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By Dennis Box

The boards of the Kent School District and Renton Technical College unanimously approved the formation of the Medical Career Pathways program at a special joint board meeting on March 20. The program, which will allow students to earn a two-year associates degree in pre-nursing alongside a high school diploma at Kentlake will enable students to go directly into the work force or transfer those credits to another school. The program will begin in the fall. Steve Hansen, the president of RTC, sees the program as a chance to seamlessly blend high school and college and give students hands-on experiences that lead to career options. “What we really value in the education we do is it’s hands-on

The Black Diamond City Council filled an open seat Thursday, selecting Janie Edelman from a pool of three applicants. The seat opened when Joe May resigned his Position No. 3 seat Feb. 5. May was elected in 2011. Edelman’s term will run to the Nov. 5 general election. The council voted unanimously to select Edelman after interviewing the trio of candidates. The other applicants were Patrick Nelson and Bill Roth. “I will do the best job I can to support the town, council and mayor,” Edelman said after she was selected. “You may think I am coming in with an agenda but I am not.” Edelman added her “door is open.” Councilman Craig Goodwin said his criteria for selecting

Rohit Tripathy, 11, sings while drumming with his band, Heat, during Dace’s Rock ‘n’ More’s quarterly Rockcital at the Maple Valley Creative Arts Center March 23. Heat, made up of three boys from Maple Valley, was one of seven bands to perform. dennis box, The Reporter To view a slide show go to

Mattson math teacher by day, roller derby blocker by night BY MICHELLE CONNERLY

By day, Nicolle McDowell is a math teacher and yearbook advisor at Mattson Middle School. By night, she leaves sweet Nicolle behind and embodies her alter ego, Narca-Lexie, a bruising blocker for the Toxic 253 roller derby team. McDowell routinely makes the evening drive from her Covington home to the Tacoma skating rink,

shedding business wear to don a helmet, pads and skates. It didn’t take long for McDowell to get hooked on the fast paced, physical game. She began skating in her youth but revisited the rink when a friend invited her to a roller derby bout in Tacoma. McDowell soon was swerving and skating alongside other Toxic ladies at the Nicolle McDowell Rollin’ 253 Skate Center in Fircrest. “When I got into it, I just wanted to do something fun,” said McDow-

ell, who joined the lineup last August and has been a regular ever since. “I’ve never felt exercised like this. I’ve never sweat like this in my life. I feel healthy.” The name Narca-Lexie came from something relevant to her life. Being narcoleptic, McDowell turned her condition into a rough-and-tough roller derby personality, complete with starry knee high socks, blue hair and glittery leggings, telling her opponents “I can knock you out.” That’s one reason why McDowell enjoys the game and why most spectators watch. She likes being able to hit people. The diminutive McDowell absorbs her share of bruises and scrapes from being thrown by her teammates into other players in order to block the jammer, the position on the team that scores the points. But she doesn’t shy away from the pain. It’s


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expected in this sport and something she chats about with her students after class. “If I was worried about getting hurt, this wouldn’t be the thing I’d join,” McDowell said. “I love to come to work because my kids think I’m bizarre. (They) love to see when I have bruises (and) hear my stories about how I got hurt.” McDowell, who is training to become a jammer, brings energy and grit to the team, a mixture of women of all ages and abilities. They invite players from all skill sets to skate with them. While the team does not promote violence on the track, roller derby is a fullcontact sport. And for Adrienne ConnollyPoe — assistant coach and fellow skater from Covington — the hitting, falling and


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Kent Area Council PTA’s Cinderella Project makes prom night magically affordable for students by loaning formal dresses and tuxes to students

Prom season is rapidly approaching, which can cause students and parents alike to grimace. The annual spring ritual shortly before high school seniors graduate can be a hit to the wallet. Formal wear, whether it’s a tux or dress, plus shoes, accessories, hair products, tickets, dinner and transportation to the dance adds up quickly. Amy Hardebeck, chair of the Kent Area Council PTA’s Cinderella Project committee, discovered an alternative in the fall when her daughter, who is a freshman at Kentridge High, decided to go to homecoming. Hardebeck saw a flier for the Cinderella Project in the school newsletter. She knew she didn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars so they went to the Kent Phoenix Academy to see

what was offered. More than a year ago Hardebeck, who is the Hardebeck discovered how director of Lake Wilderness expensive homecoming Arboretum, said she was can be when her son, who impressed with the collecwas a senior and part of tion. Students who attend the homecoming court at high school in the Kent Kentridge, attended the School District, regardless dance. She spent hundreds of income level, can borrow of dollars on the experience a dress from the project to for him, she said. wear to a school dance. In any case, when she “We were overwhelmed and her daughter returned by the quantity the dress, Hardand the quality of “There were ebeck discovered (dresses), some the chair of the dresses which of them with tags had never been project was stepstill on them,” worn. My daughter ping down. So Hardebeck said. borrowed a dress Hardebeck volun“There were for homecoming. teered to take over. dresses which had Everyone “I was just so never been worn. told her how touched by the fact My daughter beautiful it was.” the Kent School borrowed a dress District was doing Amy Hardebeck for homecoming. this project that I Everyone told her just couldn’t say how beautiful it no,” she said. “I was.” was so impressed, I knew I Dresses are donated and had to take over the posisometimes purchased at a tion and I knew I had to steep discount when stores make more kids aware of it.” are clearing them. Tuxedoes Since taking over in Januare also available for boys. ary, Hardebeck said, she’s


gone through the dresses to take care of any which may need to be cleaned or repaired — one volunteer is a seamstress who is taking care of fixing dresses. Kentwood High’s Fashion Club used 40 of the Cinderella Project’s dresses for its Feb. 28 fashion show which raised money for Seattle Children’s Hospital. It was an opportunity to support the fundraiser, Hardebeck said, but it also was a chance to let students know they have this as an option. Dresses range in size from zero to 3X. There are brand new nylons, bins of them, Hardebeck said, as well as unopened makeup samples, hair accessories and much more. There’s 30 tuxedoes for boys as well as a limited selection of shoes. “There’s everything from the poofy Cinderella dresses all the way to the modern sleek dresses,” Hardebeck said. “You name it. Anything they need for


