Voter registration deadlines are approaching for special election

January 11, 2014

NEW — Noon Jan. 11, 2014

Be sure you’re ready to vote in the Feb. 11 special election by updating your voter registration if you’ve changed your name or address.

If you’re not yet registered to vote, now is a good time.

More than half of King County voters will receive ballots, which will be mailed Jan. 22. Sixteen school districts, the city of Issaquah and the Klahanie Annexation Area have measures on ballots.

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City offers free Christmas tree drop off Saturday

January 10, 2014

NEW — 6:33 p.m. Jan. 10, 2014

The city of Issaquah is hosting a free Christmas tree drop-off and recycling program Jan. 11.

Bring Christmas trees from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 11 at 1823 Central Park Lane N.E. — the paved city lot behind the Issaquah Highlands reservoir, at the intersection of College Drive.

Issaquah Highlands Community Association staff members will be on hand to collect trees. Only trees with no flocking, tinsel or decorations will be accepted. No artificial trees will be accepted.

Wear Seahawks colors, gear and save on pet adoptions through Jan. 13

January 10, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 10, 2014

Come to Seattle Humane Jan. 8-13 dressed in Seahawks gear (wearing green and blue also qualifies) to get $25 off the adoption fee for any pet.

That includes dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, bunnies and critters.

In addition, on Jan. 10, three lucky adopters will have a chance to win a Seahawks Fan Gift Package, including items to help them get prepped for the big game.

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Bellevue officer charged with DUI in Issaquah court resigns from department

January 9, 2014

NEW — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 2014

A Bellevue Police officer charged with drunken driving on Interstate 90 near Issaquah has resigned from the department.

Officer Andrew Hanke resigned today, effective immediately.

“As we move forward, my hope is that we rebuild the public’s trust and continue our focus on the great work that the men and women of this department do every day,” Chief Linda Pillo said in a news release.

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Hot rod honor

January 9, 2014

NHRA inducts local man into hall of fame

Jim Rockstad, former owner and longtime manager of the Seattle International Raceway, will be installed in the National Hot Rod Association Division Six Hall of Fame on Jan. 11, at the Seattle Airport Marriott.

By Russ Griffith Northwind team members (from left) Jim Albrich, Ed McCulloch, three spectators and Jim Rockstad stand beside their fuel dragster during a competition in Riverside, Calif., in 1965.

By Russ Griffith
Northwind team members (from left) Jim Albrich, Ed McCulloch, three spectators and Jim Rockstad stand beside their fuel dragster during a competition in Riverside, Calif., in 1965.

At the same time, the crew of the Northwind, a fuel dragster, will also be inducted. Rockstad, 70, was a member of that crew, along with Jim Albrich, Earl Floyd and Jack Coonrod, all of Vancouver, Wash., and Ed “Ace” McCulloch, of Fresno, Calif.

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Become a heart surgeon for a day

January 9, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 9, 2014

Dr. Glenn Barnhart and the team at the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute in Seattle are inviting 15 people to become “Heart Surgeons for a Day” on Feb. 5.

Participants will get the chance to examine a human heart, hear from Swedish cardiac surgeons and cardiologists, and participate in interactive demonstrations of surgical tools.

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Boy Scout Tree Recycling Fundraiser / Jan. 4, 2014

January 8, 2014

Let’s Go! Jan. 9-15

January 8, 2014

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Residents discuss benefits of annexation to Issaquah

January 7, 2014

A map of all neighborhoods in the potential annexation area.

A map of all neighborhoods in the potential annexation area.

Brookshire Estates Homeowners Association President Dick L’Heureux likes to tell people he “takes a left and that’s the end of the story.”

By that, he means when he leaves his neighborhood and comes to a “T” junction at Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast, he always turns toward Issaquah. As Klahanie potential annexation area residents vote whether to join Issaquah Feb. 11, reasons like L’Heureux’s and others determine how people decide.

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Finley and Gillda have a new fishy friend at the hatchery

January 7, 2014

Finley and Gillda, the two Issaquah Salmon Hatchery mascots, turned in for the night after New Year’s Day, and slept so soundly that they were not awakened by an anonymous overnight visitor with a delivery.

If they have ever yearned for an addition to the family, that wish was being fulfilled while they dreamed.

By Greg Farrar Jane Kuechle, executive director of Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, enjoys the 5-foot salmon chainsaw art mysteriously donated in the wee hours of Jan. 2. The anonymous sculptor left it at the front entrance to the hatchery.

By Greg Farrar
Jane Kuechle, executive director of Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, enjoys the 5-foot salmon chainsaw art mysteriously donated in the wee hours of Jan. 2. The anonymous sculptor left it at the front entrance to the hatchery.

When the two steel sculptures awoke the early morning of Jan. 2, they had a new buddy, 5 feet tall, made of a wooden log, with “Issaquah” carved in its base. The obvious intention was of it being a new permanent artistic attraction for local residents and annual Salmon Days visitors to enjoy.

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