Briefly | Aug. 3

Updates on the first responder memorial at City Hall and a golf fundraiser on Aug. 7.

FIRST RESPONDER MEMORIAL: If you’ve driven by Enumclaw’s city hall recently, you may have noticed a new hole in the ground. No, the city didn’t recently hire an overly-enthusiastic gardener — its the beginnings of a first responder memorial. When finished, the memorial will have three glass benches lit up with the colors of Ol’ Glory: red for firefighters, white for EMS, and blue for police. It’s unclear when construction will be completed, but a public dedication is being considered for the fall.

BURNING BANNED: After last week’s marathon scorcher, King County Fire Marshal Chris Ricketts has issued a Stage 1 fire safety burn ban for the unincorporated areas starting July 29. It bans all outdoor burning, except for barbecues and small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or private property with the owner’s permission. Recreational fires still pose a risk, so their use shall be limited and respected accordingly. Check with your city or county fire agency for more details.

ENUMCLAW GOLF FUNDRAISER THIS SUNDAY: You can spend a few hours on the links and help out Enumclaw High School golfers at the same time this Sunday, Aug. 7, when the EHS golf program – both boys and girls – hosts a fundraising tournament at Enumclaw Golf Course. Teams are being assembled for the event, which tees off at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start. The cost is $100 per individual or $400 for a full team, and those who sign up individually will be assigned to a team. There will be individual prizes as well as prizes for the lowest team score in the scramble format.

Those interested can contact boy’s coach Ryan Picinich at 206-676-2541 or girl’s coach Mara Rogan at 253-797-2416.