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Home loan services offered by unlicensed entity | Consumer Alert

Home Loan Services Law Center was reported to be offering loan modification services to Washington State consumers through direct mail solicitations. This company is not licensed by the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, nor registered to do business in Washington by either the Department of Revenue or the Washington Secretary of State.

  • Aug 20th, 2013 8:12pm

Labor & Industries cuts time and cost with electronic services

A new online service from the Department of Labor & Industries will allow customers to opt for electronic delivery of most claims-related mail — a move that could save the agency $1.3 million in the first year alone.

  • Aug 20th, 2013 8:14pm

Free children’s concert at Bonney Lake library

Northwest children’s musician Nancy Stewart will visit the Bonney Lake Pierce County Library, located at 18501 90th Street East, for a free performance at 10 a.m. August 31.

  • Aug 16th, 2013 7:16pm

Police department invites public to funeral procession

Bonney Lake Police Department issued a press release announcing the death of former Bonney Lake police officer Brian Kelly. The public is invited to pay their respects to Kelly and his family.

  • Aug 15th, 2013 10:48pm

Department of Education extends state’s waiver

As expected, the United States Department of Education has extended the waiver Washington state received from requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act through the 2013-14 school year, said Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn. Though it was approved, the waiver has been deemed as high risk due to the state’s current student growth data.

  • Aug 15th, 2013 9:58pm

Washington State University honors students, Spring 2013

The following Washington State University students earned undergraduate degrees for the spring 2013 semester.

  • Aug 15th, 2013 7:15pm

Discolored water in Bonney Lake not harmful | Tacoma Public Utilities

The city of Bonney Lake blog reported on August 12 that some area residents may be noticing discolored water due to algae bloom and increased mineral deposits. The water may look dirty, but it poses no health concerns, according to Tacoma Public Utilities.

  • Aug 14th, 2013 9:09pm

Get Fit Bonney Lake Health Fair 2013 | Slideshow

The fair was the first event of the chamber's Get Fit Bonney Lake campaign, which includes a triathlon Aug. 31 and a trail run in Tehaleh on Sept. 28.

  • Aug 14th, 2013 6:28pm

National mommy and me group comes to Bonney Lake

Rainier Hills Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) announced the opening of a new MOPs group in the Bonney Lake/Buckley area.

  • Aug 13th, 2013 7:49pm

Allan Yorke Splashtacular | Slideshow

See Saturday's photos, taken by reporter Theresa De Lay, in the above slideshow.

  • Aug 13th, 2013 7:05pm

Back to school | Editorial cartoon by Frank Shiers Jr.

This week's editorial cartoon is about the moment most bittersweet to students: the final stretch of summer break.

  • Aug 13th, 2013 6:05pm

Tacoma Rail open house offers free train rides

Children and adults who love trains may consider attending an event in Tacoma at the end of the month. Tacoma Public Utilities announced Tacoma Rail’s 22nd annual open house is to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 24.

  • Aug 9th, 2013 9:54pm

Books on Tapps to discuss ‘The Kite Runner’

The Friends of the Bonney Lake Library and the Bonney Lake library book club, Books on Tapps, are sponsoring a book club discussion at 7 p.m. August 29.

  • Aug 9th, 2013 9:24pm

National Weather Service issues red flag warning

The National Weather Service (NWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced an urgent red flag fire weather warning to take effect at 6 p.m. tonight until 11 p.m. Sunday. Scattered thunder and lightning storms may develop, leading to an increased risk of wild fires.

  • Aug 10th, 2013 10:42pm

Community Click, August 2013 | Slideshow

'Community Click' is a section of photos submitted to the Courier-Herald by readers like you. To see your pictures in the paper, submit a JPEG with the photographer credit and a short description to dnash@courierherald.com.

  • Aug 8th, 2013 8:20pm

Teen health deserves attention too | Family Matters

Parents of infants and young children regularly visit the pediatrician’s office for their child’s checkups. These visits offer an opportunity to learn about keeping a child healthy and to ensure he/she is up-to-date on vaccines. However, when a child reaches the teen years, these annual checkups may fall off the radar.

  • Aug 8th, 2013 7:49pm

Thank you, thank you very much: Danny Vernon’s Elvis plays Allan Yorke

See the highlights of his performance in a slideshow by senior writer Kevin Hanson.

