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The City of Issaquah is keeping a wary eye on the potential for flooding in the Green River valley

Issaquah hopes to avoid disaster of last winter’s floods

Erosion inside the Howard Hanson Dam on the Green River could directly impact Issaquah by causing major traffic jams, disrupt businesses and cut off the city's sewer system, said officials at an Oct. 27 meeting.

The City of Issaquah is keeping a wary eye on the potential for flooding in the Green River valley
‘Corks and Forks’ raised over $1

‘Corks and Forks’ returns

Do you like to be rewarded for being charitable with, let’s say, chorizo-stuffed dates wrapped in crispy prosciutto? Is your idea of a great fundraising party one that includes lemon and shortbread cubes with cranberry coulis and dried sour cherries, and hand dipped chocolate truffles?

  • Nov 5, 2009
‘Corks and Forks’ raised over $1

Rolling slowdown scheduled for Tuesday night in Renton

Late night and early morning drivers can expect delays through Renton on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Washington State Department of Transportation crews will perform a rolling slowdown in each direction on I-405 from SR167 to SR 169 between midnight and 4 a.m. to install temporary lighting wires above the freeway.

  • Nov 3, 2009
Issaquah High School students

Issaquah High doesn’t let rain spoil parade

Every Homecoming Parade needs its homecoming royalty.

  • Oct 30, 2009
Issaquah High School students
Sadlier’s store

Sadlier’s Store – icon of a very different time on the Plateau

Ask a Plateau resident who has been here more than 25 years ago about Sadlier’s store, and he or she is probably going to have a story to tell you. Long-time residents will add that the store was originally known as Braden’s.

  • Oct 22, 2009
Sadlier’s store
“It’s time for us to stand up in this country and stop the divisiveness that I’ve seen in Washington D.C.

Gov.: Issaquah/Swedish Hospital ‘Exactly what America needs’

According to Gov. Christine Gregoire, the other Washington should be paying attention to plans for Issaquah’s new hospital. Gregoire made the most of the Swedish/Issaquah hospital groundbreaking ceremony in the Issaquah Highlands Oct. 12 by burnishing the state’s credentials as a leader in medical care policy and technology.

“It’s time for us to stand up in this country and stop the divisiveness that I’ve seen in Washington D.C.
The Bicycle Issaquah map is available for free at the Visitor’s Center

Mapping the way through Issaquah’s bike trails

Mapping out bicycle and pedestrian trails in and around Issaquah has been a labor of love for resident Karen Behm.

  • Oct 19, 2009
The Bicycle Issaquah map is available for free at the Visitor’s Center
The portion of land on Tiger Mountain known as Park Pointe is of great interest to conservation groups such as Mountains to Sound Greenway

Park Pointe developer insists “all systems are go”

Wellington exec expects loan to be renegotiated — conservation groups criticize development as inappropriate use of valuable site

  • Sep 24, 2009
The portion of land on Tiger Mountain known as Park Pointe is of great interest to conservation groups such as Mountains to Sound Greenway
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