Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit would like the publics help to identify skeletal remains found on Mt Si, near North Bend Washington. Evidence suggests the remains may be from the mid 90’s.
Sunny skies, high temperatures and the Fourth of July brought family gatherings, barbecues and a rash of fires. King County Fire District No. 28 Fire Chief Randy Fehr wrote Monday in an email that over the Independence Day weekend district crews were, “dispatched to 13 fires. All of these were fireworks related; 12 of the 13 calls were brush/vegetation fires.”
While major hunting seasons are closed in summer, hunter education courses continue to run throughout the state. Now is the time to enroll in hunter education and avoid the autumn rush, said David Whipple, hunter education division manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
Maintenance work is now underway by King County along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding. This work will require temporary, intermittent closures of sections of the Green River Trail, which sits atop the levee system through the Green River Valley.
Enumclaw fire crews were on the scene of the fire in the area of Kanaskat-Palmer State Park.
Police heard the afternoon of June 21 from residents of both Bondgard and Bathke avenues about attempting to sell vacuum cleaners door-to-door. They were advised of city codes prohibiting soliciting without a license.
State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced today that the sale and use period for consumer fireworks concludes on Saturday, July 4, at 11 p.m.
A long-awaited extension of the popular Foothills Trail will become reality if a funding proposal receives final authorization. The Puget Sound Regional Council recently offered its initial support for a $378,000 grant that would allow building a 1.3-mile segment of the trail between Buckley and South Prairie.
One way to stay in touch with everything happening at Mount Rainier is by calling upon the resources of Visit Rainier. Below, the organization’s executive director and board have answered a few questions that highlight their goals and objectives.
For U.S. Army veteran Tony Bunyan, discovering a love of art has been life changing. Bunyan, 51, of Enumclaw, enrolled at Green River College last year to study art. He said his wife, Jane McElroy, inspired him to pursue his interest. “I have always been envious of her abilities to paint and draw,” Bunyan said. “I never thought I had that kind of talent.”
State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy reminds residents that used fireworks can leave behind a great deal of debris. "If you blow it up, clean it up," said Duffy. Proper cleanup of firework debris can help reduce the risk of an injury or fire from happening. If you have unused consumer fireworks, it is best to discharge the remaining fireworks during the legal discharge dates for your community.
Funding for 18 projects aimed at enhancing student learning throughout the Enumclaw School District was authorized recently by board members of the Enumclaw Schools Foundation. Students in every district school will benefit from at least one project, as the ESF allocated nearly $28,000 to be used during the 2015-16 academic year.
Following a rigorous interview process, Brooke Humphreys was selected as the new student representative to the Enumclaw School District’s board of directors. She will serve from 2015 through 2017.
Young Gabrielle DeMarco has a passion for protecting the environment and has gone to great lengths to share her enthusiasm – from a Seattle stage in front of 16,000 people to a Chicago arena and 15,000 more. Most recently, her passion was fueled at an Arizona summer camp designed for young people at the forefront of the green movement.
“I can’t do much from here,” 93-year-old Ray Limbo said from a comfortable chair in his Enumclaw assisted-living apartment. Not true, countered Enumclaw High School juniors Bryce Johnson and Samantha Engebretsen, who are the 2015 recipients of the decades-old scholarship that now bears his name – the Ray Limbo Masonic Junior Achievement Scholarship.
The state Legislature appears to have reached an agreement on the two-year operating budget, according to majority floor leader Sen. Joe Fain, 47th District. The race to the budget finish line has taken two special session and the beginning of a third. Gov. Jay Inslee had to sign the bill by midnight Tuesday for the government to continue operating, which is past the press deadline. Check online, www.courierherald.com, for an update.
The death of a Clallam County woman this spring was due to an undetected measles infection that was discovered at autopsy. The woman was most likely exposed to measles at a local medical facility during a recent outbreak in Clallam County.
Citizens who want to vote in the August 4 primary election have until Monday, July 6 to register to vote or update voter registration information online or by mail.
King County Metro Transit bus routes will operate with a Sunday schedule Friday, July 3, in observation of Independence Day, and operate Saturday service levels on Saturday, July 4. During the holiday weekend, many routes will be redirected around community celebrations around the county. Changes also are in store for the King County water taxis.
Enumclaw will be celebrating Independence Day with the 15th annual Stars and Stripes celebration. Presented by the local Chamber of Commerce, Saturday begins with breakfast, continues with a mid-day parade and concludes with fireworks.