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Issaquah gunman: ‘Something big is going to happen’ Investigators recovered 952 rounds of ammunition from shooter’s body

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Just before midnight on a Thursday last month, a man stopped at Issaquah City Hall and asked for assistance from a police officer. The man, slender and balding, carried a handgun tucked into his waistband — unusual, perhaps, but not illegal. The responding officer approached and asked the man to turn over weapon. The man — later identified as Ronald W. Ficker, the man responsible for a downtown Issaquah shootout Sept. 24 — agreed, and handed the firearm to the officer.

Then, he launched into a story. “He said that he was in danger,” King County Chief Deputy Steve Strachan said Sept. 28, days after Ficker died in a shootout on the Clark Elementary School campus. “He also said that he had an invention that would save the planet.” The episode at 11:31 p.m. Sept. 15 started a series of strange interactions between Issaquah police and Ficker. Officers ended up fatally shooting him in a gun battle at the downtown Issaquah school as terrified residents and spectators at a youth football game at See SHOOTING, Page A2


King County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Steven Strachan points out in a picture the ditch on the east side of Clark Elementary School from which Ronald W. Ficker took a 'tactical' position and fired at Issaquah police Sept. 24 and where he was killed in the shootout.

Friend describes gunman as kind, laidback guy Conversation offered clue to mental turmoil By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter

“He wasn’t some maniac. Something just snapped and I don’t know what.” — Mark Risdon Ronald W. Ficker’s longtime friend

The reason Ronald W. Ficker engaged in a fatal gun battle against Issaquah police at Clark Elementary School continues to elude detectives, but the gunman’s Ronald Ficker self-described best friend said the only clue to the incident came less than 48 hours before the Sept. 24 shootout. Mark Risdon, Ficker’s longtime friend, last spoke to the gunman just after 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 — the night before police said Ficker rented a silver Kia Forte at a Seattle rental car counter. The vehicle surfaced in Issaquah the next morning after police said the sedan stalled along Interstate 90 and again near a downtown intersection. Police fatally shot Ficker on the Clark Elementary campus at about 11:40 a.m. Sept. 24.

“The content of our conversation gave me a lot of concern,” Risdon said. “He just wasn’t making sense. He was talking, he was saying something about going into outer space.” Risdon suggested watching a movie the next night, but in the end, decided not to call Ficker after the odd interaction. In the conversation, Ficker did not mention plans to rent a car or travel. “I was kind of afraid to call him, because the conversation that we had Thursday was, well, alarming,” Risdon said. “I wish I had called him.” Risdon said he attempted — but failed — to reach Ficker’s physician to discuss the episode. Risdon said Ficker had not said anything similar before the Sept. 22 conversation. “When I talked to him Thursday,

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Salmon Days delivers mild, wild fun Issaquah’s annual celebration returns for 42nd year

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Organizers promised a wild Salmon Days Festival. The mild temperatures — misty clouds on Oct. 1 yielded to stray sunshine Oct. 2 — belied a rowdy theme, and crowds turned out in droves for the salmon-centric celebration. The festival unfolded as a tribute to the untamed under the theme “Wild Things!” — a riff on the classic children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are.” Salmon Days spanned Issaquah, from hydroplane races on Lake Sammamish to booths lined up downtown to a floatfilled parade inching along city streets. The festival lured more than 150,000 people to Issaquah as the annual autumn celebration returned for a 42nd year. To celebrate the occasion, Maple Valley resident Bob Taylor ordered a Flintstonian turkey leg from a Foods of the World booth along the trolley track and tore off a bite from the outsized drumstick. “They’re fresh out of the oven and they’re a whole meal you can hold in one hand,” he said as wife Mary Ann nibbled a dainty-bycomparison salmon-topped Caesar salad nearby. Salmon Days hordes descended on the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery gift shop and stripped commemorative lapel pins and other souvenirs from racks. Children snapped up blank T-shirts for fish prints — smearing paint-coated fish against the fabric — in a barbaric-but-artistic display fit for a feral festival. Even the fish print activity offered a chance for vest-clad, sign-carrying FISH docents to share facts about salmon. “I was so surprised at the people who don’t know the salmon life cycle, even people who live right here,” FISH Executive Director Jane Kuechle said. “It’s kind of like, ‘Oh, they die? You kill them?’ It’s kind of like, ‘Yes, that’s what happens.’ Little kids want to know why and we say, ‘Well, that’s Mother Nature.’”

From mild to wild Beneath the trappings and trimmings, Salmon Days celebrates spawning salmon in Issaquah Creek. Crowds jammed the bridge across the creek on the hatchery grounds and pressed close to portals to see the fish up close. “Hopefully, people understand the life cycle of the salmon, the importance of the ecology,” Kuechle said. “All of that can only help people be better stewards of the environment.” Duvall residents Cliff and Beth Nelson offered a civilized display at a booth for Puzzled Postage — images from stamps crafted into Lilliputian puzzles. The effort requires some precision craftsmanship from the husband-andwife team. Jake Szramek headed north from Salem, Ore., to Salmon Days to offer handmade wooden toys — cars, trains, even a pirate ship beneath billowing sails. “Everybody has to have a hobby, this is mine,” he said. “My wife likes to travel, I like to make toys.” Salmon appeared almost everywhere on the festival grounds — in the creek, in artwork crafted from ceramic, wood and metal — and on plates alongside coleslaw at the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah Salmon Barbecue. Sammamish resident Jeroen de Borst left the Sammamish Plateau to introduce his family to Salmon Days. “For our first time here, we had to have salmon at Salmon Days,” he said from a table at the Kiwanis Club barbecue.


Above, Salmon Days Festival visitors descend on Front Street on Oct. 1. Below, the S’Duk Albix parade float, with Snoqualmie Tribe members, enthralls Grande Parade spectators. See more photos on Page B1.

From wild to mild Redmond resident Gail Greenwood donned a leopardprint sprawl and matching bucket hat from a Salmon Days seller Oct. 2 and bounced along as The Fabulous Roof Shakers performed a blues- and rock-inflected set on the Front Street Stage. “We come every year for the fabulous artwork and for the live See SALMON

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Federal government declines to list Lake Sammamish kokanee as endangered Population is in decline, but local stock is not ‘distinct’ from other kokanee By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Federal officials decided dwindling Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon do not qualify for protection under the Endangered Species Act, prompting a chorus of disapproval from local officials. The species’ decline concerned U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officials, but did not merit the fish being listed under the act. The agency announced the decision Oct. 3. The once-abundant kokanee declined in recent decades, perhaps due to construction near creeks, increased predators, dis-


ease or changes in water quality. In recent years, the number of salmon in the late-fall and earlywinter run has dwindled to fewer than 1,000 in some seasons. Kokanee return to only a handful of creeks — Ebright, Laughing Jacobs and Lewis — to spawn. Scientists estimated the total 2010 run at 58 fish, including the 40 kokanee spawned at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery in a last-ditch effort to save the species. The decision came after the agency spent four years to review the Lake Sammamish stock’s health. “I am surprised and disappointed by this decision,” County Executive Dow Constantine said in a statement. “Our native Lake Sammamish kokanee are on the brink of extinction and we have had to resort to emergency hatchery supplementation — basically life support — to make future recovery possible.” The agency determined the


Last Week’s Rainfall: (through Monday) .53 inches

Chinook: (through Oct. 3) — 723,000 eggs, 500 fish in hatchery ponds, 436 fish allowed upstream, 292 fish spawned

Total for 2011: 50.49 inches

Kokanee: 1 Coho: 5 Sockeye: 2

Total last year: (through Oct. 5) 43.16 inches

Lake Sammamish kokanee population does not meet the definition of a “listable entity” under the “distinct population segment” policy. Officials said the species offered no evidence of a “special significance to the well-being of the species throughout its range,” and therefore did not qualify for Endangered Species Act protection. Similar kokanee thrive in other waterways around the globe. “Despite the reasoning behind today’s decision, we will do what is right and continue to work with our partners and the Fish & Wildlife Service to halt the decline of our local fish,” Constantine added. The kokanee spawning program receives support from the Fish & Wildlife Service, King County and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Mayor unveils 2012 city budget By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Construction could start on a long-planned park along Issaquah Creek, North Issaquah landowners and the city could partner to tackle transportation problems, and police could step up traffic enforcement if the City Council approves the 2012 municipal budget Mayor Ava Frisinger unveiled Oct. 3. Frisinger offered a $32 million general fund budget — dollars used to fund police and fire services, community development and planning, parks and recreation, and municipal government. The proposal is not as austere as the budgets Frisinger proposed in recent years. The council adopted a $30.4 million general fund budget in 2011. The increase stems in part from increased debt payments on council-issued bonds for city construction projects.

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Issaquah High School scrambled for cover. Issaquah officers were in contact with Ficker in the days and hours before the lethal shootout at the school, but lacked a reason to detain him before the incident, King County Sheriff’s Office investigators said. In the late-night trip to City Hall, “he had nothing against the law,” Strachan said. “He had asked for some advice. There was no indication or ability for the officer to involuntarily place him on a mental health hold according to our current system and processes.” Strachan said he did not know if Issaquah police later returned the handgun to Ficker. Meanwhile, in the days before the shootout, the rural King County resident told people some outlandish tales. In the days leading up to the incident, witnesses said “he made comments such as, ‘Watch the news,’ ‘Something big is going to happen’ and that he is communicating with the devil and that he wants to save the world,” Strachan said. Ficker posted a link on his Facebook page Sept. 18 to a New Zealand-based support group called the Hearing Voices Network. ‘Nothing unusual about the interaction’ Ficker, 51, rented a silver Kia Forte sedan with California license plates at 11 a.m. from a Seattle car rental counter the day before the shootout and put about 450 miles on the vehicle before abandoning the sedan at a downtown Issaquah intersection. Investigators said a similar vehicle, a silver Hyundai Accent, was registered to Ficker. Port of Seattle police located the abandoned car in a Seattle-Tacoma International Airport parking garage Sept. 30, ending a six-day search for the missing vehicle. How Ficker spent the hours between the rental and the shootout remains a mystery, investigators said. The next interaction police had with him occurred hours before the incident at Clark Elementary. Issaquah police encountered Ficker again at 9:39 a.m. Sept. 24, alongside the stalled Kia on Interstate 90 near the Issaquah Highlands exit. Police came upon the rented sedan parked unoccupied along the interstate. Ficker, carrying a gas can, approached the vehicle as a police officer examined the car.

“On this day, on Saturday, there was a deadly mixture of a lot of things that came together at one time — possible mental health issues, firearms, large groups of people and a suspect willing to shoot.” — Steve Strachan King County chief deputy

“He said that he would fill his car up and get moving,” Strachan said. “There was no reason for police action. There was nothing unusual about the interaction.” The officer cleared the call at 9:43 a.m. and logged the incident, and then left the scene. Investigators said the Kia ran out of gas again at 11:11 a.m. on Front Street South at Newport Way Southwest in front of the Julius Boehm Pool. Ficker abandoned the vehicle, and set off across downtown Issaquah, carrying a pair of rifles — a .22-caliber rifle and a .30-30 rifle. Police said he also left a crossbow outside a vehicle door and a gas can by the rear of the car. Callers offer important clues to police In the moments after Ficker abandoned the vehicle, Issaquah and King County police dispatchers started receiving 911 and nonemergency calls about a gun-toting man downtown. Callers provided detailed descriptions about the suspect’s description and movements. Police said Ficker headed east on foot to Issaquah Middle School, a short jaunt uphill from the stalled vehicle. “As they broadcast this, the earlier officer that had contacted this same car and this same person on the freeway indicated over the radio that they recognized this person from the earlier contact,” Strachan said. Officers mobilized downtown, as calls continued to pour in about Ficker. He fired at least one shot from the .30-30 rifle on the middle school campus and then continued to head down Second Avenue Southeast. How Ficker spent several moments between the shot at Issaquah Middle School and the shootout at nearby Clark Elementary remain unknown, Strachan said. The initial 911 call came in to dispatchers at 11:11 a.m. and police encountered Ficker on the elementary school campus at 11:38 a.m. In the ensuing 27 minutes after the initial call, more than 70 law enforcement officers from at

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Issaquah police officers encountered gunman Ronald W. Ficker in a series of strange incidents before the fatal shootout at Clark Elementary School. Sept. 15 11:31 p.m. — Ficker stops at Issaquah City Hall and requests assistance from a police officer. Police confiscate a handgun from Ficker. Sept. 23 11 a.m. — Ficker rents a Kia Forte sedan from a Seattle rental car counter near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Sept. 24 9:39 a.m. — Police encounter Ficker and the stalled Kia along Interstate 90 in Issaquah. The vehicle is out of gas, and Ficker tells the officer he intends to refuel. 11:11 a.m. — The vehicle runs out of gas again on Front Street in front of the Julius Boehm Pool. Ficker pulls a pair of rifles from the sedan and heads through downtown. 11:38 a.m. — Police encounter Ficker on the Clark Elementary School campus after a caller said the gunman attempted to break into a driver’s education car. 11:39 a.m. — The shootout starts between Ficker and Issaquah police. The gunman is struck five times during several minutes of shooting. least 10 police agencies raced to Issaquah to respond to the incident. Police received another 911 call from Liberty High School cross country coach Michael Smith. The team and Smith spotted Ficker attempting to break into a driver’s education car on the Clark Elementary campus; he then climbed in a backhoe behind the school. Issaquah police deployed on campus not long after that 911 call. Strachan said three officers set up a position near a portable classroom, and two officers settled into a position near a concrete staircase connecting the Clark Elementary campus to the Issaquah High School parking lot. The officers carried AR-15 rifles, standard equipment for Issaquah police in patrol cruisers.

Investigators said Ficker fired in the officers’ direction at least 11 shots from the .30-30 rifle as he hunkered down in a drainage ditch behind Clark Elementary. “It provided very good cover,” Strachan said. “It was a tactical approach, so that he could lay down and deliver fire toward the officers in a way that was tactical and safer for him.” The shooting behind the school started at 11:39 a.m. and lasted for several minutes as officers and Ficker fired off more than 100 shots. Then, as the shootout neared its coda, Ficker headed to the backhoe and attempted to reach a fence. The fence and a berm separate the campus from homes. Investigators said four of the five Issaquah officers on the scene fired at Ficker. The distance between officers and the gunman amounted to 120 to 150 yards — longer than a football field. “Issaquah officers stopped a tragedy in this incident,” Strachan said. (The police department placed the officers involved in the fatal shooting on paid administrative leave, per standard procedure.) Police later recovered 952 rounds of ammunition — mostly for .22-caliber firearms — on Ficker’s body and in the pockets of his camouflage cargo pants. The .22-caliber ammunition is light and small. Officers also recovered both rifles near Ficker, although police said he only fired the .30-30 rifle. Investigators later recovered ammunition and additional weapons from the trunk of the abandoned Kia. Police also obtained a warrant to search Ficker’s home in rural King County south of Issaquah. Witnesses told police Ficker usually maintained a tidy residence. But officers discovered a mess inside — rotten food, debris and papers strewn about, plus at least 10 empty, half-gallon vodka bottles. Investigators also found a .22-caliber rifle beneath a bed. “On this day, on Saturday, there was a deadly mixture of a lot of things that came together at one time — possible mental health issues, firearms, large groups of people and a suspect willing to shoot,” Strachan said. “Five Issaquah officers were placed into the middle of that. They used their training and their equipment, and most of all they used their judgment, and they stopped a threat.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

Friend: ‘A medical reaction or something’ FROM PAGE A1

I was asking him questions in kind of a roundabout way — if he had been to his doctor recently, if he was having a bad reaction to any kind of a new medication or something,” he continued. “It just seemed like he was having, maybe, a medication reaction or something.” ‘I had a really bad feeling’ Risdon said he did not know if Ficker had been prescribed medication for mental illness before the incident. “I had a really bad feeling that something had happened or was going to happen,” he said. “I really should have called him Friday. I was thinking about just driving up to his house that day.” Risdon said the unstable gunman depicted in the aftermath clashes against the man he knew from camping excursions and movie viewing, a kind and laidback guy. “I’m still in shock,” Risdon said Sept. 30, a day after he answered detectives’ questions about the incident. “I mean, he was my best friend. It’s just hard to believe that this whole thing occurred. That’s just not the Ron that I know.” Ficker’s parents live in Concrete, a tiny town in Skagit County. Risdon said Ficker seldom discussed his ex-wife and did not have any children. Risdon met Ficker, 51, about 21 years ago through a mutual acquaintance. “I think I might have been his only friend,” Risdon said. “He didn’t speak of anyone else.” The friendship came to include occasional trips to bars to meet women, and more often, movie viewing at Ficker’s house in rural King County. Ficker enjoyed sci-fi flicks; Risdon prefers history and documentary films. “He and I used to call ourselves The Last Two Terminal Bachelors on Earth,” Risdon said. “We’d go out clubbing in the past, but we just kind of gave up on trying to meet Ms. Right or whatever, so we’d just hang around his house and watch videos.”

Ficker joined Risdon, a Civil War buff, to camp at a Civil War re-enactment in Ferndale a few years ago. Risdon planned a gold panning expedition for them earlier in the year, but the trip did not occur because Risdon developed dental problems. ‘He wasn’t some maniac’ Risdon said Ficker used to work as a refrigeration technician, but stopped more than a decade ago after he suffered severe burns in a worksite electrical explosion. In the aftermath, Ficker endured skin grafts and relied on medication to manage the pain, Risdon added. “He was in a lot of pain for a long time,” he said. Ficker started attending classes to receive a real estate license before the incident, Risdon said. Ficker maintained a neat house south of downtown Issaquah. (The postal address for the home is Maple Valley.) “He was very meticulous,” Risdon said. “He was — I don’t know if I’d say a clean freak — but he was meticulous.” Investigators discovered the house in disarray after the shootout — empty vodka bottles, rotten food and other debris cluttered the space. Risdon said Ficker did not hunt, but bought a pellet gun in recent months to deter birds from eating berries in his garden. The investigators’ report about the empty liquor bottles also surprised Risdon. Ficker enjoyed sipping vodka in social settings, but did not abuse alcohol, Risdon said, adding that Ficker often served vodka from the same half-gallon bottle for more than a month. King County Chief Deputy Steve Strachan said a motive for the shootout could remain unknown. “I can’t get into the head of somebody else,” he said Sept. 28. “I don’t want to speculate. If somebody carries two rifles and 900-plus rounds of ammunition, whether that would lead one to believe this was a suicide by cop, I guess that’s open to question.” Risdon disputes the suggestion Ficker set up the incident for suicide by cop — a notion repeated on blogs and social media services in the days after the incident. “I just wanted to portray Ron. He wasn’t crazy,” Risdon said. “I mean, he was confused. I asked myself today, ‘What were you thinking, Ron?’ He wasn’t some maniac. Something just snapped and I don’t know what.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

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Liberty High School cross Judge rules against Salmon Days ‘expression areas’ country team encounters gunman, assists detectives By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Liberty High School cross country runners set off for a late-morning practice from Clark Elementary School on a muggy morning late last month and, as the sun inched upward in the sky, slurped Otter Pops and chatted in the parking lot. Then, as members rested after a run along Tiger Mountain trails, a bang echoed across the campus. Maybe a firecracker, runners said later. Instead, the noise came from a shot fired on the nearby Issaquah Middle School campus as gunman Ronald W. Ficker headed across downtown on a fatal trip to Clark Elementary. Though much of the attention after the Sept. 24 shootout focused on the people corralled beneath bleachers at Issaquah High School, the cross country team encountered the gunman firsthand. The coach, runners and members’ parents also ushered people to safety, called 911 and later offered important details to investigators. “It was a very sad thing, because it was a situation where there was no outcome that was going to be good,” coach Michael Smith said. “That was the hard part for me, being involved in it. There was nothing you could have done. I think it was going to end the way it was going to end.” Most runners left the Clark Elementary campus before Ficker reached the parking lot and attempted to break into a driver’s education car parked outside the school. Only Smith, a half-dozen team members and a pair of parent volunteers remained. “If he had wanted to shoot us, he could have come up to our group at any point,” Smith said. “We were just sitting there. We had no idea what was happening until he shot and then started beating on the car.” Senior Nick Knoblich, 18, noticed Ficker at the driver’s education car. The cross country team stood at the opposite end of the parking lot. “He looked like a normal guy,” Knoblich said. “If he wasn’t doing all of that stuff, I would just think he’s walking along.” Smith yelled at Ficker to stop — but backed off after noticing rifles in the gunman’s arms. Smith said Ficker lost interest in the car, and then started to head in the direction of the high school. Using Knoblich’s cellphone, Smith dialed 911 and described the scene to the dispatcher as Ficker stalked across the Clark Elementary campus. “He looked at me, he pointed and he shot. She goes, ‘Is he shooting at you?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ ‘Are you sure it’s not the gun club?’ ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘I’m sorry, but I am not going to keep watching,’” Smith recalled. “I said, ‘You need to get here now. You can’t wait. He’s shooting now. So, where are you?’” (The school is near the Issaquah

“I got into my pickup and I drove toward Mike for a couple reasons. One, he had my cellphone. Two, in case the gunman actually did fire at him, he would be able to jump in the back. Three, he was back there by himself and you shouldn’t leave him.” — Nick Knoblich Liberty High School senior

