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This photo, shared by the National Park Service, shows the north boundary gate along SR 410 which is close to the intersection with Crystal Mountain Boulevard.

Mt. Rainier officials looking for burglars who stole, destroyed government property

Break-in reportedly happened Nov. 28 or 29

 

Chad and Jan Martinell are the owners of one of Cole Street’s newest businesses, “The Game Vault.”

Vaulting toward fun

New, big game store brings board games and other hobbies to the heart of Enumclaw.

 

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Counties certify election results, and Wilkeson, Black Diamond races flip from election night

Krista Farmer won the race for Wilkeson town council by 7 votes.

 

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn (R) plans to challenge Washington’s 8th congressional district Representative Kim Schrier (D) for her seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

King County Councilmember Dunn will challenge Rep. Kim Schrier for U.S. Congress seat

The current County Councilmember would be following in his late mother’s footsteps.

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn (R) plans to challenge Washington’s 8th congressional district Representative Kim Schrier (D) for her seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
This photo, shared by Mount Rainier National Park, shows the point of failure on Carbon River Road that is preventing access to the Carbon River Area.

Stormy weather inflicts scattered outages across Plateau area, isolated Mt. Rainier closures

Power had been restored across the Plateau by Wednesday, but park closures lingered.

This photo, shared by Mount Rainier National Park, shows the point of failure on Carbon River Road that is preventing access to the Carbon River Area.
Lilli, 6 and Charlie, 10 play on the new playground at Foothills Elementary.

Farewell, “Cafeterianasium”

Foothills Elementary and Glacier Middle School projects cap years of work across White River schools

Lilli, 6 and Charlie, 10 play on the new playground at Foothills Elementary.
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Dolls, birdhouses, and holiday swags were among the many goods sold to raise money for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.

Buckley Ida Marge Holiday Bazaar raises nearly $7,000 for children’s hospital

Holiday market fundraiser smashed records for the fundraiser

Photo by Alex Bruell 
Dolls, birdhouses, and holiday swags were among the many goods sold to raise money for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.
Paul Weed, Buckley’s new City Administrator, is a White River High School Class of 2002 graduate. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Buckley City administrator resigns

Paul Weed occupied his position for little more than a year and a half.

Paul Weed, Buckley’s new City Administrator, is a White River High School Class of 2002 graduate. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, it takes around 3,000 hours for snow crews to clear two billion cubic yards of snow to re-open the passes every year. Photo courtesy WSDOT

Chinook, Cayuse closed until spring 2022

A cold, wet winter has closed the passes a bit earlier this year.

According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, it takes around 3,000 hours for snow crews to clear two billion cubic yards of snow to re-open the passes every year. Photo courtesy WSDOT
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WSP seeks witnesses to Monday night SR 169 shooting

Troopers say a man’s vehicle was shot at while driving south from Black Diamond.

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Reagan Dunn faced Kim-Khanh Van in the race for Metropolitan King County Council District 9.

Reagan Dunn wins fifth term on King County Council

Dunn has defeated challenger Kim-Khanh Van, a Renton city council member and fellow attorney.

Reagan Dunn faced Kim-Khanh Van in the race for Metropolitan King County Council District 9.
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Beau Burkett takes strong early lead in Buckley mayoral race

Tuesday night’s first drop of ballots put Burkett up with 63.1 percent of the vote.

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Mountain Meadow ranked No. 1 Pierce County elementary school, No. 20 in Washington

The ranking comes from U.S. News World Report, a digital media company famous for ranking colleges and universities.

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A 2019 Office of Police Accountability report stating that former Seattle Police Officer, and current Buckley City Council member Ron Smith engaged in "biased-based policing" through the use of his personal social media account.
A 2019 Office of Police Accountability report stating that former Seattle Police Officer, and current Buckley City Council member Ron Smith engaged in "biased-based policing" through the use of his personal social media account.
This image of the banner supporting Beau Burkett for mayor comes from an official PDC filing made by Burkett’s challenger, Richard O’Neill.

State regulators: Buckley did not violate law in Log Show banner incident

The complaint brought against the city by a mayoral candidate has been dismissed.

This image of the banner supporting Beau Burkett for mayor comes from an official PDC filing made by Burkett’s challenger, Richard O’Neill.
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Flood watch issued through Friday morning

Forecasters warn the Plateau could get dumped with heavy rain tonight and early Friday morning.

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North Kitsap Baptist Church is holding a trunk-or-treat event Oct. 30. Courtesy illustration

Prairie Ridge needs help with Trunk-or-Treat Halloween evening

The community event needs volunteers to provide car trunks.

North Kitsap Baptist Church is holding a trunk-or-treat event Oct. 30. Courtesy illustration
Hugh Lyman poses for a picture with RFWF volunteer Michelle Apodaca. Photo by Alex Bruell.

Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation back to delivering regular hot meals

The Hot Meals program is back up to speed after COVID-19 forced changes to it last year.

Hugh Lyman poses for a picture with RFWF volunteer Michelle Apodaca. Photo by Alex Bruell.
The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.

Buckley City Council narrowly approves Ellison Townhomes design

Housing development would put 40 units just south of the White River

The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.
Divers make final preparations before submerging in Lake Sawyer.

A bong, a ladder, and other oddities dredged in Lake Sawyer ‘Dive Against Debris’

Divers spent around two hours combing the Black Diamond lake for trash and treasure.

Divers make final preparations before submerging in Lake Sawyer.