Fire chief selection due any day

Thirty-one candidates applied to be the new chief of Enumclaw/Fire District 28, four hopefuls were invited to town for interviews Feb. 25 and two finalists returned Monday for further questioning.

Enumclaw anticipates budget reductions

Anticipating another 100-student drop in enrollment, combined with the state’s funding shortfall and changes in federal funding, the Enumclaw School District anticipates it will have to shave $2 million from its 2009-10 budget.

Enumclaw School District knows budget cuts are coming

Anticipating another 100-student drop in enrollment, combined with the state's funding shortfall and changes in federal funding, the Enumclaw School District anticipates it will have to shave $2 million from its 2009-10 budget.

Sumner schools offering kingergarten registration week

Schools throughout the Sumner School District will host kindergarten registration week Monday through March 6 for the upcoming school year.

Sumner woman murdered, arrest made

A 60-year-old Sumner woman was found murdered in her home Monday afternoon.

Rotary club honors Koplitz and Meagher

The Enumclaw Rotary Club recognized two area students as Students of the Month at its Feb. 19 meeting.

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Enumclaw Spanish teacher honored for making a difference

Enumclaw High School Spanish teacher Molly Chang found the school’s recent staff meeting a bit surreal when she became the focus.

Enumclaw sets dates for registration Education

The Enumclaw School District will host its kindergarten orientation at each of the district’s elementary schools in April.

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Carbonado school district puts levy before voters

“Time flies” goes the old adage, and the time has rolled around again for the Carboando Historical School District to place its capital projects levy that supports technology before voters.

Art program has impact on students and their teachers

Kibler Elementary School teacher Julie McGrath sat in front of her first-grade students and explained how they were going to take the stamp they created in an earlier class – a fish cut out of sticky-back foam and glued on to a wooden block – dab it lightly with ink and stamp a pattern across a piece of material.

Buckley firefighters mix stair climb training with fundraising

For a 24-hour period running from noon Friday until noon Saturday, members of the Buckley Fire Department will be walking, tag-team style, on a Summit Training Machine at the Anytime Fitness location in town.

Warrant of the Week

The Enumclaw Police Department, in cooperation with the Courier Herald, sponsors a “Warrant of the Week” program. This program is designed to capture people that currently have warrants out for their arrest by utilizing tips that citizens provide to the Enumclaw Police. The arrest warrants for these people have been issued by the Enumclaw Municipal Court. Once a week, a photo of the wanted person, along with a brief description of the crime, is published. Citizens who may have information to the whereabouts of the wanted person are encouraged to call the Enumclaw Police Department at 360-825-3505. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Police Blotter

• Sometime Sunday evening, a motor home was pilfered from a Wynalda Drive residence. The large vehicle was found on the side of the road later in the day and it was a burned out hulk, with all the tires flattened. The smoldering damage was called a total loss and it was towed away.

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Eagles accidentally poisoned near city

At least six bald eagles were found in the Enumclaw area during the past couple of weeks, poisoned and needing medical attention.

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Parks staff in area to discuss Nolte future

The public is invited to a meeting tonight, Wednesday, to discuss the potential mothballing of Nolte State Park near Enumclaw as a result of proposed budget reductions within the state parks system.

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Buckley mayor headed to D.C., making pitch for trail funding

Buckley Mayor Pat Johnson is among a dedicated group of individuals who have tried, for years, to see a network of local trails connected.

City, UTC to continue negotiating

The back-and-forth negotiating between Enumclaw and the state’s Utilities and Transporta-tion Commission will continue next week, as the city looks to avoid possible fines threatened by the state agency.

County approves Enumclaw running 2009 fair

Editor's note: The following is a press release issued Monday afternoon by the Metropolitan King County Council. The city of Enumclaw has already voted to… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2009

Late February should be a busy time in the garden

The fourth week of February is your cue to continue planting bare root roses, fruit trees and berry bushes. Asparagus and strawberry roots can go into the ground now. Put out bait for slugs, as they are waking up and looking for food to eat. Check your overwintered bulbs of glads, begonias, dahlias and cannas and remove any that look rotten before they spread their problems on to the others.

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