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Thursday, July 2, 2015 -- 6:00 am Open house will celebrate new Sunset Beach Bathhouse at state park Sammamish Review - NEW -- 6 a.m. July 2, 2015 The Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park will host an open house July 7 to celebrate the completion of the park's new Sunset Beach Bathhouse. The event also will commemorate the annexation of the park into the city of Issaquah earlier this year. The celebration will begin at […]Read more...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 -- 1:07 pm Sammamish Farmers Market happenings -- July 1 Sammamish Review - NEW -- 1:05 p.m. July 1, 2015 Dance, clap and stomp to the music of Ian Dobson at the first Sammamish Farmers Market of July. Dobson will perform from 5-7 p.m. July 1. Other items of interest include: Big House BBQ returns along with the market's regulars for dinner A focus on children this week with the […]Read more...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- 5:00 pm Hot weather tips from King County health officials City of Sammamish News - In light of this summer's hot and dry conditions, emergency management personnel and Public Health officials have issued the following safety directives for King County residents:
How to stay safe in hot weather
1. Check on at-risk friends, family, and neighbors twice a day (the very young and elderly are especially vulnerable to heat).
2. Stay cool. Spend time in air-conditioned buildings and avoid direct contact with the sun. Many cities in King County will offer cooling centers for those who need them. Other places to stay cool include malls, movie theaters, restaurants, and libraries. Washington Information Network 2-1-1 is maintaining a list of cooling centers throughout King County (searchable by ZIP code): http://www.resourcehouse.com/win211/King/topics/Organizational__Community__International_Services/Disaster_Services/Disaster_Relief_Services/Extreme_Heat_Cooling_Programs/programs.aspx
3. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and don't wait until you're thirsty to drink more.
4. Never leave infants, children, or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open. The temperature in a vehicle is much higher than outside and it only takes a few minutes for severe medical problems and even death to occur.
5. Watch for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Seek medical care immediately if you know someone who experiences symptoms.
Signs of heat exhaustion:
o Heavy sweating
o Cold, pale, and clammy skin
o Weak pulse
Signs of heat stroke:
o High body temperature (103° F or higher)
o Hot, dry skin
o Rapid and strong pulse
o Possible unconsciousness
Hot weather safety information and resource links: http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/prepare/residents-business/Hazards_Disasters/ExtremeHeat.aspx
King County animal control officers will be out on regular patrols, and will respond to resident calls about animals in distress due to the heat. Call 9-1-1 or 206-296-PETS (7387) if you see a pet in a hot car, or an animal that lacks access to fresh water and shade. For more tips, visit: www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/pet-safety/protecting-pets-from-heat
o King County rivers are extremely cold, fast moving, and dangerous. If you go on or in rivers, lakes, or even swimming pools without lifeguards, wearing a life jacket is always recommended.
o Avoid drinking alcohol or using other substances when swimming, boating, or doing other water-oriented sports.
Information on water safety: www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/injury/water.aspx
Fire danger and firework safety
With some of our warmest weather yet to come, fire danger continues to rise. To help avoid starting wildfires in our area avoid all outdoor burning.
o About one-third of all fires occur in residential properties; one-third involves natural vegetation (brush or wildland); and the remaining third involves vehicles, outside equipment and storage, and other locations.
o Most fires are humaRead more...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- 5:00 pm Due to fire danger, King County Executive Dow Constantine asks residents to attend public fireworks displays City of Sammamish News - King County Executive Dow Constantine is scheduled to hold a press conference in Issaquah on Thursday morning to highlight the danger posed by dry weather and fireworks. Like Fire Chiefs from around King County, Constantine will urge residents to attend one of the many professional public fireworks displays this Independence Day, including the Fourth on the Plateau in Sammamish. Prolonged dry weather and average spring rainfall have prompted grass and vegetation growth, creating more fuel nearly six weeks earlier than normal. Fireworks are illegal in Sammamish.
"In 2009 we had similarly dry weather before the Fourth and fire agencies had 302 fireworks-related fires," said Dave Nelson, speaking for the King County Fire Chiefs Association. "With this Fourth on a weekend, we expect a similar number of calls. People can reduce the potential of fireworks-related fires by attending a public display."
All kinds of fireworks can cause injuries. Last year around the state, 158 injuries (57%) were caused by legal fireworks and 66 by illegal fireworks. Of the illegal fireworks, homemade devices accounted for 35% of the injuries. Most of these injuries were either burns or trauma to the head/face or arms/hands.
King County Fire Chiefs Association PIO
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- 6:00 am County wants to know residents' attitudes about local rivers Sammamish Review - NEW -- 6 a.m. June 30, 2015 King County, on behalf of the King County Flood Control District, has begun an opinion survey of residents this week to find out how aware and prepared they are for flood risks, what they think about floodplain management and how they enjoy local rivers. Information collected during the […]Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 5:00 pm City of Sammamish Issues Request for Bids (RFB) for a New Solid Waste Collections Contract City of Sammamish News - The City of Sammamish is seeking bids from qualified solid waste haulers for a new solid waste collections contract. The contract period would run from January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2015.
Bids are due no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. The City is hosting a mandatory pre-bid conference on July 9, 2015 at 11:00 in City Hall.
