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Arts & Culture

1 Story
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Sister Cities: Issaquah Wins International Innovation Award

The
City of Issaquah has won the Sister Cities International 2018 Innovation Awardfor Arts and Culture for a city with a population 25,000 – 100,000.

 

As part of an initiative led by Issaquah’s Arts Commission, the City of Is...

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City Hall

3 Stories
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Apply Now: Open City Council Seat

Help shape our future as a member of the Issaquah City Council.
We’re seeking qualified candidates to fill a vacancy on the City Council. 
Bill Ramos, who holds Position No. 4 on the Issaquah City Council, has been elected to serve as s...
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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Mayor Proposes 2019 Budget

Mayor Pauly presented the preliminary 2019 City budget to the Issaquah City Council on Oct. 15, 2018. Budget presentations and Council review sessions begin on Oct. 22. Final budget adoption is anticipated on Dec. 3. To learn more about...Read on... Read on...
Posted on: September 5, 2018

City Council: Mayor's City Administrator Appointment Confirmed

Emily Moon

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, the Issaquah City Council confirmed Mayor Mary Lou Pauly’s appointment of Emily Moon as City Administrator. Ms. Moon had previously served the City as Interim City Administrator since January 2018 and as Deputy Cit...Read on...


Community

5 Stories
Posted on: November 21, 2018

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 celebrations. 
The impact of fats, oils and grease (FOG) is serious. If disposed of improperly, FOG can cause serious pl...
Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2018

Waste Collection: Holiday and Weather Service

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....

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Chamber of Commerce: Shop Local Issaquah

The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce presents the Issaquah Shop Local event where shoppers can win up to $1,000 when you patronize participating stores, restaurants and services between November 24th and December 14th. Any customer that spends $25 or...Read on... Chamber of Commerce Website
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Historic Shell Holiday Shop

The Downtown Issaquah Association is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Historic Shell Holiday Shop.  Each year a Historic Shell is transformed into a cozy, warm, pop-up shop displaying practical, fun and imaginative gifts made by talented local...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Leadership Eastside Issaquah: Classes Start Nov. 2

Leadership Eastside Issaquah  Leadership Eastside is partnering with the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and the City of Issaquah to prepare Issaquah residents to take on larger civic responsibilities - i...Read on...

Home

7 Stories
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Bergsma: Council Approves Preservation Plan

Following a long-standing history of successful regional partnerships and open space acquisition in Issaquah, the City Council approved a plan to preserve 46 acres on Cougar Mountain during its Dec. 3, 2018 meeting. Commonly called Bergsma, the land lo...Read on...
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Apply Now: Open City Council Seat

Help shape our future as a member of the Issaquah City Council.
We’re seeking qualified candidates to fill a vacancy on the City Council. 
Bill Ramos, who holds Position No. 4 on the Issaquah City Council, has been elected to serve as s...
Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2018

Parks and Recreation: New Registration System

Issaquah Parks and Recreation is now offering a new-and-improved online registration system!    Our new system features a more user-friendly registration experience online, in-person and over the phone. Customers will also enjoy enhance...Read on...
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Safety Tips: Prevent Package Theft

Protect yourself from a holiday Grinch, and 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...
Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2018

Mayor Proposes 2019 Budget

Mayor Pauly presented the preliminary 2019 City budget to the Issaquah City Council on Oct. 15, 2018. Budget presentations and Council review sessions begin on Oct. 22. Final budget adoption is anticipated on Dec. 3. To learn more about...Read on...
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Council Confirms Mayor's City Administrator Appointment

Emily Moon On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, the Issaquah City Council confirmed Mayor Mary Lou Pauly’s appointment of Emily Moon as City Administrator. Ms. Moon had previously served the City as Interim City Administrator since January 2018 and as Deputy Cit...Read on...
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Leadership Eastside Issaquah: Classes Start Nov. 2

Leadership Eastside Issaquah  Leadership Eastside is partnering with the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and the City of Issaquah to prepare Issaquah residents to take on larger civic responsibilities - i...Read on...

