Danielle Chastaine

Blake Robinson, 5, and his older brother Bryce Robinson wearing their new FARF 5K shirts. Both boys are from Maple Valley and Blake suffers from FA. Photo courtesy of FARF 5K.

Blake, Issac and Avery; the heroes of their own stories

Local Maple Valley, Renton kids with a rare disease honored at local fun run

Blake Robinson, 5, and his older brother Bryce Robinson wearing their new FARF 5K shirts. Both boys are from Maple Valley and Blake suffers from FA. Photo courtesy of FARF 5K.
Bait packages, provided by Amazon, were set out on Covington porches by local and national investigators in hopes to catch mail thieves in the act. Photo courtesy of the City of Covington.

Thieves tempted by bait mail in Covington, arrested by KCSO

A sting operation by KCSO, Covington and the postal service leads to felony charges

Bait packages, provided by Amazon, were set out on Covington porches by local and national investigators in hopes to catch mail thieves in the act. Photo courtesy of the City of Covington.
Photo by Danielle Chastaine 
                                 Physical Therapy for EveryBODY owner, Doctor Amy Konvalin, is partner with Maple Valley Acupuncture to serve a larger range of patients. She is also the author of the book “The PT Business Map” which was published in August, 2019.

Local healers celebrate milestones together

Physical Therapy for EveryBODY and Maple Valley Acupuncture to host an open house

Photo by Danielle Chastaine 
                                 Physical Therapy for EveryBODY owner, Doctor Amy Konvalin, is partner with Maple Valley Acupuncture to serve a larger range of patients. She is also the author of the book “The PT Business Map” which was published in August, 2019.

Turn off the screens and head into Covington

Chamber, city and the school district work together to get kids outside

Couples tried on costumes for fun selfies at the 2019 Covington Sausage and Cider Fest.

Pour Covington another

Residents enjoy annual Covington Sausage and Cider Fest

Couples tried on costumes for fun selfies at the 2019 Covington Sausage and Cider Fest.

It’s a transition, not an ending

I don’t remember a time in my journalism career when the industry was stable and calm. Journalism is naturally fast-paced and ever changing. But in… Continue reading

From Tahoma High to Peru – Local athlete shines in swimming

Abbey Nardella will represent the U.S. in the Parapan American Games

The Facebook post that cried wolf

Local police are learning how to handle neighborhood watch groups on social media

Photos by Danielle Chastaine. 
                                 Students in the Barbells and Badges summer camp at Cedar Heights Middle School compete on team firefighter or team police on Friday, Aug. 9. Photo courtesy of the Covington Police Department.

Building relationships, one barbell at a time

Covington Police Chief helps students grow confidence through strength training

Photos by Danielle Chastaine. 
                                 Students in the Barbells and Badges summer camp at Cedar Heights Middle School compete on team firefighter or team police on Friday, Aug. 9. Photo courtesy of the Covington Police Department.

A string of stolen shrubbery leaves Maple Valley wondering

The city is asking residents for help to find stolen trees, bushes and plants

A Maple Valley home was damaged by a deck fire, but a dog was saved thanks to the quick action of local firefighters.
                                Photos provided by the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

Maple Valley dog grateful to be saved from deck fire

A Maple Valley home was damaged after a fire broke out on the deck, but thanks to a quick neighbor firefighters arrived on scene in… Continue reading

A Maple Valley home was damaged by a deck fire, but a dog was saved thanks to the quick action of local firefighters.
                                Photos provided by the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority
Photo by Danielle Chastaine 
                                 From left to right: Plateau Outreach Ministries Director Elaine Olson, Outreach Case Manager for Veterans and Seniors Lisa Napolitano, and Director Elisha Smith-Marshall stand outside of their nonprofit’s office. The trio work together regularly to help lift up the vulnerable populations in Enumclaw, Black Diamond and Covington.

A mighty team of three help local vets and seniors

Plateau Outreach Ministries works with the county to repair vulnerable homes

Photo by Danielle Chastaine 
                                 From left to right: Plateau Outreach Ministries Director Elaine Olson, Outreach Case Manager for Veterans and Seniors Lisa Napolitano, and Director Elisha Smith-Marshall stand outside of their nonprofit’s office. The trio work together regularly to help lift up the vulnerable populations in Enumclaw, Black Diamond and Covington.
Three friends and cyclists celebrate as they cross the finish line during the 2018 Obliteride event. Photo courtesy of Fred Hutch Obliteride.
                                 Three friends and cyclists celebrate as they cross the finish line during the 2018 Obliteride event. Photo courtesy of Fred Hutch Obliteride.

500 cyclists aim to obliterate cancer

Local event to bring riders through Maple Valley, Covington

Three friends and cyclists celebrate as they cross the finish line during the 2018 Obliteride event. Photo courtesy of Fred Hutch Obliteride.
                                 Three friends and cyclists celebrate as they cross the finish line during the 2018 Obliteride event. Photo courtesy of Fred Hutch Obliteride.

Beni Bryant sings his way to top 18 in AGT

Maple Valley AGT fans watch Beni make it to the final judging rounds

Maple Valley organizations awarded money from the county

County Councilmember Reagan Dunn announces grants to local groups

President of Johnson Home and Garden, Brad Johnson (right) stands with his uncle and vice president J. Johnson (left) near their large selection of fasteners. J. Johnson said the store has the largest selection of fasteners in the entire country. Photo by Danielle Chastaine

Celebrating 50 years of screwing around

The Johnson family looks back on decades of customer service

President of Johnson Home and Garden, Brad Johnson (right) stands with his uncle and vice president J. Johnson (left) near their large selection of fasteners. J. Johnson said the store has the largest selection of fasteners in the entire country. Photo by Danielle Chastaine

The privilege of easy voting should make everyone participate

Don’t forget to vote by Election Day, Aug. 6

Covington residents asked where they stand on fireworks

An advisory vote is set for November

KCSO investigating Covington man who shot an alleged car prowler

The alleged prowler is in stable condition, a second suspect is still at large

Be the Hope Walkers check out items up for sale at the Be the Hope Walk at Summit Park in Maple Valley. Photo by Kayse Angel

The color of hope is lavender

Local nonprofit raises over $700,000 for cancer research

Be the Hope Walkers check out items up for sale at the Be the Hope Walk at Summit Park in Maple Valley. Photo by Kayse Angel