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Protect your pets from fleas | Buckley Veterinary Hospital

Summer is finally here, and if you're like our medical team, you've been anxiously awaiting the warmer weather and longer days. We must say, 2013 in the Pacific Northwest has had a solid number of sunny days so far!

  • Jun 23rd, 2013 12:06am

Green ways to protect your skin from sun

Much of the public now recognizes the dangers of overexposure to the sun. Skin cancer ranks as one of the most common forms of cancer across the globe, and individuals are increasingly conscientious about protecting their skin from damaging ultraviolet, or UV, rays. Certain natural sources might be able to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

  • Jun 23rd, 2013 12:00am

Prepare for library closure July 4

Pierce County Library System will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observation of Independence Day.

  • Jun 22nd, 2013 5:17pm

Party Intervention Patrol arrests parents for hosting teen grad party with alcohol

Acting on a tip last weekend, police went to an East Pierce County home early Sunday and arrested a couple for allowing their residence to be used for an after-graduation underage drinking party for their daughter.

  • Jun 20th, 2013 6:23pm

White River High yearbook staff honored for excellence

White River High School’s yearbook has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2013 “Gotcha Covered Look Book, Volume 11,” which celebrates the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage.

  • Jun 19th, 2013 6:55pm

‘Wings & Wheels’ returns July 6 | Pierce County News

Tacoma Freedom Fair Wings & Wheels returns to Tacoma Narrows Airport for its third year with activities for aviation, car and motorcycle enthusiasts alike.

  • Jun 19th, 2013 6:35pm

Tacoma Narrows Airport runway reopens after rehabilitation work

The runway at Tacoma Narrows Airport in Gig Harbor reopened June 16 following a 45-day rehabilitation. Crews reduced the width of the runway, added new signage, and repaved the runway, among other improvements.

  • Jun 18th, 2013 5:46pm

Sumner man graduates into Washington State Patrol

Justin Gregson, a Sumner man, was among the troopers sworn in at the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday afternoon. He will serve out of Tacoma. Other troopers graduating into service at the Tacoma station include Johnna Batiste, Brian Gavin, Shannon Laux, Cory Litchfield and Maurice Rincon.

  • Jun 14th, 2013 11:29pm

State urban forestry restoration project targets Spanaway Park | Pierce County News

The Urban Forestry Restoration Project, administered by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, enhances the capacity of urban forests to manage stormwater and improve air and water quality by improving the health and functionality of trees and forested sites in urban settings.

  • Jun 13th, 2013 10:08pm

Department of Ecology approves Buckley’s updated shoreline master program

The program provides significant improvements in the protection, use, development and restoration of more than three miles of shoreline and the water quality of the White River in Buckley.

  • Jun 13th, 2013 6:10pm

Two charged in prostitution of teens | Pierce County Prosecutor

Tuesday, the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office charged Joshua Jones, 23, and Samuel Miles-Johnson, 25, with Promoting Commercial Sex Abuse of a Minor after the two were arrested in Fife Monday. Family and friends of a girl allegedly pandered by the defendants discovered her picture in the website Backpage.com's escort section and helped police locate them by posing as a potential customer.

  • Jun 12th, 2013 9:43pm

Buckley Youth Center kicks off summer 2013 Friday

The Buckley Youth Activity Center will host a summer kick-off celebration from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m Friday.

  • Jun 12th, 2013 6:22pm

Franciscan Medical Pavilion opens in Bonney Lake

Franciscan Health System has opened the Franciscan Medical Pavilion in Bonney Lake. The state-of-the-art facility will include offices for family medicine, internal medicine, digital x-rays and urgent care. The building will also include a retail pharmacy and on-site lab.

  • Jun 11th, 2013 6:51pm

Sumner Downtown Association invites neighbors to participate in Rhubarb Days

The Sumner Downtown Association is seeking non-profit organizations and service clubs who are interested in reserving a free information booth for Rhubarb Days.

  • Jun 7th, 2013 8:49pm

YMCA marks future site with new sign

The community of Sumner and its surrounding neighbors will gather at 11:30 a.m. Friday to participate in a sign raising event for the future YMCA.

  • Jun 5th, 2013 9:49pm

Bonney Lake shoreline master plan open house

An open house will be held at 7 p.m. tonight, June 5, in order to provide a forum for the community to learn more about the shoreline master plan.

