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Council adopts Costco agreement Move paves way for headquarters expansion By Christina Corrales-Toy The nation’s second largest retailer is free to expand its headquarters, and it will continue to happen here in Issaquah. The Issaquah City Council unanimously approved a 30year development agreement with Costco Oct. 13, giving the company flexibility to add an additional 1.5 million square feet to its international headquarters housed in Pickering Place. “It’s really a very, very big deal for Issaquah and for Costco,” Issaquah City Councilman Joshua Schaer said at the Oct. 13 meeting. “It ensures that, for years to come, when people around the country and around the world speak of Costco it will be in connection with the words ‘An Issaquah, Washington-based corporation.’” The Fortune 500 company has called Issaquah home since 1994. Its current office space covering 700,000 square feet on 47 acres in Pickering Place is set to double under the agreement. The development agreement was very important to Costco’s future here in Issaquah, Rich Olin, the company’s senior vice president and general counsel, said before the council Oct. 6. It allows the retailer to expand and offers the infrastructure improvements necessary to achieve that goal, he added. “We are committed to staying in Issaquah and growing,” Olin said. One of the agreement’s major details is a public-private partnership that will bring much needed street improvements to

North Issaquah, city Economic Development Director Keith Niven said at an Oct. 6 City Council meeting. The city will pick up a little more than half of the expected $50 million expense to cover three road projects — the widening of East Lake Sammamish Parkway in front of Home Depot and Fred Meyer, a new road connecting Pickering Place to East Lake Sammamish Parkway and improvements to 12th Avenue Northwest near the Issaquah Holiday Inn. “Really, these North Issaquah road projects have been on the city’s traffic improvement list for a long time, and this is an opportunity for us to actually bring them to construction,” Niven said. Longtime business owner Randy Bass continued to voice his concerns about the agreement at an Oct. 6 public hearing. The road improvements will force Bass to redevelop some of his storage facility on East Lake Sammamish Parkway, since part of the new road will go through his property, he said. During the public hearing, Bass and his attorney Sam Rodabough asked the city to provide some sort of mitigation for the negative impacts to his property. “To be clear, my client does not oppose the proposed expansion of the Costco campus, or the anticipated improvements to the city’s infrastructure that are necessary to accommodate such expansion,” Rodabough said. “However, my client does object to the wholesale failure of the city and Costco to mitigate the impacts of these projects to the Bass property.” It ultimately wasn’t addressed in the final adoption of the development agreement, but Issaquah City Councilwoman Nina Milligan See COSTCO, Page 2

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Above, Jay Radmer (left), of Issaquah, with dozens of other zombies lying on the City Hall steps, prepares to perform a flash mob dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ after shuffling south on Front Street from the Hailstone Feed Store for the fifth annual downtown Zombie Walk on Oct. 18. Below left, zombie Sean Tucker, 5, of Issaquah, lurches along Front Street.

SLIDESHOW See more photos from the Highlands Halloween festival and the Downtown Zombie Walk at By Greg Farrar

Above, triplets Charlie, Owen and Alex Mount, 5, Issaquah Highlands residents, pick toys out of a basket after playing the giant spider ring toss game Oct. 18 at the Halloween in the Highlands family festival at Grand Ridge Plaza. At left, Noel Flores (left), 8, Maripaz Alfaro, 11, Ava Hanify, 9, and sister Sophie, 5, race to scoop out the insides of pumpkins as fast as they can under during a Halloween in the Highlands timed contest.

Give input on city’s proposed 2015 budget Residents can offer their input about the city’s proposed 2015 budget at two upcoming public hearings. The Issaquah City Council will hold a public hearing to consider revenue sources, including a possible increase to property tax revenues, at its Nov. 3 regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m. The council will hold its final public hearing at 7 p.m. Nov.

17, during the regular meeting in which the city is expected to formally adopt the 2015 budget. Both meetings will be held in the Council Chambers, 135 E. Sunset Way. View the preliminary budget online at, or at the city’s finance department and city clerk’s office, at 130 E. Sunset Way, or the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way.

Police find burglar near Fall City Almost six hours after the King County Sheriff’s Office asked the public to help them track down a prowler near an unincorporated area of SamShayne Kennedy mamish on Oct. 17, police reported that the suspect was arrested near Fall City. Police specifically mentioned the Duthie Hill Park area and the 30000 block of Southeast

Issaquah-Fall City Road as areas he had roamed. There was probable cause to arrest Shayne C. Kennedy for possession of stolen property, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. The release described Kennedy and asked for people to call if they had seen him. A neighbor called 911 after seeing the man that fit the description. Deputies and a K-9 unit responded and found Kennedy in the woods. He was taken into custody at 5:40 p.m.

Business community raises concerns about new B&O tax By Christina Corrales-Toy As the city of Issaquah considers raising its business and occupation tax for the first time since 2004, local business owners gathered to offer their concerns about the proposal at an Oct. 15 roundtable at Tibbetts Creek Manor. The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce-hosted event showed business leaders have plenty of questions about the tax increase, including where the extra revenue will be spent. “I don’t want to pay for fluff,” said Norma Stephens, Curves of

Issaquah owner. The proposal would increase B&O taxes for manufacturing, wholesale and retail companies from 0.0008 to 0.0015 effective April 1, 2015, and then to 0.002 effective Jan. 1, 2017. B&O taxes for printing/publishing, retail services and services/other would go from 0.001 to 0.0012 effective April 1, 2015. Under the proposal, more than 30 percent of those who do business in Issaquah (with gross incomes of $100,000 or less) would be exempt, which creates tangible efficiencies, Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler said. The current exemption is set at

$20,000. “Meanwhile, larger companies would pay a higher rate for the first time since the tax was created in 2004,” Butler said Oct. 6 as he presented the budget to the Issaquah City Council. The proposed increase will account for the volatility of one of the city’s major revenue sources — sales and use taxes — which is heavily dependent on consumer spending, Butler added Oct. 6. Business owners split into table groups at the Oct. 15 See TAX, Page 2

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Judge swats PSE’s rate plan; customers could get a break

By Alexa Vaughn Seattle Times staff reporter

Puget Sound Energy customers could end up paying lower rates over the next few years than the utility had initially wanted. A Thurston County Superior Court judge decided PSE, which has more than 1 million customers, did not sufficiently justify rate increases or investors’ rate of return to the state’s utility commission. PSE is the largest investor-owned utility in the state. Judge Carol Murphy’s opinion calls for the rate plan to be sent back to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. Last year, the commission agreed to unprecedented automatic multiyear rate increases that applied the rate of return to investors approved in 2011, 9.8 percent. According to the state Attorney General’s Office, which challenged the plan in court along with the Industrial Customers of Northwest Utilities, that rate was too high based on current market calculations and financial-risk assessment. State law requires utility rates “shall be just, fair, reasonable and sufficient,” Murphy noted in her June 25 opinion.

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chamber roundtable and spent 15 minutes discussing among themselves the potential impacts of the B&O tax and other regional economic issues. At the end, table leaders summarized their group’s discussion and reported to the rest of the attendees. Mark Mullet, a state senator who owns two Issaquah businesses and once served on the Issaquah City Council, said the business community needs time to delve into and understand the tax and budget. Mullet called it a “magnitude issue,” and emphasized finding a tax rate with a magnitude that

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said she is confident the city will deal with Bass’ concerns and “other issues that are just around the edge of this development agreement” in a manner that is honorable and fair.


Both argued that, with the exception of a couple years in the 1980s, rates had been calculated based on current market conditions and the utility’s actual costs for things such as labor and infrastructure. The PSE rate plan approved last year would automatically keep the 2011 rate of return at 9.8 percent through at least 2016, no matter how much the economy improves. “You need to update the 2011 number — it’s no longer a fair number because investment returns are going down nationally,” said Simon ffitch, who argued against the rate plan as senior assistant attorney general. In addition to that, ffitch said investing in utilities is, just like when you play Monopoly, typically a less risky investment that should yield lower returns. He said the PSE rate of return to investors didn’t reflect that “reward follows risk.” If the rate of return is adjusted to what ffitch said he thinks is a fair rate, customers could collectively save as much as $10 million a year. But PSE spokesman Grant Ringel said locked-in rate increases and return rates over several years can be good for customers.

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ensures business owners can keep their doors open. Alan Finkelstein, the local McDonald’s business owner, said on behalf of his table that the tax would be one more expense that’s going up. “It piles up along with everything else,” he said. Chamber CEO Matthew Bott said his organization takes the proposal very seriously and has been discussing it with the city for the past six months. “The chamber will continue to serve as the voice of business on this matter and advocate for a tax structure that best supports our business community’s ability to compete and thrive, as well as the community’s need to support a strong infrastructure for our future,” Bott wrote in an Oct. 12 blog

post to chamber members. Issaquah Economic Development Manager Jen Davis Hayes spoke briefly before the roundtable, noting that the proposal would allow the city to meet its objectives to invest in infrastructure and continue to provide its current level of service. Bott encouraged chamber members to educate themselves about the proposed tax increase.

Issaquah Chamber of Commerce CEO Matthew Bott applauded the agreement at the Oct. 6 public hearing, saying, “It really does send a message to the region about Issaquah’s future.” He added that a corporate partner essentially saying, “this is where we want to be,” is a great economic development and business recruitment tool

for the city. “It really is quite a statement that not only Costco is making, but also that this council is making,” City Councilwoman Stacy Goodman said at the final vote. “We look at this as a 30-year development agreement, but really what we have, in my view, is essentially a permanent relationship, and that’s very exciting.”

