Kevin Hanson

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Sumner High pair compete in all-state series

A pair of Sumner Spartans – Preston Fullington and Nathan Harrell – found themselves east of the mountains over the weekend, participating in the all-state baseball series.

  • Jun 14th, 2016 5:13pm

Buckley Fire Department recognized for volunteer firefighter efforts

The Buckley Fire Department has been honored with the Fire House Award by the Washington State Fire Fighters' Association.

  • Jun 14th, 2016 5:01pm

Talks of Foothills Trail improvements

The popular Foothills Trail – a ribbon of pavement interrupted by unimproved sections of bare ground – is presently a topic of conversation on two fronts.

  • Jun 8th, 2016 5:45pm

Area athletes receive postseason honors

Check out which Enumclaw and White River high school spring sports teams and athletes received SPSL 2A and 3A honors.

  • Jun 8th, 2016 5:23pm

Area athletes receive postseason honors

Check out which Panther and Spartan spring sports teams and athletes received SPSL 2A and 3A honors.

  • Jun 8th, 2016 5:00pm

Prep athletes shine as season comes to a close | 2016 Spring Sports Highlights

The spring season provided a bountiful harvest of honors and accolades for high school teams and individual athletes in the area.

  • Jun 7th, 2016 7:30pm

Prep athletes shine as season comes to a close | 2016 Spring Sports Highlights

The spring season provided a bountiful harvest of honors and accolades for high school teams and individual athletes in the area. In both the Class 3A and Class 2A ranks, accomplishments were many and varied at Enumclaw, Bonney Lake, White River and Sumner. Here’s a look at some of the highlights.

  • Jun 7th, 2016 7:20pm

Talks of Foothills Trails improvements; groundbreaking begins today

The popular Foothills Trail – a ribbon of pavement interrupted by unimproved sections of bare ground – is presently a topic of conversation on two fronts.

  • Jun 7th, 2016 6:36pm

Local golfers compete at state meets | 2016 state golf results

Enumclaw High placed third and Bonney Lake was fifth during last week's boys Class 3A state golf tournament.

  • Jun 3rd, 2016 7:01pm

‘Malfunction Junction’ makeover begins

Construction began last week on Buckley's aptly-named "malfunction junction" and will create periodic – and reportedly minor – traffic inconveniences through its November completion.

  • Jun 2nd, 2016 5:03pm

Local golfers compete at state meets | 2016 state golf results

Enumclaw High placed third and Bonney Lake was fifth during last week’s boys Class 3A state golf tournament. A healthy sampling of golfers from the four area high schools had traveled east of the mountains for both the Class 3A and 2A tournaments, contested on May 24-25.

  • Jun 2nd, 2016 4:49pm

Hornet girls, third, boys fifth at state powerlifting

The White River High girls took third place and the Hornet boys were fifth at the 2016 state powerlifting championships.

  • Jun 1st, 2016 6:30pm

Permanent EMS levy on ballot for Buckley

For the past 30 years, Buckley property owners have willingly taxed themselves, paying for emergency medical services provided through the Buckley Fire Department.

  • Jun 1st, 2016 5:15pm

EHS product now “Voice of the Wildcats”

Kevin Nelson realized he wasn't destined for a career as a professional athlete. So, he embraced the next best thing and ascended quickly from the collegiate classroom to the broadcaster's booth.

  • May 31st, 2016 9:55pm

Bonney Lake second in 2016 state track and field; Sumner’s Lancaster claims 3A state tennis title | 2016 Spring Sport State Results

Check out Bonney Lake and Sumner's 2016 state results in tennis, baseball and track and field.

  • May 31st, 2016 6:42pm

Local politicians file for 31st District race

The formal filing period for fall elections closed last Friday, giving citizens a look at their choices for the campaign season.

  • May 27th, 2016 9:40pm

Candidates line up for elected offices

The formal filing period for fall elections closed Friday, giving citizens a look at their choices for the campaign season. While there are no local city council or school board races, voters on the Plateau and in the Valley still have plenty to pique their interest – aside from the nationwide drama of presidential politics.

