Longtime area resident John Leonard Steel died March 25, 2011, in Auburn. He was 75.
He was born June 11, 1935, in San Antonio, Texas, and had worked as a self-employed photographer before retiring in 1994. He had operated High Country Photo in downtown Enumclaw. He enjoyed music, his vegetable garden and all kinds of hats and liked to go fishing.
He is survived by wife Joanna Steel of Enumclaw; stepdaughters Tina Pyatt of Auburn and Tonya Steel of Enumclaw; and brother Harry Steel Jr. and wife Louisa of San Antonio.
A memorial service took place Sunday, April 3. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery.
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.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.