Kevin Hanson

Mud Mountain Dam: Rim Trail remains popular, everything else closed for now

This is the sixth article in a series about local hikes.


At Fitness For Life, it’s all about empowering women

Nikki Staab opened her second location in Enumclaw last June.


Four more “free days” planned for state parks

The upcoming dates are Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Nov. 11, and Nov. 27.


Police chase ends with arrest of Tacoma man

Walter Dyches has a lengthy criminal history.

Plans change: school districts back to distributing free meals

Check out how you can pick up your free meals for students.

Naches Peak Loop Trail: mountain lakes and stunning Rainier views

This is the fifth article in a series about local hikes.

City’s taking sponsorships for downtown memorial benches

Contact Alina Hibbs at to inquire.

Black Diamond Open Space: plenty of room for trail hikers, mountain bikers

This is the third in a series of articles about local hikes.

Old Mine Trail: a short-but-steep climb provides a vivid reminder of region’s mining history

This is the second in a series of articles about local hikes.

“Remote learning” beginning in Enumclaw, White River

Make sure to check out your district’s websites for specific details.

Melmont Ghost Town: remains of the former coal-mining town are a short drive, easy hike away

This is the first in a series of articles about local hikes.

Want to register to vote? Here’s how

You can register the same day as election day, but you may want to skip the hassle.

Mountain accidents take lives of Black Diamond resident, JBLM soldier

Antonio Scott and Craig Goodwin were found two days apart.

Despite efforts, Lake Sawyer claims drowning victim

Enumclaw firefighter Josh Hettick was the first on the scene, despite being off duty.

Council rejects Sheriff’s Office ballot proposals promoted by county leaders

The local council believes the power behind the sheriff should be the people, not the county council.

At Enumclaw and White River High, sports are on hold until late December

December, March, and April will be busy months for student athletes.

Learning is remote, but school meals will still be distributed to students

The pandemic forced schools to provide meals for free, but students will now resume paying for their lunches.

City looking to direct Boise Creek away from golf course

Re-channeling the creek will benefit both golfers and salmon, who need a less debris-chocked path upstream.

Buckley’s six-year street plan includes plenty for bridge, trail

The council also banned the use of “unmanned aircraft” that can take pictures or audio.