Another resident announces candidacy for City Council

May 5, 2015

A third resident has thrown her name into play for one of three expiring Issaquah City Council seats.

Jennifer Sutton, a commissioner on the Human Services Commission, has stated her intention to run for council Position 2.

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Pine Lake fishermen catch plenty of trout

May 5, 2015

The Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife released figures from the opening day of the lowland lakes fishing season April 25.

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State Parks offers three ‘free’ days in late spring

May 5, 2015

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer three “free days” this month and next.

Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to state parks on May 10, a springtime free day; June 6, in recognition of National Trails Day; and June 13, National Get Outdoors Day.

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Lane of Highlands Drive closes for construction

May 5, 2015

The western southbound lane of Highlands Drive Northeast, between Southeast 59th and Northeast Lilac streets, is closed for about two weeks.

Two southbound lanes will remain open to vehicles at all times.

During the closure, curb and sidewalk work will be done on the west side of Highlands Drive.

Issaquah groups receive retired county vans

May 5, 2015

The King County Council recently unanimously adopted a motion transferring retired Metro Vanpool vans to provide transportation assistance to local governments, community programs, senior citizens and young people.

The Issaquah Senior Center and Life Enrichment Options were two of 26 organizations to receive the vans.

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Issaquah History Museums gets shut out of GiveBIG

May 5, 2015

NEW — 1:45 p.m. May 5, 2015

Issaquah History Museums Executive Director Erica Maniez sent out an email saying that due to a glitch, the nonprofit organization has been shut out of GiveBIG.

However, an anonymous donor has agreed to fill in the gap with matching funds for anyone who donates today.

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Lake Sammamish State Park hosts paddling festival May 8-9

May 5, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 5, 2015

For expert paddlers or those looking to try sea kayaking or stand-up paddling for the first time, the fifth annual Northwest Paddling Festival is the place to be to get started for a summer on the water.

The festival, the largest of its kind in the Northwest, will be May 8-9 at Lake Sammamish State Park. The hours are from 2-7 p.m. May 8, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 9.

During the course of the two-day celebration of paddle sports, attendees can demo boats, take kayak tours, attend seminars and check out the latest in gear and accessories from more than 60 paddle sports businesses.

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Send veterans photos, story ideas for Memorial Day section

May 5, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 5, 2015

The Issaquah Press is proud to announce it will print its sixth annual veterans section — Lest We Forget — in the May 20 paper, in time for Memorial Day.

Veterans, we want your photos and information, whether you served in a war or during peacetime. If someone in your family was a veteran, but he or she has passed away, we still want to include him or her.

It is important for us to honor and remember all local veterans, living or deceased.

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Join in on Bike to Work Day May 15

May 4, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 4, 2015

May is Bike Month.

To celebrate, join cyclists for fun, fitness and friendship as the city of Issaquah and Cascade Bicycle Club celebrate Bike to Work Day on May 15.

Bike to Work Day includes a commuter station where cyclists can grab a snack and learn more about bicycle commuting.

The city’s commuter station is on the grassy area at the northwest corner of the intersection of state Route 900 and Northwest Sammamish Road.

Bike to Work Day is one of many events in the region to celebrate Bike Month. Learn more at www.cascade.org/explore-commuting/national-bike-month.

Nominate a business for Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention

May 3, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 3, 2015

If your business or organization shows exceptional commitment to reducing the amount of waste it sends to the landfill, apply to be one of King County’s Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling.

The entry deadline is June 12.

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