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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.
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.
The Sumner High boys soccer team traveled 300 miles only to find the end of the road.
Golfers from all four local high schools teed off this week against the best the Evergreen State has to offer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the estimated 20,000 motorists who travel state Route 410 through Enumclaw each day, things are about to get interesting.
A trio of Plateau fastpitch teams participated in weekend district tournaments and two kept their postseason dreams alive.
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.
With just a single blemish on an otherwise perfect season, the Panthers open West Central/Southwest District tournament play today.
Track and field athletes from throughout the regional, both boys and girls, will be competing this week in West Central District meets.
Davis Street in Buckley has ceased to exist.
The Sumner Spartans were the only local school still standing as Washington prep soccer headed into state tournament play.
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.
The White River High powerlifting team continued to perform well of the state’s biggest stage.
While election season might seem months away, this week’s filing of official paperwork is crucial to the entire process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Plateau’s top fastpitch teams – the Bonney Lake Panthers and White River Hornets – are proving unbeatable in league play.
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.
The city of Buckley will continue leasing agricultural land surrounding Rainier School, collecting nearly $140,000 during the next five years.
The popular promontory just south of Enumclaw attracts droves of visitors daily, with hikers leaving their vehicles along the shoulder of narrow rural roads. That has been particularly true on the less strenuous south side, where a wide gravel road heads uphill directly off Mud Mountain Road.
A seat on the Enumclaw City Council wasn’t empty too long, as Anthony Wright was appointed the evening of April 10 to fill the Position 3 vacancy.
Peterson took his diamond talents from the halls of Enumclaw High first to Everett Community College and now to the UCF campus in Orlando, Fla.
With a century of tradition on one side and ever-growing geographic realities on the other, the Sumner School District is at a crossroads – is it time for a name change, adopting a formal title that reflects its sprawling boundaries?
Kicking off the meeting, Mayor Liz Reynolds shared a letter of resignation from Mike Sando. In stepping down, Sando made it clear he had work-related reasons as well as personal dissatisfaction with the direction Enumclaw’s governing body is headed.
A moratorium on businesses that would produce or process marijuana has been extended by the Buckley City Council.
The goal was for a seamless transition early this week when a new agency began handling emergency calls to the Enumclaw Fire Department.
Popular programs that benefit both children and senior citizens face a perilous future, as the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation struggles in a time of financial insecurity.
Ongoing concerns about sketchy behavior in and around the Enumclaw library have swirled through local government circles, culminating in meetings involving the mayor, law enforcement and the King County Library District.
Among local schools, the beginning of the baseball and fastpitch season has been marked by two things – drizzly weather and great pitching.
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.
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.
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.
The numbers speak for themselves: 28 years of coaching, 724 games on the bench and 516 career victories, resulting in a .713 winning percentage.
Colorful dancers and rhythmic drumming will be found Friday evening as the Enumclaw School District offers its 22nd annual powwow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The White River High baseball team – for the first time in many years – has a new hand on the wheel.
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.
The White River High girls found themselves on familiar turf last week, collecting hardware at the close of the Class 2A basketball tournament.
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.