Tavern block development remains on hold

The impression developers and city officials give is of downtown development projects ready to roll, but they sprinkle it with mounting frustration at projects so intertwined that one can’t start until the other does.

City to conduct water testing

The City of Auburn Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants to test the water distribution system for approximately three weeks.

  • Jun 2, 2008

City clears way for supportive housing

Faith Richie, executive director of Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation, hopes to have the first local homeless in supportive housing by 2010.

Grease fire damages kitchen

A grease fire damaged the kitchen and living room at 3132 1/2 Academy Drive Southeast in Auburn on

  • Jun 2, 2008

Pitch, Hit & Run set for Game Farm Park

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation is holding the annual Pitch, Hit & Run baseball skills competition at 10 a.m. Saturday at Game Farm Park.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Holman earns award for excellence

Arlista Holman

  • Jun 2, 2008

Students of the month


  • Jun 2, 2008

Laying foundation for others Patriarch

Laying foundation for others Patriarch, pioneer Hughes showed the way for other chiropractors. Awell-preserved dollar bill earned from his first patient 60 years ago remains framed and hung on the office wall.

City Hall expands hours

The City of Auburn recently announced newly extended hours at City Hall to better serve its customers. City Hall, located at 25 West Main St., is now open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Jun 2, 2008


Mountain View Cemetery has scheduled a weekend marker cleanup opportunity from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today to assist families in the care and cleanup of their markers at the cemetery in preparation for the annual Memorial Day ceremony. The remembrance will be held May 26 at 10 a.m. While the marker is considered private property and the normal care and maintenance of it is the responsibility of the respective family, cemetery staff will be on hand to assist. For more information, call 253-931-3028 or visit

  • Jun 2, 2008

Auburn fifth-grader inducted into Safety Patrol Hall of Fame

Kaelin Cooley, a fifth-grade student at Washington Elementary School, was selected by AAA Washington as one of 10 outstanding school safety patrol members from schools throughout the state.

  • Jun 2, 2008

City officials to unveil community center plans

It is time for the City of Auburn to pull back the curtains on plans for a community center in the Les Gove campus so residents can see and comment on it.

Police blotter

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service between April 30 and April 27:

  • Jun 2, 2008

Fire, rescue blotter

Personnel from the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 168 calls for service between April 20 and April 16,

  • Jun 2, 2008

Flag pole transfer ceremony is today

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1741 and American Legion Post 78 – in conjunction with the City of Auburn – is conducting a flag pole transfer ceremony at 10 a.m. today at the new Veterans Building in Auburn Memorial Park, 411 E St. NE.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Relief Society Organization provides aid to local charities

The Relief Society Organization of the Auburn Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints – under the direction of president Karen Little – recently gathered and provided supplies to two local charities.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Grad, Johnson named to new positions in district

Dennis Grad, currently the principal at Cascade Middle School, was appointed the Auburn School District’s director of transportation.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Business briefs

• Coffee Paradise: Now open

  • Jun 2, 2008