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Emerald Downs accepting stall applications

  • Dec 27, 2015 at 10:57PM

Emerald Downs is now accepting stall applications for its 20th anniversary season to be run April 9 through Sept. 11.

Car sprays rocks | Enumclaw & Buckley Police Blotter

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 9:00AM

On June 21, police arrested a person for driving with a suspended license. The incident started when officers were told of someone driving through a Griffin Avenue location, spraying rocks toward people.

Senate, House closing in on state budget

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 10:02AM

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,, for an update.

Let's get ready for a tumultuous 2016 | Rich Elfers

  • Dec 28, 2015 at 10:13AM

After the 9/11/2001 attacks al-Qaeda became our terrorist enemy. Today it is ISIS. If the pattern continues and we are able to weaken ISIS as we have al-Qaeda, another terrorist group will rise like “whack a mole” to take its place.

A gift for Christmas | Our Courner

  • Dec 28, 2015 at 11:00AM

By special Christmas spirit request from all the goddesses in the office and Ms. Vegan, I will give my last-minute advice on buying gifts for girlfriends, wives and all those who make life worth living.

Number of homeless shelter beds triple in Seattle | King County

  • Dec 28, 2015 at 11:53AM

In support of his declaration of a state of emergency for homelessness in King County, Executive Dow Constantine announced the opening of a new 50-bed homeless shelter inside the 420 Fourth Ave. building and expansion of the shelter inside the King County Administration Building from 50 to 100 beds - tripling the number of homeless shelter beds in county-owned buildings.

All-day Fourth of July festivities in Enumclaw

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 12:00PM

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.

Not how the Founding Fathers would do it | Editorial Cartoon

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 1:00PM

How did the Founding Fathers want us to celebrate American Independence?

King County Transit services change over holiday weekend

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 2:00PM

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.

Hep Savvy: All baby boomers should get screened for Hepatitis C | Public Health Insider

  • Dec 28, 2015 at 2:27PM

Are you a baby boomer born between 1945 and 1965, or have a family member who is? Read on to learn about an important new screening your health care provider will be offering their baby boomer patients.

Voter registration deadline July 6 for primary election

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 3:10PM

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.

No soliciting | Enumclaw and Buckley Police Blotter

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 10:28AM

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.

Top 10 stories of 2015 | Year In Review

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 9:48AM

With the end of 2015 right around the corner, it’s time to examine everything that happened over the last 364 days of the year before setting goals for the next. For the Courier-Herald, that means taking a look at all the news stories that touched the Plateau, whether they be tragic deaths and senseless crimes or triumph over adversity and celebrations of enduring life.

Four honored as all-state players

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 10:00AM

A quartet of local baseball players were honored Saturday, named to one of the all-state baseball teams.

Comments sought on draft status reviews for killer whales and streaked horned larks | Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 10:38AM

State wildlife managers are seeking public input on their recommendations to keep killer whales and streaked horned larks on Washington’s endangered species list.

A bigger story surrounds gender | Our Corner

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 11:00AM

When Caitlyn Jenner made her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair’s June issue, my first reaction was, “Wow, she’s beautiful.” There were, of course, people that disagreed. But, to be perfectly honest, I have no idea how many people actually thought her decision to transition from male to female was “disgusting,” “repulsive,” or “(insert any derogatory adjective).”

Enumclaw High boys earn Christmas Classic victory

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 11:53AM

Enumclaw 76, Seattle Academy 75 December 28 in Burien Kennedy Christmas Classic

Measles led to death of Clallam Co. woman; first in US in a dozen years

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 12:00PM

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.

Wages in the new year | Working Washington

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 1:44PM

Seattle's march to a citywide $15 minimum wage takes another leap forward on Friday, when the city's minimum wage rises to $13/hour for many workers. Meanwhile, the rest of the state will not see an increase at all, as the statewide minimum remains stuck at just $9.47/hour for another year.

Limbo legacy still alive at EHS after nearly 50 years

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 3:58PM

“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.

Veterans finds artistic talent, national honors

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 3:54PM

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.”

Grenade found in SeaTac | King County Sheriff's Office

  • Dec 29, 2015 at 3:37PM

A construction worker found a box containing a grenade at the intersection of S168th St and 37 Ave S in SeaTac around 8am today. King County Sheriff’s Office and FBI Bomb Technicians responded to the scene and ex-rayed the device.

Plants uprooted | Enumclaw & Buckley Police Blotter

  • Jul 3, 2015 at 9:00AM

A Cinkovich Street resident called police the morning of June 21, complaining that someone entered a vegetable garden and pulled tomato plants from the ground. Ten plants, valued at $200, were uprooted.

Enumclaw defeats Patriots at Kennedy Christmas Classic

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 9:54AM

Enumclaw: Josh Erickson 16, Justus Rainwater 13, Scotty Garvin 11, Griffin Webb 11, Drew Seabrands 8, Kaden Anderson 7, Kale Engebretsen 5, Bryson Engebretsen 2.

White River boys fall in Yakima hoop tournament

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 9:56AM

Kings Way Christian 63, White River 54 December 29 in Yakima, Wash SunDome Shootout

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