Sportsmen’s Club.) Meanwhile, parent volunteer Karen Chucka urged people — including a young boy walking a dog and a woman taking a baby for a stroll — to flee from the campus and surrounding area. “I heard from the sheriff that he wasn’t aiming at anything, that he was just randomly shooting,” she said later. “I realized that we were just protected by the grace of God.” The shootout rattled Chucka’s twin daughters, 16-year-old cross country runners Megan and Michaela, as bullets struck the ground nearby. “My daughter said she swore like a drunken sailor,” Karen Chucka said later. Meanwhile, as Smith reported Ficker’s movements to the dispatcher, Knoblich headed in Smith’s direction. “I got into my pickup and I drove toward Mike for a couple reasons,” Knoblich said. “One, he had my cellphone. Two, in case the gunman actually did fire at him, he would be able to jump in the back. Three, he was back there by himself and you shouldn’t leave him.” Investigators sought out Smith and Knoblich in the days after the incident. Detectives later interviewed the coach about the fateful interaction on the Clark Elementary campus. “The minute he fired at the police, there was nothing he could do, and there was nothing they could do,” Smith said. “He was in a position where there was nowhere to go. He wasn’t going to give up and there was no other outcome.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

City and Salmon Days Festival officials could not prevent a man from distributing religious literature at the Oct. 1-2 festival, a federal judge ruled days before the event. Paul Ascherl handed out more than 600 Christian tracts to festivalgoers on both days. The leafleting came after Judge Marsha J. Pechman ruled the “safety and congestion concerns” related to the Salmon Days leafleting ban “are likely speculative,” and issued a preliminary injunction to stop city and festival officials from enforcing the ban if Ascherl decided to distribute religious literature. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, Ascherl said Issaquah police officers threatened to arrest him for handing out similar literature last year in places outside a pair of downtown “expression areas” on festival grounds. In the August lawsuit, attorneys said Ascherl, of Snoqualmie, relocated to the “expression areas” after police and a festival official intervened. Issaquah officials created a city ordinance 11 years ago to address concerns about public safety as festival attendance climbed. In addition to banning leafleting in most areas at Salmon Days, the ordi-

‘Green’ EFR Station 72 opens for tours Citizens can tour the ultra“green” Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 72 as the facility opens for public tours Oct. 8. The open house is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the station, at 1770 N.W. Maple St. Firefighters plan to serve hot dogs and offer tours of the facility. The station ranks among the most energy-efficient fire stations on the planet. Station 72 is designed to achieve the highestrated Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum status. The fire station is unlike any other in the United States. The building includes a system to pump heat from the ground, photovoltaic cells to catch sunlight and triplepaned windows to reduce heat loss — enough features to achieve the toughest standards from the U.S. Green Building Council. The existing Station 72, a temporary structure meant to last five years, opened 11 years ago. City Council members initi-

Issaquah ‘expression areas’ present a ‘very unique’ challenge Attorneys from the Alliance Defense Fund, a legal advocacy group based in Scottsdale, Ariz., represented Ascherl in federal court. “Really, what’s at stake here is the fundamental right of a citizen to share his or her beliefs in public, and that’s exactly what was taken away from Mr. Ascherl and exactly what was granted back to him by virtue of the court’s order,” Alliance Defense Fund Senior Counsel Nate Kellum said. Salmon Days organizers defended the “expression areas” as a way to control litter and limit congestion. The city considers violations as misdemeanors punishable by fines and possible imprisonment. “I’ve seen ‘expression areas’ in context of political conventions where they had things that were set up particularly for protests, but I’ve never seen ‘expression areas’ set up for literature distribution, nor have I seen it set up as part of a public festival,” Kellum said. “In that sense, I think Issaquah was very unique.” The ordinance did not apply to Ascherl during Salmon Days due to Pechman’s preliminary injunc-

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Help greenway plant trees at Lake Sammamish State Park The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust holds the first of its annual native tree and shrub planting events from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at Lake Sammamish State Park. There will be food, music and booths as well as plenty of trees to plant. The Issaquah event is the first of several planned. Registration is required. Full and half-day shifts are available. The park address is 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road. From Interstate 90, drive east to Exit 15 and follow the signs. Learn more and/or register at and click the “volunteer” link.

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entertainment like this,” she said. “It’s almost like a rite of passage, a celebration of fall.” Musicians performed a broad spectrum — from blues to bluegrass, folk to funk, and rock to R&B — on Salmon Days stages. Debbie Hosko, a festivalgoer from Black Diamond, stopped for a hand-dipped corndog at Salmon Days, a festival treat. “Our first stop was corn dogs,” she said. “They’re better than the fair’s.” Issaquah resident Nina Fay joined a crowd at the Rainier Blvd. Stage to listen as Heartless, a Seattle-based Heart tribute band, performed “Crazy on You” and other numbers from the classic rock outfit. “I’ve been coming to this festival for 30 to 40 years,” she said. “These guys rock. The first songs I ever knew were Heart songs like

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‘Barracuda.’ I know every word to that song. To see them here is so great.” Bothell resident Mary Addams and Kirkland resident Laura Brady reached Issaquah for Salmon Days, but landed at the Lake Sammamish Elks Lodge after fatigue and hunger set in. Turns out the Elks dished out all-youcan-eat fish-and-chip platters to the masses throughout the festival. Brady realized the irony of eating beer-battered cod at a celebration of salmon, but no matter. “We were walking by and it sounded delicious,” she said. Redmond resident Greenwood recalled Salmon Days’ early years, before the festival ballooned into a regional attraction. “I remember when this was just a little festival,” she said. “It has grown a lot since then.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Reporters Tom Corrigan, David Hayes and Christina Lords contributed to this report. Comment at



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nance also prohibits protests, unscheduled entertainment or nonprofit activities outside of booths and designated areas. Officials also raised concerns about leaflets leading to additional litter. In a Sept. 21 ruling, Pechman dismissed concerns about unscheduled activities as a cause for congestion. “The city allows people to dress up in animal costumes, carry large signs, purchase and eat food, and perform music on its downtown sidewalks and streets,” she said. “All of these activities are more likely to cause congestion than allowing Ascherl and others to distribute literature.” Ascherl is seeking a court order declaring the ordinance unconstitutional, plus “nominal damages” and compensation for legal fees. Salmon Days organizers direct people distributing leaflets, political candidates and other unscheduled activities to “expression areas” at the downtown festival. Pechman also denied a request by city attorneys for more time to file a brief in response to Ascherl’s legal challenge. “While the public interest in maintaining a free exchange of ideas has in some cases been overcome by a strong showing of other competing public interests (for example, the safety and security of a nuclear testing site), no

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nitiative 1183 — putting liquor sales in the hands of retailers instead of the state —is worth a yes vote. Last year, voters were asked a similar question, challenging the state’s monopoly on liquor sales. The voters said no. But I-1183 is vastly different. For one thing, small stores like mini-marts will not be allowed to sell liquor, squelching the fear that teens will have more access than ever. Only stores larger than 10,000 square feet will qualify, unless a smaller store is the only option in town. Secondly, under I-1183, state revenues will increase with the state out of the liquor business, primarily due to retail license fees equivalent to 17 percent of all liquor sales. The state Office of Financial Management estimates I-1183 could increase state revenues by about $200 million in the first year, and by another $200 million over the next six years. There are a couple of other factors we especially like in I-1183. Liquor licenses can be denied to those outlets that do not demonstrate effective sales prevention to minors. In August, nine Sammamish retailers and restaurants were cited for selling alcohol to minors, following a police sting. With the state out of the business of selling alcohol, the Washington Liquor Control Board would have more time to concentrate on enforcement and oversight of its license holders. Don’t expect huge drops in liquor prices because the state’s high tax on liquor will not change. But, yes, prices will be more competitive with the state’s monopoly set aside. That’s the way a free-enterprise system is supposed to work, and it will under I-1183. I-1183 is much improved over last year’s initiatives 1100 and 1105. There is little reason to vote against this bill. It is about privatizing liquor sales, not making access easier. Beware the anti-1183 campaign that attempts to create fears that are not based on facts. Ballots will be in the mail in mid-October. Watch for them, and vote yes on I-1183.


Bemoaning traffic does little, but feels good


omplaining about traffic around here is kind of like complaining about the rain: completely pointless. In the case of traffic, everybody knows it stinks and it won’t be improving anytime soon. There probably isn’t even a solution to the problem. Since land costs alone would be astronomical, I don’t see there being any way of building new freeways, if new freeways are even the answer. Still, can I ask a few traffic questions and take at least one potshot at the Washington State Department of Transportation? Please? Pretty please? Thanks. There is absolutely no reason you should remember, but the last time I needed to fill this space, I wrote about moving here from Cleveland. Kind of beside the point here. What’s not beside the point is that Cleveland’s population fell under 400,000 in 2010. The whole Cleveland metro area has about 2.8 million in population, a figure bound to drop. And the metro area includes folks pretty far south of the city, people who have little reason to drive into Cleveland every day. Seattle’s metro area has about a million more folks, topping out at 3.9 million and growing. From the west side of Cleveland, there are three freeways

and one wellgreased state route leading into downtown; from the east side, there are two freeways. These roads are dedicated, limTom ited-access freeways with Corrigan speed limits of Press reporter at least 50 mph, not a surface street simply masquerading as a freeway for much of its length, such as say, Seattle’s state Route 99. Now, let’s take a quick further look at Seattle. As you might have noticed, there is one major freeway heading into downtown, that freeway obviously being Interstate 5. Those amazingly crowded floating pains-in-theyou-know-what don’t count since they just feed into I-5. If you’ve lived here all your life, you probably don’t realize just how incredibly stupid, how unbelievably shortsighted this all seems. To continue, what’s with those electronic freeway signs that say “reduced speed zone?” They usually read something like “speed limit 40” when traffic is See TRAFFIC, Page A5


about vaccinations, although it was very disturbing to learn that Washington has the lowest rate of student immunization in the country. That is a national embarrassment. What amazes me is that our state Legislature even allows exemptions to begin with. Based on what? Because Playboy centerfold Jenny McCarthy has scared millions of gullible parents into thinking that vaccines are harmful? So our state legislators place more confidence in the 1994 Playmate of the Year than in doctors and scientists? Children exempted are far more likely to contract diseases. For example, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that exempted individuals were “35 times more likely to contract measles than were vaccinated persons.” (Vaccinated individuals can contract diseases because no vaccine is 100 percent effective — but vastly more effective than no protection at all, as the JAMA report clearly shows.) Unvaccinated children who contract a contagious disease increase the chances that vaccinated children will also get infected. Remember, exposure to infected kids occurs in schools long before the disease is diagnosed, long before infected kids are removed from school and long before officials declare an outbreak. Another JAMA study found that “at least 11 percent of vaccinated children in measles outbreaks acquired infection through contact with an exemptor.” It is outrageous that our state allows my children to be exposed to unvaccinated children in the classroom. No one has the right to endanger someone else’s children, let alone their own children. Our state legislators should stop appeasing McCarthy-inspired hysteria and immediately eliminate these harmful exemptions. Vaccinations should be mandatory, period. No immunizations, no school.

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R APID R ESPONSE The city is the midst of a $50,000 study to better determine how municipal departments function. What steps would you take to make city government more efficient? Eliminate some management (assistant city manager) and mid-management positions and consolidate some departments where there is duplicity and overlap. Jackie Thomas, Issaquah





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Living in the same place for 70 years, life changed for me Sept. 24. It was the first time in my life that I sat behind a locked door with a knife in my hand. If there was anything good to come from that day, it was the sense of old Issaquah that I heard over and over and over on the sketchy news — people who were busy taking care of someone else instead of only protecting their backside. That’s the Issaquah I’ve always known and I was delighted to see that it hasn’t disappeared. On a sour note, as many other people involved, we were awfully close to where things were happening. The amount of factual information available to those of us who couldn’t go anywhere because of road blocks was non-existent. Had I lived in Klahanie or in Talus, I would have been curious. Feeling as if we were in the hot seat made incoming information so much more important. And there was none. God forbid such a thing should ever happen again, but if it does, I hope someone at the city makes information available to those of us who suddenly felt like targets. I can appreciate all of the legal ramifications of saying too much or the wrong thing, but just knowing the shooter was down and not going anywhere would have helped. Again, to those of you who helped someone else, you’ve renewed my faith. Thank you.

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Creating jobs? Where is the data?

tain Democrat ideas won’t work. Neither has a majority. Meanwhile, time goes by, people suffer and the economy deteriorates. Why are we relying on opinion for programs of such importance to public policy? Surely there are some bright (and independent) economists out there with good computer models who could find patterns in the data that could guide us at least roughly in one direction or another. Even if all we learn is that under particular circumstances, a program of type A will be much more likely than a program of type B to create jobs, then we are still a lot better off than relying on opinion alone. I’m sure it’s complicated, or else we would have had the information by now, unless of course creating jobs is not the highest priority. Hmm … election season is coming.

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Gas station would be welcome amenity My family and I are very fortunate to live in the Issaquah Highlands. We really value the neighborhood, people, parks and the overall community here. Now that the area is growing, it is time to bring in more amenities to serve those of us who live here. The new hospital, coupled with the Bellevue College campus, is going to draw more people to the highlands each day — and most of them will get here by car. They will also look for more amenities, especially a gas station. And if a gas station is a critical step to bringing a grocery store — well, it’s an easy choice. As a resident, I support the effort to bring a gas station to the Issaquah Highlands and encourage our city leaders to join me in that support.

We’re stuck in the middle. The Republicans blame the Democrats and vice versa. The Democrats have opinions about what will create jobs and are certain Republican ideas won’t work. Republicans are equally cer-

Our elected officials must insist on effective government departments; eliminate departments or workers who are not efficient. Bryan Weinstein, Issaquah City staff management ranks are bloated, so hiring a consultant only makes the situation worse. Hank Thomas, Issaquah Make sure that various city departments don't overlap in the services they provide. Jim Harris, Issaquah

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Lawmaker asks residents to complete budget survey State Rep. G l e n n Anderson called on residents in Issaquah and elsewhere in the 5th Legislative District for ideas to address a Glenn Anderson $1.4 billion hole in the state budget. The longtime lawmaker, a Fall City Republican, is asking residents to complete a 19-question survey as the Legislature prepares to return to Olympia for a special session to address the budget gap. However, legislators might need to cut about $2 billion in order to ensure the state maintains adequate reserves. Anderson said he intends to use information from the survey results to proceed during the special session. The shortfall surfaced months after Anderson and other state lawmakers relied on $4.6 billion in projected spending cuts in order to close a budget gap. Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a $32 billion budget in June. “Recently, the state economist forecasted another $1.4 billion reduction in anticipated state tax

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revenues. This comes just four short months after the 2011-13 state budget passed by the Legislature took effect,” Anderson said in a Sept. 26 message to constituents. Gregoire also asked state agencies to prepare for additional 5 percent to 10 percent cuts. “Additionally, it was forecasted the state’s economy would not improve for at least the next 18 months and further revenue declines can be expected,” Anderson said. “Most expert opinion suggests that it will take six to 10 years for the state’s economy to recover to pre-Great Recession levels.” State Economist Arun Raha is expected to release another bleak forecast for state revenue Nov. 17. Gregoire ordered legislators to Olympia after Thanksgiving for a special session to address the shortfall. The next regular session starts in January.

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The proposal does not call for a property tax or rate increases. The council last raised the property tax rate in 2007. Under state law, council members could increase the rate 1 percent per year. Frisinger’s announcement launched at least a month of deliberations between council members and city staffers to craft a complete budget. The council is required to adopt the budget before Dec. 31. “The projects that we’re working on are ones that I would describe as building blocks,” Frisinger said. “They are very valuable for what we’ll do in the future.” Creekside parks project tops list The proposal includes $4.3 million for capital projects, but does not include large-scale construction projects aside from the initial phase for the combined Tollë Anderson, Cybil-Madeline and Issaquah Creek parks site along Issaquah Creek near Darigold. The proposed budget to complete the initial phase at the parks — to create paths, picnic areas, play areas, restrooms and a community garden — amounts to $1.7 million. The funding proposal comes almost a year after city officials hosted a series of meetings to collect input for the parks plan. “It will make people glad to know the very long visioning process bore fruit,” Frisinger said. “We’re a region that is known for visioning and planning and process. It does ensure a lot of public involvement and provides, in the long run, a very fine product.”

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Local environmental groups, governments and the Snoqualmie Tribe petitioned in 2007 to list the salmon species, oncorhynchus nerka, as endangered. The species is a landlocked offshoot of sockeye salmon. “The facts are that these fish are unique, and they are in crisis,” Snoqualmie Tribe Administrator Matt Mattson said. “They deserve full protection under the ESA. We are dismayed that the service sub-


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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 • $350,000 payment to King County for North Sammamish Plateau Access Road construction. The road, since renamed Highlands Drive Northeast, opened to motorists in 2003. Frisinger said the city is about halfway finished with the payment plan for the road’s construction.

Other capital projects include $600,000 set aside for creation of a proposed local improvement district near the Costco corporate headquarters and flagship warehouse. In such a district, landowners shoulder the cost for projects, such as road upgrades. City and Costco planners funded a transportation study last year to analyze possible connections from the Pickering Place area into the street grid. The preliminary report suggested numerous transportation projects — estimated to cost tens of millions of dollars — in the dense business cluster just north of Interstate 90 and state Route 900. Frisinger earmarked about $260,000 for design and engineering efforts on a proposed Newport Way Northwest redo near Issaquah Valley Elementary School. Roundabouts could punctuate the street in the decades ahead as the city attempts to address projected traffic congestion. The mayor also recommended $850,000 for crews to conduct routine replacement of aging sewer and water lines throughout Issaquah. “We do those because if you didn’t, you’d have a much higher cost and a whole lot of unhappy residents for any number of reasons,” she said. The proposal includes a

Police enforcement is a budget priority Motorists could also notice a stepped-up police presence on city streets next year. Frisinger proposed dollars for the Issaquah Police Department to conduct increased drunken driving and speed enforcement patrols. The city also intends to pursue grants to pay for speed-measuring devices. Issaquah and Snoqualmie also plan to partner and share a computer server for dispatch software. The mayor also set aside funds for the city to participate in a multi-county earthquake drill next year. The budget also reflects possible changes to the municipal bureaucracy as Frisinger and other leaders await a consultant’s report about city departments. Frisinger’s proposal includes funding for a deputy city administrator and a Public Works Engineering director, although city leaders could redefine both roles soon. Deputy City Administrator Joe Meneghini retired in August. Public Works Engineering Director Bob Brock plans to retire before the end of the year. In July, Frisinger commissioned a study to evaluate how city departments function. The results could determine how officials proceed regarding the deputy city administrator and Public Works Engineering director posts. Seattle consultant Moss Adams is due to deliver the study in the weeks ahead.

jectively decided — contrary to the recommendations of local managers — that Lake Sammamish kokanee have no special significance to nerka throughout its range, and strongly urge them to reconsider that decision in the very near future.” If the Fish & Wildlife Service lists a species as endangered, biologists create rules to protect the animal from human interference, designate critical habitat and join state agencies, local governments and nonprofit organizations to increase the species’ chance of survival. Despite the decision not to list Lake Sammamish kokanee, offi-

cials said a framework is already in place to preserve the species. The regional Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group has proposed 11 projects in Issaquah and Sammamish to restore habitat for chinook salmon — a species protected under the Endangered Species Act — and kokanee. “We have done our homework to identify what we need to do first, and have already initiated important work,” Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger said. “This decision is no excuse for the region to lose focus on our shared priorities for recovering this population. We are hopeful that the Fish & Wildlife Service


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moving maybe five miles an hour. Is this just a cruel tease set up by WSDOT? It does seem to be in the business of encouraging road rage, so I suppose it makes a bit of sense. Not incidentally, when I said I have no solutions to Seattle’s traffic messes, I do have one idea. Dump the HOV lanes, especially on Interstate 90. Is there anything more annoying than sitting in a bumper-to-bumper mess and looking over and seeing HOV lanes that are maybe at about 20 percent capacity? The express lanes on the I-90 bridge seem to get even less use. If the argument is that HOV lanes and HOV express lanes are better for the environment, I would argue having a thousand or so cars sitting and idling for hours at a time on overloaded freeways is just a tad damaging for that same environment. Of course, we all know this mess is just about to get worse. You may have read there are plans to rebuild the state Route 520 bridge, you know, the one that works so well now. Tolling will pay for that reconstruction, you also may have heard. Issaquah-area drivers who use I90, you’ve probably further heard projections that about half the current 520 traffic will avoid the tolls by heading south to I-90. Oh, the joy. Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

will stay engaged in and continue to be supportive of our work, which they had a hand in launching.” The petitioners could call on the Fish & Wildlife Service to reconsider Lake Sammamish kokanee for Endangered Species Act protection. “We plan to carefully review the decision once it’s released to evaluate any potential next steps, and hope to continue working with the service and other community partners to ensure we are doing everything we can to help recover these important fish over the long-term,” said Kate Miller, Trout Unlimited staff attorney.


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Issaquah School Board delays bond ballot question Project priorities are also shuffled By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter After roughly four hours of discussion, the Issaquah School Board voted 4-1 to place a revamped $219 million capital improvement bond package before voters. But in a decision that came earlier in the course of their regular Sept. 28 meeting, the board voted unanimously to mount the levy in April instead of February as previously planned. The issue will appear on ballots for an April 17 election. In 2014, voters also may decide a capital improvement levy — not a bond issue — to pay for some items removed from the original proposal for the 2012 bond question. The board moved the coming bond issue to April basically at the request of the bond campaign committee, Volunteers for Issaquah Schools.

