Kevin Hanson

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Plateau pitchers off to strong start

Among local schools, the beginning of the baseball and fastpitch season has been marked by two things – drizzly weather and great pitching.

  • Mar 28th, 2017 9:50am

Delays coming to already-congested 410 during summer months

To all those who curse the daily traffic logjam between Enumclaw and Buckley, just wait – a planned road project on state Route 410 means things will be getting worse.

  • Mar 24th, 2017 10:20am

Enumclaw School Board chooses new high school principal

The Enumclaw School District ventured into nearby Pierce County and plucked Aaron Lee from the Orting educational system, choosing Lee to be the next principal at Enumclaw High School.

  • Mar 23rd, 2017 10:46am

Cadematori picked to fill Enumclaw council vacancy

Position 1 has been vacant since January, when Morgan Irwin resigned from the council. He stepped away immediately after being chosen to fill a 31st Legislative District vacancy in the state House of Representatives.

  • Mar 22nd, 2017 10:26am

White River’s Gibson enters hoop Hall of Fame

The numbers speak for themselves: 28 years of coaching, 724 games on the bench and 516 career victories, resulting in a .713 winning percentage.

  • Mar 21st, 2017 10:28am

22nd annual powwow at Enumclaw Middle School

Colorful dancers and rhythmic drumming will be found Friday evening as the Enumclaw School District offers its 22nd annual powwow.

  • Mar 21st, 2017 10:20am

New White River coach takes soccer reigns

There’s a new hand at the helm of the White River High boys soccer program, as T.J. Suek has replaced longtime coach Russ DeFord, who moved from the area.

  • Mar 16th, 2017 10:00am

Minors charged following February fight

Three teenage girls face assault charges in the wake of a February beating that left an Enumclaw 19-year-old with chipped teeth and a twice-broken nose.

  • Mar 14th, 2017 9:00am

Enumclaw boosts tourism spending

During their Feb. 27 meeting, members of the Enumclaw City Council agreed to forward $10,000 to Visit Rainier, a nonprofit group that markets Mount Rainier and surrounding communities with its online presence. An additional $2,500 was authorized for Wild Horse Strategies, an Enumclaw-based firm.

  • Mar 10th, 2017 9:05am

County dams to be reviewed, including two near Enumclaw

With King County being home to four major dams – two of those immediately upstream of Enumclaw – the notion of flood preparedness has taken center stage.

  • Mar 9th, 2017 9:38am

New coach takes reins with WR baseball; fastpitch team after another state trip

The White River High baseball team – for the first time in many years – has a new hand on the wheel.

  • Mar 8th, 2017 10:30am

Enumclaw Hornets wins one, drops two in Tacoma Dome

The state Class 4A basketball tournament was a three-game affair for the Enumclaw High Hornets, who fell a victory shy of playing for a trophy in the Tacoma Dame.

  • Mar 7th, 2017 10:10am

White River girls sixth in state basketball

The White River High girls found themselves on familiar turf last week, collecting hardware at the close of the Class 2A basketball tournament.

  • Mar 7th, 2017 9:58am

DUI driver gets six years for fatal Enumclaw crash

A plea arrangement has been reached in the case of an intoxicated teenage driver who crashed into a tree east of Enumclaw, an accident resulting in the death of a passenger.

  • Mar 2nd, 2017 9:47am

Former Spartan is Freshman of the Year at UPS

Sumner High product Jamie Lange has certainly made her presence known at the University of Puget Sound.

  • Mar 1st, 2017 11:24am

White River girls, Enumclaw boys in state hoop tournaments

The White River girls and Enumclaw High boys are the only local basketball teams still standing, each headed this week to their respective state tournaments.

  • Feb 28th, 2017 11:35am

Buckley to hold public hearing on new highway developments

A large commercial development along the highway in Buckley will be the subject of a March 7 public hearing.

  • Feb 24th, 2017 9:53am

White River girls 2A district champions

The highly-regarded Hornet girls certainly didn’t disappoint, sweeping two contests to emerge as the West Central District champion.

  • Feb 23rd, 2017 10:42am

More housing OK’d for Enumclaw’s east side

The sights and sounds of new home construction look to continue on Enumclaw’s eastern edge, now that the city approved plans to turn 70 acres of former pasture into 175 building lots.

  • Feb 22nd, 2017 10:02am

Buckley gets new website, Facebook presence

A desire to provide more information recently brought a new website and Facebook presence to the city of Buckley.

  • Feb 17th, 2017 10:44am

Sumner wins 4A gymnastics meet; area schools send swimmers to state

Sumner High gymnasts rose to the top Saturday winning the 4A West Central District III meet at Auburn Mountainview. As a team the Spartan girls won scoring 166.150.

  • Feb 16th, 2017 11:00am

Long list of local wrestlers earn a spot at Mat Classic

An impressive list of area grapplers – both boys and girls – will be headed to the Tacoma Dome this weekend for Mat Classic XXIX, the state wrestling championships for all classifications. Action begins Friday and wraps up Saturday evening.

  • Feb 15th, 2017 10:58am

Hoop teams keep state dreams alive

The White River High girls, who have made an annual habit of appearing in the state tournament, find themselves tourney-bound once again.

  • Feb 14th, 2017 9:43am

Area wrestlers are headed to regionals

The SPSL Mountain Division boys wrestling tournament belonged to White River, as the Hornets simply blew away the rest of the field.

