Leader for supporting voluntary land stewardship programs. The councilwoman received a Rock Award — a program to honor people, programs and cities for service and leadership in conservation efforts during the previous year.

“Councilmember Lambert has been a champion for King CD and vital to our success,” conservation district Chairman Bill Knutsen said in a statement. “She understands the work of the district and the importance of getting conservation on the ground in a way that’s manageable and affordable for the landowner.”

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Organizations offer tips to find local wares for Thanksgiving feasts

November 13, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 13, 2010

Find the perfect apples for a holiday pie at a local farmers market.

Thanksgiving is little more than a week distant, and as shoppers start to stock pantries for the holiday, King County, Puget Sound Fresh and the Cascade Harvest Coalition offer a guide to find local ingredients for the feast.

Though the Issaquah Farmers Market has ended for the year, other farmers markets in the region continue to offer a selection of local wares. The markets also help support local agriculture.

The guide also includes a tip for holiday shoppers: Farmers can be great resources for recipes and the best practices on storing and preparing purchases. Farmers can also answer questions about interesting items to add to the holiday meal.

Help assemble holiday care packages for troops Saturday

November 12, 2010

NEW — 1 p.m. Nov. 12, 2010

Operation Support Our Troops needs helpers to assemble care packages for troops stationed around the globe.

The organization needs up to 50 volunteers to assemble and pack boxes Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way.

The prospective volunteers must contact Sheryl Sheaffer at sheaffers@comcast.net in order to sign up. The senior center can only accommodate a limited number of volunteers, so after Operation Support Our Troops reaches the 50-person limit, no more volunteers can be accepted.

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Issaquah Eagles volleyball team plays for state title

November 12, 2010

UPDATED — 4 p.m. Nov. 12, 2010

The Issaquah High School volleyball team lays Jackson at 6 p.m. for the state championship in the Class 4A state volleyball tournament at Kennewick’s Toyota Center.

Issaquah carried a 26-2 record into the semifinal match while Olympia is 31-3. In the other semifinal, Jackson, 27-3, mets defending state champion Mead, 24-2. Issaquah and Jackson play at 6 p.m. for the state title.

The Eagles defeated Curtis 3-0 in yesterday’s first round. Issaquah won the games 25-20, 25-23, 25-21. Seniors Rachel Roeder, Sarah Hanna, Alexia Batiquin and Riley Sorenson led the way for Issaquah. Roeder had 27 kills, three blocks and 16 digs. Hanna contributed 15 kills and Batiquin had 22 digs. Sorenson, Issaquah’s setter, had 47 assists.

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Veterinarians euthanize injured Issaquah bear

November 12, 2010

NEW — 9:25 a.m. Nov. 12, 2010

A black bear discovered in Issaquah with a bullet lodged in its spine has been euthanized.

State Department of Fish and Wildlife agents discovered the black bear trapped in a backyard near the Issaquah Highlands on Thursday morning.

The wildlife veterinarian at PAWS, a Lynnwood wildlife rescue center, examined the bear Friday morning and determined the animal had lost the use of its hind legs. Sylvia Moss, a spokeswoman for PAWS, said the bear was then humanely euthanized.

State wildlife agents tranquilized and captured the bear after the homeowner reported a trapped bear in a creek on the property. The animal was then transported to PAWS.

The bear — a male about a year old and 135 pounds — appeared to become stuck in a logjam and had endured a night in a creek on the property. The weakened animal developed hypothermia as a result.

Learn cost-cutting tips at free energy class in Issaquah

November 12, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 12, 2010

Residents can learn more about home energy efficiency at a free class sponsored the city Resource Conservation Office, Sustainable Issaquah and the nonprofit Cascade Land Conservancy.

The class is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Eagle Room at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.

The class does not require registration. Enjoy snacks and refreshments at the event.

Participants can learn low-cost and no-cost tips about energy-saving practices. The ideas apply to homeowners and renters.

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Liberty girls soccer falls to Bonney Lake in playoffs

November 11, 2010

NEW — 5:25 p.m. Nov. 11, 2010

The Liberty High School girls soccer team fell to the Bonney Lake Panthers 2-1 Tuesday in the first round of the state tournament, ending the Patriots thrilling season that included a KingCo 3A/2A championship.

Winning the KingCo championship gave the Patriots automatic entry into the state tournament and allowed them to bypass preliminary rounds, but it left the team without a game for nearly two weeks. Liberty head coach Malia Arrant said the long absence from play slowed the team at the beginning of the game.

Bonney Lake came out aggressive, with freshman Brittany Martin racking up two goals in the first half: one goal at the 15-minute mark and another at the 36-minute mark.

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Issaquah residents gather to celebrate Veterans Day

November 11, 2010

Members of the Issaquah High School Junior Naval ROTC Honor Guard fire a volley during the 21-gun salute Thursday during a Veterans Day observance at Issaquah City Hall. By Greg Farrar

UPDATED — 4:15 p.m. Nov. 11, 2010

Never forget.

The theme was reiterated throughout the annual Veterans Day ceremony at City Hall on Thursday, hosted by the Issaquah Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436.

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Veterinarians discover bullet inside injured Issaquah bear

November 11, 2010

NEW — 4:10 p.m. Nov. 11, 2010

A black bear trapped in a backyard near the Issaquah Highlands on Thursday morning is in guarded condition at a Lynnwood wildlife rescue center. The bear has a bullet lodged in its spine.

State Department of Fish and Wildlife agents tranquilized and captured the bear after the homeowner reported a trapped bear in a creek on the property.

The bear — a male about a year old and 135 pounds — appeared to become stuck in a logjam and had endured a night in a creek on the property. The weakened animal developed hypothermia as a result.

Sylvia Moss, a spokeswoman for PAWS in Lynnwood, veterinarianss at the center had spent Thursday afternoon attempting to stabilize the bear’s body temperature.

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Veterans Day Observance / Nov. 11, 2010

November 11, 2010

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