Breaking ground — School district launches construction of new Issaquah Middle School

July 2, 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.

By Greg Farrar Issaquah School District School Board members (on left), Superintendent Ron Thiele and King Issaquah Ed Pingul toss dirt during a groundbreaking event June 26 at the new Issaquah Middle School site between Clark Elementary and Issaquah High schools.

By Greg Farrar
Issaquah School District School Board members (on left), Superintendent Ron Thiele and King Issaquah Ed Pingul toss dirt during a groundbreaking event June 26 at the new Issaquah Middle School site between Clark Elementary and Issaquah High schools.

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Transportation improvement list maps out future city roadwork

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.

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Flashing yellow arrows coming to more streets

June 10, 2015

The city of Issaquah is adding flashing yellow left-turn arrow traffic signals at intersections throughout Issaquah.

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City names Waste Free Wednesday Challenge winners

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.

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Tim Flood announces candidacy for Issaquah City Council

May 20, 2015

Tim Flood has announced in a news release that he will run for the Issaquah City Council.

Tim Flood

Tim Flood

Flood has filed a declaration with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission and King County Elections for Position 4.

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Pickering Barn hosts Kids Bike Rodeo on May 17

May 12, 2015

Recology CleanScapes, in partnership with the city, will host a Kids Bike Rodeo at Pickering Barn.

The rodeo will be from 9 a.m. to noon May 17 at 1730 10th Ave. N.W.

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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.

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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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City of Issaquah offers water conservation tips

April 21, 2015

City officials are encouraging residents to check their toilets for leaks.

The average American home may waste more than 10,000 gallons of water each year due to running toilets, dripping faucets and other household leaks, which can significantly raise your water and wastewater bills.

Nationwide, household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually.

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Editorial — Get ready for election season

April 14, 2015

If you’ve been thinking about taking on an important leadership role within the city of Issaquah, the time has come to take the next step. Candidates must file for election by May 15.

The terms for three Issaquah City Council positions are set to expire at the end of the year — council position No. 2 (Nina Milligan), council position No. 4 (Joshua Schaer) and council position No. 6 (Paul Winterstein).

Milligan and Schaer announced last week that they will not seek re-election.

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