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prom is there. And there’s because only a handful of zero cost. They don’t pay for teens took advantage in the everything. All you need is fall out of the thousands a Kent School District ID.” who attend one of the For a budget conscious Kent School District high family, this schools. could save Students Cinderella hundreds who are Project Contact of dollars or under 18 Information even allow will need to a teen to go get a parent Email: cinderellaproject@kacpta. to a dance or guardian org because of to fill out a website: the cost savform when id=176 ings. checking out On Facebook: https://www. And for a dress or tux. who The formal KentPTA don’t want wear borCall Amy Hardebeck at 425-652to go there rowed from 0359 to get a tux, the Cinderella Hardebeck Project must added, the be returned project committee arranges two weeks after the dance. with a few local shops for In mid-April Hardebeck discounts on formal attire will put up posters at to ensure there is opportuschools. Information will go nity for the guys. out in school newsletters, There are seven dates the too. She wants to make sure Cinderella Project collecanyone who wants to go tion is available for perusal. to prom can do so without With the first prom set for spending a fortune. May 24, students can go to “It’s such a fabulous prothe Kent Phoenix Academy gram and it’s so heartwarmto go through and try on ing to me and I just want the dresses starting May 9. more kids to know about Hardebeck said there are it,” she said. more than 200 dresses to check out. If a student can’t make it to one of the schedReach Assistant Ediuled dates to check out the formal wear, Hardebeck can tor Kris Hill at khill@ or set up an appointment and 425-432-1209 ext. 5054. meet a teen at the school to To comment on this story show them around. go to www.covingtonreHardebeck hopes to bring in more students

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Kentwood High School has been recognized by the Washington state Board of Education as a “very good” school. The designation is based on student performance on state assessments in math, reading and writing. Kentwood was the only high school in the Kent School District to receive this distinction.

Kent Schools’ JROTC climbs to the top by KATHERINE SMITH

The competition season for the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps armed drill team from Kentwood couldn’t have ended any higher — literally. The team clinched the championship title at the state meet March 16 with an element where team members created a staircase with their rifles that Chris Salois, a senior at Kentlake and commander of the team, then climbed. “That was the first time I experienced that a team got a standing ovation,” John Shaner, one of the JROTC teachers at Kentwood, said. “They got two.” Salois credited the hard work of his teammates with being able to pull off the move, and an undefeated season. “It’s not just up to me, it’s the team in general. With the team it’s all about what happens in the platoon…I may have the leadership but it’s the team’s dedication.” Salois said. “That move we call Stairway to Heaven, we had two weeks to practice. It was a tough two weeks,

I even came up with a plan and physical conditioning, B but I said, ‘screw it.’ I the program is ultimately wanted to do something about leadership, character big.” development and teamwork The team competed in Paul said. half a dozen competitions “We get a lot of kids with this year according to a lot of different skill levels teacher Ken Paul. and backgrounds,” said “This team this year is Paul. “The personal imastonishing,” Paul said. provement of each person is The drill team meets as remarkable.” a zero hour class before The program emphasizes school five days a week — leadership so much that learning, practicing and fourth year students are perfecting drills. For the actually the ones running team, precision and it — each student is attention to detail assigned a position are crucial. and collectively they DRILL The JROTC are in charge of program at Kentorganizing activities, wood is open to running meetings students from across and helping to teach the Kent School District the younger students. Inand currently is made dividually they must meet up of 122 students from the requirements of their Kentwood, Kentlake and assigned position. Kentridge. “(It’s) not just informaThe program includes tion, but them being able to classroom instruction and execute it,” Paul said. “Not physical conditioning and just a race to the top for students can choose to themselves but to bring up participate in one of two the younger kids.” drill teams, a marksmanFor Salois, who will ship team and a physical pursue a career with the strength team. Marines after graduation, While students learn JROTC gave him a place about the structure of the military, land navigation, basic drills, military justice

to belong and a chance to challenge himself. “I think of it more of a test of my endurance,” Salois said. “I’ve been thinking about joining the military since I was in elementary school…I needed something, I don’t really play sports…The first semester I felt at home with the unit.” Students who participate in JROTC aren’t committed to joining the military after high school, some do ROTC while studying at a university, some go directly into the service and some decide to pursue other paths. Regardless of what students decide to do Paul said the point is to give them leadership and other skills that they can apply anywhere. Zachary Anwar, a senior at Kentwood and the cadet commanding officer, said that one of the things he has appreciated most about JROTC is the opportunities for learning it has given him. “It’s a family,” Anwar said.


“You’re in high school but you’re also in something else. You get to learn things in the class that you don’t learn in any other class.” The dedication and intensity of the program creates a camaraderie among students and their teachers. “These are my two favorite teachers at Kentwood,” said Jessica Hanna, a Kentwood senior and the cadet executive officer. “They’re mentors more than teachers.” For Madeline Fakharzadeh, a Kentwood senior and squad leader and team commander for the unarmed drill team, the challenges and growth she has experienced in JROTC have been the things she has come to appreciate most. “I like the concept of taking you down and building you up from there.”

