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The top 10 situations arborists often encounter | Dennis Tompkins

Top 10 lists may have been popular in the past, but with David Letterman's retirement we hardly see them any longer. In an effort to prolong their ultimate demise, this arborist has created one for the end of the year.

  • Dec 12th, 2015

Local artist featured in gallary

The city of Enumclaw and 4Culture of King County present pastel paintings by local artist Bertha Moore.

  • Dec 5th, 2015

Commercial crab fishery delayed on Washington’s south coast

tate shellfish managers have delayed the opening of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery on a portion of Washington’s southern coast to allow more time for tests to ensure that crabs are free of marine toxins.

  • Nov 30th, 2015

It’s amazing what a few shelves will do | Living with Gleigh

The one lesson I've learned as a parent is not to take my kids' moods personally. I watch them carefully, because I think teen depression is one of the scariest emotional states for a parent to deal with, but I know it's not about me.

  • Nov 21st, 2015

Holidays a prime time for mutt manners | All About Pets

The holidays are just around the corner and now is a perfect time to work on your dog's manners.

  • Nov 7th, 2015

Capturing the moment without emptying your wallet | Life Outdoors

It's a literal race against time – capturing the perfect photo at magic hour.

  • Nov 7th, 2015

Take time to slow down, savor God’s gifts | Church Corner

Have you ever prayed such a prayer? Soon we shall enter into the holiday season, during which life has the potential to become even more hectic and busy than “usual.” Exactly during such times we might benefit from slowing down and savoring the gifts God gives. That, in part, is what Thanksgiving is all about.

  • Nov 7th, 2015

Capturing the moment without emptying your wallet | Life Outdoors

Fall is upon us, which means less weekend hiking trips for the summer adventurers out there. But, colder months mean clearer skies in some cases, and that means great opportunities for some stellar photos.

The holidays are a prime time to perfect mutt manners | All About Pets

The holidays are just around the corner and now is a perfect time to work on your dog’s manners.

  • Nov 7th, 2015

Follow tips to keep chickens healthy, laying all winter | All About Pets

When winter approaches, you probably take steps to prepare your home - insulating water pipes, sealing windows and doors, or covering and storing outdoor furniture. If you've also been following the backyard chicken trend - and enjoying fresh eggs all summer long - you'll want to take steps to care for your flock when the weather cools. And if you've been considering getting some chickens, but think you have to put it off until spring, think again - you can still start a flock, or keep an existing one thriving, and laying, throughout winter.

  • Nov 6th, 2015

Gallery presents paintings; artists sought

The city of Enumclaw and 4Culture of King County present pastel paintings by local artist Patricia Doyle. Her work will be on display in Gallery 2015 from Nov. 5 through Dec. 1.

  • Nov 3rd, 2015

Christian efforts can benefit all | Church Corner

Living on this part of the Plateau is wonderful for a variety of reason. We are surrounded by natural beauty which can’t be rivaled by many other locales. The towns of Enumclaw and Buckley are just the right size for raising a family or relaxing in one’s senior years. The numerous choices of quality restaurants and intriguing small businesses are unusual in municipalities of similar population.

  • Oct 30th, 2015

If it’s fall, it must be time for eggnog | Fall Harvest

Step aside pumpkin spice - your 15 minutes are over (at least for another year). The holidays are quickly approaching and it’s time for eggnog to have its moment.

  • Oct 23rd, 2015

Fall fun easily found around the Plateau | Fall Harvest

As October enters its final stages, there’s certainly no shortage of season fun on the Plateau. Whether it’s a family day of picking pumpkins or a night of fright, attractions await. Here’s a look at some of the regional favorites.

  • Oct 23rd, 2015

With faith, amazing things can happen | Church Corner

Recently, I had the occasion to preach a sermon based upon the feeding of the 5,000. For many of us, this is a familiar story; often people first hear this story in Sunday School. Just whip out a message in no time flat, right? Wrong. As usual, it is I who had the lesson to be learned.

  • Oct 23rd, 2015

With faith, amazing things can happen | Church Corner

Recently, I had the occasion to preach a sermon based upon the feeding of the 5,000. For many of us, this is a familiar story; often people first hear this story in Sunday School. Just whip out a message in no time flat, right? Wrong. As usual, it is I who had the lesson to be learned.

  • Oct 23rd, 2015

Fall fun easily found around the Plateau | Fall Harvest

As October enters its final stages, there’s certainly no shortage of season fun on the Plateau. Whether it’s a family day of picking pumpkins or a night of fright, attractions await.

  • Oct 23rd, 2015

If it’s fall, it must be time for eggnog | Fall Harvest

Step aside pumpkin spice - your 15 minutes are over (at least for another year). The holidays are quickly approaching and it’s time for eggnog to have its moment.

  • Oct 23rd, 2015

Marine toxins delay razor clam digs this fall | Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Elevated levels of marine toxins have prompted state shellfish managers to postpone the start of razor clam digging on ocean beaches this fall.

