February 24, 2015
- A resident in the 100 block of Cougar Ridge Road Northwest reported at 9:57 a.m. Feb. 13 that someone broke into a 2009 Honda Civic there and stole a laptop.
- At 12:49 p.m. Feb. 15, someone broke into a car at Northwest Oakcrest and Newport Way Northwest, causing $400 in damage to the window, and stole a pocketbook.
- A resident in the 1000 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard reported at 1:02 p.m. Feb. 16 that someone broke into their car and stole a wallet. The total loss was valued at $330.
- Someone broke into a car along Southeast 79th Street at 6:01 p.m. Feb. 16 and stole a pocketbook. The total loss was valued at $850.
February 24, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 24, 2015
Carpools, vanpools and transit will need to use the mainline exit from eastbound Interstate 90 to Interstate 405 during an eight-week closure of the eastbound I-90 HOV ramp to I-405.
The closure begins at 10 p.m. Feb. 25.
The closure will provide contractor crews from MidMountain Contractors Inc. with the space it needs to realign the HOV ramp. A portion of the work is weather-dependent, and heavy rain or cold temperatures could delay the reopening of the ramp.
February 23, 2015
NEW — 11:15 a.m. Feb. 23, 2015
Former Issaquah resident Bruno Gralpois will host a book launch party Feb. 26 for his tome on beauty and branding, “Magnifique Inside & Out.”
The French native interviews former Miss USA winners, business executives, entrepreneurs, authors and students. He found a common theme about these women that make them “beautiful.”
Gralpois shares these women’s remarkable stories of defiance and courage that make them as beautiful to the heart as they are to the eye. Through many years of research, Gralpois gives easy-to-follow tips on how to be beautiful.
February 22, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 22, 2015
Lowe’s stores nationwide are joining forces with the Muscular Dystrophy Association in the MDA’s Shamrock program.
Through March 30, Lowe’s customers can support MDA research by adding a paper shamrock to their purchase at checkout for $1, $5 or a larger contribution.
The Issaquah Lowe’s is at 1625 11th Ave. N.W.
Since first teaming up with MDA in 2001, Lowe’s and its customers have raised more than $45 million in the Shamrock Program.
Learn more about the MDA Shamrock Program and get involved at mda.org/shamrocks.
February 21, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 21, 2015
The VOICE Mentor Program is looking for community volunteers to work one-on-one with Issaquah School District students.
Students are referred by teachers and counselors as needing extra support, whether academic, social or emotional. The volunteers work in the school setting in partnership with school staff members.
A mentor’s passion can be anything including literacy, ESL students and math.
Learn more by emailing Susan Gierke or Teresa Bretl, VOICE Mentor directors, at VOICE @issaquah.wednet.edu or call 837-6801.
February 20, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 20, 2015
King County Metro wants public input as it launches an intensive long-range planning effort that will help determine what regional transit service will look like in 25 years.
With the region’s population expected to increase by 30 percent over the next two decades, this will be Metro’s most comprehensive planning effort yet.
The planning effort, “We’ll Get You There: Our Vision for the Future of Public Transportation,” launches at the same time Sound Transit lays the groundwork for further expansion of light rail, and local cities and the Puget Sound Regional Council update their own transportation and comprehensive plans.
February 19, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 19, 2015
The Washington State Fair presents the “Oh Say Can You Sing” contest where the winner gets to sing the national anthem as an opening for such acts as Keith Urban or “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Video entries are due by March 2.
Vocal and instrumental entries will be accepted. Video entries can be uploaded on YouTube or submitted by mail. See outline of the contest rules and procedures, plus complete lyrics of the first verse of “The Star Spangled Banner” at www.thefair.com/contests/details/o-say-can-you-sing. No entry fee is required.
February 17, 2015
After what will be 30 years on the job at the end of March, Issaquah City Arborist Alan Haywood will vacate his long-time position.
Haywood did not directly criticize Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler or the city administration in general. But he was clear he was not overly happy with the situation.
“My position was eliminated,” Haywood said. “It was a budgetary decision.”
February 17, 2015
Four years ago, Dennis Broadwell came within about 2,000 vertical feet of the top of the world before making the difficult decision to turn around.
This spring, the Klahanie resident is planning to make a second attempt at summiting Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak at 29,029 feet.
February 17, 2015
The King County Sheriff’s Office has or is about to put into the inactive file the investigation into who left a letter threatening violence at Pacific Cascade Middle School.
Principal Dana Bailey made that announcement in an update on the investigation placed into a recent school newsletter.