  • Aug 8th, 2013 7:30pm

Belligerent man gives up car keys | Sumner Police Blotter

All persons in the police blotter are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

  • Aug 7th, 2013 5:36pm

Elvis impersonator plays Tunes @ Tapps tomorrow

Tomorrow’s Tunes @ Tapps concert in the park will feature Danny Vernon, an Edgewood-based Elvis impersonator.

  • Aug 6th, 2013 8:55pm

Portion of Foothills Trail to close periodically Aug.5 to Aug. 14 | Pierce County News

The Foothills Trail near the Crocker Trailhead will close periodically Aug. 5 to Aug. 14 due to maintenance work on the Carbon River levee next to the trail. Pierce County crews will install large rocks weighing several tons as part of planned maintenance to protect the levee during high river flow.

  • Aug 2nd, 2013 6:04pm

Sumner Fine Arts Festival begins Friday

The Sumner Downtown Association has taken control of the Fine Arts Festival this year and it begins tomorrow.

  • Aug 1st, 2013 11:32pm

Shakespearean play at Allan Yorke Park

Last Leaf Productions, a non-profit touring theater group, will perform an abridged version of William Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona" on Saturday.

  • Aug 1st, 2013 11:21pm

Gateway Concert Band presents Summer Follies in Sumner

The Gateway Concert Band will present its second concert of the summer season, "Summer Follies," at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Sumner.

  • Aug 1st, 2013 6:36pm

Applications accepted for volunteer firefighter positions

The City of Bonney Lake blog announced East Pierce Fire and Rescue is accepting applications for entry-level volunteer firefighter positions.

  • Jul 31st, 2013 11:14pm

East Pierce Fire and Rescue participates in Operation Warm

East Pierce Fire and Rescue IAFF Local No. 3520 announced their participation in Operation Warm today. Operation Warm provides children with new, American made winter coats.

  • Jul 31st, 2013 11:04pm

Craft for a cause at Sumner Library Tuesday

Sumner teenagers can serve the community Tuesday, using their creative skills and a splash of finger dexterity.

  • Jul 26th, 2013 11:25pm

Bonney Lake’s Lumsden named to Northwest Conference Scholar-Athletes

Chris Lumsden, a senior, plays golf for the George Fox Bruins and maintains a 3.64 grade-point average. He is majoring in communications.

  • Jul 26th, 2013 4:47pm

Defendant in 1986 homicide pleads not guilty

Christopher Leon Smith, the 50-year-old defendant to the 1986 killing of Carol Davidson, is to be arraigned at 11 a.m. Friday.

  • Jul 26th, 2013 8:42pm

Family bingo night at the senior center

Bonney Lake Senior Center, located at 19304 Bonney Lake Blvd., will be hosting family bingo at 7 p.m. tomorrow evening.

  • Jul 26th, 2013 12:52am

Buckley seeks voter pamphlet statements on sale of gas utility

Buckley is looking for citizens to help draft the “pro” and “con” statements surrounding the potential sale of the city-owned natural gas utility.

  • Jul 24th, 2013 10:59pm

Washington State Patrol warns against juvenile heat stroke as August approaches

In 2013, at least 19 children nationwide have lost their lives after being left unattended in a motor vehicle during sunny weather. To date, none of these deaths have occurred in Washington.

  • Jul 24th, 2013 7:38pm

Firefighters’ ‘Fill the Boot’ campaign begins today, runs through Aug. 3

Firefighters from East Pierce Fire and Rescue will be collecting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through the annual "Fill the Boot" campaign beginning today, July 19. Firefighters will be stationed at well-tread commuter intersections in Lake Tapps, Bonney Lake, Sumner and Edgewood on separate days through Aug. 3.

  • Jul 19th, 2013 6:42pm

Demand for worker training focus of 2nd Pierce County Aerospace Summit | Pierce County News

Institutional cooperation was the key message at the second annual Pierce County Aerospace Summit, held Wednesday at Clover Park Technical College. More than 125 people attended, representing aerospace suppliers, manufacturers, industry service providers, policy makers and educators.

  • Jul 18th, 2013 5:43pm

Prosecutor requests Puyallup teen be tried as an adult in rape and assault case

On Tuesday, the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office filed charges against M.C.E. The juvenile was charged with attempted murder in the first degree, rape in the first degree, rape of a child in the first degree, and kidnapping in the first degree.

