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Hawks’ 12th (business) Man ANDY NYSTROM anystrom@redmond-reporter.com

If you’re hanging around CenturyLink Field tonight, you might spot Bob Morgan Jr., president of Redmond’s Washington Graphics. He plans on visiting downtown Seattle’s Pioneer Square to hand out company-made Seahawks 12th Man banners and posters to fans who will be getting into the playoff spirit early. Come kickoff time at 1:35 p.m. tomorrow — when the Seahawks (13-3) will take on the New Orleans Saints (12-5) — Morgan Jr. hopes to have some of those 3-by-4-foot banners hanging from some of the railings inside the stadium. In Redmond, a much bigger, 8-by-10-foot banner hangs on the outside of the Washington Graphics building on 151st Avenue Northeast. The Redmond company clearly has Seahawks fever. “Our motto is dream big, print big,” said Morgan Jr., adding that his company has come together with its Seahawks support just like the football players have gelled on the field. “Russell Wilson as a quarterback — as a human being — is infectious. Pete Carroll is a great coach. They’re such a

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City prepares for construction on new Redmond Bike Park SAMANTHA PAK spak@redmond-reporter.com

Bob Morgan Jr., president of Washington Graphics in Redmond, stands in front of the 8-by-10-foot Seattle Seahawks 12th Man sign, which his company made and hung on the front of its building. ANDY NYSTROM, Redmond Reporter great story now.” While Seahawks fans have embraced the Blue Friday tradition, Morgan Jr. said that Washington Graphics has taken it a step further with its

mammoth banner and employees wearing Seahawks garb all week long. “Blue Friday needs to step down, because now it’s Blue 247,” he said. “Ride that wave.”

After a two-year-long appeal process, the wheels are back in motion to begin construction on the Redmond Bike Park south of Hartman Park on Education Hill. Earlier this week, the City of Redmond posted a public notice sign at the site to notify the community about the revised permit and plans. Residents in the surrounding neighborhoods also received written notice about the Bike Park plans in the mail. Carolyn Hope, park planning and cultural services manager for the City of Redmond and project manager for the Bike Park, said once the letters were sent out, it triggered a 21-day commenting period for people to provide feedback. “If we don’t get any appeals … then we would move forward with the plans,” Hope said, adding that they would like to begin construction in May. Permits for the Bike Park were first submitted in April 2011. Neighbors, citing concerns about noise, privacy and the park’s potential impact on the wetlands on the site, appealed the project in May 2011. According to the city website, the appeal was heard in the fall of 2011 and the hearing

examiner’s decision was made in favor of the city. In winter 2012, the neighbors appealed the decision to Redmond City Council, who also ruled in favor of the city. They also appealed the project to King County Superior Court, but before the case was heard, the two parties began settlement discussions. A settlement agreement was finalized in spring 2013 and City Council approved it on April 16, 2013. Hope said per the new agreement, the features of the bike park have been moved away from the southeast corner of the property and the wooden ladder bridges that were part of the original plan have been removed due to the neighbors’ concerns about noise. In addition, the new plan features expanded vegetation in areas closest to resident homes. According to earlier reports, plans for the Bike Park began in 2009 when Redmond Mayor John Marchione instructed staff to look into legitimizing the dirt jumps — which residents have been constructing (only to have the city bulldoze them down when they got too high or dangerous) for about 20 years — in the wooded area near Hartman Park into a city park. The Bike Park was the solution city staff and the community [ more PARK page 8 ]

Brain cancer organization helps patients and families with treatment and more SAMANTHA PAK spak@redmond-reporter.com

Doctors first diagnosed Chris Elliot with a brain tumor after he had a seizure in 2000. Healthy and active until then, the 39-year-old and his family quickly learned that he had brain cancer. Elliot

fought a 22-month battle before he died on June 13, 2002. Toward the end of that battle, he and his wife Dellann Elliot Mydland reflected on their experience. Two things they realized was how difficult it was to maintain a sense of normalcy — taking care of day-to-day tasks and raising their two children — while

fighting the disease and how disappointed they were that they had not been referred to a brain tumor specialist during Elliot’s treatment. Elliot asked Mydland to “do something” about the disease, so three weeks before he died, they co-founded the Chris Elliot Fund (CEF), a nonprofit organization

guided by its mission to end brain cancer by expanding access to specialists, advanced treatments and comprehensive support programs. CEF operated out of Mydland’s Sammamish home for 10 years, where she still lives, but the organization recently opened a patient support [ more CEF page 9 ]

