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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 • Vol. 112, No. 36
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SanMar plans to relocate 400 jobs from Preston to Issaquah
By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter The apparel company SanMar plans to relocate about 400 jobs to Issaquah from Preston in the months ahead. SanMar purchased a hillside office building behind The Home Depot last month. The company intends to complete some minor upgrades to the space and then occupy the building by December. The relocation encompasses the front-office departments housed at the Preston headquarters, such as accounting, distribution, marketing, product design and more. The company plans to maintain the existing distribution facility in Preston. SanMar supplies apparel and accessories to companies for embroidery and other embellishment. Clients include household names such as Columbia Sportswear and Nike. “This is a great opportunity for us to have more space, a big block,” SanMar Vice President Jordan Lott said. “It creates really no additional commute time for the vast majority of our employees. It really is an opportunity to have nicer office space and not disrupt the commutes of the vast majority of our employees. It was kind of a win-win all around.” SanMar purchased the Eastpointe Corporate Center for $32 million last month. The glasssheathed office building encompasses 156,323 square feet —
more room for the burgeoning company. “We felt like we’ve been a good member of the community and stewards of the business,” Lott said. “We are very excited to be more a part of the Issaquah community, and we are actively looking at how to get involved and be good corporate citizens.” The company built the Preston facility in 1989 and occupied the space the following year. SanMar plans to lease the office portion after the relocation to Issaquah is complete. “We are growing out of the building, which is a good problem to have, but it functionally is still a great space and we’ll continue to utilize the warehouse portion of it,” Lott said. SanMar also operates facilities in Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio and Texas. Lott said company executives considered sites throughout the Puget Sound region before opting to relocate the corporate headquarters to Issaquah from unincorporated East King County. “Geographic desirability based on where people are currently commuting from to us,” he said. “We wanted an abundance of parking, which this building has. We were looking at, obviously, a larger block of space. You put all of those things together, and this was See SANMAR, Page A5
Find local, regional DUI patrol locations online State traffic officials revealed the locations of planned driving under the influence patrols on a website for motorists. Before hitting the road, head to http://watikileaks.com to find police patrols in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. The interactive map includes dates, times and locations for planned DUI patrols, such as the emphasis on Issaquah roads during Labor Day weekend. Though sharing information to help motorists potentially avoid tickets and arrests might seem
counterintuitive, officials said the website is another method to promote safe and sober driving on a community level. The website also features a mobile version, so users can view the information on smart phones, and sharing options to post information to Twitter or Facebook. Local traffic safety task forces participating in Target Zero teams post information on the website. Washington Traffic Safety Commission officials announced the site’s launch Aug. 23.
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Servando Carrasco (left), Seattle Sounders FC midfielder, and Tor Bell, restoration program manager, use loppers to remove blackberry bushes Aug. 29 while joining other volunteers during a Mountains to Sound Greenway habitat restoration project beside Issaquah Creek at Lake Sammamish State Park.
Sounders assist at state park Players join Mountains to Sound Greenway restoration project By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter
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Seattle Sounders FC fans often hold blue-and-green scarves aloft to show support for the team at CenturyLink Field. Fans offered the same ardent support Aug. 29 for the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust at Lake Sammamish State Park. The restoration team greeted Sounders forward David Estrada and midfielder Servando Carrasco as volunteers pulled invasive plants. The invasive plants crowd out species native to Western Washington, such as salmonberry and Western red cedar. Some waist-high Western red cedars — the result from a 2010 greenway project — lined the makeshift path to the restoration site along Issaquah Creek. The restoration project attracted dozens of people to the creek ban on a balmy summer after-
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noon, as clouds and sun played peek-a-boo overhead. Fans, some dressed in Sounders regalia, trekked to the remote stretch along the creek to thorny blackberry plants. Greenway Restoration Program Manager Tor Bell said the organization relies on volunteers for maintenance and restoration projects in the greenbelt from Seattle to Central Washington. The greenway stretches through Issaquah along Interstate 90. The ongoing project fits into a broader effort to remove invasive plants from creekside habitat and
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David Estrada (left), Seattle Sounders FC forward, chats with 9-year-old soccer fans and habitat restoration volunteers Ben Tucker and Hayden Ross during the habitat restoration work. add native plant species to create a canopy. “Restoration is a very long-term goal,” Bell said. The multiyear effort received a boost in recent months as FedEx, Microsoft and Starbucks dispatched employees to restore the park habitat. The collaboration
between the greenway and the Sounders marked the initial joint effort between the organization and the soccer club. Greenway Information Manager Amy Brockhaus and son Holden, See SOUNDERS, Page A5
Join FISH, Salmon Days to volunteer during spawning season Volunteers open gift shop at Issaquah Salmon Hatchery By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter Future visitors to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery will be able to take a piece, or at least a souvenir, of the hatchery home with them. “A gift shop has been a dream of a lot of people for a long time,” said Jane Kuechle, executive director of the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. As many know, FISH operates various programs at the stateowned hatchery. It also will operate what will be the facility’s first gift shop and the nonprofit group has set a tentative opening day of Sept. 10, Kuechle said. Right now, she added, organiz-
ers are in the midst of ordering merchandise for the shop. That merchandise includes T-shirts, posters, pins and various books. The last will be for adults and children, Kuechle said. At least initially, the gift shop will only be open on weekends. Staff will consist of FISH volunteers. For those familiar with the hatchery, Kuechle said the shop will sit at the far end of the main building, near the Steve Bell Theater. The shop will operate through Nov. 20, the last weekend before Thanksgiving. At that point, FISH leaders will review the profitability and popularity of the shop before deciding what the
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next step is, Kuechle said. “It won’t be a big store,” she continued, but added the shop hopefully will help fill what seems to be at least a small void for hatchery visitors. As they conduct tours and teach classes at the hatchery, FISH docents often are asked where the gift shop or souvenir stand is located, Kuechle said. Those questions obviously helped motivate the FISH board to move forward with plans for the gift shop. While Kuechle again said the shop has been talked about for a long time, officials decided to act now because they were able to come up with what they believe is a legitimate business plan for the
undertaking. “There is some thinking behind this, it’s not just a pipe dream,” Kuechle said. FISH leaders also have come up with a few ways to hopefully strengthen the group and the hatchery, she added. Basically, the FISH board has formed several new committees to study various aspects of the group’s operation. For example, a business committee will study ways to gain financial support for FISH and the hatchery. The facility has been hit with cutbacks the same as many state operations, Kuechle noted. The gift shop could prove to be one way of raising some needed funds.
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YOU SHOULD KNOW City, county, state and federal offices, plus banks and schools, close Sept. 5 for Labor Day. Mail will not be delivered and post offices close. Most state-run liquor stores remain open for the holiday. Find a complete list at www.liq.wa.gov. King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit operate on Sunday schedules. Learn more at metro.kingcounty.gov and www.soundtransit.org.
Festival volunteer sign-up event is Sept. 7 Issaquah Salmon Days Festival organizers are having their annual volunteer sign-up party from 5:307:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. During the event, those willing to help with Issaquah’s yearly Salmon Days festival can sign up to take on any one or more of several tasks, including helping with a Salmon Days booth, being a “refuse ranger” or manning a shuttle bus. This year’s Salmon Days is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2. Potential volunteers should note that the volunteer party has been moved from its traditional date, said Pauline Middlehurst, sponsorship and promotions manager for the festival.
“This year, the sign-up party is a week early and on a different day, so we are really trying to let folks know in a timely manner,” Middlehurst said. Following the pattern of previ-
QUOTABLE “It’s about growing food, but it’s also about growing community.”
— Linda Jean Shepherd Mirrormont resident discussing the Mirrormont Pea Patch. (See story Page A6.)
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City renames forestland for former councilwoman By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter City Council members recognized Maureen McCarry on Aug. 15 by renaming a forested tract on Squak Mountain for the former councilwoman. The change renamed the 40-acre Issaquah 69 parcel as McCarry Woods. The designation recognizes McCarry’s efforts as a councilwoman to acquire and preserve a key wildlife habitat and trail access to Squak Mountain State Park. “This is, in my mind, one of the highest honors I think that we can give to any individual who has contributed so much to this community,” Councilman Joshua Schaer said before the unanimous decision to rename the land. The city acquired the land in August 2007 as part of the CougarSquak Mountains Wildlife Corridor project. The forested land is just east of Squak Mountain Loop Southwest in the Forest Rim neighborhood high on Squak Mountain.
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McCarry is a Forest Rim resident. In addition to preserving wildlife habitat, the acquisition protected a piece of the Bullitt Fireplace Trail — a link to the state park from Mountainside Drive Southwest. “It’s certainly no surprise that Maureen provided the leadership that eventually resulted in the city acquiring what is soon to be known as McCarry Woods,” Councilman Fred Butler said. “She provided the impetus and the perseverance to continue to pursue that at a time when it really didn’t appear that we had a willing seller and the financial wherewithal to finally acquire that. Like many good things, they don’t happen easily, and it requires a champion to keep the interest alive. Maureen certainly did that.” Mayor Ava Frisinger appointed a citizen committee early last month to select a name for the property. The committee included representatives from the municipal Park Board, Issaquah History Museums and the Issaquah Chamber of
Commerce. The group recommended for renaming the Issaquah 69 land for McCarry. “Councilmember McCarry was instrumental, and led the council, in approving the acquisition of this important piece of wildlife habitat land and ensuring that public trail access into the state park was forever protected,” the council legislation states. McCarry resigned from the council in December 2010 as symptoms from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, progressed. (The council later appointed attorney Stacy Goodman to the Position 5 seat.) In March, Frisinger declared March 21 as Maureen McCarry Day on the same day the former councilwoman received the city’s top environmental honor, the Ruth Kees Environmental Award for a Sustainable Community.
BY TOM CORRIGAN
Washington State Patrol troopers respond to a tractor-trailer fire along Interstate 90 in Issaquah late in the afternoon of Aug. 26.
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Interstate 90 slows to crawl Migrating chinook reach hatchery after tractor-trailer fire By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter
By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter The autumn salmon spawning season in Issaquah Creek started early Aug. 23 as chinook reached the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Hatchery Foreman John Kugen spotted a pair of female chinook, or hens, in the creek just north of the bridge across Issaquah Creek on the hatchery grounds and alerted Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery Executive Director Jane Kuechle at about 9 a.m. “I was here and I was kind of fid-
Clarification The story “Nightly dinner is a chance for a good meal, talk” in the Aug. 17 edition of The Issaquah Press left the United Way and the Sammamish Rotary Club off a listing of community groups who donated to the coming remodeling of the kitchen at the Issaquah Community Hall.
Correction The editorial in the Aug. 24 issue of The Issaquah Press misstated the number of bus passes available under a plan to preserve King County Metro Transit service. People buying vehicle tabs and paying the additional $20 fee can receive $24 worth of bus passes.
Puget Sound Energy mails out stinky bills as gas leak reminder The utility bills reaching more than 1.5 million Puget Sound Energy customers now through September stink. Inside each envelope is a scratch-and-sniff pamphlet to help customers recognize the rotten-egg odor used to help identify and report natural gas leaks.
dling around the office and all of the sudden he popped his head and he said, ‘The chinook are here!’” she said. The announcement came as a tour group explored the hatchery. Docents led the guests to the creek bank to see the fish. “I’m just excited to see the fish come and for things to get started around here,” Kuechle said. Overnight rain prompted chinook to travel upstream to the hatchery. Darin Combs, Issaquah hatchery manager, noticed the rain and returned to the hatchery to raise the gate so salmon could not
Scratch and the pamphlet releases a sulfurous aroma, similar to eggs gone bad. PSE and other natural gas utilities add the scent, or odorant, mercaptan to colorless and odorless natural gas. “We distribute this pamphlet to our customers and others in the region to make sure both natural gas users and the general public are familiar with the odor so they can recognize it and safely report if they suspect a natural gas leak around their homes or elsewhere,” Martha Monfried, PSE director of corporate communications, said in a statement. Residents can detect natural gas leaks in other ways. “Smell isn’t the only way to detect a natural gas leak,” Monfried said. “A hissing sound, blowing dirt or bubbles in a puddle may also indicate a possible natural gas leak.” Bellevue-based PSE serves more than 1 million electric customers and almost 750,000 natural gas customers throughout Western Washington, including Issaquah.
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pass upstream Aug. 22. State fish biologists estimated the summer and fall chinook salmon returns to Puget Sound to reach about 240,000 fish — more than the 226,000 fish projected for last year. FISH volunteers and hatchery workers spotted the first salmon of the year, a chinook hen, in Issaquah Creek in mid-July 2010 — more than a month before the fish usually arrive. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or email@example.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.
Transportation and the Cascade Bicycle Club to tally the number of people in Washington using foot or pedal power to commute. The partners need volunteers to count people bicycling and using bike lanes, and walking on paths and sidewalks, from Sept. 27-29. Join the effort in Issaquah, a city selected as a documentation site. The agency set up a website to answer questions about the count at www.wsdot.wa.gov/bike/Count.htm. Or, contact Cascade Bicycle Club Principal Planner Tessa Greegor at firstname.lastname@example.org rg or 206-204-0913 to learn more about volunteering. The tally is used to help measure the Department of Transportation’s efforts to increase bicycling and walking, and reducing the number of vehicle miles driven. “This annual count of bicyclists and pedestrians helps us more accurately measure demand, gauge the results of our investments and plan for future improvement projects,” Secretary of Transportation Paula Hammond said in a statement. “The information volunteers collect helps ensure that we are investing transportation dollars on priority projects, in locations where they are needed most.”
Traffic slowed to a crawl along eastbound Interstate 90 late in the afternoon of Aug. 26 as a tractortrailer burned along the roadway. The truck driver managed to stop the vehicle on the road shoulder just west of the Front Street North exit before escaping from the rig at about 4 p.m. State troopers reopened all lanes by 5:30 p.m., but motorists faced significant delays into the early evening. Trooper Julie Startup, a Washington State Patrol spokes-
woman, said the truck had not been hauling any hazardous material. The driver escaped unharmed. “The semi was able to make it onto the shoulder, but is burning up pretty steadily over there,” she said. Troopers stopped traffic in the eastbound lanes at state Route 900. The backup stretched for six miles as the afternoon commute started to peak. King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit riders in the Issaquah area faced delays as the mass transit agencies rerouted
buses to compensate for the closed highway. Eastside Fire & Rescue crews responded to the blaze as people climbed atop nearby buildings to see the flames. The fire destroyed the cab, but did not appear to do much damage to the trailer. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Startup said troopers had yet to determine the contents of the tractor-trailer by late Aug. 26. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or email@example.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.
Department of Ecology authority is upheld for shoreline rules By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter In a recent ruling, the state Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the state’s authority to sign off on shoreline management plans and regulations. The decision came just before the state Department of Ecology approved the Sammamish shoreline regulations, or shoreline master program. Meanwhile, Issaquah is updating a 20-year-old shoreline master program. The efforts establish shoreline rules in Issaquah and Sammamish aimed to determine appropriate creek and lakeside areas for construction, plus offer more clarity to landowners along creeks and Lake Sammamish. Washington voters approved the Shoreline Management Act in 1972 to help minimize environmental damage to shoreline areas, reserve areas for water-oriented uses, and protect public lands and waters. The act grants local governments flexibility to tailor shoreline programs to respond to local
conditions and needs. “While local jurisdictions play a role in tailoring SMPs to local conditions, the Shoreline Management Act dictates that the Department of Ecology retains control over the final contents and approval of SMPs,” Associate Chief Justice Charles Watson wrote in the unanimous Supreme Court decision. Under the 1972 law, local governments and the Department of Ecology cooperate on shoreline master programs. Citizens for Rational Shoreline Planning, Ronald Jepson and the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County brought the case against the Department of Ecology and Whatcom County. The lawsuit attempted to invalidate key protections in Whatcom County’s state-approved shoreline master program. The state approved the shoreline rules in 2008. The plaintiffs said because Whatcom County developed a proposed shoreline master program at the local level, approving the updated rules should be a local
decision. The petitioners also said the rules violated state tax law. “The court’s decision clarifies that the collaborative process Ecology and local governments use to manage our shoreline areas is fair, transparent and flexible,” agency Deputy Director Polly Zehm said in a statement. “We all have a stake in protecting our treasured shoreline resources for ourselves as well as our children and future generations. Our shorelines make Washington a great place to live.” The court reaffirmed the Department of Ecology’s final approval for shoreline master programs. The agency must also ensure a list of requirements negotiated in 2003 among 58 different parties — including businesses, environmentalists, local governments, ports and shoreline user groups — is being met. Moreover, after the Department of Ecology approves a local shoreline master program, the agency commits to helping to defend the rules against legal challenges.
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Citizens can offer input about medical marijuana ordinance
Use travel tools to reduce holiday traffic headaches
By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter
Labor Day is the busiest travel weekend of the year over Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90. The state Department of Transportation is offering numerous travel information tools for motorists headed through the pass and other high-traffic areas during the holiday weekend. Travelers planning to hit state highways can find information on the DOT website about the times and places drivers can expect to experience Labor Day weekend delays, including U.S. 2, I-90 and Interstate 5 at the Canadian border, and between Olympia and Tacoma. Motorists can expect significantly better travel times in most areas Sept. 1 and Sept. 6. Work at most construction sites around the state moves off the highways for Labor Day weekend. Even so, drivers should watch for shifted lanes, detours and reduced-speed zones. State transportation planners offer many ways for motorists to monitor travel conditions: Dial 511, the driver information phone line to provide current traffic, incident and closure information. TTY users can call 800-833-6388 toll free and out-of-state callers can access the information at 800-695-7623 toll free. On the agency’s travel website, www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic, drivers can see information, such as camera images and maps, showing highway incidents and closures. The agency also provides traveler information on Twitter, Facebook and for mobile devices. Motorists can also sign up for specialized email alerts. On the road, the agency provides real-time traffic updates on overhead and roadside electronic signs and on Highway Advisory Radio on AM channels 530 and 1610. AAA estimates a decline in overall travel, including aircraft, roadway, trains, watercraft and multimodal travel. The organization predicts for almost 27.3 million people to travel the nation’s roadways during the holiday weekend, a slight increase from last year.
