May 25, 2010
Construction should start by late June on eco-friendly Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 72, the replacement for a threadbare fire station near state Route 900.
February 23, 2010
Riders take advantage of Metro Transit’s bus route 200
King County Metro Transit’s 200 line isn’t perfect, as rider Kelly Boehlke is quick to point out.
“It’s either early or late. It’s rarely on time. Rarely,” she said.
As if to punctuate her point, the bus scheduled to arrive sometime after 12:47 p.m. idled up to Front Street by The Issaquah Press building at 12:44 p.m.
“See,” she said.
But most riders, Boehlke included, love the 200.
July 7, 2009
EFR facility clears planning hurdle
Before a city Development Commission last week, Eastside Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief of Planning Wes Collins stopped for Chinese food — and received a hopeful sign. Commissioners were set to consider plans for Station 72, a long-overdue EFR facility. The message inside Collins’ fortune cookie read, “You will reach a goal for which you have been striving.”
Collins later told development commissioners how officials first identified a need for a fire station in the northwestern part of the city in 1986. Officials hope to begin construction on the new EFR facility in early 2010.
“We’re glad to finally have a facility in the planning and development process,” Collins said.
Commissioners discussed the Station 72 proposal July 1. City planners will ready the project for further design work and obtain development permits. Read more
June 23, 2009
Officials could release design money and approve a finance agreement related to the planned Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 72 when the City Council meets July 20. Read more
March 9, 2009
How to link Squak Mountain to the regional mass-transit system likely will receive a closer look from planners, the City Council decided last week. Read more
December 29, 2008
2008 news stories revisited
From an increase in robberies to the demise of the proposed Southeast Bypass, 2008 was action packed in Issaquah. Lightning and snow storms, a stronger Moroccan connection and business closures all made headlines.
In no particular order, here are updates on our pick of the top 10 news stories of the year: Read more
October 1, 2008
With ridership nearly 7 percent higher than this time last year, Metro Transit added service and made several changes for the Issaquah and Preston areas. Read more