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Wanted: Host family for exchange student

Northwest Services Peace Program is seeking a host family in the Kentwood High School area for an 18-year-old Brazilian exchange student.A family that was scheduled… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2008

Covington Community Calendar | July 16

A look at what's going on throughout the Covington community.

  • Jul 17, 2008
Covington Aquatic Center's 'swimathon' participants just keep swimming

Covington Aquatic Center’s ‘swimathon’ participants just keep swimming

King Aquatic Club offers competitive swimming, exercise and social events for kids and young adults 6 to 18 years old. Sometimes they dive into fund-raising for the club, as they did May 2 at Covington Aquatic Center. During the annual, two-hour “swimathon,” participants up to the age of 14 tried to swim a maximum of 200 lengths of the pool to collect on financial pledges made by families, neighbors and businesses. The kids “look forward to it each year,” said Grainne Hed, one of the parents there to count laps and lend encouragement. She also sent in these photos. (More about the club is at http://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=king).

  • Jul 17, 2008
Covington Aquatic Center's 'swimathon' participants just keep swimming
The new Red Robin restaurant in Covington marked its grand-opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony
The new Red Robin restaurant in Covington marked its grand-opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

King County Vets center will open next year

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs plans to open a new veterans center in King County by the end of next year.

  • Jul 17, 2008

July 19 is last day for Washington voter registration

Deadlines are approaching for voters who either need to register or change their voter records in order to be eligible for next month’s primary election.

  • Jul 17, 2008

Bellevue couple’s home loan scheme included areas in Covington, Black Diamond

A Bellevue couple, whose alleged dealings left a trail through Covington, Black Diamond and other parts of King and Pierce counties, were arrested last week on suspicion of mortgage fraud involving more than $27 million.

  • Jul 17, 2008

Federal Way-based Multi-Service Center helps pay natural gas bills

Families in the south King County area who qualify could get help paying their Puget Sound Energy gas bill through Multi-Service Center’s energy assistance program.

  • Jul 17, 2008

Covington and Maple Valley populations increase in first half of 2008

Covington and Maple Valley both grew a little bit in the past year, according to the state Office of Financial Management’s population estimates released July 2.

  • Jul 17, 2008
As part of the crowd that spread out across a lawn at Lake Wilderness Park last Wednesday for one of Maple Valley Library’s Storytimes in the Park sessions
As part of the crowd that spread out across a lawn at Lake Wilderness Park last Wednesday for one of Maple Valley Library’s Storytimes in the Park sessions

National award for Sims

King County Executive Ron Sims has been picked by American City and County Magazine as its County Leader of the Year for 2008.Sims received the… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2008
Cara Rudd

Rudd a Miss Washington runnerup

Cara Rudd, whose south King County-area ties include serving the Tahoma School District as a choreographer for student stage productions, finished as the third runnerup in the Miss Washington pageant last weekend.

  • Jul 14, 2008
Cara Rudd

Officials: Moratorium is about controlling downtown growth

A temporary moratorium on development in downtown Covington is an attempt to control growth, not discourage it, according to city offiicials.

  • Jul 14, 2008

Deal reached between tribes and Cascade Water Alliance

Cascade Water Alliance, whose members include Covington Water District, has reached an agreement with two Indian tribes on environmental issues involving plans for Lake Tapps to become a regional water source.

  • Jul 14, 2008

Deputies and county have tentative new deal

King County and the union for its sheriff deputies have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract.

  • Jul 11, 2008
Improvements of Jenkins Creek Park by Covington Rotary Club members and volunteers were formally recognized by the city of Covington during a ceremony June 28 at the park. In a letter read by public works director Glenn Akramoff
Improvements of Jenkins Creek Park by Covington Rotary Club members and volunteers were formally recognized by the city of Covington during a ceremony June 28 at the park. In a letter read by public works director Glenn Akramoff

Briefly

Kentwood 1988’s reunion this month

  • Jul 11, 2008
These are some of the nine golden retriever puppies

Rescue of golden retriever yields nine puppies

The pregnant mother was first spotted wandering the roadside somewhere along the northern Olympic Peninsula.

  • Jul 11, 2008
These are some of the nine golden retriever puppies

Risk of West Nile is back for people and animals

Mosquito season is back, and so is concern among health authorities about the West Nile virus.

  • Jul 11, 2008

Are you a digital native or digital immigrant?

A group of teachers sat in Tahoma High School’s Career Center computer lab, looking at a Web site about a place called Dog Island.

  • Jul 11, 2008