“They came and said, essentially, ‘We would like more time,’” board member Brian Deagle said. “That carries a lot of weight with me.” Board President Jan Colbrese said the change would allow the campaign to become better organized. Board member Chad Magendanz said moving the issue to April would avoid potential conflicts with coming holidays. As for the removal of certain items from the bond package, that move came largely at the request of Deagle, though he received support from Magendanz and board member Marnie Maraldo. Deagle argued that for certain seemingly routine maintenance items, the district should be using a “pay-as-you-go” approach. But even setting aside what he saw as a common-sense policy, Deagle and others said using a levy ultimately would save the district interest dollars. “At the end of the day, there are things we shouldn’t be borrowing money to do,” he said. When using bond financing, the district sells bonds to pay for proj-

ects, and then pays that money back — with interest — over time using tax dollars. Using levy financing, the board collects tax dollars and then pays for projects. Some board members and Jacob Kuper, district chief of finance and operations, said the district has bonded out maintenance items in the past. “Historically, it sounds silly to bond carpet,” Kuper said. But he added that in this case, plans call for the purchase of millions of dollars in carpeting. Board member Suzanne Weaver had another objection to a capital improvement levy. A sizable district operating levy expires in the next few years. Officials almost certainly will be asking for renewal of that levy. Weaver expressed fears that adding to the cost of that levy with maintenance projects would make it a harder sell with voters. In the end, in a 3-2 vote, the board approved moving some items from the bond package to a capital levy, though not all levy details were finalized. Colbrese and Weaver cast the votes against

the capital levy. Even after spending hours debating the idea of a capital levy, board members moved forward with finalizing a bond package for April. The board spent roughly two additional hours in discussion about various pieces of the proposal. Some projects received more attention than others, including plans to rebuild Tiger Mountain Community High School along with Issaquah Middle School and Clark Elementary School. In the original bond proposal put forth by Superintendent Steve Rasmussen, the total cost of the interrelated Tiger Mountain projects was $86 million. Initially, Deagle pushed for removal of the package saying the improvements to Tiger Mountain were not worth the price tag. He said while the changes were intended in part to allow better educational programming at Tiger Mountain, that programming has not been planned. Kuper said the issue was kind of a “chicken and egg thing,” noting some planning couldn’t logically be completed

until new facilities are in place. Other board members argued improvements to the aging Issaquah Middle School couldn’t wait. Maraldo said the projects might not move forward immediately even if a bond is approved, giving time for the development of new educational programs. Although no specific vote was taken, Deagle backed off the issue, stating the majority of the board seemed to support moving forward with rebuilding the three schools. Deagle also led a somewhataborted charge to slash improvements to athletic stands at Issaquah High School. Rasmussen’s bond package included work to stadiums at Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high schools. Deagle said the facilities at Skyline and Liberty are substandard and clearly need replacing. But he argued that is not the case at Issaquah High. After attending the recent Issaquah-Skyline football game at Issaquah High, Deagle said he found the environment “perfect.” Some board members, as well as

audience members, disagreed. Audience members reported long lines to get into the Issaquah stadium prior to major football games and said fans had to show up hours prior to kick-off in order to get a seat. In the end, the board agreed to scaled-down improvements at Issaquah, improvements that will still greatly increase stadium seating capacity. The board voted on the amended bond package at about 11 p.m. With no public comment, Magendanz cast the only negative vote. Magendanz later said that on previous occasions when the board adopted a major policy or proposal, it had the administration come up with a formal written proposal and return that to the board prior to any vote. He also said the board generally allows greater time for public comment. Magendanz made it clear he was speaking for himself and not the board. The district has posted a complete list of bond projects on its website. Learn more at

Register by Oct. 10 deadline Meet candidates for local, regional offices at forum Issaquah residents face choices in City Council and Issaquah School Board races, plus a series of state ballot measures, on the November ballot. The deadline for people to register online or by mail to vote is Oct. 10. Qualified residents can register in person at King County Elections in Renton or a registration annex at the King County Administration in Seattle. In order to register as a Washington voter, a person must be a U.S. citizen, a Washington resident, at least 18 by Election Day and not under the authority of the state Department of Corrections. In Washington, voters do not register by political party or declare political party membership to vote in primary or general elections. If a voter misses the Oct. 10 deadline, he or she can still register in person at the elections office or the Seattle annex by Oct. 31. King County Elections opened the Seattle annex to offer people another opportunity for in-person registration assistance, Elections Director Sherril Huff said. The annex handles address and name changes, voter notification cards and voter registration drive materials. Citizens can also cancel voter registration at the annex. However, the annex does not offer services other than voter registration issues. Voters should contact the elections office about replacement ballots, signature problems and other issues. “People register to vote or update their registration information every day,” Huff said in a

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statement. “We often see long lines form when deadlines for in-person voter registration occur. Providing this additional location offers added convenience to voters throughout the year and helps manage those days when we see our highest levels of demand.” Election Day is Nov. 8. The elections office plans to mail ballots to voters next month. Voters can return completed ballots at a drop box or through the mail. Mailed ballots require a firstclass stamp. Ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 8 or returned to a drop box by 8 p.m. the same day. The elections office maintains a drop at Issaquah City Hall during elections.

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Hear from the candidates for City Council, Issaquah School Board and Port of Seattle at a candidate forum sponsored by The Issaquah Press. The forum is meant to offer voters a chance to learn about local candidates as the clock ticks down to Election Day. King County Elections is due to mail ballots to voters in late October. The forum starts at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the King County Library Service Center. The forum is not a debate. Candidates offer opening statements to the audience and then answer a series of questions from reporters as Publisher Debbie Berto moderates the discussion. Organizers also plan to collect questions from audience members for possible inclusion in the forum. The last question is reserved for candidates to quiz their opponents. The forum includes candidates in

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contested and uncontested races. In the lone contested council race, newcomer TJ Filley is running against incumbent Councilman Joshua Schaer for the Position 4 seat. Incumbent Councilman Fred Butler, appointed Councilwoman Stacy Goodman and candidate Paul Winterstein did not attract opponents for the other council seats up for election in November. In the school board races, incumbents Brian Deagle and Suzanne Weaver face challengers in the nonpartisan races.

Deagle, a Sammamish resident, faces challenger Patrick Sansing, a Sammamish resident, for the Director District No. 3 seat. Weaver, a Sammamish resident, faces Issaquah resident Brian Neville to retain the Director District No. 5 seat. Bellevue resident Anne Moore is running unopposed for outgoing board member Jan Colbrese’s post. In a nonpartisan Port of Seattle commissioner race, Democrat Dean Willard, a Sammamish resident and onetime state House of Representatives candidate, is running against Republican incumbent Bill Bryant. Starting Oct. 15, the forum is scheduled to air at 4 p.m. and 10

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Renee, a 7-year-old retired racing greyhound from Kansas, spends the day with owner Beverly Mitchell, of Bellevue, a volunteer adoption coordinator with Greyhound Pets Inc.

Salmon Days parade Grand Marshal Travis Arket (left), of the Discovery Channel’s show ‘Deadliest Catch,’ gives his best fish eye to City Councilwoman Stacy Goodman as Michele Forkner, city code compliance officer, looks on.

Above, Brenda Johnson, of Battle Ground, walks with the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery parade entry in her best ‘Wild Things!’ regalia. At right, a firefighter with the lungs to play a bagpipe marches with fellow Eastside Firefighters Pipes and Drums corps musicians during the Grande Parade.

Adison Hackney, 5, of Issaquah, slingshots a beanbag to put out a cardboard house fire as Ryan Hendricks, Eastside Fire & Rescue Engine 83 firefighter, helps out.


Above, a competitor bounds into the water at the Puget Sound DockDogs venue on the Field of Fun. Below, Luke Price, Tye North and Scott Law (from left) comprise the Green State bluegrass group, performing Oct. 1 at the Hatchery Stage.

Above, Isaiah Wales, a Red Balloon Company street vendor and University of Washington student, retrieves a balloon for a young customer on Front Street. At right, Jaymi Matsudaira (left), a 2010 Skyline High School graduate, and Bryce Bergano, a Liberty High School senior, perform with the Kaze Daiko drum team at the Field of Fun Kids’ Stage.

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Last chance for farm fresh It’s the last Farmers Market of the season, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. It features Tacoma Glass’s “Blown Pumpkin Patch” in the hay barn and a cooking demonstration by Lisa Dupar Catering of the Pomegranate Restaurant from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the outdoor market.

Events Blessing of the Animals at Marianwood, a blessing for community animals followed by a procession through the halls, is at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 5 at Providence Marianwood, 3725 Providence Point Drive S.E. Bring your pet on a leash. Live and virtual pets are welcome. Call 391-2800. A National Costume Swap Day, sponsored by Encompass, the Highlands Council and Green Halloween, is from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive, in the Issaquah Highlands. Enjoy kids’ activities, and have apple cider and cookies. Drop off costumes at Blakely Hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3-5 and from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Call Stacey Cepeda at 295-2180, stop by Encompass Issaquah in Blakely Hall from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday, or go to Macaroni Kid presents Pajama Party Storytime, from 1011 a.m. Oct. 6 at Raven Books in Gilman Village, 317 Gilman Blvd. N.W. The Issaquah History Museums present Al Faussett, Pacific Northwest Daredevil, at 11 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Issaquah Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. Guy Faussett, Al’s great-grandson, will share the story of Faussett’s life and adventures jumping off Pacific Northwest falls in a canoe. Learn more about the free program by contacting Erica Maniez at 392-3500 or The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust hosts an invasive plant removal from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 8 along Issaquah Creek. No experience required. Find out more or sign up at, or call 206-812-0122. Angela McLean, educational consultant, presents Study Skills for Academic & Emotional Success at the Issaquah Special Needs Group first meeting of the school year from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the library at Clark Elementary School, 500 Second Ave. S.E. Learn more at Vasa Park Fall Craft Show, featuring 95 Northwest crafters and artists, is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 13-14 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway, Bellevue. Admission is free. Mountains to Sound Greenway hosts a tree planting kickoff event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at Lake Sammamish State Park. Registration is required. Sign up at volunteer/tree_planting. The Issaquah Business Builders hosts a visitors’ day from 7:30-9 a.m. Oct. 20 at the


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International House of Pancakes, 1433 N.W. Sammamish Road. Make reservations at or call 785-0984. Join a horde of zombies as they dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Shops at Issaquah Highlands, 3011 N.E. High St. Then at 6 p.m., the horde will participate in a worldwide effort to break the Guinness Book of World Records for largest simultaneous dance. The call for zombies is for ages 10 and older with rehearsals Saturdays at 10 a.m. at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive. Email or Trick or Treat safely from 46 p.m. Oct. 31 at Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd. The stores and restaurants will be decorated for the season and a “friendly” Frankenstein will be roaming throughout the village, with merchants giving out candy. Call 392-6802 or go to

Religion A live audio chat, “You Don’t Have to be Lonely,” is at 11 a.m. Oct. 11 at the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St. N. Call 392-8140.

Fundraisers National and local pizzerias, including Issaquah’s Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria, are offering breast cancer patients across the country a Slice of Hope Oct. 7, donating 15 percent of their sales to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation, a national charity based in Seattle. The Issaquah Tutta Bella is at 715 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Learn more about the foundation at

Volunteers The Green Halloween Festival needs volunteers, ages 14 and older, from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Shops at Issaquah Highlands, 3011 N.E. High St. Bring your own not-too-scary costume. Contact Christy at or 5071107, ext. 1107. The city of Sammamish needs volunteers for the following events. Sign up by contacting the volunteer coordinator at 2950556 or Wetlands planting: 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 8, 228th Avenue and Southeast 24th Street, ages 14 and older. Sammamish Arts Fair: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8-9, Sammamish City Hall and library, four-hour shifts Invasive weed removal from

Jacobs Creek: 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 15, Southeast 42nd Street and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast, ages 14 and older Invasive plant removal on Illahee Trail: 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 22, Northeast 8th Avenue and Southeast 35th Place Northeast, volunteers 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is looking for service groups, families or groups of four or five people to help with the Month of Concern Food Drive, which runs Saturdays through Oct. 15. Sign up or get more information by calling 392-4123.

Classes Evergreen Community Church is sponsoring the following four free Natural Yard Care by Design workshops from 7-9 p.m. at 20112 S.E. 152nd St., Renton: Oct. 11 — “Smart Watering, and Designing with Plants” Oct. 18 — “Designing a Natural Lawn, and Natural Pest Control” Oct. 25 — “Designing an Edible Garden” Register by calling 988-2142 or emailing Encompass offers the following parenting classes this fall at its main campus, 1407 Boalch Ave. N.W., North Bend (unless otherwise noted). Go to or call 888-2777. “Parenting Skills for a Lifetime,” for parents of children ages 3 to 11, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, through Oct. 25, $10 “Emotions Coaching,” for parents of preschoolers and gradeschoolers, 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 ArtEAST offers the following workshops at 95 Front St. N. Go to “Figure Drawing Open Studio” 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays, $65 “Clay Creatures & Creations” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6 and 13, $90 “Composition for Photography” 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 1-4 p.m. Oct. 9, $75 “Touch Drawing” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9, $80 “Black and White Photography” 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 13, $35 “Creating Artcloth Using Resists” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15-16, $185 “Relief Block Printing” 5:309:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26, $125 “Exploring Your Sketchbook” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22-23, $175

Overlake hires new physician at Issaquah clinic Overlake Hospital Medical Center recently hired Dr. Jennifer Edwards as a new primary care physician at its Issaquah clinics. Edwards is a Jennifer Edwards board-certified, familypractice physician. Before joining Overlake, she worked as a core faculty member at Mercy Redding Family Practice Residency Program in Redding, Calif. Edwards earned her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Shasta-Cascade Family Practice Residency Program, which is affiliated with the University of California-Davis. Edwards has a special interest in women’s and infants’ care.

Meet Emma, a 2-year-old Shih Tzu mix whose gentle presence will have you swooning! Her soft, luscious, curly locks are great for snuggling. Emma is the perfect cuddle companion and an even better buddy for play time- her tail never stops wagging when you’re ready to throw around her favorite ball!

Eastside Fire & Rescue Chief Lee Soptich has successfully completed the Executive Fire Officer Program sponsored by the Federal Emergency ManageLee Soptich ment Agency, United States Fire Administration and the National Fire Academy. The intensive program is designed to provide senior fire officers with a broad perspective regarding various facets of fire administration and provides fire service officers with the expertise to succeed in today’s challenging environment. The four course program — “Executive Development,” “Executive Analysis of Community Risk Reduction,” “Executive Analysis of Fire Service Operations in Emergency Management” and “Executive Leadership” — required a written applied research project to demonstrate application of course theory and concepts to real-life situations within the student’s own organization. Each of the projects was evaluated through a formal process, and progression through the program was contingent on achieving specific milestones. The program spans a four-year period and a certificate of the entire program is awarded only after successful completion of the final research projects.

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. Our Stories, Ourselves: Join facilitator Nancy Peterson to share your personal memoir at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 in the lounge. Art Workshop, with Pamela Poirier, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 7 Welcome coffee for new members 10:30 a.m. Oct. 11 Flu shots, provided by Swedish Hospital visiting nurses, 9-11 a.m. Oct. 14 and 28, no appointment necessary Swing Dance at the center’s first Senior Prom, 3-6 p.m. Oct. 14 Halloween Dance, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28, $5 donation at the door, music by Fred Hopkins and the Studebakers The following day trips are offered through October: Bedrock Industries tour, 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5, $8/$10 Wild Horse Wind & Solar facility tour, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10, $20/$22

Meet Beta! This 6-monthold kitty is an elegant beauty who is always on the hunt for the perfect sunny spot to lounge in. She will enjoy kicking back with you while you relax. While Beta is a sweet girl with a tranquil persona, she’s equally active and excited by the first sign of playful antics!

These pets may already have been adopted by the time you see these photos. If you’re interested in adopting these or other animals, contact the Humane Society for Seattle/King County at 6410080, go to or email 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 to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

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Library The following events take place at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. “Understanding Credit Reports,” for adults, 7 p.m. Oct. 6 “Play & Learn Chinese,” for newborn to age 5, 10:30 a.m. Fridays “How to Balance a Checkbook,” for teens, 10 a.m. Oct. 8 Opera preview: “Carmen,” for adults, 7 p.m. Oct. 11 “Be Smart About Credit Cards,” for teens, 10 a.m. Oct. 15 “Computer Class: One-on-one Assistance,” for teens and older, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Oct. 15 and 29 “Building a Solid Financial Home,” for adults, 7 p.m. Oct. 18 Teen Book Group, 3 p.m. Oct. 20 “Digitize Me Photo Booth,” for teens, 2 p.m. Oct. 22 Book discussion: “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” and choose a classic, for adults, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 SAT Practice Test, for teens, 1 p.m. Oct. 30, registration required


B IRTH  Azure, Kinsley and Hayden Riter Ian and Tamra Sparks Riter welcomed triplets Azure, Kinsley and Hayden to their San Antonio, Texas, home Aug. 10, 2011. They were born weighing 4 pounds, 2 ounces; 5 pounds, 11 ounces; and 5 pounds, 8 ounces; and measuring 16.5 inches, 18.1 inches and 19.1 inches, respectively. They join siblings Cohen, 4, and Aurora, 2. Grandparents are Jack and Luann Sparks, of Issaquah, and Ken and Frances Riter, of Salt

Azure, Kinsley and Hayden Riter Lake City, Utah. Great-grandmother is Shirley Riter, of Salt Lake City. Tamra is a 1999 graduate of Issaquah High School.

C OLLEGE NEWS Issaquah student graduates from Miami University of Ohio

Local students graduate from WWU

Taylor Wolfe, of Issaquah, was among 684 students from Miami University, of Ohio, in Oxford, Ohio, who graduated in the summer term. Wolfe received a master’s degree in business administration.

The following local students graduated from Western Washington University from the summer quarter of 2011. Issaquah: Adam Romeo, master’s degree, teaching; and Emily Schmuhl, Bachelor of Science, community health Renton: Allison Cressey, Bachelor of Arts, design; and Danny Nguyen, Bachelor of Arts, political science Sammamish: Meryl Crayton, Master of Arts, history and ARM Certification; Megan Garrison, Bachelor of Arts, general studies; Joy-Elise Harrington, Bachelor of Arts, communication; and Kevin Potter, Bachelor of Science, plastics engineering technology

Local student makes WWU honor roll James Rogers, of Renton, was recently named to Western Washington University’s honor roll. To qualify, students must complete at least 14 graded credit hours during a quarter and be in the top 10 percent of their class.

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Tiger Mountain graduate completes Navy boot camp

Navy Seaman Apprentice David B. Wright, a 2009 graduate of Tiger Mountain Community High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Wright completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction regarding naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

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Joemik Harlow Fedyk, of Snoqualmie (and formerly of Issaquah), passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in Bellevue. Joe was born March Joemik Fedyk 30, 1947, in Rahway, N.J., to Mike and Edithdale “Queenie” Fedyk. He graduated from Rahway High School and completed his bachelor’s degree after attending Boston University and Monmouth University. Joe married Bonnee S. Schaeffer on July 5, 1969 in Rahway, N.J. Joe worked for Crown Cork and Seal for 33 years, until his retirement as an accounts manager in 2007. In 1985, they moved to Issaquah, where they made their home until 2001, when they moved to Snoqualmie. Joe was a member of the TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge, where he enjoyed golfing. His love of the outdoors included fishing and hiking. As an avid sports enthusiast, his love of sports included coaching for the Issaquah Lions Club’s Youth Football, soccer and baseball teams. Joe will be remembered as a friendly and gregarious man, who generously helped others when he could. He was also known to entertain, whether it was amusing the listener with his skills as a great storyteller, or singing a standard on karaoke night. What he loved most of all was the time he spent just being with his family and friends. Joe is survived by his wife Bonnee Fedyk, of Snoqualmie and their three sons: Ted Fedyk, of Bozeman, Mont., Myke Fedyk, of North Bend, and Ryan Fedyk, of Seattle. He is also survived by his sister Robin Shipley, of Rahway, N.J., and five grandchildren: Luke, Dyllan, Ella, Ashlyn and Jasper Fedyk. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guestbook at

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The numbers 371 and 371 were attached to the back of their seats in bold black type. On their green, four-wheeled recumbent bicycle, Emily and Carol Weisbecker took off from the Cycle the WAVE starting line with one goal in mind — to live together in the moment. They didn’t know if they’d make the full 12-mile bike ride, but they didn’t really care. They were riding in tandem. For Carol, the Sept. 18 allwomen’s bike ride benefiting domestic violence survivors was a chance to include her daughter — who has mental and physical disabilities — in her long-time joy of cycling. For the men and women benefiting from the ride’s donations, the event is a chance to break away from the cycle of domestic violence in their lives. “It was great for Emily to be


Emily and Carol Weisbecker wave at onlookers as they pedal along the 12mile Cycle the WAVE ride on Sept. 18. able to do all of that,” Carol said. “We were able to do the distance together. This is a great, well-supported ride for women of all ages and abilities.” Emily said she’d like to volunteer for next year’s event cheering on cyclists. “I just liked the exercise a lot,” she said. Cycle the WAVE raised more than $130,000 for three King County agencies: the Eastside Domestic Violence Program, Do-

mestic Abuse Women’s Network and New Beginnings. It was the most collected in the event’s four years. About 1,100 riders, 200 volunteers and 51 sponsors were involved in the project. Riders from 105 cities in Washington and seven other states participated in the 2011 Cycle the WAVE. Donations to the event will be collected until Dec. 31. There are four options available


“We were able to do the distance together. This is a great, well-supported ride for women of all ages and abilities.” — Carol Weisbecker

for the ride, including the 12-mile Little Sister, the 25-mile Girly Girl, the 42-mile Middle Sister and the 62-mile Burly Girl. For Issaquah resident Susi Tom, the ride was also a way to share her love of cycling with her 13year-old daughter Rebecca Tom. Tom has participated in the event all four years. “I kept reminding my daughter that this ride isn’t all about her,” she said. “It’s to raise money for a good cause, to help other women in need. “It was good for her to see the smiling faces on a rainy morning like that,” she added. “I was humbled when I saw all those enthusiastic riders out there.” Tom, who usually participates in the Burly Girl ride, said the event is geared toward any skill level. The women who participate feel like they’re empowered, she said. “It’s always much better to ride

“It’s always much better to ride with people than just with yourself. This is really the only event that I know of that you just ride with other women. I appreciate the encouragement I receive out there from them.” — Susi Tom Cycle the WAVE participant

with people than just with yourself,” she said. “This is really the only event that I know of that you just ride with other women. I appreciate the encouragement I receive out there from them. It just makes the work easier.” Christina Lords: 392-6434, ext. 239 or Comment at

Timberlake Church opens new campus in Issaquah Highlands By Janelle Wetzstein At Timberlake Church, no one’s in suits and ties or fancy dresses. It’s a come-as-you-are atmosphere in the Issaquah Highlands. Regular services began Sept. 11 at Grand Ridge Elementary School and attracted 398 people. The following week, 370 people attended. Timberlake Redmond, the first Timberlake campus, has a congregation of more than 2,000 members. Many travel long distances to attend. By opening an Issaquah campus, the church hopes to reach out locally to the communities of Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie and North Bend. Rusty Gerhart, senior associate pastor at Timberlake Redmond and lead pastor of the Issaquah campus, said that the church em-


American Rhododendron Society, Cascade Chapter: 7 p.m. second Tuesday, Bellevue Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, 3912366 Amateur Radio Club: first Wednesday of the month, 7:30

phasizes welcoming everyone. “It doesn’t matter where you are in your life or your walk with God,” he said. “We want to grow together, but we don’t want the pretense that is often associated with church, where you have to fit a certain mold in order to be there,” he added. “We believe that everyone’s welcome, everyone matters and that everyone’s needed. “By expanding, we will hopefully be able to get in touch with more of the community.”

