Ray Miller-Still

Free Parks day arriving Sept. 22

Saturday, Sept. 22, marks the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day. Washington State Parks invites the public to visit a state park for free… Continue reading

 

Black Diamond’s Labor Day Parade started rolling down state Route 169 Monday morning, complete with the annual appearance of the River Queen, as well as the Sons of Norway, the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, and more. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Black Diamond Labor Day Parade

Black Diamond’s Labor Day Parade started rolling down state Route 169 Monday morning, complete with the annual appearance of the River Queen, as well as… Continue reading

 

After 20 years, local film hits the big screen

A Buckley resident created a movie in 1998 and the movie is just now coming out in select theaters.

 

Shakespeare and sex jokes, Act II

How exactly did you think he became popular with the masses back in the time of the Plague?

Bonney Lake family raises awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest dangers

A Bonney Lake family is raising awareness of the prevalent dangers of sudden cardiac arrest in the military.

Columnist, AG debate issues of Arlene’s Flowers court case

Columnist Rich Elfers wrote a column about Arlene’s Flowers, the 1st Amendment and equal rights. A few weeks later, Washington State Attorney General Bod Ferguson wrote in, challenging Elfers’ facts and characterizations.

Jam sessions outside the ballroom will be a common sight during the Northwest Western Swing Music Festival, where people can bring their instruments and just join in. Photo by Randy Hill, leader of the western swing band, The Oregon Valley Boys.

Time to Swing it, Western style

The Northwest Western Swing Society is holding its annual music, dance and jam fest for the second time at the Enumclaw Expo Center from Aug. 9 - 12.

Jam sessions outside the ballroom will be a common sight during the Northwest Western Swing Music Festival, where people can bring their instruments and just join in. Photo by Randy Hill, leader of the western swing band, The Oregon Valley Boys.
Marty McFadden wrangled form help from the Enumclaw Church of Latter Day Saints to help him and his family unpack the moving truck, which came all the way from South Jordan, Utah to Black Diamond. Photo by Ray Still

First family officially moves into Ten Trails

It was hard for the McFaddens to find a home, with houses flying off the market within days, even hours. So Marty told his agent to stop looking at what’s already been built, and start searching for what is going to be built, leading him and his family to Black Diamond.

Marty McFadden wrangled form help from the Enumclaw Church of Latter Day Saints to help him and his family unpack the moving truck, which came all the way from South Jordan, Utah to Black Diamond. Photo by Ray Still
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Black Diamond’s Miner’s Day

Miner’s Day is held every summer in Black Diamond to celebrate the city’s mining history.

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Black Diamond Backyard BBQ

Photos by Ray Miller-Still Families from Black Diamond, Enumclaw, and even as far as Renton came down to celebrate the Ten Trails’ first-ever Hometown Social,… Continue reading

Danger of illegal fireworks demonstrated

Every year, thousands of people are injured by fireworks, from the small “triangle crackers” to the commercial-grade arial fireworks, resulting in burns, lacerations, lost limbs and death.

Court resets playing field

For many people in this country — an estimated 10 million that identify as LBGTQ, as well as their countless supporters — the Masterpiece Cakeshop… Continue reading

Runner-up in statewide pageant takes on sexual assault

Chloe Furnstahl will be partnering with the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center to continue talking about her platform.

Raegan Dunn spoke with the Black Diamond City Council during the May 3 meeting, presenting his own version of the “State of the County.” Photo by Ray Still

Black Diamond staff seeks cost of living increases after stagnant decade

For the past 10 years, city employees have received one or two 1 percent COLAs, had three dozen furloughed work days, and had hours or positions cut, increasing their workload.

Raegan Dunn spoke with the Black Diamond City Council during the May 3 meeting, presenting his own version of the “State of the County.” Photo by Ray Still

‘We all know sex offenders’

Revealing the reality of rape and uncovering sexual assault myths

Colin Lund of the developer Oakpointe presented to the Black Diamond City Council last week, letting the council know how the two housing developments in the city are coming along. Lund estimated the first new Black Diamond residents will be moving in soon. Photo by Ray Still

Black Diamond council expansion put on hold

A plan to expand the Black Diamond City Council to seven members has stalled. The idea was first seriously broached by Councilwoman Janie Edelman during… Continue reading

Colin Lund of the developer Oakpointe presented to the Black Diamond City Council last week, letting the council know how the two housing developments in the city are coming along. Lund estimated the first new Black Diamond residents will be moving in soon. Photo by Ray Still
Chris Wisnoski was sworn into his council seat after the Black Diamond City Council unanimously appointed him March 1. Photo by Ray Still

Black Diamond swears in new council member

Chris Wisnoski was nominated and confirmed unanimously to the Position No. 5 council seat.

Chris Wisnoski was sworn into his council seat after the Black Diamond City Council unanimously appointed him March 1. Photo by Ray Still

Black Diamond supports recall as OPMA lawsuit comes to an end

Councilwoman Pat Pepper will most likely be recalled as soon as the February special election is certified Friday, Feb. 23.

Poking dead things with sticks

Geez, it’s dark down here. Oh, and small. They don’t mince words when they call it a “crawl space,” do they? Welp, OK. Let’s go… Continue reading

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State Patrol now ticketing for E-DUIs; insurance premiums may be affected

When the law was passed last year, WSP was just giving warnings. Now, drivers will be pulled over and ticketed with an E-DUI for using electronics behind the wheel.

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