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Cats Have Teeth Too! by Dr. Julie Brazeau

Dental disease is one of the most commonly overlooked and under-treated medical problems in our cats. This is most likely due to cats’ ability to hide discomfort or pain. Most cats with dental disease will still eat dry food and act perfectly normal at home. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of cats show signs of dental disease by age three. Symptoms include brown tartar build-up along the gum line, red or swollen gums, or bad breath. Dental disease develops when bacteria combines with saliva and food debris to form plaque on the teeth. Our pets are more prone to plaque formation because the pH of their saliva is more basic than human saliva, thus it has less anti-bacterial properties. If plaque isn’t removed from the teeth by brushing, the plaque will turn into tartar. Bacteria within the tartar causes inflammation along the gum line and the gingiva, or gum tissue, will begin to loosen from the teeth, creating a space for more bacteria to accumulate. This space can widen, causing loose and/or infected teeth. Eventually, these teeth may be lost. Aside from tartar accumulation on the teeth, one of the most common dental problems in cats is resorptive lesions. These lesions are painful defects in the teeth, most commonly the lower premolars, which are similar to cavities in humans. Unlike humans, whose cavities are the result of bacterial enzymes and acids digesting the teeth, the cause of resorptive lesions in cats is largely unknown. Stud-

ies show that more than fifty percent of cats over 6 years of age will develop one of these painful lesions. Many cats will develop several resorptive lesions. Because cats retain their survival instinct to hide pain, dental disease is often missed by owners at home. Bad breath in our pets is common and often mistaken as normal, instead of a sign of dental disease. Less often, cats with dental disease will drool excessively or paw at the mouth. It is very rare for a cat with dental disease, even in the most severe cases, to have difficulty eating. Their desire to eat will only wane when they are in severe pain or bacterial infection in the mouth has spread to other organs in the body, causing systemic disease. Dental disease is a common problem in cats, but is very easily treatable in most cases. General anesthesia is required for an appropriate dental cleaning – most pets will not tolerate the probing and polishing that is done during a dental. X-rays of all diseased teeth is also essential to fully diagnose all potential problems your pet may have. You may not notice a big change in personality once your cat’s teeth are cleaned and diseased teeth are cared for, but they will feel much better to have chronic sources of pain removed. So the next time Fluffy is sitting on your lap, lift up her gums and have a peek at her teeth. If you see anything suspicious, see your veterinarian for a complete dental check-up.

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I have a riddle for you. What do you need to live that covers 70 percent of the Earth’s surface? If you said chocolate milk you seriously need help. It’s precious water! You see my school, Crestwood Elementary, is trying to be a Level 3 green school. We recycle, preserve power, compost, and now to get to Level 3 we need to preserve water. One of the assignments is to research where your school gets water and write a report on that water source. Today I will be telling you about where Crestwood gets its water. So, where does it come from? Well, the Green River Watershed supplies water to Tacoma Water, city of Kent, Covington Water, and Lakehaven Water District. This forested land is covered by the Cascade Mountains on three sides, and is gated off on the other to prevent often visiting. Also, the area is basically a large retention pond for melted snow and seasonal rainfall. The watershed is Tacoma’s main water source. Just before World War I, the city of Tacoma filed for water rights for the Green River. They have managed the Green River for more than 90 years. But then again, they only own 10 percent of it. Tacoma has a 15/36 partnership share, Lakehaven, Kent, and Covington each have a 7/36 partnership share. You probably won’t believe this at first but trust me, I’m not lying. The Green River Watershed covers 177,394 acres of land on the west flank of the Cascade Mountains between the Chinook and Snoqualme passes. OMG that

Confirmed: I’m a running geek About five years ago I thought I needed to leave this newspaper and find a way to get paid to write about technology. That thought persisted until January 2011 when I spent a week at the Consumer Electronics Show blogging for a cell phone forum I help moderate. I realized that I don’t love technology enough to get paid to write about it daily. I’m a gadget geek — no doubt about that. I’ve been through more cell phones in the past six years than most people will ever use in a lifetime. I get new stuff when it comes out. I bought the first Windows phone when it was offered on the carrier I use. When the Kindle Fire was announced, I pre-ordered one. We have an iPad. I use a small personal laptop for work, a Windows 8 machine with a touchscreen, in addition to the full size laptop and desktop we have at home. As soon as the newest Android phones are available on my carrier I will get one — the new HTC most likely. There’s my geek cred. I could go on, but, I think you get the idea. As many readers know, I have a new obsesKris Hill Assistant Editor

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is big! The watershed is also 65 miles long! I wouldn’t want to take a swim test there! There are two diversions in the watershed. In the first diversion, 73 million gallons of water is distributed each day! With a follow-up of 65 million gallons in the second diversion! Another really interesting thing about the Green River Watershed is the fact that it flows by gravity, which reduces expensive pumping costs. Now, you’re probably wondering, are there any fish in the watershed. Yes there are — there is a very large amount of salmon in the area. In 2007 an abundance of salmon was released into the upper area of the Green River Watershed. The move was preparing that area of the watershed for future spawning and survival. The salmon hadn’t accessed the hundreds of miles of rivers and sion: running. This hasn’t supplanted my love of technology, it fits in alongside that and complements my passion for sports. Were it not for my tech geek status, though, I wouldn’t have recognized the moment I officially became a running geek. Over the years, I’ve been offered jobs by store managers where cell phones and service are sold because I often knew more than the employees or even the manager. It’s simultaneously embarrassing and ego-boosting when that happens. Now, I haven’t been offered a job at a shoe store yet, but I discovered recently that I know more about running shoes now than any sales associate I’ve encountered, even the ones in the specialty store I like to shop in. I won’t, however, look for a job to sell shoes. I promise. One thing I learned while at CES is while it is good to love what you do for a living, sometimes what you love is better as a hobby than a job. At one time I spent a fair amount of my free time reading about gadgets while plotting how I could get my hands on the latest and greatest. Now I spend my time reading about running shoes or gear, thinking about my last run and plotting when I will go on my next run or researching what races I should sign up for. Recently I went out to dinner with friends. Two of them are runners and the third was not. Our poor friend who does not run could hardly get a word in edgewise. Then the fire alarm for the building went off, we had to clear out, and by the time we could go back in my daughter was done for the night — so

streams since the system was built in 1911. With the completion of the second supply pipeline, they modified the area for fish passage. The fish will now be able to swim up into large holding tanks. Furthermore, transport trucks move them back to the upper watershed. There was recently a large releasing of pink salmon. So, you probably realized that Crestwood does know where their water comes from! You’ve zoomed up on just one of hundreds of watersheds. Hopefully now that you have learned so much, next time you see a river, you will look at it with new eyes.