GET INVOLVED B&O tax open house 45:30-7 p.m. Oct. 27 4City Hall’s Eagle Room 4130 E. Sunset Way 4Learn more about the tax at www.issaquahwa. gov/bizinfo.


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“It removes the connection between selling more energy and the financial health of the utility,” Ringel said. “So, if we have a very cold winter and we sell a tremendous amount of energy, there’s no financial benefit to PSE under this new mechanism.” The practice, which utilities call “decoupling,” is becoming more widespread across the country, Ringel said. And, according to a WUTC release, it removes a disincentive for PSE to invest in conservation and energy efficiency. Although the judge’s pending order could force the state utility commission to reconsider PSE’s return on equity rates, the commission could decide to keep rates the same if PSE has enough evidence to justify the rate. According to the WUTC, the multiyear rate plan allowed PSE to increase residential electric customers’ rates by 3.34 percent and natural-gas rates by 1.55 percent last July. In the next three to four years, PSE may increase rates by a maximum 3 percent of PSE’s annual revenue, with any excess above the 3 percent recovered in the following year.


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Jeff Nadeau joins Ancient Arts Bodywork Ancient Arts Bodywork has announced the addition of Jeff Nadeau to the Issaquah healthcare clinic. Nadeau attended the Brian Utting Massage School (now Cortiva Seattle) and graduated in 1995. He was a Boeing inspector for 16 years until he found his new career as a licensed massage practitioner in Bellevue. Ancient Arts Bodywork has moved to expanded offices in the Rowley Center, 1505 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite No. 3. Ancient Arts Bodywork is accepting new patients; call 206-920-0987 for an appointment. Drop-in chiropractic clients are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis six days per week. Nadeau is accepted and approved by Regence BlueShield plus other insurance companies. Call the Issaquah office at 391-3939 or email Nadeau at Jeffrey.

Issaquah angus ranch named to top 10 Blue Drifter Ranch in Issaquah tied for 10th largest in registering the most angus beef cattle in Washington with the American Angus Association during the fiscal year 2014. Angus breeders across the nation in 2014 registered 298,369 head of Angus cattle. The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. The association provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers. Learn more about Angus cattle and the association at

Captain’s Cleaners receives county aid for service upgrade Issaquah business Captain’s Cleaners was one of four King County dry cleaners to receive a $15,000 grant from the county hazardous waste management program to help purchase dry cleaning machines that use safer

BUZZ cleaning solvents. Captain’s Cleaners is at 1025 N.W. Gilman Blvd. For eligibility, criteria and rating considerations for future grants, contact Trevor Fernandes at 206-263-3066 or trevor. or Patrick Hoermann at 206-263-3038 or

Issaquah dentist Ajay Dhankhar wins award Issaquah dentist Ajay Dhankhar won the Academy of General Dentistry’s 2014 Fellowship Award at its June conference in Detroit. The award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality dental care by remaining current in their profession. Dhankhar completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive written exam and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the Academy of General Dentistry. He joins more than 6,400 active fellows who have gone above and beyond the basic requirements to care for their patients’ oral health. Dhankhar graduated from Loma Linda University in 2003 and works at Issaquah Valley Dental Care.

Fern Life Center welcomes new provider Fern Life Center welcomes new provider Kristen Brown. The center’s well woman, urgent care and functional medicine practitioner is in the office Thursdays. Ask the front desk about her schedule. Brown — coming from a family with a history of Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and/or heart disease — she set out to change her lifestyle and diet to help prevent those diseases and make positive changes that would influence the health of her children. She changed her life


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for the better, and then decided to formally study functional medicine. Brown has been working in the medical field for more than 14 years and practicing as an advanced registered nurse practitioner in family practice and urgent care for more than six years. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from Seattle University. In her free time, she enjoys jogging, yoga, going on dates with her husband and raising their two young children.

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Eastside Baby Corner names new board members Eastside Baby Corner recently appointed the following new members to its board of directors: 4Rick Lessley, of Sammamish, vice president of the Supply Chain Group at Nintendo of America Inc. He has served as an executive at Nintendo since 2001 4Carmen Malsbury, of Renton, a commercial lender at Whidbey Island Bank/ Heritage Bank Issaquah. Malsbury, in the banking industry since 1980, holds a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. 4Brian Daniels, of Snoqualmie, vice president of operations and surety manager at MCM. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business management from Western Governors University and a Leadership Executive Master of Business Administration from Seattle University.


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Melissa Norman (holding check), a ninth-year special education teacher at Maywood Middle School, was surprised in front of her students and honored by the Seattle Seahawks and Bellevue-based Symetra Financial Corporation in September as a ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom,’ one of just 16 K-12 teachers across the Puget Sound area chosen during the 2014 National Football League regular season. Norman received a $1,000 donation for classroom books and supplies, tickets to a Seahawks home game including a pre-game visit on the field, and a jersey and football. With Norman were (from left) Jane Harris, assistant principal; Jason Morse, principal; Shaun Angell, Seahawks corporate partnership manager; and Candace Bailey, Symetra customer service representative.


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It’s a little thing but it’s important: A flu shot this month can keep you and your family healthy this winter. Sometimes, people confuse the flu and a cold because they both affect our breathing. Adding to the confusion is the way we describe stomach ailments as the flu. The real flu, or influenza, is a respiratory problem. A cold will make you or your children feel bad for a few days while flu can make you quite ill. The differences can be deadly. With a cold you rarely run a fever, usually have a stuffy nose but you can keep functioning. With the flu, your temperature soars, possibly for several days, you ache and you’re so exhausted you can hardly move. A severe case of flu can develop into bronchitis or pneumonia and require hospitalization. The flu can also be deadly. More than 53,000 people died from influenza in 2010, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The World Health Organization estimates that influenza annually hits 5 percent to 10 percent of the adult population and 20 percent to 30 percent of children around the world and accounts for between 250,000 and 500,000 deaths a year. A virulent form of flu swept around the world nearly a century ago and killed several million people. And that was before international travel became as common as it is today. How do you protect your loved ones and yourself? The answer is simple — get everyone over the age of 6 months flu shots. Don’t like needles? You’re not alone. On the good side, simple nasal sprays have been developed that are just as effective as injections. If you have an infant or are around infants, it is even more important that you get a flu shot. You don’t want to risk infecting them because they’re too young for the vaccine and are at a higher risk of complications if they catch the flu. Others who should be at the front of the vaccination line include people older than 50, adults and children who have chronic diseases, pregnant women and people who live in group situations such as nursing, retirement or group homes. Flu vaccinations can be the difference between life and death. Get yours now.

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Enjoy being scared? Check out these films Horror movies aren’t really my area of expertise. I prefer watching classic sports movies, like “Field of Dreams,” “Bull Durham” or “Rudy,” or spending years waiting for bookbased fantasy adventures like “Lord of the Rings” and “Harry Potter” to wrap up. However, I’m more than willing to get into the spirit of the season when it comes to Halloween. There’s a certain sense of exhilaration that comes from viewing hordes of zombies, chainsaw-wielding psychopaths, and enough blood and gore to make your average emergencyroom physician nauseous. So here, for your benefit, are six scary movies to take advantage of during the week leading up to Halloween. You’ll notice these flicks don’t necessarily fall squarely into the horror genre. I’m definitely more into psychological thrillers, and having my mind messed with tends to be a lot scarier than decapitations and disembowelments. 1) “Arachnophobia” (1990). I don’t doubt much of my fear of this film is based on when I saw it — squarely in adolescence, when your emotions can be more easily manipulated. I used to fear spiders more, and this movie, starring Jeff Daniels and John Goodman, has one of the grossest, most terrifying arachnids you’ll ever see. You might wake up in the middle of the night brushing imaginary eightlegged creatures off your pillow. 2) “Cape Fear” (1991). I’ve never seen the original film from 1962, but the remake, starring Nick Nolte and Robert DeNiro, and directed by the great Martin Scorcese, is brilliant. DeNiro’s character is the definition of sociopath — my first viewing resulted in seeing his cold-blooded eyes in my

waking mind. 3) “The Exorcist” (1973). Children can be scary. No, I’m not talking about the change-mywet-diaperat-3 a.m. kind of scary. Neil The demonPierson possessed girl, Press reporter played by Linda Blair, had me wishing I could crawl off to a well-lit corner and start sucking my thumb. 4) “The Ring” (2002). OK, so the sequel was one of the biggest piles of dung to ever hit the silver screen, but let’s not allow that to spoil the psychotic gem from director Gore Verbinski. Yes, I have a soft spot for the story’s setting in Seattle. Yes, I have a spot for the lovely Naomi Watts, who plays a journalist. No, I don’t have a soft spot for the little girl who climbs out of televisions and kills people. 5) “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991). Imagine being stuck in the bottom of a pit in a serial killer’s basement. Imagine that guy’s inspiration, the great and powerful Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter, played by Anthony Hopkins. Imagine trying to stay sane as an FBI agent (Jodie Foster) tries to unravel the mystery. 6) “Side Effects” (2013). I was a bit skeptical when my wife, a mental health therapist, wanted me to watch this, but it turned out to be a fantastically frightful representation of our country’s reliance on the pharmaceutical industry. Solid acting from Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Rooney Mara, whose spiteful, conniving character will have you rooting for her downfall.

