Kent couple fall in love … with volunteer work

They may not live at 3515 Jenny Dale Drive in Dallas, Texas, but it will always be the house the Bruhahns helped build. Together with a team of 250 other Habitat For Humanity volunteers from around the country, Brian and Kristen Bruhahn of unincorporated King County near Kent added their sweat and effort to build nine homes in the small neighborhood just outside the center of the city, including the three-bedroom rambler home on Jenny Dale Drive.

8 a.m. Wednesday: DOT closes all three major passes

Know Before you go: Road closures in mountains and Puget Sound area;WSDOT prepping in Southwest and Eastern Washington for later todayOLYMPIA - All three major… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2009

Soldier sees felony charges following Christmas Eve accident in Kent

A Fort Lewis soldier faces vehicular-assault charges stemming from a Christmas Eve accident in Kent that sent six people to the hospital, three with serious injuries.

7 a.m. Monday: Avalanche danger closes Snoqualmie Pass

WSDOT Alert UpdateDATE/TIME: January 5 , 2009, 7 a.m.DESCRIPTION: Interstate 90 Snoqualmie Pass remains closed due to avalanche danger. The westbound closure point has now… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2009

Kent house fire displaces family of six

A Kent house fire at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 4 in the 23600 block of 127th Court Southeast displaced six people.Nobody was hurt in the fire.… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2009

Weather swings from arctic front to wet with warm temps

After another surprise burst of snow this past weekend, forecasters attentions are once again turning to the potential for flooding as rising temperatures and rain in the mountains could soon begin to overload local rivers and streams.

Thunderbirds’ Saturday debut is sold out

The Seattle Thunderbirds will play before a sold-out crowd of 6,113 at their ShoWare Center debut Saturday night in Kent.The Western Hockey League team sold… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2009

Community briefs for week of Jan. 3

Concert is Jan. 3Kona Kai Coffee us hosting what it’s calling “a pre-Thunderbirds concert.” The R & B band Grooveline will play at the downtown… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2009

Serving with pride: Service Corps workers make difference in Kent

They might not have uniforms or badges, but the men and women of the Washington Service Corps have been serving their country with pride for… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2009

Pass reports: Snoqualmie, Stevens open; White Pass closed

The second of WSDOT's three primary east-west routes opened this morning, with US 2 now open over Stevens Pass. I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass opened to… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2009

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

8:30 p.m. Thursday: DOT opens both lanes of I-90 at pass

Unless conditions change, Washington’s three main east-west mountain passes are expected to remain closed to traffic overnight. Another storm headed for Washington is expected to dump more snow on the Cascades overnight, which will keep the danger of avalanches high for mountain highways US 2, US 12 and I-90.

  • Jan 2, 2009

Kent compiles wish list for Obama stimulus package

Kent city officials want funds to repair Green River levees as part of the city’s wish list of public-works projects that could become part of… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2009

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

King County offers financial help following storm damage

If the recent winter storm caused damage to your property in King County, you may be eligible for financial assistance. But the clock is ticking, in terms of when those applications are due. County officials determine eligibility through a damage-assessment process, which takes into account total reported losses within King County over the next two weeks.

  • Dec 30, 2008

Community briefs

Recycle that treeRainbow Girls will collect Christmas trees for recycling 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 3 at drop points in Kent and Maple Valley.Individuals… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2008

Waste Management resumes garbage pickups in King County

As road conditions in many areas begin to improve, Waste Management is resuming normal collection services for most residential and commercial customers in Western Washington. Additional staffing and equipment will be deployed to collect accumulated garbage and recyclables.

  • Dec 29, 2008

Community Calendar for week of Dec. 27

The free community calendar is published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis, and includes free and nonprofit local events and groups. Submit items at… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2008

Sick of the white stuff? Here comes the wet stuff

As the temperatures climb back to normal and the rain returns to wash away the snow, the concern for Western Washington residents is shifting from… Continue reading

Waste Management continues to postpone garbage collection

Unsafe road conditions have again required Waste Management to postpone residential curbside collection in most of King County, including Maple Valley, Burien, Renton, and all east King County areas.

  • Dec 27, 2008