2-car crash closes Highlands Drive

October 31, 2008

BREAKING NEWS — 6:11 p.m. October 31, 2008

Numerous police, paramedic and fire units were called to the scene of a two-car, head-on crash Friday evening that closed Highlands Drive and snarled local traffic during the evening commute.

Issaquah Police Deputy Chief Steve Cozart (far left) and other officers work next to a BMW involved in a two-car, head-on crash on Highlands Drive Northeast at 6 p.m. Friday. By Greg Farrar

Issaquah Police Deputy Chief Steve Cozart (far left) and other officers work next to a BMW involved in a two-car, head-on crash on Highlands Drive Northeast at 6 p.m. Friday. By Greg Farrar

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Big plays win KingCo for Skyline

October 31, 2008

NEW — 12:28 p.m. October 31, 2008

With less than five minutes remaining in the game, the Skyline High School Spartans were driving. They trailed the Cougars of Bothell 12-9 and had struggled earlier to complete a few clutch plays against Bothell’s tight defensive coverage.

Skyline’s Kasen Williams falls and catches the winning touchdown, just beyond the defending hands of Bothell’s Shaq Townsend Thursday. Photo by Christopher Huber

Skyline’s Kasen Williams falls and catches the winning touchdown, just beyond the defending hands of Bothell’s Shaq Townsend Thursday. Photo by Christopher Huber

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West Nile virus found here

October 30, 2008

NEW — 4:06 p.m. October 30, 2008

A dead crow found in Issaquah Oct. 16 has tested positive for the West Nile virus. Read more

Happy Halloween events and tips

October 29, 2008

NEW — 11:40 a.m. October 29, 2008

Get your costume on and get set to have a Happy Halloween at these local events: Read more

School board chooses new member

October 29, 2008

UPDATED — 1:42 a.m. October 29, 2008

The Issaquah School Board has appointed Chad Magendanz to fill its vacant Director District 4 position.

The board select Magendanz at its meeting Tuesday night, after its second round of interviews.

Magendanz is a design lead for a software company based in Kirkland and a parent volunteer in schools, as well as active in educational advocacy groups, like Stand for Children and the PTSA.

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Cyclists, drivers at odds over rules of the road

October 28, 2008

Jamie Longan cycles on a Newport Way Northwest sidewalk for safety during an afternoon commute from his job in south Issaquah to the state Route 900 Park & Ride lot for a bus ride home to Redmond. 'It'd be nice if we had more bike lanes,' he said. Photo by Greg Farrar.

Jamie Longan cycles on a Newport Way Northwest sidewalk for safety during an afternoon commute from his job in south Issaquah to the state Route 900 Park & Ride lot for a bus ride home to Redmond.

Early in September, Barbara Shelton was riding her bicycle down Mountain Park Boulevard when something happened that made her wonder about bicycling in Issaquah.

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Water district celebrates 60th year

October 28, 2008

The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District is celebrating its 60th birthday this year. A birthday celebration and open house will be from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the district office, 1510 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish.

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Central Park to get all-weather field

October 28, 2008

Parks bond, other sources will  fund $1.6 million improvements

In an action sure to gladden Issaquah’s outdoor sports enthusiasts, the City Council on Oct. 20 gave the go-ahead for construction of an all-weather lighted sports field in the highlands.

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Building permits issued for new YWCA at Passage Point

October 28, 2008

Building permits for remodeling and construction work have been approved for the new YWCA facility at the former Cedar Hills Alcohol Treatment Center Read more

Board endorses city ballot measures

October 28, 2008

The Issaquah School Board endorsed ballot measures for two cities at its Oct. 22 meeting. 

The first endorsement was in favor of a resolution supporting Sammamish’s 2008 Park Bond and Levy, propositions 1 and 2 in the city’s general election. Read more

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