Dellan Elliot Mydland and others cut the ribbon at the opening of the Chris Elliot Fund patient services center. Courtesy of NityiaPhotography.com

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Redmond man celebrates retirement with cross-country ride to Miami and had a stove to cook his meals. He said some places he would stop at did not have any motels or other places to stay, but that did not bother him because he enjoyed meeting fellow campers, being outside and seeing the stars. “My fondest memories are the camping,” he said. “I think you miss out if you don’t camp.” During these camping stops, Holroyd would also call his wife to check in with her. If the campsites had wi-fi, they would use Face Time on their iPhones so Holroyd could speak to his wife face to face and show her what he was

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in the Sunshine State visiting with family before flying north to New York to visit with their daughter. Throughout his cross-country trip, George met people everywhere he went. He said when he met and chatted with locals, some of them would bring him food. In addition, he met a few other bicyclists along the way, though most of them were riding in the opposite direction. He also met five individuals who were walking across the country. “People were impressed that I was biking across the country,” George said. “These guys were walking it.”

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For George Holroyd, biking used to be something he did when he was injured and had to take a break from running. But as the Redmond resident has gotten older, he has biked more and more. And after Holroyd retired in February 2013 at 65 from a career as a project engineer at Phillips Ultrasound in Bothell, he planned and went on a cross-country bike ride from Redmond to Miami. “Biking cross country is pretty common now,” he said. “It’d been in the back of my mind for some time.” Holroyd, who grew up in Miami and is now 66, began his ride on Aug. 19, 2013. It took him 82 days and he arrived at his final destination on Dec. 10, 2013. He said he’d hoped to make the 4,656-mile ride in 60 days, but the time it took him was more realistic. Sticking mostly to highways and back roads, Holroyd averaged about 60 miles per day. He rode through 15 states including Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida. Most of the places along the route, Holroyd had never been to. He said one of his favorite states to ride through was Wyoming. “I loved all of Wyoming,” he said. “Wyoming’s just a beautiful state.” Other highlights from Holroyd’s ride included the cornfields in Nebraska, the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and the beaches in Florida. Holroyd said he had planned to ride through Colorado, but the floods at the beginning of September forced him to rearrange his route. “I would’ve loved to go through Colorado,” he said, adding that he would have enjoyed seeing the Rocky Mountains. With all of the riding he would be doing, Holroyd, who had done various local rides including the 200-mile Seattle to Portland ride, had concerns about the physical aspect of the trip. This, however, turned out to be the easy part. His bike weighed about 100 pounds and so he was only able to ride 10-12 mph. His speed was closer to about four mph whenever he rode uphill. One of the difficulties Holroyd faced throughout the ride was staying hydrated in 80-degree weather. He said having enough food to stay fueled for the rides was also a challenge. “You’re always hungry because you’re burning a lot of calories,” he said. Holroyd lost about 15 pounds on his ride, but he has since gained it back. Whenever he stopped for the night, Holroyd would usually stop at a campsite

seeing. Angela Holroyd was very supportive of her husband’s ride. As a nurse, she said she has met and treated people who are not able to fulfill their dreams due to health issues. However, Angela, was concerned about George’s safety as he was riding cross country by himself. To help with this, they used the Life360 phone app to track where each other was. “That helped tremendously,” said Angela. “I was really happy when he got to Florida.” She also met her husband in Florida when he completed his ride. They spent a week


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Getting the people’s business done on time

After every experience, good or bad, there are lessons to be learned. I am proud of Washington’s new two-year budget that added $1 billion to K-12 education did not raise tuition at our state’s colleges and required no new general taxes. However, it was adopted more than two months late and just two days before the previous budget expired, which had some worried about a government shutdown. Taxpayers, state employees and those who rely on government services have a right to expect better — that Olympia would learn from 2013 and embrace opportunities to improve the process. When the Legislature convenes Monday for its 2014 session, I will be offering three proposals that would increase the likelihood of adopting the next state budget on time and begin to restore the public’s trust in state government. The first would make a structural change. By law, the revenue forecast that informs budget writers about available resources is not unveiled until two-thirds of the way through the session. It typically takes another two weeks before the Senate and House of Representatives release and pass their respective budgets. That leaves little time for negotiating and building consensus, and encourages lawmakers to consider overtime. A common-sense solution is to get the revenue forecast a month sooner in the odd-numbered years during which budgets are written. The state’s chief economist, who produces the quarterly forecasts, has said he does not believe a one-month change would alter the forecast’s accuracy. This would let budget writers release their proposals one month earlier, allowing more negotiating time. Sen. Andy Hill

