Andy Nystrom

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.

Skyview Junior High snags Green Flag award for sustainability and environmental education

Skyview Junior High's Green Team students proudly raised a Green Flag at last week's end-of-school assembly as the crowd's applause filled the gym.

Bothell City Council delays decision on proposed business-license fee increases

Bothell City Council didn't take action at last night's meeting regarding raising business-license fees. According to Deputy City Manager Steve Anderson, Mayor Mark Lamb told council that over the last few weeks he met with several business owners who suggested a more "public process" take place before fees are raised. Anderson added that Lamb agreed with that viewpoint, and business owners may be involved in a public session at council's next meeting on July 10.

Police chiefs, community members say the Seattle shootings affect everyone | Update

The tragic, fatal shootings that took place at a quaint coffee shop and parking lot in Seattle on May 30 can happen anywhere — big cities and smaller ones — says Kenmore Police Chief Cliff Sether. Recently, Kenmore officers arrested a man who became angry and unveiled a handgun when he confronted the driver who allegedly cut him off in the Safeway parking lot.

City of Bothell is considering business-license fee increase | Update

For the last few weeks, Bothell Mayor Mark Lamb, Deputy City Manager Steve Anderson and Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce officials have been visiting with some of the city’s 2,800 businesses to inform owners that a big change may be in store for them.

Violence is never the answer | Editor’s Notebook

I’m a cool, calm and level-headed person. I’m also a trusting guy and I always look for good qualities in others and remain positive in any situation I’m faced with. However, I’m steamed nowadays — and worried about what’s going on around me ... and all of us.

Kenmore’s Norwegian knight: King Harald honors Kim Nesselquist

When the calendar reads May 17, Kim Nesselquist and his family head down to Ballard to celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day. This year’s event was more important than ever for the Kenmore resident, who has lived in the area since 1990. At Leif Erikson Sons of Norway Hall in Ballard, Seattle’s Norwegian Consul Nesselquist was named knight, first class to the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit.

Hekker’s ready for the Rams: Bothell High, Oregon State University standout punts his way into the pros

Johnny Hekker tweeted the following news on April 28: "Your boy is going to be a St. Louis Ram! Free agency deal." The former Bothell High player, at 6-foot-5, 221 pounds these days, was a standout four-year starting punter at Oregon State University. During his senior season, he punted 50 times for a 44.0 yard average.

Zoellick: on track for success | Cedar Park Christian Graduate Profile

Robotics-team success, 4.0 grade-point average, state competitor in the pole vault, javelin and 4x100-meter relay. That’s Korinne Zoellick for you. The Cedar Park Christian senior has been busy this year, and she’ll be rewarded with a diploma and copious pats on the back at the Bothell school’s graduation on June 2.

Thomas: an inspiring speaker | Bothell High Graduate Profile

Hannah Thomas is Bothell High’s go-to person to inspire people with her story about excelling in school. During her senior year, the associated student body (ASB) president spoke at the Northshore School Foundation’s Light a Fire for Learning luncheon and at Bothell’s school-improvement plan meeting in front of principals, the district superintendent and a state senator and representative.

Seattle gunman bought a .45-caliber handgun at Bothell shop in 2008

Seattle gunman Ian Stawicki purchased a .45-caliber handgun at DJ's Loan and Sport in Bothell in August of 2008, according to a Seattle City Attorney's Office report.

Kenmore, Bothell police chiefs discuss emergency training following Seattle shootings

The tragic, fatal shootings that took place at a quaint coffee shop and parking lot in Seattle on Wednesday can happen anywhere — big cities and smaller ones — says Kenmore Police Chief Cliff Sether.

Landmann: SAS shining star | Secondary Academy for Success Graduate Profile

The Secondary Academy for Success (SAS) drew Joey Landmann in, so much that he didn’t want to exit the Bothell school. As a sophomore, he planned on staying one semester to improve his grades before moving on to Woodinville High.

Swanson: a natural leader | Inglemoor High Graduate Profile

As setter and captain on the Inglemoor High volleyball team, Ellie Swanson leads the way with her athletic skills and encouraging words. The Viking senior is a leader off the court, as well, as associated student body (ASB) assistant coordinator.

State liquor board’s live auction includes Kenmore store

Devinder Sahota and his associates won’t fill their proverbial Liquor Barn Enterprises bottle with the state-run Kenmore store after all. It will instead be Kent’s Jasvir Kaur, who was the top bidder — at $225,000 — in the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) May 24 live auction for the rights to apply for a spirits retail liquor license at the local store at 6820 N.E. Bothell Way.

Double the distance for Inglemoor’s Burke, Mendenhall at 4A track-and-field meet

Kyra Burke and Michael Mendenhall went the distance for Inglemoor High at the 4A state track-and-field meet on May 24-26 in both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs at Tahoma High in Tacoma.

Kenmore friends prepare for cross-country cycling trek to raise funds for leukemia research

Austin Edge and Heidi Goheen first met as Kenmore Junior High students, and now in their early 20s, both friends are preparing for the cycling journey of a lifetime.

Are people driving safely on State Route 522 through Kenmore and Bothell?

As Jay’s Cafe owner Misty Qureshi glanced out the window of her business at the two smashed vehicles — one sitting on all four tires and the other lying on its side — she feels that driving has become a bit chaotic on Northeast Bothell Way, or State Route 522, in Kenmore. “I think the accident happened because of this median in the middle,” she said on May 7, “because people try getting out — any hole, they just see it, which is wrong. They’re not supposed to violate that, but they do it anyway.”

DelBene sets up office in Bothell while running for First District seat

Suzan DelBene is a businesswoman, an entrepreneur — and a runner. She’s helped start up companies, managed small businesses, worked in large businesses like Microsoft and was director of the Washington State Department of Revenue. And the 50-year-old has also run a couple of marathons over the years.

Sen. Murray, Northshore women wave the Title IX flag

Thanks to Title IX, Yonni Mills finally stepped off the sidelines and onto the volleyball and basketball courts for Shorecrest High. The current Bothell High athletic director, who graduated from Shorecrest in 1975 and later placed at nationals as part of Washington State University’s volleyball squad, had always watched her younger brothers play organized ball — and now, it was her chance.