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Board of health aims to enact septic tank fee amid council, resident outcry

  • Jun 28, 2016 at 10:03AM

A proposal that would hit all King County septic-system users in the pocketbook is seeing opposition from a primarily-rural population.

Buckley photographer gives tips on making photography simple, affordable

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 10:47AM

Photography isn't the easiest (or cheapest) hobby to get into, but Buckley resident Jeni Dieringer is already becoming a regular shutterbug.

Enumclaw High School welcomes new basketball coach

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 2:30PM

Terry Johnson, with 19 years of coaching basketball to his credit, has taken the reins of the Enumclaw High boys hoop program.

Extra patrols on road to watch for distracted drivers | Washington State Patrol

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 3:03PM

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.

Zenisek brings experience, success to White River football

  • Jun 30, 2016 at 10:03AM

Armed with a coaching resumé that includes stops at the collegiate and prep levels, Jeff Zenisek has taken over the football program at White River High School.

European Union running out of time | Rich Elfers

  • Jun 30, 2016 at 12:07PM

To commemorate the World War I Battle of Verdun, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande met recently at the battle site to remember and honor the deaths of 300,000 German and French soldiers in that 10-month battle.

Fireworks caused majority of wildland fires in 2015 | State Fire Marshal

  • Jul 1, 2016 at 11:50AM

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.

More on why Enumclaw shouldn’t allow gated communities | Letter to the Editor

  • Jul 1, 2016 at 12:05PM

Previously, I expressed reservations about the Planning Commission's proposed gated development section of Enumclaw's Comprehensive Plan (Courier-Herald, May 8). Essentially, my objections were that the enclosed housing tracts would thwart the stated goal of the Comprehensive Plan to enhance connections across the town and that a market-driven approach is not a plan, but the absence of one.

Fireworks and calling 911; when is it appropriate? | Washington State Patrol

  • Jul 1, 2016 at 2:30PM

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.

How do lunar rovers work?

  • Jul 2, 2016 at 10:00AM

How do lunar rovers work? -Pedro, 10

Do extraordinary things through ordinary tasks

  • Jul 3, 2016 at 9:00AM

On June 12, my Sunday began like every other Sunday. The alarm went off at 6 a.m., followed by my habitual tap of the snooze button. As I slowly woke up, I began thinking about all the tasks I had for the day. Nothing out of the ordinary for a pastor on a Sunday: preparations for morning worship, reviewing my sermon in my head, remembering that day's guest teacher and the meetings I had scheduled for that afternoon. Again, nothing out of the ordinary for a pastor on a Sunday morning.

Car crashes into Buckley museum

  • Jul 5, 2016 at 9:23AM

In the quiet town of Buckley, an alleged drunk driver crashed into the Foothills Museum on June 18.

Buckley hosts first time ever concert series

  • Jul 5, 2016 at 10:15AM

Taking a musical cue from neighboring communities, the city of Buckley is prepared to launch a summertime "Music in the Park" series.

Made in America | Don Brunell

  • Jul 5, 2016 at 11:15AM

In the presidential campaign leading up to the November elections, hopefully we will hear about ways to "Make America Great Again!"

Medical marijuana dispensaries close around the state, but retail stores have no replacement product

  • Jul 6, 2016 at 10:25AM

The Cannabis Patient Protection Act came into full effect Friday, July 1, and fireworks were certainly not the only thing being lit on the Plateau over the Independence Day weekend.

Wellness Foundation offers public look at new Care Van

  • Jul 6, 2016 at 12:40PM

Thousands of passengers – most of senior status and all in need of assistance – are experiencing a smoother, quieter ride, thanks to the new Care Van serving much of the Plateau community.

#SouthKingSlowdown on I-5 begins July 8-11 | Department of Transportation

  • Jul 6, 2016 at 3:00PM

As you plan your summer travels, remember that the first of five weekends of #SouthKingSlowdown is July 8-11. The Department of Transportation plans to reduce southbound I-5 to two lanes in SeaTac starting at 8 p.m. Friday, July 8.

DOT to close Veazie-Cumberland for five weeks

  • Jul 7, 2016 at 10:09AM

A key section of the well-traveled Veazie-Cumberland Road will soon be closed for five weeks while work crews replace culverts under the busy stretch of rural pavement.

Quest for powers always brings conflict | Rich Elfers

  • Jul 7, 2016 at 11:03AM

A little more than a week ago we saw British citizens vote to leave the European Union, citing distrust of ruling elites in Brussels and a desire to retake lost national power.

World War II vet takes to the skies once again

  • Jul 8, 2016 at 10:01AM

Boeing B-17 bombers were built for World War II and retired in 1968, never to be flown again.

I-5 #SouthKingSlowdown cancels weekend work | Department of Transportation

  • Jul 8, 2016 at 10:22AM

A rainy forecast has washed out work that would have narrowed southbound Interstate 5 to two lanes in SeaTac and Des Moines this weekend. Work on eastbound Interstate 90 across Lake Washington will proceed as scheduled Friday, July 8.

The world is too dangerous a place to have Hillary in the White House | Letter to the Editor

  • Jul 8, 2016 at 11:13AM

After an eventful primary presidential election, it appears the presidential candidates have been chosen: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

ESPN’s 30 for 30 on O.J. Simpson is worth watching | Point of Review

  • Jul 8, 2016 at 12:12PM

The brutal murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman took place seven days after my 5th birthday.

Good news: God never leaves for vacation | Church Corner

  • Jul 10, 2016 at 9:00AM

Ahh…summertime! Hopefully most of us will experience a change of pace (slower) and perhaps a change of scenery (more time in the great outdoors) and maybe even a vacation! Time away, and time to play! All of us need time for refreshment, in order to recharge our batteries.

More than 200 arrests for DUI over Independence Day weekend | Washington State Patrol

  • Jul 11, 2016 at 1:50PM

In an effort to keep the state roadways safe during this long holiday weekend of travel, Washington State Patrol (WSP) Troopers made approximately 211 arrests or bookings of impaired drivers during Independence Day weekend.

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