Hot dogs not cool in the summer

May 4, 2013

With temperatures expected to top out near 80 degrees this weekend, Regional
Animal Services of King County wants to remind pet owners to keep their furry
friends safe and cool as we head toward summer.
Because animals can’t sweat like humans, they are more likely to overheat,
especially when the temperature rises above 70 degrees, according to a press
release from the Regional Animal Services of King County.
Be sure to provide plenty of fresh, cool water for your pets, and shade from the
sun. Your pet’s paws can be burned when walking on hot pavement, and the skin
on a dog’s nose can sunburn.

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Cougar Mountain homeowner shoots intruder

May 3, 2013

NEW — 5:30 p.m., May 3, 2013

A 56 year-old Issaquah man shot an intruder breaking into his home on May 3.
In the 18500 block of Northwest Montreux Drive, the as-yet unidentified homeowner heard someone ringing his doorbell just before 1 p.m. After failing to recognize the mid-20s man that was outside his door, the homeowner ignored the summons. A few moments later, the suspect threw an object through a glass front door and entered the house.
The homeowner responded to the sound and the two men struggled. The homeowner fired two shots from his handgun, striking the suspect once in the shoulder.
A delivery truck driver saw the scuffle, heard the shot and made the initial 911 call at about 1:05 p.m.
The suspect was transported to Harborview Medical Center. The police have yet to charge him.

Skyline finishes regular season atop KingCo

May 3, 2013

NEW — 2:03 p.m. May 3

The Skyline Spartans clinched the KingCo 4A regular season title April 29 by beating Ballard 6-1, ending the baseball season with a 13-2 conference record.

“I’ll take it,” said Skyline’s coach Chris Tamminen. “It was very good, a nice win. It was a goal we wanted to accomplish and we accomplished it. Now, we’ve got to set new goals and hopefully accomplish those also.” Read more

AAA offers free cruise information

May 2, 2013

NEW — Noon May 2, 2013

The AAA office will give a guided presentation on the advantages of traveling to Europe by cruise ship.

At no charge to the public, beginning at 6 p.m. May 8, AAA and Viking River Cruises will help those interested to get a glimpse of how travelers can experience regional wonders in cruises. Presenters will highlight guided shore excursions, accommodations, dining and a unique travel experience.

The presentation will be at the AAA Issaquah Office, 405 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite 102. It would appreciate RSVPs. Learn more by calling 369-2609.

First Day Of Fishing Season / April 27, 2013

May 1, 2013

Let’s Go! May 2 – 8

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Skyline football stadium delayed

April 30, 2013

Community cheers decision

Skyline High School will not be getting a new stadium this summer.

The nearly $6.5 million stadium upgrade, part of the $219.2 million bond measure approved by voters in April 2012, was originally slated to begin this summer and be completed as early as this fall. Jake Kuper, the district’s chief financial officer, announced at the April 24 Issaquah School Board meeting that the project is being pushed back by at least one year. The reason, he said, is because of the six to eight months it will take for the district to receive a site-development permit.

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Schools foundation plans surprises for fundraiser luncheon

April 30, 2013

With an eye on arts funding and book rooms, the Issaquah Schools Foundation is preparing to host its annual Nourish Every Mind luncheon on May 9.

Development Director Lynn Juniel was eager to share information about the upcoming event, but did not want to show every card in the foundation’s hand. One tidbit she happily shared was the name of the host. After filling in at the last minute in 2012, KIRO news anchor Dave Ross will return as the master of ceremonies.

“He’s a great guy,” Juniel said. “He cares a lot about the arts and it’s great to have that connection with him.”

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Send veteran photos for annual memorial section

April 30, 2013

This year, again for Memorial Day, The Issaquah Press will print its third annual veterans section — Lest We Forget.

We want your photos and information, veterans. If someone in your family was a veteran, but he or she has passed away, we still want to include him or her. It is important for us to honor and remember all local veterans, living or deceased.

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Kokanee release celebrates species recovery

April 30, 2013

Marking the fourth year of a successful effort, The Kokanee Work Group, along with the cities of Issaquah and Sammamish, held its annual kokanee fry release last week with the help of area fourth-graders.

On a sunny and mild April 26, a group of students from Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School placed several hundred young kokanee salmon into their home waters of Ebright Creek. The concentrated effort to save the species, which lives most of its life in Lake Sammamish, celebrated the results of a recovery after the fish had hovered on the edge of extinction.

By Peter Clark King County Executive Dow Constantine (left) and mayor Ava Frisinger release kokanee salmon fry from their plastic cups into Ebright Creek April 26, during the annual celebration of the continuing restoration effort for the endangered species.

By Peter Clark
King County Executive Dow Constantine (left) and mayor Ava Frisinger release kokanee salmon fry from their plastic cups into Ebright Creek April 26, during the annual celebration of the continuing restoration effort for the endangered species.

Sammamish Mayor Tom Odell praised the citizens who have come together to help the native fish.

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