Timberlake Issaquah held two preview services. Each had an attendance of about 250 people. Regular services will be at 10:15 a.m. Sundays, with children’s programs for kids up through eighth grade. Brennan Strawn, musical director of Timberlake Issaquah, said that the comfortable attitude of Timberlake Church is one of the reasons for its success. Strawn, who performs in Monarch, a band separate from the church that plays local venues like The Showbox, said he brings his nontraditional music style to his position at Timberlake. “I think when you come to our church, you feel very welcome,” he said. “You don’t have people with strange smiles shaking your hand and giving you Kool-Aid. It’s very honest. Even for those who

aren’t into the whole church thing, you still feel like you are going someplace and having fun.” Timberlake Issaquah has been reaching out to the local community while preparing for the start of their regular services. Members attended the Issaquah Highlands Community Garage Sale and gave away hot dogs and kettle corn, and they were present at the Highlands Day Street Fair at the new hospital Swedish/Issaquah. Timberlake Issaquah is currently focused on its Sunday services, but is planning on additional community events despite its busy schedule, Gerhart said. “We believe in actually being a part of the community,” he said. “We have been in touch with the city of Issaquah to do events at local parks, we are going to be a part of the Highlands Halloween

event and the Salmon Days event. We want to support the community and family aspect as much as we can.” Erik Sansburn, technical director of Timberlake Issaquah, said that having a local highlands church could create a very important support system that has been nonexistent for people in the area. “There are a lot of young families in and around the highlands, and there is no church nearby,” he said. “From what we’ve heard and seen from people in that community, they are happy to have somewhere they can feel connected to and welcome at.”

p.m. Issaquah Valley Senior Citizens Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way 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 at noon, the third Monday, Daughters of the American

Revolution, Cascade Chapter: 10:30 a.m. second Tuesday, Bellevue Red Lion Inn, 11211 Main St., 454-1350 Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council: noon second Tuesday, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 4228 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue, 747-3031 Eastside Welcome Club: 10 a.m. first Wednesday, 8682851

Friends of the Issaquah Library: 7 p.m. second Wednesday, Friends of the Sammamish Library: 5:15 p.m. the first Thursday in the library meeting room, 825 228th Ave. N.E., 8683057 Issaquah Amateur Radio Club: 7 p.m. first Wednesday, Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way,

Issaquah Business Builders: 7:30 a.m. first 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., Issaquah Emblem Club: 7 p.m. first Wednesday, Elks Lodge, 765 Rainier Blvd. N., 392-1400

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This week Water and electronics don’t mix. However, there are new coatings and technology that allow hearing aids to be very water resistant. There is even one completely waterproof aid on the market and with the correct earmold you can even swim with it! However, with the waterproof aid there are some strict cleaning and maintenance requirements to retain the warranty. So the answer is: Yes! With all the new advances we are no longer worried about a little bit of rain if we get caught outside, or perspiration on those hot days or with exercise.

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Eastlake golfers defeat Skyline, remain unbeaten

By Christopher Huber Issaquah Press reporter Brian Mogg always finds a way to get even. On the golf course, that is. At the Sept. 27 cross-town match against the undefeated Eastlake Wolves, Skyline’s No. 1 golfer birdied the ninth hole for the third straight time to bring his score to 36. “I really wanted to get even,” said Mogg, a standout sophomore who has won and placed in the top 10 in numerous regional youth tournaments. “I just try so much harder.” While Mogg was the medalist at The Plateau Club after shooting an even 36 on the back nine, Eastlake pulled off another win to go 8-0 on the season. Despite No. 1 Li Wang tallying a 45, the Wolves managed to out-stroke Skyline 200-212. Eastlake relied on low scores from sophomore Spencer Weiss and No. 10 golfer, freshman Colby Stirrat, both of whom scored a 3over 39. They were the only other two to finish under 40. Skyline was unable to place anyone else in the top five, as Eastlake’s Will Sharp compiled a 40stroke performance and RP Mc-

Eastlake girls glide to easy victory over Skyline

Coy, Jack Fisher and Paul Russo all put up a 5-over 41. Mogg kept things balanced from the beginning. He alternated pars and bogeys on the first four holes and then managed one par, one more bogey and three birdies on the final five holes, he said. Acknowledging he had struggled a bit in the past few matches, Mogg seemed quite happy with his putting and consistent driving Sept. 27. “I was just trying to put it in play today,” he said. One of his best putts of the day happened on the seventh green. He sunk a 35-footer for par. For Skyline, Ryan Parks scored a 6-over 42, freshman No. 2 golfer Kelly Sullivan finished with a 43 and Austin Nutt scored a 44. Spartans edge Woodinville Skyline posted its biggest victory of the KingCo 4A season Sept. 29 when the Spartans edged Woodinville, 192-193, at the Echo Falls Golf Course. Skyline’s Mogg and Kyle Lindor, of Woodinville, each shot 36s to tie for the medalist honor. Parks shot See GOLF, Page B5

By Christopher Huber Issaquah Press reporter


The Rotary Run field of 10K runners sprints out on 12th Avenue Northwest Oct. 2 as the air horn sounds the start of the annual race.

Hometown star runs to, then away with, Rotary Run 5K More than 2,300 runners participate in 35th annual Salmon Days event By Christina Lords Issaquah Press reporter


Brian Mogg, Skyline High School sophomore golfer, deals with a tough approach shot from the rough on the fifth hole of The Plateau Club’s back nine Sept. 27. He was the match medalist with an even-par 36.

District football teams notch victories By Christopher Huber and Bob Taylor Issaquah Press reporters The Issaquah and Liberty high school football teams both bounced back from tough losses Sept. 30 while Skyline rolled up an easy triumph as all three district teams were victorious on the same day for the first time this season. Skyline looked like its usual self, scoring early and often on its way to a 56-17 rout of the Redmond Mustangs. Skyline improved to 3-2 on the season and 2-0 in KingCo Conference 4A Crest Division competition. The Spartans are tied with Eastlake for first place. Spartans quarterback Max Browne completed 15 of 19 pass attempts for 215 yards See FOOTBALL, Page B5

Not only did Jon Harding run in — and win — the Issaquah Rotary Run at Salmon Days’ 5K run, but he ran to it. The 2004 Issaquah High School graduate and University of Washington cross-country runner said he enjoys representing his hometown in the run and knew he’d create some tough competition for the hundreds of other people participating in the event. “This is my town, my course,” he said. “I will not be beat.” With a time of 16 minutes, 13 seconds, Harding beat out second-place finisher Andrew Schroeder (16:44) and third-place finisher Tony Scaringi (16:50). Harding also won the Rotary Run 5K event in 2009. More than 2,300 people registered for the 35th annual Rotary Run. The run includes a 10K, 5K and children’s 1K every year on the Sunday of Salmon Days. Bellevue resident Laura Mickelson took first place in the women’s 5K with a time of 18:22, followed by Sarah Lesko and Nancy Ellis, with times of 18:24 and 18:28, respectively. Patrick McAuliffe, of Seattle, picked up his second 10K win at the run, coming in with a firstplace time of 32:40. He also won the event three years ago. “It’s just a good, well-organized race to partici-


Cross-country athlete Jon Harding, an Issaquah High School and University of Washington graduate, waits for the timing chip to be removed from his shoe after winning the Rotary Run 5K. pate in,” he said. “It’s good to get outside and train in something like this.” See ROTARY

Skyline High School junior cross country runner Keegan Symmes continued his dominance in the KingCo Conference 4A Sept. 28 at Klahanie Park. Against Eastlake and Inglemoor, he finished in 15 minutes, 41 seconds. Symmes finished 46 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Michael Flindt, of Eastlake. With Symmes leading the pack, Skyline eked out a win with 31 points to Eastlake’s 32. Inglemoor took third with 62. “I just ran with the team,” Symmes said after the race. Symmes and his coach, Brendan Hyland, said most runners took it a little easier at Klahanie, as both Eastlake and Skyline were preparing for the Oct. 1 Tomahawk Twilight Invitational in Marysville. Still, Symmes’ time was near the course record. “It’s coming together,” he said. “The season hasn’t been as fast as I’d like, but hopefully I’ll get better later.” Symmes ended up having a busy weekend. At the Tomahawk Twilight Invitational, on the Cedarcrest Golf Course, he finished first in the 3.1-mile race in 15:54. Then, on Oct. 2, Symmes finished second in the 10K race at the Issaquah Rotary Run. He completed the race in 33:27. According to Hyland, opponents have not seen the best of Symmes. “His best running is ahead of him,” Hyland said. “He’s only gonna get better.” In the KingCo meet, Symmes led Skyline with teammates Brandan Long and Jay Bowlby finishing in 16:38 and 16:41, respectively. Joey Nakao crossed the finish line in 16:46 and Jamon Rogers finished in 16:48. Eastlake’s top five managed the tightest spread of the day — 35 seconds. Flindt ran a 16:27, and was followed by Mark Milloy in 16:31, Kyle Suver in 16:42, Jordan Oldenburg in 16:43 and Grant Flindt in 16:52. In the girls meet, Anastasia Kosykh, in her second year of cross country for Eastlake, ran the 5K course in 18:48. She finished 19 seconds ahead of the secondplace finisher. “I went out trying to be in the See RUNNERS, Page B5

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Eagles girls swim coach is pleased with win, loss By Bob Taylor Issaquah Press sports editor Issaquah High School girls swimming coach Laura Halter received a pair of pleasant surprises from her team last week. In a Sept. 27 KingCo Conference 4A meet against Eastlake at the Julius Boehm Pool, the Eagles won in surprising ease, 110-76. Then, on Sept. 29, Issaquah lost, 100-86, to defending state champion Skyline at Boehm Pool. Halter was actually elated by the 14-point loss to the talented and deep Skyline team. “If anyone had told us before the meet we would come within 14 points of Skyline, I think most of our team would have laughed,” Halter said. “After the meet, I told our team how proud of them I was of them. We had a lot of kids who had great swims. Usually when we go up against Skyline, it is a beating. This year, it was fun.” Issaquah had five state-qualifying times against Skyline. Juniors Stacy Maier and Kayla Flaten each qualified for state in two events.

Maier won the 200-yard individual medley with a state-qualifying time of 2 minutes, 14.98 seconds and also took the 100 backstroke with a state-qualifying time of 1:00.94. Flaten won the 100 breaststroke with a state-qualifying time of 1:10.13, and captured the 100 freestyle in a state-qualifying time

of 54.89. Maier and Flaten also swam as members of Issaquah’s winning 200 medley relay team, which finished first with a state-qualifying time of 1:54.85. Kellie Langan and Gabrielle Gevers rounded out the relay team for Issaquah. “One of our main goals has been to get the 200 medley relay

qualified for state,” Halter said. “We did that. Now we want to get the 200 freestyle relay to state.” Issaquah came close to meeting the state standard (1:43.90) for the 200 freestyle relay, finishing first in 1:45.15. Maier, Gevers, Kayla Foremski and Flaten made up the relay team. Issaquah’s other first place in the meet came from Gevers, an improving sophomore. Gevers won the 50 freestyle in 26.51. “She’s really a good athlete. She took up track in the spring and did well. She has done real well on our swimming team, too,” Halter said. Foremski, in addition to swimming on the 200 freestyle relay, also had a third place in the 100 freestyle. She has been the ideal team member for the Eagles. “She will swim anything. She just comes up before a meet and says, ‘Sign me up, coach.’ It is great to have that kind of versatility,” Halter said. The loss dropped Issaquah’s record to 4-3. However, Halter


Stacy Maier, Issaquah High School junior, swims the butterfly leg of her winning and state-qualifying 200-yard individual medley race. Her time was 2:14.98.



Keegan Symmes, Skyline High School junior, approaches the finish line in 15:41, well before the rest of the field Sept. 28 during the Spartans’ cross country meet against Eastlake at Klahanie Park.

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pack and it didn’t really happen,” Kosykh said after the race. “We just felt really good.” The Wolves won the meet, scoring a low of 22 points to Skyline’s 51 and Inglemoor’s 61. Behind Kosykh, Nicole Stinnett finished third overall (19:21), Morgan O’Connor placed fifth (20:07), Emily Dwyer took sixth (20:08) and Olivia Palenscar finished in 20:35. “We really make each other feel stronger,” Kosykh said. The Skyline girls came in second after its top five runners clocked in 1:32 apart. Sam Krahling took third overall with a time of 19:26. Caitlin McIlwain finished in 20:37, Haley Smith ran 20:51, Maria Fuller and Kathryn Steele both crossed the finish line in 20:58. Issaquah girls race by Ballard The Issaquah girls cross country team remained unbeaten Sept. 28 when the Eagles flew by visiting Ballard, 17-44. Issaquah, 5-0, captured five of the top six places and put eight runners into the top 10. Freshman Ellie Hendrickson paced the Eagles by finishing first in the 3mile race in 19:24. It was her first varsity win. Issaquah’s Ellie Clawson and Rachel Osgood tied for second, each finishing in 19:27. Abby Wilson and Emily Winterstein, of Issaquah, were fifth and sixth. Amanda Chalfant, Nikita Sirohi and Abby Irwin went eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively, for Issaquah. In the boys meet, Ballard defeated Issaquah, 18-41. Tom Howe was Issaquah’s top runner, finishing third in 16:40. Liberty CC teams fall to Interlake Liberty’s teams suffered their first losses of the KingCo Conference 3A/2A season Sept. 28 by getting beaten by host Interlake at Marymoor Park. Interlake won the boys meet, 22-37. Hiron Redman was Liberty’s top runner, taking third in 16 minutes, 54 seconds. Interlake won the girls meet, 24-31. Megan Chucka was Liberty’s top runner, placing fourth in 20:01. Spartans second at Tomahawk Skyline, paced by Symmes, finished second in the 4A team standings at the Oct. 1 Tomahawk Twilight Invitational. The Spartans had 117 points. Garfield, also a KingCo 4A team, was first with 102 points. Eastlake took fifth with 160 and Issaquah was 17th with 434. Long was 28th for Skyline. Howe was Issaquah’s top placer in 68th place. In the girls meet, Eastlake won the 4A team title with 97 points. Issaquah was third with 134 and Skyline was fourth with 141. Kosykh was fifth in 1845. Clawson was Issaquah’s top runner, placing 16th. Krahling led Skyline by placing 31st.

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and threw three touchdown passes. Back-up quarterback Nate Gibson completed all seven of his passes and threw two touchdown passes. Skyline running back Damian Greene ran eight times for 52 yards and receiver Mason Gregory finished with four catches for 69 yards. Altogether, Skyline compiled 428 yards of offense. Skyline scored 21 points in the first quarter, 28 in the second and eased off with just one touchdown in the second half. Redmond scored on a field goal in the second quarter and tallied two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Issaquah, meanwhile, stepped out of league play and stepped on visiting Kamiak, 42-7, in a nonleague game at Gary Moore Stadium. Quarterback Ethan Kalin completed 13 of 21 passes for 154 yards and threw three touchdown passes. He also ran five yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. “Ethan did a great job of spreading the ball around,” Issaquah Chris Bennett said. Kalin connected with Eric Lemke, Reed Peterson and Jake Bakamus on touchdown passes. Peterson also ran back a kickoff 85 yards in the first quarter for a touchdown. Kyle Thomas rounded out Issaquah’s scoring when he raced 18 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown. Running back Jack Gellatly

Rotary run FROM PAGE B4

Keegan Symmes and Joe Sheeran took second and third place in the men’s 10K with times of 33:27 and 34:05, respectively. Gwen Lapham, the winner of the women’s 10K event in 35:35, said she’s raced in the Rotary Run two other times and will definitely come back next year. “It’s a really well-supported run at a great time of year,” she said. “I always feel like with the flat course, this is super fun to run … and you have all these people here cheering you on. In the Northwest, it’s one of the best, if not the best, runs out there.” Sarah MacKay and Christina Egan clocked in with times of 36:25 and 36:45 to round out the top three finishers in the women’s 10 K. Greg Tozer, a Rotary member, said the run is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. “You can run or walk, and with the kids’ run, it makes it a whole family event,” he said.

had 124 yards on 14 carries to complement Kalin’s passing. “Our defense did a good job, allowing just 85 yards rushing,” Bennett said. “It was a good effort all around. After losing to Skyline the week before, it was nice to get going again.” Liberty, which lost a heartbreaker to Mount Si in overtime the week before, rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Juanita, 16-14. Running back Tei Staladi scored two touchdowns for Liberty. His second touchdown came late in the fourth quarter when the Patriots overcame a fourpoint deficit. Staladi also scored a firstquarter touchdown. Josh Johnson’s 27-yard field goal in the second quarter gave Liberty a 10-7 halftime lead. Juanita went ahead in the fourth quarter on a 50-yard run by Travis Marshall, before Liberty countered with an 80-yard drive with just two minutes and 21 seconds left. Liberty came up with a crucial pass play to keep the drive going. Facing a fourth and 21, quarterback Jordan West hit Josh Gordon on a 48-yard pass. The play was partially called back due to holding, which still left Liberty with a fourth and one. On the next play, Staladi ran 34 yards for a first down. Then, with just 1:34 left, Staladi powered into the end zone for the game-winning score. Christopher Huber: 392-6434, ext. 242, or Bob Taylor: 392-6434, ext. 236, or Comment at

“We really want this to be a part of the community. That’s why we have them run through the community, not around the community. It’s so people can see it.” The money collected by the run benefits international projects the Rotary Club participates in around the world, and it provides scholarships for high school students going on to higher education and international exchange programs. Christina Lords: 392-6434, ext. 239 or Comment at

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was not disappointed with the defeat. “It was a good day for the girls. I put them in events where it really mattered, in races where I felt they could step up. Everyone did. Skyline just had too much depth, but our depth held up better than expected,” Halter said. For Skyline, junior Maria Volodkevich won two events and anchored a first-place relay team. Volodkevich won the 200 freestyle in 2:01.02 and the 100 butterfly in 1:01.41. She anchored Skyline’s 400 freestyle relay team, which finished first in 3:57.97. Stephanie Munoz, Sarah Elderkin and Yui Umezawa were other members of the relay team. Skyline also got a first place from Andi Scarcello, who won the 500 freestyle in 5:54.08. Two days before the Skyline meet, Issaquah cruised by Eastlake. “I thought the teams would be evenly matched, that it would be a tight meet,” Halter said. “The lineup we chose worked just perfect.”

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minute Sept. 29 was the difference for Issaquah as the Eagles edged host Redmond, 3-2, in a battle between KingCo 4A leaders. Audrey Thomas, who assisted on Zach’s goal, scored twice for Issaquah. Thomas’ second goal came at the 60th minute and tied the game at 2-all. Issaquah went to 3-0-1 in

league play while Redmond dropped to 2-1-1. The Eagles entered this week leading Skyline and Woodinville by one point. On Sept. 27, Annie Hoffman had a goal and an assist as she led Issaquah to a 3-1 victory against visiting Ballard in Gary Moore Stadium. Delany Foreman and Alissa Evans scored Issaquah’s other goals.

