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Issaquah, Tibbetts water quality is good, but concerns remain The creeks crisscrossing Issaquah remain in good condition, despite increased construction nearby, a population boom in the surrounding watershed and, alongside both developments, more potential for pollution. The water quality in Issaquah and Tibbetts creeks is good, although storm water runoff causes the quality in both creeks to decline. Tibbetts Creek is more affected than Issaquah Creek, in large part due to the pollutant-laden runoff from buildings, streets and other manmade structures in the business district along Northwest Gilman Boulevard. City Surface Water Manager Kerry Ritland detailed the condi-


On the East Fork of Issaquah Creek at Third Avenue Northeast and Northeast Creek Way, plans call for the rockery bank wall to be removed and a log weir to be created.

Planners propose 11 projects to restore chinook, kokanee habitat By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Creeks leading to Lake Sammamish could serve as staging areas in the years ahead for a bold plan to restore salmon habi-

Motorists caught exceeding 20 mph limit face $124 fine

tions in the recent State of Our Waters report — a briefing about water quality monitoring conducted last year and in 2009. Concerns also remain about elevated levels of fecal coliform bacteria — a byproduct from livestock and pets — and low levels of dissolved oxygen in the streams. Fish cannot breathe as easily if the water contains insufficient levels of dissolved oxygen. Other pollutants, such as copper, lead and other dissolved metals — a toxic hazard to fish — occurred in small but acceptable amounts. Teams did not detect pesticides or herbicides in Issaquah Creek, but detected a low concentration of herbicide in a single sample from Tibbetts Creek. See WATER, Page A5

tat. The regional Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group has proposed 11 projects in Issaquah and Sammamish to restore habitat for chinook salmon — a species protected under the

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Michael Friel, 10, brushes dirt off a curb, as his dad Mike (left), Molly Caskey and her son Ian, 10, glue the back of a Puget Sound Starts Here tile to glue next to a storm drain in the Issaquah Highlands.

Endangered Species Act — and dwindling Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon. The once-abundant kokanee has declined in recent decades, perhaps due to construction near creeks, increased predators, disease or changes in water quality. Scientists estimated the total 2010 run at 58 fish, including the 40 kokanee spawned at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery in a last-ditch effort to save the species. The proposed projects range from colossal — such as rerouting Laughing Jacobs Creek through Lake Sammamish State Park — to small — adding plants in the Lewis Creek delta, for instance. The intention is to implement the projects by 2016 — a bold goal considering local governments’ lean budgets in recent years. In the meantime, the kokanee team is encouraging local leaders and landowners to design, apply for grants and prioritize the projects as soon as possible. The list does not include some

“Issaquah Creek is listed in the recovery plans for the area as something that has got relatively high-quality habitat and relatively high fish use. These are areas that are high priorities for protection.” — Susan Zemek Puget Sound Partnership communications manager

major projects on purpose, due to the enormous time and funding commitments required. The omitted items include a culvert beneath Interstate 90 — a barrier to upstream passage into upper Lewis Creek — and culverts on George Davis and Zaccuse creeks. The kokanee team released the project list as local environmenSee CREEKS, Page A6

Issaquah police plan to reactivate speed-enforcement cameras near Issaquah High School and other campuses next week, as students return to schools along Second Avenue Southeast and elsewhere in the Issaquah School District. Police deactivated the cameras during the summer hiatus. Now, as classes resume Aug. 30, police plan to activate the cameras from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days, just as in past years. Cameras aimed in both directions along the street capture license plate information on vehicles exceeding the 20 mph school zone speed limit. Motorists exceeding the speed limit face a $124 fine. The infraction is a noncriminal offense similar to a parking ticket and does not become part of the violator’s driv-

INSIDE Learn the essentials as Issaquah School District students return to classes Aug. 30 in Back to School, Pages B1-6.

ing record. The fine and information about the violation arrive in the mail several days after the incident. People can pay the fine outright, request a hearing in Issaquah Municipal Court or submit a declaration of nonresponsibility. The last option is sometimes used if a person other than the vehicle’s owner drove the vehicle during the violation. The cameras photograph and record only vehicles exceeding the school zone speed limit. Changes in the school zone could also cause traffic to proceed at a slower pace as the school year starts. See CAMERAS, Page A5

Help Seattle Sounders restore state park Join Seattle Sounders FC players and Seattle Bank employees as they volunteer with the Mountains to Sound Greenway to clear invasive weeds from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 29 at Lake Sammamish State Park. Washington State Parks and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust are partnering together on the multiyear restoration of Lake Sammamish State Park. The park provides important habitat for several species of salmon, birds — including bald eagles, great blue herons and red-tailed hawks — amphibians, insects and other wildlife. But recently the area has become extremely degraded by invasive weeds, including blackberry. In the past five years, volunteers have removed invasive

species and re-established native plant communities throughout the park. For this United We Serve event, Mountains to Sound will focus on clearing blackberry and other invasive species from around newly planted trees and shrubs to give these native plants a better chance at survival. After a brief orientation and safety briefing, volunteers will dive into work along Issaquah Creek removing invasive weeds. The greenway trust will provide all of the tools, technical training and oversight for the projects — no experience is required. Register for the event at Search for “United We Serve” under the “Outreach” tab.

Cougar cub is recovering after surgery to correct birth defect By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter After undergoing surgery at a clinic in Kirkland, Issaquah’s Tasha, a 3-month-old baby cougar, is back home at the Cougar Mountain Zoo and, according to zoo General Curator Robyn Barfoot, is doing very well. Tasha underwent surgery Aug. 17 to repair a congenital defect that was preventing her from eating solid foods. “She’s running around and purring,” Barfoot said just two days after the surgery. “Actually, she’s purring an awful lot … She

doesn’t seem fazed by any of this at all.” Veterinarian Michael Mison led Tasha’s surgery at Seattle Veterinary Specialists. “There were no complications during surgery,” Mison said. “I’m happy to report that Tasha is recovering nicely. We expect her to have a long and healthy life.” SVS veterinarians diagnosed Tasha with what’s termed a vascular ring anomaly or defect on Aug. 10. Barfoot said keepers had noticed Tasha wasn’t keeping down much food, but at first attributed her vomiting to rough play. Normally, Tasha lives with two

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other cougar cubs. When Tasha’s problem persisted, Barfoot said zoo officials took her for tests at SVS where vets diagnosed the vascular defect. According to information released by the clinic, vascular ring anomalies form before an animal is born when embryonic blood vessels develop abnormally. Instead of disappearing as they usually would, in some cases, the defective blood vessels persist after birth as a tough band of tissue. SVS reports that is what happened in


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“We would love to predict earthquakes, but that’s just not working at all. The only clue is that earthquakes tend to follow an earthquake. That’s not very useful at all.”

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 Voters overwhelmingly renew Veterans and Human Services Levy A2 • Wednesday, August 24, 2011

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter The popular Veterans and Human Services Levy garnered overwhelming support from King County voters Aug. 16, as the electorate renewed the measure through 2017. The levy is expected to generate about $100 million for programs to aid veterans and needy residents. The funding is split 50-50 between veterans programs and human services efforts. “The citizens of King County have demonstrated their respect for our veterans and compassion for our neighbors most in need by voting to renew the Veterans and Human Services Levy,” County Executive Dow Constantine, a levy supporter, said in a statement late Aug. 16. “I thank the voters for approving the levy and showing, once again, that King County is an extraordinary community in which to live.” The measure, Proposition 1, garnered more than 60 percent of the vote in the initial results King County Elections released last week. The elections office is due to certify the results Aug. 31. The measure garnered broad support from human services organizations and advocates for veterans. The county Voters’ Guide, in fact, did not include any statements opposing Proposition 1. Even the County Council put the measure on the ballot in a unanimous decision. Voters approved the initial Veterans and Human Services Levy — 5 cents per $1,000 of assessed value — to fund programs for veterans and social service efforts in 2005. Proposition 1 matches the existing levy and does not include addi-

Corrections In the story “Seven marathons in

seven days,” that appeared in the Aug. 17 edition of The Issaquah Press, the runner’s first name was incorrect. Doug Pariseau is the man who jogged from Issaquah to Portland. In the story “Intern shares love

REPORT DETAILS LEVY SUCCESSES King County officials said the Veterans and Human Services Levy saves taxpayer dollars by reducing criminal justice and emergency medical costs for veterans and needy residents. The information — in a biannual report County Executive Dow Constantine sent to the County Council on Aug. 11 — focuses on ending homelessness, prevention, and creating permanent housing and employment. The levy served 18,473 clients and, since voters enacted the initial levy in 2005, 25 levy-funded capital housing projects have been completed or started construction. The construction added more than 1,200 units of permanent housing for low-income people countywide. “The taxpayers of King County are

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getting an excellent return on their investment, according to these new findings, and the credit goes to such effective programs as our innovative Client Care Coordination system, which gets the most complex clients off the street and into stable housing,” Constantine said in a statement. “Ending chronic homelessness requires permanent housing combined with onsite supportive services, and the Veterans and Human Services Levy is helping us to provide both.”

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GET INVOLVED Residents can comment on the draft service improvement plan for the Veterans and Human Services Levy renewal until 5 p.m. Aug. 26. Find the plan at the levy administrators’ website, Follow the link for the draft plan.

tional taxes. The owner of a home assessed at $340,000 is expected to pay $17 in 2012 under the levy renewal. Organizations operating in Issaquah and the surrounding area, such as Friends of Youth and YWCA of Seattle-KingSnohomish, receive support from the levy. In addition, nonprofit organizations serving Issaquaharea residents — such as Child Care Resources, HealthPoint medical and dental clinics, and Hopelink, a regional human services nonprofit organization — also receive levy funds. YWCA received levy funds in recent years for the Passage Point program and YWCA Family Village at Issaquah, a workforce-housing

complex in the Issaquah Highlands. Passage Point is a complex for homeless families near the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill between Issaquah and Maple Valley. Countywide, the levy funds programs to treat post-traumatic stress disorder — a common affliction among veterans returning from conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq — and emergency housing for veterans. The day after the election, levy administrators released a draft plan for managing dollars generated through the levy renewal. Residents can comment on the 53page proposal through Aug. 26. “King County voters again demonstrated their support for

of salmon at hatchery youth program,” in the Aug. 17 edition of The Issaquah Press, the intern’s name was misspelled. His name is Brian Hoefgen.

goats, the goats involved in the incidents had not been hired by the Issaquah Highlands Community Association for landscaping in the neighborhood.


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providing critical services for our veterans and others in need,” County Councilman Bob Ferguson, sponsor of Proposition 1 and the initial levy in 2005, said in a statement on Election Day. “The Veterans and Human Services Levy is a small investment with a huge impact. It provides essential services that help our veterans and strengthen our families, from employment training and housing to PTSD counseling.” Issaquah-area County Councilman Reagan Dunn cosponsored the legislation to put Proposition 1 on the August ballot. “Ten years into the war on terror, we are seeing the demand for veterans services increase significantly. It is estimated that there will be 2 million veterans coming out of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who served in some capacity,” he said in a statement. “I thank the voters for valuing the sacrifice of our returning veterans.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

1-4 p.m. Aug. 29 at its headquarters station, 175 Newport Way N.W. Donors must be in good health, at least 18 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Anyone ages 1617 can donate with written consent from their parent or guardian. Sign up by emailing or calling 206949-8414.

Choe Xi (right), of Sammamish, waves a bubble wand as her mom, Hui Jin, looks on during the graduation ceremony and Family Fun Day for 356 Kindering graduates and their families Aug. 4 at Bellevue Crossroads Pavilion Park. More than 70 Issaquah and Sammamish children graduated.

Coke offers cash to refresh parks Lake Sammamish or Squak Mountain state parks could receive up to $100,000 for upgrades — if either comes out on top in a nationwide contest from Coca-Cola. The soda giant is offering $175,000 in grants to parks across the United States. In order to receive a prize, parks must receive the most votes from online fans. Supporters can cast unlimited votes until the voting period ends Sept. 6. Participants can also earn extra points for chosen parks by using Facebook tools and uploading photos as part of the contest. In addition to the $100,000 prize, the top recipient claims the title “America’s Favorite Park” for the coming months. CocaCola is also offering a $50,000 grant to the park in the No. 2 spot and $25,000 to the No. 3 park. The grants can be used to restore, rebuild or enhance recreation areas in parks to encourage people to play and be active. The effort is part of Coca-Cola’s Live Positively community initiative. Both state parks in the Issaquah area cut services in recent years amid state budget shortfalls. Officials considered shutting down

ON THE WEB Cast votes for “America’s Favorite Park” — and earn extra points for chosen parks — at the Coca-Cola Live Positively website,

Squak Mountain State Park through 2013 as a cost-cutting measure, but decided in the end to keep the park open to the public. In the contest so far, Lake Sammamish and Squak Mountain received a handful of votes and lag far behind the top contenders. Coca-Cola launched the contest last year. The soda giant joined the National Park Foundation, America’s State Parks, and the National Recreation and Park Association for the ongoing campaign. People across the United States cast more than 5.7 million votes during the 2010 campaign. Bear Head Lake State Park in Ely, Minn., received the initial $100,000 prize after garnering more than 1.6 million votes in the contest.

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Salmon Days lawsuit could hinge on public safety By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter The legal challenge to city rules for leafleting at the Salmon Days Festival is focusing attention on unfettered freedom of expression in public places. The lawsuit presents hurdles to the plaintiff, a Snoqualmie man, and the city, constitutional scholars said. The case is rooted in past court decisions about limits on freedom of expression and the steps governments can enact to limit such acts. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, Paul Ascherl said Issaquah police officers threatened to arrest him for handing out Christian literature in places outside the pair of downtown “expression areas” on festival grounds last year. Ascherl relocated to the “expression areas” after police and a festival official intervened. “The suit presents some cognizable First Amendment arguments,” said David Hudson, a First Amendment scholar at the First Amendment Center in Nashville, Tenn. Salmon Days featured “expression areas” near downtown festival entrances last year. The areas hosted local political parties and candidates for office. “To First Amendment purists, free-speech zones are troubling because what you’re doing is you’re limiting speech by zoning it, you’re capping it to very small locations,” Hudson said. The city could present the rule limiting leafleting as a safety issue necessary to maintain smooth pedestrian traffic at the crowded festival. City and festival officials have said they created the rule to address such safety issues. Salmon Days attracted more than 180,000 people to downtown Issaquah in recent years. “On the other hand, with a group that large, the government officials may be able to successfully argue that this is a way to both provide at least some protection for free speech while also keeping in mind public safety,” Hudson added. In numerous rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided state and federal governments may place reasonable restrictions on the time, place and manner of expression, as long as officials do not discriminate against particular beliefs. “The government can, as long as they don’t discriminate on viewpoint and as long as they’re not using it as a subterfuge,” said Mark DeForrest, a Gonzaga University School of Law associate professor and First Amendment expert. “Essentially, we have a county fair and then we’re going to create a free speech zone 3 1/2 miles away

Officers target speeders during recent crackdown Issaquah police officers and law enforcement agencies countywide doled out more than 1,200 speeding tickets during a recent crackdown on lead-footed motorists. From July 15 to Aug. 7, the Issaquah Police Department and other agencies sent out extra law enforcement patrols to search for speeding drivers. During the patrols in King County, officers wrote 1,245 speeding tickets. Police also arrested three motorists for driving under the influence, three motorists for felonies and four for aggressive driving violations. Officers issued 15 cellphone citations, six seatbelt tickets, 15 suspended or revoked license violations, and 50 uninsured motorist violations. The speeding crackdown included the nearby Bellevue, Newcastle, North Bend, Sammamish, Snoqualmie and Renton police departments. In addition to the local police

in a city park that has nothing to do with the county fair, and if you want to do free speech at the county fair, you have to go to that free speech zone. Well, you’ve basically gotten rid of any free speech at the county fair. As long as they’re not trying to be tricky, as long as they’re not trying to evade the First Amendment requirements, there shouldn’t be a problem.” Salmon Days organizers set up “expression areas” near festival entrances at West Sunset Way and Front Street South. The location is a key factor in the lawsuit against the city. Ascherl said in court documents he could not reach as many people inside the designated areas. “It’s a question of the nature of the forum. If it’s essentially a closed forum, then the government is not going to be required to allow free speech there,” DeForrest said. “But if the government sets up forums, like these zones you’re talking about, where they say, ‘Here you can talk about X, Y, Z,’ then it’s perfectly acceptable.” Safety is key issue in case Jonathan Scruggs, litigation staff counsel at the Alliance Defense Fund, a legal advocacy group based in Scottsdale, Ariz., said the decision to single out people handing out leaflets is a problem. Scruggs and other attorneys from the Alliance Defense Fund represent Ascherl in the case. “Quarantining freedom of speech to certain areas just does not comply with the First Amendment,” Scruggs said. Salmon Days receives financial and logistical support from the city, and requires a municipal permit to operate. “If you’re going to allow a person to sit there and eat his hot dog, or you’re going to allow people to line up in line or stand at booths, or to stand still and watch something — for example, you could have 10 people just standing still talking about football,” he said. “There’s no reason to allow those things, and yet ban a person from both standing and walking around with a pamphlet in his hand.” Mayor Ava Frisinger said city officials created the legislation 11 years ago to address concerns about public safety as festival attendance climbed. In addition to banning leafleting in most areas at Salmon Days, the municipal ordinance also prohibits protests, unscheduled entertainment or nonprofit activities outside of booths and designated areas. Officials also raised concerns about leaflets leading to additional litter. “In the interest of public safety, the police department wanted to add a chapter providing special rules for the festival,” she said. “It

agencies, the King County Target Zero Task Force supported the extra patrols, funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

Julius Boehm Pool is closed for maintenance until Aug. 29 Find another spot for a summertime dip as the Julius Boehm Pool closes for maintenance. The aging pool is due to remain closed until Aug. 29. Swimmers and other pool users should check the municipal website,, for the most up-to-date closure and schedule information. Follow the link for “Departments” and “Parks & Recreation” for pool information. The pool also closes Sept. 4-5 for Labor Day. King County built the pool in 1972 under the Forward Thrust program — a series of bonds passed in 1968 and 1970 to fund parks, recreation facilities, roads and other infrastructure. The county transferred the pool to the city in 1994.

“It’s a question of the nature of the forum. If it’s essentially a closed forum, then the government is not going to be required to allow free speech there. But if the government sets up forums, like these zones you’re talking about, where they say, ‘Here you can talk about X, Y, Z,’ then it’s perfectly acceptable.” — Mark DeForrest Gonzaga University School of Law associate professor


Rock ’n’ Roll predominantly had to do with orderly movement of attendees in the most crowded parts of the area, and making safe and convenient circulation of pedestrian traffic as much as possible.” Experts said the safety rationale could serve as a strong defense for the city. “I can’t say for sure that there’s an insidious motive,” Hudson said. “Sometimes, it may be a way of balancing safety and speech, and making it easier to have certain areas that are off-limits. It could be a well-intentioned way to balance free speech with other safety issues. On the other hand, it could be a motivation to simply limit and marginalize speakers.” The city could face a problem, however, if attorneys use language about litter to defend the ordinance in court. “The Supreme Court has resolutely since the 1940s rejected that argument. Attempting to ban literature distribution in order to prevent litter is not narrowly tailored, because the person distributing literature is not littering,” Scruggs said. “If you want to ban litter, cite the people who are actually littering. That is not a persuasive argument, to say the least.” Doug Honig, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington communications director in Seattle, said such restrictions on freedom of expression often raise concerns about stricter limits on First Amendment-protected activities. “The right to freedom of speech is very strong in our society. In general, people have a right to pass things out and to talk to people,” he said. “If people stop, you don’t say, ‘Oh, you don’t have freespeech rights because people want to stop and talk to you.’” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

Brown Bear offers free car washes Aug. 25 Brown Bear Car Wash celebrates its 54th anniversary with free “Bear Essential” car washes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 25. The Issaquah Brown Bear is at 22121 S.E. 56th St. Learn more at

Rock beats scissors, but police and public works beat rock, as Issaquah Officer Jesse Petersen keeps Anthony Fike and Marc Pitzen safe from traffic while they rock and roll a 250-pound stone out of the middle of Front Street South on Aug. 22. The mineral fell out of a northbound dump truck of By Design Rockeries and Excavation, of Duvall, as it made a left turn onto Newport Way Southwest. There were no injuries, property damage or traffic delays in the early-afternoon incident.

Minor 2.8 earthquake rattles Tiger Mountain neighborhood By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter The ground beneath Tiger Mountain rumbled early Aug. 18, as a minor earthquake rattled the Mirrormont neighborhood. Seismologists recorded a magnitude-2.8 earthquake just before 1 a.m. about a mile beneath the surface. Such small earthquakes occur often. Washington experiences more than 1,000 tremors each year, although most temblors do not cause damage or even receive much notice from residents. “Whenever there’s an earthquake it slightly raises the odds that we’ll see more earthquakes,” said John Vidale, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network director and a University of Washington seismologist. “We’re not exactly sure if that’s because earthquakes are a sign of things going on or if that’s because the earthquakes trigger other earthquakes.” The initial report from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, based at the UW, pegged the Mirrormont temblor as magnitude 2.3 and deeper in the earth. The magnitude is a measure of earthquake size calculated from ground motion. Pinpointing earthquakes’ magnitude and depth can present a challenge to seismologists, especially if no instruments to measure ground motion, such as seismometers, exist near the epicenter. The team recorded the Mirrormont earthquake using seismometers near Pine Lake and in Newcastle. “Essentially, we don’t really know within a few-tenths of a

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them and send out the information fast enough to get the information to people before the shaking arrives,” Vidale said. “It’s not going to work for earthquakes five kilometers away where you only have half of a second to work with.” If a temblor occurs along the Washington coast, however, seismologists could use the moments before the shaking starts in Greater Seattle to alert people to the coming seismic activity. But efforts to predict the location, magnitude and timing of tremors remain beyond seismologists’ grasp. “We would love to predict earthquakes, but that’s just not working at all,” Vidale said. “The only clue is that earthquakes tend to follow an earthquake. That’s not very useful at all.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

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 Compromise legislation worked; more needed PRESS E DITORIAL

Last week, government worked, and it was an amazing thing to behold. King County Council members worked together to create bipartisan, compromise legislation to impose a $20 car tab fee to keep Metro bus service at its current level of service. This is the way our elected leaders are supposed to work. We in this state and region have become accustomed to holding a referendum on just about everything, sending every little tax to the voters. Fear of voters blaming state legislators and County Council members keeps them from making the tough decisions. For all our throwing around of the word democracy, we don’t live in one. This is a republic. The citizens are supposed to elect leaders to actually lead. Leaders are supposed to make grand decisions about what to do, and then do it. Don’t like what they did? That’s what elections are for. In this case, the County Council actually managed to pass the fee increase, using old-fashioned bipartisan compromise politics and a lot of creativity. County Executive Dow Constantine, a Democrat in a nonpartisan office, and County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, a Republican in a nonpartisan office, both of whom represent the Issaquah area, and the rest of the council are to be congratulated. They showed that they are not mere ideologues but are willing to work for what they believe are in the best interests of their constituents and the county. We were opposed to the $20 fee, and still are, but the compromises worked out in the deal — an end to the Seattle free-ride area and 24 free bus passes for everyone who pays the car tab fee — certainly improve the bill and make it better public policy. And that’s really the whole idea. Bipartisan compromise leads to better policy pretty much every time. We hope our state and federal officials are watching. Sure, in the grand scheme of things $20 to save some bus routes isn’t exactly as challenging as figuring out how to save Social Security. But working across the aisle to get something done is a lesson all politicians should model.