  • Jun 5th, 2013 9:23pm

Summer reading programs offered through the Pierce County Library System

Children and teenagers will boost their reading skill and have fun earning prizes during Pierce County Library System’s Summer Reading program, which runs June 22 through Sept. 1 in all Pierce County Libraries.

  • Jun 5th, 2013 7:47pm

Thursday memorial service for fallen Marysville trooper

The Washington State Patrol announced today that a public memorial service for fallen Trooper Sean M. O’Connell will be held Thursday, June 6, at 1 p.m. at Comcast Arena in Everett.

  • Jun 4th, 2013 7:56pm

How to keep your kids busy during summer vacation | Family Matters

In many ways, today’s kids have busier schedules than any previous generation of youngsters. Many extracurricular activities, including sports, require a nearly year-round commitment, and the dual-income household has landed many kids in after-school programs where kids tend to their schoolwork or engage in various activities that keep them from resting on their laurels.

  • Jun 4th, 2013 7:50pm

Two legislatures separated by a common goal | Editorial Cartoon by Frank Shiers Jr.

This week's editorial cartoon shines a spotlight on the state House and state Senate's inability to split the difference between their budgets.

  • Jun 3rd, 2013 8:54pm

Kristin Chapman named all-league track and field Coach of the Year

White River High's Jerry Scheidt was named 2A Boys Coach of the Year.

  • May 31st, 2013 12:24am

Meet local author and homeless advocate at University Place Library

Author Richard LeMieux will speak and sign books during a free event at University Place Pierce County Library, 3609 Market Place W., Suite 100, on Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m.

  • May 31st, 2013 12:14am

Safe dating workshops for teens and parents at Sumner Pierce County Library

Teenagers and their parents will learn about teen dating and healthy relationships during free events at Sumner Pierce County Library, 1116 Fryar Ave., starting Thursday, June 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • May 29th, 2013 6:40pm

Roy man charged with assault of a child for allegedly locking daughter in freezer

Wednesday, Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Tyler James Deutsch, 25, with Assault of a Child in the First Degree, Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree and Interfering with the Reporting of Domestic violence, for allegedly placing his 6 week old daughter in a working freezer long enough for the baby’s temperature to fall to 84 degrees.

  • May 28th, 2013 8:47pm

Seattle’s NBA trophy | Editorial Cartoon by Frank Shiers Jr.

This week's editorial cartoon highlights the city of Seattle's failed bid to bring back an NBA home team.

  • May 28th, 2013 7:53pm

Fire department to use old Albertsons building for training

Don't be surprised to see fire engines and ambulances in the parking lot of the old Bonney Lake Albertson's store starting this week.

  • May 24th, 2013 10:06pm

Second round of Tacoma Narrows Airport master plan meetings scheduled for June 5

Pierce County will hold its second set of public meetings on Tacoma Narrows Airport’s master plan update on June 5.

  • May 23rd, 2013 6:32pm

Tyler Salsbury captures 48th annual Puget Sound Amateur title

Tyler Salsbury, an Enumclaw High graduate preparing for his sophomore year at the University of Washington, posted a sterling 5-under 139 to win the 48th Annual Puget Sound Amateur by two shots over David Talcott, whose final round 69 wasn’t enough to catch the front-runner.

  • May 23rd, 2013 6:16pm

Emergency 911 call saves Bonney Lake heart attack victim

Dave Wagner died five times on March 19 after suffering a type of heart attack called the “widow maker.” Three days later, he was discharged from the hospital with only minimal damage to his heart and is back to leading a normal life with his family. His decision to call 911 saved his life.

  • May 22nd, 2013 8:47pm

Bonney Lake tennis wins SPSL sportsmanship award

Panther Nate DeLeon was awarded an Honorable Mention for the All-League team

  • May 21st, 2013 6:19pm

Public invited to Lake Tapps safety meeting May 22

Public agencies surrounding Lake Tapps have ramped up their water safety initiatives in anticipation of the 2013 warm weather season. The summer of 2012 tied 2010 for deadliest summer on Tapps, following three drownings that occurred in the two-month period from June to August.

  • May 14th, 2013 8:13pm

South Prairie Fire Station unveils new sign | East Pierce Fires and Rescue

East Pierce Fire and Rescue unveiled a new sign on the front of its South Prairie station during a ceremony Saturday attended by city officials, East Pierce personnel, a local Boy Scout Troop and numerous community members. A reception was held immediately following the ceremony in the bay of the fire station.

