photos courtesy of Cedar River Salmon Journey

Cedar River Salmon Journey events allow close look at spawning salmon

Seattle Aquarium to host events every weekend in October at multiple Cedar River locations.

photos courtesy of Cedar River Salmon Journey
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Details scarce about infamous EHS volleyball game, but raise concerns about racism across the district

Details are few, and rumors abound over what exactly happened during and after the game.

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This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo

King County woman dies from ‘rare’ Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine blood clot

The woman received her shot on Aug. 26 and died in early September, according to public health.

This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Courtesy photo
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Enumclaw police blotter | Sept. 23 – 29 |

Trespassing, driving under the influence and a man just putting on his shoes.

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The view down Buckley’s Main Street.

Buckley commits $50,000 in grants to revitalize downtown

The money will go toward a new non-profit dedicated to making Main Street pop.

Photo by Alex Bruell 
The view down Buckley’s Main Street.
Photo by Alex Bruell 
City Administrator Chris Searcy (right) and incoming Senior Center Manager Melissa Holt (center) present the plaque that will adorn the Enumclaw Senior Center’s activity room, now named the Jobyna Nickum Activity Room. Nickum stands to the left.

Jobyna Nickum retires after 30 years running Enumclaw’s senior center

Recreation Programmer Melissa Holt will be taking her position.

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City Administrator Chris Searcy (right) and incoming Senior Center Manager Melissa Holt (center) present the plaque that will adorn the Enumclaw Senior Center’s activity room, now named the Jobyna Nickum Activity Room. Nickum stands to the left.
This image of the banner supporting Beau Burkett for mayor comes from an official PDC filing made by Burkett’s challenger, Richard O’Neill.

Prominent campaign sign becomes controversy in Buckley mayoral race

Mayoral candidate says banner gave his opponent unfair advantage

This image of the banner supporting Beau Burkett for mayor comes from an official PDC filing made by Burkett’s challenger, Richard O’Neill.
The fire destroyed nearly everything in Don Dotson's home, including irreplaceable antiques and photos. Courtesy photo

GoFundMe started for man who lost home, dog in recent fire

Don Dotson lost his home during the Sept. 17 power outage when his generator caught fire.

The fire destroyed nearly everything in Don Dotson's home, including irreplaceable antiques and photos. Courtesy photo
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Washington state’s minimum wage increasing to $14.49 next year

Increase attributed to more expensive gas, housing, household furnishings and food, state’s Department of Labor & Industries says.

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Fentanyl-related deaths in King County over past few years (courtesy of Public Health – Seattle & King County)

King County councilmember sounds alarm on fentanyl problem in the region

Reagan Dunn is proposing increased resources in next budget to help lower rate of fentanyl deaths.

Fentanyl-related deaths in King County over past few years (courtesy of Public Health – Seattle & King County)
Image courtesy White River Hometowns Fund

Want to improve your foothills community? The Hometown Funds is looking for projects to support

You can get a slice of $66,600 in grants to boost communities in Buckley, Wilkeson and Carbonado.

Image courtesy White River Hometowns Fund
Under the new contract between the city of Black Diamond and Mountain View Fire and Rescue, Station 98 will now be fully-staffed by career firefighters, started in 2022. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Black Diamond, Mountain View Fire Department sign new contract for emergency services

Contract ends two years of mulling the city’s future for fire and medical aid services.

Under the new contract between the city of Black Diamond and Mountain View Fire and Rescue, Station 98 will now be fully-staffed by career firefighters, started in 2022. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Sept. 13 – 18

Vaping in Safeway, a stolen boat, and a construction worker vs. car collision.

  • Sep 29, 2021
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This 1993 photo of Walter Olsen was provided by the Buckley Fire Department.

‘He just got things working:’ Buckley firefighter, historian and renaissance man dies at 81

For some, “Uncle Walt” represented a simpler, more cooperative time in history.

This 1993 photo of Walter Olsen was provided by the Buckley Fire Department.
Students from Enumclaw High School and other local schools busily pack backpacks for Afghan refugees in the high school’s common area during just after the end of the school day on Sept. 20. Photo by Alex Bruell.

Plateau and beyond donates hundreds of backpacks to Afghan refugees

In less than a month, the project pulled together businesses, students and the community at large

Students from Enumclaw High School and other local schools busily pack backpacks for Afghan refugees in the high school’s common area during just after the end of the school day on Sept. 20. Photo by Alex Bruell.
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn

Dunn moves to establish an art competition for youth

If approved, the first competition would be held fall of 2022.

  • Sep 27, 2021
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn
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Pierce County Sheriff investigating fatal shooting in Buckley

Shooting reportedly followed an altercation in a small garage / shed

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King County’s unemployment rate lower than most of Washington

South King County has been slower to recover compared to North King County.

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Seattle Children’s Hospital (Courtesy photo)

Seattle Children’s Hospital identifies racial disparities in infections, security response

The healthcare provider did not respond to multiple requests for data used to identify disparities.

Seattle Children’s Hospital (Courtesy photo)
King County Flood Control District

Enumclaw awarded $483,000 grant for flood reduction

Funds should help reduce flooding at the Enumclaw Golf Course.

King County Flood Control District