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By TJ Martinell

Difficult situations lead to creative solutions and the Tahoma School District has come up with something outside of the box that could resolve overcrowded classrooms: a land swap. Tahoma has 37 acres of property where district officials had initially planned to site a fifth elementary school at some point. A pair of factors in the past year have come into play which would make that difficult. First, the district’s efforts to generate revenue through a construction bond measure last April failed. Second, nine months ago King County began an effort to change its policy on school construction outside of the urban growth boundary. Tahoma Junior High is outside the urban growth boundary but was built because a tight-line sewer system was put in to serve the school and only the school. As district officials began evaluating the impacts of the failure of the bond and this proposed change to county policy nearly simultaneously a whole host of

King County has turned down an offer from a potential developer to purchase the Donut Hole property in Maple Valley. According to Lauren Smith, land use policy advisor for King County, the county turned down a proposal from Polygon Northwest — though Smith did not identify the developer — to purchase the 156-acre property located at Southeast Kent-Kangley Road and 228th Avenue Southeast on March 13. “In the current real estate market, the offer we received for the property was not adequate, both in terms of funding the relocation of Roads operations to Ravensdale, and in terms of the value of the property,” Smith wrote in an email. “Moving forward at this time would not be a wise real estate portfolio management decision. Given the state of the County Road fund, it would be fiscally irresponsible.” Smith did not disclose how much Polygon Northwest offered for the property. The previous developer to express interest in the Donut Hole,

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MultiCare emergency department now open necessary to meet the needs of the community. “We’ve been here since 1993, MultiCare Covington opened before the city became a city,” its 24,000-square-foot emerhe said. “We built it with the gency department next idea that the city is going to its main building for to grow. We knew there Covington patients on Tuesday. would be a time when Citing the growing we would need an ED. population in Covington, As the community grows, Hugh Kodama, adminisputting the services in the trator at MultiCare Covington community is what we are always stated that the department was here to do.” By TJ Martinell

Opening a new department at a medical center contains a large amount of preparation, according to MultiCare Director Kathleen Clary. Not only did the staff have to be trained to use the new equipment, but they also had to become accustomed to the layout of the building for easy navigation as well as the maintenance crews who have to find the electrical rooms. They also brought in Kent and Maple Valley paramedics so they could explore the building before they have to bring an actual patient. Most of the medical staff in the department come from other [ more EMERGENCY page 5 ]

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Tahoma’s Robotics Club brought home first place hardware from the FIRST Robotics Competition March 23-25 in Seattle in spite of a small glitch.

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During the finals, the matches were held back to back, which gave the Bears little to no time to fix any glitches before the next match. To prepare for any possible issue that might come up during the match they were forced to bring everything with them on the field. Ward said that during one of the matches the robot’s LED sensor failed which required them to fix it while still in the middle of the match. “It was really intense,” Ward said. “You have to stay on the field. You have to work on everything there, so you’re scrambling to get the tools you need. Many things can go on. If the robot stops working, you need the tools ready. It was really scary.” Another thing the Bears benefited from was assistance by Tahoma alumni and former robotics members, such as Mitch Davis, who joked that he’s still a part of the club “because they haven’t kicked me out yet.” “I can’t really see myself not doing this,” he said. “It’s too much fun. When-

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ever things come up, I’m like ‘That’s not going to work well, but you can try anyways.’ I like to let them learn.” Thanks to good coordination with the other two teams Tahoma was able to score 30 points in the first 15 seconds of a match. Their alliance went undefeated, securing the regional championship for the first time since 2008. The Bears will compete in the world championship event April 25-28 against 300 teams in St. Louis. The robot has already been shipped there though Jacob Tran, who worked on the robots programming, said they are still working on improving its performance including the shooter for the balls and cutting down its weight. Mark Eads, president of BEAR Metal, said the team is going into the championship highly ranked. “We’re going to have the best robot we’ve ever had,” he said.

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Mayor Margaret Harto acknowledged Junior Troop 41415 for receiving the Girl Scout Bronze Award, and Jasmine Reinhardt, a Cadette Girl Scout, for receiving the Girl Scout Silver Award. These awards, along with the Girl Scout Gold Award, recognize significant service contributions to the community. The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting, equivalent to an Eagle Scout in Boy Scouting.

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April 6 , 2012 [5] • [ emergency from page 1] MultiCare sites, such as the physicians, who were brought in from Tacoma General. Some of the staff, such as nurse Dawnette Piggott, worked in different departments. After the oncology department was closed at the MultiCare Covington,

Piggott asked to work at the new emergency department. The transition required her to undergo two months of intense training. “I was ready for a change as a nurse,” she said. “This is a time for change.” The training culminated in a “scenario day” on March 29, where they

had fake patients brought in to see how the staff would respond. For Clary, it was an opportunity to take many of the lessons she learned while opening the Multicare in Puyallup and apply it to Covington. Because of that, she said, there were few headaches before the

department opened. “There are always challenges,” she said, “but nothing that jumps out.” The department has 19 treatments room designed to hold 27 patents. Because it is an emergency department, patients cannot be held beyond 24 hours. Clary stated that al-

though the new emergency department has opened, the urgent care in the main building is still open for people interested in an onday appointment. She also said the department expects to see 50 patients a day. MultiCare Covington first began building the department in 2011 at the cost

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Maple Valley City Council member Noel Gerken stated that he received a phone message from Deputy County Executive Fred Jarret informing him of the decision. “He (Jarret) said they weren’t going to go forward with Polgyon because the offer didn’t ‘pencil out,’” Gerken said in a telephone interview. “I’m not surprised. The economy’s down, property values are down, and the first time they went around a few years ago, when they were talking to

YarrowBay, they had a very different economy.” Smith also wrote that the county still intends to eventually allow Maple Valley to annex the property. “We still believe that ultimately, the best course of action will be to move off of Summit and allow the site to develop as part of the city of Maple Valley.” Repeated phone calls to Polygon Northwest were not returned before the press deadline.

