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Vote 'yes' on Enumclaw school levy | Enumclaw Letters to the Editor

  • Jan 12, 2009 at 10:00PM updated Jan 14, 2009 at 9:00AM

As we usher in the new year and look forward to a brighter future, let’s remember to vote “yes” on Feb. 3 for the Enumclaw School District’s capital facilities and technology levy.

Most trees will bear brunt of storm | Column

  • Jan 12, 2009 at 10:00PM updated Jan 14, 2009 at 9:22AM

My credentials include being a Certified Arborist, having conducted hundreds of hazard tree assessments and discussing tree problems and questions in “The Arborist” column for more than five years in The News Tribune. Fortunately, the recent storms have not resulted in massive tree failures as in the past few years. Extreme ice and snow events such as the 1995 winter adventure are rare. However, conditions created by heavy rainfall accompanied by high winds are much more common. Unfortunately, severe storms often result in concerned homeowners removing more trees than necessary.

The weather it is a-changin’ and it may be part of global warming

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:01AM

As my spine begged for mercy after another day recently spent shoveling snow, I asked myself a simple question you may have asked, too. If the climate is changing, why do I need a snow shovel to dig out my driveway? The answer may surprise you.

Plenty of ways to save money and the planet can be found in a home’s kitchen

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:02AM

We all need to eat – so why not start in the kitchen?

Spray trees, roses now to prevent summer insects

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:02AM

The second week of January is a good time to spray fruit trees and roses for summer insects and disease. Organic gardeners can get a jump on pests by using a horticultural oil spray that is safe and effective. The oil coats the overwintering insect eggs and disease spores for a fresh start in the spring. The good news about the freezing weather we experienced this winter is that many garden pests were eliminated – but the good as well as the bad insects will be missing this spring. If you decide to use a dormant oil spray in your garden, keep these tips in mind:

“Rich Like Them” provides wealth of motivation

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:02AM

“Rich Like Them” by Ryan D’Agostino, c.2008, Little, Brown, $25.99, 256 pages.

Concensus can undermine faith and trust

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:02AM

With the Legislature now meeting in Olympia and Barack Obama preparing his inaugural address, now might be a good time to recall two epic misadventures that vividly illustrate how not to close deficits.

Change came quicker than some expected

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:02AM

Far back in the woebegone days of my childhood, small-town Enumclaw had a great deal of covert bigotry toward black people. It wasn’t out in the open because there weren’t any blacks around here but, make no mistake about it, the racist attitudes were surely there – as confirmed by the none-too-subtle, negative remarks made behind the back of my Hispanic classmate, Jim Morris.

Alive and kicking with local flavor

  • Jan 12, 2009 at 10:00PM updated Jan 13, 2009 at 12:03AM

Fans of newspapers – and there are still plenty of dedicated readers out there, despite warnings to the contrary – realize this is an industry in the midst of great upheaval.

School boosters putting up a fight

  • Jan 19, 2009 at 10:00PM

“The envy of my friends.”

Not all support city logo

  • Jan 19, 2009 at 10:00PM

A recommended long-term marketing campaign, aimed at helping Enumclaw attract outsiders’ dollars, is expected to be unveiled next week.

Businesses in line for financial assistance

  • Jan 19, 2009 at 10:00PM

Business suffering financial losses due to the extended closure of the Kummer Bridge are eligible for financial assistance.

Nolte always draws a crowd

  • Jan 19, 2009 at 10:00PM


  • Jan 19, 2009 at 10:00PM

This past Wednesday, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and noon, Plateau Outreach Ministries Food and Clothing Bank provided food to 85 families and individuals. Next week we plan to do the same thing and the week after that, and so on throughout the year.

Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Jan 19, 2009 at 10:00PM

• About 6:30 p.m. Thursday, police were told of a woman walking down the middle of Griffin Avenue. Officers responded and, due to the woman’s high level of intoxication, transported her home.

Tough times prompting reductions at Helac

  • Jan 19, 2009 at 10:00PM

Squeezed by a declining economy and increased costs, one of Enumclaw’s largest private employers has announced it will be reducing its workforce.

Dunn tells chamber audience county is in “really bad shape” Councilman states belief that trouble was avoidable

  • Jan 19, 2009 at 10:00PM

Dollars and cents dominated discussions Thursday night as King County Councilman Reagan Dunn addressed members of the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce.

Buckley looking for citizen ideas

  • Jan 19, 2009 at 10:00PM

A public hearing to exchange ideas regarding proposed updates of the parks, trails and recreation plan has been announced by the city of Buckley.

Hornet distance runner set the pace for years to come

  • Jan 19, 2009 at 10:00PM

Dave Van Hoof said a Hall of Fame nomination from Enumclaw High School was something he never thought about or considered, but he’s honored to be among the 2008-09 athletes who will be inducted Friday night during halftime of the Enumclaw and Sumner boys basketball game.

Slowpitch made Hornet history

  • Jan 19, 2009 at 10:00PM

In the spring of 1985, the Enumclaw High slowpitch team was playing a game they loved with a close-knit group of friends. At the time, and even today, it’s hard to comprehend they were making history.

State champion epitomized sport

  • Jan 19, 2009 at 10:00PM

In 1986, Dale Blad became Enumclaw High School’s third state wrestling champion.

Panthers roll to three more wins

  • Jan 19, 2009 at 10:00PM

The Bonney Lake Panther girls rolled up a three-win week on the basketball court, including a victory over district rival Sumner.

Spartans top Panthers in district rivalry meet

  • Jan 19, 2009 at 10:00PM

The Sumner Spartans faced off against the Bonney Lake Panthers Jan. 14, winning 114-72.

Panthers to face Enumclaw

  • Jan 19, 2009 at 10:00PM

The news coming out of the Bonney Lake wrestling camp went from bad to good.

Panthers leap back into competition

  • Jan 19, 2009 at 10:00PM

The Bonney Lake gymnastics team jumped back into action with two meets following several weeks off due to the winter weather and holiday vacation.

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