Volunteers needed for Highlands Halloween

Volunteers are needed to help stage the Issaquah Highlands' own Halloween spectacular, Green Halloween.

  • Oct 18, 2010

In a break from hitting the books, students hit the phones to raise money for vital school programs

Though no one likes being phoned at home to complete a survey, or to be urged to buy this fabulous product or that, Issaquah and Sammamish residents should expect a call next week that is certainly worth listening to.

  • Oct 18, 2010

Sound Transit proposes service changes to Issaquah route

Amid all the discussion in Issaquah about reducing car traffic by making the city more walkable and encouraging people to use public transit, Sound Transit is considering reducing service on one of the routes that serves the community.

Incumbents preach change as candidates address different symptoms of the same illness

While the audiences were dramatically different, the candidates' routines were mostly unchanged, holding up the same scapegoats for an economic system which is failing in its paramount duty to support public schools, and an economic recession which now sees more than 300,000 Washingtonians unemployed.

Despite tough times, city holds the line for local service groups

Earlier this month, Mayor Ava Frisinger released her fiscal plan for next year. In a memo to the Issaquah City Council she stated, "My 2011 proposed budget reflects two key goals: maintain strong fiscal stewardship during these lean economic times, and stay focused on our community’s needs – both today and for the future."

Highlands says hello to new season

How distinctly the seasons change - this past week, fall was definitely in the air, and on the ground, with colorful leaves and cool, crisp weather. In the Issaquah Highlands young families made the most of the sunshine while it lasts.

Plant a tree, help wildlife

Want to help restore fish and wildlife habitat? For the next four Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., volunteers will be planting trees at both the Squak Valley Park and Lake Sammamish State Park as part of ongoing habitat restoration projects.

  • Oct 12, 2010

Suspect arrested for assault after dragging police officer

A veteran Issaquah police sergeant was injured on Oct. 11 when he was dragged for about 100 feet by a suspect trying to flee the scene.

Death cap mushroom poisoning reported in King County

Following the hospitalization last month of a Bellevue woman who ate a poisonous mushroom, King County health officials are warning people foraging for mushrooms to exercise caution.

  • Oct 12, 2010

As ballots arrive this week, candidates visit Issaquah for education, business forums

Registered voters in Issaquah and Sammamish will begin receiving ballots in the mail this week ahead of the Nov. 2 General Election.

  • Oct 11, 2010

Issaquah Valley PTA seeks candidate questions for education forum

State Representative candidates for the 5th District Glenn Anderson, Greg Hoover, Jay Rodne, and David Spring will square off over education issues at a special forum hosted by the Issaquah Valley Elementary Parent Teacher Association (IVE PTA) Tuesday Oct. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at IVE.

  • Oct 11, 2010

Issaquah Community Network seeks new faces for board

The Issaquah Community Network (ICN), a local organization dedicated to supporting healthy youth, family and community, is seeking applicants for its volunteer board of directors.

  • Oct 11, 2010

Second meeting about Confluence Park scheduled for Oct. 21

The second of three opportunities for residents to give their thoughts on the development of Issaquah's downtown park, tentatively called Confluence Park, will be on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at Tibbetts Creek Manor.

  • Oct 8, 2010

The little train that could – how the caboose came to Issaquah

The caboose at the Issaquah Train Depot was built in 1942. It was modified by the Weyerhaeuser Company for use on logging railroads, damaged later in an accident and eventually donated to the Issaquah Historical Society in the summer of 1989.

A watchful eye on the waters

October is Flood Awareness Month, and King County officials are urging floodplain residents to prepare a flood safety plan and sign up for automated flood alerts.

  • Oct 8, 2010

Free workshops for livestock owners

Horse and livestock owners can learn how to prepare for rain, cold, snow and long winter nights at four free workshops sponsored by the King Conservation District.

  • Oct 8, 2010

Citizen group gives Rowley parameters for growth

Residents will get a chance to learn more about the ongoing redevelopment plans for Central Issaquah when the Cascade Land Conservancy hosts a Community Stewards meeting in the Pickering Room at Issaquah City Hall Northwest on Thursday, Oct. 14.

Tourism grant applications being accepted

The City of Issaquah Lodging and Tax Advisory Committee is seeking funding requests for development and marketing projects or programs that promote tourism in the city.

  • Oct 5, 2010

October events applaud Issaquah women, suffragettes

The Issaquah History Museums are sponsoring two events that celebrate the impact of women in our community.

  • Oct 5, 2010

Science fiction to some – the real future to many

The Central Issaquah Plan demands of its architects equal parts practicality and imagination; an ability to understand the limitations of the land, the economy, and the population, but also to be flexible enough to allow for a future that many of us will never see.