A Plateau resident gets his first COVID vaccine at Dr. Becker's clinic on Friday, April 23. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Where, when and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine on the plateau

The Courier-Herald has compiled a list of local pharmacies offering the shot, and how to get it.

 

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Too early to tell whether flattening COVID-19 curve will continue | DOH

It’s starting to look like the number of positive cases are flattening, but wearing masks and getting vaccinated is sti;; crucial.

  • May 10, 2021

 

From left to right: Peggy Wenham, Toby Wenham and Sheree Schmidt stand for a picture outside Sweet Necessities on Griffin Avenue. Photo by Alex Bruell

For sale: Enumclaw candy shop Sweet Necessities looks for a new owner

Co-owner Toby Wenham is joining his wife Peggy in retirement from their twin Enumclaw businesses

 

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Black Diamond police blotter | April 19 – 25

“Donuts” in the lake, an online bait-and-switch, and a broken stop sign.

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"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
The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.

Buckley council passes bills improving city website, subleasing property

The city council meeting April 27 also saw discussion on how the city digitizes documents

The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.
Governor Jay Inslee. Sound Publishing file photo

New laws will tax the rich, offer aid to low-income workers

Inslee signs bill creating capital gains tax; foes are challenging it in court as unconstitutional.

Governor Jay Inslee. Sound Publishing file photo
Jimmie was happy to get his first shot in Skyway in April, 2021. Photo courtesy Public Health Insider

King County remains in Phase 3: What that means for our community | Public Health Insider

Over 90 percent of residents age 65 and older have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

  • May 5, 2021
Jimmie was happy to get his first shot in Skyway in April, 2021. Photo courtesy Public Health Insider
Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

King County positive COVID cases are beginning to fall

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in King County is beginning to fall after a fourth wave began in March. As of May 4, there… Continue reading

Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
Washington state case count since March 2020. WA Governor's Office

Pandemic pause: King County remains in Phase 3

No Washington state counties will be rolling back their phase under the state’s Roadmap to Recovery plan following an announcement on May 4 by Gov.… Continue reading

Washington state case count since March 2020. WA Governor's Office
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
Courtesy of Washington Military Department

Washington gets mobile earthquake alerts

Washington state will have its own earthquake early warning system on May 4 when ShakeAlert goes live, which could give residents precious seconds to prepare… Continue reading

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Volunteers geared up to tidy the trails. Submitted photo

Leading the Charge: Earth Day at Lake Sawyer Regional Park

About 15 Black Diamond locals joined forces to clean up the park.

Volunteers geared up to tidy the trails. Submitted photo
This photo shared by the Pierce Conservation District in 2020 shows a new side channel shortly after it was fully connected with the mainstem of South Prairie Creek. The new channel connected the mainstem to the adjacent floodplain, which helps with flood storage, maintaining flow during summer months, and keeping water temperatures cool.

Rural Pierce County residents wanted for disaster preparedness, public health dialogue

Those selected will help guide policy on local natural disaster preparations and public health

This photo shared by the Pierce Conservation District in 2020 shows a new side channel shortly after it was fully connected with the mainstem of South Prairie Creek. The new channel connected the mainstem to the adjacent floodplain, which helps with flood storage, maintaining flow during summer months, and keeping water temperatures cool.
Male police officers standing behind Do Not Cross tape

Investigating team names deputy who shot armed elderly Buckley-area man

The non-fatal shooting is still under investigation, and the identity of the suspect has not yet been released.

Male police officers standing behind Do Not Cross tape
File photo 
A gray wolf.

Wolf population continues to make a comeback in Washington

The number of wolves in Washington state increased by 22%, marking the 12th year in a row the wolf population has grown, according to a… Continue reading

File photo 
A gray wolf.
10-year-old Micah Sharp, a Wilkeson boy, rides his bike off of a giant piece of bacon at the new Bacon and Eggs skatepark in Wilkeson on Carbonado South Prairie Road the afternoon of April 20. Photo by Alex Bruell

Wilkeson unveils giant breakfast-themed skatepark

The tastiest concrete you’ve ever seen is now finished at the Bacon and Eggs skatepark.

10-year-old Micah Sharp, a Wilkeson boy, rides his bike off of a giant piece of bacon at the new Bacon and Eggs skatepark in Wilkeson on Carbonado South Prairie Road the afternoon of April 20. Photo by Alex Bruell
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
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Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | April 12 – 21

Loose horses, a suspicious changing of clothes, and a racial Tik Tok video.

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Auburn, Kent vaccine sites offering 1,000 daily no-appointment shots

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be offered in Kent, while Auburn has the choice between Pfizer/Moderna or the Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

  • Apr 29, 2021
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