Skyline finds possible new quarterback from Florida

May 14, 2013

Skyline High School may have found its new quarterback — Florida all-state quarterback Kilton Anderson.

That’s according to several recent news reports, including a May 6 piece by Tom Hanson, a reporter in Marco, Fla., who wrote that the Naples High School junior is moving this summer to Sammamish and looking forward to throwing for the Skyline Spartans. Anderson told Hanson he is hoping to be settled in time to join Skyline for its spring practice.

According to, Anderson has 1,288 passing yards and has thrown for 17 touchdowns.

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Most Rev. Delmer Tripp ‘Bud’ Robinson Jr., retired

May 14, 2013

June 20, 1928 – May 8, 2013

Extremely dedicated clergyman, Freemason, Odd Fellow, educator, chaplain and servant to the children of God.

‘Bud’ Robinson Jr

Most Rev. Delmer Tripp ‘Bud’ Robinson Jr

Bud was preceded in death by his cherished daughters Phyllis Craig and Christine Helminski.

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Issaquah School District passes state audit

May 14, 2013

State auditors found no problems in finances or accountability within the Issaquah School District for the 11th year in a row.

Each year, state law calls for each school district to go through two audits — an accountability report and a financial audit report. The audits took place between Sept. 1, 2011, and Aug. 31, 2012, and, just like the previous 10, found no blemishes on Issaquah’s record.

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‘Chicago’ guilty of first-degree theater

May 14, 2013

It is a shame so many have experienced “Chicago” the musical in the form of the award-winning 2002 movie. If there is one thing  Village Theatre’s new show proves, it is  the real heart of the piece demands to be set on a stage with many flashing lights and an enthralled audience. Through that awareness, the cast and crew of “Chicago” bring a wickedly lively spectacle to Front Street.

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Brian Mogg tops state’s best young golfers

May 14, 2013

The boys golf state championships may not kick off until May 21, but Skyline High School junior Brian Mogg has already bested Washington’s top 116 players.

Mogg shot a 73-73 May 3 to win the invite-only Bill Egbers Memorial Golf Tournament, which featured the state’s top 116 boys 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A high school golfers.

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Liberty hires new girls basketball coach

May 14, 2013

Liberty High School has hired Curtis Terry as the girls basketball coach.

Terry comes to Liberty after serving as an assistant at Auburn Riverside. He played basketball at UNLV and spent time in the NBA Developmental League. He also played for teams overseas.

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Eagle Scout remodels church closet

May 14, 2013

Over the course of four days and 185 hours of volunteer work, Matthew Harlan, of Sammamish, organized the cleanup and repair of a previously unusable storage closet at a local church. Harlan, a member of Boy Scout troop 575 in Redmond was responsible for cleaning out the closet, installing shelves, replacing sheetrock and organizing the closet to earn his Eagle Scout Award, according to an email from Harlan’s father.

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Salmon Days may up security

May 14, 2013

After the Boston Marathon bombings April 15, event organizers across the country are reconsidering security concerns and those who run Issaquah’s annual Salmon Days festival are no different.

“We’re very aware of it,” Salmon Days Director Robin Kelley said. “We’ve been through this before with 9/11.”

She said organizers will have a concerted effort with the Issaquah Police Department and have already begun to review their measures and see if there is any room for improvement.

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Squak Mountain State Park temporarily closed to remove diseased trees

May 14, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. May 14, 2013

The day-use parking area of Squak Mountain State Park will be closed until late summer or early fall, according to a news release from the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

Forest health issues have been identified in the park. Native tree pathogens, primarily laminated root rot, are attacking Douglas-fir trees in developed areas. The disease, which affects the roots and lower stems of certain conifer tree species, has the potential to cause healthy-looking trees to fall without warning.

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Construction Brings Changes for Motorists, Pedestrians

May 14, 2013

Construction in Issaquah Highlands means changes for motorists, pedestrians and transit riders in the days ahead.

Sidewalk closures and detours are needed as part of the Grand Ridge Plaza retail center.

Signage and maps will be provided to direct pedestrians to the open pathways. Certain routes may switch to the opposite side of the road, depending on construction needs.

Additionally, work continues within the roadways and will affect the following streets:


•          May 7-17, 2013: Northeast Federal Drive will be restricted to a single lane between Highlands Drive Northeast and Northeast Park Drive from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

•          May 7-22, 2013: The right westbound lane of Northeast Park Drive will be closed from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

•          May 13-20, 2013: The eastbound lane of Northeast High Street will be closed from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

•          May 15-17, 2013: The westbound lane of Northeast Federal Drive between Highlands Drive Northeast and Ninth Avenue Northeast will be closed between 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

•          May 28-30, 2013: The westbound lane of Northeast Park Drive will be closed between 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

•          June 4-6, 2013: The two left westbound lanes of Northeast Ellis Drive between Ninth Avenue Northeast and Highlands Drive Northeast will be closed from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.


The dates are approximate and may change due to weather or other factors.

Call 425-837-3432 with questions about the project.

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