Kayse Angel

Students from Lake Wilderness Elementary School show off donated food bags they gave to Backpack Buddies for Kids. The Maple Valley nonprofit gives students with food insecurity meals for the weekend and now for the summer.
                                Photo courtesy of Backpack Buddies for Kids of Maple Valley.

Backpack Buddies extends services to summer

Program provides food and vouchers to families in need

Students from Lake Wilderness Elementary School show off donated food bags they gave to Backpack Buddies for Kids. The Maple Valley nonprofit gives students with food insecurity meals for the weekend and now for the summer.
                                Photo courtesy of Backpack Buddies for Kids of Maple Valley.
Submitted photo from King County Council. 
                                Dave Lutes holds the proclamation from the King County Council declaring June 7 as ‘Dave Lutes Day’ with Amy Erickson and Holly Potts with the Kent School District.

He spent over 40 years in education, so the county gave him a day

After 42 years of working in the Kent School District, David Lutes decided to retire

Submitted photo from King County Council. 
                                Dave Lutes holds the proclamation from the King County Council declaring June 7 as ‘Dave Lutes Day’ with Amy Erickson and Holly Potts with the Kent School District.

Community dreams about new downtown Maple Valley

City wonders how to build a downtown with an enriched atmosphere

“Do you hear the people sing?” – Tahoma takes home musical achievement

The 5th Avenue Theater award Tahoma students for Les Miserable performance

Bear Robotics show off their wins of the season during the Maple Valley Days Parade on June 8. Photo by Kayse Angel

Another parade, another hit

Maple Valley had it’s annual parade on June 8 along Witte Road. The parade occurs the Saturday of Maple Valley Days. There were businesses and… Continue reading

Bear Robotics show off their wins of the season during the Maple Valley Days Parade on June 8. Photo by Kayse Angel
Photo courtesy of Cedar River Elementary. 
                                Cedar River students and staff stand together after receiving the Golden Can award.

Cedar River Elementary wins Golden Can Award

Students donated the most pounds of canned goods per student than others in the district

Photo courtesy of Cedar River Elementary. 
                                Cedar River students and staff stand together after receiving the Golden Can award.
Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                Kaiea Higa (right), a freshman fast pitch player for the Tahoma High School Bears, won the first ever Female Athlete of the Year award from the Covington-Maple Valley Reporter. She received a special plaque from the Reporter’s editor Danielle Chastaine (left).

Tahoma Bear is the first Female Athlete of the Year

Just starting her career as a freshman, Kaiea Higa wins community’s vote

Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                Kaiea Higa (right), a freshman fast pitch player for the Tahoma High School Bears, won the first ever Female Athlete of the Year award from the Covington-Maple Valley Reporter. She received a special plaque from the Reporter’s editor Danielle Chastaine (left).
Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                The Foley’s Produce Stand was established in 2005 and has been serving the community off Highway 169 since then.

Community rallies together for Foley’s Produce

Residents donate to stand after robbery

Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                The Foley’s Produce Stand was established in 2005 and has been serving the community off Highway 169 since then.
Photo courtesy of Change.org 
                                A screenshot of a petition on Change.org calling for the City of Maple Valley to “stop deforestation.” The petition has gotten nearly 1,000 signatures, despite the mayor saying there is no deforestation happening in the city at all.

Maple Valley multi-use sparks petition to “save trees”

Petition to Mayor Sean P. Kelly gains over 900 signatures for “non-issue”

Photo courtesy of Change.org 
                                A screenshot of a petition on Change.org calling for the City of Maple Valley to “stop deforestation.” The petition has gotten nearly 1,000 signatures, despite the mayor saying there is no deforestation happening in the city at all.
Tahoma track student Katie Welsh leaps into the sand during the long jump. File photo by Kayse Angel

Tahoma girls track win state third year in a row

am gives “amazing performance” at championship meet

Tahoma track student Katie Welsh leaps into the sand during the long jump. File photo by Kayse Angel

What’s happening during Maple Valley Days

Local event includes vendors, parades, fundraisers and more

Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                Kentwood student Monica Riestro-Carrillo speaks during the 2019 Kentwood Constitution Convention on May 28.

Students take charge of their school government

Biennial ASB event teaches high schoolers about democracy

Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                Kentwood student Monica Riestro-Carrillo speaks during the 2019 Kentwood Constitution Convention on May 28.
Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                Brad Belcher’s grandson, Adrian Culberson, tests out one of the bikes donated to the Bicycle Rescue for Youth.

Nonprofit starts kids’ summer right with new bicycles

Bicycle Rescue for Youth helps families in need provide for children

Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                Brad Belcher’s grandson, Adrian Culberson, tests out one of the bikes donated to the Bicycle Rescue for Youth.
Photos by Kayse Angel 
                                Grave stones with flags and flowers at the Tahoma National Cemetery on May 27.

Community remembers the fallen

Memorial Day event hosted at Tahoma National Cemetery

Photos by Kayse Angel 
                                Grave stones with flags and flowers at the Tahoma National Cemetery on May 27.
A file photo of a black bear

A bear was spotted at Cedar River Elementary

And no, it wasn’t a Tahoma Bear.

A file photo of a black bear
Screenshot of the GoFundMe page

GoFundMe created for mother who lost her son in a suspected murder-suicide

The Maple Valley community is stepping up for a mother who lost her toddler to a tragic crime. In the early hours of May 24,… Continue reading

Screenshot of the GoFundMe page
Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                Community members talking about why technology is important is in the Tahoma School District during an Engage Tahoma meeting.

Tahoma Schools community members want residents to vote for tech

Parents, residents and leaders discuss how to reach levy voters

Photo by Kayse Angel 
                                Community members talking about why technology is important is in the Tahoma School District during an Engage Tahoma meeting.

Maple Valley toddler dies in possible “murder-suicide”

King County Sheriff investigating two deaths in Maple Valley home

House bill paves the way for Lakepointe Property project

Covington mayor says new taxing district will support future roads

5 purse snatching suspects arrested

The suspects were taken into custody on May 18 and were found in Maple Valley