Kris Hill

Showing the love for the Soup Ladies | Sept. 10 fundraiser event

Everybody loves the Soup Ladies. And Christy Todd, city attorney for Maple Valley, suggested people would love to support the Soup Ladies. Started in 2003 by Ginger Passarelli Senecal, known affectionately as ‘Mama,’ the Soup Ladies has grown both in number of volunteers and its reach as a non-profit.


Miss Covington in need of help

Miss Covington will reign again in 2009, but the organizer needs help.


Tahoma High’s Sammii Jimenez signs on the dotted line with Texas Southern University | Fastpitch | Slide Show

Tahoma High's Sammii Jimenez signed on the dotted line Monday afternoon. Jimenez, a senior pitcher for the Bears fastpitch team, committed to play on scholarship at Texas Southern University located in Houston, Texas.


Kentlake finishes seventh at state | Girls swim

Relays continued to be a strong point for Kentlake’s girls swim team at the 4A swim and dive championships at the King County Aquatic Center where the Falcons finished seventh.

Recording studio at The Den is open to anyone in the community

Long ago when the Youth Council was planning The Den youth center at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center the vision for the place included… Continue reading

VOTE committee preparing for Tahoma School District construction bond election

Volunteers with the VOTE committee are gearing up for an election campaign. The school board will vote on the bond at its Jan. 25 meeting with it potentially going to voters at about $120 million.

Taking the first step to get away from abuse | Beyond the Bruises

Just leave if you’re being abused. It’s easier said than done. “We do know that one of the most dangerous times for a survivor is after they’ve first left,” said Cheryl Bozarth, executive director of Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN). Bozarth said those who have worked with domestic violence survivors over the years had known anecdotally the risks of leaving and in the past decade or so research backs up that knowledge.

Rae Solomon performs at Covington Summer Concert Series | Slideshow

Covington musician Rae Solomon performed at the inaugural Covington Summer Concert Series July 27 at Kentwood High.

Tahoma, Kentridge, Kentwood and Kentlake score a combined 10 goals in opening round of playoffs | Prep Girls Soccer

South Puget Sound League North girls soccer teams represented the division well in the league seeding games Wednesday night. Kentwood, Kentridge, Tahoma and Kentlake all won on the road Wednesday.

Covington moves on down the road with work on Kent Kangley

Slowly but surely the city of Covington is working on Southeast 272nd Street as it runs through downtown to the Maple Valley border.Later this summer… Continue reading

The art and enjoyment of staying busy | Kris Hill

I like being busy. My best friend sent me a text a couple days ago asking me how life is these days and the first thing that popped into my head was "busy." In high school, I had the best grades my sophomore year, when I was quite busy as well as quite motivated.

Amazed by math in Tahoma School District competition

Math can cause amazement and it did on Dec. 10 in the Tahoma School District when more than 80 people participated in the district’s first math competition.

Tahoma Outdoor Academy at Cedar Creek Park | Slideshow

Dozens of Tahoma High sophomores tromped through the damp woods of Cedar Creek Park March 7 with shovels, saws and other tools in hand to work on a trail.

Cancer survivor helps others on road to recovery

Covington resident Janice Crutcher volunteers to drive patients to treatments twice a week.

Fire District 37 seeking potential commissioners

Fire District 37 is accepting applications for a pending opening on its Board of Commissioners, according to department spokesman Kyle Ohashi.

Falcons top Ravens at dual meet | Wrestling

Kentlake's wrestling team put together a 47-29 victory on the mat at home Jan. 4 over Auburn Riverside.

Tahoma School Board approves one levy for ballot and postpones two

Tuesday night the Tahoma School Board approved putting a technology levy renewal on the February ballot, but postponed the other two pieces proposed for the special election.

Fans come from far and wide to meet NASCAR driver Tony Stewart Popular pit stop

Lacy Hill was so nervous, her hands shook. Her sister, Cori, told her to stop shaking. “It’s just Tony Stewart,” she said.

Kent-Meridian scores upset over defending SPSL North champion Kentlake | Prep Football

Kent-Meridian got a 28-21 victory Friday night over Kentlake at French Field.

Tahoma girls soccer headed to state tournament

Tahoma's girls soccer won two straight loser-out district playoff games to earn a spot in the 4A state championship tournament.