Posted on: November 28, 2016

New Bothell City Manager brings extensive public administration experience

Jennifer Phillips

Pending approval of an employment contract by the City Council on Nov. 29, Jennifer Phillips will become the new City Manager for the City of Bothell on Jan. 17, 2017.  After a national search, background screening, public open house, and a day-l...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

City awarded $4.7 million T.I.B. grant for Main Street

Main Street Block Party

At its November 18 meeting, the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) awarded the City of Bothell $4.7 million for its Main Street Enhancement Project, Phase I, now scheduled for construction in 2017.

“The City, on behalf of all our d...Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2016

ATF report released for Bothell Main Street Fire

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The City of Bothell received the Cause and Origin Report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for the Bothell Main Street Fire. After extensive investigation and data analysis, the cause of the fire has been officially found ...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2016

House Fire in Bothell

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On November 14 at 5:00 p.m., crews from the City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. and Bothell Police Department, along with Shoreline Fire Department, Kirkland Fire Department, Woodinville Fire and Rescue and Snohomish Fire District 7 responded to a single fami...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Bothell Buzz features Wayne Golf Course property, North Creek Forest acquisition

Bothell Buzz

The second edition of the new video show, Bothell Buzz, features a discussion of the Wayne Golf Course property and the recent North Creek Forest acquisition.

The Bothell Buzz is a new video show about what's going on in the City and the community. Th...Read on...

Bothell Buzz video
Posted on: November 9, 2016

City Council names six finalists to compete for City Manager position

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The Bothell City Council has named six finalists to compete for the City Manager position, including two women and four men. The majority of the candidates are currently employed in Washington State; two of the candidates are out of state (Oregon and Cali...Read on...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

City Council authorizes purchase of last parcel of North Creek Forest

Dawn and Sandra of Help our Woods

At their regularly scheduled meeting tonight, the Bothell City Council authorized the City Manager to sign a purchase and sale agreement with the Fries Family LLC to buy an 8.23 acre parcel of the North Creek Forest for $1,250,000. Once finalized, the pur...Read on...

Posted on: November 8, 2016

Deputy Fire Chief Frank Shasky retires

Frank Shasky

Veteran firefighter, Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshal Frank Shasky is retiring from the City of Bothell today, Nov. 8. He has served at the City nearly 30 years.

“Frank set aside personal vacation plans to help manage the response and recovery from the M...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2016

Calvin Pygott pleads guilty

Municipal Court

Former Bothell High School teacher Calvin Pygott pleaded guilty in Bothell Municipal Court today to both charges in an alleged attack at the high school’s wood shop last May:

• Making a false or misleading statement to a public servant (RCW 9A.76.175) ...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Islamic Center of Bothell Burglarized

Islamic Center of Bothell

On Thursday night (November 3rd) at about 9:30 p.m. Bothell Police Officers responded to the 3300 blk of Monte Villa Parkway on report of a male subject breaking into parked vehicles. Upon arrival officers identified the two victim vehicles. A security ...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2016

Attempted kidnapping in downtown Bothell

Kidnapping Suspect Sketch

On 10-27-16, at approximately 1400 hrs, a female victim was waiting at a bus stop at 102nd Ave NE and Main Street in Bothell. The victim noticed a male also waiting at the bus stop when she arrived. While the victim was standing, the male approached her...Read on...

Posted on: October 24, 2016

City of Bothell to reduce passport processing days

Passport office

Starting the week of Oct. 31, the City of Bothell will be changing the days it accepts passport applications. Passports will only be processed one day/week, on Fridays:

Fridays
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Closed 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

All available passport staff ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

City of Bothell produces Video Voters’ Guide and “Bothell Buzz”

Bothell Buzz

The City of Bothell has produced new videos to inform Bothell voters about two municipal measures on their ballots this year:

• Advisory Proposition 1, related to fireworks, and
• Proposition 1, Safe Streets and Sidewalks levy

The new videos, avai...Read on...

