Enumclaw

Two signs are found on the Enumclaw Youth Center window this week. The older, on the right, explains the center's March closure. The sheet on the left announces the center will now be open four hours per week. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Enumclaw Council unhappy with Youth Center, cuts funding

The Youth Center hasn’t been open to the public until recently due to the pandemic, although it received $70,000 from the city at the beginning of 2020 to offer services.

 

Image courtesy the Enumclaw Drama Club

EHS drama students offer remote version of “Frankenstein”

Sign up now to catch a performance on Oct. 29, 30, or 31.

 

The Enumclaw pool won’t be filled for several months more, as extra repairs need to be done first.  Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Cold water thrown on pool’s grand-reopening

Plans to open the pool early November have been scrapped as more repairs appear necessary.

 

Enumclaw pumpkin carving master David Hauge will be one of the judges for the upcoming Halloween pumpkin carving contest (no pressure). Pictured is the pumpkin he carved in 2019. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Pumpkin carving contest planned for Halloween night

The city of Enumclaw is hosting a pumpkin carving contest for all ages Oct. 31.

Enumclaw pumpkin carving master David Hauge will be one of the judges for the upcoming Halloween pumpkin carving contest (no pressure). Pictured is the pumpkin he carved in 2019. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
The Enumclaw School District remains in Phase 3. Image courtesy ESD

Enumclaw scraps plan to return K-5 students to classrooms

A hybrid learning style was originally supposed to start Monday, Oct. 26.

The Enumclaw School District remains in Phase 3. Image courtesy ESD
Blotter bug

Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Sept. 29 – Oct. 11

Possible teenage car prowler, an assault with a firearm, and someone passed out on the sidewalk.

Blotter bug
Sara Stratton is the new executive director of the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation picks new director

Sara Stratton has years of experience helping other nonprofits with their events, as well as having started her own, before joining RFWF.

Sara Stratton is the new executive director of the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Enumclaw's empty Expo Center has seen a large financial loss. Courtesy photo

Enumclaw council hears of tough financial times at Expo Center

Director Rene Popke has estimated the Expo could see a net loss of $700,000 by the end of the year.

Enumclaw's empty Expo Center has seen a large financial loss. Courtesy photo
$100,000 was recently given to two dozen local businesses for COVID-19 relief. Image courtesy the city of Enumclaw

Two dozen businesses receive Enumclaw CARES Act business grant funds

About $100,000 was recently given to local businesses.

$100,000 was recently given to two dozen local businesses for COVID-19 relief. Image courtesy the city of Enumclaw
Allen Mullins, a.k.a. Captain America, stands outside the Blazing Glory coffee house off SR 410 with barista Roslyn before he took off to Yakima. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Captain America departs Enumclaw

Allen Mullins travels the country supporting first responders, firefighters, and anyone who needs a leg up.

Allen Mullins, a.k.a. Captain America, stands outside the Blazing Glory coffee house off SR 410 with barista Roslyn before he took off to Yakima. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Blotter bug

Enumclaw, Black Diamond police blotter | Sept. 21 – Oct. 1

Political signs removed, burglary suspect arrested, and a person carrying a large knife.

Blotter bug
Mail Express was fined $7,500 by L&I. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Local business fined by LI for failing to wear, enforce masks

The Mail Express Business Center was fined $7,500, the most of 11 businesses.

Mail Express was fined $7,500 by L&I. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Thomasson Family Farm is alive with family-fun activities, from picking out pumpkins for Halloween to visiting the farm animals and the themed corn maze. Pictured is Olive Alvis practicing her milking skills on "Squirty Gierty"; Wilder Ramos in the pumpkin patch; and Cooper Jones on the zip line. Photos by Ray Miller-Still

Maris, Thomasson farms offer autumn activities

Whether you want family friendly fun or some scary fare, these local farms have it all.

Thomasson Family Farm is alive with family-fun activities, from picking out pumpkins for Halloween to visiting the farm animals and the themed corn maze. Pictured is Olive Alvis practicing her milking skills on "Squirty Gierty"; Wilder Ramos in the pumpkin patch; and Cooper Jones on the zip line. Photos by Ray Miller-Still
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Dissatisfied residents hold signs in protest of comprehensive sex education mandate earlier this year.

Sex education in schools: What Referendum 90 is and what it isn’t

The referendum, if approved by voters this November, is unlikely to affect the Enumclaw School District much, school officials have said.

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Dissatisfied residents hold signs in protest of comprehensive sex education mandate earlier this year.
Francisco Pons cycled for 24 hours straight last year for his 56th birthday and raised money for the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. This year, his 24-hour marathon will be raising money for the local non-profit Cancer Cartel. Submitted photo

Local gym hosts second 24-hour biking marathon for charity

Francisco Pons will be cycling nonstop from Friday, Oct. 9, to Saturday, Oct. 10.

Francisco Pons cycled for 24 hours straight last year for his 56th birthday and raised money for the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. This year, his 24-hour marathon will be raising money for the local non-profit Cancer Cartel. Submitted photo
Pictured is Robin Hones of Cascadia Greens and Tanya Wilbanks from The Baker's Cookie, based in Buckley. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

REKO market open through Thanksgiving holiday

The no-contact alternative to farmer’s markets will continue to operate out of Fantello Creamery in Enumclaw.

Pictured is Robin Hones of Cascadia Greens and Tanya Wilbanks from The Baker's Cookie, based in Buckley. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Volunteers organized to tie up corn stalks to street lights at the end of September in preparation for the Friday Night Market. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Enumclaw organizing Friday Night Markets this month

The first market will be on Oct. 9 at the corner of Cole St. and Myrtle Ave.

Volunteers organized to tie up corn stalks to street lights at the end of September in preparation for the Friday Night Market. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Darrel N. Winston was charged with lying to investigators on Aug. 18.

Renton man involved in Drainage District 5 scam pleads guilty

Darrell N. Winston allegedly helped Allan and Joann Thomas try to conceal about $54,000 that was supposed to go to drainage ditch maintenance, but went to the Thomas’ personal use instead.

Darrel N. Winston was charged with lying to investigators on Aug. 18.
KC Assessors

Enumclaw to be visited by county assessors | Enumclaw police department

King County assessors canvas the entire county every six years - it’s now Enumclaw’s turn.

KC Assessors

Pool remains closed with potential November grand re-opening

Repairing the pool deck and the plaster lining took a little longer than expected.

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