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Enumclaw Police Lt. Eric Sortland’s termination affirmed by Civil Service Commission

The Oct. 5, 2011 termination of Lt. Eric Sortland from the Enumclaw Police Department has been affirmed by the Civil Service Commission.

Our Corner | The Open Public Hair Color Act | Dennis Box

This has been grouchy week. I spent far too much time arguing with the city of Maple Valley because the staff refused to let one of my reporters into a hearing examiner proceeding that was supposed to be open to the public.

Enumclaw life insurance salesman facing federal charges for $2 million wire fraud | U.S. District Court

Aaron Travis Beaird, an Enumclaw financial services and life insurance salesman, is in custody and facing a series of federal fraud charges.

Enumclaw financial consultant facing federal charges for fraud

Aaron Travis Beaird, and Enumclaw financial consultant and insurance broker, is facing federal charges according to news reports.

Enumclaw Fourth of July parade was at began at noon under sunny skies.

Enumclaw Independence Day parade | Slideshow

The Enumclaw Fourth of July parade began at noon under sunny skies.

Enumclaw Fourth of July parade was at began at noon under sunny skies.
Fred Davis

Calvary Presbyterian Church Pastor Fred Davis celebrates retirement with communty | Slideshow

The community gathered Sunday at Enumclaw High commons for a retirement celebration for Fred Davis, senior pastor at Calvary Presbyterian Church since 1997.

Fred Davis

Enumclaw Fire Department plans to form a community advisory group

The Enumclaw Fire Department is planning for more than fires and accidents. Fire Chief Joe Clow is planning to put together a Community Advisory Group.

Female law enforcement officers’ competence is not up for debate | Our Corner

I have covered many hot-topic stories in the past. Some were interesting, some not so much. Most of the time it is the chase that hooks. Stories are seldom as cut and dried as readers would like and the story idea that someone calls with is usually not what ends up in print after the other side is contacted.

City considers Enumclaw gateway monument sign along SR 410

Members of the Enumclaw Design Review Board and Planning Commission may have had a little more fun then usual Thursday. The members began considering designs and placement for an Enumclaw Gateway Monument sign.

Rod Boustead and Darrell Durbin compete in the Buckley Log Show Saturday with the Insanesaw.

Results | 39th annual Buckley Amateur Log Show | Slideshow

The following results were announced following completion of the 39th annual Buckley Amateur Log Show.

Rod Boustead and Darrell Durbin compete in the Buckley Log Show Saturday with the Insanesaw.

Testimony heard in Lt. Erick Sortlund’s termination hearing | Enumclaw Civil Service Commission

The Enumclaw Police Department Lieutenant was terminated in Oct. 2011. Sortland appealed his termination to the Civil Service Commission. The hearing is expected to last at least a couple of days.

Enumclaw Fourth of July Fireworks display.

Fourth of July fireworks display moved to Enumclaw School District grounds | Fireworks

The Fourth of July fireworks celebration planned for the Expo Center has taken a quick right turn and shifted locations because of the proximity of bald eagle nest.

Enumclaw Fourth of July Fireworks display.
Dean Mahnke

Dean Mahnke first baby born in June at St. Elizabeth Hospital | National Dairy Month

Dean Mahnke was the first baby born in June on the Plateau to his mother Stacy and father, John. June is national dairy month.

Dean Mahnke
Samantha Farmer

Lake Debra Jane Fishing Derby 2012 | Slideshow

Residents and friends gathered for the Lake Debra Jane fishing Derby Saturday.

Samantha Farmer
321 Bonney Lake students graduated June 12

Update | Bonney Lake High School graduation 2012 | Slideshow

Bonney Lake High School graduated 359 students last night, with 321 participating in commencement at the Puyallup Fairgrounds.

321 Bonney Lake students graduated June 12
Enumclaw High graduate Julie Curtin accepting her diploma at the White River Amphitheatre Monday during commencement ceremonies.

Enumclaw High School class of 2012 commencement | Slideshow

Enumclaw High School commencement was Monday, June 11, for the class of 2012.

Enumclaw High graduate Julie Curtin accepting her diploma at the White River Amphitheatre Monday during commencement ceremonies.

Deadline nears for Buckley City Council open seat

Those hoping to fill a vacancy on the Buckley City Council have until the close of business Thursday to submit their name for consideration.

Gonzaga graduates provide hope for the future | Dennis Box

I took a Friday off a couple of weeks ago and drove to Spokane. I am not supposed to tell you why I was there, based on orders from my daughter, Katy, who has decided running my life with a remote control from Spokane is a good idea.

Editorial | Saying goodbye is a drive on a long, lonely road | Dennis Box

I took a Friday off a couple of weeks ago and drove to Spokane. I am not supposed to tell you why I was there, based on orders from my daughter, Katy, who has decided running my life with a remote control from Spokane is a good idea. So I will just say I attended a graduation at Gonzaga.

Youth is the face of war | Editorial

My uncle, Elmer Johnson, was a tail gunner on a flying fortress and was shot down over Berlin during the first daylight raid. Elmer was 19 and died that day. My grandmother and Elmer’s mother told me he was shot across his chest. He was able to get out of the plane, but his parachute either did not open or he was not able to pull the cord.