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I introduced this legislation last year. It passed the Senate unanimously but did not receive even a public hearing in the House of Representatives. My second proposed solution involves the state campaign-finance law that prohibits legislators and statewide elected officials from fundraising leading into and during a legislative session. This past year highlighted a weakness in the law. Following the regular 2013 session, which ended without the adoption of a new budget, the governor ordered a special session to commence two weeks later. During the break legislators and the governor were free to solicit and receive campaign contributions, despite not having completed our most important task. This loophole violates the spirit of the laws meant to keep fundraising and lawmaking separate, and eliminate appearances of impropriety and allegations of unethical behavior or favors. How does it look when lawmakers can solicit campaign funds while still deliberating a multi-billion dollar state spending plan? There is a time for lawmaking and a time for campaigning. My proposal is to extend the fundraising freeze in odd-numbered years so that no lawmaker may accept cam-

paign contributions until a new operating budget has been adopted. The governor also should not be able to fundraise during the 20 days following a session, which is when he or she is still part of the lawmaking process, deciding whether or not to sign legislation. The third proposal is a constitutional amendment that would not allow any pay increase for lawmakers to take effect if the Legislature does not pass an operating budget during the regular session. I specify “take effect” because the Legislature does not set its own pay; that job is done by the Citizens’ Salary Commission for Elected Officials. Washington workers aren’t rewarded for failing to complete their work; it should be no different for elected officials. In the past five years the Legislature has wrapped up its work on schedule just once, and that was five years ago. The three proposals I will put before my colleagues this year would go a long way toward reversing that trend, and ensuring the people’s business gets completed on time.

Sen. Andy Hill represents Redmond, Duvall, Kirkland, Sammamish and Woodinville in the Washington State Senate where he serves as the chief budget writer.

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Truancy issue more complicated than prosecutor’s view We can only hope that King County Prosecutor Daniel Satterberg was being disingenuous in his opinion article in the Dec. 13 issue of the Reporter. I would hate to think that he actually believes that because those who don’t finish high school are more likely to commit crime that there is a cause and effect relationship between the two. A far likelier explanation is that those with an underlying tangle of social and biological pathologies are both less likely to finish high school and more likely to commit

crime. Consider, for example, the plight of a student who suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome. The brain damage suffered by this person will make it more difficult to finish high school and will also, by reducing self control, predispose him to commit crime. Whatever the benefits of finishing high school, this achievement cannot undo the effects of that damage. Our state policy regarding truancy should not be influenced by a horribly flawed interpretation of statistics. The costs and benefits of laws in general, including the “Becca law,” should be informed by a realistic interpretation of the available statistics. If statistics show that men who

wear a necktie to work are less likely to commit crime, that does not mean that mandating that all men wear a necktie to work would reduce the crime rate.

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Bad decision on wind farms, eagles Many Eastside Audubon members were shocked and dismayed to learn of the U.S. Department of Interior’s plan to allow 30-year permits for killing bald and golden eagles at wind farms. We know wind energy is a key part of our national effort to combat climate change. But Eastside Audubon believes we must carefully site and manage those facilities to

reduce impacts to birds and other wildlife. This 30-year permit locks us into a path that will result in unnecessarily large numbers of dead eagles. How can the Interior Department sanction the needless killing of our national symbol, the bald eagle? On behalf of the Eastside Audubon chapter of the National Audubon Society, we urge Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to reverse this decision and work with conservation groups and the wind industry to come up with a better solution — one that promotes wind energy and minimizes collateral damage to our bald and golden eagle populations.

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Police Blotter 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 nonemergency) per week.

