Kendall Watson

New drawings to visualize a gas station in the Issaquah Highlands were presented at a Nov. 18 meeting.

Highlands gas station goes back to Council for approval

A controversial gas station is set for approval in the Issaquah Highlands.

 

Forecasters fear a mix of rain and high winds Monday night will cut power to local residents.

High wind warning issued for Monday night

Forecasters are warning high winds Monday night and Tuesday morning could snap tree branches and cause local power outages.The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a… Continue reading

 

Block 24 decision delayed until January

Questioning how a new Issaquah Highlands housing development would fit into the area, city planning commissioners Dec. 15 delayed a decision on its development.The proposal,… Continue reading

 

Issaquah woman hurt in Central Washington crash

An Issaquah woman and her passenger were treated for minor injuries Sunday, Dec. 27 after they survived a roll-over crash in Central Washington.

Issaquah City Hall.

City offices will be closed over Christmas, New Year’s holidays

The City Of Issaquah announced all city offices will be closed for several days over this year's Christmas and New Year's holiday season.City offices will… Continue reading

Issaquah City Hall.
Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark thanks volunteers for their efforts on Public Lands Day at the High Point Trailhead.

Trailblazers lend a hand for Public Lands Day

Mountains to Sound Summer Camp volunteers Amy Spens and Esther Ruggles were back after spending part of their summer on Tiger Mountain, but last Saturday's… Continue reading

Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark thanks volunteers for their efforts on Public Lands Day at the High Point Trailhead.
The U.S. flag. The Pledge of Allegiance is commonly recited while standing and placing the right hand over the heart-area of the chest

Local resident objects to City Council Pledge of Allegiance

Tired of what he viewed as an "offensive" practice, Highlands resident Matthew Barry followed a recent request at the Issaquah School District to drop the Pledge of Allegiance with the same request to Issaquah City Council on Jan. 4.

The U.S. flag. The Pledge of Allegiance is commonly recited while standing and placing the right hand over the heart-area of the chest
Tokul Creek Hatchery specialist Debi Sanchez assists her colleagues in Issaquah during their final day of spawning work on Nov. 17.

Issaquah Hatchery just a brief stop in the salmon’s circle of life

The life cycle of salmon, from fingerlings upstream to an amazing ritual of spawning, has been well documented. But what happens to the fish beyond… Continue reading

Tokul Creek Hatchery specialist Debi Sanchez assists her colleagues in Issaquah during their final day of spawning work on Nov. 17.
Some spawning salmon were killed along with sculpin and trout in the ammonia spill.

Darigold ammonia spill causes fish kill in Issaquah Creek

A small ammonia leak from the Darigold plant at Issaquah spilled through a storm drain into the East Fork of Issaquah Creek and killed about… Continue reading

Some spawning salmon were killed along with sculpin and trout in the ammonia spill.
The WNPA represents about 130 community newspapers in Washington state publishing mostly general-interest news.

Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter wins six awards in statewide newspaper contest

Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter staff has won six awards – including three first places – in the 2009 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest.The winners for… Continue reading

The WNPA represents about 130 community newspapers in Washington state publishing mostly general-interest news.
Prices in neighborhoods such as Issaquah Highlands have been dropping through 2009.

Tax credit stimulates home buying while prices sink

Real estate activity in Issaquah and Sammamish appears to be buoyed by the $8,000 homebuyers federal credit, now exteneded through April 2010.According to real estate… Continue reading

Prices in neighborhoods such as Issaquah Highlands have been dropping through 2009.
The flag at Issaquah's City Hall and Police Station fly at half mast in honor of four Lakewood police officers

Lakewood shootings stir Issaquah police

In the aftermath of last Sunday morning's apparent murder of four Lakewood Police officers, Issaquah Police were among the hundreds of public safety personnel and… Continue reading

The flag at Issaquah's City Hall and Police Station fly at half mast in honor of four Lakewood police officers
IPD traffic officer John Lindner... er

Issaquah Police ‘Adopt’ Family for Christmas

Celebrating the Christmas spirit of giving, the Issaquah Police Department (IPD) continued their annual tradition of partnering with Santa and providing a bit of holiday… Continue reading

IPD traffic officer John Lindner... er
New council member Mark Mullet is joined by his mother

New Councilors take first steps at City Hall

After swearing in two new members to its fold, Issaquah City Council's selected new leadership for 2010 at their first meeting for the year on Monday night.

New council member Mark Mullet is joined by his mother
At Issaquah School District Schools

Schools encourage bus use to fill funding shortfall

Issaquah School District (ISD) dollars will be on the line next week as student bus-riders are tallied in an annual statewide head count.From Monday, Oct.… Continue reading

At Issaquah School District Schools

4 tax measures on the ballot for Issaquah voters | Election Day is Tues. Feb. 9

Voters in Issaquah will be asked to vote yes or no this Feb. 9 on four tax measures in the all-mail, special election concerning public schools and libraries.

Plans for 18 apartment buildings and townhouse clusters

Highlands 240-unit residential development approved

With their concerns apparently satisfied, Issaquah's Urban Village Development Commission (UVDC) allowed a land-use application for a 240-unit multi-family housing development to move forward in… Continue reading

Plans for 18 apartment buildings and townhouse clusters
Gas rates in Washington state have nearly doubled since the year 2000.

Natural gas rates drop again; electric rates go up slightly

The recession has local families pinching pennies, but at least pricey natural gas — for those who have it — won't be as expensive this… Continue reading

Gas rates in Washington state have nearly doubled since the year 2000.
A plaque at Costco Wholesale Corporation's headquarters at 999 Lake Street in Issaquah.

Costco brings back Coca-Cola, reports Q1 sales are up

Warehouse retailer Costco announced positive first-quarter operating results for fiscal 2010, citing improvements in sales ending November 22, 2009.

A plaque at Costco Wholesale Corporation's headquarters at 999 Lake Street in Issaquah.
A graphic on the Volunteers for Issaquah (VIS) Schools Web site touting the February election school levies.

Pro-Issaquah school levy groups spring up

Worried that voters aren't aware of an important school levy election this February, volunteers are getting the word out across the Issaquah School District to help pass the tax measures.

A graphic on the Volunteers for Issaquah (VIS) Schools Web site touting the February election school levies.