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Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 7:47 pm
Construction on North Sammamish stretch of East Lake Sammamish Trail starts April 21
Redmond Neighborhood Blog - The gap is shrinking in King County's 175-mile regional trail system, as King County Parks begins construction on improvements to the North Sammamish segment of the East Lake Sammamish (ELST). Starting April 21, this 2.5-mile-long segment will be closed from 187th Avenue Northeast to Northeast Inglewood Hill Road. Safety is King County's top priority during trail construction, and because of the extensive amount of work, narrow corridor, steep terrain, and limited access, this segment will be closed for approximately one year. Trail users are advised to find alternate routes around the closed portion. Read More >>Nearby East Lake Sammamish Parkway features both bike lanes and sidewalks for ELST users who want to travel along the eastern shoreline of the lake and around the closed stretch of trail. For recreation, trail users are encouraged to visit other trails in King County's 175-mile regional trail system. Safety and accessibility for all trail users will be improved with a new, 12-foot-wide paved corridor with 2-foot-wide soft surface shoulders on each side, enhanced intersections, clear sight lines, four fish passable culverts, retaining walls, improved drainage and landscaping. The contractor for this project is Tri-State Construction, and the estimated cost of completing the North Sammamish segment is $6.2 million.Funding is provided by the voter-approved 2014-19 Parks, Trails and Open Space Replacement Levy, as well as by grants from the Transportation Enhancements Program, the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program and state Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.This project is the third segment of the ELST to be converted from the interim soft-surface trail to the finished master-planned trail. The Redmond segment was completed in 2011, and the Issaquah segment was completed in June 2013. The South Sammamish segment will be constructed in two phases, following completion of the North Sammamish portion of the trail. King County purchased the 11-mile-long East Lake Sammamish rail banked corridor in 1998. An interim soft-surface trail was completed and opened to the public in 2006.The ELST follows a historic railroad route along the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish within the cities of Redmond, Sammamish and Issaquah. Part of the "Locks to Lakes Corridor," the trail follows an off-road corridor along the lake and through lakeside communities.Once the ELST is fully developed, it will be part of a 44-mile-long regional urban trail corridor from Seattle's Ballard neighborhood to Issaquah. More information is available at www.kingcounty.gov/eastlakesammamishtrail.# # #King County Parks - Your Big Backyard - offers more than 200 parks and 26,000 acres of parks and natural lands, including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails, 180 miles of backcountry trails and a world-class aquatic center. By cultivating strong relationships with non-profit, c Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 4:53 pm
Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12
KING-TV Seattle - ... is the biggest tragedy to ever happen in Everest history," said Sherpa. Sherpa runs International Sherpa Guides in Redmond. He said he know several of the victims. "It's kind of almost like a dream. Did this really happen? All these people died," ... Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 2:54 pm
Six Redmond runners are set for Boston Marathon on Monday
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Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 12:52 pm
Is the Lake Washington School District preparing g
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Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 12:52 pm
Redmond police officers target distracted drivers
Redmond Reporter - In an effort to make the roads safer, the Redmond Police Department's (RPD) traffic division participated in a national campaign targeting distracted drivers this week. Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 11:00 am
Rainbow Thursday
Redmond Reporter - Doris Fritz snapped this colorful photo at about 7 p.m. last night from Redmond Town Center. Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 11:00 am
Officers investigate disturbance on Education Hill | Police blotter for April 17-18
Redmond Reporter - The police blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical roundup of all calls to the Redmond Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty police officers. The Redmond Reporter Police Blotter is not intended to be representative of all police calls originating in Redmond, which gets more than 500 calls (emergency and non-emergency) per week. Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 11:00 am
