Mark Klaas

Fans hoist and carry Cole Buchanan off the floor after the Auburn Mountainview basketball team manager got a long-awaited chance to play in a game Friday night. Buchanan entered the game in the final minute and shot a pair of free throws in the Lions' win against Enumclaw.

Ride of a lifetime for Cole

As precious seconds ticked off the clock, the crowd took up a loud chant.

Fans hoist and carry Cole Buchanan off the floor after the Auburn Mountainview basketball team manager got a long-awaited chance to play in a game Friday night. Buchanan entered the game in the final minute and shot a pair of free throws in the Lions' win against Enumclaw.
Auburn’s Chris Little overcame homelessness and family hardship to graduate from high school and college. He plans to apply to medical school.

Finding help and means to a promising new life | AYR benefit breakfast

A troubled teen, Chris Little was living without hope.

Auburn’s Chris Little overcame homelessness and family hardship to graduate from high school and college. He plans to apply to medical school.
Jim Webb is all smiles at his 90th birthday party.

Webb turns 90, looks back at his ‘good life’

Jim Webb says he has no secret to longevity, only the overwhelming support of a large family and many friends.

Jim Webb is all smiles at his 90th birthday party.
Grammy-nominated guest conductor Alastair Willis

Guest conductor, composer join ASO for tribute concerts

Both have Northwest connections and worldwide reach. Both are humble, passionate professionals who enjoy sharing remarkable music.

Grammy-nominated guest conductor Alastair Willis
Jaclyn Seifert (Miss Auburn's Outstanding Teen)

Werden, Seifert capture Auburn crowns at scholarship program | SLIDESHOW

Basking in the glow of a crowning achievement, Cami Werden and Jaclyn Seifert embraced under the bright lights of center stage.

Jaclyn Seifert (Miss Auburn's Outstanding Teen)
Auburn's Don Stevenson hugs a friend during his 80th birthday party Monday. The marathon walker plans to cover 1

At 80, Stevenson plans to cover 1,000 miles for PHA

Amid cupcakes, coffee and conversation, Don Stevenson turned 80 on Monday and used the occasion to launch his latest charity jaunt – a 1,000-mile benefit and awareness walk for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

Auburn's Don Stevenson hugs a friend during his 80th birthday party Monday. The marathon walker plans to cover 1
Auburn’s Emily Dunham works with plastic surgeon Dr. Tertius Venter

Lending a skillful hand: Auburn surgical nurse volunteers her time aboard floating hospital

Emily Dunham finds comfort and completion in a workplace without parallel — the operating room.

Auburn’s Emily Dunham works with plastic surgeon Dr. Tertius Venter
Trung Pham’s ‘Chair 1’

Priest, teacher and artist shape winning entry

Art soothes the soul, symbolizes power and struggle, and calls for social change.

Trung Pham’s ‘Chair 1’
Pacific Municipal Court Judge Stephen Rochon swears in Pacific Mayor Leanne Guier during a ceremony at City Hall on Monday.

Guier honored to begin full term as Pacific mayor

As far as Leanne Guier is concerned, the job is never finished. The Pacific mayor has so much to do in her first official, full four-year term in office.

Pacific Municipal Court Judge Stephen Rochon swears in Pacific Mayor Leanne Guier during a ceremony at City Hall on Monday.
Katie Garberding

USO toy and food drive to help military families; donate today

Katie Garberding, Pacific City Councilmember and USO Northwest volunteer, has helped organize a local toy and food drive to support military families this holiday season.

Katie Garberding
The Outlet Collection presents Valley Christian School with a $10

Valley Christian School comes up with big prize

A small school continues to do big things. Auburn's Valley Christian School is an Earning for Learning champion, the seventh time it has captured the fundraising competition.

The Outlet Collection presents Valley Christian School with a $10
Glody Divava

Young Americans: 29 local people from 17 countries naturalized in ceremony

Syveste and Glody Divava couldn't hide their smiles on Monday.

Glody Divava
Ruth Neil Stover has more than 30 years in the health and fitness industry. Her business

Stover finds her niche running a successful downtown Pilates studio

Advances in health and fitness keep Ruth Neil Stover literally on her toes.

Ruth Neil Stover has more than 30 years in the health and fitness industry. Her business
Brian Cladoosby

Native American leaders, guests gather at conference | SLIDESHOW

Raised on a reservation, Brian Cladoosby was exposed to drugs and alcohol at a young age.

Brian Cladoosby
Sylvia Fuerstenberg

New leader, new direction for AYR: Meet Sylvia Fuerstenberg

From the classroom to the outdoors, from inner-cities to suburban communities, Sylvia Fuerstenberg has found purpose and growth working with youth and family.

Sylvia Fuerstenberg
Proud and true: Nick Degidio

Show of pride, honor and heritage: Sons of Italy makes impact in community

One day each November, Auburn's Main Street shapeshifts into a sea of military might, a mile-long parade honoring veterans of all stripes, a spirited 2½-hour march bursting with music, flags, salutes, tears and applause.

Proud and true: Nick Degidio
Busy at work: For seven years

Program puts special people to work; Trillium excels helping others

She's a bundle of energy on a mission to deliver drinks, clear tables and clean windows.

Busy at work: For seven years
Wayne Osborne

Amended ordinance means shorter stay for RV dwellers

Recreation vehicle dwellers: visit, but don't stay long. That's the message City officials are delivering as they continue to reshape regulations affecting how many days people who live in RVs may stay in a neighborhood.

Wayne Osborne
The Phoenix Rising project will provide 24 single-resident-occupancy units for homeless young adults.

Valley Cities’ Phoenix Rising project nears completion

Valley Cities, an Auburn community behavioral health center, is spreading its wings with the Phoenix Rising project.

The Phoenix Rising project will provide 24 single-resident-occupancy units for homeless young adults.
Auburn Mountainview’s Bitner Wilson breaks away for a touchdown during the Lions’ 42-30 win last Friday against Auburn in a South Puget Sound League 3A football game at Auburn Memorial Stadium.

Lions take city crown, improve playoff prospects | SPSL 3A football

Winning in your own back yard against rugged rivals is important to Jared Gervais and his football team.

Auburn Mountainview’s Bitner Wilson breaks away for a touchdown during the Lions’ 42-30 win last Friday against Auburn in a South Puget Sound League 3A football game at Auburn Memorial Stadium.