Andy Nystrom

Redmond area voters speak out on election issues

The Redmond Senior Center’s parking lot got tons of action on Tuesday. It was election day and voters had their last chance to slide their ballots in the drop-off box near the center’s entrance. Some drove up, popped out of their cars and walked briskly toward the box. Others strolled across the City Hall campus lawn toward their destination.

Tent City 4 has its highs and lows in Redmond

From July 13 to Oct. 19, about 85 residents called Tent City 4 their home at Redwood Family Church at 11500 Redmond Woodinville Road N.E.

Checking in with Gov. Inslee at roundtable discussion | Editor’s Notebook

Gov. Jay Inslee appreciates our newspaper and the rest of the products in our Sound Publishing family. While sitting in the Bellevue Reporter conference room last Friday, surrounded by a group of our editors and reporters, Inslee remarked: “It’s great to see the success of this industry in local communities.”

Bear Creek boys are rolling through their soccer season

Bear Creek’s boys soccer squad has been tearing through the Sea-Tac 2B/1B League this season. The Grizzlies notched a 9-0 regular-season record and amassed 54 goals during that run. Now, the league tourney is upon them and the boys are continuing their winning ways. Bear Creek opened the league tourney yesterday with a 3-0 victory over Mt. Rainier Lutheran and is scheduled to play another match tomorrow.

Mustang runners work out, then spruce up Watershed trail

Redmond High’s cross country runners figure that if they hold their Saturday morning workouts along the Redmond Watershed Preserve trail, they might as well help keep it in good shape.

AEG Live presents successful Marymoor Park Concert Series

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Stephen Marley got things rolling in mid-June and The Lumineers finished up with a pair of packed shows at the end of September.

Cummings finds motivation from her little brother battling cancer | Redmond High Volleyball

At first glance and after conversing with her for a few minutes, Micah Cummings perfectly fits the role of a high school sophomore. The 15-year-old girl’s long pony tail swings from side to side as she walks, she speaks softly and giggles a bit while discussing the trio of sports she passionately participates in: volleyball, wrestling and judo. However, when the Redmond High School student delves into her personal life, she suddenly has grown well beyond her 15 years on this Earth.

Overlake volleyball rolling through league | SLIDESHOW

Overlake’s girls volleyballers received the royal treatment following Tuesday’s three-game sweep of visiting Seattle Academy.

Two-time defending state champion Bear Creek girls soccer is kicking for more success | SLIDESHOW

It was a tension-filled match, much like the games some teams will be playing during the state tournament two months from now.

‘You can dream — and dream big,’ says new U.S. citizen | Editor’s Notebook

We’ve all had our monumental days: weddings, childbirths, graduation days... the list goes on. They’re emotional moments to say the least.

Defending league champions set to score big again | Redmond High Girls Soccer Spotlight

Get the losses out of the way in the preseason and start netting crucial victories once the 4A Kingco season begins. Redmond High senior co-captains Kelsey Costello and Marianna Castro said this jokingly during practice on Monday afternoon, but realistically, that’s what they were faced with several games into their 2013 campaign.

Blondie, X rip it up at Marymoor Park

Several songs into X’s set on Tuesday night at Marymoor Park, bassist/singer John Doe gave a nod to the Redmond area. “Thanks to Blondie for bringing us out here amongst the greenery,” he told the crowd before the band launched into “Breathless” and got several of the attendees pogoing and singing the words up near the front of the stage.

Steckler scores four times in Redmond’s 28-20 win over Mercer Island | SLIDESHOW

Bryce Steckler trampled on new ground last Friday night. It was a satisfying place to be and he brought everyone along for the ride. “Playing Junior Mustang football, I scored a few touchdowns here and there, but I don’t think I’ve ever scored four in one game,” said the 5-foot-10, 185-pounder at Monday’s practice.

For Hitzroth, old Redmond is what it’s all about these days

Tom Hitzroth lives in Kirkland — but he’s fascinated with Redmond. He’d probably be close friends with Warren Wentworth Perrigo and Capt. Luke McRedmond if he met up with the area’s first homesteaders in 1871.

2013 Football Preview: New coach brings intensity to Redmond High program | SLIDESHOW

Jason Rimkus is not only taking over a new team at Redmond High — the head coach is building upon what Jeff Chandler had in motion during his three-year coaching tenure.

School, Little League provide life lessons | Editor’s Notebook

I have weird dreams about school. All... the... time. For a while now, I’ve been done with classes, textbooks, note taking and the fright of receiving test results back from instructors — even if I knew I did well. I’m just paranoid like that.

Ride-along with police officer is a stellar Night Out | Editor’s Notebook

Driving around town in a police car — not a bad way to spend part of my Tuesday evening. I’m talking front-seat action, not a back-seat-in-handcuffs ride for this guy. Thanks to Redmond police officer Krista Bauer, I was able to tag along with her on National Night Out Against Crime as we visited a pair of block parties to meet with residents and get a taste of what is on their minds regarding crime, safety, traffic and keeping in touch with their neighbors to make sure everything runs smoothly on their streets.

Theno’s Dairy ice cream to return at Sammamish Valley Festival

When Patrick Lee passed out fliers at Redmond Derby Days for the upcoming Sammamish Valley Festival, he mentioned to people that Theno's Dairy was "reopening" at the event. "Kids were grabbing fliers out of my hands," said Lee of the excited youth.

Former Microsoft senior program manager charged with rape

A 36-year-old former Microsoft senior program manager was charged with second-degree rape on July 31 in King County Superior Court.

Redmond florist donates roses, makes people smile this week

About 720 roses. Bear Creek Florist owner Lisa Aliment’s eyes opened wide when she thought of all those roses, many of which she was donating to four Redmond and two Kirkland nursing and senior care facilities on Monday.