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Dick Campbell’s Issaquah High School photo of 1965. Campbell said his experiences as a young student encouraged him to become an educator.

In This Valley – Graduate of ‘65 recalls those who shaped a generation of students

This year’s construction and disruption at Issaquah High School are nothing new. Dust and smoke rose in 1961 when the land at the foot of Tiger Mountain was cleared for a brand new high school. Dick Campbell has vivid memories of those days.

  • Sep 24, 2009
Dick Campbell’s Issaquah High School photo of 1965. Campbell said his experiences as a young student encouraged him to become an educator.
Issaquah's Salmon Days will be held Oct. 3-4.

Salmon Days rated world’s best by festival group

The people of Issaquah always knew it — but now it’s “ohfishal.” The Issaquah Salmon Days Festival is one of the best in the world.

  • Sep 24, 2009
Issaquah's Salmon Days will be held Oct. 3-4.
Dr. Roger Stark is an advocate for letting free market economics make improvements to the U.S. health care system. He spoke to the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.

‘Public option will lead to rationing‘

Dr. Roger Stark, a retired heart surgeon and former Republican candidate for the state Legislature, presented his argument for less regulation of the health insurance market as a solution to the nation’s health care problems, at the monthly meeting of the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.

Dr. Roger Stark is an advocate for letting free market economics make improvements to the U.S. health care system. He spoke to the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.
More than 150 local residents

‘The challenge of our time ‘: Gregoire addresses service groups

The governor's speech was full of praise and admiration for the voluntary service work and fundraising undertaken by those gathered before her.

More than 150 local residents
Skyline senior quarterback Jake Heaps enters the 2009 season with a perfect 28-0 record as a starter and two state championships.

National spotlight on Skyline as season begins | Prep football

Twenty-eight straight wins. Consecutive state titles. A No. 9 national preseason ranking from ESPN RISE.

  • Aug 26, 2009
Skyline senior quarterback Jake Heaps enters the 2009 season with a perfect 28-0 record as a starter and two state championships.

Looking for little marchers — more children needed for parade!

The City of Sammamish is getting ready for one of the biggest parties in its short history. The 10th birthday celebration on August 29 will mark a decade since the city was incorporated.

  • Aug 20, 2009

Police arrest man in connection to tanning salon robberies

Everett police arrested a 24-year-old Lake Stevens man Sunday in connection to up to 17 robberies in King and Snohomish counties.Police had released a surveillance… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2009

City agrees we need a human services campus, but ponders the ‘who’ and the ‘where’

Just what the future of health care in the United States will look like is a concept very much in flux at the moment, with legislators at the federal level currently considering bills which the Obama White House hopes will improve what is regarded as one of the worst systems among developed nations.

Kaitlyn Kamstra

Promising grad receives O’Brien scholarship

Kaitlyn Kamstra from Eastlake High School has been awarded the fifth Cory O’Brien Memorial Scholarship.

  • Jul 30, 2009
Kaitlyn Kamstra
Mary Anne Kobylka with her son Alex on a trip to Europe in the final months of her life.

Sammamish woman helps fulfill friend’s final legacy

Fifty was Mary Anne Kobylka’s magic number. She hoped to reach her 50th birthday this September.

  • Jul 30, 2009
Mary Anne Kobylka with her son Alex on a trip to Europe in the final months of her life.

Web site determines ‘walkability’ of neighborhoods

In this economy everyone is looking for ways to save a few dollars. In many ways this urge to save is helping green causes across the country as people carpool, bike or walk, rather than spending hard earned dollars on the ever increasing price of gasoline.

  • Jul 23, 2009

Issaquah schedules public meeting on Shoreline Master Plan

The City of Issaquah's Planning Policy Commission will hold a public hearing on the Shoreline Master Plan (SMP). The draft SMP public hearing will be… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2009
Bob Brodel

What the high school rebuild means to those ‘on the inside’

“What a surprise to see progress bring the old alma mater to the ground.” Bob Brodel, a class of 1967 graduate, is reminiscing over his high school career at Issaquah High School. “But, progress is necessary and we all must step aside eventually.”

  • Jul 16, 2009
Bob Brodel

City of Issaquah in negotiations with Bellevue electric car company

The City of Issaquah is currently in negotiations with The Green Car Company, which is considering a move from their current Bellevue headquarters.

  • Jul 10, 2009
Seattle hip-hop heroes Blue Scholars were one of the main attractions at this year’s annual Teenfest event last Friday. Organized by the City of Sammamish and held at city hall

Teen Fest energy keeps the gray skies at bay

An estimated 500 teenagers turned out for the second annual Sammamish Teen Fest last Friday.

  • Jun 25, 2009
Seattle hip-hop heroes Blue Scholars were one of the main attractions at this year’s annual Teenfest event last Friday. Organized by the City of Sammamish and held at city hall

Council votes ‘no’ on Freed House

The push to restore the historic Freed Farmhouse, one of the area’s oldest remaining structures and currently languishing by the side of 212th Avenue Southeast, received what could be a fatal blow Tuesday night, with the Sammamish City Council voting 4-3 against funding its relocation to the Lower Sammamish Commons.

Discovery Elementary School students Courtney Crocker

Party like there’s no (school) tomorrow…

Discovery Elementary School students Courtney Crocker, Andie Corno, Connor Sullivan, Andrew Blessington were part of a noisy and colorful farewell to junior school last week, during a party for the departing fifth graders.

  • Jun 18, 2009
Discovery Elementary School students Courtney Crocker

Roads still the focus of city’s transportation plan

The Issaquah City Council’s decision to place improving the mobility of the city’s transportation system as it’s number one goal for 2010 would have come as good news for those hoping to see alternate transit methods reduce the increasingly troublesome problem of car congestion in the flatlands.

County offers $750,000 to help Sammamish TDR program – strings attached

King County has offered the city of Sammamish $750,000 to help create a program which aims to protect environmentally sensitive and significant land.