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Maple Valley appeals YarrowBay developments in Black Diamond over traffic problems | Read Documents

  • 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.

Black Diamond rejects Maple Valley appeals as untimely | Read Documents

  • Feb 11, 2010 at 9:00PM updated Feb 14, 2010 at 8:21PM

The cities of Black Diamond and Maple Valley have drawn their lawyers out in a duel over the traffic impact from YarrowBay developments the Villages and Lawson Hills. Maple Valley City Council passed a motion tonight at a special meeting ratifying two notices of appeal to Black Diamond concerning the traffic impact of the developments on Maple Valley.

Man attempts carjacking with sword at Safeway gas station in Maple Valley

  • Feb 17, 2010 at 6:47PM

An Enumclaw man got an unpleasant surprise on Valentine’s Day as he stopped to get gas at the Safeway gas station in Four Corners. According to Sgt. John Urquhart, spokesman for the King County Sheriff’s office, the “man parked his car, left it unlocked and the keys in the ignition while he walked a few feet away to talk to his wife, who was in a second car.”

Kahne coming home

  • Feb 18, 2010 at 4:19PM

Enumclaw NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne will make an appearance in Enumclaw to thank fans for their support.

STATE WRESTLING: Enumclaw leading after first round, White River third

  • Feb 19, 2010 at 2:05PM

Enumclaw High was leading the pack after the first round of action at the Class 3A state wrestling championships.

Black Diamond hearing examiner denies Maple Valley's request concerning The Villages and Lawson Hills appeal hearing

  • Feb 19, 2010 at 8:04PM

The Black Diamond hearing examiner sent an e-mail today denying the city of Maple Valley's request to participate in the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) appeals hearing scheduled for March 6. Maple Valley is concerned about the traffic impact on the city from two YarrowBay developments in Black Diamond, The Villages and Lawson Hills. The FEIS document, among other issues, outlines how YarrowBay will remedy the impact of traffic from the development.

STATE WRESTLING: Bailey wins second title; EHS boys 2nd, WR sixth; Bonney Lake scores two champs

  • Feb 20, 2010 at 10:14PM

Chantelle Bailey wins second state title, while Yelm nips Enumclaw boys.

State auditor finds no issues with billings from ex-Black Diamond city attorney | Read Letter

  • Feb 24, 2010 at 6:00PM updated Feb 26, 2010 at 4:28PM

A letter has been sent from the state auditor's office to Rep. Chris Hurst, D-Greenwater, regarding the investigation of billing practices of Loren Combs, former city attorney. The letter, signed by James W. Griggs from the auditor's office and sent Jan. 27, stated, "We found no issues with the billings in question."

Bonney Lake girls earn state trip; White River still alive; Sumner out

  • Feb 27, 2010 at 11:36PM

The Bonney Lake High girls punched their ticket to the Class 3A state basketball tournament Saturday night, beating Capital High 56-49. On the same night, on different courts, the Sumner Spartan girls saw their season come to an end and the White River Hornets lost but will fight another day.

SLIDESHOW: Kasey Kahne comes home to Enumclaw

  • Mar 1, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 4:09PM

NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne gave local fans a treat when he came home to Enumclaw Thursday and then gave them a thrill Sunday when he earned his first top 10 finish of the 2010 season.

White River girls earn state berth with district win; Bonney Lake girls slip in semifinals

  • Mar 4, 2010 at 7:00AM updated Mar 8, 2010 at 9:48AM

The White River High girls earned another trip to the Class 3A state basketball tournament with a hard-fought, 51-45 victory Wednesday night over the Auburn Mountainview Lions.

Hearings continue in Black Diamond for The Villages and Lawson Hills developments

  • Mar 10, 2010 at 7:00PM updated Mar 13, 2010 at 9:58AM

After months of anticipation, anxiety and sometimes anger the appeals hearing on the final environmental impact statement or FEIS for The Villages and Lawson Hills master planned developments began Saturday and continued Monday and Tuesday.

TONIGHT: White River School District sponsors town hall meeting on underage drinking

  • Apr 1, 2010 at 2:25PM

The White River School District will sponsor a town hall meeting addressing underage drinking tonight, Thursday, at the Multi-Purpose center in downtown Buckley. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a complementary dinner and last two hours.

Slow Down or Pay Up campaign begins

  • Apr 9, 2010 at 12:32PM

Beginning today, Friday, for three weeks, about half of the state's roughly 300 police agencies will take part in a first emphasis patrol targeting predetermined areas where speed is a known problem. Black Diamond, Buckley, Bonney Lake and Sumner police departments will participate.

NASCAR's Kahne finding new home with Hendrick Motorsports

  • Apr 14, 2010 at 8:00AM updated at 10:10AM

Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday evening that beginning with the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Enumclaw's Kasey Kahne will drive the No. 5 Chevrolets of Hendrick Motorsports after signing a long-term contract with the organization.

YarrowBay's The Villages and Lawson Hills Black Diamond developments clear first hurdle | Read Documents

  • Apr 16, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Apr 21, 2010 at 6:50PM

At 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 15 the Black Diamond Hearing Examiner, Phil Olbrechts, released his decision stating the final environmental impact statement for The Villages and Lawson Hills to be adequate, which allows the master planned developments to move to the next round.

NASCAR: Kahne finishes 5th at Sumsung Mobile 500

  • Apr 20, 2010 at 2:00PM updated at 4:20PM

Kahne finishes fifth at Texas.

White River High School students shine in FBLA competition

  • Apr 21, 2010 at 12:20PM

There's been big news coming out of the White River High School FBLA. Due to her involvement in the organization, White River High senior Morgan Wilson was recently awarded a scholarship from Johnson & Wales University totaling more than $92,000. The scholarship also includes funds for a semester of studying abroad.

White River High to stage 'You're a Good Man Charlie Brown'

  • Apr 21, 2010 at 12:24PM

Under the direction of Kacee Barber, White River High School students will present the musical comedy "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown."

The Villages and Lawson Hills developments in Black Diamond recommended for approval | Read Document

  • May 11, 2010 at 11:00AM updated May 14, 2010 at 11:36AM

The second shoe dropped at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, when Phil Olbrechts, the hearing examiner for the city of Black Diamond, e-mailed his decision recommending approval of The Villages master planned development with conditions.

Army Corps warns of higher-than-average flows in the Green River

  • May 14, 2010 at 5:48PM

Those using the Green River Thursday through Saturday are advised that flows will be significantly higher than they have been over this past week, so caution is advised. This is due to water being released from Howard Hanson Dam. Outflows from the dam are expected to remain well below flood stage.

Man drowns Saturday afternoon at Lake Tapps

  • May 15, 2010 at 10:34PM

As of Saturday evening, authorities had not released the name of a 32-year-old man who drowned earlier in the day at Lake Tapps.

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