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Spartans, Panthers and Hornets swim strong, place high in dive at state meet

The Sumner High girls swim and dive team took 14th place as a team at the Class 3A state meet Saturday with a number of personal-best performances by the girls at the King County Aquatics Center.

WFDW revises wildlife interaction rules | Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved revisions to rules addressing various sources of conflict between people and wildlife, such as wildlife damaging crops or harming livestock.

Bonney Lake takes Arlington | Football

The Panthers went on the road Friday at beat Arlington.

Enumclaw 2015 Homecoming Parade | Slideshow

The Enumclaw homecoming parade was Oct. 23 on Cole Street.

Enumclaw City Council Position 2 debate | Final Week

This is the final week of the newspaper debate between incumbent Darrel Dickson and challenger Kimberly Lauk for City Council Position 2. Ballots must be postmarked Nov. 3.

Manager of Friendship House charged with first-degree theft

The former house manager of the Friendship House in Enumclaw, Jamie M. Casteel, has been charged with one count of first degree theft by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Casteel was arraigned in King County Superior Court Friday, Oct. 1, at the Kent Regional Justice Center and entered a plea of not guilty. A case setting hearing is scheduled for Nov. 16 at the Regional Justice Center. Casteel is being represented by Maple Valley attorney Abraham Ritter.

Enumclaw City Council Position 2 debate | Week 1

The Courier-Herald editorial staff is conducting an newspaper debate in the coming editions for Enumclaw City Council Position No. 2.

King County assessor’s office unveils interactive website

If you haven’t been to the King County Assessor’s website lately, it might be a good time to check it out. King County Assessor Lloyd Hara came to the Enumclaw Courier-Herald office to discuss the latest innovations available on the website. Hara said his office began working on a new website about this time last year using an outside vendor and the results are now on the site.

Hornets fall to Sumner Spartans | Enumclaw Football

Enumclaw lost to Sumner Friday, Sept. 18, 35-7 at Sunset Stadium in its first South Puget Sound League 3A game of the season.

White River loses to Fife | Prep Football

The White River Hornets lost to Fife 45-0 on the road Friday, Sept. 18.

The Green River Queen float returns to Black Diamond Labor Day parade

When the Black Diamond Labor Days Committee decided to find someone to bring the Green River Queen float back to life, the choice was easy because there was only one man for the job – Gomer Evans.

The annual Enumclaw classic car show | Slideshow

he annual Stratocruisers Car Club classic car show came to downtown Enumclaw Saturday

Way too cool to be some kind of nerd | Our Corner

I sense a move afoot to make me appear grouchy and less than Mr. Cool and up with the times. How ridiculous is that… me… Mr. I am Sunshine. Let me present the complaint without distortion or twisting any facts.

Sumner wins, Panthers fall in first week

Sumner and Bonney Lake kicked off the regular football season last weekend. Sumner traveled to Franklin Pierce High and rolled over the Cardinals 58-13.

Bonney Lake Mayor Neil Johnson’s 2015 smoke off and celebration of life | Slideshow

Bonney Lake Mayor Neil Johnson celebrated another year of life with a barbecue competition.

Annual Enumclaw memorial service honors 32 Marines | Slideshow

The annual memorial service honoring military men who died on Mount Rainier more than 66 years ago will took place Aug. 30.

Enumclaw High stocked with talented veterans | 2015 Football Preview

The pigskin is spinning once again as the Enumclaw High Hornets prepare for the 2015 football season. Coach Mark Gunderson will be walking the sidelines for his fourth season and first out of the chute is the Battle of the Bridge against White River Hornets at 7 p.m. Friday at Sheets Field.

Enumclaw Music and Arts Festival | Slideshow

The third annual Enumclaw Music and Arts Festival took the stage Saturday.

When it comes to races, I take horses | Our Corner

The political hunting season opened Aug. 5 and the forecast is tepid through November. There are a handful of challenged city council races in the cities I cover, but most candidates made it to the ballot without a battle.