My summer of pugs, neighbors and history


s the summer has finally heated up to seasonal norms, my thoughts are a little more scrambled this month. So, here’s a look at what’s been percolating in my brain lately. Neighborliness can be harmful to your health Having spent the better part of a decade living in the Issaquah/Sammamish area, I’ve grown to appreciate the neighborliness that permeates the communities. So when my wife and I bought our first house in Kirkland, we packed up and brought along our good will with us. After this weekend, I wish I had left it behind. A neighbor rang Saturday, needing help moving an item inside his house. “Sure,” I said, thinking, “What could it hurt?” Turns out, just about every muscle group in my body. He wanted help strong-arming a 500-pound (at least) hutch out of his van and up a flight of stairs, with nary a dolly to assist. I’m pretty sure my back doctor was talking about this kind of item when he said don’t do any heavy lifting. But what was I to do? The only other neighbor around that day was an 80-year-old Asian lady with a nice garden.

Surprisingly, after surviving getting the hutch up the stairs, the only part of me not in excruciating pain was my back. Next time a David neighbor needs a move, I’m Hayes pulling the bad Press reporter back card and bowing out. Sorry. Neighborliness only goes so far when you’ve got a slipped disc. Wow, these reality shows are educational I’ve become hopelessly addicted to several reality shows on cable TV, and no, I’m not talking about “Jersey Shore Goes To Italy” or “The Kardashians Get Married.” Along with “Sons of Guns,” “Bar Rescue” and “Storage Wars,” my favorite is “Deadliest Warrior.” Essentially, it’s as if a group of fraternity brothers in a drunken stupor asked, “Wouldn’t it be cool if a ninja had fought a Viking? Who would have won?” Well, the producers tracked down experts on Viking lore and weapons and experts on ninjas, assessed each warrior’s weapons See SUMMER, Page A5


Former Safeway cashier was a bright part of the business Did you ever stop by the Safeway on Gilman Boulevard for just a few things and go through the 20-items-or-less line? If so, you most likely encountered Michael Riste, a friendly and always-helpful clerk there. Neatly combed gray hair, glasses, a little round and not too tall. When you were done, he never failed to ask you whether you needed stamps or wanted help out. My association with Michael had another facet. Our youngest son, Adam, cashiered alongside him during several summer breaks while in college. Michael always asked about Adam, how he was doing and how school was going. I never enter that store without glancing over at the quick-check line and think about that kind man who used to grace that area. In case you didn’t know, Michael passed away April 23, 2011. Thank you, Michael. I’m missing you.

Linda Fruge Issaquah

Drug use

Legalizing and taxing marijuana would make the drug war obsolete Regarding your excellent Aug. 2 editorial, the drug war is largely a war on marijuana smokers. In 2009, there were 858,405 marijuana arrests in the United States, almost 90 percent for simple possession. At a time when state and local governments are laying off police,

R APID R ESPONSE Are you bothered by reports of bears or cougars in the Issaquah area? Why or why not? Should it be a surprise they live here? I suspect folks should understand that critters — big, potentially dangerous critters — were here before we were. Keep Skippy inside! Mark Bowers, Issaquah I agree with Thoreau: “In Wildness is the preservation of the World. ... From the forest and wilderness come the tonics and barks which brace mankind.” Bob McCoy, Sammamish I’m bothered only by concern for the bears. It was recently reported, “If relocation fails, a nuisance bear may be destroyed.” A “nuisance” bear should be one that is aggressive toward







T O T HE E DITOR firefighters and teachers, this country continues to spend enormous public resources criminalizing Americans who prefer marijuana to martinis. The end result of this ongoing culture war is not necessarily lower rates of use. The U.S. has higher rates of marijuana use than the Netherlands, where marijuana is legally available. Decriminalization is a longoverdue step in the right direction. Taxing and regulating marijuana would render the drug war obsolete. As long as organized crime controls distribution, marijuana consumers will come into contact with sellers of hard drugs, like methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin. This “gateway” is a direct result of marijuana prohibition. United Nations drug stats: Comparative analysis of U.S. vs. Dutch rates of drug use: Marijuana arrest stats: Common Sense for Drug Policy —

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Take dogs to humane society, rather than dumping them like trash I live in a small neighborhood east of Issaquah. In the past two months, there have been two small dogs dropped off and abandoned. No collars, no identification whatsoever. One was a young miniature pinscher. The most recent, weekend before last, a very pregnant Chihuahua mix, ready to deliver her puppies any minute. My neighbor managed to catch her and we took her to the humane soci-

humans, not one that repeatedly returns to a source of food someone has left for it (garbage, bird feeders, etc.). I prefer to find ways to coexist. Monica Drakes, Issaquah Bothered? We should be thankful, not bothered! These animals are not out stalking humans. We need to fit into their environment and accommodate them, not try to eliminate them from ours. Ken Konigsmark, Issaquah No, but it indicates that we are encroaching more into their space and pushing them away. We used to see deer on Bush Street — have not seen any this year or last. Bryan Weinstein, Issaquah

ety in Factoria. They have advised that she delivered her puppies within four hours of us bringing her to safety. She is being fostered and the puppies will be up for adoption as soon as they are weaned. Shame on you who did this to these two little defenseless dogs. Our neighborhood is teaming with predators right now. How can you sleep at night thinking they died an agonizing death by a bobcat, cougar, hawk, coyote or a bear? You know who you are and why couldn’t you have done what we did? If you can’t afford the dog or don’t want it, please take the dog to the humane society, where they have a chance of living a good life with someone who loves them and treats them as a part of the family instead of trash to be dumped.

L.M. Caldwell Issaquah

Free speech

Re: Salmon Days lawsuit filed I applaud Snoqualmie resident Paul Ascherl for standing up for his right to express his First Amendment rights on a public street. There are way too many city ordinances that attempt to “control” our freedoms, and quietly allowing these to be in place without being challenged erodes our Constitutional rights. Yes, Mr. (Wayne) Tanaka, (city attorney), he does have the right to pass out literature anytime he wants on public sidewalks — it is that simple.

Paul Williams Issaquah

beauty and majesty of living in a community that has protected its environment enough so all of us can live together! Kelly Munn, Issaquah

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“The waters are not too bad in our local creeks, but there are concerns — occasional violations of water-quality standards — and we strive to eventually achieve better conditions over time,” Ritland said. “It takes time to make improvements.” Teams started monitoring water quality in Issaquah and Tibbetts creeks on a regular basis 12 years ago. The city released the last such report in 2007 to include data collected from 200306. In the meantime, state lawmakers enacted regulations on copper in automotive brake pads, phosphorous in dish detergents and other potential contaminants. The city also embarked on measures to control pollution at sources — such as businesses using harmful materials — and restore habitat along the creeks. The effort requires patience, because some processes require years or decades to produce measurable results. “It’s hard to get a complete picture because it’s so variable,” Ritland said. “So, the more data you get, the better picture you get. It takes awhile.” Though major floods can cause problems, as pollutants and sediments rush into creeks, storm water runoff is a more consistent issue. “The water quality seems pretty consistent otherwise,” Ritland said. “It’s more affected by rainfall, water washing off streets and getting into the streams.” From the creeks to the sound Experts said the efforts to as-


Tasha’s case. The ring of vessels can entrap important structures, often near the base of the heart. “One structure commonly affected by vascular ring defects is the esophagus, which is soft and collapsible,” Mison said. “This means that when Tasha started to eat solid foods, the food was not able to pass normally into the stomach due to the encircling band of tissue.”


Volunteers pressed plastic tiles with quick-drying glue backing onto concrete curbs next to area storm drains during a recent drain-marking event.

Pet waste contains hazardous organisms and can cause contamination in local streams, rivers and lakes. Runoff after rain carries fecal coliform bacteria in doo-doo into storm drains, ditches and streams feeding local rivers, lakes and Puget Sound. The bacteria in waste can make water unsafe to swim in or drink. The public awareness campaign from Puget Sound Starts Here reminds pet owners to keep yards clean of pet waste by scooping at least once a week, if possible, and carrying a plastic bag to scoop and dispose of poop. Plus, not picking up dog waste on public property is illegal. Learn more tips to prevent Puget Sound pollution at Or watch a humorous publicservice announcement about cleaning up after pets, titled “Dog Doogity,” from musician Martin Luther, at

sess and address problems in Issaquah creeks fit into a regional push to clean up Puget Sound. “Issaquah Creek is what people in that region can directly control, and then they have a secondary effect on Puget Sound itself,” said Mindy Roberts, a state Department of Ecology environmental engineer. “Cleaning up the watershed piece by piece, in efforts like what’s happening in Issaquah Creek, that’s really what has to happen.” The city joined a study early in the last decade to determine sources of contaminants in Issaquah Creek. The report, released in 2004, listed storm water runoff and discharge from septic systems as major pollution sources in the stream. Other data collected in Puget Sound and tributaries point to hu-

man activity as the major culprit for pollution in the sound and related waterways. “Overall what it shows, which is not surprising, is that most problems occur and the largest con-

The ring resulted in the regurgitation noticed by keepers, as well weight loss, Mison said. Tasha was becoming smaller than other animals her age, Mison added. In what was called a group effort by the SVS medical team, an inflatable balloon was inserted into Tasha’s esophagus via her mouth and inflated. The balloon helped Mison identify the band of troublesome tissue that was causing all of Tasha’s troubles. Once he located the problem area, Mison lifted the tissue from around the heart and esophagus and tied it with surgical string. He

then cut away the offending tissue completely. The surgical team continued to dilate Tasha’s esophagus with a balloon to help stretch out the area that had been entrapped since the cougar’s birth. While the surgery appears to have been a success, for now, Tasha will be kept isolated and out of the public eye. In order to protect her incision, Tasha is wearing what Barfoot called an e-collar, basically one of those cones put around the necks of animals so they can’t bite or clean themselves.

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centrations of these contaminants occur where people occur,” Roberts said. “It’s where we live, where we work, where we play, where we drive. When those areas are most concentrated then, not surprisingly, that’s where we see the issues.” State lawmakers created a state agency, the Puget Sound Partnership, to spearhead cleanup and restoration efforts. In recent years, the emphasis shifted from confronting industrial polluters to addressing how everyday behaviors — such as fertilizing lawns or washing cars — can affect Puget Sound. “Most people know that Puget Sound is something they want to protect and if they’re given ways to try to help do that, they will,” said Susan Zemek, communications manager for the Tacomabased agency. The effort includes a public awareness campaign, Puget Sound Starts Here, to remind the 4 million people in the 12 counties surrounding the sound about the link between storm drains, waterways and Puget Sound. The campaign is encouraging people to scoop up and toss pet waste into the trash, because scientists said doo-doo is a major source of fecal coliform bacteria in local lakes and streams. “It’s surprising, because it’s just one little dog, but then when you add that up across the number of dogs that we have in the Puget Sound region, it really adds up to quite a bit,” Roberts said. “It may not be something that’s 100 percent of the problem, but it’s certainly a controllable part of the problem.”

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“She looks a little silly,” Barfoot said, adding Tasha is also essentially bald on one side where vets shaved her for surgery. “We’re telling her it’s a good look for her,” Barfoot said. Though it may take up to a month for her fur to grow back completely, Barfoot believes Tasha will back in front of the public in about two weeks. “We’re very happy everything worked out so well,” Barfoot said. Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at






Construction on Issaquah High School continues and, in the latest phase, crews plan to complete curbs along the west side of the street, as well as a right-turn lane at Second Avenue Southeast and Front Street South. In the meantime, repaving is occurring near the rebuilt high school. The potential for problems exists as motorists and pedestrians hustle through a crowded area near the campuses for the high school, Clark Elementary School, Issaquah Middle School and Tiger Mountain Community High School. “We have a lot of people on foot along the sidewalks, in the crosswalks,” Issaquah Patrol Cmdr. Scott Behrbaum said. The morning and afternoon rush periods also include school buses, teenagers headed to the high school, parents dropping off children, and children and parents astride bicycles. “It’s really important to slow down,” Behrbaum said. “There’s a big difference between going 25 mph and 20 mph on how quickly you can stop your vehicle. It is important to do because we do have a lot of pedestrians on the sidewalk along the roadway.” Elsewhere, as classes resume, the police department plans to deploy officers in patrol cruisers to school zones inside city limits. The city rolled out the speedenforcement program in March 2009 and, after a monthlong trial period, started issuing infractions. Officials selected American Traffic Solutions, a company based in Scottsdale, Ariz., to administer the cameras. “We had the grace period at the very beginning, so now we’re to the point where people should know enough,” Behrbaum said. “Granted, there’s going to be new drivers, but the hope is that that education process is kind of ongoing.” The school zone setup is the only photo-enforcement traffic program in Issaquah, and no plans exist to add more cameras elsewhere. “In general, there’s not as many inquiries, there’s not as many questions or concerns about it,” Behrbaum said. “It really has become part of the expectation on Second Avenue.”

and tactics, and then plotted the results in a computer simulation. Then, they pitted the two in 1,000 battles to see who came out on top. (The ninja by a pajama bottom). They take this format through dozens of battles each season. One of my favorites was the James Gang winning over Al Capone’s gang. But the surprising aspect is how much historical accuracy they throw in and I can’t help but learn something new along the way. For example, Genghis Khan’s Lamellar armor was a more reliable material than Hannibal’s Muscalatta bronze. If I were to localize this show, I’d love to see the results of a simulated battle between a squad of Elks members versus a squad from the Masonic lodge. It’d be epic. Have pug, will travel It seems every pug owner in a 20-mile radius of our home has discovered my wife Michelle’s Meetup group of pug owners. Scheduling events in Issaquah’s Riverdog training/boarding facility wasn’t good enough (watching more than 20 pugs running in a self-generated cyclone of fur is priceless). She and her co-organizer Toni have been coming up with themes and hosting the events in our backyard. Guess who they tap to be barbecue master and photographer? Last month, we had a Hawaiian luau with 25 pugs “snorting, running and playing” (the Northwest Pug’s motto) while their human owners dined on such staples as Kalua pork and adobo chicken. Last week, to cater to a different crowd, she had a Friday night Yappy Hour, with cocktails and appetizers, and more snorting, running and playing. I thank God, regularly, that we didn’t go with my first instinct and acquire a Saint Bernard. I can’t imagine 20 of those cavorting together at one event. I don’t think insurance would cover the property damage. At least a lapful of pugs isn’t harmful to my back.

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Habitat for Humanity to dedicate homes Join Habitat for Humanity of East King County — plus the Cornejo, Larson, Mateas and Riziki families — to dedicate the Magnolia Village community in the Issaquah Highlands. Habitat leaders planned a ceremony and a community potluck meal for 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at the home sites, 2516 N.E. Magnolia St. Participants can bring a dish to share. In order to receive the keys to the homes, the families completed 500 hours of sweat equity — some completed almost 700 hours — and completed homebuyer education. The training includes lessons in budgeting, credit repair, disaster preparedness, community governance and homeowner association, intercultural communications and diversity training, “green” living, and home repair and maintenance. Contact Emily Fortman, Habitat director of family services, at or 869-6007, ext. 237, for more information. Construction on Magnolia Village started in June 2009.

Prep for Squak Mountain water shutdowns Some Squak Mountain residents should prepare for water shutdowns soon as crews continue work on water mains. The project affects about 15 residences along Greenwood Boulevard Southwest and Idylwood Drive Southwest. The shutdown along Idylwood Drive Southwest could occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24, and the cut along Greenwood Boulevard Southwest could occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29. The city planned similar shutdowns along Ridgewood Place Southwest and Ridgewood Circle Southwest for about 20 homes Aug. 23. Call the municipal Public Works Engineering Department at 837-3400 to learn more about the shutdowns and the water main project.

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also have benefits for kokanee, then that’s the win-win situation.” So, a kokanee-centric list of possible restoration projects might appear much different than the combined proposal.


talists and elected leaders await a decision on endangered status for Lake Sammamish kokanee. The decision from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is due before the end of the year. Salmon prompt cooperation The restoration effort is also meant to encourage local governments, landowners and environmentalists to cooperate to restore the salmon species. “People are trying to do the right thing without a regulatory hammer,” said Hans Berge, a county environmental scientist and a Lake Sammamish kokanee expert. “We’re trying to develop the carrot, but we don’t have a hammer yet and we don’t really have a carrot, but nevertheless, these jurisdictions are all working really well together and trying to support one another in making these things move forward.” Lake Sammamish tributary streams serve as crucial spawning habitat for chinook, kokanee and other salmon species. Construction along the creeks and pollution from storm water runoff create threats to adult salmon, fry and eggs. “Especially for kokanee and chinook, the focus is really on that egg-to-migrant survival, so getting them out of the creek into the lake safely is where the focus is across the board,” Berge said. The group used funding from the King Conservation District to complete the list. Securing dollars to examine kokanee restoration projects requires some creativity. “Kokanee, since they’re not listed as threatened, they don’t have the eligibility for a lot of the funding sources, like the Salmon Recovery Funding Board, for example,” Berge said. “If we can do projects that benefit chinook that

Stopgap measure continues Local environmental groups, governments and the Snoqualmie Tribe petitioned in 2007 to list the landlocked salmon species as endangered. If the Fish & Wildlife Service lists a species as endangered, biologists create rules to protect the animal from human interference, designate critical habitat and joins state agencies, local governments and nonprofit organizations to increase the species’ chance of survival. Teams collected adult kokanee from the streams in 2009 and last year. The agencies combined efforts to spawn the fish at the Issaquah hatchery, and then rear the eggs to fry at the Issaquah hatchery and the Quilcene National Fish Hatchery on the Olympic Peninsula. The stopgap measure encompasses the Fish & Wildlife Service, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, and King County. In the meantime, planners identified the possible projects to boost the potential for the species’ long-term survival. “We need to make sure that these habitat projects happen sooner rather than later, while we still have the supplementation program to help us support it and get it started,” Berge said. Susan Zemek, communications manager for the Puget Sound Partnership — a state agency leading the cleanup of the sound — said restoring habitat along Lake Sammamish is a smart decision. “Issaquah Creek is listed in the recovery plans for the area as something that has got relatively high-quality habitat and relatively high fish use,” she said. “These are areas that are high priorities for protection.”

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The first day of school is set for Aug. 30. Note the day is prior to Labor Day this year. For the bell time for your school, go to your school’s website or schools/belltimes.aspx.

Basic stats: The Issaquah School District has more than 17,000 students and covers a 110-square mile area. The district includes 15 elementary schools, five middle schools and three comprehensive high schools. There is also the alternative Tiger Mountain High School and the Echo Glen Children’s Center in Snoqualmie. The latter is part of the district and is Washington state’s juvenile detention facility.

District website: The main district web address is Look on the right side of the main page for links important for any given month. For example, “August Links” include “School bell times for 2011” and “Annual verification of elementary enrollment.” For August, the monthly links will take you to many of the direct links given in this column. Look on the left side of the district’s website for links to coming events.

Verify enrollment: According to the district website, lime green enrollment verification postcards were sent to elementary school families in July. Parents are asked to follow the instructions on the cards. You also can verify your children’s elementary school enrollment at

Family Access: A link to this website sits at the bottom right of the district main page. This site provides parents and students online access to student information, including test scores, attendance, class schedules and immunization records. Parents or students need a password to log in to Family Access. If you’ve forgotten your password, you can get a new one sent to the email address on file with the district. If you have questions about Family Access logins, contact your middle school or high school registrar or your elementary school secretary.

School supplies vary by building. You can find what your child needs on the website for each individual school. If you don't know the web address for your school, go to the main district site Click on "Our Schools" to find a link to your child's school site.

Bus routes: You can find your child’s bus route and schedule at family/transportation/ elink.aspx. You will be redirected to E-Link 2011, which will display your attendance area school, your bus number, the nearest stop to your house, and pick-up and drop-off times.

Workshop assistant Gina Day (left), a Skyline High School junior, helps eighthgrader Michaela Cogan lift a footprint from the floor during the 2010 weeklong summer forensics workshop. BY CHANTELLE LUSEBRINK

BACK TO SCHOOL Education opportunities grow in student gardens By Laura Geggel Inch by inch, row by row, students are planting lettuce, herbs and broccoli in their school gardens. This fall, teachers are transforming gardens into outdoor classrooms as students pick up trowels and learn about drip irrigation systems. Dozens of schools incorporate gardening into their curriculum or have gardening clubs, including Apollo, Cascade Ridge, Challenger, Clark, Creekside, Discovery, Endeavour, Grand Ridge, Issaquah Valley, Maple Hills and Sunny Hills elementary schools; Issaquah and Pine Lake middle schools; and Liberty and Tiger Mountain Community high schools. “I think the outdoors is just a natural place that kids want to be,” Sunny Hills fourth-grade teacher Jane Ulrich said. Preschoolers watch seeds grow “Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater,” goes the nursery rhyme chanted by many a preschool student. Apollo 3- to 5 year-old preschool students get hands-on experience when it comes to planting seeds. In April, early childhood education teacher Janie Cantwell installed two raised garden beds, one full of flower bulbs and the other polkadotted with vegetables. The garden teaches students about “taking care of the environment and learning that what we put in the environment also comes out of the environment,” Cantwell said. She wanted her preschoolers to see the growing process, so they planted seeds in a Ziploc bag filled with a wet paper towel, “so they could watch the seeds sprout and grow and watch the roots grow,” she said. When the sprouts matured, she told her students about the importance of the sun, explaining why

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Sunny Hills Elementary School first-grader Digant Dash (left) plants flower bulbs in the school’s first-grade garden with fourth-graders Derek Chao and Spencer Bernsten. they needed to plant them outside in the garden. For the culminating project, students decorated flowerpots and birdhouses — they had learned that birds enjoy worms and bugs living in the garden — and sold them to parents. The project gave the children a tactile learning experience about how plants grow. “They really enjoy the actual activity of digging in the dirt and finding worms and bugs,” Cantwell said. Students eat their greens Elementary school teachers are taking inside lessons outside into the garden. At Grand Ridge, teachers connect math and science lessons to nature. After Cedar Grove Com-

posting donated gardening materials to the learning garden, students planted corn, beans and squash. “They learn that food comes from the ground, not from a box,” parent volunteer Julie Hart said. Many elementary school students don’t like eating vegetables, but school gardens are changing greens from something gross into something cool. In June, Issaquah Valley firstgrade students ate salads made with vegetables they grew in their school garden. At Sunny Hills, students not only eat produce — they have entire lessons outside. Ulrich’s fourth-grade class partners with first-graders and together they explore their respective gardens, measuring plants and entering information into a

national data base about ecology and climate change. Every year, Ulrich’s students adopt a plant and care for it the entire year. “The ultimate goal is to help them become stewards of natural places,” she said. When she wasn’t satisfied with her student’s drawings of their plants, she introduced a photography unit. Now, students take blackand-white photos in the garden, and many pay more attention to detail in order to get that winning shot. Students, especially boys, race through their environments, she said. When they’re carrying cameras, they slow down and look for good photos. See GARDENS, Page B3

Past bond ushers in new renovation projects By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter In February 2006, Issaquah School District voters approved a $241.8 million bond issue to fund new construction and renovations around the district. The schools are following the plan laid out to voters with one exception, according to information on the district website. In early 2007, the district acted to redirect construction dollars originally earmarked to fund construction of a new middle school, the district’s fifth. Because of changed enrollment and other factors, officials decided, rather than build a new school, they would convert the Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus into a full-blown middle school beginning in fall 2010. As a result, the Issaquah and Skyline high school campuses were revamped to include space for new freshmen. Funded by that 2006 bond issue, here are some of the projects still under way in the district. “The biggies are all down on the south end this year,” said Sara Niegowski, district executive director of communications. Planners slated Maywood Middle School in Renton for a modernization and expansion project. According to the latest construction update from the district this month, Maywood’s old administration/commons area and counseling offices are gone, with construction of replacement facilities under way. Demolition of the parking lots and sidewalks are nearing completion with rebuilding scheduled to have already started. Grading of new parking areas has begun.

