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Liz Reynolds submits final city budget

For the eighth and final time, Mayor Liz Reynolds has crafted an annual operating budget for the city of Enumclaw.

Nonprofit promotes lookout tower atop Mount Peak

An iconic Plateau landmark, the fire lookout atop Mount Peak, has been nothing but a memory for more than half a century. Now, a dedicated group of volunteers have gone public with a plan to see a tower returned to the pinnacle of the popular climbing destination on the southern fringe of Enumclaw.

Enumclaw, White River earn football victories; Panthers, Spartans take losses

The White River Hornets improved to 3-1 in South Puget Sound League 2A play with a 35-7 thrashing of an overwhelmed Washington High squad.

Enumclaw to once again start enforcing downtown parking rules

Those who linger in downtown Enumclaw parking spaces could soon be in for a costly surprise. Members of the City Council approved an initial reading of an ordinance that aims to prevent automobiles from sitting – for more than a few hours – on the busiest streets in the downtown core

Honor for Expo’s Dog Barn

Dogs took top honors during a recent review of the 2017 King County Fair.

Strong start for White River soccer

Things were a bit tougher Thursday night, but the outcome was the same – another victory for the White River High girls soccer program.

EHS earns football victory, others take loss

Last week was a tough one for the four local high school football teams, with only the Enumclaw Hornets picking up a victory.

Rescue group aims to save dogs’ lives; Saturday fun run will benefit the cause

All great dogs end with a tail, but this great tale begins with a dog.

Arizona ‘cold case’ centers on former Enumclaw couple

A “cold case” saga continues to play out, a three-decades-old story of a missing woman and a husband accused of foul play. At the center of the tale are former Enumclaw residents Kevin Dale Jokumsen and Donna Mae (maiden name Douglas) Jokumsen, who married before moving to Arizona.

Council assures no injection sites in Enumclaw

Members of the Enumclaw City Council offered their opposition Aug. 28, passing formal “keep out” legislation aimed at those places where drug users can inject their drug of choice in a safe and sanitary manner.

Buckley grants noise exemption for bridge painting

Those who travel the White River Bridge between Enumclaw and Buckley will again face some minor traffic tangles, but there’s no need for motorists to be immediately concerned.

Enumclaw teen spent summer immersed in North African culture

Enumclaw teenager Leah Blanchard longs to see the world and make a difference. And the U.S. government has a desire to develop young people who are both fluent in languages and comfortable in parts of the globe deemed crucial to American interests.

Weekend weather helped fight pair of mountain fires

The past weekend’s cooler, sometimes drizzly weather brought welcome relief for wildland firefighters who were struggling to control the Norse Peak and Sawmill Creek fires. Both are near state Route 410 not all that many miles from Enumclaw; they continued to burn early this week, but fire crews had made progress in key areas.

Grant allows for sprucing of historic building

The one-time Enumclaw National Bank, sitting on the northwest corner of Griffin Avenue and Cole Street, occupies an important place in Enumclaw history. One of just two buildings with a King County-approved “landmark” designation, the two-story structure has housed a variety of businesses during nearly a century of existence.

Sumner looking to again be a force in state’s 4A ranks

As the Spartan boys hit the links this fall and prepared for the season, returning varsity players, Alec LaBarge and Drew Engstrom, both juniors, have been battling for the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the roster.

Expo Center may end year in black

“The path is long and it’s a little bumpy,” said Scott Gray, who oversees the Expo Center operation while issuing an annual report to the Enumclaw City Council. The bottom line, he said, is that the Expo operation is headed toward the point of self-sufficiency.

Enumclaw fall Hornets gearing up for success | 2017 Fall Sports Previews

The Hornet cross-country roster features both talent and experience, much to the relief of the coaching staff.

White River athletes prepare for fall success | 2017 Fall Sports Previews

If experience leads to success, tennis coach Brandon Walker could see some good things from this year’s boys tennis team.

Panthers aiming to keep on track, make waves in 3A league | 2017 Fall Sports Previews

The 2017 Panther soccer squad is stocked with talent, sparked by the dynamic Kaylee Coatney.

Panthers stalking another playoff run

Bonney Lake High’s football team might have some big holes to fill, but there are plenty of athletes – both returnees and varsity newcomers – just looking for an opportunity to shine.