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Cast members have been rehearsing for their upcoming virtual performance of "Alone, Together." Among those taking part are Jasmine Dumontet and Mateo Cuadros, who perform a dance number from the scene "But Here I Am." Photo by Kevin Hanson

“Alone, Together” is another virtual play by Enumclaw High students

The play will be performed April 1-3 and 8-10.

Cast members have been rehearsing for their upcoming virtual performance of "Alone, Together." Among those taking part are Jasmine Dumontet and Mateo Cuadros, who perform a dance number from the scene "But Here I Am." Photo by Kevin Hanson
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Vaccine eligibility is expanding. But what about the vaccine supply? | Public Health Insider

Please don’t jump the line — demand is still outpacing supply.

  • Mar 15, 2021
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Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

By Larry Lark, contributor The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Custom Trail Boss four-wheel drive pickup truck provides owners with lots of capability, lots… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2021
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2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport

Car review: 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport

By Larry Lark, contributor Subaru has made a few tweaks to improve the 2020 Crosstrek Sport compact SUV. The biggest change is the addition of… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2021
2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport
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After a most difficult COVID-19 pandemic year, cautious optimism and gratitude

Dr. Jeff Duchin reflects on the pandemic–marking one year since the first cases of COVID-19 were identified in our community.

  • Mar 9, 2021
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Black Diamond Police Department offering boating education class

The class is scheduled for March 20, starting at 9 a.m.

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Runners taking off during the 2019 St. Paddy's Day 5k. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Runners taking off during the 2019 St. Paddy's Day 5k. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Second annual Wild Game Feed planned for March 13

The event is open to all men, but especially those in need of a little company.

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2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country

Car review: 2021 Chevy Tahoe 4WD High Country

By Larry Lark, contributor Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) for short, in the big scheme of things, are a recent development. Chevrolet, on the other hand,… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2021
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country
2021 Lexus NX 300h

Car review: 2021 Lexus NX 300h

By Larry Lark, contributor The 2021 Lexus NX 300h luxury sports utility vehicle provides owners guilt-free mobility. The lower-case h is the key. This hybrid… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2021
2021 Lexus NX 300h
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This group of local volunteers got together in September 2019 as a part of a Rural Development Initiative program that aimed to help locals develop leadership skills before sending them off to perform their own community project with a small budget. Pictured is Rick Sellers, Ramsey Graham, Lacey Mansanarez, Sue Hart, Peggy Levesque, Mayor Jeff Sellers, Alli Brewer, Leah Haugen, Trip Hart, David McArtor, Jan Burley, Deyton Cunningham, and Venise Cummingham as they cut the ribbon on a community garden in Wilkeson when the project finished summer of 2020. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Nonprofit offers free leadership training

Rural Development Initiatives starts its program at the end of March.

This group of local volunteers got together in September 2019 as a part of a Rural Development Initiative program that aimed to help locals develop leadership skills before sending them off to perform their own community project with a small budget. Pictured is Rick Sellers, Ramsey Graham, Lacey Mansanarez, Sue Hart, Peggy Levesque, Mayor Jeff Sellers, Alli Brewer, Leah Haugen, Trip Hart, David McArtor, Jan Burley, Deyton Cunningham, and Venise Cummingham as they cut the ribbon on a community garden in Wilkeson when the project finished summer of 2020. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Mason bees, with their hairy bodies, are champions of the insect world when it comes to pollinating our native plants.

Let’s hear it for mason bees: all the benefit, none of the sting

It is just about time for mason bees to emerge from their overwintering cocoons.

  • Feb 17, 2021
Mason bees, with their hairy bodies, are champions of the insect world when it comes to pollinating our native plants.
Mazda’s 2021 CX-5 compact sports utility vehicle. Courtesy photo

Car review: Mazda’s 2021 CX-5 compact sports utility vehicle

By Larry Lark, contributor Mazda’s 2021 CX-5 compact sports utility vehicle continues to be an underrated performer in this competitive category. The top-of-the-line Signature all-wheel… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2021
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St. Elizabeth Hospital. Photo courtesy Virginia Mason Franciscan

Virginia Mason Franciscan looking for volunteers to help with vaccine rollout

You can help out at clinics, or man a phone bank to get people scheduled for appointments.

St. Elizabeth Hospital. Photo courtesy Virginia Mason Franciscan
In 2018, Buckley resident Katherine Hunter took 2nd place in the 11th and 12th grade drawing category of the annual My Own Expressions contest hosted by the Pierce County Library System. Courtesy image

Our Own Expressions art and writing contest opens for Buckley students

Young Buckley writers and artists have an opportunity to show off their work in the annual Pierce County Library System Our Own Expressions Teen Writing… Continue reading

In 2018, Buckley resident Katherine Hunter took 2nd place in the 11th and 12th grade drawing category of the annual My Own Expressions contest hosted by the Pierce County Library System. Courtesy image
2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL

Car review: 2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL

By Larry Lark, contributor Compact sedans are not in vogue now, but the 2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL makes one wonder why. The South Korean auto… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021
2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL
2020 Honda Insight. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2020 Honda Insight

By Larry Lark, contributor Honda’s Civic and Accord have been bestsellers for decades. The 2020 Honda Insight looks to bridge the gap between the two,… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021
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Car review: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE

By Larry Lark, contributor With each passing year Toyota continues to refine and tweak its gas, hybrid and electric engines. The latest recipient was the… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021
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2021 Volkswagen Atlas. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

By Larry Lark, contributor Volkswagen’s full-size Atlas SUV received a bold refresh for 2021, improving on the success of the outgoing model to set it… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021
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