Annie Livengood of Covington is an aspiring journalist and sixthgrader at Crestwood Elementary. not much opportunity to talk about anything other than running. I encourage people to try the program I used to start running called Couch to 5K. It’s awesome. My level of fitness at the end of that was incredible and it improves every week. It’s a great way to start, especially for anyone who thinks she hates running or could never do what I’ve done. Nonsense. If I can become a runner then absolutely anyone can. What I find interesting are the people who tell me I inspire them to get out and get fit. That was what compelled me to write the Fitness Journeys series which ran in the paper in February. I’m not the only one with an inspiring story and I hoped someone might finally take that first step toward better health. In my case, I knew I had to make a change last summer and I am lucky enough to have incredible friends who supported my effort to get healthy. As a mom with Type 2 diabetes it is imperative to me to live a long life not just for myself, but for my daughter. She deserves what I didn’t have growing up. My dad was a Type 1 diabetic, the insulin-dependent kind, who died three weeks before his 47th birthday. I will do everything within my power to not miss out on her childhood. But, being the kind of person who overdoes it, I didn’t just say to myself last summer, ‘I want to run a 5K. Let’s cross that off the list.’ No, I decided I wanted to run at least six 5K races by the end of June then train to run 10Ks this summer with the eventual goal being [ more HILL page 5 ]

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Community News and Notes Community egg hunt to be held At Lake wilderness park

The 15th annual community egg hunt will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 30 at Lake Wilderness Park. The hunt is open to toddlers and children through grade 3. The egg hunt is hosted by the Greater Maple Valley Community Center and is funded in part by Tina McDonough of

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to run a half marathon in the second half of 2014. What excited me about running was the seemingly never-ending goals to improve times, increase mileage or try different events. There are mud runs, color runs, triathlon relays and so on. Then there’s the social element of running which I love. This sport has an entire subculture and I love running on the Cedar River Trail on Saturdays, smiling and saying good morning to my fellow runners. My husband went through the Couch to 5K program with me in the fall. A trio of my friends did my first 5K with me, the Jingle Bell Run, even though I was slower and brought my daughter along. My friend Ilyse was with me every step of that race and just ran the Mercer Island Rotary 5K, which is part of a larger event that includes a 10K and a half marathon, for fun. The support I’ve gotten from my family has been incredible, too. My in-laws bought me a fancy, expensive Garmin GPS running watch for Christmas, along with water bottles and exercise gear. All the kind words have been wonderful, too, from everyone I meet. Ryan Light, a Maple Valley resident I’ve interviewed twice in the past year about running, wrote in an interview for the series that running has changed his life.


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I know exactly what he means. I am thankful for the changes I’ve experienced and not just the health benefits, though it’s nice to lose 40 pounds while getting my diabetes under tight control it’s even better to be able to handle the stress of life as a mom, wife and journalist. I also look forward to the events in the area I get to participate in. It was great fun to be the only runner at the Out of the Darkness suicide prevention and awareness walk at Tahoma High in February. I’m looking forward to running the Bra Dash 5K at Lake Wilderness Park Sept. 15. In 2012 I walked in the inaugural event, my first 5K of any kind, and it will be quite a moment to run across the finish line in an event in the city I live in that does such good work supporting research to find a cure for breast cancer. I’ll be on the lookout for more events like that not far from home. And then there’s the constant search for running gear. I am obsessed with running shoes. I have just found a pair I am in love with but that hasn’t deterred me from trying to find a good deal on a second pair from another brand I’ve read good things about. Last year’s models are on sale right now. I’ve tried to convince my husband the running gear habit isn’t nearly as expensive as the gadget habit but so far he’s not buying it. In addition to shoes, there’s the ID tag for my laces so I don’t have to carry my

Tahoma named to AP Honor Roll

The Tahoma School District is among 17 school districts in Washington state and 539 nationally named to the College Board’s AP Honor Roll. The district was recognized for continued growth of the College Board’s Advanced Placement program for high school students. It is the second consecutive year that Tahoma has been named to the College Board’s AP District Honor Roll.

wallet, the earbuds I got for my iPod which won’t fall out no matter how much I sweat, and the clothes. Here’s the funny part: I have a lot of pink running gear now. Yes, the woman who said a few years ago right in this very column how much I hate pink. It’s amazing how my attitude has changed now that a close friend is a breast cancer survivor. Pink is a bright color, too, so I don’t have to worry as much about someone in Maple Valley driving a giant, lifted pick up truck seeing me. I’ll always love technology but in the end, it’s not something I could earn a living doing, nor can it truly change my life the way running has so, I guess I have to accept my fate. I confess, I am a running addict, and I wouldn’t change for anything. Anyway, I think I need to go see if I can find last year’s model of the Mizuno shoes I just bought and sign up for the Torchlight Run in July. See you on race day.

