Late for work, motorcyclist zips down Highway 18 at speeds up to 140 mph

Late for work and showing no patience for traffic, a 23-year-old Bonney Lake man decided to apply plenty of zip to his high-performance motorcycle Friday… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2008

VRFA supports National Fire Service Seatbelt Safety campaign

Nationally, 12 firefighters lost their lives due to motor vehicle crashes in 2007. In fact, vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of firefighter deaths… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2008

Equine art show set for Emerald Downs

For the ReporterEquine Art 2008, an exhibition and sale of artwork that captures the elements of the horse, horse racing, the horse industry at large,… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2008

Auburn’s Les Gove Park awaits July 4 celebration

Auburn’s Fourth of July Festival – an old-fashioned, hometown celebration featuring a parade, food and games – will unfold next Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE.

  • Jun 27, 2008

Police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service between June 25 and June 18:

  • Jun 27, 2008

Registration open for food academy

Auburn School District invites children entering the fourth and fifth grades to register for the Kids Summer Food Academy, a program designed to teach students about the environment, healthy eating, gardening and more.

  • Jun 27, 2008

Nelson chosen to represent state at Girls Nation

Rebecca Nelson, a junior at Auburn High School, has been selected to represent the state of Washington as a “senator” for the 62nd American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation program on July 19-26 in Washington, D.C.

  • Jun 27, 2008

Now open wide

The SmileMobile paid a visit to see area children at the New Hope Lutheran Church in Pacific this week.

  • Jun 27, 2008

Auburn golfer inducted into Pierce Co. Sports Hall of Fame

He has played some of the world’s greatest courses. Pebble Beach. Shinnecock Hills. St. Andrews. But Doug Campbell’s first touch of golf glory came in his early teens at Linden in Puyallup, where he grew up and went to high school. And earlier this month, that connection yielded a cherished honor for him. The man who is best known around here for his longtime tenure as the head pro at Auburn Golf Course was inducted into the Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Update: VRFA snuffs out apartment complex fire

An alert neighbor spotted smoke coming from the detached laundry office area of an apartment complex in the 800 block of R Street Southeast early… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2008

McGraw, stage crew bounce disorderly fan from Amphitheater

Auburn hit the national stage, thanks to an unruly Tim McGraw fan.McGraw helped members of his stage crew eject the rowdy fan from his Tuesday… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2008

Muckleshoot Library opens to good reviews

Scanning the interior of King County’s newest library, Auburn’s Laura Marshall gave it high marks – plenty of space, scores of computer terminals, eye-catching artwork… Continue reading

‘It’s definitely a win:’ Treatment Release Program a success

Auburn’s Treatment Release Program accounted for 224 combined treatment releases to drug and alcohol treatment and mental health services in all of 2007.

Auburn’s Mattox earns top transportation employee honors

Kim Mattox, a school bus driver for the Auburn School District, was named the Outstanding Transportation Person of the Year from the Washington Association for Pupil Transportation for the ESD 121 Chapter.

  • Jun 25, 2008

Auburn restaurateur fights to keep apartments off adjacent land

Sunbreak Cafe owner Bruce Alverson said the publicly-owned parking lot east of his restaurant and its lovely trees were what prompted him to buy his property and build his restaurant at First and A streets Southwest in the first place. Now both the parking lot he relies on and the trees, especially a 100-year-old oak, could be lost to an apartment building a private development company may one day build on that lot.

Caregiver charged with rape

A caregiver was charged Tuesday, June 24, with rape in the second degree for raping and impregnating a severely developmentally disabled woman at an assisted… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2008

World’s largest grill will make stop at Emerald Downs

For the ReporterThe Johnsonville Big Taste Grill is no ordinary backyard barbecue.The world’s largest touring grill will be at Emerald Downs in Auburn from 4… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2008

Free Shades of Summer outdoor concerts return to Auburn on new day

Auburn’s popular Shades of Summer Concert series returns on Wednesday evenings at the Len Chapman Amphitheater at Game Farm Park, located at 3030 R St. SE. The series kicks off July 9.

  • Jun 24, 2008

Once a girlfriend, always a girlfriend

Many residents at Arbor Village Assisted Living in Kent look forward to Wednesdays like nine-to-fivers look forward to weekends.

  • Jun 24, 2008

Terrific trio shows way in Auburn schools

The Auburn School District Board of Directors recognized the 2008 Teachers of the Year. A high school, middle school and elementary school teacher were selected.

  • Jun 24, 2008