Kayse Angel

Hot cars are no place for pets

With the weather getting hotter, it becomes even more dangerous to keep your animal in a car.

Covington makes budget easy to understand

The city launched a new program on their website that allows community members to take a look at an easy-to-read breakdown of the budget.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Covington Days 2018|Photo Gallery

The annual Covington Days event kicked off last weekend with a parade and then fun-filled activities for the rest of the weekend.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Covington names its Citizen of the Year

Jennifer Harjehausen was honored at Citizen of the Year during the July 10 council meeting. She has been living in Covington for about 14 years and loves volunteering in it.

Justin Olds and Miguel McCoy from Maple Valley, stand side by side, showing off their gold medals. Photo by Kayse Angel

Two Maple Valley teens take home the gold

Justin Olds and Miguel McCoy, both of Maple Valley, participated in the 2018 Special Olympics and both won gold medals.

Justin Olds and Miguel McCoy from Maple Valley, stand side by side, showing off their gold medals. Photo by Kayse Angel
Photos by Kayse Angel

Fun in the Sun|Photo Gallery

Kids from all over came to Maple Valley to enjoy Kids’ Festival on July 14.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Local nonprofit raises money for cancer patients

The non-profit, Valley Girls and Guys! are hosting a cancer awareness and donation walk in Maple Valley next year.

Local teen starts his own company

Dylan McDonald, 15, created his own online T-shirt company to spread his motto — RyseUp.

The Summit Park and Ball Fields Master Plan

Funds approved for Summit Park

During the July 9 meeting, the Maple Valley City Council approved the funds to start building Summit Park.

The Summit Park and Ball Fields Master Plan
Photos by Kayse Angel

Summer fire school is in session

The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority is hosting their third Summer Fire School for high school students.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Covington proposes sales tax increase for November ballot

The city is looking for a pros and cons committee to write pamphlet statements in favor and in opposition of the ballot measure.

Maple Valley Independence Day celebration

The celebration will be held at Lake Wilderness park. Fireworks will be set off at 10 p.m. sharp.

City debuts new app

“Covington Connects,” in theory, will make it easier for residents to submit issues they notice around the city.

Photos by Kayse Angel

Bike challenge and bike safety rodeo

Maple Valley hosted their annual Bike challenge and safety rodeo to promote healthy living and to educate the community on bike safety.

Photos by Kayse Angel

UW diploma at 18

Gabriella Sciuchetti, of Covington, started her college career at the age of 14, majoring in aerospace and astrospace engineering.

Photo by Kayse Angel
                                The finalized prototype of the missing piece of the gate that Nathanael Junkin made to save the city money.

Pre-teen’s 3D printer helps save the city money

Nathanael Junkin, a student in Covington, recreated a missing piece of the Covington Community Park’s gate with his 3D printer.

Photo by Kayse Angel
                                The finalized prototype of the missing piece of the gate that Nathanael Junkin made to save the city money.
PCB concentrations from river otter scat collected at latrine sites (geometric means, lipid weights) along the Green-Duwamish River. Left of green vertical line represents Lower Duwamish Waterway. Red horizontal line denotes published threshold for adverse effects on river otters. Graph pulled from Otter Spotter website.

Otters have the inside scoop

Researchers at the Woodland Park Zoo have been examining otter scat to measure the amount of pollutants in the Duwamish River, along with other parts of Washington.

PCB concentrations from river otter scat collected at latrine sites (geometric means, lipid weights) along the Green-Duwamish River. Left of green vertical line represents Lower Duwamish Waterway. Red horizontal line denotes published threshold for adverse effects on river otters. Graph pulled from Otter Spotter website.

MV Fire, Puget Sound Fire agree to merger

Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety agreed to a 20-year contract to join services with the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

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
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.