Robert Whale

City ready to roll with street cleanup

Many streets within the City of Auburn could use litter pick up and a little tender loving care. This summer the city plans to start two programs to match streets with the people who love them.

Albert Allen and his daughter Brooke

Catching fish, fun at Mill Pond

“Fishies, fishies, eat the worm,” 3-year-old Kaden Parker squealed as he dropped his Scoobie Doo fishing pole into the dusky waters of Mill Pond.

Albert Allen and his daughter Brooke
Officials investigate the scene after an Amtrak passenger train struck and killed a 50-year-old Auburn man Wednesday.

Auburn man struck, killed by train

An Amtrak passenger train struck and killed a 50-year-old Auburn man shortly after noon Wednesday as he was walking along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks between the 1200 and 1400 blocks of C Street Northwest.

Officials investigate the scene after an Amtrak passenger train struck and killed a 50-year-old Auburn man Wednesday.
Despite a recurrence of cancer

Fighting back against cancer

On Saturday, Kay Dee Roehl celebrated what she called “my 45th trip around the sun.”

Despite a recurrence of cancer
Completing her degree aboard a carrier
Completing her degree aboard a carrier
An artist’s conception of Auburn Regional Medical Center’s parking garage as seen from the east. Plans are subject to change.

Hospital ready to roll on parking garage

Mayor Pete Lewis had kept the smile in wait for three years, but he wore it Tuesday after Auburn Regional Medical Center informed him of its plans to start work on its parking garage north of City Hall this summer.

An artist’s conception of Auburn Regional Medical Center’s parking garage as seen from the east. Plans are subject to change.
BLRB Architects/Stephanie Bower This architectural illustration shows the proposed 22

Public gets first look at plans for spacious community center

Sixty-five people came to the Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Building on May 7 to look at and listen to city plans for a community center on the south end of Les Gove Park.

BLRB Architects/Stephanie Bower This architectural illustration shows the proposed 22
Ashley Holloway

Walkers pour emotions, support into Relay for Life

Shortly after 6 p.m. last Friday, survivors and caregivers set off on their lap, the first trip around the track of the American Cancer Society’s Auburn Relay for Life at Auburn Memorial Stadium.

Ashley Holloway

Superintendent race down to two

The Auburn School District Board of Directors on Monday received the withdrawal of Dr. Elaine Beraza’s candidacy from consideration for the position of Superintendent of Schools.

Battle over skimpily-clad baristas continues

Pastor Pat O’Leary on Monday urged the Auburn City Council not to adopt a “we’ve-done-all-we-could attitude” about the Cowgirls Espresso stand on A Street Southeast and the scantily-clad baristas serving up the joe.

Jim Westhusing

Making a difference, taking the lead

At 2:30 p.m. on a recent weekday and Rachel Eskesen and Michelle Oliver stood before a group of youngsters in the cafeteria at Olympic Middle School.

Jim Westhusing
Ronnie Roberts

Rising cost of fuel burning everybody

Duanna Richards and members of her family had been planning to take their own cars over the Memorial Day weekend to visit her ailing mother in Oregon, but decided at the last minute to carpool.

Ronnie Roberts

City, Lea Hill residents to gather, discuss transportation, streets

Auburn officials will meet with residents of Lea Hill to talk about transportation and streets at 6 p.m. today in the gymnasium at Hazelwood Elementary School.

Herren is the choice

Auburn School District’s board of directors on Tuesday chose Deputy Superintendent Dr. Dennis “Kip” Herren as the district’s new superintendent, succeeding the retiring Linda Cowan.

Graffiti was found on a building at Game Farm Park.  Faced with a growing problem

City coming to grips with graffiti

Like an evil weed, graffiti keeps returning to H Street Northeast. It creeps up light poles, spreads on fences and buildings, appears wherever spraycan-and-marker-wielding vandals can work their mischief and vanish into shadows.

Graffiti was found on a building at Game Farm Park.  Faced with a growing problem

Class of ’08 making the grade District expects to graduate more seniors in first year of education reform

Some feared that the new academic standards of education reform, which include the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL), would end with fewer seniors graduating.

District selects 6 semifinalists for school’s top job

The Auburn School District Board of Directors last Monday selected six semifinalists to interview for the superintendent vacancy.