Andy Nystrom

Bothell’s Rivera looks to Sounders’ Montero for inspiration; team preps for soccer season

Yordan Rivera can’t help but smile — what seems as wide as a soccer goal mouth — when he reveals the events that took place in his living room last month.

When snow hits, Northshore School District officials have decisions to make

Northshore School District’s buses aren’t the only “well-oiled machines” in the area. When it comes to making crucial decisions about school closures or delays — or if and when those buses will roll — when inclement weather hits the region, the district superintendent and other officials are “raring to go,” said Leanna Albrecht, Northshore School District communications director.

Energy abounds at Bothell Youth Tennis camps

Coach Michael Pizzo laughs when he discusses the talented Evelyn Flint.There’s no joke involved, but the Bothell High varsity tennis coach wishes Flint, 14, wasn’t… Continue reading

Bothell High seniors to host fashion show for students of all sizes

Kelsey Brobeck admits she struggled with an eating disorder in the past. For her Bothell High senior project, she’ll be shedding a positive light on body image in her “Rock Your Body” fashion show from 7-9:30 p.m. Jan. 11 in the school commons.

Smooth setting: Cedar Park Christian qualifies for state for sixth straight year/ 1A Volleyball

It's a well-known fact that Cedar Park Christian's girls can play some stellar volleyball, evidenced by the Eagles' six straight state appearances with coach Julie Nelson. However, most people may not be aware of what gets the Eagles fired up for a match.

Making a splash at the state championships

It was the longest race of the day, and two of the youngest Northshore swimmers tackled the 500-yard freestyle with verve.

Brauns shoots, scores at camp

I’ll admit it — last Tuesday I was a bit worried about the assignment I gave myself.

Dickson set to coach Cedar Park Christian girls, a team he knows well

Cedar Park Christian has hired Alan Dickson as its new varsity girls basketball coach.Dickson, a Cedar Park substitute teacher who has two grandkids at the… Continue reading

Tackling the traffic on SR 522 and other local roads | Editor’s Notebook

Which way do you go? Some mornings, I’ll drive from my north Seattle home along Lake City Way through Kenmore and Bothell en route to the Reporter’s office in Kirkland. Other days, I’ll horseshoe it around Interstate 5 to Interstate 405 and blast up to Totem Lake.

LiveARTS Bothell will feature juried art exhibit, entertainment and more June 26-27

High-quality art, an ideal setting and predicted sunshine. That's what the LiveARTS Bothell crew of volunteers and the many artisans and art lovers have going for them this weekend.

Inglemoor High community gathers for MacRae’s memorial service

Darian MacRae spoke through tears Sunday evening, "She was a strong woman, an amazing person. I'm honored to be her daughter." The teenager was talking about Tina, or TMac as she was known around Inglemoor High, who passed away Feb. 27 at the age of 41. Darian was one of 11 speakers at her mom's memorial attended by about 1,500 people in the school gymnasium.

Big game means big crowd for Bothell vs. Skyline at Pop Keeney Thursday night

A Safeway worker heard the figures 10,000 to 15,000 people. Bothell Police Capt. Denise Langford offered the number 8,000-plus. Either way, it will amount to a raucous throng of football fans descending on Pop Keeney Field and its surroundings in Bothell Thursday night for the big one: No. 1 Skyline High (7-1) vs. No. 2 Bothell High (8-0) for the 4A Kingco championship.

Abbett set to grace the stage as Guenevere in Seattle Musical Theatre’s ‘Camelot’

Meowset Abbett never dreamed it would happen this fast. Not long after her Inglemoor High graduation, the singer/actress auditioned for a role in Seattle Musical Theatre's "Camelot," hoping to at least earn a spot in the ensemble. She surpassed that goal by far, and will soon be starring as the lead character of Princess Guenevere, King Arthur of England's future queen.

Local students have the write stuff

Watch out, grown ups — me included, I guess — today’s students are on a writing binge.

Bothell man suspected of illegal activity at Seattle Genetics jumps to death in New Jersey

Zizhong (James) Fan, a former Seattle Genetics employee who was suspected of leaking insider information on clinical trials at the Bothell company, was planning on catching a flight back to Seattle to appear in U.S. District Court April 15. A New Jersey Port Authority official told the Reporter that Fan jumped to his death April 14 from the fourth floor of the parking garage at Newark Liberty International Airport at about 8 p.m. "It's an unfortunate tragedy," said Fan's lawyer, Adam Braun, of Los Angeles. "In the end, he couldn't face the prospect of being deported or being separated from his children (if convicted)."

Drivers injured in two-car accident on State Route 522 in Kenmore

The Northshore Fire Department was dispatched to a two-car, head-on traffic accident at 10:33 a.m. this morning at the 7500 block of Northeast Bothell Way.

39-year-old man found dead in car in Bothell’s Fred Meyer parking lot

Several hours after completing his 8:30 a.m. company service job on Tuesday, a 39-year-old man was found dead in his vehicle in the parking lot of Bothell's Fred Meyer store. "He was found slumped in his vehicle," said Bothell Police Detective Sgt. Elmer Brown. "There was nothing suspicious and it appeared to be a medical-related death."

Armenta no longer running for Bothell City Council Position 2 | Elections

A city of Bothell Aug. 16 primary election for Position 2 is no more as Jennifer Armenta is out of the race against Adam Brauch and Andy Rheaume for the top-two spots for the Nov. 8 general election. King County Elections official Kim Van Ekstrom said that, according to their records at the June 10 filing deadline, Armenta resided in Snohomish County near Bothell, but “not within the district for the office she was running for,” and therefore wasn’t eligible to run for council.

Clark injured in car wreck, community lending support

Family, local residents and the Girl Scout community are rallying around Bothell resident Kelly Clark, who was critically injured in a car accident May 19.

Bothell citizens participate in meetings focused on new city-center campus

The sign outside the current Bothell City Hall says, “It’s Your City Hall!” On a recent day, several passersby stopped and perused the information on the colorful board, which informed readers of workshops inviting community members to give their input on the design of the new city-hall and city-center-campus. Nearly 60 residents attended the March and April meetings, according to Bothell Public Information Officer Joy Johnston. Along with members from the city staff and developer Vulcan Real Estate and The Miller Hull Partnership architectural firm, residents have discussed guiding principles and the draft site plan, which the design team developed from the citizens’ input.