  • May 25th, 2016 4:43pm

On to state; prep athletes throughout the area ready for biggest stage

Area track and field teams spent two days last week at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner, with top performers advancing to this week's state meets and all others seeing their prep seasons come to a close.

  • May 24th, 2016 5:01pm

Enumclaw resident readies for 31st District race

Citing a three-part platform that emphasizes education, transportation and public safety, Morgan Irwin has launched his bid for the state House of Representatives.

  • May 20th, 2016 9:36pm

Buckley looks to fill vacant council seat

Buckley residents with a desire to serve their community now have the perfect opportunity. Due to a resignation from the City Council, a vacancy must be filled on the city's governing body.

  • May 17th, 2016 10:30pm

Local athletes rolling into postseason; state baseball awaits Enumclaw, Bonney Lake and Sumner

The Class 3A state baseball tournament will have great representation from the local area, as all three area clubs qualified for the 16-team field.

  • May 17th, 2016 6:17pm

Local athletes rolling into postseason; state baseball awaits Enumclaw, Bonney Lake and Sumner

The Class 3A state baseball tournament will have great representation from the local area, as all three area clubs qualified for the 16-team field. The state tourney will be played out over the next two weekends, with games on May 21 played at regional sites and the Final Four slated for May 27-28 at Gesa Stadium in Pasco.

  • May 17th, 2016 5:31pm

Local politicians file for 31st District race

The formal filing period for the fall election season opened Monday and runs through the close of office hours Friday. On the Plateau there's nothing at the local level, as the various City Council and school board positions are all filled.

  • May 17th, 2016 5:03pm

Tourney time for prep sports

The regular season has ended for most sports in the South Puget Sound League's 2A and 3A ranks, with postseason play in full swing.

  • May 12th, 2016 8:53pm

Lane Walthers to run for 31st District

Lane Walthers and Chris Hurst have several key things in common: they share a background in public service and both identify themselves, politically, as Independent Democrats; additionally, both want to see their party maintain its slim advantage in the state House of Representatives.

  • May 5th, 2016 4:20pm

Former Hornet Bannerot named Female Field Athlete at Northwest Conference championships

Olivia Bannerot continues to impress during her sophomore campaign at Linfield College.

  • May 4th, 2016 6:11pm

Enumclaw High grad shines at collegiate championships

Enumclaw High graduate Kolton Carlson is making the most of his senior season at Whitworth University.

  • May 3rd, 2016 6:15pm

Chris Hurst to leave State House

Traipsing through the Cascade Foothills sounds better than pounding the steps of the state Capitol, so state Rep. Christopher Hurst will be waving goodbye to the Legislature.

  • May 3rd, 2016 4:15pm

Plateau runner takes on Boston Marathon

Bonney Lake resident Jesse Rodriguez has long had an affinity for running and the countless miles finally carried her to the biggest stage. On Monday, April 18, she was in the field for the 120th Boston Marathon.

  • Apr 26th, 2016 5:01pm

Enumclaw’s Gwerder signs to play soccer for the Utes

Enumclaw High soccer standout Aleea Gwerder will be taking on the best the Pac-12 has to offer in the fall, having signed to play at the University of Utah.

  • Apr 22nd, 2016 6:00pm

Del’s in Buckley closes ahead of lease end date

Hoping to land a new tenant as soon as possible, members of the Buckley City Council have authorized city administration to negotiate the termination of a long-term lease with Del's Farm and Feed.

  • Apr 22nd, 2016 4:53pm

Buckley’s ‘malfunction junction’ to receive a makeover

For years, the city of Buckley has hoped to rid itself of the aptly-named "malfunction junction," the jumbled confluence of two state highways and a pair of busy city roads. Now, it appears a solution is at hand. More importantly, it looks like there's money available to turn Buckley's dream to reality.

