Priest to make Auburn appearance on Tuesday

Rep. Skip Priest, R-Federal Way, will be a featured guest speaker Tuesday in the "Connecting for Success with our Elected Officials" series hosted by the… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Kukors falls barely shy of bid for Beijing Olympics

So close. But eight-hundredths of a second wasn't close enough for Ariana Kukors.In an electrifying three-way race for two spots in the Beijing Olympics, the… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

VRFA, other units extingush residential fire on Ginkgo Street SE

Valley Regional Fire Authority, Kent and Mountain View fire and rescue personnel responded to a reported residential fire in the 2100 block of Ginkgo Street… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2008

Congressional candidate’s house fire ignited accidentally

Investigators said the fire that destroyed the Ames Lake home of Eighth Congressional District candidate Darcy Burner was caused by a malfunctioning electrical device, according… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2008

AR’s deJong takes state essay contest

Auburn Riverside High senior Brandon deJong captured first place out of the 1,200 student essays submitted to the Washington Education Association Teacher to Remember statewide contest.

  • Jul 2, 2008

Auburn’s Neal wins bid to become VP of Kiwanis International

Auburn’s Sylvester Neal got the call. He is the next vice president of Kiwanis International and soon, will become its president.

  • Jul 2, 2008

Soroptimists throw successful ‘Shower’ for safe homes

Nearly $4,000 and more than 750 household items were collected for use in domestic violence victim safe houses during a “Community Shower” thrown by Soroptimist International of Auburn members this spring.

  • Jul 2, 2008

Congressional candidate’s home destroyed by fire

The home of Eighth Congressional District candidate Darcy Burner, on the 3600 block of West Ames Lake Road between Redmond and Carnation, was destroyed in… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2008

VRFA, Kent firefighters douse Pacifc home fire

Fire caused about $150,000 worth of damage to a two-story Pacific home on Monday.Firefighters from the Valley Regional Fire Authority and Kent responded to the… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2008

Auburn’s Cowgirls Espresso gets to keep gimmick, but city will be watching

Auburn’s most controversial baristas can keep doing their thing as long as they cover their breasts from the areola on down. In a letter sent out last week to the stand’s owner, Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis let the women of Cowgirls Espresso at 1216 A St. S.E., that the City of Auburn will be watching. And if customers get more of an eyeful than the law allows, the city is ready with penalties.

Bad move

The Auburn City Council has been working hard to improve our city and has taken some bold steps to do so. But on one matter, I think they missed the mark.

  • Jun 30, 2008

New tracking system assists county hospitals

Hospitals in King County are improving coordination to get people the care they need in an emergency situation, thanks to the KCHealthTrac system launched recently.

  • Jun 30, 2008

VRFA supports national seat belt safety campaign

Nationally, 12 firefighters lost their lives due to motor vehicle crashes in 2007. In fact, vehicle crashes are the second-leading cause of firefighter deaths in the line of duty.

  • Jun 30, 2008

Fire & rescue blotter

The Valley Regional Authority

  • Jun 30, 2008

So far, complaints down as city braces for the July Fourth bang

Auburn officials recently told members of the Muckleshoot Tribe that the city would not pursue a total ban on fireworks for at least one year, based on the tribe’s willingness to work with police and shorten the hours of operation of the tribal fireworks discharge area to 10 p.m. weekdays and 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Auburn’s Neal selected VP of Kiwanis International

Auburn’s Sylvester Neal got the call. He is the next vice president of Kiwanis International and soon, will become its president.“I still haven’t come down… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2008

South Sound women blow off steam with roller derby

Bumps. Tumbling falls to the pavement. More bruises than one has fingers and toes on which to count. Not exactly a relaxing day at the office. But for Auburn’s Kyndall Bayard and many others who comprise Dockyard Derby Dames roller derby league in Tacoma, it adds up to a sport that provides a relief from the ordinary.

  • Jun 30, 2008

Kiwanis-supported BUG invasion boosts students’ grades, spirits

The Kiwanis Club of the Valley – in conjunction with the Auburn School District – honored more than 1,200 students for getting BUG-ged.

  • Jun 28, 2008