September 4, 2015
NEW — 4:39 p.m. Sept. 4, 2015
The Issaquah Alps Trails Club invites the community to take photos of the Issaquah Alps and enter the Picture the Alps Photo Contest to win one of four $50 REI gift cards.
The Issaquah Alps includes Cougar Mountain, Grand Ridge, Squak Mountain and Tiger Mountain.
July 29, 2015
NEW — 11 a.m. July 29, 2015
Heather Sullivan has performed from Carnegie Hall to the community center, and around the world aboard luxury liners
Although Heather Sullivan is a regular performer for years in Issaquah, thanks to a fan vote, she got her first chance to headline the Concerts on the Green series July 14.
July 16, 2015
Metropolitan King County Councilman Reagan Dunn attended the grand opening of the Cougar/Squak Corridor Park last month on National Trails Day.
“In 2012, this land was under threat of being clear-cut,” said Reagan Dunn, whose council district includes the Cougar/Squak Corridor Park. “Thankfully, through the work of many, we are able to celebrate the opening of a new park that provides varied recreational opportunities and protects critical habitat.”
June 14, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. June 14, 2015
Learn about Cougar/Squak Corridor Park, hear draft recommendations for park uses and amenities, and share your ideas about the park’s future at a June 17 public meeting, sponsored by King County Parks.
Set from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Eagle Room at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, the meeting will include information from King County Parks Division representatives about the 730-acre park and draft recommendations about uses, according to a county news release. At a community meeting in May, participants generated ideas for uses and amenities in the park, and the draft recommendations reflect that input.
June 3, 2015
Eastside Fire & Rescue responded with three units at about 7 p.m. May 30 when a car flipped over on Squak Mountain.
With a teenaged driver behind the wheel and one teenage passenger, the car was headed up the mountain when the driver hit a switch back and apparently lost control of the car, EFR Battalion Chief Glenn Huffman said.
May 25, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. May 25, 2015
Come to a May 27 public meeting to learn about King County’s Cougar/Squak Corridor Park, and share ideas for future uses and amenities in the park.
The meeting is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Issaquah Middle School commons, 400 Second Ave. S.E. King County Parks Division employees will provide information about the 730-acre park and gather ideas from the community about uses and amenities at the park, which was recently expanded by more than 200 acres.
May 12, 2015
Bill Merritt is in the business of saving lives.
The fourth-generation Issaquah resident has worked as a firefighter, an EMT and now operates his own emergency training education business.
April 7, 2015
The Squak Mountain Trail Run is from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11 at Squak Mountain State Park.
The event will include 12-kilometer, half-marathon, marathon and 50-kilometer trail options on the 2,024-foot mountain. The courses are well-marked and several aid stations will be in place.
January 20, 2015
It was a sunny January morning on Snoqualmie Ridge — a good day to hike up to the paragliding launch site on Poo Poo Point in Issaquah. Read more
January 5, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 5, 2015
Join the Issaquah History Museums on Jan. 10 for Charlie Sundberg’s take on Issaquah’s history as seen through architecture.
The free program will be at 11 a.m. at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E.
From the original mining company houses on Squak Mountain, to the re-created Pickering Barn, to the expansion of new neighborhoods throughout the community, people continue to shape history and the community with more than wood and concrete.