Alex Bruell

King County Flood Control District

Enumclaw awarded $483,000 grant for flood reduction

Funds should help reduce flooding at the Enumclaw Golf Course.

 

Mount Rainier. Photo courtesy National Park Service

Rainclouds and cooler temperatures put an end to several local burn bans

Campfires are once again permitted at Mount Rainier park campgrounds.

 

Becky Rush-Peet is embarking on a 500 mile journey through the Camino de Santiago this year. Photo by Alex Bruell.

Enumclaw woman starting second, longer pilgrimage after nearly dying in 2015 tree crash

Five years after being crushed by a tree, Becky Rush-Peet is going for a 500-mile walk.

 

Crossing the Carbon River requires a bit of balance.

Public comment sought for Carbon River Corridor plan

What should the future of the area look like?

Crossing the Carbon River requires a bit of balance.
A student in Jody Emerson’s third grade class at Southwood Elementary listens in. Photo by Alex Bruell

Plateau students head back to class

Even in a life-changing pandemic, a kid is still a kid.

A student in Jody Emerson’s third grade class at Southwood Elementary listens in. Photo by Alex Bruell
Provided by the City of Enumclaw, this map shows the ironman bike route where it cuts through the core of the city.

Road closures and detours during Sunday’s ironman race through Enumclaw

Some local streets will be affected by the race.

Provided by the City of Enumclaw, this map shows the ironman bike route where it cuts through the core of the city.
Photo by Ashley Britschgi 
Jaeda Walker eyes her wooden ax throw.

Log show returns, first with the kids

The main event returns this weekend with ax throwing, log rolling and more.

Photo by Ashley Britschgi 
Jaeda Walker eyes her wooden ax throw.

Mandates and missions: How local organizations are gearing up for vaccine deadline

Gov. Inslee says many government workers must be vaccinated by Oct. 18. What will that look like?

This image was shared by the King County Sheriff's Office in announcing they had identified the driver in the fatal hit and run of a Maple Valley man.

Teenage suspect in fatal hit-and-run collision turns herself in to deputies

Deputies ID’d the 15-year-old as the suspected driver in the fatal collision of a Maple Valley man.

This image was shared by the King County Sheriff's Office in announcing they had identified the driver in the fatal hit and run of a Maple Valley man.
Photo by Ray Miller-Still 
Despite bad air quality last year, more than 60 volunteers donned their masks and got to work making Enumclaw a more beautiful place to live, including repainting the Rotary Park gazebo.

Beautify Enumclaw, Buckley back for a day of sprucing-up

You can help make Enumclaw or Buckley a prettier place to live on Sept. 11.

Photo by Ray Miller-Still 
Despite bad air quality last year, more than 60 volunteers donned their masks and got to work making Enumclaw a more beautiful place to live, including repainting the Rotary Park gazebo.
From left to right: Julie Reece-DeMarco and her daughters Natalie and Sophia DeMarco organize and pack supplies for Afghan families coming to the Pacific Northwest area.

All hands on deck: Enumclaw family starts program to aid, encourage incoming Afghan refugees

The backpack program seeks to give Afghan kids something to hold on to when they arrive in the U.S.

From left to right: Julie Reece-DeMarco and her daughters Natalie and Sophia DeMarco organize and pack supplies for Afghan families coming to the Pacific Northwest area.
Photo taken from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page.

Deputies seize meth, explosives, stolen gun from Bonney Lake area property

Neighbors in the area reportedly told deputies the 8-acre property had become a nuisance.

Photo taken from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page.
This image, taken from a video shared by the King County Sheriff’s Office, shows the conflagration started by an unknown person on the porch of an Enumclaw household. A link to the video is included in the article.

Search is on for Enumclaw arsonist

287th Ave SE family has been targeted twice in only two weeks

This image, taken from a video shared by the King County Sheriff’s Office, shows the conflagration started by an unknown person on the porch of an Enumclaw household. A link to the video is included in the article.
Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-31st Legislative District

Fortunato calls on legislators to ‘rein in’ Inslee’s powers

State senator from Auburn says he’s concerned about vaccine safety and government overreach.

Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-31st Legislative District
William R. White

Bill White

William R. White died July 28, 2021 at the age of 95.

William R. White
This security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat.

County will review 2019 deputy killing of Black Diamond man

King County Council members will be briefed about the Sheriff’s Office handling of the case Tuesday.

This security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat.
An image shared by the King County Sheriff's Office of the truck stolen on Aug. 18 from an Enumclaw area farm.

Sheriff’s Office asks for help finding stolen hay truck

Thieves apparently made off with the vehicle on August 18.

An image shared by the King County Sheriff's Office of the truck stolen on Aug. 18 from an Enumclaw area farm.
Photo provided by Y Center Office Manager Christine Adkins 
A group of kids shows off backpacks from the Y Social Impact Center’s school supplies drive.

Donation drive delivers nearly 200 backpacks and other supplies to kids

The Y Social Impact Center handed out rows of pencils, notebooks and other essentials last week.

Photo provided by Y Center Office Manager Christine Adkins 
A group of kids shows off backpacks from the Y Social Impact Center’s school supplies drive.
This graphic by the Washington State Department of Transportation indicates where crews will be working on a new bridge and culvert removal on Ravensdale creek.

WSDOT begins work on SR 169 bridge project

Transportation crews hope to complete the project without disrupting two-way traffic on the highway.

This graphic by the Washington State Department of Transportation indicates where crews will be working on a new bridge and culvert removal on Ravensdale creek.
People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom in Buckley Wednesday. Photo by Alex Bruell.

Big crowds take to Buckley against Governor’s latest vaccine mandates

Participants at Wednesday’s “Rally for Medical Freedom” shared concerns of government overreach.

People hold up signs in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest proclamations during a Rally for Medical Freedom in Buckley Wednesday. Photo by Alex Bruell.