Sarah Brenden

This map shows the area where the brush fire was burning near the Southeast 256th Street exit on state Route 18. Map courtesy of Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

UPDATE | Crews are still fighting Highway 18 brush fire

As of Monday evening, the fire was 60 percent contained.


Courtesy photo Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

1900s Maple Valley home burns in early morning fire

Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire around 2:30 a.m. this morning at a more than 100 year old home in Maple Valley.… Continue reading


Robert Morrison enters guilty plea to all charges

The former martial arts studio owner remains in custody. His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 21.


Photos courtesy the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

Crews work to extinguish brush fire near Covington

The fire was first reported Sunday around 4 p.m. and is currently 10-12 acres in size.

Photos courtesy the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

Ribbon cutting, dedication set for Aug. 17 and more community news

Ribbon cutting, dedication set for Aug. 17 The city of Covington invites the community to celebrate phase two of the community park with a ribbon… Continue reading

District offers free screenings and more community news

District offers free screenings The Kent School District offers free Child Find screenings for children 3-5 years old who may have a disability. Children are… Continue reading

20-year-old man charged with first degree manslaughter

Loren Christopher Mertes pulled the trigger on a shotgun, killing his friend.

Concert series for Maple Valley Food Bank and more community news

Concert series for Maple Valley Food Bank The Maple Valley Food Bank is hosting a concert series that began July 19 and runs through July… Continue reading

Local teacher named Teacher of the Year and more community news

Local teacher named Teacher of the Year Halee Webster, a teacher at Crestwood Elementary in Covington, was named teacher of the year as part of… Continue reading

Bike challenge and rodeo Saturday and more community news

KSD employees of year named The Kent School District announced June 12, 11 employees of the year for the 2017-2018 school year. Among those honored… Continue reading

One dead, one injured following collision Sunday night

A Renton motorcyclist died after he struck a vehicle June 17 on state Route 169 in Maple Valley.

Summer games coming July 7 and more community news

Summer games coming July 7 Natalie Reynolds from Maple Valley along with performers from 25 states and Canada will perform with the Seattle Cascades in… Continue reading

Kentlake graduate serves with Navy and more community news

Kentlake graduate serves with Navy Petty Officer Third Class Breanna Arroyos, a 2012 Kentlake graduate, currently serves with a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron. She… Continue reading

Maple Valley looking for arts commissioners and more community news

Wastemobile coming to Covington area The household hazardous waste collection service known as Wastemobile is coming to the Covington-Kent area June 8-10. The collection will… Continue reading

Spoilers ahead: Season two did not disappoint

Diving into the new episodes of the Netflix hit.

Season ends after tough losses in regionals

Tahoma and Kentlake secured a spot in the 4A baseball state tournament. The season ended May 19 for both the Bears and Falcons when both… Continue reading

Board members sought|News and Notes

Board members sought The Black Diamond Community Center is looking for new members to join the center’s Board of Directors. The board meets the second… Continue reading

May Madness begins today for Tahoma, Kentwood

The top seven 4A softball teams from the West Central District/Southwest District competing for the title of best in state have been decided. Two of… Continue reading

Residential burglary|Police Blotter

FAMILY DISTURBANCE • On May 15 when officers were dispatched to a call, the receiver could hear a verbal argument between a male and female.… Continue reading

Field is set for fall election season

Check out who is running in the area legislative and congressional districts.