Housing troubles growing in Enumclaw

The housing crisis that has rocked big cities has trickled down to smaller communities like Enumclaw. That unfortunate fact — the product of a rebounding economy and often-limited housing inventory — was emphasized during the most recent meeting of the Enumclaw City Council.

 

Bonney Lake High School Graduation 2017 | Gallery

Check out BLHS’ graduation at the Showware Center this year!

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Trivelas retires after long stay with POM

Denise Trivelas has announced her retirement from Plateau Outreach Ministries after nearly 20 years of service to the Plateau community.

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Sumner High School Graduation 2017 | Gallery

Check out Sumner High School’s 2017 graduation!

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Familiar names among Log Show winners

Each year, the Junior Log Show kicks off Log Show festivities, drawing competitors, family and friends to the Log Show Grounds in Buckley.

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News

East Pierce releases annual report

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters and EMS teams are always busy, but 2016 looks to have been a particularly busy year for the department. Every year, East Pierce releases an annual report detailing what the department achieved in the last year, as well as various facts and stats. Last year, the department was called out to more than 10,000 calls — a new record for East Pierce.

 

Enumclaw, Renton teens prepare for regional firefighter competition

On one of the hottest June evenings of the year, as the weather settles into a scorching 85 degrees, four teenagers head outside Maple Valley Fire Station 81 in full firefighter bunker gear. This group of Zone 3 Explorers cheer each other on as they complete stair climbs, hose hoists, hose advances and other firefighter challenges.

 

Sports

EHS equestrians rise into another season of success

The Enumclaw High equestrian team capped an outstanding season by sending 18 athletes to an annual competition against the best the state of Oregon had to offer.

 

Area athletes receive 2017 all-league honors

Check out what honors your local Spartans, Panthers and Hornets earned this year.

 

 

Opinion

Summer reading: Relax, learn and have fun

It seemed like winter was longer‐than‐usual this year, but it’s behind us now. And with the change of seasons—and warmer days — it’s almost time for summer reading.

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Solutions can be hidden in plain sight

I had foolishly used my band saw to cut through a plastic bottle of rhino glue to get at what still was liquid and usable. Doing this knocked the continuous metal band of saw teeth off their three pulleys. When I repeatedly tried to fix it, the steel band saw blade kept coming off.

 

Life

TIPs for Sumner traffic | Sumner Mayor Update

Yes, we continue to have traffic throughout Sumner. The question is, what are we doing about it?

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True faith is not found in the self-help section | Church Corner

Have you ever noticed that in most bookstores, the religion section is right next to the self-help section? I understand why bookstores situate these genres next to each other.

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Marketplace

Celebrate Summer’s Therapeutic Benefits in Nature

University of Washington’s Botanic Gardens provides an oasis in the heart of the city

 

Summer Camps Are Wise Investments in Your Kid’s Future

Seattle’s Academy of Interactive Entertainment and Blue Ribbon Cooking help turn hobbies into careers

 

Boeing hits it out of the park for veterans and their families

Flo Groberg has seen and experienced more than most people can imagine.…

 

Five Creative Skills You Can Learn in One Weekend

Nurture your creative instincts with classes by local experts

 

Business

Searching for the words that unite us | Don Brunell

Two days before last year’s presidential election, Frank Luntz walked away from a CBS 60 Minutes focus group leaving people uncontrollably screaming at one another. He couldn’t stop it. Nobody could.

 

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