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Single car crash claims two lives Friday evening

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Vehicle left the road at a high rate of speed, hitting fence posts and a tree

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Weather The forecast for today, Wednesday, calls for partly sunny skies with a high near 43 and low of 37. Rain is likely on Thursday, with highs of 45 and lows of 37. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are forecast to be cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs will remain near 45 and lows will hover near 40.

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The Enumclaw holiday parade rolls through town Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and marchVery Merry ing bands from White River, Sumner and Enumclaw high schools. Everyone cheerfully braved freezing Parade temperatures to celebrate the season. Photos by Kevin Hanson

Semanski Street to get a half-million dollar facelift By Kevin Hanson Senior Writer

The city of Enumclaw has received more than a half-million dollars that will be used during the coming year to provide Semanski Street motorists with a much smoother ride. City Administrator Chris Searcy announced the news during the

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A Friday evening crash near Enumclaw took the lives of two young men. According to the King County Sheriff’s Office the single-vehicle crash occurred at about 8:30 p.m. on Southeast 432 and 284th Avenue Southeast, known also as the pickle factory road. Driving the 2001 Volkswagen GTI was 19-year-old Justin Glasco. His 20-year-old passenger was Alfredo Gonzalez. Both were from Enumclaw and died as a result of the accident. According to the sheriff’s office report, both were wearing seat belts and speed was a factor in the crash. The sheriff’s office reported there was no ice on the road at the time of the incident. At the scene of the crash it appeared the vehicle left the road, hit a fence line and crashed into a large tree in the front yard of a home. The sheriff’s office reported no further investigation of the crash is being conducted.

budget to satisfy the TIB requirement. The grant money will pay for an overlay of new pavement on Semanski Street from Griffin Avenue south to Elmont Avenue. While he was discussing cash coming the city’s way, Search noted Nov. 25 meeting of the City the city has also been awarded Council. The state’s Transpora Community Development tation Improvement Board street Block Grant in the sum of has awarded the city a $97,000. The money will $507,000 grant, Searcy said, be used in 2014 to provide to be used solely for work upgrades at McFarland Park. on Semanski. Specifically, the city plans to The only catch is the city refurbish sidewalks and pathways must provide $90,000 in matchin and around the park and take ing funds. Searcy noted there is care of some “hazard trees” that are $105,000 set aside in next year’s

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becoming a nuisance or a safety hazard. Later in the meeting of the 25th, the council signed off on a project completed this year with TIB money that was originally issued in July 2012. The money was for sidewalk and paving improvements; the work began in July of this year and was completed in November. A bid in the amount of nearly $658,000 was accepted so Hoffman Construction could improve sidewalks on Semanski Street, do pavement overlays on 244th Avenue Southeast and Battersby Avenue and improve both Kibler Avenue and Bailey Street.

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Enumclaw Courier-Herald, December 11, 2013