Bothell YouTube
Posted on: October 13, 2016

Bothell braces for series of severe storms

Dog in the wind

10/14, 11:15 a.m. update
The City of Bothell has set up a new webpage for storm information and impacts. Latest impacts include:
SR 527 is closed from NE 190th to 242nd SEThere is no power at City Hall.
*******Original news, posted 10/13:

A s...Read on...

Storm updates
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Public invited to share ideas for East Norway Hill Park Master Plan

East Norway Hill Park

The public is invited to a workshop to share ideas and suggestions for the East Norway Hill Park Master Plan. The meeting is hosted by the Bothell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Parks and Recreation Department.

Workshop details:

Thurs...Read on...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

Prevent local flooding

Storm drain with leaves

During the fall, leaves and other debris can clog storm drains, leaving neighborhoods at risk for flooding. Many residents mistakenly blow or sweep their fallen leaves into the street, not realizing they become a safety hazard.

City crews do their best...Read on...

Adopt-A-Drain info
Posted on: September 27, 2016

Public invited to Horse Creek ribbon-cutting celebration

Horse Creek invitation

The City of Bothell invites you to celebrate the completion of the Horse Creek Improvement project. Come hear City and community leaders’ remarks, and enjoy complementary coffee and pastries. Young kids and their caregivers can participate in activities e...Read on...

More information about Horse Creek
Posted on: September 9, 2016

City of Bothell prosecutor files charges against teacher

Bothell Municipal Court

The City of Bothell prosecutor’s office filed charges today against Bothell High School teacher Calvin Pygott, who confessed to lying about being attacked in the school’s wood shop in May.

The charges, both gross misdemeanors, include:

• Making a f...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2016

102nd Ave NE reopens

street sweeper by Bothell Mall

Nearly seven weeks after the devastating Main Street Fire, the section of 102nd Ave NE south of Main Street that was previously closed for safety reasons has reopened.

The owner of the Bothell Mall has hired a contractor to demolish the building. Demo...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2016

City Hall and downtown Fire Station phone issues

desk phone

9:06 a.m. update:
The phone issues at City Hall and the downtown Fire Station have been resolved.

Original news release:Inbound calls to the City of Bothell City Hall and downtown Fire Station are unable to get through due to a temporary phone probl...Read on...

Staff directory
Posted on: September 6, 2016

Bothell City Hall certified as LEED Gold building

Bothell City Hall

The Bothell City Hall, completed in October 2015, has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. LEED certification underscores the City of Bothell’s commitment to sustainability.

City Hall, opened on Oct. 26, 2015...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Bothell Mall scheduled for demolition

Damaged Bothell mall

Updated 9/5/2016
102nd Avenue NE may reopen as early as Thursday, Sept. 8.

The owner of the Bothell Mall has hired a contractor to demolish the building heavily damaged in this summer’s Main Street fire. Work will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the Both...Read on...

Fire Recovery Update
Posted on: August 30, 2016

Pedestrian Bridge Closed Temporarily at Park at Bothell Landing

Detour map

The pedestrian bridge at the Park at Bothell Landing will be closed for the immediate future for emergency repair work.

Trail users parking at the Park at Bothell Landing can get to the Sammamish River Trail via the sidewalk along SR 522 and the 102nd ...Read on...

Larger map available...
Posted on: August 25, 2016

Investigation update on Bothell High School teacher assault

PD Patch

On Thursday, May 19th at 4:18 pm, Bothell High School teacher Calvin Pygott reported he was assaulted in the school. During the initial investigation and subsequent statements, Mr. Pygott said he had been working in the woodshop when he was struck from b...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

PSE on scene at ruptured natural gas line downtown

Puget Sound Energy

11:15 a.m. PSE has shut down the leak in a natural gas line at 102nd Ave NE. City crews have reopened roads that were closed due to the incident.

There is still a short closure on 102nd Ave NE just south of Main that was closed due to the July 22 Main ...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Traffic shift on Bothell Way Aug. 15

Paving

Updated: The traffic shift will take place Aug. 15.