Citizens can offer input on the citywide moratorium on medical marijuana collective gardens as planners craft a possible solution. Under direction from the City Council, the municipal Planning Department is developing a measure to determine what — or indeed if — business, safety and zoning restrictions should apply to such gardens. The city is offering opportunities for citizen input on a proposed ordinance in September and October. Issaquah is in the midst of a six-month moratorium on the collective gardens. The council enacted the ban in June and, per standard procedure, held a public hearing on the issue July 18. Members agreed to uphold the ban, but after hearing from medical marijuana users and advocates, directed planners to formulate a solution as soon as possible. Citizens can comment at Planning Policy Commission meetings Sept. 8 and 22. The council is expected to discuss the proposal Oct. 3. “We’ve done some research about what other communities are doing, how they’re responding — not only in our state but in other states,” Planning Manager Trish Heinonen said. Federal Way, Kent, North Bend and other cities clamped down on medical-marijuana operations in recent months. King County adopted a laissez-faire approach to operations in unincorporated areas. Seattle could require medical marijuana dispensaries to acquire business licenses and adhere to city zoning rules. “There’s a lot of information out
Suspected drug dealer pleads not guilty in overdose death case The man suspected of selling a fatal dose of heroin to a 19-yearold Issaquah High School graduate pleaded not guilty to a drug homicide charge Aug. 18. Prosecutors said Adam F. Pepka, 20, sold the heroin Zachary Lyter injected May 3.
GET INVOLVED The municipal Planning Department is developing a city ordinance for medical marijuana collective gardens. Citizens can offer input at the following meetings: Planning Policy Commission 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 City Council Chambers, City Hall
South, 135 E. Sunset Way The commission hosts a workshop to introduce the issue and receive public input.
there. Different jurisdictions are handling it in different ways,” Heinonen said. “We’re learning a lot.” The public input from the meetings is meant to help planners shape the ordinance sent to the council for approval. “What’s the most important to the community?” Heinonen said. “What kind of ideas and issues and thoughts do they have?” The effort to craft the ordinance offers a rare chance for city planners and police officers to work together. In upholding the moratorium, the council sought to balance medical, safety and social concerns about medical marijuana operations. “We’re hoping, once we hear all of the information, that then we’ll go back with the mayor’s office and figure out which direction do we want to go,” Heinonen said. State legislators sought to clarify medical marijuana rules in the
Investigators said Lyter later died from a heroin overdose. Lyter’s father discovered the former Issaquah High football player dead at the Bellevue home they shared the next day. Pepka’s case-setting hearing is scheduled for Sept. 1. The suspected dealer faces a charge for controlled substances homicide, a crime punishable by
Planning Policy Commission 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 City Council Chambers, City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset Way The commission hosts a formal public hearing on a proposed medical marijuana ordinance and forwards a recommendation to the City Council. City Council regular meeting 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 City Council Chambers, City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset Way The council intends to review the recommendation from the Planning Policy Commission.
2011 regular legislative session, but Gov. Chris Gregoire vetoed parts of the bill after federal prosecutors threatened to charge state employees for carrying out such a law. Issaquah and other cities, including neighboring Sammamish, enacted temporary bans to address issues related to medical marijuana. The law Gregoire signed allows cities to examine possible restrictions on medical marijuana operations. Marijuana in all forms remains illegal under federal law, although Washington Initiative 692, passed in 1998, allows people suffering from certain medical conditions to possess a 60-day supply of marijuana. Under state law, physicians can recommend — but not prescribe — medical marijuana for patients.
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Eastern entertainment Zhengli Xu, one half of the puppet team behind Dragon Art Studio, comes out from behind the stage to demonstrate her technique during an Aug. 26 performance in front of about 60 visitors at Lake Sammamish State Park. Based in Portland, Ore., Dragon Art Studio’s puppet handlers include Xu’s husband Yuqin Wang and daughter Brenda Xu. Using a Chinese technique, the group uses puppets supported from beneath by rods.
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up to 10 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine. Under state law, a controlled substances homicide is treated similar to manslaughter. In order to convict Pepka, prosecutors must prove he sold the fatal dose of heroin to Lyter. Investigators said Pepka continued to sell heroin after learning about Lyter’s death from a 17-year-old girl.
Salmon should start returning to local creeks soon to spawn, and King County needs volunteers to help collect information about the fish. Through the Salmon Watcher Program, the county trains volunteers to identify and record species and numbers of spawning salmon in Lake Washington watershed streams. Lake Sammamish, and Issaquah and Tibbetts creeks, drain into the Lake Washington watershed. The
program includes numerous monitoring sites along Issaquah and Tibbetts Creeks. Prospective volunteers must attend a training session. The county has scheduled training sessions from 7-9 p.m. at: Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E., Sept. 15 Renton, at a to-be-determined location, Sept. 20 Woodinville City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. N.E., Sept. 22 Contact King County Senior Ecologist Jennifer Vanderhoof at email@example.com ov or 206-263-6533 to learn more
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Volunteer opportunities abound in the fall PRESS E DITORIAL
As summer and its busy weekends wind down, kids are back in school and life gets back to a routine. It’s time to think about new activities. Fall might mean a new computer class or getting back into a fitness program, signing up the kids for extracurricular activities — or volunteering. If a onetime commitment to volunteering is preferred, think about helping out at the Salmon Days Festival. Now, that’s fun! Did you know it takes nearly 500 volunteers to help out? Salmon Days is Oct. 1-2. The Salmon Days Volunteer Party is Sept. 7. Attend for a free dinner and pick up your ohfishal T-shirt. Volunteer opportunities can involve your whole family or just you. Choose to help at the shuttle bus stops or the information booth or the bike corral or the parade line-up — the list is extensive! Schools also need numerous volunteers, either in the office or the classroom. Youth groups are calling for Scout leaders, Sunday school teachers and coaches. Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and the Issaquah History Museums need more docents — hosts who can answer questions from visitors. The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust has many outdoor projects in Issaquah if you like to plant trees or pull weeds. There’s a club in Issaquah for just about every interest and most are all seeking new members this fall, whether it’s to raise a guide dog puppy, raise funds for scholarships or use your ham radio skills in emergencies. Fall also means election time and there are good City Council and school board candidates who would welcome some volunteer help. In many ways, fall is so different from summer that it’s like the beginning of a new year. Use this time to reflect on how your new year can make a difference in Issaquah — already a great place to live.
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’ll never forget the first time I really got in trouble outside my home. And it was history’s fault. Being scolded at home is routine for kids by the time they’re, what, 2? But having an adult who is not one of your parents give you what-for in a public place for the first time is beyond scary and more than a little mortifying. I was hooked on history before I could even read. My dad has a fascination with old coins and I had a grandfather who loved and collected old cars. When I got to school and teachers started talking about things that were hundreds and sometimes thousands of years old, I was just mesmerized. Many years later, the day I saw the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution in person was a great day indeed. I couldn’t help but think how old the paper was and about all the ways someone had safeguarded those documents so that we can see them today. So cool! As I marveled about them out loud, I overheard someone (who later told me she was from England) say, “Two hundred years is nothing. My church is older than this document.” Touche! But back to that trouble thing. We had studied Egypt for weeks in class and the greatest field trip in the history of man was coming up. My class was going to see the King Tut exhibit and I was beyond excited. Since the first time I had seen a photo of one of the pyramids, I was hooked on history more than ever, and on
Egyptian history specifically. So, there we were at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with me waiting patiently to see Kathleen the exhibit. Even in grade R. Merrill school, I Press managing editor would stare for a long time at historical artifacts, intrigued by what it must’ve taken to make them or thinking about how old they were and how someone had made sure they were safe for years, decades, centuries. And I would think how lucky I was to be able to see them. But when I came around the corner and saw Tut’s death mask, I was literally speechless. I approached the glass case with a reverence rare for a young child. I slowly circled the case again and again, noticing the shine, the individual pieces of lapis lazuli, the tiny cracks, the detail in the snakes. It was amazing. People were allowed into the exhibit in small groups, and only a small number of people were allowed in one of the rooms at a time. Then, the entire group was herded out into the next room before the next group was allowed in. We were supposed to stay with our classmates and I meant to, really. But this was Tut, and my classmates were no match for See HISTORY, Page A5
State senators, representative support environmental education During the week of July 25, I had the opportunity to meet with my state senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, as well as Congressman Dave Reichert’s senior legislative assistant in Washington, D.C., regarding environmental education and sustainability. I am a fourth-grade teacher in the Issaquah School District. I have integrated environmental education into the core curriculum for many years using science lessons from Project Learning Tree, in particular. I have seen how my students, interacting with the natural environment through science investigations in our school’s native garden and lower forest classrooms, have come to appreciate those natural spaces. I have seen a growing appreciation bring a desire to nurture and protect. Stewardship of our natural environment is a key factor, I believe, in ensuring a sustainable Earth. Murray, Cantwell and Reichert have shown their advocacy through the legislation they have introduced or supported. Murray co-sponsored the “No Child Left Inside” bill introduced in the Congress last year, and reintroduced it this year in the House of Representatives. Having the opportunity to speak to Murray,
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Thought the mayor had a paid individual to manage the different city government departments. If the city has to blow $50,000 for some hokey study, then fire that manager. Ken Sessler, Issaquah Frankly, I think Issaquah city staff are amongst the best you will find — listen to them regarding what needs to be fixed, what doesn't and how they would go about it. It has to be difficult for them with all the expansion and changes under way. Mark Bowers, Issaquah First, start with a 10 percent cut to all programs. We all have had to do this in our personal lives and businesses. Why should government be immune? Yes, some may lose their jobs and have to work harder … so have the rest of us. Second — Cap the budgets not to exceed this cut amount for three years. Matthew Balkman, Issaquah
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City needs to support developers that don’t target untouched areas As our city reviews development plans for Issaquah, there is pressure to loosen or rescind environmental agreements that protect our home’s natural environment from commercial impact. Some contend that environmental protections destroy profits, because protected land is made off-limits for development. Protected areas are viewed by some as having more value as real estate developed for profit than as natural areas that everybody can enjoy, free from “development,” and allowed to exist as nature intended. Trees and streams and natural areas aren’t simply knick-knacks we have stuck out there just because they look nice. They make our home comfortable, worth living in. We are lucky to still have some natural areas in our
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How about Issaquah getting with the program and having their event, enjoying the boost to the downtown finances — and letting folks express themselves peacefully and openly without danger of arrest … even if that means letting some guy hand out pamphlets to those who take them? (Notice, I didn’t say an aerial drop to fill the streets with garbage.) I think this is a better message to the community than claiming bogus “dangers to public safety” when it really wants to enforce its freespeech censorship that it’s gotten away with over the years. The city officials should use their power to act wisely and prudently instead of taking the route of “pretense” and talking up safety when there was no danger originating from the man’s desire to share his faith. Marvin Torgeson
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town and we must protect them. We must ensure that businesses that earn profit in our town respect it and us, and realize that this is our home first, a place to make profit second. I was a member of the Rowley Citizen Advisory Group in 2010, to help provide input on development plans Rowley Properties has in mind for Rowley Center and Hyla Crossing. In those meetings, Rowley promoted excellent ideas, such as combining parking with building footprint to better use our land, and voiced a very passionate commitment to preserve and protect our environment and “things that make Issaquah special.” Commitment to our environment isn’t just good: it is essential to keeping our city the livable jewel it is. Rowley stands poised to provide real leadership to the development community by showing that you can make a profit and protect the environment. Rowley signed an agreement in 1998 to respect a 100-foot buffer on Tibbetts Creek near its Hyla development, and it’s been thriving ever since. Let’s ensure that all developers respect our environmental protections. Let the city know that you want developers to work with alreadydeveloped land, rather than destroying our few untouched areas.
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Providence Marianwood resident Barbara Wentz (left) and other residents and family members enjoy the entertainment of puppeteer James Blankmeyer, of Strings Attached, during Marianwood’s Summer Celebration picnic Aug. 13. The event was part of the nonprofit nursing home’s 25th year in Issaquah. BY JOHANN NEETHLING
National Preparedness Month includes earthquake drill September is National Preparedness Month, and Washington officials plan a statewide earthquake drill to help residents prepare for a natural disaster. The statewide drop, cover and hold earthquake drill is at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 21. The monthly test of the Emergency Alert System marks the start of the drill. “Citizens, companies and government agencies should review their individual preparedness plans, contact information and emergency kits, and need to prepare themselves to be self-sufficient for a minimum of three days following an act of terrorism, natural or manmade disasters,” Gov. Chris Gregoire said in a special proclamation. Sept. 21 also includes a Tsunami Warning Communication System
test in coastal Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties. The state Emergency Management Division — plus emergency management officials in Issaquah, King County and statewide — plans to promote disaster planning and preparedness throughout the month. Participating in the earthquake drill and National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration’s national tsunami warning communication test is another step. In addition, the Emergency Management Division and other agencies plan to participate in the Take Winter By Storm program, NOAA’s Weather Radio Awareness program and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s See Something, Say Something campaign.
Officials also plan to send information and booklets to schools across Washington. State emergency planners also offer information in the In Focus section on the Emergency Management Division website. The state also conducted a drop, cover and hold earthquake drill in April as part of Disaster Preparedness Month.
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a 3,000-year-old, exquisite, glowing gold work of art. I caused quite a stir that day. A security officer showed up at some point and took me by the arm. I had been reported missing by my teacher, who was furious that I had lagged behind and gotten separated from the class. To this day, when I see an artifact of any kind or I hear a great story from the past, I still get that thrill. History should do that to you. And it does affect many that way. That’s why I’m pleased to start a new history feature in The Press. Look for old photos and stories in our new occasional series. Send us your old photos and stories, too. I know I’m not the only person with a history jones.
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a building that worked. It was convenient for us.” SanMar also supports more than 230 telecommuting customer-service employees and sales representatives. “It’s more than just about the jobs,” city Economic Development Manager Dan Trimble said.
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9, joined the restoration project to participate in community service — and for a chance to meet Sounders players face to face. Brockhaus and Holden, like other Sounders fans in the state park, cheer on the team at matches. “We try to volunteer, and I teach him to give back to the community,” she said as Holden heaved a blackberry vine from the creek bank. The greenbelt links natural areas, farms, forests, communities, recreation opportunities, and habitat for fish and wildlife, such as salmon in Issaquah Creek. “We can make a very big impact in a very short time,” Brockhaus
said. Greenway Restoration Specialist Jennifer McKeown dressed almost18-month-old daughter Anastasiya in Sounder blue and Rave green — down to a gossamer tutu in the same shades — for the Lake Sammamish State Park project. McKeown’s husband Geoff, a fanatical Sounders fan, joined the restoration effort, too. McKeown created the planting plan for the section along Issaquah Creek. The opportunity to see progress as trees transform from seedlings to something more is gratifying, she said. “I’ve been back to see projects go from knee high to 25 or 30 feet tall,” she said. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.
Other committees will study the hatchery’s education offerings, while another will look at how FISH operates along with the group’s by-
laws. An advocacy committee will lobby for and promote both FISH and the hatchery. Current FISH board members will serve on the various committees, but Kuechle said the group also will be reaching out to its rank and file membership. “These are people who are really committed to salmon and the hatchery,” Kuechle said.
man the festival bike corral, sell festival T-shirts and souvenirs, or assist with the Grande Parade on Oct. 1. All in all, organizers need help in about 15 different areas. Families or groups are invited to volunteer together. In general, volunteers work shifts of three to four hours. Salmon Days welcomes volunteers of all ages, though Middlehurst said those under 14 should be accompanied by a parent. Younger volunteers are common on the
Salmon Days Field of Fun, she said. This year, planners are looking for persons familiar with the rules of chess as a large chess game is planned for this year. During the volunteer sign-up party, participants can enjoy a free meal courtesy of Timber Ridge at Talus and pick up an “ohfishal Wild Thing” Salmon Days T-shirt. Learn more or find a sign-up sheet at www.salmondays.org, or call the Salmon Days office at 3920661.
Issaquah also gains the prestige as the headquarters for a respected company. “Whenever there is information or news about them, it’ll be ‘Issaquah-based SanMar,’” Trimble said. “We like that, especially when they’re a great company, like Costco or SanMar. I think it’s a good fit for our community.” Costco is headquartered in Issaquah. The company employs more people — about 2,700 — than any other business in the city. Marty Lott founded SanMar as a
college project at the University of Washington 40 years ago. Nowadays, the Lott family continues to run the company. “We love the industry that we’re in,” Jordan Lott said. “We feel like our customers are great businesspeople and incredibly loyal, so continuing to give them great service is what we do today and it’s what we foresee in the future.”
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Gardeners grow community spirit in pea patches
SHARING BACKYARDS Sustainable Issaquah, a community group, joined the international urban gardening effort Sharing Backyards to connect landowners and people interested in growing food. Sharing Backyards, at www.sharingbackyards.com, is a matchmaking website to link suppliers and people seeking space for gardening. Under the program, the space sharers must establish ground rules. Participants should consider questions such as, who will water and harvest the produce? In order to participate, follow the link labeled “Issaquah, WA” at www.sharingbackyards.com. Click on the icon showing clumps of grass to indicate “I am sharing my yard” or the binoculars icon to indicate “I am looking for space”’ Sustainable Issaquah encourages citizen engagement, education and action to strengthen economic, social and environmental vitality. Learn more about the organization at http:// sustainableissaquah.org.
