July 6, 2010
Small sinkholes opened at Lake Sammamish State Park last week, after beavers burrowed beneath a park road.
Rangers cordoned off the area, and placed plywood sheets atop the holes to prevent parkgoers from crashing through.
Beavers built dams on a nearby creek, raising the prospect of flooding upstream during heavy rainfall. The state could hire a trapper to remove the animals if the problem persists.
Sammamish faced a similar problem last month. The city hired a trapper to remove beavers from Laughing Jacobs Creek after the animals constructed a dam on the waterway. The blockage caused the water level in Beaver Lake to rise — and submerged some docks — during rainy weather last month.
November 5, 2009
NEW — 9:35 a.m. Nov. 5, 2009
Football teams seek state berths
Skyline, Issaquah and Liberty high school football teams will seek berths in next week’s state tournament when they enter preliminary-round games Nov. 6-7.
Issaquah and Liberty will be on the road, while Skyline, the defending 4A state champions, will be home.
Skyline, 7-2, entertains Kentridge, the No. 3 team from the South Puget Sound League’s North Division, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in a 4A preliminary contest. The Spartans are coming off a tough 25-20 defeat to Bothell in last week’s 4A KingCo Conference championship game. Kentridge enters the contest with victories in three of its last four games. Defense has been one of the Chargers’ strengths. Dylan Zylstra, of Kentridge, is regarded as one of the state’s top linebackers. Other defensive standouts are linebacker Harrison Rozane and defensive back Sean Ringor.
October 20, 2009
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October 15, 2009
NEW — 9:55 a.m. Oct. 15, 2009
Police said a woman drowned in Beaver Lake Oct. 14.
A 33-year-old woman and Beaver Lake resident walked into the lake from the park’s beach area around 8:15 p.m., according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. A dive unit from the sheriff’s office found her 25 feet from shore.
Sgt. Robert Baxter, of the Sammamish Police Department, said there’s reason to believe that the woman did not know how to swim.
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the woman, but is not scheduled to release the name until later today.
Medics from Eastside Fire & Rescue responded to the emergency call around 9:15 p.m. and tried to resuscitate her, but she had already been dead for about 40 minutes, Baxter said.
The woman was apparently upset after an argument with her husband and left her house to go for a walk, according to the sheriff’s office. Baxter said a witness saw her walk into the lake and disappear.
June 2, 2009