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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.

Joint Legislative Audit Review Committee approves report recommending reauthorization of False Claims Act

  • Dec 27, 2015 at 10:51PM

In a unanimous, bipartisan vote, the Joint Legislative Audit Review Committee (JLARC) today approved the final version of an independent audit report encouraging the Legislature to renew the state’s Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act (FCA).

Hit and run | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Jun 25, 2016 at 9:00AM

A driver was first involved in a hit-and-run incident, then caused a traffic accident at 8:39 p.m. June 12 at the intersection of Watson Street and Roosevelt Avenue.

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.

Weekend Briefing | News for June 20 - 24

  • Jun 25, 2016 at 10:00AM

The City of Black Diamond made progress on much of the stalled city business during last week's meeting, although there is still much more work to be done. Read more about the meeting in your Weekend Briefing! Also, check out what Enumclaw is doing with $2.75 million for street repairs and read about the Rainier Junior Rugby Club, which had a very successful season and captured several state titles. Finally, check out all the Enumclaw High School graduates in their cap and gowns. Congrats class of 2016!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Top 3 inspirational stories of 2015 | Year in Review

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 10:28AM

Every year there are stories of communities coming together in the face of insurmountable challenges or devastating losses only to come out stronger than ever on the other side. They may not always make it to the larger newspapers or news stations, but these life-changing events define a community even more than a bridge closure or an empty lake.

Top Washington scams of 2015 | Better Business Bureau

  • Dec 30, 2015 at 11:00AM

As the countdown begins toward 2016, Better Business Bureau has tallied the year’s top scams with the help of Scam Tracker. Investigators collected reports from more than 10,000 consumers nationwide and processed the data using a heat map so that users can see what scams are happening in their area.

Arrests, warrants | Enumclaw & Buckley Police Blotter

  • Jun 28, 2016 at 9:00AM

A officer on patrol at 11:40 p.m. June 15 spotted a person on Griffin Avenue who was known to be wanted on an Enumclaw Municipal Court warrant. The individual was delivered to the police station for booking.

WSP Troopers out in force for New Year’s DUI patrols | Washington State Patrol

  • Dec 31, 2015 at 10:11AM

If you choose to drive while impaired this holiday weekend, the Washington State Patrol is committed to making sure you are arrested and successfully prosecuted.

King County's year in review | Top 15 Stories

  • Dec 31, 2015 at 11:00AM

Meaningful accomplishments in government require years of persistent, determined effort. In 2015, the work we've done to build partnerships, conduct research, marshal resources, and measure performance resulted in some of my administration's greatest achievements to date.

2016 Buckley Log Show Results | Slideshow

  • Jun 28, 2016 at 11:07AM

Check out who was named the 2016 All Around Logger and the results of the Log Show events!

The pursuit of happiness | Rich Elfers

  • Dec 31, 2015 at 12:00PM

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness….” These words make up the heart of who and what America is as a nation. But what is this pursuit of happiness? What does it mean?

Resolving to do resolution lists | Our Corner

  • Dec 31, 2015 at 1:00PM

Resolutions are for people with goals, a plan and a purpose in life. Like the kid in the front row in third grade who always raised his hand because he knew the answer, and Mrs. Marsupial with her bride of Frankenstein mop would crack a scary smile and all the brats in the back would pretend to gag (not me of course — I never got in trouble).

Holiday gala raised more than $132,000

  • Jan 1, 2016 at 9:00AM

The annual Holiday Fantasy gala was once again a smashing success, as corporate sponsors and 300-plus attendees accounted for more than $132,000 in donations to the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation.

Back to tobacco | Enumclaw & Buckley Police Blotter

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 9:00AM

A complaint was received the afternoon of June 16 about a person sitting on a Cole Street bench and smoking marijuana. An officer counseled the person regarding the law and the individual returned to smoking tobacco.

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