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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

Breaking the fourth wall

Rating: 4 STARS, SHOWTIME The Plot: Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young… Continue reading

Jack Reich in front of a Black Diamond police car. Submitted photo by Brian Lynch

Annual police, firefighter hoops fundraiser returns

Police officers and firefighters from Enumclaw, Kent, Fife and Mountain View will square off on the basketball court at the Enumclaw Gym on June 10.

Jack Reich in front of a Black Diamond police car. Submitted photo by Brian Lynch

Plants vs. computer issues

Sometimes there are tasks I just don’t want to do. The worst part is that I bring them on myself. For instance, I dislike working… Continue reading

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.

‘Born to Fish’ will hook you in

It was not your typical romance. She fell for the first line you fed her and she played hard-to-get, but she was a beauty and… Continue reading

Secure Your Load Day encourages everyone do their part, improve road safety

Properly secured loads saves lives, keeps roadways safe and free of litter

  • Jun 5, 2018

National Trail Day is this weekend

This is a day for people to come together to help improve the local trails.

  • Jun 1, 2018

Off the grid

My husband and I went camping to Rainbow Falls State Park from Wednesday to Saturday last week. It’s one of our “retirement booking” weekends, where… Continue reading

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

Spoilers ahead: Season two did not disappoint

Diving into the new episodes of the Netflix hit.

‘West Like Lightning’ will get your stamp of approval

Click. No stamps. And: email sent. You didn’t have to hunt an envelope down, and no trip to the mailbox; within a minute or so,… Continue reading

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.

No Mini-Mes here

Sometimes I think my youngest daughter can’t possibly be mine. Her tastes and opinions are often completely opposite my own, which I can’t understand. I… Continue reading

This political biography is unlike any others

Sometimes, it’s good to take account. You’ll know where you stand when you do. You’ll see achievements clearly, and re-hash disappointments. You can plan the… Continue reading

Memorial Day begins the most dangerous time of the year

According to the Puget Sound Regional Fire, summer can be the most dangerous time for teens to drive.

  • May 22, 2018
While Glory Cancro’s book will be available in English, it was also be translated to Khazakh. Illustration by Glory Cancro.

For the love of Kazakh kids

An active arts member in the Bonney Lake community wants to publish a book for Western Mongolian kids.

While Glory Cancro’s book will be available in English, it was also be translated to Khazakh. Illustration by Glory Cancro.

No hands, no problem

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

There is simply no accounting for beavers

And speaking of small children, of which I wrote about last week, I have a friend who is 15 years younger than me. I don’t… Continue reading