Join ‘The Residue of History: Olde Town Mine History Walk’ on March 29

March 25, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. March 25, 2014

Join Issaquah History Museums history hike leaders at the depot museum March 29 to explore the mining history that continues to shape downtown Issaquah.

Get a new perspective on Issaquah’s Olde Town neighborhood through historic photos, maps and observation of the changing landscape.

The first in a series of three mining history-themed interpretive walks will showcase the mine areas on the edge of downtown Issaquah.

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Old year brought new problems

December 31, 2013

Top news stories of the year

Many new things happened in Issaquah this past year and not all of them were greeted warmly.

While most people saw new parks and a new mayor as positive changes for the city, contention rose around new technology, new development standards, new fish ladders, new plastic bag ordinances and a newly legalized drug.

Much of what happened in 2013 spells more growth for Issaquah in the years to come and even more changes ahead. The year 2014 can learn much from the lessons taught by this past year of transformation.

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Council approves easement for dam renovation project

April 2, 2013

Contributed The Issaquah Creek dam, which sits about a half-mile upstream from the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and diverts a portion of the water to rearing ponds at the hatchery, is seen in a recent photo.

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The Issaquah Creek dam, which sits about a half-mile upstream from the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and diverts a portion of the water to rearing ponds at the hatchery, is seen in a recent photo.

Overhaul on a 60-year-old dam in Issaquah Creek required an easement of land ownership from the City Council at its March 18 meeting.

Working with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife since 2007, the city has mapped out most of the logistics in turning an aging, uninviting water maintenance tool into an accessible fish ladder that still diverts the water needed for the nearby stated-owned hatchery. Through past natural damage and structural weakness, the dam is in critical need of attention.

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