As part of the Multiway Boulevard Project, southbound traffic on Bothell Way will shift to the west into the new southbound alignment just past the Chevron station. This is a permanent configuration s...Read on...

Detour map and more...
Posted on: August 9, 2016

Construction to affect Sammamish River trail users

bicyclist on trail

Updated 8/10: The Sammamish River Trail detour will start Aug. 15 to accommodate the Cascade Bike Club RSVP Ride August 12 – August 13.

From August 15 to mid-September, bicyclists and pedestrians on the Sammamish River trail will be detoured to the We...Read on...

Details and detour maps
Posted on: August 8, 2016

Roads reopen after transformer fire

Police at transformer fire scene

10:30 p.m. UPDATE:
NE 180th Street is reopen. PSE crews have finished their work. All roads that were closed due to the transformer fire are now reopen.

12:30 p.m. UPDATE:The intersection of NE 180th Street and 92nd Ave NE is now open. NE 180th rema...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

228th St. SE lane reopen

oil on pavement

2:36 p.m. Update:

Public Works crews have finished work on 228th and all lanes are reopen.

Original post:

The right westbound lane of 228th St. SE is closed from 4th Ave SE to Meridian, likely for the rest of the afternoon, due to an oil spill. ...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2016

Update: Two-alarm apartment fire in Bothell

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Update as of 8/5 at 9:45 a.m.: Fire investigators have ruled the fire as accidental, with candle use determined as the cause.

On August 5, at approximately 4:30 a.m. this morning, crews from Bothell Fire and E.M.S., Woodinville Fire & Rescue, Nor...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Main Street completely reopened

Main Street Sign

Main Street between 102nd Ave NE and 103rd Ave NE is reopened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. About three blocks of Main Street were originally closed due to the July 22 Main Street Fire. Main Street is now fully open, with the following considerati...Read on...

Main Street Fire recovery information
Posted on: July 26, 2016

City invites businesses affected by Main Street fire to recovery meeting

Kozy Corner

While the investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing, the City is leading an effort to help the businesses affected by the July 22 Main Street fire. The City is working with Congresswoman Del Bene’s office, Governor Inslee, King County and others...Read on...

Related road closures
Posted on: July 21, 2016

Downtown Bothell moving ahead

Bob Jean

See Interim City Manager Bob Jean's latest blog post

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

Meet Bob Jean, Interim City Manager

Bob Jean

After only nine days on the job, Bothell’s new Interim City Manager Bob Jean has already met individually with most department directors and City Councilmembers, is getting up to speed quickly on budget issues and is weighing in on major City undertakings...Read more »


Posted on: November 4, 2016

Islamic Center of Bothell Burglarized

Islamic Center of Bothell

On Thursday night (November 3rd) at about 9:30 p.m. Bothell Police Officers responded to the 3300 blk of Monte Villa Parkway on report of a male subject breaking into parked vehicles. Upon arrival officers identified the two victim vehicles. A security ...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2016

Attempted kidnapping in downtown Bothell

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On 10-27-16, at approximately 1400 hrs, a female victim was waiting at a bus stop at 102nd Ave NE and Main Street in Bothell. The victim noticed a male also waiting at the bus stop when she arrived. While the victim was standing, the male approached her...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Investigation update on Bothell High School teacher assault

PD Patch

On Thursday, May 19th at 4:18 pm, Bothell High School teacher Calvin Pygott reported he was assaulted in the school. During the initial investigation and subsequent statements, Mr. Pygott said he had been working in the woodshop when he was struck from b...Read on...


Posted on: December 5, 2016

New traffic signal planned in Canyon Park

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City of Bothell will accept bids for the 228th Street SE & 29th Drive SE Traffic Signal and Intersection Improvements project until 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 23, 2016.

The project will include the design and construction of a new traffic signal and re...

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Learn more about the project.