More than 1,100 participants swarmed the shores and waters of Lake Sammamish Saturday for the eighth annual Issaquah Triathlon, 5K and Kids Tri — the largest turnout in the history of the event.
Eastlake’s “fearsome foursome” of Stephanie Fox, Kaitlyn Bunger, Kelsey Leaverenz and Kimi Pohlman know what it’s like to be on the top of the softball world after winning the 4A state fastpitch title two weeks ago.
Now the seniors get to end their high school careers by sharing one more special bond.
The four are part of a select group of 11 Seattle Mariner ball girls who shag foul balls at Safeco Field — a job that results in cheers and sometimes jeers.
They were selected after the Mariners asked Eastlake head coach George Crowder whether he had any outgoing players who were strong fielders.
King County Prosecutors last week charged 26-year-old Redmond resident Kyle Dalan with vehicular homicide. Dalan’s vehicle crossed the center line of State Route 202 at about 3 p.m. on Monday, May 26, and collided head-on with a motorcycle ridden by 74-year-old Mark Stolle of Sammamish, according to charging papers. Stolle was thrown from the motorcycle and landed in a ditch. He sustained multiple “catastrophic” injuries to the head, torso and extremities, and died within minutes, charging documents and the King County Medical Examiner’s officials said.
Issaquah may have a health and human services campus in the near future. After hearing from several community members and concerned citizens in a public hearing, the City Council on Monday voted to approve an amended agreement with the Talus development that would give the city more than $1 million for a health and human services campus in Issaquah, among other things.
After years of planning, public meetings and studies by various groups and commissions, the City Council on Tuesday will likely vote on the proposed Town Center Plan, which is an amendment to the city’s Comprehensive Plan.
A King County Sheriff’s deputy sits just beyond the turnstiles, beeping because someone didn’t have a key card. Behind the deputy is a chain-link cage, guarded by a fingerprint scanner. Fifty-nine security cameras are recording in the building’s eight security zones. All visitors are wearing badges. Most doors automatically shut in 30 seconds.
The King County Elections Building is a secure place. And it should be. The building, on Renton’s Southwest Grady Way, is the place where elections are managed for the state’s biggest county.
This time last year, 12-year-old Robert Heimerman’s grades and sports playing abilities were hovering around average. He got mostly Cs and ran in the back of the pack during football. Now he is getting mostly As, and has added basketball, baseball and track to his repertoire.
Their old team might be in the dumps, but that didn’t stop former Mariners Jeff Nelson and Jay Buhner from smiling as they signed autographs at a Children’s Hospital fundraising event at the Issaquah Costco last week.