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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
The public got their first chance to give input at the Aug. 26 confluence park BBQ.

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 public got their first chance to give input at the Aug. 26 confluence park BBQ.
The Issaquah caboose is lifted off its wheels at Vail Camp in 1989 for transport by flat car to Issaquah.

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.

The Issaquah caboose is lifted off its wheels at Vail Camp in 1989 for transport by flat car to Issaquah.

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
Following successful Personal Rapid Transit Systems in West Virginia and other cities in American

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.

Following successful Personal Rapid Transit Systems in West Virginia and other cities in American

Want to be a weather spotter?

The National Weather Service is hosting a training session for new or veteran weather spotters.

  • Oct 1, 2010
The debate

5th district debate boils down to budgets

No matter the topic of the question during a legislative candidate debate on Sept. 23, every answer came back to money, or more specifically a serious lack of it.

The debate
F.I.S.H. Docent and Board Member Kevin Boze answers questions from Eastridge Elementary students during a pre-Salmon Days hatchery tour.

Salmon Days are almost here

In the week leading up to the 41st annual Salmon Days events, residents and visitors enjoyed a bit of sun and a sneak preview of the weekend's festivities.

  • Sep 29, 2010
F.I.S.H. Docent and Board Member Kevin Boze answers questions from Eastridge Elementary students during a pre-Salmon Days hatchery tour.

Salmon Days road closures

This weekend, Oct. 2 and 3, the town will be buzzing with the 41st annual Salmon Days Festival, Issaquah’s largest event with more than 150,000 visitors. To avoid long delays, drivers should be aware of the following road closures:

  • Sep 29, 2010

Cyclists, hikers, begin delicate dance over trails access in Issaquah Highlands conservation easement

Hiking trails advocates and mountain bike enthusiasts left Monday night's Issaquah Major Planning and Growth Committee (MPGC) meeting satisfied that there would be consideration given to both uses in trails plans for a 43 acre section of land south-west of Central Park in the Issaquah Highlands.

With demand for the land now breeding competition between potential developers

Competition for parcels puts Issaquah in strong position in land sale deal

The City of Issaquah is holding all the aces in the land sale deal in the Issaquah Highlands, and if it plays its cards right the big winner will be the people who live and work here.

With demand for the land now breeding competition between potential developers
There are few musicians in the world who can boast a rock resume as impressive as drummer Chris Slade.

Rock royalty, drummer Chris Slade, to perform at Issaquah Salmon Days Festival

But none of these career highlights will have prepared him for the 2010 Issaquah Salmon Days Festival, at which he will join Magic Bus with special guest vocalist Spike O’Neill for a free AC/DC tribute performance at the Rainier Boulevard Stage, Oct. 3.

  • Sep 27, 2010
There are few musicians in the world who can boast a rock resume as impressive as drummer Chris Slade.

Seven injured in I-90 crash near Issaquah

A pickup truck ran into a King County Metro Rideshare van on Interstate 90 at West Lake Sammamish Boulevard near Issaquah on Friday morning, injuring seven people.

  • Sep 24, 2010

National Public Lands Day this Saturday

Give back to your community and the environment by participating in the 17th annual National Public Lands Day this Saturday, Sept. 25.

  • Sep 24, 2010

Take a hike with Issaquah Alps Trails Club

The Issaquah Alps Trails Club has posted its fall 2010 hike schedule.

  • Sep 23, 2010

South Seattle shooting may be related to July park incident

Seattle Police are investigating a possible connection between an early morning shooting on Friday and the July 17 shootings at Lake Sammamish State Park.

  • Sep 20, 2010