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Arts & Culture

3 Stories
Posted on: September 13, 2016

See Lake Sammamish State Park's First Art Piece

Lake Sammamish State Park art

The first art piece installed at Lake Sammamish State Park honors the Snoqualmie Tribe Elder Xa-cha-blu, known as Marie Louie.

Marie Louie was born about 1800 and lived most of her 100-plus years on the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish (now home to the ...Read on...

Posted on: September 6, 2016

Apply Now: Community Arts Grants Available

Issaquah is known for its many opportunities to experience arts and culture.

Our Arts Commission is seeking proposals for projects to entertain and enrich our community throughout 2017.

Special consideration will be given to projects with a signifi...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Calling All Artists: Southeast 62nd Street Public Art

We're seeking exciting public art opportunities for the Southeast 62nd Street improvement project.

The City of Issaquah invites professional artists or artist teams to submit their qualifications for consideration to design artwork for the upcoming pro...Read on...


Business

1 Story
Posted on: July 18, 2016

Apply Now: 2016 Golden Dumpster Award

Get your business recognized for waste reduction, recycling and customer education efforts!

Apply to win a 2016 Golden Dumpster Award. The honor recognizes commercial businesses in Issaquah that have made significant achievements in the areas of wa...Read on...


Central Issaquah

1 Story
Posted on: September 6, 2016

City Enacts Development Moratorium

The Issaquah City Council voted Sept. 6, 2016, to enact 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), which gui...Read on...


City Hall

2 Stories
Posted on: July 19, 2016

November Ballot: Transportation Improvement Projects

This November, Issaquah voters will decide on a transportation improvement bond measure that would fund local projects at:

  • East Sunset Way
  • Newport Way - 54th Street to State Route 900
  • Newport Way - Maple Street to Sunset Way
  • Providence Point Signalizatio...
  • Read on...

    Posted on: September 23, 2016

    Election 2016: National Voter Registration Day

    National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 27, 2016.

    You can register online, by mail or in person. To learn more and register, go to kingcounty.gov/elections.

    Who Can Register

    To register to vote in Washington, you must be:

    • A United States citiz...
    Read on...


    Community

    8 Stories
    Posted on: September 23, 2016

    Salmon Days: Join the Party!

    Salmon Days is back. Join the party!

    Salmon Days, presented by the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, celebrates the annual return of our iconic fish to local lakes, streams and the historic Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.

    The event returns Oct. 1-2, ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 27, 2016

    Salmon Days: Find Sasquatch at Our Booth

    Sasquatch

    Join us for fun and more during Salmon Days!

    Find our City of Issaquah booth in front of Issaquah City Hall and Police Department, 130 E. Sunset Way, near the festival shuttle drop-off and pick-up location.

    Visit us to get your photo taken with Sasq...Read on...

    Posted on: September 6, 2016

    Salmon SEEson: Where to Spot Our Iconic Fish

    Salmon SEEson

    It's Salmon SEEson — your annual opportunity to spot chinook, coho and other salmon species in Issaquah Creek and other local waterways.

    Great salmon-viewing opportunities abound within Issaquah and throughout the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Waters...Read on...

    Posted on: September 22, 2016

    Volunteer: Mentor a Local Student

    Change a life as a mentor for a local student.

    The Issaquah Schools Foundation's VOICE Mentor program pairs caring community volunteers with students in need of academic and/or personal support.

    Many students throughout the Issaquah School District...Read on...

    Posted on: September 6, 2016

    Month of Concern: Help Fight Hunger in Our Community

    We're joining forces with the City of Sammamish, as well as faith and service organizations, for the Mayor's Month of Concern Food Drive.

    The food drive is underway from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays from Sept. 10-Oct. 8 (except for Oct. 1, due to Salmon D...Read on...

    Posted on: September 12, 2016

    Run with the Kokanee: Race for Little Red Fish

    Help our little red fish at the Run with the Kokanee, a 5K and 10K run to benefit Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon restoration efforts.

    The race is Oct. 15, 2016, at Lake Sammamish State Park. Proceeds benefit the Bellevue-Issaquah Chapter of Trout Unlimi...Read on...

    Posted on: August 30, 2016

    Volunteer: Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center

    Help the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce welcome visitors to our community!

    Is Issaquah one of your favorite places? Do you enjoy helping others, sharing your knowledge, learning new things and developing new friendships? Would you like a chance t...Read on...

    Posted on: February 24, 2016

    Volunteer: Help Our Pickering Garden Grow

    As the weather warms up and you're looking for more things to do outside, consider volunteering at our Pickering Demonstration Garden!

    Volunteers take part in growing fresh produce for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. In the process, they learn t...Read on...


