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New rules to giving blood means going maskless like people could back in January is a no-go. Image courtesy Bloodworks Northwest

Give blood to help out Enumclaw High School

Mention “Enumclaw leadership” at the door, and a $10 donation will be made to the school.

New rules to giving blood means going maskless like people could back in January is a no-go. Image courtesy Bloodworks Northwest
Due to COVID-19, only 24 people were allowed in at the Enumclaw Plateau Farmer's Market at a time this year. Still, more than 4,000 decided to shop at the market between June and September 2020. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

It was a slower year, but local farmer’s market calls 2020 a success

More than $73,000 was spent at the market this year, down from $119,000 in 2019.

Due to COVID-19, only 24 people were allowed in at the Enumclaw Plateau Farmer's Market at a time this year. Still, more than 4,000 decided to shop at the market between June and September 2020. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Image courtesy Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce

Enumclaw Chamber launches new “Imbibe Tour”

The tour takes you across Enumclaw’s seven breweries and wineries.

Image courtesy Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce
Enumclaw businesses were able to apply for a $7,000 grant from the city of Enumclaw last September. It was recently discovered at least two businesses did apply, but their application was lost due to a technological error. Image courtesy the city of Enumclaw

More businesses get COVID funds

A tech error led to at least two local businesses’ grant application to the city of Enumclaw getting lost.

Enumclaw businesses were able to apply for a $7,000 grant from the city of Enumclaw last September. It was recently discovered at least two businesses did apply, but their application was lost due to a technological error. Image courtesy the city of Enumclaw
The first part of Cascadia Paranormal Investigation's exploration of the Black Diamond Cemetery involved trying to find all the non-paranormal explanations for the phenomenon some people have reported at the site before sitting down with their arsenal of electronics to find any evidence of ghosts or spirits. Their investigation led founder Kyle Richmond to the resting place of Dr. Howard Botts and his wife, Phrania. Photos by Ray Miller-Still

Cascadia Paranormal Investigations heads to Black Diamond for their first-ever ghost hunt

The new paranormal investigation group checked out the Black Diamond Cemetery on Oct. 24 — with city council permission, of course.

The first part of Cascadia Paranormal Investigation's exploration of the Black Diamond Cemetery involved trying to find all the non-paranormal explanations for the phenomenon some people have reported at the site before sitting down with their arsenal of electronics to find any evidence of ghosts or spirits. Their investigation led founder Kyle Richmond to the resting place of Dr. Howard Botts and his wife, Phrania. Photos by Ray Miller-Still
The Enumclaw pool won’t be filled for several months more, as extra repairs need to be done first.  Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Cold water thrown on pool’s grand-reopening

Plans to open the pool early November have been scrapped as more repairs appear necessary.

The Enumclaw pool won’t be filled for several months more, as extra repairs need to be done first.  Photo by Ray Miller-Still
VFW in Tehaleh

Local VFW post looking for donations this Veterans Day

COVID-19 restrictions have decimated the donations they normally receive during Veterans and Memorial Day.

VFW in Tehaleh
Enumclaw pumpkin carving master David Hauge will be one of the judges for the upcoming Halloween pumpkin carving contest (no pressure). Pictured is the pumpkin he carved in 2019. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Pumpkin carving contest planned for Halloween night

The city of Enumclaw is hosting a pumpkin carving contest for all ages Oct. 31.

Enumclaw pumpkin carving master David Hauge will be one of the judges for the upcoming Halloween pumpkin carving contest (no pressure). Pictured is the pumpkin he carved in 2019. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Eric Robertson

Fact check: Robertson falsely claims Seattle Times retracted editorial accusing him of racist incident

The Legislative District 31 candidate holds the Seattle Times misreported what happened in its editorial endorsing his opponent, providing 1995-era news reports as proof.

Eric Robertson
Sam Dubal was reported missing Oct. 12.

Search for missing hiker continues

Sam Dubal, who was last known to be hiking the Mother Mountain Loop, was reported missing Oct. 12.

