How would you describe your community to others? Friendly. Peaceful. Rustic. Clean. Proud. Our community’s image was built over seven generations, dating back to the 1800s. It took hard work by honest and caring individuals and families to get us to this point in history.
As a strong supporter of STEM in our community, I see a mix of feelings on the upcoming school bond vote. We saw what STEM can do at our last STEM Expo with thousands of the community seeing what STEM can do within our district. Without a “yes” vote on this bond extension, which is no added cost to the taxpayer, we will not have the capabilities to expand the STEM program into the high school.
There is an upcoming bond in April which will restore Enumclaw High School with a new gym and related facilities, a new auditorium and new classrooms, and it will also replace Black Diamond Elementary, a school with 40 percent of its students in portables.
This is in response to the letter (March 18) by Alexes Shuman about, “State has made it easy for all to cast ballot” to register and vote.
The Enumclaw High School auditorium is our home. We spend hours there every day. Some people even think we live there! But many people do not know about the structural and instructional problems we also deal with in our poorly-aging buildings.
I am the owner of the Enumclaw Sears Hometown Store. On March 13, a man entered my store and walked out with two chainsaws that he did not pay for. I chased him for approximately 200 meters when the man dropped the chainsaws and continued to run.
I love Enumclaw but am a little troubled by the recent article “Understanding geography of red, blue” (March 11). I’ve never agreed with much of what Rich Elfers has written, but his most recent piece is downright disturbing. That someone would write something so blatantly racist and ignorant is almost as upsetting as the fact that the local paper would publish it.
Here in Washington state we are very fortunate. Our legislature has made registering to vote, and voting, very easy. There has been no effort to disenfranchise any group of voters.
I want to address a terrible trend that I see in Enumclaw and unincorporated King County – litter! It’s everywhere!
All are invited to participate in downtown Enumclaw’s second annual chili cook-off. Any type of chili is welcome – from traditional, no-meat Texas style chili to the more current white bean, chicken varieties.
While many school districts ask for tax increases when attempting to pass bonds, our Enumclaw School Board members kept its constituents in mind when they were working on their bond proposal. They were adamant that the growing communities of Enumclaw and Black Diamond could fulfill their needs by simply renewing the expiring bond, therefore not increasing taxes over the current rate.
Please vote “yes” to approve the Enumclaw School District capital facilities bond measure on April 28.
If I may I would like to comment on a few items in several weeks of Courier-Herald papers.
There was an error in Wally’s recent column. He has been contacted directly but it also seemed in order tooffer some additional information.
There is an event happening in Enumclaw that will give our community a peek into the future.
I would like to comment on Rep. Hurst’s article (Courier-Herald, Jan. 21) in regards to lobbyist’s wining and dining politicians.
Humanity disappoints yet again.
Isn’t it great Enumclaw is a community where our citizens and our school board both work together to fully support our schools?
As the end of the year approaches, I always think a simple “thank you” note.
Last week Rich Elfers’ column “Careful with those promises” was timely not only as a personal point but as a political one, too.