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Not how the Founding Fathers would do it | Editorial Cartoon

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 1:00PM

How did the Founding Fathers want us to celebrate American Independence?

All-day Fourth of July festivities in Enumclaw

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 12:00PM

Enumclaw will be celebrating Independence Day with the 15th annual Stars and Stripes celebration. Presented by the local Chamber of Commerce, Saturday begins with breakfast, continues with a mid-day parade and concludes with fireworks.

Senate, House closing in on state budget

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 10:02AM

The state Legislature appears to have reached an agreement on the two-year operating budget, according to majority floor leader Sen. Joe Fain, 47th District. The race to the budget finish line has taken two special session and the beginning of a third. Gov. Jay Inslee had to sign the bill by midnight Tuesday for the government to continue operating, which is past the press deadline. Check online, www.courierherald.com, for an update.

Buckley Log Show 2015 | Slideshow and Results

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Jul 1, 2015 at 9:57AM

The annual festival began Saturday with the parade and continued through Sunday with the competitive events. Photos by Ashley Britschgi.

Work-from-home scams target local consumers | Better Business Bureau

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 2:00PM

The ability to work from home is an attractive proposition, especially when a company promises high income for little effort. However, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington has received reports of a fraudulent company posing as a legitimate business, offering “jobs” to consumers that never pay.

Pratt moves up, takes swim post

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 1:00PM

Becky Pratt, who had served as an assistant with the Enumclaw High girls swim program, has been promoted to the top job.

CRBS bloodmobiles have a brand new look | Cascade Regional Blood Services

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 12:00PM

Blood donors in Pierce and South King Counties will soon notice a big change in the bloodmobiles where they donate. Cascade Regional Blood Services is proud to announce that it has raised enough money from grants and other financial gifts to refurbish and rewrap its entire bloodmobile fleet.

Unusual collision | Washington State Patrol Blotter

  • Jul 4, 2015 at 9:00AM

Troopers investigated an unusual collision June 10 on state Route 164 at 400th Street. A wheel from a vehicle came off the axle while traveling westbound. The wheel struck a light pole, causing it to fall across the road where it was struck by another vehicle.

Plants uprooted | Enumclaw & Buckley Police Blotter

  • Jul 3, 2015 at 9:00AM

A Cinkovich Street resident called police the morning of June 21, complaining that someone entered a vegetable garden and pulled tomato plants from the ground. Ten plants, valued at $200, were uprooted.

Car sprays rocks | Enumclaw & Buckley Police Blotter

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 9:00AM

On June 21, police arrested a person for driving with a suspended license. The incident started when officers were told of someone driving through a Griffin Avenue location, spraying rocks toward people.

Dog bite | Enumclaw & Buckley Police Blotter

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 10:26AM

A report was issued June 22 about someone being bitten by a dog at a Semanski Street location. An officer contacted apartment management and others involved.

Orting man is charged with murder of missing woman

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 9:49AM

Jonathan Daniel Harris, 29, was charged with the murder of 28-year-old Enumclaw resident Nicole Elizabeth White. The Pierce County Prosecutor filed second degree murder charges against Harris June 23.

New turf for Hornets, Panthers

  • Jun 29, 2015 at 4:00PM

Athletes of all ages, shapes and sizes will soon enjoy new playing surfaces at both Bonney Lake and White River high schools. Work crews were at both schools last week. At White River, workers began tearing up the Sprinturf that served Hornet athletes for more than a decade. Soon, a new AstroTurf field will be installed.

Education funding in 57 Seconds, Part 3 | Senator Joe Fain

  • Jun 29, 2015 at 3:30PM

Having a great teacher in every classroom is essential to providing all children with a world-class education.

PSE customers encouraged to be energy efficient as temperatures soar

  • Jun 29, 2015 at 1:00PM

Puget Sound Energy is encouraging its more than 1.1 million electric customers to be even more energy conscious as temperatures jump into the 90s over the next few days.

How can I tell if my fireworks are legal? | Washington State Patrol

  • Jun 29, 2015 at 12:00PM

To ensure that you purchase legal consumer fireworks that are both safe and high quality, visit one of the many fireworks stands operating during the Fourth of July fireworks sales period. By law, fireworks stands may only sell approved and legal fireworks.

Women's workshop offers instruction on fishing, hunting, outdoor skills | Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Jun 29, 2015 at 11:00AM

Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills at a September weekend workshop that includes sessions led by several Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) experts.

Mutual of Enumclaw donates to Enumclaw Fire Department/King County Fire District No. 28 for ladder truck

  • Jun 28, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Jun 29, 2015 at 12:14AM

Mutual of Enumclaw donated $32,500 to the Enumclaw Fire Department / King County Fire District No. 28 for the new ladder truck.

Auburn, Covington teenagers injured in early morning crash

  • Jun 28, 2015 at 11:15PM

A crash on state Route 18 at about 3 a.m. Sunday, June 28, resulted in two injured teenagers, was one transported to Harborview and the other was taken from the scene by her parents.

Belle Hill wins $50,000 Irish Day Handicap | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 28, 2015 at 10:49PM

Belle Hill unleashed a powerful wide rally and rolled to a four-length victory over Seeking the Light in Sunday’s $50,000 Irish Day Handicap for 3-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs.

Remembertobreathe wins Saturday feature | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 28, 2015 at 11:15AM

Canadian invader Remembertobreathe collared Grinder Sparksaglo in the final stride for a head victory Saturday in the $21,500 feature race for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.

$50,000 Boeing Handicap | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 28, 2015 at 10:59AM

Trainer Tom Wenzel holds a pair of aces in the $50,000 Boeing Handicap for older fillies and mares at one mile on Sunday, July 5.

Perfect Night makes it to winner's circle | Emerald Downs

  • Jun 28, 2015 at 11:25AM

Perfect Night refused to lose Friday night at Emerald Downs.

Budget deal reached by state Legislature | Sen. Joe Fain

  • Jun 28, 2015 at 10:50AM

On the 163rd day of the 2015 legislative session lawmakers reached a bipartisan agreement on a new two-year operating budget.

Fatal Crash at Evans Creek off-road vehicle park | East Pierce Fire and Rescue

  • Jun 28, 2015 at 10:21AM

Two people were injured, one fatally, in a single vehicle rollover crash at Evans Creek off-road vehicle park.

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