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Incidentally, almost every program we fund districtwide came from a great idea at one building or another. We strongly believe in not “throwing money at a problem.” Issaquah is a wonderful comWe make strategic investments in munity! Thanks to everyone who programs and opportunities that came to the Kiwanis Salmon Din- provide the greatest leverage for ner at Salmon Days. More than our students — always mindful of 2,000 of us enjoyed the delicious how we can garner the greatest salmon meal, and by coming return on investment for our studonated more than $20,000 that dents. We look through the lens Kiwanis will be donating back to of “What do our students need nonprofits in the Issaquah area. to be successful and how can we A special thanks to Trident find or raise those resources and Seafood who donated the dedirect them to our students?” licious, bone-free salmon to We are most effective in our Kiwanis this year and to Erik fundraising role when we stay Nelson, the Issaquah High Key out of the political fray and Clubber who asked Trident to remain focused on creating a make the donation. We received conduit through which our commany compliments on the tasty munity can invest in our students fish — the best ever. and our schools. More than 100 Key Clubbers We got our start 28 years ago, and Builder’s Club students when John and Maureen Shaw donated part of their weekend to wanted to replace a filthy rug in help make the Kiwanis Salmon their son’s kindergarten classDinner the magnificent party it room and the district had no was. These students at our Ismechanism by which private insaquah School District schools vestment could be made in public are amazing people and wonder- education. Today, we do — the ful citizens. Issaquah Schools Foundation. Want to be part of this great In the 28 years that we have Kiwanis club? We meet every funneled more than $9 million into Wednesday from noon to 1 at life-changing opportunities for our Gibson Hall across from the fish students, very little has changed hatchery. Join us for lunch and regarding education funding in give us a “test drive.” Washington. Our students’ lives Again, thank you, Issaquah. cannot be put on hold while our state works through the challenges Tina Butt, president facing public education. They need Kiwanis Club of Issaquah additional resource today. Please go online to make a donation at School funding More about the investments made in our students through the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s The Issaquah Schools Founda- All in for Kids Campaign can be tion heartily concurs with Mr. found on our website, ww.isfdn. Larsen’s (To the Editor, Oct. 15) org. Education will get better idea that education will get better with ideas an money. with ideas. We fund grassroots Robin Callahan innovation — ideas that have Executive director, been surfaced by teachers, prinIssaquah Schools Foundation cipals and other district leaders.

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Since moving to the Sammamish Plateau in 1978, I have had two daughters and three grandchildren attend our local public schools. I taught for 30 years in the Issaquah district, and although retired, volunteer several hours a week in our schools because the education of our children is essential for the well-being of our community. I will be voting this November for legislators who have demonstrated their commitment to sound educational policies that will benefit all our children. One such candidate is State Rep. Tana Senn. Tana has children of her own in public schools and was very active in PTA before holding elected office. So, she knows firsthand the importance of a high-quality education. Acting on this belief, the very first bill Tana passed (HB 2519) increased access to quality early-learning services for kids in child welfare programs. Tana has a rich and diverse background, with local government experience and a master’s degree in public administration. Even more importantly, she has the right focus. As she put it, “We need to be focusing on the major issues affecting families, like fully funding education, improving transportation, and creating work place policies that allow us to raise kids and advance our careers.” I agree and I think we need more legislators who can bring a family-oriented perspective to Olympia. I urge you to join me in voting for Tana Senn for representative, 41st Legislative District.

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H ome C ountry Some salesmen are successful It was a bright morning, and we had finished off the coffee and conversation at the Mule Barn truck stop, and we couldn’t think of anything much to do because we were still full from breakfast and it was too early for lunch, and the political problems and Hollywood gossip tanks had been thoroughly topped off. So, we went over to Doc’s house to look at his mare in the back yard. She had, he said, a quarter-crack in a front hoof. So there we were, in a halfcircle around the little mare, staring at that slight crack as though focusing would bring

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is additional parking. The parking lot is completely inadequate, and restricted parking along Hobart Road invites dangerous Editorial — Top 10 reasons is this a rule that gets enforced or attempts to park vehicles. Why to go Salmon Days is it a “should” not bring your dog can’t King County arrange ad“… do not bring your dog.”
I or a “shall” not bring your dog? ditional parking on some part of saw lots of people who brought Bryan Weinstein the unused land surrounding the their dog. Is this a rule of Salmon parasailing area, on either side Days, the city or just a request of the road? The money spent on Issaquah-Hobart Road that need not be complied with if creating the left turn lane would you just want to bring your dog to Southeast safety project have been better spent on addia place where there are thouThe added left turn lane is tional parking and some signage sands of people and children? probably a good thing. But what to slow traffic. Like a lot of rules in Issaquah, is really required at this location Paul Beckman

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P olice & F ire Car break-ins 4A checkbook was taken Oct. 3 from a 2000 Honda Civic in the 700 block of Front Street South. A $377 check from the stolen checkbook was later cashed. 4A gym bag with swimming gear was stolen Oct. 6 from a 2006 Toyota Corolla in the 300 block of Northwest Pebble Lane. 4A vehicle was broken into Oct. 7 in the 500 block of Mountain Park Boulevard Southwest. The loss was valued at $125 from a stolen power cord and damaged window. 4A 2015 Chrysler 200LTD was broken into Oct. 7 in the 900 block of Sunrise Place Southwest. The loss was valued at $1,059 from a stolen gun, backpack, headphones and books.

Lost call 4 A cell phone, valued at $250, was stolen Oct. 6 in the 100 block of East Sunset Way.

Shotgun wedding? Police responded Oct. 4 to possible gunshots fired in the 18200 block of Southeast 43rd Place. An officer found it was fireworks at a wedding.

Salmon Days handout Someone reported Oct. 5 finding a suspicious small white bag suspected of containing drug paraphernalia


ON THE MAP See the Issaquah Police Department’s reported activity from the previous 72 hours at a crime map created by the city at Addresses contained in the map have been rounded to the nearest hundred block. The address displayed reflects the location where the officer responded to the incident — not necessarily where the incident occurred. in a female bathroom in the 600 block of Front Street South. A responding officer found a wax hand from one of the Salmon Days booths. It was thrown away.

Shoplifting A 19-year-old suspect was apprehended Oct. 7 after being suspected of stealing $4.46 in food from a business in the 100 block of Front Street South.

Stolen bike A bicycle, valued at $250, was reported stolen Oct. 7 in the 200 block of Southwest Clark Street. The Press publishes names of those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.

4Six engine crews responded at 11:42 a.m. Oct. 3 to a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 12700 block of state Route 18. 4A motor vehicle accident with injuries at 3:57 a.m. Oct. 4 required the aid of two engine crews in the 16600 block of IssaquahHobart Road. 4Eight engine crews extinguished a building fire at 6:09 a.m. Oct. 5 in the 400 block of Northeast Alder Street. 4At 6:27 p.m. Oct. 5, four engine crews were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 100 block of Renton-Issaquah Road. 4Two engine crews assisted a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle at 6:40 a.m. Oct. 7 in the 100 block of 228th Avenue Southeast. 4Two engine crews assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle accident at 12:47 p.m. Oct. 7 in the 100 block of 10th Avenue Northwest. 4A motor vehicle accident with injuries at 12:36 p.m. Oct. 9 required the aid of six engine crews in the 30200 block of westbound Interstate 90.

Issaquah named one of best places in Northwest According to a new survey by Movoto Real Estate Blog, Issaquah is the third best place to live in the Pacific Northwest. The blog site compared cities in Washington, Idaho and Oregon with populations of 30,000 or more using the following criteria: 4Amenities per capita 4Quality of life (cost of living, median home price, median rent, median household income and student-to-teacher ratio) 4Total crimes 4Tax rates (sales tax and income tax) 4Unemployment 4Commute time 4Weather (temperature and air quality) Movoto then ranked each place from one to 63 into a Big Deal Score. Coming out on top was Bellevue, followed by Lake Oswego, Oregon and then Issaquah. Sammamish tied for 27th and Renton placed 35th. Learn more about the list at blog/top-ten/best-placesin-the-northwest.

Press general manager named WNPA trustee During the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention in Chelan earlier this month, Issaquah Press Inc. General Manager Joe Heslet was appointed to serve as a trustee on

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • the association’s board of directors. Heslet was appointed to a three-year term, which begins this month. “I’m looking forward to serving on the board of trustees of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association with my newspaper colleagues,” Heslet said. “Our community newspapers serve provide a vital service to our readers and advertisers and the WNPA provides important services to our community newspapers.” WNPA is composed of more than 120 member newspapers in Washington state, most of them weeklies, and is dedicated to promoting high journalistic standards, open government, newspaper ethics and promoting the effectiveness of advertising in community newspapers. “We’re thrilled to have Joe joining the board trustees,” said this year’s WNPA President Keven R. Graves. “His background and experience will be invaluable to the association as we take on the challenging tasks ahead of us.”

Tickets go on sale for ‘Mary Poppins’ Tickets are now available for Village Theatre’s production “Mary Poppins.” Based on the timeless books of P.L. Travers and complete with all the beloved songs from the Academy Award-winning


Disney film, “Mary Poppins” tells the tale of the flying nanny. Tickets are available in person at the theater box office, 303 Front St. N., by calling 392-2202, or online at Zun65d. The musical runs in Issaquah from Nov. 13 to Jan. 4.

