About Us

The cities of Covington and Maple Valley officially incorporated on the same day in August of 1997. These south King County cities, along with nearby Black Diamond, maintain roots in a rural lifestyle yet embrace modern technology and economic vitality. Residents enjoy a high quality of living and participate in a variety of natural recreation opportunities, with views of Mount Rainier beckoning in the near distance. Copies of the Covington-Maple Valley-Black Diamond Reporter are available for free at the following locations:
  • ENUMCLAW PUBLIC LIBRARY INSIDE 1700 1ST ST, ENUMCLAW
  • BLACK DIAMOND LIBRARY INSIDE 24301 ROBERTS DR, BLACK DIAMOND
  • BLACK DIAMOND COMMUNITY CENTER INSIDE 31605 3RD AVE, BLACK DIAMOND
  • TAHOMA HIGH SCHOOL INSIDE 18200 SE 240TH ST, COVINGTON
  • HWY18/SR169 PARK & RIDE OUTSIDE BOX 23000 RENTON-MAPLE VALLEY RD SE
  • BUS STOP IN FRONT OF KCSO OUTSIDE BOX 23001 RENTON-MAPLE VALLEY RD SE
  • MAPLE VALLEY MARKET INSIDE 21655 RENTON-MAPLE VALLEY RD SE
  • CHEVRON INSIDE 27201 216TH AVE SE
  • LES SCHWAB TIRES INSIDE 27215 MAPLE VALLEY-BLACK DIAMOND RD
  • RAVENSDALE POST OFFICE OUTSIDE BOX 27200 272ND AVE SE, RAVENSDALE
  • CJ'S BAKERY OUTSIDE BOX 30800 3RD AVE, BLACK DIAMOND
  • BLACK DIAMOND BAKERY OUTSIDE BOX 32805 RAILROAD RD, BLACK DIAMOND
  • CENEX GAS STATION INSIDE 32632 3RD AVE, BLACK DIAMOND
  • MAPLE VALLEY REPORTER OFFICE OUTSIDE BOX 22035 SE WAX RD #20
  • MAPLE VALLEY TATOO INSIDE 23220 MAPLE VALLEY-BLACK DIAMOND RD
  • GLORIA RESTURANT OUTSIDE BOX 23220 MAPLE VALLEY-BLACK DIAMOND RD
  • TAHOMA SCHOOL DISTRICT INSIDE 25720 MAPLE VALLEY-BLACK DIAMOND RD
  • MAPLE VALLEY LIBRARY INSIDE 21844 SE 248TH ST
  • MAPLE VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER INSIDE 22010 SE 248TH ST
  • FOUNTAIN COURT ASSISTED L INSIDE 24200 224TH AVE SE
  • WILDERNESS VILLAGE APTS. OUTSIDE BOX 22435 SE 240TH ST
  • WATER GARDEN CLUB HOUSE INSIDE 21810 SE 276TH ST
  • MAPLE VALLEY CHAMBER INSIDE 23745 225TH WAY SE Suite 205
  • MAPLE VALLEY CITY HALL INSIDE 22017 SE WAX RD Suite 200
  • BARTELL DRUGS OUTSIDE BOX 22117 SE 237TH ST
  • STARBUCKS OUTSIDE BOX 22131 SE 237TH ST
  • SUBWAY OUTSIDE BOX 22141 SE 237TH ST
  • SUBWAY OUTSIDE BOX 26919 MAPLE VALLEY-BLACK DIAMOND RD
  • KENT SCHOOL DIST ADMIN INSIDE 12033 SE 256TH ST, KENT
  • LAKE SAWYER GROCERY INSIDE 29036 216TH AVE SE, BLACK DIAMOND
  • A PLUS BURGER TERIYAKI INSIDE 17017 SE 270TH PL
  • SUPER CUTS INSIDE 17017 SE 270TH PL
  • LES SCHWAB TIRES INSIDE 17235 SE 272ND ST
  • STARBUCKS INSIDE 17313 SE 270TH PL #106
  • STARBUCKS INSIDE 27116 168TH PL SE
  • COVINGTON ANIMAL HOSPITAL INSIDE 27045 174TH PL SE
  • PURITY NAIL SALON INSIDE 17327 SE 270TH PL #109
  • THE IRON GRILL INSIDE 17017 SE 270TH PL
  • ADAGIO APT, OFFICE / CLUB HOUSE INSIDE 17126 SE 269TH PL
  • CHIROPRACTIC TODAY OUTSIDE BOX 17039 SE 272ND ST #100
  • MULTI CARE CLINIC OUTSIDE BOX 17700 SE 272ND ST
  • SUBWAY OUTSIDE BOX 27237 172ND AVE SE
  • JACK IN THE BOX OUTSIDE BOX 16751 SE 272ND ST
  • GOLDEN PHOENIX RESTAURANT OUTSIDE BOX 16915 SE 272ND ST
  • LUCKY STAR RESTAURANT OUTSIDE BOX 17615 SE 272ND ST
  • COVINGTON CITY HALL INSIDE 16720 SE 271ST ST, Suite 100
  • COVINGTON CHAMBER / CMV OFFICE INSIDE 27116 167TH PL SE, Suite 114
  • COVINGTON LIBRARY INSIDE 27100 164TH AVE SE

 

Your Community News Team

Polly  Shepherd Publisher
Polly Shepherd
1-425-432-1209
Polly is the regional publisher of the Kent Reporter, the Covington-Maple Valley-Black Diamond Reporter, the Tukwila Reporter and the Auburn Reporter – all part of the Sound Publishing Group. SHe is also the regional manager for Renton. Polly is on the Kent Chamber Marketing Committee and also is a member of the Kent Chamber of Commerce and the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce.
     
Dennis   Box Editor
Dennis Box
1-425-432-1209 (ext 5050)
Dennis Box is the editor of the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, the Bonney Lake Courier-Herald and the Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporter.
     
Kris  Hill Assisitant Editor
Kris Hill
(425) 432-1209, ext. 5054
Originally from Bellevue, Kris is a 1996 graduate of Interlake High, and has lived in Maple Valley since 2004. Kris earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Washington in 2000. She wrote sports and business stories for the Kent, Renton and Auburn Reporter newspapers from 2003 to 2005 before she was hired as the staff writer for the Covington-Maple Valley-Black Diamond Reporter which first published in September 2005. Kris married the guy she took to her senior prom and has a daughter, Lyla, as well as a beagle and a tabby cat.
     
Eric  Mandel Reporter
Eric Mandel
     
Katherine   Smith Reporter
Katherine Smith
425-432-1209 ext. 5052
Katherine graduated from Kentridge High and has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Biola University. Prior to working at the Reporter she interned with the Tahoma School District. She covers Maple Valley City Hall, education, business and high school sports, among other areas. A former Jungle Cruise Skipper at Disneyland, Katherine is a Disney afficionado.

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