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 is an aviation ordnanceman with the Blue Diamonds of VFA 146 stationed out of Naval Air Station Lenmoore. An aviation ordnanceman “is responsible for loading and arming the weapons required on the jet and the safety of the jet upon the pilots return,” according to a media release.

Essay contest awards scholarships

Each year the Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsors a series of essay contests and awards an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. and up to a $30,000 scholarship to a high school student and up to $5,000 scholarship to a middle school student.

Essays are due to your local VFW Post by Oct. 31.

For the 2018-2019 school year, ninth to 12th graders are asked to write on “Why My Vote Matters,” sixth to eighth graders are asked about “Why I Honor the American Flag” and third through fifth graders are asked to write about “How the American Flag Makes Me Feel.”

Students in the Maple Valley area can submit their essays to VFW Post 5052 via email at or by mail to P.O. Box 1491, Maple Valley.

City of Maple Valley asks for citizen input

The city of Maple Valley along with Columbia Hospitality is in the process of assessing the Lake Wilderness Golf Course.

The assessment will help guide future reinvestment decisions at the course, according to a media release.

The city is asking citizens to rank the importance of potential course improvements by completing a short survey. The survey will remain open until 5 p.m. today, Friday, June 8.

The survey can be found at 2018 Lake Wilderness Golf Course Improvements Survey.

If you have any questions contact Parks and Recreation Director Dave Johnson at 425-432-9953 or

More in News

Industrial facilities honored for environmental compliance in 2017

Commitment to business practices that support a vibrant economy while protecting regional water quality earned environmental awards for 62 local industrial facilities from King County’s Industrial Waste Program, including Cedar Grove Composting Inc. in Maple Valley.

After Seattle’s controversial employee head tax was repealed, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to bond against existing tax revenues to generate $100 million for affordable housing. Photo by Joe Mabel/Wikipedia Commons
County executive proposes $100 million affordable housing bond

The money was already coming, but Constantine wants to speed up the process.

Bike challenge and rodeo Saturday and more community news

KSD employees of year named The Kent School District announced June 12,… Continue reading

King County seeks applicants to fill openings on Rural Forest Commission

Three positions are open on the King County Rural Forest Commission, the county’s volunteer advisory group on policies and programs affecting rural forests.

Fire Training recruit class 5 graduation

Recruits from the South King County Fire Training Consortium will be graduating on June 19.

Black Diamond Police will be on lookout for imparied boaters

Operation Dry Water is a nationwide crackdown on boating under the influence.

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.

2018 property valuation notices are in the mail to Kent’s east hill, Covington and the Enumclaw Plateau

According to a press release from King County, property values continue to rise across King County.

Washington Department of Licensing takes steps to comply with Real ID Act

Enhanced license required for domestic flights in 2020

Most Read