Planning commission hosts public hearing The Issaquah Planning Policy Commission will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in Council Chambers, 135 E. Sunset Way, regarding proposed transportation concurrency amendments for 2014. Proposed land use code amendments may change as a result of the public review process. Written comments on the proposed amendments may be mailed to Issaquah Development Services Department, P.O. Box 1307, Issaquah, WA 98027, or emailed to prior to the public hearing. Written or verbal comments may be given at the public hearing. Additional information and copies of the proposed amendments are available for review during business hours at the Issaquah Development Services Department, 1775 12th Ave. N.W. For more information contact David Favour at 8373090 or go to http://bit. ly/1qWR5dC.

Dining Guide Outdoor Halloween Haunted House Experience On the Sammamish Plateau!

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Be a part of the District’s leadership team. Apply for Commissioner Position 3! The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District is seeking applications for an appointment to fill a vacant position on the District Board of Commissioners. This is a dynamic position that involves solid working relationships and interaction with regulatory agencies, ratepayers, community leaders and trade organizations. The selected candidate will make critical decisions that safeguard the resources and services of the Districts customers. To be qualified for appointment to the vacancy, interested candidates must be (1) a United States citizen, (2) eighteen years of age or older, and (3) be a registered voter and reside within the District’s boundaries. Interested candidates should go to the home page of the District website at and click on the “Commissioner Vacancy, Position 3, Applicant Information” link for more information. The Deadline for submission is November 4th, 2014. To learn more about the vacancy please call 425-392-6256 ext. 218 or by email at: Paddy.

Come Discover Tea Tea Discovery & Tasting Classes for all ages! Special events in our Studio, your home, or at your business Loose-leaf teas, tea tools, and gifts   195 Front St. N., Issaquah 206-406-9838 Hours: Wed-Sat Noon to 6pm Sun Noon to 4pm

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Taco Time grand opening nets $2,500 for FISH Issaquah’s new Taco Time restaurant raised $2,500 for the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery at its opening Aug. 20. The money was raised during the grand opening of the new prototype restaurant. For the grand opening, Taco Time NW donated 50 percent of the day’s sales to FISH.

Writer hones craft with book of poems By David Hayes

By Tor Jernudd

Above, Kevin Powers chases an opponent for Team Sweden during its game against South Korea. Powers finished the tournament with the third most goals and fourth most points. Below, Powers poses with his award after being selected to the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship Presidents team, given to the top 10 best players competing outside the Blue Division.

GAME ON Local athlete keeps the competitive edge at every level he plays lacrosse By Giancarlo Santoro Whether it’s coincidence, or a sign of some greater forces at work, the color yellow seems to follow Issaquah High School graduate Kevin Powers. Powers, 21, donned the navy blue and yellow of the Swedish National Lacrosse team at the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship in July. In high school, Powers was a standout player in the purple and gold of Issaquah. He continued his success in San Rafael, California, where he is in his senior year wearing the — once again — navy blue and yellow of Dominican University. At the lacrosse championships, Powers led Team Sweden to an 11th-place finish out of 38 teams. Not bad, considering Sweden only has 250 registered

men and women lacrosse players in the entire country. Not his first sport But for all of his success, lacrosse wasn’t Powers’ first sport, and he didn’t start playing until his friends decided to ditch hockey pucks for woven lacrosse sticks. “I played a whole bunch of sports when I was younger — soccer, basketball, football — but hockey was what drew me into lacrosse,” Powers said. After joining the Issaquah Lacrosse Club’s youth league during the inaugural season in 2004, Powers hit the ground running. “I love the transition game and how there is always something happening,” he said. “It’s not like in baseball or in football, where there’s a break in between plays. There’s always something going on. That’s what I love about it.” Luckily for Powers, Issaquah over the years has become a breeding ground of sorts for toplevel lacrosse players, and Issaquah high school’s lacrosse team is one of

Soccer teams host Down syndrome awareness night On April 29, 2002, Melissa Wyman and husband Kevin won what she calls, “the ticket of a lifetime.” It was the day the Liberty High School soccer coach welcomed her son, Campbell, now a sports-loving, determined 12-year-old that just happens to have Down syndrome. “It wasn’t easy in the beginning. You don’t know what to expect,” Wyman said. “You hear people say he’s not going to be able do this or that, but I sure wasn’t about to let someone tell me what or who my son should be. He will be Campbell.” Inspired by Campbell, Wyman, who coaches the Patriots’ C team, and sister-in-law Demaree Kieburtz, who coaches Issaquah’s C team, worked together to create an event

that raises awareness about Down syndrome. The result is an annual match between the two C teams featuring a halftime spectacular in which the squads honor two people with Down syndrome who have had a positive impact in the community. The honorees receive the teams’ Impact Award. “We thought through storytelling and sharing about people who have Down syndrome that are in our typical lives, we can make a difference and an impact,” Wyman said. The event is now in its third year and keeps getting bigger, Wyman said. This year’s game is 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Liberty High School, 16655 Southeast 136th St., Renton. Spectators can purchase baked goods and raffle See SOCCER, Page 11

Longtime lacrosse athlete By Lena Powers

the best in the entire state, consistently ranking among the top five teams in Washington. “Playing at Issaquah definitely helped me develop as a lacrosse player, because we had a good coach, Brandon Fortier, who had a lot of schemes and tactics that helped us grow,” Powers said. “Playing in big games against schools like Bellevue and Mercer Island helps you grow, because when the game is on the line, big things happen.” High-level play During his four-year varsity career at Issaquah, where he made First Team All-State as a top midfielder on both offense and defense, Powers finished his senior year by participating in the U.S. Lacrosse All-American Showcase in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The event was at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and out of 96 high school participants, Powers was the only one selected from Washington state. The high level of play at Issaquah and the showcase, Powers said, helped him prepare for collegiate

competition, and he has since finished his junior year with even more accolades playing NCAA Division II lacrosse at Dominican University. “It’s a faster game in college, so that took time to get used to,” he said. “I’ve also been playing more lacrosse throughout the year than I did back in Issaquah, where during off-season it was just once a week. But at Dominican, it’s year round.” In addition to helping Dominican win its second consecutive Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association conference championship this past season, Powers was named both MVP and Offensive Player of the Year after scoring 36 goals and registering 51 offensive points in just 12 conference games. He also earned WILA First Team and Academic team recognition, making him a vital part of Dominican’s success on and off the field. “Kevin was a major part of our offense, leading both our team and the conference in scoring,” See POWERS, Page 10

ON THE WEB Read an example from “Early Harvest: Poems New and Selected” with this story at

inson. “I’m pretty mainstream in terms of inspiration when it comes to poetry,” he said. But you won’t see Hobbs writing down his latest ideas on napkins as he goes about town. Rather, he models his creative process after another household name in the long-form poem. “I recite a poem, write it in my head. Like the way Homer did it. He never actually wrote ‘The Odyssey’ down, just told it at dinner tables,” Hobbs said. Once Hobbs had enough ideas cobbled together, it was time to compile them into a book. “My first two attempts were self-published at a printer,” he said. “I had 50 books kept in my closet that I’d give to anyone who showed an interest.” This time around, he went with an outside publisher, Unbound Content. Through a connection with an editor at Poetica magazine, Hobbs finally, after years of trying, got his first book of poems to where it is available en masse to the public. Hobbs writes a lot about topics and themes about the experience of having trouble socializing with other people, with feelings of isolation. “I think Charles Bukowski had the right idea. He basically wrote on four themes and kept on those four all the time — tons of See POET, Page 10

Herfy’s extensive menu offers something for everyone

Restaurant reviews are a regular feature of The Issaquah Press. Reviewers visit restaurants unannounced and pay in full for their meals.

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By Christina Corrales-Toy

“It’s not like in baseball or in football, where there’s a break in between plays. There’s always something going on. That’s what I love about it.” — Kevin Powers

Ben Hobbs figures he has always been a creative person. Whether it was writBen Hobbs ing lyrics for music project in high school or putting other thoughts from pen to paper, he has always allowed his brain to go off on creative tangents. However, sometimes it was to the detriment of current surroundings. “I’ve actually found myself doodling during class when I should have been doing other things, like paying attention,” he admitted. Hobbs finally found a way to focus that creativity into an outlet that can be shared with others — his first book of poems, “Early Harvest: Poems New and Selected.” But to find the 28-yearold’s book on or, you’ll have to search by his nom de plum — Euphrates Arnaut Moss, a pseudonym compiling three of his favorites. “I like place names better than people names,” Hobbs said, referring to the Euphrates, the longest river in western Asia. “Arnaut came from Arnaut Daniel, the Provençal poet. And Moss is actually my mom’s maiden name.” The 2004 graduate of Issaquah High School pursued degrees in English literature at Bellevue Community College and English creative writing at Seattle University. Hobbs said he was naturally into literal aspects in school, and English was always his strong point. “My interest really caught fire when I read Huckleberry Finn,” he said. “It sort of helped me realize what literature could do.” His first forays into writing novels didn’t go well. “I’ve taken to poetry now, because a lot of my writing is a failure to write like other writers,” he admitted. “I failed to write like Mark Twain. I failed to write like Charles Dickens. Finally, I just kind of gave up on the novel altogether.” Hobbs said his biggest inspirations were Walt Whitman and Emily Dick-