Maier and Flaten again had a big meet as they won two events and swam as members of two victorious relays. Maier had a state-qualifying time in winning the 100 backstroke in 1:01.34. She also won the 200 individual medley in 2:16.65. Flaten captured the 100 breaststroke with a state-qualifying time of 1:09.70 and captured the 50 freestyle in 25.86. She just missed the state standard in the 50 freestyle (25.86). Maier, Flaten, Langan and Gevers made up the Eagles’ winning 200 medley relay team, which finished first in 1:58.15. The Eagles’ winning 200 freestyle relay team — Maier, Foremski, Gevers and Flaten — took first in 1:46.18.

the 500 freestyle in 5:22.41. Tinseth captured the 100 freestyle in 58.97 and took the 100 backstroke in 1:06.61. Nelson won the 50 freestyle in 28.01 and the 100 butterfly in 1:10.11. Briggs, Tinseth, Nelson and Caitlin Duffner made up Liberty’s winning 200 medley relay team as well as the winning 400 freestyle relay. The 200 medley relay team finished first in 2:02.46. The 400 freestyle relay team was first in 4:03.59. The Patriots had nine first places Sept. 29 but did not have quite enough depth as they lost to host Lake Washington, 94-89. Briggs won the 200 freestyle in 1:59.40 and took the 100 backstroke in 1:02.20. Tinseth captured the 50 freestyle in 26.93 and the won the 500 freestyle in 5:29.10. In addition, Tinseth swam as a member of two winning relay teams. She was a member of the first-place 200 medley relay team, which won in 2:05.84. Cecilia Nelson, Duffner and Katie Nelson were other members of the relay team. Duffner, Katie Nelson and Briggs joined Tinseth on the winning 400 freestyle relay team, which posted a first-place time of 4:03.37.

Liberty swimmers get first win Mackenna Briggs, Elise Tinseth and Cecilia Nelson each won two events and swam as members of winning relay teams Sept. 27 as they sparked Liberty to a 103-82 KingCo Conference 3A/2A victory against host Juanita at the Juanita High School pool. The victory was the first of the season for Liberty. Briggs won the 200 individual medley in 2:31.6 and captured

each had par 36s. Taylor Swingle had a par 36 to lead Issaquah. Aaron Tham and Brian Batt each added 37s. On Sept. 26, Issaquah topped Bothell, 192-202, at Snoqualmie Falls. Weston Mui and Sid Raman shared medalist honors for Issaquah as each shot 37s.

Patriots fall to Sammamish In KingCo Conference 3A/2A action, Liberty fell to Sammamish, 188-202, Sept. 29 at the Bellevue Municipal Golf Course. Dylan Holt led Liberty with a 38. Christopher Huber: 392-6434, ext. 242, or Comment at

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Rotary Run Oct. 2, at Issaquah 5K RACE Men Top 30 finishers: 1, Jon Harding (Issaquah) 16:13; 2, Andrew Schroeder (Seattle) 16:45; 3, Tony Scaringi (Seattle) 16:50; 4, Eric Miya (Renton) 16:50; 5, Michael Smith (Renton) 17:01; 6, Jasen Emmons (Seattle) 17:41; 7, Kennan Schrag (Issaquah) 18:18; 8, Joseph DeMatteo (Issaquah) 18:18; 9, Charlie Dabundo (Issaquah) 19:10; 10, Martin Fuhs (Issaquah) 19:13; 11, Paul Rice (Redmond) 19:34; 12, James Barker (Issaquah) 19:42; 13, Zach Wilson (Issaquah) 19:46; 15, Brian Blankenstein (Issaquah) 19:52; 16, Naoya Hiraide (Bellevue) 20:11; 17, Barton Jensen (Everett) 20:18; 18, John Olsen (Sammamish) 20:22; 19, Steve Westover (Seattle) 20:33; 20, Callum Batty (Sammamish) 20:36; 21, William Waters (Bothell) 20:37; 22, Nick Rooroa (Issaquah) 20:39; 23, Ray Cunningham (Renton) 20:47; 24, Jake Knoblich (Issaquah) 20:48; 25, Greg Stamper (Covington) 20:54; 26, Keeton Hersey (Kent) 20:57; 27, Donald Stimson (Newcastle) 21:03; 28, Tom Cantine (Monroe) 21:09; 29, Aidan Cantine (Monroe) 21:10; 30, Scott Clawson (Bellevue) 21:29. Other local runners: 31, Jasper Fuhs (Issaquah) 21:37; 32, Calvin Robb (Sammamish) 21:41; 33, Jared Putney (Issaquah) 21:43; 34, Daryl Deutsch (Sammamish) 21:44; 35, Luke Knoblich (Issaquah) 21:45; 40, Steve Salmon (Issaquah) 22:08; 42, Bryan Pitman (Sammamish) 22:30; 45, Luke Larson (Issaquah) 22:38; 47, Craig Cooley (Issaquah) 22:41; 49, Nikhil Shyankumar (Sammamish) 22:48; 50, Nathan Dean (Issaquah) 22:52; 51, Chris Hanreiter (Issaquah) 22:53; 52, Gary Willson (Issaquah) 22:55; 53, Paul Turcotte (Issaquah) 22:56; 57, Emmet Bowler (Issaquah) 23:05; 60, Dan Finkbeiner (Issaquah) 23:20; 64, Cathal O’Dea (Issaquah) 23:28; 66, Luke Sala (Issaquah) 23:35; 68, Shailendra Dhamonkar (Issaquah) 23:37; 69, Osamu Yamamoto (Sammamish) 23:39; 71, Kevin Yue (Sammamish) 23:41; 72, Hunter Good (Issaquah) 23:43; 73, Callan Hercules (Issaquah) 23:45; 75, Pete Super (Issaquah) 24:00; 76, Keegan Almquist (Issaquah) 24:02; 77, Collin Olson (Newcastle) 24:03; 78, Mark Thistle (Issaquah) 24:05; 79, Alex Farmer (Issaquah) 24:10 80, Kevin Pletcher (Sammamish) 24:14; 81, Coby Rudolph (Issaquah) 24:17; 82, Chris Esposito (Issaquah) 24:18; 86, Thomas Bowler (Issaquah) 24:26; 88, Adam Lovinson (Issaquah) 24:31; 89, Eric Chapman (Issaquah) 24:33; 91, Andrew Co (Issaquah) 24:35; 92, Torin Crockett (Issaquah) 24:35; 96, Tracy Predmore (Sammamish) 24:45; 97, Shayne Predmore (Sammamish) 24:45. Women Top 30 finishers: 1, Laura Mickelson (Bellevue) 18:22; 2, Sarah Lesko (Mercer Island) 18:24; 3, Nancy Ellis (Tacoma) 18:28; 4, Sally Bergesen (Seattle) 19:03; 5, Lisa Knoblich (Issaquah) 20:01; 6, Kathryn Rice (Seattle) 20:03; 7, Molly Hurd (Sammamish) 21:16; 8, Gina Jackson (Auburn) 21:38; 9, Catherine Nelson (Issaquah) 21:42; 10, Diane Lourdes-Dick (Seattle) 22:01; 11, Sophia Hanreiter (Issaquah) 22:05; 12, Rachel Kirk (Redmond) 22:10; 13, Ellie Bruce (Fall City) 22:14; 14, Marley McVay (Issaquah) 22:17; 15, Kirsten Nesholm (Seattle) 22:29; 16, Kenna Clawson (Bellevue) 22:35; 17, Liza Rickey (Issaquah) 22:41; 18, Sara Sargent (Kirkland) 22:57; 19, Julie Bautel (Issaquah) 23:01; 20, Emma Heinonen (Sammamish) 23:28; 21, Dana Pedersen (Issaquah) 23:42; 22, Gabrielle Gevers (Issaquah) 23:43; 23, Heather Hill (Newcastle) 23:46; 24, Alix Pletcher (Sammamish) 23:53; 25, Suzanne McAuley (Sammamish) 23:54; 26, Ava Giovania (Sammamish) 23:55; 27, Lily Unk (Issaquah) 23:59; 28, Kaily Davies (Renton) 24:00; 29, Ann Taft (Bothell) 24:03; 30, Lauren Harwood (Bellevue) 24:08. Other local runners: 31, Allison Snow (Issaquah) 24:24; 32, Alison O’Daffer (Sammamish) 24:43; 34, Andie Kolasinski (Issaquah) 25:03; 35, Claire Siefkes (Sammamish) 25:03; 36, Liz Makofsky (Sammamish) 25:04; 37, Katie Earll (Issaquah) 25:10; 39, Michelle Sfanos (Issaquah) 25:14; 40, Marissa Carpenter (Sammamish) 25:18; 41, Logan Swim (Issaquah) 25:19; 42, Mackenzie Mullen (Sammamish) 25:22; 43, Mala Nakamura (Sammamish) 25:24; 44, Alexandra Cowan (Issaquah) 25:25; 49, Marie Head (Issaquah) 25:45; 51, Claire Wate (Sammamish) 25:48; 52, Claire Blanton (Sammamish) 25:51; 53, Heather Greninger (Sammamish) 25:51; 55, Lauren Rosen (Issaquah) 25:53; 56, Sophie McKinney (Issaquah) 25:54; 57, Christie Lyons (Issaquah) 25:54; 58, Gretchen Carpenter (Sammamish) 25:59; 62, Erin Pletcher (Sammamish) 26:14; 63, Kerry Murphy (Sammamish) 26:15; 64, Amy Hsin-Ju Shih (Sammamish) 26:15; 66, Judith Bautel (Issaquah) 26:23; 68, Claire Good (Issaquah) 26:30; 69, Donna Weber (Issaquah) 26:33; 70, Heather Salmon (Issaquah) 26:34; 71, Dorry Nakamura (Sammamish) 26:37; 74, Caitlyn Barth (Sammamish) 26:38; 75, Katherine Outcalt (Issaquah) 26:38; 77, Meredith Froemke (Issaquah) 26:43; 80, Emily Solie (Issaquah) 26:53; 82, Molly Miller (Issaquah) 27:01; 84, Katherine Ulland (Issaquah) 27:04; 86, June Repp (Issaquah) 27:06; 87, Melissa Chen (Issaquah) 27:06; 88, Leslie Patterson (Issaquah) 27:06; 89, Maeve Patterson (Issaquah) 27:07; 90, Melody Lee (Issaquah) 27:08; 92, Caroline Kelessidou (Issaquah) 27:09; 93, Lisa Lo (Issaquah) 27:09; 94, Laure Runyan (Sammamish) 27:13; 100, Vyvian Luu (Issaquah) 27:20. 10K RACE Men Top 30 finishers: 1, Patrick McAuliffe (Seattle) 32:39; 2, Keegan Symmes (Sammamish) 33:27; 3, Joe Sheeran (Ellensburg) 34:05; 4, Maxwell Ferguson (Ravensdale) 34:54; 5, Spencer Riley (Sammamish) 35:15; 6, David White-Espin (Seattle) 35:36; 7, Ruaraidh Stenson (Issaquah) 36:14; 8, Edmardo Carrillo (Lynwood) 36:36; 9, Timothy Petrie (Seattle) 36:43; 10, Brian Carroll (Sammamish) 36:45; 11, James Burkhammer (Newcastle) 36:57; 12, David Elrod (Redmond) 36:58; 13, Joon Song (Sammamish) 37:45; 14, James Upchurch (Kirkland) 38:08; 15, Karl Reinsch (Snoqualmie) 38:22; 16, Manlio Vecchiet (Seattle) 38:37; 17, Michael Brisbois (Sammamish) 38:41; 18, Jonathan Symmes (Sammamish) 38:46; 19, Steve Quinn (Sammamish) 38:52; 20, Kevin Hall (Sammamish) 39:01; 21, Paul Young (Normandy Park) 39:22; 22, David Alexander (Issaquah) 40:16; 23, Mark Jancola (Sammamish) 40:20; 24, Janusz Bajsarowicz (Newcastle) 40:25; 25, Paul Larsen (Issaquah) 40:30; 26, Brig Seidl (Redmond) 40:54; 27, Timothy Oguri (Tacoma) 41:17; 28, Tony Pasillas (Renton) 41:37; 29, Samuel Symmes (Sammamish) 41:38; 30, Nolan Taylor (Issaquah) 41:41. Other local runners: 32, Patrick Halferty (Issaquah) 41:49; 33, Doug Jungclaus (Sammamish) 41:53; 42, Gerard Philpotts (Issaquah) 42:57; 45, Muiris Bowler (Issaquah) 43:15; 47, Brian Gallagher (Issaquah) 43:26; 50, Scott Hartwell (Issaquah) 43:37; 51, Jason Shirk (Sammamish) 43:44; 52, Karl Leigh (Issaquah) 43:54; 53, Sean Edwards (Sammamish) 44:02; 55, Paari Gopal (Sammamish) 44:22; 58, John Ahern (Issaquah) 44:34; 62, Jeffrey Ball (Issaquah) 44:46; 68, Thales De Carvalho (Issaquah) 45:03; 70, Brian Neville (Issaquah) 45:04; 71, Robert Kelly (Issaquah) 45:09; 77, Colton Stapper (Sammamish) 45:30; 79, Sean Szymanski (Issaquah) 45:32; 81, Conor Wray (Issaquah) 45:37; 82, Marc Norwick (Issaquah) 45:41; 84, Bill Elser (Issaquah) 45:42; 86, Erik Pennington (Issaquah) 45:47; 89, Max Szymanski (Issaquah) 45:54; 90, Matthew Matches (Sammamish) 45:55; 93, Robert Griffin (Issaquah) 46:17; 95, Randall Peart (Issaquah) 46:25; 98, Zachary Johnson (Issaquah) 46:43; 100, Bruce McLean (Sammamish) 47:04; 101, Chris Dorr (Issaquah) 47:07; 102, Jim Finnerty (Issaquah) 47:17; 105, Brian Walter (Issaquah) 47:29; 111, Hwa Lau (Newcastle) 47:46; 112, Dennis Huang (Issaquah) 47:46. Women Top 30 finishers: 1, Gwen Lapham (Seattle) 35:35; 2, Sarah MacKay (Seattle) 36:24; 3, Christina Egan (Sammamish) 36:45; 4, Shuyi Hsieh (Renton) 37:58; 5, Melissa Schurger (North Bend) 39:28; 6, Stacia McInnes (Bellevue) 40:02; 7, Erica Rintoul (Seattle) 40:33; 8, Angie Song (Medina) 40:40; 9, Katie Galdabini (Seattle) 41:27; 10, Patty Bredice (Kirkland) 42:11; 11, Sandy Clark-Rota (Issaquah) 42:18; 12, Indiana Cowan (Issaquah) 42:30; 13, Jessica Heyting (Snoqualmie) 43:09; 14, Stephanie Haner (Carnation) 43:39; 15, Lisa Steilen (Redmond) 44:00; 16, Kelly Pritchett (Ellensburg) 44:11; 17, Gaylene Donner (Newcastle) 44:37; 18, Angela Schroeder (Seattle) 44:48; 19, Elise Hamamoto (Issaquah) 44:49; 20, Elizabeth Fetner (Kirkland) 45:07; 21, Valerie Korock (Issaquah) 45:21; 22, Julie Parker (Sammamish) 45:24; 23, April Peck (Issaquah) 45:34; 24, Jessica Fauconnier (Orondo) 45:54; 25, Alicia Britt (Issaquah) 46;00; 26, Stacy O’Daffer (Sammamish) 46:11; 27, Melanie Deitch (Issaquah) 46:27; 28, Tina Bentrott (Maple Valley) 46:30; 29, Andrea Lindeman (Bellevue) 46:30; 30, Katerina MacHackova (Renton) 46:43.

Other local runners: 35, Julie Hong (Sammamish) 47:21; 40, Rachel Shaw (Issaquah) 48:17; 41, Megan Chucka (Newcastle) 48:17; 42, Megan Larson (Issaquah) 48:18; 43, Kenda Super (Issaquah) 48:25; 44, Susan Roberts (Issaquah) 48:25; 45, Karina Mayo (Issaquah) 48:32; 48, Lee Ann Kinkade-Herman (Issaquah) 48:45; 50, Julie Scozzafare (Issaquah) 49:10; 51, Jody Turner (Issaquah) 49:20; 53, Danielle Vermeulen (Issaquah) 49:29; 57, Kristina Downs (Issaquah) 49:46; 59, Sue Maybee (Sammamish) 49:52.

Prep football KingCo Conference 4A CREST DIVISION League Season W L W L PF PA Eastlake 2 0 5 0 213 62 Skyline 2 0 3 2 222 145 Issaquah 0 1 4 1 182 76 Newport 0 1 3 2 155 152 Redmond 0 2 0 5 57 241 CROWN DIVISION League Season W L W L PF PA Woodinville 2 0 5 0 207 17 Bothell 2 0 3 2 121 94 Roosevelt 1 1 3 2 121 94 Inglemoor 1 1 3 2 119 91 Ballard 0 2 2 3 113 171 Garfield 0 2 1 4 41 171 Oct. 7 Games Skyline at Newport Issaquah at Redmond Woodinville at Bothell Eastlake at Mariner Oct. 8 Games Roosevelt at Inglemoor Garfield at Ballard Sept. 29 Game Woodinville 34, Ballard 0 Sept. 30 Games Roosevelt 41, Garfield 7 Bothell 32, Inglemoor 30 Eastlake 52, Newport 14 Skyline 56, Redmond 17 Issaquah 42, Kamiak 7 (nl) SKYLINE 56, REDMOND 17 Redmond 0 3 0 14 – 17 Skyline 21 28 7 0 – 56 First Quarter Sky – Trevor Barney 4 pass from Max Browne (Sean McDonald kick) Sky – Taggart Krueger 4 pass from Browne (McDonald kick) Sky – Nate Gibson 11 run (McDonald kick) Second Quarter Sky – Connor Gilchrist 1 run (McDonald kick) Red – Chris Schumacher 35 FG Sky – Gilchrist 16 pass from Browne (McDonald kick) Sky – Justin Mach 3 run (McDonald kick) Sky – Mason Gregory 15 pass from Gibson (McDonald kick) Third Quarter Sky – Blake Young 8 pass from Gibson (McDonald kick) Fourth Quarter Red – Jordan Hall 15 pass from Brady Anderson (Schumacher kick) Red – Nikolah Lacour 10 pass from Zach Wheat (Schumacher kick) ISSAQUAH 42, KAMIAK 7 Kamiak 7 0 0 0 – 7 Issaquah 14 7 14 7 – 42 First Quarter Iss – Eric Lemke 17 pass from Ethan Kalin (Alex Shane kick) Kamiak – 30 interception return Iss – Reed Peterson 85 kickoff return (Shane kick) Second Quarter Iss – R. Peterson 15 pass from Kalin (Shane kick) Third Quarter Iss – Jake Bakamus 8 pass from Kalin (Shane kick) Iss – Kalin 5 run (Shane kick) Fourth Quarter Iss – Kyle Thomas 18 run (Shane kick) EASTLAKE 52, NEWPORT 14 Eastlake 14 21 17 0 – 52 Newport 0 6 0 8 – 14 First Quarter East – Ryan Lewis 35 run (John Kilburg kick) East – Lewis 2 run (Kilburg kick) Second Quarter East – Bryan Cassil 40 punt return (Kilburg kick) New – Nate Anderson 2 pass from Isaac Dotson (kick failed) East – Lewis 21 run (Kilburg kick) East – Keegan Kemp 1 run (Kilburg kick) Third Quarter East – Cassil 85 kickoff return (Kilburg kick) East – Aaron DiGenova 12 pass from Kemp (Kilburg kick) East – Kilburg FG Fourth Quarter New – Eric Rodman 20 run (Dotson run)

KingCo Conference 3A/2A League Season W L W L PF Bellevue 3 0 5 0 201 Mount Si 3 0 4 1 120 Mercer Island 2 1 3 2 197 Liberty 2 1 2 3 124 Juanita 1 2 2 3 121 Sammamish 1 2 1 4 117 Lake Wash. 0 3 2 3 95 Interlake 0 3 0 5 82 Oct. 6 Game Mount Si at Mercer Island Oct. 7 Games Juanita at Bellevue Liberty at Lake Washington Interlake at Sammamish Sept. 30 Games Sammamish 48, Lake Washington 42 Liberty 16, Juanita 14 Bellevue 43, Mercer Island 28 Mount Si 26, Interlake 14

PA 86 58 131 122 111 192 161 161

Issaquah Alps Trails Club

 Oct. 7, 10 a.m., Dogs Welcome Hike, 4-6 miles, 800- to 1,000-foot elevation gain. Call 481-2341. Running Oct. 8, 7:30 a.m., Running of the Bull (dogs) at Bellevue College main campus. The 5K race starts at 9 a.m. and kids race at 10 a.m. Register at foundation/events/BC5K.html. 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. Basketball Issaquah Parks has noontime hoops for players 16 and older from noon to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the community center. There are noontime hoops for players 40 and older 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 8373300. 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.

Youth sports/activities Soccer Issaquah Soccer Club is offering a winter development academy for players 7-8 years old. Registration for all ages begins April 1 for fall 2012 teams. For more information, go to Woodinville 4, Newport 1 Issaquah 3, Redmond 2 Skyline 4, Roosevelt 0 Eastlake 1, Bear Creek 1 (nl) Bothell 2, Inglemoor 1 Sept. 27 Games Eastlake 0, Newport 0 Garfield 3, Roosevelt 1 Issaquah 3, Ballard 1 Skyline 4, Inglemoor 1 Redmond 1, Woodinville 0 ISSAQUAH 3, BALLARD 1 Ballard 1 0 – 1 Issaquah 2 1 – 3 First half scoring: 1, Bailey Travis (B, unassisted), 8:00; 2, Annie Hoffman (Iss, Audrey Thomas assist), 21:00; 3, Delany Foreman (Iss, Casey Kovarik assist), 34:00. Second half scoring: 4, Alissa Evans (Iss, Hoffman assist), 65:00. ISSAQUAH 3, REDMOND 2 Issaquah 1 2 – 3 Redmond 1 1 – 2 First half scoring: 1, Audrey Thomas (Iss, unassisted), 10:00; 2, Kelsey Costello (Roos, Sierra Bilginer assist), 11:00. Second half scoring: 3, Kristen Hayman (Roos, unassisted), 50:00; 4, Thomas (Iss, unassisted), 60:00; 5, Morgan Zach (Iss, Thomas assist), 70:00. SKYLINE 4, ROOSEVELT 0 Skyline 1 3 – 4 Roosevelt 0 0 – 0 First half scoring: 1, Maddie Christ (Sky, unassisted), 30:00. Second half scoring: 2, Brooke Bofto (Sky, Makenzie Ware assist), 50:00; 3, Bofto (Sky, Christ assist), 60:00; 4, Anna Deweirdt (Sky, unassisted), 77:00. Shutout: Tina Vargas (Sky). SKYLINE 4, INGLEMOOR 1 Inglemoor 0 1 – 1 Skyline 1 3 – 4 First half scoring: 1, Brooke Bofto (Sky, unassisted), 38:00. Second half scoring: 2, Makenzie Ware (Sky, Maddie Christ assist), 51:00; 3, Sydne Tingey (Sky, unassisted), 62:00; 4, Anna Deweirdt (Sky), penalty kick; 5, Inglemoor, own goal.