    Development

    3 Stories
    Posted on: September 6, 2016

    Share Your Input: 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), which guid...Read on...

    Posted on: September 22, 2016

    Learn More: Historic Resources Inventory

    We're conducting a historic resources inventory of all structures in the City built prior to 1965.

    As part of the inventory, a photo is taken and a brief history is written about the property. It's also noted in the inventory whether the property is el...Read on...

    Posted on: September 1, 2016

    Help Improve Streams in Your Own Backyard

    Urban Aquatic Area Enhancement Services

    Homeowners: Our partners at the King Conservation District offer Urban Aquatic Area Enhancement Services to help you improve the health of streams, rivers, wetlands, lakes and ponds.

    A band of vegetation, called a buffer, planted adjacent to water with...Read on...


    Emergency Preparedness

    3 Stories
    Posted on: September 14, 2016

    Congratulations, Community Emergency Response Team

    National CERT Awards

    Congratulations to our Issaquah Community Emergency Response Team!

    The program recently earned the Preparing the Whole Community honor at the National CERT Awards.

    The award recognizes an organization, program or jurisdiction that successfully enga...Read on...

    Posted on: August 30, 2016

    Preparedness Month: Are You Ready for Emergencies?

    September is National Preparedness Month.

    Take action now — make a plan with your community, your family and for your pets. Plan ahead so you can stay safe and communicate during the disasters.

    We work with our community to prepare for, respond to a...Read on...

    Posted on: July 22, 2016

    Register Now: Emergency Response Training

    When a disaster occurs, professional emergency services personnel will not be able to help everybody immediately.

    That means people like you can make a difference.

    Join more than 600 people in your community who have already completed training for...Read on...


    Home

    5 Stories
    Posted on: September 6, 2016

    Share Your Input: 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), which guid...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: July 19, 2016

    November Ballot: Transportation Improvement Projects

    This November, Issaquah voters will decide on a transportation improvement bond measure that would fund local projects at:

  • East Sunset Way
  • Newport Way - 54th Street to State Route 900
  • Newport Way - Maple Street to Sunset Way
  • Providence Point Signalizatio...
  • 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...

    Posted on: October 28, 2011

    Website Personalization Now Available!

    By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...


    Parks & Recreation

    4 Stories
    Posted on: September 15, 2016

    You're Invited: Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

    Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

    Children of all ages (and their parents) are invited as Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance hosts young riders for Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.

    The free event at Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park will include guided trail riding, an obstacle course, a jum...Read on...

    Posted on: August 22, 2016

    Project Update: Confluence Park Enhancements

    Confluence Park

    In the next few weeks, exciting changes will begin at Confluence Park!

    Confluence Park is comprised of three contiguous parks: Tollë Anderson Homestead, Cybil-Madeline Green and Margaret's Meadow. Using a grant and voter-approved park bond funds, as we...Read on...

    Posted on: September 13, 2016

    See Lake Sammamish State Park's First Art Piece

    Lake Sammamish State Park art

    The first art piece installed at Lake Sammamish State Park honors the Snoqualmie Tribe Elder Xa-cha-blu, known as Marie Louie.

    Marie Louie was born about 1800 and lived most of her 100-plus years on the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish (now home to the ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 6, 2016

    Salmon SEEson: Where to Spot Our Iconic Fish

    Salmon SEEson

    It's Salmon SEEson — your annual opportunity to spot chinook, coho and other salmon species in Issaquah Creek and other local waterways.

    Great salmon-viewing opportunities abound within Issaquah and throughout the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Waters...Read on...


    Regional Projects

    2 Stories
    Posted on: June 23, 2016

    ST3: Fall Ballot Includes Light Rail to Issaquah

    The Sound Transit Board recently approved placing a Sound Transit 3 measure on the November ballot that includes building light rail along Interstate 90 to Issaquah.

    The 25-year plan also includes adding additional parking in Central Issaquah, along wi...Read on...

    Posted on: September 20, 2016

    Issaquah City Council Endorses Sound Transit 3

    In a unanimous decision Sept. 19, 2016, the Issaquah City Council endorsed Sound Transit 3 — a proposal to expand regional transit and bring light rail to Issaquah.

    Voters will decide the Sound Transit 3 measure, titled regional Proposition 1, on the N...Read on...


    Senior Services

    1 Story
    Posted on: August 22, 2016

    Fall Senior Programs: Stay Active for Life

    Stay active for life with our Issaquah Senior Programs! Our lineup of programs for adults 55 and older includes several new offerings.

    To learn more about our senior programs, go to issaquahwa.gov/seniors or call 425-837-3300.

    Scholarships are avail...Read on...


