Sumner U offers course about city

Sumner residents have the chance to learn about their city’s history and government through free sessions at City Hall.

Sumner citizens hear from South Transit manager

The public had the chance to speak with representatives of Sound Transit at an open house Thursday at Sumner City Hall.

Citizens say election waste of city money, slam Decker

Several Bonney Lake residents told their City Council they felt like the recent election was a “waste of money” and took verbal shots at a council member who supported changing the form of government.

State files complaint against Enumclaw for safety violations

Editor's note: Below is the complete press release issued the morning of Feb. 10 by the state's Utilities and Transportation Commission. Following that is a… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2009

Enumclaw 12-year-old becomes master scuba diver

What started out as a snorkeling expedition with his family has led 12-year-old Philip Lampkin to the highest level scuba diving has to offer someone his age – Junior Master Scuba Diver.

Church offers look at creation

Foothills United Methodist Church will offer a “faith-informed understanding of evolution” at 10 a.m. Sunday. The public is invited to attend.

  • Feb 10, 2009

Windmill provides power for Plateau home

Josh Hulburt, the owner of a 20-acre parcel on Warner Avenue just east off state Route 410 in Enumclaw, has successfully installed a 35-foot tall Skystream 3.7 wind turbine. He has been interested in renewal energy for many years and he saw the wind turbine as great opportunity to utilize Enumclaw wind. Although the turbine has only been operational for a few weeks, the output looks very promising and profitable.

  • Feb 10, 2009

Stock up the pantry for every day and emergency

Do you have enough food at home to feed your family if a storm came in or for a short-term layoff from work? Have you gone to the store and seen how fast it is cleaned out during a storm warning or when the major highways are closed due to weather? Having some extra food in your home can bring peace of mind and security during stressful situations. It is like having insurance – the kind you can really use. Going to the store can be your option, if you have your pantry full. The option of going to the store saves me time and money every month.

  • Feb 10, 2009

Pruning fruit trees now helps with summer production

Hopefully, we can put the sandbags and snow shovels away and turn our attention to other tasks around the house – such as our landscapes. Yes, pruning season is upon us. So it is time to break out the pruners, saws and first aid kits.

Heading into the Spiritual pool

I want to talk a bit about Spirituality today – not because I think I know so much about it, but because I think it’s so important, and I spend a lot of time turning the subject over in my mind. I suggest that God created us as a three-part being: Body – the physical part; soul – the mind will and emotions; and spirit – the eternal part of us that transcends time and substance. My experience is that our spirit part is our most intimate part and we feel most deeply and passionately about it. Consequently, I find that discussion around the spiritual stuff holds the greatest possibility for misunderstanding and conflict, and also for the greatest possibility of satisfaction and peace.

  • Feb 10, 2009

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  • Feb 10, 2009

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  • Feb 10, 2009

Special Occasions Lybecks share 50 years of wedded bliss

Chuck and Arleene Lybeck of Enumclaw will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Feb. 28.

  • Feb 10, 2009

Poet to speak at PAWA meeting

Poet Phyllis Williams, Impresario of the Covington Writers, a Plateau Area Writers Association critique group, will be the featured speaker at PAWA’s quarterly meeting March 10 in the Enumclaw Public Library.

  • Feb 10, 2009

White River center offers families support year round

The White River Family Support Center offers a variety of services designed to strengthen families. Some of our services include linking families with community resources, providing free parenting classes and offering free in-home parenting support. We also have a Financial Service Specialist from the Department of Social and Health Services available to answer your questions regarding state assistance and staff that can help Pierce County residents apply for energy assistance.

  • Feb 10, 2009

Enumclaw schools staying in shape for future

The Enumclaw School District’s “State of the District” presentation Jan. 27 started with a story about “Where the Red Fern Grows” and the vision of a 10-year-old J.J. Smith Elementary School student to become a teacher. It ended with a student spokesperson from each level of education – kindergarten through 12th grade – and the Enumclaw High marching band playing the fight song. And in between Superintendent Mike Nelson and his staff updated a nearly-full auditorium of community members on what has been happening in the Enumclaw School District the past year and what to look forward to in the future.