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mssoq0000hoC Gross onbaohe Bros. omplete Visitor Guide THE I SSAQUAH PRESS Thirty-five cents per copy SERVING ISSAQUAH SINCE 1900 Vol. 83, No. 39, September 28, 1983 I 's Salmon Days offers activities than ever before Days, Issaquah's of the this Saturday and October 1 and 2. will be the hub of More than 60,000 expected to visit the two days, so for a parking be no shuttle from the Park lot or Our Savior parking lot, as last year. The best t around on Salmon be on foot. of the main events over the two TAST I C Opens Fri- September 30, KC Foods.  open Saturday a.m. and Sun- Sponsored by Kiwanis, there including a teacups, merry- and a variety of There will also ames. Begins at Hi- Center on Gil- at 10:30 a.m. s will head iilman and turn go through and turn west Way and the Salmon Hat- is expected an hour and a entries include bands from Issa- Liberty High and schools and and Pine Lake There will also from many of Horse posses 'local clubs will be with the Sea- Keystone Kops, Keith High- and lots of is Issa- teacher Mike Sill, who was named Special Olympics National Coach of the Year recently. The theme of the parade is "Issaquah -- We're Special." Awards in many categories will be pre- sented at 1 p.m. Saturday at the judge's reviewing stand at Front and Alder. PANCAKE BREAKFAST -- Ham and eggs and all the pancakes you can eat will be served both Saturday and Sunday at the Masonic Hall, next door to the Salmon Hat- chery. Breakfast Saturday is sponsored by the Order of Eastern Star and will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun- day's breakfast, sponsored by the Sammamish Valley Chapter of the Demolay Mothers Club, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. LIBRARY SCULPTURE DEDICATION -- Will be held at l0 a.m. Saturday at the Library on Memorial Field. The sculpture of swim- ming salmon by artist Charles Smith is a memorial to Andrew and Berneice Wold. It is sponsored by the Myrtle Lodge #108 of Free and Accepted Masons. MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE The recently-renovated museum at 165 Andrews will open Saturday at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. New displays inside and a reconstructed false front will be featured and an all-new edition of Bessie Wil- son Craine's "Squak Valley" will be on sale. ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR -- Opens both days at 9 a.m. all along Front Street and Sunset Way. All kinds of pictures, paintings, clothes, gifts, jewelry and lots of food can be found in the many booths. JURIED ART FAIR -- Sponsored by the Issaquah Gallery, the fair of 15 artists will be held in the store park- ing lot, 49 Front Street. Starting at 9:30 Saturday and Sunday. Booths of pottery, stained glass, photography, jewelry and more will be on show and for sale. JUNIOR FOOTBALL Teams of boys seven to 15 years old will play three games on Memorial Field starting at 11 a.m. Games are sponsored by the lssaquah Parks and Recreation De- partment. SALMON BAKE -- The Issaquah Kiwanis will serve fresh salmon prepared over an alder fire starting at noon both days at Gibson Hall. WALKING TOURS -- The Issaquah Alps Trails Club will offer two tours. At 1 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, a 90-minute walking tour will be held of historic downtown buildings, includ- ing the old jail, a miner's washhouse and the Wold farm. At 3 p.m. on Saturday, a salmon-viewing tour will be conducted on the East Fork of Issaquah Creek. The same tour will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Walkers meet at the Alps booth on Front Street at tour time. SQUARE DANCING The lssasquaws and Braces Square Dance group will per- form Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the bandstand at Front and Alder Streets. GYMNASTICS SHOW -- Demonstrations of gymnastic talent will be held at the bandstand Sunday at 12:30 p.m. HYDROPLANE RACES -- Saturday and Sunday on the south end of Lake Sam- mamish starting at noon both days. A variety of hydro classes will race, up'to seven liter. About 90 boats are ex- pected,in the competition. It will be the last race of the season on Lake Sammamish. Best viewing is from Alexan- der's Beach, 4209 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway. SPAWN PRIX -- The fourth annual gravity-driven go-cart races will start at 1:30 p.m. Saturday near Issaquah Junior High on First Avenue. Racers will travel down First to Bush Street. The original plan to race down Darst and end at Second Avenue was scrapped because of prob- lems in traffic management. HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT -- The Is- saquah Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor its eighth annual tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday at the east end of Memorial Field. RUNNING RACES -- The Rotary Club's annual Salmon Run will be held Sun- day starting at Issaquah High at I I a.m. Registrations can be made Saturday at the Metro Salmdn Bus in front of the hatchery or at the Rotary Club booth. Runners may also register the day of the race at Issaquah High at I0 a.m. There will be both five and l0 kilometer runs in many age divisions. The five-K course will generally be around downtown Issaquah, while the 10 K will head out toward Lake Sammamish. COUNTRY-WESTERN MUSIC -- Darrell Had- dock's Lovers and Outlaws will take the spotlight both days at the bandstand at Front and Alder. SALMON VIEWING The bridge at Sunset Way and the fish ladder provide the best look at the thou- sands of Chinook, Coho and Sockeye salmon returning to the hatchery where they were born. New graphics and signs at the hatchery will explain the life cycle of the salmon. THEATRE -- The Village Theatre will present the musical "My Fair Lady" on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sun- day at 7 p.m. Ticket reserva- tions are requested. Call 392- 2202 for information. SENIOR CENTER -- The Issaquah Valley Seniors will sell bazaar items, coffee and doughnuts at the center at the east end of Memorial Field on Saturday from l0 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come grab a chair and rest and visit. yenforced smiling:: entire cele.: Isa ys Raid resigns from School Board 'BOard member Will meet with that the last time on September 28. his resignation 