Life

Joy has, officially, left the building

Over the weekend we had to put our precious little dog, Pip, down. She had a stroke in the middle of the night. My youngest… Continue reading

Photos by Ray Miller-Still

Black Diamond’s Miner’s Day

Miner’s Day is held every summer in Black Diamond to celebrate the city’s mining history.

Photos by Ray Miller-Still

A fan of “The Simpsons” or not, you’ll want to get a hold of “Springfield Confidential”

On any other day, you’d scream to sleep in. But Saturday mornings were different: you were up sometimes before the sun, cereal in-bowl, TV on… Continue reading

My Favorite Martins

Steve Martin and Martin Short discuss bringing their two-man comedy extravaganza back to Seattle.

Black Diamond Backyard BBQ

Photos by Ray Miller-Still Families from Black Diamond, Enumclaw, and even as far as Renton came down to celebrate the Ten Trails’ first-ever Hometown Social,… Continue reading

Pulling the plug on landlines

My mom decided to give up her landline and use her cell phone exclusively to rid herself of solicitor calls she gets randomly throughout the… Continue reading

Photos by Kayse Angel

Summer fire school is in session

The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority is hosting their third Summer Fire School for high school students.

Photos by Kayse Angel

‘Bearskin’ is a thriller like no other

Sometimes, you just need to get away. Out of your element, far from the usual. A change of scenery is called-for, a temporary life unlike… Continue reading

Firework safety tips

The Puget Sound Fire Authority is encouraging everyone to have a safe Fourth of July by following these tips and facts.

  • Jul 2, 2018

They’ll leave the light on for you

I don’t want to declare that “it never fails,” because I don’t want to jinx every trip we go on. So I’ll just say “it… Continue reading

Photos can represent good, bad memories

The picture reminds you of a thousand things. You recall the day it was taken: the smell of the air, the background sounds, food and… Continue reading

Ten Trails Community to host Hometown Social

This summer series launches with the Blue Wave Band, a BBQ and more activities for community members to participate in.

  • Jun 26, 2018
Photos by Kayse Angel

Bike challenge and bike safety rodeo

Maple Valley hosted their annual Bike challenge and safety rodeo to promote healthy living and to educate the community on bike safety.

Photos by Kayse Angel

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.

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

Go home, start dinner

I’ve often heard that when people retire, they get into a funk because they suddenly feel they have no purpose. They’ve lost their place to… Continue reading

This book, like change, is a good thing

Change, they say, is good. It’s the opportunity for growth. It’s a chance to take a breath, reassess, reconfigure. It makes the landscape look fresh;… Continue reading

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.

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.

Since you’re here

I unexpectedly had the furnace guy out the other day. I messed up the whole system, but as usual the guys at Pacific Heating and… Continue reading

You’ll enjoy ‘Us Against You’ more if you read the prequel

You’re going down. Down, defeated, beaten, and sent home. You’re losing, not winning, and you need to know how it happened so it won’t happen… Continue reading