Hometown Harvest last Ten Trails event of the summer

Come for a wine and beer tasting, or to meet Blitz the Seahawk.

Enumclaw police blotter | Aug. 30 – Sept. 3

A dispute over firewood, a “silver alert,” and an inebriated argument at a fast-food joint.

Two apply to fill Black Diamond’s empty seats | CORRECTION

Patrick Nelson and Steven Paige could very well be the city’s newest elected officials.

Drowning victim identified as Enumclaw man

There was also a death after a glider crashed in Buckley late last month.

Enumclaw, Buckley prepares for second “Beautify” efforts

Volunteers will start sprucing up their cities on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Courier-Herald misreports on potential levy lid lift

Black Diamond residents are being taxed $1.89 per $1,000 in assessed property value this year, not 64 cents.

Almost 90 percent Washington’s kindergarteners fully immunized for school | Department of Health

About 5 percent of kids were exempt, and another 7 percent were “out of compliance.”

  • Sep 4, 2019

Health department warns of severe lung disease and vaping | Public Health Insider

More than a hundred cases of this mysterious illness have been reported, and one death.

  • Sep 4, 2019

Enumclaw council hears of one police promotion, one retirement

Sgt. Grant McCall was hired when his wife was pregnant. Now, as he’s promoted, his son has just joined the department.

Expo Center preparing to host ‘balloon glow,’ plenty more

This is one of the few events the Expo Center is funding itself, rather than just simply renting out space.

In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo

King County allocates $318 million for education

Money will go toward early education and postsecondary support.

In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo

King County pushes back report on for-hire driver trafficking training

The report was originally due in October but has been extended until next spring.

Green River program addresses active lifestyle

The guest speaker at the event will be Enumclaw’s Dr. Jim Merrill.

  • Aug 29, 2019

To fund fire department, Black Diamond property taxes could jump

Mountain View Fire and Rescue is hoping the city will increase its property tax levy to better fund the department.

The King County Courthouse. File photo

King County set to bring in tax-free housing funding

It’s set to reap $100 million over the next 20 years from state coffers.

The King County Courthouse. File photo

Foothills Trail interrupted near Buckley

A tree fell across the popular trail, damaging a relatively new bridge between Buckley and South Prairie.

Black Diamond’s annual Labor Days this weekend

Don’t miss the city’s largest event of the year.

Phil Engebretsen assumed the duties of Enumclaw High principal July 1, replacing former principle Aaron Lee. File photo by Kevin Hanson

School year opens with new teachers, administrators

Many new staff members have joined the ranks of the Enumclaw, White River, and Carbonado school districts.

Phil Engebretsen assumed the duties of Enumclaw High principal July 1, replacing former principle Aaron Lee. File photo by Kevin Hanson

Changing how we think about education

America’s education system should be more about being effective, not efficient, says Will Richardson.

Immunize every child

Auburn is one of a dozen cities in King County that suffered a measles outbreak in this year.