Stephanie Quiroz

John Taylor

John Taylor appointed first director of Department of Local Services for King County

Starting January 1, Taylor will lead the new Department of Local Services to better meet the needs of unincorporated King County.

 

With some community feedback, the City gathered they will prioritize work to make accessible three more tennis courts, three picnic areas/shelters five more playgrounds, and six ballfields, along with additional improvements to overall access. Photo courtesy of Experience Redmond

Redmond’s park and trails working to be more accessible for all

The city develops an ADA transition plan.

 

Santa reads to youngsters at story time at Brick and Mortar Books in Redmond Town Center on Dec. 4. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Santa visits Brick and Mortar Books for story time

One last chance to catch Santa story time.

 

L-R: Lia Mahesh, 8 and Hannah Womble, 8 enjoy singing and dancing on stage during the community holiday sing-a-long. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Community gathers for a holiday sing-a-long

Day two of Redmond Lights included a community sing-a-long led by Eva Moon.

L-R: Lia Mahesh, 8 and Hannah Womble, 8 enjoy singing and dancing on stage during the community holiday sing-a-long. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
Redmond Police Chief Kristi Wilson will also serve as the interim public works director, until a new director is hired. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Redmond police chief Wilson named interim public works director

Chief Kristi Wilson will serve as chief of police and the new interim public works director.

Redmond Police Chief Kristi Wilson will also serve as the interim public works director, until a new director is hired. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond
Darcy Nothnagle and ideaX student, Max Duvall. The Boeing Company’s grant will help KCLS expand its STEAM education programs, which includes its ideaX program, which opened its first Makerspace at the Bellevue Library. Photo courtesy of Richelle King

King County library foundation wins Boeing grant

KCLSF receives an $80,000 grant from the Boeing Company

Darcy Nothnagle and ideaX student, Max Duvall. The Boeing Company’s grant will help KCLS expand its STEAM education programs, which includes its ideaX program, which opened its first Makerspace at the Bellevue Library. Photo courtesy of Richelle King
The 2019-20 county budget of $11.7 billion dollars passed by the King County Council. The King County budget priorities are affordable housing and homelessness, public safety, local services, expanding transit access and options, environment, parks and recreation, and equity an health. Graphic courtesy of King County

County council passes 2019-20 budget

Budget priorities include affordable housing and homelessness, public safety and expanding transit access and options.

The 2019-20 county budget of $11.7 billion dollars passed by the King County Council. The King County budget priorities are affordable housing and homelessness, public safety, local services, expanding transit access and options, environment, parks and recreation, and equity an health. Graphic courtesy of King County
The Council recognized the AFIS program as it celebrates 30 years of assisting law enforcement throughout King County. Councilmembers, AFIS staff and King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht join AFIS regional manager, Carol Gillespie. Photo courtesy of King County.

King County Council recognizes county’s Automated Fingerprint Information System

For three decades, AFIS has helped law enforcement solve thousands of cases.

The Council recognized the AFIS program as it celebrates 30 years of assisting law enforcement throughout King County. Councilmembers, AFIS staff and King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht join AFIS regional manager, Carol Gillespie. Photo courtesy of King County.
KCLS launched their first podcast called The Desk Set. The podcast is hosted by librarians Britta Barrett and Emily Calkins. Courtesy of The Desk Set.

KCLS launches first podcast, The Desk Set

Librarians Britta Barrett and Emily Calking co-host new podcast.

KCLS launched their first podcast called The Desk Set. The podcast is hosted by librarians Britta Barrett and Emily Calkins. Courtesy of The Desk Set.

Redmond Lights features six new temporary artists

The winter festival will incorporate new light installations on Dec. 1 and 2.

King County Flood Control District approves 2019 Budget on Nov. 5. Photo courtesy of King County Flood Control District.

King County Flood Control District approves $93 million budget

The 2019 District Budget will maintain current flood protection services.

King County Flood Control District approves 2019 Budget on Nov. 5. Photo courtesy of King County Flood Control District.
Aadi Panchal, 7 said his favorite part of the workshop was putting stickers on his helicopter. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Local kids build helicopters in honor of veterans

Families celebrated and honored those who served, in a hands-on Veteran’s Day workshop on Nov. 3.

Aadi Panchal, 7 said his favorite part of the workshop was putting stickers on his helicopter. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
The city of Redmond’s	Redmond Lights festival Dec. 1-2. Photo courtesy of Redmond Parks and Recreation Facebook

Redmond Lights returns to City Hall and town center

The annual winter festival will run for two nights this year.

The city of Redmond’s	Redmond Lights festival Dec. 1-2. Photo courtesy of Redmond Parks and Recreation Facebook
Members of the King County Council join retiring executive director of ARCH Arthur Sullivan after the council recognized Sullivan as a voice for affordable housing in East King County. Photo courtesy of King County.

King County Council recognizes ARCH’S Arthur Sullivan

Executive director of A Regional Coalition for Housing retires after three decades.

Members of the King County Council join retiring executive director of ARCH Arthur Sullivan after the council recognized Sullivan as a voice for affordable housing in East King County. Photo courtesy of King County.
Richard Cole served from 1988 to 2011. Cole, 77 died on Wednesday, Oct. 25 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. File photo

Former Redmond councilmembers die in span of three weeks

Family members speak on how they influenced the community

Richard Cole served from 1988 to 2011. Cole, 77 died on Wednesday, Oct. 25 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. File photo

Upcoming shelter for women and families offers hope to Eastside

The city of Kirkland anticipates the shelter for families and women to be completed in 2020.

Redmond to use one hundred percent renewable energy

The city is partnering with Puget Sound Energy’s Green Direct program.

Map shows the major river locations in King County. Photo courtesy of King County

King County leaders urge residents to prepare for seasonal flooding

Executive Constantine and Flood Control district chair Dunn urge preparedness to ensure people and property remain safe.

Map shows the major river locations in King County. Photo courtesy of King County
This is Camp Kindness Counts’ fourth year hosting their fundraiser. The evening consisted of Indian Street food and free Dandiya. Photo courtesy of Camp Kindness Counts

Camp Kindness Counts hosts fundraiser

Community members embrace cultural diversity, help foster children and those experiencing homelessness on Oct. 20.

This is Camp Kindness Counts’ fourth year hosting their fundraiser. The evening consisted of Indian Street food and free Dandiya. Photo courtesy of Camp Kindness Counts

County Council celebrates Pro Bono week

King County Council proclaimed Oct. 21-27 as Pro Bono Week.