“What I find is classes like the woodshop classes and metals classes are going away,” Houghton said. “I definitely want kids to get a chance to build, to create. I think it’s going to be pretty cool.” The class will be about 80 percent hands on, he said. Using their own creativity and intuition, students will build robots to complete specific tasks, such as removing books from bookshelves. Experience working with tools or building things with Legos or Knex is helpful, but not required.

Getting an earlier start The district offers accredited foreign language classes starting in eighth grade. Students at every middle school in the district can take Spanish, but only those at Issaquah Middle School and Maywood Middle School have an option for French, according to Sara Niegowski, the district’s communications director. At the high school level, Skyline, Issaquah and Liberty students have the option to take Spanish, French and Japanese. Issaquah High also offers an American Sign Language course. The idea of offering foreign language instruction at the elementary school level has become a difficult area to address, Thiele said. Administrators are well aware of the benefits of learning language from an early age. A study of thirdgraders showed that those who received second-language instruction in three half-hour sessions per week for one semester scored higher in language and math on standardized tests than their classmates who did not receive language instruction, according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The concept is not lost on leaders like Thiele. While schools in Seattle, as well as many across the nation, have waded into the waters of offering language-immersion programs starting in the first grade, he said Issaquah considers it one of those great ideas that needs more student and parent interest combined with an abundance of bilingual, certified Washington

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Maywood Middle School is being expanded and modernized. Also in Renton, Briarwood Elementary School was slated for a complete replacement. A new building is to rise right next to the existing structure, Niegowski said. The Briarwood project still is in its beginning stages, though the school’s former parking lot is now part of the construction zone. A new, temporary lot for staff and parents was built on the east side of the school.

Also affecting how students will come and go from the school, the driveway in front of Briarwood was renovated and now is intended for drop off and pick up of students only. On another front, the construction has taken See CONSTRUCTION, Page B6

Unique classes are becoming more common in area high schools By Tim Pfarr Do you remember the days when the electives available to high school students were limited to band, orchestra, art and shop? Those who feel nostalgic about the good old days probably haven’t recently opened a course catalog from an Issaquah School District high school. Issaquah, Skyline and Liberty high schools are continuously offering new, unique classes to students, making their course catalogs look more like those of college campuses than high schools. New classes help students pick

up hard skills, delve into the world of literary monsters and even learn about local government. Each course is one semester. Issaquah High School At Issaquah High, students planning to enter a technical profession may choose to get a head start by gaining hands-on experience in the school’s engineering robotics course. The course — open to all grade levels — introduces students to programming and building robots for specific tasks. It will be offered this year for the first time, with teacher Kevin Houghton at the helm.

On almost an annual basis, Tammy Haldeman has had to teach two levels of Japanese language students during the same class period at Skyline High School. Last school year, she had to pick between teaching a split class of 44 students or make two separate periods out of it. She kept the group together and taught two levels of Japanese, she said, because one class would not be large enough to warrant creating another class period. She is able to make do, and it ends up working out all right, she said, but the students in those classes lose out on the closer attention they might otherwise receive in a typical language class with one level. “You’re more like a facilitator of their learning with that,” Haldeman said. “You have to have highly motivated kids in those classes.” Haldeman’s situation isn’t unique. Teachers and school administrators have to use the resources available. But due to nonexistent class-size-reduction funding and teacher shortages in some languages, foreign language programs in the Issaquah School District are facing similar challenges to arts and other elective programs. Even so, district officials said they clearly know the benefits to learning a foreign language early and have worked to provide options for students as early as eighth grade. In addition to in-house offerings at the middle schools, many elementary school students have options through PTA-sponsored after-school language programs, too. “You are very limited in what you can pack in during that sixhour day. It forces you to prioritize,” said Ron Thiele, the district’s associate superintendent. “Even if you had the student interest, even if you could get the teachers, you still have to confront that issue, of ‘what am I willing to stop offering.’ Those become really dicey conversations.”

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Students start thinking, buildings get updated


opefully all of you have had a relaxing and rejuvenating summer and are excited for another upcoming school year. I can assure you that we are energized and ready to provide our students with another highquality learning experience. A key focus for us in every classroom this year will be on students’ thinking skills, as highlevel thinking is critical for success in life — especially in the 21st century. We intend to stress the importance of explicitly teaching thinking skills, engaging students in articulating their thinking processes and posing rigorous critical-thinking questions for students to consider. In addition to our “thinking” focus in classrooms this school year, you will certainly hear about the many big public projects under way in the coming months: a bond measure, construction projects, high-school schedule conversations and more. But more quietly behind the scenes, we are continuing intense professional development for every teacher and principal focused on the best instructional practices. This includes studying student thinking habits and skills, looking for evidence of student

engagement and learning, and self reflecting. We are excited, and I will make sure to share our progress with you. To begin with, look for “Thinking Steve Rasmussen Habits and Skills” posters in our schools this fall. As always, the start of the school year is the perfect time for a reminder: This is your school district, and I hope you feel welcome and encouraged to be a part of local education. Transparency and participation are among my top priorities. If you are looking for information and cannot find it on our website or in our annual report, podcasts, eNews, newsletters or public meetings, please call or email me directly. My promise is to listen, understand and look for solutions. The 2011-2012 year will be a great one, and I can’t wait to get started! See you in our schools. Dr. Steve Rasmussen, superintendent 837-7002

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CURRICULUM NIGHTS Elementary schools

Apollo 6 p.m. Sept. 14 — Preschool, AM and full-day kindergarten, and grades one and two 6 p.m. Sept. 16 — PM kindergarten and third through fifth grades Briarwood 6 p.m. Sept. 15 — Kindergarten through second grades 6 p.m. Sept. 22 — Third through fifth grades Cascade Ridge 6 p.m. Sept. 14 — Kindergarten through second grades and LRC2 6 p.m. Sept. 16 — Third through fifth grades Challenger 5:30-6 p.m. Sept. 16 — Specialists’ open house in atrium 6-6:45 p.m. Sept. 16 — PM kindergarten and first through second grades 6:45-7:15 p.m. Sept. 16 — Welcome in multipurpose room 7:15-8 p.m. Sept. 16 — Full-day and AM kindergarten and third through fifth grades Clark 6-6:40 p.m. Sept. 22 — Kindergarten through second grades 7-7:40 p.m. Sept. 22 — Third through fifth grades

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fourth grades Grand Ridge 6 p.m. Sept. 15 — Third through

fifth grades 6 p.m. Sept. 22 — Kindergarten through second grades Issaquah Valley 6 p.m. Sept. 15 — Kindergarten

through second grades 6 p.m. Sept. 16 — Third through

fifth grades Maple Hills 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 — First, fourth

and fifth grades 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 —

Kindergarten, second and third grades Newcastle 6 p.m. Sept. 16 — Kindergarten

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fifth grades Sunny Hills 5 p.m. Sept. 16 — Full-day and PM kindergarten and first grade 5:50 p.m. Sept. 16 — AM kindergarten and second through third grades 6:40 p.m. Sept. 16 — Fourth and fifth grades Sunset

Cougar Ridge 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 — Kindergarten through second grades 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 — Third through fifth grades; fifth-grade camp meeting for parents following in multipurpose room Creekside 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 — Specialist meet and greet in the library 6 p.m. Sept. 15 — AM and fullday kindergarten and first through second grades 6:45 p.m. Sept. 15 — Staff and PTA introductions and meeting in multipurpose room 7:15 p.m. Sept. 15 — PM kindergarten and third through fifth grades Discovery 6 p.m. Sept. 21 — Preschool,

kindergarten and first grade 6 p.m. Sept. 22 — second through fifth grades Endeavour 6:15 p.m. Sept. 14 — First and second grades

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hood education, kindergarten, second and fourth grades 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 —First, third and fifth grades

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State law requires a variety of immunizations for students prior to them entering school and while they are in the school system. In Issaquah, students may register for class, but may not attend school until all immunization requirements are met. Students must be immunized against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, poliomyelitis, varicella (chickenpox) measles, rubella, mumps and hepatitis B. Immunization schedule Hepatitis B: Must have had three shots on or after 6 months of age. The series may not be completed in less than four months. Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis: Kindergarten requirement is four shots by age 4; first- though fifth-grade and eighth- through 12th-grade requirements are three shots after age 4. Diphtheria and tetanus: Sixthand seventh-grade requirements are students need to get another immunization at age 11 or when it has been five years since their last one. Polio: Students must have had at least three doses if the last shot was given after age 4. However, four doses are acceptable for students who had their last dose before age 4. Measles, mumps and rubella: Two shots, with the first having been on or after age 1 and the second at least one month after the first.  Varicella (chickenpox): Your child must be at least 1 to get his or her first shot. The second shot is given between ages 4 and 6. This vaccine is required for all students entering sixth grade. A seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for all children 6 months through 18 years. Vaccinating children against the H1N1 (swine flu) virus is recommended. Prior to entering school each year, parents or guardians must present a completed certificate of immunization status form. Information requirements Your child’s immunization status form must indicate one of the following: Full immunization has been completed. Your child is exempt from all vaccine immunizations. Your child has a combination of required immunizations and exemptions.  Parents can obtain a certificate of exemption signed by a health care provider. The certificate

states that the parent is aware of benefits and risks concerning immunizations. A signed letter from a health care provider can be used in lieu of the certificate. The law allows parents to claim a religious exemption without the signature of a health care provider if they demonstrate membership to a religious body that does not believe in medical treatment. Your child has a conditional status that he or she has begun having or is continuing a schedule of immunizations. The health agency or doctor you are receiving the immunizations from will indicate this on the card for you. Exemptions from one or more vaccines can be granted for religious or personal reasons, upon written request from a child’s parent or guardian. Exemptions may also be granted for medical reasons, at the request of and with the signature of a physician. However, if an outbreak occurs at school, your child may be excluded from school by order of the health department during the outbreak if it is a disease he or she has not been immunized against.

Getting immunizations Private Schedule an appointment with your family physician or child’s pediatrician. Public clinics Public Health — Seattle & King County: You must call 206-2051681 to schedule an appointment at any of the county’s four clinics: Downtown Seattle, Renton, Columbia City or Federal Way. The Renton clinic is at 3001 N.E. Fourth St. Health Point, 16315 N.E. 87th St. Suite B-6, Redmond: You must call 882-1697 to schedule an appointment. Health Point, 200 S. Second St., Renton: You must call 226-5536 for an appointment. The cost of immunization visits is typically $20. In addition, there may be a service charge of $15 for each dose. For those with a limited income, office visits and service charges may be reduced. No one will be turned away for inability to pay. Other medical needs If your child has other special medical requirements, such as prescription medication he or she is required to take during school, go to family/health/forms.aspx.

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Languages: ‘It’s harder than anyone thinks’ FROM PAGE B1

teachers who also know how to teach all subject areas well. One problem is that there are not enough native Spanish (or another foreign language) speakers at any one school. “We looked into Spanish immersion a few years back,” Thiele said. “The problem I had was, I understand the immersion, but you need about half the kids in the class (who) would be Spanish speaking and half would be English speaking.” In order for an elementary school to offer a sustainable language-immersion program, it has to fill a pipeline of teachers in each grade level. “I think there’s a reason not a lot of people do it. It’s harder than anyone thinks. For us, we’re still a relatively homogenous population,” Thiele said. “It’s not that we’re not interested in doing that. “If it’s something that we can make happen, let’s do it.” As principal of Issaquah Middle School in 2002, Thiele, who has a background in Mandarin studies, actually did implement a Japanese language program for one period per day. Within two years, the school dropped the program due to lack of student interest. “I could never get more than 17 kids per class,” Thiele said. “I just couldn’t keep the numbers. There has to be a certain amount of student interest. They’re not forced to

Classes FROM PAGE B1

“I just want kids to be curious,” Houghton said. “More than anything I want them to come in with an open mind. I want them to be excited.” Completing the course will earn students a half-credit of career/technical education credit. For those looking for a slightly different take on physical education, the district’s only ballet class may be a good choice. The course focuses on conditioning as well as body placement and posture, lengthening muscles, increasing mobility and improving coordination. The course is open to all students who have taken at least one physical education class, and it is repeatable for those who wish to take it more than once.

WHAT TO KNOW More than 60 percent of high

school students study Spanish as their primary foreign language, while just more than 20 percent study French and less than 17 percent study other languages. Nearly 70 percent of students have never traveled to the country of the language they are studying. Asked if they could change their foreign language experience, nearly 30 percent of students said they would have started learning a foreign language in elementary school. More than 70 percent of educators have traveled to the country of the language they teach within the past five years — nearly 35 percent within the past year.

take Japanese class.” College requirements, language-immersion trips Spanish and French are simply more popular still, despite efforts, for example, by Skyline students to get Chinese on the course offerings list. And while other elective subjects like the arts and physical education diminish with tightened budgets, language classes still remain fairly robust at the high school level, Thiele said. That has a lot to do with students seeking to fulfill college entrance requirements — neither the district nor the state and federal governments require students to complete foreign language coursework. “It wouldn’t surprise me that it is” growing, he said. “As I recall, over 90 percent meet the two years for language requirement upon graduating.” While school districts have to strike a balance between maintaining a variety of elective course offerings for middle and high schoolers, foreign language teach-

Skyline High School Students at Skyline this school year have a variety of courses to choose from that are not offered at the district’s other high schools. Are you fascinated by “CSI,” but want to know what forensics work is really like? Skyline’s two police and forensics sciences classes may be the perfect selections. In the semesterlong classes, students learn about collecting and analyzing evidence, and presenting findings in a courtroom setting. By getting a true taste of the profession, students will also be able to see through the inaccuracies of mainstream procedural television shows. “A lot of people come in and think ‘I’m going to be Dick Tracy with a DNA analysis kit in my pocket,’” teacher Chuck Krieble said. He said the classes are both fun to teach and easy to mold to current events. “The media is enamored with anything that smacks of DNA evi-

Just 25 percent of educators trav-

el with their students. While the majority of students said they take foreign language to fulfill a graduation or college entrance requirement, a high number are also taking classes to become more fluent, use in travel or broaden their career choices. Nearly 85 percent of educators believe their students are taking a foreign language primarily to fulfill a graduation or college entrance requirement. Source: 2010 Annual Report from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Results from a questionnaire completed by 151,988 students and 2,294 foreign language educators.

ers have the freedom to organize language-immersion trips or activities to help their students deepen their understanding and experience in the culture and language. These are offered completely independent from the school and tend to happen whenever teachers can get enough students and parents committed to travel, teachers from Skyline and Issaquah said. Haldeman estimated that roughly one group of Skyline students takes a trip or attends an immersion activity each year, whether that be during winter break, spring break or over the summer. At Issaquah High, Spanish teachers took about a dozen students to Antigua, Guatemala, over spring break in 2010. They attended three days of one-on-one Spanish instruction at a popular language school, lived with a local family and experienced a plethora of festivities during Semana Santa (Holy Week leading up to Easter). It gets students out of their textbooks and forces them to use

dence,” he said. Guest speakers and field trips to crime labs aren’t uncommon in the courses, and students typically enjoy the class, Krieble said. The classes are open to all students, and they do not need to be taken in order. Each is worth a half-credit toward career/technical education requirements. Ready to be a local leader? Skyline also offers local government studies, examining different departments found in city government. Students choose a concentration within the subject and craft a thesis, researching government documents and attending local meetings. The class fulfills a half-credit of social studies. Those interested in literature are also in luck, as a new seniors-only course is making its debut this year: “Monsters in Literature.” The coursework not only examines how authors use monsters to create suspense, but what monsters can tell readers about the cultures that spawned them. The course is good for a half-credit of English. Liberty High School At Liberty, distinctive classes imbed themselves in the arts.

rules and verbs in fluid conversation. They are planning a second trip to Antigua for the 20112012 school year. “Usually I notice that kids’ interest peaks,” Haldeman said. “It really solidifies their interest.” Haldeman said she has taken her students to Japan before, but they often opt to attend a two-day full-immersion camp in Seattle. They learn the ins and outs of the culture and compete in speaking exercises. “They get really excited about doing that,” she said. It’s a balancing act Whether students take a trip or not, some teachers in the district supplement the traditional curriculum — standard verb conjugations and memorizing grammar rules — with methods such as Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling. It promotes more creativity and conversation among classmates and focuses less on the teacher simply lecturing. Haldeman said it has proven effective but, due to everincreasing workload and requirements, it’s difficult to consistently incorporate into everyday instruction. She, like many, chooses to teach only in Japanese in her classes from second-year and up. “My advanced classes are not allowed to speak in English at all,” Haldeman said. While schools across the country have proven that learning a second language earlier and through new methods leads to higher test results, a variety of factors continue to limit Issaquah and other districts in what they can offer students. In the end it’s all a big balancing act, Thiele said. “There’s educational value with learning a foreign language,” Thiele said. “But there’s also educational value in learning science or art.” Christopher Huber: 392-6434, ext. 242, or Comment at

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For those who like actionpacked plots in their books, “Crime & Justice in Literature” is the course to take. The seniorsonly class looks at societal attitudes toward deviance, retribution, vengeance and punishment through the lenses of psychology, sociology and pop culture. It satisfies a half-credit in English. Would you consider the ultimate class to be the one in which you listen to and study music? If so, it doesn’t get better than Liberty’s “Music Appreciation.” Open to all grade levels, the class focuses on music from the medieval times to modern day, touching on classical, jazz, pop and soundtracks. No musical background is necessary, and the class fulfills a half-credit in fine art.

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“They learn that food comes from the ground, not from a box.” — Julie Hart


Ulrich said she lives for moments such as “having boys coming to school in the morning and say, ‘Mrs. Ulrich, did you see the sunrise? I took my camera,’ or ‘Mrs. Ulrich, can I go to the garden? I saw a spider web on the shore pine and I want to photograph it.’” Sunny Hills’ third-grade students learn about geology in the garden. Marenakos Rock Center in Preston donated a pile of rocks to the school’s millennium garden, and students can tour the area, scribbling down notes about rocks and minerals along the way. The gardens are so popular, Ulrich encourages teachers to post successful lesson plans on a bulletin board so the entire school can excel in the gardens. Middle school students learn how to irrigate, harvest Since last year, the Issaquah Middle School Garden Club has focused its efforts on a sustainable school garden. “We started out by pulling out all of the weeds and by putting in compost,” seventh-grader Julia Cochran said. “After the planting, we made signs for the different vegetables and we put in worms,” seventhgrader Gaby Creaver said. They installed three planters and an irrigation drip system connected to rain barrels. In the future, science teacher and club adviser Olga Haider hopes students can use solar panels to power the water pump from the barrels to the drip irrigation. “They learned a little hard work and working with the land and tools,” Haider said. Before long, the Issaquah Middle students had planted seeds for radishes, kale, pumpkins, strawberries, peas and onions. Cascade Water Alliance supplied the club with aerators to lessen the water flow for sinks and water-efficient showerheads. “The whole idea is if we teach our young people now — because they will be the consumers, the decision-makers of the future — if you have this quiet cultural revolution within the school system, then when these young people grow up, at least they’ll have that knowledge,” Haider said. Education is key, Cascade Water Alliance Water Resources Manager Michael Brent said. “Even a small-scale project like ours introduces important concepts that can be applied on a larger scale,” he said. “As the IMS students grow up and become decision-makers, I hope this experience will help guide them in making wise, sustainable choices for their communities and the planet.” The garden would not have bloomed were it not for a generous community. Triangle Associates, a company working with the King County Solid Waste Division, awarded the school a $500 grant for supplies; Cedar Grove Composting donated the soil; and the Issaquah Home Depot do-


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nated bark, tools and strawberries. High school students gain skills Tiger Mountain Community High school students are learning how to raise geraniums from cuttings and how to get rid of aphids using soapy water. The school already has a flourishing greenhouse, and this fall students will install an outdoor, raised-bed garden, thanks to a $500 grant from the Lake Washington Garden Club. Students at Tiger Mountain tend to favor hands-on activities, and gardening allows them to design, cultivate and harvest, according to science and botany teacher Sanghamitra “Mitra” Kundu. During one science experiment, she had students care for tulips using hydroponics. Students compared the growth of the soil-less plants to the potted ones. They found that the hydroponics didn’t have pests, like aphids. The tulips in the dirt pots were not as lucky. “We don’t use any spray or pesticides in the greenhouse, so we got some ladybugs,” Kundu said. “One of the plants, it was heavily affected by aphids, so they got some soapy water.” Diluted soapy water kills aphids. In early summer, after much of their crop had matured, students threw a barbecue for their school, sharing their lettuce, basil and cilantro with their classmates. The garden helps students learn about the food chain, photosynthesis and the environment, in addition to teaching them about empathy for living things. “They get a greater concern and willingness to care for living things,” Kundu said. “I can see an improvement of their attitude toward the school and improvement of interpersonal relationships.” Across the district, at Liberty, special-needs students are growing potatoes, squash, cucumbers and peas in the student greenhouse. Teacher Denise Vogel said students learn a variety of skills, including following directions, weeding and how to use garden tools, such as a wheelbarrow. “This also teaches them work skills,” Vogel said. “It can start with the kids taking a handful of weeds to the compost, or it can move up to kids using Weed Eaters, shovels and rakes, so they can be a landscape assistant.” One student who has cerebral palsy can’t talk but lets out a delighted holler every time she pulls a weed. At the end of the school year, students take home their crop. “I said, ‘You can take it home and plant it or take it home and eat it.’” Vogel said. Comment at

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ISF  M ESSAGE Bring the spark to education

Issaquah High School junior class officers (from left) co-president Annika Dybevik, treasurer Nellie Hoehl, vice president Zach Hall, secretary Ashlie Humphries and co-president Tiffany Han. PHOTOS BY EMILY CARL

Issaquah High School senior class officers (from top) president Stephanie Whitmer, vice president Josh Chinn and treasurer Shannon Heneghan. Secretary Marisa Klomp is not pictured.

2010 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE All games start at 7 p.m.,

Issaquah High School Date Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4

Opponent Heritage Liberty at Ballard Skyline Kamiak at Redmond at Eastlake Newport TBA Playoffs

The state’s paramount duty is to provide basic education to our students. Can you imagine buying a car without upgrades like power windows and locks or being limited to ‘basic’ channels on your TV? If basic is not good enough for your car or cable, why should it suffice for our students? Today, public education requires private investment to prepare our students to compete in the global marketplace. The Issaquah Schools Foundation partners with you — parents, PTSAs and community members — to ensure our students receive the comprehensive education they need to succeed. Our strategic, districtwide investments range from free afterschool homework labs and robotics clubs at all middle and high schools and the VOICE Mentoring Program at every school to academic enrichment grants for teachers and a financial literacy program for all eighth-graders. We recently partnered with the community to help replace decadeold science materials with a rigorous K-5 science curriculum that aligns with new state standards. And, this year with foundation support, every high school student will have the opportunity to learn computer science and/or Web design from Microsoft employees through the TEALS initiative. Our mission is to ensure all students to have the opportunity to achieve the promise of their potential. We need your help to do so. Go to to learn more and to join our All in for Kids Annual Fund Campaign. Your gift matters to every child, every year. Robin Callahan Executive director Issaquah Schools Foundation

2011-12 CALENDAR DATES Aug. 30 — First day of school

for students

Issaquah High School sophomore class officers (clockwise from front) president Robbie Lustig, secretary Elim Song, vice president Karah Weber and treasurer Allie Maurer.

