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Handful of White River fall teams chasing state berths | 2016 Fall Sports Previews

The White River High boys golf program will soon be teeing off, looking to continue a most impressive run of success.

  • Sep 7th, 2016 7:55pm

Enumclaw City Council approves disc golf, wrestles with annexation

The annexation desires of a local church have been turned away by a sympathetic Enumclaw City Council.

  • Sep 7th, 2016 5:01pm

Local VFW a stop for Warrior Hikers

A quartet of Warrior Hikers will be hosted by local veterans Thursday night, adding another special moment to their Pacific Crest Trail trek.

  • Sep 2nd, 2016 6:01pm

New coach, familiar faces at White River | 2016 Football Previews

There's a new vibe surrounding the White River High football program, courtesy of a new coach calling the shots.

  • Aug 31st, 2016 5:00pm

New season, new classifications, new leagues

As the cards are dealt for a new season of high school athletics, the players might remain the same but the deck has certainly been shuffled.

  • Aug 30th, 2016 6:30pm

Enumclaw High offence has ‘first run’ approach | 2016 Football Previews

Some reloading is in order at Enumclaw High, where the football staff witnessed the departure of a dozen athletes who earned all-league honors a season ago.

  • Aug 30th, 2016 5:05pm

Enumclaw updates economic plan, sets goals through 2021

Embracing a handful of success stories while amending certain tactics and eliminating others, the city of Enumclaw has revised its roadmap for economic prosperity.

  • Aug 30th, 2016 4:01pm

New season, new classifications, new leagues

As the cards are dealt for a new season of high school athletics, the players might remain the same but the deck has certainly been shuffled.

  • Aug 30th, 2016 2:44pm

Expo Center sees jump in revenue, notes need for physical renovations

There's much to like about the current status of the Enumclaw Expo Center, but there also are concerns that must be addressed.

  • Aug 19th, 2016 4:35pm

Enumclaw opens farmers market survey to residents

Area residents are invited to share their views regarding a farmers market in the Enumclaw/Buckley vicinity.

  • Aug 18th, 2016 6:13pm

Planning underway to improve Mud Mountain Dam fish trap

Protecting salmon in the White River – moving them safely between Buckley and a point several miles upstream of Enumclaw – is an expensive proposition.

  • Aug 18th, 2016 4:00pm

Enumclaw teen charged in stabbing

Enumclaw resident Max Hellesto will be arraigned Monday, facing two charges stemming from his alleged involvement in a fight that shook a quiet residential neighborhood.

  • Aug 16th, 2016 11:00pm

Enumclaw teen charged in stabbing

Enumclaw resident Max Hellesto will be arraigned Monday, facing two charges stemming from his alleged involvement in a fight that shook a quiet residential neighborhood.

  • Aug 16th, 2016 5:52pm

Attention on the 31st; Legislative district crucial in battle for power in Olympia

The eyes of the Evergreen State will be on voters in this area during the coming months, as the 31st Legislative District has emerged as a crucial tipping point where the two major parties will tussle for control of Olympia.

  • Aug 10th, 2016 4:03pm

Attention on the 31st; Legislative district crucial in battle for power in Olympia

The eyes of the Evergreen State will be on voters in this area during the coming months, as the 31st Legislative District has emerged as a crucial tipping point where the two major parties will tussle for control of Olympia.

  • Aug 10th, 2016 3:53pm

Teens stabbed during Enumclaw street brawl

Two teenagers were stabbed and a third landed in jail Saturday afternoon, the result of a brawl arranged through social media.

  • Aug 9th, 2016 4:05pm

One dead in Bonney Lake fire, Friday blaze damages VFW hall

A pair of dramatic fires rattled Plateau communities late last week – one for the loss of life and another for the damage done to a small-town institution. Flames were doused, the smoke cleared and, in both instances, investigations were quickly concluded.

