Andy Nystrom

Bothell boy honored for his bravery following car accident

After her car took a hit, spun across the highway and flipped onto its roof, all Tina Fischer could think about were her two young boys, Will and James. When the car settled, Tina at first couldn’t hear the boys in the back seat, but Will, 9, was already in action: he calmly reached over and unbuckled James’ seat belt and put the 5-year-old in a safe position. Tina’s hearing soon kicked back into gear and she then knew that everyone was safe after their early evening accident on Interstate 405 in Bothell last Dec. 7.

Mariners follow their dreams around the basepaths, encourage Kenmore Elementary students to strive for success, as well

Five Seattle Mariners — with their beloved Moose in tow — hit a grand slam with their discussion of thriving in school and following dreams with Kenmore Elementary students Wednesday during the team's 13th annual DREAM Team day.

North Bothell Little League finishes regional tournament with 2-4 record

North Bothell Little League's World Series dreams are dashed.

Bothell’s McOmber is ready to start slugging for Dartmouth College

During one of Britta McOmber’s early fastpitch softball games, she made a rookie error that she laughs about these days.

Bastyr University is a hotbed for national award winners

Leanna Standish gives a slight smile when discussing her recent Natural Products Association Clinician Award. It’s fine, she notes, but the Bastyr University clinical researcher has her sights on the big picture: “I don’t feel as though we’re even close to having our work done. There’s so much we don’t know, there is so much work to do.”

Bothell High’s Hartvigson, Porter invited to play in Team USA vs. The World football game

It's Team USA vs. The World, and Bothell High seniors Michael Hartvigson and Colin Porter are on board for this once-in-a-lifetime football event.

Hard hits, tons of scoring are part of Cedar Park Christian’s plan / Prep Football Preview

As big No. 99 Austin Donnel — all 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds of him — watched two of his teammates smash shoulder pads during a drill, the senior yelled: "That's a good noise!"

Treating exotic animals just right in Bothell

As Adolf Maas glides from room to room of his 7,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Center for Bird & Exotic Animal Medicine, he’s got a skip in his step. When he proudly speaks of the center’s digital X-ray and electronic-monitor equipment — and, of course, the animals they treat — he does so in a smooth voice that’s attached with a smile. The center’s new location near the wetlands off Northeast 195th Street in Bothell is a bonus for the Kenmore native. “I couldn’t come up with a better location. I like the fact that we’re on the wetlands and the stream and the amount of wildlife we have on the property, because I think that really reflects well on what we do. We do bird medicine and we’ve got pairs of nesting Canada geese in the wetlands behind the property,” said the 43-year-old doctor of veterinary medicine, who moved from his much smaller hospital (1,050 square feet) on Main Street to the new spot fourth months ago.

All smiles at Wayne Curve Project grand opening in Bothell

Wayne Curve may be located in Bothell, but with Kenmore just up the road on the shared State Route 522, the two cities are sometimes mentioned in the same sentence when people discuss local happenings.

Students get free heart screenings: ‘I want to be young forever,’ junior says

As she watched students flow through the doors of the Bothell High gym to get their free heart screenings, Darla Varrenti shook her head and smiled.

Inglemoor Vikings are ready to run past 4A Kingco opponents / Prep Football Preview

Let the Vikings loose. Inglemoor High coach Frank Naish has said that he's always got a stable full of ball carriers to power his team's offense.

Mother, daughter follow ‘recklessly driven vehicle’; journey ends in Bothell rear-end accident

What started out as a drive to the Plateau turned into a jaunt around Bothell following a speeding, swerving motorist.

Kenmore takes Family Circle top-10 honors

Mayor David Baker knew about the honor for a week or so, but kept it under wraps. But now it's official: Family Circle magazine has named the city of Kenmore one of the 10 best towns and cities across the country for families. The city will be featured in the August issue that will hit newsstands July 7.

Locals are on the ballot for primary election

For six Bothell residents and one Kenmore resident, the start is now for either being elected or re-elected into office. Primary election ballots were mailed out earlier this week and the vote tallying will begin on Aug. 7. July 30 is the deadline for in-person voter registration at the county elections office for people not already registered in Washington state.

Northshore YMCA rallies big time for its Partners with Youth campaign

When the Northshore YMCA fund-raisers want to rally, they take their duty to the hilt. During their Feb. 22 meet-up to discuss the 2012 Partners With Youth Annual Giving Campaign, Erv Desmet stood in front of the group and, with arms and voice raised, fired them up with a “boom shakalaka” chant.

Cell-phone photos help Bothell investigator locate hit-and-run truck driver | Update

Aided by witnesses' cell-phone photos, a Bothell Police Department investigator tracked down a loaded tractor-trailer driver who struck a utility pole on State Route 522 in Bothell and drove away from the scene last Thursday morning.

Bothell’s Benzel competes at PGA Championship

Ritzville Municipal Golf Course, third green — that’s where Ryan Benzel spent a ton of time during his high-school years.

Election 2011: The voting will soon begin/ Editor’s Notebook

The Nov. 8 general election is nearing, and the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter is gearing up for its Oct. 7 election issue. I've sent out questionnaires to all the candidates running for positions on the Bothell and Kenmore city councils, Northshore School District board, Northshore Utility District board and King County Fire Protection District No. 16 board. The candidates' answers are rolling in and I look forward to putting the election package together over the next two weeks. We'll all get to know a little bit about our candidates Oct. 7, and then you can make your decisions when the ballots are mailed out Oct. 20.

Inglemoor, Bothell students lending a hand / Editor’s notebook

Times are tough for everyone, but those hit hardest are not alone in the fight. Whether it’s during the holidays or all days, Northshore residents… Continue reading

Bridge tolling begins: How State Route 522 will fare with added traffic

It's been slightly busier in some spots, but business as usual in others on State Route 522 today through Bothell and Kenmore, according to locals.