Kevin Hanson

Enumclaw council chambers. File photo

Enumclaw council moves on property tax, utility increases as part of ‘21 budget

Natural gas and garbage disposal services received a bump in rates.

 

The current Enumclaw section of the Foothills Trail ends at the historic Boise Creek Bridge. That will be the end of the line until a bridge across the White River is added, a step not expected until perhaps 2023. Photo by Kevin Hanson

County close to opening new section of Foothills Trail to Boise Creek

Unfortunately, the construction of the pedestrian bridge that will cross the White River has been delayed to 2023.

 

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Start of high school sports delayed again

Winter sports are scheduled to begin with practices on Feb. 1.

 

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Buckley budget includes money for streets, recreation projects

Residents can look forward to work being done on River Avenue and a new athletic court.

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Enumclaw's decision making tree

ESD students will not return until January

Many teachers and parents saw flaws in the plan for students to return to school after Thanksgiving, just to have them go on winter holiday a few weeks later.

Enumclaw's decision making tree
Enumclaw city hall

Hearings to focus on 2021 budget, property taxes, utility rate increases

It seems likely natural gas and waste disposal prices will be increasing.

Enumclaw city hall
Overlooking the Chinook Pass. Photo courtesy Washington State Department of Transportation

DOT closes Chinook, Cayuse passes for winter season

The passes closed a bit earlier this year due to snowfall.

Overlooking the Chinook Pass. Photo courtesy Washington State Department of Transportation
The Enumclaw City Council chambers. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw’s 2021 property tax rate topic of Monday public hearing

The proposed rate is $10.83 per $1,000 in assessed value.

The Enumclaw City Council chambers. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
The Enumclaw School District is moving to get K-2 students into classrooms twice a week, with a decision about grades 3-5 to come. Image courtesy the Enumclaw School District

K-2 students returning to ESD classrooms

Enumclaw’s youngest students can plan to be back in their classrooms twice a week after Thanksgiving.

The Enumclaw School District is moving to get K-2 students into classrooms twice a week, with a decision about grades 3-5 to come. Image courtesy the Enumclaw School District
Reagan Dunn, King County Councilmember

Reagan Dunn briefs Enumclaw Council on COVID, budget and more

“We were at historic low levels of unemployment,” he told the council, “and in just a couple of weeks we were into depression-era level unemployment.”

Reagan Dunn, King County Councilmember
Enumclaw council chambers

Enumclaw budget coming together, public hearing set for Monday

“This year I am recommending that we approach our city’s budget with caution,” the mayor’s budget message reads.

Enumclaw council chambers
A new paved trail, provided by the city of Enumclaw, extends to a point just shy of the city limits. Here, a trail user and canine companion turn and head back toward Battersby Avenue. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Flat, smooth and short: two trails completed on Enumclaw’s north side

A quick tour of the new trail along Battersby Avenue.

A new paved trail, provided by the city of Enumclaw, extends to a point just shy of the city limits. Here, a trail user and canine companion turn and head back toward Battersby Avenue. Photo by Kevin Hanson
Two signs are found on the Enumclaw Youth Center window this week. The older, on the right, explains the center's March closure. The sheet on the left announces the center will now be open four hours per week. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Enumclaw Council unhappy with Youth Center, cuts funding

The Youth Center hasn’t been open to the public until recently due to the pandemic, although it received $70,000 from the city at the beginning of 2020 to offer services.

Two signs are found on the Enumclaw Youth Center window this week. The older, on the right, explains the center's March closure. The sheet on the left announces the center will now be open four hours per week. Photo by Kevin Hanson
Margaret Petellin

Enumclaw’s Petellin takes swim talents to Luther College

As a Hornet, Petellin was a four-year letter winner in swimming and track and field.

Margaret Petellin
Image courtesy the Enumclaw Drama Club

EHS drama students offer remote version of “Frankenstein”

Sign up now to catch a performance on Oct. 29, 30, or 31.

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The Enumclaw School District remains in Phase 3. Image courtesy ESD

Enumclaw scraps plan to return K-5 students to classrooms

A hybrid learning style was originally supposed to start Monday, Oct. 26.

The Enumclaw School District remains in Phase 3. Image courtesy ESD
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White River High taking nominations for Year 2 Hall of Fame inductees

Here’s what you need to know to nominate a sports legend from your time at WRHS.

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With members of the City Council looking on, Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson cuts a ceremonial ribbon, opening a ballot drop box at the library. Photo by Kevin Hanson

County Elections places ballot drop box at Black Diamond library

No longer will Black Diamond residents have to drive out of town to vote.

With members of the City Council looking on, Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson cuts a ceremonial ribbon, opening a ballot drop box at the library. Photo by Kevin Hanson
Enumclaw's empty Expo Center has seen a large financial loss. Courtesy photo

Enumclaw council hears of tough financial times at Expo Center

Director Rene Popke has estimated the Expo could see a net loss of $700,000 by the end of the year.

Enumclaw's empty Expo Center has seen a large financial loss. Courtesy photo
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As Buckley Council begins budget talks, city residents weigh in

More than 150 people chimed in on a budget survey - a first for Buckley.

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