The YMCA will not build a new facility in Sammamish, officials announced Wednesday.
Officials with the YMCA and the city had been in discussions since last year about a potential public-private partnership.
The Sammamish Family YMCA operates most of its programs out of leased space at the City Church.
A diverse group gathers once a month in Sammamish to talk about what’s best for kids and how to work better together on behalf of children on the Plateau.
With members representing PTA groups, the police, the city and more, the Greater Plateau Tri-Awareness group was founded in 1996 to share information and ideas.
I helped a friend and his wife load their stuff into a big U-Haul some days ago. They were moving to southern California. Some people think a move from this part of the world to that part is sort of like trading a gentle scalp massage for a whack on the head with a garden rake. That’s a bit of an exaggeration. A small shovel would be more like it.
Since the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District began fluoridating our water in 2005, new scientific information has become available regarding health concerns about fluoride. Along with several others, I spoke to the District’s commissioners at their May 19 meeting to highlight some of these developments, referencing parts of the January article in Scientific American, “Second Thoughts about Fluoride.”
King County and the Port of Seattle made history on May 12 when the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Eastside rail corridor was secured for public ownership. The Port of Seattle will pay the below market value of $107 million to acquire the 42-mile corridor that stretches from Renton in the South up to the city of Snohomish in the north. King County will pay the port $1.9 million for a 26-mile easement for trail development that runs from Renton to Woodinville. As more and more people commute from South King County to Eastside cities, and vice versa, it is clear that our region needs more transportation options, as well as more recreational opportunities.
Issaquah head track and field coach Gwen Robertson knew she had a strong contingent of girls headed to last weekend’s class 3A state meet in Pasco, but even she wasn’t prepared for the end result. The Eagle girls earned 49 points for second place, finishing only behind Eastmont’s 51. The accomplishment matched second place finishes in the 4A classification in 1984, 1976 and 1973, and nearly provided the Issaquah girls their first-ever state title.
The Issaquah fastpitch team, which was a perfect 4-0 against rival Newport this season, lost to the Knights last Friday during the class 3A state tournament at Tacoma’s SERA Fields.
Issaquah fell 5-2 to Newport in the second round of the consolation bracket, ending the Eagles’ season and hopes of advancing to day two and placing.
The Eastlake soccer team turned a tough 4A state semifinal loss on Friday into strong end to the season on Saturday.
Less than 24 hours after losing a shootout to Bellarmine Prep — a team ranked No. 9 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America — the Wolves battled back to beat Todd Beamer of Federal Way, 2-1, for third place.
They may have wanted more, but when it was said and done the Issaquah baseball team was all smiles Saturday after defeating Meadowdale 7-2 for third place in the class 3A state tournament at Safeco Field.
The challenge might have seemed insurmountable to some, but not the Eastlake fastpitch team.
Facing Spokane’s Shadle Park, a 28-0 team, ranked No. 8 in the country by USA Today, the Wolves pulled off arguably one of the largest upsets in any high school championship in the state this season.
In order to be in accordance with their interlocal agreement with Cascade Water Alliance, the city of Issaquah will have to use more water from well No. 5 — a well that is generally not used due to its levels of arsenic and manganese, city officials said Tuesday.