Briefly | May 11

A couple corrections, news on Mt. Rainier, info on car prowlers and info on local Scottish dancing.

Transportation article correction: The article “Enumclaw approved six-year street repair, improvement plan” misreported that funds for the Porter Street pedestrian improvement project were for construction. The funds are actually for designing the project; construction will happen much later, according to the city. To read the updated article, go to

Incorrect track scores: Last week’s edition had incorrect scores for the April 27 match between Enumclaw and Orting’s Track and Field teams, inadvertently showing that Orting beat the boy’s team and only narrowly lost to the girls. In truth, Enumclaw won on both sides by a large margin. The girls won 74-50, while the boys won 79-53.

Scottish Dancing: We missed one event in the May event calendar! Join the Plateau Scottish Country Dancers on Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Enumclaw Danish Sisterhood Hall (1708 Porter St.), and you too can learn the social dances of Scotland. Beginners are welcome, and you don’t need to bring a partner to attend. The first session is free and following sessions cost $5 per person. Because the dancing can involve close-contact, up-to-date vaccinations are required. Masks are encouraged but not required. Meetings will continue based on low COVID-19 levels and public health guidelines. For more information, call: 360-825-6572.

The sleeper has awakened: May typically marks the seasonal opening of many roads in and around Mount Rainier National Park. The Paradise Inn reopens for dining and lodging on May 21. Cougar Rock and Ohanapecosh Campgrounds reopen around the last weekend of the month. Transportation crews always aim to open Chinook and Cayuse passes by Memorial Day, weather permitting.

Mt. Peak prowlers: The King County Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify a pair of men suspected in a series of car prowls at the Mt. Peak south parking lot. The men — one a tall, younger white man and the other a stockier black man—are believed to have been prowling cars parked at Mt. Peak, then taking the stolen credit cards to buy prepaid cards at the Enumclaw QFC. They’ve been associated with a 2016 to 2018 silver Dodge Daytona with a black stripe and no license plates. Sheriff’s office spokesperson Manny Apostol said deputies welcome any leads the public can provide.