  • Oct 12th, 2015

Fishing hatchery steelhead, rainbows on upper Columbia River

Mandatory retention of hatchery steelhead, identified by a missing adipose fin with a healed scar at the location of the clipped fin.

  • Oct 12th, 2015

South coast of Washington reopens to crab fishing

The recreational Dungeness crab fishery along the southern Washington coast will reopen effective immediately, state shellfish managers announced today.

  • Oct 5th, 2015

2015 fall fruit show | Peninsula Fruit Club

Come join us for a fun day of fruit tasting and learning about growing fruit. Take in a video or browse our information tables.

  • Oct 5th, 2015

Finding God takes time, silence, patience | Church Corner

My husband and I are not morning people. We wander into the kitchen and barely speak. It is all I can do to make the coffee and not forget what I am doing. We joke about this and are grateful that neither of us “do mornings.”

  • Oct 2nd, 2015

Finding God takes time, silence, patience | Church Corner

My husband and I are not morning people. We wander into the kitchen and barely speak. It is all I can do to make the coffee and not forget what I am doing. We joke about this and are grateful that neither of us “do mornings.”

  • Oct 2nd, 2015

South coast of Washington reopens to crab fishing

The recreational Dungeness crab fishery along the southern Washington coast will reopen effective immediately, state shellfish managers announced today.

  • Sep 28th, 2015

The empty spot in our lives can be filled | Church Corner

I sit looking at this grieving family, their friends gathered around them. Dabbing tears from eyes, holding back an onslaught of emotion as the music begins. We are here to honor the life of someone who is no longer this side of eternity. As we gather for the funeral, I can’t help but wonder what makes a life valuable. As you stand over the empty shell of someone you loved and cared about, what is it that you remember?

  • Sep 25th, 2015

The empty spot in our lives can be filled | Church Corner

I sit looking at this grieving family, their friends gathered around them. Dabbing tears from eyes, holding back an onslaught of emotion as the music begins. We are here to honor the life of someone who is no longer this side of eternity. As we gather for the funeral, I can’t help but wonder what makes a life valuable. As you stand over the empty shell of someone you loved and cared about, what is it that you remember?

  • Sep 25th, 2015

Every second counts during a pet emergency | All About Pets

You’re getting ready for work and your pet suddenly collapses – what do you do? Your house is filled with guests and your dog starts choking and gasping for air – do you know what to do? Part one of this two-part series on at-home emergency care discussed first aid basics and resources for emergency preparedness. Part two discusses specifics techniques that may avert a tragedy in the precious seconds of an emergency situation.

  • Sep 25th, 2015

Every second crucial during pet emergency | All About Pets

You’re getting ready for work and your pet suddenly collapses – what do you do? Your house is filled with guests and your dog starts choking and gasping for air – do you know what to do? Part one of this two-part series on at-home emergency care discussed first aid basics and resources for emergency preparedness. Part two discusses specifics techniques that may avert a tragedy in the precious seconds of an emergency situation.

  • Sep 25th, 2015

Tile trendy all through the home | Fall Home and Garden

If you are renovating any area of your home, it may be time to try something new – like bringing tile into main living areas in addition to your bathrooms and kitchen. New designs, styles and technologies are making tile the most versatile and accessible flooring material.

  • Sep 21st, 2015

Exciting design is possible on a budget | Fall Home and Garden

Whether you’ve just moved into a home or you’ve lived there for years, it might be time for a design tune-up. While many may think tackling their home takes a bundle of time, money and expertise, it doesn’t have to be so frightening. You don’t need to spend a fortune or go to design school to breathe a little life into your home.

  • Sep 21st, 2015

Considering baptism: gathered and sent | Church Column

As people of the Christian faith, baptism is central to our lives together in Christ. Though we have varying theologies regarding when a person is to be baptized we are in agreement that baptism is essential to our walk with Jesus Christ.

  • Sep 18th, 2015

Considering baptism: gathered and sent | Church Column

As people of the Christian faith, baptism is central to our lives together in Christ. Though we have varying theologies regarding when a person is to be baptized we are in agreement that baptism is essential to our walk with Jesus Christ.

  • Sep 18th, 2015

Bricks 4 Kidz – LEGO | Pierce County Parks

n Friday, Sept 25 kids ages 5-13 can build motorized models with LEGO

  • Sep 14th, 2015

Key is aging well, not just getting older | Senior Guide

A health renaissance is taking place in America as more people are embracing aging well and being proactive rather than reactive about their well-being. Prevention has become the focus, and many aging Americans are turning to time-tested methods for keeping their bodies and minds healthy so they can live longer, higher-quality lives.

  • Sep 11th, 2015

Internet is valuable but seniors can find themselves at risk | Senior Guide

The Internet creates excellent opportunities for seniors to meet people, conduct business, plan travel, access records, stay in touch with friends and family and support hobbies and entertainment interests. You can learn how to take advantage of the opportunities without falling prey to predators so you can have peace of mind when you go online.