Tuesday, Jan. 7 Theft: At 5:30 p.m., police investigated several thefts from a construction site at a business in the 8700 block of 160th Avenue Northeast on Education Hill. Vehicle prowl: Officers investigated a vehicle prowl at 3:01 p.m. from the 16500 block of Northeast 44th Way in Overlake. You’ve got no mail: At 9:50 a.m., Redmond police investigated a theft of mail call from the 2000 block of 178th Avenue Northeast in Overlake. There is no suspect information. Agency Assistance: Redmond police responded to an agency assistance report at 12:54 a.m. from the 2100 block of 152nd Avenue Northeast in Overlake. K-9 assistance: At 12:19 a.m., Bothell police requested K-9 assistance with a suspect who almost struck an officer with their vehicle while attempting to flee from the officer. The suspect engaged Bothell police in a pursuit and then dumped his vehicle and took off running. Vader tracked and located the suspect hiding in a wooded area. The suspect was arrested for multiple offenses.

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Vehicle prowls: Officers responded to two vehicle prowl reports. The first came from Overlake at 4:45 p.m. The second came at 10:12 p.m. from downtown, where a man attempted to use the stolen debit cards at Target. Grand theft auto: At 3:05 p.m., Redmond police investigated a report of a stolen vehicle at a rental company in the 14700 block of Northeast 91st Street in Grass Lawn. Shoplifting: Redmond police arrested two male suspects for shoplifting at a retail business in the 2200 block of 148th Avenue Northeast in Overlake at 2:14 p.m. The subjects will be cited through investigation. Suspicious circumstance: At 8:18 a.m., two articles of mail were found on an elementary school’s property in the 11100 block of 162nd Avenue Northeast on Education Hill. The letters were turned over to the police. Located missing person: At 12:10 a.m., a transient male was contacted outside the Redmond Library downtown. Subsequent check of his name returned him as a missing/endangered person as well as a misdemeanor warrant.

Identity theft: A man in the 5900 block of 158th Way Northeast in Grass Lawn had his identity stolen at 11:52 a.m. by unknown means. Theft of vehicle parts: Redmond police investigated a stolen license plate report at 10:30 a.m. There is no suspect information. Fraud: Redmond police was contacted by a fraud victim at 9:33 a.m. The man’s ID was stolen in Seattle and has been receiving collection notices in the mail as a result. Two of the frauds were committed at Redmond department stores. There is no suspect information. Stolen vehicle recovery: At 8:26 a.m., a local towing company reported towing a car that was reported stolen out of Kent.

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Sunday, Jan. 5 Burglaries: Officers responded to five burglary reports from an apartment complex in the 16100 block of Northeast 83rd Street downtown. Shoplifting: Redmond police investigated a shoplifting report at 2:44 p.m. from the 2200 block of 148th Avenue Northeast in Overlake. Theft: Redmond police investigated a theft at 2:39 p.m. from the 17000 block of Avondale Way downtown. Vehicle prowl: At 12:04 p.m., police responded to a reported vehicle prowl in a condominium parking garage in the 16200 block of Northeast 85th Street downtown. There is no suspect information.

Theft: Redmond police responded to a theft report at 4:38 p.m. from the 8300 block of 167th Avenue Northeast on Education Hill. A suspect has been identified. Threats: At 4:04 p.m., Redmond police responded to a report of threats at a store in the 17700 block of Northeast 76th Street downtown. A trespass letter was issued. You’ve got no mail: Officers responded to two mail theft reports in Overlake. Burglaries: Officers responded to two burglaries. One came from a business downtown at 12:12 p.m. The second came from a residence in Grass Lawn at 2:20 p.m. Vandalism: At 11:35 a.m., Redmond police investigated vandalism at a school in the 3000 block of 180th Avenue Northeast in Overlake. An unknown suspect spray painted graffiti on the building. There was no suspect information. Vehicle prowls: Officers responded to two vehicle prowl reports. One came from Overlake and one came from downtown. A laptop was stolen.

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Three die from H1N1 flu virus at EvergreenHealth BY SARAH KEHOE skehoe@bothell-reporter.com

