Ray Miller-Still

File photo

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.

File photo
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
Ray Miller-Still

Have opinions? Final call for new columnists | Our Corner

Apply by June 30 to write for the Courier-Herald for a whole year.

Ray Miller-Still
Image by Metro Creative Connection

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
Enumclaw's City Hall's front steps are in desperate need of repair; some of the paver bricks, like you see here, have simply been replaced with wooden blocks. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw finalizing plans to restore City Hall

The project is expected to be completed before the building celebrates its 100th birthday.

Enumclaw's City Hall's front steps are in desperate need of repair; some of the paver bricks, like you see here, have simply been replaced with wooden blocks. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
The Enumclaw Expo Center is expecting to have a full carnival available to visitors of the King County Fair this year, despite the coronavirus. Pictured are some kids at the 2019 fair. File photo by Kevin Hanson

Mother’s Day wine, BINGO, July 4 parade and King County Fair all planned for this spring, summer

Unfortunately, the annual Scottish Highland Games have once again been cancelled.

The Enumclaw Expo Center is expecting to have a full carnival available to visitors of the King County Fair this year, despite the coronavirus. Pictured are some kids at the 2019 fair. File photo by Kevin Hanson
Black Diamond's municipal code prohibiting the sale of marijuana inside city limits. Screenshot

Black Diamond considering nixing marijuana bans

The city has only started the discussion, and there are many boxes still to check before pot can be sold inside city limits, if that’s the direction the council wishes to go.

Black Diamond's municipal code prohibiting the sale of marijuana inside city limits. Screenshot
Emma Miller testing herself for coronavirus at the Enumclaw testing site. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw’s COVID testing site shifting days, hours of operation

Additionally, the site will be relocated by the end of May.

Emma Miller testing herself for coronavirus at the Enumclaw testing site. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
A patient at Dr. Nancy Becker's clinic in Enumclaw receives a vaccine on Friday, April 23. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Dr. Becker clinic offering COVID vaccine

Additionally, King County announces an “in-home” vaccine program.

A patient at Dr. Nancy Becker's clinic in Enumclaw receives a vaccine on Friday, April 23. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Elections bug
Elections bug
Nickie Lynn's 22x22-foot labyrinth takes up nearly the entire floor space in her Myrtle Avenue location. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

A new ‘place for healing’ opens in heart of Enumclaw

Nickie Lynn has earned a Masters in pastoral studies and has been certified in pastoral ministry, spiritual direction, and labyrinth facilitation — all to help you on your spiritual journey.

Nickie Lynn's 22x22-foot labyrinth takes up nearly the entire floor space in her Myrtle Avenue location. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Screenshot

Enumclaw Rotary hosts first-ever online auction next week

The auction is taking the place of the cancelled Street Fair last summer.

Screenshot
"Guest" was a big bunny — far too big to live in my extra cage on a long-term basis, which was one reason I decided to give him up to a rabbit rescue instead of adopting him. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Bunnies are not starter pets

Don’t make the mistake many other people make, thinking rabbits are easy to take care of.

"Guest" was a big bunny — far too big to live in my extra cage on a long-term basis, which was one reason I decided to give him up to a rabbit rescue instead of adopting him. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Image courtesy Wyn Van Devanter

Baby Animals and Blooms Days at Maris Farms

The new event is only being hosted April 24 and 25, and on May 1, 2, 8, and 9.

Image courtesy Wyn Van Devanter