Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | July 28 – Aug. 6

A fire at a homeless camp, abandoned animals, and a threatened officer.

DOH report shows COVID-19 rates are plateauing

Masks are working, and the infection rate is hovering around one.

  • Aug 17, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak closed schools statewide last spring and has led to many school districts opting for remote learning in the fall. Pictured: A Decatur High School staff member takes cover from the rain while celebrating the graduating class of 2020 in June. File photo

Study: Virus cases must drop for state’s schools to safely reopen

Bringing students back in any capacity will lead to new infections, the report found.

The COVID-19 outbreak closed schools statewide last spring and has led to many school districts opting for remote learning in the fall. Pictured: A Decatur High School staff member takes cover from the rain while celebrating the graduating class of 2020 in June. File photo
Alki Beach. Photo by Alabastro Photography

Heat wave is on the way this weekend

Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-90s on Sunday.

Alki Beach. Photo by Alabastro Photography

Buckley’s six-year street plan includes plenty for bridge, trail

The council also banned the use of “unmanned aircraft” that can take pictures or audio.

Local raising funds for school supplies, internet connection for students

Low-income students and students of color have a higher chance of having only mobile internet access compared to their peers.

Shaun Carey settling in as Enumclaw School District superintendent

Meet the “army brat” that started his career teaching at JBLM.

Skogen promoted from No. 2 to chief of Buckley Fire Department

The city is still looking for a new police chief.

Black Diamond talks school impact fees

If passed by the council, these impact fees would require housing developers to pay thousands to local school districts for every single- and multi-family home.

School lunch. File photo

School district distributes thousands of extra meals amid pandemic

Congress hasn’t renewed the program, which provided twice as many student meals for free last spring.

School lunch. File photo

Enumclaw Fire Department aids in Bonney Lake fire

More than 50 first responders tackled the brush fire off SR 410.

Boating Program reminds public to be safe on the water

Always wear a life jacket.

  • Aug 11, 2020

Enumclaw Rodeo cancelled

Not only was it a risky financial venture, but with other rodeos cancelled, there are no cowboys (or cowgirls) around to compete.

Enumclaw School Board president resigns

Tina McGann’s replacement will be announced mid-September.

Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | July 20 – 29

A child locked in a car, use of NARCAN, and a teen DUI.

The Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, which is located by St. Elizabeth hospital, a senior living community, and a nursing home. File photo

Inslee lifts visitation ban at long-term care facilities

Starting Wednesday, a four-phase plan will allow restrictions at nursing homes to gradually be relaxed.

The Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, which is located by St. Elizabeth hospital, a senior living community, and a nursing home. File photo

Council ponders allowing alcohol in downtown area

To keep the downtown economy rolling, Enumclaw is considering what other cities have already enacted.

I-5 to close overnight in Federal Way Aug. 28-30

5-mile shutdown for new bridge construction at 70th Avenue East in Fife

Enumclaw local charged with child molestation in Lewis County

Kenneth Ray Bishop, 58, was scheduled to be arraigned today, Aug. 6.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference on Aug. 5, 2020.

Inslee says schools in virus hot spots should stay closed

King County among high-risk counties; several school districts will have remote learning in the fall.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference on Aug. 5, 2020.