League Season W L T Pts W L T Interlake 6 0 0 18 8 0 0 Liberty 6 0 0 18 7 1 0 Lake Wash. 4 2 0 12 4 3 1 Bellevue 2 3 1 7 2 3 2 Mount Si 2 4 0 6 3 5 0 Mercer Island 1 4 1 4 1 6 1 Sammamish 1 4 1 4 1 6 1 Juanita 0 5 1 1 1 6 1 Sept. 29 Games Bellevue 2, Mount Si 1 Interlake 4, Juanita 1 Lake Washington 5, Sammamish 0 Liberty 1, Mercer Island 0 Sept. 27 Games Lake Washington 2, Bellevue 0 Liberty 4, Juanita 0 Sammamish 1, Mercer Island 0 Interlake 2, Mount Si 1

MOUNT SI 26 INTERLAKE 14 Mount Si 10 7 0 9 – 26 Interlake 0 0 0 14 – 14 First Quarter MS – Connor Deutsch 1 run (Cameron Vanwinkle kick) MS – Vanwinkle 42 FG Second Quarter MS – Tyler Button 28 pass from Ryan Atkinson (Vanwinkle kick) Fourth Quarter Int – Jordan Todd TD run (Rigel Kuhn kick) MS – Jimbo Davis 28 pass fro Atkinson (kick failed) MS – Vanwinkle 39 FG Int – Ryan Turman TD pass from Kamana Adriano (Kuhn kick)

Prep girls soccer KingCo Conference 4A GA 18 4 5 10 8 5 12 9 12 14 25

GF 33 27 14 8 12 5 3 9

GA 5 4 10 9 14 9 29 21

Football Oct.7, 7 p.m.,Issaquah at Redmond, Skyline at Newport, Liberty at Lake Washington. Girls soccer Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., Woodinville at Issaquah, Mount Si at Liberty, Skyline at Bothell; Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Issaquah at Eastlake, Bellevue at Liberty, Garfield at Skyline. Girls swimming Oct. 6, 3:30 p.m., Sammamish at Liberty (Julius Boehm Pool); Oct. 7, 3:30 p.m., Issaquah at Roosevelt; Oct. 11, 3:30 p.m., Roosevelt at Skyline (Julius Boehm Pool). Volleyball Oct. 5, 7 p.m., Bellevue at Liberty; Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Issaquah at Skyline; Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Liberty at Sammamish; Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Redmond at Issaquah, Skyline at Bothell; Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Lake Washington at Liberty. Cross country Oct. 5, 4 p.m., Issaquah at Garfield (Lincoln Park), Bellevue and Lake Washington at Liberty, Skyline at Redmond. Boys tennis Oct. 6, 3:45 p.m., Woodinville at Skyline; Oct. 11, 3:45 p.m., Roosevelt at Issaquah, Mount Si at Liberty (Tibbetts Valley Park), Skyline at Ballard. Boys golf Oct. 6, 3 p.m., Issaquah at Roosevelt (Jackson Park), 3:30 p.m., Ballard at Skyline (Plateau GC).

ROOSEVELT 3, SKYLINE 1 Skyline 25 18 21 17 – 1 Roosevelt 20 25 25 25 – 3 Skyline statistics: Madison Stoa 34 assists, Halle Erdahl 8 kills, Molly Mounsey 8 kills, Maddie Magee 19 kills. SKYLINE 3, BALLARD 0 Ballard 21 16 17 – 0 Skyline 25 25 25 – 3 Skyline statistics: Madison Stoa 3 blocks, 27 assists; Kennedy Stoa 11 digs, 4 aces; Molly Mounsey 9 kills, Maddie Magee 16 kills, 12 digs. GARFIELD 3, ISSAQUAH 1 Garfield 20 25 25 25 – 3 Issaquah 25 18 17 19 – 1 Issaquah statistics: Mckenzie Bostic 32 assists, Misty Siochi 6 kills, Sam Rogers 12 kills, 5 aces; Leanne Scott 15 digs, 5 aces; Kirsten Fischer 7 kills. EASTLAKE 3, INGLEMOOR 0 Eastlake 25 25 25 – 3 Inglemoor 19 21 15 – 0 Eastlake statistics: Sarah Pellicano 8 kills, 13 digs; Anna Gorman 15 kills, 12 digs, 3 aces; Christine Borges 33 assists, Stephanie Clay 13 digs, Kate McDonald 8 kills, 3 aces. EASTLAKE 3, BOTHELL 2 Bothell 26 29 20 25 5 – 2 Eastlake 24 25 25 20 15 – 3 Eastlake statistics: Sarah Pellicano 15 kills, 18 digs; Anna Gorman 15 kills, 16 digs, 3 aces; Zoe Escarda 9 kills, Christine Borges 48 assists, Stephanie Clay 18 digs, Jen Presley 13 kills, blocks, 3 aces.

KingCo Conference 3A/2A League W L 8 0 6 1 4 3 4 4 3 4 2 5 1 6 1 6

Prep volleyball KingCo Conference 4A Season W L 8 0 6 0 6 1 5 1 5 2 3 3 3 3 2 5 3 4 0 5 0 7

Roosevelt Newport Skyline Woodinville Ballard Eastlake Bothell Inglemoor Garfield Issaquah Redmond Sept. 29 Matches Roosevelt 3, Skyline 1 (20-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-17) Woodinville 3, Ballard 2 (25-18, 14-25, 21-25, 2520, 15-12) Eastlake 3, Inglemoor 0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-15) Garfield 3, Issaquah 1 (20-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-19) Bothell 3, Redmond 1 (25-17, 25-17, 22-25, 25-21) Sept. 27 Matches Eastlake 3, Bothell 2 (24-26, 25-19, 25-20, 20-25, 15-5) Newport 3, Garfield 1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-20, 28-26)

Prep girls cross country KingCo Conference 4A

High school sports

Season W L 8 1 9 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 2 6 1 7 1 7

Mercer Island Mount Si Interlake Juanita Lake Washington Bellevue Sammamish Liberty Sept. 29 Match Mercer Island 3, Mount Si 1 (26-24, 23-25, 25-19, 25-23) Sept. 28 Matches Bellevue 3, Sammamish 0 (25-12, 25-12, 25-18) Liberty 3, Interlake 0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-23) Sept. 26 Matches Mercer Island 3, Liberty 0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-22) Mount Si 3, Bellevue 0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-19)

Prep boys cross country KingCo Conference 4A

LIBERTY 4, JUANITA 0 Juanita 0 0 – 0 Liberty 1 3 – 4 First half scoring: 1, Kali Youngdahl (Lib, Cassidy Nangle assist), 6:00. Second half scoring: 2, Nangle (Lib, Katie Noonan assist), 55:00; 3, Nangle (Lib, unassisted), 65:00; 4, Kendall Downing (Lib, Kiana Hafferty assist), 72:00. LIBERTY 1, MERCER ISLAND 0 Mercer Island 0 0 – 0 Liberty 01–1 Second half scoring: 1, Kali Youngdahl (Lib, Kailiana Johnson assist), 80:00. Shutout: Macaire Ament (Lib).

League W L 4 0 3 0 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 0 3 0 4

Swimming Issaquah Parks provides swimming lessons for all ages at the Julius Boehm Pool. Call 837-3350. Basketball Issaquah Parks offers a variety of programs for young hoopers, ages 4-5 and 6-8. Call 837-3300.

Skyline 3, Ballard 0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-17) Roosevelt 3, Woodinville 2 (17-25, 25-19, 25-18, 20-25, 16-14)

KingCo Conference 3A/2A

LIBERTY 16, JUANITA 14 Juanita 7 0 0 7 – 14 Liberty 7 3 0 6 – 16 First Quarter Jua – Darrin Laufasa 64 run (Nick Horne kick) Lib – Tai Staladi 5 run (Josh Johnson kick) Second Quarter Lib – Johnson 27 FG Fourth Quarter Jua – Travis Marshall 50 run (Horne kick) Lib – Staladi 6 run (kick failed)

League Season W L T Pts W L T GF Issaquah 3 0 1 10 5 3 1 22 Skyline 3 0 0 9 7 0 1 23 Woodinville 3 1 0 9 6 1 1 16 Redmond 2 1 1 7 3 3 3 11 Eastlake 1 0 2 5 3 1 5 11 Garfield 1 0 2 5 4 1 3 13 Newport 1 2 1 4 3 3 2 20 Bothell 1 3 0 3 3 4 0 7 Inglemoor 0 3 1 1 2 5 2 10 Ballard 0 3 1 0 1 4 21 7 Roosevelt 0 3 1 1 0 6 3 8 Sept. 29 Games Ballard 0, Garfield 0

Adult sports

3, Steven Stetham (Cascade) 15:56; 4, Conner Johnsen (Sehome) 15:57; 5, Jamie Coughlin (Garfield) 16:02; 6, Mason Nicol (Lake Stevens) 16:06; 7, Matt Lutz (Olympic) 16:06; 8, Ryan Peterson (Garfield) 16:07; 9, Reed Henderson (Sehome) 16:08; 10, Nathan Conrad (Bothell) 16:08. Local runners: 22, Michael Flindt (Eastlake) 16:27; 28, Brendan Long (Skyline) 16:34; 39, Jordan Oldenburg (East) 16:44; 41, Grant Usleman (Sky) 16:44; 44, Mark Milroy (East) 16:47; 53, Joey Nakao (Sky) 16:56; 68, Tom Howe (Issaquah) 17:03; 73, Jamon Rogers (Sky) 17:05; 76, Kyle Suver (East) 17:06; 85, Grant Flindt (East) 17:13; 92, Connor Dorsey (East) 17:17; 99, Jay Bowlby (Sky) 17:21; 103, Joe DeMatteo (Sky) 17:22.

Sept. 28 Meets BALLARD 18, ISSAQUAH 41 At Issaquah, 3 miles Top finishers: 1, Alex Bowns (B) 15:46; 2, Victor Bailey (B) 16:40; 3, Tom Howe (Iss) 16:40; 4, Bryon Quandt (B) 17:22; 5, Jake Scott (B) 17:25; 6, Rusk (B) 17:28; 7, Vitz-Wong (B) 17:30; 8, Caleb Walin (Iss) 17:38; 9, Aidan Heninger (Iss) 17:41; 10, Hunter Sapienza (Iss) 17:43; 11, Jerdan Helgeson (Iss) 17:49; 12, Keagan Moo (Iss) 17:52; 13, Andrew Larsen (Iss) 17:54; 14, Patrick Violette (Iss) 17:56; 15, Brian Bollinger (Iss) 17:00; 16, Horowitz (B) 18:08; 17, Sean Ratcliffe (Iss) 18:17; 18, Lee (B) 18:22; 19, Banobi (B) 18:24; 20, Jack Oglivie (Iss) 18:30. Other Issaquah runners: 23, Jack Herbst 18:46; 24, Dallas Beckwith 18:51; 25, Sean Johnson 18:52.

KingCo Conference 3A/2A Sept. 28 Meets INTERLAKE 22, LIBERTY 37 At Marymoor Park Top finishers: 1, Sam Giner (Int) 16:36.6; 2, Jay Taves (Int) 16:54.1; 3, Hiron Redman (Lib) 16:54.1; 4, Ivan Leniski (Int) 17:01.59; 5, Nick Knoblich (Lib) 17:12.59; 6, Aaron Bowe (Lib) 17:18.3; 7, Axl Alvarez (Int) 17:28.8; 8, Jack Taylor (Int) 17:42.9; 9, Daniel Gorrie (Int) 17:51.59; 10, Joseph Dooley (Int) 17:55; 11, Mason Goodman (Lib) 17:56.2; 12, Graham Jordan (Int) 17:58.2; 13, Jason Murray (Lib) 18:13.09; 14, Trevor Sytsma (Lib) 18:15.5; 15, Collin Olson (Lib) 18:26.3; 16, Harry Simpson (Int) 18:31.2; 17, Colin Glenny (Int) 18:35.8; 18, Ian Parsons (Int) 18:43.9; 19, Matthew Liang (Int) 18:57.4; 20, Aiden Browne (Int) 18:59.9. Other Liberty runners: 22, Wyatt Johnson 19:03.29; 24, Conor Wray 19:12.8; 25, Taylor Malueg 19:17.3.

Nonleague TOMAHAWK TWILIGHT INVITATIONAL At Cedarcrest GC, Marysville, 3.1 miles 4A Team scores: 1, Garfield 102; 2, Skyline 117; 3, Lake Stevens 134; 4, Kamiak 136; 5, Eastlake 160; 6, South Kitsap 185; 7, Bothell 193; 8, Stanwood 213; 9, Inglemoor 245; 10, Cascade-Everett 263; 11, Kentwood 290; 12, Moses Lake 299; 13, Auburn 315; 14, Edmonds-Woodway 356; 15, Arlington 371; 16, KentMeridian 389; 17, Issaquah 434; 18, Monroe 436; 19, Evergreen-Vancouver 521; 20, Marysville-Pilchuck 531; 21, Woodinville 549. Top 10 overall finishers: 1, Keegan Symmes (Skyline) 15:54; 2, Brian Masterson (Lakeside) 15:55;

Sept. 28 Meets ISSAQUAH 17, BALLARD 44 At Issaquah, 3 miles Top finishers: 1, Ellie Hendrickson (Iss) 19:24; 2, Ellie Clawson (Iss) 19:27; 3, Rachel Osgood (Iss) 19:27; 4, Anna Minenzi (B) 19;56; 5, Abby Wilson (Iss) 20:14; 6, Emily Winterstein (Iss) 20:35; 7, Fromm (B) 20:38; 8, Amanda Chalfant (Iss) 21:39; 9, Nikita Sirohi (Iss) 21:47; 10, Abby Irwi (Iss) 21:49; 11, Livengood (B) 21:57; 12, McCane (B) 22:19; 13, Hayley Alexander (Iss) 22:27; 14, Lindsey Yamane (Iss) 22:38; 15, Kathleen Adkins (Iss) 23:07; 16, Madison Callan (Iss) 23:21; 17, Erin Burdette (Iss) 23:27; 18, Stephanie Yose (Iss) 23:39; 19, Sam Salmon (Iss) 23:48; 20, Annika Barnett (Iss) 23:50. Other Issaquah runners: 21, Sierra Schulte 24:00; 24, Jasmine Shen 24:21; 25, Laura Tochko 24:49.

KingCo Conference 3A/2A Sept. 28 meets INTERLAKE 24, LIBERTY 31 At Marymoor Park Top finishers: 1, Summer Hanson (Int) 19:27; 2, Nadia Lucas (Int) 19:29; 3, Antoinette Tansley (Int) 19:36.59; 4, Megan Chucka (Lib) 20:07.59; 5, Sarah Bliesen (Lib) 20:22.8; 6, Amy Broska (Lib) 20:29.3; 7, Rachel Shaw (Lib) 20:33.2; 8, Eleanor Tansley (Int) 20:45.2; 9, Megan Larson (Lib) 20:46.2; 10, Annie Davis (Int) 21:11.2; 11, Aimee Christensen (Lib) 21:23.09; 12, Michaela Chucka (Lib) 21:24.4; 13, Jordan Raymond (Lib) 22:15.09; 14, Pleres Choi (Int) 22:59.59; 15, Grace Hsieh (Int) 22:56.3; 16, Shayla Anderson (Lib) 23:40.9; 17, Sydney Hopper (Lib) 23:47.07; 18, Karen Yao (Int) 23:47.4; 19, Rachel Kim (Int) 23:47.7; 20, Mira Liu (Int) 24:06.09. Other Liberty runners: 21, Hannah Matson 24:10.8; Denise Blohowiak 25:24.59; 23, Stacy Christensen 25:27.9.

Nonleague TOMAHAWK TWILIGHT INVITATIONAL At Cedarcrest GC, Marysville, 3.1 miles 4A team scores: 1, Eastlake 97; 2, West Point Grey Academy (B.C.) 124; 3, Issaquah 134; 4, Skyline 141; 5, Stanwood 141; 6, Roosevelt 231; 7, Kent-Meridian 236; 8, Inglemoor 239; 9, South Kitsap 286; 10, Garfield 286; 11, Kamiak 287; 12, Lake Stevens 316; 13, Woodinville 318; 14, Monroe 329; 15, Bothell 345; 16, Auburn 385; 17, Arlington 388; 18, EvergreenVancouver 437; 19, Kentwood 488; 20, Cascade-Everett 524. Top 10 overall finishers: 1, Maddie Meyers (Northwest School) 17:40; 2, Chandler Olson (Woodinville) 18:21; 3, Emily Pittis (Sehome) 18:38; 4, Katia Matora (Mercer Island) 18:44; 5, Anatasia Kosykh (Eastlake) 18:45; 6, Gigi Vujovich (Shorecrest) 18:50; 7, Kyra Burke (Inglemoor) 18:52; 8, Summer Hansen (Interlake) 18:58; 9, Hazel Carr (Northwest) 19:00; 10, Lily Engelbrekt (Bishop Blanchet) 19:06. Local runners: 16, Ellie Clawson (Issaquah) 19:22; 23, Nicole Stinnet (Eastlake) 19:31; 31, Sam Krahling (Skyline) 19:42; 35, Emily Dwyer (East) 19:50; 38, Rachel Osgood (Iss) 19:58; 41, Morgan O’Connor (East) 20:05; 42, Kathryn Steele (Sky) 20:05; 45, Haley Smith (Sky) 20:06; 54, Caitlin McIlwain (Sky) 20:17; 63, Ellie Hendrickson (Iss) 20:27; 67, Cayla Seligman (Iss) 20:29; 83, Abby Wilson (Iss) 20:49; 86, Olivia Palenscar (East) 20:51; 100, Lagron Camille (Sky) 21:03.

Prep boys golf KingCo Conference 4A Sept. 30 Match EASTLAKE 175, ISSAQUAH 186 At Snoqualmie Falls GC, par 36 Medalists: Paul Russo (E) 34, RP McCoy 34. Issaquah scores: Taylor Swingle 36, Brian Batt 37, Aaron Tham 37, Weston Mui 38, Alex Ciszewski 38, Evan Ko 38, Sid Raman 40, Brian Jung 41, Austin Kinzer 43, Cameron Simpson 47. Eastlake scores: Will Sharp 35, Spencer Weiss 36, Li Wang 36, Jack Fisher 36, Jack Strickland 39. Sept. 29 Match SKYLINE 192, WOODINVILLE 193 At Echo Falls GC, par 36 Medalists: Brian Mogg (Sky) 36, Kyle Lindor (Wood) 36. Other Skyline scores: Ryan Parks 37, Erik Cho 38. Sept. 27 Match EASTLAKE 200, SKYLINE 212 At Plateau GC, par 36 Medalist: Brian Mogg (Sky) 36. Eastlake scores: Spencer Weiss 39, Colby Stirrat 39, Will Sharp 40, RP McCoy 41, Paul Russo 41, Jack Fisher 41. Sept. 26 Match ISSAQUAH 192, BOTHELL 202 At Snoqualmie Falls GC, par 36 Medalists: Weston Mui (Iss) 37, Sid Raman (Iss) 37. Other Issaquah scores: Bryan Jung 39, Alex Ciszewski 39.

KingCo Conference 3A/2A Sept. 29 Match SAMMAMISH 188, LIBERTY 202 At Bellevue Municipal GC, par 36 Medalist: Matt Marrese (Sam) 34. Top Liberty scores: Dylan Holt 38, Ryan Menezes 40.

