Former Enumclaw-area resident Michele Walton died May 19, 2017. She was 69.
She was born Dec. 10, 1947, in Seattle to Joseph and Irene Walton. The family moved in 1954 to a home just north of Enumclaw, where she graduated from high school in 1964. After finishing two years of college she pursued a career as a flight attendant, working two years for Pan American Airlines and then TWA. In the 1980s she moved to Long Island, New York, and worked for O’Suzannah’s Boutique in Westhampton Beach for more than 25 years. During that time she observed the plight of abused and abandoned animals, co-founding the River Shelter Volunteer Program, an animal advocacy organization.
She is survived by a brother, Michael, and sister-in-law Sharon. She was preceded in death by her husband Tony.
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.