The Washington State Health Department and local physicians reported seeing a dramatic influenza increase in the past two weeks. “We have seen multiple hospitalizations and even deaths,” said Dr. Francis Riedo, Medical Director of Infection Control at Evergreen Health. “Most of the people we have treated are between the ages of 20 and 50 years old, which is unusual. It is usually the elderly we see getting ill.” Riedo confirmed three patients have died from

the H1N1 virus during the past two weeks. All were between 30-50 years of age and not vaccinated. “We cannot say where these patients are from or give out any names because that information is confidential,” Riedo said. King County Public Health also reports infections are on the rise locally, as seasonal influenza has gone from barely detectable levels in early December to widespread in King County. “We urge everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible as this is the best way to avoid getting sick,” Riedo said. “And if you do get sick, stay home from work

or school to avoid spreading influenza.” The flu vaccine is in plentiful supply and it’s not too late to get vaccinated to reduce your chances of getting the flu. Influenza activity generally peaks in January or later in our region and continues circulating until spring. Another important line of protection is antiviral drugs, especially for people with severe influenza or at high risk of complications. Antiviral treatment should be started promptly if you are pregnant or in a highrisk group and develop flu symptoms, including fever, cough, sore throat and

muscle aches. The predominant strain circulating currently is influenza A H1N1, which happens to be the same one that led to the 2009 flu pandemic. This virus causes infections and severe illness in all ages, but compared to other influenza strains, it causes higher rates of illness and death among young and middle-age adults, including those with no underlying health conditions. Pregnant women should get vaccinated at any stage of pregnancy. The flu vaccine is both safe and effective for pregnant women, including during the first

trimester. Vaccinating during pregnancy protects not only the mother but the fetus and child as well. Newborn infants can’t be vaccinated until they’re six months old, according to the health department. Anyone who lives with or cares for an infant younger than six months should also get vaccinated to protect the infant from getting flu. Other members of the community at increased risk for severe influenza include the elderly and people who have longterm health problems, like diabetes, asthma, and heart or lung problems.

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The flu vaccine (shots and nasal spray) is available at many health care provider offices and pharmacies for those who have insurance or are able to pay for vaccination. Visit flushot. healthmap.org to find locations. If you don’t have insurance, you can find free or low-cost insurance through Washington Healthplanfinder. Other immunization assistance is available through the Family Health Line at (800) 322-2588. For more information, visit www. kingcounty.gov/health/flu

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During the Great Destate with the largest acpression, President Frank- tivity occurring at Mount lin D. Roosevelt created Rainier National Park. the Civilian Conservation Oakley will address how Corps (CCC) to provide the CCC was developed jobs for millions of outnationally, its impact our of-work men. the state and its Thousands of impact the men desperate young who did the work. men from the East In the process of Coast came to conducting her Washington state research at Westto work in the ern Washington woods alongside University, Oakley Janet Oakley local boys to build met seven men bridges, roads and who had been park buildings. CCC boys. AcHistorian Janet Oakley cording to Oakley, “From will explore their legacy their stories I began to in her presentation, “Tree appreciate their legacy Army: The Civilian Conhere. Projects were all servation Corps in Washover the state and all left ington State 1933-41,” at this impression with the 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at men I spoke to: They fed the Old Redmond School- us, they gave us education, house Community Center and they gave us hope for in Redmond, 16600 N.E. our families.” 80th St. She is speaking as The Redmond Historipart of the Redmond His- cal Society is a 501(c)(3) torical Society Saturday nonprofit organization Speaker Series. There is a that receives support from suggested $5 donation for the City of Redmond, 4 non-members. Culture, Nintendo, the The CCC helped to Bellevue Collection and shape parks, forests and Humanities Washington infrastructure from 48 as well as from other camps throughout the donors and members.

As part of a statewide initiative to preserve federally subsidized rental housing, the King County Housing Authority (KCHA) recently completed the purchase of four Section 8 “expiring use” properties in King County, including Patricia Harris Manor, a 41-unit complex that houses very low-income seniors in Redmond. The other properties acquired by KCHA are Bellevue Manor in Bellevue (66 units of senior housing), Northwood Square in Auburn (24 units of family housing) and Vashon Terrace on Vashon Island (16 units of family housing). Together, the four properties serve 107 seniors and 40 families with children. “Preserving existing subsidized housing is the most cost-effective way to maintain the supply of affordable rental apartments,” said Stephen Norman, executive director of the KCHA. “Thanks to the support of King County, we have been able to protect 147 lowincome households, most of whom are frail seniors, from being forced from their homes — and at the