for the district to build a new high school. Tahoma High School Principal Terry Duty thinks that is creative, out of the box ideas emerged, explained district an excellent idea. spokesman Kevin Patterson. Both Maryanski and Duty said it would benefit the Among those was the idea of moving junior high studistrict as well as the entire community to have Tahoma dents to the high school building, which was constructed High, which is currently in unincorporated King County in 1971, then sending the high school students to the between Maple Valley and Covington, in the city of Maple junior high which was built in 2001. “In looking at the cost, it was going to end up costing the Valley. And it deals with the issue of crowded classrooms far same as last April’s bond measure to swap the campuses better than what the district could have done had the $125 and to make some changes at other schools,” Patterson said. million construction bond measure has passed a little more “We would have ended up with more portable classrooms than a year ago. than we would’ve wanted to keep the costs at that same “The school bond before had a little bit of this and a level. But, it did give us more flexibility for the high little bit of that, but, really was a band aid solution,” school programs.” Duty said. “This is not a band aid solution, it brings tahoma As this concept was developed for the district by home the high school... which should be the pinthe architectural firm it works with, Superintennacle of the education system. This provides that dent Mike Maryanski was serving on a rural school unique opportunity to design the pinnacle of that siting task force created by King County Executive system in the heart of the community.” Dow Constantine, which was evaluating the issues surA brand new high school could offer so much more rounding construction of schools in rural areas. During the process Maryanski began taking the dialog in not just to students but to anyone who lives in the school district. a different direction. “We can design modern, contemporary programs that “We asked them if they would consider having some trend well with Washington state needs,” Duty said. “High conversations about a potential land swap with their school is a place where we launch kids off to college but it’s property in the Donut Hole and our property by the junior high,” Maryanski said. “That came out with that experience also a place where we launch kids into the world of work. It would be an educational hub for the community, not only of the siting task force and the real passion people brought high school education but adult education.” to that table and our willingness on our part to explore A modern facility with modern equipment with a level other possibilities. It’s really preliminary thus far.” of flexibility the current schedule doesn’t offer that would King County owns a piece of property within the city work not just around mom or dad’s job but that of a teenlimits of Maple Valley. The 156-acre chunk — which is located off Southeast Kent Kangley Road and 228th Avenue ager, for example. “Kids will go out into the world of work and they can’t be Southeast — of land is home to a county transportation trained into 20 year old technology,” Duty said. “Another maintenance facility which takes up about 13 acres, nine thing would be for kids to get a high school diploma and holes of Elk Run Golf Course and a large stand of trees. It certifications to work on cars, to work on people’s computis known as the Donut Hole because it is zoned rural, it is ers… so they don’t just leave high school with a diploma, considered unincorporated King County yet is wholly sur-

they leave with skills for the work world.” With that in mind, the next step in the early stages of this conversation, Maryanski said, is to start engaging with King County. Conversations with the city of Maple Valley need to happen, as well. “Then we’ll be able to have those conversations to see how this would be possible,” Maryanski said. “The biggest issue is can we do the land swap in a way that is economically feasible.” Maryanski noted that it also allows the district to demonstrate the power of creative thinking and partnerships. “Looking at this long term it would provide us an opportunity to create a high school around a vision,” Maryanski said. “And we’ll be demonstrating to the community that public agencies can come together and meet needs by saving taxpayers money.” This idea, though, is exciting, Maryanski said. And in one fell swoop could well resolve the issues the district is facing. With a high school large enough for the district’s 10th, 11th and 12th graders — right now, that’s about 1,700 kids, Duty said — then that will create a domino effect of freeing up room at every other building in the district. “Rather than building a new elementary school, adding on the to the high school, adding on to the junior high… building a new high school allows us to move the junior high here,” Duty said. “So, it’s a trickle down effect. We spend the same amount of money but we get a completely different result. With that goes a solution that this allows us to build a unique building for the unique needs of a high school but also solves the problem of overcrowding.”

YarrowBay, terminated a purchase and sale agreement with the county in February 2011. YarrowBay had at one point planned to pay $51 million for the property with the idea of a master planned development with more than 1,600 residences as well as retail and commercial businesses.

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Police Blotter COVINGTON March 28 COIN BOXES BROKEN INTO: 27200 block of 168th Place Southeast. Someone used a pry tool to destroy coin boxes to take coins from the Pink Elephant car wash. BOMB THREAT: 25800 block of 164th Avenue Southeast. At 11:24 a.m. a pair of deputies arrived at Kentwood High to investigate a bomb threat. A bomb threat had been written in marker in a school bathroom stall. March 27 PICK A CRIME: Southeast 262nd Street and 195th Place Southeast. After he was stopped for a bicycle violation he fled on foot. The officer caught up to him then arrested the man. It turned out the man had a warrant for his arrest, drug • paraphernalia, credit cards which did not belong to him and miscellaneous keys. March 25 COMMERCIAL BREAK IN: Southeast Wax Road and 180th Avenue Southeast. A trio of suspects, who were taken into custody by Renton Police, allegedly smashed in the windows at Kentucky Fried Chicken and burgled the business. ANGER MISMANAGEMENT: 26100 block of 195th Place Southeast. The suspect got into a fight with a neighbor and smashed a mailbox as well as a car window with his skateboard out of anger. March 24 CARLOAD OF CRIMINALS: 16700 block of Southeast 272nd Street. The driver of the car had a suspended license and was found in possession of stolen credit cards. A passenger broke a glass methamphetamine pipe. A second passenger was not doing anything illegal at the time of the traffic stop, however, all three were

believe to be involved in a residential burglary earlier in the morning. March 23: STOLEN AND CHOPPED: 25200 block of 180th Avenue Southeast. A chopped up stolen Chevy Tahoe was found on private residential property belonging to one man. Another man admitted to chopping the Tahoma up in pieces. March 22 SHOPLIFTER: 17000 block of Southeast 270th Place. A shoplifter attempted to steal $434 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s by concealing it in a baby stroller. CAUGHT SMOKING: 15900 block of Southeast 262nd Place. Three men wre caught smoking marijuana in a car parked on a city street. The car was registered in the name of the one of the men smoking pot. March 20 CREDIT CARD FRAUD: A group of suspects police described as Asian used stolen or fraudulent credit cards to purchase gift cards at Office Depot. Police stated in the report

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the suspects are believed to be part of a ring committing similar crimes in multiple states. March 19 FAILED CAR THEFT: 27000 block of 174th Place Southeast. Someone slipped into an unlocked car parked in the lot of Kinder Care. The suspect damaged the ignition in an attempt to steal the vehicle and a glove possibly belong to the suspect was found in the car. March 16 KNIFE AT SCHOOL: 19600 block of Southeast 272nd Street. A male student bought a knife to school and threatened a classmate. DRUNK DRIVER: 18200 block of Southeast Kent Kangley Road. A driver was stopped for speeding and improper lane travel was then arrested for driving under the influence. The motorist allegedly resisted arrest. MAPLE VALLEY March 30

ROBBED AT GUNPOINT: 26900 block of state Route 169. Someone used a black snub nosed revolver to rob Four Corners teriyaki. The suspect entered using the rear door of the business which is not for public use. March 29 STOLEN THEN FOUND FOR SALE: 27700 block of 212th Place Southeast. After he reported the theft of an amp and speakers from his car, the victim found them for sale on craigslist. March 27 ARMED ROBBERY: 27200 block of 216th Avenue Southeast. Someone robbed a subway store at gunpoint in the early afternoon in Sawyer Village. March 24 FLAGGING: 24700 block of Southeast 276th Place. Someone removed flags from residences in the Maple Woods development then placed them on the ground in an open grass area. No damage was discovered.