Get a complete list of fall sports schedules at Click on “Athletics.” View IHS football at php/calendar/schedule.

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school) Nov. 11 — Veterans Day (no

school) Nov. 24-45 — Thanksgiving

holiday (no school) Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 — Elementary

conferences (no school for elementary school students) Dec. 19 – Jan. 2 — First winter break (no school) Jan. 16 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school) Feb. 20-24 — Presidents Day/second winter break (no school) April 9-13 — Spring break (no school) May 25-28 — Memorial Day four-day weekend (no school) June 14 — Last day of school Weather make-up days (if necessary) First day — Friday, May 25 Second day — Friday, June 15 Third day — Monday, June 18 Fourth day — Tuesday, June 19 Fifth day — Wednesday, June 20

Issaquah High School Associated Student Body officers (from left) activities coordinator Audrey DeLuca, vice president Nick Co, president Sawyer Mittelstaedt, secretary Nicole Hancock and treasurer Anna Fairhart.

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PTSA M ESSAGE Skyline High School Associated Student Body officers (from left) director of communications Hailey Theeuwen, vice president Morgan Farrar, president Taylor McCarthy, treasurer Hayley Morrison and secretary Brittany Siva. PHOTOS BY GREG FARRAR

Skyline High School sophomore class officers (from left) president Gauri Sharma, secretary Tony Elevathingal, vice president Jake Barokas and treasurer Kelly Garrett.

Success starts at the top The Issaquah PTSA Council is gearing up to begin another successful school year in the Issaquah School District. The council board will meet for a retreat in August where members will spend time getting to know one another and planning goals for the year. The purpose of the council is leadership at the district level, but also to offer guidance and support to the PTAs in each of the local schools. We are excited to support our local PTAs in all of their endeavors as they continue to go beyond expectations from good to great. We want all of our units to be fun, productive and successful. As we look forward to meeting new challenges that arise, we want to make sure that all levels of leadership are engaged. Last year, we had more than 14,000 members in Issaquah. We will look for ways to take our membership successes beyond the numbers to true involvement. We will seek input from our leaders and members to understand their needs and to find how we can be most effective. We want all of our members to be informed and to feel like they are truly part of the amazing association that is PTA, always remembering that our mission is to support and speak on behalf of children. Janine Kotan Co-president Issaquah PTSA Council

2011 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE All games start at 7 p.m.


Skyline High School Date Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4

Opponent Liberty Bellevue at Lake Oswego, Ore. at Issaquah Redmond at Newport Henry M. Jackson at Eastlake TBA Playoffs

Get a complete list of fall sports schedules at Click on “Athletics.” View SHS football at 765/page/schedule.aspx.

Skyline High School junior class officers (from top) treasurer Tyler Hamke, vice president Claudia Covelli, president Tanvi Soans and secretary Sonya Ye.

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Liberty High School Associated Student Body officers (from left) president Tucker Goodman, senator Katie Walsh, senator Thomas Baldwin, secretary Annie Trumbull, vice president Ana Faoro and treasurer Johnathan Partridge. PHOTOS BY GREG FARRAR

Liberty High School junior class officers (clockwise from top) president Nicole Nguyen, secretary Tia Riley, senator Vica Hoffman, treasurer Jessica Pickering, senator Matt Campbell and vice president Kendra Bay.

2011 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE All games start at 7 p.m.

Liberty High School Date Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4

Opponent at Skyline at Issaquah Sammamish at Mount Si Juanita at Lake Washington Mercer Island Interlake at Bellevue Playoffs

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Liberty High School sophomore class officers (left) vice president Adele Payant, (top) senator Megan Larson, (middle) president Neil Chakravarty, (bottom) secretary Esha Afreen and (right) treasurer Stacey Quach.

Liberty High School senior class officers (from left) senator Hannah Bergan, senator Hamilton Noel, secretary Shane Small, president Megan Tsutakawa and vice president Cassie Smith.

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over the school’s former baseball field and what was known as the “Big Toy” area. Some of the play equipment was moved and will be available to students this year. Briarwood’s new building is slated to open in fall 2012. Liberty High School is set to receive a $19 million addition and modernization. The schedule had new science labs built first in summer of last year. Site preparation and some demolition was to last through early this year, when construction was launched on a new performing arts center. Overall work is thought to continue through summer 2012. Work also continues on a modernization project at Challenger Elementary in Issaquah. The former library and staff lounge is gone with construction of the renovated facilities under way. The school’s parking lot and pick-up/drop-off area is about to be realigned. Issaquah High School was slated to receive a complete rebuilding at a cost of $94.9 million. Classroom and core areas were ready by fall 2010, with completion of the remaining work done by this fall. Contractors presently are finishing up cleaning and working on final punch lists on the high school project. The school’s new performing arts center largely should be up and running in time for the start of school, though officials warn installation of a few items may have to await delivery of those items. Outside the building, grinding and repaving was slated to begin on a widened Second Avenue the week of Aug. 15. Work is also proceeding on the school’s new athletic stadium. Turf is in place and workers are installing end zone letters and logos. Odds and ends: Portable classrooms are in place at Liberty, Apollo Elementary in Renton and Issaquah Valley Elementary in Issaquah. Portables also are on their way to Newcastle Elementary in Newcastle. In Issaquah, at Endeavour Elementary, workers are proceeding with replacing the roof and skylights. Outside of schools, installation is set to begin shortly on new bus lifts for the district transportation center.

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Issaquah nurse inspires patients, military service members Story and photos by Laura Geggel Joelle Machia has two passions: cancer research and supporting the U.S. Armed Forces. Standing 6 feet, 1 inch, Machia (pronounced may-she) is charismatic, caring and in charge, especially when she talks about preventing GET INVOLVED cancer or sending packages overseas to her Volunteer at the same organizaadopted Marines or soltions as Joelle Machia. Learn diers. about Soldiers’ Angels at The longtime Issaquah, or check resident knew as a out the local United Service teenager that nursing was her calling. Organization at Her parents emigrated from France and raised their brood of four — Machia the oldest — in New Jersey, speaking French all the while. Machia didn’t speak English until age 6, but her bilingualism soon blossomed. By age 14, she began volunteering as a candy striper at a local hospital. “I loved it,” she said, “I knew right away I wanted to be a nurse.” After high school, she moved south of Philadelphia to earn her degree in nursing and behavioral sciences. “During those years, I started my fascination with cancer, because I’ve known people who had been impacted,” she said. “I got lucky enough to get a summer internship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York City. I

was 20 years old. It was amazing.” Nursing children with cancer After working on the pediatric oncology floor, she knew she had found her path. “I’ve always adored children,” she said. “I’m good with them, I enjoy them, I can talk to them and I can be on their level. I just find there is a passion in children and an honesty and an openness in children that I really enjoy.” She married her high school sweetheart in 1984, and the two moved to California, her husband working as an engineer and Machia nursing cancer patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Her team ran the hospital’s first bone marrow transplant unit, an experience Machia called “amazing.” When the time came to have children, Machia and her husband decided to leave the fun, but materialistic and expensive Los Angeles, opting instead for Issaquah’s Tiger Mountain in 1985. “We fell in love with Issaquah,” she said. “Our children were raised here. We did all of the community sports. I love the way it’s grown. It still has a sense of community.” At first, Machia worked with hospice care patients, a seemingly complete turn from her work with children, but the two were similar under the surface. “When I was dealing with kids in L.A., I dealt with a lot of kids who were very seriously ill, so we lost a lot of them,” she said.

“So I was comfortable in that mode. I was comfortable to help the families in the best way you could in those situations.” After the birth of her daughter, Machia worked at various medical centers, including with Swedish Medical Center’s pediatric bone marrow transplant team. “Our patient-nurse ratio was often 1-to-2 or 1-to-1,” she said. “So you really got to know these families. They were there for months.” At Swedish, she worked with doctors and patients from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, so her next career move was merely a step away. Preventing cancer at the ‘Hutch’ As a mother of two, she no longer wanted to work the evening shift at Swedish, so Machia applied to work as a clinical research nurse at the Hutch. She has been there ever since, and is celebrating her 20th anniversary at the Hutch this summer. Again, she changed age groups, this time caring for adult breast cancer patients. “The position was for a whole new area of research we were going into, from the federal level even: cancer prevention,” she said. “I was involved in one of the first large-scale breast cancer prevention trials ever done in the country.” Machia worked with women who had a high risk for developing breast cancer, giving them the drug Tamoxifen or a placebo. Ta-

moxifen worked well. Patients taking the drug were 49 percent less likely to develop invasive breast cancer (cancer that spreads to surrounding healthy tissues) and 45 percent less likely to get noninvasive breast cancer. She praised her patients for participating in clinical research. About 5 percent of patients with cancer agree to cancer clinical trials, she said. has a “Those 5 percent are determining how we are going to treat and cure this disease and eradicate this disease for everybody else,” she said. “Without these A regular series about people doing research, everyday newsmakers we’re not going to improve. We’re not going to save lives.” One of those women, Mary Elizabeth Stritmatter, of Hoquiam, has known Machia for more than 10 years. Stritmatter considers herself at high risk for breast cancer, since her mother, sister, grandmother and other relatives have died from the disease. She sees Machia once a year for a trial comparing Tamoxifen to Raloxifene, another preventative drug. “I went in to ask about the study and she


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Nudestock: Just another day in the park, clothing optional


Paul Beaudry (left) celebrates his 100th birthday Aug. 15 with daughter-in-law Dianne Beaudry and son Richard Beaudry in the dining room of the Spiritwood Assisted Living facility.

Issaquah resident celebrates 100th birthday, and counting By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter Asked how it feels to be 100 years old, Issaquah’s Paul Emile Beaudry doesn’t answer right away. “He always says, ‘It beats the alternative,’” said son Richard Beaudry, a retired attorney and in his 70s himself. At that, Paul grins. “I don’t feel any different,” he said, sitting in the community dining room of the Spiritwood Assisted Living facility, where he passed the century mark Aug. 15. “I’ve come a long way, but I feel the same,” Paul added.

As his son tells the story, Paul was born on the kitchen table of the family home on 51st Street and Woodlawn Avenue North in Seattle. The third child of Frank and Blanche Beaudry, he and his brother and sister all went to Lincoln High School. It was there that Paul met Doris, the woman who would become his wife of 60 years. During their early courtship, they had only one problem and that was that a home phone didn’t really fit into the Beaudry family budget. Or maybe it wasn’t really a problem after all. According to Richard, his dad used to climb up on his family’s

garage, then crawl up the guide wires to where the telephone hookup was, connect the wires, and then crawl back down and call Doris. He then would make his way back up and disconnect the wires so the phone company never got wise. As Richard talked, Paul again flashed a big smile. Not long after graduating from high school, Paul and Doris were married and quickly bought a small house on Phinney Avenue in North Seattle. Richard said his father hated interest payments, See BIRTHDAY, Page C3

The Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park presents its annual Nudestock celebration from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at the park, 24050 127th St. S.E., on Tiger Mountain, about three miles outside of Issaquah. Nudestock is a regular day at the park, but with added music and some special events, according to the park’s Dawnzella Gearhart. Visitors are invited to swim or play volleyball. Special vendors and booths set up for the event will offer body painting, massage, jewelry and various arts and crafts. The event usually attracts about 500-600 people on a sunny day, about 300-400 if the weather doesn’t cooperate, Gearhart said. Children are welcome at Nudestock as long as they are accompanied by a parent. Adults must provide a photo ID. Learn more at or call 392-6833.

Wanted: Locals born on Sept. 11, 2001 On Sept. 11, 2001, as many people watched the news as the catastrophe unfolded, others welcomed babies into the world — small miracles amid the horror. As the attacks’ 10th anniversary approaches, The Issaquah Press is seeking children born the day of the terrorist attacks — as well as their parents — for a distinctive perspective on the history-defining day. The Press is also seeking 9/11 memories from local residents about how the events impacted them for upcoming coverage of the attacks’ anniversary. Email your contact information to by Aug. 26, or contact the newspaper on Twitter @issaquahpress and on Facebook at issaquahpress.


Rev. Jeanne Dembeck stands at the top of a stair in the chapel, where newlywed couples may pull a rope to ring the brass bell in the steeple.

Boehm’s chapel captures the essence of the Alps By Laurel Christensen For their wedding last July, Sara and John Henry Bruner were looking for a small, intimate venue that was in their budget and fit their personalities. He happened upon the High Alpine Chapel online. The unassuming website showed only one photo of the 48person chapel in Issaquah, so the couple made an appointment to check it out. Sara recalled that her Sammamish-based mother wasn’t convinced a chapel on the grounds of Boehm’s Candies existed. “So many people don’t know

about our chapel,” said the Rev. Jeanne Dembeck as she jiggled open the chapel’s double doors, which were imported from Italy. The unique European key design is one of Dembeck’s favorite parts of the building. The key itself doesn’t have teeth. It has little hole/nub things randomly placed on the flat part. Dembeck relies mostly on word of mouth advertising to promote the High Alpine Chapel, although a Seattle-based travel agency does connect it with Japanese couples looking for a See CHAPEL, Page C3

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Last chance concert Be a part of the large turnouts at the final free summer Concerts on the Green as Jr. Cadillac performs classic rock from 7-8:39 p.m. Aug. 30 on the community center lawn, located at 301 Rainier Blvd. South.


cusses “Walden,” by Henry David Thoreau, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 25

It’s Family Day at the Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., featuring the following events: Ask the beekeeper, Mark Johns, from Misty Mountain Honey, beekeeping questions in the outdoor market. Children can ride ponies in the grass pasture. A family magic show by “Ace of Illusions” Nate Jester in the courtyard from 10-11 a.m. and 11 to noon. A cooking demonstration by Coho Café is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the outdoor market. 85th Street Big Band performs from noon to 2 p.m. in the courtyard. A free outdoor movie showing of “Soul Surfer” is at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 26 at Foothills Baptist Church, Issaquah, at 10120 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E. Popcorn will be provided. Go to A free performance by the Beijing rod puppet theater by Dragon Art Studio, hosted by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk Arts in the Parks Program, is at 6 p.m. Aug. 26 in the kitchen shelter at Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road. Go to Nudestock, presented by Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park, is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at 24050 127th St. S.E. on Tiger Mountain. There will be sporting events, live music and vendor booths. Children are welcome when accompanied by a parent. Adults must provide photo ID. Call 392-6833 or go to Eastside Fire & Rescue hosts a blood drive from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Aug. 29 at its headquarters station, 175 Newport Way N.W. Sign up by emailing or calling 206-949-8414. ArtEAST presents the juried exhibition “Driven to Abstraction” opening with an artists reception from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 2, and the exhibit continuing through Oct. 2, at the artEAST Art Center & Up Front Gallery, 95 Front St. N. Call 898-7076 or go to sep-2011-exhibit. The Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center (at 164th Avenue Southeast and Lakemont Boulevard Southeast, Bellevue) offers the following programs (children under 12 with an adult): Salmon Stream, for families, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 2, $2 Lewis Creek Film Series presents “Walden: A Ballad of Thoreau,” 2-3 p.m. Sept. 10 Cattail Harvest, ages 12 and up, 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 18 Dear Ears, for families, 11 a.m. to noon, Sept. 24, Free Naturalists Book Club dis-

Religion A Toast to the Lord, a faithbased Toastmasters Club, meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Fridays at the Eastside Fire & Rescue, Station No. 83, 3425 Issaquah–Pine Lake Road S.E. The club is offering job interviewing skill development for those seeking employment or a career change, and motivational and inspirational speaking training. Call 427-9682 or email

Volunteers Providence Marianwood: Assist groups of residents in crafts, gardening, cooking, musical exercise, pampered hands, watercolor group and as nurturing visitors. Also assist with clerical opportunities or in the gift shop. Day, evening and some weekend opportunities are available. Call Diane Bixler at 391-2827. Located at 3725 Providence Point Drive S.E. Issaquah History Museums: Docents are needed for greeting the public at the restored Train Depot or at the old Town Hall and adjacent jail. Help is also needed with mailings and scanning of photos. Email or call 3923500. Eastside Baby Corner: Help support children in need. Help Monday evenings, Wednesday afternoons, or Thursday and Saturday mornings. Volunteers are also needed to help organize and distribute toys. Sign up online at or email

Classes Starting on Sept. 14, Encompass, which serves the Issaquah and Sammamish areas, will offer social-skills treatment every Wednesday for children from preschool age through adolescence. The one-hour sessions will be led by two therapists, with four to five children per group. Children are matched to appropriate groups based upon their skill levels. A variety of skills are addressed to promote social skill development. Insurance coverage and private-pay options are available. Schedule an evaluation to determine whether children are ready for a Social Skills Group by calling Encompass at 888-2777 or going to Sign up now for Issaquah Citizen Corps Fall Community Emergency Response Team classes. Sessions are from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays or Thursdays Sept. 21 through Nov. 10, for ages 16 and older, at the Issaquah Public Works Building, 670 First Ave. N.E. Cost is $35. Go to

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Pickering Master Gardener Plant Clinic is from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 8 in the Pickering Barn at the Issaquah Farmers Market, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. ArtEAST offers the following workshops at 95 Front St. N. Go to “Figure Drawing Open Studio” 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays, $65 “Expressive Figure Drawing” — 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 27, $85 “Painting from the Fire Within” — 1-6 p.m. Aug. 28, $90 “Topics in Expressive Figure Drawing” — Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 6 through Dec. 6, $50 each or $165 for all four sessions “Art for the Soul” — 9:30 to noon, every other Friday, Sept. 9 through Dec. 2, Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N., $18 “Artist Trading Card Workshop” — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 10, $55 “Introduction to Glass Fusing” — 1-5 p.m. Sept. 11, $75 “Leather Salmon Sculpture” — 6-9:30 p.m. Sept. 12 and 19, $160 “Art Critique Group” — 6-9 p.m. Sept. 13, $75 “Visual Journaling” — Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 14 through Oct. 5, $100 “Beginning Drawing I & II” — Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. Sept. 14 through Oct. 5, and Nov. 16 through Dec. 14, $125 each or $200 for both “The Ponderings Pub” — 6-9 p.m. Sept. 15, $10 donation “Expressive Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting” — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 17, $95 “Mud Pies: Clay Play for Parents & Children” — first and third Wednesday, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 21, Oct. 5 & 19, Nov. 2 and 16, $10 per participant

Library The following events take place at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. Sweet Summer Teen Book Group, for teens, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 25 “College Admissions 101,” for teens, 10 a.m. Aug. 27 Meet David Volk author of “The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Seattle,” for adults, 7 p.m. Aug. 30 Lunch Bunch Story Times, for ages 3-6 with an adult, noon Tuesdays All Toddlers Romp Story Times, for ages 24 to 36 months with an adult, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesdays Waddler Story Times, for ages 12 to 24 months with an adult, 10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays Preschool Story Times, for ages 3-5 with an adult, 10 a.m. Mondays Spanish Story Times, for all young children with an adult, 6 p.m. Mondays Study Zone SAT Review, for teens, 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Study Zone, for teens to get free homework help, call 392-5430 for days and times

Seniors Issaquah Valley Senior Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday at 75 N.E. Creek Way. The following activities are open to people 55 and older. Call 392-2381. Bring an Italian themed dish to a potluck at noon Aug. 24. The following day trips are offered through August: Evergreen State Fair, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 29, $8/$10 Burke Museum, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 31, $10/$12 Nurse’s Clinic, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. first and third Tuesday


Bull makes national registry Blue Drifter Ranch, in Issaquah, owns one bull listed in the 2011 Fall “Sire Evaluation Report” published by the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo. Issued in both spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance information available about 5,921 sires, and is currently accessible at

Issaquah student participates in summer tech program Louise Hansen, of Issaquah, participated in the Youth Programs on the campus of Michigan Technological University this summer. In the Youth Programs, middle and high school students from across the nation and around the globe choose from more than 70 explorations in business, computing, engineering, humanities and social sciences, outdoor and environmental studies, and science and technology. Hansen took part in the Women in Engineering program. The students also get to experience a mini-version of college life, living in a full-service residence hall, eating in the dining hall and enjoying the college town atmosphere.

Issaquah resident is named senior VP at Flagstar Bank Henry Darakhovskiy, of Issaquah, has been named senior vice president and manager of balance sheet management portfolios of Troy, Mich.based Flagstar Henry Darakhovskiy Bank. In his new position, he is responsible for developing balance sheet strategies for various mortgage portfolios. Previously, he served as senior vice president and head of mortgage servicing rights portfolio management at BB&T. He will be working from Flagstar’s wholesale mortgage lending West Coast Operations Center in Seattle. Flagstar is a national leader in residential mortgage lending.

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These pets may already have been adopted by the time you see these photos. If you’re interested in adopting these or other animals, contact the Humane Society for Seattle/King County at 6410080, go to or e-mail All adopted animals go home spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, with 30 days of free pet health insurance and a certificate for an examination by a King County veterinarian. The Seattle Humane Society is now open from noon - 6 p.m. seven days a week.

C OLLEGE NEWS Local student makes APU dean’s list Angelina Coupe, of Bellevue, recently made the dean’s list for the spring 2011 quarter at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif. To qualify a student must have a 3.5 or better grade point average.

