Black Diamond kicks off golden anniversary

Though Black Diamond has been inhabited since before the days when coal was king at the turn of the 20th century, it has only been incorporated as a town for 50 years.

Tracy, Dorsey crowns head a field of seven

Home is where the heart is and Bonney Lake’s wrestling team testified to that fact on Valentine’s Day, showing a lot of heart and representing themselves well at the regional wrestling tournament, staged at their own facility Saturday.

Flood victims can get help

A federal disaster declaration now allows Pierce County residents who were affected by the January flooding to apply for damage assistance.

  • Feb 17, 2009

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 who 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 Enumclaw Municipal Court. Once a week, a photo of a wanted person, along with a brief description of the crime, is published. Citizens who may have information as to the whereabouts of the wanted person are encouraged to call the Enumclaw Police Department at 360-825-3505. Callers may remain anonymous.

  • Feb 17, 2009

EHS art project now on display at the Muckleshoot Library

The learning for Enumclaw High School art students began with Native American artist Katherine Arquette from the Muckleshoot Tribe. The class work that followed her visit centered around resources from Cathy Calvert, the EHS Native American coordinator, and a field trip to the Seattle Art Museum to experience “S’abadeb - The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists.”

Police Blotter

• A citizen called police the afternoon of Feb. 8, reporting what appeared to be an impaired driver. A white Ford Escort was being driven slowly, then stopping in the roadway. The vehicle was seen on Roosevelt Avenue and a check of the license plates confirmed the car had been stolen. The Escort was finally located in Buckley, south of Ryan Road on state Route 165. The driver was taken into custody for being in possession of a stolen vehicle and driving under the influence. He also was wanted on a Tacoma arrest warrant.

  • Feb 17, 2009

Collins task force ready to announce changes

The Collins Alternative Programs task force is almost ready to make its recommendations for changes in the school that is offered as a cooperative by the White River, Enumclaw, Orting and Sumner districts.

Agency tells city to take care of utility

Enumclaw officials found themselves scrambling last week, responding to news that the state’s Utilities and Transportation Commission was considering sanctions against the city that could include penalties in the neighborhood of $11 million.

Community outreach position a calling and good fit

Julie Bevaart, the endlessly optimistic person in charge of the recently-established White River Community Outreach program, was just polishing off the contents of her brown bag meal when a curious passerby queried, “Not going out to lunch anymore?”

Big honor for local post

When the Enumclaw Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1949 received the national VFW’s Fred C. Hall Memorial Outstanding Post Special Project Award Thursday night, no one in the audience at the post home was surprised.

“Amazing Moments” is a hit for sports fans in the family

“A is for Amazing Moments” by Brad Herzog, illustrated by Melanie Rose, c.2008, Sleeping Bear Press, $17.95, 40 pages.

  • Feb 16, 2009

Nominations being sought for ‘unsung hero’ impact award

The Sumner and Bonney Lake area Communities For Families Coalition is opening its “Unsung Hero” Community Impact Award to nominations.

Board approves changes to Cascadia school

Approval of changes to ongoing construction of a new elementary school in the Cascadia region was made Feb. 11 at the Sumner School District’s board meeting.

Special Olympians share special night

A group of local Special Olympic basketball players recently had a night to remember.

State’s unemployed workers may qualify for extended benefits

Washington’s unemployed workers could qualify for up to 13 weeks of additional jobless benefits, Employment Security Commissioner Karen Lee announced last week.

PSE customers can save million annually

Puget Sound Energy announced recently that the utility’s energy efficiency programs and customers’ conservation actions taken in 2008 will save customers nearly $30 million annually on their energy bills, in addition to the $45 million in rebates, grants and discounts customers already received on energy-saving equipment.

Task force ready to make recommendations to Collins

The Collins Alternative Programs task force is almost ready to make its recommendations for changes in the school that is offered as a cooperative by the White River, Enumclaw, Orting and Sumner districts.

BBB warns of rebate processing job scams

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning job hunters to beware of opportunities of work-from-home processing offers. While the job offer may claim that people can earn up to a thousand dollars a day without leaving the comfort of their home, BBB has received hundreds of complaints from victims nationwide who never earned a dime and were, in fact, ripped off for hundreds of dollars in upfront fees.