August 19, 2014
NEW — 6 p.m. Aug. 19, 2014
Hazen fanatics can get a head-start on catching Highlander fever with an Aug. 22 performance by the school’s band.
The Hazen band students, under the director of Chris Coy, director of bands and orchestras, are hard at work this week in band camp, as they prepare for a new school year.
They will present what they’ve learned 3 p.m. Aug. 22 in a special community concert on the Hazen football field, 1101 Hoquiam Ave. N.E.
Accompanied by the award-winning Hazen cheer squad, the concert will serve as a Friday Night Lights dress-rehearsal, so families and students are encouraged to come watch the band perform, and learn the cheers and pep-rally calls for the upcoming season of football games.
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
August 13, 2014
NEW — 1:45 p.m. Aug. 13, 2014
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
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
August 11, 2014
NEW — 2:15 p.m. Aug. 11, 2014
The Newcastle Days car show is back in 2014 after taking a year off during the 2013 festival. Read more
August 7, 2014
NEW — 1 p.m. Aug. 7, 2014
A motorcyclist who suffered severe injuries Aug. 6, after vaulting over the Interstate 90 Issaquah Highlands exit overpass into the east fork of Issaquah Creek below has been identified as 22-year-old Jeffrey Kimmel, of Newcastle. Read more
August 7, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 7, 2014
Newcastle Elementary School parents and students can meet the school’s new principal, Richard Mellish, at the Aug. 13 Newcastle Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
Mellish comes to Newcastle from the Mercer Island School District, where he served as principal of West Mercer Elementary School.
He replaces outgoing Principal Marla Newton, who left at the end of the school year to take a job as a principal at a Federal Way School District elementary school.
The luncheon starts at 11 a.m. Aug. 13 at Tapatio Mexican Grill, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. The cost is $20 for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. RSVP for the luncheon at http://bit.ly/1lb7n0c.
August 4, 2014
NEW — 2:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 2014
Newcastle’s Concerts in the Park series continues Wednesday when Neil Diamond tribute band Cherry Cherry takes the Lake Boren Park stage at 7 p.m. Read more
July 31, 2014
Eastside residents become U.S. citizens at Newcastle Library
July 31, 2014
Energize Eastside was back on the Newcastle City Council agenda for the first time since Puget Sound Energy introduced the project April 1.
But this time, it was a pair of resident groups who had the opportunity to voice their concerns about the plan to bring new, higher capacity electric transmission lines to the Eastside in response to the region’s growing power demands.
The Olympus Homeowners Association and the Coalition of Eastside Neighborhoods for Sensible Energy countered PSE’s proposal and questioned the project’s true requirement at the July 1 and 15 City Council meetings. Read more