THEFT: 23300 block of Southeast 243rd Place. Someone entered an open garage and stole a chainsaw as well as a leaf blower. March 22 WARMED UP: 22800 block of Southeast 268th Street. A 1998 Toyota left running in the driveway was stolen by an unknown suspect. March 21 GOT ICE CUBES?: 21400 block of Southeast 273rd Court. The suspect entered a home which is under construction then turned on the water for the ice maker. DARLING DAUGHTER: 27700 block of Maple Ridge Way. A woman believes her adult daughter is forging and cashing her checks. March 20 RESIDENTIAL BREAK-IN: 22400 block of Southeast 286th Street. Someone threw a rock into the rear sliding glass door of the house and was able to gain entry then stole some electronic items.

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Steve Murray has never wavered from his vision to provide Real Life Church a home. With the acceptance of the church’s offer on Lake Retreat Camp and Conference Center, which is just a five minute drive east of Four Corners, Murray may finally be able to lead his flock to a place they can call their own. Murray is the founding pastor of the church which started in 1998 in his former home on the East Hill of Kent. I first met him in early 2006, not long after the Covington-Maple Valley Reporter had gotten its start, and in the first article I wrote about Real Life Church in February 2006 I described it as “nomadic” because it had just moved services from Tahoma High to Kentlake High where it has been ever since. Since then the predominant theme of our conversations — we chat about something the church is doing about two or three times a year — has been about when Real Life would get a permanent home. About two years ago he and I were having a conversation when I posed the question again, “When are you going to build a church?” By that, of course, I meant a building Real Life could call home. By then, with a congregation of about 400, he and his staff had clearly built a church family. Murray and I were sitting in his car in early 2010 after he had given me a tour of the church’s property near Black Diamond. The plan then was to build on that 90 acre chunk of land that fronted Maple Valley Highway. I won’t ever forget what Murray said. “We’ll build a church when you and your husband come to a service.” Being that I don’t publicly discuss my religious (or political) beliefs I am fairly certain I hemmed, hawed, then dodged the invitation. Given that I do stories about many of the churches in the community I feel like I can’t attend services locally because of a potential conflict of interest. Mostly, though, I just don’t want to get put in a box.

Constitution vs social media Spent Sunday watching a Book TV show I recorded on my DVR. I liked the show because I could listen to it while I made some brown and green food even God wouldn’t eat. Thanks to my friendly doctor, that is what my life has devolved into – Sundays spent making food without names or other features you can identify. The Book TV show peaked the fun meter, however. Jeffery Rosen, Harvard law professor and an editor with The New Republic, was talking about the clash of the privacy, search and seizure and other Constitutional issues in the current world of Google, Facebook and other

I recall thinking to myself, “Oh, boy. You aren’t ever going to get a church built.” Turns out, at least for now, that I was right. Instead the Lake Retreat property became available. It’s perfect. Just add the faithful and bam! Instant church home. OK, there’s a bit more to it than that, some renovation will need to be done but it’s far simpler than building from the ground up in unincorporated King County. Just ask Pastor Roy Conwell of Mountain Vineyard Christian Fellowship. Murray told me about a month ago that the opportunity to purchase Lake Retreat Camp was presented to Real Life in December. It came as a surprise. But, it fit into a vision Murray has long held for his church, what he wants to offer. “From the very beginning I’ve wanted to create an environment, I’ve wanted to do more than just build a building,” he said in March. “I wanted people to not just hear about God or scripture… we wanted people to experience Him. We wanted to create a place where families could come together, where the community could come together and disconnect from technology and hear God speak to them.” This vision could have become reality at a significantly higher cost on the property in Black Diamond over three phases.

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social media. The program will be broadcast again Saturday on C-SPAN. I think it is worth listening to and considering. Will our Constitution address the Internet world of social media? Does the power of Google and the company’s decisions on what hits the top of search sites trouble us? The collection of information by Facebook and other sites brings up a myriad of privacy problems and the questions once again point back to our Constitution. Rosen posed an intriguing problem. The Constitution protects us from government search and seizure and invasions of our privacy, but when it comes to social media and Internet sites things get cloudy. So a potential employer can demand to see an applicant’s personal Facebook page, which opens up a privacy can of worms. If some company wanted to look into my life through Facebook for a job, I can see how the

interview would go. “We’re not going to hire you. You eat like a crazy person and blow things up in microwaves.” “Only occasionally.” “You eat like a bunny and we are pretty sure you are weird and boring. You are fired before you are hired.” Our future threat to liberty and the pursuit of happiness may be far less a problem with a government, and more likely to come from the Internet, a business or a collection of zealous group thinkers. I often see the censorship problem raise its head at city council meetings, and it is seldom from government officials. It usually comes from folks who want to make certain only their side of the story is told. I do believe our Constitution will address the issues very well. The problem is for everyone to stay involved and willing to listen … and learn. Truth can be elusive, particularly if we want it to be. Like the truth that I am really known as Mr. Happy eating yummy green cuisine.

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And while Murray initially decided not to look at purchasing Lake Retreat because he thought it was too far away from his congregation, upon the urging of a staff member, he took a drive to Lake Retreat and discovered it was close enough. Maybe even a little closer to the families who attend services at Kentlake than the high school. Just five minutes away by car from the site where Maple Valley Town Square, the future home of a new Fred Meyer set to open in late May, is under construction. The camp was founded in 1947. It recently underwent major renovations, according to information provided by the church, and has more than 325 bunks, a 75 seat coffee shop, a 250 seat dining hall, a game room, dock, water sports equipment and the list goes on. In addition, Adelphia Bible College is on the property and will continue operating at Lake Retreat well into the foreseeable future. On March 25 Murray told his congregation of the acceptance of Real Life’s purchase offer by the board of the organization that owns and operates Lake Retreat Camp. In a statement, Murray talked about how Lake Retreat fulfills the vision he has long held for his church and what it does beyond its walls. “This vision is bigger than our church,” Mur

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Thank you for donations during Hunger Action Week The United Way of King County organized a call to action in mid-March for local communities. Over 1500 pounds of food was collected in one week, delivered to the Black Diamond Community Center, and ready to go out to those in need of food.

