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Enumclaw Mayor Jan Molinaro had his first-ever COVID test at the new Enumclaw testing site as its first patient. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Plateau residents can once again get tested for COVID in Enumclaw

The testing site opened today, Dec. 10.

Enumclaw Mayor Jan Molinaro had his first-ever COVID test at the new Enumclaw testing site as its first patient. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Image courtesy Washington state Department of Health

New app can help alert you to COVID exposures

The WA Notify app doesn’t share any personal information, but uses bluetooth tech to alert you when you may have been in close contact with a positive COVID case.

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White River School District opens doors to younger students

The district is partnering with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to rapid test students and staff for COVID every week.

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Thoughts and plans of a pre-parent

I just hope to not have a picky eater.

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The body was found in one of these portable toilets on Myrtle Avenue. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Body found in Myrtle Avenue porta potty

An Enumclaw resident appears to have overdosed.

The body was found in one of these portable toilets on Myrtle Avenue. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
The Giving Tree at Work-Sports & Outdoors still had several gift tags on it for various local kids in need, as of Dec. 4. Photo by Ray MIller-Still

POM looking for Giving Tree participants, donations for Christmas food bank

More than 144 local kids are in need of holiday gifts this year.

The Giving Tree at Work-Sports & Outdoors still had several gift tags on it for various local kids in need, as of Dec. 4. Photo by Ray MIller-Still
Screenshot courtesy the Washington State Department of Commerce

Plateau business owners have days left to apply for $20K grant from state

A pot of $50 million is available to any and every business owner who has been harmed by the pandemic.

Screenshot courtesy the Washington State Department of Commerce
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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.

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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?

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
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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.

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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