Kevin Hanson

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.

Image courtesy the Enumclaw Drama Club
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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The trailhead for Ranger Falls/Green Lake is clearly marked, three miles from the end of Carbon River Road; the trail to the falls is mostly uphill but provides great natural scenery; and, finally, the roaring falls is the ultimate payoff. Photos by Kevin Hanson

Ranger Falls: three easy miles, then it’s all uphill

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

The trailhead for Ranger Falls/Green Lake is clearly marked, three miles from the end of Carbon River Road; the trail to the falls is mostly uphill but provides great natural scenery; and, finally, the roaring falls is the ultimate payoff. Photos by Kevin Hanson
Foothills Trail: a popular destination now, even more planned for future

Foothills Trail: a popular destination now, even more planned for future

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

Foothills Trail: a popular destination now, even more planned for future
Pierce County makes it clear, Electron Dam should go

Pierce County makes it clear, Electron Dam should go

An incident with artificial turf has led Pierce County to demand the Electron Dam to be removed and the Electron Powerhouse to stop work.

Pierce County makes it clear, Electron Dam should go
Local school districts moving closer to seeing students in buildings

Local school districts moving closer to seeing students in buildings

First up will be having a hybrid learning model with elementary students.

Local school districts moving closer to seeing students in buildings
Green River Natural Area: some trails short and simple, others provide a test

Green River Natural Area: some trails short and simple, others provide a test

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

Green River Natural Area: some trails short and simple, others provide a test