Apply for recycler composter course

March 10, 2015

Seattle Tilth is accepting applications for the Master Recycler Composter-Eastside program.

Seattle Tilth is partnering with the cities of Issaquah, Kirkland, Bellevue and Bothell to offer the class.

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Fundraiser for accident victim is March 17

March 10, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. March 10, 2015

A fundraiser will be held March 17 for Ryan Concannon, a 2009 Skyline High School graduate who sustained a traumatic brain injury from a bicycle crash in September 2012.

Concannon has been living in a donated home in Issaquah for the past several months, and funds are needed to help him with physical therapy and moving to a permanent home later this year.

The fundraiser will take place at the Team Ryan house, 26615 S.E. 37th St., Issaquah. The event starts at 6 p.m., with a live auction to follow at 7:45 p.m. Registration costs $100, and can be done online at www.hope4ryan.com.

The live auction includes several vacation packages, Seahawks and Mariners tickets, wine baskets and more. There is also an online auction for those who cannot attend the fundraiser.

Calling all artists for pool renovation project

March 9, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. March 9, 2015

The Issaquah Arts Commission, in partnership with the Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department, invites Washington artists to apply create original artwork as part of the Julius Boehm Pool renovation.

This request is for artist qualifications only. The selected artist will work with city officials to design artwork to be incorporated into the renovation project.

The artist will receive $30,000 for all phases of design, fabrication and installation (inclusive of all materials, travel expenses, insurance and tax).

Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. March 18. Learn more at www.issaquahwa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3276.

Youth board hosts State of Mind conference

March 8, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. March 8, 2015

One in four adults and one in five youths — that’s how many Americans are affected by a mental illness in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Unlike a physical disability, it is impossible to know about someone’s mental health problems just by looking at them. Mental illnesses and tragedies relating to poor mental health, such as suicides, have unfortunately been steadily rising the past two decades.

In response to this pressing issue, the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board and the Issaquah Healthy Youth Initiative have teamed up to host the second annual State of Mind, a free mental health fair for adults and students from noon to 5 p.m. March 21 at Tiger Mountain Community High School.

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It’s almost time to ‘spring’ forward

March 7, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. March 7, 2015

Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 8.

Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed tonight.

Deadline is approaching for girls’ scholarships

March 6, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. March 6, 2015

The Issaquah Women’s Club will offer $1,000 scholarships to graduating senior girls from Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high schools, and from Echo Glen and Tiger Mountain alternative schools.

Get information about requirements and the official form for Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline at www.issaquahwomensclub.org/scholarships. Get information, and the official form for Echo Glen and Tiger Mountain schools, by seeing a counselor or adviser.

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Issaquah School District seeks members for school bond feasibility study committee

March 4, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. March 4, 2015

The Issaquah School District is embarking on a community process to study the feasibility of a 2016 school bond.

The district is seeking interested community members to apply to serve on the committee, comprised of community members, parents and school personnel.

Applications are due by Friday, March 20.

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May Valley Road yet to rebuild one year after landslide

March 3, 2015

If you have driven May Valley Road anytime in the past year, you likely noticed the road is reduced to one lane between roughly 223rd Avenue Southeast and 229th Drive Southeast.

At the same time, you also may have noticed that while the south side of the road is blocked from traffic, there has been absolutely no sign of any construction work. Automated, solar-powered traffic signals allow vehicles to travel the effected stretch of road in alternating directions.

King County closed the south side of the road following a landslide that damaged that road in early 2014, said Rochelle Ogershok, a spokeswoman for the King County Road Services Division.

By Tom Corrigan Westbound cars last week on Southeast May Valley Road proceed on the one-lane restricted King County road after the automated traffic signal turns green.

By Tom Corrigan
Westbound cars last week on Southeast May Valley Road proceed on the one-lane restricted King County road after the automated traffic signal turns green.

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Klahanie Fitness closes — Despite public outcry, gym shutters its doors after losing its lease

March 3, 2015

Gym member Trevor Griffith said he had gone through different levels of depression after hearing of the impending closure of Klahanie Fitness.

By Greg Farrar Trevor Griffith, longtime local resident and triathlon, ironman and ultramarathon athlete, pauses after his workout Feb. 26 to lament the last day of business for Klahanie Fitness Center.

By Greg Farrar
Trevor Griffith, longtime local resident and triathlon, ironman and ultramarathon athlete, pauses after his workout Feb. 26 to lament the last day of business for Klahanie Fitness Center.

“This really was a community gym,” Griffith said.

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Skate park goes back to Issaquah City Council after supporters make their case

March 3, 2015

March 16 may be a big day for supporters of a larger footprint for the proposed new Issaquah Skate Park.

Four supporters met Feb. 27 with Mayor Fred Butler, who promised he would bring the issue before the City Council at what will be its second meeting of March.

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