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risti Blair is committed to finding a cure for breast cancer and to have some fun doing it. Blair, founder of Wings of Karen, is ready to follow up the wildly successful Bra Dash 5K, which raised $30,000 in September, with something new: the Pink Carpet event. Set for Oct. 11 at the Olsen Mansion, Blair said it will be an evening of pinkedout glitz, glamour, art and music. Blair founded the nonprofit in February 2012, naming it after her mother Karen, who died in 2007 after a battle with breast cancer. In October 2011 Blair was diagnosed with the disease. It wasn’t long before she began to fight back. After the success of the Bra Dash, Blair said, they considered expanding that event. “You just can’t reach people the way you can by having a night with them,” Blair said. “The Bra Dash is a fun event that everybody can come and participate in but not necessarily have to get real involved with the foundation. The Pink Carpet is a

great way for all the doctors to come to this event and a way for our donors and supporters to come together. It’s a great night to celebrate how the community has come together in a much larger way.” The foundation’s mission is to raise money for research in the Puget Sound region with a particular focus on supporting the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, a collaboration between University of Washington Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. “I feel like it’s a race to find an answer, that’s why everyone volunteers,” she said. “Every dollar Wings of Karen raises goes to research.” With that in mind, Blair said, it seemed like it would be ideal to bring a fun evening out to Maple Valley. “Since we are a foundation that focuses on keeping everything local we thought it would be fun to feature local artists and musicians at the event,” Blair said. “Breast cancer is a heavy topic but I feel like with the Bra Dash and the Pink Carpet event I want people to feel really good rather than focus on the tragedies of it because we all know those are there, so it’s going to be a

party.” When people arrive at Olsen Mansion that evening, they will walk down the pink carpet, much like a Hollywood movie premier complete with photographers and a big event backdrop where they can pose in evening wear for a photo. Blair said guests will experience first class service as well as get the opportunity to hear great music, see some wonderful art created locally along with the auction. Blair recently scored a pair of exciting auction items. “Dave Matthews found out about Wings of Karen,” Blair said of the singer and songwriter of Dave Matthews Band. “I just went and met him last week and he signed a couple of guitars. He let me come to his studio while he was recording.” One guitar is pink, the other is black, and Matthews, who settled in Seattle more than a decade ago, signed both as well as added his own bit of art. Matthews is also helping connect the foundation with artists to perform at the Pink Carpet. Blair said they are still finalizing those details. Paul Silvi, sports anchor for KING 5 news, will host the evening.

In the meantime, on Thursday, Blair said they presented a check for the money raised at the Bra Dash to a researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. That $30,000, the Wings of Karen grant, went to a researcher with an innovative approach to breast cancer in pre-menopausal women. “That’s what Wings of Karen is, getting the money and turning it over to the most promising research,” Blair said. Given how much support Blair’s hometown of Maple Valley has offered thus far, she is excited to bring another event here. Tickets will be available in April. There will be 300 available. Blair also hopes to coordinate with nail and hair salons in the area to offer services with proceeds to go to the foundation while helping women feel good as they head to the Pink Carpet event. “I wanted to do something fun in Maple Valley,” she said. “All of Western Washington has really accepted us, but, particularly Maple Valley. It’s going to be a classy, really fun event featuring some really cool artists and musicians. I want everyone to walk away feeling extremely empowered … and know they gave a lot back.”

PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MAPLE VALLEY The Maple Valley City Council is recruiting individuals who are interested in serving in the capacity of Alternate Planning Commissioners. The duty of the Alternate Planning Commissioner is to attend meetings so that he/she will be prepared to fill an unanticipated vacancy. The Planning Commission meets from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month, with occasional special meetings and workshops. In order to qualify for this appointment, individuals must be residents of, or own property in, the City of Maple Valley. Persons should have an interest in environmental affairs, planning, land use, and residential and commercial development as evidenced by training, experience, or actions. The term of office for a Planning Commissioner position is four years and for an Alternate Planning Commissioner it is two years. The deadline for those wishing to be considered is April 30, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Applicant interviews will be scheduled shortly thereafter. Applications may be picked up at City Hall, 22017 SE Wax Road, Suite 200, or accessed through the City’s website at Click on City Government, then click on Citizen, Boards, Commissions and Committees, then click on Position Openings. Questions concerning this position should be directed to Bonnie Barney, Deputy City Clerk, or Steve Clark, Director of Public Works and Community Development, at (425) 413-8800. Published in Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporter on March 29, 2013 and April 5, 2013. #758651. KING COUNTY DEPT. OF PERMITTING & ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW (DPER) 35030 SE Douglas St., Ste. 210,

Snoqualmie WA 98065-9266 NOTICE OF LAND USE PERMIT APPLICATION REQUESTS: Temporary Use Permit (TEMP) File: TEMP13-0004 Applicant: Richard Kaalaas Site location: 27615 340th Ave SE Ravensdale Proposal: Host up to 60 outdoor event days from 5/13 thru 9/13 from 10 am to 10 pm w/parking & portable sanitation facilities on site & food catered & prepared off-site. Project Manager: Fereshteh Dehkordi 206-477-0375 COMMENT PROCEDURES: DPER will issue a decision on this application following a 21-day comment period ending on April 29, 2013, written comments and additional information can be obtained by contacting the Project Manager listed above. Published in Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporter on March 29, 2013. #757055. WATER METER REPLACEMENT PROJECT, NW73 Covington Water District CALL FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by Covington Water District for the above project until 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at which time bids will be opened and publicly read aloud. Bid proposals may be sent by mail to 18631 SE 300th Place, Covington, WA 98042, or hand delivered to the District Reception Desk prior to the opening. The envelope shall be plainly marked with “Bid Proposal – Water Meter Replacement Project, NW73” and shall clearly indicate the name and address of the bidder. Bids are requested for the replacement of 3,600 water meters. Work includes removing manual read meters and installing new radio read meters with 60W Endpoint. Bidders are encouraged to carefully review the specifica-