Issaquah-area community gardens offer bounty, camaraderie By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Summertime in the Mirrormont Pea Patch resembles a slice of Eden on Tiger Mountain. Pathways crisscross the ground among the lush leaves and verdant vines reaching out from bean, potato, tomato and dozens of other plants. Colorful blooms and delicate herbs greet guests at the garden gate. “It’s about growing food, but it’s also about growing community,” Linda Jean Shepherd, a longtime Mirrormont resident and lead figure in establishing the pea patch, said on a stroll through the garden. Some plots contain plants in neat rows. The plants in others bend and coil to Mother Nature’s whims. “It’s so fun to see how people’s personalities are expressed in their gardens,” Shepherd said. In Mirrormont and elsewhere in the Issaquah area, community gardens continue to sprout on empty lots and unused corners. The pea patches offer opportunities to grow produce, sure, but also a chance to grow community as neighbors join to dig and plant. Gardeners from the pea patches often donate fresh, and often organic, produce to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and other food pantries. The participants in the Issaquah Flatland Community Garden near AtWork! in downtown Issaquah donate 25 percent of their haul to the Issaquah food bank. Issaquah Highlands residents Chantal Stevens and Dennis Wajda helped establish the Issaquah Flatland Community Garden in
early 2009. Nowadays, the garden is a popular spot for residents in nearby multifamily complexes. “We have people gardening because they really need food on the table and we have people who are gardening because they really love gardening,” Stevens said. Interest grows in Issaquah, elsewhere In local pea patches, participants share maintenance duties or contribute to a fund for upgrades. In Mirrormont and elsewhere, donating some elbow grease to the garden is standard procedure. Crews upgraded the Providence Point Pea Patch in time for the ongoing gardening season. Come planting time, gardeners throughout the area employ a similar strategy. Gardeners learn early on to use the space judiciously, because most pea patch plots occupy fewer than 100 square feet. (The name P-Patch is unique to Seattle and originates from the original community garden, Picardo Farm.) “I have a little, tiny bit of space, so the kinds of the things that are the most productive for me are the things that cost a lot of money but are easy to grow — lettuce and spinach and arugula and onions and chard and kale, all of those green things — which cost you plenty of money at the grocery store but are easy to grow in a small space,” said Ann Lamb, a Providence Point Pea Patch participant and a lifelong gardener. Taste, perhaps unsurprisingly, is a major factor in establishing such gardens. “It’s a great way to be in touch
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Linda Jean Shepherd (above) points to some of the plants growing in a raised garden plot at the Mirrormont Pea Patch. with the seasons and nature,” said Russ Ayers, Issaquah Highlands Community Association landscape manager. “Growing your own food is immensely satisfying. The freshness and flavor of homegrown stuff versus what’s sold in the supermarkets is extraordinary.” Some gardeners, such as Lamb, also enjoy the challenge to coax tomatoes from the ground in the sometimes-recalcitrant Pacific Northwest climate. “Tomatoes are worth the extra trouble, because you can grow so much better a tomato yourself than you can buy in the store,” she said. The burgeoning eat-local effort and continued pressure from the anemic economy also caused interest in community gardens to grow. American Community Gardening Association Executive Director Beth Urban said the Columbus, Ohio-based organization started fielding more questions and receiving more website traffic in recent years. “People have become aware of local food and they’re being part of that movement, and they have an interest in growing their own local and, a lot of times, organic food,” she said. “I also think the economic downturn is still playing a part in it. It’s a much more economically feasible way to get fresh fruit and produce.” The interest in establishing more garden plots in King County led leaders to open additional land for community gardens. King County
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Above left, squash ripen in the Issaquah Flatland Community Garden near AtWork! on Northwest Juniper Street. Above right, a tomato plant grows in a wire cage in the garden. At right, garden patches grow at the Issaquah Flatland Community Garden in downtown Issaquah. Council members approved a plan in April to allow groups to manage and cultivate unused county property. Camaraderie sprouts in pea patches Under the legislation, the groups can establish and sustain the garden sites. The gardeners do not own the land, and the county coordinates use agreements and connects interested parties to potential sites. The sites include open space at 191st Avenue Southeast and Southeast 42nd Place near Lake Sammamish in Issaquah. Estimates indicate the land could provide up to 24,000 square feet for a community garden. Frana Milan, a program manager for King County Parks, said the sites opened under the council action did not attract groups, in part due to the timing of the decision. “The demand for community
gardening plots has been on the rise, but I do think that there are a lot of challenges that groups face in trying to get up and running,” she said. “Part of it is land or finding appropriate land. Internal organization to kind of get it going and keeping it sustained over the years also can be challenging.” The payoff is substantial for groups able to put down roots and establish community gardens. “Anyone who has been involved in community gardening efforts, they always bring up the fact that it’s much more than just food that you’re growing,” Milan said. “A lot of it is about bringing people together, bringing people of different generations, different ethnicities — gardening is something common shared across many different cultural backgrounds — and is also just a good reason to be outside.” The residents tilling and planting the Issaquah Highlands Community Garden reflects the surrounding neighborhood. “It’s the whole spectrum,” Ayers said. “We have folks with families and we probably have a few single folks, young couples, older folks, people that are the lifelong gardeners.” Since the garden opened in 2006,
most gardeners return season after season. The retention rate is high; more than 70 percent return. Participants in local pea patches said conversation also grows among the raised beds and cedar chip pathways. “It’s so easy when you’re gardening, because everybody wants to know what everybody is growing,” Klahanie Pea Patch Coordinator Susan Thornton Berenson said. “What variety is that? What are you growing? How did that do for you? Did you do that last year? It’s a natural conversation starter.” Gardeners trekking down a gravel road to the plots — the Klahanie Pea Patch is in a forested greenbelt — trade produce and stories. “It’s probably the easiest way to just be able to meet people and talk with people, because you’ve all got that one central interest,” Thornton Berenson continued. “Everybody shares their tools or shares their know-how.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.
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Neighborhood turns trash, food scraps, to treasure, rich compost Residents donate 400 pounds of garbage for composting effort By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter
King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson (right) mucks around in more than 400 pounds of food scraps at a local food-scrap recycling event Aug. 24.
The half-gnawed corncobs, shorn pineapple tops, slimy banana peels and grease-stained pizza boxes simmered in the midday sun — a concoction assembled from the kitchen castoffs of 10 Issaquah families. The festering pile in Donna Misner’s driveway Aug. 24 included more than 400 pounds collected from residents in the Sycamore neighborhood near downtown Issaquah. King County joined the residents to increase food-scrap recycling for a month to accomplish dual goals: demonstrate the ease of food-scrap recycling and turn the garbage into rich compost for a community garden. “I don’t consider this waste. People always joke, ‘Oh, it’s garbage and it’s stinky. This is a material. This is a resource — that’s what this is right here,” King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson said during a midday event in the Sycamore driveway. “It may smell a little bit on a hot day, but when you do it at home, it’s not going to smell. When Cedar Grove makes it into compost, the final product is a product that’s going to help your garden grow. It’s a resource.” Cedar Grove Composting plans to transform the refuse into compost and then donate the results to the Issaquah Flatland Community
Garden near the AtWork! Recycling Center by late fall. Gardeners send 25 percent of the organic bounty to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. “The garden is a nice focal point for the Issaquah community,” AtWork! Community Development Manager Dennis Wadja said. “Neighbors walk to the garden, children are exposed to growing food, the food bank receives nutritious organic food and space is available for the disabled population. We see this recycling project as an opportunity to connect deeper to the wider community.” (Cedar Grove Composting is near the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in unincorporated King County between Issaquah and Maple Valley.) Officials and teams from the King County Solid Waste Division and Cedar Grove Composting — including a county staffer dressed as a banana — gathered at the Misner home along Issaquah Creek as Tiger Mountain basked in the sunshine beyond. “I learned a lot about how much waste my family alone is creating every week,” Misner said. “Everyone should recycle their food scraps and food-soiled paper — it’s easy.” From garbage to ‘green’ jobs Watson donned boots and gloves, and then climbed atop the
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Residents of the Sycamore neighborhood near downtown Issaquah dump a last load of food scraps into more than 400 pounds of collected food waste. spongy pile to demonstrate some of the items homeowners can pitch into the compost pile, rather than the garbage can. “We are showing the circle of life — how food scraps don’t need to go into the garbage,” he said as a sickly sweet odor wafted from the scraps. “The food scraps like that and food-soiled paper makes up more than 30 percent of the garbage that would go to Cedar Hills landfill. Instead, it can be made into a useful product — compost, an organic product.” The average single-family household in King County generates 475 pounds of food scraps and food-soiled paper each year. Issaquah residents started curbside food-scrap composting in 2005. The city requires restaurants and other food sellers to compost food scraps, and use compostable or recyclable packaging for takeout containers. Issaquah School District campuses also compost food scraps and food-soiled paper. “We have done away with a lot of things that previously would have been thrown away,” Mayor Ava Frisinger said at the event. “Local businesses have stepped up. They’ve started collection programs and provide residents with
options, so that recyclable food scraps and papers no longer have to go to landfills.” The effort could also create economic benefits, in addition to a possible boon for the environment. “This is a great way in the community to produce ‘green’ jobs,” Watson said. “All of this that goes into what Cedar Grove Composting does and Waste Management and the government folks that work on it, and other kinds of materials that are turned into new products, the companies that sell those, that’s something that helps the economy.” The food-scrap recycling push fits into a county policy, Zero Waste by 2030, a decadeslong effort to recycle, resell and reuse valuable materials usually sent to the landfill. Studies indicate about 750,000 tons of the almost 1 million tons sent to the Cedar Hills landfill could be composted, recycled or reused. “It’s more of an economic benefit to get this waste turned into something useful than it is just to stick it into a hole in the ground,” Watson said. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or email@example.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.
State adopts changes to emission testing The owners of some vehicles may no longer need to undergo emission testing after July 2012, as the state Department of Ecology prepares to enact rule changes to the testing program. The state requires certain vehicles in King County and other densely populated areas to undergo emission tests to reduce air pollution. Under the rule change required by the Legislature and due to go into effect next summer, all 2009 and newer model year vehicles do not require testing. In addition, additional businesses may be authorized to conduct tests. The rule change also eliminates some emission tests. The measure calls for the same standards to be used for all 1995 model year and older gasoline vehicles. The rule change exempts light-duty diesel vehicles from testing and tightens test standards for heavy-duty diesel vehicles. The measure nixes the gas cap test and dynamometer testing. Department of Ecology officials posted the complete rule and supporting documents on the agency’s air quality website. The agency
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announced the impending rule change Thursday. The agency accepted public comments on the proposal in March and held a public hearing on proposed changes in Federal Way. Besides King County, vehicles in Clark, Pierce, Snohomish and Spokane counties undergo emission tests. If a vehicle needs to undergo the test, the owner receives a reminder inside his or her tab renewal notice or email reminder reading, “This vehicle must pass a Washington emission inspection.” Then, the vehicle must be tested before he or she can renew the tabs.
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Run honors late local nurse, raises funds for Haiti relief
Connections link Issaquah to war 150 years after conflict started By Bob Taylor Issaquah Press sports editor
eorge Tibbetts and William Goode were just teenagers. If they lived today, the future Issaquah residents might have been concerned with such important details as saving to purchase a car. Tibbetts might even have been anxious about
Lincoln as president, 11 Southern states led by South Carolina seceded from the nation. Lincoln had pledged to halt the spread of slavery, a stand that was unpopular in the South. The Southern states formed their own country — the Confederate States of America. Everyone in the North and in the South knew it was just a matter of time before there would be
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Some of Issaquah’s earliest settlers were Civil War veterans, including local Grand Army of the Republic members (above) and three of the their granddaughters, shown circa 1900. getting prepared for a prom or studying for the SATs. But 150 years ago, the nation was quite different than it is today. It was a nation divided. With the election of Abraham
war. On April 12, 1861, Confederate troops under Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard fired cannons on Fort Sumter and the war began. Three days later, President Lin-
coln called for 75,000 volunteers to serve the Union for 90 days. However, it soon became obvious that further troops would be needed and the President called for the enlistment of 100,000 troops to serve for three years. Among those who answered the President’s call to arms were Tibbetts, 16, and Goode, 19. Tibbetts, who was born in Maine but was sent to live with an aunt in New Hampshire when he was 4, was assigned to Company F, Fourth New Hampshire Infantry. He enlisted as a private and rose to be a sergeant by the time he was discharged. Goode, who grew up in Illinois, joined Company F, 16th Illinois Cavalry. He rose to be a sergeant by the time of his discharge. Both participated in a number of battles; Goode saw the most action, taking part in 31 encounters.
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One of Issaquah’s earliest settlers, John P. Berry, wears his Grand the Army of the Republic pin. ground and were covered by just a blanket. Each inmate’s daily ration was a teaspoon of salt, three tablespoons of beans and a half-pint of cornmeal. ISSAQUAH’S PAST unsifted PRISONERS OF WAR Of the 45,000 prisoners in the The fact they survived the war camp, 13,000 died from starvation A regular series was remarkable in itself. What was a b o u t l o c a l h i s t o r y or diseases like dysentery or even more remarkable is that both scurvy. One day, prisoners died spent time as prisoners of war. Tibthere at the rate of one man every betts was held at Libby and Belle 11 minutes. Isle in Virginia, and also at SalisWhen Atlanta fell to Gen. bury, N.C. Goode did time at AnderWilliam Tecumseh Sherman and sonville and Millen in Georgia. his Army, many prisoners, includAt Libby, he was one of 1,000 ing Goode, were transferred to MORE prisoners who were held in just Millen. eight rooms. In a 1982 Issaquah Learn more about about the local TIBBETTS AND GOODE GO WEST Press article, Issaquah resident Ida history series in Off The Press on Maude Walimaki, whose grandfaBecause his health had been Page A4. thers were Tibbetts and Goode, reimpaired from imprisonment, Tibbetts was urged to go West afcalled a story Tibbetts told her about conditions at Libby. Apparently ter he was discharged from the prisoner of war camp in the war. service in 1865. Tibbetts first setthere was a day when a misguided Commandant Henry Wirz was cat visited the prison grounds only known for his cruelty and was exe- tled in Missouri, where he engaged in a mercantile business to be eaten on the spot by starved, cuted after the war because of the emaciated prisoners. treatment of Union prisoners. He Goode fared no better at Anderforbade prisoners to build shelters sonville, regarded as the worst — most lived in a hole scratched in See CIVIL WAR, Page B3
Issaquah Philharmonic conductor retires baton
By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter
As Duane Bowen conducted the band at Louisiana State University in the school’s fight song, the cymbal player sneezed and put a gash in his forehead requiring several stitches. Unforgettable moments like that have made maestro Bowen’s career as colorful as it is rich with passion for the art of music. At the Issaquah Philharmonic’s final concert of the season June 15 at Faith United Methodist Church, conductor Bowen, 81, announced his retirement from the group. Bowen had been conductor for 12 GET INVOLVED years. The Issaquah Philharmonic “I’ve been at it awhile. My hearing is- is currently accepting applin’t as acute as I would cations for the conductor’s like it to be — the position. Email curses of getting old,” IPhilconductor@gmail.com. Bowen said. Musicians wishing to play with the group should A new group is born Originally, the group email the personnel manderived from the Sam- ager at firstname.lastname@example.org. mamish Symphony. When the group moved practices and performances to Skyline High School, a small collection of musicians refused to migrate, deciding to remain at the symphony’s original location at Providence Point. Bowen was asked by former Sammamish Symphony member and founder of the Issaquah Philharmonic Joyce Cunningham to lead a reading orchestra. That was the birth of the Issaquah Philharmonic. “Dr. Bowen is one of those rare human beings whose deep knowledge of music and wonderful performance skills bring out the best from his amateur musicians,” said June Allison, violinist for the Issaquah Philharmonic. At first, the group wasn’t doing concerts and only played for the joy of music. From six members the Issaquah Philharmonic grew to nearly 40. Their first concerts were held at Collin Hall in Providence Point. “As we grew, it got too crowded for us and our
The story Miku Banno and Issaquah’s Barrie and Margaret Austin tell isn’t necessarily complicated, but it covers just over a few decades. As of August, in fact, it was 21 years ago to the month that Miku Banno first visited Issaquah. At the time, she was 17 and a high school student who came as part of a program run by the Japanese government. “I had been interested in the U.S.A. since I was little,” Banno said. Her family had served as host to a visiting American girl when Banno was about 12. “At that time nobody spoke English in my family and she felt homesick,” Banno continued. “I didn’t do anything for her and I was so sorry about it.” With her family, Banno traveled to Guam and Hawaii, and then spent a month in Canada, including a short amount of time living with a local family. “It was only a few days, so I wanted more,” she said. It was a short time later that she ended up in Issaquah for about a month on a trip that also included an excursion to Disneyland. “My host family was so kind and I remember they were interested in Japan,” Banno said. But she said her English skills still weren’t very good, something she made up her mind to remedy. She ended up in England studying English for a year. She also studied English literature in college. Barrie and Margaret Austin entered the story in 1994. With Mar-
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audience,” Bowen said. “We moved to the Village Theatre and held performances at churches. The churches gave a more intimate feel.” Besides featuring musicians from Issaquah, members of the Issaquah Philharmonic have come from Renton, Hobart, Carnation, Preston, Mercer Island, Seattle, Everett, Marysville, Enumclaw and Goldbar. “They come because of their love of music, and they enjoy playing and performing,” Bowen said. As the group grew, members constantly improved their abilities and sound, all while upping the difficulty of the music played. “I love the people,” Bowen said. “It was so much See CONDUCTOR, Page B3
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Japanese woman rediscovers teenage roots in Issaquah
By Quinn Eddy Issaquah Press intern
Duane Bowen holds a commemorative baton given to him by the Issaquah Philharmonic for his service to the group.
