U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, whose 8th District constituency includes the Covington and Maple Valley areas, is the host of the annual Veterans’ Resource Fair scheduled for today from 9 a.m. to noon in Renton.

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Reichert hosts resource fair for mliitary veterans

U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, whose 8th District constituency includes the Covington and Maple Valley areas, is the host of the annual Veterans’ Resource Fair scheduled for today from 9 a.m. to noon in Renton.

The event at Kennydale Elementary School (1700 NE. 28th St.) is open to all veterans, their families and others interested in learning about the Congressional Wounded Warrior Program. The program provides employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans in the offices of members of Congress.

Information is also available from Reichert’s district office at (206) 275-3438 and (877) 920-9208.

Reichert said more than 600 veterans attended the resource fair the past two years.

Council wants input on annexing city-owned aquatic center

The Covington City Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed annexation of the Covington Aquatic Center at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday at City Hall.

The council wants input from residents on a plan to bring within city limits the land occupied by the pool 18230 SE. 240th St. The city operates the facility.

A second public hearing is planned for the council’s meeting at 7 p.m. June 24.

In addition to the hearing, written comments may bse sent to the city clerk at 16720 SE. 271st St., Covington, WA 98042.

Copies of the proposed annexation ordinance are available at City Hall.

‘Patchwork’ is start of resurfaced roadways

The approach by King County to repairing roadways isn’t as haphazard as it might look, officials say.

Resurfacing county roadways literally takes a “multi-layered” approach, and sometimes residents are confused by what they see on the surface of the road.

Some roads maintained by the county look like patchwork quilts with squares and stripes of new, darker asphalt and temporary lane lines and striping, officials acknowledged. But they said that isn’t the final product. Repairs must be done prior to roadways being repaved this summer. Once the grinding and patching is done this spring, new paving will be laid in the summer, along with fresh lane markers, officials said.

“These are repairs being made to badly worn sections of the existing surface where the pavement has deteriorated due to heavy traffic loads,” said a spokeswoman for the county roads division.

Tack sale a fund-raiser for equine rescue organization

A tack sale tomorrow will benefit Serenity Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation, a non-profit sanctuary program specializing in equine rescue, rehabilitation and adoption.

The sale is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 28818 SE. 216th Way in Maple Valley.

Items for sale will include bridles, saddles, halters, and Arabian native costumes, according to the event’s organizers.

Serenity Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation is open today from 8 a.m. to noon to accept donations of items for the sale, including tack, bags of shavings and feed.

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