Instructions for the bidding process and other related documentation can be found in the attachments below.
Please direct questions to Beth Goldberg, Director of Administrative Services (425-295-0510 or firstname.lastname@example.org)Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 6:00 am Heat wave triggers blood shortage, donors are needed now Sammamish Review - NEW – 6 .am. June 29, 2015 Bloodworks Northwest has issued an urgent appeal for donors after collections began to dip sharply as a result of the heat wave and reduced collections caused by summer vacations. Blood collections usually go down by about 15 percent to 20 percent during summer with schools and colleges on […]Read more...
Sunday, June 28, 2015 -- 5:00 pm The Farmers Market will have you dancing on Wednesday! City of Sammamish News - Dance, clap and stomp to the music of Ian Dobson this Wednesday at the Farmers Market from 4 to 8 p.m. Ian will perform from 5 - 7pm.
Other items of interest will include,
--Big House BBQ returns along with our regulars for dinner.
--A focus on our children this week with the entertainment and safe "firework patriotic painting
--What is better than fresh picked, in-season food? You will find tomato's now, with cucumbers, green beans, onions, garlic, salad greens and more, brought direct from the farm.
--Colorful berries are ready for your 4th of July dessert decorating and beat the heat by adding berries to your cold beverages and smoothies.
--We still have cherries and apricots and gluten free baked goods, artisan bread by Proven and the goodies at Georgia's Bakery.
It's a good week to meet us at the Market, Wednesday, July 1, 4 - 8pm, at City Hall Plaza!Read more...
Sunday, June 28, 2015 -- 6:00 am PSE urges customers to be energy-efficient in extreme heat Sammamish Review - NEW -- 6 a.m. June 28, 2015 Puget Sound Energy is encouraging its more than 1.1 million electric customers to be even more energy conscious as temperatures jump into the 90s over the next few days. Across our service area, PSE's electric infrastructure is performing well, and generating facilities have the capacity to meet the […]Read more...
Saturday, June 27, 2015 -- 6:00 am Stay safe in hot temperatures this weekend Sammamish Review - NEW -- 6 a.m. June 27, 2015 The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for the Puget Sound region through 5 a.m. June 28. The warning means a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat […]Read more...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 -- 6:06 pm City's landmark caboose makes tracks for new home in Cle Elum Sammamish Review - For about 18 years, it sat near the corner of 228th Avenue and Northeast Fourth Street, quietly becoming a local landmark. Early the morning of June 15, a large crane came and lifted it off its makeshift tracks, sending it on its way to its new home in Cle Elum. According to seller Norbert Woloszyn, […]Read more...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 -- 6:05 pm Gifting group looks to open new free store this fall Sammamish Review - It's a common refrain no matter where you live: People have countless items they never use cluttering up their garages, bedrooms, kitchens and yards, and are looking for a place to get rid of them. There are plenty of charity groups that will accept those items -- some even offer pick-up service -- but the […]Read more...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 -- 6:04 pm Initiative, referendum rights on hold for at least a bit longer Sammamish Review - The Sammamish City Council likely will wait until July or later to make a final decision on whether to grant residents the right to mount initiative or referendum questions. In an April 28 special election, voters indicated they wanted the powers of initiative and referendum by a margin of 3,830 to 3,076, or 55 percent […]Read more...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 -- 6:04 pm Nathan Lee takes home $8,000 top prize in e-Piano Junior Competition Sammamish Review - Nathan Lee, 13, of Sammamish, earned first place in this year's e-Piano Junior Competition, capturing the top prize of $8,000 in the international event held June 10-16 in Minnesota that showcased the talent of some of the world's best classical pianists ages 17 and younger. The e-Piano Junior Competition, described by some as "where prodigy […]Read more...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 -- 6:02 pm Bulldogs football fills a niche for players without a program Sammamish Review - It's a warm evening at Bellevue High School's stadium, and a couple dozen players have donned pads, helmets and jerseys to practice tackling and blocking, and running offensive and defensive schemes. They're not members of Bellevue High's nationally renowned program, which has captured 11 of the past 14 state championships. They're young men who, for […]Read more...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 -- 6:02 pm Editorial -- Summer safety tips for while you're away Sammamish Review - It's official. School is out, summer is here and people are heading out for vacation. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics study, "Seasonal Patterns in Criminal Victimization Trends," household larceny and burglary occurs at higher rates during the summer than during other seasons. We've already seen a home-invasion-type attempted burglary in Issaquah when someone […]Read more...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 -- 6:02 pm Sammamish City Council offers city manager contract to Lyman Howard Sammamish Review - The Sammamish City Council formally offered Deputy City Manager Lyman Howard a contract and a base annual salary of $181,158 to be Sammamish's next city manager. The council took action after about a 20-minute executive session during its regular meeting June 16. Howard accepted the job, city spokesman Tim Larson said. Howard is expected to […]Read more...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 -- 6:01 pm Kasen Williams signs with Seahawks Sammamish Review - The Seattle Seahawks signed former University of Washington and Skyline High School standout receiver Kasen Williams on June 12. Williams impressed the Seahawks during May's rookie mini-camp, in which he participated as a tryout player. Before that, he had signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals, but was waived after failing his physical, […]Read more...