Camp Blaze stokes future female firefighters

Camp Blaze campers, learning what it takes to be firefighters at the Bellevue Public Safety Training Center, pose inside a car after removing its top as part of extrication exercises on Tuesday. - Brandon Macz
  • Jul 29, 2014 at 3:33PM

About 40 young women are participating in this year's Camp Blaze, which shows girls 16-19 what it takes to be a firefighter and teaches them how to overcome challenges. This is the first year campers came out to the Bellevue Public Safety Training Center to run drills that mirror what firefighters face every day.

UPDATE: Chism Beach Park reopens for swimming

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Jul 29, 2014 at 4:09PM

Chism Beach Park has reopened for swimming after a blocked sewer line in Lake Washington was cleared today and test samples taken Monday showed no impact to water quality.

More than $660,000 raised — and counting — following Bellevue Art Museum's Artful Evening

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jul 29, 2014 at 12:31PM

More than 450 guests filled the Hyatt Regency Bellevue ballroom July 19 for Artful Evening, Bellevue Arts Museum's annual fundraising event. The event and auction cover nearly one third of the museum's annual budget.

Red Lion Hotel Bellevue up for sale

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jul 29, 2014 at 9:56AM

The Red Lion Hotel Bellevue is on the market, with broker Kidder Mathews highlighting the listing as a transit-oriented development opportunity, but prospective buyers may want to hold off until a redevelopment model is defined by an East Main Station Citizens Advisory Committee.

Dance winner

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Jul 28, 2014 at 9:16PM

Natalie Peterson, a student at Elizabeth's Dance Dimensions dance studio in Bellevue, has won a national title.

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