Kris Hill

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Medical clinic planned at Four Corners by Valley Medical Center

Since demand for doctors has outpaced the services offered in Maple Valley in recent years, Valley Medical Center officials have decided to build a new clinic at Four Corners.

  • Feb 6th, 2014 8:53pm

Panera planned for Four Corners in Maple Valley

Maple Valley residents will be able to welcome a new business to Four Corners in about a year as Panera Bread Co. plans to open a new location there.

  • Jan 23rd, 2014 8:37pm

Finding Mr. Tahoma | Slideshow

Tahoma junior Mickey Bergsma strikes a pose during the runway walk portion of the Mr. Tahoma pageant Jan. 17.

  • Jan 22nd, 2014 1:06am

Kentlake grad Courtney Thompson providing that spark on the volleyball court

Courtney Thompson has that intangible it factor which allows her to make those around her better, a quality that Seattle documentary producers Jack and Leslie Hamann believe comes through in the hour-long film they made about the Kentlake graduate’s life in 2013.

  • Jan 17th, 2014 7:59pm

Time to bid a fond farewell | Kris Hill

Years ago I thought my dream job was covering the WNBA for a daily newspaper or Sports Illustrated.

  • Jan 16th, 2014 10:21pm

South Puget Sound League North basketball roundup

While Kentridge remains undefeated and alone at the top of the South Puget Sound League North’s boys basketball standings, the three teams tied for second heading into play Tuesday night battled it out.

  • Jan 16th, 2014 6:28pm

Engineering a long-time interest for new Covington public works director

Don Vondran was a senior at Thomas Jefferson High when a math teacher suggested he pursue engineering.

  • Jan 15th, 2014 9:24pm

Kent Superintendent explains pair of levies

Superintendent Edward Lee Vargas explained the reasoning behind the levies Jan. 9 during a Covington Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Kentlake High. The levies seek about $307 million in taxpayer dollars,

  • Jan 16th, 2014 6:31pm

Kentwood’s girls basketball seniors are healthy and hungry for a return to the Tacoma Dome

The girls did not rush out of the gym. Instead, they lingered, chatting, joking around and having fun together. This is what the seniors — there are six — on the team think separate the Conquerors squad from the rest of the South Puget Sound League North. It’s a level of chemistry which is a result of a half dozen girls who began playing together years ago.

  • Jan 8th, 2014 9:00pm

Hawk property plan heads to Covington City Council

Residents have one more opportunity to offer their input on the proposed Hawk property subarea plan at the Covington City Council meeting Jan. 28.

  • Jan 8th, 2014 7:08pm

Darren Motamedy at The Spot | Slideshow

Former Kent School District music teacher Darren Motamedy performed Saturday night at The Spot in Maple Valley.

  • Jan 6th, 2014 10:29pm

Valley Girls and Guys blankets offer comfort

Tina McDonough pointed to her head then her heart as she described the impact of delivering dozens of blankets to cancer patients around the world since February.

  • Jan 2nd, 2014 7:44pm

Hoops action heats up during winter break

Winter break means holiday hoops tournaments and non-league contests for prep girls and boys basketball teams from Kentwood, Kentlake and Tahoma.

  • Jan 1st, 2014 12:06am

Setting goals as we begin 2014 | Kris Hill

As you saw in the Dec. 27 issue review of our top stories of the year, there were highs, lows and controversies. In 2013 there were state championships, deaths, election triumphs and defeats, but as always there was change.

  • Dec 31st, 2013 11:47pm

Kent School District levies up for renewal

Concerned that the initial dollar amount for a pair of levies proposed for the Feb. 11 ballot, members of the Kent School District Board of Directors approved putting the measures to voters with a request for a higher rate.

  • Dec 31st, 2013 11:50pm

Winter Splash Warm Up | Slideshow

Isabella Cabaccang, 5, splashes along the surface of the water on a toy mat Monday during a public swim at Covington Aquatic Center. Staff decided to add public swims over winter break such as this one.

  • Dec 31st, 2013 11:37pm

Kentwood wrestlers bring home medals

A trio of Kentwood wrestlers brought home medals from the Rogers Girls Holiday Wrestling Tournament Dec. 21 and helped the Conquerors take fifth place as a team.

  • Dec 27th, 2013 7:04pm

Christmas celebration brings joy to foster families

It looked like any other Christmas party as families celebrated together at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center.

  • Dec 27th, 2013 5:47pm

Buy a coupon book to support the Soup Ladies

Covington Taco Time to sell coupon books in January with all proceeds going to the nonprofit

  • Dec 23rd, 2013 9:03pm

Kicks for the Cure | Slideshow

Kentwood's Lizzy Roller, a member of the Conquerors' girls soccer team, helped present the 5th Annual Kicks for the Cure fundraiser check Dec. 18 at MultiCare in Covington. The Kicks for the Cure game against Kentridge in October, along with other events, helped raise more than $3,500 for diagnostic services at the Covington MultiCare location.