By David Hayes The problem with so many family restaurants is how commercialized they have become, from Applebee’s and TGI Fridays to Red Robin and Denny’s. That’s why Herfy’s was such a pleasant discovery. No pretensions, no waitresses singing a customized happy birthday song to a slightly embarrassed group of diners, just a large menu full of delicious food. The family restaurant is taking its turn in a location within Gilman Village that several others have failed to capitalize upon. Perhaps the wide variety of the Herfy’s menu will be just the thing to keep it around

R e v ie w IF YOU GO Herfy’s Family Restaurant & Bar 4317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite 31-A 411 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday 411 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 4369-4945

longer than its predecessors. Speaking of the menu, it boasts that Herfy’s has the

By Greg Farrar

Herfy’s varied menu includes a solid presentation of a Philly cheese steak sandwich and fries. “Best Burgers in Town!!” My threshold for burger divinity is how messy it is. Herfy’s jalapeno burger delivers at least a fivenapkin dining experience. Juicy, extra flavor from the grilltop fried in, it definitely is a hard burger to top. But in a town of this size, everyone has his or her favorite burger joint, so to stand out in the crowd

you’d better deliver something the others don’t. Herfy’s does. Its menu includes chicken, teriyaki, salmon and garden burgers, sure to offer something for every tastebud. But the variety does not end with the burgers. There is a whole section of See HERFY’S, Page 10

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7•Wednesday, October 22, 2014 HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS Social Hour and Costume Party, free to public, music by The Double Barrs, 3-4 p.m., Spiritwood at Pine Lake, 3607 228th Ave. S.E., 313-9100 Halloween Party, featuring The Beat Project, prizes for best/scariest costume, 7-9 p.m. Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., 391-1424 Halloween Party with The Edward Paul Trio, prizes for best costumes, 8-11 p.m., Pogacha, ages 21 and older only, free show, 120 N.W. Gillman Blvd., 392-5550

THURSDAY, OCT. 23 Spanish Story Time, 10 a.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430 ‘Hello English!’ beginning ESL class, 10:30 a.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 392-3130 King County 3A Championship Cross Country event, noon to 6:30 p.m., Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road Study Zone, grades K-12, 4-6 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430 Police Town Hall Meeting, join Chief Scott Behrbaum and his officers to learn more about what the police do for the community, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive Family Book Club: ‘Mrs. PiggleWiggle,’ by Betty MacDonald, ages 6-12, 6:30 p.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 392-3130

tours available by appointment, $2/adults, $1/children, issaquah-depot Issaquah School District Art Docent Training: Ceramics, noon to 2:30 p.m., artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N., register at http://arteast. org/2014/08/art-docenttraining-2 Social, free to public, music by The Rovin’ Fiddlers, 3-4 p.m., Spiritwood at Pine Lake, 3607 228th Ave. S.E., 3139100 ‘Read Your Greens,’ meet children’s author Katherine Pryor, 4 p.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 392-3130 ‘Clay Play for Adults,’ 6:30-9:30 p.m., artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N.,, $40/members, $45/nonmembers Phillip Lomax, 7:3011:30 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., 391-1424 ‘Owl Prowl,’ night hike with ranger, ages 5 and older, 7:30-9 p.m., Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., 452-4195, registration required, $5/resident, $6/ nonresident Covering Fire, 8 p.m., Amante, 131 Front St. N., 313-9600

‘In the Heights,’ a hip-hop musical with a salsa beat, 7:30 p.m., Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., $47 to $62,

FRIDAY, OCT. 24 Young Toddler Story Time, ages 1-2, 10:30 a.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 392-3130 Train Depot Museum, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday, visit the vintage caboose and railroad cars,

The city of Issaquah presents Fall Fun Fest, for ages 6 and younger and their families, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the community center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Wear costumes, enjoy activity booths, try out the Toddler Time toys, participate in face painting and win prizes. There is a $2 suggested donation per child. To learn more, call 837-3300.

Sunset Way, 392-5430

PT Cruisers Pumpkin Bash, 10 a.m., weather permitting, Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., 392-1266 Chinese Story Times: Ni-Hao!, 10 a.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 3923130 Arabic Story Time: Ahlan!, 11 a.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 392-3130 King County 3A Championship Cross Country event, noon to 6:30 p.m., Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road ‘Colorful Fall: Why Do the Leaves Change?’ ages 5 and older, 1 p.m., Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., 452-4195, free ‘In the Heights,’ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., $47 to $62, British Beats, 7:30 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., 3911424 The Daily Flash, 8-11 p.m., Pogacha, ages 21 and older only, $5 cover charge, 120 N.W. Gillman Blvd., 392-5550 Geoffrey Castle, 8 p.m., Amante, 131 Front St. N., 3139600 Karaoke, 9 p.m., Rolling Log Tavern, 50 E. Sunset Way, 3922964

SUNDAY, OCT. 26 The Charlatones, 8-11 p.m., Pogacha, ages 21 and older only, $5 cover charge, 120 N.W. Gillman Blvd., 392-5550

Jessie Siren (solo guitarist), 7-9 p.m. Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., 391-1424

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‘In the Heights,’ 8 p.m., Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., $47 to $62,

Scott Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series, 7.6-mile, 20-mile, and 50K options, 8 a.m., Cougar Mountain Regional Park, Sky Country Trailhead, 166th Way S.E., Newcastle, $45 to $85, register at http://

‘Introduction to Special Effects Makeup,’ bring your own makeup and brushes if you have them, ages 12 and older, 1 p.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 392-3130, registration required ‘In the Heights,’ 2 p.m., Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., $47 to $62, One-on-One Computer Help, 4 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430, register at Divorce Care Support Group, sponsored by Timberlake Church, 7-8:30 p.m., Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive, 869-4400

Issaquah resident Erez Benari presents .COMedy Live, featuring comedians Silas Lindenstein, Elicia Sanchez, Mike Coletta, Aisha Farhoud and Tanner Hodgeson, 8 p.m., Parlor Live, 700 Bellevue Way, Bellevue, www.dotcomedylive. com or dotcomedylive

Raging River Basin Hike, strenuous, 12 miles, 2,800foot elevation gain, 8:30 a.m., meet at 175 Rainier Blvd. S.,

N.E. Blakely Drive, open to the public Corks and Canvas, 6 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., register at corksandcanvasevents. com, $45

The Rovin’ Fiddlers, 7-9 p.m., Issaquah Highlands Fire Station, 1280 N.E. Park Drive,

Study Zone, grades K-12, 6-8 p.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 3923130

‘Knit for Life,’ providing support for cancer patients and beyond, supplies provided, 1-4 p.m., Swedish/Issaquah, 751

Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Gaslamp Bar & Grill, 1315 N.W. Mall St., 392-4547

‘How to Turn a Story Idea into a Finished Novel,’ 7-8 p.m., Issaquah Library meeting room, 10 West Sunset Way, 392-5430 Issaquah Valley Grange general meeting, featuring docent from Issaquah Salmon Hatchery outlining the program to save the Lake Sammamish kokanee, 7:30-9 p.m., Issaquah Masonic Hall, third floor, 57 W. Sunset Way, 206-931-1223

TUESDAY, OCT. 28 One-On-One Computer Assistance, 10 a.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 392-3130 Puppets Please Marionettes, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430 Play and Learn Chinese, ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 392-3130 ‘Supporting Honest Government,’ live online Q & A, 11 a.m., Christian Science Reading Room, 415 Rainier Blvd. N., 392-8140

‘Figure Drawing Open Studio,’ short pose 9:30-11:30 a.m. and long pose noon to 2 p.m., artEAST art center, 95 Front St. N., $20 or $30 for both sessions, artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N.,

City of Issaquah B&O Tax open house, 5:30-7 p.m., Eagle Room, City Hall, 130 E Sunset Way, 837-3007

shop, 7-8:30 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430 Sammamish Youth Writing Group, ages 10-18, monthly projects, 7 p.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 392-3130


‘Hello English!’ intermediate ESL class, 11:30 a.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 392-3130


Friends of the Issaquah Library Fall Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W.

Friends of the Issaquah Library Fall Book Sale, 1-5 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430

Spanish Story Times: Hola!, 10 a.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 3923130

Live music, 9 p.m., no cover, Rolling Log Tavern, 50 E. Sunset Way, 392-2964

Soaring Eagle Hike, easy, 6 miles, up to 200-foot elevation gain, 9 a.m., meet at 175 Rainier Blvd. S.,

‘Bats, Living with Wildlife,’ ages 12 and older, 1 p.m., Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., 452-4195, free

Cherry Cherry, Neil Diamond tribute band, 7:30 p.m., Amante, 131 Front St. N., 313-9600

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29 Toddler Story Times, ages 2 and older, 10 a.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 392-3130 Infant Lapsit Story Time, 11 a.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 3923130 Citizenship Class, 3:30 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430 Study Zone, grades K-12, 4-6 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430 Study Zone, ages K-12, 6-8 p.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 3923130 Drypoint Printmaking, technique where image is cut into a surface, all supplies included, 6:30-9:30 p.m., artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N.,, $50/members, $55/nonmembers ‘Added Sugars: Such Sweet Sorrow,’ 7 p.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 392-3130

‘Zentangle Basics,’ easy-tolearn drawing method, 12:302:30 p.m., artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N.,, $40/members, $45/nonmembers Issaquah School District Middle School Cross Country event, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road Study Zone, ages K-12, 4-8 p.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., 3923130