The ongoing relief effort in earthquake-stricken Haiti is the backdrop for dual events to honor a local man’s sacrifice on a medical mission to the Caribbean nation. Matthew Bouthillier, a nurse at the former Swedish Medical Center freestanding emergency room near Lake Sammamish and a Renton resident, died suddenly after a heart attack during a relief mission to Port-au-Prince in March 2010. Now, family members and Medical Teams International, a Christian global health organization, have organized The BIG Run, a 5K run-walk, and a multimedia exhibit to celebrate Bouthillier’s life and international aid Sept. 10. Melissa Bouthillier established The BIG Run to honor her late husband and to raise money to support the ongoing Medical Teams International effort in Haiti. Following the start of the run is the opening of the REAL. LIFE. Exhibit, a walk-through, multisensory experience to educate people about how children live in areas impacted by disaster, conflict and poverty. Medical Teams International’s Mike and Kathy Holmgren Center in Redmond is the site for The BIG Run and the exhibit opening. “We are thrilled to host The BIG Run in Matt’s honor, and to also share this brand new exhibit with the community on this exciting, event-filled day,” Jim Mhoon, Medical Teams International executive director, said in a statement. “The REAL. LIFE. Exhibit, sponsored by the Hasselbeck family, will spark a flame of compassion, empathy and action in the hearts of people concerned with global health and well-being.” The exhibit also highlights the hope Medical Teams Inter-
garet along for the ride, Barrie was sent to Japan as part of his job with the International Civil Aviation Organization. The Japanese government looked around for host families, preferably including someone who spoke English. Guess who they found? None of the group initially realized they had Issaquah in common. “Somewhere in the course of the conversation, the subject came up about where people were from,” Margaret said. A long-time Mirrormont resident, Margaret actually previously had spent some time in Japan as a teacher. According to both Barrie and Margaret, the two women quickly
became friends. They spent time together, even took a Japanese pottery class together. Barrie noted the class instructors mixed up the pieces produced, sending Banno’s creation to Margaret and vice-versa. “It’s become kind of a sentimental thing,” Margaret said of the misrouted cup. Margaret and Banno have stayed in contact over the years, at least at Christmas. Banno regularly sends long letters and some type of gift. Now 38 and married with children of her own, Banno wanted to visit the U.S. again and did so the See ROOTS, Page B3
Moto and Miku Banno prepare sushi on the deck of the Austin family home during their recent visit to Issaquah.
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Classics only The Gas Lamp Bar & Grill’s first car show is Sept. 3 at 1315 N.W. Mall St. The show is open to pre-1972 cars, hot rods and trucks. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Raffle and 50/50 drawings are at 1:30 p.m. and awards will be handed out at 3 p.m. Proceeds go to the ALS Association.
Events 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 http://arteast.org/2011/07/sep2011-exhibit. Labor Day Weekend Celebrations are at the Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 3 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., featuring the following events: The Double Barrs perform ragtime ’20s and ’30s swing from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the courtyard. Era Living Chef Elon Wagoner gives a cooking demonstration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the outdoor market. Black Velvet 4 performs classic rock from noon to 2 p.m. in the courtyard. 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 discusses “Walden,” by Henry David Thoreau, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 25 “Healthy Brain: Memory Matters,” a presentation and discussion of lifestyle practices that can increase the chances of keeping your brain healthy and reduce your risk of memory loss, is from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Providence Marianwood, 3725 Providence Point Drive S.E. RSVP by calling 391-2895.
Volunteers Issaquah Valley Senior Center needs donations for its craft/book/white elephant sale (no clothing, shoes or electronics) and baked goods for the annual bake sale. Volunteers are also needed to help staff the combined event during Salmon Days, Oct. 1-2. Call 392-2381 if you can help. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3923500. Eastside Baby Corner: Help support children in need. Help Monday evenings, Wednesday afternoons, or Thursday and Saturday mornings. Someone is also needed to help organize and distribute toys. Sign up online at www.babycorner.org or email email@example.com.
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. Schedule an evaluation to determine whether children are ready for a Social Skills Group by calling Encompass at 888-2777 or going to www.encompassnw.org. Encompass offers the following parenting classes this fall at its main campus, 1407 Boalch Ave. N.W., North Bend (unless otherwise noted). Go to www.encompassnw.org or call 888-2777. “Parenting Skills for a Lifetime,” for parents of children ages 3 to 11, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 20 to Oct. 25, $10 “Make Parenting a Pleasure,” for Spanish-speaking parents of children from birth to age 7, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 29 to Dec. 1, $15 “Bringing Baby Home,” Gottman Relationship Institute retreat for soon-to-be parents and brand-new parents, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 and 8 at Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend, $150 per couple “Strengthening Families,” for middle-schoolers and their parents, orientation, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 28, then 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 5 to Nov. 16, Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive, Issaquah Highlands “Emotion Coaching,” for parents of preschoolers and grade-schoolers, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 5, YWCA Family Village Commons, 949 N.E. Ingram St., Issaquah Highlands “Children in the Middle” workshop, for separated, divorced and divorcing parents, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 22, $10 Sign up now for Issaquah Citizen Corps Fall Community Emergency Response Team classes. Sessions are from 6:309:30 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 www.issaquahcitizencorps.com/cert/class. Pickering Master Gardener Plant Clinic is from 9:30 a.m. to
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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 www.arteast.org. “Figure Drawing Open Studio” 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays, $65 “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
Adrienne Warren Adrienne Love Warren Derek and Amy Warren welcomed daughter Adrienne Love Warren to their Issaquah home July 15, 2011. Adrienne was born at Overlake Hospital, in Bellevue, weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measuring 19 3/4 inches. She joins siblings Haley Brianna O’Rourke, 17, and Willamina Grace Warren, 1. Grandparents are John and Janice O’Rourke, of Bellingham; Stella McGlenn, of Marysville; and Steven Warren, of Nampa, Idaho.
Chuffy, an adorable 3month-old kitty, is a tiny ball of love with a huge personality! Chuffy loves to jump and play, but this active youngster will gladly settle into your arms for a belly rub, too.
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 www.seattlehumane.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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joys swimming, biking, running, camping and skiing. Kunitz sees patients on Mondays and Thursdays and some Saturdays. Issaquah Veterinary Hospital is at 795 First Ave. N.W. Call 3926211.
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Lauren Strand and Patrick Beckwith Strand, Beckwith Lauren Strand, of Sammamish, and Patrick Beckwith, of Spanaway, were married July 16, 2011, at the Family Residence in Grapeview. Grandfather Wayne Beckwith officiated. The bride is the daughter of Kurt and Carla Strand, of Sammamish. Her maid of honor was Sarah Alberts. Bridesmaids were Casey Aydel, Claire Defouw and Katie Beckwith; junior attendant was Mariah Beckwith. A 2005 graduate of Skyline High School, Lauren earned a degree in physiology in 2009 and is working on a master’s degree in teaching at the University of Washington, Tacoma. The groom is the son of Forrest and Donna Beckwith, of Issaquah. His best man was Forrest Scott Beckwith II. His groomsmen were Austin Strand, Sean Lambrecht and Teddy Beckwith. Patrick is a 2003 graduate of Skyline High School. He graduated from West Point Army Academy in 2008. He is a captain at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The newlyweds climbed Mount Rainier with a family group. Their real honeymoon will be when Patrick returns from deployment.
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. A welcome coffee for new members is at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 13 Spiritwood presents Bingo! at 10:30-11:30 a.m. The following day trips are offered through September: Explore Westport, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 7, $15 for members, $17 for nonmembers
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Library The following events take place at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. “Baby Music Time,” for ages newborn to 14 months with an adult, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 3 “Play & Learn (Chinese),” for ages newborn to 5 with an adult, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 23 and 30 “How to Write Great College Essays,” for teens, 10 a.m. Sept. 10 “Stress Management and Relaxation Training (SMART) Teen,” 2 p.m. Sept. 18, call ahead to register Manga Club, for teens, 3 p.m. Sept. 19 Teen Book Club, 3 p.m. Sept. 22 “Cost and College,” for teens, 10 a.m. Sept. 24 “Fighting Cancer with Naturopathic Nutrition Strategies,” for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 15 “Life After Cancer Treatment Workshop,” for adults, 1 p.m. Sept. 17 “Retirement and Tax Strategies,” for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 20 “Naturopathic Recovery Plan and Weight Loss After Conventional Cancer Treatment,” for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 22 “Alien Encounters: Sci-Fi Movies and the Cold War Culture of the 1950s,” for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 27 Book Discussion Group, for adults, “Cutting For Stone,” by Abraham Verghese, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28
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Dr. Lynne Kunitz joined the Issaquah Veterinary Hospital in June. Kunitz graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine with her doctorate degree in 1994. A Wisconsin native, she moved to Issaquah six years ago with her husband and two children. She spent the past several years practicing emergency and critical care medicine before taking some time off to raise her children. Kunitz has been an active volunteer in the Issaquah community and is now proud to serve as a veterinarian, focusing on geriatrics and preventative medicine. In her spare time, she en-
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national provides to people in need by displaying before-andafter scenes of places and people. Visitors can also tour the Medical Teams International Mobile Dental vans used by volunteer dental professionals to provide free dental care to needy people throughout the Pacific Northwest. The organization is based in Tigard, Ore., and operates satellite offices in Redmond, Michigan, Minnesota and Washington, D.C. Medical Teams International’s local humanitarian aid program accepts, sorts and redistributes medical supplies in the United States and internationally to other agencies sharing the same mission. Since 1986, the organization has shipped $1.5 billion in medical supplies and sent more than 2,100 volunteer teams to more than 100 countries.
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Tyson Garbusjuk, of Boehm’s Candies Inc., was recently named to the board of directors of Retail Confectioners International, a trade association serving the chocolate and confectionery industry since 1917. Through educational resources, events and tradeshows, and connecting members to each other, RCI provides a forum for confectioners to develop their candy-making and business skills. Boehm’s Candies has been an active member of RCI since 1982. “We’re excited to welcome Tyson to our board of directors this year. His connections on the West Coast and his passion for the industry make him a great asset for RCI,” said Terry Hicklin, 2011-2012 president of the board of directors. Garbusjuk will serve a threeyear term.
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Lloyd John Hickey, of North Bonneville, passed away Aug. 14, 2011, at the age of 75. Lloyd was born March 29, 1936, in White Salmon, to Lloyd W. and Edythe Hickey. He was raised in Glenwood, where he graduated from high school in 1954. Lloyd married Margie Williams, from Goldendale, in 1956. Lloyd and Margie had two sons, Steve and Jeff. Lloyd and Margie would later divorce and then in 1968, Lloyd moved to Seattle, where he worked as a long-haul truck driver. Lloyd married Clara Himes in 1971. Lloyd and Clara purchased a house in Issaquah, where they made their home for 35 years. In 1988, Lloyd quit long-haul truck driving and began work as a local driver and mechanic until 2006, when he retired. Lloyd
and Clara sold their home and began splitting their time between Arizona and North Bonneville. Lloyd enjoyed tinkering and fixing things. He was always eager to lend a hand and give help to others no matter what the need. He especially enjoyed fishing with his sons and grandsons. Lloyd is survived by wife Clara; children Steve (Kelly) Hickey, Jeff (Belinda) Hickey, Tracy (Mike) Marconi, Douglas Himes and Tim Lee; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Lloyd will be greatly missed by his family and friends all of whom loved him very much. A memorial service will be held Friday, September 9 at 2 p.m. at Straub’s Funeral Home in Camas. A reception will follow. To send condolences or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.
Edwin Andrew Opstad Edwin Andrew Opstad, of Federal Way, and formerly of the Snoqualmie Valley, died Aug. 21, 2011, at age 77. He joined the Acacia fraternity at the University of Washington, graduating in 1956. After marrying Shirley Thompson in 1956, Ed served in the United States Army for 25 years. His community activities in-
cluded Kiwanis, Federal Way Historical Society, Republican Party and Royal Arch Masons. Ed is survived by his wife Bette; five children; 10 grandchildren; and sister Mary Fuller. A celebration of Ed’s life will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Steel Lake Presbyterian Church, 1829 S. 308th St., Federal Way. Read his full obituary at www.flintofts.com.
Leila May Thurlkill Leila May Thurlkill, 86, longtime resident of Fall City, passed away peacefully on Sunday Aug. 7, 2011, at Riverside Health Care Center in Missoula, Leila Thurkill Mont., of natural causes. That morning she went through her normal routine. She got up, dressed, went for breakfast and fell asleep for a nap. Only, this time she didn’t wake up. Leila was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Indiahoma, Okla., to Ray and Ferol Powell. She was raised in Oklahoma and Kansas, lived through the Great Depression and the dust bowl years, and World War II. She met a dashing World War II pilot and on Sept. 8, 1943, she married Roy C. Thurlkill in Denver. The couple lived in El Dorado and Danville, Ark., before moving in 1954 to Southern California, where they raised four children — Thomas, Keith, Kathy and Michael. They moved to Fall City in 1969. Leila worked as an accountant and bookkeeper and, of course, as a mother. She was always very involved in her church and enjoyed sewing, reading and gardening. The family
always had fresh vegetables from the garden, fruit from the trees, eggs, and sometimes meat from the animals. She and Roy were founding members of the Issasquaws and Braves Square Dance Club. Among the highlights of her life were several vacations to Alaska and many trips across the country to visit friends and family. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren. Leila was preceded by her husband Roy C. Thurlkill in 2005, and survived by her children and their families: Thomas and Leah Thurlkill, of Commerce City, Colo., Keith Thurlkill and Karen Ward, of Missoula, Mont., Kathleen and John Eagle, of Arcadia, Fla., and Michael and Ivonne Thurlkill, of Issaquah; seven grandchildren: (Robert, Steve, David, Stuart, Stephanie, Nathan and Lisette); and seven great-grandchildren (Dave, Amanda, Kaitlin, Sidney, Cameron, Lucille and Caleb). A memorial service was held Aug. 27 at Fall City United Methodist Church. Leila was buried with Roy at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.
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fun working with them and teaching them the music we played. Frankly, this was probably the most enjoyable part of my career.” From a saxophone and Louisiana… Bowen’s love for music began in the fourth grade when his dad bought him a saxophone. In high school, he switched from saxophone to bassoon. Originally from Baton Rouge, La., Bowen got first-hand experience conducting in high school and college as a drum major. Attending Louisiana State University, Bowen received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education. Originally, his plan was to become a professional player, but he was inspired to teach after having the opportunity to play with the New Orleans Pops. In eight weeks, the group played 24 concerts. “Teaching music allowed me to pass on the enjoyment and the art of music,” Bowen said. During college, he played in jazz bands. It was during that time he began playing in symphony orchestras. “It was something I enjoyed doing so I stayed with it,” he said. After 13 years of teaching high school band and orchestra in Louisiana and Mississippi, Bowen moved on to teach music at Eastern New Mexico University. There, he spent 27 years teaching woodwinds and serving as assistant band and orchestra director. While teaching in New Mexico, Bowen was given a sabbatical to pursue his doctorate in music education from the University of Northern Colorado. Bowen’s thesis was “Pertinent Factors in the Development of Selected Connoisseurs of Music.” It focused on when in life and why people develop an appreciation for music. Upon receiving his doctorate, Bowen returned to teaching at Eastern New Mexico University. “It wasn’t my original plan. The dean kept saying ‘Why don’t you go get your doctorate?’” Bowen said. “I had to put up or shut up.” Bowens favorite piece of music is Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. “It’s just a great piece of music,” Bowen said. “What has the most impact is the opening.” ...to ‘great satisfaction’ Bowen is currently occupied as a moderator at the Community Church of Issaquah. Duties of the moderator include presiding over church business meetings, councils, boards and committees. He
Norma Raye Walker Norma Raye Walker, born Feb. 3, 1942, passed away on Aug. 24, 2011. She was a wonderful woman, mother and grandmother who was loved Norma Raye Walker by both family and friends and will be dearly missed.
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is also involved in two woodwind quintets and will remain as a board member for the Issaquah Philharmonic. “I definitely still have my hand in it,” he said. “On occasion, I’ll perform a saxophone solo at church.” In the future, Bowen plans to continue teaching adult Sunday school at the Community Church and occupy his time with his favorite hobby, woodworking. Bowen said his best memory of the Issaquah Philharmonic is the group’s last performance. They played Mendelssohn’s “Reformation Symphony” and Weber’s “Invitation to the Dance.” “These are two very difficult numbers. They played them so musically that we were all thrilled,” Bowen said. “Some of the orchestra players didn’t realize the impact of their playing till they heard the CD. I ended my career with great satisfaction.” Darlene Rose, concertmaster of the Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra, said she will miss his excellent conducting skills. “His ability to work with every person on their level and teach us how to play the music was a strength that no other maestro I’ve worked with in my 25 years as a violinist has done,” Rose said. Glen Ferguson, trumpet player for the Issaquah Philharmonic, said he enjoyed Bowen’s sense of humor. “He never makes anyone feel bad when a mistake is made, but rather gives everyone a chance to laugh, refocus and do better on the next run-through.” Ferguson said. With the retirement of Bowen, the Issaquah Philharmonic has begun the search for a new conductor. The group is looking for someone with experience who takes an educational approach to conducting. The next conductor must have the ability to judge the capabilities of orchestra members and program concerts that are challenging but attainable to the group. Additionally, the conductor must be able to work with the members in an atmosphere of mutual respect and good humor. During concert performances, the conductor must be prepared to give brief program notes to the audience to increase their knowledge of the musical pieces and enhance their enjoyment of the concert. For their service to the Issaquah Philharmonic during his time, Bowen asked to recognize Providence Point for furnishing a place to rehearse, the city of Issaquah Arts Commission for helping financially with grants and Faith United Methodist Church for offering the group a performance venue.
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and married Rebecca Wilson. The union brought about four children. Tibbetts and his family moved to Portland, Ore., in 1871. A year later, they became residents of the town of Gilman. Goode also headed West after the Civil War and, according to Walimaki, fell in love with the Squak Valley area. Tibbetts became one of the area’s first prominent entrepreneurs. He bought 160 acres in Squak Valley, where he began a hop ranch and expanded into dairying and general farming. In 1882, he established a stagecoach line from Seattle to North Bend. When the town of Issaquah was laid out in 1888, Tibbetts put up a two-story building that was the first business in the new community. In addition, Tibbetts served Squak, Renton and North Bend as postmaster. He also became involved in politics. He was elected to the territorial legislature in 1887. Two years later, he was a member of the constitutional convention that met in Olympia to frame the constitution for the new state of Washington. He also served as justice of the peace for Renton for five years, and in 1881 was elected brigadier general of the state militia for two years. Many settlers who had been in the Union army also settled in the Issaquah area after the Civil War. One of those was Samuel Rowley, who was originally from England. After moving to Pennsylvania in 1861, the 32-year-old Row-
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week of Aug. 8. She made a point of returning to Issaquah and brought along her husband, two children and a younger brother. Besides Issaquah, the group spent time at the Pike Place Market and Safeco Field, the latter especially because Banno’s son wanted a souvenir of Mariners star Ichiro Suzuki, born in the same prefecture of Japan the Banno family calls home. The group also took in Issaquah High
IF YOU GO Washington Civil War Association 2011 events Sept. 17 — Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad Living History/Skirmish, Elbe. Email Tom Peloquin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sept. 17 — Honoring Their Memory: Blue and Gray ceremony and living history, Everett. Call Bruce Smith at 206-724-8851. Oct. 1-2 — Battle of Plain, Plain. Call Peter Jensen at 259-3316. ley enlisted in the 129th Pennsylvania Infantry in 1862. He was discharged a year later and eventually moved West and later became town marshal of Gilman. Proud of their nation and the contributions they made during the war, many veterans formed organizations such as the Grand Army of the Republic. Tibbetts was one of the organizers of the Grand Army Post No. 1 of Washington, named Gen. I.I. Stevens Post after the first governor of the Washington territory. Tibbetts was elected senior vice-commander when the organization was first formed and later elected commander. There isn’t as much information available about Goode from later in his life. However, Walimaki pointed out that Goode played a significant role in local history because some sites, such as Northwest Goode Place and Goode’s Corner, were named after him. Walimaki noted that Tibbetts and Goode did have something in common other than serving in the war. Eventually, Tibbetts and Goode became friends and inlaws when children from both families married.