Local students graduate from University of Washington The following students from the Issaquah area recently graduated from the University of Washington (names Sk-Z): Jillian Skeen, Bachelor of Arts, English; Andrea Smith, Bachelor of Science, construction management; Emily Smith, Bachelor of Arts, psychology; Kaitlyn Smith, Bachelor of Arts, communication (journalism); Kristopher Smith, Bachelor of Science, construction management; Kyle Smith, Bachelor of Science, construction management and Bachelor of Arts, architectural studies; Ryan Smith, Bachelor of Science, individualized studies; Catherine Snead, Bachelor of Science, biology (molecule, cell, and development); Leila Solaimani, Bachelor of Arts, interdisciplinary studies (society, ethics and human behavior); Evan Sorensen, Bachelor of Arts, business administration (finance and marketing); Mie-Seon Srein, Bachelor of Arts, political science; Anirudh Srinivas, Bachelor of Science, computer science; Vincent Stanaszek, Bachelor of Arts, history; Robert Suelzle, Bachelor of Arts, political science; Ju Suh, Bachelor of Arts, Spanish and Bachelor of Science, biology (general); Victoria Surface, Bachelor of Arts, English; Samantha Tanji, Bachelor of Arts, classical studies (anthropology); Teresa Teng, Bachelor of Arts, economics; Calder Thami, Bachelor of Science, human computer design and engineering (hum-comp interaction); Christina Tolley, Bachelor of Science, environmental health; Christina Tolley, Bachelor of Arts, Spanish; Ryan Tomokiyo, Bachelor of Science, aeronautical and astronautical engineering; Ann Trigg, Bachelor of Arts, communication (political science); Ryan Troyer, Bachelor of Arts, interdisciplinary studies (science, technol-

ogy and environment); Andrea True-Garcia, Bachelor of Science, health informatics and health information management; Cynthia Truong, Bachelor of Arts, business administration (finance); Jennifer Tse, Bachelor of Arts, political science; Lynn Tyner, Bachelor of Science, nursing; Ramkumar Nageshbabu, Bachelor of Arts, business administration; Paul Vawter, Bachelor of Science, mechanical engineering; Colleen Venter, Bachelor of Fine Arts (industrial design); Jordan Villeneuve, Bachelor of Arts, political science (international security); Ipreet Virk, Bachelor of Arts, psychology; Elizabeth Waldren, Bachelor of Science, electrical engineering; Frederick Wang, Bachelor of Arts, international studies (Asia); Christina Wheeler, Bachelor of Arts, communication; Jessica Whitehill, Bachelor of Arts, social sciences); Drew Whitten, Bachelor of Arts, business administration; Becky Wilson, Bachelor of Science, nursing; Matthew Wilson, Bachelor of Arts, business administration (finance and accounting); Michael Wilson, Bachelor of Science, industrial engineering; John Wise, Bachelor of Arts, political science; Jason Won, Bachelor of Science, computer engineering; Jason Won, Bachelor of Arts, biochemistry; Adam Yeaton, Bachelor of Arts, business administration (marketing); Jacqueline Yerges, Bachelor of Science, medical technology; Leonar Yiong, Bachelor of Arts, Japanese (linguistics); Halim Yu, Bachelor of Science, biology (general); Johnson Yu, Bachelor of Arts, international studies (Asia); Susan Yvarra, Bachelor of Arts, interdisciplinary studies (global studies); and Qian Zhou, Bachelor of Science, biology (molecules, cells, and development)

 Gordo, canine mascot, fetches curious customers for shoe store The Issaquah Press

Jack E. Burley Jack E. Burley passed from this earth into the loving hands of the Heavenly Father on March 16, 2011, in Surprise, Ariz. Jack worked for Weyerhaeuser in Snoqualmie for


Jack Burley

32 years before retiring to Surprise, Ariz. Besides Lila Burley, Jack leaves behind five children, Sharon Horn (Larry), Mike Burley (Loree), Randy Burley, Ken Burley (Sherry) and Terri Herndon (Andy); plus 15 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren. A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at the Mount Si Senior Center, in North Bend, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. Jack’s full obituary can be found at

Tracy Ann Abbott Tracy Ann Abbott, of Renton, passed away in her sleep on Friday Aug. 12, 2011, surrounded by family and friends. Tracy was Tracy Abbott born July 24, 1963, in San Pedro, Calif., the daughter of John and Barbara Abbott. She was raised in Issaquah, and spent much of her youth riding horses in the surrounding hills and working the family ranch. Tracy always had a gift with animals and at a very early age developed a talent for training race horses, becoming one of the top quarter horse trainers in the nation. Tracy carried with her a strong work ethic and a gift with people into her 20-year career working for Costco and later as a business owner of Seattle Refrigeration. Tracy enjoyed many things in her life, a few being travel, love of classic cars, working on her home and watching cartoons on Satur-

day mornings. Tracy visited many places around the world, but her favorite vacation was her yearly visit to Palm Springs with her partner Ronda and best friends. Tracy fought multiple battles of cancer with all of her strength and would say, “Just think of all the people that may not get cancer because I have had it so many times.” That was the outlook she always just had. Tracy’s last moments were spent surrounded by friends and family with Ronda by her side, and in true form she smiled, looked up at everyone standing around her and said, “This rocks.” Survivors include her wife Ronda; father John; mother Barbara; brothers Brian and Jeffrey; sister Kim; mother and father inlaw Mary and Hugh; and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews throughout the Northwest; as well as her beloved Labrador retrievers Rocky and Bailey and Catcher the cat. A memorial celebration will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W, Issaquah. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at


unique destination wedding. “It isn’t really ritzy, but to me it is nice and casual,” Dembeck said. And though it is just 20 minutes east of Seattle and right off Interstate 90, stepping onto the grounds of Boehm’s feels like entering another world. On the outside, the nondenominational building is a replica of a 12th century chapel in St. Moritz, Switzerland, which still stands today. But on the inside, “It’s all Julius,” said Mindi Reid, a chief tour guide. Julius Boehm, the founder of Boehm’s Candies, was born in Vienna and grew up with a view of the St. Moritz chapel from his bedroom window. He added the chapel replica to the grounds of his successful Issaquah candy shop in 1981 to memorialize fallen mountain climbers and to honor his mother. “I think it was mostly his desire to see it again from his window,” Reid said. “You know, sentimental reasons.” Boehm was an avid mountain climber, successfully scaling Mount Rainier three times in his lifetime, once at age 80. “He had a passion for the mountains,” Reid said. “He was an Austrian and half-Swiss. Those are the reasons why the mountains meant so much to him.” Boehm died at age 83, only months after his chapel was completed. He dedicated it to his good friend Luis Trenker Kirch’L and left his candy business to his employees. Boehm had the chapel built around large rocks brought in from the Washington-Canadian border. He imported the bell from Switzerland. Most couples elect to climb the hidden staircase on the back side of the rock altar to ring the bell, signifying their union to all of Issaquah. “We’re the only chapel with its own mountain inside,” Reid said. “I love people’s reactions when they open the doors. They realize they can climb the mountain and their faces light up.” “It is the perfect photo opportunity,” Dembeck added. Hanging from or painted on the ceiling of the chapel is a reproduction of Michelangelo’s “Creation of Man,” painted by one of Boehm’s own talented candy makers. Behind the stone altar is a mural depicting a fallen mountain climber being raised up by Christ; imported sculptures line the back walls. Since its opening, the High Alpine Chapel has been used for weddings, memorial services, concerts and baptisms. And while there are no reception facilities on the grounds, the cabin-like dressing room is almost as big as the church itself, containing a homey fireplace and a wide mirror that reflects the light of the windows.

By Emily Baer Issaquah Press intern FootZone’s top sales associate is a 60-pound, 11-inch-tall and 11-inch-wide bulldog named Gordo. Though he can’t find the perfect pair of running shoes or select the right Issaquah or Skyline high school threads like his fellow associates, he can (and does) bait customers into the store and charm them all the way to the cash register. Kyle Cross, owner of FootZone since 1999 — and of 4-year-old Gordo — bought a bulldog puppy simply because he always wanted one. Little did he know that so does half of Issaquah. “The breed is known for being incredibly friendly,” he said. “He’s got a lot of personality — people call all the time asking if he’s here.” Cross, who is now known in his store as “Gordo’s dad,” said his pup is an excellent conversation piece. FootZone customers can’t help but give the sturdy bulldog a pat on the head and say something like, “Oh, he’s so cute. You have a nice underbite, don’t you?” as a woman in the store did a few weeks ago. By 3 p.m. on a recent Tuesday, he had already been the subject of three photos that day. And that’s typical, Cross said. How does Gordo work his charisma, you ask? For starters, he’s naturally very social. As soon as he hears the door beep, he lumbers up to the entering customer for a good pat on the back. He may watch as the customer then gets fitted with shoes, or he may go lie down, albeit with one eye open to make sure he does not miss another incoming customer. As the shopper makes his or her way over to the cash register, Gordo slowly trots to the blue mat in front of the counter and nuzzles up to the customer’s leg. His purpose is not to help seal a sale though. It is far more critical. His


Rev. Jeanne Dembeck holds a European key that unlocks the High Alpine Chapel’s Italian-imported double doors. Personal tours of the chapel are available any time by appointment with Dembeck, who has been chapel coordinator at Boehm’s for two years. She has been officiating at wedding ceremonies for 18 years, so when a friend of hers decided to step down, the transition went smoothly. “I get a lot of joy out of it,” she said of working at the chapel. She said that she takes care to bring a uniquely tailored ceremony to each couple, integrating personal details and anecdotes into the service. The most rewarding part for Dembeck is when guests thank her for bringing out the personality of the couple. “I feel honored to provide a reflection of them,” she said. “Since I write the ceremony, it feels good to know I got it right. That makes it worth it.” As for Sara Bruner, the chapel was a place that fit her family. She had always wanted to get married in a church, but her husband wasn’t keen on a heavily religious ceremony. She said the chapel has “an almost churchy feeling” that “fit us both.” “It is a special space, a unique world inside,” Reid added. And while some say it is the discount on the homemade chocolate that makes this venue stand out, Reid puts it another way. “I like to say it is like a little trip to the Swiss Alps without worrying about airfare,” she said. Laurel Christensen is a former student in the University of Washington Department of Communication News Laboratory. Comment at

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met with me personally,” Stritmatter said. “She just spent so much time, as opposed to handing the information in pamphlets, and asked about me and who I was and about my family and my interests. It was a very personal kind of relationship that started from the very beginning because she took the time.” Though the two meet only once a year, Machia remembers details about Stritmatter’s life, and asks about her family. The nurse also shares episodes of her life with her patients. “I know about her kids and where she’s been and what she’s doing,” Stritmatter said. “And that’s purely because she takes the time to talk to us.”

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so he managed to pay off his first mortgage in four years. Paul and Doris had a daughter, Janet, but lost her to appendicitis at age 3. Doctors told her not to try, but Doris was determined to be a mom again, eventually having both Richard and his older sister, Judith Anne Arnold. As it happens, Paul turned out to be pretty good with wiring and engineering overall, not just with phone lines. According to Richard, the Great Depression interrupted his father’s plans to attend the University of Washington to major in electrical engineering. Instead, Paul ended up working with electrical systems at the Todd Shipyards in Seattle. He remembers going into the yards the day after Pearl Harbor, determined to help make a difference by getting new Navy ships built as fast as possible. After the war, Paul owned and ran a couple of car lots, being part


Kyle Cross, owner of the Issaquah FootZone, holds the store’s mascot, Gordo, an English bulldog.


long journey back,” Cross said. Gordo can be tough competition among FootZone employees because he has the ability to sell in his sleep. He enjoys taking a snooze in the display window area. “Sometimes people think he’s fake,” salesperson Bret Barkley said. “People come by and ask whether he’s real.” “He helps pay for his food,” Cross added, laughing. However, at the Redmond FootZone store, Gordo has incurred some debt. Cross noticed one day that Gordo had gone missing. Minutes later, he received a call from the owner of a dog and cat store two doors down. When Cross arrived at the pet store, he found one full puppy. Gordo had scarfed down the doggy treat samples. Surprisingly, Gordo has no desire to chew on FootZone tennis shoes, thereby defying the dreaded doggy stereotype. He gnaws on the corner of a small plastic box once in a while and occasionally plays with socks that hang on a wall at his eye level. Barkley said neither of those habits has been cause for worry. But, as astonishing as it is, the stocky bulldog does indeed have a downfall. “Gordo has a hat fetish,” Cross said. “We had to buy a couple new Issaquah and Skyline hats to replace the ones he chewed up.” Once he gets hold of a hat, perhaps only the Jaws of Life can tear it away from him. But first you have to catch him. Perhaps more than hats, though, Gordo loves children. He plays with Cross’ 1- and 3-yearolds at home and at the store, he happily lets children ride on his back. “He’d rather play with a kid than another dog,” Cross said.

highly important intention is to receive an affectionate scratch behind the ear. Hearing the command “Stick ‘em up” (if you’re armed with a treat) he sits up on his hind legs and holds his paws out in front of him. Gordo occasionally needs an outdoor break from his four-daya-week job that requires him to look cute enough to pet. But while he is FootZone’s unofficial mas-

cot, he is not a great running companion for the likes of the store’s exercise-oriented customer base. At home, Cross takes Gordo on walks around the block. He brings a wagon with which to pull the sturdily built bulldog when he gets tired and simply cannot go on. At the store, Gordo takes potty breaks in a green patch 100 yards away. “He can get there fine, but it’s a

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“Those 5 percent are determining how we are going to treat and cure this disease and eradicate this disease for everybody else. Without these people doing research, we’re not going to improve. We’re not going to save lives.” — Joelle Machia

When she’s not caring for patients, reviewing or auditing how the Hutch and other centers handle clinical trials, Machia volunteers at Sea-Tac Airport with the United Service Organization. For four hours every week, she helps men and women in the mil-

itary in every way possible. She makes them meals, connects them to flights or shuttles, passes on orders from their commanders or chats with them and their families. “She provides a safe haven for military travelers,” said Shirley McGann, Sea-Tac USO center manager. “She comes every single week even though she has a fulltime career.” Machia also joined Soldier’s Angels, a nonprofit organization that pairs people with those serving in the U.S. Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard. She has already “adopted” six men, sending them postcards and care packages weekly. One of her adoptees, Cpl. Tuan Nguyen, is serving in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. He signed up for Soldiers’ Angels on the recommendation of a friend, and doesn’t regret it. “I think me and Joelle talk just

about every day through emails, care packages and letters,” he wrote in an email from Afghanistan. “It’s almost too much, but somehow I am able to keep up!” He called her correspondence a “morale booster.” “Every time a package arrives in the mail it’s almost like Christmas and I can’t wait to open them up to see what this one has got in store for me,” he wrote. “I recently had my birthday out here and Joelle preplanned this party in a box with party materials and gifts, probably one of my best days out here that I will remember forever.” Machia said she has incredible respect for men and women who risk their lives for the nation. She hopes to offer support to as many people as she can, be they cancer patients or serving their country. “I can’t see myself not working,” she said.

owner of Grady Schwab Autos in Ballard. He was in the car business for about 10 years. He then went back into engineering, working for the ship-building arm of Lockheed Martin. Eventually, Paul worked for Seattle Electric. Even after he retired, Richard said his father was constantly fixing things for his family and neighbors. “He could take anything apart and put it back together again,” said Dianne Beaudry, Richard’s wife. Doris died in 1992, but Paul lived alone into well into his 90s, moving to Spiritwood just two years ago. Dianne tells a quick story of how Paul, just a few years back, tried to

paint his house using a scaffold. According to Richard, Paul had one other major interest beside wires and fixing anything that needed fixing. Starting with one piece of Puget Power stock, Richard said his father built a large financial portfolio, one he still manages today. Richard said Paul even made it through the so-called Great Recession without too many problems. Paul has two children, seven grandchildren, more than 20 great-grandchildren and, as of six months ago, one great-greatgrandchild. He said he has no idea how long he’ll be around. “We’ll see what happens,” he said.

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Conquering the fear


“Swimming’s my weak spot. A year ago, I couldn’t swim.” — Ryan Mongan Sammamish resident

Sammamish man overcomes his aquaphobia to log fastest local time in BLT

By Quinn Eddy Issaquah Press intern

By Christopher Huber Issaquah Press reporter A year ago, Ryan Mongan, 45, of Sammamish, would not have considered competing in the Beaver Lake Triathlon. He was nowhere close to ready for the quarter-mile swim, he said. Swimming in open water freaked him out. He would panic and start swallowing water. “Swimming’s my weak spot,” he said. “A year ago, I couldn’t swim.” But months before the 2011 race, Mongan decided he would challenge a friend by entering. Still scared of the swimming leg, Mongan, an experienced runner and cyclist, resolved to train in Lake Sammamish to get used to the dark, open water. The work paid off. Although a bit slow on the swim portion, Mongan finished the 18th annual Beaver Lake Triathlon in 13th place overBY CHRISTOPHER HUBER

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A triathlete removes his cap while sprinting out of the water to start the cycling leg of the 18th annual Beaver Lake Triathlon on Aug. 20.

Jake Heaps piles up honors at college level Other local grads also get ready for college season By Bob Taylor Issaquah Press sports editor Brigham Young University sophomore Jake Heaps, one of the most celebrated quarterbacks in Skyline High School history, is earning preseason attention. Of course, accolades are nothing new for Heaps, who earned allstate and national honors during his Skyline days. Among his recent honors is being named to the 2011 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List. One reason why Heaps is on the list is because of the sensational freshman season he had last fall for the Cougars. Last season, the 6-foot-1, 205pound Heaps broke every freshman Brigham Young University

WHERE THEY ARE List of local athletes playing college football this fall based on most current rosters available: Issaquah QB Ryan Bergman, Western Oregon QB Joey Bradley, North Dakota OL Jay Deines, Eastern Washington DB Adam Dondoyano, Linfield OL Jacob Everson, Minot State OL Greg Finch, Puget Sound OT Daniel Fleischman, Wyoming RB Grant Gellatly, Cornell OL Paul Goertz, Washington State DB Kyle Hansen, Claremont-McKenna LB Nik Landdeck, Idaho WR Evan Peterson, Linfield OT Christian Rennie, Southern Utah OL Jared Warren, Whitworth RB Taylor Wyman, Willamette

quarterback record, including wins, games started, passing yardage, completions and touchdowns. He started 10 games in

WR Ross Zuhl, Puget Sound Liberty DB Jake Bainton, American River CC LB Marcelle Bell, Montana-Western DE Robert Blair, Montana-Western DB Taylor Hamann, Willamette OL Coleton Langdon, Portland State LB Nolan Liefer, Montana-Western OL Rob Marlow, Pacific Lutheran LB Cameron Talley, Linfield QB Trey Wheeler, Simon Fraser DB Justin Whitman, Pacific Lutheran Skyline RB Nick Beauchamp, Santa Rosa WR Eric Biege, Linfield OL Jase Butorac, Eastern Washington WR William Chandler, Washington DE Connor Cree, Washington DL Evan Day, Eastern Washington RB Joey Evans, Menlo

2010, completing 219 of 383 passes for 2,316 yards and 15 touchdowns. The former Spartan great, who

DB Michael Ford, American International QB Jake Heaps, Brigham Young RB Kai Jandoc, California Lutheran LB Devon Jonsson, Menlo WR Jake Knecht, Willamette OL Luke Marquardt, Azusa Pacific DB Mickey Hull, Southern Oregon Dl Jon Meyers, Southern Oregon TE Cooper Pelluer, Washington P Sean Penberthy, Willamette WR Gino Simone, Washington State S Jordan Simone, Washington State WR Tait Stephens, Willamette OL Matt Trueblood, California Lutheran P-WR Paul Vanderwulp, Azusa Pacific RB Nick Washburn, Eastern Washington LB Tyler Washburn, Eastern Washington LB Jordan Weil, Willamette WR Kasen Williams, Washington

led Skyline to three straight state championships, could follow the accolades of former BYU quarterbacks Jim McMahon, Steve Young


and Ty Detmer. Each of these BYU greats won the O’Brien Award — McMahon in 1981, Young in 1983, and Detmer in 1990 and 1991. This year’s list, compiled by a subset of The O’Brien National Selection Committee, featured 38 of the nation’s top collegiate quarterbacks who were picked based on their performance last year and their expectations heading into the 2011 season. Heaps is one of eight sophomores on the list. The field of candidates will be narrowed to 16 semifinalists Oct. 24. The O’Brien Foundation and selection committee will announce three finalists Nov. 21 and the winner will be announced Dec. 8. In addition to the O’Brien attention, Heaps is on the cover of the Athlon Sports College Football See FOOTBALL, Page C6

Soccer standout Kate Deines is in line for national award University of Washington senior Kate Deines, a former Issaquah High School soccer standout, has been named a candidate for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS national award. The award is given out each year to an outstanding senior student and one NCAA Division I senior is given the award in 10 different sports. The acronym CLASS stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School. The award honors those seniors that excel in four different aspects: community, classroom, character and competition. Deines, who earned state player of the year honors as a senior at Issaquah High, has produced on the field from the start of her career at Washington. As a freshman, she finished second on the team with seven goals, and was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman First-Team. In her last two seasons, she played and started in every game the Huskies played. As a sophomore, Deines was named to the Second-Team All-Pacific Region and Second-Team All-

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Pac-10. Last year, Deines had her best season yet as one of the Husky team captains, leading the Huskies to the NCAA Elite 8. She earned both First-Team All-Pacific Region and First-Team All-Pac-10 honors while leading the Huskies in goals (nine) and points (19). She scored three game-winning goals and recorded her first career hat trick against Syracuse on Sept. 3. Deines finished the season seventh in the Huskies’ record books for game-winning goals (seven), eighth in goals (19) and 10th in points (42). Her achievements allowed her to play for the U-23 National Team this summer. Additionally, she was acknowledged with the Provost Academic Excellence Award at the WESPYs (Washington’s version of the ESPY awards). Her studying was also awarded with her making the Second-Team Pac-10 All-Academic and NSCAA Scholar All-West Region. She was also recently named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch list for top player of the year.

Kate Deines, a 2008 graduate of Issaquah High School, controls the ball during a University of Washington soccer match against Gonzaga. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

The Highlands Soccer Club has reincorporated its nonprofit organization as the Community Sports Education Program, making the change from recreational club to educational organization last month. The goal is, by using the success of the Highlands Soccer Club as a model, to one day have a program any neighborhood could use as a template to create its own communitybased sports program. “Schools are just too cash strapped, they’re just not teaching the sports like they used to,” said Umit Gokce, founder, director and coaching coordinator for the Community Sports Education Program. “The idea is to get communities involved.” The organization’s new mission is “to help public communities start and manage their own volunteer-based sports education program benefiting children and adults with a factual understanding of technique, motivation and nutrition through the use of electronic learning materials and on-field instruction.” Gokce, a technology entrepreneur, has focused on interactive education for 20 years. “We were at this juncture where I could benefit our group by changing classification of the nonprofit,” Gokce said. Spurred by the explosion of mobile tablet devices such as the iPad, Gokce’s vision of sports education will soon happen online and on the field. Using these devices, materials will be accessible anywhere. “The iPad is truly revolutionary. It’s going to change everything,” Gokce said. Because the coaching program in place was so well received, Gokce has begun development on an electronic version of the Highlands Soccer Club’s program. It includes videos to help with the training of coaches. Additionally, Gokce is working on a special system that consists of wearable high-definition cameras. The idea is to give viewers a first-person perspective of youngsters practicing. The electronic format allows parents at home to be on par with what is being taught at practices. “The idea is that you can go back and review what was done that week,” Gokce said. “This will really help players stay on top of their skills.” Gokce plans to have the project completed by the end of the year, and possibly as soon as the end of the fall season. He views the project as a model that transfers to other sports and hopes it will give people options for year-round activity. “I’d call soccer a gateway sport,” Gokce said. “It’s the whole idea of practice and discipline to improve transfers to life situations.” According to Gokce, the goal of the group is not to be a huge organization. Its only wish is to create a model that other communities will adopt and use. For families experiencing financial hardships, the Community Sports Education Program has adopted a policy of offering scholarships (waived registration fees) to any families experiencing financial hardships. Those who qualify only need to ask for it and volunteer in some capacity during the season. “We’re working with the new YWCA Family Village in Issaquah to provide their residents with these scholarships, See SOCCER, Page C5

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all, crossing the finish line in 1 hour, 17 minutes and 23 seconds. He was among more than 260 participants in the annual swimbike-run race that takes triathletes in and around Beaver Lake. About 60 Sammamish and 20 Issaquah residents participated, according to the results website. “Once on the bike, I mellowed out,” Mongan said. He made up the two and a half minutes that he lost on the 13.8mile bike ride. As he caught his breath at the finish-line area, Mongan reflected on the particularly steep climb on the bike portion. “The bike (leg) is unusual for a triathlon,” Mongan said. “If you go out there now, you’d see people in a world of hurt.” Cody Novak, 27, of Kirkland, won the overall race. He finished in 1:11:48, just one second ahead of Ryker Lammers, of Kirkland. The two raced neck and neck for the final three miles of the 4.3mile run, Novak said. “I though my legs were gonna fall out from under me,” Novak said after the race. “It was back and forth the last .3 miles. We just started booking. That’s when you lose all sense of form.” This was Novak’s first time competing in the Beaver Lake Triathlon, known as a sprint triathlon due to its shorter course length. “That was the shortest swim I’ve ever seen,” Novak said. Other Sammamish residents performed well this year, too. Matt Signoretty, 21, placed ninth overall with a time of 1:16:08 and Jonathan Church, 35, took 10th place with a time of 1:16:21. Kerry Wate, 41, placed 33rd overall and fifth in his division with a time of 1:23:20. Calvin Mingione, 23, placed 46th overall and second in his division, finishing in 1:25:55. Tyler Kennedy, 23, took third in his division and 47th overall with a time of 1:26:00. Collin Clark, 34, finished in 1:26:06 to take 48th and fourth in his division. And Bill Baker, 56, placed first in his division and 49th overall with a time of 1:26:11. Haley Morin placed seventh overall among female racers and second in her division with a time of 1:27:21. Tammy Wales, 50, took first in her division and fifth among masters females with a time of 1:30:50. Skyline High School’s Joseph DeMatteo, 15, placed 32nd overall and first in his division with a time of 1:22:58. Issaquah residents Patrick Rowland, 43, and Kenda Super, 35, placed 52nd and 53rd with finishing times of 1:26:32 and 1:26:52, respectively. Super placed first in her age division. Fellow Issaquah resident Edward Bullock, 53, came in 54th overall, third in his division, with a time of 1:26:54. Debbie Kotz, of Issaquah, finished first in the women’s 55-59 division.

to not only get ON THE WEB beyond the cost of a youth Registration sports proends Aug. 25 gram but also and space is get quickly inlimited. Fees tegrated include a $49 within their program fee and new commua $39 uniform nity,” Gokce said. fee for new Gokce members. started the Scholarships are Highlands available. The Soccer Club program is open seven years to residents of ago. To get all communities. things movGames are ing, he Sunday afterteamed up noons at the with another Issaquah local resident and got 20 Highlands kids together Central Park turf that first year. fields. Go to “I had just moved to Issaquah and I decided there wasn’t a soccer program I was really fond of,” Gokce said. Today, the group consists of nearly 400 kids with more than 60 coaches and 10 youth coaches. Twenty teams make up the group, with players ranging from 3-12 years old. “When kids get past 12 years old, they have the option to come back and be assistant coaches for the teams,” Gokce said.

