After 40 years as a firefighter, Tim Fuller is bidding farewell to a career he never intended to pursue.
On Monday, he retired from the Redmond Fire Department, where he had been fire chief since 2005.
Students feel cramped and they need more space. That is the message many Redmond High School (RHS) students are echoing throughout the community as the voting deadline for the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) levy approaches.
Beryl Standley, who moved to Redmond in 1972, has lived here long enough to see the local bus system grow from almost nothing to having a number of lines serving the community.
Before coming to Redmond she lived in Seattle and Spokane — cities with sizable public transportation systems. So Standley is no stranger to riding the bus. She admits she doesn’t ride the bus as much as she used to, but she is still concerned about the upcoming changes to several King County Metro Transit routes serving the Eastside, including Redmond.
Since she was a little girl, Lily Lei has always looked forward to Chinese New Year.
The holiday, which is about 4-6 weeks after the western new year, holds great significance to her. Born in Taiwan, the president of Watercress Asian Bistro and Wine Bar didn’t celebrate Christmas and never received gifts for her birthday. Chinese New Year, however, was the time of year she could count on new clothes, shoes, towels and other gifts.
Ron Gibson has only been on the job for seven months, but he is already proving to be a very hands-on chief of police.
Since moving from Colorado Springs, Colo. to Redmond, Gibson has been working closely with other city departments as well as other police departments and agencies outside of Redmond. Coming from an agency with nearly 700 officers to Redmond, which has 83 commissioned officers, he said he definitely realizes the importance of partnering with others in the area to ensure his department is doing a comprehensive job.
With 600 new students entering classrooms this fall, the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) student population is on the rise.
District officials expect growth to continue at a rate of roughly 450 students per year, which will include more than 800 additional high school students by fall of 2012.
The first Level II electric automobile charging stations are coming to Redmond thanks to a grant from the from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).
It was a very merry Christmas for the Cogan family as 18-year-old daughter Chanel returned home after spending five months in three different medical facilities after she fell 100 off a cliff in Kittitas County, back in July.
When 6-year-old Diego Andaluz first took an interest in music, it was because he wanted to play the guitar.
But his mother, Yadira Martinez, said after bringing him to children’s music classes, Diego’s interests turned in a different direction.
Jill Esau started making toffee when she and her family moved to Redmond about 20 years ago.
Someone had given her a cookbook at a holiday party and while flipping through the book on the drive home, she found a toffee recipe with only a few ingredients and thought it seemed doable.
For many young people, the holidays bring up images of being at home and spending time with family, but for some, going home is not an option.
Friends of Youth chief operating officer Terry Pottmeyer said on any given night, up to 2,000 youths in King County are homeless.