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It is estimated that 100 to 200 tons came down in the landslide, but a total of around 700 to 800 tons of debris was removed from the site.
To all those who curse the daily traffic logjam between Enumclaw and Buckley, just wait – a planned road project on state Route 410 means things will be getting worse.
Colorful dancers and rhythmic drumming will be found Friday evening as the Enumclaw School District offers its 22nd annual powwow.
According to a work and traffic plan by Abston Henricksen Land & Timber Co., the company is cutting trees to the 35 acre site that will house the future Costco building.
The Enumclaw School District ventured into nearby Pierce County and plucked Aaron Lee from the Orting educational system, choosing Lee to be the next principal at Enumclaw High School.
Last week, developers American Newland Communities and North America Sekisui House announced they are taking the first steps in developing a 3.9 million square foot area of commercial and retail land by selling an 8-acre parcel to Kahne Corporation and Carl J. Sanders Construction, both Enumclaw-based companies.
Local public health officials have confirmed measles infection in a 6-month-old infant and the infant’s father, both King County residents who had recently traveled to Asia.
Pierce County News for the week of March 16, 2017
Lake Tapps Reservoir has reached recreation minimum pool levels (elevation 541.5 feet) a month ahead of the April 15 deadline as adopted by Cascade and the homeowners.
On March 12, 2017 at approximately 7:03 PM, the Washington State Patrol…
The Pacific Crest Trail spans from the California-Mexico border to Manning Park, Canada. It’s a 2,650 mile-long odyssey though the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges. That’s close to 14 million feet, or 5.6 million steps. And White River High School graduates Alex Chmiel and Taylor LaValley are planning on taking each and every one of them, starting at the end of this month.
Pierce County News for the week of March 9, 2017.
Three teenage girls face assault charges in the wake of a February beating that left an Enumclaw 19-year-old with chipped teeth and a twice-broken nose.
You’re having a really bad day when you see this team.
Enumclaw VFW Post 1949 is holding hold an open house at the Post location at 44426 244th Ave. SE, Enumclaw, on March 16th from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department received confirmation that a student at Tacoma Community College has mumps. The student will not return to school while contagious. The student contracted mumps away from campus.
During their Feb. 27 meeting, members of the Enumclaw City Council agreed to forward $10,000 to Visit Rainier, a nonprofit group that markets Mount Rainier and surrounding communities with its online presence. An additional $2,500 was authorized for Wild Horse Strategies, an Enumclaw-based firm.
Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas and FBI special agent release latest information on alleged hate crime | Press Conference Video
Police offering $6,000 reward to find suspect in shooting of man who is a member of Sikh religion.
At 1 a.m. Thursday morning, the residents of a home on the 20300 block of 70th Street East were awakened by a crackling noise.
With King County being home to four major dams – two of those immediately upstream of Enumclaw – the notion of flood preparedness has taken center stage.
South King County residents can now use the Black Diamond-Enumclaw Community Ride operated by Hopelink.
Starting March 7, 2017 through March 9, 2017, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) Troopers will focus their efforts on a statewide emphasis for following too close.
Whether it’s a fallen tree, graffiti, or a damaged sign, visitors to any of King County Parks’ 200 parks or 175 miles of regional trails can now quickly report the problem and easily track its resolution, thanks to a free app called SeeClickFix.
Black Diamond residents are probably sighing in relief, as their City Council passed a budget last week to fund the city for the rest of the year. Approving the budget on March 2 both averts a city shutdown – which would have affected water, sewer, fire and police services – as well as another potential Oakpointe lawsuit.
Washington State’s Dam Safety Office in the Department of Ecology (DSO) took advantage of the drawdown of theLake Tapps Reservoir to do its proscribed evaluation of the dikes surrounding the reservoir in February.
Pierce County News for the week of March 2, 2017.
Police, FBI conducting manhunt
East Pierce Fire and Rescue is looking to hire nine new firefighters, and is turning to the federal government for help. Last month, the department applied for a federal grant that would allow East Pierce to hire nine entry-level firefighters to help address staffing shortfalls.
A plea arrangement has been reached in the case of an intoxicated teenage driver who crashed into a tree east of Enumclaw, an accident resulting in the death of a passenger.
Windows exploded and smoke billowed from a doublewide mobile home as East Pierce Fire and Rescue crews converged on the scene at 4:13 a.m. Wednesday.
Water main construction has started in Black Diamond, affecting traffic on Roberts Drive.
With the Sumner High School pool expected to close in the next year, the district held a community meeting last week to address the concerns of students, parents and community members who are worried about the district’s two swim teams.
East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters battled a house fire Saturday for more than an hour and a half before bringing the blaze under control.
A large commercial development along the highway in Buckley will be the subject of a March 7 public hearing.
This stately building standing on the corner of Griffin and Cole in downtown Enumclaw was recently granted local landmark status by King County.
The grants awarded to the projects are designed to support programs that allow unincorporated county residents to become more connected in their communities.
Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist gave a public safety update to council members at the regularly scheduled Sumner City Council meeting.
While the vote count for the Feb. 14 special election is unofficial, it appears the Dieringer School District’s $9.5 million bond measure has been strongly approved by voters.
The scope of homelessness in our community used to be measured with the One Night Count system.
Senator Joe Fain breaks down the importance of free speech for student journalists… in 57 Seconds.
The sights and sounds of new home construction look to continue on Enumclaw’s eastern edge, now that the city approved plans to turn 70 acres of former pasture into 175 building lots.
Lake Tapps Reservoir was at its lowest level for this winter for the first two weeks of February. Cascade Water Alliance today announced it will begin the spring fill of the Lake Tapps Reservoir this week.
Pierce County News for the week of Feb. 16, 2017 New FEMA…
Over the last half-month, the Tehaleh development experienced an unusual number of natural gas leaks in their meters. As of Feb. 10, Puget Sound Energy has checked out all the houses in the area, but there are still leaks to be fixed.
A desire to provide more information recently brought a new website and Facebook presence to the city of Buckley.
Pierce County News for the week of Feb. 9, 2017 Meet the…
In the most recent turn of events in the Open Public Meeting Act lawsuit against the city of Black Diamond, city council and council members, King County Superior Court Judge Janey Helson is considering whether or not to grant council members Pat Pepper, Erika Morgan and Brian Weber’s preliminary injunction and order the city to pay for their defense, at least until the final ruling in the case.