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- Feb 18, 2016 at 12:51PM
Seattle Humane will break ground on a new facility Feb. 27. Though still in the design phase, the replacement shelter is expected to have capacity to place 10,000 pets with families per year, compared to a current annual figure of 7,000 placements.
- Feb 18, 2016 at 10:00AM
“I saw a cat at my coffee shop.” “There’s a small horse in the grocery store.” “Do I have to let dogs into my bakery?” These are the types of questions and complaints we receive from concerned members of the public and business owners about animals inside restaurants and other places where food is bought and served.
- Feb 18, 2016 at 11:00AM
More than 17 percent of Washington’s tobacco retailers illegally sold tobacco to minors in 2015, according to the annual Synar Report. Washington’s 2015 retailer non-compliance level is the highest it’s been since the state began tracking in 1997, when the rate was 19.8 percent. If the rate exceeds 20 percent, the state could lose federal funding for drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention and treatment.
- Feb 16, 2016 at 10:00AM updated Feb 17, 2016 at 9:14AM
These are exciting times indeed for the Enumclaw High School cheer team. Under the direction of coach Kim Westerberg, the squad won the Class 3A/4A coed state championship the last weekend of January.
- Feb 17, 2016 at 10:00AM
All seven of the local prep basketball teams that qualified for postseason play survived the first weekend, winning at least one game to keep alive the dream of advancing to regional play and then the Elite Eight. The best showings came from the White River girls and the Enumclaw boys, who went two-for-two. Here’s a recap of the opening days of the Class 3A and 2A bi-district tournaments.
- Feb 16, 2016 at 2:43PM
Drivers are being urged to slow-down and be aware of changing road conditions as the Puget Sound area continues to receive above average rainfall this winter. Last weekend (Friday at noon to Sunday evening at midnight) troopers in King County investigated over 180 collisions; about twice as many as the previous weekend.
- Feb 19, 2016 at 2:00PM
Some points from the last Feb. 4 Black Diamond Council meeting. While having a quorum on a council committee may not be illegal if properly noticed per RCW 42.30, there are still serious conflicts of interest if this were to actually occur in the small town of Black Diamond. Having three members of a five member board on a standing committee makes no sense.
- Feb 18, 2016 at 2:00PM
I am writing about the Jan. 20 article, “School bond won’t pay for all high school upgrades.”
- Feb 17, 2016 at 2:00PM
During the 2015 Enumclaw school bond campaign the school district arranged private meetings with 22 businesses and organizations within the district to do sales pitches for the upcoming election (District officials told me that these organizations asked for Mike to come and give the pitch for the bond. This sounded highly unlikely). When I went to the organizations the superintendent spoke with, I asked the people there: “Was Mike Nelson here to get a yes vote?” They all said yes.
- Feb 17, 2016 at 1:00PM
Sex before marriage was frowned upon in the 1950s. It was considered shameful for a woman to be pregnant and not married. Parents sometimes sent their daughters off to isolated places away from curious and critical neighbors and friends to avoid the stigma that accompanied premarital pregnancies.
- Feb 17, 2016 at 12:00PM
Last week, Ana Karen wrote an Our Corner about speeding and how little time you save and how much you’re putting yourself at risk when you speed. In the column, she used the math I computed to base her column on. Well, my math was wrong. “Execrable” and “appalling” were the words used by one reader, and I can’t say I disagree. I’m pretty embarrassed, since I even double checked and triple checked my work during the staff meeting in which I did all this. Whoops.
- Feb 16, 2016 at 12:46PM
Area wrestling teams – the Bonney Lake Panthers in particular – fared very well during the West Central District 3A championships. Competing Saturday, it was the Panthers who walked off the mats with the WCD title with 203 team points. Sumner tallied 134.5 to take fourth place and Enumclaw finished with 121.5 and claimed fifth.
- Feb 16, 2016 at 12:51PM
Enumclaw High placed second during Saturday’s Class 3A/2A state-qualifying gymnastics meet, sending the entire Hornet squad to the Tacoma Dome for this weekend’s state competition.
- Feb 16, 2016 at 12:00PM
The city of Buckley has received complaints regarding unclear water color from plumbing fixtures. According to the city, it appears that the water color is due to naturally occurring manganese from two of the City’s groundwater wells.
- Feb 20, 2016 at 9:00AM
Police were told at 2:14 p.m. Feb. 9 a vehicle had just been stolen while at Ellenson Park. A suspect was located, taken into custody and charged with theft of a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license; a drug charge was added. The vehicle was returned to the registered owner.
- Feb 18, 2016 at 9:00AM
A possibly-impaired driver was reportedly traveling on 244th Avenue Southeast the evening of Feb. 5. When the driver turned onto state Route 410 and headed west, the call was transferred to Buckley police.
- Feb 17, 2016 at 9:00AM
At 1:28 a.m. Feb. 4, an intoxicated individual threatened to leave a residence on Southeast 448th Street, drive to a store and purchase more alcohol. Police were called and contacted the person, who agreed to go to bed. The caller was advised to notify police if trouble arose.
- Feb 16, 2016 at 11:00AM
Police responded just before 5 a.m. Feb. 3 to assist at a Warner Avenue address where a 12x12 outdoor structure was on fire. Inside were portable toilets.
- Feb 15, 2016 at 8:54PM
A vehicle was reported stolen from a Park Avenue address.
- Feb 15, 2016 at 8:48PM
Average retail gasoline prices in the Puget Sound region have fallen 5.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.16/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 775 gas outlets.
- Feb 15, 2016 at 12:29PM
ve Enumclaw High swimmers and divers have qualified for next weekend's state championships, to be staged at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
- Feb 13, 2016 at 10:00AM
Enumclaw boy scout Briggs Hansen needs community help on the south side of Pinnacle Peak on Monday, February 15 at 8:30 a.m. Hansen will be placing trail markers at every 1/10 mile of the trail in order to help hikers and search and rescue teams know where they are on the trail.
- Feb 12, 2016 at 3:15PM
The number of ballot drop boxes in King County will be quadrupled now that the County Council’s Budget Committee has approved a proposal by Director of Elections Julie Wise. The additional funding will also increase voter outreach in communities where English is not the primary language.
- Feb 13, 2016 at 11:00AM
Black Diamond’s new council members are doing all the right things, but their opponents from the election are wasting time and taxpayer money trying to disrupt them. With sour grapes after their endorsed candidates lost last fall, in a landslide election, some are trying to keep doing business the old way.
- Feb 13, 2016 at 12:00PM
The rule changes didn’t split the Black Diamond City Council, as you reported; the election did.
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