Local

New names chosen for city parks and open space

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 29, 2015

New names are coming for some city parks and open space.

In 2013, a park-naming committee was formed to provide recommendations to the Issaquah Park Board. Following recommendations, the City Council authorized the new names in a unanimous decision Dec. 15.

Confluence Park, 655 Rainier Blvd. N., is the new name for the 15.5-acre property known as Confluence Area Parks on a temporary basis since opening in August 2013. Areas within it include Tolle Anderson Homestead, Cybil-Madeline Green and Margaret’s Meadow. That name honors the late Margaret Macleod, a longtime city parks planner and Issaquah resident who secured millions of dollars for land conservation, and trail and park projects throughout the region. Read more »

Sports

Liberty dismantles Interlake on senior day
By Greg Farrar Cherelle Demps, Liberty High School senior guard, draws a blocking foul from Interlake senior Adriana Cottle during the second quarter Jan. 23. Demps had a game- and season-high 20 points.

By Greg Farrar
Cherelle Demps, Liberty High School senior guard, draws a blocking foul from Interlake senior Adriana Cottle during the second quarter Jan. 23. Demps had a game- and season-high 20 points.

As Liberty senior Cherelle Demps took the starting tipoff position in Friday’s game against Interlake, she paused for a moment to reflect. Read more »

Schools

Samantha Smith Elementary School helps Issaquah Food Bank program

The Samantha Smith Elementary School’s Student Leadership Council collected gifts from Dec. 1-5 for the Issaquah Holiday Gift Barn, a program of the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.

Contributed Samantha Smith Elementary School fifth-graders (from left) Dylan Denq, Aditi Goyal, Maeve Toland, Parker Kirkwood, Jaskaran Dhilon and Sada Hitzemann helped lead the school’s gift drive for the Issaquah Holiday Gift Barn.

Contributed
Samantha Smith Elementary School fifth-graders (from left) Dylan Denq, Aditi Goyal, Maeve Toland, Parker Kirkwood, Jaskaran Dhilon and Sada Hitzemann helped lead the school’s gift drive for the Issaquah Holiday Gift Barn.

Read more »





This Week


Local News

New names chosen for city parks and open space

A super rally for 12SAQUAH

Recreation, pathways also figure into city’s concurrency plan

Welcome to Station 78

Schools use visiting mentor to grow reading, writing skills

Police & Fire

Mad Scrapper closing catches ire of store’s fans

Non-residents now expected to pay Issaquah recreation fees

Residents face deep contributions to offset impact of city growth

New Public Health blog tells health stories

Father-daughter Valentine dance returns Feb. 7

Beware of scammers selling The Press

New traffic signal planned for Lakemont neighborhood

District 10 fire benefit charge notices mailed

State updates geologic map application

Senator’s office will sponsor student pages

Learn how to keep kids safe online at Jan. 29 program

Volunteers needed to serve on city boards, commissions

Join in on first ever Track-a-thon Feb. 10

Nominate an Issaquah Press Hometown Hero


Opinion

Editorial — Task force needs a more youthful voice

Question of the week — 2015 state legislative session

To the Editor

Off The Press — The trees will speak of Alan Haywood

Home Country — Everything’s better when it’s fresh

Cartoon — Jan. 28, 2015


Sports

Liberty dismantles Interlake on senior day

Double downed


Business


Schools


Community

Charity Circle has Skyline students smiling about volunteer work

It’s not my yard

Community news roundup — Jan. 28, 2015


Arts & Entertainment

Take an enjoyable romp ‘Around the World in 80 Days’

A super tailgating recipe worthy of the big game