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2 Stories
Posted on: December 7, 2016

Survey: Help Shape the Library's Future

To ensure it continues to support communities, the King County Library System is seeking your input — whether you use the library or not.

You're invited to complete a brief survey. The survey should only take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

The deadl...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

You're Invited: Free Holiday Jazz Concert

Listen to sounds of the season at a free concert — Contemporary Jazz Concert with a Holiday Twist.

The free event is 2-3:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 2016, at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Enjoy music and light refreshments.

The concert features Paul Jo...

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Business

2 Stories
Posted on: December 9, 2016

Congratulations, Golden Dumpster Award Winners

Congratulations, 2016 Golden Dumpster Award winners!

The awards recognized four businesses and organizations for waste reduction, recycling and customer education efforts:

  • Bai Tong Thai Restaurant
  • Doubletake Vintage & Consignment
  • Lake Sammamish State Park
  • REI...
Read on...

Posted on: November 28, 2016

Shop Local: Historic Shell Holiday Shop

Find handmade goods from local artists and makers, as well as items from other Issaquah businesses, at the Shell Holiday Shop, presented by the Downtown Issaquah Association.

Shop in a boutique atmosphere at the Shell Holiday Shop, 232 Front St. N. The sho...

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Central Issaquah

1 Story
Posted on: November 8, 2016

Next Steps: Development Moratorium

In September 2016, the Issaquah City Council enacted a six-month moratorium on certain types of development. 

In 2012 — to protect Issaquah's existing neighborhoods and natural environment — the City adopted the Central Issa...Read on...


Community

7 Stories
Posted on: December 9, 2016

You're Invited: "Toy Story 3" Movie & Toy Drive

You're invited to "Toy Story 3" Movie & Toy Drive at the Issaquah Library.

Head to the library for a fun evening of "Toy Story 3" with Woody, Buzz and the whole gang as they try to as they try to escape from the grasps of an overpowering (and it ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Meet Santa's Reindeer at Cougar Mountain Zoo

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen.

Now, you can meet Santa's reindeer face to face at Cougar Mountain Zoo's Issaquah Reindeer Festival, a holiday tradition since 1988. The festival is 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 23, 201...Read on...
Posted on: December 7, 2016

Survey: Help Shape the Library's Future

To ensure it continues to support communities, the King County Library System is seeking your input — whether you use the library or not.

You're invited to complete a brief survey. The survey should only take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

The deadl...

Read on...

Posted on: December 6, 2016

You're Invited: Children's Holiday Sing-Along

Let's get in the holiday spirit!

Musician Nancy Stewart leads a free children's Holiday Sing-Along, 11-11:45 a.m. Dec. 12, 2016, at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. All ages welcome with adult.

You’re invited to sing familiar holiday song...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

You're Invited: Eastside Baby Corner Open Houses

You're invited as Eastside Baby Corner hosts annual winter open houses.  

See donors and volunteers working together to bring hope to children and their families by filling their orders and ensuring their basic needs are met.  The open ho...Read on...
Posted on: November 14, 2016

Protect Your Pipes: Recycle Holiday Fats, Oils and Grease

Help protect your pipes — and our sewer system — by recycling used cooking oil and fats from your holiday feasts. The impact of fats, oils and grease (FOG) is serious. If disposed of improperly, FOG can cause serious plumbing problem...Read on...
Posted on: November 21, 2016

Songs of the Season: Holiday Carol Singalong

Listen to the sounds of the season as the Downtown Issaquah Association hosts holiday caroling.

Caroling is 6-7 p.m. Dec. 15, 2016, at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E. The free, all-ages, family-friendly event is fun for revelers of all a...Read on...

Development

3 Stories
Posted on: December 8, 2016

Land Use Update: East Cougar Mountain

King County recently agreed to remove 188 acres (see map) on East Cougar Mountain from Issaquah's potential annexation area (PAA), which means the land use and zoning will change from urban to rural.

The City requested removing 776 acres from its PAA, as t...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

You're Invited: Beautify and Care for Streamside Property

You're invited as the King Conservation District hosts a free workshop and site visit to learn from experts how to protect and beautify properties along streams, lakes and wetlands.

Beautify & Care for Your Streamside Property is 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec....

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Next Steps: Development Moratorium

In September 2016, the Issaquah City Council enacted a six-month moratorium on certain types of development.

In 2012 — to protect Issaquah's existing neighborhoods and natural environment — the City adopted the Central Issaquah Plan (CIP) to...Read on...


Flag Lowering

2 Stories
Posted on: December 9, 2016

City Flags Lowered: John Glenn

Along with other public agencies, the City of Issaquah will lower its flags to half-staff immediately to honor John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth.