Sam Dubal was reported missing Oct. 12.
$100,000 was recently given to two dozen local businesses for COVID-19 relief. Image courtesy the city of Enumclaw

Two dozen businesses receive Enumclaw CARES Act business grant funds

About $100,000 was recently given to local businesses.

$100,000 was recently given to two dozen local businesses for COVID-19 relief. Image courtesy the city of Enumclaw
Pictured is Mount Rainier with all the current and proposed lahar monitoring systems. The green dots show where there are already monitoring stations; the blue dots show proposed stations that have already been approved by the National Park System; and the orange dots are the dozen proposed monitoring stations that the national park wants public input on. Image courtesy National Park Service

New lahar monitoring systems proposed for Mount Rainier

These new monitoring systems could affect the picturesque quality of the national park, and Mount Rainier wants your opinion on the project.

Pictured is Mount Rainier with all the current and proposed lahar monitoring systems. The green dots show where there are already monitoring stations; the blue dots show proposed stations that have already been approved by the National Park System; and the orange dots are the dozen proposed monitoring stations that the national park wants public input on. Image courtesy National Park Service
Allen Mullins, a.k.a. Captain America, stands outside the Blazing Glory coffee house off SR 410 with barista Roslyn before he took off to Yakima. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Captain America departs Enumclaw

Allen Mullins travels the country supporting first responders, firefighters, and anyone who needs a leg up.

Allen Mullins, a.k.a. Captain America, stands outside the Blazing Glory coffee house off SR 410 with barista Roslyn before he took off to Yakima. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Legislative District 31 Position No. 2 candidates Tom Clark and Eric Robertson

In-paper debate: final round between Robertson, Clark

Candidates answer final questions about balancing the budget and keeping local news sources alive.

Legislative District 31 Position No. 2 candidates Tom Clark and Eric Robertson
Upcoming election

Still time to register for November election

The deadline to register online is Oct. 26.

Upcoming election
Bernie O'Donnell, bottom right, is the new Black Diamond Councilmember on the block. Screenshot

O’Donnell sworn in to Black Diamond council

Bernie will serve on the council at least until the November 2021 election.

Bernie O'Donnell, bottom right, is the new Black Diamond Councilmember on the block. Screenshot
Mail Express was fined $7,500 by L&I. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Local business fined by LI for failing to wear, enforce masks

The Mail Express Business Center was fined $7,500, the most of 11 businesses.

Mail Express was fined $7,500 by L&I. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Thomasson Family Farm is alive with family-fun activities, from picking out pumpkins for Halloween to visiting the farm animals and the themed corn maze. Pictured is Olive Alvis practicing her milking skills on "Squirty Gierty"; Wilder Ramos in the pumpkin patch; and Cooper Jones on the zip line. Photos by Ray Miller-Still

Maris, Thomasson farms offer autumn activities

Whether you want family friendly fun or some scary fare, these local farms have it all.

Thomasson Family Farm is alive with family-fun activities, from picking out pumpkins for Halloween to visiting the farm animals and the themed corn maze. Pictured is Olive Alvis practicing her milking skills on "Squirty Gierty"; Wilder Ramos in the pumpkin patch; and Cooper Jones on the zip line. Photos by Ray Miller-Still
WNPA News ServiceDissatisfied residents hold signs in protest of comprehensive sex education mandate earlier this year.

Sex education in schools: What Referendum 90 is and what it isn’t

The referendum, if approved by voters this November, is unlikely to affect the Enumclaw School District much, school officials have said.

WNPA News ServiceDissatisfied residents hold signs in protest of comprehensive sex education mandate earlier this year.
Francisco Pons cycled for 24 hours straight last year for his 56th birthday and raised money for the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. This year, his 24-hour marathon will be raising money for the local non-profit Cancer Cartel. Submitted photo

Local gym hosts second 24-hour biking marathon for charity

Francisco Pons will be cycling nonstop from Friday, Oct. 9, to Saturday, Oct. 10.

Francisco Pons cycled for 24 hours straight last year for his 56th birthday and raised money for the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. This year, his 24-hour marathon will be raising money for the local non-profit Cancer Cartel. Submitted photo