same time, have preserved these crucial local housing resources for the long term.” The preservation of these complexes is important because of the populations they serve, their highly desirable locations and the federal funding they leverage. The Section 8 contract preserved through the acquisition of Patricia Harris Manor provides about $370,000 in annual rent subsidies, keeping this housing affordable to low-income seniors. Eighty-five percent of current residents are 70 years old or older; one resident is over 90. Their average annual household income is approximately $10,000. Demand for housing affordable to low-income seniors greatly surpasses the supply and the need is growing. In King County, it is expected that the number of seniors living in poverty will increase to 53,793 in 2025, up from 23,617 in 2008. The complex is well-sited, located close to downtown Redmond, and within easy walking distance of shopping, mass transit and com-

munity facilities. King County is assisting in the acquisition through the provision of $1 million to fund fire safety and handicapped accessibility repairs and upgrades for all four complexes. “I’m very pleased that King County could assist in ensuring that the Patricia Harris Manor continues to be available for housing for seniors ranging from 70-plus to 96 years old,” said King County Council member Kathy Lambert. “Our senior population continues to expand and preserving this property for senior housing is a wise and strategic investment of taxpayer funds.” Between 1965 and 1990, the federal government subsidized private developers to build and operate rental housing for low-income families as well as disabled and elderly households living on fixed incomes. These developers executed longterm rental subsidy agreements under the Section 8 program. The initial Section 8 contract on Patricia Harris Manor has already expired; a subsequent short-term

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“You have to be careful as an entrepreneur to not just do what you think the world wants but to actually make sure someone besides you (does),” he said, adding it took about six months to plan the business. Keeping in mind their audience generally has some kind of disposable income, the beers cost between $7 to $18 per bottle with the majority being

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Redmond wrestlers racking up victories this season Mustangs currently 2-1 in 4A Kingco dual meets, 3-4 overall Andy Nystrom anystrom@redmond-reporter.com

Alex Kudryashov and Chase Simmons both attended J. Robinson’s intensive wrestling camps, the ones that reward athletes with T-shirts that read: “I survived.” Kudryashov has wrestled at two camps — 14- and 28-day affairs — and Simmons has made it through one two-week session. Robinson, a former U.S. Army Ranger and 1972 GrecoRoman Olympian, can be proud that the two Redmond High juniors have benefited from his camps and found success on the wrestling mat this season. “(The camp) really prepared me and showed me what hard work was,” said Simmons, a

Redmond High junior wrestlers Chase Simmons, left, and Alex Kudryashov have found success this season. At press time, Simmons was 7-0 at 126 pounds and Kudryashov was 11-2 at 160 pounds. andy nystrom, Redmond Reporter 126-pounder who was 7-0 at the Reporter’s deadline. “It’s a lot about mental toughness and knowing that I’m just as good, or better, than other wrestlers

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“He’s pretty relentless — he keeps the pressure on,” Redmond coach Paul Mullen said of Simmons. “And he’s got a little attitude, which is always good.” As for Kudryashov, he was 11-2 in his 160-pound matches at the Reporter’s deadline. He has seven pins and finished second at the Nathan Hale High tournament. Coach Mullen said that Kudryashov is a committed, steady and smart wrestler. “I give 100 percent, even when I’m tired... I just keep going,” said the wrestler, adding that his conditioning, technique and positive mindset are keys to his success. Overall, the Mustangs placed third at the Nathan Hale High tournament and were 2-1 in 4A Kingco dual meets and 3-4 overall at the Reporter’s deadline. Also notching first-place honors at Hale were junior Kyle Nazareth (120 pounds), senior Jose Alaniz (132 pounds) and senior Francisco Fuentes (220 pounds).

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After 22 years in business, Jitters Coffee closed its doors on Dec. 31, 2013 at 15010 N.E. 20th St. in Redmond. The closure comes as a result of the City of Redmond’s Utility Relocation and South Detention Vault projects. Courtesy of Jitters Coffee

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On Wednesday, Capstone Partners and the City of Redmond will host a public meeting to request the community’s input on conceptual designs for a new urban park. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at Bytes Café, on the first floor of City Hall at 15670 N.E. 85th St. The meeting is the latest in a series of public forums designed to encourage discussion and feedback on the project, which will be constructed at the center of a master-planned private development on the former Group Health site. Capstone Partners, will build and maintain the public park and the city will provide programming. After receiving feedback on the project’s design concepts, Capstone’s team will refine the design to a preferred option that will be shared with the community for feedback before finalizing plans for city approval. For more information, visit redmond. gov/overlake or contact project manager, Dennis Lisk at (425) 5562471.


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