August 27, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 27, 2015
Drivers who use state Route 18 near Tiger Mountain State Forest should prepare for full closures and detours from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 and from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30.
Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close both directions of SR 18 between Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast and Interstate 90 for paving, guardrail and tree removal work.
August 11, 2015
NEW — 2:31 p.m. Aug. 11, 2015
Blue Angels’ plane models are beautiful when used for peace
My wife and I attended Seafair on Saturday, Aug. 1, and the air show again amazed me.
As I was watching the precision maneuvers of our Blue Angels and the incredible versatility of the Raptor F-22, it hit me that I am so fortunate that I live in a country where lethal flying weapons are here for my entertainment and not my containment. Read more
July 29, 2015
NEW — 11:33 a.m. July 29, 2015
Issaquah has been named one of the Best Towns for Families in 2015 by “Family Circle” magazine.
To compile the list, the magazine’s team of editors worked with Onboard Informatics, a New York City research firm that provides real estate, demographic and other data, to select 4,500 cities and towns with populations between 10,000 and 100,000. From that, about 1,400 localities having a high concentration of households with median incomes between $60,000 and $110,000 were selected.
June 24, 2015
NEW — 1 p.m. June 24, 2015
Karma Flights Seattle will hold a unique Issaquah fundraiser to benefit victims of the deadly Nepal earthquake June 27.
The organization, which is made up of paragliding pilots that work around the world to raise money for developing communities, will provide instructional tandem paragliding flights at Tiger Mountain.
“If anyone has ever thought about paragliding, now’s the time to do it,” said instructor Paul Moyes. “Not only is it for a great cause, but it’s a bargain. The minimum donation is $150 whereas commercial tandem flights are typically $200.”
The flights are off of Poo Poo Point on Tiger Mountain. The donation will go directly to a relief team already active in rural Nepal.
Email KarmaFlightsSeattle@gmail.com to reserve your spot in the sky. Learn more about Karma Flights Seattle here.
June 3, 2015
The members of Fraternity Snoqualmie Inc. are hosting Naked Spring Thing, a “groovy, funky, jazzy, naked kind of thing,” from 2-6 p.m. June 13, a day of music and fundraising in the park in celebration of the 70th birthday of their rustic paradise and the birth of a new name: Tiger Mountain Family Nudist Park.
April 14, 2015
Ava Frisinger is the recipient of the 2015 Ruth Kees Environmental Award — the community’s highest honor for environmental advocates — and the Issaquah Highlands Community Association is the first Community Environmental Award honoree.
The public is invited to attend a special presentation at the City Council regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 20 as Mayor Fred Butler and council members recognize the honorees.
April 14, 2015
In 1937, when the group came into being, the name Fraternity Snoqualmie had a different meaning, said Dawnzella Gearhart, spokeswoman for the recently renamed Tiger Mountain Family Nudist Park.
In 1937, “fraternity” simply meant a group of people, Gearhart said. The word didn’t have the “men only” connotation it carries now. As for the “Snoqualmie” part of the title, Gearhart said Tiger Mountain was, at the time, considered part of the Snoqualmie chain of mountains.
April 14, 2015
Race coordinator Douglas Nast certainly knows there is room for growth in Issaquah Christian Church’s annual Run with Faith for the benefit of Compassion House.
In fact, as runners can receive awards in various age categories, he jokes that one year, nearly every runner in the race received a medal of some kind. If you are out to get your name into a record book somewhere, this might be your chance, Nast added.
“Our course records are pretty modest,” he said.
March 2, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. March 2, 2015
The city is accepting nominations for the Ruth Kees Environmental Award and the Community Environmental Award.
The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. March 11.
Kees’ namesake award honors the legacy of a grassroots activist who for more than four decades advocated for the preservation of landmarks and natural areas, sustainable development, recycling programs and the protection of the Issaquah Valley Aquifer and Tiger Mountain.
February 17, 2015
Four years ago, Dennis Broadwell came within about 2,000 vertical feet of the top of the world before making the difficult decision to turn around.
This spring, the Klahanie resident is planning to make a second attempt at summiting Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak at 29,029 feet.