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- Jul 15, 2015 at 10:11AM
A handful of Sunday night diners – while enjoying a downtown dinner – heard what they thought might be thunder. But they quickly realized the roar had man-made origins. It was about 9:30 the evening of July 5 when the roof of a vacant, cinder block building collapsed, sending city employees into hurry-up mode as Enumclaw’s busy Cole Street was quickly closed to pedestrians and motorists alike.
- Jul 15, 2015 at 11:00AM
The drought continues as more wildfires pop up in Washington.
- Jul 15, 2015 at 2:31PM
Washington experienced modest job growth in June, resulting in a 5.3 percent unemployment rate for the month, on a preliminary, seasonally adjusted basis, according to estimates by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Jul 15, 2015 at 2:41PM
I’d like to advise our neighbors that their illegal aerial fireworks on July 4th were dangerous.
- Jul 15, 2015 at 4:00PM
Looking to buy a used car? Be careful. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, scammers often take advantage of natural disasters, like the recent Texas flooding, to rip off consumers.
- Jul 16, 2015 at 9:00AM
Police responded the evening of July 5 to a Jensen Street facility after hearing of an assault involving a resident and staff member. The resident was charged with assault and taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital to be involuntary committed.
- Jul 16, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 6:03PM
Every once in a while, Enumclaw piano teachers Angela Wentz and Shala Gunnells find students who have trouble keeping a steady beat when they sit down at their instruments. It’s a common enough problem for many kids who just started an instrument. Many outgrow it, but some do not.
- Jul 16, 2015 at 11:00AM
I started to notice my mother changing around two years ago. They were small things – she’d forgotten the time or what day we had plans to go out. It wasn’t until we really started looking into her life that we realized how bad it was getting. She was forgetting to pay her bills, couldn’t remember to clean out the fridge, and maybe most frightening of all, she couldn’t keep track of her destination while she was driving.
- Jul 16, 2015 at 12:00PM
Some thoughts after reading the City Council workshop meeting notes of May 2, 2015. Notes regarding the Thomas farm property located next to state Route 410 on the outskirts of Enumclaw. There was another meeting on July 6 regarding this same purpose. People could attend the meeting but there was no opportunity to comment, hence this letter to the editor.
- Jul 16, 2015 at 2:00PM
Recruitment is open. The Washington Conservation Corps, a program within the Washington Department of Ecology, opened 300 jobs that will help protect and restore the environment today.
- Jul 16, 2015 at 4:00PM
King County has been named one of the nation’s “Top 10 Digital Counties” in a 2015 survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties. This is an honor King County has received in 10 of the past 11 years.
- Jul 16, 2015 at 6:02PM
Metropolitan King County Councilman Reagan Dunn joined Enumclaw Mayor Liz Reynolds to this morning sell the first ticket to the 152nd King County Fair.
- Jul 17, 2015 at 9:00AM updated at 2:17PM
Officers were advised at 2:27 a.m. July 5 of an assault in the vicinity of Porter Street and Hillcrest Avenue. A suspect was arrested, booked and later released after posting $2,000 cash bail.
- Jul 17, 2015 at 10:00AM
State fishery managers are closing or restricting fishing on more than 30 rivers throughout Washington to help protect fish in areas where drought conditions have reduced flows and increased water temperatures.
- Jul 17, 2015 at 12:00PM
Foodies, sports fans, triathletes, concertgoers and construction crews will converge on Seattle area roads this weekend. Several roadwork closures, combined with large crowds traveling to and from multiple special events, will likely cause travel delays.
- Jul 17, 2015 at 1:00PM
The Department of Health will offer low-interest emergency loans to small water systems damaged by natural disasters such as wildfires, drought or floods. Water systems can apply for loans of up to $100,000 to pay for repairs that will enable them to restore water service as quickly as possible. Interest rates for the two-year loans are 1 percent to 1.5 percent.
- Jul 17, 2015 at 11:36AM
In the first complete round of compliance checks of retail marijuana retail stores, 19 Washington recreational retail marijuana businesses sold marijuana to an underage investigative aide.Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) enforcement officers working with underage investigative aides, checked each retail marijuana business for sales of marijuana to minors.
- Jul 17, 2015 at 3:00PM
It’s wrong to blame Big Business for the nation’s economic ills. Big Government invasively meddles into the lives of Americans with too many rules and regulations limiting people’s freedom. The 2008 Great Recession was caused by the government, not Wall Street. The above statements are the gist of what I have been hearing from some members of the community. According to them, I give government a pass on accountability and unjustifiably blame business for the ills of society.
- Jul 18, 2015 at 9:00AM
Police were dispatched the afternoon of July 6 after hearing of a possibly-intoxicated man in the Enumclaw library; he was falling over and did not appear capable of tending to the young child with him.
- Jul 18, 2015 at 10:00AM
Rich Elfers nailed the I.S. problem by citing the historical facts about the World War 1-created nation states. In “Future Jihad,” Walid Phares warned us about the rise of a caliphate and Osama skillfully snookered the U.S. into his hands with the 9/11 attacks. (The first World Trade Towers attack didn’t “take” but now we’re in our longest war ever with the “GWOT.”)
- Jul 18, 2015 at 11:00AM
Before The Summit on Enumclaw’s Roosevelt Avenue was a church, it was a bowling alley. Back in 1980-something when I was in afternoon kindergarten at Kibler Elementary, I frequented this bowling alley once a week with my dad. There was some sort of dairy farmer league in the mornings. So, after the chores were done and before the afternoon milking started, the Plateau dairymen gathered for some friendly competition.
- Jul 18, 2015 at 12:00PM
I have few confessions to make. First, I need to confess that I’ve messed up. I’m aiming for the middle of the road here, a practical confession. By “middle of the road,” I mean that I want to avoid the extreme of excusing myself (Hey, I only acted on natural impulses, right?), while also avoiding the other extreme of burying myself in self-condemnation (a.k.a. “I’ll never be able to get anything right!”). It’s striking how quickly these childish responses can step in to divert my path away from effective confession.
- Jul 18, 2015 at 12:00PM
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has stopped the deceptive business practices used by Lynnwood, Wash. company Emerald Capital Preservation, Inc. (ECP) and its owner Donald Smith, who failed to disclose a financial conflict of interest to veteran clients and charged unreasonable fees for basic services. The enforcement action announced today includes $26,564 in restitution to 35 victims.
- Jul 18, 2015 at 4:00PM
On June 23, 2015, there was an article in The Courier-Herald indicating that approximately 400 homes were approved to be built in Enumclaw. The recent Courier-Herald article could be misunderstood by our community to believe that there is immediate major growth coming to Enumclaw in the near future.
- Jul 19, 2015 at 9:00AM
Police were told at 4:03 a.m. July 8 of a van parked at Warner Avenue and Grand Fir Drive; the door was open and a female was slumped over the steering wheel. Contact was made and it was determined the woman was simply tired and had fallen asleep.