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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.
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.
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.
A compilation of stories from Issaquah police reports.
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.
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 are sending Issaquah families across the globe this year, or at least money from selling the traditional July 4 entertainment is.
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.
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.
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.
A new website has been created to inform seniors, caregivers, and their families of housing choices for seniors in East King County.
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.
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.
A compilation of event according to the Issaquah police department
BY CELESTE GRACEY Darigold plead guilty to federal charges of dumping in the Issaquah Creek, and agreed to pay $60,000 fee to help restore the creek. The nation’s fourth largest dairy group already paid a $10,000 fine to the Department of Ecology, the maximum penalty the agency can give.
BY CELESTE GRACEY The Issaquah Reporter For the nine years Gail Givan has lived in the Sunset neighborhood near downtown Issaquah, traffic has always been a mess. Like much of the neighborhood, she's had enough. So when America's largest funeral home chain, Service Corporation International, proposed turning a small church into a funeral home with little parking to speak of, the neighbors overwhelmed city administrators with complaints.
Eastside Fire and Rescue is hosting a blood drive at its headquarters in Issaquah Wednesday, June 29.
Twelve students from Issaquah and Sammamish have been named to the dean's list at the University of Idaho.
Issaquah Christian Church is selling fireworks for people in need.
Eastside Fire and Rescue issued a burn ban on certain types of open fires until Sept. 30, when the dry season ends.