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
Free image

Start of high school sports delayed again

Winter sports are scheduled to begin with practices on Feb. 1.

Free image
Feel free to use this image, just link to www.SeniorLiving.Org

Buckley budget includes money for streets, recreation projects

Residents can look forward to work being done on River Avenue and a new athletic court.

Feel free to use this image, just link to www.SeniorLiving.Org
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