December 5, 2013
New: Dec. 6, 11:24 a.m.
Salamanders, as it happens, are kind of dumb. When the little amphibians scurry across the road and hit the curb on the other side, they don’t know what to do. Luckily for them, Kate Poaster does.
For the past 10-12 years, Poaster has been walking the streets of Sammamish in the wee hours of the morning, picking up the salamanders and depositing them at the top of the curb during their twice-a-year migrations.
“Salamanders can’t climb straight up curbs,” Poaster said.
Yes, salamanders migrate.
December 5, 2013
New: Dec. 5, 12:08 p.m.
Sammamish is suing a group of neighbors along Southeast 14th Street, but the parties may have come to a settlement.
The Lawson Park subdivision is going in along 14th Street between 242nd Drive Southeast and Southeast Windsor Boulevard. As part of the development, the city wants to finish paving a section of road on 14th. City regulations call for increasing street connectivity whenever possible, rather than creating new cul-de sacs. Read more
December 5, 2013
Sammamish Police reported to a 911 cell phone call from the 21700 block of Northeast 29th Street at 11:41 a.m. Nov. 20.
It appeared the call came from somewhere on the golf course at Sahalee Country Club. The officer could find no one in the area who made a call.
December 4, 2013
New: Dec. 4, 11:17 a.m.
By Evan Pappas
After almost 25 years on the Lake Washington School Board, the 31st of December will mark the end of Doug Eglington’s term.
Eglington, a resident of Sammamish since 1986, works as a senior policy analyst for King County and has served on the school board since 1989.
“I moved here because it had a good reputation, and I wanted to make sure that reputation was fulfilled,” Eglington said. Read more
December 3, 2013
New: Dec. 3, 2:04 p.m.
Music students from the Issaquah School District, Lake Washington School District and Eastside Catholic School have been selected to take part in the Washington Music Educators Association’s all-state ensembles in February.
The WMEA selects students from around the state annually for its all-state groups, which include multiple bands, orchestras and choirs. The ensembles will practice and perform under the direction of world-renowned conductors in Yakima from Feb. 12-16. Read more
December 2, 2013
New: Dec. 2, 2:03 p.m.
Permits are available to cut Christmas trees now through Dec. 24 in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Cutting areas are located within national forest lands in King County as well as Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Pierce counties.
Permits for trees up to 12 feet are $10 each; $20 for anything over 12 feet tall. You need a permit for each tree you’re going to cut. Credit cards are not accepted and permits are not refundable.
For maps and information about where trees are available to cut, visit the U.S. Forest Ranger Station, 902 S.E. North Bend Way, North Bend.
December 1, 2013
New: Dec. 1, 3:04 p.m.
Sammamish has little choice in accepting new housing and commercial space, but right now, the city is trying to figure out how to fit in those changes.
City planning staffers are in the early stages of revising the Sammamish Comprehensive Plan, and the Planning Commission met with the City Council Nov. 12 to discuss priorities. Read more
November 30, 2013
New: Nov. 30, 3:03 p.m.
Sammamish seems ready to continue a pair of moratoriums on marijuana-related activities.
The city has had in place a “temporary” moratorium on collective marijuana gardens since the state government permitted them in 2012. The council has renewed that temporary ban every six months since then. Read more
November 29, 2013
New: Nov. 29, 10:14 a.m.
Sammamish will be getting the community center voters said they wanted, although not for the price they said they wanted to pay.
On a 5-2 vote Nov. 18, the City Council authorized spending up to $34.5 million on the center. Councilmen John Curley and Ramiro Valderrama were opposed.
A community center has long been a dream for many in Sammamish. The city held an advisory vote in 2012, where the center, which was to include a fitness area, gymnasium, community meeting area, leisure pool, lap pool and other amenities, was proposed at a cost of $30 million. Read more
November 28, 2013
The Drug Free Community Coalition, in partnership with seven community organizations, presents a “Legal Marijuana and Our Teens” forum at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Sammamish City Hall Council Chambers, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Read more