City releases crosswalk safety study online

October 23, 2015

UPDATED — 3:45 p.m. Oct. 25, 2015

The city of Issaquah has released online the long-awaited results of a pedestrian crosswalk study launched over the summer.

Find the study on the city’s website here.

The city invites all residents to learn more about the crosswalk study at a community open house 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.W.

The city promised it would provide an overview of the study’s findings and recommendations, as well as answer questions. Read more

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Issaquah makes top five best places to start business list

September 22, 2015

NEW — 4:47 p.m. Sept. 22, 2015, a financial advice website, listed Issaquah as its No. 5 best place to start a business in Washington.

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Liberty sports roundup — Sept. 7-11

September 14, 2015

NEW — 12:54 p.m. Sept. 14, 2015

Girls soccer

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

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Off The Press — Your contest photos are an inspiration

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!

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

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.

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To the Editor — Sept. 3, 2015

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?

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Cascade Water Alliance asks customers to curtail water use

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

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Residents want answers on major Newport Way housing project

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

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To the Editor — June 11, 2015

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.

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New fire station dedication and open house is Jan. 24

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

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Veterans’ Memorial Field Trees Removed

November 25, 2014

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