30. in Issaquah, family will Oregon next has accepted position 3oration In- related article, means that the board will Up to the public. or re-election in Was unopposed. Lame has been the November COurt order and a Gary Raid special filing period has been seCup for those who want to try for his seat. The filing period will be October 3, 4 and 5. Those who want to file must go to the King County Elections Office in the King County Administration Building, on Fourth Avenue between James and Jeffer- son, Seattle. The elections of- rice is in room 553 and is open between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Candidates for Raid's seat must be registered voters and live in director district #5. The area covers the Issaquah city limits and the general surrounding area. The district is bounded on the south by S.E. ll2th, on the east by 276th Avenue, on the north by S.E. !48th, Vaughn's Hill Road and Interstate 90 and on the west by Renton-Issaquah Road. There is no filing fee. For more information on filing, call the county elec- tions office at 344-2565. Details of the election will be discussed at the September 28 School Board meeting. Raid recently resigned from his position at Unigard Insurance, where he had worked "as a vice president and actuary. He had been with the company for 16 years. He has been a member of the School Board since 1977, when he was appointed to replace recalled board president Elaine Wolf. When her term expired a year later, he ran for the seat unoppos- ed. SALMON DAYS MAP OF ACTIVITmS ' Public restrooms Booths Parade route HI-LO CENTER Parade begins I o i\\; m i I, 6  0004 000 i: LIBRARY ,. MEMORIAL ,. ,. FIELD oeoo oe,oo ooq GIBSON PARK SALMON HATCHERY MASONIC HALL JUNIOR HIGH Spawn Prix Carnival ISSAQUAH HIGH Rotary run start and finish The kokanee salmon run has all but disappeared by Terry McLafferty Fishery biologists are stumped this week about the fate of the annual upstream migration of kokanee salmon on Issaquah Creek. Last year, operating a counting station near the mouth of the creek, biologists counted 1,020 fish entering the stream. This year they found only 10. The drop is both startling and extremely difficult to explain, according to Alex Bradbury, project leader of the state game department's Lake Sammamish and Lake Washington research effort. Since the salmon return on a four-year schedule, the biologists have to determine whether the problem began with a very small 1979 year class of fish (or perhaps four, or eight years before that) or if the problem is a present ecological one. In 1981 the fish count hit 675. "This year," Bradbury says, "there was, in effect, no run at all." The problem this creates is ....... that this year's run would :::!i:i:.-i_i: "''': -- produce eggs and milt used to ...... furnish a 1987 return. "We ........ . may now have to go to out- - -""-"'"'-= side stocks -- fish from other areas -- to restock the runs," Bradbury said. Howevex:, maintaining native stocks in their natural =.--: L,:   ........... habits is a major goal of state ......... ..,:, program, and the Issaquah Creek stocks are genetically unique fish, Bradbury said. There are two families feeding Lake Sammamish, he said, the Issaquah Creek fish and the Bear Creek strain. Most unusual about the fish is their timing, returning upstream right at the begin- ning of August. Most stocks return in mid-September or later. Kokanee are also the only type of salmon which never go to sea, but remain in fresh water all their lives. "ln fact, it's a matter of great barroom controversy among local old-timer fisher- While every other type of salmon is accounted for, kokanee are conspicuously absent. men," Bradbury continues. "The common wisdom is that the best time to fish kokanee is early spring, while the state maintains that late July, early August is the time when they are in greatest con- centrations.. Historically, the kbkanee runs hit 15,000 fish, the biologist explains. Last year, as part of the restoralion pro- gram, the state planted 56,000 fry in the lssaquah Creek. Monohon's Restaurant, undergoing renovation Monohon's Restaurant on Front Street will undergo a major renovation and facelift beginning October 3. Ron and Gala LeFebvre's restaurant remodeling will be the third significant upgrad- ing of a downtown business this year, according to city hall. ty Tax Service, and the second to the location of Onkel Osmund's Dell, were completed in the spring. Most noticeable in the Monohon's changes will be the wide face of greenhouse windows which will extend the front of the facility out to the sidewalk. It may also be the last such change to take place without the guidance of the new Downtown Revitalization Plan. Ernie Smith, City Council member and revitalization committee member, says he expects the plan to "have some teeth in it" by mid-1984. The two other facelifts this year, one to the site of Front Street Photo and Frame, Issaquah Heating and Quail- lnside, the lounge will be moved to the front of the restaurant and be remodeled. "Our lounge has always been a separate business," Ron says. "We want to make it more of a family operation and integrate it with our din- ing room." Construction on the new front will take about four to six weeks, LeFebvre says, but the restaurant will be open during the work. Janus, Jumper to compete for fire commission With a few absentee ballots left to be reported September 30, incumbent Donald Janus and challenger John Jumper appear to be the victors in Fire District 10's primary election. Semi-final totals show Janus with 500 votes, Jumper with 294, and William Soden with 228. Jumper will face Janus in Novomber's general election, when the second district com- mission position will also be contested between Earle Sodermon, incumbent, and Thomas Fields. Horse lovers love a nice warm stable for their equine friends. Find one in the classifieds. Come join us for our special Salmon Days festival Champagne Sunday Brunch featuring Sahnon Florentine, Carved Baron of Beef,, Chicken Bourgugnone Indonesian Stir-fried Vegetables and Pork with Chumey sauce 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $7o9 ($4.95 children) NOW IN OUR LOUN(,E The nmJti-talented Dan |laush.r on banjo, organ, trombone and others Filling your requests, Tues.-Sat. of Issaquah Exit off n-e0 392-6421