  • Feb 8th, 2017 9:20am

Hoop teams qualify for WCD tourneys

Here are all the teams headings, or could be heading, to West Central District tournaments.

  • Feb 7th, 2017 10:27am

White River girls second at Auburn tournament

The White River High girls placed second Saturday at the Athena’s Pageant wrestling tournament at Auburn High School. With 107 team points, the Rivergirls trailed only Class 4A Rogers High School.

  • Feb 7th, 2017 10:20am

Bonney Lake teen takes national PP&K championship

As one of the nation’s best Punt, Pass and Kick participants, Brynna Nixon found herself competing on the national stage last week – and winning.

  • Jan 31st, 2017 10:09am

County approves name change for fire department

As expected, King County officials took action last week to change the name of the local fire department.

  • Jan 31st, 2017 9:57am

RPI ushers in new era for postseason basketball play

A seismic shift has occurred in the world of Washington prep basketball, with the introduction of a rating system that will shape seedings into the state’s Sweet 16.

  • Jan 26th, 2017 10:05am

First pair joins Enumclaw’s ‘Students on Council’ program

An effort to involve motivated young people in Enumclaw city government kicked off earlier this month with Audrey Crumb and Emma Zahourek taking their seats as inaugural members of the Students On Council program.

  • Jan 26th, 2017 9:58am

Enumclaw School District sees administration changes

Changes are coming to the Enumclaw school system, both in the district’s…

  • Jan 24th, 2017 10:17am

King County Fire District 28 looks to change its name

What’s in a name? In the case of the fire district serving Enumclaw and its rural environs, a few simple words can seemingly provide some clarity, a sense of familiarity and a link to history.

  • Jan 24th, 2017 10:11am

Enumclaw looking to fill council vacancy

Due to the Jan. 9 resignation of Morgan Irwin, Enumclaw is looking to fill the Position 1 seat on the City Council.

  • Jan 19th, 2017 11:15am

Buckley to reconstruct River Ave. with half-million grant

More than a half-million dollars will soon be coming Buckley’s way, money that will fund the majority of planned improvements to a busy stretch of River Avenue.

  • Jan 18th, 2017 10:40am

Riding talents net Cowboy scholarship

Having already proven herself in prestigious competition, Enumclaw’s Stephanie Helsen will take her equestrian abilities to the campus of Oklahoma State University.

  • Jan 17th, 2017 9:58am

Former Enumclaw resident victim in Tacoma double-homicide

Theresa Greenhalgh was one of two victims identified in a Tacoma double homicide, one of the most gruesome murder cases in recent regional history.

  • Jan 17th, 2017 9:44am

It’s the 31st District shuffle

With former Sen. Pam Roach now on the Pierce County Council, Rep. Phil Fortunado has taken her seat in the senate while former Enumclaw Councilman Morgan Irwin takes his seat in the House.

  • Jan 10th, 2017 10:53am

Sumner Sea Gal heading to Pro Bowl

From the halls of Sumner High School to the Pro Bowl sidelines in Orlando, Fla. – that’s the path being traveled by a veteran Seattle Seahawks cheerleader.

  • Jan 5th, 2017 10:17am

Charges brought in Bonney Lake traffic fatality

Legal proceedings continued this week for a woman behind the wheel of a small car that flew over a hill in Bonney Lake and crashed into a tree, killing a friend.

  • Jan 4th, 2017 9:53am

Hornet girls nab big win over Fife

The White River High hoop programs – both the boys and girls teams – remained perfect in league play the evening of Dec. 20.

  • Dec 29th, 2016 10:18am

EHS swimmers swamp Gators

By winning nine of 12 events, including a sweep of the three relays, Enumclaw High’s swimmers swamped the visiting Decatur Gators 105-69.

  • Dec 28th, 2016 11:06am

White River wrestlers excel in Idaho tourney

White River High was well-represented at the tough Tri-State Wrestling Tournament, with one Hornet taking championship honors and two others battling their way to the finals.

  • Dec 28th, 2016 10:59am

EHS gymnasts second at home

The Enumclaw High gymnastics team placed a close second during a five-team home meet Dec. 14.

  • Dec 27th, 2016 11:33am

Good news for girls: WR beats a tough No.4, Enumclaw wins a pair

The Hornets hosted their toughest early-season test Saturday and walked off the court victorious.

  • Dec 23rd, 2016 8:30am

New SR 410 traffic light coming in January

Installation of a new traffic light on state Route 410 could less than a month away.

  • Dec 22nd, 2016 10:58am

New year brings increased school building construction

Enumclaw, White River, Sumner and Carbonado school districts will see construction in coming months

  • Dec 21st, 2016 2:16pm

Enumclaw increases rates to connect to utilities

The cost of building in Enumclaw will jump during the coming year, as the city has worked toward bumping its fees for connecting to both the water and sewer systems.

  • Dec 16th, 2016 10:20am

State vets lead the way for White River wrestling

With a trio of state tournament veterans leading the charge, the White River girls wrestling team has hit the mats for the 2016-17 campaign.

  • Dec 15th, 2016 11:39am

Garbage rates upped in Enumclaw

Enumclaw utility rates will be creeping upward early in 2017, with a 9 percent hike in trash collection leading the way.

  • Dec 15th, 2016 11:48am

White River teams jump on top early, rout Foster

While the Hornet boys were ringing up a 32-point victory over the Foster Bulldogs in Buckley, the Hornet girls registered a 38-point rout on Foster’s Tukwila campus.

  • Dec 13th, 2016 12:09pm