August 27, 2015
NEW — 3:33 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015
Vasa Park beach on Lake Sammamish is again open for swimming and boating after being closed Monday in response to a sewage overflow from King County’s Sunset Pump Station. Laboratory tests conducted over several days confirmed water quality is safe for recreation.
On Aug. 27, Public Health – Seattle & King County approved the reopening of Vasa Park beach, which was temporarily closed following a brief sewage overflow from the Sunset Pump Station on Monday afternoon.
King County’s Sunset Pump Station is at 3730 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway.
May 7, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. May 7, 2015
Sammamish author Kate Thibodeau will sign copies of her book “Lake Sammamish: Through Time” from 1-3 p.m. May 9 at the Kirkland Costco, 8629 120th Ave. N.E.
Featuring full-color vintage images depicting scenes of days gone by, the book probes into the history of this unique locality.
The shores of the freshwater Lake Sammamish have been home to many, from the Sammamish Native Americans to the current population. In the 19th century, timber companies realized the potential for development along Lake Sammamish, and logging operations thrived for years.
July 1, 2014
With sunny skies and temperatures possibly rising toward 80 degrees as the summer months near, King County officials urge everyone to be careful when heading out for fun on the water.
The cool, wet winter and spring left a heavy mantle of snow across the Cascade Range, and warmer temperatures means rivers will be swift with icy cold snowmelt for weeks to come. Lakes and Puget Sound aren’t much warmer options for a swim: Cold-water shock can set in after a matter of minutes in any body of water.
June 24, 2014
May 13, 2014
An ongoing look at memorable images from Issaquah’s past
The Issaquah History Museums take requests regarding what people would like to see in the Digital Collection. Roughly quarterly, volunteers have a data-entry day and prep a bunch of records for upload. If there is a particular name, place or item you’d like to see more images of on the website, email Erica Maniez at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a photo or subject you would like to see in this feature, email email@example.com.