School, where Banno spent time in classes all those years ago. Incidentally, according to Barrie, Banno found the new entrance to Issaquah High “unwelcoming.” But she still admired the beauty of the mountains visible behind the school. Banno was unable to meet up with the hosts she stayed with here as a teen. The family has moved to the East Coast, though Barrie said Banno still keeps in touch with one of the daughters. No one seems quite sure if Banno and her family will return to Issaquah again. If the visit does happen, Margaret said she hopes it doesn’t take another 21 years.
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Eagles’ seniors set high bar for season By Bob Taylor Issaquah Press sports editor Ethan Kalin began his football career with perfection. The Issaquah High School quarterback and other seniors on the 2011 team hope to conclude their final year with perfection, too. “When we were freshmen, our freshmen team went 9-0,” Kalin said. “ It would be great if we could go out the same way.” Kalin, 6-foot-1, 220 pounds, is one of the seniors Issaquah coach Chris Bennett is counting upon to return the Eagles to the state playoffs for a fifth straight year. The big lefthander threw for 1,261 yards and 14 touchdowns last season before injuring his elbow just before the 4A state playoffs. Kalin missed the post-season action, which saw Issaquah reach the quarterfinals where it was eliminated by rival Skyline 42-21. “He was the No. 2 passer in the league when he got hurt,” Bennett said. “He is healthy again. Ethan has a powerful arm. He had a great spring and summer. Hopefully he will have a big season for us.” Kalin had a spectacular effort at the Lakewood 7-on-7 Tournament earlier this month. Issaquah, with Kalin at the throttle, won the tournament. “He threw the ball very well. He did not have a single interception,” Bennett said. Kalin lost two of his top weapons
BY GREG FARRAR
Hamilton Noel, Liberty senior running back, weaves through the defense with a handoff from senior quarterback Jordan West during practice.
Patriots aim to build on past successes By Christina Lords Issaquah Press reporter
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Eric Lemke, Issaquah senior tight end, performs endurance exercises with teammates on the Eagles’ new football field turf. from last season through graduation. All-purpose Taylor Wyman, who was the team’s leading rusher and scorer, and school record-setting receiver Evan Peterson both are playing in the college ranks this fall.
“You don’t replace guys like them,” Bennett said, “but we feel we have some guys who will step up and play well for us.” Sophomore Jack Gellatly, who got some carries last season, is expected to fill Wyman’s void as the
Eagles’ featured running back. Gellatly’s three older brothers all starred at Issaquah. “He had a good pedigree,” BenSee EAGLES, Page B5
Spartans reload for championship run By Christopher Huber Issaquah Press reporter
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Max Browne, Skyline junior quarterback, looks for a receiver during practice Aug. 25.
It didn’t take long for the Skyline High School Spartans football team to bounce back from defeat at the 2010 state 4A title game. From players’ reactions after the final buzzer sounded, the loss to Ferris stung. Ultimately, it inspired the team to start preparing for the 2011 season earlier than ever. Players began optional workouts in January instead of March. And, coupled with the handful of team and 7-on-7 camps they attended, the Spartans seemed to exude as much confidence as ever during late August practices. That’s despite losing Kasen Williams, considered by many national publications to be last year’s top wide receiver prospect in the nation. Skyline still will focus its attack around junior quarterback Max
Browne, who in his sophomore year completed 294 of 432 passes for 4,182 yards, 50 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Browne, the latest of Skyline’s line of talented quarterbacks, has already received Division I offers from Washington, California, Wisconsin, Utah and Clemson. But the Spartans will also step up the running game from years past to potentially pack an even harder punch than its state-champ squads did under now-Brigham Young University starter, quarterback Jake Heaps. “There’s a lot of new guys stepping up,” Browne said during a break at practice Aug. 25. Browne was most impressed with the team’s cohesiveness and overall depth this season. Skyline returns 10 starters from last year, See SPARTANS, Page B5
Today, not tomorrow. Those are the words the Liberty High School football team will live and die by to maintain the past several years’ momentum heading into the 2011 season. That phrase, or “TNT” in team parlance, is something the team’s leaders said they’ve set in their sights to keep them explosive during every play of every practice. “What’s nice about our school is that we’re not really known for having the top athletes or players, but we work really hard,” said Kevin Ahrens, a junior returning offensive and defensive lineman. “We bust our butt to get it done in the off-season and we play as a team. That’s been our calling card.” After losing in the Class 3A quarterfinals of the post-season to Bellevue last year, Ahrens said the team is focusing on building on each successful play and picking up the pace on the defensive end of the ball. Liberty coach Steve Valach said if the new team can learn to win and play in the moment, each of those minor successes would turn into larger ones. “My hope would be that they gain positive experience, and for our guys who haven’t played a lot do play, that they gain confidence,” he said. “So much of being successful out there is believing in your ability to get it done.” With a 20-6 record the past two seasons, Liberty must look to returning defensive and offensive senior linemen Anthony Olobia and Jalen Robinson, as well as Ahrens, to add protection upfront. Olobia earned first-team all-KingCo Conference 3A/2A honors last fall and Robinson was a second-team all-KingCo choice. “My hope on both sides of the football is that our line can set the tone,” Valach said. “If you’re good up front, you always have a chance. It just makes you better all over.” Team members will play a critical role to allow new starting
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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senior quarterback Jordan West to step into the place of former quarterback Trey Wheeler, Valach said. “I would imagine the perception is, from the outside looking in, that Liberty’s down a little bit,” Valach said. “I just think we’re different. Sometimes when you have talented players, you definitely lean on them. When you don’t have them, you find where your strengths are, and you maximize those areas.” West said he hopes to use people’s perceptions of how losing Wheeler will affect Liberty to his advantage. “It’s like they don’t know what to expect, which I like,” he said. “I’ve been working really hard … going to a lot of camps and going to these work outs. I’m just very excited.” Losing running back Chandler Jenkins and receiver Jake Bainton, who graduated last year, could also be seen as a void, he said. Jenkins was the KingCo Conference 3A/2A offensive player of the year in 2010. He led the league in rushing and scoring. Jenkins, See PATRIOTS, Page B5
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nett said. “Like his older brothers, Jack is a good player.” Gellatly showed his potential in Issaquah’s 35-14 rout of Newport last season by rushing for 114 yards and scoring three touchdowns. Tyler Sheehan and Eric Rowe will probably share the fullback spot and Kyle Thomas will see action at running back. Despite the loss of Peterson, the Eagles should have a strong flock of receivers. Junior Reed Peterson, Evan’s younger brother; and senior Jake Bakamus both started last season. “Reed is very fast and has great speed like his brother. He is a game-changing receiver. He will step out of the shadow of his big brother,” Bennett said. Junior Craig Greiwe and Ken Norton, a converted quarterback, also figure in the receiving plans along with senior tight end Eric Lemke. Lemke, 6-4, 250, earned allKingco Conference 4A honors last season and has received serious attention from many Pacific-10 Conference schools as well as other Division I programs. The University of Idaho has already offered Lemke a scholarship. “He caught a lot of passes for us last year. He runs very well for a big kid and has great hands,” Bennett said. Kalin is enthused about the group of receivers. “When I drop back, I have a whole bunch of receivers I can go to. It just won’t be one guy,” Kalin said. The offensive line won’t be quite as large as some previous Issaquah lines. “But they are quick and very athletic,” Kalin said. Returning up front are senior guards Austin Richert (6-2, 225) and Trevor Alexander (6-1, 200). Senior Duncan Hamilton (6-3, 200), who saw action last season, will be one of the tackles. Either Shay Dingfelder (6-1, 285) or Jacob Peterson (6-1, 200), both sophomores, will be the other tackle. Junior Jake Volk (6-1, 235) is set at center. Richert, an all-league linebacker, and Lemke, who earned second-
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
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team all-league honors at end, head the defense. “Austin is really strong and physical. He is a tough kid at linebacker,” Bennett said. In addition to starting at guard on offense and at linebacker on defense, Richert is also the team’s long snapper on punts and for field goals and extra points. Alexander returns at end, Bakamus at cornerback and Rowe at one of the linebacker spots. Dingfelder and Volk will be the tackles with Jacob Peterson, no relation to Reed, at end. Hamilton, Richert, Rowe and Eric Rauch should give the Eagles a solid linebacking corps. In the secondary, the Eagles have with Bakamus, Gellatly, Greiwe, Reed Peterson and Nathan Neal. Eric Chapman, Trace Eaton, Norton and Chave Peterson, no relation to Reed or Jacob, also figure in the plans. Chave will be the Eagles’ backup quarterback. The Eagles have a strong tradition and high expectations for another successful season. “The kids expect to be playing football in mid-November,” Bennett said. “We have another good group. We expect to be very competitive. As usual, the toughest part will be getting through out league, which is the toughest in the state.” Bob Taylor: 392-6434, ext. 236, or email@example.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.
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Jordan West, Liberty senior quarterback, flies a pass downfield to an open receiver during scrimmage in practice.
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who was highly recruited, had an appointment to the Air Force Academy but this summer decided to walk on at Washington State University. Bainton was an all-league receiver for the Patriots. He plans to play for American River Community College in California. “We love the fact that no one knows what to expect of us, that there’s no expectations,” said Sean Komendat, a defensive linebacker. “We love that we can go out there and show what our class has to offer.” Senior running backs Hamilton Noel, Josh Gordon and Connor Hudson, as well as junior running back Tynan Gilmore, will also be players to watch as the Patriots progress through the season, Valach said. Noel is one of the school’s top all-
around athletes. He earned second-team all-league honors in football as a linebacker last fall, was a KingCo champion in wrestling and in track, he won the league pole vault title. “Everyone thinks we have nothing because we lost those three guys, but they never saw our full depth last year,” said Shane Small, a defensive lineman. “We don’t really lose players, we just reload and keep going.” The Patriots will face Skyline High School, an opponent they beat 39-34 in the first game of last season, at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 in Sammamish. “For us, it’s not how good we are Sept. 2,” Valach said. “It’s how good we are in late October. How much better have we gotten? I think that will be the test of us.”
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but also comes loaded with a new crop of contributors on both sides of the ball. “We’re more deep than any other year Skyline has seen,” Browne said. “We don’t lose a lot.” Browne will have some relatively large targets in his receiving corps in seniors Mason Gregory (6-foot-5, 210), Taggert Kreuger (6-2), John deVita (6-5) and junior Andrew Giese (6-2). Taylor said the key to Skyline earning another KingCo Conference 4A title and getting back to state tournament is the team establishing the line of scrimmage and balancing the run and pass game. While pass-heavy in 2010, the Spartans will hit the field with plenty of power on the ground and in the air in 2011. Seniors Damien Greene and Connor Gilchrist return at running back with more experience, as well as with two juniors to back them up — Jack Valencia and Chase Premone. Three offensive linemen, Ben Vavra, Joe Beattie and Austin Owen, return to protect Browne and create holes for the running backs. Vavra was a second-team all-KingCo selection last year. Junior linebacker Peyton Pelluer, who earned all-league firstteam honors last fall, and Greene, who earned second-team allleague honors as a corner back, will lead the defense. Pelluer led the league in tackles last season. Senior Jake Monroe and juniors Nick Sblendorio, Sean McDonald, Blake Young, Peter Stromgren, Devin Benford and Brandon Crandall will provide depth in the mid and back field. McDonald was a reliable placekicker last season and earned second-team allleague honors.
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The Spartans have been one of the elite programs in the state for the past 11 years, winning five state titles. The expectations for the team are again high. With some key 2010 players gone, Skyline might seem like a whole new team. But Taylor, in his fourth year as head coach, seemed confident about the team’s work ethic and skill level heading into the season opener Sept. 2 against Liberty. “We have a lot of kids that are new to our offense and defense but they have picked things up beautifully and we are excited to see them play,” Taylor said. Christopher Huber: 392-6434, ext. 242, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.
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The Issaquah Press
KingCo Conference Sept. 2 season openers Heritage (Vancouver, Wa.) at Issaquah Liberty at Skyline Garfield at Lake Washington Redmond at Juanita Eastlake at Central Kitsap Ballard at Sammamish Woodinville at Mount Si Inglemoor at Snohomish Roosevelt at Franklin Union (Camas, Wa.) at Bothell All 7 p.m. Sept. 3 game Seattle Prep at Mercer Island (CenturyLink Field), 8 p.m.
Prep cross country Preseason state coaches polls Boys 4A 1, Eisenhower; 2, Gig Harbor; 3, Ferris; 4, Wenatchee; 5, Mead; 6, Auburn Riverside; 7, Lewis & Clark; 8, Walla Walla; 9, Skyline; 10, Henry Jackson. Girls 4A 1, Bellarmine Prep; 2, Eisenhower; 3, Tahoma; 4, Stanwood; 5, Eastlake; 6, Redmond; 7, Walla Walla; 8, Auburn Riverside; 9, Thomas Jefferson.
