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- Nov 9, 2009 at 5:59PM
The Washington State Department of Transportation closed Chinook and Cayuse passes for the season Sunday, after reviewing a snowy forecast and assessing the avalanche risk.
- Nov 30, 2009 at 6:00PM updated Dec 1, 2009 at 3:59PM
The city of Black Diamond is in the midst of more staff upheaval. Mayor Howard Botts confirmed by phone City Administrator Leonard Smith has been placed on administrative leave and Loren Combs, the city attorney, has resigned. Botts also confirmed Yvonne Ward has been appointed as the interim city attorney.
- Dec 1, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Feb 25, 2010 at 12:04PM
In a rapidly evolving story, Black Diamond is reeling from series of moves involving key city personnel. Heading the list is the sudden resignation of former City Attorney Loren Combs, who appears to be the subject of separate investigations by the state auditor's office, the state attorney general's office and the King County prosecutor's office.
- Dec 4, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Dec 8, 2009 at 8:42AM
It was a nearly perfect way to start the 2009-10 White River High wrestling season – but not such a great start for Sumner High.
- Dec 8, 2009 at 3:06PM
- Dec 9, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Dec 11, 2009 at 11:50AM
The Enumclaw High basketball squad blew a tenacious but young Sumner High crew out of Chuck Smith Gymnasium Tuesday night, thrashing the Spartans 69-29.
- Dec 16, 2009 at 7:00PM updated Dec 24, 2009 at 1:01PM
Some of missing pieces in the story surrounding the abrupt departures of former Black Diamond City Attorney Loren Combs and City Administrator Leonard Smith have come to light, but more details are on the way. The final resolution to the story is still in doubt.
- 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.