Glenn, 95, died Dec. 8, 2016. Flags will remain at half-staff until close of business or sun...Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2016

City Flags Lowered: Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez

Along with other public agencies, the City of Issaquah will lower its flags to half-staff to honor Tacoma Police Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez.

Gutierrez, 45, was killed in the line of duty Nov. 30. Flags will be lowered Dec. 9, 2016, and will rema...Read on...

Home

9 Stories
Posted on: December 3, 2016

Winter Weather Tips: Prepare Your Home and Vehicle

Cold weather — and the potential for ice and snow — has arrived. Prepare your home and vehicle for winter.

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Avoid the Grinch: Prevent Holiday Package Theft

Protect yourself from a holiday Grinch. Keep your holiday purchases safe by taking steps to prevent package theft.

During the holiday season, Issaquah police see more package thefts. Many of the incidents are crimes of opportunity that occur when a thief ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Senior Center: City Starts Operations Jan. 3, 2017

In order to offer the best quality services possible to our community's seniors, we're working to provide a seamless transition of services at the Issaquah Senior Center.

The current service provider, Issaquah Valley Seniors, will discontinue operations De...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Santa's Backup: Shop Safely for the Holidays

Don't end up on Santa's naughty list. During the holiday season, Issaquah police remind you to stay safe during the year's busiest shopping days. Think of them as Santa's backup. They're also out to warn shoppers if their vehicles and valuables are ...Read on...
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Next Steps: Regional Transportation Summit

Focusing on transportation issues both north and south of Interstate 90 — from Eastgate to North Bend — Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler recently hosted state, county, city and agency leaders for a Regional Transportation Summit.

In total, 20 local ...

Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2016

Issaquah-Hobart Study Focuses on Congestion Solutions

In response to local concerns about traffic congestion due to regional growth, Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chairman Reagan Dunn announced that the adopted 2017-18 King County budget includes funds to study and determine solutions for traffic con...Read on...

Posted on: November 8, 2016

Next Steps: Development Moratorium

In September 2016, the Issaquah City Council enacted a six-month moratorium on certain types of development. 

In 2012 — to protect Issaquah's existing neighborhoods and natural environment — the City adopted the Central Issa...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2016

Agencies to Investigate Potential Source of PFCs

A detection of PFCs — perfluorinated chemicals found in several local wells — was recently discovered in soil samples taken at Eastside Fire & Rescue's (EF&R) headquarters, 175 Newport Way N.W.

Based on the latest science, the Environmental Pro...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

City Starts Well 4 Water Filtration

Issaquah is now pumping from Well 4, thanks to a new filtration system that removes perfluorochemicals, or PFCs, from the water before it enters the City’s distribution system.

Test results from mid-June show the system is working – there were no detec...Read on...


Parks & Recreation

6 Stories
Posted on: November 30, 2016

Senior Center: City Starts Operations Jan. 3, 2017

In order to offer the best quality services possible to our community's seniors, we're working to provide a seamless transition of services at the Issaquah Senior Center.

The current service provider, Issaquah Valley Seniors, will discontinue operations De...

Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2016

You're Invited: Senior Center Meet-and-Greet Events

Starting Jan. 3, 2017, the Issaquah Senior Center will reopen under City of Issaquah operation. As we prepare for a seamless transition of services, we want to hear from you and answer your questions.

Please join us for two opportunities to meet key City s...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Letters to Santa: Send Yours from Community Center

Santa Claus is making a list and checking it twice —  and he wants to hear from you! Send your letter to the North Pole from the Issaquah Community Center, and receive a response from Santa.  The mailbox for letters to Santa is ...Read on...
Posted on: November 30, 2016

Rustic Weddings Picks Pickering Barn as Top Venue

Pickering Barn was recently featured by Rustic Weddings — recognition as one of Washington's top wedding venues. "These celebration sites range from full-fledged resorts to small, working farms — all featuring breathtaki...Read on...
Posted on: November 15, 2016

Register Now: Winter Parks & Recreation Programs

The weather is turning cooler, and winter is only a few short weeks away. Now is the time to register for our winter recreation programs! Our Parks & Recreation Department offers programs for all abilities and ages — from toddlers to senio...Read on...
Posted on: November 9, 2016

Register: Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Class

Julius Boehm Pool is offering an adult and pediatric first aid/CPR/AED course to our community. The course incorporates the latest science, and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies, such as burns; cuts; scrapes; s...Read on...

Police

5 Stories
Posted on: December 6, 2016

Issaquah Police Department Earns Reaccreditation

The Issaquah Police Department recently received official reaccreditation by the Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs — a milestone only 25 percent of police agencies in Washington have achieved and a testament to the professio...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Police Conduct Squak Mountain Traffic Patrols

Drivers: Be a good neighbor and follow traffic laws.

