Changes to Black Diamond city code address attorney contracts

The city said it is clarifying the mayor has the power to hire and fire attorneys; some residents say this gives the mayor too much power.

 

Candidates sought for posts where none filed

South Prairie and Wilkeson need someone to file to be a council member — the due date is Aug. 15.

 

Raising glasses, and funds, for wounded vets

The Aug. 15 “Pint Night” at Headworks Brewery will go to the Gary Sinise Foundation.

 

Trash talk: Enumclaw renews solid waste pact with King County

Additionally, the public comment period for the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley is open through Aug. 26.

Nuevo programa de biblioteca que incorpora grupos de recursos comunitarios

A new library program is having a mini-resource fair with Sea Mar and Colectiva Legal del Pueblo.

King County’s Prop. 1 parks levy is passing

Initial results from the Aug. 6 primary King County Council races are also in.

Preliminary results for August 2019 primary elections

The parks levy is passing, and Paul Fisher and Eric Heintzinger are leading the Enumclaw Fire Department commissioner race.

King County Medical Society offering free lead tests | Public Health Insider

South King County residents have a chance to have their kids and some household items be tested for lead during the October South King County Family Health & Safety Fair.

  • Aug 7, 2019

Black Diamond council to have seven members

But some residents thought the timing was suspicious, and that the council didn’t need to grow just yet.

New exhibit at Enumclaw’s history museum

The display chronicles the life of Pete Storbo and the Mount Rainier Mining Company.

Assessments show Wilkeson, South Prairie are least expensive places to buy

Residential property rate rises in Pierce County have slowed overall.

Aaron Crawford headlines Ten Trails event

There will also be a grand opening of two new model homes at the housing development site.

State examines schools, earthquakes; special look at Carbonado

Talk of earthquakes and aftershocks never leaves the news cycle for too long, not in a region sitting atop fault lines. But the potential damage… Continue reading

Popular trails near Black Diamond closed for five weeks

King County Parks is thinning 75 acres of previously-logged land within Ravensdale Retreat Natural Area.

Next state park “free day” Aug. 25 | Washington State Parks

There are several state parks Plateau residents can enjoy nearby.

  • Aug 5, 2019

Work started on solution for Spiketon Bridge closure

The new temporary bridge, which will be two-lanes large and have no weight restrictions, is expected to be completed in October.

Suggestions for downtown lots pitched to City Council

The empty lot next to The Local coffeeshop could potentially be used for plant or art sales, or incorporated into the Sundays on Cole events.

Grocery store workers picket across King County

Union members are asking Kroger for living wages and more scheduling predictability.

Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish and Wildlife Service

State awards millions for salmon recovery

Puget Sound counties received more than $45 million.

Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Third annual Truck Show and School Supply Fundraiser hosted by Fugate Ford

The Aug. 10 event will feature 18 trophies for various truck, car, and semi-truck competitions.