April 22, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. April 22, 2014
The state’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and Board of Education announced the 2013 Washington Achievement Award winners April 15, and 10 Issaquah School District schools made the cut.
The awards are selected annually using two academic indexes. A total of 413 schools statewide were chosen this year in six categories: overall excellence, high progress, reading growth, math growth, extended graduation rates and English language acquisition.
Issaquah schools that earned awards in overall excellence included all three comprehensive high schools — Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline — as well as four elementary schools: Cougar Ridge, Discovery, Endeavour and Newcastle.
April 21, 2014
NEW – 6 a.m. April 21, 2014
Volunteers are needed for High Point Trailhead work from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22.
The restoration project involves removing invasive plants from the property. Tools and snacks will be provided.
Learn more or sign up by calling David Kappler at 652-2753.
April 20, 2014
NEW — 2 p.m. April 20, 2014
The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks’ Solid Waste Division hosts a Cedar Hills Regional Landfill community meeting from 7-9 p.m. April 23 at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W.
Meeting topics include updates by division staff on landfill operational, construction and environmental management activities, and updates by Bio Energy Washington staff on its landfill gas-to-energy plant.
April 20, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. April 20, 2014
More than 3 million people have unclaimed money and assets held in trust by the Washington State Department of Revenue.
Check here to see if you have a share of the nearly $1 billion in property waiting to be claimed.
“Even if you’ve checked the website or made a claim in the past, everyone should visit the website at least once a year,” Department of Revenue Director Carol K. Nelson said in a news release. “The list of names and money we receive grows each year.”
April 19, 2014
NEW – 6 a.m. April 19, 2014
Skyline High School Principal Lisa Hechtman will leave her position at the end of the school year.
In an email to Skyline families April 14, Hechtman said she had accepted an offer to serve as the Issaquah School District’s executive director of personnel.
Hechtman was in her second stint at Skyline. She was one of its original staff members when the school opened in 1997, serving for seven years as a humanities teachers, dean of students and assistant principal.
April 18, 2014
NEW — Noon April 18, 2014
Opening day for the Issaquah Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 at the Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W.
On the first day will be Earth Day celebrations.
Some of the organizations participating this year include Cascade Bicycle Club, Seattle Tilth, Issaquah Garden Club, Friends of Salmon Hatchery, Master Recycler Composter Eastside Program, Cleanscapes, Bike Pedestrian Outreach and the King County Master Gardeners.
The market is Saturdays through Oct. 11. Visitors can buy fresh produce and flowers, purchase unique gifts from a variety of vendors and taste different types of foods.
Learn more here.
April 18, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. April 18, 2014
Washington State Parks has 12 free days in 2014 when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit a state park, including Lake Sammamish State Park. The next dates are April 19 and 22.
The free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on state-managed recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the state Department of Natural Resources.
April 17, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. April 17, 2014
Local hydroplane driver Kip Brown will be at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent when it hosts an H1 Unlimited hydroplane season preview April 19.
Fans of the sport will get to meet with Unlimited hydroplane officials, team crew chiefs and drivers. Brown is with Preston-based team Our Gang Racing.
April 16, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. April 16, 2014
Liberty High School junior Ashton Herrild took home the top prize in the Drug Free Community Coalition’s 2014 “Influence the Choice” student video contest.
Herrild’s two-minute video encouraged peers to “live for the nights you’ll never forget,” rather than “the nights you won’t remember,” and live a drug-free life. His overall win came with a prize of $800.
More than 100 Issaquah School District students worked to submit 54 videos encouraging their peers to say no to prescription drugs, alcohol and marijuana. The students spent an estimated 400 hours crafting the videos.
April 15, 2014
Another annexation will face consideration since the Issaquah City Council approved the docket for a comprehensive plan update April 7.
Developers want to expand the Talus urban village by adding another 49.2 acres to the city. The plan received scrutiny during the March 11 Land & Shore Committee meeting.
“The Talus Management Services request is for an expansion area,” city Long Range Planning Manager Trish Heinonen said. “It has developed all its area, but it still has entitlements left over.”