September 21, 2012
NEW — 11 a.m. Sept. 21, 2012
Salmon Days Festival organizers tapped cyclist Jennie Reed, a silver medalist at the 2012 Summer Olympics and Issaquah High School alumna, to serve as grand marshal in the celebration’s Grande Parade.
Reed, a 1996 Issaquah High graduate, won a silver medal in women’s team pursuit, a cycling event, last month at the London Olympics.
Salmon Days returns to downtown Issaquah for a 43rd outing Oct. 6-7.
Reed and the U.S. team of Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch and Lauren Tamayo finished in 3:19.727 for silver. Great Britain earned the gold in the event and Canada claimed the bronze.
October 1, 2011
UPDATED — 12:50 p.m. Oct. 1, 2011
The ode to salmon migration, Issaquah’s iconic Salmon Days Festival, returns to downtown Issaquah on Saturday.
The festival is expected to lure more than 100,000 attendees to the city Saturday and Sunday for a parade, carnival games, street snacks, arts and crafts, and, of course, a chance to see migrating chinook in Issaquah Creek.
May 21, 2010
NEW — 11:28 a.m. May 21, 2010
Sig Hansen, the combative captain from “Deadliest Catch,” will sign copies of his autobiography at the Issaquah Costco on Saturday.
Hansen will appear at the flagship Costco to promote “North by Northwestern: A Seafaring Family on Deadly Alaskan Waters.”
The appearance starts at noon at the warehouse, 1801 10th Ave. N.W. Call the warehouse at 313-0965 for additional information.
In the book, Hansen recalls the Ballard of his childhood — then a Scandinavian enclave — growing up in Shoreline and finding success as a star on “Deadliest Catch,” the Discovery Channel hit populated with Bering Sea crab fishermen.
“Deadliest Catch” returned for a sixth season last month.
September 23, 2008
Bernadette Anne has participated in all but two Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Races in Alaska since 2000 as a volunteer at some level before ascending to communications coordinator this year.
The Issaquah resident has worked several checkpoints along the more than 1,000-mile route and has flown the course by charter plane to follow the action.
But even Anne has not seen or experienced all that the mushers and their dogs survive to make it from Anchorage to Nome.
Anne is highly anticipating a new docudrama produced by the makers of the Discovery Channel’s show, “Deadliest Catch.” Premiering at 10 p.m. Oct. 14 is “Toughest Race on Earth: Iditarod.”
“If you’ve seen ‘The Deadliest Catch,’ then you’ll understand how it’s filmed the same way,” Anne said. “During this six hour series, you can watch this year’s race as it happened.”
The Discovery Channel flew a crew of 20, including Read more