Coal Creek mine hike scheduled for Saturday

November 20, 2008

NEW — 1:46 p.m. November 20, 2008

Issaquah History Museums docent, researcher and tour leader Stephen Grate will lead a Coal Creek history program and hike at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.

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City updates its snowplow map

November 20, 2008

Newcastle officials have updated the city’s snowplow map, which shows priority routes that will be plowed during a snow or ice storm. Click on the map to enlarge:

Top citizens honored at Diamond Awards

November 12, 2008

NEW — 1:47 p.m. November 12, 2008

A pioneer, a tireless advocate for the Boy Scouts and a high school student who volunteers at a soup kitchen in Seattle were among the Diamond Award recipients announced today. Read more

Come and get your radar gun

November 7, 2008

City residents can learn about the police department’s new citizen-use radar gun program at a demonstration at 10 a.m. Monday. Read more

41st District election results

November 7, 2008

NEW — 11:21 a.m. November 5, 2008

Here are election results for the 41st District: Read more

Liberty playoff bound; Hazen looks to ’09

November 4, 2008

Isaiah Fullerton-Talley (20), Hazen sophomore defensive back, gets a facemask grab in the second quarter from Liberty senior running back Joseph Yea, in their Oct. 10 football game. Photo by Greg FarrarIsaiah Fullerton-Talley (20), Hazen sophomore defensive back, gets a facemask grab in the second quarter from Liberty senior running back Joseph Yea, in their Oct. 10 football game. Photo by Greg Farrar

Six weeks ago, Hazen was atop the Seamount League standings with a perfect 3-0 record, while Liberty was unbeaten in KingCo 3A action with Read more

Runner goes the added distance in ultramarathons

November 4, 2008

Seng-Lai ‘Thomas’ Tan is all smiles as he competes in the Sept. 28 Vermont 50-mile Ultra Run.Seng-Lai ‘Thomas’ Tan is all smiles as he competes in the Sept. 28 Vermont 50-mile Ultra Run.

Three years ago, Seng-Lai “Thomas” Tan hated running. He’d jog a short distance, run out of breath and call it quits. But there is no quit in him today.

The Newcastle resident has run the New York and Boston marathons. If running 26 miles was not enough, Tan is now competing in ultramarathons of 50 miles.

On Sept. 28, he competed in the Vermont 50-mile Ultra Run. The course is challenging, alternating between gravel, dirt roads and a nearly 9,000-foot vertical climb.

If that were not enough, Tan was stung three times Read more

Diamond Awards to honor top citizens

November 4, 2008

Diamond Award recipients from last year were (front, from left) Brenda Engleman, Julia Morasch and Robin Wood; (middle, from left) Garry Kampen, Julie Varon and Ben Varon; and (back, from left) Kevin Merchant and Alex Bell.   Diamond Award recipients from last year were (front, from left) Brenda Engleman, Julia Morasch and Robin Wood; (middle, from left) Garry Kampen, Julie Varon and Ben Varon; and (back, from left) Kevin Merchant and Alex Bell.

A record number of nominees were received for this year’s Diamond Awards, sponsored by the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce. The ceremony is from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the St. Andrews

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Letters to the editor

November 4, 2008

Kudos to candidate forum sponsors

More than 100 people from Newcastle were treated to coffee and muffins, a fall view and a lineup of regional, state and national candidates including a congressman and former governor. 

Chamber members Becky Hill, Nick Sooy and Rob Read more

Calendar

November 4, 2008

Classes 

The Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn offers dance classes at 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton. Go to www.learn2dance4fun.com. 

Walk for Life is a free, ongoing program to exercise safely Read more

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