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Enumclaw City Council budget deliberations continue through November

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By Kevin Hanson Senior Writer

If the city’s financial outlook is improving, it’s a handful of outside agencies that may reap the reward. Every November – when the coming year’s budget is subject to public comment and council review – the fiscal fate of several doLiz Reynolds good entities hangs in the balance. This time around, the news looks relatively good for folks who, among other things, operate the local youth center, counsel women in crisis and help the financially needy. The budget process begins with a call for outside agencies to submit funding requests to the city.

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Good times in downtown Enumclaw

Kids, parents and merchants donned their Halloween finest Thursday and turned out in droves for the annual downtown trick-ortreating. KEVIN HANSON, Courier-Herald

Creation Festival exits Expo Center

“We love the Enumclaw Expo Center as a concert venue, but we have seen a growing need to be back in Eastern Washington with its sunny, warm weather....”

By Kevin Hanson

Bill Darpino Creation Festival

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The largest of Enumclaw’s summer festivals is packing up its tent and returning to its eastern Washington roots. Creation Festivals had made the Enumclaw Expo Center its home the past four years, filling the city for four days while attendees attended

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concerts and other activities associated with the nation’s largest Christian festival. While not on the Expo Center grounds, Creation guests bought gas and groceries, sipped lattés and patronized downtown merchants.

The decision by Creation Festivals LLC became public during an Oct. 23 budget meeting of the City Council and was confirmed in a press release issued the following day by City Hall. The announcement that Creation Fest would move to Enumclaw was greeted by great fanfare in November 2009, seen as a much-needed shot in the arm to boost an ailing economy. Creation came for 2010 and remained for three more summers. Most of the attendees camped at the site for the duration of the festival, arriving from throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia. Previously, Creation had made its home for

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The forecast Wednesday call for a 30 percent chance of rain with highs to 51 and lows to 41. Showers continue Thursday and Friday with highs to 49 and lows to 40. Showers are predicted to continue through the weekend with highs to 47 and lows dropping to the mid 30s.

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Enumclaw Courier-Herald, November 06, 2013