News

Bill Blair wanted to ‘make his community better’

Bill Blair, 69, an active member of the community who served on the city’s Planning Commission, died June 19 at his home in Covington.

  • Jul 5, 2008

Fire destroys candidate’s house

The home of Darcy Burner, a candidate for Congress in the district that includes Maple Valley, Black Diamond and Covington, was destroyed in a fire Tuesday morning.

  • Jul 5, 2008

How to be a computer NetMaster

The Covington, Maple Valley, and Black Diamond branches of the King County Library System are seeking volunteers to teach beginning computer classes such as “Introduction to Computers,” “Internet Level 1,” “E-mail Basics” and “Microsoft Office Products.” Applicants will be trained to be NetMaster volunteers.

  • Jul 4, 2008

Community program has summer plans

Tahoma Learning Community, a program affiliated with the Tahoma School District, offers offers art and sports camps and other activities this summer.

  • Jul 4, 2008

Motorcyclist ticketed for 140 mph on highway

Late for work and showing no patience for traffic, a 23-year-old Bonney Lake man decided to apply plenty of zip to his high-performance motorcyclethe morning of June 27 – to the tune of 140 miles per hour.

  • Jul 4, 2008

Briefly

Log jams adding to Green River’s danger

  • Jul 4, 2008

$1 million in federal money earmarked for GRCC and cancer network

A proposed U.S. Senate spending bill includes $1.1 million for programs affecting the south King County area.

  • Jul 4, 2008

Danger in chaining dogs for long time?

A countywide ban on the continuous chaining or tethering of dogs has been proposed by a Metropolitan King County Council member.

  • Jul 4, 2008

Animal shelter changes directors

King County’s embattled animal care and control program has a new acting director to replace the old one.

  • Jul 4, 2008

Drowning victim was Kentwood High School student

The teenager who drowned June 20 at Lake Meridian was Isaih Goodwin, 14, a Kentwood High School student.

  • Jul 4, 2008

City Council member resigns

Bud Sizemore, saying he doesn't have the time any more to devote to the work, has resigned as a Covington City Council member.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Happy ending for ‘Bambi’

In a scene worthy of a Walt Disney movie, authorities say a fawn was reunited with its mother with the help of a King County Sheriff deputy and a state wildlife agent.

  • Jul 2, 2008

HAVE A HAPPY FOURTH MV’s annual Independence Day celebration and picnic

Where and when: Lake Wilderness Park, July 4

  • Jul 2, 2008

Rahr pleads her case at forums Sheriff: Budget will cut “a lot of cops”

King County Sheriff Sue Rahr spoke at Maple Valley Library last Thursday in another of a series of public forums on proposed budget cuts that she and other county officials say will hurt law enforcement.

  • Jul 2, 2008

New director for animal shelter

King County's embattled animal care and control program has a new acting director to replace the old one.

  • Jul 1, 2008

Really big life stories

The three-city Relay for Life puts about 200 people on their feet

  • Jul 1, 2008

Kelsey Childress, a senior from Maple Valley studying

Kelsey Childress, a senior from Maple Valley studying pre-chemical engineering, earned a place on the honor roll at Oregon State University during spring term.

  • Jul 1, 2008

Part of hands-on approach to learning Grade-school science comes in 600 kits

Supplying all 28 elementary schools in the Kent School District with the tools and materials needed to teach and learn science is a big job, but two programs will again be working to have it covered when classes resume in the fall.

  • Jul 1, 2008