Local waters qualify for salmon recovery funding

Local waterways were included when the Salmon Recovery Funding Board awarded $625,000 in grants aimed at protecting and restoring habitat and recovering salmon species.

  • Jan 5, 2009

Black Diamond budget includes new fees

It’s done. The Black Diamond City Council passed the city’s 2009 budget Dec. 23 after delaying the action when its Dec. 18 regular meeting was canceled due to weather. The council unanimously approved the budget, which needed to be taken care of before the end of the year.

  • Jan 5, 2009

Family and friends of cancer victim plan fundraising auction

Family and friends of Bob Dietrich are asking for the community’s support.

  • Jan 5, 2009

District inks three-year contract with PSE

The Enumclaw School District and its Public School Employee members, classified staff members, have agreed to a three-year contract. The announcement was made at the Enumclaw School Board’s regular meeting Dec. 15, where the board approved the agreement.

  • Jan 5, 2009

Saturday meeting designed to bring veterans together

Rod Wittmier, a Buckley resident and military veteran, contends that younger veterans feel somewhat abandoned in their quest to return to mainstream society – that they are slipping through the cracks more and more on a daily basis.

  • Jan 5, 2009

Wickersham future is debated

Looking to save money in times of troubled budgets, the White River School District is considering shutting the doors to Wickersham School of Discovery following the current academic year.

  • Jan 5, 2009

Friends of Black Diamond Library hosting quilt raffle to support variety of programs

The Friends of Black Diamond Library are hosting a quilt raffle featuring the work of Enumclaw quilter and author Karin Renaud.

  • Jan 5, 2009

Police Blotter

• An officer responded Dec. 30 to a Griffin Avenue address to assist with a patient. The patient was transported to Enumclaw Regional Hospital.

  • Jan 5, 2009

Levy is subject of three sessions

Community members will have an opportunity for hands-on interaction and a chance to get answers to questions regarding the Enumclaw School District’s upcoming $8.4 million capital facilities and instructional technology levy.

  • Jan 5, 2009

Local legislators receive key assignments

Committee assignments have been announced for the trio of 31st District legislators and each will be taking on new roles for the 2009 session.

  • Jan 5, 2009

The Courier-Herald features the Community Click page t

The Courier-Herald features the Community Click page the first issue of each month.

Joel Roberts, a 2000 graduate of Sumner High School,

Joel Roberts, a 2000 graduate of Sumner High School, graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in civil engineering on Dec. 17, 2008. He was the valedictorian, summa cum laude, for his class with the highest grade-point average of 4.0. He delivered the speech to his class at the graduation. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. Future job opportunities will place him in either Hawaii or North Carolina.

Bonney Lake resident Mahlon Dewey, 85, died Dec. 30, 2

Bonney Lake resident Mahlon Dewey, 85, died Dec. 30, 2008.

Enumclaw offers sweet event in chocolate festival

Carrie Olson has perhaps the sweetest job in the regon.

Winter freeze will send some plants to the compost pile

Snow, ice and cold, oh my! So what has the freezing weather done to your plants? I know this much for sure – some are dead, some are fine and some will survive only after you cut them back and allow them to regrow from the roots. What I can’t say for sure is what plants will be reborn in the spring and what plants will be compost.

Arts Public Meetings Recreation Fire and Rescue Meetings Senior Centers

• Lake Tapps Elementary will host PlayJude Drama, a Friday afternoon drama program for students 6 to 11 years old, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Friday through Feb. 13. The final performance will take place at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Judy Kurtz will direct the musical, "Three of a Kind." – which adds up to bears. The story involves the hilarious search for Baby Bear while each of the cast members listens carefully to come to his rescue. PlayJude Drama will also present "How Does Your Garden Grow?" Feb. 27 through April 3. The cost to enroll is $60. For information, call 253-569-1112.

Biodiesel enthusiast gets fuel legislation passed

When Lake Tapps resident Gary Morris needs to refuel his car, he goes no further than his own property.