Solid corps of veterans return
The Sumner Spartans girls tennis team starts the season having lost no players since last year and coach Chris Heacox is proud of the skills his players have shown.
“I feel I have a lot of varsity-level players at the junior varsity level,” Heacox, who teaches at Mountain View Middle School, said.
A turnout of 45, up from about 30 last year, provides a strong force and Heacox said he sees a lot of promise.
“One of our overall strengths is going to be our depth. We have a lot of returning players this year,” he said.
Heacox sees strength in the doubles teams of junior Emily Taylor and sophomore Reanne Charuhas and seniors Erinn Carlson and Lyndsey Plute.
For the singles players, Heacox said senior Brittany Fulton seems poised for success.
The season begins March 18 with a match at North Thurston.
This is Part 2 of a three part in-paper Enumclaw mayoral debate between Jan Molinaro and Kim Lauk. Both are first time candidates for mayor. The incumbent, Mayor Liz Reynolds, chose not to seek a third term.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise across the U.S. and Washington and King County data show a similar trend towards more syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia.
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.
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 Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Last week, candidates answered questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. This week, Part 2, is a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements. Part 3 will wrap-up with final statements.