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The Enumclaw School District closed Kibler Elementary for 10 days, taking precautions after five staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Kibler Elementary closed due to COVID cases, district watching case counts

The school won’t reopen until Feb. 1 due to five staff members coming down with COVID-19.

The Enumclaw School District closed Kibler Elementary for 10 days, taking precautions after five staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Photo by Kevin Hanson
A parcel of land on Roosevelt Avenue would be developed into lots for 23 single-family homes if the city approves. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Council awards bid for roundabout in front of Enumclaw High

Also, 23 more homes could be coming to Roosevelt Avenue.

A parcel of land on Roosevelt Avenue would be developed into lots for 23 single-family homes if the city approves. 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

Group proposing rehab center, public trail system on city park land

Anderson Riverview Park could get a facelift in the near future.

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
It's been a while since local schools have been able to practice sports. Pictured is Coach Mark Gunderson working on technique with one of his players during an Aug. 28, 2019 practice. Photo by Kevin Hanson

At EHS and White River, football to begin Feb. 10, other sports to follow

Golf looks to be the only fall sport not starting next month.

It's been a while since local schools have been able to practice sports. Pictured is Coach Mark Gunderson working on technique with one of his players during an Aug. 28, 2019 practice. Photo by Kevin Hanson
Main Street is now a one-way affair through downtown Buckley. The change aims to provide safety for outside diners. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Main Street is one-way through downtown Buckley

The street is also fully closed to traffic on weekends.

Main Street is now a one-way affair through downtown Buckley. The change aims to provide safety for outside diners. Photo by Kevin Hanson
Hairy vetch seedpods contain cyanide, and can be lethal. Stock photo

After loss of mini donkey, owner has warning for others with livestock

The seedpods of this plant, hairy vetch, contain cyanide.

Hairy vetch seedpods contain cyanide, and can be lethal. Stock photo
This grassy field by the Enumclaw library is expected to soon become a public parking lot. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
This grassy field by the Enumclaw library is expected to soon become a public parking lot. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Male police officers standing behind Do Not Cross tape

Suspect arrested in case that began in Bonney Lake, shifted to Buckley

Kenneth Whiteman was arrested in Tacoma on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020.

Male police officers standing behind Do Not Cross tape
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
Blotter bug

Suspect rams Bonney Lake officer, flees to Buckley

A recap of the Dec. 15 incident.

Blotter bug
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