September 30, 2015
NEW — 5:15 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015
Charles Horton III has been named the new general manager of The Issaquah Press newspaper group. He started in his new role Sept. 14.
Horton replaces former general manager Joe Heslet who left The Issaquah Press in May.
Horton comes most recently from the Standard-Examiner, a daily community newspaper in Ogden, Utah where he served as a vice president and the publisher since 2013. Before that, Horton worked for nine years at the Kitsap Sun in Bremerton, where he started as the circulation director. While at the Sun, Horton moved up through the organization to take on increasing responsibilities in interactive, advertising, and then eventually was named publisher and chief revenue officer. Read more
December 31, 2014
Annexations, retirements, plastic bags, development, a looming school closure, retail marijuana, bank robberies, the Concerts on the Green series, and business and occupation taxes made the list of the top 10 news stories of the year in Issaquah.
Here are those stories, in no particular order:
Klahanie-area annexation issue moves to Sammamish
Issaquah residents voted no, for the second time, on the city of Issaquah annexing the Klahanie area. The King County Growth Management Planning Council then unanimously approved the idea to move the Klahanie area from Issaquah’s Potential Annexation Area to Sammamish’s.
November 5, 2013
Joe Heslet has been named general manager of The Issaquah Press. He will focus on the business side, primarily in advertising sales.
Heslet’s more noteworthy career experiences include his tenure as director of sales and advertising at the Puget Sound Business Journal, general sales manager for Fisher Communications’ KOMO and KVI stations and founding and leading his own research firm.