Renton community will celebrate Aug. 5 Night Out together

The annual National Night Out, designed to raise awareness about fighting crime, is taking on a new twist in Renton this year.

Renton’s Rod Stewart offers $100 reward to catch planter box vandals

Rod Stewart had plenty to work with as he decorated the front window of his Antique Country Store on South Third Street for the IKEA Renton River Days contest to pick the best-dressed store window.

Still no leads in death of man in hit-and-run collision on Talbot

No one has yet to step forward in the collision on June 26 that killed a Renton man riding home from work on his motorcycle.

Depression in SR 900 closes lane

The right lane of State Route 900 near Interstate 405 in the Highlands was closed for a time Monday and Tuesday for repairs to a pothole-like depression that had opened in the road.

  • Jul 24, 2008

Kevin Milo earns Eagle Scout award

Kevin Milo, son of Marie and Don Milo of Fairwood, has received his Eagle Scout Award.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Work is progressing to replace I-405 culvert

Crews working for the state Department of Transportation have completed more than half of the tunneling for the new culvert that will carry Thunder Hills Creek underneath I-405 near Benson Road in Renton.

  • Jul 21, 2008

100-year-old cherry tree falls to infestation of bugs

The Bing cherry tree had been in Ann Aarhus’ side yard as long as she has been there. Longer, even. Before her house was built in 1925.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Logs make a connection

The disconnect in front of Renton History Museum is now connected again, thanks to last week’s installation of three western red cedar logs.

  • Jul 21, 2008

County Council weighs future of CAO

There’s been a frenzy of activity this month surrounding a controversial King County ordinance that governs the way people can use their land.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Newcastle will get YMCA facility

The YMCA of Greater Seattle will break ground on two new facilities this fall, the Coal Creek YMCA in Newcastle and the Highline YMCA in SeaTac.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Charge filed in fatal shooting of Renton teen in Kent July 12

The King County Prosecutor’s Office filed a first-degree murder charge Friday against an 18-year-old Seattle man in connection with the shooting death of a Renton teenager July 12 at a Kent fast-food restaurant.

  • Jul 21, 2008

A lot of “pies” for this 99 year old

John Hamilton turns 100 later this month. But he hasn’t spent much time thinking about it. He’s too busy with other things — like discovering how magnetism works.

  • Jul 19, 2008

Renton girl takes the stage at Seattle Children’s Theatre

A shy twin girl competing in a cutthroat beauty pageant. That isn’t Casi Goodman. But that’s who the 12-year-old Renton girl will be during the three productions of “Beauty Idol,” on July 24-26 in Charlotte Martin Theatre at Seattle Children’s Theatre.

  • Jul 19, 2008

Kennydale Bear MIA

The black bear of recent Kennydale fame is on the lam. Missing in action.

  • Jul 17, 2008

Mishka the golden bear-chasing dog

When a potentially injured bear was reported near the Klahanie Shopping Center in Issaquah recently, Fish and Wildlife officers responded within about 10 minutes.

  • Jul 17, 2008


A chlorine leak Tuesday morning from the the Liberty Well on Houser Way near Liberty Park closed a stretch of Houser Way for about an hour.

  • Jul 17, 2008

Kent and Renton shootings linked?

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.

  • Jul 17, 2008

Family Resource Fair Aug. 2

The First Presbyterian Church of Renton will hold its annual Family Resource Fair Aug. 2 to bring together community members and community organizations.

Twenty new King County firefighters graduate from training academy

King County Fire District 20, which covers Skyway, recently graduated 20 new volunteers from its firefighter recruit training academy. The new recruits bring the number of volunteers for King County Fire District 20 to 63. Volunteers include firefighters and support personnel.

  • Jul 17, 2008