Steve Hunter

Construction is expected to continue until late September on a new dam at Mill Creek Earthworks Park

Earthworks Park the subject of … earthwork

Kent residents will have to wait until fall for Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park to reopen. City officials closed the park to allow construction of a new flood-control dam at the park. The goal of the dam will be to control flooding of downtown streets during major storms.

Construction is expected to continue until late September on a new dam at Mill Creek Earthworks Park

Kent: Man holds gun to clerk’s head in store robbery

Two men, one of them armed with a handgun, reportedly robbed a clerk July 3 at a service station in the 1200 block of Central Avenue North.

Was gang violence behind deadly shooting in Kent?

Kent detectives were still investigating Wednesday whether gang activity was behind the July 12 shooting death of a 17-year-old Renton boy at a Kent fast-food restaurant in the 300 block of East Smith Street.

Rick Gilcrist competed in the road-cycling portion of the Mountains to Sound Relay June 29 for one of two Kent Police teams. Gilcrist

Kent cops tough out Mountains to Sound Relay

Kent Police officer Jeff Cobb discovered just how tough it can be to paddle a kayak in Lake Washington during a relay race.

Rick Gilcrist competed in the road-cycling portion of the Mountains to Sound Relay June 29 for one of two Kent Police teams. Gilcrist

Meet Jamie Danielson, the new, young face on Kent City Council

The Kent City Council decided to go young with the appointment of Jamie Danielson on Tuesday to the vacant Council position.

Steve Pinto gets a closer look at screws that control latch speed on a door that was sticking at Fire Station 72 Wednesday.

City worker keeps his eye on maintenance

Steve Pinto corrected an interviewer’s comment that he sees a lot of the city on his job.

Steve Pinto gets a closer look at screws that control latch speed on a door that was sticking at Fire Station 72 Wednesday.
Maple Valley resident Sean Connolly shows daughter Kate

Arts gala opens Cornucopia Days

Kristi Rozdilsky walked through the opening of the Summer Art Exhibit Wednesday evening at the Centennial Center Gallery in downtown Kent and quickly formed an opinion.

Maple Valley resident Sean Connolly shows daughter Kate

Lake Meridian development project inches forward, court battle continues

A controversial proposal by developer Bill Floten to build 27 homes on the banks of Lake Meridian took one step forward last week. The Kent City Council voted 5-1 July 1 to approve a rezone application by Floten to allow six homes per acre rather than 4.5 homes per acre on the 6.3-acre site on the lake’s northwest shore at 25840 135th Lane S.E. But the development remains tied up in King County Superior Court on other matters connected to the proposal.

Cops taser women fighting at gas station | Kent Police Blotter

Kent Police shot two women with Taser guns to stop a fight between them at 1:30 a.m. June 23 outside a Kent gas station in the 1200 block of North Central Avenue.

Kent Meridian Pool may last longer with repairs

Staffers told the Kent City Council last week that spending roughly $233,000 in repairs could extend the life of the Kent Meridian Pool for another five years.

Fred Satterstrom

Satterstrom keeps finger on the city’s pulse

When Fred Satterstrom attended his 40-year reunion for the Kent-Meridian class of 1967 last September, classmates gave him plenty of positive feedback about the City of Kent.

Fred Satterstrom

Police Blotter

A Kent Police sting to catch customers of prostitutes resulted in the arrest of a woman for investigation of prostitution at 10:30 p.m. June 17 in the 25200 block of Pacific Highway South.

Kent residents Richard and Stella Land have been chosen by the Kent Historical Society as the Old Timers king and queen of Cornucopia Days. They have been married for 60 years and have lived in Kent for more than 40 years. They pose in their garden Wednesday.

Longtime love affair with Kent

With so many trees, bushes and flowers to care for, Richard and Stella Land spend a lot of time in the backyard of their home on Scenic Hill, just east of downtown Kent.

Kent residents Richard and Stella Land have been chosen by the Kent Historical Society as the Old Timers king and queen of Cornucopia Days. They have been married for 60 years and have lived in Kent for more than 40 years. They pose in their garden Wednesday.

A party at the plaza

City officials will throw a “Party at the Plaza” starting at 10 a.m. Saturday to celebrate the opening of Town Square Plaza Park, and to kick off a community health initiative.

Chile Alcorta of Bothell

Kent unveils new park, new health initiative

About 20 people participated in “The Mayor’s Mile” to help kick off a new community health initiative as part of the Town Square Plaza Park dedication Saturday in downtown Kent.

Chile Alcorta of Bothell
Contestants wolf down pies while onlookers watch in amazement

Staying home in Kent? Prepare for fun on Fourth

Many children at Kent’s Fourth of July Splash at Lake Meridian Park ask the same question.

Contestants wolf down pies while onlookers watch in amazement
The Green River Trail is blocked by a fence near Russell Road and James Street in Kent Friday

Ready for detours, Green River Trail users?

A roadblock has gone up for bicyclists, joggers and pedestrians along the Green River Trail in Kent.

The Green River Trail is blocked by a fence near Russell Road and James Street in Kent Friday

City residents put their bids in for Council seat

A stay-at-home mom, an attorney and a middle school teacher are among the seven finalists for the vacant Kent City Council position.

Robert Stone laughs as a coworker gives him a hard time while performing an oil change on a city vehicle Wednesday.

Kent mechanic keeps city’s rides running smoothly

It’s easy for the city of Kent to find a good mechanic. Robert Stone works as one of four vehicle-repair staffers at the city maintenance shop on West James Street just east of Russell Road. He helps keep nearly 565 city cars and trucks running smoothly as part of the fleet division of the Public Works Department. Stone helps make sure residents as well as city officials benefit from his work.

Robert Stone laughs as a coworker gives him a hard time while performing an oil change on a city vehicle Wednesday.