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Special thanks to: the Black Diamond Elementary School, Cub Scout Pack 459 of Maple Valley, Cub Scout Pack 581 of Black Diamond, Thunder Mountain Middle School, Lake Sawyer Christian Church’s youth group, Holman Distributions, Betty and Ryan at the Black Diamond Cenex, and individual friends of the Center. Thank you also to Trevi Eichelberger for free dental supplies. These special gifts are very much appreciated by all those who need a little help during hard times. The pain of hunger can be reduced with the help of wonderful giving people like those from the Black Diamond community. Thank you.

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A Kent School District-wide food drive to benefit the local food bank runs until April 30. Anyone interested can bring nonperishable food items to any Kent School District Kitchen. Join members of the Washington School Nutrition Association (WSNA) who serve, cook and plan school breakfast and school lunch for schoolchildren every day in a statewide effort to fill food pantries. With summer approaching, many people will no longer have easy access to school meals, making it harder to feed their families. Although some districts might offer summer meal programs, some families will find it difficult to replace the meals to which their children normally have access throughout the school year, according to the district. The WSNA’s mission is to ensure healthy, well-balanced meals are served to students by providing education and

The Black and Brown Male Summit is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at Highline Community College in HSU, Building 8 Serving young men of color, the Black and Brown Male Summit is a free event at Highline Community College. Students from Kent School District have participated in the past. The goal of this summit is to motivate and empower young black and brown men to excel in academics and accept nothing less than excellence from themselves. The deadline for reserving a seat is April 6. The college is located at 2400 S. 240 St. Des Moines.

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ray said. “It is a vision for the community and we are looking for community participation and investment in its future. Because this property provides such a broad range of learning environments, the local ministerial association will be included in the direction and the development of the future of what Lake Retreat will look like. We have always dreamed that our home would be a gift to

our community and this is exactly the gift we envisioned for this region, and much sooner than we ever hoped for.” It’s worth noting that typically churches who don’t have their own building after six years don’t survive. “The fact that our congregation has stayed together for 14 years is a testament to the strong foothold we have in the community,” Murray said in the statement. Finding a

permanent home where we can continue our community outreach without the weekly rigors of set up will allow us to grow exponentially and eliminate a lot of the operations labor and expense.” There is still work to be done, money to be raised and a move-in date to be determined — though Murray said it is tentatively planned for sometime in May or June. Since I first met Pastor Steve I’ve rooted for Real

Life to build a home for its church family. And after Mountain Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Covington finally finished its church building last fall, I thought that Real Life had to be next, that it would only be a matter of time before I wrote about construction starting out in Black Diamond. I am excited for Real Life but also for the people beyond the property line of its new home at Lake Retreat who will be positively

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Change Day scheduled for April 25. Even though Real Life finally has a physical, permanent home that doesn’t mean the vision will change. It means it will come into sharper focus. It will allow the church to follow its calling, to do life together, to be a part of both the local and global communities. And Lake Retreat Camp will give it a place do all that from. Here’s to a vision that has never wavered.

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Community Notes Covington Romance Extravaganza The Covington romance extravaganza will be held Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covington Library. The Covington Library is located at 27100 164th Avenue SE Covington. Meet some of the brightest stars and most popular authors of romance and women’s fiction books.

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or calcium on top of the lawn after you aerate. Why? Lime helps to break up clay soil and improve aeration, plus it makes the soil less acid so moss won’t thrive. Wood ashes sprinkled on top of the lawn or garden beds will also help sweeten the soil. 3. Pull last summer’s dead annuals from your old pots and stir up the potting soil. Why? Overwintering insects and disease could be hiding in those dead plants plus their removal gives you room to add some fresh potting soil and mix it up with last year’s soil. Compacted potting soil requires more water and fertilizer to support plant growth. 4. Plop wet grass clippings or wet newspaper on top of blooming shot weeds until you get around to pulling or mulching on top of them. Why? Smothering any blooming weeds will stop them from making seeds and shooting them all over the yard. 5. Hand-pull or cut back any large and noxious weeds now. Why? Roots are grow-

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The first week of April is your reminder not to be an April Fool. It is too cold and too early to plant warmseason crops like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and beans. It is the perfect time to seed cool-season edibles like potatoes, onions, lettuce and chard. You can still plant strawberries, blueberries, raspberry and fruit trees. Mild weather is on the way, but we still have some frosty mornings ahead. Dig in to general garden clean up and your landscape will be looking good just in time for Easter. Hop to it this week and mow, mend, plant and weed. A few hours in the garden this month will save you days of sweat and maintenance all summer long. Remember your New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, save money, eat healthy and get more exercise? Working in a garden does all these and more. Here are 10 Things to Do Now – for Less Work this Summer 1. Aerate the lawn. Why? Aeration will help spring rains penetrate the soil so roots will grow deeper and your lawn will need less water from you. Leave the plugs to decompose back into the soil. 2. Spread dolomite lime

stocked with replacement plants. Plant now and let the spring rains keep the soil moist so the plants are established before summer. 9. Define your boundaries, get edgy with it. Why? When you edge the lawn or add a border of brick or timbers between your grass and your garden beds you stop the underground roots from invading the planting areas. Wandering grass is easier to remove in the spring when the soil is soft and damp. 10. Prepare your soil for flowers and vegetables – dig


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Former Maple Valley fire chief killed in crash By TJ Martinell

Former Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety chief Dwight Van Zanen died in a plane accident near Waxhaw, N.C. on Monday. Van Zanen, who flew with a group called “Treetop Flyers” based out of Lexington, S.C., was killed when his Avid Mark IV Speedwing plane crashed

near Townsend JAARS Zanen as an “intellecairport. tual” and “profession” who Van Zanen helped the fire deserved as Maple partment grow along Valley Fire chief with the city. for more than “He was visionary,” a decade from Doerflinger said in a November 1980 to telephone interview. September 2001. “He took this organiMaple Valzation and led us to Dwight Van Zanen ley Fire Chief that vision…from a Brad Doerflinger rural fire department described Van to the fire depart-

ment we are today. We are merely stewards of the department that he built. Basically…he built four fire stations. We had six career members when he started. When he left we had 40.” Van Zanen left in 2001 to take up the position of fire chief at the city of Vista, Calif., according to Doerflinger, although he kept a home in Maple Valley. He

later returned to the area and was living here when he was diagnosed with cancer. After being declared cancer-free he moved to South Carolina. Recently he had been splitting his time between Maple Valley and the East Coast and was expected to return in April, according to Doerflinger. Van Zanen his survived

by his wife and four children. The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the crash and has not released information on what caused Van Zanen’s crash in a wooded area near Jaars-Townsend Airport. Reach TJ Marti-

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Kentlake students arrested for bringing gun to school By TJ Martinell

