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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

CHALKBOARD

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
Ridgewood Elementary School’s team – Isabelle Ayers

Dramatic ending for Battle of the Books

How do you get kids to read more books? Make it a competition.

  • Jun 24, 2008
Ridgewood Elementary School’s team – Isabelle Ayers

Teen dies in lake mishap

A 14-year-old boy died as the result of an apparent drowning accident last Friday at Lake Meridian.

  • Jun 24, 2008

Fire district taking applications to replace late commissioner

Mountain View Fire and Rescue, seeking to fill a vacancy among its commissioners, is accepting applications from prospective appointees.

  • Jun 24, 2008

Looking ahead

Next year’s high school seniors will have have two more chances to take both WASL tests before graduation in addition to state-approved alternatives.

  • Jun 24, 2008

Class of 2008 handled the WASL

Preliminary scores for the Washington Assessment of Student Learning are out, with 85 percent of students statewide passing the test and the Kent and Tahoma school districts more than keeping pace.

  • Jun 24, 2008

Teen dies in lake mishap

A 14-year-old boy died as the result of an apparent drowning accident last Friday at Lake Meridian.

  • Jun 23, 2008

Fireworks show needs some help

Thumbs up to the organizers of the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at Lake Meridian for hanging in there with next month’s extravaganza.

  • Jun 20, 2008

CHALKBOARD

Jenkins Creek team takes 35th in math relay event

  • Jun 20, 2008

Church ready to show off finished project

Free hot dogs and lattes and live music will be part of an open house tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Kent Covenant Church as it formally unveils newly expanded and renovated facilities.

  • Jun 20, 2008
Ryan Corbett and Diane McGuire

No generation gap here

The front walkway of Covington Christian Fellowship Church is 100 flowers prettier, thanks to a group of senior citizens and kids working side by side in one “Labor of Love.”

  • Jun 20, 2008
Ryan Corbett and Diane McGuire
With the summer solstice yesterday
With the summer solstice yesterday

Newly retired school workers feted

Thirty-one Kent School District who are retiring this month were honored at a recent School Board meeting.

  • Jun 20, 2008

Drivers needed for countywide seniors agency

A countywide, non-profit agency is short on volunteers to drive senior citizens to medical appointments.

  • Jun 20, 2008

Conservation board picks its leaders

The King Conservation District Board of Supervisors has chosen Bill Knutsen to serve as its chairman and Bob Vos as vice chairman.

  • Jun 20, 2008