Issaquah Salmon Days takes home seven awards

March 23, 2013

Contributed Robin Kelley holds the seven Summit Awards given to the Salmon Days Festival by the Washington Festivals and Events Association on March 19, 2013.

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Robin Kelley holds the seven Summit Awards given to the Salmon Days Festival by the Washington Festivals and Events Association on March 19, 2013.

The Washington Festivals and Events Association honored Issaquah’s annual Salmon Days festival not just once, but seven times March 19.

The Salmon Days Festival theme presented to the Washington Festivals and Events Association was “Thrills and Gills.”

The Salmon Days festival received silver in the Grand Summit Award category, along with three gold awards for Best Event Program, Best T-shirt, Best Other Merchandise and three silver Summit Awards, for Best Commemorative Poster, Best Promotional Brochure and Best Website within its budget category of $150,000 and over.

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Liberty lacrosse loses close one to Mount Si

March 22, 2013

NEW — 1:40 p.m. March 22, 2013

The Liberty High School lacrosse team dropped an early halftime lead to Mount Si on the way to its second loss of the season, a narrow 7-4 defeat at the hands of the Wildcats, on March 16.

Mount Si overcame a 3-2 Liberty lead at the half with a 2-1 third quarter and a 3-0 fourth to pull ahead for the win.

Nate Jarvis had a pair of goals, while Colin Larson and Colin Ross each scored once for Liberty. Roland Deex had a single save for the Patriots.

 

 

Issaquah defeats Bellarmine Prep in lacrosse

March 22, 2013

NEW — 1:40 p.m. March 22, 2013

Issaquah High School’s Zach Fritz led all scorers with six goals as Issaquah advanced to 2-0 with a 17-1 boys high school lacrosse win over Bellarmine Prep at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma on March 15.

The Eagles jumped out to at 4-0 lead in the first and poured on six more, interrupted only by Bellarmine Prep’s sole goal of the game in the second for a 10-1 halftime lead. The Eagles went right on scoring in the second half, netting four in the third quarter and three in the fourth to close out the game.

Eight Issaquah players scored in the game including Matt Thomas who had four goals.

 

Robbery suspect found in Alaska

March 22, 2013

NEW — 8:15 a.m. March 22, 2013

Eleven days after fleeing the scene from a thwarted robbery attempt at an Issaquah Arco station, a female suspect was arrested in Kenai, Alaska.

Task force members of the U.S. Marshal’s Service captured the positively identified female on March 21, according to a release from the Issaquah Police Department.

The woman fled Washington state and efforts to locate and capture her were turned over to the marshals. An arrest warrant was issued by King County Superior Court on March 15.

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Issaquah to go dark for Earth Hour on March 23

March 22, 2013

To raise awareness about the effects of climate change, the city will observe Earth Hour by turning out the lights March 23.

In a March 19 proclamation, Mayor Ava Frisinger spoke to the potential impacts in the Pacific Northwest and declared that all nonessential lights in city buildings would go dark from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Additionally, she urged all residents and businesses owners in Issaquah to join in the event.

The Pacific Northwest could potentially meet drastic consequences at the hands of climate change that could largely impact the diversity and abundance of wildlife and their habitats, according to a press release from the city.

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Highlands traffic changes planned through March 22

March 21, 2013

NEW — 4:20 p.m. March 21, 2013

Construction of the new Grand Ridge Plaza in the Issaquah Highlands will cause some traffic revisions today and tomorrow.

Changes will only affect the roads between Northeast Discovery Drive and Northeast High Street. Here is the list of revisions:

• Northeast Ellis Drive will be closed between Ninth Ave Northeast and Northeast Highlands Drive

• 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Highlands Drive Northeast’s two left turn lanes to the Northeast Ellis Drive through left lane will be closed

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Let’s Go! March 21 – 27

March 21, 2013

Alison Meryweather appointed to Issaquah School Board

March 20, 2013

New: March 20, 11:17 p.m.

Alison Meryweather is going to be the newest member of the Issaquah School Board.

The 49-year-old mother of two will fill the seat that was left vacant Jan. 9 when Chad Magendanz resigned to serve in the state Legislature.

The four remaining members of the board, ultimately voted 3-1 for Meryweather March 20, but not before the board first split the vote 2-2 between her and the competition: Lisa Callan. Read more

Comeback Kid

March 19, 2013

Issaquah boxer returns to the ring at Battle of the Boat

By Erin Sapiro Photography  Dex Montenegro (right), of Klahanie, fights Angel Diaz during the Battle of the Boat 90 on Jan. 6. Montenegro won by technical knockout in the second round.

By Erin Sapiro Photography
Dex Montenegro (right), of Klahanie, fights Angel Diaz during the Battle of the Boat 90 on Jan. 6. Montenegro won by technical knockout in the second round.

Dex Montenegro knows how to make an entrance.

See this 28-year-old around his Klahanie home and he’s not much more than a nice, soft-spoken gentleman.

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Mayor presents Ruth Kees award to city park planner

March 19, 2013

City Park Planner Margaret Macleod received this year’s Ruth Kees Environmental Award for a Sustainable Community.

At a tree-planting event March 6, Mayor Ava Frisinger presented the award to Macleod in praise of her years of dedicated service.

“She has done a tremendous amount of work that far exceeds any of her job descriptions,” Frisinger said in a separate interview. “She has the exceptional ability to coordinate between different agencies that led to the acquisition and funding of open spaces to an almost exponential degree.”

Macleod, who has been with the city Parks & Recreation Department for 20 years, was delighted to receive the award.

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