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Don’t miss out on the fun this summer

Check out this list of community events

Photos by Kayse Angel 
                                Kendri Larin rides to the finish line at the Maple Valley Bike Safety Rodeo and Bike Challenge that took place on June 22 at Lake Wilderness Park.

Racing to the finish line

Police help kids practice bike safety

Photos by Kayse Angel 
                                Kendri Larin rides to the finish line at the Maple Valley Bike Safety Rodeo and Bike Challenge that took place on June 22 at Lake Wilderness Park.
Photos courtesy of Puget Sound Fire Authority.

Breaking: Fire in Maple Valley Safeway

Puget Sound Fire is at the scene

Photos courtesy of Puget Sound Fire Authority.
A screenshot of the video posted by Puget Sound Fire, showing crews working on extinguishing the fire that occurred in the Maple Valley Safeway.

Breaking: Fire in Maple Valley Safeway

Puget Sound Fire is at the scene

A screenshot of the video posted by Puget Sound Fire, showing crews working on extinguishing the fire that occurred in the Maple Valley Safeway.

She served for 17 years, and now she is stepping back

Councilmember Margaret Harto withdraws from election

New parking lot to alleviate parking madness

Construction will be throughout the summer at Lake Wilderness

Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                Maple Valley community member Brett Habenicht received the Golden Maple Leaf Award during the May 28 Special City Council Meeting.

And the Golden Maple Leaf Award goes to…

Local resident and his family go far beyond for their city

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                                Maple Valley community member Brett Habenicht received the Golden Maple Leaf Award during the May 28 Special City Council Meeting.
A graphic map showing the layout of Summit Park. Photo courtesy of the City of Maple Valley

Mark your calendars, Summit Park slated to open this July

Parks Department lays out the rules for field uses

A graphic map showing the layout of Summit Park. Photo courtesy of the City of Maple Valley
Community members takes samples at one of the stands at the Maple Valley Farmers Market.

Opening day at the Maple Valley Farmers Market

From farms to bakeries, crafts to music, the Maple Valley Farmers Market was the place to be over the weekend. It had its opening day… Continue reading

Community members takes samples at one of the stands at the Maple Valley Farmers Market.
Courtesy photo 
                                A diagram of the Legacy Site that was presented to the Maple Valley City Council.

A farmers market will pop up at the Legacy site

The project is a way to help get eyes on the 50 acres of development area

Courtesy photo 
                                A diagram of the Legacy Site that was presented to the Maple Valley City Council.
Students from Lake Wilderness Elementary School show off donated food bags they gave to Backpack Buddies for Kids. The Maple Valley nonprofit gives students with food insecurity meals for the weekend and now for the summer.
                                Photo courtesy of Backpack Buddies for Kids of Maple Valley.

Backpack Buddies extends services to summer

Program provides food and vouchers to families in need

Students from Lake Wilderness Elementary School show off donated food bags they gave to Backpack Buddies for Kids. The Maple Valley nonprofit gives students with food insecurity meals for the weekend and now for the summer.
                                Photo courtesy of Backpack Buddies for Kids of Maple Valley.
Submitted photo from King County Council. 
                                Dave Lutes holds the proclamation from the King County Council declaring June 7 as ‘Dave Lutes Day’ with Amy Erickson and Holly Potts with the Kent School District.

He spent over 40 years in education, so the county gave him a day

After 42 years of working in the Kent School District, David Lutes decided to retire

Submitted photo from King County Council. 
                                Dave Lutes holds the proclamation from the King County Council declaring June 7 as ‘Dave Lutes Day’ with Amy Erickson and Holly Potts with the Kent School District.

Community dreams about new downtown Maple Valley

City wonders how to build a downtown with an enriched atmosphere

“Do you hear the people sing?” – Tahoma takes home musical achievement

The 5th Avenue Theater award Tahoma students for Les Miserable performance

Bear Robotics show off their wins of the season during the Maple Valley Days Parade on June 8. Photo by Kayse Angel

Another parade, another hit

Maple Valley had it’s annual parade on June 8 along Witte Road. The parade occurs the Saturday of Maple Valley Days. There were businesses and… Continue reading

Bear Robotics show off their wins of the season during the Maple Valley Days Parade on June 8. Photo by Kayse Angel
Photo courtesy of Cedar River Elementary. 
                                Cedar River students and staff stand together after receiving the Golden Can award.

Cedar River Elementary wins Golden Can Award

Students donated the most pounds of canned goods per student than others in the district

Photo courtesy of Cedar River Elementary. 
                                Cedar River students and staff stand together after receiving the Golden Can award.
Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                Kaiea Higa (right), a freshman fast pitch player for the Tahoma High School Bears, won the first ever Female Athlete of the Year award from the Covington-Maple Valley Reporter. She received a special plaque from the Reporter’s editor Danielle Chastaine (left).

Tahoma Bear is the first Female Athlete of the Year

Just starting her career as a freshman, Kaiea Higa wins community’s vote

Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                Kaiea Higa (right), a freshman fast pitch player for the Tahoma High School Bears, won the first ever Female Athlete of the Year award from the Covington-Maple Valley Reporter. She received a special plaque from the Reporter’s editor Danielle Chastaine (left).
Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                The Foley’s Produce Stand was established in 2005 and has been serving the community off Highway 169 since then.

Community rallies together for Foley’s Produce

Residents donate to stand after robbery

Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                The Foley’s Produce Stand was established in 2005 and has been serving the community off Highway 169 since then.
Photo courtesy of Change.org 
                                A screenshot of a petition on Change.org calling for the City of Maple Valley to “stop deforestation.” The petition has gotten nearly 1,000 signatures, despite the mayor saying there is no deforestation happening in the city at all.

Maple Valley multi-use sparks petition to “save trees”

Petition to Mayor Sean P. Kelly gains over 900 signatures for “non-issue”

Photo courtesy of Change.org 
                                A screenshot of a petition on Change.org calling for the City of Maple Valley to “stop deforestation.” The petition has gotten nearly 1,000 signatures, despite the mayor saying there is no deforestation happening in the city at all.
Tahoma track student Katie Welsh leaps into the sand during the long jump. File photo by Kayse Angel

Tahoma girls track win state third year in a row

am gives “amazing performance” at championship meet

Tahoma track student Katie Welsh leaps into the sand during the long jump. File photo by Kayse Angel