Steve Hunter

Thunderbirds' Jeremy Boyer (blue and white) hammers Silvertips' Taylor Ellington into the dasher boards as the fight for possession during the T-Birds' opening game at the ShoWare Center. The T-Birds went to win 4-3 against the Silvertips.

Thunderbird ticket sales down after Jan. 3 opening night

After a sold-out crowd of 6,125 attended the Seattle Thunderbirds inaugural hockey game Jan. 3 at the new ShoWare Center in Kent against Everett, attendance… Continue reading

Thunderbirds' Jeremy Boyer (blue and white) hammers Silvertips' Taylor Ellington into the dasher boards as the fight for possession during the T-Birds' opening game at the ShoWare Center. The T-Birds went to win 4-3 against the Silvertips.
Steve Craigue

Look out water thieves: City is watching for you

Kent city officials want residents to help watch for and report mobile fleet-washing companies and others that are reportedly stealing water from municipal fire hydrants.The… Continue reading

Steve Craigue

Blotter: Overnighter in shed leads to arrest

Criminal trespassPolice arrested a man for investigation of first-degree criminal trespass at about 8:30 a.m. Dec. 21 after he spent the night at a shed… Continue reading

Kent Council members enjoyed the Jan. 2 opening of the ShoWare Center. They are (front row from left) Tim Clark
Kent Council members enjoyed the Jan. 2 opening of the ShoWare Center. They are (front row from left) Tim Clark
Thunderbirds' rookie Brad Haber and Silvertips Kyle Beach

Thunderbirds like their new icy roost in Kent

Greg Scott noticed a big difference between the ShoWare Center and KeyArena as soon as he arrived to play for the Seattle Thunderbirds in their… Continue reading

Thunderbirds' rookie Brad Haber and Silvertips Kyle Beach
The new ShoWare Center at Kent opens Jan. 2

Big plans for ShoWare Center grand opening

It will be a bit of a three-ring circus Jan. 2, when city officials throw a grand-opening party at the ShoWare Center at Kent. The… Continue reading

The new ShoWare Center at Kent opens Jan. 2

Police Blotter: Five-finger discount leads to chase and arrest

Two Kent men told police they’d stolen more than $1,400 worth of ski gear at about 1:20 p.m. Dec. 24 from a store in the… Continue reading

Josiah Thomas

Kent surviving brunt of arctic blast

Kent residents this week appeared to be handling the snowstorm that struck Western Washington.Locals successfully navigated hard-to-travel streets and worked their way around closed roads,… Continue reading

Josiah Thomas
NgocDzung Smith and her husband

Kent crime-prevention program gains national recognition

National Night Out continues to be a hit with Kent residents and city employees.Kent ranked third nationally in 2008 for its participation Aug. 5 in… Continue reading

NgocDzung Smith and her husband
Seattle Thunderbird goalie Calvin Pickard and defensemen Jeremy Schappert chase the puck in a game against Everett Oct. 25 at KeyArena. The T-Birds soon will be playing in their new home - the ShoWare Center at Kent.

Thunderbirds’ first Kent game expected to be a sell-out

Team officials expect a sellout crowd of 6,100 when the Seattle Thunderbirds play their first hockey game Jan. 3 at the city’s new ShoWare Center.“Tickets… Continue reading

Seattle Thunderbird goalie Calvin Pickard and defensemen Jeremy Schappert chase the puck in a game against Everett Oct. 25 at KeyArena. The T-Birds soon will be playing in their new home - the ShoWare Center at Kent.

Note to self: Turning headlights on at night is a good idea

POLICE BLOTTER:A Kent Police officer pulled over a woman driver for driving without headlights at about midnight Dec. 1 near Second Avenue North and Smith… Continue reading

The new ShoWare Center at Kent opens Jan. 2
The new ShoWare Center at Kent opens Jan. 2
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King County’s arctic weather not over yet

For the most part, Kent residents as of Friday appeared escaped major accidents and injuries during the snowstorm that struck Thursday and Friday.But the National… Continue reading

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From left

A day in the Game of Life: Kent students learn skills

Raquel Rodriguez couldn't wait to send text messages to friends as she learned about the dangers of prescription drugs during one of many workshops at… Continue reading

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Left wing Prab Rai

T-Birds’ first Kent match Jan. 3; tickets selling fast

The Thunderbirds are coming!The Seattle Thunderbirds minor-league hockey team will debut at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3 against the Everett Silvertips at the new ShoWare… Continue reading

Left wing Prab Rai
Kent Police Officer J. Bishop runs automobile license plates through a database using his patrol car’s laptop while patrolling Thursday. In spite of some financial belt-tightening by the city

Kent city budget passes on skimpy 4-3 vote

The Kent City Council adopted the 2009 city budget by the narrowest of margins: 4-3.Three Council members voted against the budget, stating they wanted to… Continue reading

Kent Police Officer J. Bishop runs automobile license plates through a database using his patrol car’s laptop while patrolling Thursday. In spite of some financial belt-tightening by the city
The Kent City Council approved an increase in storm-drainage rates to help pay for capital improvement projects to control flooding. Shown above is water from Mill Creek flooding 76th Avenue South in Kent on Nov. 7.

Kent residents will pay more for water starting April 1

Come April, Kent residents are going to face higher water and storm-drainage bills.The Kent City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to increase the basic water… Continue reading

The Kent City Council approved an increase in storm-drainage rates to help pay for capital improvement projects to control flooding. Shown above is water from Mill Creek flooding 76th Avenue South in Kent on Nov. 7.

Last, fast ride ends in crash and arrest

King County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 29-year-old Covington man for investigation of first-degree robbery after he reportedly crashed his car at a high rate… Continue reading

Barry Saunders

Man charged in Westfield mall shootings enters plea

Barry Lee Saunders Jr., charged with the Nov. 22 shooting death of a teen at Westfield Southcenter mall, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of… Continue reading

Barry Saunders
Seattle Thunderbird goalie Calvin Pickard and defensemen Jeremy Schappert chase the puck in a game against Everett Oct. 25 at KeyArena. The T-Birds soon will be playing in their new home - the ShoWare Center at Kent.

Thunderbird ticket sales are go, say box-office folks

The Seattle Thunderbirds minor league hockey team has sold nearly 1,800 season tickets for the new ShoWare Center at Kent, almost doubling the number of… Continue reading

Seattle Thunderbird goalie Calvin Pickard and defensemen Jeremy Schappert chase the puck in a game against Everett Oct. 25 at KeyArena. The T-Birds soon will be playing in their new home - the ShoWare Center at Kent.