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Daniel Cook shows off his loot after one of his family’s geocaching trips.

Going on a treasure hunt; ‘X’ no longer marks the spot

Sammamish’s Cook family has found a new, adventurous hobby that gives additional meaning to their family hikes and helps bring them together.

  • Oct 3, 2008
Daniel Cook shows off his loot after one of his family’s geocaching trips.

Issaquah School Board seeks applicants to fill Mike Winkler’s vacant position

The hunt is on for a new school board member.

  • Oct 3, 2008
Katie Regielsperger

SAMMIs recognize a ‘magificent moment:’ teen saves drowning man

In the course of our busy days, we interact with and impact the lives of numerous other human beings. We navigate on automatic pilot through the mundane tasks of suburban existence, barely conscious of how our actions or words influence our neighbors or coworkers. Then, one day in a moment of need, we are jolted awake by an unusual act of kindness: A stranger pays for our latte when we’re caught without our wallet, or allows us merge on to the highway when it seems that no one else will. Sometimes the moment is truly extraordinary and that unknown neighbor saves our life.

  • Oct 3, 2008
Katie Regielsperger

Issaquah City Council reviews report about citizen’s sole source aquifer request

The Issaquah City Council on Tuesday heard the city’s analysis of a citizen’s petition to designate the Lower Issaquah Valley Aquifer as a sole-source aquifer.

  • Sep 26, 2008
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Eastside Catholic teachers launch ‘Biomed’ class

Three teachers at Eastside Catholic High School, each previously recognized by the National Association of Biology Teachers as the state’s Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year, launched a new class this fall.

  • Sep 4, 2008
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From left to right: Diana Kutas

A race, not a ‘pity party’

Have you ever thought of participating or trying to participate in a triathlon? Thousands of people every year embark on these multi-sport races for the first time, in hopes of challenging their minds and push their bodies to limits they have not yet endured. Thirty-five Northwest cancer survivors met the challenge head on last Sunday at Seattle’s Genesse Park, the same way they battled their crushing diagnosis and disease.

  • Aug 29, 2008
From left to right: Diana Kutas

Mentors ‘LINK’ up with students in LWSD

What could you accomplish by giving up just one hour of your free time each week? Don’t underestimate yourself. You could make a profound difference in the life of a child by volunteering as a lunch buddy, mentor or tutor through LINKS (Looking Into the Needs of Kids and Schools).

  • Aug 29, 2008
A worker walks down the upstairs hall at the new Rachel Carson Elementary School in Sammamish. Construction workers

New ‘green’ elementary school ready for its debut

The new elementary school on the Plateau is bright, airy, and filled with appealing colors and shapes. It’s downright beautiful, and the teachers and staff members at Rachel Carson Elementary School last week were a-twitter with unrestrained delight.

  • Aug 29, 2008
A worker walks down the upstairs hall at the new Rachel Carson Elementary School in Sammamish. Construction workers
Adoptive parents Phung Quang Nghinh

Eastside group helps ‘Miracle Baby’

Phung Thien Nhan, now known as the Miracle Baby of Vietnam, defied death after just three days of life.

  • Aug 22, 2008
Adoptive parents Phung Quang Nghinh
Issaquah residents Jenny and Kenneth Fullwood make their voices heard as they cast their votes at the polls at Issaquah Community Church Monday evening.
Issaquah residents Jenny and Kenneth Fullwood make their voices heard as they cast their votes at the polls at Issaquah Community Church Monday evening.

Forest lands closed due to danger of forest fires

Longview Timberlands officials announced that they closed about 344,183 acres of the company's tree farms to public and recreational access starting Aug. 15 because of high forest fire danger in Washington and Oregon.

  • Aug 18, 2008
Instructor Kevin Mar and 12-year-old Lauren Poulson spar during a fencing class at the Issaquah Community Center last week. For more pictures and a column about fencing
Instructor Kevin Mar and 12-year-old Lauren Poulson spar during a fencing class at the Issaquah Community Center last week. For more pictures and a column about fencing
Eastlake High School graduate and 2008 recipient of the Cory O'Brien Memorial Fund scholarship Ann Marolich

Cory O’Brien Memorial Fund dinner planned

In a change of venue from years past, the Cory O’Brien Memorial Fund dinner and auction will be from 5 p.m. until close on Sept. 20 at Pogacha Restaurant in Issaquah.

  • Aug 15, 2008
Eastlake High School graduate and 2008 recipient of the Cory O'Brien Memorial Fund scholarship Ann Marolich

Fire budget process is ‘on track’

Eastside Fire and Rescue’s budget procedure is right on track, Finance Chief Dave Gray told the board of directors Tuesday.

  • Aug 15, 2008
Anna Pool-Norby
Anna Pool-Norby

Online gaming – Olympic style: How to become an ‘Internet athlete’

In all its glory, fanfare and controversy, the 2008 Summer Olympics have finally arrived — and they’re online! NBC is broadcasting more than 2,000 hours of live events and 3,000 hours of On-Demand recorded video over the next 17 days, and you can watch it all on your computer! Suffice it to say, the digital smorgasbord of viewable events is a techie’s dream-come-true!

  • Aug 8, 2008
An Issaquah police officer stands by as citiizens observe police vehicles on display Tuesday at National Night Out.
An Issaquah police officer stands by as citiizens observe police vehicles on display Tuesday at National Night Out.
Seen through reflective glass

Stabbing suspect released

Last week’s fatal stabbing was not the first time that Tomasz Matczak’s girlfriend had wielded a knife against him, according to his claims in court documents.

  • Aug 8, 2008
Seen through reflective glass
Guide puppy Lana
Guide puppy Lana
Dawn Sanders' daughter

Eastside’s Kids Without Borders helps world’s children

When someone asks Kids Without Borders founder Son Michael Pham for help, he can’t refuse.

  • Aug 1, 2008
Dawn Sanders' daughter