I read the letter entitled “Not all trees provide value.” (May 23 Reporter) I believe that many of the author’s points are covered in Issaquah’s current tree ordinance, which I hope will still contain these clauses when it is revised. Diseased trees can be cut, and I would think so would inappropriate trees, as long as they are replaced with more appropriate trees. Where the author and I really part company is in her statement that one of the “considerations for keeping or planting trees … (is) not obscuring views.”
The Town Center’s few supporters have narrow interests and little connection to existing residents’ concerns. Sammamish’s priority should be mitigating 60 years of “planned growth” absorbed within 25 years.
The election season is approaching, and the state’s two major political parties are in a twitter.
The reason? We have a new primary system this year and there’s no longer a guarantee that both a Democrat and a Republican will make it to the November General Election ballot.
This weekend, two vintage unlimited hydroplanes will run on Lake Sammamish for the first time, as part of the Tastin’ n Racin’ festival.
“In the ‘60s, the hydroplanes and their drivers were the sports heroes of the kids in Seattle. There weren’t any Mariners, Seahawks or Sonics, so we idolized (the hydroplane drivers),” said John O’Brien, one of five organizers of the festival.
Ben Griner of PerSyst Consulting and Brandon Schwendtke of R&R recently led a group in constructing a free wheelchair access ramp for Issaquah homeowner, Cinda Ainsworth. The project was one of two ramps constructed in Issaquah this year as part of the 15th annual Master Builders Care Foundation’s “Rampathon” event.
The May 17 bike drive led by the ARAS Foundation collected and prepared 925 bikes for shipment to Ghana, organizer Mary Trask said. The week before, several Bellingham residents collected and prepared 620 bikes as an offshoot of the Sammamish drive.
The Rotary Club of Issaquah announced that it will sponsor a foreign exchange student from France for the next school year. The student will be Jean Bourdonnais, 16, of Nantes, France.
Jean will attend Skyline High School, so the Rotary Club is seeking host families in that attendance area.
A select group of Issaquah and Skyline senior baseball players ended their high school careers with a bang May 30, earning a pair of wins in the annual 3A-4A KingCo All-Star Feeder game at Bellevue’s Bannerwood Park.
More than 1,100 participants swarmed the shores and waters of Lake Sammamish Saturday for the eighth annual Issaquah Triathlon, 5K and Kids Tri — the largest turnout in the history of the event.
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.
King County Prosecutors last week charged 26-year-old Redmond resident Kyle Dalan with vehicular homicide. Dalan’s vehicle crossed the center line of State Route 202 at about 3 p.m. on Monday, May 26, and collided head-on with a motorcycle ridden by 74-year-old Mark Stolle of Sammamish, according to charging papers. Stolle was thrown from the motorcycle and landed in a ditch. He sustained multiple “catastrophic” injuries to the head, torso and extremities, and died within minutes, charging documents and the King County Medical Examiner’s officials said.