King County Sheriff ’s Deputies arrested two Kentlake High School students

for possessing a handgun on school property Tuesday morning. Around 10 a.m., the Sheriff ’s Office received a call from school offi-

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City Council approves zoning for fueling station By TJ Martinell

Retailers like Fred Meyer can now build fueling stations in Maple Valley. The Maple Valley City Council approved an ordinance at its March 26 meeting that permits a retail fueling station as long as it fits certain conditions. It must be located 150 feet away from a major arterial if there are more than eight fueling points and the station must also have a minimum of four electrical charing stations if there are more than eight gas fueling

points. The amendments also re-designate existing gas stations as conforming uses. Previously, only the Chevron fueling station located on Kent-Kangley road was a conforming use, according to the city’s Community Development Director Ty Peterson. In December 2010 Peter Powell, president of Bellevue-based Powell Development, the company building the new Fred Meyer at Four Corners, wrote a letter to City Manager David Johnston in which he requested a change in the

city code to allow a fueling station on the property. “To be competitive, Fred Meyer feels that having a fuel center is an absolute imperative,” Powell wrote in the letter. Peterson said that about half of the proposal Powell submitted to the city was integrated into the zoning amendment. The other half was generated from recommendations made by the Planning Commission and public input. One major change the Planning Commission suggested was that any-

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one — retail or not — be allowed to build a fueling station, rather than only a developer as part of a big box store project. “Powell’s proposal was not something we could really implement,” Peterson said. “They wanted to use a variance, and we said, ‘Well, we’re not going to do that. If we’re going to allow it we’re going to allow it (for everyone) and develop a site criteria.’” Gas station owners like Eric Van Ruff, however, have opposed allowing Fred Meyer to build a fueling station, stating that it

will make it very difficult for stand-alone stations to compete, and bringing existing stations into compliance isn’t much of a compromise. VanRuff has owned the Chevron gas station and Wilderness Auto Service since 2005, located next to the Maple Valley Highway near Southeast 237th Street. Van Ruff explained that when the city was incorporated the code it used then made all fueling stations nonconforming. Only after a large retailer, such as Safeway, expressed interest in building a fueling station

did the city consider changing the code. “It’s frustrating to know when the city was incorporated, they didn’t want any more service stations in the city,” he said. “But when the big box store comes to Maple Valley, ‘Oh, we’d like to have fuel,’ Maple Valley bends over backwards. They’re willing to change things for them.” Van Ruff also said that while the compliance allows him to expand his station if he wishes, he’d rather remain nonconforming than allow Fred Meyer to build a fueling station.

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HighPoint Church to hold Easter egg hunt at Covington Elementary today The HighPoint Church will hold an flashlight Easter egg hunt at 6:30 p.m. today at the Covington Elementary School. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. The hunt begins at 7:30 p.m. The event is open for children ages 3-10. It is free. Items can be donated for the Kent and Auburn food bank. The event will feature inflatable jump houses, the Easter Bunny and more. The school is located at 17070 SE Wax Road Covington. The HighPoint Easter service will be held on Sunday, April 8 at 10:30 a.m in the school. For more information please e-mail or call 253.239.3008.


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PUBLIC WORKS 101 Partnerships and Relationships

In Covington, the city does not provide every public works service that some larger or full-service cities do. Services such as water and sewer utilities are provided by utility districts since the demand from development for these vital services were necessary long before Covington was incorporated. These utility districts provide all of the water and sewer services within the city of Covington, as well as much of the surrounding area. Soos Creek Water and Sewer District provides the sewer service, and the Covington Water District provides a large portion of the water service (with the exception of the northwest portion of the city, which is provided by Water District #111). Each of these districts has a long history of service, which has allowed the city of Covington to exist as it does today. The districts and the city work closely together to assure the service needs are met within Covington. The city has various agreements in place with each utility to assure roles, responsibilities and expectations are clear. The city and the districts continue to look for opportunities to partner for mutual benefit. A great example is in each of the city’s last four capital improvement projects, the Covington Water District has joined the project as a partner to complete their improvements at the same time under the same contract. This has lead to less interruption of service and reduced costs for both entities. The City of Covington also enjoys very good working relationships with private utilities such as Puget Sound Energy, Comcast, Century Link and Allied Waste Services. Each of these entities provides valuable services to Covington residents and businesses in utilizing Covington’s right-of-way. As seen in the recent snow and ice storm, each of these companies works very well with city staff to assure

services are provided effectively and return to normal as soon as possible after interruptions. Another great success in recent years is the partnership that Covington has with its neighbors, Maple Valley and Black Diamond. As a result of the annual threecity council meeting which has occurred for the last five years, the cities have taken advantage of many opportunities to increase service and at times reduce costs. A great example has been the joint street sweeping and storm sewer cleaning contracts. The contractors for these activities have been hired to provide services for both Covington and Maple Valley. This is done through an interlocal agreement between the cities that allows for joint service contracts, projects and purchasing. This contract has reduced the administrative costs by half and puts more of the dollars to tasks. The City of Covington is lucky to have such a great group of partners to work with in providing services to the community. In Public Works, we are always willing to partner, as well as our neighbors, with utility districts and private partners in order to provide mutual benefit for our common customers.

ARTS COMMISSION OPENINGS The City of Covington is seeking art enthusiasts to apply for three open arts commission positions. Arts commissioners serve the city as advisors to the city council in matters of art. They also coordinate various art programs and events in the city, including the monthly artwork display in city hall’s art gallery. Arts commissioners also organize the annual Student Art Walk, which includes contacting businesses, inventorying submitted artwork, and creating the exhibit in collaboration with Covington business owners. Arts commissioners also organize the annual Covington Days Art Show, in addition to other projects throughout the year. Serving on the Arts Commission can be a fun and rewarding experience! At this time, the positions are only open to someone living or working inside the Covington city limits. Positions are open to adults or youth (who must be between the ages of 14 and 18 at the start of their term). If you would like to exercise your creativity, serve your community, and promote art in Covington, please complete an application and submit to the attention of Deputy City Clerk Joan Michaud via mail, fax, or email at Questions regarding the Arts Commission may be directed to Parks and Recreation Director Scott Thomas at The Commission currently meets at City Hall the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. If you or someone you know has an interest in serving the city in this capacity, please refer him or her to the application form found on the city’s website (http://www. Further information on the commission can also be found on our website at artscommission.html.

