Emergency assistance available
The Salvation Army is offering gasoline vouchers, propane vouchers, rental assistance and other essentials to families, seniors and disabled persons with urgent and immediate needs in Black Diamond and the surrounding area.
Also, the center is offering to pay up to $150 of final notices from Puget Sound Energy on natural gas and electrical bills.
The Black Diamond Community Center, open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, also has an emergency food and clothing bank for those finding themselves short on funds.
Those having problems paying their energy costs need to call 360-886-1011 and set up an appointment, while those requiring food or clothing can drop by the community center during normal business hours without making an appointment.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
The Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Last week, candidates answered questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. This week, Part 2, is a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements. Part 3 will wrap-up with final statements.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.