Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 1 – 5

Read up on the county's new marijuana regulations, the fall of the Plateau Avengers in the California tourney, the plea deal taken by Johnathan Daniel Harris in the Nicole White murder case and when a disc golf course will be coming to Enumclaw, all in the newest edition of your Weekend Briefing.

King County tightens marijuana regulations; Enumclaw residents upset, feel left out

The King County Council has called this new piece of marijuana legislation one of the most collaborative pieces of law they’ve passed all year. The new ordinance restricts marijuana producers and processors from opening up in rural zones on parcels of land less than 10 acres, minimizing the land available to these businesses by 70 percent. Read more about how this doesn’t affect Enumclaw and why residents are upset here.

Local Pony team has rough time in California

The local Pony Team, the Plateau Avengers, fell in the California West Zone tournament after loosing their first two games. The first game was an 8-2 loss to Arizona and then a 12-0 loss to California. Read more about the games here.

Suspect pleads guilty in Nicole White Murder Case

You may have read recently that Graham resident Jonathan Daniel Harris pleaded guilty to the assault and murder of Enumclaw resident Nicole White last year. Read up on the details of the case here, from when White disappeared June 7, 2015 to when Harris took a plea deal just last week.

Disc golfers propose course to Enumclaw council

The Pierce County Disc Gold Players Association has approached the Enumclaw City Council about constructing a disc golf course at Farmers Park. The best part is, the association plans to pay for the construction, and the course will be free to use. Read more about the plans for the disc golf course here.

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New utility included in Enumclaw budget; final vote set for Nov. 27

Significant progress has been made on crafting a 2018 Enumclaw budget, a document that could forever change the way the city collects and disperses certain funds. The plan now under way would see creation of a stormwater utility probably by August of the coming year.

Proposed recycling center sparks environmental fears

A proposed material processing facility outside of Enumclaw has some local conservationists worried about how it may affect the Green River and other natural environments. “The location of this, next to this natural area, just is not right. It doesn’t make sense to us at all, for a variety of reasons,” said Bernie McKinney, president of the Green River Coalition, a non-profit preservationist group.

Mobile Impaired Driving Unit hitting the streets this holiday weekend

The MIDU is a self-contained 36 foot motorhome that has been retrofitted as a mobile DUI processing center and incident command post.

Two Enumclaw volunteers honored for work at library

Two members of the Enumclaw Friends of the Library were honored during the recent Friends’ Day, an annual celebration of King County Library System volunteers.

Abigail Hill, 19, is crowned Miss Washington by the 2017 title winner, Alex Carlson-Helo. Photo courtesy Jerry and Lois Photography
Local Miss Washington prepares for national stage

That’s right — Enumclaw is competing in Miss U.S.A. Abigail Hill, the city’s newest star, was recently crowned Miss Washington , clearing the way for her to compete nationally in the spring.

Beyond the Borders now travels from Sumner to Bonney Lake

Come December, it’ll be easier for youth, seniors, people with disabilities or low-income to travel between Sumner and Bonney Lake.

Early start to Crystal ski season

The outdoor season has officially greeted those heading uphill, with snow deep enough to enjoy.

Suspect faces possible ‘third strike’ after alleged car chase, kidnapping

A suspect with a long criminal history finds himself in “third strike” jeopardy, the result of an alleged robbery in Enumclaw and ensuing car chase out of town.

Why now is a good time for a flu shot | Public Health Insider

With the holidays drawing near, many of us look forward to travel or seeing family and friends. And just as our schedules get busier, it’s also the time of year when the flu starts to circulate. We turned to Libby Page, manager of our immunizations program, to get the scoop on flu vaccine.

Election 2017: Change in Enumclaw; Buckley mayor race close

The 2017 general election is over, and although the results are still two weeks from being certified, many candidates are in the clear to take up their elected positions come winter.

Get your fill of winter activities on Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier’s landscape undergoes a dramatic transformation in winter.