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UW diploma at 18

Gabriella Sciuchetti, of Covington, started her college career at the age of 14, majoring in aerospace and astrospace engineering.

 

Photo by Kayse Angel
                                The finalized prototype of the missing piece of the gate that Nathanael Junkin made to save the city money.

Pre-teen’s 3D printer helps save the city money

Nathanael Junkin, a student in Covington, recreated a missing piece of the Covington Community Park’s gate with his 3D printer.

 

PCB concentrations from river otter scat collected at latrine sites (geometric means, lipid weights) along the Green-Duwamish River. Left of green vertical line represents Lower Duwamish Waterway. Red horizontal line denotes published threshold for adverse effects on river otters. Graph pulled from Otter Spotter website.

Otters have the inside scoop

Researchers at the Woodland Park Zoo have been examining otter scat to measure the amount of pollutants in the Duwamish River, along with other parts of Washington.

 

MV Fire, Puget Sound Fire agree to merger

Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety agreed to a 20-year contract to join services with the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Rain, sun or hail, they marched on

During the Maple Valley Days parade on Saturday, groups from all over the community continued down Witte Road with a smile on their face despite the rain.

Photos by Kayse Angel
Photo of Kentwood students in front of Carnegie Hall. Submitted photo.

Big voices in the Big Apple

The Kentwood High Choir students performed May 25 at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Photo of Kentwood students in front of Carnegie Hall. Submitted photo.
A rendition of the pavilion. Submitted photo.

Harto has a lot of heart for Covington

New pavilion at Covington Community Park to be named after Councilwoman Margaret Harto.

A rendition of the pavilion. Submitted photo.
Tony Giurado. Submitted photo from the Tahoma School District.

School board selects new superintendent

The new superintendent will start his time at the Tahoma School District this summer.

Tony Giurado. Submitted photo from the Tahoma School District.
Submitted photo from Marlo Bryant

Time flies when you’re singing

Benicio Bryant, a local teen, went to Germany to compete on The Voice Kids and became a crowd favorite.

Submitted photo from Marlo Bryant
Gymnasts pose in their respected placements. Submitted photo

Local youth gymnasts reach the big time

Nine kids from Summit Gymnastics went to the USA Gymnastics Regional Championships.

Gymnasts pose in their respected placements. Submitted photo

She can (and did) do it all

Maple Valley City Manager Laura Philpot participated in the Ironman Triathlon, which consists of swimming, running and biking a total of 140.6 miles.

Lake Wilderness Golf Course. Photo from lakewildernessgc.com

Meeting at Lake Wilderness Golf Course

The meeting is to discuss potential changes to the golf course and is open to community members.

Lake Wilderness Golf Course. Photo from lakewildernessgc.com

No hands, no problem

Kentwood teacher Elena Stowell tells inspiring story about a jiu-jitsu fighter with no arms.

Cecile Snyder. Photo from #CECILESTRONG Facebook page.

Sparkle Cheerleader battles cancer

Cecile has been cheerleading for years, but has to put that part of her life on hold for now.

Cecile Snyder. Photo from #CECILESTRONG Facebook page.
Photos by Kayse Angel

Three proclamations were made during council meeting

The Maple Valley City Council honored two national recognition weeks and dedicated a day to a local singer.

Photos by Kayse Angel

New city council member to start soon

The new council member will be sworn in on May 14

Blake Robison at Seattle Children Hospital. Submitted photo from Emily Robison

Super gig for a mini super hero

Blake Robison has a rare genetic disease that affects about 31 kids per year, according to his mom, Emily Robison.

Blake Robison at Seattle Children Hospital. Submitted photo from Emily Robison
Photos by Kayse Angel

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Local Tahoma Elementary School students made blankets for the local heroes of Maple Valley.

Photos by Kayse Angel
Fire Chief Aaron Tyerman hands the Maple Valley Fred Meyer store manager a framed certificate to thank the Fred Meyer employees for their assistance during an incident at their store. Photo by Kayse Angel

Man goes into cardiac arrest at local Fred Meyer

The man was saved thanks to the fast acting bystanders and employees.

Fire Chief Aaron Tyerman hands the Maple Valley Fred Meyer store manager a framed certificate to thank the Fred Meyer employees for their assistance during an incident at their store. Photo by Kayse Angel
Maple Valley City Council and city manager pose with State Senator Mark Mullet, Rep. Jay Rodne and Rep. Paul Graves and await eating cupcakes to celebrate keys to the city being given to the legislatures. Photo by Kayse Angel

Keys to the city given to legislators

Maple Valley gave three legislators that have worked with the city for years keys to the city to honor their hard work.

Maple Valley City Council and city manager pose with State Senator Mark Mullet, Rep. Jay Rodne and Rep. Paul Graves and await eating cupcakes to celebrate keys to the city being given to the legislatures. Photo by Kayse Angel