Andy Nystrom

Redmond skiers shine at national collegiate championships

As Katie Ulvestad was perched atop the Greyhawk run, she knew something special was going on down the mountain. One by one, her St. Olaf College teammates were notching stellar slalom runs. She heard the announcer’s voice in the distance mentioning her college and the skiers’ high placements in the standings. And the cheers from the skiers and the crowd got her in the mood to rip into a top-notch slalom performance of her own.

On the business front, do you like what you see in Redmond? | Editor’s Notebook

I think about stuff as I drive. It’s my one-on-one business meeting time. I make my way to Redmond via State Route 522 from north Seattle each day, and as I drive through Bothell, the wheels in my mind start turning.

UPDATE | Capstone Partners purchases 28-acre Group Health Redmond campus for $32.5 million

Mike Hubbard of Capstone Partners feels the Group Health Cooperative Redmond campus is an ideal, 28-acre site waiting to be built upon. “It is hard to imagine a better urban in‐fill site in the Puget Sound — significant density adjacent to a highway, across the street from Microsoft and within a few blocks of every major retailer a household could need,” said Hubbard in a press release.

Sheriff’s office releases identity of man found dead in mini-van near Redmond Ridge

The 60-year-old man who was found dead in a mini-van near Redmond Ridge on March 4 has been identified as Irvin Giesler, according to Sgt. Cindi West, King County Sheriff's Office public information officer. West said the Redmond resident died of a pulmonary embolism prior to the crash in a wooded area near Novelty Hill Road and Redmond Ridge Drive Northeast.

Sunrise Elementary student artists accept Rachel’s Challenge | Slideshow

Sunrise Elementary School second-grader Olivia Torrie purses her lips and thinks carefully about what she’s learned from participating in the school’s Rachel’s Challenge Through the Arts Program.

Redmond is ready to battle 4A Kingco foes | Baseball Spotlight

When Redmond High coach Dan Pudwill consults with pitcher Daniel Bies about his height, the junior right hander says he’s 6-foot-7 — wait, make that 6-foot-8 in cleats, the pitcher adds. Pudwill laughs and says he’ll go with 6-8, giving Bies the final say.The Mustangs were planning to step things up a notch in more ways than one when they opened up their season against Juanita on Monday.Last spring, Pudwill said it was no fun starting 0-7. They didn’t want that to happen again.

Redmond’s Tramp, Sundene speak with legislators about diabetes, Medicaid expansion

Julie Tramp and Andrew Sundene have a history together that has taken them from preschool to high school. They’ve been best friends all along. And they both have diabetes. Both Redmond residents are Type 1 diabetics and were diagnosed when they were 5 years old and 6 years old, respectively. On Monday, the 17-year-old Lake Washington High School juniors stood side by side as part of a group of American Diabetes Association (ADA) teen and adult advocates that met with Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Rodney Tom and Reps. Cyrus Habib and Ross Hunter at the Capitol Building in Olympia. The advocates discussed their challenges of living with diabetes and how research programs are crucial in preventing and treating the disease.

Norman Rockwell Elementary community rallies around a child in need | Slideshow

Some Norman Rockwell Elementary School students have mixed emotions when they think about the young boy who had a malignant tumor removed from his brain and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.

Man found dead in mini-van near Redmond Ridge

A resident found a vehicle with a dead body inside in a wooded area near Novelty Hill Road and Redmond Ridge Drive Northeast and alerted the King County Sheriff's Office at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday.

Many kind words for a cool coach | Editor’s Notebook

I never knew Don Wong, but after attending Wednesday night’s celebration of life event for the popular coach, I feel as if I’m part of his extended family a little bit.

Redmond police looking to snap up ‘Brassiere Bandits’

First, there was a pre-Valentine's Day theft and last weekend some "Brassiere Bandits" lifted merchandise again at the Victoria's Secret store in Redmond Town Center. In the latest thefts, male and female suspects stole 48 bras worth $3,400 from the store in the 16400 block of Northeast 74th Street downtown, according to Redmond Police Department spokesman Jim Bove.

DelBene meets with business leaders in Redmond to discuss immigration reform

The world is changing on a regular basis, and policy needs to keep up with that, says Congresswoman Suzan DelBene.

Council adopts short-term moratorium on marijuana regulations

There wasn't much pot talk at tonight's Redmond City Council meeting. With a public hearing on the docket to discuss marijuana regulations, nobody was on hand to speak other than council members and Rob Odle, the city's director of planning and community development.

‘Adrenaline rush’: That’s what Redmond’s Mukerjee will be feeling at 4A state gymnastics meet

Sierra Mukerjee gets a thrill out of leaping, tumbling and dancing. When she's in the spotlight, the Redmond High freshman steps up her floor exercise routine a few notches.

Wong, Rockwell Elementary ‘beloved’ staff member, dies

Don Wong felt he had the best job in the world. He was a dedicated physical education teacher who thrived on watching his students shine. The 61-year-old sports fanatic — who played rugby until he was 52 — also approved of his instructor’s uniform at Norman Rockwell Elementary School, said his sister Ann Cohen.

Balance Goddess proves that extra effort goes a long way | Editor’s Notebook

As if there weren’t enough intense, mind-boggling performances already.

Tent City 4 moves back to St. Jude Parish in Redmond

Art Gonzales has experienced good times — and the toughest situations. He worked for equipment rental companies for seven years in Lake City and Bothell before the economy burst and he lost his job.

Bear Creek Grizzlies spin around opponents to victory | Boys Basketball

Luke Blankenbeckler says that shooting the ball is paramount to Bear Creek’s basketball success. Defense, teamwork, selflessness and unity have been crucial components to the Grizzlies’ 7-0 start in their 2B Sea Tac League campaign, but putting the ball up to the hoop from a distance is at the top of the list.

Borms rebounds from injuries, returns to gym

Tami Borms said her daughter Kaylee had done her floor exercise a “million times” without suffering an injury. However, last October, while the Redmond High senior gymnast was trying to nail a back layout half during practice at the Northwest Aerials gym in Kirkland, something went horribly wrong.

Cirque splashes into Redmond Jan. 31-March 17

It’s coming. Just look for the blue-and-gold Grand Chapiteau. That’s the Cirque du Soleil’s big top, which will rise to the sky this Thursday and stand tall in Marymoor Park for 46 days. Inside, the 50-member troupe will perform its latest creation, “Amaluna,” which is set on a mysterious island governed by Goddesses, guided by the cycles of the moon and protected by Valkyrie warrior women, who also fly high with their aerial talents.