Lane of SR 900 to close for one-day project

July 26, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 26, 2015

Prepare for a daylong lane closure on state Route 900.

Due to construction activity, a section of the southbound right lane of the road at Southeast 75th Street will close from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27.

Drivers should follow the signage in the area.

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Nominations sought for 2015 Environmental Hero Awards

July 25, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 25, 2015

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities is accepting nominations through July 29 for its Environmental Heroes Awards.

Individuals, businesses or groups can be nominated by 5 p.m. July 29 online at www.re-sources.org.

Winners will be honored at the 12th Annual Environmental Heroes Banquet on Sept. 10 at the Lairmont Manor, in Edgemoor.

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Knights of Columbus host blood drive July 31

July 24, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 24, 2015

The Knights of Columbus is hosting a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. July 31 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Mountain Park Blvd.

Walk-ins will be welcomed. However, appointments are appreciated. Email Ernie at Heimlinn@aol.com.

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Vigil for Velasco — Family hopes overdose victim’s memory inspires change in others

July 23, 2015

“Learn from this

Something has to change”

First displayed at a memorial held last year, a white cross bore dozens of handwritten messages, including the one above, memorializing 18-year-old Kevin Velasco.

By Greg Farrar More than 50 friends and relatives of Kevin Velasco hold hands as they ring the skate park bowl near the Issaquah Community Center for a memorial gathering July 14, the one-year anniversary of his death.

By Greg Farrar
More than 50 friends and relatives of Kevin Velasco hold hands as they ring the skate park bowl near the Issaquah Community Center for a memorial gathering July 14, the one-year anniversary of his death.

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State OKs Tiger Mountain logging, surprises residents

July 23, 2015

“I’ve lived here 47 years and that’s the first time I’ve seen any logging,” Tiger Mountain resident Lorie Graff said. “It was shocking.”

Graff said the clear-cutting of trees in what many thought was Tiger Mountain State Forest was the talk of her neighborhood. It’s not clear when it started, but the logging ended about a week ago.

“It now looks disgusting,” resident Mike Shimchick wrote in an email.

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Woman struck and killed on I-90 while trying to help with previous accident

July 23, 2015

A woman who witnessed a three-car collision and stopped to help was killed as she attempted to cross westbound Interstate 90 east of West Lake Sammamish Parkway in Issaquah, Washington State Trooper Clark Jones said.

The accident took place at about 9:30 a.m. July 15.

Duvall resident Katherine Louise Jones was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Washington State Patrol.

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Local man dies in motorcycle accident

July 23, 2015

A 65-year-old Issaquah man died July 16 when his motorcycle crashed in the 156th block of Issaquah-Hobart Road.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified him as Harold A. Stump. He died of head injuries.

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Hometown Hero Barbara de Michele is education superstar

July 23, 2015

Barbara de Michele is no stranger to community accolades.

By Greg Farrar Barbara de Michele accepts her 2012 Hall of Fame award.

By Greg Farrar
Barbara de Michele accepts her 2012 Hall of Fame award.

The tireless education and youth advocate was first honored with the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year Award in 1989.

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Real estate agent challenges his peers to contribute

July 23, 2015

Local real estate broker Karl Lindor is stepping up to the plate.

Lindor showed he cares about keeping a roof over families’ heads with a $500 donation to the Merry Christmas Issaquah in July fundraiser.

Now, he’s challenging his peers in the real estate community to match it, and show their dedication to helping Issaquah residents at their lowest.

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Building a better bathhouse

July 23, 2015

By Janet Farness Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park Board President Chris Kovac, State Sen. Mark Mullet, Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler, State Rep. Chad Magendanz and Park Manager Rich Benson cut the ribbon for the new Sunset Beach bathhouse.

By Janet Farness
Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park Board President Chris Kovac, State Sen. Mark Mullet, Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler, State Rep. Chad Magendanz and Park Manager Rich Benson cut the ribbon for the new Sunset Beach Bathhouse below.

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