Seafair fun takes off this week and Metro Transit has free shuttles to get fans to Lake Washington to see the hydro races and air shows. Travelers should plan for delays and bus reroutes during these major regional events, which include temporary closures of the Interstate 90 floating bridge for Blue Angels air show practices and performances Thursday, July 30, through Sunday, Aug. 2.
On July 23, 2015, the office of Assessor Lloyd Hara mailed the 2015 property valuation notices for Area 40 – Enumclaw Plateau. Residential properties increased 15.4% on average; however, your individual property value may vary.
A 40-year-old Olympia, Washington man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle, for drug distribution and illegal gun possession announced United States Attorney Annette L. Hayes. Steven Asir Thomas was convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, Money Laundering, Conspiracy to Possess Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime and being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm following a six day jury trial in April 2015.
The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for hot weather for parts of the Puget Sound area. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 80s to mid 90s this Thursday through Saturday.
Please take note that WSDOT will be shutting down Highway 167 over the Puyallup River in Puyallup next weekend. All lanes of northbound and southbound SR 167 (Meridian) will close from 8 pm on Friday, August 7, through 5 am on Monday, Aug. 10, at the Puyallup River Bridge.
As the King County Fair was preparing to launch its four-day run two weeks ago, good news arrived in the simplest of forms – cash. The historic fair – which was operated for the first time by a local, nonprofit group – received a financial shot in the arm from King County. An agreement was announced that the county will contribute $50,000 to help fund the fair. The news was shared by King County Councilman Reagan Dunn and King County Executive Dow Constantine.
State v. Michele Anderson. Ms. Anderson is charged with six counts of aggravated murder in the first degree for the mass slaying of six members of her family on Christmas Eve 2007."
King County Executive Dow Constantine today joined with Superior Court Presiding Judge Susan Craighead and members of the King County Council to announce members of a countywide steering committee charged with recommending solutions to a growing racial disparity in the regional juvenile justice system. It is the largest and most diverse group King County has ever assembled to act on juvenile justice issues.
Members of the Enumclaw High School graduating class of 1954 will reunite for a potluck picnic.
If the staff and board of directors’ smiles at Plateau Outreach Ministries seem brighter and broader it’s because they are celebrating the completion of a successful capital campaign – ahead of schedule, under budget and with the ability now to provide more services to the community.
State fishery managers are working to minimize the effects of drought on fish at hatcheries across Washington state. More than a dozen of the 83 fish hatcheries operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) are experiencing low water levels or high water temperatures as a result of this year’s drought. Those conditions increase the likelihood of disease and can be fatal for fish.
Agriculture is alive and well on the Enumclaw Plateau according to three citizens who recently took the city’s elected leaders to task for their efforts surrounding one local farm. The city has spent time and energy looking at options for the Thomas Farm, which stretches between state Route 410 and Battersby Avenue on Enumclaw’s busy east side. Former owners of the property entered into an agreement with King County in which they accepted more than $1 million but agreed the acreage would never be developed.
The Metropolitan King County Council gave its unanimous support for a program that will provide a financial boost to arts, cultural and heritage capital programs and landmark preservation throughout King County by using a portion of the proceeds of the county’s hotel-motel tax.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the successful conclusion of the first enforcement action in the nation against a crowdfunded project that didn’t follow through on its promise to backers. King County Superior Court Commissioner Henry Judson ordered Edward J. Polchlopek III, otherwise known as Ed Nash, and his company, Altius Management, to pay $54,851 as a result of the 2012 “Asylum Playing Cards” Kickstarter campaign.
Police responded to a malicious mischief call at a Park Avenue address and a suspicious person on state Route 410. It was a busy day on the roads, with officers making 20 traffic stops.
Responding out of town, officers dealt with a juvenile problem in Wilkeson and a reckless driving incident in Carbonado. Police assisted the fire department with a call to a Mountain Circle address, responded to a reported assault at Rainier School and conducted four traffic stops.
Officers responded the afternoon of July 19 to the vicinity of Griffin Avenue and Railroad Street after being told of a woman who appeared to be in distress. It was suspected she had been involved in a domestic violence incident, but she refused to cooperate with police and declined medical assistance.
A report was filed July 20 regarding a door being smashed at a McDougall Avenue address. Police responded and determined nothing was stolen. There were no immediate suspects.
It’s summer vacation! If you travel, don’t forget to take your earth-friendly, sustainable practices with you. Wherever you go, remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle. With a little bit of planning, you can make a big difference in the amount of waste you produce while traveling.
Nearly 25,000 people took an online survey to help shape future projects for Sound Transit and a November 2016 ballot measure to pay for the expanded light rail, train and bus service.