Nightmare at Beaver Lake, Family Scare 7-7:45 p.m. $11, Full Scare 8-10 p.m. $18, 2656 244th Ave. S.E., $1 discount with nonperishable food donation Karaoke, 7 p.m., Rolling Log Tavern, 50 E. Sunset Way, 392-2964

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O bituaries Karl F. Besecker Karl F. Besecker, formerly of Issaquah, father to Joshua, passed Sept. 23, 2014, in

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Shoreline. A celebration of his life will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club in Snoqualmie. Please view photos, get directions and share memories at www. — Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 392-6444

Leighton Bernard Evans “Bernie� passed of natural causes Oct. 3, 2014. He was born in Victoria, B.C., on Nov. 30, 1924. He was the “son of a sailor� with his father a salvage ship captain, but Bernie found his passion in the sky. In World War II, he trained as a fighter pilot and flew one of the world’s first fighter jets, the “Vampire,� for the Canadian Air Force. He met his lovely wife, “Edee� Irene Doubledee, on a blind date in Toronto. They married Feb. 8, 1947. Bernie earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of British Columbia. The couple moved to Ontario, where his aerospace career began with Avro Canada. He spoke fondly of “Orenda,� a jet engine that “outperformed its rivals.� When Avro failed, Boeing recruited a group of Canadian engineers. The family settled on Lake Sammamish, “the lake house,� as it will always be called. Bernie retired in 1985, returned twice under contract and ultimately hung up his slide rule in 1991, achieving the position of Boeing Senior Principal Engineer. The Canadian group remains close, with

Constance Leahy Constance L. Dunham Leahy, age 86, of Burlington, a former longtime Issaquah resident, passed away in Bellingham at a

Alan Hoerst graduates from Air Force bootcamp Air Force Airman First Class Alan D. Hoerst graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Hoerst completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare prin-

ciples and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an Associate in Applied Science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Hoerst is the son of Jennifer A. Kempe, of Issaquah. He earned a diploma in 2008 from American School, Unk, Illinois, and a bachelor’s degree in 2013 from the University of Washington in Bothell.

Edee and Bernie Evans lunches to this day. Bernie was a passionate builder, a man of many projects, an avid reader and great storyteller. He will be dearly missed. Bernie is survived by his wife Edith; their three children: Barbara Walmsley, John Evans and Susan McKinney; five grandchildren: Shannon Urban, Allison Evans, Raleigh Douthwaite, David Evans and Kelsey Douthwaite; and four great-grandchildren: Piper, Jorden, Paisley and Drew. A memorial service will be held in his honor on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m., at the Hilton Bellevue Hotel, 300 112th Ave. S.E., Bellevue, WA 98004. Family and friends are welcome.

care facility Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Arrangements are pending with Sig’s Funeral & Cremation Services in Bellingham, 360-656-5459.

The following resident of Issaquah won ribbons for their entries at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup: 4Caron Fisher, of Renton, won second place and $50 for her Peach Cobbler Coffee Cake in the Dillanos Quick Bread Coffee Cake Contest

4Margaret Edwards, of Issaquah, was honored as champion of the Cavy Fit & Show division 4Callie Weber, of Issaquah, placed first in the Netherland Dwarf and Tan rabbit divisions, open class. She also placed second and third in the thrianta rabbit division. 4Sydney Weber, of Issaquah, placed first in the Polish rabbit division

C ollege N ews Local students make deans’ lists 4Alex Hansen, 2013 graduate of Issaquah High School, University of Chicago, 2013-14 school year 4Issaquah residents Nathan Gibson, Stephen Okamoto and Stephanie Teramoto, along with Newcastle resident Nathan Gibson and Sammamish residents Grace Blanchard, Kathleen Crandall and Tyler White, Azusa Pacific University, in Azusa, California, 2014 spring term

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WSU announces its president’s honor roll The following local students made the president’s honor roll for the 2014 summer semester at Washington State University in Pullman. Issaquah: Megan Biddle, Ali Dematteo, Madison Dutro, Marc Egland, Bryce Hendrix, Miranda Jones, Linda Larsen, Erin McKee and Lauren Merdinyan Sammamish: Tyler Bongiani, Stephanie Coffey, Jonathan Cook, Brianna Dankberg, Hannah Goehri, Konrads Leitis, Jocelynne

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Area students make OSU honor roll The following local students made the scholastic honor roll for the summer term at Oregon State University, in Corvallis, Oregon: Issaquah: Sarah A. Jacobi, Devin M. O Donnell and Michelle M. Pighin Newcastle: Justyn I. Jacobs Sammamish: Ashley J. Center, Daniel J. Christianson, Avalon P. Dunbar, Erik D. Mietzner, Kayla J. Shim and Emily M. Skrobecki

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Issaquah squanders early lead to Mount Si By Sam Kenyon

By Greg Farrar

Sam McPherson (20), Bothell High School senior running back, gets a block from a teammate on Skyline junior defensive back Danny Sinatro, and scored from 13 yards out for the Cougars’ third touchdown of the game.


Cougars humble Spartans, 56-0 By Neil Pierson npierson@ If there were any doubts about Bothell’s ability to win a big football game on the road, the Cougars destroyed those theories in the opening minute of their Oct. 17 game at Skyline High School. Bothell, the top-ranked team in Class 4A, scored on its first two plays from scrimmage and went on to thoroughly dominate the Skyline Spartans, 56-0, clinching the KingCo Conference title in the process. “We couldn’t ask for anything better — score on the first play, score on the second play of offense,” said senior Sam McPherson, the Cougars’ star running back and defensive back. “We’ve started off slow a couple of the games, so that was big for us, to start off strong. The great start put them down early, and that’s when we just kept piling it on.” Skyline coach Mat Taylor gave credit to the Cougars (7-0), who beat the Spartans (4-3) for the first time since 2009. Bothell led 42-0 at halftime, outgaining Skyline 340-94 and scoring on six of its seven possessions. “They were unbelievable,” Taylor said. “They’re clearly the best team that we’ve seen — No. 1 in the state — and

they deserve it.” On the opening play from scrimmage, Bothell wide receiver Dayzell Wilson used a double move to blow past a defensive back, and quarterback Ross Bowers hit him in stride down the right sideline for an 82-yard touchdown. Running back Rashaad Boddie fumbled on Skyline’s first play, and McPherson recovered the ball at the Spartans’ 31yard line. On the next play, Bowers tossed a short pass to McPherson, who weaved his way through the defense to the end zone. Bothell led 14-0, and the game was only 44 seconds old. That changed the Spartans’ game plan, Taylor said, and it led to quarterback Blake Gregory’s struggles against a fierce pass rush. The Cougars sacked Gregory five times, and the junior finished 11for-25 passing for 72 yards. “It kind of got into a game where you had to start going deep, to try and get caught up,” Taylor said. McPherson said the Cougars “take our defense seriously.” Their offense — led by Bowers, a California-Berkeley commit — averages 47 points per game and gets most of the plaudits for the team’s success, but their defense has been just as good, giving up only 10 points per

game. “As a DB, there’s no better pass coverage than having a quarterback on his butt, so that’s awesome,” McPherson remarked. After scoring twice in the first minute, Bothell didn’t let up. Skyline punter Kevin McGrane couldn’t handle a poor snap, and the Cougars tackled him for a big loss, shifting field position back in their favor. McPherson zipped through the middle for a 13-yard TD and a 21-0 lead. Gregory completed a short pass to Boddie, converting a fourth-down play on Skyline’s next series, but the drive eventually stalled at the Bothell 30. And Bowers needed only four plays to take his team 70 yards, a drive that Jackson Keimig capped with a leaping, 37-yard grab in the front corner of the end zone. Bowers tossed a 13yard TD pass to Wilson, and McPherson scored his third TD on a 19-yard run before the half. The entire second half was played with a continuously running clock because of the 40-point lead, but Bothell managed two more touchdowns as Bowers threw for a fifth score, a 23-yarder to Sean Hanrahan, and backup fullback Michael Gray piled in from a yard out. Despite conference losses to Bothell and Woodinville, the Spartans

PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP Week 4 — Sept. 26, 2014

Mount Si 20, Issaquah (2-5) 14

Bothell 56, Skyline (4-3) 0

Bellevue 37, Liberty (5-2) 0 Get scores after games at still control their playoff destiny. Wins over Inglemoor and Eastlake in their final two games would put them in the postseason. And Taylor didn’t want his players to be demoralized. “We said at halftime, ‘We can’t lose the team,’” he said. “We have to win two games to go to the playoffs, so that’s the biggest thing. We’ve got to go 2-0.”

