Andy Nystrom

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.

A big hug for a Bothell state fastpitch berth | Slideshow

Bothell High shortstop Sammy Morris first snagged a line drive for one out and then threw to first to double up a runner on the go. On the next play, she scooped up a groundball and tossed the runner out to end the game and send the Cougars to the 4A state tournament.

Kenmore liquor-store license rights are up for auction again

Devinder Sahota and his associates won't fill their proverbial Liquor Barn Enterprises bottle with the state-run Kenmore store after all.

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.

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 police investigate hit-and-run accident that leaves pole down, power out | Slideshow

A loaded tractor-trailer took a turn near downtown Bothell, knocked over a power pole and sped away this morning, according to a witness, said Deputy Police Chief Henry Simon.

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.

Sen. Murray of Bothell teams up with Sounders Women to discuss Title IX

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray from Bothell teamed up with some Seattle Sounders Women players today to celebrate 40 years of Title IX, which allowed women equal access to athletic opportunities. Murray, Sounders players Megan Rapinoe, Stephanie Cox and Sydney Leroux and one Garfield High student-athlete spoke to a crowd of female athletes this afternoon at Garfield High.

Lighting a fire for learning | Editor’s Notebook

As an editor, reporter and photographer at the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, I’m always aware of what goes on around me. I’ve constantly got my ears and eyes wide open for stories to share with our readers. Even when I think I might take off my journalist’s cap for an hour or two to attend a luncheon, I’m always on the clock. I just can’t help it. Any journalist will tell you the same thing.

Bothell High revs into first place in Washington State Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition state finals

Just like Inglemoor and Bothell prep football coaches Frank Naish and Tom Bainter assess their teams after games, local automotive instructor Pat McCue goes for it after his squad recently won the state title. Roman Wagner from Inglemoor High led the way with the internal work and starting the car, in which they diagnosed and repaired intentionally installed “bugs” in 54 minutes to take the top prize at Renton Technical College last month.

Studying + socializing = The Homework Club for Bothell children, adults

As third-grade helper Esther Nguyen leaned over the desk and adult tutor Kay Smith-Dechenne glanced over from one side, youngster Adrian Perez announced: “Seven times nine is 63.” Laughter erupted as Perez, also a third-grader, beamed with pride at the correct answer.

UW-Bothell, city of Bothell benefit from Gov. Gregoire’s $1 billion stimulus plan

Thanks to Gov. Chris Gregoire signing a supplemental capital budget last month, the city of Bothell and the University of Washington, Bothell can put to use a good chunk of money to fund a medical project and build a science facility. The stimulus plan, signed at Tacoma Community College on April 23, will invest $1 billion into a projected 18,000 family wage construction jobs across the state.