  • Dec 20th, 2013 7:50pm

Tahoma and Kentwood wrestling | Slideshow

Kentwood's Dalton Meyers works to score points against Tahoma's Justin Weiding in the 145 pound match during a dual meet between the Conquerors and the Bears Dec. 18. Meyers won 8-0.

  • Dec 20th, 2013 7:51pm

Kentlake wrestling | Slideshow

Kentlake's Josh Beckler pins his opponent from Auburn in the 160 pound weight class to end a dual meet between the teams Dec. 18.

  • Dec 20th, 2013 7:45pm

State placers return for Tahoma, Kentwood and Kentlake | Wrestling

Tahoma, the reigning league dual meet champion for more for the better part of the past decade, appears to be in a rebuilding year. Kentwood’s Meyers brothers, Dalton and Walker, will look to continue the family tradition of bringing home medals from state. Kentlake juniors Nick Smith and Josh Beckler should set the standard for Falcons this season.

  • Dec 20th, 2013 7:25pm

Nonprofits offer a bracelet as a promise of hope

The purchase of a $10 bracelet could have a far reaching ripple effect.

  • Dec 19th, 2013 6:31pm

Tahoma ready to defend league title

A year ago the Tahoma boys basketball team won its first league championship in school history but the Bears already learned how hard it is to repeat.

  • Dec 12th, 2013 7:13pm

Remember to give year round | Kris Hill

Sometimes I forget about the need of those in the community who have less than my family does so sometimes I forget about the Food Pantry at the Black Diamond Community Center, the Storehouse at Real Life Church or Maple Valley Food Bank and Emergency Services.

  • Dec 12th, 2013 7:06pm

Grant to cover the cost of building new bridge in Jenkins Creek Park

Nearly three years after a storm which dumped record amounts of rain on the region washed out the bridge in Jenkins Creek Park in Covington, the city received grant funding to pay to replace the span.

  • Dec 12th, 2013 7:14pm

New Covington councilman lays out goals for first year

Not only is Cimaomo the newest City Council member, but at 28, he is the youngest. He is passionate about politics and government and he knows it will take time to learn how to be a council member.

  • Dec 11th, 2013 6:52pm

Former Falcon soccer player Katherine Miccile part of WWU’s first-ever Final Four squad

A year ago the Vikings women’s soccer team made it to the round of 16 teams in the NCAA Division II tournament for the first time in WWU history, but fell in an overtime loss to University of California San Diego.

  • Dec 11th, 2013 6:50pm

Maple Valley Food Bank | Slideshow

Volunteers at the Maple Valley Food Bank helped prepare to open for distribution Tuesday morning.

  • Dec 11th, 2013 12:34am

Covington readies for tree lighting

Covington staff members were finalizing all the details Monday for the city’s annual community tree lighting set for Saturday night.

  • Dec 6th, 2013 6:04pm

Potential changes to SPSL 4A North division may be coming

With Auburn School District’s recent declaration that two of its high schools will drop from 4A to 3A in the South Puget Sound League, officials who run the SPSL 4A are considering options.

  • Dec 4th, 2013 8:15pm

First fundraiser a success for Pull Together at DaVine

With the focus on an auction and live music at DaVine in Maple Valley, Pull Together’s first fundraising event was a success.

  • Dec 4th, 2013 8:14pm

Plans for town center in Covington begin to take shape

It may be years before the town center vision in Covington becomes reality but officials hope the work put in now will pay off when development begins.

  • Dec 4th, 2013 8:06pm

Love at first try

Kentwood’s Ashley Rolsma will trade soccer for rugby at the college level

  • Nov 27th, 2013 8:27pm

Covington shifts budgeting focus for new year

As Covington officials prepare the city’s budget for 2014 there is a shift in strategy for managing what is in the coffers.

  • Nov 27th, 2013 8:08pm

Many reasons to be thankful | Kris Hill

As the clock struck midnight on Halloween, the winter holiday season immediately descended upon us, despite the protestations of many of my friends at least.

  • Nov 27th, 2013 9:24pm

City revises plans for aquatic center renovation

What was once planned as a larger project for the Covington Aquatic Center will now likely be complete in separate parts.

  • Nov 26th, 2013 7:50pm

Covington Rotary partners with Grocery Outlet

Maple Valley residents Greg and Jessi Powell, own Kent location, help Backpack Buddies program

  • Nov 21st, 2013 10:07pm

Covington pool hits swimming milestone

Covington Aquatic Center staff celebrated a major milestone Nov. 15 when the 100,000th in-water customer of 2013 came through the doors.

  • Nov 21st, 2013 10:05pm