September 13, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 13, 2015
Issaquah’s first ever skate competition and pro demo, featuring skateboard clinics and contests, is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Issaquah Skate Park, next to the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S.
Register online for the free, all-ages event at www.issaquahwa.gov/register. A helmet and waiver are required to skate.
The event, organized by Skate Issaquah and the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition and hosted by the city of Issaquah, supports construction of a new Issaquah Skate Park.
August 27, 2015
NEW — 5:48 p.m. Aug. 27, 2015
The city of Issaquah, the Issaquah School District and several local businesses were honored by King County’s Solid Waste Division on its eighth annual list of Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling.
Every year, King County Executive Dow Constantine and the King County Solid Waste Division honor businesses and organizations for adopting practices that reduce waste and increase recycling. It was the ISD’s seventh year on the list and the third in a row on the Honor Roll. The city of Issaquah joins the ISD on the Honor Roll for the first time, having been named to the list five straight years.
July 29, 2015
NEW — 11:08 a.m. July 29, 2015
Vote to re-elect Paul Winterstein to Issaquah City Council
My vote will be cast to retain Paul Winterstein for Issaquah City Council. Paul has served the city of Issaquah well as council president. He is devoted to retaining the small-town charm we Issaquah residents love and many of us moved here for. That’s why Sunset Magazine voted us “Best Burb.”
July 16, 2015
Tina Conforti said the evening prior to the accident, her next door neighbor, 4-year-old Haochen Xu was playing in the sprinkler in her backyard. After clearing it with his parents, she shared a peanut butter sandwich with him.
“A little angel lost his life,” Conforti told the Issaquah City Council at its regular meeting July 6.
She was just one of about 50 residents who attended the meeting to talk about the accident site — the crosswalk at Newport Way Northwest and Northwest Oakcrest Drive.
July 14, 2015
The Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is hosting a free community event July 22 to educate the public on its mission and volunteer efforts. Read more
July 6, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. July 6, 2015
The Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park will host an open house July 7 to celebrate the completion of the park’s new Sunset Beach Bathhouse.
The event also will commemorate the annexation of the park into the city of Issaquah earlier this year.
The celebration will begin at 5 p.m. at Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road. Get directions at https://goo.gl/maps/XSFsf.
Festivities will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by music from the Sammamish Symphony quartet and tours of the new building. Refreshments will be served.
July 2, 2015
UPDATED — 4:45 p.m. Oct. 6, 2015
Consisting mostly of dignitaries from the Issaquah School District and the city of Issaquah, a small crowd joined together the morning of June 26 to mark the official groundbreaking for the new Issaquah Middle School.
“We love to celebrate things that are going to be great resources for the community,” said L. Michelle, school district director of communications.
June 10, 2015
Like every other city in the state, Issaquah annually goes through the exercise of creating a Transportation Improvement Program, a list of proposed transportation projects to hopefully be undertaken in the next six years, in this case, through 2021.
The TIP is a requirement of state law and makes the listed projects eligible for state and federal funding. The 61 projects on Issaquah’s 2016 list range from a $30 million plan to extend Southeast 62nd Street into the Pickering Place shopping center to a trail connection in Tibbetts Valley Park priced at about $48,000.
June 10, 2015
The city of Issaquah is adding flashing yellow left-turn arrow traffic signals at intersections throughout Issaquah.
June 3, 2015
To celebrate Earth Day, the city joined the Issaquah School District to issue a Waste Free Wednesday Challenge to every school in the district.
The winning schools are Apollo Elementary, Issaquah Middle and Issaquah High schools.