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- Dec 19, 2009 at 10:00PM updated Dec 24, 2009 at 1:02PM
The city of Black Diamond has released a document stating former City Administrator Leonard Smith was terminated for cause Dec. 8 by Mayor Howard Botts.
- Dec 21, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Feb 25, 2010 at 9:41AM
Black Diamond's ex-city attorney, Loren Combs, is currently under investigation for multiple alleged finance-related infractions. As the investigation unfolds, other revelations regarding City Hall employees and ex-employees have surfaced. The story involves a considerable number of people, agencies and other details. To avoid confusion, the Covington Reporter is maintaining this page, which will offer a bird's eye view of the case and serve as a gateway to more detailed information.
- Dec 29, 2009 at 4:01PM
The White River High girls got off to a roaring start Tuesday and defeated the Hazen Highlanders 65-50 in the opening round of the Les Schwab Christmas Classic.
- Jan 8, 2010 at 5:00PM updated Jan 11, 2010 at 9:23AM
The Washington State Parks Commission announced of Flaming Geyser State Park near Black Diamond will be closed to vehicular traffic in most of the park due to electrical failure and public safety concerns stemming from a worn out and outdated system.
- Jan 13, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Jan 14, 2010 at 12:40PM
After breaking a 54-all tie, White River went on a 10-4 run to close out the game and take over first place in the South Puget Sound League 4A standings.
- Jan 13, 2010 at 4:36PM
White River handed the Sumner Spartans their first loss in SPSL 3A play this season.
- Jan 15, 2010 at 10:22PM
- Jan 19, 2010 at 11:14AM
Two Enumclaw brothers died following a Saturday night automobile accident in Tacoma, according to regional news accounts.
- Jan 19, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Jan 20, 2010 at 9:41AM
Two Enumclaw brothers died following a Saturday night automobile accident in Tacoma. Jared Davis, 8, and 11-year-old Jordan Davis died after leaving a Monster Truck Show at the Tacoma Dome, according to regional news reports.
- Jan 19, 2010 at 2:08PM
The White River High girls trekked north Monday to participate in the prestigious King Holiday Hoopfest and headed home on the short end of a 54-42 decision against Kentwood High.
- Jan 19, 2010 at 2:23PM
Two Enumclaw brothers died following a Saturday night automobile accident in Tacoma.
- Jan 21, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Jan 23, 2010 at 6:52PM
A new administration has taken over, but, the issues that have plagued Black Diamond during the past few months are far from over. Leonard Smith, the former city administrator who was terminated Dec. 8, has filed a claim against the city seeking severance pay. Because the 62-year-old Smith was fired for cause, he was not given severance compensation.
- Jan 23, 2010 at 7:26AM
- Jan 27, 2010 at 7:00AM updated at 12:05PM
- Jan 28, 2010 at 11:25AM
It wasn't the 79-0 score that made Enumclaw High's South Puget Sound League 3A wrestling win over Sumner Jan. 27 big, it was the emotion. For the Hornets, the road win put the cap on a perfect 8-0 South Puget Sound League 3A season and the league title, the team's fourth in a row. It was also the Hornets' 32nd-straight league victory.
- Jan 28, 2010 at 11:27AM
Bonney Lake High placed second and Sumner High was fourth when gymnasts gathered Jan. 27 for a four-team meet in the Panthers' gymnasium.
- Jan 30, 2010 at 8:00AM updated at 10:24AM
- Jan 30, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Feb 3, 2010 at 7:00PM
The Senate Republican caucus voted Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn out of the caucus meetings for this Legislative session and the remainder of the year.
- Feb 1, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 12:24PM
A 35-year-old man driving a pickup at a high speed hit a telephone pole along state Route 169 in Black Diamond at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday. According to a release from Tim Perciful, spokesman for Mountain View Fire and Rescue, the pole fell and power lines were on the ground. When firefighters and emergency personnel arrived they found the pickup upside down.
- Feb 3, 2010 at 7:05PM
The King County Sheriff's Department reported a 38-year-old man was found dead at 9:45 a.m. today in Flaming Geyser Park near Black Diamond. According to Sgt. John Urquhart, sheriff's department spokesman, the Auburn man was found by a visitor in the park. The initial investigation indicates the man died from suicide. The man was reported missing by family members yesterday.
- Feb 4, 2010 at 10:45PM
South Puget Sound League 3A results, boys and girls
- Feb 5, 2010 at 3:23PM
- Feb 9, 2010 at 11:16PM
- Feb 9, 2010 at 11:25PM
Unofficial results show all local school districts receiving support for maintenance and operation levies.
- Feb 11, 2010 at 8:00PM updated Feb 14, 2010 at 8:21PM
The Maple Valley City Council unanimously approved a motion ratifying two notice of appeal filings concerning YarrowBay's master plan developments in Black Diamond, The Villages and Lawson Hills.