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Utility work is performed in the intersection of Semanski and Warner. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw, Black Diamond detail upcoming road projects

Buckley will likely present their plans at the next council meeting

 

Photo by Ray Miller-Still 
Unless you’re extra burley, Wilkeson Handcar Races competitors often need a team of four people to race their handcar down the 400-foot-plus railroad track.

Wilkeson preparing for annual parade, hand car races

Races will return July 31

 

Photo courtesy Washington State Department of Transportation
The Pussyfoot Creek culvert running underneath SR 164 is undersized, and sections inside the existing culvert create conditions that make it very difficult or impossible for salmon and other fish to travel upstream.

Construction to close SR 164 at amphitheatre for 90 days

Construction expected to begin early July

 

Enumclaw High senior Meredth Petellin with her award-winning piece of art, "Liberty and Justice." Photo by Ray Miller-Still

EHS artist named winner of annual OSPI art contest

Senior Meredith Petellin made her piece, “Liberty and Justice” as a way to wrap her mind about police brutality and the BLM movement.

Enumclaw High senior Meredth Petellin with her award-winning piece of art, "Liberty and Justice." Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Construction expert Will Martin taking some measurement of the siding of a house in Enumclaw’s Suntop Farms. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Class action lawsuit filed against LGI Homes in Enumclaw

Plaintiffs allege developer is responsible for “defective construction”

Construction expert Will Martin taking some measurement of the siding of a house in Enumclaw’s Suntop Farms. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
This scooter, along with other prizes, could be yours if you donate to Bloodworks Northwest this summer.

Donate blood, win an electric scooter, sports memorabilia

Regional non-profit Bloodworks Northwest faces a shortage of blood donations

This scooter, along with other prizes, could be yours if you donate to Bloodworks Northwest this summer.
Local student Daisy Roberts and Charlotte Miller will be leaving for Germany this August. Courtesy photo/photo by Ray Miller-Still

Two Plateau students headed to Germany

Daisy Roberts and Charlotte Miller will be traveling overseas for a year-long student exchange program.

Local student Daisy Roberts and Charlotte Miller will be leaving for Germany this August. Courtesy photo/photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Small artwork wanted for juried art exhibit at county fair

Deadline to submit your art is June 25.

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King County's mobile Wastemobile collects myriad hazardous materials, like all-purpose cleaners, fertilizer, lightbulbs, paints and paint remover, and more. Photo courtesy King County

Enumclaw, Wastemobile joining forces for June event

The Wastemobile will be collecting hazardous materials at the Enumclaw Expo Center June 4, 5, and 6.

King County's mobile Wastemobile collects myriad hazardous materials, like all-purpose cleaners, fertilizer, lightbulbs, paints and paint remover, and more. Photo courtesy King County
The Black Diamond City Council recently passed an ordinance allowing for the official collection of skatepark funds. Screenshot

Black Diamond collecting donations for new skatepark

The City Council estimates a new park will cost between $300,000 and $600,000.

The Black Diamond City Council recently passed an ordinance allowing for the official collection of skatepark funds. Screenshot
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Local races are set, many are uncontested

What was supposed to be an exciting election season is turning out to be a bit of a bust.

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Black Diamond's annual Labor Days events feature many family and kid-friendly activities, like watermelon eating contests. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Summertime fun on the Plateau

Carnivals, rodeos, chainsaws, and more!

Black Diamond's annual Labor Days events feature many family and kid-friendly activities, like watermelon eating contests. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
The city of Enumclaw often applies for grants to repair or maintain local roads. Unfortunately, grants are going to be harder to come by as the city's valuation continues to climb. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw on track to graduate out of program that granted millions for street projects

As the city’s valuation continues to climb, the more competitive it must become to secure grants for road projects.

The city of Enumclaw often applies for grants to repair or maintain local roads. Unfortunately, grants are going to be harder to come by as the city's valuation continues to climb. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
King County data on COVID cases in Enumclaw. Screenshot

Enumclaw COVID test site moving to local middle school

Additionally, the city has surpassed 1,000 COVID cases.

King County data on COVID cases in Enumclaw. Screenshot
Despite 2020 being a slower year than 2019, more than 4,000 people shopped through the COVID-19 pandemic and spend just under $73,000 between June and September. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw Plateau Farmer’s Market ready for a third year

The 1st Street market begins June 3.

Despite 2020 being a slower year than 2019, more than 4,000 people shopped through the COVID-19 pandemic and spend just under $73,000 between June and September. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Despite bad air quality last year, more than 60 volunteers donned their masks and got to work making Enumclaw a more beautiful place to live, including repainting the Rotary Park gazebo. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Beautify Enumclaw planning meeting June 2

Here’s your chance to make the Plateau a more beautiful place to live.

Despite bad air quality last year, more than 60 volunteers donned their masks and got to work making Enumclaw a more beautiful place to live, including repainting the Rotary Park gazebo. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Enumclaw School District to work with two new mental health counselors, thanks to local nonprofit

The Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation is hoping to continue the program for multiple years.

Image by Metro Creative Connection
Mount Rainier has experienced several earthquakes in May already, though none would activate the ShakeAlert system due to being less then4.5 on the magnitude scale. Screenshot from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

New earthquake alert program may also warn you about Mount Rainier eruption

ShakeAlert will automatically send earthquake alerts to your phone to help you “drop, cover, and hold on.”

Mount Rainier has experienced several earthquakes in May already, though none would activate the ShakeAlert system due to being less then4.5 on the magnitude scale. Screenshot from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
"A man takes out a plastic bag from a pocket with a dose of cocaine or another concept of drugs." Photo courtesy Marco Verch, licensed under CC BY 2.0

State Supreme Court’s drug possession decision changes laws on the Plateau

Enumclaw is likely to adopt a new law decreasing the penalty of drug possession from a class C felony to a misdemeanor.

"A man takes out a plastic bag from a pocket with a dose of cocaine or another concept of drugs." Photo courtesy Marco Verch, licensed under CC BY 2.0