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The Facebook post that cried wolf

Local police are learning how to handle neighborhood watch groups on social media

 

Photos by Danielle Chastaine. 
                                 Students in the Barbells and Badges summer camp at Cedar Heights Middle School compete on team firefighter or team police on Friday, Aug. 9. Photo courtesy of the Covington Police Department.

Building relationships, one barbell at a time

Covington Police Chief helps students grow confidence through strength training

 

Photos by Haley Ausbun.
                                 Seniors in nearby care facilities took flight in a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane at Renton Municipal Airport, offered by Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation.

No age cap to fly

On Sunday, Aug. 11 and Monday Aug. 12 seniors from Burien, Mercer Island and Issaquah with interest or experience in flying were able to take… Continue reading

 

Training for rescues

Local firefighters aren’t just sitting and waiting for emergencies, they spend between time training for the worst case scenario. Kent Firefighters tweeted interesting photos that… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2019
Photos by Haley Ausbun. The BackYardFarm, a local couple trying to help folks with small yards build their own farm, hosted an event July 27, where guests could meet the animals, feed the goats and eat food sourced from their own back yard.

Rentonites can have a farm, e-i-e-i-o

Urban farmers want to teach their neighbors how to be sustainable

Photos by Haley Ausbun. The BackYardFarm, a local couple trying to help folks with small yards build their own farm, hosted an event July 27, where guests could meet the animals, feed the goats and eat food sourced from their own back yard.

A string of stolen shrubbery leaves Maple Valley wondering

The city is asking residents for help to find stolen trees, bushes and plants

A Maple Valley home was damaged by a deck fire, but a dog was saved thanks to the quick action of local firefighters.
                                Photos provided by the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

Maple Valley dog grateful to be saved from deck fire

A Maple Valley home was damaged after a fire broke out on the deck, but thanks to a quick neighbor firefighters arrived on scene in… Continue reading

A Maple Valley home was damaged by a deck fire, but a dog was saved thanks to the quick action of local firefighters.
                                Photos provided by the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority
The Ravensdale Retreat Natural Area will be closed to the public so work crews can thin out some of the trees. Image courtesy Harry Biped/www.harrybipedhiking.com

Popular trails near Black Diamond closed for five weeks

King County Parks is thinning 75 acres of previously-logged land within Ravensdale Retreat Natural Area.

The Ravensdale Retreat Natural Area will be closed to the public so work crews can thin out some of the trees. Image courtesy Harry Biped/www.harrybipedhiking.com
Photo by Danielle Chastaine 
                                 From left to right: Plateau Outreach Ministries Director Elaine Olson, Outreach Case Manager for Veterans and Seniors Lisa Napolitano, and Director Elisha Smith-Marshall stand outside of their nonprofit’s office. The trio work together regularly to help lift up the vulnerable populations in Enumclaw, Black Diamond and Covington.

A mighty team of three help local vets and seniors

Plateau Outreach Ministries works with the county to repair vulnerable homes

Photo by Danielle Chastaine 
                                 From left to right: Plateau Outreach Ministries Director Elaine Olson, Outreach Case Manager for Veterans and Seniors Lisa Napolitano, and Director Elisha Smith-Marshall stand outside of their nonprofit’s office. The trio work together regularly to help lift up the vulnerable populations in Enumclaw, Black Diamond and Covington.

Covington elementary schools use new tool for back-to-school shopping

Parents will soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief when they send their children back to school. But before that first day of… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2019
Black Diamond Financial Director May Miller presented the 2020 budget calendar to the city council early on in the Aug. 1 meeting. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Black Diamond council to have seven members

The Black Diamond City Council will soon join its neighboring cities in having seven members. The ordinance increasing the size of the council was approved… Continue reading

Black Diamond Financial Director May Miller presented the 2020 budget calendar to the city council early on in the Aug. 1 meeting. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Three friends and cyclists celebrate as they cross the finish line during the 2018 Obliteride event. Photo courtesy of Fred Hutch Obliteride.
                                 Three friends and cyclists celebrate as they cross the finish line during the 2018 Obliteride event. Photo courtesy of Fred Hutch Obliteride.

500 cyclists aim to obliterate cancer

Local event to bring riders through Maple Valley, Covington

Three friends and cyclists celebrate as they cross the finish line during the 2018 Obliteride event. Photo courtesy of Fred Hutch Obliteride.
                                 Three friends and cyclists celebrate as they cross the finish line during the 2018 Obliteride event. Photo courtesy of Fred Hutch Obliteride.

King County’s Prop. 1 parks levy is passing

Initial results from the Aug. 6 primary King County Council races are also in.

Aaron Crawford is based in Seattle, and his latest album, Hotel Bible, nit No. 24 on iTunes. Courtesy photo

Aaron Crawford headlines Ten Trails event

There will also be a grand opening of two new model homes at the housing development site.

Aaron Crawford is based in Seattle, and his latest album, Hotel Bible, nit No. 24 on iTunes. Courtesy photo

Kent, Covington voters approving Puget Sound Fire property tax hike

Nearly 56 percent in favor of levy

Beni Bryant sings his way to top 18 in AGT

Maple Valley AGT fans watch Beni make it to the final judging rounds

Forestry Commission seeks new members

Want to help keep King County’s forests green and vibrant? Then apply for a position on the King County Rural Forest Commission. The King County… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2019

Maple Valley organizations awarded money from the county

County Councilmember Reagan Dunn announces grants to local groups

Area council looks for members, local opinions

Those who live outside of city limits, but wish to participate in the local community, has a chance to voice their opinions on Monday. The… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2019
President of Johnson Home and Garden, Brad Johnson (right) stands with his uncle and vice president J. Johnson (left) near their large selection of fasteners. J. Johnson said the store has the largest selection of fasteners in the entire country. Photo by Danielle Chastaine

Celebrating 50 years of screwing around

The Johnson family looks back on decades of customer service

President of Johnson Home and Garden, Brad Johnson (right) stands with his uncle and vice president J. Johnson (left) near their large selection of fasteners. J. Johnson said the store has the largest selection of fasteners in the entire country. Photo by Danielle Chastaine