Life

Always and forever

With the exception of my blackberry meltdown last week, I have finally quit mourning my past life and am embracing our new home. It really… Continue reading

Fishing boats sit on the shore of Lake Wilderness during the Hooked On Fishing Derby. Photo by Kayse Angel

The 2019 Hooked On Fishing Derby

The derby took place at Lake Wilderness in Maple Valley over the weekend

Fishing boats sit on the shore of Lake Wilderness during the Hooked On Fishing Derby. Photo by Kayse Angel

Maple Valley wood carver creates chainsaw art

Ken Gruenes spends his retired days creating art out of tree stumps with his chainsaw.

Hunter Coffman and his family pose with Stitch in Hawaii. One of Hunter’s dreams was to meet Stitch and it was mad possible because of community support. Submitted photo from Laura Coffman

Hunter’s legacy lives on

Laura and Atom Coffman from Maple Valley started a nonprofit in honor of their son who passed away last year to cancer.

Hunter Coffman and his family pose with Stitch in Hawaii. One of Hunter’s dreams was to meet Stitch and it was mad possible because of community support. Submitted photo from Laura Coffman

I can always grow blackberries

Blackberries are considered an invasive species in United States, because they are not native. They were only introduced to the US in the 1880s. It’s… Continue reading

Lake Wilderness Easter Egg Hunt

The egg hunt took place on Saturday, April 20.

Thom Cantrell, one of the organizers of the upcoming International Conference for Primal People, holds up a mould of a Sasquatch footprint. He said the mould was taken in the Blue Mountains in Oregon by Paul Freeman, a well-known Sasquatch hunter who’s 1994 footage of a Sasquatch in that area made big waves in the believer and skeptic communities alike. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

All things Sasquatch at the Field House

Washington state is famous for countless reasons. It’s the birthplace of Starbucks and Bill Gates, one of the biggest producers of the U.S.’s lumber and… Continue reading

Thom Cantrell, one of the organizers of the upcoming International Conference for Primal People, holds up a mould of a Sasquatch footprint. He said the mould was taken in the Blue Mountains in Oregon by Paul Freeman, a well-known Sasquatch hunter who’s 1994 footage of a Sasquatch in that area made big waves in the believer and skeptic communities alike. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
File photo of a boat from last year’s Hooked on Fishing Derby. Photo by Kayse Angel

Hooked on Fishing Derby: Preview

The 2019 Hooked on Fishing Opening Day is April 26

File photo of a boat from last year’s Hooked on Fishing Derby. Photo by Kayse Angel
Hitesh Boinpally and Sen. Mark Mullet at STEM Signing Day in Olympia. Submitted photo

Tahoma High student commits to STEM studies at UW

Tahoma student Hitesh Boinpally is one of the nearly 50 students who committed to pursuing STEM careers at the STEM Signing Day on April 12.… Continue reading

Hitesh Boinpally and Sen. Mark Mullet at STEM Signing Day in Olympia. Submitted photo

The thing about rainbows

The day you died I saw a rainbow so brilliant each color was, vibrant on its own. I marveled upon its grace, feeling blessed, not… Continue reading

Ten Trails hosts Easter egg hunt

Ten Trails, the 2,200-acre, mixed-use development in Southeast King County, is celebrating spring and the return of its Hometown Socials beginning Saturday, April 20. Visitors… Continue reading

Happy wife, happy life

My husband and I were in Portland last week for the big swap meet. It’s all about the car parts, so though I don’t actually… Continue reading

Photos by Kayse Angel

Dancing the night away|Photo Gallery

The city of Covington’s annual Daddy Daughter Spring Fling was held April 6 at Kentwood High School. The dance floor was filled with balloons as… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019
Photos by Kayse Angel

School safety main talking point within Tahoma

Superintendent Tony Giurado discusses steps the district is taking to ensure school safety.

Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                Crockett’s Public House opened its new location in Maple Valley near the new Monarch Apartments in Four Corners.

New dining option opens in Four Corners

Crockett’s opened its doors to the public on March 24 in Maple Valley

Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                Crockett’s Public House opened its new location in Maple Valley near the new Monarch Apartments in Four Corners.

Bring on the wind!

I’m not an intentionally confrontational person. So when my husband and I made the decision to cut down trees in my backyard I should have… Continue reading

Washington National Guard members were honored by Eastside Fire & Rescue for their work during the February snow storm. The honor was part of the annual National Guard Day March 27 including visiting with Gov. Jay Inslee. Courtesy photo

Guard soliders recognized in Olympia

Submitted to the Reporter by Washington Military Department: Members of the Washington National Guard were honored by leadership at Eastside Fire & Rescue for their… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2019
Washington National Guard members were honored by Eastside Fire & Rescue for their work during the February snow storm. The honor was part of the annual National Guard Day March 27 including visiting with Gov. Jay Inslee. Courtesy photo

Reading to a Rescue

Students read to rescue animals on Saturday, March 30 at the Maple Valley Community Center

Flaming Geyser State Park will be one of the parks where people can go to for free during April’s two free park days. Image courtesy

State Parks announces two free days in April | Washington State Parks

The two days are April 20 and April 22.

  • Apr 3, 2019
Flaming Geyser State Park will be one of the parks where people can go to for free during April’s two free park days. Image courtesy

Maple Valley native enters class of 2023 at U.S. Naval Academy

The following was submitted to the Reporter: Nathaniel Alan Schreiner, a Tahoma graduate, will be inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2023 on Thursday,… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019