Throughout December, Issaquah police will conduct traffic emphasis patrols in Squak Mountain neighborhoods.

Officers will emphasize pedestrian safety, inattentive driving, stop sign and crosswalk safety, ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Avoid the Grinch: Prevent Holiday Package Theft

Protect yourself from a holiday Grinch. Keep your holiday purchases safe by taking steps to prevent package theft.

During the holiday season, Issaquah police see more package thefts. Many of the incidents are crimes of opportunity that occur when a thief ...

Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2016

Santa's Backup: Shop Safely for the Holidays

Don't end up on Santa's naughty list.

During the holiday season, Issaquah police remind you to stay safe during the year's busiest shopping days. Think of them as Santa's backup.

They're also out to warn shoppers if their vehicles and valuables are left t...

Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2016

Paws on Patrol: Prevent Crime While You Walk Your Dog

Join Paws on Patrol! The program trains pet owners to prevent crime, as well as to recognize and report criminal activity.

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Regional Projects

2 Stories
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Next Steps: Regional Transportation Summit

Focusing on transportation issues both north and south of Interstate 90 — from Eastgate to North Bend — Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler recently hosted state, county, city and agency leaders for a Regional Transportation Summit.

In total, 20 local ...

Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2016

Issaquah-Hobart Study Focuses on Congestion Solutions

In response to local concerns about traffic congestion due to regional growth, Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chairman Reagan Dunn announced that the adopted 2017-18 King County budget includes funds to study and determine solutions for traffic con...Read on...


Senior Services

2 Stories
Posted on: November 30, 2016

Senior Center: City Starts Operations Jan. 3, 2017

In order to offer the best quality services possible to our community's seniors, we're working to provide a seamless transition of services at the Issaquah Senior Center.

The current service provider, Issaquah Valley Seniors, will discontinue operations De...

Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2016

You're Invited: Senior Center Meet-and-Greet Events

Starting Jan. 3, 2017, the Issaquah Senior Center will reopen under City of Issaquah operation. As we prepare for a seamless transition of services, we want to hear from you and answer your questions.

Please join us for two opportunities to meet key City s...

Read on...


Sustainability

4 Stories
Posted on: December 9, 2016

Congratulations, Golden Dumpster Award Winners

Congratulations, 2016 Golden Dumpster Award winners!

The awards recognized four businesses and organizations for waste reduction, recycling and customer education efforts:

  • Bai Tong Thai Restaurant
  • Doubletake Vintage & Consignment
  • Lake Sammamish State Park
  • REI...
Read on...

Posted on: November 28, 2016

Give Your Leftovers a Makeover, and Prevent Food Waste

As we celebrate the season with holiday feasts, we also increase the potential to generate food waste.

Currently, Americans waste about 25 percent of all food purchases — about $30 a week or $1,600 a year. When we throw away food, we're also wast...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Waste Collection: Holiday and Weather Service Updates

The holiday season and potential for winter weather can create changes for your garbage and recycling service.

For Recology Cleanscapes customers with a Thursday collection date, garbage and recycling will be picked up the day after Thanksgiving. And for F...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

You're Invited: Beautify and Care for Streamside Property

You're invited as the King Conservation District hosts a free workshop and site visit to learn from experts how to protect and beautify properties along streams, lakes and wetlands.

Beautify & Care for Your Streamside Property is 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec....

Read on...


Traffic Alerts

1 Story
Posted on: December 8, 2016

Traffic Alert: Northwest Maple Street

Crews are working to re-establish a westbound lane along Northwest Maple Street near the new SpringHill Suites hotel. The lane was used for on-street parking during the hotel construction. As part of the work, striping will be added and temporary on-stre...Read on...

Transportation

2 Stories
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Next Steps: Regional Transportation Summit

Focusing on transportation issues both north and south of Interstate 90 — from Eastgate to North Bend — Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler recently hosted state, county, city and agency leaders for a Regional Transportation Summit.

In total, 20 local ...

Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2016

Issaquah-Hobart Study Focuses on Congestion Solutions

In response to local concerns about traffic congestion due to regional growth, Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chairman Reagan Dunn announced that the adopted 2017-18 King County budget includes funds to study and determine solutions for traffic con...Read on...


Wedding / Event Rentals

1 Story
Posted on: November 30, 2016

Rustic Weddings Picks Pickering Barn as Top Venue

Pickering Barn was recently featured by Rustic Weddings — recognition as one of Washington's top wedding venues. "These celebration sites range from full-fledged resorts to small, working farms — all featuring breathtaki...Read on...