News

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The Covington Days Festival Committee is scheduled to meet at 1:30 p.m. this Friday at Covington City Hall.

  • Jun 2, 2008

HOT lane will bring about changes

South King County-area drivers soon will face the first of many big changes associated with the State Route 167 HOT (high-occupancy toll) lanes pilot project between Auburn and Renton.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Anthony Hemstad

New hospital commissioner squeezed

A new member of the elected board that oversees Valley Medical Center faces an uncertain future on the board with a change of meeting times on Monday evenings.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Anthony Hemstad

Search begins for parks director

Covington is looking to fill a pair of significant positions at City Hall before the end of this summer.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Briefly

Issaquah-Hobart Road to be studied

  • Jun 2, 2008
Huster running for state Senate

Huster running for state Senate

Phyllis Huster, a Democrat, has announced her candidacy in this fall’s election for state senator of the 5th Legislative District.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Huster running for state Senate

State attorney general to speak at Hargrove campaign kickoff

Mark Hargrove, a Republican candidate in this fall’s election for state representative in the 47th Legislative District, will host a campaign kickoff event today from 3 to 5 p.m. at Meridian Grange.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Two Valley Medical Center leaders – chief executive officer Rich Roodman (left) and Hospital District 1 Commissioner Anthony Hemstad – listen to staff members on a tour of eight new operating rooms at the hospital. All of the rooms are bigger than Valley Medical’s existing ORs.

Hospital getting more room to operate

Valley Medical Center will open eight new operating rooms this summer, the second phase of the hospital’s new surgery center.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Two Valley Medical Center leaders – chief executive officer Rich Roodman (left) and Hospital District 1 Commissioner Anthony Hemstad – listen to staff members on a tour of eight new operating rooms at the hospital. All of the rooms are bigger than Valley Medical’s existing ORs.

Ravensdale alpaca ranch hosting tours

Public tour of the Alpacas at Morning Star Ranch in Ravensdale are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Flea market benefits Tahoma High students

Tahoma High School will host a flea market and other activities this Saturday as a fund-raiser for student groups.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Hazardous items from household items can be disposed s

Hazardous items from household items can be disposed safely when King County’s Wastemobile visits Covington for three days beginning this Friday.

  • Jun 2, 2008
King County Sheriff Sue Rahr is dealing with budget cuts and labor issues

Deep budget cuts are possible Sheriff: 100 deputies may go

Slashes in the King County budget may force Sheriff Sue Rahr to cut as many as 100 deputies from the roster.

  • Jun 2, 2008
King County Sheriff Sue Rahr is dealing with budget cuts and labor issues

Merger of two fire districts proposed

Voters in King County Fire District 17 will be asked in a special election on May 20 whether the district should merge into King County Fire District 44.

  • Jun 2, 2008

$965,000 for animal shelters

New cat cages, dog runs and more employees are among the upgrades at King County’s animal shelters to be funded by nearly $1 million approved this week by the County Council.

  • Jun 2, 2008

State legislator/firefighter arrested

State Rep. Geoff Simpson was arrested last Sunday by King County Sheriff deputies and booked into the county jail in Seattle on suspicion of fourth-degree assault.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Pearl Mueller of Covington

Pool is more in the swim

Little by little, Covington Aquatic Center gets upgraded.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Pearl Mueller of Covington

Debate of golf course finances continues

Maple Valley bought Lake Wilderness Golf Course to keep it from being turned into another neighborhood. While homeowners on or near the course are happy the city bought it, many wonder if the way Maple Valley wants to recoup the costs is fair.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Briefly

Donations for military care packages can be made during an event May 10 at a Maple Valley business.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Smoke prompts evacuation of Shadow Lake

Shadow Lake Elementary School was evacuated shortly before 3:30 p.m. last Thursday when smoke was detected in classrooms, according to the Tahoma School District.

  • Jun 2, 2008