Enumclaw

Enumclaw Rotary Club Street Fair

Street Fair bringing vendors, music, food and fun to downtown Enumclaw

After a year off, Rotary Street Fair bringing vendors, music, food and fun to downtown Enumclaw.

 

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Former EHS teacher Bob Kilmer snaps a photo of the tiny house his students created. The home will now used by those advocating for small-home living. Some of the students involved in the project gathered Friday with Todd McKellips (left), director of the Washington Tiny House Association.

Tiny house built by EHS students turned over to advocacy group

The Washington Tiny House Association will use the 16-foot-long house as a “model home” at home shows.

 

Local P.E.O. members pose for a picture with Isabella Hoyer, who recently won a scholarship from the women's organization. Front row, from left to right: Nancy West, Dawn Hoyer (Isabella's mother), Isabella, and Cherl Schneider. Middle row: Cherie Murchie, Sue Vannatter, Heidi Russell, and Kay Raeder. Back row: Sue Reiter, Linda Irrgang, Linda Fisher, Eva Dietz, and Martha Blodgett. Photo taken by Maggie Baumann, courtesy P.E.O.

Enumclaw grad earns $1,000 P.E.O. scholarship

Isabella Hoyer will attend the University of Washington to study chemical engineering

 

The Enumclaw City Council chambers. File photo

New finance director confirmed by Enumclaw council

Chris Anderson confirmed as new finance director for city of Enumclaw

The Enumclaw City Council chambers. File photo
Enumclaw Middle School

Enumclaw Middle School will have a new principal in the fall

After four years as principal at Enumclaw Middle School, Jill Barrett announces her departure

Enumclaw Middle School
The face of downtown Buckley was shaped by two fires that resulted in most buildings featuring brick construction. The fires also are one reason that Buckley didn't grow as rapidly as neighboring Enumclaw.

Buckley was once larger than Enumclaw. There are three reasons why that is no longer true.

Reliance on logging and mining, as well as two fires in the 1890s, challenged Buckley’s growth

The face of downtown Buckley was shaped by two fires that resulted in most buildings featuring brick construction. The fires also are one reason that Buckley didn't grow as rapidly as neighboring Enumclaw.
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Heat wave passes with one death in Enumclaw; firefighters urge 4th of July caution

Though worst of heat wave has passed, dry conditions mean fireworks are still a dicey bet

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Enumclaw Hornets

Loop is named to all-state baseball roster

He’ll join another Hornet in Yakima for Team Rainier for the upcoming all-state baseball series

Enumclaw Hornets
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The Pussyfoot Creek culvert running underneath SR 164 is undersized, and sections inside the existing culvert create conditions that make it very difficult or impossible for salmon and other fish to travel upstream.

Construction to close SR 164 at amphitheatre for 90 days

Construction expected to begin early July

Photo courtesy Washington State Department of Transportation
The Pussyfoot Creek culvert running underneath SR 164 is undersized, and sections inside the existing culvert create conditions that make it very difficult or impossible for salmon and other fish to travel upstream.
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Black Diamond police blotter | May 24 – 30

Vehicle prowls, a civil standby and burglary

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Local student Daisy Roberts and Charlotte Miller will be leaving for Germany this August. Courtesy photo/photo by Ray Miller-Still

Two Plateau students headed to Germany

Daisy Roberts and Charlotte Miller will be traveling overseas for a year-long student exchange program.

Local student Daisy Roberts and Charlotte Miller will be leaving for Germany this August. Courtesy photo/photo by Ray Miller-Still
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King County's mobile Wastemobile collects myriad hazardous materials, like all-purpose cleaners, fertilizer, lightbulbs, paints and paint remover, and more. Photo courtesy King County

Enumclaw, Wastemobile joining forces for June event

The Wastemobile will be collecting hazardous materials at the Enumclaw Expo Center June 4, 5, and 6.

King County's mobile Wastemobile collects myriad hazardous materials, like all-purpose cleaners, fertilizer, lightbulbs, paints and paint remover, and more. Photo courtesy King County
Ed Hatzenbeler (left) will be moving on, hired as the new superintendent for the Orting School District. Replacing him will be Kyle Fletcher, who takes over as the Enumclaw district's director of finance and operations. Photo courtesy Enumclaw School District

One position is filled, Enumclaw district has more to go

Kyle Fletcher is in as ESD’s director of business and operations, while Ed Hatzelbeler, is heading to the Orting School District.

Ed Hatzenbeler (left) will be moving on, hired as the new superintendent for the Orting School District. Replacing him will be Kyle Fletcher, who takes over as the Enumclaw district's director of finance and operations. Photo courtesy Enumclaw School District
A rendering of what the future Mount Peak fire lookout would look like. Courtesy image

Lookout tower could greet Mount Peak visitors as early as August

The steel replica tower is estimated to cost around $600,000, though the state and county have given grants to the project.

A rendering of what the future Mount Peak fire lookout would look like. Courtesy image
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Local races are set, many are uncontested

What was supposed to be an exciting election season is turning out to be a bit of a bust.

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Black Diamond's annual Labor Days events feature many family and kid-friendly activities, like watermelon eating contests. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Summertime fun on the Plateau

Carnivals, rodeos, chainsaws, and more!

Black Diamond's annual Labor Days events feature many family and kid-friendly activities, like watermelon eating contests. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
The city of Enumclaw often applies for grants to repair or maintain local roads. Unfortunately, grants are going to be harder to come by as the city's valuation continues to climb. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw on track to graduate out of program that granted millions for street projects

As the city’s valuation continues to climb, the more competitive it must become to secure grants for road projects.

The city of Enumclaw often applies for grants to repair or maintain local roads. Unfortunately, grants are going to be harder to come by as the city's valuation continues to climb. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
King County data on COVID cases in Enumclaw. Screenshot

Enumclaw COVID test site moving to local middle school

Additionally, the city has surpassed 1,000 COVID cases.

King County data on COVID cases in Enumclaw. Screenshot
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Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | May 4 – 12

Stolen lumber, strange storm grate happenings, and a child custody issue.

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