Parks & Recreation

7 Stories
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Bergsma: Council Approves Preservation Plan

Following a long-standing history of successful regional partnerships and open space acquisition in Issaquah, the City Council approved a plan to preserve 46 acres on Cougar Mountain during its Dec. 3, 2018 meeting. Commonly called Bergsma, the land lo...Read on...
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Park's Department and Zoo seek Volunteers for Camera Trapping Project

The
Issaquah Parks Department and Woodland Park Zoo are looking for volunteers! 

Ifyou are interested in learning what type of wildlife shares Issaquah
trails and green spaces, please apply to volunteer with the Issaquah Parks Carnivor...Read on...
Posted on: November 26, 2018

Parks and Recreation: New Registration System

Issaquah Parks and Recreation is now offering a new-and-improved online registration system!    Our new system features a more user-friendly registration experience online, in-person and over the phone. Customers will also enjoy enhance...Read on...
Posted on: December 7, 2018

City's Matt Mechler wins Jim Ellis Spirit Award

Congratulations to Matt Mechler, of the City of Issaquah's Parks Department, who received the Jim Ellis Spirit Award during the Mountains to Sound Greenway Annual Dinner on November 28, 2018.  The Jim Ellis Spirit Award recognizes individuals, o...Read on...
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Arson Investigation: Ek Farmhouse

The city-owned Ek Farmhouse, located on Rainier Boulevard North, unfortunately sustained fire damage the evening of Nov. 22, 2018.   Eastside Fire and Rescue crews responded, and the King County Arson team is now investigating this disappointing ...Read on...
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Dec. 16-25: Annual Pool Maintenance Closure

From December 16th through December 25th the Julius Boehm Swimming Pool will be closed for annual maintenance. Signage will be posted on site.  Normal usage hours will resume on December 26th. Any inquiries related to the maintenance closure ca...Read on...
Posted on: December 1, 2018

Get Outside: Explore Washington State Parks for Free

The Washington State
Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year,in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by
vehicle.  
The
2019 State Parks free days are: 
  • Tuesday...
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Police

3 Stories
Posted on: November 23, 2018

Talus: Man Arrested for Harassment

Issaquah police responded to a reported threat in the 2000 block of Northwest Talus Drive around 5 p.m. Nov. 22.   A 45-year-old male suspect was reportedly involved in a verbal argument. The suspect then went outside to his vehicle. A witness sa...Read on...
Posted on: November 19, 2018

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 ...
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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Safety Tips: Prevent Package Theft

Protect yourself from a holiday Grinch, and 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...
Read on...


Senior Services

1 Story
Posted on: November 26, 2018

Senior Center: December Newsletter is Here!

The Issaquah Senior Center's December newsletter is here! The December calendar is packed full with tons of wonderful activities, workshops, trips and classes.  Be sure to remember that the Senior Center is closed on Monday, December 2...Read on...

Sustainability

3 Stories
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Waste Collection: Holiday and Weather Service

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....

Read on...
Posted on: November 21, 2018

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 celebrations. 
The impact of fats, oils and grease (FOG) is serious. If disposed of improperly, FOG can cause serious pl...
Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2018

Keep Our Recycling Clean

Did you know that 60 percent of the recyclable materials collected in the U.S. go to China to be recycled into new products?  Historically, China accepted up to 5 percent non-recyclable contaminants (garbage or food waste) in bales of recyclable...
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Traffic Alerts

2 Stories
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Traffic Alert: Work along 4th and 5th Ave NW from NW Holly St to NW Gilman

Beginning on Tuesday, Dec 4th Comcast be working along 4th and 5th Ave NW from NW Holly St to NW Gilman.  One way alternating traffic is to be expected and the work will take about a week to complete.

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Traffic Alert: Section of 4th Pl SE to be Closed

Starting at 9:00 AM on October 8, 2018, 4th Pl SE will be closed to all through-traffic between SE Evans Ln and SE Evans St for approximately ten weeks.   This closure is part of a pilot process conducted by the City to determine if rerouting wi...Read on...