Enumclaw

Health Bar owner Heidi Hawkinson preparing a mango smoothie. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

The Health Bar opens on Enumclaw’s Blake Street

The new “fast food” joint serves smoothies and salads for health-conscious eaters.

 

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Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Dec. 28 – Jan. 7

Nighttime construction, armed robbery, and a CPR-in-progress.

 

Instead of traditional farmers markets, shoppers pre-order their food from vendors like Robin Hones of Cascadia Greens, who then package up the order and drop it off in your car on market day. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

REKO markets return to the Plateau

The Farm Fresh Picks at the Creamery opened Jan. 2, while the Enumclaw REKO Market is starting Jan. 17.

 

Blotter bug

Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Dec. 22 – 30

Son with a broken arm, burglary at an auto dealership, and an unleashed pup.

Blotter bug
Hairy vetch seedpods contain cyanide, and can be lethal. Stock photo

After loss of mini donkey, owner has warning for others with livestock

The seedpods of this plant, hairy vetch, contain cyanide.

Hairy vetch seedpods contain cyanide, and can be lethal. Stock photo
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
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.
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
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
Pictured is Building Beyond the Walls founder Sue Hart, Hope Lutheran Pastor Keith Marshall, and BBtW Board Director David McArtor. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Hope Lutheran becomes proud host of Free Pantry

The Free Pantry came from the nonprofit Building Beyond the Walls.

Pictured is Building Beyond the Walls founder Sue Hart, Hope Lutheran Pastor Keith Marshall, and BBtW Board Director David McArtor. 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
Blotter bug

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.

Blotter bug
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
Enumclaw council chambers. File photo

City, Enumclaw school district sign long-term pool lease

Additionally, the pool has raised its rates for swimmers, part of a three-year plan to increase rates 28 percent.

Enumclaw council chambers. File photo
Sondra Lundquist was recently crowned a National AgVocate with the America's Miss Agribusiness pageant. Photo by Daniel Neill

Local honored with National AgVocate title from agribusiness pageant

Sondra Lundquist will be traveling the country to give a voice to farmers everywhere.

Sondra Lundquist was recently crowned a National AgVocate with the America's Miss Agribusiness pageant. Photo by Daniel Neill
It'll take several days for the pool to be filled with water, and another two weeks before the new plaster lining the pool cures. Once that's finished and the pool is heated, it'll be open for use. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw pool hopes for soft Jan. 7 reopening

COVID guidelines are still in effect, so make sure you call ahead to reserve a spot if you want to swim.

It'll take several days for the pool to be filled with water, and another two weeks before the new plaster lining the pool cures. Once that's finished and the pool is heated, it'll be open for use. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Local woman publishes directory of Native-owned-and-operated businesses

Don’t buy “Native-inspired” art, says Enumclaw resident Courtney YellowWolf Graham Wilson.

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Enumclaw's Eli Murphy spent an estimated 75 hours modifying an electric car for a Colorado boy with special needs (pictured here). The local photos show Eli modifying the vehicle's seatbelt. Contributed photo

Enumclaw eighth-grader makes season brighter for Colorado boy in need

Eli Murphy modified a rideable electric toy car for a 3-year-old with physical and speech disabilities.

Enumclaw's Eli Murphy spent an estimated 75 hours modifying an electric car for a Colorado boy with special needs (pictured here). The local photos show Eli modifying the vehicle's seatbelt. Contributed photo
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