Chris Hurst thanks community and clarifies his wife is not retiring
I really appreciate the kind messages I have received from folks after the Courier-Herald story announcing my decision not to run this year for re-election to the Washington State House of Representatives. It has been my honor to serve you in Olympia.
I did want to clarify one point however. The story mentioned that my wife April and I plan on having a bed and breakfast in Greenwater sometime in the future, but that is still some number of years away. The story stated that April is retiring from her dog and cat grooming business in Enumclaw. She has been getting daily calls from upset and worried clients who have loved bringing their animals to her for many years at April’s Pet Salon. April is not retiring anytime soon and she is open for business. The bed and breakfast is a dream that is some years off in the future, so things will be fine and nothing will be changing with April’s Pet Salon.
As an animal groomer, I have always said that April is far more popular than me and that she is the one who should have gone into politics. Now I know that is true!
Again, thanks for all of the kind comments and good wishes and don’t worry about April not being able to take care of your animals in Enumclaw. She will stay in business.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
The Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Last week, candidates answered questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. This week, Part 2, is a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements. Part 3 will wrap-up with final statements.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.