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Samantha Darby (#3) goes high for a kill. Photo by Kevin Hanson.

Enumclaw volleyball takes third-place honors at Yakima Sundome after losing close match to Sentinels

The EHS squad, under the direction of veteran coach Jackie Carel, took first in pool play.

 

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White River High’s Payne Plaster evades Orting defenders, picking up a nice gain during Friday night’s road game. The outcome didn’t go the Hornets’ way as the Buckley squad fell to 1-2 on the season.

Enumclaw blasts Patriots, White River falls in Orting

Here’s how our local high school football teams fared last week.

 

The White River High boys opened their tennis season Sept. 7 with a home-court match against the Fife Trojans. Playing No. 1 singles for the Hornets was Derek Brannon.

Sports Calendar: Sept. 22 – 28

ENUMCLAW September 22: Boys/girls golf at Washington, 3:30 p.m. at Lake Spanaway Golf Course. Cross country hosts Foss and Washington, girls varsity at 4:30 and… Continue reading

 

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Enumclaw High defensive back Emmit Otero goes high to deflect a Lakes pass attempt during the early stages of Thursday night’s Hornet victory.

Hornets swarm to second-week rebound victories

Late-game heroics sealed the deal for both teams.

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Enumclaw High defensive back Emmit Otero goes high to deflect a Lakes pass attempt during the early stages of Thursday night’s Hornet victory.

White River golf looks strong with plenty of top talent returning

Both teams are coming back with experienced talent and plenty of competition.

Enumclaw High School students were set to enjoy some new amenities at their school for the entire year — until COVID-19 hit. Now, the school — like this courtyard — will remain empty, at least for the time being. File photo by Kevin Hanson

Free meals available this year for all Enumclaw, White River students

More information is available on the districts’ websites.

Enumclaw High School students were set to enjoy some new amenities at their school for the entire year — until COVID-19 hit. Now, the school — like this courtyard — will remain empty, at least for the time being. File photo by Kevin Hanson
PHOTOS BY KEVIN HANSON Football teams at Enumclaw and White River have been practicing since Aug. 18, preparing for Friday’s season openers.

Are you ready for some Hornet football? Enumclaw, White River begins seasons Friday

Both teams will head south to Thurston County for their non-league season openers.

PHOTOS BY KEVIN HANSON Football teams at Enumclaw and White River have been practicing since Aug. 18, preparing for Friday’s season openers.
The Enumclaw City Council chambers. File photo

City Council revives discussion of a downtown pavilion

It’s part of the grander conversation about the future of Enumclaw’s small but bustling downtown.

The Enumclaw City Council chambers. File photo
This map was created to help travelers meet their basic needs while respecting Greenwater businesses and private property owners.

Greenwater tired of trying to meet bathroom needs of growing crowds

Locals are looking for a permanent solution to some sanitary troubles.

This map was created to help travelers meet their basic needs while respecting Greenwater businesses and private property owners.
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Local golfers take part in PNW Junior Amateur Championships

Three White River High students competed with the best of the Northwest.

White River Hornet
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Numbers were up across the board during last month’s King County Fair, including those who visited the midway and enjoyed carnival rides.

Big crowds, big spending highlighted this year’s King County Fair

Profits soared with crowds turning out to the first big fair of the season,

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Numbers were up across the board during last month’s King County Fair, including those who visited the midway and enjoyed carnival rides.
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A proposal is before the Enumclaw City Council to change the zoning of undeveloped acreage to allow for multi-family housing. A decision is expected next week.

Enumclaw Council debates two issues involving multi-family housing

Enumclaw asked to rezone land for multi-family development; talks about tax incentives for others.

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A proposal is before the Enumclaw City Council to change the zoning of undeveloped acreage to allow for multi-family housing. A decision is expected next week.
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Football is set to return as a fall sport, with turnouts beginning today (Wednesday) across the state. This follows a COVID year that had football being played mostly in March, as was the case in this Enumclaw High photo.

Health Department spells out mask, screening rules for high school athletics

With football beginning Wednesday and other sports on Monday, DOH issues rules for masks, testing.

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Football is set to return as a fall sport, with turnouts beginning today (Wednesday) across the state. This follows a COVID year that had football being played mostly in March, as was the case in this Enumclaw High photo.
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A layer of coal dust, up to six feet thick, sat for perhaps 70 years before sparking to life in July.

Long-buried coal dust catches fire near Cumberland

The fire was an explosive reminder of the region’s coal-mining history.

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A layer of coal dust, up to six feet thick, sat for perhaps 70 years before sparking to life in July.
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The Olympic Kennel Club returned to the Enumclaw Expo Center in 2020 for a five-day run.

Expo Center will again host one of nation’s largest dog shows

It will be all about dogs Aug. 14-22 when the Expo Center hosts the Olympic Kennel Club show.

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The Olympic Kennel Club returned to the Enumclaw Expo Center in 2020 for a five-day run.
PHOTO BY KEVIN HANSON While Enumclaw’s summer concerts have several weeks remaining, Buckley wrapped up its series Aug, 5 with a performance by Wings ‘n’ Things, a Paul McCartney tribute band (above).

Downtown Enumclaw featuring live music the next four Fridays

Classic rock, jazz and blues are on the menu for one more month of live tunes.

PHOTO BY KEVIN HANSON While Enumclaw’s summer concerts have several weeks remaining, Buckley wrapped up its series Aug, 5 with a performance by Wings ‘n’ Things, a Paul McCartney tribute band (above).
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Mount Rainier rises behind The Moving Wall as its sits in a grassy field near Sunrise Elementary the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 5.

Stories, healing, and reflection at The Moving Wall

Enumclaw paid host to The Moving Wall Vietnam War memorial last week.

Photos by Alex Bruell 
Mount Rainier rises behind The Moving Wall as its sits in a grassy field near Sunrise Elementary the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 5.
Enumclaw Courier-Herald

Deputy superintendent leaving Enumclaw School District

Chris Beals, longtime district employee and currently No. 2 administrator, announces departure.

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The top of Mount Peak has been something of a construction zone as crews prepare for the footings that will secure the coming lookout tower.

Land cleared, tower construction under way at Mount Peak

Trees were removed atop Mount Peak and crews are building a tower that will be airlifted into place.

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The top of Mount Peak has been something of a construction zone as crews prepare for the footings that will secure the coming lookout tower.
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The River Trail at the Mud Mountain Dam Recreation Area provides a walk that offers occasional looks at the White River. The entry off the Rim Trail is well-marked and, of course, warning signs are necessary.

Mud Mountain trails offer a quick, and not too challenging, getaway

Looking for trails? The Mud Mountain Dam recreation area has three within easy access.

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The River Trail at the Mud Mountain Dam Recreation Area provides a walk that offers occasional looks at the White River. The entry off the Rim Trail is well-marked and, of course, warning signs are necessary.