Prep girls swimming KingCo Conference 4A Sept. 29 Meet SKYLINE 100, ISSAQUAH 86 200 medley relay: 1, Issaquah (Stacy Maier, Kayla Flaten, Kellie Langan, Gabrielle Gevers) 1:54.85*; 2, Skyline A (Yui Umezawa, Andi Scarcello, Abby Magee, Stephanie Munoz) 1:56.81; 3, Skyline B (Hayley Magee, Lauren Paulsen, Delaney Boyer, Annie Moore) 2:08.44. 200 freestyle: 1, Maria Volodkevich (Sky) 2:01.02; 2, Shanley Miller (Sky) 2:10.22; 3, Olivia Ryan (Sky) 2:16.24; 4, Kayla Foremski (Iss) 2:17.41; 5, Sarah Mirahsani (Iss) 2:26.40. 200 individual medley: 1, Maier (Iss) 2:14.98*; 2, Munoz (Sky) 2:20.67; 3, Sarah Elderkin (Sky) 2:27.35; 4, Christine Rasquinha (Iss) 2:44.64; 5, Christina Kwon (Iss) 2:52.12. 50 freestyle: 1, Gevers (Iss) 26.51; 2, Umezawa (Sky) 26.81; 3, Jessie Dart (Sky) 27.40; 4, Emma Wrightson (Iss) 29.22; 5, Boyer (Sky) 29.48. 100 butterfly: 1, Volodkevich (Sky) 1:01.41; 2, Langan (Iss) 1:05.61; 3, Hilary Taylor (Sky) 1:08.04; 4, Kylie Lynch (Iss) 1:11.00; 5, Libby Kaczmarek (Sky) 1:15.88. 100 freestyle: 1, Flaten (Iss) 54.89*; 2, Munoz (Sky) 56.05; 3, Foremski (Iss) 1:00.42; 4, Ryan (Sky) 1:02.18; 5, Natalie Dela Garrigue (Sky) 1:03.29. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Issaquah (Maier, Gevers, Foremski, Flaten) 1:45.15; 2, Skyline A (Elderkin, A. Magee, Dart, Vololdkevich) 1:49.93; 3, Skyline B (Melanie Kim, Boyer, Ryan, Moore) 1:55.17. 500 freestyle: 1, Scarcello (Sky) 5:54.08; 2, Wrightson (Iss) 6:02.83; 3, A. Magee (Sky) 6:18.60; 4, H. Magee (Sky) 6:24.74; 5, Rasquinha (Iss) 6:52.52. 100 backstroke: 1, Maier (Iss) 1:00.94*; 2, Umezawa (Sky) 1:02.84; 3, Dart (Sky) 1:06.60; 4, Scarcello (Sky) 1:08.26; 5, Lynch (Iss) 1:12.74. 100 breaststroke: 1, Flaten (Iss) 1:10.13*; 2, Miller (Sky) 1:11.72; 3, Langan (Iss) 1:16.22; 4, Gevers (Iss) 1:20.85; 5, Joely Pitzele (Sky) 1:23.15. 400 freestyle relay: 1, Skyline A (Munoz, Elderkin, Umezawa, Volodkevich) 3:57.97; 2, Skyline B (Scarcello, A. Magee, Dart, Miller) 4:08.03; 3, Issaquah (Mirahsani, Kwon, Lynch, Foremski) 4:17.35. *state qualifying times Sept. 27 Meet ISSAQUAH 110, EASTLAKE 76 200 medley relay: 1, Issaquah A (Stacy Maier, Kayla Flaten, Kellie Langan, Gabrielle Gevers) 1:58:15; 2, Eastlake (Erin Gronewald, Erin Alleva, Alyssa Poggemann, JoJo Morlidge) 2:09.35; 3, Issaquah B (Kylie Lynch, Emma Wrightson, Kimberly Meacham, Christina Kwon) 2:12.04. 200 freestyle: 1, Lily Newton (E) 2:04.38; 2, Vyvian Luu (Iss) 2:24.50; 3, Kelsey Maki (E) 2:25.01; 4, Marie Maximo (Iss) 2:31.02; 5, Sian Beck (Iss) 2:35.42. 200 individual medley: 1, Maier (Iss) 2:16.65; 2, Rebecca Fabian (E) 2:28.42; 3, Alleva (E) 2:33.27; 4, Kayla Foremski (Iss) 2:40.67; 5, Christine Rasquinha (Iss) 2:43.02. 50 freestyle: 1, Flaten (Iss) 25.86; 2, Kara Beauchamp (E) 26.41; 3, Lynch (Iss) 28.03; 4, Morlidge (E) 28.24; 5, Kwon (Iss) 29.23.

100 butterfly: 1, Newton (E) 1:04.90; 2, Langan (Iss) 1:06.92; 3, Poggemann (E) 1:13.43; 4, Wrightson (Iss) 1:13.82; 5, Meacham (Iss) 1:19.41. 100 freestyle: 1, Fabian (E) 59.59; 2, Foremski (Iss) 59.87; 3, Gevers (Iss) 1:00.08; 4, Paige Chisholm (Iss) 1:06.54; 5, Maki (E) 1:08.22. 500 freestyle: 1, Beauchamp (E) 5:25.74; 2, Lynch (Iss) 6:14.49; 3, Miranda Hansen (Iss) 6:49.07; 4, Beck (Iss) 7:03.10; 5, Becky Baron (E) 7:23.99. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Issaquah A (Maier, Foremski, Gevers, Flaten) 1:46.18; 2, Eastlake (Alleva, Beauchamp, Fabian, Newton) 1:49.81; 3, Issaquah B (Meacham, Wrightson, Maximo, Chisholm) 2:00.29. 100 backstroke: 1, Maier (Iss) 1:01.34*; 2, Gronewald (E) 1:13.56; 3, Kwon (Iss) 1:13.59; 4, Poggemann (Iss) 1:14.44; 5, Rasquinha (Iss) 1:16.79. 100 breaststroke: 1, Flaten (Iss) 1:09.70*; 2, Alleva (E) 1:18.16; 3, Langan (Iss) 1:18.26; 4, Wrightson (Iss) 1:24.29; 5, Joy Hsu (E) 1:27.93. 400 freestyle relay: 1, Eastlake (Beauchamp, Fabian, Newton, Poggemann) 4:05.64; 2, Issaquah A (Lynch, Gevers, Kwon, Foremski) 4:17.70; 3, Issaquah B (Chisholm, Luu, Rasquinha, Hansen) 4:28.60.

KingCo Conference 3A/2A Sept. 29 Meet LAKE WASHINGTON 94, LIBERTY 89 200 medley relay: 1, Liberty (Cecilia Nelson, Elise Tinseth, Caitlin Duffner, Katie Nelson) 2:05.84. 200 freestyle: 1, Mackenna Briggs (Lib) 1:59.40; 4, Alina Nguyen (Lib) 2:36.02. 200 individual medley: 1, Malika Elkayssi (LW) 2:41.40; 3, K. Nelson (Lib) 2:43.37; 4, Kara Spencer (Lib) 2:44.09. 50 freestyle: 1, Tinseth (Lib) 26.93; 4, Amy Strohschein (Lib) 30.04. Diving: 1, Rachel Wittenberg (Lib) 160.90. 100 butterfly: 1, Duffner (Lib) 1:08.80; 5, A. Nguyen (Lib) 1:22.44. 100 freestyle: 1 (tie), Claire KucinskiMurphy (LW) 58.13, Jessica McKinney (LW) 58.13; 3, C. Nelson (Lib) 59.90; 4, Spencer (Lib) 1:04.96. 500 freestyle: 1, Tinseth (Lib) 5:29.10; 3, Strohschein (Lib) 6:35.51; 5, Samantha Nguyen (Lib) 7:36.93. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Lake Washington (Brooke Bonnell, Laura Chopp, Alexa Lemaster, McKinney) 1:52.10; 2, Liberty (C. Nelson, Spencer, Madalyn Daly, K. Nelson) 2:01.09. 100 backstroke: 1, Briggs (Lib) 1:02.70; 3, Duffner (Lib) 1:13.55. 100 breaststroke: 1, C. Nelson (Lib) 1:18.96; 3, Emma Hewitt (Lib) 1:24.63. 400 freestyle relay: 1, Liberty A (Duffner, K. Nelson, Briggs, Tinseth) 4:03.37; 3, Liberty B (Daly, A. Nguyen, Strohschein, Spencer) 4:37.77. Sept. 27 Meet LIBERTY 103, JUANITA 82 200 medley relay; 1, Liberty (Mackenna Briggs, Elise Tinseth, Caitlin Duffner, Cecilia Nelson) 2:02.46. 200 freestyle: 1, Anna Michel (J) 2:13.50; 2, Kara Spencer (Lib) 2:21.61; 3, Katie Nelson (Lib) 2:24.63; 4, Amy Strohschein (Lib) 2:25.20. 200 individual medley: 1, Briggs (Lib) 2:13.66; 3, Emma Hewitt (Lib) 2:51.12; 4, Madalyn Daly (Lib) 2:59.82. 50 freestyle: 1, C. Nelson (Lib) 28.01; 3, Duffner (Lib) 29.23. Diving: 1, Kaley Bandel (J) 153.20; 2, Christina Sargent (Lib) 151.60; 3, Rachel Wittenberg (Lib) 131.20. 100 butterfly: 1, C. Nelson (Lib) 1:10.11; 4, Hewitt (Lib) 1:17.60; 5, Alina Nguyen (Lib) 1:22.05. 100 freestyle: 1, Tinseth (Lib) 58.97; 4, Strohschein (Lib) 1:07.24. 500 freestyle: 1, Briggs (Lib) 5:22.41; 3, Duffner (Lib) 6:08.36; 4, Kaitlin Anderson (Lib) 7:29.33. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Juanita (Dominque Yoder, Casey Harden, Antoinette Ngo, Kenzie Harden) 1:58.46; 2, Liberty (Spencer, Brandii Hope, Strohschein, K. Nelson) 2:03.50. 100 backstroke: 1, Tinseth (Lib) 1:06.61; 4, K. Nelson (Lib) 1:17.99; 5, Daly (Lib) 1:21.96. 100 breaststroke: 1, Yoder (J) 1:19.73; 2, Spencer (Lib) 1:24.51;3, Eve Maher (Lib) 1:26.21; 4, Carlie Mantel (Lib) 1:27.53. 400 freestyle relay: 1, Liberty A (Tinseth, Duffner, C. Nelson, Briggs) 4:03.59; 3, Liberty B (Daly, Hewitt, Strohschein, K. Nelson) 4:38.83.

Prep boys tennis KingCo Conference 4A Sept. 29 Matches ISSAQUAH 6, WOODINVILLE 1 Singles: Evan Cheung (Iss) d. Nate Bullett 6-4, 6-4; Andrew Kim (Iss) d. Tim Carlsaw 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3; Richard Bennett (Iss) d. Ben Shelter 6-0, 6-0; Luke McCarthy (W) d. David Park 6-1, 6-3. Doubles: John Brendel-Matt Gonn (Iss) d. Bobby Gleason-Vincent Lopes 4-6, 6-2, 6-1; Jeffery WengAndrew Okada (Iss) d. Kyle Tsai-Shawn Doty 6-3, 6-3; Ken Kida-Daniel Park (Iss) d. Byron Murray-Mitchell Stafford 7-6 (7-0), 7-5. SKYLINE 5, REDMOND 2 Singles: Aman Manji (Sky) d. Jeff Lou 6-1, 6-1; Dhru Balaknshnan (Red) d. Mitchell Johnson 6-0, 6-0; Prithvi Rankumar (Sky) d. Kevin Wong 4-6, 6-4, 10-8; Tim Wong (Sky) d. Paul Dewater 6-2, 6-2. Doubles: Brayden Hansen-Alex Wu (Sky) d. Riley Wood-Austin Smith 6-2, 6-2; Noah Klimish-Nolan Miller (Red) d. Inchul You-Nick Ziats 6-7, 6-4, 6-4; Manuel Larrain-Griffin Johnson (Sky) d. Bryan Owen-Asif Jamal 6-2, 6-2. Sept. 27 Matches ISSAQUAH 6, BOTHELL 1 Singles: Evan Cheung (Iss) d. Jake Arlan 6-2, 6-1; Andrew Kim (Iss) d. Dakota Newton 6-3, 6-4; Richard Bennett (Iss) d. Tim Bultman 6-0, 6-0; Daniel Fredrickson (Both) d. David Park 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. Doubles: John Brendel-Matt Gonn (Iss) d. Alan Patashnik-Jordan Huffaker 6-1, 6-0; Jeffery WengAndrew Okada (Iss) d. Ayush Singh-Nevin Kalaf 6-0, 61; Ken Kida-Daniel Park (Iss) d. Joel Pearson-David Schorman 6-0, 6-1. SKYLINE 4, EASTLAKE 3 Singles: Vicente Varas (E) d. Aman Manji 6-0, 4-6, 62; Mitch Loofburrow (E) d. Mitchell Johnson 6-0, 6-0; Andrew Garland (E) d. Tim Wong 3-6, 7-6, 10-8; Calvin Kim (Sky) d. Tim Tan 6-0, 6-3. Doubles: Brayden Hansen-Alex Wu (Sky) d. Jon Lockwood-Santiago Varas 6-2, 6-1; Inchul You-Nick Ziats (Sky) d. Fez Ulargui-Chris Lockwood 6-2, 6-2; Manuel Larrain-Griffin Johnson (Sky) d. Ryan Holmdahl-Adam Jones 6-1, 6-3.

KingCo Conference 3A/2A Sept. 27 Match SAMMAMISH 7, LIBERTY 0 Singles: Ethan Romney (S) d. Mike Payant 6-1, 6-2; Issac So (S) d. Brandon Yan 6-0, 6-2; Anthony Kao (S) d. Blake Reeve 6-2, 6-1; Alvin Tran (S) d. Brock Mullins 6-0, 6-1. Doubles: Cannon Chu-Neema Rostasni (S) d. Justice Canley-Tyler Le 5-7, 6-4, 6-2; Aaron Yan-Jason Habib (S) d. Robert Cunningham-Jacob Lindstrom 1-6, 7-5, 6-1; Erik Wing-Kevin Monohan (S) d. Aaron Burke-Matt Cao 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Junior football Greater Eastside League Oct. 1-2 Games ROOKIES DIVISION Issaquah Gold 18, Five Star-Hazen 7 Redmond 38, Issaquah Gold 18 Issaquah Purple 33, Mount Si Grey 19 Bothell Blue 19, Mount Si White 13 Mount Si Red 35, Newport 6 Skyline Green 26, Bothell White 6 Bothell Black 20, Skyline White 12 Skyline Black 26, Five Star-Hazen 0 Wolverines Gold 20, Five Star-Liberty 0 Eastlake Black 21, Woodinville Black 0 Eastlake Red 32, Cedarcrest Black 19 CUBS DIVISION Issaquah Gold 25, Redmond Green 6 Issaquah Purple 18, Lake Washington Purple 0 Issaquah Gold 26, Five Star-Hazen 7 Mount Si White 26, Issaquah White 0 Mount Si Red 35, Newport Red 6 Skyline Black 20, Five Star-Hazen 0 Skyline Green 6, Bothell White 0 Redmond Gold 26, Skyline White 13 Five Star-Liberty 6, Mercer Island White 6 Eastlake Black 6, Woodinville Black 0 Eastlake White 25, Cedarcrest Black 6 Eastlake Red 27, Woodinville Green 25 SOPHOMORES DIVISION Issaquah Purple 38, Bothell White 13 Redmond 19, Issaquah Gold 18 Wolverines Blue 22, Issaquah White 6 Mercer Island 19, Five Star Gold 0 Five Star Blue 27, Skyline Black 0 Skyline White 34, Five Star White 6 Mount Si Grey 28, Skyline White 0 Mount Si White 40, Newport Gold 14 Mount Si Red 31, Newport Red 7 Eastlake White 31, Bellevue Bears 0 Eastlake Black 46, Woodinville Black 26 Woodinville Green 21, Eastlake Red 18 JUNIOR VARSITY DIVISION Skyline Black 24, Issaquah Gold 19 Skyline Green 28, Issaquah Purple 26 Five Star 20, Skyline White 6 Woodinville Green 30, Mount Si 0 Newport 19, Eastlake Red 8 Mercer Island 18, Eastlake Black 8

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Mentor is rewarded in more ways than one By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter “For the first time in my life, I had support and was actually seen,” Skyline High School graduate M’Kayla said. A member of Skyline’s class of 2010, M’Kayla now attends Edmonds Community College and hopes to go to Western Washington University to study marine biology. She said she is the first person in her family to go to college. Identified only as M’Kayla, the Skyline grad declined to be interviewed for this article. But in April, at an Issaquah Schools Foundation luncheon, she eloquently gave credit for her achievements so far to the mentor she came to know through the foundation-funded VOICE program. For her work with M’Kayla, that mentor, Joy Abia, was awarded the 2011 Washington State Outstanding Mentor Award by the Washington State Mentors Association. “I think what Joy does reflects on the work of all our mentors,” said Susan Gierke, director of the VOICE program. “Basically, what I did was befriend her,” Abia said. “I encouraged her and I gave her hope.” Those words might sound clichéd or melodramatic coming from some people, but from Abia they seem to just be statements of fact. VOICE stands for Volunteers of Issaquah Changing Education. M’Kayla said she knows people who look back in their lives and

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wish there had been some voice to guide and help them. Thanks to VOICE and Abia, she has literally had that voice, M’Kayla added. A Nigerian native who came to the U.S. in 2008, Abia went through a divorce in 2010 and is raising her 2-year-old son on her own. “I didn’t want to just sit at home,” she said. Instead, she started looking around for volunteer opportunities. “I had always been a mentor in Nigeria,” Abia said. She saw an announcement for the VOICE group and applied. Abia said the organization responded right away and matched her with M’Kayla. VOICE mentors don’t meet with their matches outside of the school environment. Abia said her first discussions with M’Kayla revolved around why the teen needed a mentor, which at first wasn’t clear. “I found out her foundation in math was very shaky,” Abia said. M’Kayla talked about Abia getting her to read books outside required assignments, including a volume on overcoming adversity. Just as important as the academic work, Abia also found M’Kayla had some personal issues

that needed addressing. Skyline was the 11th school M’Kayla had attended. Abia said she became determined to find the underlying causes of M’Kayla’s Joy Abia problems. “One day, she broke down and started crying,” Abia said. “I knew that day was a turning point in our relationship.” Abia added some of the issues the pair discussed weren’t really school related, but would have hampered any teen. In any case, Abia said she eventually convinced M’Kayla that she — not her parents or others — would suffer the most if she didn’t step up and accomplish what she wanted to accomplish. “Today, Joy’s friendship is one of my greatest treasures,” M’Kayla said. Abia admitted sometimes there was a cultural gap between her and her mentee. For example, Abia said in Nigeria younger woman rarely have boyfriends. To learn more about U.S. teens, Abia said she took to watching TV shows such as “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” Abia readily admitted one reason she believes so strongly in mentoring is because of the guidance she received as a young woman from an older classmate

The Issaquah Schools Foundation launched its renamed fundraising campaign as district high school students signed up for the 2011-2012 school year. Formerly Calling for Kids, the All in for Kids campaign runs through November. But the organization’s next big push is a letter campaign that will see missives delivered to past donors and the parents of some 17,600 district students. Foundation Development Manager Lynn Juniel said letters would go out Oct. 10. Juniel and other foundation leaders said the goal for this year’s overall campaign is $250,000. That represents about one-quarter of the foundation’s total funding. Last year’s Calling for Kids campaign brought in $236,000, said foundation Executive Director Robin Callahan. Callahan said the foundation changed the name of its fundraising drive from Calling for Children to sort of de-emphasize the phone calling that used to be a highlight of its efforts. District high school students still will call parents and district residents Nov. 16, 17 and 19.


M’Kayla, a 2010 graduate of Skyline High School, attributes her academic success to her mentor, Joy Abia. at the boarding school they both attended. Abia hopes to stay in contact with M’Kayla at least through college and eventually work in some capacity, not necessarily mentoring, with at-risk youth. With a background in information technology, Abia is at-

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The Issaquah Schools Foundation, in past years, helped fund a new chemistry curriculum at Issaquah School District high schools. But, as symbolized by the name change, the foundation wanted to shift the focus of its endeavor to other areas. For example, a new fundraising event this year was dubbed Click for Kids Days, Oct. 14 and Oct. 28, said Camille Vaska, foundation co-chair. All across the district on those

days, PTSA volunteers and others will be out and about with signs asking for online donations. “We’re really hoping that will help draw in the folks,” Vaska said. Juniel noted that residents are getting harder to reach by phone. Everyone has a cell phone now, but fewer people have home phones, she said.

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Although sometimes the stresses of school or work can ultimately become overwhelming, it can prove to be an overall rewarding experience to set aside our tasks at hand and focus our energy on helpBy Holly ing the commuWhite nity. There are Issaquah many ways in High School which the local community benefits from receiving volunteer service; local animal shelters and rehabilitation centers are examples of a less-addressed issue that still requires attention. Serenity Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Maple Valley is a volunteerbased horse rescue facility that with the help of many selflessly driven members of this community has successfully rehabilitated and adopted out more than 90 horses since their inception in 2009. Volunteering with the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank or one of many locally owned retirement facilities are also a very effective ways to lend a hand to your community. Morgan Zack, an Issaquah High School junior agrees. "I used to volunteer with a local retirement home," Zack said. "It made me feel important and accomplished because I was providing assistance to people in need." Devoting time to help your community, in whichever way that might be, empowers motivational thinking and tends to boost self-confidence. You may also find a passion for your area of service that can lead to an unexpected, mutually therapeutic experience and a refreshing perspective on how you can become a more ambitious and compassionate being by spending more time to build a better community.

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tending Bellevue College. Gierke said there are currently 75 mentors serving 240 students throughout the Issaquah School District. Some are older students helping younger students. “It’s a great win-win,” she said. “Our kids are helping our kids.”