  • Jul 17th, 2013 5:26pm

Online voters select new library cards, designed by Pierce County students

Pierce County Library System unveiled two new library cards, designed by students from the area. The winning designs were determined by an online vote and will be available in October at no charge.

  • Jul 11th, 2013 9:41pm

Washington Health Benefit Exchange offers free seminar for people and businesses affected by Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act is moving closer to full implementation. Washington State has chosen to establish a Health Benefit Exchange, a marketplace where individuals and businesses with fewer than 50 employees can shop for insurance plans.

  • Jul 11th, 2013 6:46pm

Sumner celebrates Rhubarb Days

Rhubarb Days is this weekend in downtown Sumner! The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a Music off Main concert featuring the Great Pretenders.

  • Jul 10th, 2013 10:24pm

Spike and the Impalers rock out in Bonney Lake tonight

Classic rock band Spike and the Impalers will be opening up Tunes at Tapps, a free summer concert series at Allan Yorke Park, this evening at 6:30 p.m.

  • Jul 10th, 2013 9:59pm

Man charged in 1986 ‘cold case’ homicide

On Wednesday, the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office charged Christopher Leon Smith, 50, with murder in the first degree for the 1986 killing of Carol Davidson.

  • Jul 10th, 2013 5:50pm

How to get away from home without breaking the bank

Many families go on vacation once summer hits. But with the fluctuating prices of fuel, driving or flying with a family of four or more can be costly. Those fed up with yet another “staycation” may be wondering how they can trim costs but still get away.

  • Jul 2nd, 2013 5:09pm

Buckley Log Show 2013 results

Tyson Hanson tallied 54 points to walk away with All-Around Logger honors during the two-day Buckley Log Show.

  • Jul 2nd, 2013 4:55pm

Library computer reservation service will be down Tuesday night

To improve online services for customers, Pierce County Library System will perform maintenance activities on its computer network on Tuesday, July 2, from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.

  • Jun 29th, 2013 9:24pm

Operation Dry Water is this weekend

At 11 a.m. Friday, the Bonney Lake Police Department began its part in the Operation Dry Water campaign to reduce alcohol-related accidents on the water.

  • Jun 29th, 2013 12:09am

Low tides to impact Pierce County ferry service

If you plan on utilizing Pierce County Ferry System for summer travels, take heed that service may be affected from July 2 to July 11.

  • Jun 28th, 2013 8:32pm

Family bingo night at the senior center

The Bonney Lake Senior Center is hosting family bingo night this evening.

  • Jun 28th, 2013 8:14pm

Film about Alzheimer’s Disease explores depths of identity | Pierce County News

The Alzheimer’s journey is just another story – until it hits home. When Ann Hedreen’s mother began the battle with Alzheimer’s, it was only natural for the daughter – a professional filmmaker – to pick up her camera and tell the story with a mix of scientific detachment and daughterly passion.

  • Jun 28th, 2013 4:58pm

State Patrol will add extra patrols for 4th of July holiday

The Washington State Patrol is adding extra patrols for the 4th of July holiday by dedicating troopers to patrol interstates and state routes. Troopers will enforce all traffic laws with special attention to speeding, aggressive driving, impaired driving, seatbelt and child restraint violations.

  • Jun 27th, 2013 10:05pm

Learn how to find buried treasure at the library

Learn to search for hidden treasure with a metal detector at Sumner Pierce County Library from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Sumner Library and is free for participants.

  • Jun 26th, 2013 9:56pm

Pierce defeats Kitsap in inter-county energy conservation challenge

Pierce County battled it out with Kitsap County to see which could reduce energy use the most in May. Both counties pitted their courthouses against each other in a friendly challenge to raise awareness about energy conservation, save taxpayer dollars, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy generation.

  • Jun 26th, 2013 8:12pm

Three charged in Lakewood murder possibly connected to drug cartel

On Monday, the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office charged William Alvarez, 26, Mazzar Robinson, 41, and Robert Leon Smith, 33, with murder in the first degree, attempted robbery in the first degree, burglary in the first degree and unlawful possession of a firearm.

  • Jun 25th, 2013 6:00pm