Enumclaw

Enumclaw’s June 22 council meeting to be held virtually

Gov. Inslee extended his OPMA proclamation through June 17, allowing cities to continue meeting over the internet.

Enumclaw High’s graduating class of 2020 was honored with a parade and concert Monday afternoon at the Expo Center. The event was put together in a week, following a phone call from country artist Drew Baldridge. More than 200 vehicles gathered on the midway, filled with grads, family and friends. After Baldridge performed three songs, the crowd was led from the Expo Center by grad Cooper Hanson in a John Deere tractor. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Special events highlight EHS Class of 2020

Hornets had an afternoon graduation parade and concert at the Enumclaw Expo Center, followed by an evening program aired on ECTV.

Enumclaw High’s graduating class of 2020 was honored with a parade and concert Monday afternoon at the Expo Center. The event was put together in a week, following a phone call from country artist Drew Baldridge. More than 200 vehicles gathered on the midway, filled with grads, family and friends. After Baldridge performed three songs, the crowd was led from the Expo Center by grad Cooper Hanson in a John Deere tractor. Photo by Kevin Hanson
Photo by Ray Miller-Still 
                                Laney Johnson, a Thunder Mountain Middle School student, drops off a basket for book donations at The Sequel. She hopes that if the drive brings in more than 500 books for local elementary schools, that the additional books can be donated to the two local middle schools.

Locals aim to make ‘lasting change’ in schools through BIPOC book drive

The goal is to collect 500 children’s books featuring characters of color.

Photo by Ray Miller-Still 
                                Laney Johnson, a Thunder Mountain Middle School student, drops off a basket for book donations at The Sequel. She hopes that if the drive brings in more than 500 books for local elementary schools, that the additional books can be donated to the two local middle schools.

Plans for 102 home sites OK’d by Enumclaw Council

The council approved Phase 5 of the Suntop development and a preliminary plat for the new Hazel Estates.

Enumclaw’s first-quarter finances OK, but tough times still remain

Some of the city’s revenues were “significantly affected by the pandemic”, while others remained “somewhat neutral.”

KCLS to start curbside services in Enumclaw come Phase 2

More services will be available as King County moves into further phases.

Bloodworks Northwest to set up Black Diamond pop-up donation

Blood will be collected June 29 and 30, as well as July 1, 8, and 9.

Expo Center offering drive-in movies

Tickets are pre-sale only, and a maximum of 300 cars are allowed at each show.

Outdoor dining encouraged in downtown Enumclaw

Additionally, the local Chamber of Commerce is planning an Independence Day “parade-in-place.”

Plateau protests, demonstrations continue

A local councilmember organized a Peace Cruise, while young adults held a BLM protest and others showed their support for local police.

Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Plateau protestors: ‘Black Lives Matter’

Hundreds of locals showed up to demonstrate against systematic racism and police brutality. Here are some photos from the events.

Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Moving Vietnam War Memorial rescheduled to 2021

Organizers said hosting it admin a pandemic was just “not feasible.”

New superintendent chosen to lead Enumclaw School District

Dr. Shaun Carey hails from the Franklin Pierce school system.

Districts changing summer nutrition programs, making food available to more kids

Enumclaw is expanding to four new locations for food pickups, and White River is adding a second.

Enumclaw High students earn state FFA honors

Together, these eight students have completed a combined 2,880 hours of classroom instruction and 2,400 hours of work on their Supervised Agricultural Experience projects.

Local residents — including police chief — targeted by unemployment fraud schemes

A total of 60 cases of fraud targeting city officials have been reported.

DOH to Enumclaw: We are ‘committed’ to a county-by-county approach

COVID-19 activity in Enumclaw is low, but the state wants whole counties to move forward through Gov. Inslee’s reopening plan.

Native EHS students graduate with help from alternative credit program

The program allows for cultural events — like the annual Canoe Journey — to count toward core school credit.

Local state rep. files lawsuit over Inslee’s emergency

Rep. Morgan Irwin of the 31st District was one of a few republicans signing onto this suit, alleging the state has violated Constitutional rights of citizens.

Road improvement projects under way in Enumclaw, Buckley

A silver lining on the pandemic is that roads are clear to start construction projects faster than originally planned.

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