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

Newcastle man tumbles off Issaquah overpass while eluding police

August 7, 2014

NEW — 1 p.m. Aug. 7, 2014

By Greg Farrar A Washington State Patrol trooper looks over a yellow Ducati 749 motorcycle that flew off the eastbound I-90 overpass exit ramp to Highlands Drive, and landed down an embankment off the right shoulder of eastbound Interstate 90.

By Greg Farrar
A Washington State Patrol trooper looks over a yellow Ducati 749 motorcycle that flew off the eastbound I-90 overpass exit ramp to Highlands Drive, and landed down an embankment off the right shoulder of eastbound Interstate 90.

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

Newcastle Elementary School principal to speak at chamber lunch

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.

Concerts in the Park series continues Wednesday

August 4, 2014

NEW — 2:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 2014

Contributed Steve Kelly, lead singer of the Neil Diamond tribute band Cherry Cherry, performs. The band plays Aug. 6 at Lake Boren Park.

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Steve Kelly, lead singer of the Neil Diamond tribute band Cherry Cherry, performs. The band plays Aug. 6 at Lake Boren Park.

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

America the beautiful

July 31, 2014

Eastside residents become U.S. citizens at Newcastle Library

By Greg Farrar Immigrants from around the world, who passed citizenship tests and renounced allegiances to the countries of their birth, take the oath of allegiance from officials of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services July 23 during a naturalization ceremony at the Newcastle Library.

By Greg Farrar
Immigrants from around the world, who passed citizenship tests and renounced allegiances to the countries of their birth, take the oath of allegiance from officials of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services July 23 during a naturalization ceremony at the Newcastle Library.

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