  • Apr 19th, 2016 6:50pm

Buckley’s ‘malfunction junction’ to receive a makeover

For years, the city of Buckley has hoped to rid itself of the aptly-named “malfunction junction,” the jumbled confluence of two state highways and a pair of busy city roads. Now, it appears a solution is at hand. More importantly, it looks like there’s money available to turn Buckley’s dream to reality.

  • Apr 19th, 2016 6:48pm

How to get around the White River bridge closure

After months of planning and preparation – by both the state and the motoring public – the Department of Transportation is about to launch its week-long closure of the White River bridge.

  • Apr 13th, 2016 4:50pm

How to get around the White River bridge closure

After months of planning and preparation – by both the state and the motoring public – the Department of Transportation is about to launch its week-long closure of the White River bridge.

  • Apr 13th, 2016 4:50pm

Former Hornet starring on Linfield track

Olivia Bannerot continues to accumulate honors, having taken her athletic abilities from the halls of Enumclaw High to the campus of Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore.

  • Apr 6th, 2016 6:30pm

Enumclaw council discusses White River bridge closure

It was a speedy session – with adjournment coming just 38 minutes after the opening gavel – when members of the Enumclaw City Council last met.

  • Apr 5th, 2016 4:53pm

Buckley council aiming to give city police more space

The Buckley police force could use more elbow room and city leaders are willing to provide it – to a certain financial extent.

  • Mar 30th, 2016 5:02pm

Expo Center to see ‘exciting’ developments as revenue increases

Things are looking up – and being spruced up – at the Enumclaw Expo Center.

  • Mar 29th, 2016 5:00pm

White River lacrosse looking strong | 2016 Spring Sports

The excitement level is high within the White River lacrosse program, which has opened its second season of play.

  • Mar 23rd, 2016 6:16pm

Carbonado crash now a homicide; driver admits to drinking and driving nearly 4 years later

For more than three years, a late-night expedition appeared ill-advised and tragic. Now, it's a criminal case.

  • Mar 23rd, 2016 5:00pm

Carbonado crash now a homicide; driver admits to drinking and driving nearly 4 years later

For more than three years, a late-night expedition appeared ill-advised and tragic. Now, it’s a criminal case. Last week, Samuel Hoffer was charged with vehicular homicide by the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office. That development stems from an accident in November 2012 that left Joseph Castro dead in a rural area outside Carbonado.

  • Mar 23rd, 2016 4:45pm

Spartan track standouts | 2016 Spring Sports

During a close loss to Auburn Mountainview, a pair of Spartan girls were triple winners. Jordan Thompson was tops in the 200 meters, long jump and triple jump, while Rhaven Dean won the shot put, discus and javelin.

  • Mar 22nd, 2016 7:15pm

It’s XC in the fall, track in spring for White River coach Marlow | 2016 Spring Sports Previews

Veteran coach takes reins, greets 86 athletes

  • Mar 17th, 2016 6:15pm

Local Democrats prepare to caucus; Primary election set for May 24

As presidential politics continue to dominate the national scene, local activists are gearing up to make their voices heard.

  • Mar 16th, 2016 6:30pm

Local Democrats prepare to caucus; Primary election set for May 24

In Washington, being an active and involved voter – no matter where one’s political preference sits – isn’t as simple as seen throughout the land. The Evergreen State hosts a presidential primary election, though it’s so late in the campaign season that some view it as irrelevant; and, making the process even more convoluted, Democrats do not rely on the primary as their sole decision-making tool. Instead, Democrats will use the caucus/convention process to allocate all of the state’s national convention delegates.

  • Mar 15th, 2016 11:26pm

Improvements begin on Buckley skate park

Buckley's skateboarders have been without a local place to hone their skills, but relief is in sight.

  • Mar 15th, 2016 6:13pm

Schorzman shines for Stout squad

Randi Schorzman, a White River High graduate now attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout, was recently honored as a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference gymnastics specialist of the week.

  • Mar 10th, 2016 8:13pm