Stephanie Quiroz

Celebrating the Fourth on the Eastside

Americans all over the country including the Eastside region will gather on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day. The Fourth of July commemorates the signing… Continue reading

 

The Carnation Milk Truck got lots of requests for ice cream during a past parade. File photo

Celebrating the Fourth in Carnation

Events include a 5K run, Grand Parade, 3-on-3 Basketball and more.

 

Emi Baba and Aj Baba, 2 of North Bend choose some fresh flowers at the farmers market’s opening day.

North Bend Farmers Market returns for its 14th season

The market runs every Thursday through September 12.

 

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                                Deanna Hyatt feeds her mustang, Nova, in order to gain her trust.

Mustang Fever: North Bend woman trains wild mustang in 100 days

Deanna Hyatt trains wild horse for the Washington mustang Madness-100 Day Mustang Challenge.

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                                Deanna Hyatt feeds her mustang, Nova, in order to gain her trust.
Kelsey Saty and her team Bye Felicia will be participating in the 2019 Seattle Brain Cancer Walk on May 5. Photo courtesy of Kelsey Saty

North Bend’s Saty says ‘Bye Felicia’ to brain cancer

Kelsey Saty running to raise funds for brain cancer research.

Kelsey Saty and her team Bye Felicia will be participating in the 2019 Seattle Brain Cancer Walk on May 5. Photo courtesy of Kelsey Saty
King County’s Trailhead Direct is returning on April 20 for a second full season. This year, the transit-to-trails service returns with more routes. Photo courtesy of King County Parks.

Trailhead Direct returns with more routes

Transit-to-trails returns April 20.

King County’s Trailhead Direct is returning on April 20 for a second full season. This year, the transit-to-trails service returns with more routes. Photo courtesy of King County Parks.
Preschool lead teacher Nikki Slaght helps her toddler class write their names. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Encompass making a difference in the Valley and beyond.

Encompass offer a host of programs for children and families.

Preschool lead teacher Nikki Slaght helps her toddler class write their names. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank distributed a total of 725,488 pounds of food and 172,733 pounds of produce last year. SVFB helps residents from Preston, Fall City, Snoqualmie and North Bend.

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank receives King County Grant

Funds will help enhance food bank outdoor space

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank distributed a total of 725,488 pounds of food and 172,733 pounds of produce last year. SVFB helps residents from Preston, Fall City, Snoqualmie and North Bend.
King County Council with Sarah Reyneveld, chair of the King County Women’s Advisory Board. Photo courtesy of King County

King County proclaims March as Women’s History Month

This year’s theme is Womxn Who Lead: Stories from the past and how they influence the future.

King County Council with Sarah Reyneveld, chair of the King County Women’s Advisory Board. Photo courtesy of King County
Paige Bisbee, of Bellevue is a paid employee at Davis Wright Tremaine in Bellevue. As part of the law firm’s inclusive program, Bisbee distributes snacks and office supplies to her co-workers. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

People with disabilities find purpose through new employment opportunities

Paige Bisbee of Bellevue finds employment at Davis Wright Tremaine

Paige Bisbee, of Bellevue is a paid employee at Davis Wright Tremaine in Bellevue. As part of the law firm’s inclusive program, Bisbee distributes snacks and office supplies to her co-workers. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
Eastside firefighter Danika Lawson making coffee at the first brew off event at the Trail Youth Coffee Home on March 19. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Local first responders participate in brew off event at Trail Youth Coffee Home

Firefighters and police officers compete for the brew off trophy.

Eastside firefighter Danika Lawson making coffee at the first brew off event at the Trail Youth Coffee Home on March 19. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Volunteers gathered at Big Finn Hill Park in Kirkland for the ceremonial tree planting day on Feb 27. King County Executive Dow Constantine thanked everyone who’s contributed to the milestone for the One Million Trees initiative. Photo courtesy of King County.

King County moves closer to planting one million trees

Volunteers have planted 705,840 trees. Only 425,000 more trees to go.

Volunteers gathered at Big Finn Hill Park in Kirkland for the ceremonial tree planting day on Feb 27. King County Executive Dow Constantine thanked everyone who’s contributed to the milestone for the One Million Trees initiative. Photo courtesy of King County.
The King County Council awarded nine citizens the Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service on Feb 27. Photo courtesy of King County council.

King County residents receive Martin Luther King medal of distinguished service

Recipients include Eastside King County residents, Amy Biggs and Jim McEachran

The King County Council awarded nine citizens the Martin Luther King Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service on Feb 27. Photo courtesy of King County council.
Councilmember Kathy Lambert from District 3, donated a “retired” King County Metro van to Carnation Farms. The donated van will benefit the farm in transporting kids to and from educational programs. Photo courtesy of King County council.

Carnation Farms receives “retired” King County van

Van will benefit the farm in transporting kids to and from educational programs

Councilmember Kathy Lambert from District 3, donated a “retired” King County Metro van to Carnation Farms. The donated van will benefit the farm in transporting kids to and from educational programs. Photo courtesy of King County council.
King County Library System (KCLS) is named the leading U.S. library with 4.8 million digital checkouts in 2018 for the fifth year in a row by Rakuten OverDrive. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook.

King County Library System exceeds 1 million digital checkouts in 2018

KCLS leads the record for the fifth year in a row

King County Library System (KCLS) is named the leading U.S. library with 4.8 million digital checkouts in 2018 for the fifth year in a row by Rakuten OverDrive. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook.
From left, Tara Martin, Lisa Snow, Jeff LaBelle and Jessica Rice completed the process of earning National Board Certification. The National Board Certified Teachers teach at Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. Photo courtesy of Eastside Catholic School

Eastside teachers earn National Board Certification

Eastside Catholic School teachers earn highest mark of achievement.

From left, Tara Martin, Lisa Snow, Jeff LaBelle and Jessica Rice completed the process of earning National Board Certification. The National Board Certified Teachers teach at Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish. Photo courtesy of Eastside Catholic School
King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert is excited to serve as chair in the new committee. Courtesy of King County.

Councilmember Kathy Lambert to chair new council committee

Lambert excited to serve as chair of Department of Local Services

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert is excited to serve as chair in the new committee. Courtesy of King County.
Young boy carries a sign that reads, “Boys will be good humans.” Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Thousands march in third annual Seattle Women’s March

Marchers include residents from the Eastside

Young boy carries a sign that reads, “Boys will be good humans.” Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
Jim Curtis hosted a free martial arts program for veterans on Jan. 16 at the Mount Si Sports and Fitness Facility. The program is geared toward helping veterans who are dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other combat-related issues. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Local veteran hosts free martial arts program for military veterans dealing with PTSD

Jim Curtis honors the dead by helping the living

Jim Curtis hosted a free martial arts program for veterans on Jan. 16 at the Mount Si Sports and Fitness Facility. The program is geared toward helping veterans who are dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other combat-related issues. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
From left, director of local services John Taylor welcomes Danielle de Clercq as deputy director and Jim Chan as director of the permitting division. Photo courtesy of King County Local Services

King County’s Department of Local Services begins operations

Unincorporated King County rang in the new year with its own department

From left, director of local services John Taylor welcomes Danielle de Clercq as deputy director and Jim Chan as director of the permitting division. Photo courtesy of King County Local Services