Correction In the story “Maximum Powers: Local lacrosse star plays in AllAmerican showcase” in the Aug. 17 edition of The Press, a quote from Brandon Fortier should have read: "He definitely has the tenacity and stick skills," Fortier said. "If he attacks it with fervor and embraces the lifestyle he'll do great."

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Above, Cody Novak, 27, of Kirkland, crosses the finish line first at the Beaver Lake Triathlon on Aug. 20. He finished in 1:11:48. At far left, athletes race away from Beaver Lake Park along West Beaver Lake Drive Southeast for the cycling leg of the triathlon. At left, A swimmer does some stretching exercises before entering the water with his wave of competitors.

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C6 • Wednesday, August 24, 2011


The Issaquah Press


Beaver Lake Triathlon At Beaver Lake Park Top 10 overall males 1, Cody Novak (Kirkland) 1:11:48; 2, Ryker Lammers (Kirkland) 1:11.:49; 3, Jake Koopmans (Everett) 1:12:29; 4, Zac Kieffer (Kirkland) 1:14:18; 5, Steven Stivers (Seattle) 1:14:51; 6, Kyle Richards (Kirkland) 1:15:41; 7, Francis Stanbury (Redmond) 1:16:02; 8, Roger Sherwood (Enumclaw) 1:16:05; 9, Matt Signoretty (Sammamish) 1:16:08; 10, Jonathan Church (Sammamish) 1:16:21. Top 10 overall females 1, Carly Tu (Seattle) 1:24:49; 2, Nina Keaney (Kirkland) 1:25:08; 3, Linda McCandless (Maple Valley) 1:25:18; 4, Shelby Wiegand (Kirkland) 1:25:22; 5, Kenda Super (Issaquah) 1:26:52; 6, Arielle Knutson (Seattle) 1:27:11; 7, Haley Morin (Sammamish) 1:27:21; 8, Tami Walton (Ellensburg) 1:29:03; 9, Brianna Home (Seattle) 1:29:27; 10, Katherine McKinney (Kirkland) 1:29:45. Top 10 overall master males 1, Ryker Lammers (Kirkland) 1:11:49; 2, Daniel Norman (Kirkland) 1:16:52; 3, Ryan Mongan (Sammamish) 1:17:23; 4, Curtis Troupe (Seattle) 1:17:30; 5, Paul Wierenga (Seattle) 1:18:02; 6, Jim Toye (Mukilteo) 1:18:51; 7, Mitch Molitor (Moses Lake) 1:19:10; 8, David Ball (Mountlake Terrace) 1:20:28; 9, Michael Carlos (Mukilteo) 1:21:11; 10, Brian Coleman (Tumwater) 1:21:30. Top 10 overall master females 1, Nina Keaney (Kirkland) 1:25:08; 2, Linda McCandless (Maple Valley) 1:25:18; 3, Tami Walton (Ellensburg) 1:19:03; 4, Elizabeth Brane (Snohomish) 1:30:39; 5, Tammy Wales (Sammamish) 1:30:50; 6, Sue Bailey (Kirkland) 1:31:37; 7, Kristine Kloepfer (Ravensdale) 1:33:07; 8, Jennifer Gettmann (Shoreline) 1:33:37; 8, Jennifer Vanderhoof (Seattle) 1:33:47; 10, Terri Glaberson (Seattle) 1:33:51. Top 50 overall finishers 1, Cody Novak (Kirkland) 1:11:48; 2, Ryker Lammers (Kirkland) 1:11;49; 3, Jake Koopmans (Everett) 1:12:29; 4, Zac Kieffer (Kirkland) 1:14:18; 5, Steven Stivers (Seattle) 1:14:51; 6, Kyle Richards (Kirkland) 1:15:41; 7, Francis Stanbury (Redmond) 1:16:02; 8, Roger Sherwood (Enumclaw) 1:16:05; 9, Matt Signoretty (Sammamish) 1:16:08; 10, Jonathan Church (Sammamish) 1:16:21; 11, Daniel Norman (Kirkland) 1:16:52; 12, Greg Wittendorf (Seattle) 1:17:22; 13, Ryan Mongan (Sammamish) 1:17:23; 14, Curtis Troupe (Seattle) 1:17:30; 15, Greg Taylor (Redmond) 1:17:47; 16, Jeffrey Boden (Coral Gables, Fla.) 1:17:48; 17, Paul Wierenga (Seattle) 1:18:02; 18, Justin Seckel (Seattle) 1:18:26; 19, Jim Toye (Mukilteo) 1:18:51; 20, Todd Wilson (Seattle) 1:19:08; 21, Mitch Molitor (Moses Lake) 1:19:10; 22, Kyle Hedges (Lake Stevens) 1:19:11; 23, David Ball (Mountlake Terrace) 1:20:28; 24, Erik Sanders (Everett) 1:20:48; 25, Keith Ryan (Seabeck) 1:20:52; 26, Michael Carlos (Mukilteo) 1:21:11; 27, Joerg Gablonsky (Seattle) 1:21:13; 28, Brian Coleman (Tumwater) 1:21:30; 29, Steve Sirich (Kirkland) 1:21:41; 30, Travis Wilson (Renton) 1:21:51; 31, Dave Anana (Snohomish 1:22:47; 32, Joseph DeMatteo (Issaquah) 1:22:58; 33, Kerry Wate (Sammamish) 1:23:30; 34, Eric Marks (Roy) 1:23:27; 35, Justin Heinen (Seattle) 1:24:15; 36, Alex Thaman (Redmond) 1:24:17; 37, Carly Tu (Seattle) 1:24:48; 38, Zachary Gray (Kenmore) 1:24:56; 39, Nina Keaney (Kirkland) 1:25:08; 40, John Diefel (Bellingham) 1:25:09; 41, Mike Whalley (Seattle) 1:25:17; 42, Linda McCandless (Maple Valley) 1:25:18; 43, Rich Jones (Graham) 1:25:19; 44, Shelby Wiegand (Kirkland) 1:25:22; 45, Mike McKinney (Yakima) 1:25:41; 46, Calvin Mingione (Sammamish) 1:25:55; 47, Tyler Kennedy (Sammamish) 1:26:00; 48, Collin Clark (Sammamish) 1:26:06; 49, Bill Baker (Sammamish) 1:26:11; 50, Dave Kolk (Seattle) 1:26:11. Other local finishers 52, Patrick Rowland (Issaquah) 1:26:32; 53, Kenda Super (Issaquah) 1:26:52; 54, Edward Bullock (Issaquah) 1:26:51; 56, Blake Cahill (Sammamish) 1:27:03; 58, David Parsons (Sammamish) 1:27:12; 59, Keith Ireland (Issaquah) 1:27:19; 61, Haley Morin (Sammamish) 1:27:21; 62, Kevin Pazaski (Sammamish) 1:27:33; 64, George Siemens (Sammamish) 1:27:44; 66, Brad Leross (Snoqualmie) 1:28:05; 67, Jeff Derstadt (Sammamish) 1:28:06; 71, David Mayo (Issaquah) 1:28:43; 76, Jeff Brown (Sammamish) 1:29:04; 77, Mark Delanoy (Sammamish) 1:29:10; 79, Michael Kelly (Sammamish) 1:29:21; 85, Rebecca Adamson (Sammamish) 1:30:09; 87, Arthur Zaske (Sammamish) 1:30:13; 90, John Curley (Sammamish) 1:30:47; 97, Tucker Havekost (Issaquah) 1:32:09; 98, Kim Stanley (Sammamish) 1:32:13; 99, Sam Beeson (Sammamish) 1:32:37; 111, Mario Guzzi (Sammamish) 1:34:16; 114, Robert Dobbs (Issaquah) 1:34:45; 115, David Kirker (Preston) 1:34:58; 118, Jeff Stamerjohn (Sammamish) 1:35:17. Men’s age group winners/leaders 13-14: 1, Madison Molitor (Moses Lake) 1:40:34; 2, Tristan Lagron (Sammamish) 1:57:45. 15-16: 1, Joseph DeMatteo (Issaquah) 1:22:57; 6, Jay High (Issaquah) 1:45:42. 17-19: 1, Kyle Hedges (Lake Stevens) 1:19:11. 20-24: 1, Matt Signoretty (Sammamish) 1:16:08; 2, Calvin Mingione (Sammamish) 1:25:55; 3, Tyler Kennedy (Sammamish) 1:26:00. 25-29: 1, Cody Novak (Kirkland) 1:11:48; 12, Keith Ireland (Issaquah) 1:27:19; 17, Tucker Havekost (Issaquah) 1:32:09. 3034: 1, Steven Stivers (Seattle) 1:14:51; 4, Collin Clark (Sammamish) 1:26:00; 5, Jeff Derstadt (Sammamish) 1:28:06; 6, Coby Rudolph (Issaquah) 1:44:14. 35-39: 1, Jonathan Church (Sammamish) 1:16:21; 10, David Mayo (Issaquah) 1:28:43; 14, Mario Guzzi (Sammamish) 1:34:16; 17, Heriberto Rodriguez (Sammamish) 1:36:16; 20, Joshua Roberts (Issaquah) 1:37:46; 23, Marcus Peterson (Sammamish) 1:40:29; 24, Gavin Skok (Issaquah) 1:41:13; 26, Nhan Tran (Sammamish) 1:46:20; 27, Pankay Singh (Sammamish) 2:18:15. 50-54: 1, Curtis Troupe (Seattle) 1:17:30; 3, Edward Bullock (Issaquah) 1:26:54; 5, Sam Beeson (Sammamish) 1:32:37. 55-59: 1, Bill Baker (Sammamish) 1:26:11; 2, Kim Stanley (Sammamish) 1:32:13; 3, Mark Stendel (Sammamish) 1:40:23; 4, Jon Carlson (Sammamish) 1:40:35; 7, Gary Brock (Sammamish) 1:57:41. 60-64: 1, George Weiss (Bellevue) 1:30:06; 1, David Kirker (Preston) 1:34:58. 65-over: 1, Anthony Burgess (Redmond) 1:38:48. Clydesdales: 1, Mike Whalley (Seattle) 1:25:17; 3, Michael Kelly (Sammamish) 1:29:21; 4, Arthur Zaske (Sammamish) 1:30:13; 6, Jeff Stamerjohn (Sammamish) 1:35:17; 11, Ian McKerlich (Sammamish) 1:43:06; 14, Lee Donnahoo (Sammamish) 1:45:23; 17, David Moore (Sammamish) 1:55:16. Family & friends: 1, Chris Griggs (Issaquah) 1:36:02. Women’s age group winners/leaders 15-16: 1, Camille Lagron (Sammamish) 1:37:54. 17-19: 1, Meredith Darnell (Issaquah) 1:52:13. 20-24: 1, Kendra Hedges (Lake Stevens) 1:33:57; 4, Keshia Carlson (Sammamish) 1:42:19; 6, Madeline Christie (Sammamish) 1:51:14; 8, Stephanie Cautard (Sammamish) 1:59:45. 30-34: 1, Shelby Wiegand (Kirkland) 1:25:22; 2, Haley Morin (Sammamish) 1:27:21; 9, Susan Roberts (Issaquah) 1:40:46; 13, Maria Peiretti (Sammamish) 1:54:25. 35-39: 1, Kenda Super (Issaquah) 1:26:52; 3, Rebecca Adamson (Sammamish) 1:30:09; 13, Tammy Nguyen (Sammamish) 1:56:47; 14, Tanya Proctor (Sammamish) 2:01:58; 15, Julie Manley (Sammamish) 2:01:58. 40-44: 1, Nina Keaney (Kirkland) 1:25:08. 45-49: Tami Walton (Ellensburg) 1:29:03. 50-54: 1, Tammy Wales (Sammamish) 1:30:50; 3, Debbie Dodd (Sammamish) 1:44:31; 4, Shari Spung (Sammamish) 1:46:32; 6, Sigrid Barnickel (Sammamish) 1:46:46. 5559: 1, Debbie Kotz (Issaquah) 1:41:09. 60-64: 1, Marily Pinquoch (Anacortes) 1:44:28; 2, Diane Faber (Sammamish) 1:58:44. Athenas: 1, Joanne Stamerjohn (Sammamish) 1:45:40; 3, Erin McCallum (North Bend) 2:02:49. Family & Friends: 1, Jody Louse (Sammamish) 2:03:07. Team results 1, Chix N Sausage Full Meal Deal (Allison Snow, Bellevue; Kirk Sall, Redmond; KarraWhitmire, Bothell) 1:13:45; 2, Hamhocks & Beanpole (Brent Abrahamsen, Sammamish; Ryan Abrahamsen, Sammamish) 1:15:43; 4, Three Amigos (Jason Renfroe, Sammamish; Steve Holton, Sammamish; John Wall, Sammamish) 1:23:01; 6, K2 (Kevin Hall, Sammamish; Kevin Garrison, Bellevue) 1:26:04; 8, We’re On A Boat (Kollean Glynn, Newcastle; Lora Penor, Newcastle) 1:29:53; 9, The Sunday Drivers (Will O’Daffer, Eric O’Daffer, Ali Odaffer, Sammamish) 1:33:20; 13, Team BC (Robert Vincent, Charlie Heberg, Sammamish) 1:35:49; 14, Will Run For Food (Andi Scarcello, Cynthia Krass, Lily Krass, Sammamish) 1:36:50.


Pacific NW Junior Boys Amateur Championship At Sunriver Meadows Resort GC Sunriver, Ore. Stroke play 4 (t) Spencer Weiss (Sammamish) 71-71–142; 17 (t), Li Wang (Sammamish) 76-70–146; 22 (t), Brian Mogg (Sammamish) 76-71–147; 45 (t), Robert McCoy (Sammamish) 76-76–152; 70 (t), Zachary Overstreet (Issaquah) 80-76–156, Will Sharp (Sammamish) 7680–156; 111, Jack Strickland (Sammamish) 8481–166. Match play Championship flight Round of 32: Arey Hogan (Corvallis, Ore.) d. Weiss, 1 up; Joe Fryer (Mukilteo) d. Wang, 8 & 7; Dominick Francks (Olympia) d. Mogg, 7 & 6. Third flight Anthony Allen (Arlington) d. McCoy, 3 & 2. Fifth flight Ryan Blackwell (Bend, Ore.) d. Sharp, 3 & 2; Eric Ansett (Spokane) d. Overstreet, 1 up. 10th flight: Stirkcland d. Ben Richards (Snohomish), 4 & 3; semifinals, Brandon Allen (Meridian, Idaho) d. Strickland, 3 & 2.

Pacific NW Men’s Amateur-40 At Wenatchee G&CC Stroke play 7 (t), Chris Bae (Issaquah) 75-73–148; 24, Alex Hinrichs (Sammamish) 80-76–156. Match play Round of 32: Hinrichs d. Marc Rhoades (Bend, Ore.), 1 up; Bae withdrew. Round of 16: Karl Smith (Gig Harbor) d. Hinrichs, 1 up.

Running Cougar Mountain Trail Series 13.69-mile Race At Cougar Mountain Regional Park Aug. 13 Final results: 1, Uli Steidl 1:38:27; 2, Edward Strickler 1:38:59; 3, Ross Krause 1:39:34; 4, Adam Lint 1:42:01; 5, John Berta 1:42:34; 6, C. Max Stevens 1:45:45; 7, Malcolm Dunn 1:45:46; 8, Joe Creighton 1:47:18; 9, Haven Barnes 1:49:45; 10, Michael Smith 1:51:05; 11, Terry Kegel 1:53:08; 12, Marlene Farrell 1:54:21; 13, Daniel Gernert 1:55:55; 14, David Braza 1:56:04; 15, Trish Steidl 1:58:46; 17, Eric Kutter 2:01.56; 18, Michael Brisbois 2:02:02; 19, Ashley Krause 2:03:35; 20, William Hizzey 2:04:07; 21, Teresa Mona Deprey 2:04:20; 22, Luis Smith 2:05:12; 23, Ken Hamm 2:05:21; 24, Tony Arvish 2:07:19; 25, Simon Barbe 2:08:18; 26, Bob Vosper 2:08:27; 27, Jose Tapia 2:09:34; 28, Patrick Sowers 2:09:36; 29, Brett Carolan 2:09:45; 30, John Leo 2:09:58; 31, Amber Taylor 2:12:06; 32, Daniel Freeman 2:12:41; 33, Steven Lazen 2:13:01; 34, Wendy Wheeler-Jacobs 2:13:12; 35, Seth Kaufman 2:13:23; 36, Thomas Hawn 2:13:31; 37, Mitch Parker 2:13:45; 38, Yonnel Gardes 2:13:50; 39, Greg Mills 2:14:20; 40, Roger Michel 2:15:33; 41, Arthur Martineau 2:15:52; 42, Lauren Peach 2:16:04; 43, Melvin Hoff 2:17:35; 44, Gus Winslow 2:18:00; 45, Scott Williams 2:18:16; 46, Dominic Cozzetto 2:18:19; 47, Alex Chou 2:18:20; 48, Kevin Carrothers 2:18:27; 49, Heather Lewis 2:19:28; 50, Michael Yadrick 2:19:37; 51, Victor Van Epps 2:19:50; 52, Michael Sullivan 2:19:59; 53, Christopher Barry 2:20:02; 54, Neal Schlegel 2:21:07; 55, Carl Schmidt 2:21:09; 56, Moises Iniguez 2:21:26; 57, Jennifer Margolis 2:21:37; 58, Danielle Hathaway 2:21:55; 59, Tobias Kinnebrew 2:21:57; 60, Jim Treybig 2:22:29; 61, Jay Grubb 2:22:37; 62, Art Gary 2:22:51; 63, Jaime Clark 2:23:02; 64, Eric Clark 2:23:02; 65, Tina Hall 2:23:42; 66, Anne Flueckiger 2:25:45; 67, Susan Taylor 2:25:55; 68, Joseph Dominey 2:26:02; 69, Jean-Gael Reboul 2:26:03; 70, Frith Maier 2:26:16; 71, Amit Mhatre 2:26:22; 72, Jeff White 2:26:33; 73, Kristen Schlegel 2:27:02; 74, Jay Walker 2:27:43; 75, Eric Quarnstrom 2:27:43; 76, Yipeng Huang 2:27:47; 78, Daniel Zygumnt 2:27:58; 79, Ainsley Close 2:28:19; 80, Glen Frank 2:28:30. Age group winners Females 20-29: Lauren Peach 2:16:04. 30-39: Marlene Farrell 1:54:21. 40-49: Teresa Mona Deprey 2:04:20. 50-59: Lesa Overfield 2:39:39. Males 15-19: Simon Barbe 2:08:18. 20-29: Edward Strickler 1:39:59. 30-39: Uli Steidl 1:38:27. 40-49: John Berta 1:42:34. 50-59: Michael Smith 1:51:05. 60-69: Dan Chasan 2:41:26. Top PNTF finishers Open men: 1, Uli Steidl; 2, Edward Strickler; 3, Adam Lint. Masters men: 1, John Berta; 2, Malcolm Dunn; 3, Michael Smith. Open women: 1, Marlene Farrell; 2, Trish Steidl; 3, Teresa Mona Deprey. Masters women: 1, Teresa Mona Deprey; 2, Wendy Wheeler-Jacobs; 3, Heather Lewis.

Covey Run At Woodinville 5K Race Local finishers: 99, Stephanie Mummert (Newcastle) 28:09; 113, Kristen Trett (Newcastle) 28:52; 117, Adriane Raduenz (Issaquah) 29:01; 123, Kim Yoon (Issaquah) 29:18; 145, Nora Chang (Newcastle) 30:10; 148, Michael Swanson (Issaquah) 30:22; 151, Scott Kim (Issaquah) 30:25; 166, Annie Zegers (Issaquah) 30:53; 173, Lisa Vold (Newcastle) 31:09; 178, Yi-Chen Chang (Issaquah) 31:16; 214, Mark Hubers (Sammamish) 32:30; 218, Melissa Cudworth (Sammamish) 32:42; 227, Richard Swanson (Issaquah) 32:49; 236, Joanna Mummert (Newcastle) 33:28; 238, Jennifer Schoening (Sammamish) 33:35; 245, Kelly McNelis (Sammamish) 33:59; 283, Kenneth Hart (Issaquah) 35:41. 10K Race Local finishers: 38, Thales Carvalho (Issaquah) 46:18; 54, Mark Kim (Newcastle) 47:57; 56, Douglas Switzer (Sammamish) 48:01; 57, Nicole Migotsky (Bellevue) 48:03; 63, Mark Migotsky (Bellevue) 48:26; 68, Wayne Pietz (Newcastle) 48:38; 73, Carrie Horton (Sammamish) 48:49; 86, Nancy DeLanoy (Sammamish) 49:31; 91, Sally Oveson (Sammamish) 49:49; 93, Rebecca Carpenter (Sammamish) 50:02; 111, Steve Carlson (Preston) 51:19; 122, Diane Loofburrow (Sammamish) 52:11; 123, Lindsey Tran (Issaquah) 52:12; 125, John Tran (Issaquah) 52:13; 129, Jeff Meissner (Issaquah) 52:20; 153, Christian Smith (Newcastle) 53:20; 167, Patricia Anderson (Issaquah) 54:06; 203, Joanne Anderson (Issaquah) 55:25; 204, Darren Rozendaal (Issaquah) 55:28; 212, Alan Portugal (Issaquah) 55:59; 215, Sam McGillis (Issaquah) 56:00; 250, Ronit Piper (Issaquah) 57:56.