Schools foundation rebrands aid campaign to All in for Kids By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter

Better yourself by volunteering

Last year, the foundation’s total budget was $1.1 million. Juniel said the foundation likes to use other districts to judge the group’s performance. She noted a Mercer Island education foundation raised $1.7 million last year from 4,000 families. The Issaquah district includes some 12,000 families. “With greater participation comes greater opportunity,” Juniel said, adding that private help for public education has become virtually mandatory, because public education is no longer free. “It doesn’t matter how much you give,” Juniel said. “You’re still taking a stand.” Foundation donations, she added, help ensure state funding is not going to limit educational opportunities for local students. The foundation’s second co-chair, Karen Stevens, said even giving the cost of a latte to the schools once a month can make a difference. “It’s very powerful,” she said. The list of foundation funded programs in the schools is a long one. The group last year helped

implement a new science curriculum at schools in the district. This year, the foundation is hoping to help launch an upgraded elementary literacy curriculum. The dollar amount needed has yet to be determined. Juniel noted that while the foundation’s most visible effort last year, the science curriculum, was aimed at elementary schools, other grade levels benefited. Foundation contributions freed up district dollars for use elsewhere, such as for a high school literacy program. A short list of foundation supported efforts includes the VOICE mentoring program; academic enrichment grants given to teachers throughout the district; and, afterschool homework labs. The group also funded a financial literacy program for all district eighthgraders. Foundation materials outline two grant programs funding everything from high school Shakespeare studies to preschool efforts at Clark Elementary School. In making one more pitch for All in for Kids, Juniel said the education of your children is something too important to entrust entirely to someone else’s hands. If you are not a parent, she said, giving to the foundation is an investment in your community’s future.

KIDS’ CROSSWORD! This week’s theme is “Cities and Mountains.” Print your puzzle at category/crosswordpuzzles.

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On August 31th 2011, the City of Issaquah received a CAS for Issaquah Highlands Parcel A/WSDOT TDR Parcel 1 (Parcel 1A), in order to reduce the steep slope critical area buffer. The project site is located immediately west of the Williams Gas and PSE Easements, north of the Urban Growth Boundary/City Limits, and south NE Falls Drive. The CAS was reviewed in accordance with the Issaquah Highlands 2 Party Development Agreement (Parcel A) and WSDOT TDR Development Agreement (Parcel 1), and a Notice of Decision with Conditions was issued on September, 29th 2011.

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The Urban Village Development Commission will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 18th 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 135 E Sunset Way. At this meeting the Commission will discuss the proposed Rowley Development Agreement. Please check City website calendar as meeting time may change. Information regarding this meeting may be obtained by contacting Gaila Gutierrez, Major Development Review Team (MDRT) at 1775 12th Ave NW, Issaquah; 425-8373414 or gailag@ci.issaquah.



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The City of Issaquah will hold a Shoreline Public Meeting as part of the River & Streams Board meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, beginning at 7:00 PM, in the Pickering Conference Room located on the first floor of City Hall Northwest at 1775 12th Avenue NW. Costco has applied for a Minor Master Site Plan Amendment, an Administrative Site Development Permit Level 2 Minor, and a Shoreline

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The application, with full-size plans, is available for review at the Planning Department, City Hall Northwest, 1775 12th Avenue NW, Issaquah (next to Holiday Inn and behind Lowe’s).



POLICIES In accordance with the laws of Washington State: All licensed contractors must include their contractor number in the ad. Ads can be accepted only from licensed daycare providers. No discriminatory wording will be allowed in housing ads. Adoption ads will be accepted only from those with approved home studies.

Comments will become part of the public record. Comments may be made at the Public Hearing, or you may provide comments any time up to 5:00 PM on November 4, 2011 in writing to: Mark Pywell, Planning Department, P.O. Box 1307, Issaquah, WA 980271307, or send comments by email to markp@ci.issaquah.

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The expansion of the gas station is adjacent to the intersection of 10th Avenue and Lake Drive; the expansion of the parking area is located along Lake Drive east of 11th Avenue; and the created wetland will be east of Issaquah Creek and north of the Emily Darst Park area, just west of the intersection of 221st Place SE and SE 62nd Street.

Anyone wishing to comment may submit written comments to the Responsible Official up to 9am on October 19th 2011, at the Major Development Review Team, located at 1775 12th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA 98027.

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The Issaquah Press State starts tracking cold medicine sales Oct. 15 The state is poised to track sales of Sudafed and other over-thecounter cold medicines Oct. 15, as health and law enforcement officials crack down on methamphetamine manufacturing. The system scans photo identification, as well as the type and amount of product purchased, and provides real-time information to the cashier if the consumer is purchasing more than the quantity allowed under law. Information about the purchase of medication over the legal limits is instantly sent to a database available to law enforcement officers. Retailers must comply and use the system — although some pharmacists claim the tracking is cumbersome and time-consuming. The system is in use in many other states as part of the federal Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act. The change came after Washington State Board of Pharmacy adopted rules for a system to track purchases of overthe-counter medications used to make meth. Officials said restricting access to drugs used to make meth is a key step to ending meth labs and dumpsites, and to deterring meth abuse and addiction. The system uses the National Precursor Log Exchange — a system meant to replace paper sales logs with real-time electronic tracking. Using the system, pharmacies, shopkeepers and other vendors selling cold medications enter sales transactions into the National Precursor Log Exchange system at the time of sale.

State burn ban expires as temperatures drop The state Department of Natural Resources’ burn ban for

Tiger Mountain State Forest and other public forestlands ended Oct. 1, as rainfall and cooler temperatures reduced the wildfire risk. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center said the October outlook calls for near-normal temperatures and above-normal precipitation. Though the statewide burn ban expired, some areas remain dry, and people should follow the conditions for burning permits. Call 1-800-323-BURN toll free to find local burning restrictions. The state agency ordered the ban July 1 to reduce wildfires caused by escaped debris burns and recreational fires on forestland.

Search for unclaimed cash in state online database The state Department of Revenue returned unclaimed property to a record 108,441 claimants during the 2011 fiscal year, due in part to a sharp increase in businesses reporting unclaimed property to the state. The number of individuals claiming property during the same period increased by more than 10,000 from the previous fiscal year. Individuals claimed $46.5 million in the fiscal year ending June 30. Revenue Director Suzan DelBene said the number of businesses reporting unclaimed property increased substantially over the past decade, from fewer than 5,000 to more than 26,000. The director attributed publicity and continuing educational efforts to the increase in reporting. Unclaimed property includes unclaimed paychecks, utility deposits, bank accounts, uncashed refunds, life insurance proceeds, stocks and bonds, and

contents from safe deposit boxes. During the past fiscal year, the Department of Revenue added 750,000 names and a record $102.5 million to the searchable online database of unclaimed property at The database contains more than 3 million names and $821 million.

State agency reminds people to check out movers The state Utilities and Transportation Commission reminds people planning in-state moves to check up on movers beforehand. Many moving companies falsely advertise as “licensed and insured” — but only in-state moving companies permitted by the commission, a watchdog agency, can make legal moves. Customers hiring illegal companies typically have little or no recourse if movers damage, lose or steal belongings. Before a customer packs a box, he or she should call the commission and confirm the company’s permit is valid. The caller can also find out about any consumer complaints filed against the company. The commission offers information and tips for a safe move at The commission conducts regular investigations to ensure instate moving companies secure the proper permits and insurance, and meet state consumer and safety laws. Numerous state laws and rules protect consumers of instate moving companies. The commission conducts regular safety inspections on equipment and trucks used by permitted companies. State laws also require companies to conduct background checks and drug testing of potential employees. The commission does not regulate interstate moving companies.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 •


All that glitters

Jewelry, a GPS unit and a camera were stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of 239th Way before Sept. 9. The estimated loss is unknown.

Dodged A Dodge was stolen in the 22600 block of Southeast 16th Place before Sept. 10. The estimated loss is unknown.

Wrong number A Skyline High School student called police Sept. 10 after he or she received threatening text messages meant for another person. The student received a phone call and text messages from an unknown number reading, “This is your ex-wife,” “You are sick” and “Brothers was looking for you, they wanted to kill you.” The student sent a message telling the other person he or she had the wrong number, and the messages stopped. Police called the number and contacted the sender. She said the messages had been meant for her ex-husband.

Shot down Pellet guns were stolen from a vehicle in the 23800 block of Southeast Second Place before Sept. 11. The estimated loss is unknown.

Scrambled Vandals egged a vehicle in the 2000 block of 266th Place Southeast before Sept. 12. The estimated loss is unknown.

Child’s play Police responded to a dispute in the 3100 block of 222 Court Southeast on Sept 13 after a caller told officers she felt threatened by her neighbor. She said her neighbor told her she would “get what’s coming to her.” Police contacted the neighbor and determined the dispute stemmed from the families’ different parenting standards. Their children often play together.

Stuck in neutral Police arrested a 45-year-old Issaquah man for driving with a suspended license in the 100 block of East Sunset Way at 12:12 p.m. Sept. 13.

p.m. Sept. 13. The estimated loss is $1,000.

Arrest Police arrested a 24-year-old Renton woman on a warrant in the 100 block of East Sunset Way at 9:50 p.m. Sept. 13.

Bare-naked lady A Sammamish woman could face indecent exposure and driving under the influence charges after police found her naked and unconscious at the wheel of her vehicle Sept. 14 in the parking lot at Safeway, 630 228th Ave. N.E. Police woke the woman up and encouraged her to put on a shirt and pants. She could not explain to officers why she was naked.

Move over Police arrested a 46-year-old homeless man for obstruction in the 100 block of Northeast Creek Way at 9:21 a.m. Sept. 14.

Assault Police cited a 32-year-old North Bend man for assault and disorderly conduct in the 100 block of West Sunset Way at 2:33 p.m. Sept. 14.

Out of gas A caller in the 800 block of Front Street North said a fraudulent card had been used to purchase gasoline before 6:03 p.m. Sept. 14. The estimated loss is $50.

Those that trespass against us Police removed a 37-year-old Sammamish man from Bank of America, 3090 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E., Sept. 14. The officer located the intoxicated man lying near a trash receptacle. The man had violated the terms of his probation by drinking alcohol.

Party all the time Police arrested a 22-year-old Edmonds man for suspicion of having physical control over a vehicle while intoxicated after officers found him behind the wheel of a parked vehicle after a party Sept. 14. Police responded to break up the party in the 2300 block of 279th Drive Southeast just after 11 p.m.


Chop shop

Police arrested a 21-year-old Silverdale woman on a warrant along Interstate 90 at 12:45 p.m. Sept. 13.

A stereo, navigation system, interior control buttons and handles were stolen from a Mercedes parked in the 2200 block of Newport Way Northwest before 8:35 a.m. Sept. 15. The estimated loss is $5,000.

Pedal power A bicycle was stolen in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard before 12:58 p.m. Sept. 13. The estimated loss is unknown.

Driving under the influence

Police arrested a 56-year-old SeaTac man on a warrant in the 100 block of East Sunset Way at 2:20 p.m. Sept. 13.

Police arrested a 41-year-old Sammamish woman for driving under the influence and reckless driving. Police recorded the woman driving 73 mph in a 35 mph zone on the 4400 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 15.


Driving under the influence

Police arrested a 42-year-old Issaquah man for driving with a suspended license in the 100 block of East Sunset Way at 6:50 p.m. Sept. 13.

Police arrested a 48-year-old Sammamish woman for driving under the influence and violating a no-contact order with her son Sept. 15. The son called police after his visibly intoxicated mother came to the family’s home.


Sign of the times Police discovered a damaged sign in the 1400 block of Northwest Sammamish Road at 5:33

Hung up Computer accessories and a


cellphone charger were stolen from a vehicle in the 500 block of 237th Avenue Southeast before Sept. 16. The estimated loss is unknown.

Stopped Police arrested a 50-year-old Renton man for driving with a suspended license in the 100 block of Newport Way Northwest at 9:27 a.m. Sept. 16.

Arrest Police arrested a 46-year-old Bellevue man on a warrant in the 100 block of East Sunset Way at 11:31 a.m. Sept. 16.

Arrests Police arrested a 34-year-old Redmond man and a 40-year-old Marysville woman for driving with a suspended license at Northeast Creek Way and Second Avenue Northeast after responding to suspicious activity in the area at 9:42 p.m. Sept. 16.

Something stinks Police arrested a 22-year-old Issaquah man for depositing an unwholesome substance in the 100 block of East Sunset Way at 2:02 a.m. Sept. 17.

Driving under the influence Police arrested a 37-year-old Woodburn, Ore., man for driving under the influence in the 1700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard at 2:08 p.m. Sept. 17.

Getaway car Police arrested a 24-year-old North Bend man for stealing a Nissan in the 1600 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard at 3:32 p.m. Sept. 17. Police also recovered the vehicle.

Game over Laptop computers, a Nintendo Wii videogame console and debit cards were stolen from a unit at Colina Square Apartments, 22720 S.E. 29th St., before 5 p.m. Sept. 17. The estimated loss is unknown.

Ch-ch-ch-changes Coins were stolen from a vehicle in the 500 block of 235th Avenue Northeast before Sept. 18. The estimated loss is $3.

Limousine larceny The manager of a limousine service said a former employee stole cash and a company credit card before Sept. 18. The manager said the former employee, a Sammamish man, had been fired after he refused to take a drug test — a requirement for the company’s drivers. The manager said the former employee did not return a limousine to the proper location, and the manager recovered the vehicle at the fired man’s residence. Cash and the company credit card could not be located. The estimated loss is unknown.

Not for sale A house key and a computer were stolen from a residence for sale in 23400 block of Southeast 17th Place before Sept. 19. The estimated loss is unknown.

Grounded A handheld circular sander was stolen in the 2600 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast before Sept. 19. The estimated loss is unknown.

Arrest Police arrested a 24-year-old man on a warrant for driving with a suspended license in the 100 block of East Sunset Way at 2:29 a.m. Sept. 19.

Slowed Police arrested a 24-year-old man for driving with a suspended license in the 300 block of East Sunset Way at 5:53 a.m. Sept. 19.

Go fish Fishing reels, rods, tackle and a fish finder were stolen from a boat parked in the 300 block of Northeast Birch Street before 8:24 a.m. Sept. 19. The estimated loss is $2,500.

Social insecurity A purse, bank cards and a Social Security card were stolen from a vehicle parked in a garage in the 2000 block of 263rd Lane Southeast at about 2:30 p.m. Sept. 19. The estimated loss is unknown. The Press publishes names of those arrested for DUI and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.

The Issaquah Press


B10 • Wednesday, October 5, 2011


By Sebastian Moraga Issaquah Press reporter

Village Theatre presents “Take Me America” through Oct. 23, 303 Front St. N., $22 to $62, available at the box office, 392-2202

Fridays in the Living Room with Gail Pettis, 7:45-10 p.m., Bake’s Place, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., $20, 391-3335

Fifth Sammamish Arts Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8-9, Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Michael Tomlinson, 7:45-10 p.m., Bake’s Place, $30

Lena Bundy, featuring Dead Wax, 7:3011:30 p.m., Vino Bella Magnums, Chargers, 300s & Challengers car show, noon, Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., 392-1266 Eric Tingstad, 6:45-9 p.m., Bake’s Place, $20 Jackie Ryan Quartet, 7:45-10 p.m., Oct. 14-15, Bake’s Place, $25

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Issaquah Singers seek new members Rehearsals have begun for the 2011-12 Issaquah Singers concert season. Organizers invite vocalists who wish to join to attend a few rehearsals. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays in the Fellowship Hall of the Community Church of Issaquah, 205 Mountain Park Blvd., Issaquah. Choir leaders say male tenors are especially needed, as are a few basses. Issaquah Singers is a 60-member community chorus that for 35 years has performed at civic events and senior citizen centers. The choir emphasizes vocal jazz of the 1940s but also performs earlier works as well as more modern selections. All choir members, including the director and accompanist, are volunteers. Learn more at

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter The story of young actor embarking on a life in the theater forms the foundation for the novel “Little Did I Know” — a coming-of-age tale set in a small-town theater. Steve Tomkins, longtime Village Theatre artistic director, interviewed the author, Broadway producer Mitchell Maxwell, as part of a regional book festival. The overarching message in the book is aimed at young actors, but the theme is universal, he said.

“When you have goals and have a dream, don’t let anything get in the way of that. Go for your dream,” Tomkins added. “When you’re young, you can totally do that.” Maxwell appeared Oct. 1 at the Northwest Bookfest in Kirkland to discuss “Little Did I Know.” Tomkins conducted the interview and described the novel as “required reading for everybody who is going into theater.” “Every book or every play has a story, but what’s more important is the themes that are conveyed,” Maxwell said before the festival appearance. “As a producer and a director and a writer over the years, the story is not as important as the resonance that it brings to the moment or the audience through its themes, and what it has to say about society or what it has to say about people.” The material comes from the Broadway producer’s stints at the Priscilla Beach Theatre on Cape Cod and as the leader of a traveling theater troupe. Maxwell suffered a head injury days before departing for college and, as a result, could no longer play contact sports. Instead, the 21-year-old former jock discovered a life in the theater. Maxwell adored musicals since childhood — and the gig offered other opportunities. “I was into girls in leotards and long legs,” he said. “I was into watching them stretch, and I figured it was a good way

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Colwell said the success of Green Halloween has changed people’s perception of her. “They used to call me cheap,” she said. “Now they call me green.” The battle for a greener Halloween continues, she said. People, she said, should: swap Halloween décor instead of buying new each year give less candy away so less goes to waste try harder to buy local and handmade than from big box stores.

And that’s just Halloween. People should go green on every holiday, she added, doing things like wrapping in cloth instead of paper. Above all, she said, people should plan ahead. “Waste happens when we don’t plan,” she said. “You go, ‘Oh my gosh, I need a table cloth’ and you buy the first thing you see.” Sebastian Moraga: 392-6434, ext. 221, or Comment at

to meet girls.” So, Maxwell put together a troupe and sold musicals to summer camps on the East Coast. The performers traveled around in a repurposed telephone van and slept on the floors in camp halls. “I also liked the whole idea of putting something together,” he said. “The challenge of taking all of these disparate people and these disparate energies, and coming up with a way of delivering it. I felt that it was a way for me to, hopefully, grow into a person who could leave his fingerprint on the planet.” The idea for using the experience as source material for a book came early. “Little Did I Know” is a fictionalized account. “Everything in the book is true,” he said. Maxwell combined several people into a single character and condensed the timeframe for the novel. “I always wanted to write it, because I thought it was such a unique and powerful story,” he said. “It’s fun, it’s sexy, it’s wild.” The story also struck Tomkins, a theater veteran at the helm of many Mainstage shows at the downtown Issaquah theater. “Anybody who has ever done SummerStock, anybody who knows anybody who’s done SummerStock or anybody who’s had a dream will love the book,” he said.

Maxwell started the book after another project collapsed. The longtime producer turned out pages in a seven-week span, in stints from midnight to 4 a.m. Maxwell finished the initial draft on New Year’s Eve 2009. “I turned to my wife on New Year’s Eve and I said, ‘This book is perfect. There’s not one word I would change. It’s perfect,’“ he said. Instead, he spent the next eight months trimming the 423-page manuscript into a 323-page novel. “Nobody, until I went to edit, told me what to do,” Maxwell said. “It was just a wonderful burst into freedom, if you will.” The novel features a cover blurb from Academy Award winner Rob Marshall — director of film adaptations of “Chicago” and “Nine” — and earned complimentary reviews. “We all want affirmation from the people who write about what you put out there,” Maxwell said. “That’s also one of the messages in the book for actors and artists, but also for people in life, is that you have to live your life with a certain measure of discipline. “Be thrilled when you should be thrilled. When you’re at the top of the roller coaster and you’re going down, scream and have a great time. When the world kicks sand in your face, know that it’s temporary.”

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more than 100 U.S. spots and two in Canada. “We had great success this year, and this year is getting even bigger,” Colwell said. The swap’s success intrigued Verhoff, who said Corey contacted her to bring a swap spot to Issaquah. “As a mom, the idea of what example we are setting for our children really connected with me,” Verhoff said. “Kids can start thinking about how ‘I don’t really need a new costume every year.’” This year, the swap happens at Small Threads for Kids, a clothing store at 1480 N.W. Gilman Blvd., No. 3. Swap time is from 8-10 a.m. Oct. 8 “We are a green store anyway, that’s what we do,” owner Dixie Bair said. “It’s just an opportunity to encourage people to recycle and reuse what they have.” People may drop off costumes anytime between now and Oct. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Customers will get a voucher for every costume they drop off, Bair said. Participants will receive a 20 percent, swap-day-only discount at Small Threads. “You drop the swap costume, and then you shop at Small Threads” to get the discount, Verhoff said. Lastly, a neighbor of Small Threads, Adventure Kids Daycare, has offered a free hour of daycare the day of the swap.

Spider Man still would do whatever a spider could. Tinkerbell would still grant you three wishes. They would just save their moms a few bucks while at it. Three Issaquah businesses have helped organize a costume swap for Halloween. The swap encourages parents to trade in their children’s old costumes for used ones, instead of buying new ones each year. The swap will occur Oct. 8, all across the country, including in Issaquah and eight other spots in Washington. Dana Verhoff, co-publisher of the online newsletter Snoqualmie Valley Macaroni Kid, said the website Green Halloween ( inspired her to bring the costume swap to Issaquah. The idea for a green Halloween started in Issaquah in 2007, with Lynn Colwell and her daughter Corey Colwell-Lipson. “My daughter was taking her kids around for Halloween,” Lynn said, “and she noticed the kids seemed to be more interested in bubbles and stickers than in candy.” That led Colwell-Lipson to create Green Halloween, which brings an eco-friendly tone to every aspect of Halloween. In 2010, mother and daughter began National Costume Swap Day. Within two weeks, 70 places across the nation had swap spots. This year, the campaign has

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to New Zealand! Sisters Chrissy and Maddie Hughes went to Tauranga, New Zealand in August to celebrate their Great Grandma Dorothy’s 97th birthday. They also ran in the North Shore Marathon in Auckland before returning home (Chrissy a half marathon, Maddie the full marathon.) Their mother Lael traveled with them but returned home early to begin the school year at Issaquah High where she is a teacher.

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