Aaron Kunkler

Bothell council tepidly proceeds with RFA negotiations

At the meeting, interest in continuing with the RFA was approved 4-3, with Bothell Deputy Mayor Duerr and Councilmembers Tris Samberg and Joshua Freed opposed.

Long-time Country Village caterer opens coffee shop

The Practical Sparrow is the brainchild of long-time Country Village caterer Teresa Howard, 51, who recently sold her business of 21 years, Celestial Catering, to Alexa’s Catering and opened up downstairs, beneath the Rosewood Room. But she plans on keeping that independent spirit in her new store.

Strong citizen response at first of two Parks Commission meetings on St. Ed’s

Although no finalized proposals have been presented to the Washington State Parks Commission detailing possible development by Daniels Real Estate to restore a seminary at Saint Edward State Park, battle lines are being drawn between those in favor of development and those opposing it.

A conversation with Brittany Caldwell, new Chamber director

Caldwell is a 31-year-old graduate of the University of Washington Bothell’s business administration program whose been working at the Chamber since before she graduated in 2007.

Hit and run takes out Bothell artist’s hand-painted fence, neighborhood icon

A red pickup truck had plowed straight into Ruth Brumbaugh’s meticulously hand-painted fence. As her neighbor came outside to see what had happened, the driver scrambled free of the damaged section of fence before peeling off into the night in the 22900 block of Meridian Ave South

Five area cities sign letter to Sound Transit affirming expansion bid

The cities of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell and Woodinville all signed the measure, affirming their support for the measure.

Phenix Salons moves to Bothell, gives individual stylists their own suite

A new salon complex is on it’s way to Bothell and is anticipated to open at the end of January.

King County cities could see new taxes to maintain aging county roads

Roads in unincorporated King County area are deteriorating, and adequate maintenance and improvements will cost the county at least an additional $260 million annually, a report released Wednesday by the county Bridges and Roads Task Force said.

Bothell city council drops Fitzgerald subarea appeal

During the Jan. 19 meeting, the city council voted 4-3 to drop their challenge to a Growth Management Hearings Board decision reversing the city’s Ordinance 2163, which allowed for greater development in around 220 acres of environmentally protected land in northeast Bothell.

Four new businesses come to Bothell by way of one hard-working woman

Lauren Dillon-Merrill, a 30-year-old Kirkland resident recently opened a multi-business location in Bothell’s Logsdon Building, right above The Neverending Bookshop, offering digital arts and design services, photography, clothing design and an esoteric healing practice.

Low, moderate income residents feeling housing squeeze in east King

Housing in King County is in high demand and low to moderate income residents are feeling the crunch.

City of Bothell asks for help naming future park

“I figured if we had some suggestions from the public, that our process with coming up with a name would be enormously simplified,” Parks and Recreation Director John Keates said.

Kenmore hashes out plans for revamping ballfield at St. Edward State Park

During the Jan. 11 Kenmore City Council meeting, city staff presented an outline for creating two baseball fields, overlaid with two more soccer fields and a cricket field on the current field.

North Creek Forest in Bothell has many allies, may soon be expanded

The group, composed of members of the organization Friends of North Creek Forest (FNCF) and students from the University of Washington Bothell’s Restoration Ecology Network (REN) are working to restore a quarter-acre patch of hillside. Restoration involves removing invasive species such as blackberry bushes and building up the hillside to prevent mudslides.

Area cities set to endorse Sound Transit SR 522 proposition

If the joint bid of five area cities is approved, infrastructure construction for a rapid bus transit could begin along State Route 522, providing a speedy commute along the congested corridor and easy access to the planned light rail link in Shoreline.

Snohomish County Parks and Recreation warns owners to be aware of dog poisoning cases

A string of reported dog poisonings has prompted the Snohomish County Parks and Recreation department to issue a warning report to dog owners.

Tech-savvy teachers offer computer aid at Northshore Senior Center in Bothell

The Northshore Senior Center offers members various computer classes and a place to get connected.

Bothell City Council continues discussion on Fitzgerald area

Nearly 30 people addressed the Bothell City Council during a special meeting Monday to discuss an appeal filed in response to a Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board ruling.

McMenamins in Bothell shuts down pool for safety issue

McMenamins Pool Manager Debra Shelton said her department was already aware of the problem and planning on closing the pool independently. The thick fog created a situation where lifeguards were unable to clearly see the pool.

Highlights from Bothell’s ‘State of the City’ address

City Manager Bob Stowe delivered his 12th speech in the Rosewood Room at Country Village to a crowd of local business and political leaders during the annual event sponsored by the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce.