Landslide causes emergency closure of Cedar River

May 10, 2014

NEW — 2:17 p.m. May 10, 2014

King County Sheriff ordered an emergency closure on a stretch of Cedar River after a landslide May 10.

No injuries and only minor property damage were reported, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Department. No homes have been evacuated.

Sergeant DB Gates said the landslide was 200 to 250-feet across.

The closure is from the State Route 169 to the Maxwell Road at the Maple Valley Highway and is effective until further notice.

NAMI Walk needs volunteers

May 10, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. May 10, 2014

A May 17 fundraiser to support the Washington chapter of the National Association for Mental Illness still needs volunteers.

The annual NAMI Walk raises funds to battle mental illness, and is the primary fundraising event to assist the organization.

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Eagles exact revenge on Spartans, win KingCo soccer title

May 9, 2014

NEW — 11:55 a.m. May 9, 2014

Familiarity breeds contempt, the old saying goes.

For Issaquah High School goalkeeper Saif Kerawala, though, familiarity breeds success.

Kerawala plays alongside many Skyline High School players during his select soccer season with Eastside FC, and his knowledge of how they take penalty kicks proved valuable in the Class 4A KingCo Conference championship match May 8.

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Go all-in for Issaquah Valley Elementary School at poker tournament

May 9, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. May 9, 2014

Have fun and play poker for a great cause at a Issaquah Valley Elementary School PTA fundraiser May 10.

Purchase a seat for $50 in a no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament. Half of the buy-in goes to the school’s PTA. The other half goes to the prize pool. There will also be a few other great prizes up for grabs.

The fundraiser is at the Lake Sammamish Elks Lodge No. 1843, 765 Rainier Blvd. N., behind the Issaquah Darigold.

Check-in/buy-in is at 5 p.m. with happy hour and food. An optional poker lesson is at 5:30 p.m. and cards are in the air at 6 p.m.

Master gardeners help you discover your green thumb at free May 10 class

May 8, 2014

NEW – 2 p.m. May 8, 2014

Get the most out of your garden with helpful tips on growing vegetables and edible plants from master gardeners.

The city is hosting the free class at the Issaquah community garden from 10-11:30 a.m. May 10 at the Confluence Area Parks picnic shelter, 655 Rainier Blvd. N.

You’ll learn how to prepare and plan your garden to successfully raise vegetables and edible plants.

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Show your support: Get a free ribbon for National Police Week

May 8, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. May 8, 2014

Join Issaquah police officers in showing your support for National Police Week May 11-17 by displaying a free blue ribbon on your vehicle’s antenna.

The ribbons honor the law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, as well as the men and women who serve and protect the community every day.

The Issaquah Police Department will give away free blue ribbons from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through May 16, or while supplies last, at its front counter, 130 E. Sunset Way.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.

Let’s Go! May 8 – 14

May 7, 2014

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Commanding performance

May 6, 2014

Local owner’s Derby horse surges into surprising second-place finish

Contributed Commanding Curve (left), with jockey Shaun Bridgmohan aboard, is hot on the tail of California Chrome at the finish line of the Kentucky Derby on May 3, to place 1 3/4 lengths behind the winner.

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Commanding Curve (left), with jockey Shaun Bridgmohan aboard, is hot on the tail of California Chrome at the finish line of the Kentucky Derby on May 3, to place 1 3/4 lengths behind the winner.

Commanding Curve, partly owned by Issaquah resident Dennis Poppe, overcame long-shot status to finish second in the Kentucky Derby.

As the early morning official Churchill Downs odds rolled out May 3, the 3-year-old colt sat at 37-1 — a far cry from favorite by any definition. Poppe and his wife traveled to Louisville, Ky., simply glad to take part in the excitement. He went in not disappointed in the odds and came away overjoyed at the results.

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Issaquah could see retail marijuana by October

May 6, 2014

Recreational marijuana retail lottery results are in — and Weedhouse got the No. 1 spot.

After an independent process that took place April 21-25, the Washington State Liquor Control Board released the order in which retail applications will be processed May 2. Though Issaquah can only have one retail location, based on population, 21 prospective business owners applied for a license. The state winnowed that list down to 10.

At the top, aiming to locate at 225 N.E. Juniper St., is a possible business named Weedhouse.

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Triple XXX hosts its first-ever electric car show May 11

May 6, 2014

For the first time, Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in will host a car show strictly for plug-in electric vehicles.

The Spring Electric Vehicle Show on May 11 is part of Triple XXX’s regular Sunday car show roster that typically features classic cars and collections from local car clubs.

By Greg Farrar A Tesla Model S sedan with a storage compartment under the front hood fondly nicknamed the ‘frunk’ by owners of the electric car, is on display in 2013 at the Earth Day Fair in Newcastle.

By Greg Farrar
A Tesla Model S sedan with a storage compartment under the front hood fondly nicknamed the ‘frunk’ by owners of the electric car, is on display in 2013 at the Earth Day Fair in Newcastle.

At the Spring Electric Vehicle Show, members of the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association will showcase many different vehicles, including classic cars that have been converted to run on electricity as well as production vehicles such as the Tesla, Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus, Mitsubishi, Fiat 500 and plug-in hybrids. Dealers and other sustainability representatives will be on hand to showcase how driving electric vehicles saves money while also saving the planet.

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