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A portion of the South Prairie Creek, which recently received updates to its flood thresholds. Photo courtesy the Puget Sound Estuary Program

Flood information improved for pair of local waterways

Both the White River and South Prairie Creek received flooding threshold updates.

A portion of the South Prairie Creek, which recently received updates to its flood thresholds. Photo courtesy the Puget Sound Estuary Program
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Seasons will overlap during condensed sports calendar

A reminder on how the remaining school sports will play out this year.

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Utility work was being done in the intersection of Semanski and Warner last week, unrelated to the upcoming roundabout work. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

With roundabout on the way, busy intersection to close for two months

Semanski and Warner will close to all but local traffic on March 15.

Utility work was being done in the intersection of Semanski and Warner last week, unrelated to the upcoming roundabout work. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
The new trap-and-haul facility is designed to pull nearly every fish from the White River and safely move them to a spot above Mud Mountain Dam. Here, Project Manager Leah Hauenstein explains operations on the upstream side. Photo by Kevin Hanson

New trap-and-haul operation on the White River is largest in the nation

Take a peek inside the $130 million project, which is designed to move up to 60,000 fish a day.

The new trap-and-haul facility is designed to pull nearly every fish from the White River and safely move them to a spot above Mud Mountain Dam. Here, Project Manager Leah Hauenstein explains operations on the upstream side. Photo by Kevin Hanson
White River's offense received a second-half spark from quarterback Yaz Metzenberg, shown here running for a first down. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Opening week of football brings losses for Enumclaw, White River

WRHS fell to the Trojans, while EHS met their match against Steilacoom.

White River's offense received a second-half spark from quarterback Yaz Metzenberg, shown here running for a first down. Photo by Kevin Hanson
Here is my second stock photo attempt, just in time for tax season.  This one didn't require any expensive props either  but I did have to use my son's glue stick to hold the sheets together. Feel free to use this image, just link to www.SeniorLiving.Org

Large property tax hikes seen in Enumclaw, Buckley areas

Both cities saw a double-digit percentage jump in taxes.

Here is my second stock photo attempt, just in time for tax season.  This one didn't require any expensive props either  but I did have to use my son's glue stick to hold the sheets together. Feel free to use this image, just link to www.SeniorLiving.Org
Enumclaw city hall

Mayor reviews 2020, looks to Enumclaw’s future

A recap of last week’s “State of the City” address.

Enumclaw city hall
Image courtesy Enumclaw Expo Center

Expo Center to livestream EHS games

Tickets to the event are $7.

Image courtesy Enumclaw Expo Center
The Enumclaw High Hornets practicing on their home field Feb. 10. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw, WR football teams to kick off season this weekend

White River begins with a home-field advantage Friday, while Enumclaw travels to an away game Saturday.

The Enumclaw High Hornets practicing on their home field Feb. 10. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Enumclaw Mayor Jan Molinaro

Mayor to deliver “State of Enumclaw” address

The address is scheduled for Feb. 24.

Enumclaw Mayor Jan Molinaro
Enumclaw Police Chief Bob Huebler spent 21 years in the armed services before becoming an officer of the law. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Tim Floyd will take reins as EPD chief, following Bob Huebler retirement

Huebler has dedicated 46 years to public service, including 25 years with the Enumclaw P.D.

Enumclaw Police Chief Bob Huebler spent 21 years in the armed services before becoming an officer of the law. Photo by Kevin Hanson
Property along Mud Mountain Road has sat vacant and unused for years. Now, a local group has come forward with a proposal for the city-owned park land. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Plans for rehabilitation center on rural park property called off

Redemption Rock Ministries pulled back its proposal after public outcry.

Property along Mud Mountain Road has sat vacant and unused for years. Now, a local group has come forward with a proposal for the city-owned park land. Photo by Kevin Hanson
File photo

Enumclaw police provide year-end crime statistics

“Impersonation” cases were at an all-time high in 2020.

File photo
Dept of Ecology logo

Buckley business fined by Department of Ecology

Buckley Storage was fined $1,000 for violating environmental standards.

Dept of Ecology logo
Blotter bug

Suspect flees Buckley police, crashes in wooded area, has not been located

Austin Chase went missing after eluding police on Jan. 13.

Blotter bug
The Enumclaw Council Chambers. File photo

Enumclaw continues contracts with Chamber, Arts Alive!

Plus, city residents can apply to be appointed to the city council until Feb. 15.

The Enumclaw Council Chambers. File photo
A rendering of what the future Mount Peak fire lookout would look like. Courtesy image

Mount Peak tower effort gets $250,000 boost from King County

The fire lookout replica could be build by the end of 2021, project organizers say.

A rendering of what the future Mount Peak fire lookout would look like. Courtesy image
SPSL 2A football teams will play a short, six-game schedule.

Shift into Phase 2 paves the way for high school sports

Football turnouts are planned for Feb. 10, while other sports start Feb. 15.

SPSL 2A football teams will play a short, six-game schedule.
White River football players were running through drills last week, with masks in place and players spread throughout the practice field. Here, coach Jesse Reeves leads the way while Jayden Sams hands off to Ossyan Williams. Football practice for real is set to begin Feb. 10. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Schedules set for high school Season 1, games to begin week of Feb. 22

With King and Pierce County moving to Phase 2, sports will be starting up soon.

White River football players were running through drills last week, with masks in place and players spread throughout the practice field. Here, coach Jesse Reeves leads the way while Jayden Sams hands off to Ossyan Williams. Football practice for real is set to begin Feb. 10. Photo by Kevin Hanson