Lake Union 10K Local runner: 61, Brian Neville (Issaquah) 43:59;110, Margie Cofano (Sammamish) 47:09; 136, Rob Enghusen (Issaquah) 48:22; 150, Brian Walter (Issaquah) 48:54; 155, Keith Laughlin (Issaquah) 49:05; 159, John Cofano (Sammamish) 49:24; 177, Reyn Aoki (Sammamish) 50:00; 183, Luis Paredes (Issaquah) 50:08; 206, Owen Chang (Sammamish) 50:58; 304, Zachary Johnson (Issaquah) 53:53; 319, Brian Gardner (Issaquah) 54:21; 360, Nadia Aba-Zahra (Newcastle) 55:36.

Slowpitch softball Issaquah Parks Leagues JACK ‘N’ JILL A-B Division Aug. 18 Games Just For Fun 12, Phillies Buntz 3 AR 15, Kristin’s Bail Bonds 0 Gaslamp 4, Angels 1 Aug. 16 Games Angels 16, Phillies Buntz 1 Gaslamp 17, Kristin’s Bail Bonds 16 AR 6, Just For Fun 2 C Division Aug. 17 Games Where My Pitches At? 13, Empty Pitchers 3 Peace Out 18, Real (Wo) Men of Genius 3 Squak Mountain Lime & Salt 7, Holy Hurlers 2 San Mar Sluggers 18, Off in Left Field 3 Aug. 15 Games Squak Mountain Lime & Salt 5, San Mar Sluggers 4 Empty Pitchers 9, Off in Left Field 6 Where My Pitches At? 10, Real (Wo) Men of Genius 4 Holy Hurlers 14, Peace Out 2 MEN’S 35 & OVER Aug. 17 Games Over The Hill Gang 20, Rollin’ Log 11 Speaker City 6, Gaslamp/TDTR 5

Adult sports


Issaquah Alps Trails Club

 Aug. 26, 10 a.m., Dogs Welcome Hike, 3-4 miles, 500- to 900-foot elevation gain. Call 206-909-1080 ... Aug. 28, 9 a.m., Grand Ridge Park, 7 miles, 1,100-foot elevation gain. Call 7461070 ... Sept. 3, 9 a.m., Lodge Lake on Pacific Crest Trail, 4 miles, 850-foot elevation gain. Call 837-1535 ... Sept. 4, Kendal Katwalk-Wilderness Loop, 12 miles, 2,700-foot elevation gain. Call 427-8449. Cascade Bicycle Club Aug. 28, noon, Lake Sammamish to Marymoor Park, 32 miles from Sunset Elementary School. Call 206-335-6453 ... Aug. 30, 6:15 p.m., Newcastle ParkMercer Island Loop, 20 miles from Newcastle Beach Park. Call 891-7079 ... Aug. 31, 9 a.m., Marymoor-IssaquahBeaver Lake, 33 miles from Marymoor Park east parking lot. Call 206-5232205 ... Sept. 2, 10 a.m., Snoqualmie Valley ride, 50 miles from McDonald Park in Carnation. Call 206-687-9338 ... Sept. 4, 9 a.m., Lake Sammamish Loop, 36 miles from Redhook Brewery in Woodinville. Call 206-356-8134. Triathlon Lake Sammamish Triathlon — Aug. 27, 7 a.m., Lake Sammamish State Park. Event consists of 400-meter swim, 14-mile bike ride and a 3.4-mile run. Register at Learn more at Shooting Sept. 18, noon, Cascade Mountain Men shooting event at Issaquah Sportsmen’s Club ... Hunter education courses are available at the Issaquah Sportsmen’s Club. Call 206-940-5862. Pickle ball Issaquah Parks provides pickle ball at the community center from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 8-10 a.m. Saturdays. Rackets and nets are provided. Call 837-3000. Running Sept. 3, 8:30 a.m., Soaring Eagle Park, 5.1-mile, 10-mile, marathon and 50K runs. Registration closes Aug. 31. Go to Multicross Sept. 3-4, North Bend Multicross. Event includes multicross, swimming and trail running. Call 766-8787 or go to Basketball Issaquah Parks has noontime hoops for players 16 and up from noon to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the community center. There are noontime hoops for players 40 and over from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays. There is also an open gym from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 837-3300. Football Alumni Football USA is looking for players to compete in a game between Issaquah and Skyline alumni in Aug. 15 Games Gaslamp/TDTR 24, Team Microsoft 7 Speaker City 16, Over The HIll Gang 13

Fall prep schedules Football ISSAQUAH EAGLES Date Opponent Sept. 2 Heritage Sept. 9 Liberty Sept. 16 at Ballard Sept. 23 Skyline Sept. 30 Kamiak Oct. 7 at Redmond Oct. 14 at Eastlake Oct. 21 Newport Oct. 28 Cross over Nov. 4 Playoffs All games 7 p.m. LIBERTY PATRIOTS Date Opponent Sept. 2 at Skyline Sept. 9 at Issaquah Sept. 16 Sammamish Sept. 23 at Mount Si Sept. 30 Juanita Oct. 7 at Lake Washington Oct. 14 Mercer Island Oct. 21 Interlake Oct. 28 at Bellevue Nov. 4 Playoffs All games 7 p.m. SKYLINE SPARTANS Date Opponent Sept. 2 Liberty Sept. 9 Bellevue Sept. 16 at Lake Oswego, Ore. Sept. 23 at Issaquah Sept. 30 Redmond Oct. 7 at Newport Oct. 14 Henry M. Jackson Oct. 21 at Eastlake Oct. 28 Cross over Nov. 4 Playoffs All games at 7 p.m.

Girls soccer ISSAQUAH EAGLES Date Opponent Sept. 6 at Archbishop Murphy, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Lake Washington, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Lake Stevens (Edmonds Stadium), 3 p.m. Sept. 14 Highline, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 Columbia River, 3 p.m. Sept. 20 Inglemoor, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Roosevelt, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 Ballard, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Redmond, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 Newport, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 Woodinville, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Eastlake, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 Bothell, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 Garfield, 7:30 p.m. LIBERTY PATRIOTS Date Opponent Sept. 6 at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Mount Si, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Bellevue, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 Sammamish, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Lake Washington, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 Juanita, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 Mercer Island, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Interlake, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 Mount Si, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 Bellevue, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Sammamish, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 Lake Washington, 7:30 p.m.

October. Location and time to be determined later. Roster spaces limited to 40 players for each team. Call 888-404-9746 toll free or go to Yoga Issaquah Parks provides yoga stretch classes from 8-9:15 a.m. Tuesdays at the community center. Call 837-3300. Volleyball Issaquah Parks has an open gym for volleyball from 6-9 p.m. Mondays at the community center. Call 837-3300. Outdoor classes Washington Wildlife Federation holds a weekend workshop for women, 18 and older, Sept. 16-18 at the Camp River Ranch in Carnation. Sessions include the basics of fishing, hunting, kayaking, wilderness survival skills,training hunting dogs and outdoor photography. Go to or call 455-1986.

Youth sports/activities Soccer Issaquah Soccer Club is registering players for its fall recreation program (U6-U18) at Baseball, fall ball, clinics Field of Champions is registering players 9-15 for fall ball, and is also holding clinics on hitting, offense and catching. Call 222-6020. 13U Sandy Koufax Warriors holds tryouts from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 28 at Marymoor Field No. 1 in Redmond. Call 894-7142. Cannons Baseball Club still has a few openings left on its 15U Mickey Mantle and 18U Connie Mack teams. For an individual workout, call 206-227-2920 or email Swimming Issaquah Parks provides swimming lessons for all ages at the Julius Boehm Pool. Call 837-3350. Running Issaquah Parks is registering runners for the elementary school fall running program, coordinated by the Issaquah Gliders. Practices are from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. Go to or call 392-8230. Lacrosse Issaquah Parks offers instructional leagues for boys and girls, ages 6-10, 4:30-6 p.m. Fridays Sept. 9 through Oct. 7 at Pine Lake Middle School. Go to Basketball Hoopaholics East holds tryouts for boys grades five and six from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 29 and Aug. 31 at Eastside Catholic High School. Email or go to Softball Wave Softball Select tryouts for 12U18U have already started at the WBI training facility in Woodinville. Call 4221769 or go to Oct. 20 at Juanita, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Mercer Island, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 Interlake, 7:30 p.m. SKYLINE SPARTANS Date Opponent Sept. 6 Liberty, 7:30 p.m Sept. 8 at Mercer Island, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 Bellevue, 2 p.m. Sept. 14 Kennedy Catholic, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Enumclaw, 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at Newport, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 Inglemoor, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Roosevelt, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 Ballard, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Bothell, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 Garfield, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Eastlake, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 Woodinville, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Redmond, 7:30 p.m.

Boys tennis ISSAQUAH EAGLES Date Opponent Sept. 8 Garfield, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 13 at Newport, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 15 Inglemoor, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 20 at Eastlake, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 22 Redmond, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 27 at Bothell, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 29 Woodinville, 3:45 p.m. Oct. 4 at Ballard, 3:45 p.m. Oct. 11 Roosevelt, 3:45 p.m. Oct. 13 at Skyline, 3:45 p.m. LIBERTY PATRIOTS Date Opponent Sept. 6 at Newport, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 8 at Mount Si, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 13 at Lake Washington, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 15 at Sammamish, 3:45 p.m Sept. 20 Juanita (Tibbetts Valley Park), 3:45 p.m. Sept. 22 at Interlake, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 27 Sammamish (Tibbetts Valley Park, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 29 at Mercer Island, 3:45 p.m. Oct. 4 at Bellevue, 3:45 p.m. Oct. 11 Mount Si (Tibbetts Valley Park), 3:45 p.m. SKYLINE SPARTANS Date Opponent Sept. 6 Sammamish, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 8 at Roosevelt, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 13 at Overlake, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 15 Garfield, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 20 at Newport, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 22 Inglemoor, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 27 at Eastlake, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 29 Redmond, 3:45 p.m. Oct. 4 at Bothell, 3:45 p.m. Oct. 6 Woodinville, 3:45 p.m. Oct. 11 at Ballard, 3:45 p.m. Oct. 13 Issaquah, 3:45 p.m.

Girls swimming ISSAQUAH EAGLES Date Opponent Sept. 9 at Ballard, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Newport, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15 Inglemoor (Julius Boehm Pool), 3:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Redmond, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22 Woodinville (Julius Boehm Pool), 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27 Eastlake (Julius Boehm Pool), 3:30 p.m. Sept. 29 Bothell, Skyline (Julius Boehm Pool), 3:15 p.m. Oct. 7 at Roosevelt, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Garfield, 3:30 p.m. LIBERTY PATRIOTS Date Opponent Sept. 8 Interlake (Julius Boehm Pool), 3:30 p.m. Sept. 13 Mercer Island (Julius Boehm Pool), 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 22 at Hazen, 3:15 p.m. Sept. 27 at Juanita, 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at Lake Washington, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 6 Sammamish (Julius Boehm Pool), 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Bellevue (Mary Wayte Pool), 8:30 p.m. SKYLINE SPARTANS Date Opponent Sept. 13 at Eastlake, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Woodinville, 3 p.m. Sept. 20 Garfield (Julius Boehm Pool), 3:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Issaquah (Julius Boehm Pool), 3:15 p.m. Oct. 4 vs. Inglemoor, Ballard, 3:15 p.m. Oct. 11 Roosevelt (Julius Boehm Pool), 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18 Newport (Julius Boehm Pool), 3:30 p.m.

Volleyball ISSAQUAH EAGLES Date Opponent Sept. 8 at Kentwood, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 10 Eastside Catholic, 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Inglemoor, 7 p.m. Sept. 22 Bothell, 7 p.m. Sept. 29 Garfield, 7 p.m. Oct. 4 Woodinville, 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Skyline, 7 p.m. Oct. 11 Redmond, 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Eastlake, 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Roosevelt, 7 p.m. Oct. 20 Ballard, 7 p.m. Oct. 25 Newport, 7 p.m. LIBERTY PATRIOTS Date Opponent Sept. 6 Skyline, 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at Mount Si, 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at Bellevue, 7 p.m. Sept. 14 Sammamish, 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Lake Washington, 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Juanita, 7 p.m. Sept. 26 Mercer Island, 7 p.m. Sept. 28 Interlake, 7 p.m. Oct. 3 Mount Si, 7 p.m. Oct. 5 Bellevue, 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Sammamish, 7 p.m. Oct. 12 Lake Washington, 7 p.m. Oct. 17 Juanita, 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Mercer Island, 7 p.m.

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2011 preseason football magazine. He shares the cover with Stanford’s Andrew Luck and Boise State’s Kellen Moore. Luck is regarded as the No. 1 quarterback in the nation and the likely top pick in next year’s National Football League draft. Moore, from Prosser, has been one of the nation’s premier signal callers, too. So Heaps is in fine company. Heaps has come a long way in a year. This time last year, he entered fall camp expecting to share quarterback duties with Riley Nelson. The two shared the position in BYU’s season-opening 23-17 victory against Washington. Heaps completed 13 of 23 passes for 131 yards against the Huskies. When Nelson suffered a season-ending shoulder injury against Florida State on Sept. 18, Heaps became the starter for the remainder of the season. He ended it with a record-setting MVP performance against the University of Texas-El Paso in the New Mexico Bowl. He was the first BYU freshman quarterback to start in a bowl game. Heaps completed 24 of 34 passes for 264 yards and four touchdowns in the Cougars’ 52-24 victory. The four touchdown passes gave Heaps 15 on the season, another record for BYU freshmen quarterbacks. He broke Detmer’s record by two. Heaps was selected to the College Football News Freshman AllAmerican Team as an honorable mention. Besides all of the football attention, the other big news in Heaps’ life came in late June this year when he married Brooke Shaw, whose father was a former BYU player. Patriots moving in different directions Three of Liberty High School’s standouts from last fall are moving on to the college ranks. Two of them are actually changing places after committing to other schools. Quarterback Trey Wheeler is heading north of the border. He signed a letter of intent to play for Simon Fraser University, which is a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Simon Fraser is the only Canadian team in that conference, which includes Central Washington. Wheeler had been recruited by several schools and was offered a scholarship from the University of Wyoming. “He went up to Simon Fraser and liked the program and the academics. He felt it would be a good fit,” Liberty coach Steve Valach said. Chandler Jenkins, the 3A KingCo Conference offensive player of the year last fall, is a walk-on at Washington State University. Jenkins had originally committed to the Air Force Academy. He is scheduled to play as a slot receiver for the Cougars. Jenkins joins the Simone brothers, Gino and Jordan, who are former Skyline standouts, at WSU. Gino is a wide receiver and Jordan is a safety. Jake Bainton, a standout receiver and defensive back for Liberty, had signed a national letter of intent with Central Washington University. However, Valach said Bainton has changed his mind and plans to play for American River Community College in California. The three former Liberty stars helped the Patriots reach the state

Oct. 24 at Interlake, 7 p.m. SKYLINE SPARTANS Date Opponent Sept. 6 at Liberty, 7 p.m. Sept. 7 Lake Washington, 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at Bellevue, 7 p.m. Sept. 15 Mercer Island, 7 p.m. Sept. 20 Garfield, 7 p.m. Sept. 27 Ballard, 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Roosevelt, 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Newport, 7 p.m. Oct. 6 Issaquah, 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Bothell, 7 p.m. Oct. 13 Inglemoor, 7 p.m. Oct. 18 Eastlake, 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Redmond, 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Woodinville, 7 p.m.

Cross country ISSAQUAH EAGLES Date Opponent Sept. 14 Bothell, Skyline, 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Roosevelt, Woodinville (Marymoor Park), 4 p.m. Sept. 28 Ballard, 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at Inglemoor, Garfield (Lincoln Park), 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at Eastlake, Newport, Redmond, 4 p.m. LIBERTY PATRIOTS Date Opponent Sept. 14 at Juanita, Sammamish (Robinswood Park), 4 p.m. Sept. 21 Lake Washington, Mercer Island, 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Interlake (Marymoor Park), 4 p.m. Oct. 5 Bellevue, Lake Washington, 4 p.m. Oct 12 at Mercer Island, Mount Si (Mount Si High), 4 p.m. SKYLINE SPARTANS Date Opponent Sept. 14 at Bothell, Issaquah (Issaquah High), 4 p.m. Sept. 21 Newport (Klahanie Park), 4 p.m. Sept. 28 Eastlake, Inglemoor (Klahanie Park), 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at Redmond, Woodinville, 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at Ballard, Garfield, Roosevelt (Lake Sammamish State Park), 4 p.m.

playoffs the past three seasons, including the 3A state title game in 2009. Other Liberty grads who will be playing college ball this fall are Nolan Liefer, Marcelle Bell and Robert Blair at Montana-Western; Cameron Talley at Linfield; Coleton Langdon at Portland State; Taylor Hamann at the University of Puget Sound; and Justin Whitman and Rob Marlow at Pacific Lutheran. Bradley battling for No. 1 job Joey Bradley, who was a standout quarterback at Issaquah, is vying for the No. 1 job at North Dakota University. He is one of three candidates for the position. Bradley transferred to North Dakota from Diablo Valley Community College in California. He led all California community college quarterbacks in passing yards (3,656 yards) and touchdown passes (33) for Diablo Valley last fall. In the North Dakota spring game, Bradley showed promise as he hit nine of 17 passes for 105 yards. Another former Eagle expecting to have a big season is tailback Grant Gellatly, a sophomore at Cornell. Gellatly led his team and all Ivy League freshmen in rushing with 437 yards last fall. He also caught 15 passes for 82 yards. Two Issaquah graduates are headed for Linfield College. Defensive back Adam Dondoyano and Evan Peterson will play for the Wildcats. Dondoyano has recovered from a torn ACL, which kept him out of action for most of last fall. Peterson was an all-league receiver for the Eagles, and set school season and career records. Dondoyano and Peterson will be roommates at Linfield. Jacob Everson, a redshirt freshman, will be playing for Minot State this fall. Spartans starting at Eastern Skyline graduates Jase Butorac and Tyler Washburn are listed as starters at Eastern Washington University, the defending NCAA Championship Sub-division national champions. Butorac, 6-foot-3, 285 pounds, is listed as the starter at right guard on offense. He is a redshirt freshman. However, he impressed Eastern coaches for his efforts on the scout team last fall. Butorac was selected as the offensive scout team player of the year. Washburn is listed as a costarter at strongside inside linebacker. He did not play spring ball because of surgery following an injury late in the 2010 season. Washburn started 12 games last season. He had one of the biggest plays of the season for the Eagles. Washburn returned a fumble for a touchdown in the Eagles’ 41-31 victory against Villanova in the semifinals. Evan Day, another Skyline grad, is listed as a reserve defensive end for Eastern. Like Butorac, Day is a redshirt freshman. He was selected as Eastern’s defensive scout team player of the year last fall. Joining the three Spartans is Issaquah’s Jay Deines, freshman offensive lineman. The Eagles open their season Sept. 3 at the University of Washington. The Eastern-UW game will resemble a Skyline alumni game. While Butorac, Washburn and Day will suit up for Eastern, the Huskies have former Spartans in wide receiver William Chandler, defensive end Connor Cree, linebacker Cooper Pelluer and wide receiver Kasen Williams.

 Issaquah may not Pickering Barn volunteer garden showcases new drip watering system wait for state to hike science requirements The Issaquah Press

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By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter

“We’re not just growing food, we’re trying to educate,” said Faalah Jones, of Seattle Tilth. Water resources manager for the Cascade Water Alliance, Michael Brent, agreed. “We’re just trying to show the potential of a few things,” he said. Manager of the Issaquah Resource Conservation Office, David Fujimoto said much the same. “It’s kind of a learning garden,” he said. All three were referring to a large public garden alongside Pickering Barn on 10th Avenue Northwest in Issaquah. While it is maintained almost exclusively by volunteers, the nonprofit organization Seattle Tilth oversees the garden. The latest project in the garden is a new drip irrigation system being installed by the city and the water alliance, Brent said. “They’re not real new,” said Fujimoto of drip watering systems. “But they’ve become more and more popular in the last few years.” Brent described the systems as incredibly efficient, with up to 90 percent or more of the water used reaching plant roots. “There’s almost no waste,” Brent said, adding that’s a stark contrast to traditional irrigation or watering systems, such as those that make use of sprinkler heads that pop out of the ground. With such traditional systems, up to 70 percent of the water used never reaches the roots of the plants it was intended to benefit, Brent and others said. At Pickering Barn, the new watering system consists primarily of rubber tubing that runs down the rows of the garden. Jones said small emitters, about one every foot, drip water into the gardens over a fairly long period of time. A few spots in the garden have micro-spray emitters that spread the water out more. Collected in a large metal cistern near the garden, rainwater is used for most of the watering, Brent said. Drip systems work well with

By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter


Faalah Jones, of Seattle Tilth, ties up some plants to stakes in the community garden along side Pickering Barn.