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Have you ever wondered how things work “behind the scenes” at the city? Well, we want to show you! Join other homeowners and city staff for a closer look at code enforcement at the next HOA/Citizen Forum on April 11 at 7 p.m. in Covington City Hall. You’ll learn how complaints come in to the city, how they get handled, how they are prioritized and more. Also, meet some of the city staff who handles these issues on a daily basis. Don’t forget to bring your questions! This is the perfect opportunity to get some answers. If you have questions about this event, please contact Community Relations Coordinator Karla Slate at or 253.638.1110.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US CELEBRATE THE AQUATIC CENTER’S 35th ANNIVERSARY! On Saturday March 3, the Covington Aquatic Center celebrated its 35th Anniversary with a historical photo display, ceremony and free public swim. Mayor Margaret Harto spoke about the significant role the Aquatic Center plays in the community. Aquatics Supervisor Ethan Newton read a Senatorial Proclamation sent by Sen. Joe Fain and presented certificates of appreciation to several parks and recreation commission members. The in-water attendance for the event was over 180. FOR MORE INFORMATION For more information about the Covington Aquatic Center or to register for activities, visit, call 425-413-POOL(7665), or visit us at 18230 SE 240th St, Covington WA 98042 (Next to Tahoma High School).

RECYCLE & RAIN BARREL EVENT The City of Covington and King County bring you a great opportunity to get rid of materials that you’ve accumulated at this event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Kentwood High School. They accept recyclable items from batteries to cardboard, wood, appliances, and more. Pick up a rain barrel for only $25 while you are there (while supplies last). To view a complete listing of allowed items, visit www.CovingtonWA. gov.

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Covington gets state funding for road projects By TJ Martinell

The city of Covington is one step closer to securing the funds necessary for its state Route 516 project. The state Legislature recently passed a supplemental transportation-budget proposal that includes approximately $1.3 million in funding for projects along state Route 516 — also known as Kent-Kangley Road or Southeast 272nd Street — which runs eastwest through Covington. A reconstruction project between 156th Avenue Southeast and 160th Place Southeast from Southeast 260th Street to state Route 516 would get $380,00. Another $800,000 would pay for most of the right of way acquisition needed between Jenkins Creek and 185th Avenue Southeast, according to City Manager Derek

Matheson. The total cost for right of way acquisition would be $1.1 million. Yet, the city still needs further funding before the overall project will be able to get off the ground. “It’s important to note that project is a $14.5 million project,” he said. The city has already paid $2.3 million for renovation from Wax Road to Jenkins Creek which was completed last year. At its March 20 meeting the City Council approved funding for the $1.4 million design phase. “This next project is significantly more expensive,” Matheson said. “Because it involves crossing Jenkins creek and a longer distance.” Despite a hefty price tag for the project, Matheson said, he believes the government funding will help the city as it searches for other funding sources.

“It gets us almost to the point where we will have a project to shop to grant agencies for the big dollars necessary to build it,” he said. “It’s all funding dependent. The $800,000 will allows us to acquire most of the right of way. Then it’s just a waiting game to cobble the remaining funds to build it.” Matheson stated that the project from Jenkins Creek to 185th Avenue Southeast will help widen the highway from three lanes to five lanes, put in underground utilities and improve drainage, in addition to other renovations. The project funding was included in Covington’s legislative agenda, which Matheson said received assistance from their legislative representatives of the 47th District. “It’s a key point that while this is a city project

to widen and improve state route 516 it is a state highway,” he said. “So I think that it’s reasonable that the state would fund a portion of the project. The reason is that we have excellent legislators who communicate with us regularly and want us to help serve a common residents.” In a press release, State

Once this school year is over Tahoma High school will no longer offer wood shop. As part of its closure, the school is auctioning off all of the equipment in an effort to make room for two science classes which will move into the wood shop classroom. According to Tahoma Principal Terry Duty, the wood shop program has suffered from low student interest for the past six years. “We’ve really struggled with enrollment,” he said. “We tried everything from adding a construction trades program to kids building skateboard decks and speakers.” In spite of this, Duty said, it got to the point where just 43 kids signed up for the class. “We really have a philosophy where we try to get kids in the classes they want to take and not just where we have room,” he said. Finally, Duty was forced to reduce the wood shop teacher, Jack Gerber, from full time to part-time. Gerber resigned in December. Duty explained another factor which played into the decision was due to space constraints. “The size of our wood-

set and that what drives the classes that kids take. We’re excited about the new program.” Tahoma spokesperson Kevin Patterson stated that the district recognized the shift and changed its strategy. At the same time, Duty said, he is sad to see the program go. “I’m an old wood shop guy and kind of lament the fact that it’s leaving,” he said. “But just putting the kids in there is not the way to have success for a program. The woods program just didn’t have the interest within our community to survive. It’s from the industrial age to the technical.”


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Kentwood graduate Marley Prother swims in a meet at Texas Christian University for UNLV. Prothero, a senior, won the 200 breaststroke at the Mountain West Conference Championship meet on Feb. 25. She is now training for the Olympic Trials. Photo courtesy of UNLV Athletic Department

Matt Hague, a former Kentwood High School star, is on the verge of making the Major League Baseball roster of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hague, 26, a 2004 Kentwood graduate, hit his seventh home run of spring training April 1 to give him 15 hits in his last 37 at-bats. The rookie first baseman hopes to crack the opening-day roster when the Pirates begin the regular season Thursday. Pittsburgh drafted Hague in the ninth round of the 2008 draft out of Oklahoma State University.


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the final race of her college career at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Going into the race she felt ready. Knowing her dad, Mark,

was there helped. “I always look up to my dad before and after the race,” Marley said. “He always sends me some good vibes.” Prothero is a 2008 Kentwood High graduate and was on the blocks for the

200 breaststroke on Feb. 25 at the Mountain West Conference championships. “I was shooting to make NCAAs, so, my coaches had me time trial the 200 breast on the first night,” Marley said. “Thursday and Friday coming back into the 200

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Second half surge propels Kentwood to win Kentwood couldn’t find the net in the first half against Auburn on the soccer pitch at French Field Monday night. The Conquerors more than made up for it in the second half when they scored repeatedly in a 4-0 victory over the Trojans. And with a little help from Tahoma Monday night, coupled with its win, Kentwood moved into first place in the South Puget Sound League North division. Conquerors sophomore midfielder Min Park started the scoring off three minutes, 15 seconds into the second half popping a rebound into the net. With 19:19 left on the clock, Hunter Pyne lobbed a penalty kick from out nine yards out into the goal, bending it up and over the wall of Auburn defenders into the left side of the net. Ivan Manzano took a ball from Dakota Maslowski as he ran up the right side of the field and put it in far post to make it 3-0 Kentwood. With under four minutes left in the contest Sean

