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Bridge provides a lesson from the past | Rich Elfers

  • Apr 21, 2016 at 12:15PM

As of last Friday evening, Enumclaw was cut off from Buckley, Bonney Lake and Sumner by the White River Bridge closure. What was once a 10-minute drive has now increased to 45.

Enumclaw Friendship House manager guilty on one count of second degree theft

  • Apr 21, 2016 at 10:00AM

Jamie M. Casteel, the former manager of the Friendship House located in Enumclaw, was found guilty of second degree theft in King County Superior Court March 31.

White River Bridge opens early | Traffic flows between Enumclaw and Buckley

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 1:28PM

WSDOT Update: The bridge is now open to all traffic. It reopened at 12:05 p.m., earlier than the planned 5 p.m. reopening.

White River bridge to reopen three days early | Department of Transportation

  • Apr 19, 2016 at 2:40PM

The State Route 410 White River Bridge between Enumclaw and Buckley will reopen to traffic three days earlier than originally planned following a full closure for permanent repair work. The bridge will reopen at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20.

Talking bridges and backups | Church Corner

  • Apr 24, 2016 at 10:00AM

I don't know about anyone else, but I have been enjoying the recent warm, sunny days. Largely because I indulged myself in a toy – 1980 motorcycle! So my mode of transportation on these nice days has been missing since the early 1980s. Enjoying the feeling of the sun, the wind and the power of the bike has been great...with a few exceptions.

Town hall forum focuses on teen drug abuse

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 1:00PM

An upcoming public forum aims to educate the public about substances and paraphernalia available in local stores and most homes. A special town hall session – delivered by the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation and the Enumclaw Police Department – is planned for 6 p.m. April 26 in the Enumclaw High School commons.

Safe online dating? | Editorial Cartoon

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 11:00AM

Is online dating safe, or has it become more dangerous?

Buckley's 'malfunction junction' to receive a makeover

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 10:00AM

For years, the city of Buckley has hoped to rid itself of the aptly-named "malfunction junction," the jumbled confluence of two state highways and a pair of busy city roads. Now, it appears a solution is at hand. More importantly, it looks like there's money available to turn Buckley's dream to reality.

Do we drink the same water dinosaurs drank? | Ask Dr. Universe

  • Apr 19, 2016 at 12:00PM

Yes. The water on our Earth today is the same water that’s been here for nearly 5 billion years. Only a tiny bit of it has escaped out into space. As far as we know, new water hasn’t formed either.

43 new ballot drop boxes proposed to county council | King County

  • Apr 19, 2016 at 11:00AM

In a plan to improve voter access and convenience, Director of Elections Julie Wise proposed 43 locations for ballot drop boxes to the King County Council. The King County Council approved funding for the ballot drop boxes earlier this year and required the Department of Elections to submit a proposed plan, that included a review of all King County and Seattle Public Libraries, by April 30, 2016

Black Diamond council attempts to fire city attorney, questions city’s legal authority to pay bills before council approval

  • Apr 19, 2016 at 10:20AM

Chaos reigned at the April 7 Black Diamond City Council meeting. Within minutes of Mayor Carol Benson bringing down the gavel, the council descended into confusion over the correct agenda for the meeting. Councilwoman Pat Pepper introduced a resolution to switch the night’s agenda with one approved by herself as council president and Mayor Pro Tempore Erika Morgan, citing section 2.2 of the new council rules and procedures passed during the Jan. 21, 2016 meeting.

Harassment | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Apr 24, 2016 at 9:00AM

A citizen told police April 12 someone had posted pictures of her and personal information on Craigslist. She had the account flagged and changed her number. She was to obtain a court order and pursue charges if the problem persists.

Taking donations | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Apr 23, 2016 at 9:00AM

Two people were seen the evening of April 10 going through the contents of a Goodwill collection bin. Police contacted the two, who agreed to move along. Nothing was taken.

Vehicle theft | Enumclaw Police Blotter

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 9:00AM

A Warwick Street resident told police the morning of April 10 an automobile had been stolen. By that evening it had been recovered, in driveable condition, by Pierce County authorities. It was impounded by Graham Towing and the registered owner was notified.

Refused to move | Enumclaw & Buckley Police Blotter

  • Apr 21, 2016 at 9:00AM

Staff from a First Street business called police the evening of April 9. They wanted to bring furniture in for the night but a man was sitting on one of the tables and refusing to move. Upon police contact, the man agreed to depart.

Pedestrian hit | Enumclaw & Buckley Police Blotter

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 9:00AM

A car vs. pedestrian accident at a Harmony Lane address was reported at 6:16 p.m. April 7. A parent transported a boy to the hospital where he was to be checked for injuries.

Parked the wrong way | Enumclaw & Buckley Police Blotter

  • Apr 19, 2016 at 10:00AM

Motorists cannot park the wrong way on city streets. A vehicle was ticketed April 7 for improper parking on Cole Street.

Enumclaw take league loss at Auburn | MNDAY SOCCER

  • Apr 19, 2016 at 7:52AM

Auburn 5, Enumclaw 1 April 18 at Auburn Enumclaw record: 2-7 league, 3-8 overall.

Enumclaw girls stay perfect in league play | MONDAY FASTPITCH

  • Apr 19, 2016 at 7:51AM

Lakes: 2-0-0-0-0 – 2-3-1 Enumclaw: 8-3-0-5-x – 16-14-1

WR girls beat Clover Park, now 6-3 in league play | MONDAY TENNIS

  • Apr 19, 2016 at 7:49AM

No. 2 singles: Neather Kryzsko (WR) wins 6-7, 6-6 (12-10), 7-4. No. 1 doubles: Kelsey Williams/Ysaline Winkel (WR) def. Thandie Sacopla/Sharon Park 6-0, 6-2.

National Park Week means fee-free Rainier visits | Mount Rainier National Park

  • Apr 18, 2016 at 3:10PM

Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King announces that the park is preparing for the annual spring opening of park areas and facilities. In addition, the park will celebrate National Park Week April 16-24 with waivers for all entry fees, and a variety of events and activities. Mount Rainier is planning a variety of programs to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service! Events and activities will be regularly updated on the park's event calendar at and on social media.

Celebrate Earth Day at state parks | Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

  • Apr 18, 2016 at 12:50PM

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces that many western Washington state parks will be hosting Earth Day events and activities this month.

Washington kicks-off youth marijuana prevention campaign | Department of Health

  • Apr 18, 2016 at 10:00AM

The Washington State Department of Health announced today the start of a new statewide prevention campaign to educate 12 – 17-year-olds about the risks and consequences of marijuana use.

Class will focus on aging well

  • Apr 17, 2016 at 11:32AM

The Enumclaw and Buckley senior centers are offering a free, innovative, 10-week health and wellness program to residents 55 and older.

God hopes we’re a source of mercy for others | Church Corner

  • Apr 17, 2016 at 10:01AM

I think there are three questions at the very center of faith: Who is God? Who are we? And what does God want from us? Everything else seems to follow from there.

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