Andy Nystrom

Inglemoor softball takes fifth place at state

Inglemoor’s softball team won a pair and lost a pair to finish fifth at the 4A state tournament. After winning their first two games, the… Continue reading

Bothell’s Singh throws big for district javelin title; Cougar boys take first

An 18-athlete Bothell High contingent will be descending upon Mount Tahoma High this weekend at the 4A state track and field championships. Inglemoor will send… Continue reading

Bothell beats Issaquah, 2-0, for 4A KingCo baseball title

Derek Lohr was ready. No doubt about it. The Bothell High senior didn’t need many pitches to prepare for his relief appearance in the bottom… Continue reading

Bothell boys soccer advances in league playoffs

Bothell boys soccer bounced Newport, 3-2, on Saturday in the 4A KingCo playoffs. The Cougars will take on Eastlake at 7 p.m. May 9 at… Continue reading

Viks’ Waara no-hits Issaquah in softball action

Taylor Waara was glad to be back in the no-hitter zone. As a 12-year-old, she tossed her first clean slate for her Northlake Little League… Continue reading

Inglemoor’s Portugal fires no-hitter in season-opening victory

Connor Portugal couldn’t be more ecstatic about what went down last Friday. He took the mound in the season opener, a new all-turf field was… Continue reading

DelBene discusses No Religious Registry Act and more with interfaith leaders

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene glanced around the table on Tuesday afternoon at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) and told the eight interfaith leaders that… Continue reading

Police chiefs meet with community members at Eastside Muslim Safety Forum

As Eastside police chiefs and others gathered at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) on Tuesday night, something was missing.

Sheriff seeks public help to find suspect in assault on Marymoor Park Trail in Redmond

Six days after a male suspect attacked a 42-year-old Redmond woman on the Marymoor Park Trail, detectives from the Redmond Police Department (RPD) and the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) are working closely to locate the suspect.

After 86 years in Bothell, Hopkins Nursery is closing its doors/ Editor’s Notebook

Before Monday afternoon, the last time I visited Phyllis Hopkins at her nursery on 100th Avenue Northeast in Bothell was to interview her for a June 2005 story. “We love being surrounded by this ... it’s an extension of our lives. I don’t know what our lives would be like without this,” she told me then. At the end of May, the nursery’s 86 years in Bothell will come to an end because developers who bought the land from the family have decided to start building houses on the 10-acre site.

Kenmore Village takes center stage at community meeting; next gathering on Tuesday

It was a bumpy economic road a few years ago — a survival of the fittest for business owners — said Maria Royer of Real Retail, noting that the monetary landscape has since improved.

Maria Gonzalez Cuervo arrives from Madrid with a strong serve and plenty of laughs / Inglemoor High Tennis

As she sets up to serve or prepares for a return, Maria Gonzalez Cuervo toughens her face and racket grip and speaks to herself: "Va, va, va."

People like their community newspaper/Editor’s Notebook

Community newspapers are a big deal to residents, according to the National Newspaper Association’s fifth readership survey. Seventy-eight percent of those asked say they read most or all of their community newspaper, and 55 percent say they found their local news on that paper’s Web site.

Bothell High students donate hundreds of gifts / Holiday giving

What’s in a number? Whether Bothell High students donated 400 or 500 gifts — numbers the second-period associated student body (ASB) organizers couldn’t decide on — everyone’s heart was in the right place this holiday season.

Running, walking for a cause at Bothell High Breast Cancer Awareness event/ Editor’s notebook

What is normally a simple walk into the Bothell High cafeteria was like strolling into a different world last Saturday morning. As the doors opened, the sound of uplifting music and voices filled the air. As I turned the corner, the main room was crowded with 200-plus people, and pink and white — on signs, balloons, T-shirts, shoes, hats and even one dog’s collar — were clearly the colors of the day. (Although some folks opted for Bothell blue.)

Singing with soul for Martin Luther King Jr. at Kenmore Junior High | Slideshow

After singing the first verse of “Amazing Grace,” Pastor Patrinell “Pat” Wright of the Total Experience Gospel Choir had some words of wisdom for the Kenmore Junior High students: “Don’t be ashamed to sing it in front of your classmates. It will give you strength for the rest of your day — strength for the rest of your life.”

Christie spins the Wheel of Fortune, wins some cash on TV

Pat Sajak, Vanna White ... and April Christie.

Kenmore trio set for fire-district primary | Elections

Don Ellis feels his job is not finished. Eric Adman notes that sometimes a fresh perspective is good for the group. Stan Isenhath said he has a track record of simply making things happen. These three Kenmore men are referencing King County Fire Protection District No. 16 (Northshore Fire Department) and vying for the Commissioner Position No. 1, starting with the Aug. 16 primary and with the top-two vote-getters moving on to the Nov. 8 general election. Ballots will be mailed to voters on July 27.

Bothell, Kenmore city councils: Four races on the ballot | Election Day 2011

Mark Lamb has spent six years in the mayor’s seat on the Bothell City Council. Tris Samberg has almost 14 years of service under her belt as a Bothell planning commissioner and councilmember. In the general election, they’ll go head-to-head for Position No. 6. Ballots were mailed to residents Oct. 20 and the votes will start to be tallied tonight. The Reporter will post the first round of results by 9 p.m.

Bothell High students get the message in DUI drill | Slideshow

Nik Gray didn't like seeing his friends, Abby Leonard and Austen Dahl, involved in a "deadly" two-car accident — even if it was a DUI drill at Bothell High. Thursday morning, while the senior class watched and some upcoming graduates participated, Bothell Fire and EMS staged the event, which featured two wrecked cars, "injured and deceased" students and a host of emergency vehicles and a helicopter to drive home the message that drinking and driving don't mix.