Highlanders enter new era

August 29, 2014

By Greg Farrar Nolan Hoover, Hazen High School senior quarterback, fades back and looks for a receiver August 20 during the Highlanders' first fall football practice of the 2014 campaign.

By Greg Farrar
Nolan Hoover, Hazen High School senior quarterback, fades back and looks for a receiver August 20 during the Highlanders’ first fall football practice of the 2014 campaign.

It’s not uncommon to hear speakers blaring with rap music and today’s latest hits when visiting a high-school football practice. Read more

Patriots ready to make the jump to 2A

August 29, 2014

By Greg Farrar Liberty High School offensive players huddle to hear the call on the next play from scrimmage June 17 during the final spring practice for the Patriots.

By Greg Farrar
Liberty High School offensive players huddle to hear the call on the next play from scrimmage June 17 during the final spring practice for the Patriots.

As the Liberty High School football team took to the gridiron for fall practices, not much looked different on the Patriots’ field. Read more

Invasive mudsnails found in May Creek

August 27, 2014

NEW — 5:45 p.m. Aug. 27, 2014

Contributed Invasive mudsnails like the ones above have been found in May Creek.

Contributed
Invasive mudsnails like the ones above have been found in May Creek.

A King County report confirmed the positive identification of invasive New Zealand mudsnails residing in May Creek, according to a city of Newcastle news release. Read more

Hazen and Liberty High School Class Officers 2014-2015

August 27, 2014

Reminder: Sign up for the Newcastle Days car show

August 22, 2014

NEW — 3 p.m. Aug. 22, 2014

By Greg Farrar A Newcastle Days participant shows off her car at the 2012 festival. The car show returns again in 2014.

By Greg Farrar
A Newcastle Days car show participant shows off her vehicle at the 2012 festival. The car show returns again in 2014.

The Newcastle Days car show is back in 2014 after taking a year off during the 2013 festival. Read more

Hazen band to hold Friday concert

August 19, 2014

NEW — 6 p.m. Aug. 19, 2014

Contributed The Hazen High School band practices on the school field as they prepare for the 2014-2015 school year.

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The Hazen High School band practices on the school field as they prepare for the 2014-2015 school year.

Hazen fanatics can get a head-start on catching Highlander fever with an Aug. 22 performance by the school’s band. Read more

End-of-summer DUI patrols added

August 14, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 14, 2014

King County law enforcement is putting extra officers on the road between Aug. 15 and Sept. 1 for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

The annual effort aims to keep roads safe during the last few weeks of summer from people driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

“Specifically, we want people to know that marijuana doubles the risk of a fatal crash,” said Darrin Grondel, Traffic Safety Commission director. “With new retail marijuana stores in the mix, we want to remind the public that prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as illegal and recreational drugs, can impair driving ability.”

Many of the officers have special training to identify when a driver is under the influence of drugs as well as alcohol. Drivers are encouraged to find alternative transportation or ride with a sober designated driver. Read more

Crumac headlines final Concert in the Park

August 13, 2014

NEW — 1:45 p.m. Aug. 13, 2014

Crumac will play at Lake Boren Park Aug. 13.

Crumac will play at Lake Boren Park Aug. 13.

Newcastle’s Concerts in the Park series wraps up Wednesday when Crumac, a trio that plays traditional Irish music, takes the stage at 7 p.m.  Read more

Updated: Motorcylist tumbles off I-90 overpass while eluding police

August 12, 2014

NEW — 11:30 a.m. Aug. 12, 2014

A motorcyclist suffered severe injuries Aug. 6, after vaulting over the Interstate 90 Highlands Drive exit overpass into the east fork of Issaquah Creek below.

A Washington State Patrol trooper clocked two motorcycles over the speed limit on I-90 and initiated a traffic stop, according to Trooper Karim Boukabou.

“A trooper was working general traffic and saw the two motorcycles accelerate at a big rate,” he said. “They were going about 22 miles over the speed limit.”

He said a blue motorcycle sped up to 130-140 miles per hour, while a yellow Ducati 749 did not flee as quickly. Read more

Sign up for the Newcastle Days car show

August 11, 2014

NEW — 2:15 p.m. Aug. 11, 2014

By Greg Farrar A Newcastle Days participant shows off her car at the 2012 festival. The car show returns again in 2014.

By Greg Farrar
A Newcastle Days car show participant shows off her vehicle at the 2012 festival. The car show returns again in 2014.

The Newcastle Days car show is back in 2014 after taking a year off during the 2013 festival. Read more

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