Briefly | Oct. 26

Another headline correction, a vacant council position, and a note about the South Prairie Creek Fire.

INCORRECT LEAGUE RECORD: The Enumclaw Hornets football team is on a hot streak — but we keep screwing up headlines. The league’s record as of last week was 7-0, not 0-7 as reported in the headline. We regret the error.

BLACK DIAMOND COUNCIL VACANCY:The city of Black Diamond is looking for a resident to fill Council Position No. 2 until the Nov. 2023 election has been certified. Applications are due Nov. 2. Application forms may be obtained at City Hall, located at 24301 Roberts Drive, Black Diamond, WA 98010 or on the City’s website under “Public Notices”.

FOOTBALL GAME RESCHEDULED: EHS’ football game, which was scheduled for Thursday, was moved to Monday.

BREATHE DEEP: Ocean winds on Friday finally blew a way a thick layer of toxic wildfire smoke that had plagued the region for nearly a week. Smoke from various wildfires in the region has contributed to poor air quality for more than a month now, but the clock is ticking for those wildfires, which will likely be stymied by the rain and colder temperatures. Step outside and take a deep breath. We’ve all earned it.

GOING UP IN SMOKE: Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed smoke coming from east of Carbonado last week. According to the Buckley Fire Department, that’s from a small wildfire that the Department of Natural Resources has designated the South Prairie Creek Fire. The fire itself is small (roughly 10 acres), has barely grown since it started, and isn’t threatening any communities — nor do firefighters expect it to do so. Fire crews assisted by DNR have a line completely around it. The rain this week ought to help too.