LocalNominations sought for 2015 National Small Business Week Awards
NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 24, 2014
The U.S. Small Business Administration Seattle District Office is accepting nominations for its 2015 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award.
The website provides all the guidelines and has made it easier to submit and track nominee submissions. It also has a complete list of award categories.
Nominations can also be sent or brought to SBA’s Seattle District Office, 2401 Fourth Ave., Suite 450, Seattle.
Nominations must be submitted online, postmarked or hand-delivered no later than noon Jan. 5.
SportsTop-ranked Bothell roughs up Skyline, 56-0
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.
SchoolsTiger Mountain closure pushed back a year
The Issaquah School Board will deviate slightly from the district superintendent’s plan to close Tiger Mountain Community High School after the 2014-15 school year.
In a 5-0 vote Oct. 22, the board chose to approve the closure a year later, at the end of the 2015-16 school year. Board members said delaying the closure for a year, and then opening a new alternative school at the start of the 2016-17 year, will remove any gaps in alternative education for Issaquah School District students.
Several parents and Tiger Mountain students spoke to the board, similar to a series of meetings and public hearings that began taking place in February. That’s when Superintendent Ron Thiele first announced a plan to close Tiger Mountain at the end of the 2014-15 year.
More information on the board meeting and the future of Tiger Mountain will be published Oct. 29.
ElectionsElection results finalized
Final primary election results differed little from election night, setting the stage for the November general election.
In the judicial race, Lisa O’Toole, of Newcastle, looks like she could cruise to victory, having garnered more than 60.5 percent of the primary vote in a three-way race. Her opponent will be Sammamish’s Marcus Naylor, who earned a little more than 20 percent. Snoqualmie’s Rick Leo got 19 percent, and will not move on to the general election.
The only other contested race in Sammamish was for U.S. Congress, where incumbent Rep. Dave Reichert (R-8) also looks good in November. He won nearly 59 percent of the vote in another three-way primary. Jason Ritchie (D) got almost 32 percent while Keith Arnold got less than 9 percent. Reichert and Ritchie will appear on the general election ballot.