Highlands Day / June 29, 2013

June 29, 2013

Issaquah Community Network seeks signatures by Monday for skate park relocation

June 28, 2013

NEW — 5 p.m. June 28, 2013

Projects to include in an upcoming voter-decided park bond will be discussed in the July 1 City Council meeting and one group is trying to ensure that relocating the skate park is considered.

The Issaquah Community Network has begun a petition to call for the council to cease use of the existing skate park near the community center and move it to a safer area.

“We, the undersigned, call on the Issaquah City Council to close the current skate park, and to fund and construct a replacement skate park in a more visible, kid- and family-friendly location,” it reads.

View the Issaquah Community Network’s petition here.

The organization cites continued illicit activities in the area that keeps citizens from making use of it.

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Help your favorite park win a $100,000 grant

June 28, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. June 28, 2013

Coca-Cola invites the public to get active and vote to help their favorite park win a $100,000 grant as part of its fourth-annual America Is Your Park campaign.

The more people move, the more votes they can earn to help their favorite park win a recreation grant and the title of “America’s Favorite Park.” Active park-goers can vote by “checking in” from the park via Foursquare, logging their daily fitness routine using MapMyFitness or clicking to vote online here.

In its commitment to being a part of the solution to obesity, Coca-Cola is helping families rediscover the joy and fun of being active through the “Get The Ball Rolling” initiative. This summer, Coca-Cola seeks to inspire up to 3 million people to have fun and get active in parks, on beaches and in gyms and recreation centers around the country.

King County to move services from Sammamish to Issaquah

June 27, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. June 27, 2013

King County will move the service center in Sammamish City Hall to the Issaquah District Court in July.

County services, such as marriage licenses, passports, pet licenses, payment of property taxes, etc., that had been located in Sammamish City Hall for years.

The city had provided space to the county for free, but the county wanted to relocate to its own building, according to a press release from the city of Sammamish. The final day in Sammamish is today.

The center will reopen in Issaquah on July 10. It will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.

The Issaquah District Court is at 5415 220th Ave. S.E.

Sammamish will continue to offer its own passport services from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

International Music Day / June 21, 2013

June 26, 2013

Let’s Go! June 27-July 3

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Student leaders pave the way for Patriot Way

June 25, 2013

Contributed Students and faculty from Liberty High School join the Metropolitan King County Council after the council unanimously approved legislation changing the name of the street in front of the school to Patriot Way.

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Students and faculty from Liberty High School join the Metropolitan King County Council after the council unanimously approved legislation changing the name of the street in front of the school to Patriot Way.

Liberty High School students are used to driving down 168th Avenue Southeast to get to school every day, but come fall, that road will cease to exist as they know it.

After months of work put in by the Liberty Associated Student Body, the familiar road traveled by countless members of the Patriot community will officially be rebranded as Patriot Way.

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Catching criminals with forensic artistry goes high tech

June 25, 2013

Local sketch artist draws uncanny resemblances

“I’ve seen a lot of scary things,” forensic artist Greg Bean admitted. “But, that first life drawing class still scared the crap out of me.”

The police detective was picked from obscurity 13 years ago by his commanding officer to attend an art class. The veteran investigator knew how to pursue serious crimes, confront aggressive criminals and interrogate suspects, but he was still nervous.

Contributed Greg Bean’s sketch (left) looks very much like Seattle attorney Danford Grant (middle), the actual suspect in rapes of area massage therapists. At right is Greg Bean’s sketched self-portrait.

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Greg Bean’s sketch (left) looks very much like Seattle attorney Danford Grant (middle), the actual suspect in rapes of area massage therapists. At right is Greg Bean’s sketched self-portrait.

“I was an art imbecile, completely out of my element,” he said.

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Issaquah 9 theaters to close

June 25, 2013

Remodel planned for dining, movie theater

The opening of the new Regal Issaquah Highlands 12 theater will lead to a closing, remodeling and renaming of the Pickering Place location.

According to applications filed with the city Development Services Department, the Regal Issaquah 9 Theatres will be remodeled into a Cinebarre.

“Cinebarre did submit an application a few weeks back,” Issaquah Project Oversight Manager Christopher Wright said last week about the location. “Plan reviewer comments are due at the end of this week and I would say that they are two to four weeks out from getting their tenant improvement building permit.”

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Enter your art for this year’s Salmon Days

June 25, 2013

The Issaquah Festivals Office is accepting submissions of fine art, illustrations and/or graphic designs for potential “Salmon Days, salmon or Issaquah-oriented” print, promotions and/or festival gear consideration.

Submissions should be representative of Northwest salmon, Issaquah, local/regional scenery, Salmon Days and/or this year’s festival theme, “Streaming live.”

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