  • Aug 9th, 2016 3:52pm

Investigation continues in fatal Prairie Ridge fire

A plume of acrid smoke and the sound of helicopters hovering overhead marked the scene of a tragic, Thursday afternoon fire.

  • Aug 5th, 2016 6:38pm

One dead in Prairie Ridge fire

It was a few minutes before 4 p.m. when the first call arrived at East Pierce Fire and Rescue. When firefighters arrived at the residence - just off the intersection of Prairie Ridge Drive East and 147th Street East - one victim was found deceased.

  • Aug 5th, 2016 6:39pm

Disc golfers propose course to Enumclaw council

While Enumclaw has long boasted of a traditional golf course on the eastern edge of town, all indications are a more modern attraction – disc golf – is headed to a site to the city's west side.

  • Aug 4th, 2016 5:00pm

Buckley plans party around dedication of skate park

A planned "Skate Park Grand Opening and Community Block Party" is on the docket for Aug. 11 in Buckley. The city has put together the event to help celebrate the opening of its new skate park, sandwiched between River Avenue and state Route 410.

  • Aug 4th, 2016 8:12pm

Buckley plans party around dedication of skate park

A planned "Skate Park Grand Opening and Community Block Party" is on the docket for Aug. 11 in Buckley. The city has put together the event to help celebrate the opening of its new skate park, sandwiched between River Avenue and state Route 410.

  • Aug 4th, 2016 8:12pm

Buckley plans party around dedication of skate park

A planned "Skate Park Grand Opening and Community Block Party" is on the docket for Aug. 11 in Buckley. The city has put together the event to help celebrate the opening of its new skate park, sandwiched between River Avenue and state Route 410.

  • Aug 4th, 2016 8:12pm

Concert season rolls on in Buckley, Bonney Lake

The summer concert season continues on the Plateau, with weekly shows in Bonney Lake and Buckley attracting crowds armed with blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets.

  • Aug 1st, 2016 11:35pm

Concert season rolls on in Buckley, Bonney Lake

The summer concert season continues on the Plateau, with weekly shows in Bonney Lake and Buckley attracting crowds armed with blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets.

  • Aug 1st, 2016 11:32pm

Local Pony squad advances to West tourney

The Plateau Avengers, Enumclaw's 14U Pony League baseball team, has landed in West Covina, Calif. where it will battle in the four-day West Zone tournament.

  • Jul 28th, 2016 5:02pm

Activities abound at Enumclaw’s street fair, Highland Games

The busiest weekend of Enumclaw's summer season is just two days away, with final arrangements being made for the downtown street fair and the Scottish Highland Games.

  • Jul 27th, 2016 5:00pm

Buckley council names Burkett to council

The Buckley City Council is back at full strength, now that Sandy Burkett has been selected to fill a Position 7 vacancy.

  • Jul 26th, 2016 6:01pm

Summer concerts around the Plateau, Valley

The summer concert season is in full swing, with weekly shows already under way in Bonney Lake and Sumner and about to begin in Buckley.

  • Jul 21st, 2016 10:26pm

Summer concerts around the Plateau, Valley

The summer concert season is in full swing, with weekly shows already under way in Bonney Lake and Sumner and about to begin in Buckley. Here's a look at what's on tap the next couple of months. All concerts are outdoors and all are free.

  • Jul 21st, 2016 10:26pm

Primary election ballots mailed out

Washington's presidential election year primary is under way, with voters in King and Pierce counties joining about 4 million others who have received ballots.

  • Jul 20th, 2016 4:35pm

Primary election ballots mailed out

Washington's presidential election year primary is under way, with voters in King and Pierce counties joining about 4 million others who have received ballots. Ballots were to be mailed July 14 in King County and July 15 in Pierce County.

  • Jul 20th, 2016 4:32pm

Handcar races, King County Fair and Miners Day | Slideshow

Did you miss any of the three fairs over the weekend? Miners Day, Wilkeson's handcar races and the King County Fair were all held at the same time, so if you missed one, check out these photos!