Triathlon Lake Sammamish Triathlon At Lake Sammamish State Park Aug. 27 Results Overall leaders 1, Mark Oliver 1:04:46.3; 2, Peter Metzger 1:08:05.8; 3, Francis Stanbury 1:08:06; 4, Thomas Goos 1:08:09.7; 5, Paul Wierenga 1:08:31.4; 6, Nathan Lyons 1:08:39.7; 7, Michael Milic 1:08:51.2; 8, Dave Turpin 1:09:15.3; 9, Chris Clayton 1:09:24.3; 10, Mark Drangsholt 1:10:20.9; 11, Paul Palumbo 1:10:43.5; 12, Jonathan d’Orgee 1:10:45.7; 13, Larry Clark 1:10:51.6; 14, Gustavo Basualdo 1:11:14.6; 15, Travis Wilson 1:11:30.1; 16, Mark De Lanoy 1:11:33.3; 17, Brandon Savini 1:11:43.0; 18, Steven Lutz 1:11:43.7; 19, Brian Foley 1:12:32.3; 20, Jakob Yandie 1:12:41.6; 21, Alexander Barnett 1:12:45.5; 22, Dave Anana 1:13:08.5; 23, Robin White 1:13:10.6; 24, Bradley Hammond 1:13:11.3; 25, Dave Whitbeck 1:13:47.2; 26, David Seidman 1:13:49.2; 27, Lee Wiseman 1:13:54.1; 28, Marie Hansen 1:14:04.5; 29, Patrik Rowland 1:14:16.0; 30, Chuck Amon 1:14:37.3; 31, Dan Oliver 1:14:55.7; 32, Lisa Walker 1:15:02.3; 33, Art Zaske 1:15:07.1; 34, Joshua Barrow 1:15:07.5; 35, Sean Dixey 1:15:07.6; 36, Stuart Brown 1:15:16.7; 37, Paul Luther 1:15:24.O; 38, John Cain Jr. 1:15:35.6; 39, Tim DesRosiers 1:15:46.5; 40, Micki Hopkins 1:15:51.4; 41, Bill Hamilton 1:15:53.0; 42, Stephen Stark 1:16:04.2; 43, Adam Bishop 1:16:10.2; 44, Kiki King 1:16:13.0; 45, Tom Cyr 1:16:19.3; 46, John Brewer 1:16:20.0; 47, Peter Litwin 1:16:31.1; 48, David Fujimoto 1:16:35.8; 49, Jana Broecking 1:16:44.6; 50, Miles Ewing 1:16:46.2; 51,Larry Mattson 1:16:58.9; 52, Jim McElroy 1:17:01.6; 53, Halward Berg 1:17:11.8; 54, Steven Schramm 1:17:14.6; 55, Nina Ellen Keaney 1:17:19.2; 56, Tami Walton 1:17:20.2; 57, Tasha Westinghouse 1:17:33;5; 58, Spencer Mayes 1:17:41.9; 59, Jessica Savini 1:18:03.2; 60, Brent Colby 1:18:04.6; 61, Zvonimir Turcinov 1:18:10.7; 62, Kyle Entrop 1:18:15.4; 63, Steffen Schumann 1:18:25.0; 64, Briann Brekkan 1:18:29.3; 65, Kollen Glynn 1:18:30.5; 66, John Marquis 1:18:31.4; 67, Tony Olmstead 1:18:32.9; 68, Justin Blackhurst 1:18:35.3; 69, Michael Metzger 1:18:47.5; 70, Michael Campbell 1:18:49.1; 71, Daryn Klinginsmith 1:18:50.3; 72, Gary Grossblatt 1:18:53.0; 73, Kevin McFarland 1:18:53.7; 74, Mario Guzzi 1:18:55.5; 75, Sue Bailey 1:19:02.8; 76, Elliot Harrison 1:19:26.0; 77, Kate Everitt 1:19.33.3; 78, Scott Hastie 1:19:49.7; 79, Mark Braseth 1:19:53.2; 80, Mark Rowe 1:19:56.1; 81, Kevin Rivard 1:20:13.8; 82, Brian Pearce 1:20:15.2; 83, Kathleen Matthews 1:20:22.5; 84, Jon Leffingwell 1:20:28.7; 85, Andrew Ashbaugh 1:20:35.5; 86, Kristine Kloepfer 1:20:37.1; 87, Marty Hall 1:20:39.3; 88, Bob Harrison 1:20:40.6; 89, Kim Stanley 1:20:41.1; 90, Jim Broadlick 1:20:42.8; 91, Russ Herwig 1:20:49.0; 92, Griffin Stoddard 1:21:03.9; 93, Robert Seitz 1:21:09.3; 94, Robert Evans 1:21:28.4; 95, Ryan Theune 1:21:35.0; 96, Eric Norris 1:21:39.1; 97, Brenda Kasper 1:21.39.9; 98, Uwe Stahischmidt 1:21:50.5; 99, Mike Peak 1:22:00.6; 100, Ted Pierce 1:22:02.9. Age group results Females 14-and-under 1, Katie Volodkevich 1:45.59.9. 20-24 1, Kathleen Matthews 1:20:22.5; 2, Adrienne Nova 1:22:06.8; 3, Courtney Hutchins 1:23:13.0. 25-29 1, Jessica Savini 1:18:03.2; 2, Jessica Bratrude 1:25:14.5; 3, Sarah Schroeder 1:25:31.6. 30-34 1, Kate Everitt 1:19:33.3; 2, Elizabeth Rigsbee 1:24:16.2; 3, Megan Hamrick 1:25:56.2. 35-39 1, Robin White 1:13:10.6; 2, Micki Hopkins 1:15:51.4; 3, Jana Broecking 1:16:44.6. 40-44 1, Marie Hansen 1:14:05.5; 2, Kiki King 1:16:13.0; 3, Nina Ellen Keaney 1:17.19.2. 45-49 1, Tami Walton 1:17:20.2; 2, Sue Bailey 1:19:02.8; 3, Kristine Kloepfer 1:20.37.1. 50-54 1, Lisa Walker 1:15:02.3; 2, Belle Ruiz 1:31:04.5; 3, Mary Blythe 1:41:17.7. 55-59 1, Gloria Califf 1:25:51.4; 2, Christina Anderson 1:36:15.9; 3, Carol Austin 1:38.57.4. 60-64 1, Marilyn Pinquoch 1:29:58.3; 2, Trish Kidder 1:31:17.2; 3, Carol Coram 1:34:24.1. 70-and-over 1, Carolyn Phillips 1:44:46.8; 2, Judith Gray 2:01:40.6. Athena 1, Heather Morelli 1:25:32.6; 2, Kathi Charlton 1:30:21.0; 3, Toni Moe 1:30:39.5. Retro Females 1, Jay Lynn Corneil 1:27:59.5; 2, Amy Carter 1:28:12.3; 3, Ashley Zanolli 1:41:13.8. Family and friends, females 1, Hazel Grace Dircksen 1:25:48.3; 2, Elizabeth Kavanaugh 1:29:27.9; 3, Regina Durr 1:35:31.5. Males 14-and-under 1, Michael Milic 1:08:51.2; 2, Aaron Castleton 1:35:49.6; 3, Nicholas Nava 1:37:38.4. 15-16 1, Elliot Harrison 1:19:26.0; 2, Griffin Stoddard 1:21:03.9; 3, Tom Hutchison 1:23:34.5. 20-24 1, Peter Metzger 1:08:05.8; 2, Nathan Lyons 1:08:39.7; 3, Steven Schramm 1:17:14.6. 25-29 1, Francis Stanbury 1:08:06.0; 2, Chris Clayton 1:09:24.3; 3, Travis Wilson 1:11:30.1. 30-34 1, Dave Turpin 1:09:15.3; 2, Brandon Savini 1:11:43.0; 3, Brian Foley 1:12:32.3. 35-39 1, Joshua Barrow 1:15:07.5; 2, Sean Dixey 1:15:07.6; 3, Bill Hamilton 1:15:52.0. 40-44 1, Mark Oliver 1:04:46.3; 2, Thomas Goos 1:08:09.7; 3, Jonathan d’Orgee 1:10:45.7. 45-49 1, Paul Wierenga 1:08:31.4; 2, Mark DeLanoy 1:11:33.3; 3, Dave Anana 1:13:08.5. 50-54 1, Mark Drangsholt 1:10:20.9; 2, Paul Palumbo 1:10:43.5; 3, Tom Cyr 1:16:19.3. 55-59 1, Larry Clark 1:10:51.6; 2, Steven Lutz 1:11:43.7; 3, Bradley Hammond 1:13:11.3. 60-64 1, Gene Jarstad 1:23:22.1; 2, Patrick Gray 1:24:05.5; 3, Jeff Kidder 1:26:16.2. 65-69 1, Ted Pierce 1:22:02.9; 2, Robert Chicoine 1:30:08.6; 3, Tom Fenn 1:44:23.3. 70-and-over 1, Court Jones 1:49:22.1 Clydesdale 1, Art Zaske 1:15:07.1; 2, Stuart Brown 1:15:16.7; 3, Zvonimir Turcinov 1:18:10.7. Retro Males 1, Scott Thomsen 1:22:19.4; 2, Cale Carter
1:28:12.0; 3, Kenneth Hiatt 1:30:22.1. Family and friends, males 1, Andrew Ashbaugh 1:20:35.5; 2, Allan Knight 1:23:27.0; 3, Jud Adcock 1:26:52.8. Three-person relays 1, The Sunday Drivers (Stacy O’Daffer,Will O’Daffer, Eric O’Daffer) 1:10:14.6; 2, Honey Badgers (Christopher Doran, Angela Brobst, Alysson Bashey) 1:19:42.6; 3, Roadside Attraction (Saran Lieneman, Ivy Branam, Cathy Van Lith) 1:21:01.1. Two-person relays 1, Tri Rule 5 (Kardine Jones, Christopher Dixon) 1:14:15.6; 2, Sweatin for Charity (Randall Wilson, Kathleen Wilson) 1:22:56.6; 3, Vargas Team (Jorge Vargas, Rocio Franklin) 1:40:26.1.
Golf PNGA Public Links Championship At The Links at Moses Pointe Moses Lake Final scores: 2, Brittany Tallman (Issaquah) 77-68 145; 17 (tie), Mersadie Tallman (Issaquah) 78-87 165; 21, Laura Risher (Issaquah) 87-82 - 169.
Running Alki Beach Run 5K race Results for local runners: 34, Dave Parsons (Issaquah) 21:18; 35, Molly Hurd (Sammamish) 21:24; 137, David Ursino (Sammamish) 25:39; 161, Engwin Chang (Issaquah) 26:29; 222, Dawn Loeliger (Sammamish) 27:57; 277, Deanne O'Connor (Sammamish) 29:19; 283, Rob Marshall (Sammamish) 29:25; 288, Larry Cochrane (Sammamish) 29:36; 290, Karen Whittier (Sammamish) 29:44; 292, Gail Cochrane (Sammamish) 29:47; 299, Jennifer Wright (Sammamish) 29:53; 315, Terry Morse (Issaquah) 30:17; 402, Jason Yunker (Sammamish) 32:29; 415, Sonal Chitnis (Newcastle) 32:48; 442, Holly Green (Issaquah) 33:21; 444, Tracy Buck (Newcastle) 33:23; 597, Sandy Marshall (Sammamish) 38:35; 654, Mason Buck (Newcastle) 41:36; 655, David Buck (Newcastle) 41:37; 672, Julia Mills (Sammamish) 42:32; 680, Mackenzie Kurtz (Sammamish) 43:07; 682, Isabel Cappo (Sammamish) 43:10; 684, Emma Stickney (Sammamish) 43:13; 696, Anne Yunker (Sammamish) 43:54.
Snoqualmie Railroad Days 5K Race Local runners: 7, Brian Carroll (Sammamish) 17:49; 20, Paul Lee (Sammamish) 19:32; 27, Aaron King (Issaquah) 20:34; 39, Dave Parsons (Issaquah) 21:34; 68, Lyn Mikesell (Issaquah) 23:33; 70, Ellie Bruce (Preston) 23:44; 71, Preston Henning (Issaquah) 23:46; 73, Garth Bruce (Preston) 23:49; 79, Jason Reeder (Sammamish) 29:57; 105, Mark Henning (Issaquah) 26:08; 120, Alysha Lee (Sammamish) 27:15; 132, Ryan Pedersen (Issaquah) 28:24; 153, Jim Gorman (Issaquah) 29:45; 161, Lisa Reeder (Sammamish) 29:57; 174, Jenie Lau (Issaquah) 30:17; 184, Martin Booth (Sammamish) 30:54; 195, Mark Peschel (Sammamish) 31:14; 214, Roy Feketitsch (Issaquah) 32:18; 227, Sheila Espenel (Issaquah) 33:00; 237, Debbie Alvord (Sammamish) 33:41; 289, Stacy Sheperson (Sammamish) 40:28; 294, Michael Reeves (Sammamish) 40:37; 304, Lacey Lafferty (Issaquah) 41:45; 305, Ryan Lafferty (Issaquah) 41:45; 327, Olivia Henning (Issaquah) 47:20; 329, Tara Schmidt (Newcastle) 48:21; 330, Melisa Michelson (Issaquah) 48:22. 10K Race Local runners: 30, Brian Comer (Sammamish) 36:29; 40, Joon Song (Sammamish) 38:22; 43, Michael Brisbois (Sammamish) 38:51; 77, Debbie Bredeweg (Sammamish) 45:29 82, Rob Griffin (Issaquah) 46:10; 117, Jim Finnerty (Issaquah) 49:27; 135, Sue Maybee (Sammamish) 51:33; 140, Laurie Shepherd (Issaquah) 51:48; 160, Osamu Yamamoto (Sammamish) 54:14; 200, Jadeyn Glauser (Issaquah) 1:01:28; 204, Brianna Kulman (Issaquah) 1:02:14; 215, Vicki Sosey (Sammamish) 1:04:07; 222, Travis Schrage (Issaquah) 1:04:38; 227, Taryn Ross (Issaquah) 1:05:55; 231, Bekki Park (Issaquah) 1:07:58; 240, Magan Cromar (Issaquah) 1:11:09; 247, Heather Widup (Sammamish) 1:13:53; 248, Nancy Schulte (Sammamish) 1:14:02; 250, Kurt Seidenstucker (Issaquah) 1:14:35; 251, Erica Sullivan (Issaquah) 1:15:07; 254, Domenick Franchini (Issaquah) 1:17:16; 255, Samantha Franchini (Issaquah) 1:17:18.
Softball Issaquah Parks & Rec Leagues JACK ‘N’ JILL A-B Division Aug. 23 Games Kristin’s Bail Bonds 8, Just For Fun 6 Gaslamp 19, Phillies Buntz 8 Angels 14, AR 1 C Division Aug. 22 Games Empty Pitchers 11, Real Wo(men) of Genius 5 San Mar Sluggers 15, Peace Out 6 Squak Mountain Lime & Salt 17, Off in Left Field 0 Holy Hurlers 7, Where My Pitches At? 6 MEN’S 35-AND-OVER Aug. 22 Games Speaker City 11, Team Microsoft 10 Gaslamp/TDTR 14, Rollin’ Log 7
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.
Issaquah Alps Trails Club
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 ... Sept. 5, 10 a.m., Dogs Welcome Hike, 6-10 miles, 800 to 1,600-foot elevation gain. Call 4812341 ... Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m., Cougar Mountain, hike to AA Peak, 4.5 miles, 650-foot elevation gain. Call 882-3435 ... Sept. 11, 10 a.m., North Bend’s Cedar Butte, 5 miles, 900-foot elevation gain. Call 823-0747. Cascade Bicycle Club Aug. 31, 9 a.m., MarymoorIssaquah-Beaver Lake, 33 miles from Marymoor Park east parking lot. Call 206-523-2205 ... Sept. 2, 10 a.m., Snoqualmie Valley ride, 50 miles from McDonald Park in Carnation. Call 206687-9338 ... Sept. 4, 9 a.m., Lake Sammamish Loop, 36 miles from Redhook Brewery in Woodinville. Call 206-356-8134 ... Sept. 5, 10 a.m., Renton Cruise, 25 miles from Ron Regis Park. Call 226-6923 ... Sept. 11, 8 a.m., Iron Horse Trail to Snoqualmie Pass, 55 miles from Rattlesnake Lake parking lot. Call 206-414-8851. 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 www.nwtrails.com. Sept. 10, 8:30 a.m., Newcastle Days 5K. Register at www.newcastle5K.com. Registration closes Sept. 9 at noon. Multicross Sept. 3-4, North Bend Multicross. Event includes multicross, swimming and trail running. Call 766-8787 or go to www.multicross.net. 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 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 www.alumnifootballusa.com. 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 www.washingtonoutdoorwomen.org or call 455-1986. 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. 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.
Fishing Sept. 14, 7 p.m., Bellevue-Issaquah Chapter of Trout Unlimited meeting at the Issaquah Brew Pub. Dave McCoy, a Trout Unlimited member and owner of Emerald Water Anglers, is the featured speaker. Public is invited and no price for admission.
Youth sports/activities Soccer Issaquah Soccer Club is registering players for its fall recreation program (U6-U18) at www.issaquahsoccerclub.org. 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. 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 email@example.com. 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 www.issaquahparks.net 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 www.issaquahyouthlacrosse.com. Basketball Hoopaholics East holds tryouts for boys grades five and six from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 31 at Eastside Catholic High School. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.hoopaholics.com. Softball Wave Softball Select tryouts for 12U18U have already started at the WBI training facility in Woodinville. Call 4221769 or go to www.wavesoftball.org. Basketball Issaquah Parks offers a variety of programs for young hoopers, ages 4-5 and 6-8. The mini-hooper program, for ages 4-5, starts Sept. 17 and is from 10-11 a.m. Saturdays. The Hoopsters program, for ages 6-8, begins Sept. 29 and is from 5-5:50 p.m. Thursdays. Call 837-3300. Fencing Issaquah Parks has a mini-musketeer program, for ages 5-7. The class, taught by the Washington Fencing Academy, is from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and begins Sept. 27 at Endeavor Elementary School.
High school sports Football Sept. 2, 7 p.m., Heritage at Issaquah, Liberty at Skyline. Girls soccer Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m.,Liberty at Skyline; Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m., Issaquah at Lake Washington; Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m., Skyline at Mercer Island. Girls swimming Sept. 8, 3:30 p.m., Interlake at Liberty (Julius Boehm Pool). Volleyball Sept. 6, 7 p.m., Skyline at Liberty; Sept. 7, 7 p.m., Lake Washington at Skyline; Sept. 8, 7 p.m., Liberty at Mount Si. Tennis Sept. 6, 3:45 p.m., Sammamish at Skyline, Liberty at Ñewport; Sept. 8, 3:45 p.m., Skyline at Roosevelt, Garfield at Issaquah, Liberty at Mount Si. 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.
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. Oct. 24 at Interlake, 7 p.m. SKYLINE SPARTANS Date Opponent Sept. 6 at Liberty, 7 p.m.
Tallman second at PNGA Brittany Tallman, of Issaquah, finished second Aug. 28 in the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship at The Links at Moses Pointe in Moses Lake. Tallman, a former high-school state champion golfer at Issaquah, had a two-day total of 1over par 145. She finished just two strokes behind Kate Hildahl, of Tualatin, Ore. Now a member of the University of Washington women’s golf team, Tallman shot the best single round of the championship Aug. 28 with an impressive 4-under par 68. Tallman’s younger sister Mersadie, who will be a freshman at Issaquah High this fall, finished in a tie for 17th with a 165 total. Laura Risher, of Issaquah, was 24th at 169.
Mark Oliver wins Lake Sammamish Triathlon Mark Oliver, of Lake Forest Park, finished first in the Lake Sammamish Triathlon Aug. 27 at Lake Sammamish State Park. Oliver, a veteran triathlete, completed the course in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 46.3 seconds. Peter Metzger, of Seattle, was second in 1:08:05.8 and Francis Stanbury, of Redmond, was third in 1:08:06. Robin White, of Sammamish, was the first-place female finisher with a time of 1:13:10.6. She was 24th overall and also first in her 35-39 age division. Katie Volodkevich, of Sammamish, was first in the female 14-and-under division with a time of 1:45:59.9.
Eastside FC U-18 team wins tournament Garrett deCillia, Spencer Spears and Michael Roberts, all of Issaquah, helped the Eastside FC BU 18 Red team win the 2011 Puma Pacific Coast Challenge Tournament Aug. 28 in Bellingham. The Eastside FC team defeated Three Rivers United, of Tri-Cities, 3-1 in the title game. Last year Three Rivers defeated the Eastside FC team in the semifinals. Last February, Eastside FC rallied from a 2-1 halftime deficit to beat Three Rivers 3-2 in the state tournament title game at the Starfire Soccer Complex in Tukwila. Coaches Kyle Tatro and Mark Kovats are Issaquah residents.
Trout Unlimited meeting is Sept. 14 in Issaquah The public is invited to the Sept. 14 meeting of the BellevueIssaquah Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Issaquah Brewhouse, 35 W. Sunset Way. Dave McCoy, a Trout Unlimited member and owner of Emerald
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Lake Washington, 7 p.m. at Bellevue, 7 p.m. Mercer Island, 7 p.m. Garfield, 7 p.m. Ballard, 7 p.m. at Roosevelt, 7 p.m. at Newport, 7 p.m. Issaquah, 7 p.m. at Bothell, 7 p.m. Inglemoor, 7 p.m. Eastlake, 7 p.m. at Redmond, 7 p.m. 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.
Water Anglers, is the featured speaker. He will show photo slides to reveal fly fishing opportunities in Western Washington. There is no price for admission.
State increases fees for fishing, hunting Starting Sept. 1, the base cost of most Washington hunting and fishing licenses will increase. This is the first general recreational license fee increase in more than a decade. The Legislature approved the new fees to help meet rising costs and a shortfall in revenue for managing hunting, fishing and the fish and wildlife populations that are the focus of those activities. Not all license fees will increase, and some will decline, including those for youth, seniors and people with disabilities. New license fee prices are available on the Department of Fish and Wildlife website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/ licensing/license_fees.html. The new fees are expected to generate about $8 million annually for activities that support hunting and recreational fishing. Recreational license and permit revenue is used to manage fisheries and hunting seasons, produce trout and steelhead for recreational fisheries, enforce regulations, monitor fish and game populations and help maintain wildlife lands.
