Photography isn't the easiest (or cheapest) hobby to get into, but Buckley resident Jeni Dieringer is already becoming a regular shutterbug.
Every year around the Fourth of July, 911 operators are inundated with calls regarding fireworks. The majority of these calls are non-emergency related, but tie up the 911 system, potentially delaying an emergency call from getting through.
State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced today that in 2015 there were 240 fires caused by fireworks. Wildland and vegetation fires accounted for 193, or 80% of all fireworks caused fires, resulting in $12,555 of loss and damages.
From June 28 to June 30, 2016, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) is running extra patrol's to crack down on distracted drivers. This is part of the statewide "Talk, Text, Ticket" campaign led by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
A proposal that would hit all King County septic-system users in the pocketbook is seeing opposition from a primarily-rural population.
Consumer firework sales across the state will begin at noon on Tuesday, June 28 and continue until 9:00 p.m. on July 5. State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy reminds residents to "know the laws before purchasing and discharging fireworks," and "only purchase legal fireworks." This year 867 retail fireworks stand licenses were issued.
The City of Black Diamond made progress on much of the stalled city business during last week's meeting, although there is still much more work to be done. Read more about the meeting in your Weekend Briefing! Also, check out what Enumclaw is doing with $2.75 million for street repairs and read about the Rainier Junior Rugby Club, which had a very successful season and captured several state titles. Finally, check out all the Enumclaw High School graduates in their cap and gowns. Congrats class of 2016!
Police were told June 20 someone had been bitten by a dog at a Highpoint Street address. Both the victim and the owner of the dog were contacted and information was forwarded to King County Animal Control.
Officers responded the morning of June 19 to a report of someone setting up a camp on private property on Roosevelt Avenue. The individual was advised it was not public property and she agreed to leave. She had not departed by the following day and was formally trespassed from the property. When she returned for a third day, she was given one hour to remove her belongings and depart.
A complaint was received the afternoon of June 16 about a person sitting on a Cole Street bench and smoking marijuana. An officer counseled the person regarding the law and the individual returned to smoking tobacco.
A officer on patrol at 11:40 p.m. June 15 spotted a person on Griffin Avenue who was known to be wanted on an Enumclaw Municipal Court warrant. The individual was delivered to the police station for booking.
The annual Buckley Log Show – two days packed with a parade, vendors, a carnival and competition – is ready to roll.
Congrats to the Enumclaw High School class of 2016!
Ensuring a broad cross-section of Washingtonians have the opportunity to participate in upcoming debates, the Washington State Debate Coalition announced that it will hold debates in Spokane, Redmond, Tacoma, Seattle and Pasco this fall.
A plan to spend millions of dollars for city street improvements was approved last week by members of the Enumclaw City Council.
The meeting was long and debate was heated, but the June 16 Black Diamond City Council resembled a working city government for the first time since the beginning of the year. Council members and the mayor appeared to have set aside many of the arguments they've had over the past six months in order to pass nearly all of the unfinished business items that has been on the last several meeting agendas to the applause of residents.
The following is written by Lindsay Bosslet for Public Health Insider:
A driver was first involved in a hit-and-run incident, then caused a traffic accident at 8:39 p.m. June 12 at the intersection of Watson Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
An officer responded at 11:43 p.m. June 11 to a Railroad Street location after hearing of a man who was attempting to start fights with business patrons and an employee. He had refused to leave, but was trespassed by police.
A citizen arrived at the police station lobby the afternoon of June 11, reporting an intoxicated person sprawled on a Myrtle Street sidewalk.