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Enumclaw City Council chambers. File photo

Enumclaw council approves 2021 budget

The council also discussed how it should fund youth services — specifically, the Enumclaw Youth Center, run by the YMCA.

Enumclaw City Council chambers. File photo
Enumclaw council chambers. File photo

City, Enumclaw school district sign long-term pool lease

Additionally, the pool has raised its rates for swimmers, part of a three-year plan to increase rates 28 percent.

Enumclaw council chambers. File photo
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Suspect rams Bonney Lake officer, flees to Buckley

A recap of the Dec. 15 incident.

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Enumclaw's Eli Murphy spent an estimated 75 hours modifying an electric car for a Colorado boy with special needs (pictured here). The local photos show Eli modifying the vehicle's seatbelt. Contributed photo

Enumclaw eighth-grader makes season brighter for Colorado boy in need

Eli Murphy modified a rideable electric toy car for a 3-year-old with physical and speech disabilities.

Enumclaw's Eli Murphy spent an estimated 75 hours modifying an electric car for a Colorado boy with special needs (pictured here). The local photos show Eli modifying the vehicle's seatbelt. Contributed photo
Image courtesy Enumclaw High School Drama

“Wonderful Life” presented remotely by EHS drama

The virtual play will be hosted Dec. 17, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m.

Image courtesy Enumclaw High School Drama
This grassy field by the Enumclaw library is expected to soon become a public parking lot. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw council set to act on parking lot proposal

A new public parking lot may become available to Enumclaw residents and visitors with the help of the ThunderDome Car Museum.

This grassy field by the Enumclaw library is expected to soon become a public parking lot. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Make sure to stop by Buckley's Main Street to enjoy a fire pit and make some s'mores.

Hoping to get folks downtown, Buckley closes Main Street on weekends

Main Street will be closed Fridays at 4 p.m. until 7 a.m. Monday.

Make sure to stop by Buckley's Main Street to enjoy a fire pit and make some s'mores.
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.

Enumclaw council chambers. File photo
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.

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
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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