Sarah Brenden

Mayor, council candidates start announcing campaigns

The deadline to register for the August primary is May 17.

 

Youth essay winners and their teachers pose during the award ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9430 in Skyway. Courtesy photo

This week’s community news…

Interested in running for office? The King County Elections office is hosting a series of candidate workshops for those interested in running for office. Discussion… Continue reading

 

Henry Beleford displays photos of current high school students have come through his shop to get their letterman jackets. Beleford said once they graduate, he takes their photos down. Photo by Sarah Brenden

Local shop owner helps students show school spirit

What started out as a part-time gig has turned full time for Rainier Beach resident Henry Beleford. Beleford is the owner of B’s Athletic Uniforms… Continue reading

 

Hazen students meet in Olympia, and more community news…

Red Cross shortage of type O blood The American Red Cross announced Feb. 25 a severe shortage of type O blood and urges donors to… Continue reading

Patriot snags No. 1 spot in 500 yard free

26 swimmers from Liberty and Lindbergh High Schools place at state tournament.

Senior guard Isaiah Little drives past his defender in the first half of Thursday’s win over Foss. Photo by Sarah Brenden

Renton boys basketball advances to regionals

The Renton Indians boys basketball advanced to the district semifinals. The boys beat Foss 67-62 Thursday. The semifinals game against North Kitsap was played Feb.… Continue reading

Senior guard Isaiah Little drives past his defender in the first half of Thursday’s win over Foss. Photo by Sarah Brenden
Lindbergh senior Apelu Sellem wrestlers against Terrell Underwood from Toppenish during the quarterfinals of the 2019 Mat Classic. Sellem won the match by decision, advancing to the semifinals round. Photo by Vicki Maddy

Wrestlers compete at supersized state meet

Two Eagles placed among best in state.

Lindbergh senior Apelu Sellem wrestlers against Terrell Underwood from Toppenish during the quarterfinals of the 2019 Mat Classic. Sellem won the match by decision, advancing to the semifinals round. Photo by Vicki Maddy

Invitation to an open house on city’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Areas Plan, and more community news…

First of three open houses scheduled From 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 Renton residents are invited to help determine the priorities of the… Continue reading

Russell Wilson and Ciara spoke Friday at the Tukwila Library to Foster students and other attendees as their Why Not You Foundation joined forces with the King County Library System and JPMorgan Chase to launch the DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Photo by Kayse Angel

Russell Wilson and Ciara launch DREAM BIG campaign

Partnership with King County libraries dovetails with scholarship program for local students.

Russell Wilson and Ciara spoke Friday at the Tukwila Library to Foster students and other attendees as their Why Not You Foundation joined forces with the King County Library System and JPMorgan Chase to launch the DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Photo by Kayse Angel

Community news and events

For the week of Feb. 8, 2019

Renton High School graduate Steve Sholdra won gold at the Challenge International de Geneve. Courtesy photos from Connie Sholdra

Renton grad wins gold at international meet

Steve Sholdra, Renton High School graduate, swam for the Indians in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He is a USA Swimming Open Water Nationals medalist in… Continue reading

Renton High School graduate Steve Sholdra won gold at the Challenge International de Geneve. Courtesy photos from Connie Sholdra

Renton councilmember finishes municipal leadership program, and more community news…

Councilmember receives certificate Renton councilmember Ruth Pérez was recently awarded an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities. The certificate program… Continue reading

Photos by Haley Ausbun

Renton loses first league game

The Renton Indians boys basketball team sits at the No. 1 spot in the South Puget Sound League 2A North Division. The boys were undefeated… Continue reading

Photos by Haley Ausbun

Renton Prep wins Education Superhero award, and more community news…

Foundation now accepting scholarship applications The BECU Foundation will be awarding $2,500 scholarships to full time high school seniors and undergraduates currently enrolled in an… Continue reading

Local fundraisers, celebrations and more community news

Informational workshops began this week King County is hosting three free workshops for prospective applicants to learn more about the WaterWorks Grant Program. The workshops… Continue reading

Photos from the Jan. 4 game by Sarah Brenden

Hazen won two in a row before losing Tuesday

The Highlanders girls basketball team hosted Tahoma Jan. 4. The girls won its second game in a row, beating the Bears 63-42. Scoring a team… Continue reading

Photos from the Jan. 4 game by Sarah Brenden

Construction closes Coulon deck, and more community news

Film screening coming to Renton Library The Renton Library will be hosting a screening of Ying (Shadow) Saturday, Jan. 19. The movie is set in… Continue reading

Hendrix post office passed senate, and more community news

Legislation passes to honor Jimi Hendrix In mid-December 2018, Congressman Adam Smith’s legislation designating the post office at 430 NE 4th St. in Renton as… Continue reading

Renton man injured in New Year’s Day incident

The 79 year old was driving along state Route 900 when the incident occurred.

Photo from Renton Police Department’s Facebook of the scene

44-year-old charged with vehicular homicide

Vern Alexander Henderson’s charges were amended after the victim died from her injuries.

Photo from Renton Police Department’s Facebook of the scene