Kevin Hanson

Former Hornet Peterson suiting up at Central Florida

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.

What’s in a name? School district considers change

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?

Enumclaw gains one council member, loses another

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.

Buckley pot moratorium extended

A moratorium on businesses that would produce or process marijuana has been extended by the Buckley City Council.

Local fire, EMS calls routed through new dispatch center

The goal was for a seamless transition early this week when a new agency began handling emergency calls to the Enumclaw Fire Department.

Wellness Foundation scrambling for financial fix

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.

Enumclaw library concerns involve city, police and district

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.

Plateau pitchers off to strong start

Among local schools, the beginning of the baseball and fastpitch season has been marked by two things – drizzly weather and great pitching.

Delays coming to already-congested 410 during summer months

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.

Enumclaw School Board chooses new high school principal

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.

Cadematori picked to fill Enumclaw council vacancy

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.

White River’s Gibson enters hoop Hall of Fame

The numbers speak for themselves: 28 years of coaching, 724 games on the bench and 516 career victories, resulting in a .713 winning percentage.

22nd annual powwow at Enumclaw Middle School

Colorful dancers and rhythmic drumming will be found Friday evening as the Enumclaw School District offers its 22nd annual powwow.

New White River coach takes soccer reigns

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.

Minors charged following February fight

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.

Enumclaw boosts tourism spending

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.

White River girls sixth in state basketball

The White River High girls found themselves on familiar turf last week, collecting hardware at the close of the Class 2A basketball tournament.

County dams to be reviewed, including two near Enumclaw

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.

Enumclaw Hornets wins one, drops two in Tacoma Dome

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.

New coach takes reins with WR baseball; fastpitch team after another state trip

The White River High baseball team – for the first time in many years – has a new hand on the wheel.