May 20, 2015
Dennis Broadwell has been traveling to Nepal for more than 20 years, not only leading climbers up some of the world’s highest and most dangerous mountains, but giving back to one of the world’s poorest countries through humanitarian missions.
Now, Broadwell is starting his own fundraising effort in the wake of the April 25 earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people, and the resulting avalanche on Mount Everest, where he was stationed, which killed at least 19 climbers.
His project, The Himalayan Outreach Project, is attempting to raise money for Nepalese citizens whose homes, businesses and schools were destroyed in the 7.8-magnitude quake.
May 12, 2015
Mark Eggen, owner of the local restaurant chain Hop Jacks, was named Washington’s 2015 Entrepreneurial Success award winner at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s awards gala in Seattle on April 30.
April 27, 2015
NEW — 10:25 a.m. April 27, 2015
A Klahanie man leading a team of climbers on an expedition to Mount Everest is safe after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the country of Nepal.
Dennis Broadwell, owner of Issaquah-based mountaineering companies Mountain Gurus and Northwest Alpine Guides, began a two-month Everest climb in late March.
“Our Expedition Leader Dennis Broadwell just reported that the team is safe,” a message posted to the Mountain Gurus Facebook page April 25 said. “We are sending thoughts and prayers to everyone in Nepal affected by the earthquake.”
The April 25 earthquake has already claimed 3,000 lives, with countless others missing and injured. More than a dozen were killed, and several injured, after the quake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest. Read more
Success tastes a lot like bacon — A national craze to make everything better with bacon originates in a Klahanie kitchen
April 17, 2015
A long time ago (actually 2007) in a galaxy far, far away, (well, a kitchen in Klahanie), two rebels, Dave Lefkow and Justin Esch, struck a victorious blow for pork against the evil empire of beef — they invented J&D’s Bacon Salt.
Riding a wave of a 40 percent increase in bacon consumption between 2002 and 2007, the two friends wanted to translate their love of the pork product into something that would make everything taste better.
“Our goal was making something that tasted like bacon frying on a Sunday morning,” Lefkow said.
March 17, 2015
The first post-retirement vacation for many couples might include lounging on a sunny Hawaiian beach, enjoying a moonlight stroll through the streets of Paris or driving across the country to visit their grandchildren.
Jane and Steve Schwartz chose something slightly different — hike to the top of a 19,341-foot mountain.
March 17, 2015
I spend a lot of time thinking about local people and things, and I’d like to point out some of them here.
Kudos to the parents of young Maddie Sprague, Jeannie and Colin Sprague who met Maddie when she was only a couple of weeks old. Although they knew about her health problems — she had open-heart surgery the day she was born — they adopted her anyway.
February 24, 2015
How about reinstating the bypass?
It is amazing — the Issaquah City Council is concerned about the front street rush hour traffic!
January 27, 2015
As is done in what officials said are numerous Eastside cities, non-Issaquah residents will soon be paying additional fees for city recreation and parks programs.
The new non-resident fees will take effect in February. If you live outside of Issaquah city limits, but use Issaquah recreation programs, you can expect to pay about 20 percent more than residents.
The city states the non-resident rate ensures families living outside of Issaquah contribute to services on an equal basis with residents who pay city taxes.
Additionally, daily drop-in fees for the Issaquah Community Center and the Julius Boehm Pool, when it reopens, will increase by $1. Read more
October 14, 2014
If everything goes according to plan, the city of Sammamish could set a date for a special election on the Klahanie-area annexation by the end of the year.
Plans to add the roughly 2-square-mile area onto Sammamish’s southeast corner have progressed since February, when Klahanie-area residents voted not to join the city of Issaquah. In April, the two cities announced a deal to transfer the unincorporated area, which includes about 11,000 residents, to Sammamish’s potential annexation area.
October 11, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 11, 2014
In preparing for next year’s annexation vote, the city of Sammamish is hosting an open house for Klahanie-area residents to inform them about services they will receive from the city.
The open house is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E.
The city has also begun sending residents the city’s newsletter to help inform them about city issues.