Kevin Hanson

Council assures no injection sites in Enumclaw

Members of the Enumclaw City Council offered their opposition Aug. 28, passing formal “keep out” legislation aimed at those places where drug users can inject their drug of choice in a safe and sanitary manner.

Buckley grants noise exemption for bridge painting

Those who travel the White River Bridge between Enumclaw and Buckley will again face some minor traffic tangles, but there’s no need for motorists to be immediately concerned.

Enumclaw teen spent summer immersed in North African culture

Enumclaw teenager Leah Blanchard longs to see the world and make a difference. And the U.S. government has a desire to develop young people who are both fluent in languages and comfortable in parts of the globe deemed crucial to American interests.

Weekend weather helped fight pair of mountain fires

The past weekend’s cooler, sometimes drizzly weather brought welcome relief for wildland firefighters who were struggling to control the Norse Peak and Sawmill Creek fires. Both are near state Route 410 not all that many miles from Enumclaw; they continued to burn early this week, but fire crews had made progress in key areas.

Grant allows for sprucing of historic building

The one-time Enumclaw National Bank, sitting on the northwest corner of Griffin Avenue and Cole Street, occupies an important place in Enumclaw history. One of just two buildings with a King County-approved “landmark” designation, the two-story structure has housed a variety of businesses during nearly a century of existence.

Sumner looking to again be a force in state’s 4A ranks

As the Spartan boys hit the links this fall and prepared for the season, returning varsity players, Alec LaBarge and Drew Engstrom, both juniors, have been battling for the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the roster.

Expo Center may end year in black

“The path is long and it’s a little bumpy,” said Scott Gray, who oversees the Expo Center operation while issuing an annual report to the Enumclaw City Council. The bottom line, he said, is that the Expo operation is headed toward the point of self-sufficiency.

Enumclaw fall Hornets gearing up for success | 2017 Fall Sports Previews

The Hornet cross-country roster features both talent and experience, much to the relief of the coaching staff.

White River athletes prepare for fall success | 2017 Fall Sports Previews

If experience leads to success, tennis coach Brandon Walker could see some good things from this year’s boys tennis team.

Panthers aiming to keep on track, make waves in 3A league | 2017 Fall Sports Previews

The 2017 Panther soccer squad is stocked with talent, sparked by the dynamic Kaylee Coatney.

Panthers stalking another playoff run

Bonney Lake High’s football team might have some big holes to fill, but there are plenty of athletes – both returnees and varsity newcomers – just looking for an opportunity to shine.

White River looks to build upon last season’s momentum

As the White River Hornets kick off the 2017 football campaign, they’ll look to continue the momentum built during the final four weeks of last season.

Firefighters accept donation of canine-saving equipment

The devices are similar to oxygen masks used for human victims of smoke inhalation, most often brought into use during residential fires.

Sports stars heading to Enumclaw for golf tournament

The scramble format tournament – sponsored by Fugate Ford – will take place on Sept. 22, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost of the tournament is $100 and includes breakfast, box lunch, on-course vendors and games, and a post-round awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m.

Proven veterans will lead Spartans this year

This year’s Sumner High football roster is dotted with familiar names, talented players who took the Spartans to great heights a season ago.

Handful of Hornets set for action on both sides of the ball

Coming off a break-even season that included an appearance in the Class 4A state playoffs, the Enumclaw High Hornets are looking for even more during the upcoming season.

Buckley OK’s final phase of Perkins Prairie development

Buckley’s housing boom will continue, as construction of 50 more single-family homes was approved for the Perkins Prairie development on the south side of town.

Local fliers honor fellow aviator, a link to U.S. military history

Betty Dybbro sat patiently but finally had to ask, “When do we get to fly?” The excitement was expected from the 95-year-old Dybbro, who was one of America’s “fly girls” during World War II. There’s a dwindling number of female pilots who answered their country’s call to duty during a time of war, but she remains an exuberant example of a small-but-dedicated group who took to the air.

Enumclaw archer shatters record at national meet

Jenelle Delfino has taken the world of archery by storm.

Buckley to pay more for housing inmates at SCORE jail

Sending inmates to a regional jail will soon take a bigger bite out of Buckley’s law enforcement budget.