FISH seeks education coordinator

July 27, 2015

NEW — 5:15 July 27, 2015

The Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is looking for an energetic individual with teaching experience and environmental credentials as its next education coordinator.

The three-quarter time position will remain open until Aug. 2, or until the position is filled. The organization is hoping to hire by Aug. 14.

The education coordinator is responsible for the organization’s educational programs, which include summer camps, preschool classes, science fairs, in-school programs, volunteer trainings, fry releases and outreach events. Successful candidates will have teaching experience with preschool through elementary school-age students and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies or teaching. Experience working with nonprofit organizations is preferred.

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Car show, Make Music Day are both June 21

June 17, 2015

Sometimes, the stars align to bring together two things to make one memorable union, from love-struck youths Romeo and Juliet to food pairings surf and turf.

Issaquah residents will be the beneficiary of a quirk of the calendar, when two of the Downtown Issaquah Association’s biggest events of the year fall on the same day.

The car show Fenders on Front Street is always on Father’s Day, which just so happens to fall on June 21, the same date for the annual Music Day.

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Off The Press — Our website is your visual time machine

May 20, 2015

One of the biggest changes out of many here at The Issaquah Press since your friendly staff photographer signed on 18 years ago has been in how we make and use the images in our newspaper and on our website.

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

What most may already know but gives me great pleasure to point out as a reminder is how many photo galleries you can browse through with the click of a mouse or the swipe of a finger at www.issaquahpress.com/category/photogallery and the other newspapers we publish — Sammamish Review, SnoValley Star and Newcastle News.

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Celebrating Fry-day

April 28, 2015

By Kathy Aslamy Courtney Coulson (right), gives a thumbs up as she and other Blackwell Elementary School fourth-graders release kokanee salmon fry April 24 into Laughing Jacobs Creek near the Lake Sammamish State Park boat launch. It was the sixth consecutive annual release of native juveniles that were spawned at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery over the fall and winter in a program to reverse the danger of extinction to the species. The Kokanee Work Group, made up of local government and community groups, continues to work to help the kokanee survive.

By Kathy Aslamy
Courtney Coulson (right), gives a thumbs up as she and other Blackwell Elementary School fourth-graders release kokanee salmon fry April 24 into Laughing Jacobs Creek near the Lake Sammamish State Park boat launch. It was the sixth consecutive annual release of native juveniles that were spawned at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery over the fall and winter in a program to reverse the danger of extinction to the species. The Kokanee Work Group, made up of local government and community groups, continues to work to help the kokanee survive.

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Issaquah’s annual cleanup day is Saturday

April 21, 2015

Members of the Downtown Issaquah Association have learned over the years that as clean as the city looks, there’s still a need to tidy up after a careless few.

Thus, the association’s annual effort to pick up trash in the downtown corridor has grown into a more encompassing event — the third annual, citywide Keep Issaquah Beautiful Day.

The cleanup is from 9 a.m. to noon April 25. The beautification project has grown past the length of Front Street to include: Read more

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Enroll now for FISH “Super Salmon Sleuths”

March 26, 2015

NEW — 3 p.m. March 26, 2015

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is accepting reservations in its preschool program “Super Salmon Sleuths.”

Designed for ages 3-6, it is the perfect introduction to the salmon lifecycle for imaginative and active young children.

Parents may enroll children for this hour-and-a-half program at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery by visiting the FISH website, issaquahfish.org, and clicking on “Education & Programs.” The cost is $12 per child.

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FISH gets $6,000 from Snoqualmie Tribe

March 25, 2015

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery has received a $6,000 grant from the Snoqualmie Tribe.

The generous donation comes from the Snoqualmie Tribe Fund and will be used to support the Salmon In The Schools program.

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Rogue Issaquah BrewHouse donates $1,000 to FISH

March 17, 2015

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery recently received a $1,000 gift from the Rogue Foundation from funds raised during the Rogue Issaquah BrewHouse’s 2014 Frogs & Dogs celebration.

Contributed Stacey Weeks (center), manager of the Rogue Issaquah BrewHouse presents a check for $1,000 from the Rogue Foundation to FISH Board President Ava Frisinger (left) and Jane Kuechle, FISH executive director (right).

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Stacey Weeks (center), manager of the Rogue Issaquah BrewHouse presents a check for $1,000 from the Rogue Foundation to FISH Board President Ava Frisinger (left) and Jane Kuechle, FISH executive director (right).

Rogue’s Stacey Weeks presented the check March 3 to the FISH board of directors.

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Vets advocate Dave Waggoner is honored as Hometown Hero

February 24, 2015

Issaquah doesn’t forget.

By Greg Farrar Dave Waggoner speaks to the crowd during a Veterans Day memorial ceremony in his role as a representative of the Issaquah branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436.

By Greg Farrar
Dave Waggoner speaks to the crowd during a Veterans Day memorial ceremony in his role as a representative of the Issaquah branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436.

Not a Veterans Day or a Memorial Day goes by without a city celebration honoring the men and women who fought, or continue to fight, for this country’s freedom.

Issaquah and its residents won’t forget those sacrifices anytime soon, because Dave Waggoner won’t let them.

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Issaquah Salmon Days Festival 2014 Coho Mojo

October 4, 2014

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