Scientists release Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon fry into creeks to re-establish species

April 13, 2010

New: April 13, 10:15 a.m.

On a rain-soaked night late last month, scientists gathered along the banks of Ebright Creek to complete the latest step in a monthslong experiment meant to pull a species from the edge of extinction.

The team used buckets to transfer Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon fry — not much larger than a paperclip — from aerated coolers for the last leg of the journey from a hatchery to the wild. Read more

Students imagine their way to international contest

April 13, 2010

Four Beaver Lake Middle School students are moving on to international competition after winning at the state level March 27 in Wenatchee.
Known as The Light Brothers, seventh-graders Spencer Pfaff and Pratik Vaidya and sixth-graders Charlie Blondino and McNair Shaw, won the Washington State Destination Imagination tournament, according to team parent Scott Shaw.Shirish Vaidya, team co-manager, from left, Pratik Vaidya, McNair Shaw, Spencer Pfaff, Charlie Blondino and Russ Pfaff, team co-manager, stand with their awards at the state competition March 27 in Wenatchee.   Contributed
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Plateau athletes do well at Eastlake invitational

April 13, 2010

Eastlake High School hurdler Jeff Sloat is pretty happy with his performance at the Eastlake Invitational April 10.
He won the 300-meter hurdles event in 38.95 seconds and is now the top athlete in state 4A for the event, according to track and field statistics site
“I felt very smooth over the hurdles, especially the last two, which have slowed me down in the past,” Sloat said after the meet. “It really helped me having someone right on my back the whole way, because I knew that if I slowed up at all, then he’d overtake me.” Read more

Scoreboard April 14

April 13, 2010


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Skyline boys soccer tops Issaquah in last minutes

April 13, 2010

If you blinked you would have missed the winning goal April 9 at Skyline High School. With the game tied 1-1, and just three minutes remaining, Skyline’s Mitchell Kim flung the ball in from the left sideline. Junior midfielder Jacob Bechtel flicked it to the right, toward the goal. At the last moment, Braxton Griffin, a junior forward, deflected it with his head, just inside the right goalpost, past Issaquah goalkeeper Nathan King.Skyline sophomore defender Pedro Miola intercepts the ball in mid air as Issaquah junior midfielder Michael Roberts looks on.  Photo by Christopher Huber
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Calendar April 14

April 13, 2010


The Eastlake football kickoff event for new and returning football players and their parents, including ninth-graders interested in playing next year, is set for 7 p.m. April 14 at Eastlake Commons. The event is followed by an ice cream social. For more information, e-mail Michelle Armour at
The Sammamish Heritage Society will meet at 7 p.m. April 14 at the Pine Lake Community Club. Read more

Monologue will offer ‘A View from the Tent’

April 13, 2010

Before Tent City 4 departs from Issaquah, supporters of the homeless camp will pull back the flap and offer a perspective from inside the tent at achurch in Sammamish.
“A View from the Tent” — a dramatic monologue based on letters from a homeless man — will anchor a benefit April 17 for the homeless encampment. Tent City 4 residents will answer questions from the audience after the performance. Read more

City refuses to hook up sewer line to Beaver Lake Park

April 12, 2010

New: April 12, 2:52 p.m.
The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District asked the city to pay for some 620 feet of sewer piping on the northeast end of Beaver Lake Park.
The piping would run from the Beaver Lake Lodge to a neighborhood adjacent to the park.
At its April 6 meeting, the City Council said no. Read more

Community invited to hear Zambian speaker

April 11, 2010

New: April 11, 11:06 a.m.

A Zambian member of the International Justice Mission will be in Sammamish April 18 to show the community what it can do to help free slaves and victims of human trafficking, according to a Sammamish Presbyterian Church press release.

The community is invited to meet and listen to Pamela Sibanda Mumbi, IJM Zambia field office director, and IJM representative Mike Hogan at 7 p.m. at Sammamish Presbyterian Church. Read more

Catch updates from Sammamish about U.S. Senior Open

April 10, 2010

New: April 10, 2:04 p.m.

To keep the public updated on parking, traffic and any other impacts the U.S. Senior Open may have on Sammamish, the city has a new blog.

The tournament is scheduled to take place at the Sahalee Country Club July 26-Aug. 1, bringing an estimated 140,000 visitors onto the plateau through the week. Read more

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