Weekend workshop for women is Sept. 16-18 Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills at a weekend workshop Sept. 16-18 at Camp River Ranch in Carnation. The workshop is coordinated by Washington Outdoor Women, a nonprofit program dedicated to teaching women outdoor skills and natural resource stewardship. Many of the sessions are led by state Department of Fish and Wildlife experts and other certified instructors. Among the classes offered are archery, freshwater fishing, fly fishing and fly tying, kayaking, cooking wild game, big-game hunting basics, wilderness first aid, survival skills, training a hunting dog and outdoor photography. Department of Fish and Wildlife staff members serving as volunteer instructors for the event include biologists Laura Till and Susan Cierebiej, who will teach the use of a map and compass in the field. Workshop participants must be at least 18 years old, and those planning to participate in the fishing and fly-fishing sessions must have a current Washington recreational fishing license. To learn more about the workshop, go to http://www.washingtonoutdoorwomen.org or call 455-1986.
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.
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Siblings exchange visits with students from sister cities By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter “Hot, really hot,” said Scott Corbitt, 15. “It just gets hot and stays that way.” And while she talked a bit about the weather, for Scott’s older sister Christina, 17, it was the architecture that first grabbed her attention. “People go to work in buildings that are very old,” she said. To put things in perspective, Christina noted the buildings are older than the U.S. Constitution. Both Scott and Christina are returning this week to classes at Issaquah High School. When asked what they did over their summer vacation, the Corbitts have some pretty good answers. Scott spent three weeks in Haulien, Taiwan, while Christina spent a similar amount of time in Liepaja, Latvia. Also over the summer, the Corbitt’s Bellevue home was host to Samanta Kaleja, 18, of Liepaja, and Jeff Yang, of Taiwan. (Jeff’s real name is Yang Che-Fung, but he used “Jeff” while in the states.) Kaleja returned to Latvia at the end of June; Jeff was still in town earlier this month. For all four teens, their exchange student adventures were part of Bellevue’s Sister City Program. Initially, Scott said he and his sister wanted to go together to the Czech Republic. But after speaking with officials from the Sister City group, the two decided to go their separate ways. Besides the heat, Scott was impressed by the natural beauty of Taiwan, by a gorge and a scenic river just outside of Haulien. According to his mom, Karen Corbitt, her son received the royal treatment from his hosts. “They were very interested in me because I was an American,” Scott admitted. Scott was on Taiwanese TV four times and appeared in several newspapers. Sort of a county executive, the head of Scott’s host family had him living in high style. The place where he stayed was
Hung from the trunk of at least one tree on Issaquah’s Front Street South near Our Savior Lutheran Church, the bright green traps definitely can grab your attention. State workers placed the traps, which look somewhat like triangular-shaped boxes, sometime in late July. And the traps are only harmful if you happen to be a gypsy moth, said Mike Louisell, a public information officer with the state Department of Agriculture. All in all, according to the state, some 20,000 gypsy moth traps went up around Washington in the last month or so. They are a key part of an annual effort to prevent gypsy moths from establishing themselves in Washington. The traps are hung annually in residential areas, as well as business districts and rural stretches. Louisell said the traps are put up somewhat randomly, that the presence of the traps doesn’t necessarily mean the presence of gypsy moths. Because of its size and some risk factors, King County gets a large number of the traps. Those risk factors include the Port of Seattle, Louisell said. The unwanted moths easily can end up as stowaways aboard incoming ships. The state is very serious about
Scott Corbitt (left) spent part of his summer enjoying what his mother called celebrity status while staying in Taiwan as guest of the family of Jeff Yang (right).
ON THE WEB Learn more about the Bellevue Sister City Program at www.bellevuewa.gov/bellevue_ sister_cities_association.htm.
the same any visiting dignitary would use, Karen Corbitt said. “They really kind of treated him like a celebrity,” she added, saying people kept stopping him and asking for pictures. Christina’s trip apparently was a little more low-key. She said Latvia is so small, many of her friends have never heard of the former Soviet republic. Christina did note Latvia is known for its beaches along the Baltic Sea. The weather is similar to that of the Seattle area but, she said, thankfully with less rain. While the weather might be similar, living arrangements are vastly different, Christina added. Her host family actually has two places it calls home: an apartment in the city and a home in the country. The apartment is where the extended family lives while working. The country home is for vacations
but has fewer amenities than the apartment. “It seemed odd to me that they would go for vacations to someplace that doesn’t have warm water,” Christina said. Her mom talked about her daughter boiling water to wash her hair. Jeff, 17, spent about a month in Bellevue. His favorite part? The Experience Music Project in downtown Seattle. In somewhat hesitant English, Jeff said he loves music of all kinds and Taiwan has nothing similar to the EMP. “He’s really been fun,” Christina said of Jeff. “He’s definitely from a different culture.” Bellevue’s Sister City exchange program is very much worth looking into, Karen Corbitt said, adding that not many people applied last year. Participants are responsible for $500 of the cost of their trip, with the Sister City group picking up the rest of the tab. “Not bad for a month overseas,” Corbitt said. “It is an incredible opportunity that they work to make affordable for any kid.” Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or email@example.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.
Gypsy moth traps dot area as state hunts for insect invaders
By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter
Christina Corbitt (left) spent about a month as the guest of the family of Samanta Kaleja in the latter’s hometown of Liepaja, Latvia.
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A Deeper Well discussion group: 8 p.m. last Tuesday, Issaquah Brew House, 35 W. Sunset Way, 392-4169, ext. 105 American Rhododendron Society, Cascade Chapter: 7 p.m. second Tuesday, Bellevue Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, 3912366 ArtEAST: 6:30 p.m. first Monday, Up Front Art Gallery, 95 Front St. N., www.arteast.org or 392-3191 Beaver Lake Community Club: 7 p.m. first Monday, Issaquah Lodge at Beaver Lake Park, 25101 S.E. 24th St., www.beaverlake.org Blue Ribbon 4-H Club: first Friday, 6-8 p.m., Cedar River Middle School, 432-4709 Cascade Mountain Men: 8 p.m., second Tuesday, Issaquah Sportsman’s Club, 600 S.E. Evans St., club shoots noon, the third Monday, www.cascademountainmen.com Cascade Republican Women’s Club: 11:30 a.m. third Wednesday, September through June, Sammamish Plateau Club, 25625 E. Plateau Drive, 8617910 Daughters of the American Revolution, Cascade Chapter: 10:30 a.m. second Tuesday, Bellevue Red Lion Inn, 11211 Main St., 454-1350 Eastside Chapter of Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG): 7-9 p.m. third Thursday, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, 206-325-7724, www.bellevue-pflag.org Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council: noon second
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WHAT TO KNOW Learn more about Washington’s gypsy moth control program by calling the gypsy moth hotline at 800-443-6684 toll free or go to www.agr.wa.gov/PlantsInsects/ InsectPests/GypsyMoth.
keeping the moths out of Washington, Louisell added. State information argues the moths are among the most dangerous of potential insect invaders because they are among the most voracious. They feed on the foliage of 500 different species of trees and shrubs. Nationwide, economic losses caused by the gypsy moth have averaged $30 million a year for the past 20 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In a five-year period, the number of defoliated acres increased from 251,000 to 1.6 million where the moths struck. Still, to put things in perspective, Louisell said the numbers of moths found in Washington, and specifically in King County, have remained small. In 2009, the state found only two moths in all of King County. Last year, officials found seven, but Louisell said they also found a gypsy moth egg mass in Puyallup near the South Hill Mall.
Tuesday, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 4228 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue, 747-3031 Eastside Camera Club: 7 p.m. third Thursday, St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic Church, 4400 130th Place S.E., Bellevue, www.eastsidecameraclub.com Eastside Genealogy Society: 7:30 p.m. second Thursday, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., www.rootsweb. ancestry.com/~wakcegs Eastside Welcome Club: 10 a.m. first Wednesday, Barbara 868-2851 Elks Lodge No. 1843: 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday, 765 Rainier Blvd. N., 392-1400 REX, for those with special needs: 2-4 p.m. first Sunday, St. Joseph parish hall, 200 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W., 392-5682 Friends of the Issaquah Library: 7 p.m. second Wednesday, email@example.com Friends of the Sammamish Library: 5:15 p.m. the first Thursday in the library meeting room, 825 228th Ave. N.E., 868-3057 Issaquah Community Network: 5:30 p.m. first Monday, Hailstone Feedstore, 232 Front St. N., 391-0592 Issaquah Amateur Radio Club: 7 p.m. first Wednesday, Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, www.qsl.net/w7bi Issaquah Business Builders: 7:30 a.m. first and third Thursday, IHOP Restaurant, 1433 N.W. Sammamish Road, 206-852-8240 Issaquah Garden Club: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. second Wednesday, Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.W., firstname.lastname@example.org Issaquah Ham Radio Support Group: 7 p.m. fourth Monday at the Issaquah Police Station, 130 E. Sunset Way, talk-in at
When it comes to gypsy moths, a breeding population is what the state fears most. The Puyallup find prompted the first use of gypsy moth insecticides in the state since 2007. Working at night, workers sprayed insecticide in a corner of South Hill’s parking lot. The treatments were conducted over a period of several weeks. The spraying was timed to coincide with the development of gypsy moth caterpillars into actual moths. According to information released by the state, South Hill will receive extra traps this summer to determine whether the spraying worked as planned. Louisell said the state only declares a spray treatment successful if no moths appear in the targeted area for two years in a row. The green traps set up in Issaquah and elsewhere contain a sex pheromone that attracts male moths. Inside the traps is a sticky surface similar to flypaper. Louisell said the traps are checked every few weeks before being taken down permanently in September. “They are very common,” he said, adding his department routinely handles calls and questions about the traps. Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or email@example.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.
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210-Public Notices 02-2212 LEGAL NOTICE DOWNTOWN ISSAQUAH ASSOCIATION NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE NW Alder Street, Issaquah On September 2, 2011, NW Alder Place will be closed from 1st Place NW to Front Street and from Front Street to 1st Ave NE between the hours of Noon and 10pm to facilitate an ArtWalk event. Front Street will remain open. Published in The Issaquah Press on 8/31/11 02-2218 LEGAL NOTICE KING COUNTY DEPT. OF DEVELOPMENT & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES NOTICE OF PERMIT APPLICATION 900 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057-5212 REQUEST: FORMAL SUBDIVISION File: L11P0001 16th Sammamish Plat Applicant: CamWest Development Location: South side of NE 16th St, east of 244th Ave NE Sammamish Proposal: Subdivide 15.42 acres zoned R-4 into 62 lots for S/F detached dwellings w/tracts for drainage, recreation & critical areas Program Manager: Kim Claussen 206-296-7167 COMMENT PROCEDURES: Comments on the above file are now being accepted by King County DDES, at the address listed above. Published in Sammamish Review on 8/31/11 02-2224 LEGAL NOTICE KING COUNTY DEPT. OF DEVELOPMENT & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (DDES) 900 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057-5212 NOTICE OF BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION REQUEST: Building Permit File: B11C0081 Applicant: AT&T c/o Robert Evans Location: 7925 334th Ave SE Issaquah Proposal: Modification of an existing telecommunications facility SEPA Contact: Mark Mitchell 206-296-7119 COMMENT PROCEDURES: DDES will issue an environmental determination on this application following a 21-day comment period that ends on September 26, 2011. Written comments and additional information can be obtained by contacting the SEPA Project Manager at the phone number listed above. Published in The Issaquah Press on 8/31/11
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pacts, mitigation measures to mitigate these impacts, and any significant unavoidable adverse impacts from the proposal, in accordance with RCW 43.21C.031. The DEIS is also intended to fulfill the SEPA requirements for Planned Action environmental review consistent with (WAC 197-11-168(C)). Description of Proposal: The DEIS evaluates the probable significant environmental impacts of redeveloping the Rowley property into an urban mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented neighborhood with office, retail, commercial-light industrial and residential uses, as well as community space areas and trails/pedestrian connections. Full buildout of the site is anticipated to occur over 20 years. The DEIS evaluates and compares two redevelopment alternatives (Alternative 1 and 2) and a No Action alternative (Alternative 3). Alternative 1 – Higher Density includes approximately 6.5 million square feet of new mixed-use redevelopment. Alternative 2 – Medium Density includes approximately 5.5 million square feet of new mixed-use redevelopment. Both alternatives have two land use mix scenarios: 1) 80 percent commercial/20 percent residential and 2) 60 percent commercial/40 percent residential; and, two building height scenarios: 1) 200-foot maximum building height, and 2) 150-foot maximum building height. Alternative 3, No Action includes buildout of the previously approved Hyla Crossing Master Site Plan (MSP) with and without redevelopment of the remainder of the site consistent with existing zoning. Proponent:Rowley Properties, Inc. Location: The Rowley Properties site is located within Central Issaquah and includes two distinct areas - Hyla Crossing is approximately 59 acres and is bounded by I-90 to the north, SR-900 to the east, NW Maple Street to the south, and Tibbetts Creek to the west. The Rowley Center Area is 19 acres and bounded by NW Gilman Boulevard to the north, 12th Avenue NW to the east, NW Maple Street to the south, and SR-900 to the west. Comment and Review: All persons or agencies are welcome to review and comment on this Draft EIS. Pursuant to WAC 197-11-455, the 30-day comment period will begin on August 31, 2011 and end on September 29, 2011. All written comments must be received by 5 PM September 29, 2011. Please submit comments in writing to Peter Rosen at: City of Issaquah Planning Department, P.O. Box 1307, Issaquah, WA. 98027, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Public Meeting/Open House: A public meeting/open house will be held on September 21, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Eagle Room at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E Sunset Way. The public meeting/open house will pro-
CITY OF ISSAQUAH REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Website/Intranet Design, Implementation and Hosting The City of Issaquah plans to fully redesign its current Website and Intranet to accommodate today’s tasked-based user, simplify its content management system, streamline business operations and provide the best online customer service possible, all while meeting high standards for design quality and visual appeal. Requests for Proposals (RFPs) will be received by the City of Issaquah until 5:00 PM, September 23, 2011 via email to email@example.com. wa.us. The RFP document containing proposal details and requirements may be downloaded from the City of Issaquah’s Web page, www.ci.issaquah. wa.us/RFP.asp <http://www.ci. issaquah.wa.us/RFP.asp>, or viewed at City of Issaquah, City Clerk’s Office, located at 130 East Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA, during normal business hours. For more information, contact Autumn Monahan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Published in The Issaquah Press on 8/31/12 02-2231 LEGAL NOTICE ISSAQUAH SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF SURPLUS SALE On Tuesday, October 4, 2011, the Issaquah School District will hold a sale of surplus computer systems, furniture, equipment and books. From 2:30-3:30pm, books will be for sale for students only. From 3:30-5:00pm computers, furniture, equipment and books will be for sale to the general public. The sale will be held at the May Valley Service Center, 16430 SE May Valley Road, Renton, WA 98059. Questions can be referred to the Purchasing Office at 425-8377071. Published in The Issaquah Press on 8/31/11& 9/28/11 02-2230 LEGAL NOTICE’ CITY OF ISSAQUAH HYLA CROSSING and ROWLEY CENTER DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (DEIS) Notice of Availability and Public Meeting/Open House Notice is hereby given under WAC 197-11-510 that the City of Issaquah is issuing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the redevelopment of approximately 78 acres owned by Rowley Properties (PLN10-00069). The DEIS describes the existing conditions and identifies probable significant environmental impacts from the proposed redevelopment, cumulative im-
Oberland Place NW in Montreux will be closed to vehicle traffic on Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 1:00pm-8:00pm. Published in The Issaquah Press on 8/31/11
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vide an orientation on the DEIS and the EIS process. No verbal public comments will be taken at the meeting. Document Availability: This Draft EIS is available for review at Issaquah City Hall NW
located at 1775 12th Ave. NW and the Issaquah Library located at 10 W Sunset Way. The Draft EIS is posted on the City’s website at www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/RowleyDEIS. Copies are available for pur-
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02-2227 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS City of Issaquah, Washington Local Improvement District No. 24 NOTICE IS GIVEN that the final assessment roll for Local Improvement District No. 24 created by Ordinance No. 2522, which was originally approved by Ordinance No. 2610, was reconfirmed by Ordinance No. 2621 to reflect the segregation of certain assessments and is in the hands of the City Finance Director for collection. All or any portion of any assessment on that roll may be paid within 30 days of the date of the first publication of this notice without penalty, interest, or costs. Any assessment or any portion of an assessment remaining unpaid at the end of that 30 day period may be paid in equal annual principal installments, together with interest on the whole principal amount unpaid at each installment payment date. The number of installment payments and the rate at which interest shall accrue shall be fixed in the ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of the local improvement bonds for Local Improvement District No. 24. The first installment of principal, together with interest, will become due and payable on September 30, 2012, and each year thereafter one of those installments will become due and payable on the annual installment payment dates fixed by city ordinance, as provided by law. The total assessment against the following described property is as follows: Assessment No. 2 1-A 1-B 1-C 1-D 1-E 1-F 1-G 1-H 1-J 1-K 1-L 1-M 1-N 1-O 1-P 1-Q 1-R 1-S 1-T 1-U
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James Blake, Finance Director, City of Issaquah Date of first publication: Final day for payment without interest:
August 31, 2011 September 30, 2011
Published in The Issaquah Press on 8/31/11 & 9/07/11.
Silence is golden
Police responded to suspicious activity in the 100 block of East Sunset Way at 2:55 p.m. Aug. 16 after a man started talking about a panhandling ticket turning into a homicide investigation. The man refused to speak to officers, and said he intended to contact the FBI in Seattle. Police said the man “did not appear completely in touch with reality” during the incident.
Police responded to suspicious activity in the 23400 block of Southeast Black Nugget Road at 2:24 a.m. Aug. 17 after a car alarm kept sounding and resetting. The officer managed to locate the owner and, after several attempts, he or she silenced the alarm.
