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Sammamish Police arrested a 19 year-old Sammamish man and charged him with furnishing liquor to minors, after a 15 year-old and two 14-year-olds were found intoxicated in the hot tub of a Sammamish home.
Construction of “Phase 1B” of the East Lake Sammamish Parkway project will begin in April. It will widen and make seismic improvements to an existing bridge along the parkway and extend other road improvements about an eighth of a mile north of where the “Phase 1A” ended at Northeast 18th Place.
The 12 members of the Central Issaquah Plan Advisory Task have been entrusted with an enormous responsibility - to lay down the bold brush strokes of what the City of Issaquah should look like in the decades to come.
A number of recent developments have brought increased attention to bicycling in and around Issaquah.
Sept. 25 is a special day - National Public Lands Day. The Greenway is urging all residents to celebrate the incredible beauty of areas like Tiger Mountain by getting out and amongst it, helping to repair some of the damage caused to trails by such heavy use.
For some, it is difficult to quantify exactly what is gained by public and private investments in things like parks, strands of forest, trails, wetlands - keeping our views green and our environment healthy.
Already a regional leader in the use of Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) programs to conserve environmentally sensitive lands, the City of Issaquah hopes to use a $100,000 grant to make land conservation an even more attractive prospect for developers.
"The reason I moved to Issaquah was because I had three priorities. I wanted to be near Seattle, but not in Seattle. For my work I needed to be close to the east-west, and north-south connectors, the freeways.
The organizers of a Cyclocross event at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah on Sunday will soon lay new grass seed and begin groundwork at the site to repair damage caused by the race.
The Issaquah Human Services Commission has leant its support to a proposal to study alternate ways of funding local nonprofits and human services providers.
In order to keep tabs on the city's effort toward sustainability, in 2008 Mayor Ava Frisinger assembled a panel of 16 community leaders to develop a long-term vision of sustainability, as well as recommending metrics to track the city's progress toward specific goals.
Over the past 20 years, in small cities and communities across America, the average daily police record of reported crimes and complaints would hold a familiar, and fairly uniform, list of events - a drunk and disorderly, car prowling, garage break ins, and vandalism would usually fill the police blotters of places like Issaquah and Sammamish.
Everyday, thousands of people on the Eastside depend on the services of a myriad of small nonprofit agencies - church groups, public health workers, shelters, educators, counselors.
Heaven help you if you were trying to raise a child with a developmental disability in the 1960s. In terms of support services, education, therapy, or even a wise word, in many cities and towns there was nothing.
At an open house at Blakely Hall late in July, a small but interested group of community members asked City of Issaquah Major Development lead, Keith Niven, and Port Blakely chief in the Highlands, Judd Kirk, about the potential traffic and other impacts of 410 additional units in the 35 acre parcel, and 500 additional units in the existing Highlands, to areas like Park Drive NE outside Grand Ridge Elementary.
It was last year that then Port Blakely chief Alan Boeker said his company would be interested in paying for a mountain bike park of some description in the Issaquah Highlands. It was an offering, a sweetner, in controversial negotiations Boeker was involved in to bring a gas station to the Highlands. The $30,000 was little more than a bar napkin number he plucked out of the air. But it stuck.
When you talk about pressures that keep city planners and administrators up at night, traffic concurrency is a lurking nightmare.
It is probably not a surprise to most that, although the U.S. constitutes only 4 percent of the world's population, it accounts for 22 percent of the world's total energy consumption. Usually when we hear statistics like this we assume the big culprits are industry and big business, or modes of transportation. But in fact, the operation of residential housing is responsible for 21 percent of total US energy consumption, things like space heating and cooling, appliances, water heating, and lighting.
Listening to Rob Pickering tell the story of how his ancestor came from a distant land to shape what would one day become the modern city of Issaquah is to see just how much we move with the passage of time.
Issaquah is a city known for preserving and honoring its colorful history. And nowhere is this more evident than during its annual Down Home Fourth of July and Heritage Day celebrations.