September 30, 2015
NEW — 5:33 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015
The city’s biggest annual bash and its signature event since 1970, Salmon Days, Issaquah’s yearly celebration of all things salmon, is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 3-4.
The party is spread throughout downtown Issaquah and, of course, the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Read more
September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015
NEW — 4:41 p.m. Sept. 22, 2015
Hoping to close a $75,000 funding gap, the city parks and recreation department has set up a Go Fund Me page to support the proposed new Issaquah Skate Park.
After a couple of months of discussion and some enthusiastic support from different parts of the community, the Issaquah City Council voted in April to pursue funding for a 10,500-square-foot skateboard park with a price tag now set at $500,000.
June 10, 2015
The city of Issaquah is adding flashing yellow left-turn arrow traffic signals at intersections throughout Issaquah.
June 3, 2015
On June 8, the Route 200 Freebee bus will be extended to the Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride via Southeast Black Nugget Road and Highlands Drive Northeast to improve rider demand and route performance.
March 3, 2015
March 16 may be a big day for supporters of a larger footprint for the proposed new Issaquah Skate Park.
Four supporters met Feb. 27 with Mayor Fred Butler, who promised he would bring the issue before the City Council at what will be its second meeting of March.
February 10, 2015
Issaquah has morphed from a small town into a small city and more changes are on the way, Mayor Fred Butler said in his annual State of the City speech before the City Council on Feb. 2.
“The state of our city is strong,” Butler said at the outset of the talk.
Butler promised his administration was building an Issaquah for everyone, “from the cashier at Costco to the surgeon” at Swedish Medical Center’s Issaquah Campus.
Issaquah will grow, Butler added, “up not out… compact, not sprawling.”
February 3, 2015
Supporters and skateboard enthusiasts once again are urging the Issaquah City Council to move forward with a large-footprint skate park in Tibbetts Valley Park.
Supporters made their thoughts known at a council meeting in late January.
September 2, 2014
Sound Transit’s parking pilot program has ended and officials do not yet know what it could mean for the future.
The Issaquah Transit Center was one of four locations chosen for the parking permit program due to its high number of transit commuters and limited parking availability.
Commuters interested in attaining reserved spaces could apply for either a single-occupancy vehicle pass or a high-occupancy vehicle (more than one person per vehicle) pass. Drivers had access to reserved spaces until 10 a.m. on weekdays, and were allowed to park as long as they wished. If they didn’t park before 10 a.m., the spaces were open to anyone.
July 22, 2014
Issaquah’s new skate park is moving closer to construction with Grindline Skateparks Inc. providing a near-final design.
After three public input meetings, the city-hired designer gave city officials its vision of what Issaquah’s skaters said they wanted in a new park. Grindline lead designer Micah Shapiro said their plan brought flow and a variety of elements to the 8,000-square-foot, triangular-shaped plot in Tibbetts Valley Park, across from the Issaquah Transit Center.
“We’ve kind of gotten it figured out what the public wants,” Shapiro said. “It’s really all about what they want in their skatepark.”