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Beyond the fish bowl – what the salmon mean to man and beast

Salmon play an important role in our economy.

What’s behind 1053?

In a seasonal ritual that is as much a part of the fall landscape in Washington as blueberry picking and the return of Husky and Cougar football — but much less beneficial and entertaining for the people of this state — Tim Eyman is back with yet another ill-considered ballot initiative.

F.I.S.H. Docent and Board Member Kevin Boze answers questions from Eastridge Elementary students during a pre-Salmon Days hatchery tour.

Salmon Days are almost here

In the week leading up to the 41st annual Salmon Days events, residents and visitors enjoyed a bit of sun and a sneak preview of the weekend's festivities.

F.I.S.H. Docent and Board Member Kevin Boze answers questions from Eastridge Elementary students during a pre-Salmon Days hatchery tour.

Salmon Days road closures

This weekend, Oct. 2 and 3, the town will be buzzing with the 41st annual Salmon Days Festival, Issaquah’s largest event with more than 150,000 visitors. To avoid long delays, drivers should be aware of the following road closures:

There are few musicians in the world who can boast a rock resume as impressive as drummer Chris Slade.

Rock royalty, drummer Chris Slade, to perform at Issaquah Salmon Days Festival

But none of these career highlights will have prepared him for the 2010 Issaquah Salmon Days Festival, at which he will join Magic Bus with special guest vocalist Spike O’Neill for a free AC/DC tribute performance at the Rainier Boulevard Stage, Oct. 3.

There are few musicians in the world who can boast a rock resume as impressive as drummer Chris Slade.
Scott Yuhl

Scott Yuhl

Scott M. Yuhl, of Bellevue, passed away Sept. 25, 2010 in Puyallup. He was 49.Scott was born on Sept. 12, 1961 in Seattle, to Michael… Continue reading

Scott Yuhl

Seven injured in I-90 crash near Issaquah

A pickup truck ran into a King County Metro Rideshare van on Interstate 90 at West Lake Sammamish Boulevard near Issaquah on Friday morning, injuring seven people.

Well behaved women seldom make history

Intiman Theatre and the Sammamish Arts Commission invite residents to a free Front Porch Theater reading of excerpts from Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" on Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Sammamish Public Library beginning at 7 p.m.

National Public Lands Day this Saturday

Give back to your community and the environment by participating in the 17th annual National Public Lands Day this Saturday, Sept. 25.

The money that Rotary raises through your entry fee goes to support local nonprofit groups doing important work in the community.

Issaquah Run 2010 – good cause, good times

This year, the Issaquah Schools Foundation is the primary beneficiary of the event, which will be held on the Sunday of the Salmon Days Festival, Oct. 3.

The money that Rotary raises through your entry fee goes to support local nonprofit groups doing important work in the community.

Fine wines and food at Special Olympics event in Issaquah

Enjoy food from celebrity chefs and taste select Northwest wines during a fundraising auction for Special Olympics Washington from 6:30 - 10 p.m., Oct. 8, at Pickering Barn in Issaquah.

Classes for parents

Friends of Youth, an Eastside nonprofit that provides services for youth and their families, is holding a series of classes for parents of children of all ages.

Take a hike with Issaquah Alps Trails Club

The Issaquah Alps Trails Club has posted its fall 2010 hike schedule.

Issaquah Hatchery garden volunteers: (l-r) Pat McArthur

Volunteers keep native plant garden growing

The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery native plant garden, nestled behind the spawning shed, owes its weed-free landscape to the diligence of a trio of local ladies - Pat McArthur, Dolores Njos and Elizabeth Taylor.

Issaquah Hatchery garden volunteers: (l-r) Pat McArthur

South Seattle shooting may be related to July park incident

Seattle Police are investigating a possible connection between an early morning shooting on Friday and the July 17 shootings at Lake Sammamish State Park.

American Association of University Women

The Issaquah branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) first general membership meeting is a Fall Potluck on Thursday, Sept. 23.

Artists from Kindergarten through Grade 12 created art based on the theme of “Why Should We Care About Puget Sound?”

Art for The Sound

The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery’s Theater is a colorful place these days, thanks to a youth artwork exhibit on display through September.

Artists from Kindergarten through Grade 12 created art based on the theme of “Why Should We Care About Puget Sound?”
Kevin High (Dave Bukatinsky)

Every night is ladies night with The Full Monty in town

This Americanized musical stage version was built from the ground up right here in Issaquah, at Village Theatre’s Technical Studio space.

Kevin High (Dave Bukatinsky)

Ben and Jerry’s opens in the Highlands

The Issaquah Highlands gets its very own ice cream parlor tomorrow, Sept. 17.

Fall recreation classes

The City of Issaquah’s Parks and Recreation department has published its quarterly brochure listing recreation programs for Fall 2010.