The 100+ Women Who Care Foothills’ recently voted to give Elk Run Farm, a Maple Valley-based fresh fruit and vegetable grow operation, $6,100. Contributed photo

100 Women Who Care plan January meeting

The nonprofits presenting this next week are Foster Champs, Left Behind K9 Rescue, and The Wishing Well Foundation.

The 100+ Women Who Care Foothills’ recently voted to give Elk Run Farm, a Maple Valley-based fresh fruit and vegetable grow operation, $6,100. Contributed photo
This grassy field by the Enumclaw library is expected to soon become a public parking lot. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
This grassy field by the Enumclaw library is expected to soon become a public parking lot. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Classes like Ms. Vail's at the White River School District's Foothills Elementary are now split in half in order to promote social distancing. Also pictured is Daniel Franco, Waylon Sinkovic, Chase Caldwell, Jakaylah Holt, Skylar Pearce, Collin Smith, Diana Torres-Silva, Kinley Short & Lillian Clay. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

More students plan to return to the classroom

The White River School District is hoping to get all grades into their seats by Jan. 12, while Enumclaw is hoping to do the same in February.

Classes like Ms. Vail's at the White River School District's Foothills Elementary are now split in half in order to promote social distancing. Also pictured is Daniel Franco, Waylon Sinkovic, Chase Caldwell, Jakaylah Holt, Skylar Pearce, Collin Smith, Diana Torres-Silva, Kinley Short & Lillian Clay. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Inslee announces new COVID-19 reopening plan for Washington

Some restrictions will be eased beginning as soon as next week, the governor said.

  • Jan 5, 2021
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Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. 	File photo

Bills to follow in the 2021 Legislative session include police reform

It’s legislation filing season, and the floodgates have opened in Olympia.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. 	File photo
Image courtesy Bloodworks Northwest

Bloodworks teams up with Haselwood Auto Group for car giveaway

Head to Black Diamond Jan. 14 or 15 to donate blood.

Image courtesy Bloodworks Northwest
Enumclaw broke its own daily COVID-19 record in December with 22 reported cases.

Enumclaw breaks daily COVID case record in December

21 reported coronavirus cases were seen on Dec. 13.

Enumclaw broke its own daily COVID-19 record in December with 22 reported cases.
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn

Virtual town hall meeting to focus on COVID vaccine

The town hall will be hosted by King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn.

  • Jan 4, 2021
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn
Male police officers standing behind Do Not Cross tape

Suspect arrested in case that began in Bonney Lake, shifted to Buckley

Kenneth Whiteman was arrested in Tacoma on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020.

Male police officers standing behind Do Not Cross tape
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Courtesy photo

US Navy punishes suicidal sailor who sought mental health treatment

Federal Way native’s case has attracted the attention of a national advocacy group.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Courtesy photo
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The Courier-Herald’s Top 10 stories of 2020

It’s time to reflect on the past year — and realize, not everything was about COVID.

  • Jan 1, 2021
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Black Diamond police blotter | Dec. 14 – 19

A CPR-in-progress, a car that lost a tire, and a homicide investigation in Issaquah.

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Enumclaw City Council chambers. File photo

Enumclaw council approves 2021 budget

The council also discussed how it should fund youth services — specifically, the Enumclaw Youth Center, run by the YMCA.

Enumclaw City Council chambers. File photo
Gov. Jay Inslee, pictured in December as he signed the certified statewide election results. Courtesy photo

Gov. Inslee extends ban on indoor dining, other restrictions

An updated reopening plan for stores, restaurants and gatherings will be released next week.

Gov. Jay Inslee, pictured in December as he signed the certified statewide election results. Courtesy photo
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Enumclaw planning ‘snow play’ day, moving night market to Kelly’s building

The snow day hopes to be Saturday, Jan. 9, but is extremely weather dependent.

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Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce CEO Troy Couch will be handing the reins to Shannon Solveg, right, come Dec. 31. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Local Chamber CEO retires

Troy Couch is handing the helm of the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce over to Shannon Solveg tomorrow, Dec. 31.

Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce CEO Troy Couch will be handing the reins to Shannon Solveg, right, come Dec. 31. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Dr. Amit Desai getting his COVID-19 vaccination at Saint Francis Hospital. Photo courtesy Sarah Ninivaggi

St. Elizabeth staff receiving Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

Though vaccines are being rolled out, health care experts urge the wider public to continue to socially distance and mask up.

Dr. Amit Desai getting his COVID-19 vaccination at Saint Francis Hospital. Photo courtesy Sarah Ninivaggi
State Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick. (Washington State Legislative Support Services) 2015

New proposal might help Washington get a Republican governor

An electoral college system, rather than a popular vote, could give more power to rural counties.

State Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick. (Washington State Legislative Support Services) 2015
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Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Dec. 7 – 17

A damaged stop sign, sleeping subjects outside a church, and mailboxes damaged in a hit-and-run.

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Dale Clark and several volunteers met at the Buckley Church of Latter Day Saints to distribute food to volunteer "ambassadors" from all over King and Pierce County. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

St. John Medical Outreach volunteers deliver food, masks to Plateau families in need

Formerly known as the Mom & Me Mobile Medical Clinic, St. John has shifted its focus in the face of the pandemic.

Dale Clark and several volunteers met at the Buckley Church of Latter Day Saints to distribute food to volunteer "ambassadors" from all over King and Pierce County. Photo by Ray Miller-Still