  • Jul 19th, 2016 6:06pm

Handcar races, King County Fair and Miners Day | Slideshow

Did you miss any of the three fairs over the weekend? Miners Day, Wilkeson's handcar races and the King County Fair were all held at the same time, so if you missed one, check out these photos!

  • Jul 19th, 2016 6:06pm

Four vehicle crash Friday results in fatality

A motorcyclist was killed late Friday night, the result of an accident about eight miles east of Enumclaw.

  • Jul 19th, 2016 4:55pm

Wilkeson prepares for annual handcar races, parade

Wilkeson's annual National Handcar Races – and everything that goes with the yearly event – will energize the small, foothills town this Saturday, July 16.

  • Jul 15th, 2016 5:02pm

Expo Center readies for surge of fairgoers

Looking to continue an upward surge in both attendance and enthusiasm, boosters are preparing to launch the 2016 edition of the King County Fair.

  • Jul 13th, 2016 5:02pm

DOT to close Veazie-Cumberland for five weeks

A key section of the well-traveled Veazie-Cumberland Road will soon be closed for five weeks while work crews replace culverts under the busy stretch of rural pavement.

  • Jul 7th, 2016 5:09pm

Wellness Foundation offers public look at new Care Van

Thousands of passengers – most of senior status and all in need of assistance – are experiencing a smoother, quieter ride, thanks to the new Care Van serving much of the Plateau community.

  • Jul 6th, 2016 7:40pm

Buckley hosts first time ever concert series

Taking a musical cue from neighboring communities, the city of Buckley is prepared to launch a summertime "Music in the Park" series.

  • Jul 5th, 2016 5:15pm

Buckley hosts first time ever concert series

Taking a musical cue from neighboring communities, the city of Buckley is prepared to launch a summertime "Music in the Park" series. Concerts are slated for 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, beginning July 21 and wrapping up Aug. 25. A portable stage will be set up on the south side of the Buckley Youth Center and concert-goers will be invited to fill a grassy area with blankets or lawn chairs.

  • Jul 5th, 2016 4:24pm

Zenisek brings experience, success to White River football

Armed with a coaching resumé that includes stops at the collegiate and prep levels, Jeff Zenisek has taken over the football program at White River High School.

  • Jun 30th, 2016 5:03pm

Enumclaw High School welcomes new basketball coach

Terry Johnson, with 19 years of coaching basketball to his credit, has taken the reins of the Enumclaw High boys hoop program.

  • Jun 29th, 2016 9:30pm

2016 Buckley Log Show Results | Slideshow

Check out who was named the 2016 All Around Logger and the results of the Log Show events!

  • Jun 28th, 2016 6:07pm

2016 Buckley Log Show Results | Slideshow

Check out who was named the 2016 All Around Logger and the results of the Log Show events!

  • Jun 28th, 2016 6:07pm

Board of health aims to enact septic tank fee amid council, resident outcry

A proposal that would hit all King County septic-system users in the pocketbook is seeing opposition from a primarily-rural population.

  • Jun 28th, 2016 5:03pm

Enumclaw street improvement plan moves forward

A plan to spend millions of dollars for city street improvements was approved last week by members of the Enumclaw City Council.

  • Jun 22nd, 2016 5:02pm

Plenty of success for Rainier rugby players

The Rainier Junior Rugby Club recently polished off an outstanding season, the best overall showing since the club's inception in 2008.

  • Jun 21st, 2016 8:05pm

Plenty of success for Rainier rugby players

The Rainier Junior Rugby Club recently polished off an outstanding season, the best overall showing since the club's inception in 2008. The program includes students from Enumclaw, White River, Bonney Lake, Sumner and Orting.

  • Jun 21st, 2016 7:55pm

Buckley academy turns out 29 firefighters

Forty started the long and arduous process and 29 remained.

  • Jun 16th, 2016 5:02pm