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Construction on Coal Creek Parkway culvert begins May 15

NEW — 1:30 p.m. May 10, 2013

Work is finally set to begin on a city of Bellevue project that will replace an aging culvert underneath Coal Creek Parkway.

The Bellevue portion of Coal Creek Parkway between Southeast 60th Street and Forest Drive will be reduced to one lane in each direction for 24 hours a day until December, beginning May 15.

The city of Newcastle is doing all it can to mitigate the bottleneck that the all-day closure is expected to cause, including changing the timing of some traffic signals. Ultimately, though, drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes, especially during the morning and evening commutes. Read more »


Liberty soccer wins KingCo title

NEW — 11:50 a.m. May 7, 2013

The Liberty High School boys soccer team clinched the KingCo title with a 2-1 victory against Mount Si on May 2.

Connor Noblat and Josh Johnson scored the two goals for the Patriots.

The win means that Liberty now goes directly to the state tournament, where it will host the No. 3 team from the WesCo 3A tournament at 7 p.m. May 15.

Liberty has had a dominant season so far, posting a 10-1-3 conference record. The team’s only loss this season was against Bellevue.

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Another beautiful town in the neighborhood, which is definitely worth a visit is a Issaquah


By Christina Corrales-Toy
Hazen High School sophomore Shiva Prasad (center) is surrounded by Nelsen Middle School students as they make real-world financial decisions during a simulation that teaches kids about budgeting.

Adulthood comes with its perks, including a long-awaited sense of freedom, but it also brings to light the inevitable financial, familial and personal responsibilities that go with it. Read more »

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    • How do you plan on celebrating Earth Day?

      • D. I do not plan on celebrating Earth Day. (45%, 9 Votes)
      • A. Attend Earth Day celebration at Lake Boren Park. (30%, 6 Votes)
      • E. Other. (25%, 5 Votes)
      • B. I will plant a tree in my yard. (0%, 0 Votes)
      • C. I’m going to pick up litter at a local park. (0%, 0 Votes)

      Total Voters: 20

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Local News

Construction on Coal Creek Parkway culvert begins May 15

NEW — 1:30 p.m. May 10, 2013 Work is finally set to begin on a city... Read »

Show off your pesticide-free yard with a ladybug sign

NEW — 3:00 p.m. May 9, 2013 Families that maintain their yards without... Read »

Local chamber chorale launches Kickstarter campaign

NEW — 1:30 p.m. May 7, 2013 The Musica Sacra Chamber Chorale, directed... Read »

Liberty PTSA hosts electronics recycling drive

NEW — 1:20 p.m. May 3, 2013 Newcastle residents will have the opportunity... Read »

Pets face challenges, too, as temperature climbs higher

NEW — 1:00 p.m. May 3, 2013 The Regional Animal Services of King County... Read »

Election will bring change to City Council makeup

The Newcastle City Council will have at least one new face in 2014. Councilman... Read »

Mayor delivers state of the city address

Newcastle Mayor Rich Crispo assured residents that the city is in relatively... Read »

City Council agrees gas tax should fund 520 bridge shortfall

The Newcastle City Council unanimously passed a resolution urging the state... Read »

Friends group hosts first book sale at Newcastle Library

By Christina Corrales-ToyFriends of the Newcastle Library President Julia... Read »

Newcastle Historical Society patriarch turns 95

By Christina Corrales-ToyNewcastle historian Milt Swanson cuts into a piece... Read »

Council approves purchase of maintenance equipment, before state grant expires

With just a few months before a state Department of Ecology grant expires,... Read »

City secures sponsor for Fourth of July event

Traffic, safety concerns still need to be addressed The city of Newcastle’s... Read »

Issaquah Schools Foundation prepares for 15th annual luncheon

With an eye on arts funding and book rooms, the Issaquah Schools Foundation... Read »

Chiropractic Wellness Center hosts Newcastle Community Wellness Day

Chiropractic Wellness Center will host the first Newcastle Community Wellness... Read »

King County Animal Control seeks owner of found dog

NEW — 11:00 a.m. May 1, 2013 King County Animal Control is looking... Read »

Neighbors report suspicious activity in Olympus neighborhood

NEW — 10:40 a.m. May 1, 2013 Alert residents in the Olympus neighborhood... Read »

Patriot Players perform ‘The Wizard of Oz’

NEW — 6:30 p.m. April 26, 2013 By Katherine SimmonsTaylor Schadt, as... Read »

Preliminary construction begins on Coal Creek Parkway culvert

NEW — 12:10 p.m. April 23, 2013 Preliminary work on a city of Bellevue... Read »

Dulcich will run for re-election

NEW — 11:20 a.m. April 23, 2013 Councilman John Dulcich announced that... Read »

John Drescher announces candidacy for City Council

NEW — 11:20 a.m. April 23, 2013 Newcastle resident John Drescher announced... Read »


Notes from Newcastle: A tribute to Katie




Liberty soccer wins KingCo title

Liberty nets another draw with Mercer Island

Liberty Lacrosse Club forms new Eastside youth program

Hazen soccer clinches Seamount League championship


Hazen students teach lessons about big-budget decisions

Student waste watchers honored for service to the environment

Local students earn collegiate honors

Students to participate in NASA aerospace scholars program

Hazen seniors earn scholastic honors

Patriot Players perform ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Liberty students explore history’s newsmakers


Boy Scout Sam Simpson-Gordon earns Eagle rank

Sweet Decadence hosts Mack Strong TEAM-WORKS meet and greet

USO Happy Hour honors veterans

Community spotlight

Weeds & Trails

  • Newcastle Earth Day Celebration / April 20, 2013

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