Ray Miller-Still

Cities use Traffic Impact Fees to collect money from developers to help increase traffic capacity. File image

Black Diamond approves Traffic Impact Fees ordinance

The ordinance was adopted at the Oct. 7 council meeting. The city can start collecting in January.

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Keith Watson and his wife Judy at the newly-renamed Keith Watson Park, located at the intersection of SE Cottonwood Street and Birch Ave SE. The plaque at the park gives a short history of Watson’s involvement in Black Diamond.

Keith Watson honored by Black Diamond, Ten Trails

Watson is the President of the Black Diamond Community Center and the local history museum.

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Keith Watson and his wife Judy at the newly-renamed Keith Watson Park, located at the intersection of SE Cottonwood Street and Birch Ave SE. The plaque at the park gives a short history of Watson’s involvement in Black Diamond.
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How should Enumclaw spend $220,000 for combating youth substance abuse? You can help decide.

Coalition will hold its first meeting Tuesday, Oct. 26.

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Enumclaw school district students, athletes, and homecoming royalty paraded down Cole Street last Friday before the big game later that night and, of course, the Homecoming Dance.

Photo Gallery: A Very Hornet Homecoming

Enumclaw paraded down Cole Street last Friday for their homecoming celebration.

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Enumclaw school district students, athletes, and homecoming royalty paraded down Cole Street last Friday before the big game later that night and, of course, the Homecoming Dance.
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Charges filed after year-long investigation into fatal 2020 Halloween crash

Brendan Lee Palmer was arranged Monday, Oct. 11., and plead not guilty.

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Police Blotter | Sept. 28 – Oct. 6

Vehicle prowls, dangerous driving and a stolen (then recovered) boat.

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Public Health hosts forum to answer vaccine questions

The forum is this Thursday, Oct. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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An observer on Mount Peak keeps his fingers crossed that the Chinook helicopter will be able to lift the framework of the fire lookout tower safety to the top of the mountain. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Mount Peak lookout tower nearly completed

A few unexpected twists didn’t stop workers from ultimately putting the tower together.

An observer on Mount Peak keeps his fingers crossed that the Chinook helicopter will be able to lift the framework of the fire lookout tower safety to the top of the mountain. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Details scarce about infamous EHS volleyball game, but raise concerns about racism across the district

Details are few, and rumors abound over what exactly happened during and after the game.

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The fire destroyed nearly everything in Don Dotson's home, including irreplaceable antiques and photos. Courtesy photo

GoFundMe started for man who lost home, dog in recent fire

Don Dotson lost his home during the Sept. 17 power outage when his generator caught fire.

The fire destroyed nearly everything in Don Dotson's home, including irreplaceable antiques and photos. Courtesy photo
Under the new contract between the city of Black Diamond and Mountain View Fire and Rescue, Station 98 will now be fully-staffed by career firefighters, started in 2022. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Black Diamond, Mountain View Fire Department sign new contract for emergency services

Contract ends two years of mulling the city’s future for fire and medical aid services.

Under the new contract between the city of Black Diamond and Mountain View Fire and Rescue, Station 98 will now be fully-staffed by career firefighters, started in 2022. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Missed connection: The Nazi at the Log Show

When you wear those bolts, you’re expressing more than just an opinion. It’s a call for genocide.

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The Sept. 13 Enumclaw City Council meeting was a full one, though no members of the city council, and few of the audience, actually wore masks. Screenshot

Enumclaw council returns to full force, but without masks as city breaks COVID records

Read why several council members choose not to wear a mask, even though the council is back to being fully in-person.

The Sept. 13 Enumclaw City Council meeting was a full one, though no members of the city council, and few of the audience, actually wore masks. Screenshot
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Social media trend leading to local students damaging school property

The “Devious Licks” challenge, and related videos, are being removed from the TikTok platform.

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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

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

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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.
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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

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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.
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.