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Boehms Candies: Remembering Julius Boehm | In This Valley

Boehms Candies has been turning out delicious treats, and giving out generous community support since 1956 when Julius Boehm built his candy manufacturing facility, Boehms Edelweiss Chalet. Who was Julius Boehm? How did his Swiss Chalet and candy come to Issaquah?

Issaquah girl in critical condition after 15-car pileup

A 9-year-old Issaquah girl was in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center on Wednesday following a 15-vehicle wreck on westbound Interstate 90 that morning, according to Washington State Patrol.

  • Jul 22, 2011

Pot garden moratorium continues in Issaquah for now

The City Council decided to uphold the ban on the gardens Monday, which the state made legal this spring. The ban gives the city time to decide how to zone them.

Fireworks claim mail box, porch light | The Issaquah Blotter

A short compilation highlighting incidents reported by the Issaquah police department.

Bikes topic of Issaquah event Thursday

The Cascade Land Conservancy will hold an evening of riding, talking and watching bikes beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday. Participants are encouraged to ride around Issaquah, have fun and talk about what works (or doesn't). The event will be led by community members.

  • Jul 16, 2011

Junk springs to life in Issaquah peapatch gate sculpture | Pictures

When most people look at a pile of junk, they see junk, but one Issaquah artist has learned to look beyond bent trowels and engine parts. Instead, Denny Croston sees flowers, animals and all the makings of his recycled outdoor sculptures, often called yard art. Croston just finished his first public installment at the Flatland Peapatch on Juniper Street this June.

EFR warns of brush fires, even with cooler summer temperatures

Although cooler temperatures have hit Issaquah and Sammamish this summer, brush fires are still a concern for Eastside Fire and Rescue. During the first two weeks of July, EFR responded to 28 brush fires and 17 bark fires, according to a press release.

Issaquah Highlands could be getting grocery store, retail soon

Commercial retail, which would likely include a grocery store, is headed for the Issaquah Highlands at last. Port Blakely Communities, the Highlands master developer, struck a deal with a $3-billion national builder, Regency Centers, to develop 14 acres of land.

Hospital hosts annual Highlands day

The Swedish Medical Center hosted it's open house in concordance with this year's Highlands day, leading what hospital officials hope to be 10,000 area residents to the event.

Mannequins confused for dead women | The Issaquah Blotter

A compilation of stories from Issaquah police reports.

Lake Sammamish park users split over access fees

Enjoying the local park will now cost park patrons $10 for the day or $30 for a year-long Discover Pass. The passes are also required at Department of Natural Resources trails, like Tiger Mountain.

Let ‘er buck! | In This Valley

On the Fourth of July the area now known as Veterans Memorial Field once rang with the shouts of cowboys and the cheers of the crowd in the bleachers. It was rodeo time in Issaquah. The event included a parade, a carnival, fireworks and all the excitement that went with a big event in a small town.

Fireworks sales help church send medical teams overseas

Fireworks are sending Issaquah families across the globe this year, or at least money from selling the traditional July 4 entertainment is.

Where to watch fireworks on the Eastside

It’s the July 4th weekend and that means parades, picnics – and fireworks. Here’s a roundup of events in and around the Issaquah/Sammamish communities worth noting, compliments of RubySlipperGuide.com.

  • Jun 30, 2011

Police patrol cites 665 violators

King County law enforcement officers wrote 665 citations, including 288 seatbelt tickets, 192 cell phone and text violations, 40 speeding, and two aggressive driving infractions during an emphasis patrol between May 23 and June 5.

  • Jun 28, 2011

EDVP auction raises $355,000 for domestic violence programs

Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP) raised more than $355,000 on May 14 at its annual World of Hope Dinner & Auction at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. The funds will benefit benefit families in EDVP’s homeless shelters and programs.

  • Jun 28, 2011

New website offers senior housing options

A new website has been created to inform seniors, caregivers, and their families of housing choices for seniors in East King County.

  • Jun 28, 2011

Issaquah puts moratorium on marijuana gardens

BY CELESTE GRACEY The city of Issaquah issued a temporary moratorium on marijuana gardens Monday, after a new state law made some allowances for them this spring.

New Issaquah bookstore focuses on building community

BY CELESTE GRACEY Lisa and Philip Boynton aren’t worried that digital books are now dominating the market, because they know bookstores still have a place in peoples’ lives.

Man walks dog, gets arrest | The Issaquah Blotter

A compilation of event according to the Issaquah police department