Kevin Hanson

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Kasey Kahne races to Brickyard victory

Enumclaw’s Kasey Kahne charged his way to Victory Lane, taking the checkered flag Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • Jul 26th, 2017 9:39am

Soccer standouts off to national tourney in Texas

Teagan Eldridge and Nick Phillips, area soccer standouts, are heading to Lone Star country to compete on the national stage.

  • Jul 25th, 2017 11:05am

Duo headed to play football at George Fox

A pair of prep athletes with ties to the local area will pack up their football talents and head to Newberg, Ore., where they will take the field for George Fox University.

  • Jul 25th, 2017 11:00am

WR squad takes title at San Diego tournament

San Diego has been kind to the girls of the White River High basketball program, but this summer was special.

  • Jul 25th, 2017 10:45am

Primary ballots sent, due by Aug. 1

In the not-too-distant past, political theory held that election season didn’t really…

  • Jul 20th, 2017 4:24pm

Crews making progress on Foothills Trail

If everything falls into place, fans of the popular Foothills Trail will…

  • Jul 19th, 2017 1:05pm

King County Fair | Photo Gallery

The King County Fair opened the gates to the longest running fair west of the Mississippi

  • Jul 17th, 2017 5:08pm

Pacific Northwest Governor’s Cup polo tournament|Gallery

On July 8 and 9 polo players from all over Washington, Oregon,…

  • Jul 14th, 2017 1:19pm

BL’s Townsend named All-American

Grant Townsend took his arsenal of pitches from the Bonney Lake High…

  • Jul 12th, 2017 2:38pm

King County Fair opens tomorrow

With most of their planning and preparation in the rear-view mirror, King…

  • Jul 12th, 2017 2:40pm

King County Fair kicks off four-day run July 13

With a healthy sampling of new attractions alongside a handful of old favorites, organizers are putting finishing touches on the 155th annual production of the King County Fair.

  • Jul 7th, 2017 10:00am

Enumclaw revisits downtown parking rules and fines

When vehicles sit in prime parking spots — hour after hour, generally unattended — it hurts local business. That’s the stance taken by the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce and the impetus behind a suggestion that some autos be allowed to sit longer while others are ticketed.

  • Jul 5th, 2017 10:00am

Open house set as Enumclaw talks stormwater

The two-hour session will begin at 5 p.m. July 18 in council chambers at City Hall, 1339 Griffin Ave.

  • Jun 28th, 2017 10:08am

Enjoy weekly concerts in Bonney Lake, Buckley

Fans of live music will have plenty of listening opportunities this summer, with the cities of Bonney Lake and Buckley each hosting a summertime concert series. In all cases the music is free. All guests need to provide is a lawn chair or blanket – and perhaps some cash if plans include a stop at one of the vendor booths.

  • Jun 23rd, 2017 10:44am

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.

  • Jun 21st, 2017 9:45am

School districts preparing for major projects

This is a dramatic era for the area’s school systems, as voters previously agreed to provide money for extensive projects in the Enumclaw, Sumner, White River and Carbonado districts. While some of the work is still in the planning stage, other projects have been clicking along.

  • Jun 19th, 2017 12:22pm

Later than planned, Chinook Pass opens

Winter snowfall kept Chinook Pass closed two weeks longer than anticipated, but the road finally opened to travelers.

  • Jun 9th, 2017 11:45am

Enumclaw city streets getting improvements

Enumclaw drivers will encounter a summer of driving detours ­— mostly minor — as the city tackles a rather lengthy list of paving projects.

  • Jun 8th, 2017 10:25am

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.

  • Jun 7th, 2017 10:30am

Area athletes receive 2017 all-league honors

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

  • Jun 6th, 2017 11:30am

State OK’s money for SR 410 study

Those who regularly travel the stretch of highway between Enumclaw and Buckley can share tales of vehicular angst, commiserating over bumper-to-bumper traffic jams that seemingly stretch from Black Diamond to Bonney Lake.

  • Jun 7th, 2017 1:07pm

Area golfers at trio of state tourneys

Out of the fifteen athletes from four area high schools traveled east last week to compete in state golf tournaments, five survived the first-round cut and, in the end, Enumclaw’s Matt Hodgman emerged with a Top 10 finish.

  • May 31st, 2017 11:00am

Enumclaw going public with talks of stormwater utility

Enumclaw doesn’t have one but Buckley does. So does Bonney Lake, Sumner, Orting and a handful of other neighboring communities. Even Wilkeson has a small one. The topic at hand is a stormwater utility, a notion that has floated about Enumclaw City Hall for years. Now, it’s back and appears to be gaining momentum.

  • May 31st, 2017 9:45am

Athletes shine at state championships

Sumner’s Lancaster earns second state tennis championship; track titles go to Panther’s Cody Miller and Dreakeanna Adair, Sumner’s Rhaven Dean.

  • May 30th, 2017 10:00am

One dead, several hurt in two crashes last week

A Lake Tapps man was killed the evening of May 15, the result of a four-vehicle crash that left a state Route 167 off-ramp closed for nearly five hours. Deceased at the scene was Scott J. Cricchio, 33.

  • May 26th, 2017 10:00am

Popular spring and summer hikes on the Plateau

It’s as easy as putting one foot in front of the other. Whether taking a simple stroll or tackling a strenuous hiking trail, there are abundant opportunities to enjoy life outdoors. Here’s a look at just a few local favorite destinations.

