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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, January 7, 2009

By Brenda Sexton
The Courier-Herald

It’s done. The Black Diamond City Council passed the city’s 2009 budget Dec. 23 after delaying the action when its Dec. 18 regular meeting was canceled due to weather. The council unanimously approved the budget, which needed to be taken care of before the end of the year.

According to city Finance Director May Miller and City Administrator Gwendolyn Voelpel, this year’s budget looks different than those in the past. (more…)

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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 7, 1954

Crews dig frantically

By Charles Russell
Post-Intelligencer staff writer

He escaped underground death. Roy Coutts gratefully accepts a drink of water from his wife, Ruth, at Enumclaw Hospital where he taken after being rescued from a cave-in at the Landsburg Mine near Ravensdale. Still on his face are black marks from the coal that covered him during the nearly 4 hours he was trapped underground. (Post-Intelligencer photo by Tom Carson.)

RAVENSDALE, Jan. 6. — Rescuers were digging frantically tonight to reach a coal miner buried 500 feet underground, at the nearby Landsburg Mine.

It was not known whether the miner, Harry English, 39, of Black Diamond, was dead or alive.

A second miner trapped in the same cave-in with English was dug out this afternoon, about 4 hours after the accident.

Satisfactory

He is Roy Coutts, 25, of Cumberland, who was reported in satisfactory condition at Enumclaw Hospital.

None of the 35 other employees working in the mine, operated by the Palmer Coking Coal Co. of Maple Valley, were endangered.

Edward Roberts, engineer for the Federal Bureau of Mines, said late tonight that after rescuers had dug the first 10 feet they still had no idea whether they were going in the right direction. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, January 7, 1998

By Cecilia Nguyen

Black Diamond’s council ended their last meeting of the 1997 year by unanimously passing the 1998 budget during December 30th special session.

Even though the council anticipates amending the 1998 budget in regards to both the water rate increase and fire department budget during the 1998 council sessions, a budget needed to be passed before the 1997 year ended. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, January 7, 1927

Over in Yakima, where Diamond Briquets have won fame as an orchard heating fuel, they are now winning equal favor in the homes. The radiant glow of Diamond Briquets is now reflected from countless fireplace grates and heating plants, not only in Yakima, but in the many prosperous towns of the valley.

The picture shows a window display in the office of the Yakima Daily Republic, arranged during the recent advertising campaign, when two sacks of briquets were sold for one dollar. C.J. Hadley is the Pacific Coast Coal Company’s representative in the Yakima territory. (more…)

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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 6, 1946

$150,000 housing plan to make Black Diamond sparkle again

By Carlton Fitchett

Project area—One of the more pretentious homes in Black Diamond’s housing tract is shown alongside others in a sad state of disrepair. Dwellings such as these are to be replaced with up-to-date houses for the town’s residents.

Black Diamond, once proud queen of King County coal mining cities, is all excited over prospects of having its civic face lifted by a low-cost housing operation.

Residents of the community are generally in favor of it, though rather touchy in the region of their civic pride, and resent any insinuation that theirs is a “ghost town” or that they live in “slums.” (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, January 7, 1986

By Eulalia Tollefson

Black Diamond city leaders have approved a 1986 budget in excess of $1.1 million, a 59.7 percent increase over last year.

The additional funds will come from $350,000 in grant monies and loans, and from a 50 percent increase in water rates. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Sunday Times, January 5, 1919

Members of the executive board of District No. 10, United Mine Workers of America, meeting in special session in Seattle yesterday, elected Martin J. Flyzik of Seattle, district president, to represent the district at the national labor congress to be held in Chicago this month to discuss the Mooney case and also to draft a labor reconstruction program.

District No. 10 includes the entire state of Washington and Flyzik will represent thirty-two local unions of the big coal miners’ organization with a combined membership of nearly 6,000. (more…)

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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 3, 1939

Victor Malgarini, fifty, father of ten children, was suffocated yesterday afternoon when a coal prospect hole caved in on him near Lake Sawyer.

With three others, including his son, Victor Jr., Malgarini was digging holes in search of coal. The territory is near the old Black Diamond mine, and many other veins of coal have been uncovered in the vicinity. (more…)

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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, December 31, 2003

The following articles are provided by students in the journalism program at Green River Community College in Auburn

By Jonathan Baily
For The Courier-Herald

Black Diamond Police Sgt. Jamey Kiblinger gets into her patrol car and prepares to make her rounds Friday afternoon. (Photo by Jessica Keller)

Jamey Kiblinger is serving and protecting the people of Black Diamond with confidence.

The 28-year-old is a sergeant with Black Diamond Police Department. She has worked in the small King County community for six years, and was the first female officer hired by the department. (more…)

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Originally published in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald, December 31, 2003

The following article is provided by a student in the journalism program at Green River Community College in Auburn.

By Gabe desGarennes
For The Courier-Herald

Wieslaw Broda’s holiday hams are a favorite item at Frank’s Meat Market in Black Diamond. (Photo by Jessica Keller)

Tucked away behind a wrecking yard deep in Black Diamond lies one of King County’s hidden treasures, Frank’s Meat Market.

Owner Wes Broda hopes the downtrodden business he acquired two years ago will remain hidden no more.

The 65-year-old business is run by Broda and his wife Krystyna, both of whom hail from Poland. With a grandpa and an uncle who were butchers, Broda was raised around the meat industry. (more…)

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