November 2, 2015
NEW — 2:40 p.m. Nov. 2, 2015
Two 17-year-old girls suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries when their car left the roadway on westbound Interstate 90 about 12:20 p.m. Nov. 2.
October 3, 2015
September 24, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 24, 2015
Celebrate National Public Lands Day Sept. 26 at Lake Sammamish State Park by joining volunteers from the National Park Service, Washington State Parks, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and REI to restore habitat in the park’s natural areas.
The volunteer event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road. Register for it or other volunteer opportunities at mtsgreenway.org/volunteer.
Help remove invasive weeds, such as blackberry, that reduce the habitat quality along salmon-bearing Issaquah Creek. The creek provides important space for fish and wildlife, including spawning and migratory habitat for threatened species of chinook and kokanee salmon.
September 18, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 18, 2015
Warm waters and low flows have made 2015 a tough year for salmon as they work to return to streams and rivers around the Puget Sound area this fall.
Watch for these natural beauties at viewing sites listed here — and cheer them on if you see them.
August 6, 2015
NEW — 4:05 p.m. Aug. 6, 2015
Salmon Days is going to be “so flippin’ fun” in 2015.
The city unveiled this year’s theme in a playful video littered with censor beeps replacing the “flippin'” part of the sentence.
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.
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
About a dozen people settled down the evening of June 9 into the Issaquah Trails Center to hear updates from the city and King County regarding local trails and bike paths.
First up with a PowerPoint presentation was Mary Joe de Beck, a city senior program manager, talking about the city’s highly touted Walk and Roll program. The city has hired a great consultant and spent some time trying to include the entire community in the overall plan, de Beck said.
May 14, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. May 14, 2016
Starting May 26, a section of Northwest Dogwood Street will close as a new bridge is built.
The street will be closed from approximately Third Place Northwest to the 110 block of Northwest Dogwood Street.
Signage will provide detour information for pedestrians and drivers. The new bridge is expected to open in early October.
April 14, 2015
Issaquah resident Bryan Weinstein described what he termed a “huge” amount of water gathered on the site of the Atlas residential development at the corner of Gilman Boulevard Northwest and Seventh Avenue Northwest.
Weinstein said the water easily can be seen from his car as he drives past. He worries it might be contaminating drinking water or polluting Issaquah Creek, which runs through the Gilman site.
“There is no flooding on that project site,” said Brad Reisinger, a division president for Atlas developer Lennar Multifamily Communities.