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into it.” So relaxed, in fact, she beat Katelyn Weddle of San Diego State. Weddle, the defending conference champion in the event, was in the lane next to Marley. “It was really my funnest race that I’ve probably ever done,” Marley said. “I had my whole team there behind the blocks.” Mark, who is an attorney, has a video of Marley’s 200 breast championship swim on his computer at his

Denby was in the right place at the right time in front of the Auburn goal when he scored for Kentwood putting an exclamation point on the victory. Kentwood improved to 5-0-2 in South Puget Sound League North and remained in second place play while Auburn dropped to 4-2-2. Later on Monday Tahoma traveled to Jefferson, which was in first place in the division before the contest began, and the Raiders quickly showed the Bears why they had the lead. Jefferson scored two goals in the first half, one at the 19 minute mark by Louis Alvaro Osornio on a ball from Tyler Hamashima, next Brandon Madsen had an unassisted goal at the 29 minute mark. But just a minute into the second half Logan Young put the ball into Jefferson’s net. Madsen answered for Jefferson with a goal off a pass from Charles Yi just seven minutes later. The Bears didn’t give up, though, and scored three straight goals to put together the come from behind win. Logan Young nailed a

penalty kick, then Billy Miller scored off a ball from Chad Blenz at the 68 minute mark, then Jordan Downing put in the winning goal with five minutes left in the contest. It was the reverse of Tahoma’s previous match against Kentlake at home on March 30 which the Bears won 4-0. Young put Tahoma on the board first with a penalty kick with about 13 minutes left in the first half. In the second half, the Bears came out firing against the Falcons, with Mac Henderson starting things off when he drilled it past Kentlake’s keeper to make it 2-0. Tahoma was aggressively attacking Kentlake’s defense and spent much of the game pushing to the goal. On the third penalty kick of the night for Tahoma, Young put in his second goal of the contest, putting Tahoma up 3-0 with about 21 minutes left on the clock. The Bears put the final nail in the coffin when Sean Owens sent a ball across the field to Blenz who took it and headed it into the net to make it 4-0. Kentlake bounced back from that loss on Monday

law office. He pulled it up quickly, a proud dad happy to relive his daughter’s big moment, “I could watch this over and over again.” As the video played he reflected on Marley’s swim. Once upon a time he was the swim coach at Kentwood and also swam collegiately for the University of Washington. “It was the last swim on the last day of the meet, which is hard, because you’re tired, so I was proud of her focus,” he said. “She

just had her mind set on winning on that last day. She looked really in control and really smooth. I just knew she had something up her sleeve for that night.” Marley was right behind Weddle the whole race just waiting for her chance to get ahead. Mark said she jammed the last turn but came up out of the water strong. “It was really the last 15 yards, the very, very end,” Marley said. “I kind of did a little fist pump and

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jumped out of the water a little bit (after the race). I was really excited. Before I even turned around to look at the clock I could hear my team behind the blocks going crazy so I knew I either made NCAAs or I had won.” Then Marley looked over at Weddle and saw a look of disappointment on her competitor’s face which confirmed the victory. It was the perfect way for Marley to end her college swimming career.

Marley started swimming club with KING when she a little girl and competed all four years at Kentwood. She won two individual state championships while sporting the green, silver and black, both in the 200 yard individual medley. As a senior at Kentwood she took third in the 100 breaststroke. Mark explained that his daughter took recruiting trips to UCLA, San Diego State, Northern Arizona University and UNLV.

“She just fell in love with UNLV,” he said. “My wife and I love hot and sunny, so, we were all about it. As long as there’s a pool or water nearby, we were happy.” It helped that the coach, Jim Reitz, had grown up blocks away from Mark. “When Marley got good, got to be the subject of interest of college coaches it was great when (UNLV) showed interest,” Mark said. “I liked his program and I like Jim and the values that [ more TOP page 22 ]

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Conquerors still undefeated in league play Cash McGuire, who went 1-for-3 with two RBIs, launched a two run long entwood is on a ball to make it 4-0. roll on the baseball Reese McGuire, who led diamond. the Conks at the plate going The Conquerors have 2-for-3 with a double and started the season off 5-0 three RBIs, led off the top and 6-0 overall includof the sixth when he jacked ing a 6-5 victory over the a solo shot over the right Tahoma Bears on the road field fence. He picked up his Monday afternoon. other two RBIs in the top of The win came thanks to the seventh when he hit a another strong offensive line drive to center field for day for Kentwood and a a double. stingy effort on the mound It was a good day at by Gonzaga-bound pitcher the plate for the Conks as Taylor Jones, who scattered McCord went 1-for-4 with seven hits and gave up one two runs scored and an earned run. RBI, Kade Kryzsko Carson McCord was 1-for-2 with a was 1-for-2 with double, Jones was prep a run scored and 1-for-5 with an RBI, three RBIs, while Dalton Cryderman Lucas Gately was was 1-for-2 with a 3-for-3 with an RBI, double, Wessling was Cash McGuire was 1-for1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs 3 with a run scored, Skyler and a double and Jarrett Genger was 1-for-4, Reese Retz was 1-for-3. McGuire was 1-for-2 with John Bodenhammer two runs scored and Tanner was 2-for-4 with two runs Wessling was 1-for-3 with scored and an RBI after he an RBI. launched a solo shot in the With the win, Kentwood bottom of the seventh to is at the top of the South cut the Kentwood lead to Puget Sound League North 6-5 but Tahoma could get standings. no closer. On March 30 Kentwood Connor Cloyd was 1-fordismantled Auburn on the 4 with a run scored and a road with a 13-5 victory. double for Tahoma while The Conquerors got on Nate Brown was 2-for-4 the board first, taking a 2-0 with a double, two runs lead it the top of the first scored and a pair of RBIs inning, then just kept build- while Ryan Malone was ing on it. 1-for-4 with a run scored. In the top of the second Tahoma, after starting off BY KRIS HILL




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Kentwood senior Taylor Jones lays down a bunt in the top of the seventh inning against Tahoma on Monday. Kentwood held off Tahoma for the 6-5 win to remain undefeated on the season. kris hill, The Reporter To view a slide show go to and to buy photos go to the Web site and click on the photo reprints tab. 3-0 in league play, dropped to 3-3 after losses last week against Kentridge and Auburn. The Bears are in fourth place in the North through April 2. Meanwhile, Kentlake put together a 5-2 win over Auburn on Monday, scoring a run in each of the first three innings then putting up a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth.

