September 9, 2015
NEW — 5 p.m. Sept. 9, 2015
Off The Press
Columnist doesn’t understand being a person of color
In response to the article/opinion by David Hayes:
I’m a good reader and you asked me a question…”When is it acceptable to aggressively ignore authority.. especially officers of the law?”
My answer is, “When officers of the law accept and provide service and protection to all citizens of color, economic background and differences…even if that means having to put fears and insecurities aside to perform the job that is required as a government employee.”
I must admit that I am disgusted, embarrassed and shocked by this article. It really angers me. It angers my family. It angers me that Issaquah, and its longtime community newspaper would allow someone (David Hayes) with such an ignorant view and opinion to “represent” those of us that have called Issaquah our home for more than 50 years. Pure ignorance at its best. Read more
August 1, 2015
NEW — Noon Aug. 1, 2015
The state budget passed earlier this month includes funding for major transportation projects in Issaquah and Sammamish.
Dollars will open extra lanes on Interstate 90, help add lanes to Issaquah-Fall City Road and pay for a study of the I-90 ramps off Front Street in Issaquah.
The funding package also includes dollars for parks in Issaquah and Lake Sammamish State Park.
July 29, 2015
NEW — 2 p.m. July 29, 2015
The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation is looking for proposals to move and rehabilitate the historic Anderson farmhouse now sitting on the front edge of Confluence Park.
“Plain and simple, we are looking for an interested party,” said Chris Moore, executive director for the Washington Trust group.
July 21, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. July 21, 2015
Join the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery to discover how the community is working together to protect salmon by restoring creekside habitat, preventing flooding and reducing pollution.
FISH is hosting a free community event at 6:30 p.m. July 22, featuring city Surface Water Manager Kerry Ritland and city environmental science associate Dana Zlateff. Learn how the city and community partners work together to protect salmon.
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 9, 2015
While it might have made great farmland in its day, the property that now makes up Confluence Park does not, in its present condition, make for very good parkland or, probably more importantly, a very good habitat for local salmon.
The first step toward changing that is removal of 8,000 cubic feet of soil that fills what used to be part of the flood plain for Issaquah Creek, said Kerry Ritland, surface water manager for the city.
June 25, 2015
June 17, 2015
Sometimes, the stars align to bring together two things to make one memorable union, from love-struck youths Romeo and Juliet to food pairings surf and turf.
Issaquah residents will be the beneficiary of a quirk of the calendar, when two of the Downtown Issaquah Association’s biggest events of the year fall on the same day.
The car show Fenders on Front Street is always on Father’s Day, which just so happens to fall on June 21, the same date for the annual Music Day.
June 1, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. June 1, 2015
Fenders on Front Street Car Show & Cruise, a Father’s Day tradition, returns June 21.
The free all-day event culminates with a cruise of classic cars. Starting at 3 p.m., car show participants will gather along Front Street North and cruise along West Sunset Way to Newport Way Northwest to Gilman Boulevard.
See hundreds of classic and vintage cars as you stroll down Front Street. Listen to classic tunes and see live music at several locations. End the afternoon with a barbecue at Confluence Park.
Learn more at www.fendersonfrontstreet.com.
May 30, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. May 30, 2015
Issaquah is making music June 21, in celebration of International Music Day.
The annual event celebrates the importance of music through free, open and accessible events. Listen, dance and make music from 1-5 p.m. at the following locations:
- Pedestrian Park — The Redondoes, strum ukulele band, Greasy Spoon,
- Northwest Alder Street — Eastside Music Co.,
- Music and Arts lot — teen performers from Kaleidoscope School of Music, special guests,
- Confluence Park — LocoMotive, FIVESTAR, Nolan Garrett, The RumSkullz and more.