Kayse Angel

Submitted photo from the Tahoma School District

Tahoma school board approves snow day makeup

The snow days will be made up in various ways, including adding 20 minutes to each school day.

Submitted photo from the Tahoma School District

From Army man to businessman

Military training lends to local veteran’s business acumen in carpet cleaning business.

Multicare staff members and others gathered on Feb. 26 to celebrate the unveiling of the new donor wall that honors those who have donated to the South King Health Foundation campaign, which funded a reflection room for Covington MultiCare.

Covington MultiCare honors donors

Donors help bring reflection room - place of healing mind, body and soul - to Multicare.

Multicare staff members and others gathered on Feb. 26 to celebrate the unveiling of the new donor wall that honors those who have donated to the South King Health Foundation campaign, which funded a reflection room for Covington MultiCare.
A photo of the changes in speed on Highway 169 going through Maple Valley. Submitted photo from the city of Maple Valley

Speed reductions coming to Highway 169

The changes in speed will only affect specific areas of Maple Valley.

A photo of the changes in speed on Highway 169 going through Maple Valley. Submitted photo from the city of Maple Valley

Kentlake theater is ready to break a leg

The Kentlake Drama Club gained a new director and are in the process of rehearsing “Mamma Mia.”

Councilmember Paul Selland dies at 65

His death was unexpected.

Maple Valley residents will see decrease in property taxes

The lower property taxes could mean issues for the Tahoma School District

Submitted photo from city of Maple Valley

Crews, schools worked hard to keep all safe

Due to snow and unpredictable weather, crews in Maple Valley and Covington worked day and night to keep roads safe.

Submitted photo from city of Maple Valley

Food bank opens pop up during snow storm

The idea was to make food more accessible to those who needed it.

Not your average dumplings

Alaska N Dumplings is a newer restaurant in Maple Valley that serves Russian dumplings.

Snow sliding off the roof of Summit Trail Middle School. Photo pulled from Tahoma School District website

Tahoma schools will remain closed Friday

The school district announced Thursday, schools would remain closed due to weather conditions.

Snow sliding off the roof of Summit Trail Middle School. Photo pulled from Tahoma School District website
Lakeside’s site plan for the proposed asphalt plant. Submitted photo from Lakeside Industries

Public comment period for asphalt plant extended

King County Council Member Reagan Dunn sent a letter to DPER requesting it be extended.

Lakeside’s site plan for the proposed asphalt plant. Submitted photo from Lakeside Industries
Photos courtesy city of Covington’s Facebook page
                                The Covington Youth Council attended Youth Action Days in Olympia Jan. 27 and 28. The teens attended various workshops and learned how to effectively meet with legislators and lobby issues. The youth council were able to meet with representatives from the 47th district — Pat Sullivan, Mona Das and Debra Entenman.

Youth council: Building leaders

Youth in Covington are gaining a voice

Photos courtesy city of Covington’s Facebook page
                                The Covington Youth Council attended Youth Action Days in Olympia Jan. 27 and 28. The teens attended various workshops and learned how to effectively meet with legislators and lobby issues. The youth council were able to meet with representatives from the 47th district — Pat Sullivan, Mona Das and Debra Entenman.
Polo and Tugs got out of Monica Sauerwein’s house on Jan. 27. They were later found thatafternoon. Thanks to someone, Tugs was found and taken to a vet to see if he was chipped. Polo returned home on his own not long after. Submitted photo from Monica Saurerwein.

What to know about pet licensing

Licensing your pet is one of the best ways to ensure lost pets make it back home. According to RASKC, only around 30 percent of pets in the Maple Valley, Covington and Black Diamond area are licenced.

Polo and Tugs got out of Monica Sauerwein’s house on Jan. 27. They were later found thatafternoon. Thanks to someone, Tugs was found and taken to a vet to see if he was chipped. Polo returned home on his own not long after. Submitted photo from Monica Saurerwein.
Photos by Kayse Angel

Cookie With a Cop considered success

The Covington Police Department hosted its first Cookie With a Cop event on Jan. 30

Photos by Kayse Angel
Two new metal health coordinators joined the Tahoma School District team. Megan Forman is on the left and Gwendolyn Huete is on the right. Photo is from the Tahoma School District Facebook page.

Grant will fund new mental health coordinators

The grant is called Best Starts for Kids

Two new metal health coordinators joined the Tahoma School District team. Megan Forman is on the left and Gwendolyn Huete is on the right. Photo is from the Tahoma School District Facebook page.
A screenshot of Highway 18 pulled from Google Maps.

Group of cities, chambers advocate SR 18 widening

Because of the amount of deadly car accidents that occur on Highway 18, multiple cities and groups came together to advocate to widen the highway to make it safer.

A screenshot of Highway 18 pulled from Google Maps.
Tiffany Perkins and her family. Submitted photo

Zero waste movement is coming to Maple Valley

A Maple Valley woman has started a Facebook group specifically for people who are trying to go zero waste in the Maple Valley area.

Tiffany Perkins and her family. Submitted photo

Kent School District joins Music4Life

The goal is to loan out musical instruments to districts, that way every kid has a chance to play an instrument, even if they can’t afford it.

A group shot of the Tahoma High School We The People class after they won the Washington State Civic Championship Jan. 12 at the state capital. Submitted photo

Tahoma’s We The People moves onto nationals, again

This it the team’s 23rd time winning the Washington State Civics Championship

A group shot of the Tahoma High School We The People class after they won the Washington State Civic Championship Jan. 12 at the state capital. Submitted photo