  • May 26th, 2017 9:45am

Sumner High treks to Spokane, blanked in 4A state soccer

The Sumner High boys soccer team traveled 300 miles only to find the end of the road.

  • May 25th, 2017 10:30am

Area’s prep golfers head east for trio of state tournaments

Golfers from all four local high schools teed off this week against the best the Evergreen State has to offer.

  • May 25th, 2017 10:15am

Sumner, Bonney Lake win state baseball games, then fall

The Bonney Lake and Sumner High baseball teams advanced to the state’s Sweet 16 but each found the competition too tough during the regional round of state play.

  • May 24th, 2017 12:30pm

Area track and field athletes headed to state competition

Track and field athletes from all four local high schools will join the springtime extravaganza this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, competing in the state championships.

  • May 24th, 2017 10:30am

No Memorial Day opening for Chinook Pass

With the Memorial Day weekend just days away, work crews were scrambling recently to open Chinook Pass — but their efforts couldn’t match those of Mother Nature.

  • May 24th, 2017 10:15am

Election season begins an filing week ends

Candidates for a wide range of political positions made their intentions known last week, filing with the secretary of state or elections departments in King and Pierce counties. Candidates’ names will first appear on the Aug. 1 primary ballot and, by virtue of Washington’s “top two” system, a pair of finalists — regardless of party affiliation — will advance to November’s general election.

  • May 24th, 2017 9:50am

Expect delays: state kicking off SR 410 project

For the estimated 20,000 motorists who travel state Route 410 through Enumclaw each day, things are about to get interesting.

  • May 23rd, 2017 10:34am

Panthers, WR Hornets heading to state fastpitch tourneys

A trio of Plateau fastpitch teams participated in weekend district tournaments and two kept their postseason dreams alive.

  • May 23rd, 2017 10:15am

Enumclaw mayor, council differ on tourism effort

The importance of tourism not only occupied the bulk of the Enumclaw City Council’s May 8 meeting, but it also prompted a special, Monday-afternoon session.

  • May 19th, 2017 2:05pm

District play begins for fastpitch teams

With just a single blemish on an otherwise perfect season, the Panthers open West Central/Southwest District tournament play today.

  • May 19th, 2017 11:00am

Area track and field athletes heading to district meets

Track and field athletes from throughout the regional, both boys and girls, will be competing this week in West Central District meets.

  • May 19th, 2017 9:00am

New name for road serving Buckley’s Elk Heights neighborhood

Davis Street in Buckley has ceased to exist.

  • May 18th, 2017 9:00am

Sumner earns berth in 4A state soccer

The Sumner Spartans were the only local school still standing as Washington prep soccer headed into state tournament play.

  • May 17th, 2017 12:04pm

Panthers, Spartans earn trips to state baseball tourneys

The Panthers had known for some time they would compete in the 3A Sweet 16, having won a pair of West Central/Southwest District games on May 6.

  • May 17th, 2017 11:24am

WR lifters impress at state championships

The White River High powerlifting team continued to perform well of the state’s biggest stage.

  • May 16th, 2017 10:30am

Candidates for fall elections must file by Friday

While election season might seem months away, this week’s filing of official paperwork is crucial to the entire process.

  • May 16th, 2017 10:00am

Spring qualifier is next for golfers, then state tourney

Golfers from all four local high schools will cross the Cascades later this month to play their state tournament rounds. And while some have already punched their state tickets, others have a last chance at playing their way into the state field.

  • May 12th, 2017 10:30am

Kitchen to lead WRHS wrestling

White River High has a new wrestling coach on the boys side of the program, as Tim Kitchen has been elevated from an assistant’s role to the head job.

  • May 12th, 2017 10:15am

Hornets move on as No. 1

The Enumclaw High girls water polo team, having already clinched a third straight East Division title, went 3-1 during the weekend’s Auburn School mDistrict Tournament.

  • May 11th, 2017 11:00am

Enumclaw Council paves way for two small developments

The Council gave its blessing to a zoning change for an eight-acre parcel fronting Warner Avenue and supported a request to subdivide 2.37 acres in the vicinity of McHugh avenue and Division Street.

  • May 11th, 2017 9:45am

Suspects sought in armed robbery

The story began to unfold at about 9 p.m. April 23 when a female victim arrived at the Enumclaw police station, reporting she had been robbed at gunpoint. Because the incident occurred outside the city limits, the Washington State Patrol was called to take the report.

  • May 9th, 2017 9:28am

Expanded hours at the Enumclaw Transfer Station

Customers who use Enumclaw’s recycling and transfer station will soon be able to access the facility seven days a week. The site – which is operated by King County’s Solid Waste Division – is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. It currently is closed to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

  • May 3rd, 2017 10:10am

Two remain perfect in league fastpitch

The Plateau’s top fastpitch teams – the Bonney Lake Panthers and White River Hornets – are proving unbeatable in league play.

  • May 2nd, 2017 11:00am

Thinking about running for office? Time is drawing near

Anyone considering a run for public office will have to make a decision soon, as the statewide filing period is the week of May 15-19. Those who successfully file for office will appear on the Aug. 1 primary ballot and – according to Washington’s top-two system – a pair of finalists in each race, will advance to the Nov. 7 general election.

  • May 2nd, 2017 10:46am