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Hydroplane racer aims to reconnect people to the sport, readies for Tastin’ and Racin’ event

Hall, now entering his rookie year as a racer, couldn't be more thrilled for the Tastin' and Racin' event June 11 and 12 at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Relay for Life raises $230,000

While last weekend’s rain dampened the Skyline High School fields, it didn’t dampen the spirits of Relay for Life volunteers, who raised $230,000 this year.

$4.3 in schools budget cuts for Issaquah, $5.1 million in LWSD

The Legislature is expected to pass down another $4.3 million in budget cuts to the Issaquah School District next year.The Lake Washington School District, which… Continue reading

As deadline approaches, PTSAs urgently raise money for science curriculum

McTeacher night was one of several efforts the district hopes will raise $500,000 by June 15. The Issaquah Schools Foundation has about $200,000 to go.

King County offers free, natural rodent control to rural residents

Got mice or rats? Try barn cats. That's the message from Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC).

  • May 24, 2011

Microsoft employees help restore Issaquah Creek

More than 60 Microsoft employees from the Sammamish Campus joined the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust in ongoing restoration efforts on Issaquah Creek at Lake Sammamish State Park on May 20.

  • May 20, 2011

Used book sale planned

The Providence Point Library will sponsor a used book sale in the basement of Town Hall, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • May 20, 2011

Top Issaquah volunteers awarded Tuesday

Various groups from throughout Issaquah honored members of the community in the 32nd Annual Community Awards Banquet May 17. The Chamber of Commerce hosted the event.

Revitalizing Lake Sammamish Park makes city council’s short list

Among 13 other goals, council members last weekend added revitalizing the park to its short list of projects to tackle in 2012, during a goal setting retreat May 13.

Garage-snooping bear caught in Issaquah

Wildlife officers think they captured the bear that an Issaquah couple found napping in their garage last week.

Pipe dreams: music slideshow of firefighter bagpipe band

Bagpipe instructor Neil Hubbard, center, works with John Parkinson, right, of Eastside Fire & Rescue, and Dale Griffin, of Woodinville Fire and Rescue, during a practice session of Eastside Firefighters Pipes & Drums at the North end fire station of the Mercer Island Fire Department on Wednesday, May 11.

  • May 17, 2011

Statistics about youth drinking, bullying focus of community discussion

Issaquah High School seniors who reported binge drinking — having five or more drinks in a row — rose to 28 percent this year. While figures like these may be shocking, the Issaquah Community Network is hoping to use them to effect change in the community.

Issaquah girl, 12, pleads not guilty in Facebook cyberstalking case

A 12-year-old Issaquah Middle student pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allegations that she hacked into a classmates Facebook page and posted lewd messages.

Firefighters hone skills for river water rescues

BY CELESTE GRACEY ISSAQUAH REPORTER Just before thousands head to rivers to cool off from spring’s first heat, firefighters were waist deep in the frigid Snoqualmie River, freshening up their rescue skills.

Can Lake Sammamish State Park find a future, support in the community? | Part 2

BY CELESTE GRACEY ISSAQUAH REPORTER With declining facilities and a beach filled with weeds, Lake Sammamish State Park is now struggling to attract the picnickers and swimmers it once did. The solution isn’t just more money, he said. It’s in finding people willing to champion Lake Sammamish over the long haul.

A Park Out of Place: The long-time struggles of Lake Sammamish State Park | Part 1

BY CELESTE GRACEY Issaquah Reporter This is the first of a two-part series looking at Lake Sammamish State Park and examining its problems. This week’s story focuses on the park’s biggest struggles. Next week will focus on possible solutions.

Issaquah pays $26,000 to cleanup leaky oil tank

BY CELESTE GRACEY ISSAQUAH REPORTER As Issaquah neared completion of a natural restoration project at Squak Valley North, it discovered a leaky oil tank had contaminated about 56 tons of soil.

24 named to dean’s list at SPU

Twenty-four students from Issaquah and Sammamish have been named to the dean's list at Seattle Pacific University for 2011 winter quarter.

  • May 3, 2011

Miscreant shoots out car windows in Talus neighboorhood | The Issaquah Blotter

BY CELESTE GRACEY Issaquah Reporter A compilation of incidents taken from Issaquah police reports.

Issaqhah, Sammamish students named to Central Washington University honor roll

Area students have been named to the Central Washington University honor roll for Winter quarter 2011.

  • Apr 26, 2011