Weekend Briefing | News for June 27 – July 1

Your Weekend Briefing this week goes over a potential new septic tank fee exacted by the county's Board of Health. Also, get aquainted with Enumclaw High School's new basketball coach and White River's new football coach! Learn from a local Buckley photographer how she does research to take amazing night photos, and make sure to check out the Buckley Log Show results and photos!

Board of Health aims to enact septic tank fee amid council, resident outcry

The King County Board of Health is looking at creating a septic tank fee for all county residents – $23 for rural residents and $40 for urban residents – to cover the cost of various items. Residents said the fee is unfair since they already pay for their septic systems and for maintenance, and the County Council said there needs to be more time to research the fee. Read more about the potential fee and how it could affect you here.

New coaches at White River, Enumclaw high schools

Enumclaw High School is welcoming Terry Johnson as its new basketball coach at the same time that White River is bringing in Jeff Zenisek as its new football coach. Both coaches have a vast amount of expierience in their sport, so check Terry and Jeff’s stories here.

Buckley photographer gives tips on making photography simple, affordable

Ever wanted to get into photography, but found it too confusing (or too pricey)? Buckley photographer talked with the Courier-Herald about her newfound hobby and how she keeps costs down while researching how to take awesome photos. Read more about Jeni and her tips and tricks here.

2016 Buckley Log Show Results | Slideshow

Did you attend the 43rd annual Buckley Log Show? If not, you can check out our website for more photos, the results of the competitions and who was named All Around Logger!

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