Kevin Hanson

Local runners compete at state cross country

Runners from all four local high schools trekked to Pasco last weekend to participate in the state cross country championships.

Sumner stays alive with big win; other teams out

Ten weeks are in the books and just one local football team remains standing.

Enumclaw council mulls new utility, higher property tax

Enumclaw property owners can anticipate an increased tax bill in 2018, if current plans by city administration are adopted.

Enumclaw boy dies following Highway 169 crash

A young boy was critically injured the morning of Nov. 1, following a traffic collision just north of Enumclaw.

Area runners head east for state cross-country meet

Distance runners throughout the region will head east of the mountains this weekend, having earned the right to participate in the state cross country championships.

White River golfers earn trip to state 2A tourney

Six White River High golfers earned guaranteed berths into the Class 2A state championships, while seven more are in line for a second chance at making the state tourney.

Districts await three area volleyball teams

The world of kills, digs and assists continues in earnest this week, with three local high school volleyball programs competing in postseason tournaments.

District competitions next for all four local soccer teams

Regular seasons are in the past and local soccer teams are in the postseason hunt, all chasing a berth in one of the 16-team state tournaments. It was a stellar season on the pitch, as all the local squads placed either first or second in their leagues.

Second phase of Meadow Park housing development OK’d

A local developer was green-lighted to proceed with a 20-home development on Enumclaw’s west side, adding a second phase to the Meadow Park subdivision along 244th Avenue Southeast.

Three teams gunning for state football playoffs; Panthers travel for Week 10 game

With the regular football season in the record books, playoff games loom for teams from Enumclaw, Sumner and White River high schools. Each will be in action Friday night, looking to keep their campaigns alive in the state playoffs.

Spartans, Hornets advance to state swim, dive meet

The Curtis High School pool was packed last weekend as West Central District III swim teams gathered to compete against the timer — and each other — to see who gets to swim on to state, and who was left high and dry.

Prosecutor’s charge suspect in woman’s death, body burning | UPDATE

An early-morning stroll brought a grisly discovery in a quiet neighborhood near Bonney Lake, jump-starting a tragic story that has gone nationwide. In short order, the Medical Examiner’s Office determine the woman had been strangled. Things took a macabre twist when police added that someone had attempted to set fire to the body.

Local prep golfers earn state berths, others to spring qualifier

High school golfers have closed out the fall portion of their campaign, meaning some have put away their clubs while others look forward to playing another day – even if that day isn’t until spring.

Undercover youth check businesses for alcohol, tobacco law compliance

Ever wonder how Enumclaw businesses fare when it comes to keeping alcohol and tobacco products out of the hands of underage, would-be buyers? The folks at the Foothills Drug Free Coalition often ponder the same thing and, periodically, hit the streets to test the compliance of local merchants.

Lopsided wins for trio of local football teams

A trio of local teams proved their gridiron prowess Friday night, rolling to impressive and substantial victories.

White River spikers on track for another title

A highly-anticipated showdown between local volleyball powers played out the evening of Oct. 18 in the White River gymnasium and, in the end, it was the host Hornets celebrating a victory over Fife.

Enumclaw Council OKs parking changes, doubles fine for violators

Those who regularly park in downtown Enumclaw have suspected change was in the air, but now it’s official.

Enumclaw council debates taxing district that funds street repairs

A proposed change to the local Transportation Benefit District brought sharp differences of opinion during the most recent gathering of the Enumclaw City Council. A public hearing on the TBD is scheduled for Nov. 13.

Hornet alum running at Utah State

Former White River Hornet Kody Gould has continued to find running success, now at the collegiate level as a member of the Utah State University cross country program.

Football: Local teams win 3 out of 4

Local football teams went three-for-four Friday night, with Enumclaw, Sumner and White River picking up league victories.