September 22, 2015
NEW — 4:31 p.m. Sept. 22, 2015
Our natural environment plays a huge part in our lives in the Northwest. We love the indoor/outdoor connections and livability during most of the year. The reliability of the plants, the seasons and the views in most neighborhoods has created a basis for our thinking and our lifestyle.
I was at Sammamish City Hall the other day, and the planners were talking about concerns over our native plants. They and many of us are wondering if our natives are going to be able to survive the summer droughts that are coming earlier every year.
September 3, 2015
NEW — 11 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015
As of mid-last week, 73 people had signed an electronic petition asking Issaquah to postpone any further development on Newport Way Northwest until completion of a traffic corridor study on the street as well as the implementation of any recommendations resulting from that study.
“There are five projects in the works for Newport Way west of state Route 900,” said Joe Verner, secretary of the Summerhill Subdivision Homeowners Association board.
Summerhill is one of the homeowners associations sponsoring the petition.
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?
July 9, 2015
While it might have made great farmland in its day, the property that now makes up Confluence Park does not, in its present condition, make for very good parkland or, probably more importantly, a very good habitat for local salmon.
The first step toward changing that is removal of 8,000 cubic feet of soil that fills what used to be part of the flood plain for Issaquah Creek, said Kerry Ritland, surface water manager for the city.
December 31, 2013
Sunset Valley Farms resident Art Converse doesn’t need a clock to determine what time of day it is in the tranquil neighborhood located at the foot of Squak Mountain.
He simply listens for the soft pattering wings of the 60-70 geese that fly over the rural valley at both dusk and dawn.
“Sometimes they’re honking and making all kinds of noise, and sometimes they’re not, and if they’re not, all you hear is whoosh, whoosh, whoosh,” he said.