Water over some state highways

Most fared well, but Mother Nature's deluge did not spare all state highways.Today coastal areas in Clallam, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties, in addition to… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2008

Auburn calendar of events | Nov. 15

Special EventsAuburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the Web site:’s Big Give: 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 22. Giveaway offers 500 turkeys… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2008

Garden Calendar | Nov. 15

EventsReindeer Festival: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 15-16; also 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 24. Get photos with a tame reindeer, enjoy refreshments, live music,… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2008

‘Soap for Hope’ to assist Auburn Food Bank

AAA Washington is kicking off its new “Soap for Hope” donation drive to collect toiletry items and distribute them to persons in need via local… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2008

Woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges

An 49-year-old Auburn horse rescuer pleaded guilty last Thursday in King County Superior Court to four counts of second-degree animal cruelty.

Benefit set for Nicholas Konkler

A dinner and

  • Nov 12, 2008

Camp Fire USA to hold info night

Families with children 3 years of age and older are invited to join Camp Fire USA at an information gathering from

  • Nov 10, 2008

Top Food & Drug collecting donations for NW Harvest

A food drive for Northwest Harvest will be conducted Nov. 17-23 by 106.1 KISS FM and Top Food & Drug stores throughout Puget Sound.

  • Nov 10, 2008

Burton inducted into DECA shrine

Jim Burton, retired Auburn High School marketing instructor and DECA advisor, recently was inducted into the Washington DECA Hall of Fame at the annual statewide DECA leadership conference.

  • Nov 10, 2008

Sen. Roach calls for more penalties in child abuse cases

State Sen. Pam Roach, Auburn-R, called for additional penalties in the crimes of criminal mistreatment in the first and second degrees.

  • Nov 10, 2008

Fire, rescue blotter

Between Oct. 27 and Nov. 1, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 198 calls for service, among them the following:

  • Nov 10, 2008

Police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service between Nov. 4 and Nov. 8

  • Nov 10, 2008

Haugen headed for trial City Councilwoman charged with obstruction of justice

Auburn City Councilwoman Virginia Haugen’s trial date for obstructing a police investigation is set to begin at 9 a.m. Feb. 20 at Auburn Municipal Court.

  • Nov 10, 2008

Latest class of 14 graduate from CERT course

The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office recently added 14 new members to the area’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), bringing the total number of graduates in the local program to 160.

  • Nov 10, 2008

Reichert wins re-election to Congress

Rep. Dave Reichert has retained his seat in the 8th Congressional District. His opponent, Democrat Darcy Burner, conceded the election Friday night.“It is likely at… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2008

Elections attracts ‘amazing’ turnout

The 2008 general election Nov. 4 in King County is putting up some really big numbers.Turnout could reach about 85 percent of the county’s roughly… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2008

Auburn calendar of events | Nov. 12

Special EventsAuburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the Web site: Breakfast with Santa: 8:30 and 11 a.m. Dec. 13. Presented… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2008

Auburn crushes Auburn RIverside, prepares for Inglemoor

With the South Puget Sound League North Division title already in their pocket, the Auburn Trojans might not have seemed like they had much to prove last Friday against rival Auburn Riverside.

Fairly Spiritual: Dealing with election withdrawals

It’s four days after the big election and I’m still going through campaign withdrawals.I existed so long within the cacophony of election 2008 that it’s… Continue reading