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Helen S. Smith Gallery presents ‘Art of the Quarantine’

The Helen S. Smith Gallery website at Green River College has partnered with a Vancouver, Washington, gallery to show works of art the latter had… Continue reading

 

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Team investigates fatal Auburn police shooting

An Auburn police officer shot and killed Nicholas Ellingson on Dec. 17 when, according to police, Ellingson, who had a warrant out for his arrest,… Continue reading

 

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Time runs out on Jan. 10 to see online art exhibit at Helen S. Smith Gallery

One more call to catch Curated Moments, an exhibition of the work of the artists in Green River College’s visual arts portfolio class before the… Continue reading

 

An Auburn man and his two sons escaped this early-morning fire on Jan. 1, thanks to working smoke alarms. Photo courtesy of Valley Regional Fire Authority.

Smoke alarms alert local families of early morning fires

The residents of two homes, one in Auburn, the second in Algona, escaped with their lives from fires within hours of the dawn of the… Continue reading

An Auburn man and his two sons escaped this early-morning fire on Jan. 1, thanks to working smoke alarms. Photo courtesy of Valley Regional Fire Authority.
Former Auburn Fire Chief Steve Shropshire passed away Dec. 20 at his home in Auburn. Merry Shropshire, courtesy photo.

Former Auburn Fire Chief Steve Shropshire dies

Retired Auburn Fire Chief and retired King County Fire District 44 Commissioner Steve Shropshire was a giant in the development of fire service programs and… Continue reading

Former Auburn Fire Chief Steve Shropshire passed away Dec. 20 at his home in Auburn. Merry Shropshire, courtesy photo.
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Thanksgiving cherry pie request makes Auburn family $1 million richer

Scratch the pumpkin pie, Liz’s brother told her. Cherry pie was what he wanted for Thanksgiving. Without that special request from far-off Alaska, said Liz,… Continue reading

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Wesley Schulz, music director and conductor, Auburn Symphony Orchestra.
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Auburn Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Home for the Holidays’ through Jan. 3

There’s still time to make it “Home for the Holidays.” A free evening of holiday musical favorites and storytelling can be brought right into your… Continue reading

Wesley Schulz, music director and conductor, Auburn Symphony Orchestra.
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Auburn Councilmember Robyn Mulenga. Courtesy photo, City of Auburn

County council appoints Robyn Mulenga and two others to county boards

On Dec. 9, the King County Council unanimously approved the appointment of three South King County residents to county boards, with Auburn City Councilmember Robyn… Continue reading

Auburn Councilmember Robyn Mulenga. Courtesy photo, City of Auburn
Skookumchuck Wind Facility. Courtesy photo

Largest Western Washington wind project is fully operational

Puget Sound Energy’s Green Direct governmental and commercial customers are now receiving renewable energy from the largest Western Washington wind project, Skookumchuck Wind Facility. The… Continue reading

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Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo

Free Park Days in 2021 start in January

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to… Continue reading

Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo

Evergreen City Ballet streams ‘Nutcracker Suites’

Between Dec. 11 and Dec. 31, the Evergreen City Ballet reimagines the Nutcracker experience with an exciting at-home, docu-dance film, “Nutcracker Suites,” which explores the… Continue reading

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Captain Norm Golden has resigned from the Valley Regional Fire Department to accept a position with the Tukwila Fire Department.

VRFA Captain Norm Golden takes position with Tukwila FD

After 28 years serving the communities of Algona, Auburn and Pacific, Valley Regional Fire Authority Captain Norm Golden has resigned to become deputy chief of… Continue reading

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Captain Norm Golden has resigned from the Valley Regional Fire Department to accept a position with the Tukwila Fire Department.
King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County Council passes $12.59 billion biennial budget

King County Council on Nov. 17 passed a $12.59 billion biennial budget for 2021-2022, providing funding for anti-racist programs, transformation of the criminal legal system,… Continue reading

King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

Positive COVID tests at Auburn hospital

Auburn Multicare Medical Center last week reported at least five employees and eight patients had tested positive for the coronavirus in the wake of an… Continue reading

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Emerald Downs had an average daily handle of $1.79 million during a shortened 2020 season that concluded Oct. 29. The average daily handle last season was $1.1 million. Fans were not allowed at the races, including during this photo from opening day.

Emerald Downs concludes season with daily wagering up 61% over last year

Off-track fans bet average of $1.79 million per day during 38-day session

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Emerald Downs had an average daily handle of $1.79 million during a shortened 2020 season that concluded Oct. 29. The average daily handle last season was $1.1 million. Fans were not allowed at the races, including during this photo from opening day.
Auburn hosts a Veterans Day parade every year. File photo

Veterans Day events and activities Nov. 7-11 in Auburn

The Veterans Day National Committee and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have designated Auburn as a regional site for the celebration of Veterans Day… Continue reading

Auburn hosts a Veterans Day parade every year. File photo
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State Route 410 east of Enumclaw reopened to regular traffic on Nov. 2 after repairs following the Fire Fire in September.

SR 410 east of Enumclaw reopens following repairs

Two-way traffic again after damage from September wildfire

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State Route 410 east of Enumclaw reopened to regular traffic on Nov. 2 after repairs following the Fire Fire in September.
Dominica Myers

King County Library System hires director of diversity, equity and inclusion

Dominica Myers oversaw racial equity and social impact initiatives with Seattle Opera

Dominica Myers
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Latest COVID numbers for Auburn and King County

As of Oct. 6, this is where the city of Auburn stood with respect to King County in COVID-19 statistics, according to the King County… Continue reading

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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Updated COVID-19 stats for Auburn and King County

As of Sept. 29, this is where the city of Auburn stood with respect to King County in COVID-19 statistics, according to the King County… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)