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Eastside Fire and Rescue firefighters practice in their pipes and drums group.

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
Eastside Fire and Rescue firefighters practice in their pipes and drums group.
Iman Baghai shares ideas presented at the Issaquah Community Network for improving life for teens.

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.

Iman Baghai shares ideas presented at the Issaquah Community Network for improving life for teens.

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.

An Eastside Fire and Rescue firefighter practices using a line to cross a river safely.

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.

An Eastside Fire and Rescue firefighter practices using a line to cross a river safely.
Lake Sammamish State Park manager and Ranger Rich Benson says the park could use some help from groups

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.

Lake Sammamish State Park manager and Ranger Rich Benson says the park could use some help from groups
Dave Rotheberg

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.

Dave Rotheberg

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
Official Issaquah police patch

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.

Official Issaquah police patch

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

County Executive proposes reforms unincorporated areas

All residents of the unincorporated areas of King County would have a single point of contact for county services, with teams of existing staff assigned to work with community groups, under a reform of the public engagement process for the unincorporated areas proposed April 18 by County Executive Dow Constantine.

  • Apr 25, 2011

Winners named in piano competition

Winners have been named in the 15th annual Helen Crowe Snelling Memorial Awards piano competition, sponsored by the Sammamish Music Club.

  • Apr 22, 2011

County Executive proposes reforms for expanded outreach and engagement with residents of unincorporated areas

All residents of the unincorporated areas of King County would have a single point of contact for county services, with teams of existing staff assigned to work with community groups, under a reform of the public engagement process for the unincorporated areas proposed today by County Executive Dow Constantine.

  • Apr 18, 2011

Issaquah seeking nomination for 2011 Hall of Fame

The City of Issaquah is accepting nominations for its 2011 Issaquah Hall of Fame winner.

  • Apr 14, 2011
An extensive renovation has returned First Stage Theatre to its glory.

Issaquah’s historic First Stage Theatre reopens; young performers return home

Robb Hunt, Village Theatre Executive Producer, has not had too many complaints about holding KIDSTAGE shows in Bellevue's Theatre at Meydenbauer Center for the past nine months. But now, he said, it feels like the KIDSTAGE program is back where it belongs.

An extensive renovation has returned First Stage Theatre to its glory.

Education advocate to speak in Issaquah

The condition of the state’s education system will be the topic of a speech and open discussion April 20 in Issaquah, led by Kelly Munn, State Field Director for the Washington League of Education Voters (LEV).

  • Apr 12, 2011
Michael Abraham tied for first place for outstanding witness at the state mock trial competition in Olympia March 26. He was a part of Eastside Catholic School's team

Democracy the winner in state mock trial competition

Acting has become as much an integral part to winning the high school mock trial competitions as knowing the law, but the big winner is democracy. Eastside Catholic took second place in King County and 16th at state last weekend. BY CELESTE GRACEY

Michael Abraham tied for first place for outstanding witness at the state mock trial competition in Olympia March 26. He was a part of Eastside Catholic School's team

County working to remove invasive plants on Lake Sammamish

King County is removing invasive aquatic plants and increasing regular vegetation management to address seasonal high water levels that affect Lake Sammamish shoreline residents.

  • Apr 5, 2011

Friends of Youth gets $20,000 grant

Friends of Youth has received a grant of $20,000 from The Seattle Foundation to provide general operating support.

  • Apr 5, 2011

Author Jan Faull to speak at BC event

Jan Faull, author and local parent educator for over 25 years, will speak at Bellevue College Parenting Advisory Committee's annual Spring Lecture on April 12.

  • Apr 5, 2011