To the Editor — Sept. 3, 2015

September 3, 2015

Development

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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Liberty swimmers hit the pool with quest to defend state title

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.”

By Greg Farrar Ellie Hohensinner, now a Liberty High School senior, swims in a neck-and-neck battle with Ella Van Trobla of Naches during the entire 500-yard freestyle, winning the state 2A swim championship by 2.43 seconds a time of 5 minutes, 8.36 seconds last year.

By Greg Farrar
Ellie Hohensinner, now a Liberty High School senior, swims in a neck-and-neck battle with Ella Van Trobla of Naches during the entire 500-yard freestyle, winning the state 2A swim championship by 2.43 seconds a time of 5 minutes, 8.36 seconds last 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

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Remodeled Julius Boehm Pool reopens to public

August 25, 2015

NEW — 1:53 p.m. Aug. 25, 2015

By Greg Farrar Youngsters cavort in Julius Boehm Pool Aug. 25 for the first time at the grand reopening of the remodeled facility. Click the photo for more pictures from the celebration.

By Greg Farrar
Youngsters cavort in Julius Boehm Pool Aug. 25 for the first time at the grand reopening of the remodeled facility. Click the photo for more pictures from the celebration.

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Remodeled Julius Boehm Pool reopens to public

August 25, 2015

NEW — 1:50 p.m. Aug. 25, 2015

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Register now for American Red Cross lifeguard training

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.

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Photos show inside of new Julius Boehm Pool

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.

By Greg Farrar Among the obvious visual changes at the Julius Boehm Pool are the new pool deck walking surface around the pool, bright new pool liner under the water’s surface, and new ADA-compliant stepladder and mechanized chair entry hoist.

By Greg Farrar
Among the obvious visual changes at the Julius Boehm Pool are the new pool deck walking surface around the pool, bright new pool liner under the water’s surface, and new ADA-compliant stepladder and mechanized chair entry hoist.

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

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Julius Boehm Pool to reopen early

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

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Police blotter — Aug. 6, 2015

August 6, 2015

NEW — 1 p.m. Aug. 6, 2015

Assault

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

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City sets date for Boehm Pool reopening

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.

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Register now for fall swim lessons

June 10, 2015

Registration is now open for fall swim lessons at Julius Boehm Pool.

Sign up and learn more at issaquahwa.gov/register.

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