Enumclaw resident Alfred Rex Kinkade died Oct. 6, 2015.
He was born Feb. 11, 1942, in Seattle to Beulah Agnes (Murphy) and Robert Wilson Kinkade. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He was a teamster for many years, worked as a truck driver and owned his own firewood business. He was a skilled woodworker who loved to make things for people. Most of all he loved his family, especially his children, tho whom he taught many things, including how to fish.
He is survived by wife Claire of Enumclaw; daughters Kathleen Twede and husband Kyle of North Bend, Wash., and Debra Soroe and husband Mark of Poulsbo, Wash.; sister Sandra Hill of Moses Lake, Wash.; and three grandchildren.
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.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
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 $5.4 billion spent to expand the Panama Canal is paying off for East Coast and Gulf of Mexico seaports; however, it is putting more pressure on the Northwest to remain competitive.