Buckley resident Robert C. Butcher died Jan. 29, 2011, following a two-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was 61.
He was a 1967 graduate of Enumclaw High School and attended Green River Community College. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1969 and spent most of his service time stationed in Juneau, Alaska, where he met and married Charlene. He worked for the city of Buckley for many years in the gas department. He enjoyed hunting with best friend Dave Burton.
He is survived by his mother, Claire I. Butcher of Thompson Falls, Mont.; brothers Thomas A. Butcher and wife Bonnie of Thompson Falls and Bruce O. Butcher and wife Terry of Williamsburg, Va. He was preceded in death by his wife Charlene and father Robert O. Butcher, a longtime Enumclaw resident.
A memorial service took place from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at the Buckley community center. Family graveside services will take place in Thompson Falls.
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.