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August might bring a case of summer doldrums to those attuned to local politics, what with the recent primary election slipping into memory and November’s general election still a bit on the horizon.
There’s a construction zone behind White River High School – complete with materials and heavy equipment – and the area will continue to be a beehive of activity until the dawn of the fall sports season.
The sights and sounds of Street Fair 2017 will fill downtown Enumclaw this weekend, while the bourdon of bagpipes and rat-a-tat of drum corps take center stage at the Expo Center.
Enumclaw’s Kasey Kahne charged his way to Victory Lane, taking the checkered flag Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Teagan Eldridge and Nick Phillips, area soccer standouts, are heading to Lone Star country to compete on the national stage.
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.
San Diego has been kind to the girls of the White River High basketball program, but this summer was special.
In the not-too-distant past, political theory held that election season didn’t really heat up until the calendar flipped past Labor Day. That’s no longer the… Continue reading
If everything falls into place, fans of the popular Foothills Trail will be trekking a continuous ribbon of pavement from Buckley to Puyallup by the… Continue reading
The King County Fair opened the gates to the longest running fair west of the Mississippi
On July 8 and 9 polo players from all over Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia competed in the Pacific Northwest Governor’s Cup. The event… Continue reading
With most of their planning and preparation in the rear-view mirror, King County Fair organizers are ready for takeoff. The 155th annual edition of the… Continue reading
Grant Townsend took his arsenal of pitches from the Bonney Lake High baseball diamond to the sunny setting of Central Arizona College, where he recently… Continue reading
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.
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.
The two-hour session will begin at 5 p.m. July 18 in council chambers at City Hall, 1339 Griffin Ave.
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.
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.
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.
Winter snowfall kept Chinook Pass closed two weeks longer than anticipated, but the road finally opened to travelers.