To the Editor

October 21, 2014

Salmon dinner

Thanks to everyone who helped with Kiwanis fundraiser

Issaquah is a wonderful community! Thanks to everyone who came to the Kiwanis Salmon Dinner at Salmon Days. More than 2,000 of us enjoyed the delicious salmon meal, and by coming donated more than $20,000 that Kiwanis will be donating back to nonprofits in the Issaquah area.

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Police & Fire

October 21, 2014

Car break-ins

A checkbook was taken Oct. 3 from a 2000 Honda Civic in the 700 block of Front Street South. A $377 check from the stolen checkbook was later cashed.

A gym bag with swimming gear was stolen Oct. 6 from a 2006 Toyota Corolla in the 300 block of Northwest Pebble Lane.

A vehicle was broken into Oct. 7 in the 500 block of Mountain Park Boulevard Southwest. The loss was valued at $125 from a stolen power cord and damaged window.

A 2015 Chrysler 200LTD was broken into Oct. 7 in the 900 block of Sunrise Place Southwest. The loss was valued at $1,059 from a stolen gun, backpack, headphones and books.

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Eastside Writes sponsors Salmon Days tweets

October 14, 2014

Made popular by Twitter, six-word memoirs summarize their writers’ lives in just six words.

Eastside Writes, an Issaquah-based literary arts organization, gave the trend a Salmon Days twist by inviting visitors to write six-word salmon memoirs.

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Editorial — Neighbors should help police and themselves

October 7, 2014

Last year, thieves broke into vendor booths overnight during Salmon Days, making off with merchandise that support people’s livelihoods. This past weekend, Issaquah police were being extra vigilant for that and caught some would-be thieves in the act, arresting them on the spot.

You being vigilant can also help prevent crime.

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Head to the carnival at Salmon Days

October 4, 2014

NEW — 4 p.m. Oct. 4, 2014

What could be better at a festival than a carnival, with little rides and big rides, and a Ferris wheel?

The rides are in the Staples parking lot, an easy walk from the festival.

The carnival runs until 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Shuttle service only runs until 7 p.m., so if you’re planning to attend the carnival after hours, arrange for other transportation and parking.

Get festival updates and photos throughout the weekend right here on our website, on our Facebook and Twitter.

Head to the FISHop during Salmon Days

October 4, 2014

NEW — 9:30 a.m. Oct. 4, 2014

Salmon Days is a good time to stop in at the FISHop.

The store for salmon souvenirs will be open the same hours as the festival — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

A new image representing the city’s favorite swimmer is a chalk board rendition of a coho available on collectible lapel pins, drink coasters, postcards, holiday ornaments, coffee mugs and dish towels.

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Don’t miss the Saturday morning Salmon Days Grande Parade

October 3, 2014

NEW — Noon Oct. 3, 2014

The Salmon Days annual festival gets underway Oct. 4 with style with its showpiece Grande Parade.

Starting at 10 a.m., the parade features floats, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, dignitaries, equestrians and more.

The parade starts at Front and Dogwood streets and continues down Northwest Gilman Boulevard to 12th Avenue.

Festival officials recommend for the best viewing you stake out a spot along Northwest Gilman Boulevard, between Front Street and 10th Avenue.

Learn more here.

Get Salmon Days/Issaquah gear now, and daylong carnival ride tickets for $20

October 1, 2014

NEW — Noon Oct. 1, 2014

Get your Salmon Days/Issaquah gear before everyone else, and daylong carnival ride tickets at a 20 percent discount!

Festival organizers have set two pre-Salmon Days release events today and tomorrow for locals to purchase the latest in festival gear, including new 2014 Issaquah/Salmon Days hats, T-shirts and outerwear.

Get your deals at the Visitor Information Center/Chamber/Salmon Days Festival office, 155 N.W. Gilman Blvd., from 4-7 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow. The retail items include hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts, vintage items, Issaquah artist prints and more.

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Editorial — Top 10 reasons to go Salmon Days

September 30, 2014

Here fishy, fishy!

It’s that time, Issaquah. Time to welcome our returning salmon and about 150,000 people to town.

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Off The Press — It’s the unnamed holiday first October weekend!

September 30, 2014

Maybe it goes without saying, but maybe not. Salmon Days is just one heck of a lucky theme for us to have for the annual Issaquah community festival! No one today would ever build a fish hatchery in an urban area like this.

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

But more than 75 years ago, with no floating bridge from Seattle, this was about as far out as the boonies as we could imagine. With a big salmon-habitat creek running through a small downtown, with the automobile age in its infancy, what was a logical place for a hatchery has turned out to be a stroke of luck today.

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