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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

Sewer discussion looks to future

A King County sewer project that officials say will help Black Diamond keep up with its population growth over the next 17 years will be explained during a public meeting next Tuesday.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Almost no change in home prices

Prices of homes for sale in King County barely moved last month, a residential real estate industry group reported.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Briefly

U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, whose 8th District constituency includes the Covington and Maple Valley areas, is the host of the annual Veterans’ Resource Fair scheduled for today from 9 a.m. to noon in Renton.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Progress is showing on a new Fire District 37 fire station in Covington. The facility
Progress is showing on a new Fire District 37 fire station in Covington. The facility

Plane crash kills pilot

Shortly before 5 p.m. last Friday, a small plane crashed into a home between Covington and Maple Valley. The pilot was killed.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Nikki Devoni stands amid the rubble of the part of her mother’s house that was struck last Friday by an airplane that crashed into the home’s yard. With her Saturday are family friends John and Jack Clark

Woman in house struck by aircraft not injured Plane crash kills pilot

Shortly before 5 p.m. last Friday, a small plane crashed into a home between Covington and Maple Valley. The pilot was killed.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Nikki Devoni stands amid the rubble of the part of her mother’s house that was struck last Friday by an airplane that crashed into the home’s yard. With her Saturday are family friends John and Jack Clark

As the weather starts getting warmer and drier, here come the brush fires

It isn’t too early to start taking precautions to prevent brush fires.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bloodmobile greets donors this Saturday

Puget Sound Blood Center, which supplies hospitals in King County and elsewhere, will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday in one of its bloodmobiles at the Fred Meyer store in Covington. More information is available at 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Change coming for MV Police chief

Maple Valley Police chief Michelle Bennett will soon be trading in her city uniform for the green and tan of a King County Sheriff Department deputy again.

  • Jun 2, 2008

A Maple Valley man is among 17 defendants in what King

A Maple Valley man is among 17 defendants in what King County and federal authorities describe as widespread trafficking of cocaine and methamphetamine.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Lakeside housing development hits another snag

The developer in a proposal to build 27 homes on the banks of Lake Meridian has run into another roadblock because of six lots being on wetlands.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bank robber escapes with loot

A robbery at the Key Bank branch in Maple Valley’s Four Corners area caused a nearby elementary school to go into lockdown mode.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Pilot in fatal plane crash was 69-year-old Kent man

A pilot flying a Cessna near Covington who was killed in a crash on May 9 was officially identified Tuesday by the King County medical examiner as Roger N. Thompson, a Kent resident. He was 69 years old.

  • Jun 2, 2008