State programs could expand local forest conservation areas

October 1, 2008

The West Tiger Mountain Natural Resource Conservation Area could expand by 157 acres under a land trust exchange program under consideration by the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Also under consideration is expanding the Mount Si Natural Resource Conservation Area by as much as one-third and the addition of 840 acres to the Charley Creek Natural Area Preserve. Read more

Zero-energy home begins with a flush of the toilet

October 1, 2008

With the ceremonial flush of a high-efficiency toilet, construction began Sept. 29 on the zHome project — a cutting-edge housing development designed  to have the smallest possible impact on the environment.

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Central Park could get turf field

October 1, 2008

A multipurpose sports field complex in the Issaquah Highlands could be a step closer to realityafter the state Recreation and Conservation Funding Board approved a grant request for the $500,000 project. Read more

PTSA Council sets focus on middle school

October 1, 2008

The Issaquah PTSA Council will continue working with school district officials to evaluate middle school students’ experiences this year. 

It is one of many goals outlined by the council’s members, who ratified their new mission and goals for the 2008-09 school year Sept. 11. Read more

Job fair returns here

October 1, 2008

Job seekers can connect with employers who are now hiring at the Eastside Job Fair, from noon – 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Pickering Farm, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., in Issaquah. There is no charge for admission.

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Pflug defends 5th District seat against newcomer Huster

October 1, 2008

Cheryl Pflug’s entry into politics was not glamorous, but it certainly will sound familiar to legions of other citizens who have sought elected office.

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Off The Press

October 1, 2008

Fair play alive and well among prep athletes

With five minutes remaining in the Liberty High School football game against Mercer Island two weeks ago, Patriot coach Steve Valach called a timeout. It seemed odd to some sideline observers, because Liberty was cruising to an easy victory over the Islanders.

Valach then turned to his bench and said, “Anyone who hasn’t played raise their hand. All right, you guys go in.” Read more

To The Editor

October 1, 2008

Swimming pool

As the community grows, so, too, does  the need for more watering holes

Thank you for your Sept. 17 editorial regarding Issaquah’s swimming pool(s). I agree with most of your comments. However, didn’t you know the “disgusting locker room floors” are actually reflexology therapy stones? And you made no mention of the saggy senior men, or haven’t you noticed? Read more

Press Editorial

October 1, 2008

Celebrate the miracle of Salmon Days

The mighty chinook have returned home to Issaquah Creek. If you haven’t had a chance to see them in the creek or at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, do make a point to do so in the next week or two.

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Community Calendar

October 1, 2008

Events 

A volunteer orientation meeting for the the Sammamish Rotary’s Nightmare At Beaver Lake is from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Beaver Lake Lodge. Volunteers younger than 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Call 765-2713, e-mail anita@anitahellerworker.com or go to www.sammamishrotary.org. Read more

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