Purse snatched A window was damaged on, and a purse was stolen from, a vehicle parked near a Squak Mountain park before 3:22 p.m. Aug. 16. The estimated loss is $650.
Hacked A window was damaged on, and a laptop computer was stolen from, a vehicle parked in the 1800 block of 10th Avenue Northwest before 3:23 p.m. Aug. 16. The estimated loss is $1,500.
En garde! Police responded to a report of threats in the 5400 block of 236th Place Southeast at 5:44 p.m. Aug. 16 after a man said he received threatening text messages from another man after attempting to buy swords from him on craigslist.
Pickup line Police received a theft report from woman in the 4100 block of Providence Point Drive Southeast at 8 p.m. Aug. 16 after a woman said her boyfriend stole her work truck. She called back as officers headed to the location, and said the boyfriend had returned in the truck.
Apple, picked Police opened a fraud investigation at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 17 after a person said his or her iPad had been stolen near Northwest Gilman Boulevard and 17th Avenue Northwest. The estimated loss is $500.
Ready, aim, fire Police responded to a report of juveniles using air rifles on trails in the 500 block of Mountain View Lane Northwest at 6:34 p.m. Aug. 17. Police did not notice any damage as a result of the shooting.
Driving under the influence Police arrested a 53-year-old Issaquah man, Terrance Long, for driving under the influence in the 100 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard at 9 p.m. Aug. 17.
Pumped A gym bag was stolen in the 5700 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast before 6:16 a.m. Aug. 18. The estimated loss is unknown.
Candid camera Police responded to suspicious activity in the parking lot at Safeway, 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd., after a caller reported a man walking around the lot and snapping photos of the caller’s parked vehicle.
Fatal error A window was damaged on, and a laptop computer was stolen from, a vehicle parked in the 1800 block of 10th Avenue Northwest before 3:45 p.m. Aug. 18. The estimated loss is $1,700.
Arrest Police arrested a 22-year-old North Bend woman on Issaquah and Seattle warrants in the 23400 block of Southeast Black Nugget Road at 1:33 a.m. Aug. 19.
Drugs Police arrested an 18-year-old Issaquah man for possession of marijuana in the 1200 block of Northwest Maple Street at 12:14 p.m. Aug. 19.
Rules of the road Police cited and released a 38year-old Kent man for driving with a suspended license in the 800 block of Front Street North at 12:49 p.m. Aug. 19.
Stop printing A window was damaged on, and a purse and printer were stolen from, a vehicle parked in the 1500 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard before 3:03 p.m. Aug. 19. The estimated loss is $900.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 • and said she just wanted to talk a walk.
Special delivery Police responded to suspicious activity in the 4500 block of 194th Avenue Southeast at 12:44 a.m. Aug. 20 after a caller reported a loud knocking at his door. The man looked outside and observed a partially burned white bag on the doorstep. Police determined the bag contained feces.
In brief A window was damaged on, and a briefcase was stolen from, a vehicle parked in the 900 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard before 1 p.m. Aug. 20. The estimated loss is $330.
Happy birthday Gift cards were stolen in the 1600 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard before 6:21 p.m. Aug. 20. The estimated loss is unknown.
Driving under the influence Police arrested a 22-year-old Renton man, Danny Aguilar-Salas, for driving under the influence and with a suspended license in the 1700 block of Northwest Maple Street at 1:07 a.m. Aug. 21.
Tagged Police discovered graffiti on a row of businesses in the 100 block of Front Street North at 6:46 a.m. Aug. 21. The estimated cost to remove the graffiti is unknown.
Chump change Coins were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Front Street South before 10:05 a.m. Aug. 21. The estimated loss is $2.50.
Missing Mercedes A Mercedes was stolen in the 2100 block of Shy Bear Way Northwest before 2:31 p.m. Aug. 21. The estimated loss is unknown.
Wallet walks A wallet was stolen in the 200 block of Northwest Juniper Street before 3:55 p.m. Aug. 21. The estimated loss is unknown.
Easy rider A Honda motorcycle was stolen in the 5000 block of Northwest Village Park Drive before 4:27 p.m. Aug. 21. The estimated loss is unknown.
War games Police responded to suspicious activity in the 600 block of Wilderness Peak Drive Northwest at 5:41 p.m. Aug. 21 after a caller reported children walking in the forest with walkie talkies and a rifle. Police could not locate the children.
Bull’s eye A wallet was stolen from a shopping cart at Target, 755 N.W. Gilman Blvd., before 7:55 p.m. Aug. 21. The estimated loss is unknown.
Eastside Fire & Rescue reports for Aug. 31 At 2:51 p.m. Aug. 17, units
from Station 83 extinguished a multi-family structure fire on 231st Lane Southeast. At 5:53 p.m. Aug. 20, units from Station 71 extinguished a multi-family structure fire on Mine Hill Road Southeast. At 8:20 p.m. Aug. 23, a unit from Station 78 extinguished a commercial structure fire on Southeast Renton-Issaquah Road. At 1:38 a.m. Aug. 28, a unit from Station 71 provided medical aid at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on 307th Avenue Southeast.
Issaquah Skate Park along Rainier Boulevard North at 2:32 p.m. Aug. 22. The estimated cost to remove the graffiti is unknown.
Stalled Fuel was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 600 block of Northwest Juniper Street before 3:37 p.m. Aug. 22. The estimated loss is $110.
Driving under the influence Police arrested a 27-year-old Burien man, Timothy Bower, for driving under the influence in the 1600 block of 11th Avenue Northwest at 3:08 a.m. Aug. 23.
Arrest Police arrested a man on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia in the 100 block of East Sunset Way at 6 a.m. Aug. 23.
Ear to the ground Police responded to suspicious activity in the 400 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard at 10:24 a.m. Aug. 24 after a caller reported a man lying underneath vehicles and licking the ground. Police arrived at the scene, and the man said he was looking for lost earrings on the ground.
Party all the time Party supplies were stolen from a vehicle parked at QFC, 1540 N.W. Gilman Blvd., before 11:50 a.m. Aug. 24. The estimated loss is $67.
Electronic crime A window was damaged, and a GPS and iPad were stolen from, a vehicle parked in the 1300 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard before 12:54 p.m. Aug. 24. The estimated loss is $1,100.
Love hurts Cash was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Newport Way Southwest before 6:19 p.m. Aug. 24. The owner told police his ex-girlfriend stole the money. The estimated loss is $120. The Press publishes names of those arrested for DUI and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.
Powerless A power cord was stolen from a worksite in the 200 block of Shy Bear Way Northwest before 8:28 a.m. Aug. 22. The estimated loss is $1,500.
Police arrested a 49-year-old Vancouver, Wash., man for assault and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence in the 1800 block of 15th Place Northwest at 7:05 p.m. Aug. 19.
Walkin’ after midnight
Too cool for school
Police conducted a welfare check at 12:03 a.m. Aug. 20 after a man said his ex-girlfriend was walking along Interstate 90 and wanted to kill herself. Police located the woman in the 2200 block of Northwest Talus Drive. She did not make any comments about wanting to harm herself
A vandal or vandals cut about 1,000 feet of wire at Issaquah High School, 700 Second Ave. S.E., before 11:56 a.m. Aug. 22. The estimated loss is unknown.
A box trailer was stolen in the 1100 block of 12th Avenue Northwest before 9:19 a.m. Aug. 22. The estimated loss is $7,000.
Game of tag Police discovered graffiti at the
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King County leaders project $70 million in long-term savings King County is projected to save more than $70 million in the decades ahead, or about $3 million per year, after refinancing sewer revenue bonds Aug. 22. The county Wastewater Treatment Division issued $494 million worth of sewer revenue bonds at a rate of 3.79 percent. The savings to county taxpayers is projected at more than $70 million through 2034. Officials intend to use most of the proceeds to refinance $458 million of outstanding sewer revenue bonds issued in 2001, 2002 and 2004. The rest is to be used to fund the completion of the Brightwater Treatment Plant project and other capital improvements. Brightwater is a $1.8 billion treatment plant under construction near Woodinville that is scheduled for completion next year. The credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s reaffirmed the AA+ rating of the sewer revenue bonds. Moody’s, another credit rating agency, also reaffirmed the Aa2 rating based on sound management practices, the system’s large service area, continued progress on a complex capital improvement plan and satisfactory debt service coverage. The excellent credit ratings lower the annual costs to borrow money. Ratepayers then repay the sum through monthly sewer rates and charges.
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CALENDAR AUGUST Music on the Streets: Peacemaker Nation, 6-9 p.m., Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N.
SEPTEMBER Troy Shaw, 6-10 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., 3911424
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Black Velvet Band, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vino Bella Art Walk, 5-8 p.m., downtown Issaquah and Gilman Village
Violet Oroboros performs from 5-8 p.m. at the Hailstone Feedstore. The Gas Lamp Bar & Grill’s first Car Show, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1315 N.W. Mall St., Suite No. 3.
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EAT YOUR OUT AT THE MARKET By Warren Kagarise
he farm-fresh produce is no longer the only local and organic offering at the Issaquah Farmers Market. Summer Saturdays at the historic Pickering Barn blend the food-truck mania and the local food movement. Sellers serve street snacks to crowds hungry for authentic tastes. So, head to the market and dig in.
Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream The robin’s-egg-blue and chocolatefudge-brown truck offering cones from Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream, a Seattle ice cream boutique, parked at the market after ice cream enthusiasts beseeched the owner to open a shop in Issaquah. “We get a lot of requests on our website to open a shop in Issaquah, so we thought it would be a good way to test out the market,” owner Molly Moon Neitzel said.
Molly Moon’s is passing the test so far. “We have loved being there and business has been great,” Neitzel said. “I know that we’ve exposed a lot more people to Molly Moon’s ice cream. We get even more requests now for a shop in Issaquah.” Marketgoers line up for ice creams and sorbets fashioned from local, organic and sustainable ingredients — a scrumptious mouthful. Mainstays include the most popular flavor, salted caramel, plus honey lavender and truck driver Tim Willis’ favorite flavor,
chocolate made from Theo Chocolate, a Seattle chocolatier. Milk in the ice cream comes from a Lynden dairy, berries from a Carnation farm and lavender from a Sequim grower. Other ingredients reach the Molly Moon’s kitchen from Eastern Washington. Rather than cane sugar, Molly Moon’s uses sugar from Idaho beets. “We just try to keep things really close to home, and I think that we do that more than any other ice cream you’re going to find in the Seattle area,” Neitzel said.
Brian Lee and the Orbiters, 8:30-11 p.m., Pogacha, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd.
Ventura Highway Revisited, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vino Bella 15th annual Mega Cruz Car Show, 8 a.m., Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Olivia de la Cruz & Andrew Vait, 7 p.m. Treehouse Point, 6922 PrestonFall City Road, $15
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Michael Gotz, 7-10 p.m., Vino Bella
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Butch Harrison & Good Company, 7:45-10 p.m., Bake’s Place, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., $20 Sea-Town Rhythm and Blues Players, 7:3011:30 p.m., Vino Bella
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Fifth annual All Ford Show, 8 a.m., Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in Village Theatre presents “Take Me America” through Nov. 20, 303 Front St. N., $22 to $66, available at the box office, 3922202 Forest Sun & Ingrid Serbian, 8 p.m., Treehouse Point, $20
Maximus/Minimus Stationed near the market entrance across from the frenetic action at Costco, Maximus/Minimus attracts curious stares and a constant queue as people congregate at the pigshaped sandwich truck. Lance Marlow, general manager and a Skyline High School graduate, said the crowd builds Saturday after Saturday for pulled pork sandwiches and Beecher’s Handmade Cheese macaroni and cheese. (The mac and cheese earned a coveted spot on Oprah’s Favorite Things list last year.) “I don’t know if it’s people becoming more acquainted with the truck being there or actually planning their Saturdays around eating at the market, but we’ve definitely seen an uptick in business there,” he said.
The pulled pork sandwiches reign supreme, but the Oprah-endorsed mac and cheese is the No. 2 seller. Patrons gather at stark metal tables set up near Maximus/Minimus to dig in and sip ginger lemonade and Coca-Cola from Mexico. (The cola is made from cane sugar, unlike the high-fructose corn syrup formula sold north of the border.) Marlow started a taco Tuesday in Seattle and, perhaps soon, could offer tacos at the Issaquah market. “We’ve had a great time coming out to the market and I think as long as that truck’s on the road, we’d like to continue coming out to Issaquah,” he said. “It’s a fun group. It’s a great market and I think it’s one of the best markets that we get the opportunity to go to. I hope that people in Issaquah will continue eating with us.”
Los Chilangos Taquizas, Banquets & Catering The team at the Los Chilangos Taquizas, Banquets & Catering booth dishes out plate upon plate saturated in the rich street food heritage of Mexico City. The owners, brothers Guillermo and Oscar Mendez, continue a ritual from earlier generations by topping-laden tortillas called huaraches, tacos, tamales and tortas, or sandwiches on a crusty roll. Marketgoers lap up horchata, a creamy, cinnamon-scented beverage. The centerpiece at the Los Chilangos booth is a rotisserie holding a pineapple-capped pile of pork for tacos al pastor. “Being able to carry on a family tradition is very important,” employee Kally Mendez said during a brief lull at the Issaquah market.
The oven at Pompeii Woodfired Pizza sports a license plate. The mobile oven roves among farmers markets in King and Snohomish counties and, in October, to the Salmon Days Festival. In the meantime, patrons at the Issaquah market can sample thin-crust pizzas featuring Italian meats and local produce. The menu changes throughout the summer as vegetables come into season. The oven burns at 900 to 1,000 degrees — so hot the pizzas only require a few moments to bubble and crisp. Ovenmaster Buddie Williams pulls out a classic pizza Margherita, a pearand-Gorgonzola pie and more for Issaquah marketgoers.
IF YOU GO Issaquah Farmers Market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 8 Pickering Barn 1730 10th Ave. N.W.
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Discover digital surprises as ArtWalk season concludes QR code exhibition is designed to launch conversation By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter The latest exhibition from artEAST is a series of stark images — square and oblong patterns in a “Tetris”-esque arrangement against a colorless background. The smartphone-equipped in-crowd recognizes the patterns as QR codes, barcodes designed for mobile devices to read. Expect to see oversized QR codes along Front Street North as the spring- and summertime ArtWalk concludes Sept. 2. The nonprofit artEAST collective plans to deploy the codes to connect attendees to images and videos at the Art Center & Up Front Gallery and along the street during the event. Seattle artists Stephen Rock and Nichole DeMent used QR codes to connect smartphone users to data and images during a spring exhibition in Seattle. Now, the duo plans to offer a similar experience to ArtWalk attendees. Rock is creating a sculpture up to 12 feet tall designed to evoke building blocks — and covered in QR codes — for the event. “What’s interesting to both of us is the
IF YOU GO ArtWalk 5-8 p.m. Sept. 2 ArtEAST Art Center & Up Front Gallery, 95 Front St. N., and along Front Street North and in Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Boulevard The nonprofit artEAST is hosting a winetasting fundraiser at the art center during ArtWalk. Tickets cost $10 for two tastings or $20 for four tastings.
subtle variations,” DeMent said. “To the average observer, they all look the same.” So, attendees can scan a QR code outside artbyfire, a downtown glass studio, and see a digital portrait depicting glassblower Lenoard Whitfield. The image forms from iPad “brush strokes” — actually, careful finger swipes across the screen. Or, scanning a code at the Hailstone Feed Store accesses a photo of the historic gas station from a bygone era. The black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background intrigued artEAST Executive Director Karen Abel and member artists. “We thought it would be kind of a hoot if people up and down the street, as they encounter these oversized QR codes — al-
most like a scavenger hunt — and as they read them, then they would come to some interesting image or something like that,” Abel said. The downtown and Gilman Village ArtWalk is the latest application for the almost-ubiquitous codes. Manufacturers include the patterns on ketchup bottles and other everyday products. Studios use the codes to link smartphone users to film trailers. College administrators affix codes on campuses as navigation aids for lost students. “We started noticing QR, just like you I’m sure, earlier in the year,” DeMent said. “Going through the newspaper we’d see the Fred Meyer ad that would take you to a video of lawnmowers or something. Then, you start seeing it on real estate signs, etc. We thought those are just abstract representations of things.” The possibilities for including the feature in ArtWalk also intrigued Abel — even if the experiment causes some head scratching among uninitiated attendees. Throughout the planning process, organizers asked if enough people understood the codes. “That’s going to be a question. Personally, I think the answer today is a lot of people don’t,” Abel said. “But 12 months from now, everybody will. That’s why we thought we’d be fine to do this QR code street scannable experience today, because by the September 2012 ArtWalk, it’s probably old news.” The last ArtWalk of the season includes
WHAT IS A QR CODE? A QR code, or Quick Response code, is a barcode designed for smartphones to read. The black-and-white squares often link users to websites or digital media, such as photos and videos. Users must download a smartphone app to read the codes. Download free scanner apps in the Apple App Store, Android Market or BlackBerry App World. ArtWalk organizers recommend the free Scan for iPhone users, QR Droid for Android devices and QR Code Scanner Pro for BlackBerry users. Once the code reader is installed, users need only to open the app and direct the device’s camera at the code. The app then opens the website or media hidden in the pattern.
more traditional offerings, too, such as Artist Alley on Northeast Alder Street. The outdoor space features a professional model for figure drawing and a potter’s wheel. Inside the art center, the organization plans to host a wine-tasting fundraiser. In the meantime, Abel is urging ArtWalk attendees to download smartphone apps to read QR codes. “It will probably generate more conversation than it will actual scans, but I think a year from now, it may be a completely different story,” she said. Redmond artist Susan Melrath used the Brushes app on the iPad to create the dig-
ital painting for the artbyfire exhibit. Since she read about museums using QR codes to add to exhibits, Melrath started using QR codes to connect art aficionados to videos, including a time-lapse segment to show viewers the process to create a painting. “It kind of lets people into the process that sometimes might be kind of mysterious to them,” she said. “It’s really not mysterious — it’s just paint on canvas.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or email@example.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.
Published on Aug 31, 2011
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