September 22, 2015
NEW — 4:47 p.m. Sept. 22, 2015
Nerdwallet.com, a financial advice website, listed Issaquah as its No. 5 best place to start a business in Washington.
September 14, 2015
NEW — 12:54 p.m. Sept. 14, 2015
The Liberty High School girls soccer team didn’t lose a match in the season’s first week.
After a season-opening 1-1 draw against Issaquah on Sept. 7, the Patriots went on to defeat rival Hazen, 1-0, on Sept. 8 and Marysville-Pilchuck, 4-1, on Sept. 10.
Senior Jordan Hemmen was the team’s leading goal-scorer with three goals in three matches. She picked up the lone goal against Issaquah before tacking on two more against Marysville-Pilchuck.
Sophomore Makena Carr scored twice against Marysville-Pilchuck, while sophomore Kalyn Gill picked up the winning score against Hazen. Read more
September 3, 2015
Hi readers! Here is a heads-up to look forward to the work of some great photographers — your very own friends and neighbors — next week in your hometown weekly newspaper. You are going to be blown away!
I’ve already had an advance peek on account of it was my job to sort and collate the entries, but let me just say how envious I am of the skill and the special moments captured by all of you who have once again entered our annual Issaquah and Sammamish Amateur Photo Contest.
September 3, 2015
Stand up for your city and get involved in decisions
Like many citizens of Sammamish, I feel a great sadness driving through our town and watching the demolition of so many trees. Seeing the destruction as I drive down 228th Avenue Southeast to East Lake Sammamish Parkway (which is actually Issaquah) is heartbreaking. When did we as citizens have any say in the decisions about these developments?
August 11, 2015
NEW — 11:40 a.m. Aug. 11, 2015
The Cascade Water Alliance joined Seattle Public Utilities, Tacoma Water and the city of Everett in asking residents and businesses to voluntarily curtail their water use.
“We are asking residents and businesses to cut their water use by at least 10 percent,” said Chuck Clarke, Cascade CEO, in a news release.
Cascade and its members, Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond, Tukwila and the Sammamish Plateau and Skyway Water and Sewer districts, get their drinking water from the Seattle water supply.
Historic low river levels, combined with record-setting hot and dry weather have significantly increased the demand for water. These reductions in water use will help the region further maximize its water supply for people and fish. Read more
August 9, 2015
NEW — 4 p.m. Aug. 9, 2015
Not surprisingly, traffic was the main concern as the city Development Commission held a hearing Aug. 5 about Gateway, a proposed housing project wedged between Newport Way Northwest and eastbound Interstate 90.
The project site is in the area of the existing Arena Sports building and the Sammamish Pointe condominiums.
Gateway calls for 400 new residential units in 18 separate buildings ranging from two to five stories, with one central common building. Some 30 acres would be affected, although only 21.7 acres of that is suitable for building said Amy Tarce, a senior planner for the city. Read more
June 10, 2015
Tim Flood for City Council
I’ve had the opportunity over the last few weeks to talk to Tim Flood about issues in the city and his candidacy for Issaquah City Council. I am interested in the way Tim desires to represent the citizens of Issaquah. He wants to bring balance to development and transportation improvements to protect citizens from further traffic congestion.
January 20, 2015
Eastside Fire & Rescue will hold a dedication of Station 78, 20720 S.E. May Valley Road, at 10 a.m. Jan. 24, followed by an open house lasting until 1 p.m.
The free event is open to the public.
Fire commissioners from District 10, directors from EFR, fire administrators and firefighters will be on hand to greet those attending.
Station 78 was funded by a bond measure approved in 2012 by Fire District 10 voters. The new facility replaces a station that was located at S.E. 113th Street and state Route 900. Read more
November 25, 2014
August 26, 2014
Kym Clayton has a child who struggles with social skills and speech delays, and in her quest to find help, she stumbled across an idea from a suburban school in Pennsylvania.
Christian Bucks, a student at Roundtown Elementary School in York, Pa., invented a simple but effective way of helping children who were feeling sad or lonely. His Buddy Bench concept — a bench where kids can sit when they’re in need of a friend — has spread like wildfire in less than a year, reaching schools around the world.
Clayton believed the Buddy Bench might be a useful tool at Sunny Hills Elementary School, where she was PTSA president during the 2013-14 school year.
But simply going to a local hardware store and building a bench wasn’t what she had in mind.
“I think it would be really neat to be full circle, that kids are building this bench for other kids,” she explained. Read more