Black Diamond's municipal code prohibiting the sale of marijuana inside city limits. Screenshot

Black Diamond considering nixing marijuana bans

The city has only started the discussion, and there are many boxes still to check before pot can be sold inside city limits, if that’s the direction the council wishes to go.

Black Diamond's municipal code prohibiting the sale of marijuana inside city limits. Screenshot
A screenshot from private surveillance footage provided by the Seattle Police Department shows a suspect engaging with the occupants of a vehicle on Feb. 9, 2021, in Seattle. The suspect shot the vehicle’s two occupants, one fatally, before he was killed by police. File photo

King County gun violence keeps soaring in 2021

69 shooting victims in first three months, 16 of them fatal

A screenshot from private surveillance footage provided by the Seattle Police Department shows a suspect engaging with the occupants of a vehicle on Feb. 9, 2021, in Seattle. The suspect shot the vehicle’s two occupants, one fatally, before he was killed by police. File photo
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Top 10 issues in Washington state’s 2021 legislative session

Democrats used their majorities to muscle through social, economic, environmental and tax policies.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
PHOTO COURTESY VFW POST 1949
Honored by the local VFW were (from left) Anneliese Knoles, Alyson Holwege, Sophia DeMarco and Natalie DeMarco. They submitted top entries in the VFW’s annual essay contests.

Local VFW names winners of annual essay contests

Sophia DeMarco, Natalie DeMarco, Alyson Holwege, and Anneliese Knoles are this year’s winners.

PHOTO COURTESY VFW POST 1949
Honored by the local VFW were (from left) Anneliese Knoles, Alyson Holwege, Sophia DeMarco and Natalie DeMarco. They submitted top entries in the VFW’s annual essay contests.
Emma Miller testing herself for coronavirus at the Enumclaw testing site. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw’s COVID testing site shifting days, hours of operation

Additionally, the site will be relocated by the end of May.

Emma Miller testing herself for coronavirus at the Enumclaw testing site. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.

Buckley addresses Phase 2, search for new council member during Council meeting

Council approved union contract, awarded construction bid and more

The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.
Pictured is Commander Tim Floyd, Anne Gannom of COUNTRY Financial, and Commander Tony Ryan. Submitted photo

‘Helping Heroes’ awards go to local police, fire departments

COUNTRY Financial gave $1,500 to first responders earlier this month.

Pictured is Commander Tim Floyd, Anne Gannom of COUNTRY Financial, and Commander Tony Ryan. Submitted photo
A patient at Dr. Nancy Becker's clinic in Enumclaw receives a vaccine on Friday, April 23. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Dr. Becker clinic offering COVID vaccine

Additionally, King County announces an “in-home” vaccine program.

A patient at Dr. Nancy Becker's clinic in Enumclaw receives a vaccine on Friday, April 23. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
From PHI

Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms or exposure, but avoid unusual testing operations | Public Health Insider

Unusual testing tables have been seen around Seattle and King County.

  • Apr 23, 2021
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Blotter bug

Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | April 5 – 15

Someone standing in the middle of the Roosevelt, a strange VHS tape, and a stolen Smokey Bear sign.

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Elections bug
Erica C. Barnett, a Seattle journalist whose coverage includes city hall, homelessness and transportation, poses for a picture outside her Pioneer Square neighborhood office. Barnett was one of several speakers during the April 13 King County Conference on Addiction Disorders. Photo by Alex Bruell

Zooming to recovery: King County panel discusses addiction, sobriety during COVID-19 pandemic

Health experts and recovering addicts shared insight, data on staying sober during isolation

Erica C. Barnett, a Seattle journalist whose coverage includes city hall, homelessness and transportation, poses for a picture outside her Pioneer Square neighborhood office. Barnett was one of several speakers during the April 13 King County Conference on Addiction Disorders. Photo by Alex Bruell
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Enumclaw Rotary hosts first-ever online auction next week

The auction is taking the place of the cancelled Street Fair last summer.

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A photo of the Moving Wall

Traveling “Moving Wall” will spend four days in Enumclaw

The Moving Wall will arrive in the Plateau Aug. 5.

A photo of the Moving Wall
The members of Enumclaw, in a courtesy photo taken by Raphael Gaultier

“A name that … meant being the best”: how rock band “Enumclaw” got its name

Tacoma’s new indie band “Enumclaw” is named after, you guessed it, Enumclaw

The members of Enumclaw, in a courtesy photo taken by Raphael Gaultier
Image courtesy Wyn Van Devanter

Baby Animals and Blooms Days at Maris Farms

The new event is only being hosted April 24 and 25, and on May 1, 2, 8, and 9.

Image courtesy Wyn Van Devanter
Blotter bug

Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | March 31 – April 8

A broken traffic light, sleeping behind the wheel, and a loud basketball game.

Blotter bug
Enumclaw Police Correctional Officer Tyler Ewalt holds open the door to a holding cell at the police department’s jail the afternoon of April 5. The cell, while not the one he rushed to when an inmate attempted suicide last month, is nonetheless where inmates in crisis are typically held. Photo by Alex Bruell

Enumclaw jail officer prevents inmate suicide

Officer Tyler Ewalt noticed the inmate-in-crisis over a video screen in March.

Enumclaw Police Correctional Officer Tyler Ewalt holds open the door to a holding cell at the police department’s jail the afternoon of April 5. The cell, while not the one he rushed to when an inmate attempted suicide last month, is nonetheless where inmates in crisis are typically held. Photo by Alex Bruell
Male police officers standing behind Do Not Cross tape

70-year old domestic violence suspect shot by deputies in Buckley

The man was airlifted to a hospital and remains in stable but critical condition.

Male police officers standing behind Do Not Cross tape
The Black Diamond City Council and city staff during their April 8 workshop meeting. Screenshot

Black Diamond looks to continue contracting with Mountain View Fire and Rescue

Eventually, though, the council wants to annex into the fire district.

The Black Diamond City Council and city staff during their April 8 workshop meeting. Screenshot