tions and requirements to ensure experience requirements are met prior to preparing and submitting a bid. Obtaining Bid Documents: 1.Bid Documents will only be provided in an electronic PDF version. No charge will be required for bidders to access Bid Documents. 2.Upon request, an email will be transmitted to the Bidder with instructions to download Bid Documents from the District website. 3.Bid Documents contain further details, qualifications and instructions for bid submittals. All questions regarding the Specifications and Requirements should be addressed via email to Gwenn Maxfield, General Manager Covington Water District Published in Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporter on March 29, 2013 and April 5, 2013. #758833. Northwest Pipeline GP, 295 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit. The proposed project, the South Seattle Delivery Lateral Expansion Project, is located in T23N, R5E (passing through the NW 1Ž4 of Section 27, NE 1Ž4 and NW 1Ž4 of Sections 28, 29, and 30) and in T23N, R6E (passing through the NE 1Ž4 and NW 1/4 of Section 25). The proposed Project starts immediately east of 230th Avenue SW in unincorporated King County and terminates west of Parkside Way SE, 1.5 miles east of the Renton city limits. This project involves 68.53 acres of soil disturbance for utility (natural gas pipeline) construction activities and will be discharged to various tributaries to the Cedar River. The purpose

of the project is to provide increased natural gas delivery to Puget Sound Energy, Northwest’s customer, to enable Puget to keep up with the growing demand for natural gas in the area. Stormwater runoff will be controlled through the use of appropriate BMPs. Workspace will primarily be limited to the existing, previously disturbed right-of-way with the exception of limited extra workspace needed for staging, equipment storage, and dewatering. Sediment barriers, dewatering devices, and other BMPs will be installed and maintained throughout construction and prior to discharging water at the site. BMPs will be utilized to minimize any potential impacts to ground and/or surface waters from both stormwater and hydrostatic test water discharges. Any person desiring to present their views to the Washington State Department of Ecology regarding this application, or interested in Ecology’s action on this application, may notify Ecology in writing no later than 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice. Ecology reviews public comments and considers whether discharges from this project would cause a measurable change in receiving water quality, and, if so, whether the project is necessary and in the overriding public interest according to Tier II antidegradation requirements under WAC 173-201A-320. Comments can be submitted to: Department of Ecology Attn: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater P.O. Box 47696, Olympia, WA 98504-7696 Published in Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporter on March 29, 2013 and April 5, 2013. #758630. To place your Legal Notice e-mail legals@

CITY OF BLACK DIAMOND PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO TITLES 18 & 19, BLACK DIAMOND MUNICIPAL CODE The City of Black Diamond Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 25510 Lawson Street, Black Diamond. The public is invited to provide testimony on four proposed amendments to Titles 18 and 19 of the Black Diamond Municipal Code. The proposals include: a) extending the vesting period for approved project permits from 2 to 3 years; b) amending the Residential Cluster District to exclude sensitive areas and their re-

quired buffers when calculating allowable densities; c) amending the Gateway Overlay District and Sign Code to allow larger ground (monument) signs; and d) amending SEPA appeal procedures to eliminate administrative appeals and instead, require appeals to proceed directly to Superior Court. A copy of the proposed amendments is available on the City’s website ( and at the Community Development Department, 24301 Roberts Drive. For further information, contact Steve Pilcher, Community Development Director, (360) 886-5700 or Published in Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporter on March 29, 2013. #758659.

CITY OF COVINGTON NOTICES CITY OF COVINGTON, WASHINGTON CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013 – 7:00 PM NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the City of Covington that, pursuant to Chapter 36.73 of the Revised Code of Washington, the Covington City Council will a hold a hearing to accept public testimony regarding formation of a city-wide Transportation Benefit District for the purpose of funding the maintenance, improvement and preservation of existing transportation facilities and projects listed in the city’s Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program as it currently exists or will be amended in the future. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Covington City Council will hold the public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in the City Council Chambers at Covington City Hall, 16720 SE 271st Street, Covington, and interested persons will be heard at this time. For more information, contact Rob Hendrickson, Finance Director at or 253-480-2420 or Glenn Akramoff, Public Works Director at or 253-480-2461. Published in the Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporter on March 29, 2013. #759019.

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Now is a good time to plant perennials, trees already sprouted to your landscape and instant color waits with cold-hardy primroses, pansies, hellebores and foliage plants. Mow, edge and fertilize the lawn, prune back the dead brown leaves of ornamental grasses, Japanese anemones, the stiff stems of sedum Autumn Joy and cut back summerblooming clematis, spiraeas, barberries and nandinas that have grown too large. Do not prune evergreen clematis like clematis armandi in the spring and don’t get snippy with rhododendrons or azaleas now or you’ll be removing all the flower buds. Q. When can I reseed a new lawn? I would like to Marianne Binetti

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The fourth week of March is still too early to set out frost-sensitive flowers like geraniums, coleus and marigolds and it is also too early to seed or plant warmseason vegetable crops like tomatoes, peppers and squash. If you see hanging baskets of annuals and flats of ready-to-bloom petunias at the nursery and garden center, these are being sold to gardeners with a heated greenhouse or protected outdoor area. This is a good time to buy and plant perennials, trees, shrubs, groundcovers and winter-hardy sedums and succulents. You can add spring-blooming bulbs

What’s blooming at Lake Wilderness Arboretum Warmer spring weather brings with it opportunities to get outdoors and explore the Lake Wilderness Arboretum’s forest and walking trails.

put a new lawn right on top of my moss-filled old lawn. Do I need to kill the old grass first? We have terrible soil and our small front lawn has never done well. P.W., Longview A. Now is an excellent time of year to reseed, repair and renovate an old lawn. It’s all about the grass roots movement when it comes to lawn improvement and you don’t need to kill the old grass to encourage new grass. Mow the old lawn as short as you can, aerate with a core aerating machine and spread one to three inches of topsoil right on top of the old lawn. Rake and level the topsoil then apply a starter fertilizer and high quality lawn seed mix blended for our climate. The moist spring weather means you won’t have to water much to keep the

