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Weather The forecast for today, Wednesday, calls for showers and a high near 46 and wind gusts to 33 mph. The overnight low is predicted to be 39. Thursday should bring rain and a high of 47 and lows of 39. Friday through Sunday rain is forecast with a high to 46 and a low to 38.

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Friends gather at Super game By Kevin Hanson Senior Writer

Seven Enumclaw High graduates, separated by thousands of miles, gathered together at one of the world’s biggest stages – the Super Bowl. Part of it was planned, some entirely random. And it took a couple of carefully crafted family connections to make it all come together. The tale begins with Enumclaw residents Bret Hoffman and Eric Bell, friends since middle school and avid fans of the Seattle Seahawks. As season ticket holders, they were hoping to head to Super Bowl XLVIII, where the Seahawks went on to demolish the Denver Broncos. Missing out on an opportunity to purchase tickets, they turned to Bret’s grandfather, whose godson is a sports agent, representing numerous National Football League

players. Among his clients is a member of the San Francisco 49ers, who gave his two tickets to the big game to the Enumclaw duo, gaining fans for life. Bret’s mother, Barbara, knows someone who works for the NFL, and that contact paid dividends when 300 level seats were upgraded. With tickets in hand, Bret and Eric (both EHS class of 2003) made plans for New York, arranging to stay with friend and EHS alum Robert Beal (also 2003), who works in the financial industry and lives in Manhattan. A reunion of sorts was planned, as EHS alums Daren Bell and Ryan Beal (both 2001) also made plans to fly to the Big Apple – Daren from his home in Chicago and Ryan from Denmark, where he’s now living. The three without game tickets soon remedied that situation and all five headed to MetLife Stadium in

Enumclaw friends gathered at MetLife Stadium following the Super Bowl. In front, from left, are Robert Beal and Eric Bell; in back are Daren Bell, Bret Hoffman, Matt Fugate, Ryan Beal and Tony Binetti. Contributed photo. East Rutherford, N.J., on Super Sunday. Thanks to social media, despite the maddening crowd, they were able to

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Craig Gammon and J.C. Rieck performed at the Wine and Chocolate Festival at the Expo Center Saturday. Photo by Dennis Box

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2002 EHS alum, who has spent recent years playing professional basketball in Europe but has returned to Enumclaw.

Plateau interests file with state for marijuana licenses

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pair up with two more friends from high school, Matt Fugate, a 2003 grad who now lives in New York City, and Tony Binetti, a

BASEBALL & Remaining Sports KICK-OFF

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There’s no shortage of people hoping to cash in on the growing, processing or selling of recreational marijuana and the Plateau is no exception. Since the Washington State

Liquor Control Board began accepting applications in December, there have been more than 2,800 filings by businesses and private citizens from major cities and tiny hamlets throughout the state. As of Jan. 28 that list included 13 requests from those with Enumclaw addresses, five each from Buckley and Black Diamond and one from Wilkeson. The majority with Enumclaw addresses are outside the city lim-

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Enumclaw Courier-Herald, February 12, 2014