Kevin Hanson

PHOTO BY KEVIN HANSON                                 Alan Predmore has said goodbye to the Buckley Fire Department, retiring after 23 years as chief.

Predmore goes from police officer to fire chief, now into retirement

“It’s not easy because I absolutely love my job and I love the department.”

PHOTO BY KEVIN HANSON                                 Alan Predmore has said goodbye to the Buckley Fire Department, retiring after 23 years as chief.
PHOTO BY KEVIN HANSON                                 Mike Hagadone, deputy superintendent for the White River School District, will retire Aug. 31 after 40 years in public education.

White River’s Mike Hagadone retires

Hagadone spent more than 40 years in public education, as a teacher and administrator

PHOTO BY KEVIN HANSON                                 Mike Hagadone, deputy superintendent for the White River School District, will retire Aug. 31 after 40 years in public education.
Wilkeson gets informational kiosk, will participate in Trails Day

Wilkeson gets informational kiosk, will participate in Trails Day

This was a first step in highlighting recreational opportunities in the Carbon River Valley.

Wilkeson gets informational kiosk, will participate in Trails Day
As promised, clippers clean mayor’s locks

As promised, clippers clean mayor’s locks

More than $28,000 was raised for Plateau Outreach Ministries and the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation.

As promised, clippers clean mayor’s locks
Zach Miller wins Western Open tournament

Zach Miller wins Western Open tournament

The Buckley student ranks No. 17 in the nation in his age group.

Zach Miller wins Western Open tournament
Weekend livestock show fills the void for kids and their animals

Weekend livestock show fills the void for kids and their animals

You can still live bid at the Expo Center, or, for the first time, bid online.

Weekend livestock show fills the void for kids and their animals
Future of fall prep sports to be announced July 22

Future of fall prep sports to be announced July 22

If sports start up again, White River and Enumclaw will be in the same league.

Future of fall prep sports to be announced July 22
After 30-plus years with Buckley force, Chief Jim Arsanto steps into retirement
After 30-plus years with Buckley force, Chief Jim Arsanto steps into retirement
Man drowns during fishing trip to Deep Lake

Man drowns during fishing trip to Deep Lake

Both the father and son were thrown from their boat, but the child made it to shore.

Man drowns during fishing trip to Deep Lake
Assessments are in, Pierce County property values continue to climb

Assessments are in, Pierce County property values continue to climb

Properties in Orting saw the greatest percentage increase over last year

Assessments are in, Pierce County property values continue to climb
EHS roundabout on Warner and Semanski to be built summer of 2021

EHS roundabout on Warner and Semanski to be built summer of 2021

The city council recently approved its latest six-year Transportation Improvement Program plan.

EHS roundabout on Warner and Semanski to be built summer of 2021
Bald and shaved? Mayor sets fundraising challenge

Bald and shaved? Mayor sets fundraising challenge

The goal is to raise $20,000 for Plateau Outreach Ministries and the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation.

Bald and shaved? Mayor sets fundraising challenge
Enumclaw pool to remain closed until September

Enumclaw pool to remain closed until September

The decision came down to cost, as the pool was already scheduled to be closed in August.

Enumclaw pool to remain closed until September
Plans still in works for downtown parking lot

Plans still in works for downtown parking lot

The Thunder Dome Car Museum is looking at building a commercial building on the site.

Plans still in works for downtown parking lot
Enumclaw High’s graduating class of 2020 was honored with a parade and concert Monday afternoon at the Expo Center. The event was put together in a week, following a phone call from country artist Drew Baldridge. More than 200 vehicles gathered on the midway, filled with grads, family and friends. After Baldridge performed three songs, the crowd was led from the Expo Center by grad Cooper Hanson in a John Deere tractor. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Special events highlight EHS Class of 2020

Hornets had an afternoon graduation parade and concert at the Enumclaw Expo Center, followed by an evening program aired on ECTV.

Enumclaw High’s graduating class of 2020 was honored with a parade and concert Monday afternoon at the Expo Center. The event was put together in a week, following a phone call from country artist Drew Baldridge. More than 200 vehicles gathered on the midway, filled with grads, family and friends. After Baldridge performed three songs, the crowd was led from the Expo Center by grad Cooper Hanson in a John Deere tractor. Photo by Kevin Hanson
Plans for 102 home sites OK’d by Enumclaw Council

Plans for 102 home sites OK’d by Enumclaw Council

The council approved Phase 5 of the Suntop development and a preliminary plat for the new Hazel Estates.

Plans for 102 home sites OK’d by Enumclaw Council
Enumclaw’s first-quarter finances OK, but tough times still remain

Enumclaw’s first-quarter finances OK, but tough times still remain

Some of the city’s revenues were “significantly affected by the pandemic”, while others remained “somewhat neutral.”

Enumclaw’s first-quarter finances OK, but tough times still remain
Athletes, coaches, parents and fans throughout the state are waiting for news about the start of the fall athletic season. Once gatherings are permitted, coaches will be able to work with players (like in this photo with Enumclaw football coach Mark Gunderson teaching technique) and players can hit the field. File photo by Kevin Hanson

Calendar for start of high school sports uncertain

The fall sports season could start in August, or it could be pushed to September.

Athletes, coaches, parents and fans throughout the state are waiting for news about the start of the fall athletic season. Once gatherings are permitted, coaches will be able to work with players (like in this photo with Enumclaw football coach Mark Gunderson teaching technique) and players can hit the field. File photo by Kevin Hanson
Outdoor dining encouraged in downtown Enumclaw

Outdoor dining encouraged in downtown Enumclaw

Additionally, the local Chamber of Commerce is planning an Independence Day “parade-in-place.”

Outdoor dining encouraged in downtown Enumclaw
Local resident releases “Tahoma,” tells of Mount Rainier’s natural history

Local resident releases “Tahoma,” tells of Mount Rainier’s natural history

It took six years to write the book, and another four to publish.

Local resident releases “Tahoma,” tells of Mount Rainier’s natural history