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Battle is on against knotweed

A public meeting in Covington later this month will be part of an effort by King County officials to enlist citizens’ help to protect riversides from knotweed.

  • Jul 1, 2008
Officer Kris Chatterson (left) represented the Black Diamond Police Department as a donation of $3

Donation keeps K-9 unit going

The Black Diamond Police Department’s K-9 unit can continue, thanks to a donation of $3,000 from Wal-Mart.

  • Jul 1, 2008
Officer Kris Chatterson (left) represented the Black Diamond Police Department as a donation of $3

Man okay after kayak incident

Emergency crews were called to the Green River near Kanasket-Palmer State Park last Saturday after a man became unconscious while kayaking.He was taken to a… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2008
The old entry of Kent Covenant Church is flanked by a new office wing on the left and

Here’s what $4.2 million has bought for church

Kent Covenant Church, whose roots extend to Maple Valley, has expanded and renovated its facilities.

  • Jun 28, 2008
The old entry of Kent Covenant Church is flanked by a new office wing on the left and
Heavy machinery digs into Kent-Black Diamond Road Wednesday as part of replacing a failing culvert beneath the roadway south of Covington.

King County crews prep for summer road repairs in Covington/Maple Valley

Culverts beneath roadways are out of sight and out of mind until there’s something wrong with them. Then comes the work, as in two major projects this summer in the Covington and Maple Valley areas.

  • Jun 27, 2008
Heavy machinery digs into Kent-Black Diamond Road Wednesday as part of replacing a failing culvert beneath the roadway south of Covington.

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  • Jun 27, 2008
Audrey Farris
Audrey Farris

Tack sale benefits horse rescue organization

A Maple Valley organization that rescues abused or neglected horses will host a fund-raising tack sale and raffle today.

  • Jun 27, 2008

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$3,000 apiece from Rotary to graduates

  • Jun 27, 2008

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Faith on Covington Community Church breakfast menu

  • Jun 27, 2008
To help an annual fireworks show at Lake Meridian

Thanks to donations, Lake Meridian show will go on

Businesses and citizens have more than doubled the amount of donations in the last two weeks to try to keep the Fourth of July Splash fireworks show at Lake Meridian Park as big as before.

  • Jun 27, 2008
To help an annual fireworks show at Lake Meridian

Police patrols target drunk and fast driving

King County law enforcement is part of a regional crackdown on motorists who speed or drive while intoxicated.

  • Jun 27, 2008

Fireworks season: Know the rules

Tents and fireworks stands will soon pop up in local grocery store parking lots as Independence Day approaches.

  • Jun 27, 2008

Traffic advisory: Power lines on the move

Keep an eye out this weekend for crews relocating power lines on Interstate 405 as part of a larger project involving the Maple Valley Highway junction.

  • Jun 27, 2008

Unstable highway down to one lane

Part of State Route 169 near Black Diamond, including a bridge across the Green River, has been restricted to one lane because it could collapse under normal traffic.

  • Jun 25, 2008
Jamey Kiblinger

Longtime Black Diamond cop becomes city’s first female chief

Jamey Kiblinger is the new police chief in Black Diamond, but she’s not a new face to the community. Kiblinger came to the city as a rookie officer a decade ago. She replaces longtime chief Rick Luther, who after three decades in Black Diamond decided to retire at the end of 2007.

  • Jun 24, 2008
Jamey Kiblinger

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  • Jun 24, 2008
In scenes similar to this one at last year’s event
In scenes similar to this one at last year’s event

Ham radio drills at Lake Wilderness Park

Amateur radio communications will be demonstrated this Saturday and Sunday at Lake Wilderness Park as part of a nationwide exercise for “ham” radio operators.

  • Jun 24, 2008

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Rebecca Keaton of Maple Valley, a first-year recipient, and Chirayu Patel of Covington, receiving the honor for the third year, are among 100 students in Washington who were given a combined $300,000 in scholarships this year by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

  • Jun 24, 2008