Kayse Angel

Learn what city government does when you’re not looking

The city of Maple Valley has introduced a new way of interacting with community members

 

Work is more than a children’s book

A recently retired Kentwood teacher wrote her first children’s book based off of a an old rocking horse that she found 20 years ago.

 

Lakeside’s site plan for the proposed asphalt plant. Submitted photo from Lakeside Industries

Proposed asphalt plant could become real

Lakeside Industries submitted its application to King County last week to move its Covington asphalt plant to Unincorporated Maple Valley.

 

Photos by Kayse Angel

Veterans Day — a groundbreaking kind of day

The city of Maple Valley had a groundbreaking ceremony for the Greater Maple Valley Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day, Nov. 11

Photos by Kayse Angel
A map of the Covington Connector project. Submitted photo from Bob Lindskov

Covington Connector is underway

The Covington Connector project will be completed in two phases. Construction is estimated to begin in summer 2019.

A map of the Covington Connector project. Submitted photo from Bob Lindskov
This map shows how many people in King County were insured before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into affect and after it did. Photo from King County website.

Most of Maple Valley is covered

About 98 percent of Maple Valley residents have health insurance.

This map shows how many people in King County were insured before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into affect and after it did. Photo from King County website.
Submitted photo from Amy DeVore
                                Photo of the sticker that will be passed around to students to spread the word about the Tahoma Strong Scholarship.

Not your typical scholarship for local students

Parents in Maple Valley came up with a scholarship that seniors can receive by impacting someone’s life in a positive way.

Submitted photo from Amy DeVore
                                Photo of the sticker that will be passed around to students to spread the word about the Tahoma Strong Scholarship.
Claire Schlutt dances in the Nutcracker. Submitted photo

Much more than light on her feet

Dancing, volunteering and straight A’s — what can’t Tahoma High’s Claire Schlutt do?

Claire Schlutt dances in the Nutcracker. Submitted photo
The water turbine that the Covington Water District is using to cut back on energy usage and cost. Submitted photo

Covington Water District introduces a hydro turbine to save money

The turbine will save the water district about $16,000 annually.

The water turbine that the Covington Water District is using to cut back on energy usage and cost. Submitted photo

Seahawk meats the fan

Oberto celebrated its 100 year anniversary with a special guest cashier.

City Council deliberates proposed ideas from Planning Commission

The Maple Valley Council looked to the Planning Commission to review the current zoning code and provide a recommendation to council regarding mixed uses in the city.

Foster homes needed in Covington/Kent area

There are more foster children than there are homes for them in this area.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Operation Warm: More than just a coat

Fire stations from around the area all come together to pass out jackets to kids in need of them.

Photos by Kayse Angel
Submitted photo from the city of Maple Valley
                                Trees being removed from Summit Park construction site.

Trees put to good use

Trees being removed from the Summit Park construction site will be repurposed.

Submitted photo from the city of Maple Valley
                                Trees being removed from Summit Park construction site.
Submitted photo by Nicole Casey
                                Rocks that students and community members painted to show love and support were set around the “spirit rock” at Tahoma High School.

Painting rocks: It’s more than just art

Painted rocks are being place around the large rock at Tahoma High School to share feelings and express kindness to one another.

Submitted photo by Nicole Casey
                                Rocks that students and community members painted to show love and support were set around the “spirit rock” at Tahoma High School.

Look. Listen. Learn.

Puget Sound Fire celebrates Fire Prevention Week by holding a contest and creating two new forms of non-emergency contacts.

Mountain biking is coming to Maple Valley

Two locals started a mountain biking team in Maple Valley.

Signs to look for, support for survivors

Anyone can play a role in preventing suicide, you don’t have to be a professional.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Wearing purple to raise awareness

Every year the city of Covington is lit in purple lights for the month of October to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Covington resident picked as Highline College Vice President

Josh Gerstman spent 19 years at Green River College before moving onto Highline College.