May 7, 2013
In a letter sent to Issaquah High School families April 19, the school’s principal, Paula Phelps, announced that she would leave her post at the end of the school year to become the district’s executive director of high schools.
“For the past 15 years, this school community has been such a family to me,” Phelps wrote. “I can’t tell you what a rich experience it has been to watch your students learn, grow, laugh and leave here ready to pursue their dreams.”
Phelps said she originally turned down the offer from Superintendent Steve Rasmussen. Now that she is making the move, Phelps told families that the district wants to work closely with them in the process of selecting a new principal.
May 7, 2013
The Harlem Globetrotters will be in Issaquah July 22-27 for a clinic, for ages 6-12, at 24 Hour Fitness, 5712 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway.
Globetrotters will be on court for two-hour sessions — coaching,
May 7, 2013
Liberty High School teachers Debbie Sutton and Sarah Duran were selected as Liberty’s Outstanding Educators for the 2012-13 school year, according to a press release from the school.
The teachers were selected and recognized as teachers or educators who have gone above and beyond the normal expectations of their job to enhance the education of Liberty students.
The teachers were nominated by Liberty High School students.
May 7, 2013
Washington residents can now receive AMBER alerts on their cellphone.
There are three different alerts issued through the Wireless Emergency Alert system, according to a press release from Washington State Patrol. Those are Presidential Alerts, or alerts issued by the president, Imminent Threat alerts, or alerts for severe man-made or natural disasters, and AMBER Alerts.
AMBER Alerts are used to locate abducted children. Recently, a wireless AMBER Alert allowed police to locate a missing child. However, the timing of the alert was not ideal, and the police received feedback on it. As a result, cellphone users can opt out of these alerts by contacting their wireless provider or go to http://bit.ly/JszUxj.
May 7, 2013
The police were called to the 24200th block of Southeast 28th Street in Sammamish a little before 9 a.m. April 13 after a man got in a verbal fight with his sister’s boyfriend. The three live together at the house, where trouble began the day before when the boyfriend claimed he saw naked people in the back yard and accused his pregnant girlfriend of lying about her whereabouts. During the heated discussion, the girlfriend reached to take the boyfriend’s phone away from him and scratched his face. The argument picked up again the next morning, but this time the brother intervened and began exchanging heated words with the boyfriend. The brother told police the boyfriend abuses prescription painkillers and that he has, over the last year, heard his sister’s boyfriend yell at her and threaten her. The girlfriend admitted her boyfriend occasionally took pain pills to “take the edge off” but downplayed his drug use. The boyfriend asked the police to arrest his girlfriend for the scratch he had on his face. He got angry with the officers when they didn’t and drove away.
Someone broke into the city’s old operations and maintenance facility in the 2000 block of 228th Avenue Southeast. Police noticed a damaged garage door at about 11:51 p.m. April 14. The nature of the damage would give people access to the building.
A homeowner in the 2900 block of 252nd Avenue Southeast called police to report a burglary between 9:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. April 16. Someone gained access through a rear window that may not have been locked. The homeowners were missing a laptop computer and jewelry worth about $3,970.
May 7, 2013
By Keith Ervin
Seattle Times staff reporter
More than a decade and a half after construction began on the 7,000-resident Issaquah Highlands community, renewed conflict has erupted over how to handle the stormwater it generates.
The state Department of Ecology is on track to allow treatment of the water by filtering it through sand and gravel above an aquifer that provides drinking water to tens of thousands of area residents.
Officials at Ecology and the city of Issaquah say the plan — envisioned for years — is a safe, proven way of replenishing the aquifer and removing potentially harmful bacteria.
But the area’s largest water provider, the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, wants contaminants including fecal coliform removed before the water goes into the ground.
May 6, 2013
The second annual Issaquah-Sammamish Home and Garden Show, held in conjunction with the weekly Issaquah Farmers Market, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at Pickering Barn.
Admission to the show is free. Attendees can visit with more than 20 local businesses and organizations specializing in home and garden products, and services.
Learn from local experts on how to remodel, decorate and finance your home, inside and out. Get insight into patios, outdoor rooms, painting services, shelving and cabinets, heating and cooling systems, landscapes and more.
May 4, 2013
With temperatures expected to top out near 80 degrees this weekend, Regional
Animal Services of King County wants to remind pet owners to keep their furry
friends safe and cool as we head toward summer.
Because animals can’t sweat like humans, they are more likely to overheat,
especially when the temperature rises above 70 degrees, according to a press
release from the Regional Animal Services of King County.
Be sure to provide plenty of fresh, cool water for your pets, and shade from the
sun. Your pet’s paws can be burned when walking on hot pavement, and the skin
on a dog’s nose can sunburn.
May 3, 2013
NEW — 5:30 p.m., May 3, 2013
A 56 year-old Issaquah man shot an intruder breaking into his home on May 3.
In the 18500 block of Northwest Montreux Drive, the as-yet unidentified homeowner heard someone ringing his doorbell just before 1 p.m. After failing to recognize the mid-20s man that was outside his door, the homeowner ignored the summons. A few moments later, the suspect threw an object through a glass front door and entered the house.
The homeowner responded to the sound and the two men struggled. The homeowner fired two shots from his handgun, striking the suspect once in the shoulder.
A delivery truck driver saw the scuffle, heard the shot and made the initial 911 call at about 1:05 p.m.
The suspect was transported to Harborview Medical Center. The police have yet to charge him.
May 3, 2013
NEW — 2:03 p.m. May 3
The Skyline Spartans clinched the KingCo 4A regular season title April 29 by beating Ballard 6-1, ending the baseball season with a 13-2 conference record.
“I’ll take it,” said Skyline’s coach Chris Tamminen. “It was very good, a nice win. It was a goal we wanted to accomplish and we accomplished it. Now, we’ve got to set new goals and hopefully accomplish those also.” Read more