Robert Whale

City awards contract for street preservation

ICON Materials gets $2.1 million nod to rework 15th Street NE-NW

Rebuild? Demolish? Owner of fire-damaged Heritage Building weighs her options

Downtown structure can be partially salvaged at a big cost

City to make it easier to fill seats on volunteer boards, commissions

Commissions and boards the city has aplenty, among them the Arts Commission, a Transportation Advisory Board and an Airport Advisory Committee. Of course, the City… Continue reading

Trash talk in Auburn

As contract with Waste Management nears its end, city to put out request for proposals from local haulers

Utility rate study, possible hikes mulled

In 2017, the FCS Group entered into a contract with the City of Auburn, obligating the company to complete a water, sewer, and stormwater rate… Continue reading

Housing in Auburn is one area City officials are assessing as the community looks to the future. FILE PHOTO

Incentives: Which are a good fit for Auburn?

City looking at economic development ideas that may benefit community

Housing in Auburn is one area City officials are assessing as the community looks to the future. FILE PHOTO

City: Too many problems with warranty program plan

In March, city leaders peppered representatives of Utility Service Partners with a lot of questions while the firm was presenting its proposed Service Line Warranty… Continue reading

Utilities fix moves ahead

Some are too small, some are falling apart, and they all need work. In May, the City of Auburn expects Rodarte Construction, Inc., to begin… Continue reading

Kids are in ‘Beast’ mode

Lakeland Hills Elementary to stage classic tale ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The historic Auburn Avenue Theater hosts a full entertainment lineup throughout the year. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

In city’s mind, the show must go on

Auburn operates theater at a loss, but City leaders say the downtown benefits by having it there

The historic Auburn Avenue Theater hosts a full entertainment lineup throughout the year. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Making emotional music

Auburn girl goes to Abbey Road Studios, records first album

City attorney plans June retirement

Extension career includes 16 years in Auburn

Parliamentarian schools City Council on how to be a civil council

Inviting professional, registered parliamentarian Ann Macfarlane in to speak to the Auburn City Council about her area of expertise, Robert’s Rules of Order, and how… Continue reading

Auburn Police seek public’s help to find hit-and-run driver who injured Auburn woman

For more than 50 days, Connie Braswell, 53, has fought to recover from injuries inflicted on her by a hit-and-run driver on A Street Southeast,… Continue reading

Wales apologizes for obscene remark

City Council looks to move ahead

Independent senior apartment project opposite City Hall moving along development process

The Morgan Design Group has yet to apply for building permits as the project it is shepherding for the Pacific Northern Construction Company of Seattle… Continue reading

City to surplus two properties seized from Auburn marijuana-grow operation

Last September the Auburn Police Department busted several people who were conducting illegal marijuana grow operations in Auburn homes. As state law allows, on Jan.… Continue reading

Big, great deal for a small town

Twelve years in the making, Algona’s new City Hall is a dream come true for mayor, city administrator

City to settle Wales’ matter on Monday

Deputy Mayor Bob Baggett called for a closed-door, executive session at the end of Monday night’s study session to settle the matter of what to… Continue reading