    Special Event Permits

    1 Story
    Posted on: September 20, 2016

    Special Event: Salmon Days

    Salmon Days, presented by the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, celebrates the annual return of salmon to our lakes, streams and historic downtown hatchery.

    The festival returns from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 1-2, 2015. Admission is free.

    The City of...Read on...


    Sustainability

    6 Stories
    Posted on: September 22, 2016

    You're Invited: Meaningful Movies of Issaquah

    You're invited to see the documentary film "PRICELE$$" — the latest offering from Meaningful Movies of Issaquah and Highlands Council.

    The free screening is at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28, 2016, at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive.

    "PRICELE$...Read on...

    Posted on: September 6, 2016

    Month of Concern: Help Fight Hunger in Our Community

    We're joining forces with the City of Sammamish, as well as faith and service organizations, for the Mayor's Month of Concern Food Drive.

    The food drive is underway from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays from Sept. 10-Oct. 8 (except for Oct. 1, due to Salmon D...Read on...

    Posted on: September 1, 2016

    Help Improve Streams in Your Own Backyard

    Urban Aquatic Area Enhancement Services

    Homeowners: Our partners at the King Conservation District offer Urban Aquatic Area Enhancement Services to help you improve the health of streams, rivers, wetlands, lakes and ponds.

    A band of vegetation, called a buffer, planted adjacent to water with...Read on...

    Posted on: August 1, 2016

    Salmon Friendly Trips: Win Big With Your Commute

    Salmon Friendly Trips is Issaquah's portal to regional ridematching and incentives. Each month, 25 lucky winners traveling to or from Issaquah earn a $25 REI gift card just for taking Salmon Friendly Trips!

    Starting Sept. 1, 2016, the first 100 new Sal...Read on...

    Posted on: July 18, 2016

    Apply Now: 2016 Golden Dumpster Award

    Get your business recognized for waste reduction, recycling and customer education efforts!

    Apply to win a 2016 Golden Dumpster Award. The honor recognizes commercial businesses in Issaquah that have made significant achievements in the areas of wa...Read on...

    Posted on: February 24, 2016

    Volunteer: Help Our Pickering Garden Grow

    As the weather warms up and you're looking for more things to do outside, consider volunteering at our Pickering Demonstration Garden!

    Volunteers take part in growing fresh produce for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. In the process, they learn t...Read on...


    Traffic Alerts

    2 Stories
    Posted on: September 26, 2016

    Traffic Alert: Salmon Days

    Prepare for street closures as Salmon Days returns Oct. 1-2, 2016.

    Front Street North will close to all traffic from Sunset Way to Northwest Dogwood Street between 6 a.m. Oct. 1 until 8 p.m. Oct. 2.

    The following streets will close from 6 a.m.-8 p.m...Read on...

    Posted on: September 22, 2016

    Traffic Alert: Puget Sound Energy Utility Work

    Drivers: Prepare for brief overnight delays along Newport Way Northwest and Sunset Way as Puget Sound Energy conducts utility work.

    Crews will work along Newport Way between State Route 900 and West Sunset Way, and along Sunset Way from Newport Way to...Read on...


    Transportation

    5 Stories
    Posted on: July 19, 2016

    November Ballot: Traffic Improvement Projects

    This November, Issaquah voters will decide on a traffic improvement bond measure that would fund local projects at:

  • East Sunset Way
  • Newport Way - 54th Street to State Route 900
  • Newport Way - Maple Street to Sunset Way
  • Providence Point Signalization
  • Vo...Read on...

    Posted on: September 20, 2016

    Issaquah City Council Endorses Sound Transit 3

    In a unanimous decision Sept. 19, 2016, the Issaquah City Council endorsed Sound Transit 3 — a proposal to expand regional transit and bring light rail to Issaquah.

    Voters will decide the Sound Transit 3 measure, titled regional Proposition 1, on the N...Read on...

    Posted on: September 15, 2016

    Volunteer: Help Count Bicyclists and Pedestrians

    We need your help to count the number of people who bike and walk in our community.

    For the annual survey, we're joining the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Cascade Bicycle Club to enlist volunteers to count the number of peop...Read on...

    Posted on: August 30, 2016

    Apply Now: County Transit Advisory Commission

    Help improve transit service for everyone. King County is seeking several new members for the Transit Advisory Commission.

    The commission helps improve transit services, planning, and programs by advising Metro Transit, King County and leaders about tr...Read on...

    Posted on: August 1, 2016

    Salmon Friendly Trips: Win Big With Your Commute

    Salmon Friendly Trips is Issaquah's portal to regional ridematching and incentives. Each month, 25 lucky winners traveling to or from Issaquah earn a $25 REI gift card just for taking Salmon Friendly Trips!

    Starting Sept. 1, 2016, the first 100 new Sal...Read on...