“The forest consists primarily of 65-year-old Douglas fir,” said garden manager Susan Goodall. “It’s estimated that the area was probably logged in the late thirties or early forties.” Other conifers in the forest include Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar and Pacific Yews. Deciduous trees include big-leaf maples and alders.

new seed moist and you’ll be mowing your new lawn by May. Q. Do I need to fertilize my blueberry shrubs? What type of fertilizer do they need? Should I prune blueberry plants? G.H., Tacoma A. Blueberries are acidloving plants and now’s the time to pamper them with a slow release rhododendron and azalea fertilizer. You can also spread composted manure around the base of your blueberry plants this month but don’t pile any mulch more than an inch deep around the stems or crown of the shrubs. You can tidy up blueberry shrubs by pruning off any dead, diseased or damaged branches in the spring and shortening the longest branches by one-fourth of their length. Blueberries love moist soil and thrive in

our climate but to really improve your harvest the most important maintenance matter is netting to protect the berries from the birds. Q. I have some daylilies and asters that have bloomed well for years but now I think they need to be divided. When is the best time to dig up and divide these perennials? J.H., Maple Valley A. Any of the spring months is good time to divide and multiply summerblooming perennials so sharpen your shovel or grab an ax and have at them. Plants with thick roots like hosta, daylilies, mums and aster can be more easily managed by slicing off from the sides of the clump to create chunks of root that are small enough to fit into a gallon-sized nursery pot. Then you can more

“We are fortunate to still have a lot of open space and trail systems in King County despite heavy and rapid growth during the last decade,” said Teresa Allen, a King County employee and frequent visitor to the Arboretum. “I would encourage anyone to go exploring in the area. There is always a surprise to be found there, or an amazing photo opportunity.”

easily uproot the center of the clump that remains in the ground. Often this middle section will be old and weak and it deserves a final resting place in your compost pile. Next, work compost into the old planting area and replant the side sections back into the improved soil. Dividing perennials in the spring is a great way to share plants with the neighbors or pot them up and donate them to a garden club plant sale.

Marianne Binetti will teach “Color, Color, Color” during a session beginning at 9 a.m. April 6 at Windmill Gardens in Sumner. Sign up by calling 253-863-5843 or visit www.windmillgarden. com for more information.

Almost a mile and a half of marked trails provide easy walking for people and pets through the forest, where ocean spray, lady ferns, Oregon grape, salal and red huckleberry grows in the underbrush. Visitors may also spot eagles, coyote, cougar, even black bears. Visit for more information.

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[ kentlake from page 1] learning,” Hansen said during the meeting. Some of that hands-on learning will also come through a partnership with MultiCare in Covington where some of the classes will be held. The program also fits with the city of Covington’s • months. Bill Saas resigned in January 2012 and Carol Benson was appointed. Three council seats are up for election in November as well as the mayor’s position. The council seats on the ballot will be Position No. 2 currently held by Goodwin, Edelman’s Position No. 3 seat and Benson’s Position

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vision for becoming a hub for healthcare in south King County. Covington Mayor Margaret Harto said the program is the first step in changing how Covington looks at the potential of youth and giving youth opportunities for jobs at home. “It’s unimaginable, even beyond healthcare,” Harto

said. “Now we have the first of those things that will bring them back to Covington.” Next steps for the program will be finalizing the details of the classes and marketing to and recruiting students. John Hayes, a junior at Kentlake, attended the board meeting after hearing

No. 4 post. Rebecca Olness is serving her first term as mayor.

Community News and Notes Kentlake grad completes training Army Reserve Pvt. Brittney Carroll has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Carroll studied the Army mission and values and received instruction on

about the new program at school. “I think the program is going to be great for those who are motivated to get into college with a degree,” Hayes said. In addition to the program during the day at the high school, RTC will also begin offering classes on site in the evenings that will

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combat skills. Carroll is a 2012 graduate of Kentlake High School and the daughter of Kathy Vannoy of Vienna, Ohio.

City seeks feedback On new park name On March 20 the Parks Recreation Commission chose Covington Community Park as the name they will

be open to everyone in the community. “We think it’s a great opportunity to meet the educational needs of this area,” Hansen said. The Medical Career Pathways program is the first of its kind in the Kent School District and it’s a model Dr. Lee Vargas, superintendent of Kent Schools, hopes to expand.

recommend to the City Council for the city’s new park property at 180th Ave S.E. and S.E. 240th St. The City Council will make the final decision at the council meeting on April 17. If you’d like to have input on this name suggestion send your comments to Darren at by April 17.

“It’s a unique model, one we’re going to build upon,” Vargas said. “Together we can do more than we can as individual institutions.”

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Five students from Tahoma High School have qualified to compete at the speech and debate national tournament this year. Miranda Smith will compete in the original oratory category, Jayaram Ravi in the international extemporaneous speaking, Dessa Meehan and Krista Eades in dual interpretation and Noah Adam in Lincoln-Douglas debate. This year’s national tournament will be held in Birmingham, Ala. in June.