Redmond woman with autism helps others with disorder at Bellevue College
Redmond Reporter - When Sara Gardner was in high school, she did very well academically. Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 11:00 am
Friends of Youth celebrates construction of four new homes for youth
Redmond Reporter - Friends of Youth celebrated another step forward in its journey to fully respond to youth homelessness on Thursday, cutting the ribbon on two new homes for homeless youth ages 16 to 22, and breaking ground on two new homes for foster youth ages 18 to 21 in the extended foster care program. Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 11:00 am
Redmond High School fastpitch is off to a hot start | SLIDESHOW
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 9:59 pm
Letter: Levy Committee Letter to Support School Bond Measure
Redmond Neighborhood Blog - Reprinted and sourced from Rob Butcher's "Kirkland Views"  Should elementary school playgrounds and sports fields be filled with children running, jumping and having fun at recess or should portable classrooms fill those playgrounds? Should kids as young as five or six have to leave for school around 5 a.m. to get to class on time at 6 a.m. or should they still be sleeping as most pediatricians recommend?Should high school students have to take blankets into classrooms because "schools without walls" failed as a concept and walls and ventilation had to be added later?With more than 800 new students in the last year and 4000 more kids soon to be knocking at schoolhouse doors in Lake Washington School District, voters in Redmond, Kirkland and Sammamish must vote "YES" on April 22.  Read More >>More than 58 percent of the school district's voters said YES in the February election.  A swing of less than two percent will enable us to give students the schoolrooms they deserve and the education that their parents wanted for them when they moved here.When asked why did you move to Redmond, Kirkland and Sammamish, the overwhelming number of residents answered - great education for our children. Keep in mind, residents moving in and buying homes in the District adds value to existing homes."Stellar schools" was one of the primary reasons CNN Money ranked Redmond 5th in its "Best Places To Live" in 2012.  Just this year, 25 schools in our District received Washington Achievement Awards from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education.Sen. Andy Hill (R), Rep. Larry Springer (D) and Rep. Roger Goodman (D) have endorsed the Bond measure as have the city councils of Redmond, Kirkland and Sammamish.  Knowing that good schools sell homes, the Seattle/King County Realtors also believe in investing in LWSD Schools. With our schools reaching crisis overcrowding, we are placing our children's educational opportunities at risk.King5 reported (4-15-14) students at LWSD's Rockwell Elementary overcrowding is so severe (200 kids over capacity) that classes are being taught in portables, divided classrooms and, yes, even in the hallways.  To date, our teachers and principals have responded like heroes to the crisis.  However, even their efforts can't magically make room for another 4000 kids.  As Rockwell Principal Kirsten McArdle's told King5: "We really have run out of options.  Every space we have in this school is being used."What will an extra $10 - $11 a month buy our children... and the kids soon to arrive... with this Bond?       Three new elementary schools (two in Redmond and one in Kirkland - where the overcrowding is most severe and the most growth is expected);       Rebuild and expand Juanita High School (originally built as an "school without walls" that had to be rehabbed with walls and ventilation);       B Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 8:45 pm
Next stop: The vote on the tax for Metro Transit, Proposition 1
Seattle Times - ... plan that might have included a more dependable source of funding. On Thursday, Bellevue Mayor Claudia Balducci and Redmond Mayor John Marchione joined Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen in Seattle at the presentation of plans for a zip line ... Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 5:06 pm
Redmond Alpha Company's infantry soldiers assist at Oso
Redmond Reporter - It has been almost a month since the Oso mudslide, and recovery efforts are still going. Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 1:02 pm
Officers respond to feud between neighbors | Police blotter for April 16
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 11:08 am
Legacy for Learning Luncheon Program
