Kevin Hanson

Candidates for fall elections must file by Friday

While election season might seem months away, this week’s filing of official paperwork is crucial to the entire process.

Spring qualifier is next for golfers, then state tourney

Golfers from all four local high schools will cross the Cascades later this month to play their state tournament rounds. And while some have already punched their state tickets, others have a last chance at playing their way into the state field.

Kitchen to lead WRHS wrestling

White River High has a new wrestling coach on the boys side of the program, as Tim Kitchen has been elevated from an assistant’s role to the head job.

Hornets move on as No. 1

The Enumclaw High girls water polo team, having already clinched a third straight East Division title, went 3-1 during the weekend’s Auburn School mDistrict Tournament.

Enumclaw Council paves way for two small developments

The Council gave its blessing to a zoning change for an eight-acre parcel fronting Warner Avenue and supported a request to subdivide 2.37 acres in the vicinity of McHugh avenue and Division Street.

Suspects sought in armed robbery

The story began to unfold at about 9 p.m. April 23 when a female victim arrived at the Enumclaw police station, reporting she had been robbed at gunpoint. Because the incident occurred outside the city limits, the Washington State Patrol was called to take the report.

Expanded hours at the Enumclaw Transfer Station

Customers who use Enumclaw’s recycling and transfer station will soon be able to access the facility seven days a week. The site – which is operated by King County’s Solid Waste Division – is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. It currently is closed to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Two remain perfect in league fastpitch

The Plateau’s top fastpitch teams – the Bonney Lake Panthers and White River Hornets – are proving unbeatable in league play.

Thinking about running for office? Time is drawing near

Anyone considering a run for public office will have to make a decision soon, as the statewide filing period is the week of May 15-19. Those who successfully file for office will appear on the Aug. 1 primary ballot and – according to Washington’s top-two system – a pair of finalists in each race, will advance to the Nov. 7 general election.

Buckley to continue leasing farm land

The city of Buckley will continue leasing agricultural land surrounding Rainier School, collecting nearly $140,000 during the next five years.

Parking lot greets visitors to Mount Peak’s south side

The popular promontory just south of Enumclaw attracts droves of visitors daily, with hikers leaving their vehicles along the shoulder of narrow rural roads. That has been particularly true on the less strenuous south side, where a wide gravel road heads uphill directly off Mud Mountain Road.

Wright added to Enumclaw City Council

A seat on the Enumclaw City Council wasn’t empty too long, as Anthony Wright was appointed the evening of April 10 to fill the Position 3 vacancy.

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.