September 18, 2015
NEW – 11:20 a.m., Sept. 18, 2015
Immediately after watching her team match up with its main rival, Issaquah High School girls swim coach Laura Halter was blunt in her assessment of the Skyline Spartans. Read more
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 31, 2015
NEW — 2:13 p.m. Aug. 31, 2015
If Liberty High School swimmer Ellie Hohensinner learned anything after last year’s state-championship season, it’s that life at the top of the podium is pretty sweet.
“Being up there is an exciting thing,” she said. “It was probably the highlight of my year.”
The 2014 Liberty girls swimming and diving team won the program’s first state championship in devastatingly dominant fashion, winning seven of the meet’s 12 events and leaving the King County Aquatic Center with a Class 2A record score of 348 points. Read more
August 25, 2015
NEW — 1:53 p.m. Aug. 25, 2015
August 25, 2015
NEW — 1:50 p.m. Aug. 25, 2015
August 23, 2015
NEW — 12:35 p.m. Aug. 23, 2015
As the city hires lifeguards for the newly renovated Julius Boehm Pool, it is also offering American Red Cross lifeguard-training classes.
Job openings are immediately available at the pool. The training program is a condensed, four-day course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 27-30.
Participants must be 15 years old by the last day of the course and pass the pre-course requirements prior to the start of class.
August 17, 2015
NEW — 1:12 p.m. Aug. 17, 2015
At the end of July, city officials said Issaquah’s Julius Boehm Pool would reopen Sept. 8.
“We really are putting on all the finishing touches,” said Ric Patterson, division manager for the Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department.
Those finishing touches must have gone very quickly. Instead of Sept. 8, the city plans a grand reopening for the pool at noon Aug. 25. Read more
August 13, 2015
NEW — 10:27 a.m. Aug. 13, 2015
The Julius Boehm Pool is ready for its debut.
After a nine-month closure for a vast remodeling project, the community pool will open earlier than anticipated on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
The city will commemorate the grand reopening in style with a free community celebration starting at noon.
Attendees can munch on hot dogs, participate in games and activities, and take advantage of the free public swim until 5 p.m. Read more
August 6, 2015
NEW — 1 p.m. Aug. 6, 2015
A 59-year-old Issaquah woman was arrested at 7:26 p.m. July 23 for fourth-degree assault in the 100 block of West Sunset Way.
No sleeping in public
At 5:37 a.m. July 24, an officer responded to a report of a man sleeping on the hill between the Julius Boehm Pool and the community center, in the 300 block of Rainier Boulevard South. The suspect stated that he was resting after losing his friends from the night before. He was advised to move along and complied. Read more
July 29, 2015
NEW — 6 p.m. July 29, 2015
With the renovation on budget and on time, the Julius Boehm Pool will reopen Sept. 8, said Ric Patterson, division manager for the Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department.
“We really are putting on all the finishing touches,” Patterson said of the $5 million in renovations that got underway when the pool temporarily closed in November.
Those finishing touches include putting down floor tile, plastering the pool itself and putting in the reception counter.