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Former EHS student pens first book of poetry

Additionally, the Unknown Poets Society is hosting a poetry competition, with a writer’s retreat as the top prize.

 

Jackson's on Cole Street had to close temporarily due to staffing shortages. It was planning to open up again when Gov. Jay Inslee ordered all restaurants to stop indoor dining for four weeks. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw’s downtown economy threatened by restaurant closures

Will outdoor dining and take-out orders be enough to keep local restaurants open?

 

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The six degrees of COVID

It doesn’t take much to connect yourself to everyone in Enumclaw — and that’s bad during a pandemic.

 

After a relatively quiet October, Enumclaw's November COVID cases are quickly rising. Screenshot courtesy King County

COVID cases on the rise

Enumclaw has topped more than 250 positive cases, many of them just from November alone.

After a relatively quiet October, Enumclaw's November COVID cases are quickly rising. Screenshot courtesy King County
The Courier-Herald is moving to a paid-subscription model. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Nov. 25 is the last free edition of the Courier-Herald

When you subscribe to a newspaper, you’re not just receiving a product, but investing in an idea.

The Courier-Herald is moving to a paid-subscription model. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
In addition to traveling through Enumclaw and Buckley, Santa will also be at the Enumclaw Expo Center's Hometown Holiday Parade Dec. 4 - 6, in place of being a part of the normal Enumclaw holiday parade. File photo

Santa to visit Buckley, Enumclaw neighborhoods

Make sure you know when Old Saint Nick is traveling through your area Dec. 7 - 12.

In addition to traveling through Enumclaw and Buckley, Santa will also be at the Enumclaw Expo Center's Hometown Holiday Parade Dec. 4 - 6, in place of being a part of the normal Enumclaw holiday parade. File photo
One of the highlights of Holiday Fantasy has been outright donations to a worthy cause. Here, attendees show their support during the 2018 event. This year, the event will be holding a virtual auction over four days. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Holiday Fantasy goes virtual, offers four days of silent auction

The annual Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation fundraiser helps fund nearly a third of the non-profits various programs, from feeding seniors to arranging transport to medical appointments.

One of the highlights of Holiday Fantasy has been outright donations to a worthy cause. Here, attendees show their support during the 2018 event. This year, the event will be holding a virtual auction over four days. Photo by Kevin Hanson
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New horror movie filmed in Enumclaw

“They Reach” was written and directed by a former local, who wanted to show off Enumclaw in his first-ever feature-length film.

Still from the movie
City of Buckley's Merry and Bright competition

Buckley hosts first-ever holiday decoration competition

The deadline to register your home is Dec. 4.

City of Buckley's Merry and Bright competition
Venise Cunningham and Belinda Kelly celebrating the opening of their new restaurant and bar, the Simple Goodness Sisters Soda Shop in Wilkeson. Contributed photo

Simple Goodness Sisters Soda Shop opens in Wilkeson

There’s sodas for the kids, cocktails for the adults, and ice cream and sandwiches to round out the family-friendly vibe of the new shop.

Venise Cunningham and Belinda Kelly celebrating the opening of their new restaurant and bar, the Simple Goodness Sisters Soda Shop in Wilkeson. Contributed photo
The Black Diamond City Council chambers

Black Diamond looks at raising property tax levy, freezes utility rate hike

A planned 10 percent rise in the sewer utility rates has been put off, for now.

The Black Diamond City Council chambers
The Enumclaw School District uses the FLASH curriculum to teach older students about sex. Screenshot

How, when sex-ed is taught in Enumclaw

The Enumclaw School District uses a variety of resources to teach kids about their body, from focusing on self-esteem in younger ages to learning about abstinence and birth control in high school.

The Enumclaw School District uses the FLASH curriculum to teach older students about sex. Screenshot
Cascadia Paranormal Investigations came to Black Diamond for their first-ever ghost hunt on Oct. 24. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Ghost hunters wrap up Black Diamond Cemetery investigation

It was mostly a calm night — with one or two exceptions.

Cascadia Paranormal Investigations came to Black Diamond for their first-ever ghost hunt on Oct. 24. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Voting numbers show Enumclaw staunchly in the red

While 52 percent of the city voted for President Trump, Enumclaw became more Republican the further down the ballot.

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Hometown holiday poster

‘Hometown Holiday’ parade-in-place set for early December

You can cruise the event on Dec. 4 - 6, but make sure to buy your tickets quick — this event is expected to be packed.

Hometown holiday poster
Not only was the vehicle storage small but the building itself was small," said Alan Gamblin of the old building that housed Paulson's Chevrolet, before Gamblin's father bought the dealership. "You could put three cars on the showroom if you used a floor jack to move them around." Photo by Ray Miller-Still

A blast from the past: Paulson’s Chevrolet

The old dealership’s bones are looking through history.

Not only was the vehicle storage small but the building itself was small," said Alan Gamblin of the old building that housed Paulson's Chevrolet, before Gamblin's father bought the dealership. "You could put three cars on the showroom if you used a floor jack to move them around." Photo by Ray Miller-Still
A look inside the tent on Cole Street and Myrtle Avenue during an October Market day. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw extends Friday Night Markets for holiday season

There are also plans for a Small Business Saturday market in the works for the end of the month.

A look inside the tent on Cole Street and Myrtle Avenue during an October Market day. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Melisa Kahne makes all of her own products, which can be bought online or even at Nature's Inventory, another shop on Cole Street. Contributed photo

The business of beauty: how Kanary Naturals began

The story of how an entrepreneur had to completely change how she did business.

Melisa Kahne makes all of her own products, which can be bought online or even at Nature's Inventory, another shop on Cole Street. Contributed photo
VFW Post 1949 had these donation boxes out over the weekend to collect funds for Veterans Day. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Local VFW turns 90

Here’s a quick history of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1949.

VFW Post 1949 had these donation boxes out over the weekend to collect funds for Veterans Day. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
These are just a sample of Blaze Ward and Leah Cutter's many, many book series. The two Enumclaw authors also write non-fiction books about how to write and make it your business, and collaborate on a number of anthology magazines. Contributed images

Enumclaw authors explain how to write (and make money doing it)

Leah Cutter and Blaze Wars have always wanted to be writers and storytellers. And, thanks to independent publishing, are able to live off of their works.

These are just a sample of Blaze Ward and Leah Cutter's many, many book series. The two Enumclaw authors also write non-fiction books about how to write and make it your business, and collaborate on a number of anthology magazines. Contributed images