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

  • 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

Darigold pleads guilty to dumping, pays $60,000

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.

Big traffic problems on East Sunset drive neighbors to fight new funeral home

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.

Fire and Rescue blood drive in Issaquah June 30

Eastside Fire and Rescue is hosting a blood drive at its headquarters in Issaquah Wednesday, June 29.

Twelve from area named to dean’s list

Twelve students from Issaquah and Sammamish have been named to the dean's list at the University of Idaho.

  • Jun 16, 2011

Church fireworks sale to help others

Issaquah Christian Church is selling fireworks for people in need.

  • Jun 16, 2011

Burn ban issued by Eastside Fire and Rescue

Eastside Fire and Rescue issued a burn ban on certain types of open fires until Sept. 30, when the dry season ends.

  • Jun 16, 2011