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Girls, has seen a lot of changes to the sport in the bashing isn’t something nine years she’s skated and negative but rather just coached roller derby in the another aspect to the sport. It definitely defines her style Pacific Northwest. But one consistency, she says, is of play. the interest this region has “I’m Veronica Vicious,” shown in the sport, more so she said. “Hardcore, hard compared to other parts of hitting, threat to the other the country. team –— my name fits me “It’s big here,” Connollybecause I’m aggressive.” Poe said. “We have so many Connolly-Poe leagues, it’s insane. doesn’t consider “I’m Veronica There’s more here roller derby viVicious. Hardcore, than anywhere cious unless hard hitting, people consider threat to the other else.” So it comes as getting tackled team — my name no surprise to on the football fits me because McDowell that field violent, I’m aggressive.” her 6-year-old too. She says daughter wants to that some teams Adrienne Connolly-Poe join the Cleanup stage fights and Crew of the 7-17 rig matches, but junior league to be everything Toxic a so-called roller brat when 253 does is real, including she’s old enough. the injuries. McDowell loves the team “I’ve seen people break aspect surrounding Toxic ankles, knees, collarbones, elbows,” Connolly-Poe said. 253 as opposed to other teams, feeling the bond In fact, Connolly-Poe between her and the other broke her ankle during a women. scrimmage match and has “The thing about my to take a break from skating team ... there’s great sportsfor a while. manship, ” McDowell said. Getting hurt just comes “It’s a really good team with the sport, even when because they work to make you’ve got years of experieveryone feel good about ence, McDowell said. And themselves.” Connolly-Poe explained it’s

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The Summit Gymnastics Artistic Boys’ Team did well at the 2013 USAG Washington State Men’s Gymnastics Championships meet March 16-17 in Kennewick. Places for boys from Summit Gymnastics, according to each athlete’s age group and level, were: Brian Fox, level 5, placed sixth on vault, Zachary Klobutcher, level 7 for ages 11 and 12, placed third on pommel horse and vault, seventh in the all-around. Thomas Richmond, level 7 for ages 13 and over, placed second on floor and second on parallel bars. Richmond placed fourth in the all-around. Antonio Lim, level 9, placed second on rings and second on the parallel bars. Lim finished third in the all-around. Next up for the Summit Boys is the Region 2 Championship Meet. This meet will be held on April 6-7 in Helena, Mont. •

Falcons take flight BY KATHERINE SMITH

Half of the 80 students on Kentlake’s track and field team are new to the team this year, but that’s not stopping the Falcons. Led by top performing returners in the senior class, those new to the team are learning fast. “It’s a little bit of a building year, this year,” said head coach Brian Wilson. “We’ve got some good returners, but we’ve also got some new kids who are good.” Top returners for the Falcons include seniors Marisa Lytle, Tori Lanza, Terra McGinnis, Alex Martinez and Jake Bailey. Wilson expects the seniors will be able to score lots of points for the team and expects the team will have several district and state qualifiers. The girls team is solid but lacks depth, which could hurt the team if any of the top girls get hurt. “Our girls team is one injury away,” Wilson said. The boys throwing team, led by Bailey, is particularly strong according to Wilson.

Kentlake senior Tori Lanza clears a hurdle during practice Monday afternoon despite a sprained ankle. KATHERINE SMITH, The Reporter

Kentlake’s track and field team makes the most of experience and new talent Bailey, a senior and one of the team’s co-captains, started throwing shot put and discus in middle school when his mom got him involved with a club team. “I just enjoy throwing heavy things far,” Bailey said. Bailey competed at the district meet last year and has competed in the exhibition hammer throw event at state the last two years. There are fewer throwers on the team this year, but that doesn’t worry Bailey. “We have a good team this year, (we) should do well,” Bailey said. “We (the throwing team) don’t have the numbers but we make up for it.” McGinnis and Martinez are both distance runners with their eyes on state as well as school and personal records. Martinez broke the school record for the 3,200 meters last year and this year he’s aiming for the 1,600 or 800 records. Lanza, who competes in both of the hurdles events, also has her eyes on state. “I started where I was last year, so that’s a good start,” Lanza said. “I want to keep improving, I’d like to make

it to state and keep making personal records.” Lanza started competing in track in middle school after a stint playing soccer. “I’ve always done sports my whole life and I got started (doing track) in middle school and I loved it,” Lanza said. “It is both (a team and individual sport) and that’s what I love… it’s all you, that’s how you know if you’ve been working hard.” This year Kentlake has a group throwing javelin for the first time. This addition will be a big boost to the team which was essentially forfeiting the nine points that can be earned from the event and starting each meet with a 9 point deficit. Wilson expects to see large gains this season, particularly in the sprint events that are key to winning meets. “Meets are won and lost in the sprints because they’re so many events,” Wilson said. Wilson said Kentlake’s runners have to bring their best to every meet. “There is no easy week for us,” Wilson said.

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Tahoma fastpitch eyes league crown BY KRIS HILL

This is it. This is the year. Tahoma’s softball team is going to win the South Puget Sound League North division. Team captains Courtney Cloud and Jena Waler believe the Bears have what it takes to bring home a league title after sharing it in 2010 and 2011 with Kentlake then finishing sec-

ond to the Falcons in 2012. “I have no doubt,” Cloud said. “I believe in every single one of these girls that we can do it and they all want it.” With two straight state tournament trips under their belts, the Bears return the core of the 2012 team that finished 13-2 in league and 20-11 overall, however, they lost a significant chunk of offense to graduation: Hayley Beckstrom, who

is now playing at Seattle University, and Jordan Walley, who is on an athletic scholarship with the Western Washington University softball team. Tahoma has to fill the three and four spots in the line up, but Waler has been impressed with how her teammates have handled the pressure. “When people see us, because we lost so many of our power hitters … they don’t see us as a threat,” Waler said. “People are stepping up and taking advantage of the fact those two seniors are gone and making it their time to shine. That surprised me [ more TAHOMA page 12 ]

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[ TAHOMA from page 11] that people were starting to step up.� Cloud said Tahoma has a ton of potential in the players who return to varsity. There are four seniors this season: Cloud, Waler, Amanda Allison and Molly Lathrop. A year ago Cloud hit .306 for the season, Waler was .264 with nine

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March 29, 2013 edition of the Covington/Maple Valley Reporter

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