Redmond Neighborhood Blog - Lake Washington Schools Foundation Legacy for Learning LuncheonJuanita High SchoolApril 23, 2014 WelcomeMonica Hart, Master of CeremoniesLifestyle Specialist and LWSD ParentAcknowledgementsPeg Hunt, PresidentLake Washington Schools FoundationFeatured SpeakerDr. Traci Pierce, SuperintendentLake Washington School District Special Award PresentationPeg Hunt, President Pathways to SuccessVideo PresentationKeynote SpeakerRobert Malte, CEOEvergreenHealth STEM Education PanelLauren McAllister, Student, Juanita High SchoolAaron Johnston, Student, Nikola Tesla STEM High SchoolThomas Barnett, Student, Redmond High School  Looking Into the Needs of Kids and Schools (LINKS)A Caring HeartKristina Williams, Executive DirectorLake Washington Schools Foundation Reaching for Success Grants ProgramLatino Parent Academy at Einstein ElementaryMelissa Pointer, PrincipalMonica Trujillo, ParentMelissa Avila, Student  Donor Opportunity Roger Blier, CEO & CofounderPassport Unlimited, Inc. Follow Redmond Blog on Facebook: www.facebook.com/redmondblogger Read more...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 -- 11:18 pm
Bear Creek Summer Camp Offers 70 Camps and Classes
Redmond Neighborhood Blog -   Redmond, WA - The Bear Creek School has expanded its Summer Camp program this year to include over 70 camps and classes, all open to the general public. Bear Creek offers four unique categories of camps: Sports and Athletics, Arts and Crafts, Academic, and Going Beyond. Camps run four or five days, with half-day and full-day options, beginning June 16 through July 31, 2014. Bear Creek offers lunchtime supervision for students enrolled in full-day camps or two 3-hour camps running consecutively. Extended day care is also available at the start and end of the day for students in preschool through grade 8. Summer Camp Director James Woollard enthused, "I am really excited about what we have to offer - to paraphrase the Seahawks; this year's Camp is bigger, faster, stronger and LOUDER than ever before! Don't be the 12th Man on the sidelines--sign up now to be a part of the team!"  Read More >> To enroll, go to www.tbcs.org/summer. Registration is open through Friday, June 13, but all campers who sign up by May 31 will receive a free Bear Creek Summer Camp T-shirt. Camps are already filling up fast and some are close to capacity. If you are wondering what sets Bear Creek apart, here are five reasons to choose Bear Creek's Summer Camp for your camper: Bear Creek offers the largest number and greatest variety of camps on the Eastside - with 70 camps to choose from, there is something for everyone. Just to name a few: Soccer, Basketball, Paintball, Fencing, iPad Clay Animation, Engineering with LEGOŽ, Origami, Greek, Mandarin Chinese, Latin, Cooking, Babysitting, Chess, and Video Game Programming. Go to www.tbcs.org/summer for a complete list of camps. All of our camps are taught by experienced, qualified, and inspiring teachers and coaches who are passionate about what they do and love working with students.  Virtually all of our camps are held at our Redmond Campus on Union Hill. This is a truly fabulous venue offering top-notch athletics, arts, and classroom facilities. All ages are welcome! Students entering preschool through high school are invited to sign up. Your child will have a blast! Our goal is to provide an exceptional, experiential education in a fun and nurturing environment that will enable students to discover and pursue their passions.  For more information about Bear Creek Summer Camp, please contact James Woollard, Camp Director, at summercamp@tbcs.org or 425-898-1720 ext. 401. About The Bear Creek SchoolFounded in 1988, in Redmond, Washington, The Bear Creek School is an independent classical Christian school that believes only when faith, mind, and heart are fed together can someone experience the fullness of education, which produces leaders who think well and are compelled to engage the world. The school serves students from the greater Eastside and is housed on four campuses.  Redmond Campus on Union Hill serves kindergarten to grade 12 students and Val Read more...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 -- 3:04 pm
Redmond community invited to indulge in a 'Recipe for Love' May 3
Redmond Reporter - Redmond revelers of all ages are invited to participate in a festive springtime confection on May 3. Read more...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 -- 3:04 pm
Redmond celebrates spring with Festival of Color
Redmond Reporter - On Saturday, folks of diverse age groups and national origins gathered together for four hours of pure fun, throwing color powders at one another, dancing and eating at Redmond City Hall. Read more...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 -- 11:09 am
Movies@Marymoor on tap beginning July 9 with 'Frozen'
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 -- 11:09 am
Officers investigate identity theft reports from Overlake and Education Hill | Police report for April 15
Redmond Reporter - The police blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical roundup of all calls to the Redmond Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty police officers. The Redmond Reporter Police Blotter is not intended to be representative of all police calls originating in Redmond, which gets more than 500 calls (emergency and non-emergency) per week. Read more...

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