Patriots drop season finale to Interlake By Christina Corrales-Toy The Liberty High School boys tennis team wrapped up its regular season with a home-court loss to Interlake Oct. 16. The Patriots dropped five of the seven matches against the Saints, but found a sliver of hope when two players who normally compete in singles teamed up to show impressive mettle in the No. 1 doubles match. Marek Pierepiekarz and Matthew Cao defeated Interlake’s Michael Kwong and Justin Lee in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. “Winning 6-3, 6-3 in the Interlake match was an amazing accomplishment for two singles players to achieve as a newly-formed doubles team,” Liberty coach Mike Salokas said. Pierepiekarz starred as a sophomore singles player on last year’s team, but elected to end the 2014 season on a doubles team with Cao, giving the Patriots the best chance in postseason play. Salokas called it a “very unselfish gesture on both of their parts.” Liberty’s only other win came in the No. 2 doubles

The Issaquah High School Eagles fell to the Mount Si Wildcats in an away game Oct. 17, bringing their season record to 2-5. The Eagles pulled ahead early in the rainy matchup, but the Wildcats responded and Issaquah was ultimately unable to recover, losing 20-14. “We had our chance,” head coach Buddy Bland said. “We just didn’t take care of business.” The Wildcats kicked in an early field goal in the first quarter after being prevented from the touchdown by the Eagles defense. Issaquah was unable to score on the following possession, punting after three downs. But three downs after that, senior defensive back Ray Littles intercepted a pass and returned it 70 yards for the touchdown. With three minutes remaining in the first quarter, the Eagles led 7-3. “We had our opportunities,” Bland said. The Wildcats responded with a 13-play drive early in the second quarter for a touchdown. Three minutes later, Issaquah fumbled the ball. The Wildcats recovered and ran it back 40 yards for their second touchdown. Issaquah wouldn’t score again until the second half. “Hats off to Mount Si. Their kids played hard,” Bland said. “They wanted it a little bit more, I guess.” After a long field goal from Mount Si, the two teams headed into the locker room at halftime with the score at 20-7. In the second half, the Eagles hit the ground running, literally. Sophomore running back Bryce Hughes helped carry his

team on its opening, rushheavy drive in the second half. The Eagles scored midway through the third quarter off a 15-yard run by Hughes. It was the last score of the game. Later in the quarter, Issaquah caught an interception at its 2-yard line to prevent another Wildcat score. The Eagles also recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter, but were unable to convert the turnovers to scoring either time. They couldn’t keep their offense on the field. “You’re not going to be able to do much when you don’t have the ball,” Bland said. The game clock wore down and neither team was able to score on the other after 8:39 in the third quarter. Ultimately, the Wildcat defense halted any hope the Eagles had. Each time the Eagles appeared to have an opportunity to sustain a scoring drive, the Wildcats would shut them down. The game ended after a final wild scramble by Mount Si quarterback Jonathan Hillel, who ensured a first down and kept possession away from the Eagles until the clock ran down. Issaquah has two games remaining on the season. The Eagles play their final home game against Woodinville on Oct. 24. The Eagles no longer have a shot at making the postseason, but after the Mount Si game, Bland talked about the team’s mentality after a loss. “All we’re going to do is learn from this, and we’re going to come out and we’re going to put our best foot forward when we play Woodinville next week,” he said. “My guys have always continued to battle, and I’m proud of them for that.”

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Ray Littles (left), Issaquah High School senior defensive back, picks off a pass meant for Mount Si junior wide receiver Reid Lutz (6), returning it 70 yards for a first-quarter touchdown and a brief 7-3 lead. The Eagles lost by a final score of 20-14.

Eagles send four golfers to state By Greg Farrar

Matthew Cao (left), Liberty High School senior, is set for the return as his teammate, junior Marek Pierepiekarz, serves in the first set of their top-seed doubles match Oct. 16 against Interlake seniors Michael Kwong and Justin Lee at Tibbetts Valley Park. Cao and Pierepiekarz won, 6-3, 6-3. match, as Cody Hughes and Ethan Le combined to make quick work of the Saints, 6-4, 6-2. “Cody Hughes and Ethan Le were a pleasant surprise for us this year,” Salokas said. “As a doubles team, they won several matches merely on guts and determination.” Interlake’s Dylan Milligan and Kevin Li won the third doubles match, beating Liberty’s Devin Emerson and Christian Wong, 6-1, 6-3. In singles, Interlake’s Matthew Hur bested

Keaten Winegar, 6-0, 6-0; Vishnu Sarukkai defeated Liberty’s Naoki Lucas, 6-2, 6-4; the Saints’ Wesley So beat Josh Ryker, 6-1, 6-0; and in the only match that went to three sets that day, Brian Baek outlasted the Patriots’ Ben Tran, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. Liberty ended its season, again played at Tibbetts Valley Park while the team still awaits completion of its courts on school grounds, with a 4-8 record. “Our record was not the best but I take some

responsibility for that,” Salokas said. “There were several matches where winning became secondary to providing players with important experience that will prove helpful in the postseason. I believe the Interlake match was an example of deferring a possible win to gain meaningful experience for players.” The Patriots began postseason play Oct. 21 with a KingCo qualifier at Bellevue High School. Results were not available at press time.

The Issaquah High School golf team wrapped up its regular season in dominating fashion, winning both the KingCo League tournament and the district tournament at the Snohomish Golf Course last week. The Eagles edged out Skyline, the only team they lost to during the regular season, head coach Tom Bakamus said. “Issaquah’s victories at Snohomish eased the pain of the one league match they lost earlier to Skyline at the Plateau Club,” he said. “I liked our chances on a neutral course with the depth of our team this year, which included seven seniors, four of which played in the finals.” Based on their performance, the Eagles will now send four players — Barrett Dowling, Zack Overstreet, Tom Rothwell and Sid Raman — to the state

tournament in Spokane in May. In the league tournament, Skyline senior Kelley Sullivan was the match medalist. The Spartans will send both Sullivan and junior Chris Mogg to state. Bakamus was also the second golf coach in the Issaquah School District to receive league Coach of the Year honors during the 4A competition. Liberty coach Jon Kinsley took the same honor at the KingCo 3A/2A level. Mogg, Sullivan and Overstreet were also named to the KingCo 4A All-League First Team, Rothwell was named to the Second Team and Dowling and Skyline’s Nate Fischer received Honorable Mentions. Liberty sophomore Ben Graham was named to the KingCo 3A/2A All-League First Team and teammate Dexter Simonds received Honorable Mention.

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teriyaki plates, from chicken and pork to beef and shortribs with all the gyoza and eggroll sides in between. Want to eat healthy? The menu boasts eight seasonal salads. My dining partner went with the grilled tilapia with a balsamic-vinaigrette dressing. The presentation of the fish arriving separate on a sizzling platter got us salivating, activating all five of our senses. It helped that it was also cooked to flaky perfection. Within the salad, the crumbled blue cheese and sliced almonds were welcome additions to the typical green roughage. Don’t skip over the seafood basket section of the menu — it boasts a variety from the deep, including oysters, scallops and clams. Feeling nostalgic for my vacation recently in

Poet: New book is a work in progress from page 6

books on them, maybe 50 or 60 — drinking, getting with women, being at the race track and poetry itself,” Hobbs said. “You can go a long way on a limited number of themes.” He describes “Early Harvest,” which came out Aug. 8 in print, as an on-demand selection, as a greatest hits of his first two “books.” “There’s a lot of stuff, more outtakes really, of my next book, a big book concentrated in terms of its themes. These poems didn’t go into that book. They are still good poems

Philadelphia, I ordered the cheesesteak sandwich. While competently assembled, the restaurant didn’t go out of its way to offer more than just the basic ingredients of thinly sliced steak, cheddar cheese and grilled onions. But the bread was fresh and held up to the tasty interior. And the wavy fries were crisply cooked perfection, served with a signature, tangy fry sauce (just don’t call it Thousand Island). There is so much variety on the Herfy’s menu, it begs for repeat visits (there are 19 flavors of shakes to chose from, for goodness sake). With a welcoming staff and a building that features three garage doors that open to let in fresh air on sunny days and a bar at the other end with the latest live action games playing on television, Herfy’s proves to be a welcome alternative to the national, homogenized family restaurants dotting the dining landscape.

that deserved a book of their own,” he said. That next book is a big TBD, he said, or to be determined. “It’s a work in progress, has a title (‘Telos and Other Psychographs’), but no release date,” he said. “It’s still under construction. I think I’m 95 percent done, but I keep coming up with other ideas to add to it.” Hobbs admits “Early Harvest” hasn’t sold anywhere near enough books to say he could make a living from it yet. But being in between jobs gives him plenty of opportunity to promote it through readings and twisting arms at bookstores to get them to add it to their shelves. “The audience for ‘Early Harvest’ is probably younger folks, as I am, going through the same things I’ve been through,” he said. “They’ve been to college, had social difficulties. I think everybody has experienced these difficulties or at least can relate to them.”

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Dominican head coach Matt Blamey said. “He had a knack for being in the right place, and without Kevin, I’m not sure we would have achieved the level of success that we did last season.” Europe and Team Sweden But it’s not just on the West Coast where Powers has been displaying his skill. While most kids his age were out partying for Halloween, a 17-year-old Powers traveled to Europe after he was invited to a tryout for Team Sweden’s national lacrosse team. “I was born in Sweden and lived there until I was 5, and heard about the team from a buddy that I played club lacrosse with,” Powers said. “He told me I should come out, and they liked what they saw, so I ended up making the team.” It didn’t take long for Powers to make his mark

for the country of his birth, and his first experience with the team was helping it take 10th place at the 2010 World Lacrosse Championship in Manchester, England. “I was only 17, so I was really young at the time and felt like I had to prove myself,” Powers said. “But it was a lot of fun just taking in the atmosphere, being able to wear the Swedish jersey and meeting a lot of new guys.” One of Team Sweden’s coaches, Kim Langeborg, said he was impressed with Powers’ transition from high school to international play. “Kevin is a down-toearth guy who was very good in getting into the group,” Langeborg said. “He adapted to the way of how Sweden plays lacrosse and showed straight away at practice that he was to have a spot on the national team.” Just two short years later, Powers was back with Team Sweden, this time for the European Lacrosse Championship in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 2012. Sweden took bronze.

