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Three from Sammamish on Oregon State honor roll

Three students from Sammamish have been named to the scholastic honor roll for fall term at Oregon State University.Students earning a straight-A average are: Kristin… Continue reading

New trail connection near Issaquah wrapped, signed and delivered

Just in time for the holidays, hikers and cyclists found a present under the trees near Issaquah today: a new trail connection parallel to I-90.

Habitat for Humanity to host ‘Chilly Chili Challenge’ in Issaquah

Habitat for Humanity of East King County will kick off the New Year with its second annual Chilly Chili Challenge volunteer event at its site in Issaquah Highlands. Volunteers will be treated to a hot lunch of chili, soup and other goodies donated by local businesses and churches.

Off-duty firefighters collecting toys for needy

Firefighters with Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) are teaming up with the Issaquah Brewhouse to collect toys this holiday season.

Issaquah History Museum to present workshop on preserving past

The Issaquah History Museums will present Preserving Family Photos and Heirlooms don Jan. 15.

Gregoire’s budget whacks schools, social services

BY REPORTER NAT LEVYGov. Chris Gregoire on Wednesday announced her plan for the 2011-13 budget that bridges a $4.6 billion gap and will slash money… Continue reading

Lakeside Senior Legion wins four of five at Vancouver tourney

The Lakeside Senior baseball team won four of five games July 3-6 at the Curt Daniels Memorial tournament in Vancouver, Wash.

The Snoqualmie River flooded this weekend after heavy rains caused waters to rise all over Western Washington last weekend.

High waters cause flooding in Snoqualmie Valley

BY SETH TRUSCOTTTHE SNOQUALMIE VALLEY RECORDRising waters overtopped lowland roads and neighborhoods in the Snoqualmie Valley this weekend.But the flood that crested Sunday, Dec. 12,… Continue reading

The Snoqualmie River flooded this weekend after heavy rains caused waters to rise all over Western Washington last weekend.
The Issaquah Soccer Club Arsenal Boys under-14 Blue team won the Firecracker Tourney June 22 in Burlington. The team allowed just two goals en route to its title
The Issaquah Soccer Club Arsenal Boys under-14 Blue team won the Firecracker Tourney June 22 in Burlington. The team allowed just two goals en route to its title

Dragons nab sixth tourney title

The Issaquah Dragon 11-and-under baseball team ended another impressive regular season July 6, with another tournament championship and a 25-2 record.

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Issaquah shortstop Colton Mahovlich tags out a Snoqualmie Valley North player Saturday afternoon.
Issaquah shortstop Colton Mahovlich tags out a Snoqualmie Valley North player Saturday afternoon.
Emily Reyer practices baton twirling at the Sammamish YMCA earlier this week.

Sammamish’s Reyer twirls baton to the top

There are some who argue the validity of baton twirling as a sport.

Emily Reyer practices baton twirling at the Sammamish YMCA earlier this week.
Former Skyline player MIke Lee pitches against Missouri Baptist on May 15 in NAIA Mid-South Super Regional at Jim Wade Stadium in Oklahoma City.

Skyline alum drafted by Red Sox in 8th round

The pipeline of Major League Baseball talent that is the Sammamish Plateau pumped out another prospect last Friday. Mike Lee, a 2005 graduate of Skyline High School, was selected by the Boston Red Sox as the 262nd pick in the eighth round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.

Former Skyline player MIke Lee pitches against Missouri Baptist on May 15 in NAIA Mid-South Super Regional at Jim Wade Stadium in Oklahoma City.
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Mariners’ ball girls are also Eastlake fastpitch state champs

Eastlake’s “fearsome foursome” of Stephanie Fox, Kaitlyn Bunger, Kelsey Leaverenz and Kimi Pohlman know what it’s like to be on the top of the softball world after winning the 4A state fastpitch title two weeks ago. Now the seniors get to end their high school careers by sharing one more special bond. The four are part of a select group of 11 Seattle Mariner ball girls who shag foul balls at Safeco Field — a job that results in cheers and sometimes jeers. They were selected after the Mariners asked Eastlake head coach George Crowder whether he had any outgoing players who were strong fielders.

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Sports in brief

George Crowder officially resigned from his position as Eastlake High School’s head softball coach last week after 16 years at the helm. He is moving on to teach history at Lake Washington High School next fall.

Chamber and Virginia Mason to team-up to promote ‘Innovation in Issaquah’

The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce will partner with Virginia Mason Medical Center for the chamber’s recently-launched “Innovation in Issaquah” program, helping to showcase the “Great Innovators in Greater Issaquah today.”

ArtEAST holiday open house

ArtEAST is offering a holiday open house this year at its new location on Front Street Dec. 4 with art, live music, refreshments and cheer.Patrons… Continue reading

Good Plants, Bad Plants – learn the difference Sunday in Issaquah

The Issaquah Environmental Council will discuss Good Plants, Bad Plants in a meeting Sunday at the King County Regional Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah.

Electric rates dip, natural gas rates go up

Puget Sound Energy customers will see their electricity costs decrease a bit while natural gas costs climb slightly.The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) recently… Continue reading