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Health Bar owner Heidi Hawkinson preparing a mango smoothie. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

The Health Bar opens on Enumclaw’s Blake Street

The new “fast food” joint serves smoothies and salads for health-conscious eaters.

 

Instead of traditional farmers markets, shoppers pre-order their food from vendors like Robin Hones of Cascadia Greens, who then package up the order and drop it off in your car on market day. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

REKO markets return to the Plateau

The Farm Fresh Picks at the Creamery opened Jan. 2, while the Enumclaw REKO Market is starting Jan. 17.

 

Pictured left to right is Bill Swedberg (Santa), Jan Capetto (Mrs. Claus), Cara Porter (elf) Scott Sherer (captain), Jonny Hoefig (gaffer), and Sue Sherer. Photo courtesy Lauren Landis

Santa helps bring in big bucks for Black Diamond Community Center

The annual Lake Sawyer Santa Boat event brought in nearly $50,000 for the local nonprofit.

 

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Sen. Fortunato hosts Jan. 8 town hall

The town hall will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

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The 100+ Women Who Care Foothills’ recently voted to give Elk Run Farm, a Maple Valley-based fresh fruit and vegetable grow operation, $6,100. Contributed photo

100 Women Who Care plan January meeting

The nonprofits presenting this next week are Foster Champs, Left Behind K9 Rescue, and The Wishing Well Foundation.

The 100+ Women Who Care Foothills’ recently voted to give Elk Run Farm, a Maple Valley-based fresh fruit and vegetable grow operation, $6,100. Contributed photo
Classes like Ms. Vail's at the White River School District's Foothills Elementary are now split in half in order to promote social distancing. Also pictured is Daniel Franco, Waylon Sinkovic, Chase Caldwell, Jakaylah Holt, Skylar Pearce, Collin Smith, Diana Torres-Silva, Kinley Short & Lillian Clay. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

More students plan to return to the classroom

The White River School District is hoping to get all grades into their seats by Jan. 12, while Enumclaw is hoping to do the same in February.

Classes like Ms. Vail's at the White River School District's Foothills Elementary are now split in half in order to promote social distancing. Also pictured is Daniel Franco, Waylon Sinkovic, Chase Caldwell, Jakaylah Holt, Skylar Pearce, Collin Smith, Diana Torres-Silva, Kinley Short & Lillian Clay. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Bloodworks teams up with Haselwood Auto Group for car giveaway

Head to Black Diamond Jan. 14 or 15 to donate blood.

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Enumclaw broke its own daily COVID-19 record in December with 22 reported cases.

Enumclaw breaks daily COVID case record in December

21 reported coronavirus cases were seen on Dec. 13.

Enumclaw broke its own daily COVID-19 record in December with 22 reported cases.
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Enumclaw planning ‘snow play’ day, moving night market to Kelly’s building

The snow day hopes to be Saturday, Jan. 9, but is extremely weather dependent.

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Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce CEO Troy Couch will be handing the reins to Shannon Solveg, right, come Dec. 31. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Local Chamber CEO retires

Troy Couch is handing the helm of the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce over to Shannon Solveg tomorrow, Dec. 31.

Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce CEO Troy Couch will be handing the reins to Shannon Solveg, right, come Dec. 31. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Local writers — time to pick up your pens!

If you want to be a columnist in the summer of 2021, now’s the time to start writing.

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Dr. Amit Desai getting his COVID-19 vaccination at Saint Francis Hospital. Photo courtesy Sarah Ninivaggi

St. Elizabeth staff receiving Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

Though vaccines are being rolled out, health care experts urge the wider public to continue to socially distance and mask up.

Dr. Amit Desai getting his COVID-19 vaccination at Saint Francis Hospital. Photo courtesy Sarah Ninivaggi
Dale Clark and several volunteers met at the Buckley Church of Latter Day Saints to distribute food to volunteer "ambassadors" from all over King and Pierce County. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

St. John Medical Outreach volunteers deliver food, masks to Plateau families in need

Formerly known as the Mom & Me Mobile Medical Clinic, St. John has shifted its focus in the face of the pandemic.

Dale Clark and several volunteers met at the Buckley Church of Latter Day Saints to distribute food to volunteer "ambassadors" from all over King and Pierce County. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Sondra Lundquist was recently crowned a National AgVocate with the America's Miss Agribusiness pageant. Photo by Daniel Neill

Local honored with National AgVocate title from agribusiness pageant

Sondra Lundquist will be traveling the country to give a voice to farmers everywhere.

Sondra Lundquist was recently crowned a National AgVocate with the America's Miss Agribusiness pageant. Photo by Daniel Neill
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St. Barbaras to host Bloodworks Northwest in January

Head to Black Diamond Jan. 14 or 15 to donate blood.

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It'll take several days for the pool to be filled with water, and another two weeks before the new plaster lining the pool cures. Once that's finished and the pool is heated, it'll be open for use. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw pool hopes for soft Jan. 7 reopening

COVID guidelines are still in effect, so make sure you call ahead to reserve a spot if you want to swim.

It'll take several days for the pool to be filled with water, and another two weeks before the new plaster lining the pool cures. Once that's finished and the pool is heated, it'll be open for use. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Local woman publishes directory of Native-owned-and-operated businesses

Don’t buy “Native-inspired” art, says Enumclaw resident Courtney YellowWolf Graham Wilson.

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12% of beds at St. Elizabeth taken by COVID-19 patients, new data shows

A new tool allows you to check out how full your local hospital is, and if it’s close to being overwhelmed.

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Poison Center sees increase in cannabis exposures, decrease in nicotine exposures

The data compares nicotine, cannabis exposures between 2019 and 2020.

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Brad Allan Norgate has been charged with two counts of possessing depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Enumclaw school psychologist, Black Diamond resident arrested for child porn

Both men were recently arrested in what appear to be unrelated cases.

Brad Allan Norgate has been charged with two counts of possessing depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.