“I felt like I changed as a player after the 2010 championships, I really developed,” Powers said. “In Amsterdam, I was a little older and felt like I could be in more of a commanding role. “Our biggest things is every time you come to play Swedish lacrosse, you’re gonna say, ‘That was a hard one, or that hurt,’ and it’s not gonna be a fun time playing against us.” Having seen Powers’ development from a teenager to present day first hand, Langeborg agreed. “First of all, Kevin is a winner. And he will do what it takes for the team to win,” Langeborg said. “As an athlete, he is the

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092-Vehicles-Sale/Trade FOR SALE 2008 Mercedes Benz C300 22K miles, 1 owner, $3500 425-391-9079 134-Help Wanted DRIVERS: LOCAL-HOME NIGHTLY! Sumner, Seattle & Kent. Great Pay, Benefits! CDL-A, 1yr Exp. Req. Estenson Logistics Apply 1-866-336-9642 FACILITIES MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR Directs the maintenance and improvement operation plans of assigned branch property, facilities, and vehicles. Includes annual preventative maintenance and related budgets. Maintains and repairs building and equipment. Direct supervision of the maintenance program for assigned facilities. Hires, trains and evaluates staff. Qualifications: 5+ yrs exp. in facility management. Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, carpentry. Boiler, HVAC systems, CPO, CPR and first aid certifications required within first year of employment. O7 Electrical License preferred. Licensed to drive company vehicle. Apply online at The Y is committed to diversity, equity and inclusive work environment.”

RETIRED OR LOOKING to put a spark in your life? Join the Issaquah Bus Driver’s team and work part time; paid training. On line application at Questions call Laurie Mulvihill, Safety Training Coordinator 425-837-6338 SALES ADMINISTRATIVE Assistant Become part of our professional, upbeat environment. Friendly, positive individual needed to assist our outside sales staff, prepare quotes and research bid opportunities. RESPONSIBILITIES: -Prepare quotes for customers -Assist sales staff in preparing sales orders for processing -Read and confirm scope of work in customer contracts. -Check status of pending quotes with sales & customers -Assist with projects and overflow -Research bid opportunities -Input customer quotes into ACT! REQUIREMENTS: -2 yrs. experience in a sales administration or coordinator position. -Experience as an estimator a plus -Manage multiple tasks simultanously - with the ability to quickly prioritize -Strong communication skills -Friendly, positive attitude a must! -MS Office, Outlook & ACT! experience a must. -Able to manage work flow process on a daily basis. Send resume to

201-Great & Fun things SWEDISH MEATBALL DINNER Upper Preston Vasa Hall 10530 324th Pl SE, Issaquah Sunday, October 26th 12:00 - 3:00 pm Adults $12 Children 12 & under $8 Exit 22 off I-90, follow signs. 210-Public Notices PUBLIC NOTICE 14-1275 CITY OF ISSAQUAH 2015 PRELIMINARY BUDGET ON FILE WITH CITY CLERK AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS The 2015 Preliminary Budget for the City of Issaquah has been filed with the City Clerk. Copies of said budget are available for review at City Hall (Finance Department and City Clerk’s Office), 130 East Sunset Way, and at the Issaquah King County Library, 10 West Sunset Way, or online at Notice is hereby given that on November 3, 2014 at 7 p.m. City Council Regular Meeting, a public hearing will be held to consider revenue sources, including any possible increases in property tax revenues. Estimated revenues for the 2015 Preliminary Budget were presented to the City Council on October 6, 2014, and a listing of those revenues is on file at City Hall (Finance Department and City Clerk’s Office); and, Further notice is hereby given that on November 17, 2014 City Council Regular Meeting, a final public hearing will be held on the proposed budget. The public hearings are an opportunity for any taxpayer to appear and be heard for or against any part of the budget, or provide comments. Council Meetings are held in the Council Chambers located at 135 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah. (Note: It is anticipated that the Council will formally adopt the 2015 Budget at the Council Meeting of November 17, 2014.) Published in The Issaquah Press on October 22, 2014. PUBLIC NOTICE 14-1277 On 10/26/14, 1st Pl. NW in Issaquah will be closed from Dogwood St. to NW Alder Pl. between the hours of 4:30pm and 10:30pm to facilitate the loading of trucks for Village Theatre’s production of In The Heights. Published in The Issaquah Press on October 22, 2014.

Tax parcels included in the proposed acquisition process including possible condemnation are: 2124069054, 22410 SE 62nd St; 2124069026, 6011 East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE; 2124069033, 6001 East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE; and 2124069029, 22411 SE 62nd St, Issaquah, WA 98027. Council Meetings are held in the Council Chambers located at 135 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027. Published in The Issaquah Press on October 22 and 29, 2014. PUBLIC NOTICE 14-1279 PUBLIC NOTICE SEPA DETERMINATION Pursuant to the provisions of Issaquah Ordinance No. 1633 and the State Environmental Policy Act, Chapters 43.21[c] RCW and WAC 197-11510, notice is hereby given that the City of Issaquah issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) on October 22, 2014 for a proposed update to the City’s Transportation Concurrency system and to amend Transportation Concurrency Management, IMC Chapter I8.15. Revisions include updating the computer transportation model, simplifying the concurrency review process to an impact fee payment versus project-specific mitigation, updating transportation impact fees to fund projects on the City’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), creating a non-motorized transportation mitigation fee, and updating Parks impact fees and creating a Parks non-residential mitigation fee. After review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the agency, the City of Issaquah has determined this proposal would not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. This DNS is issued under WAC 19711-340(2). The lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days. Anyone wishing to comment may submit written comments between October 22, 2014 and November 5, 2014 and the Responsible Official will reconsider the DNS based on timely comments. Any person aggrieved by this determination may appeal by filing a Notice of Appeal with the City of Issaquah Permit Center between October 22, 2014 and November 5, 2014. Appellants should prepare specific factual objections. Copies of the environmental determination and other project application materials are available from the Issaquah Planning Department, 1775 12th Avenue NW. Peter Rosen, SEPA Responsible Official (425) 837-3094 Published in The Issaquah Press on October 22, 2014





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CITY OF ISSAQUAH NOTICE OF PLANNED FINAL ACTION REGARDING ACQUISITION OF BASS AND BASS PARTNERSHIP AND REID FAMILY INVESTMENTS LLC PARCELS ON EAST LAKE SAMMAMISH PARKWAY Notice is hereby given that on November 3, 2014 at 7 p.m. City Council Regular Meeting, Agenda Bill 6911, Acquisition Process Approval – Bass and Bass Partnership and Reid Family Investments LLC parcels on East Lake Sammamish Parkway will be considered for final action.


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best player Sweden has had in a long time.” Powers said he is now focusing on school and just have fun playing lacrosse. His coach was quick to recognize his accomplishments so far. “Watching Kevin compete for Team Sweden during the 2014 FIL World Championship was exciting to see,” Blamey said. “Not only did he excel on the field, but he led the entire tournament in scoring. “He represented the state of Washington, Dominican University, the West Coast and Sweden very well, which is a lot to have on your shoulders as a young man. He has a lot to be proud of.”

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tickets for items such as local restaurant vouchers. Fans can also pre-order clothing emblazoned with the words “Just as I am” at the game, with proceeds going toward the Interna-

tional Down Syndrome Coalition, a group dedicated to helping and advocating for individuals with Down syndrome from conception and throughout life. The teams are also seeking nominees for the Impact Award. Community members are asked to write a short nomination letter about someone they know who has Down

syndrome, telling a story about how that person positively impacts their family, friends, and community. Submit stories to Wyman at Melissa@melissawyman. com, or call her at 206-9548434 for more information about the game and award. Learn more at http://bit. ly/1r3dZ3c and follow the event on Twitter @KingCoLHS.


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October 22, 2014

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Justin P. Walsh

Finally, a law firm focused on our community has opened in town. Issaquah Legal Services opened its doors October 1, 2014, with a goal of helping the residents and businesses of Issaquah and the Greater Eastside. The law firm is headed by Justin P. Walsh, who lives here in Old Town with his life-partner, Pam. Justin is a Northwest native, born and raised in neighboring Renton. He graduated Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law, and served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Mary Fairhurst on the Washington Supreme Court. He has also been named a “rising star” by Superlawyers. com for three consecutive years – 2012, 2013, and 2014. Justin also serves the city as a member of the Planning Policy Commission.

Justin has represented both people and corporations in class action claims. Additionally, Justin has assisted numerous businesses starting from the ground up, including forming the business and transaction work. In addition, he has helped businesses with planning and litigation related to text message and email marketing campaigns, including defending one client who was sued for over $34,000,000 in damages related to a text message campaign. Issaquah Legal Services is currently accepting new clients and can help you in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, business formation and transactions, and email and text marketing campaigns. In addition, the firm can help you with wills, trusts, estates, and probate. In an effort to assist members of our community, Issaquah Legal Services will help you set up a simple will, medical power of attorney and financial power of attorney for $500, or will set up these documents for both you and your partner or spouse for $900. Issaquah Legal Services will honor this price through the end of December. Visit to learn more.



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Renowned doctors, expert nursing teams, and the latest technology to back them up, are just some of the reasons Swedish delivers “extraordinary care.” But there’s another side to being extraordinary that’s just as important. It’s a way of being treated that makes you feel like someone truly cares. Because, at Swedish, someone does.

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