GET INVOLVED Learn more or volunteer by calling Seattle Tilth at 206-6330451 or sending an email to Faalah Jones at

edible crops as well as flowers and lawns, Brent added. The Issaquah garden consists of ornamental areas as well as rows of vegetables. The garden also includes wooded areas to the rear of Pickering Barn. Jones said she plans to leave those areas as natural as possible, but wants to remove invasive, nonnative plants such as blackberries. So far this year, 259 volunteers donating 687 hours of their time helped grow some 294 pounds of food in the garden, which con-

sists, at this point, of 50, roughly, 4-by-8 foot beds. The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank is, by the way, the recipient of all those vegetables, including cabbages and onions. While Jones said the numbers of volunteers might sound impressive to some, she decidedly could use more. For example, Jones said she simply hasn’t had enough volunteers to attack the woody locations. “We are just at the point where we would like to really reach out to the community,” she said. While Pickering Barn attracts a crowd every weekend for the Issaquah Farmers Market, the garden sits on the opposite side of the barn from the site of the market. Jones said the result is that, even among regular visitors to Pickering Barn, many don’t know the garden is there. Jones talked about volunteers gaining a “warm, fuzzy” feeling from working in the garden with

“The whole idea is to have people say, ‘Wow, I can do that in my garden, too.’” — Faalah Jones Seattle Tilthxxxxxxxx

friends and neighbors, not only because they are helping beautify and conserve a public area, but also because the garden is helping stock the local food bank. No artificial pesticides are used in the garden and Jones said volunteers would learn extensively about natural growing techniques. “The whole idea is to have people say, ‘Wow, I can do that in my garden, too,’” Jones said. Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

State education officials have backed away from a requirement that all Washington high school students pass a biology proficiency exam in order to graduate. But just because the state isn’t ready to move forward doesn’t mean the Issaquah School District can’t strengthen its science requirements, including possibly implementing a biology or general science proficiency test of its own. At least that was the argument from a few Issaquah School Board members during their regular meeting Aug. 9. Board member Brian Deagle in particular said he was not willing to just drop, due to state inaction, the requirement that Issaquah school students prove some baseline scientific knowledge prior to graduation. “This is an opportunity for our district to lead,” board member Chad Magendanz added. The state moved away from the testing requirement because the standardized test isn’t ready to go, said Patrick Murphy, district executive director of secondary education. When state officials first adopted the testing requirement, it was supposed to become mandatory in 2013. The state Legislature has moved that date back to 2015. Now, according to Murphy, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn wants the start of testing postponed to 2017. The state is liable “to kick the can further down the road,” Magendanz said. Both he and Deagle pushed for the district to implement its own testing or somehow make local science requirements more rigorous. For his part, Murphy said standardized tests need about two years of development before they can be considered accurate and useful. That’s one reason the state has put off the testing requirement, he added. If district officials moved to develop their own test, they would still need about two years of

developmental lead-time. If he didn’t necessarily back the district implementing its own test, Murphy said Issaquah schools have, in the past, implemented graduation requirements that are more stringent than that of the state. For example, students must take three years of math in order to graduate. They also submit to a standardized test. Passage isn’t required for graduation, but since the test serves as the final for the last year of math classes, it would be difficult for a student to pass the class without passing the test, Murphy said. Deagle indicated several times that he had something like that in mind for the school’s science curriculum. “I’m not automatically convinced an assessment is the way to do this,” board President Jan Woldseth Colbrese said. Instead, she and others said the way to increase scientific rigor in the district was to increase science course requirements. Associate Superintendent Ron Thiele said the discussion might be focusing a bit too much on biology. What about physics or chemistry requirements, Thiele asked. There also may be legal consequences to requiring a test not required by the state, he said. Despite any possible roadblocks, Deagle continued to plug away at the idea of more stringent science requirements. “We should push ourselves here,” he said, adding science comprehension is of critical importance for students. In the end, Colbrese asked school administrators to investigate the test issue further with some recommendations possibly reaching the board as early as its next meeting on Aug. 31. That session was rescheduled for unrelated reasons from Aug. 24. “Let’s start charting our course towards an increased rigor in science,” Colbrese said. Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

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saquah Department of Public Works, 1775 12th Avenue NW, P.O. Box 1307, Issaquah, Washington. Questions regarding this bid may be directed to the City of Issaquah Project Engineer (425) 8373400. Proposals shall be on the forms included in contract document and shall be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond (with an authorized surety company as surety) made payable to the City of Issaquah, in an amount not less than 5% of the amount of the bid. Plans, specifications, and addenda, are also available online through Builders Exchange of Washington, Inc. at Click on: _bxwa.com_; _Posted Projects_; _Public Works_, _City of Issaquah_, and _Project Bid Date_. Note bidders are encouraged to _Register as a Bidder_, in order to receive automatic email notification of future addenda and to be placed on the _Bidders List_. This service is provided free of charge to Prime Bidders, Subcontractors, & Vendors bidding this project. Features: No downloading required; time saving on-line digitizer / take off tools; automatic addenda notification; view and or print plans, details & specifications without wait/down time at your own desk top printer, plotter, or form multiple reprographic houses utilizing on-line print order form. Contact Builders Exchange of Washington at 425-258-1303 should you require further assistance.) Bids may also be downloaded from the City of Issaquah’s web page:

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ISSAQUAH HIGHLANDS COUNCIL NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE Due to the 24th Avenue Block Party, 24th Avenue NE will close between Heron Lane and Evergreen, Issaquah on August 28, 2011 from 5pm9pm Published in The Issaquah Press on 8/24/11 02-2226 LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF ISSAQUAH NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Urban Village Development Commission Proposed Rowley Development Agreement Bidders must comply with all applicable governmental requirements including but not limited to, affirmative action programs and other equal opportunity actions as explained in the specifications. EEO/AA/Nondiscrimination against handicapped. Published in The Issaquah Press on 8/17/11 & 8/24/11 02-2223 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF ORDINANCES PASSED BY ISSAQUAH CITY COUNCIL Following is a summary of the ordinances passed by the Issaquah City Council on August 15, 2011, to be published in the Issaquah Press on August 24, 2011, effective date of August 29, 2011. ORDINANCE NO. 2620 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON, RELATING TO THE WATERWORKS UTILITY OF THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF WATER REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $5,350,000 TO PROVIDE THE FUNDS TO REFUND ON A CURRENT BASIS THE CITY’S OUTSTANDING WATER REVENUE BONDS, 2001 AND TO PAY THE COSTS OF ISSUANCE OF THE BONDS; PROVIDING FOR AND AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF CERTAIN OBLIGATIONS OUT OF THE PROCEEDS OF THE SALE OF THE BONDS AND FOR THE USE AND APPLICATION OF THE MONEY DERIVED FROM THOSE INVESTMENTS; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SEATTLE, WASH-

The Urban Village Development Commission will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Eagle Room at the Police Facility, located at 130 E Sunset Way. At this meeting the Commission will discuss the proposed Rowley Development Agreement. Information regarding this meeting may be obtained by contacting Gaila Gutierrez, Major Development Review Team (MDRT) at 1775 12th Ave NW, Issaquah; 425-8373414 or gailag@ci.issaquah. Published in The Issaquah Press on 8/24/11 $800,000 - $1,190,000 $689,000 $715,000 $649,950 $574,900 $515,000

02-2217 LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF ISSAQUAH Public Works Engineering Complete Streets, Project No. t02411 Sealed bids will be received by the City of Issaquah in the Office of Public Works Engineering, physical address 1775 12th Avenue NW, Issaquah, Washington 98027, mailing address City of Issaquah, Department of Public Works, P.O. Box 1307, Issaquah, WA 98027 until 10:00 A.M., Pacific Time, September 1, 2011, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read for the Complete Streets, Project No. t02411. This contract provides for the improvement to repair various cement concrete curb, gutter, sidewalk, sidewalk ramps, driveways on Front St N and Front St S. The contract also provides for modifications to an existing lighting system, as well as pavement marking modifications. Plans, specifications, bid forms, and other contract documents may be examined and obtained at the City of Is-




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King County considers creating treatment court for veterans By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter King County leaders could create a treatment court to offer military veterans treatment and support services for mental illnesses — a concern as service members return from Afghanistan and Iraq suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. Under a proposal developed by County Executive Dow Constantine, County Councilman Bob Ferguson and King County District Court, a Veterans Treatment Court could debut as a yearlong pilot project to offer special court services to former service members. The proposal calls for using resources from the existing Mental Health Court to create the pilot project. If a Veterans Treatment Court pilot is carved from Mental Health Court, the cost to the county could be nothing. The county courthouse in Issaquah, as a site for Mental Health Court, could also host Veterans Treatment Court. If the County Council approves the proposal, a Veterans Treatment Court pilot could start as soon as January. “Our veterans and their families stand up for us in times of trouble. Let’s provide the support they need when they come home,” Constantine said in a statement. “Veterans Treatment Court will help veterans and their families deal with the trauma and chal-

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lenges they’ve faced. This nationally proven, successful model will improve the lives of those who have served our country.” Outlined in a report from Constantine to the council, the proposal calls for a model based on the county drug and mental health courts created to emphasize treatment rather than incarceration. The county launched Mental Health Court as a pilot project in February 1999. The program expanded to Issaquah in July 2010. The proposed pilot project aims to meld local criminal justice resources and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical, mental health and addiction services. “A veterans court will enhance the District Court’s focused, therapeutic response to issues involving criminal justice, public safety and mental illness,” District Court Presiding Judge Barbara Linde said in a statement. “I’ve seen firsthand the positive changes made in the lives of program participants in therapeutic courts. We owe our veterans every chance to succeed as well.” Judge Robert Russell in Buffalo, N.Y., pioneered the program in 2008 after realizing veterans were involved in many cases in the local drug and mental health courts. Since then, nearly 80 jurisdictions across the United States adopted a veterans courts model. In Washington, Clark, Pierce, Spokane and Thurston counties

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offer such programs. In the past decade, VA has stepped up efforts to address mental health and substance abuse issues among veterans. The agency launched the Veterans Justice Outreach Initiative to help veterans avoid extended incarceration for mental illness and connect them to VA services. The effort is intended to meet the needs of older veterans and service members returning home from the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. The younger group of veterans is more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. The combination of mental health issues, alongside post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries, can lead veterans into the criminal justice system. Constantine and Ferguson continue to craft legislation to authorize the pilot project and establish a court beyond the initial year. “A new King County Veterans Treatment Court will address the unique circumstances and needs of our veterans and keep them from cycling back through the justice system,” Ferguson said in a statement. “We owe it to our veterans to honor their service and sacrifice by putting programs in place that break down the barriers veterans face as they reintegrate into civilian life.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 •


A bottle of wine was stolen from Safeway, 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd., before 9:04 a.m. Aug. 5. The estimated loss is unknown.

Gilman Blvd., before 7:34 p.m. Aug. 9. Then, she forgot she had left her wallet on the hood and drove to Seattle. The wallet was missing by the time she reached her destination.

Chevy envy

Jump around

A Chevrolet was stolen in the 200 block of Newport Way Southwest before 9:31 a.m. Aug. 5. The estimated loss is unknown.

Washington State Patrol troopers asked the Issaquah Police Department to respond to the Sunset Interchange at Interstate 90 and Highlands Drive Northeast to search for a possible jumper at 7:55 p.m. Aug. 9. Police did not locate anything abnormal or a possible jumper at the scene.

Drugs Police arrested a 20-year-old North Bend man for possession of marijuana in the 100 block of East Sunset Way at 10:26 a.m. Aug. 5.

Hacked A window was damaged on, and a laptop computer was stolen from, a Mercedes parked in the 100 block of West Sunset Way before 5:12 p.m. Aug. 5. The estimated loss is $1,800.

Pumped A window was damaged on, and a gym bag was stolen from, a Toyota parked in the 600 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard before 8:03 a.m. Aug. 6. The estimated loss is $397.

Beer run A six-pack of beer was stolen from Front Street Market, 80 Front St. S., before 8:45 a.m. Aug. 6. The estimated loss is unknown.

Driving under the influence Police arrested a 52-year-old Sammamish woman for driving under the influence in her driveway along 211th Place Southeast near Southeast Eighth Street at about 10:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Police said she smelled of alcohol, said she just wanted to go home and asked the officer why he picked on her instead of catching “people who drive 90 mph” on the same street. She also insisted on going inside the home to contact her husband, a lawyer. Police said such activity could be considered as interfering with a traffic stop, and handcuffed her to prevent her from leaving the vehicle.

Fish tags Police discovered graffiti at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, 125 W. Sunset Way, at 9:47 a.m. Aug. 7. The estimated cost to remove the graffiti is unknown.

Not a role model Police responded to a dispute in the 100 block of West Sunset Way at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7 after a man called a woman a whore at the intersection. Because young children happened to be in earshot, the caller told police he or she did not want to hear such language.


Change the channel A TV was stolen from a clubhouse at a condominium complex in the 700 block of Front Street South before 8:25 a.m. Aug. 10. The estimated loss is $700.

Arrest Police arrested a 32-year-old Issaquah man on a warrant for theft in the 100 block of East Sunset Way at 9:46 a.m. Aug. 10.

Arrest Police arrested a 20-year-old Bellevue woman for assault, malicious mischief and possession of marijuana in the 100 block of Newport Way Northwest at 5:21 p.m. Aug. 10.

Robbed knobs Antique doorknobs were stolen from a residence in the 900 block of 11th Place Northwest before 5:39 p.m. Aug. 10. The estimated loss is $400.

Wallet weakling A wallet was stolen from a locker at 24 Hour Fitness, 5712 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., before 7:24 p.m. Aug. 10. The estimated loss is unknown.

1-900-CREEPER Police responded to suspicious activity in the 1500 block of Northeast Iris Street at 10:37 p.m. Aug. 10 after a woman said she received a call from a blocked number and, on the other end, a man grunted and groaned in a sexual manner. She said the caller did not say any words. She said she had received other calls from the blocked number as well.

Trash talk Police responded to suspicious activity in the 5300 block of 235th Avenue Southeast at 11:41 p.m. Aug. 10 after a woman heard a loud noise outside and noticed a person rifling through her recycling container. The suspect fled in a vehicle. Police could not locate the person or the vehicle.


Police arrested a 52-year-old Issaquah man for assault in the 1400 block of Northeast Jade Street at 8:38 p.m. Aug. 8.

Police arrested a 20-year-old Seattle woman for possession of marijuana at Front Street North and Northeast Gilman Boulevard at 12:40 a.m. Aug. 11.

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Police arrested two juvenile males for stealing energy drinks from Front Street Market, 80 Front St. S., at 10:03 a.m. Aug. 9. The estimated loss is $3.

A Sammamish resident turned in 50-year-old ammunition to the Sammamish Police Department for safe disposal Aug. 11.

Arrest Police arrested a 36-year-old Sammamish man for driving with a revoked license, without a required ignition interlock device and for making false statements to a police officer in the 1300 block of 228th Avenue and Southeast 13th Way on Aug. 9.

Off road A mountain bike was stolen from a garage in the 100 block of Mount Pilchuck Avenue Northwest before 6:45 p.m. Aug. 9. The estimated loss is unknown.

Wild ride Police responded to a report from a woman who put her wallet on the hood of her vehicle as she pumped gas at Chevron, 25 N.W.

Washington State Patrol offers helmet safety tips Motorcyclists involved in collisions often sustain injuries from a piece of equipment designed to protect against harm — helmets. In order to help riders select safe helmets, the Washington State Patrol offers some tips for smart choices. Most importantly, riders should make sure they choose a Department of Transportationapproved helmet. The agency sets

Healthy heist A bottle of multivitamins was stolen from a business in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard before 10:09 a.m. Aug. 11. The estimated loss is $35.

Going nowhere Passports, citizenship documents and a briefcase were stolen from a residence in the 3600 block of 212th Avenue Southeast before 11 a.m. Aug. 11. The estimated loss is unknown.

Dr. Feelgood Police responded to the pharmacy at Safeway, 630 228th Ave. N.E., Aug. 11 after employees suspected someone illegally picked up a Sammamish man’s prescription for clonazepam, a medication used to treat panic attacks and seizures. Employ-

standards for manufacturers to follow in helmet design. If the manufacturer meets the standards, then the helmet is clearly marked “DOT” and the marking is permanently affixed to the outside of the helmet. Beware of aftermarket DOT stickers. In addition to outer markings, the inside of a legitimate helmet has a permanent label affixed. The label provides information, such as the helmet model, size, manufacturer’s name, month and year of


ees said a woman picked up the prescription, and provided the man’s address, birthday and phone number. The man came the next day to retrieve the prescription and said he had not given anyone else permission to pick up the medication. The estimated loss is unknown.

Attack from above A wallet and cash were stolen through the open sunroof on a vehicle parked at Ebright Creek Park, 1317 212th Ave. S.E., before 5 p.m. Aug. 11. The estimated loss is $90.

Arrest Police arrested a 34-year-old Bellevue man on a Bellevue warrant for driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license in the 200 block of Northwest Juniper Street at 10:14 p.m. Aug. 11.

Disconnected A cellphone was stolen from a vehicle parked in a residence’s open garage in the 24500 block of Southeast 30th Street before Aug. 12. The estimated loss is unknown.

Wii! Wii! Wii! All the way home! A Wii videogame system was stolen from a residence in the 2400 block of East Beaver Lake Road before 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12. The estimated loss is unknown.

Dirty dancing A man called police and said his neighbor had repeatedly danced provocatively in front of his children before Aug. 13. Police arrived, and the resident said he and the neighbor, a 40-something woman, had repeated disputes about loud music and strange behavior. The man said she donned skimpy clothing and sometimes acted out a bump-andgrind move in the direction of him and his family. The officer noted the woman dressed in pink bikini bottoms and a black sports bra doing lunges and steps on her front porch as he completed the police report.

Assault Wakeen Best, 27, an inmate at Issaquah City Jail, 130 E. Sunset Way, faces assault charges for assaulting another inmate before 9:46 a.m. Aug. 13.

Honda heist A Honda was stolen in the 900 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard before 4:15 p.m. Aug. 13. The estimated loss is $9,000.

Bobbed tail A tailgate was stolen from a Ford truck parked in the 6100 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast before 7:25 p.m. Aug. 13. The estimated loss is $1,000.

Hot and fresh Police filed a report after Papa John’s Pizza, 6160 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., received repeated prank calls before 11:28 p.m. Aug. 13.

Flower children Police responded to suspicious activity in the 2700 block of Northwest Pine Cone Drive at 3:18 a.m. Aug. 14 after young men knocked on doors in the area and asked residents if they wanted a flower.

Play with fire Police responded to suspicious activity at Northeast Harrison Drive and Northeast Harrison Street at 9:55 p.m. Aug. 14 after a caller reported a campfire at a construction site. Police arrived just after teenagers had put out the fire. Police contacted the teenagers’ parents, and both juveniles left the scene with their parents.

Problem child Police assisted a citizen in the 300 block of Shangri-la Way Northwest at 10:05 p.m. Aug. 14 after the caller’s 11-year-old daughter threw a temper tantrum. The girl had calmed down by the time police arrived. Officers gave the caller information about controlling the daughter. The Press publishes names of those arrested for DUI and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.

manufacture, and construction materials. Any approved helmet also has a thick chinstrap designed to fit properly. The strap should be securely riveted to the helmet. A proper helmet is typically heavier than a novelty helmet, due to the inch-thick inner foam lining. In novelty helmets, only a thin lining exists. Flimsy chinstraps and rivets protruding inside a helmet also indicate a helmet is not DOTapproved.

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C10 • Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Economic downturn returns upbeat agent to first love



By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter


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Music on the Streets: Hotbox, 6-9 p.m., Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N. Concerts in the Park: Soul Purpose, 6:30-8 p.m., Pine Lake Park Tony Shaw, 7-10 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., 391-1424

Eric Tollefson, 8 p.m., Treehouse Point, 6922 Preston-Fall City Road, $20 Butch Harrison Hard Bop, 7:45-10 p.m., Bake’s Place, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., $20 James Howard Band, 7:3011:30 p.m., Vino Bella Little Bill and the Bluenotes, 7:45-10 p.m., Bake’s Place, $20 Nudestock, Fraternity Snoqualmie, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 24050 S.E. 127th St.

Tor Dietrechson, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vino Bella Third annual Rat Bastards Car Show, 8 a.m. Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd.

Concerts on the Green: Jr. Cadillac, 7-8:30 p.m., community center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Music on the Streets: Peacemaker Nation, 6-9 p.m., Hailstone Feed Store

ArtEAST redesigns website ArtEAST recently launched a redesigned website — — with new features, including: featured events on the homepage site-wide searches a tag cloud online forms easy access to their dynamic listings of workshops, exhibitions, the Up Front Gallery, volunteer opportunities, membership, artists and more.

About 20 years ago, Cammy Davis, now 46, was a single mom with an overriding interest in art. “But the thought of being a starving artist and a single mom … The two just didn’t go together,” Davis said. Davis took up studying architecture, but never was able to finish her degree. She married, became a stay-at-home mom and later became a single mom once again. At that point, Davis thought she had her future pretty much charted out, gaining her license to work in real estate escrow. Then, the bottom fell out of the economy in 2008. Instead of helping other people with their home sales, Davis said she was forced to sell her own residence. “I’d just started painting again at that point,” she added. Davis is now nearing the end of an interior design program at Bellevue Community College. Her artwork is getting its first official public viewing at the Issaquah Coffee Company, in Gilman Village along Juniper Street in Issaquah. Hanging on nearly every wall in the homegrown coffee shop, Davis’ work will stay on display between now and Sept. 18. The closing date of her show is important to Davis since it means her art will stay on display through the last Issaquah Art Walk of the year Sept. 2 For her work, Davis is trying more and more, she said, to concentrate on using found or recycled items. A large, flat piece, hung like a painting, is made of

Cammy Davis art exhibit Issaquah Coffee Company 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite No. 47 Through Sept. 18

what appear to be wooden tiles. Davis noted she tries to use wood that contains no chemicals. The upraised design on each tile is the result of painting over tissue paper. “I think it’s really cool,” said Page Dormier, 17 and Davis’ youngest daughter. “I always knew she would do art at some point. I always knew it was her thing.” A student in Issaquah High School’s Running Start program, Page actually attended Bellevue College along with her mom. They didn’t take the same classes as Page is majoring in business, but they often ate lunch together. “It was cool,” Page said. “I liked it.” As Davis was earning her interior design degree, she put together a photographic portfolio of her work. Page was the model in many of the shots. “People would recognize her from those photos,” Davis said. Page talked about how her mom tore apart the home she was forced to sell. “I took it apart maybe more than I should have,” Davis said, adding she had hoped to add plenty of artistic touches to the home. For example, Davis redid the home’s


Artist Cammy Davis, whose first public showing is on display at the Issaquah Coffee Co. through mid-September, shares some of her paintings, including the large red work on the wall behind her being considered for placement in a local fire station. fireplace and put in all new checkerboard flooring. While the Coffee Company show is her first public art show, Davis set out to get her work into at least 10 retail outlets, an effort that is still under way. She’s reached three stores or boutiques, but then the economy bit her again as two of those retailers went out of business. For now, Davis plans a move to Jacksonville, Ore., to help care for her grand-

mother. She’ll have studio space there and in addition to her regular projects, she plans to take on smaller works, such as decorative postcards. “I’ve had some pretty good response,” Davis said. “I’d really like to make to a go of this.” Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

State park pulls some strings to host Beijing puppet theater The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk Arts in the Parks Program presents a free performance of the Beijing rod puppet theater in Lake Sammamish State Park. No state Discover Pass for parking is needed for those attending this event. The performance is at 6 p.m. Aug. 26 in the kitchen shelter at the park. The state describes performers Dragon Art Studio, based in Portland, as an internationally acclaimed puppet theater and the only professional rod puppet theater in North America. Primary puppeteers Yuqin Wang and Zhengli Xu were trained in China at the Beijing Puppet Theater and the Beijing Opera School. Their daughter, Brenda Xu, is the third member of the troop. CONTRIBUTED Wang and Xu came to the U.S. in 1996 and performed at the Atlanta Olympics that summer. In Puppeteers Zhengli Xu (left) and Yuqin Wang will perform at 6 p.m. Aug. 26 2004, they were named National Heritage Fellows with the Beijing rod puppet theater in Lake Sammamish State Park.


Free outdoor movie is planned The Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department along with Easterday Promotions presents the animated comedy “Despicable Me” at 8 p.m. Sept. 10 on the lawn of the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. The movie is free to the public. The city suggests visitors bring blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase. The movie will be shown inside the center in inclement weather.


Issaquah Tweets By Albert Perron Issaquah’s birds, my fine feathered friends Chirping their chortle, they fondly extend A joyful greeting as we meet on the trail Bird’s singing secrets in a tweeting loud gale

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by the National Endowment for the Arts. The performance is part of a broader series of events celebrating the diverse culture represented in Washington. The program is a partnership between the Washington Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington State Arts Commission and Northwest Heritage Resources. Funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Washington State Arts Commission and the Washington State Parks Foundation. The Beijing puppet show is designed to be accessible to those with disabilities. If special accommodations are required in order to attend, call 649-4276. Those who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Washington Telecommunications Relay Service 800-833-6388 toll free. Requests must be made in advance. Learn more about the Dragon Arts Studio at

They hop and they hide in bushes and trees They flutter and flit and do what they please In spring when they’re ready to lay an egg I bring them food, they’ve no need to beg

Bring them some bread and maybe some seed They’ll pay you with joy, that’s guaranteed There’s no better sound than a bird when it sings A melody floating on fine feathered wings

Their nests are all hidden, quite hard to find When I can’t see them, I feel like I’m blind From blackbirds and wrens to big, loud blue jays They sing out their hearts in colored displays

Tweeters munched down as a coyote’s snack I’ll miss but I know more will come back The birds here are healthy, happy and wise Nature’s chorus resounding, filling our skies.

They bed down to sleep, at the same time each night They’re my natural wakeup at dawn’s early light Wood ducks and mallards splash as ducks do They’ll clatter and cluck and quack at you, too

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Issaquah nurse heals residents, military service members Wednesday,August 24,2011 • Vol.112,No.35 Locally owned since 1900 • 75 Cents “Issaq...


Issaquah nurse heals residents, military service members Wednesday,August 24,2011 • Vol.112,No.35 Locally owned since 1900 • 75 Cents “Issaq...