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Irving Petite filled his books with stories of possums

A life in love with nature – the ‘Issaquah Thoreau’

Reports of the occasional bear or cougar in our neighborhoods stir memories of the local wildlife in Irving Petite’s engaging books, written on his ranch up Tiger Mountain Road, where he lived pretty much off the land for over 40 years.

  • Dec 10, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
Irving Petite filled his books with stories of possums

Coffee, hot cider, and a guided look at one of the Eastside’s best-kept secrets

Eastside Baby Corner will hosting a drop-in tour of their Issaquah facility, Thursday, Dec. 17, between 9 a.m. and noon.

  • Dec 8, 2009
  • BY Wire Service

Four free H1N1 vaccine clinics for people at highest risk and who can’t afford to pay

King County Public Health will conduct four free H1N1 vaccine clinics on Saturday, Dec. 5 and Wednesday, Dec. 9, as a way to provide access to people at highest risk for H1N1 influenza (swine flu) who cannot afford to pay.

  • Dec 4, 2009
  • BY Wire Service

Free H1N1 vaccine clinics for people at highest risk and who can’t afford to pay

King County Public Health will conduct four free H1N1 vaccine clinics on Saturday, Dec. 5 and Wednesday, Dec. 9, as a way to provide access to people at highest risk for H1N1 influenza (swine flu) who cannot afford to pay.

  • Nov 30, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
An injured cyclist is attended to by emergency responders Nov. 10. on NW Gilman Blvd. in Issaquah. Despite a drop in traffic fatalities in 2008

County: Traffic deaths lowest in ten years, homicides up

County deaths caused by traffic accidents and suicides reached decade-lows last year while homicides were higher, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s 2008 annual report.

An injured cyclist is attended to by emergency responders Nov. 10. on NW Gilman Blvd. in Issaquah. Despite a drop in traffic fatalities in 2008
The Strauss family

Authors share story of young girl’s brave battle

Jerry Brewer never intended to delve so deeply into the story of Gloria Strauss.

The Strauss family
Sens. Fred Jarrett (center) and Rodney Tom (left)

Fred Jarrett leaves Legislature to be King County Deputy Executive

King County Executive Elect Dow Constantine announced today that his former primary rival, State Sen. Fred Jarrett of Mercer Island, will join his administration as Deputy Executive, the highest ranking staff position in the incoming administration.

Sens. Fred Jarrett (center) and Rodney Tom (left)

Sammamish mayor ‘charged up’

Cities jostle for millions in grant money as alternative energy projects present new opportunities for public and private.

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
  • BY Wire Service
‘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
  • BY Wire Service
Issaquah High School students

Issaquah High doesn’t let rain spoil parade

Every Homecoming Parade needs its homecoming royalty.

  • Oct 30, 2009
  • BY Wire Service
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
  • BY Wire Service
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
  • BY Wire Service
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
  • BY Wire Service
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
  • BY Wire Service
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
  • BY Wire Service
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