  • Sep 11th, 2015

Key is aging well, not just getting older | Senior Guide

A health renaissance is taking place in America as more people are embracing aging well and being proactive rather than reactive about their well-being. Prevention has become the focus, and many aging Americans are turning to time-tested methods for keeping their bodies and minds healthy so they can live longer, higher-quality lives.

  • Sep 11th, 2015

Internet is valuable but seniors can find themselves at risk | Senior Guide

The Internet creates excellent opportunities for seniors to meet people, conduct business, plan travel, access records, stay in touch with friends and family and support hobbies and entertainment interests. You can learn how to take advantage of the opportunities without falling prey to predators so you can have peace of mind when you go online.

  • Sep 11th, 2015

Can we accept those who are different? | Church Corner

On a typically cold Russian winter day, I sit in an old, rickety folding chair, mesmerized by a large, distinguished gentleman named Vladimir. He speaks to 10 fellow Russian educators and me about why he came to this conference, Jesus Christ and Ethics for the Secular Classroom. Vladimir is a science teacher with a doctorate, instructor of atheistic communism for more than 40 years and a lifelong member of the Communist Party. He had come to the conclusion that he had taught and lived a lie.

  • Sep 11th, 2015

Can we accept those who are different? | Church Corner

On a typically cold Russian winter day, I sit in an old, rickety folding chair, mesmerized by a large, distinguished gentleman named Vladimir. He speaks to 10 fellow Russian educators and me about why he came to this conference, Jesus Christ and Ethics for the Secular Classroom. Vladimir is a science teacher with a doctorate, instructor of atheistic communism for more than 40 years and a lifelong member of the Communist Party. He had come to the conclusion that he had taught and lived a lie.

  • Sep 11th, 2015

New Enumclaw pastor gets warm welcome

Six months after arriving at Enumclaw’s Calvary Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Lynell Caudillo is discovering a warm, welcoming congregation with a call to serving. Before her arrival in Enumclaw, Caudillo served as co-pastor with her husband in Des Moines, and, earlier in her career, was an interim pastor in White Center. She also has worked part-time with the Highline School District.

  • Sep 10th, 2015

Metro Animal Services at Sumner Library

Whether you’re already a pet owner or just considering it, Metro Animal Services is here to help with support and information.

  • Sep 8th, 2015

Positions open on Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Recreational Anglers Board

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking nominations for three vacant positions on a citizen advisory group responsible for reviewing proposals to maintain and improve sportfishing opportunities for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River.

  • Aug 31st, 2015

North coast of Washington reopens to crab fishing

The recreational and commercial Dungeness crab fisheries on the northern coast of Washington will reopen effective immediately, state shellfish managers announced today.

  • Aug 31st, 2015

Plan for your pet’s medical emergencies | All About Pets

None of us want to think about dealing with a pet in serious distress due to a medical emergency, but being prepared will ease your mind and might just save your pet’s life! part one of this two-part series, we’ll cover basic supplies and resources for handling a pet emergency; in part two, we’ll look at specific techniques that can save your pet.

  • Aug 29th, 2015

Free to live with joy, justice | Church Corner

After selling his pickup truck, 22-year-old Westley C. French decided he wanted it back. So Westley and a few friends mugged the new truck owner, beating him with a 2x4. Then Westley and his friends fled the scene in their getaway car – a green Nissan 240 SX.

  • Aug 28th, 2015

Bunnies cute, need plenty of care | All About Pets

Whether running around your yard or in an enclosure at the pet store, bunnies can be cute. Don’t let their outward appearance fool you, however. Bunnies can be very destructive animals, digging into and chewing on everything in sight—carpet, furniture, woodwork, even electrical cords. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to curb the behavior.

  • Aug 28th, 2015

Plan for your pet’s medical emergencies | All About Pets

None of us want to think about dealing with a pet in serious distress due to a medical emergency, but being prepared will ease your mind and might just save your pet’s life! In part one of this two-part series, we’ll cover basic supplies and resources for handling a pet emergency; in part two, we’ll look at specific techniques that can save your pet.

  • Aug 28th, 2015

Bunnies cute, need plenty of care | All About Pets

Whether running around your yard or in an enclosure at the pet store, bunnies can be cute. Don’t let their outward appearance fool you, however. Bunnies can be very destructive animals, digging into and chewing on everything in sight—carpet, furniture, woodwork, even electrical cords. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to curb the behavior.

  • Aug 28th, 2015

Free to live with joy, justice | Church Corner

After selling his pickup truck, 22-year-old Westley C. French decided he wanted it back. So Westley and a few friends mugged the new truck owner, beating him with a 2x4. Then Westley and his friends fled the scene in their getaway car – a green Nissan 240 SX.

  • Aug 28th, 2015