Update: Crews douse residential fire next to Auburn oil company

A two-alarm fire destroyed a house and damaged two other buildings and an empty tanker truck at a fuel company in Auburn.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Woman kills self by driving off Auburn ravine

A woman died Friday morning in a one-vehicle accident after deliberately driving her car off the road into steep ravine in the 2000 block of Mountain View Drive. Auburn Police identified the woman as Sharon Parsley, 38, of Federal Way.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Strange odor goes unidentified | Auburn Fire & Rescue Blotter

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to a total of 223 calls between June 23 and June 29, including the following:

  • Jul 9, 2008

Emerald Downs hosts Johnsonvile Big Taste Grill

The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill is no ordinary backyard barbecue. The world’s largest touring grill invaded Emerald Downs to feed hungry customers last Thursday and throughout the Fourth of July celebration at the Auburn oval.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Auburn’s Chinook Elementary gets $250K for reading program

Chinook Elementary School was awarded $257,375 for the 2008-10 school years to continue the Reading First program, a federal initiative authorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

  • Jul 9, 2008

New Auburn Superintendent to speak at GriefWorks fund-raiser

Dr. Kip Herren, the new Auburn School District superintendent, will be the special guest speaker at the GriefWorks’ annual fund-raising breakfast on Oct. 17.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Update: Train strikes, kills man in act of suicide

A 40-year-old Auburn man was struck and killed by an Amtrak passenger train Monday afternoon on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks at 3700… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2008

Auburn emergency workers enjoy tame Fourth

Every year there’s a little less boom and flash, sparkle and burn in Auburn’s Fourth of July. Between rainfall and humidity in the days leading up to the big night, police patrols, cooperation from the Muckleshoot Tribe and the Valley Regional Fire Authority’s public education efforts, this July 4 was relatively quiet.

Rally for Olympian Roach set for July 18

Supporters are hosting a community event Friday, July 18, in Sumner to send local Olympian competitor Melanie Roach to Beijing, China. The event will feature… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2008

Burner regroups after fire takes her home

It was supposed to be Darcy Burner’s day for rest and relaxation.Instead, it was a day of devastation and near death, caused by a “faulty… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2008

Kukors reaches third final of the Olympic Trials

University of Washington sophomore Ariana Kukors continued to show why she’s one of the top all-around swimmers in the country Thursday, advancing to her third… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2008

Bridge over Green River on 169 opens to limited traffic

Working around the clock, crews from WSDOT contractor DBM completed emergency repair work on the south end of the Kummer bridge near Black Diamond before the July Fourth holiday.

  • Jul 4, 2008

Police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service between July 1 and June 29:

  • Jul 4, 2008

Donation keeps K-9 unit going in Black Diamond

The Black Diamond Police Department’s K-9 unit can continue, thanks to a donation of $3,000 from Wal-Mart.

  • Jul 4, 2008

Bonney Lake man sentenced for illegal currency transactions

Scott Haymond, 43, of Bonney Lake, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to six months of home detention, three years of probation and a $5,000 fine for structuring currency transactions.

  • Jul 4, 2008

Logjam hazard threatens users of Green River

If high-water flows and extremely cold water haven’t proved deadly enough this year, another hazard is threatening users of the Green River.

  • Jul 4, 2008

Survey: Residents generally pleased with quality of life

Auburnites like how they are living these days.

  • Jul 4, 2008

Vehicle goes over embankment, down steep ravine; VRFA rescues occupant

A vehicle apparently ran off Mountain View Drive on Friday morning, closing the road to allow emergency units to rescue the occupant.The Valley Regional Fire… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2008