The Falcons held the Trojans scoreless until the top of the sixth. Kentlake improved to 4-2 in the SPSL North, second place behind Kentwood. The Falcons and the Conks are set to collide on Wednesday after the Reporter goes to press. Kentridge improved to 3-3 in league play with a 7-0 win over Kent-Meridian on

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Kentwood bounced back from a 6-5 loss to Auburn Riverside on March 23 with a pair of wins in the past week. First the Conquerors pounded the Royals from KentMeridian, 12-0, on March 27. But Kentwood made a statement with a key victory over Tahoma when the Conks beat the Bears 7-1 Monday afternoon. Much of the game was spent knotted at 1-1 until Kentwood broke it open in the top of the sixth. It started when senior co-captain Bailey Marshall got on base after the pitch she hit bounced off Tahoma shortstop Hayley Beckstrom’s glove. Two batters later Regan Rudisill dropped a single into shallow right field. Then junior co-captain Allison Newcomb ripped a double through the infield gap that drove in two runs to make it a 3-1 lead for Kentwood. Kylie Goodwin drove in another run when she dropped a single into the center field gap. Tiana Faagalulu drove in a run with a single along the first base line and Shian Kelly drove in two when she hit a single past shortstop. Kendall Goodwin pitched a complete game for Kentwood striking out four. Faaglulu was 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored, Marshall was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI while Newcomb was 1-for-4 with a double. For Tahoma Walley was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a double.


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[22] Apr 06, 2012 • All of her teammates who are training Shortly before Mark and Kelly were goalong with her are now part of Team Rebels ing to head to Arizona for one of Marley’s Aquatics which functions as a club team. meets in the fall, his lung collapsed because “It is a club atmosphere,â€? Marley said. the tumors were so large, there wasn’t “It’s much different than college swimming enough room for air to flow into it. because you don’t have the team compoBecause of the collapsed lung, Mark said, nent, it’s much more individualized. I think his doctor wouldn’t let him fly. So, the Prowe’ll have a good group there, we have theros drove the entire way to Arizona. five girls qualified and four boys qualified. But, they didn’t tell Marley until DecemThat’s the most UNLV has brought than ber, keeping the diagnosis on a need to in the past 30 years. So, it’ll be a know basis until Mark could tell “It definitely good group of us going and it’s his youngest child in person. was (significant) going to be much bigger than He hoped that his hair because... part any meet I’ve ever had swimming wouldn’t fall out before he told of me wanted to with KING. It will really be unlike her otherwise she would know make them proud. any other meet I’ve ever been to immediately upon looking at him Just to see how and I’m really excited for it. My that something was wrong. goal is to end on a good note and happy it makes “After I told her, within three him definitely to have a good time.â€? days (his hair) was gone,â€? Mark And she graduates from UNLV did make it a bit said. “I went through chemo and in May with a degree in meeting more meaningful. radiation through the middle of and to have him and event management. November through February. I there healthy During all this — her final was lucky that I had a great supseason of college swim, working and cheering.â€? port system through that.â€? Marley Prothero toward the Olympic trials and Marley was thankful her preparing to graduate — Marley parents told her in person. Like has been coping with something her dad, she had a great support that has made the family atmosystem in place as well, right sphere at UNLV that much more there among her teammates. significant. “It was hard because they were going Mark was diagnosed with lung cancer in home and I had to go back to UNLV,â€? she October. said. “They got to the point to be positive He had this cough that wouldn’t go away. and be confident that he was going to get He underwent a series of tests. better and beat the cancer. The team here is

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he teaches. She was mature and we were pretty confident no matter where she went she would be able to handle it.� Her visit to UNLV was the second of her four recruiting trips. “I was actually terrified to go there but I ended up falling in love with it,� Marley said. “The team is like a family and the coaches are great.� When Marley graduated from high school, Mark stopped coaching, which has afforded him and his wife Kelly time to travel to Marley’s meets. Swimming at UNLV has been an outstanding experience, Marley said. “It’s been amazing, the whole journey,� she said. “I’ve improved all four years which is sort of unheard of in college for females. I’ve always loved going to practice, it was never a job for me or something that I dreaded. A lot of people get sick of waking up at 5 in the morning. I’ve loved every minute of it but I’m still kind of sad it’s ending though I’m still training with them for the (Olympic) trials.� Now that her college career has ended — she just missed a chance to compete at the NCAA championships — Marley is focused on the Olympic trials set for June 25 through July 2 in Omaha, Neb. She’ll be swimming in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events.

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Statewide business group honors Rep. Mark Hargrove with Cornerstone Award for work in Legislature Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington, was given the Cornerstone Award by the Association of Washington

Business (AWB) for his support of business-friendly legislation throughout the 2010 and 2011 legislative sessions. AWB gives the award to legislators who vote for business-friendly legislation and vote against legislation that would further erode the state’s competitiveness. In 2011, 53 legislators received Cornerstone awards from AWB; 12 Senators and 41 Representatives. The

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Copies of the DNS are available at no charge from Kathy Nygard, 201 South Jackson Street, Ste. 700, Seattle, WA 98104. The public is invited to comment on this DNS by submitting written comments no later than 4:30 P.M., Friday, April 20, 2012, attention Kevin Brown, Director, Division of Parks and Recreation, Department o f Natural Resources and Parks, 201 South Jackson Street, Suite 700, Seattle, WA 98104-3856 or at Please reference File Number DPR-S-1201 Published in Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporter on April 6, 2012. #608047. VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER District Healthcare System NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Valley Medical Center Board of Trustees will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11:30 p.m. in the Board Room of Valley Medical Center, Renton WA. Regular meetings of the Valley Medical Center Board of Trustees will continue to be held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room of Valley Medical Center, unless changed by public notice. BOARD OF TRUSTEES (District Healthcare System) By: Sandra Sward Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees Published in Kent, Renton, and Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporters on April 6, 2012 and April 13, 2012. #608048

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KING COUNTY DEPT. OF DEVELOPMENT & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (DDES) 900 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057-5212 NOTICE OF BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION REQUEST: Building Permit File: B11C0037 Applicant: AT&T c/o Jessica Pierce Location: 13323 409th ave se north bend Proposal: Add to exist. 170’ monopole 3 panel antenna & ground equipment on existing concrete pad within exist fenced compound SEPA Contact: Mark Mitchell 206-296-7119 COMMENT PROCEDURES: DDES will issue an environmental determination on this application following a 21-day comment period that ends on May 7, 2012. Written comments and additional information can be obtained by contacting the SEPA Project Manager at the phone number listed above. Published in Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporter on April 6, 2012. #608046. NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks issues a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter WAC 197-11) for the Black Diamond Natural Area –Parking Lot Installations. This project will replace unsafe parking along the highway with installation of two gravel parking areas to provide access to the site and its popular trail system. The contact for this project is David Kimmett. After review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the agency, the Department of Natural Resources and Parks has determined that this proposal will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment.

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