  • May 13th, 2013 3:17pm

Lake Tapps, Buckley girls earn accolades for short stories

Hailey Holm of Buckley earned third place in the Grades 7-8 division of the Our Own Expressions short story contest. Erin Haas of Lake Tapps earned second placed in the Grades 11-12 division of the short story contest.

  • May 10th, 2013 9:16pm

Cinco de Mayo DUI emphasis yields 198 arrests

Police made over 198 DUI arrests in King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties last weekend over the Cinco de Mayo holiday. Nearly eighty percent of the arrests were made in King and Pierce Counties.

  • May 10th, 2013 6:15pm

Suicidal woman taken for evaluation | Buckley Police Blotter

Persons appearing in the police blotter are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

  • May 9th, 2013 11:07pm

Man charged in murder of girlfriend’s toddler | Pierce County Prosecutor

On Thursday, Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Derrick Myers, 28, with first degree murder for the alleged killing of 3-year-old Terric Davis.

  • May 9th, 2013 9:48pm

East Pierce wins Heart Safe Community award

East Pierce Fire and Rescue has been awarded the 2013 Heart Safe Community Award in the small community category (population less than 100,000) by the International Association of Fire Chief's EMS Section and Physio-Control, Inc. The annual award recognizes organizations with creative approaches to implementing and maintaining systems to prevent and treat cardiac-related diseases within their communities.

  • May 8th, 2013 6:12pm

Plateau Business Roundup for May

A brief look at three new businesses on the Plateau

  • May 8th, 2013 7:27pm

Panthers kick Enumclaw 2-1 | Bonney Lake Boys Soccer

The Bonney Lake boys soccer team defeated the Enumclaw Hornets 2-1 Friday evening.

  • May 4th, 2013 8:47pm

Two injured in Lake Tapps watercraft crash

Numerous witnesses called 911 to report that a personal watercraft carrying two people crashed at a high rate of speed into a dock on the 3000 block of 179th Avenue East on Island 21, an offshoot of Driftwood Point.

  • May 4th, 2013 8:01pm

Man charged with two counts of murder in killing of son and daughter | Pierce County Prosecutor

Friday, the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office charged Michael Patrick League, 69, with two counts of Murder in the First Degree. On March 24, the defendant allegedly shot his son, Dennis League, 46, and daughter, Danielle Faucett, 43.

  • May 4th, 2013 7:59pm

School board to recognize high school Senior Showcase honorees | Sumner School District

At the May 8 meeting of the Sumner School District Board of Directors, high school seniors who exemplify this year’s graduating class will be honored: Jessica Bahr, Amanda Body, Chelsea Crawford, Sierra Espinal, Taylor Fiend, Michael Furnstahl, Zach Jones, Josh Kersey, Madisen Liddle and Karissa Olson.

  • May 4th, 2013 7:59pm

Three elementary schools earn achievement awards from OSPI

State Superintendent Randy Dorn honored recipients of the 2012 Washington Achievement Awards at a ceremony held April 30.

  • May 4th, 2013 7:59pm

Bonney Lake/Sumner defeated 11-4 by Enumclaw | Water Polo

Breakdown statistics were not immediately available.

  • May 3rd, 2013 6:43pm

Cops step-up Cinco de Mayo DUI and liquor enforcement | Pierce County News

As communities throughout King, Snohomish and Pierce counties bring out their sombreros and Mariachi guitars in anticipation of the coming Cinco de Mayo weekend, law enforcement is making its own plans.

  • May 2nd, 2013 11:22pm

Homeowners invited to May 8 septic system workshop | Pierce County News

Homeowners are invited to a free workshop to learn how to maintain their septic systems and troubleshoot problems. The workshop will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. May 8 in the Spanaway Elementary School cafeteria, 412 165th St. S in Spanaway.

  • May 2nd, 2013 11:20pm

Pierce County challenges Kitsap County to energy reduction competition | Pierce County News

May 1 marks the kickoff of Pierce County’s courthouse energy reduction challenge against Kitsap County.

  • May 1st, 2013 5:04pm

Spartans out-shoot Sentinels | Sumner Boys Soccer

The Sumner Spartans boys soccer team defeated Steilacoom 1-0 Tuesday night.

  • May 1st, 2013 4:56pm

Spartans defeat Panthers 5-0 | Girls Tennis

The Sumner Spartans girls tennis team defeated the Bonney Lake Panthers 5-0 Tuesday afternoon.

  • May 1st, 2013 4:38pm

The Great Plateau Pot Survey

The survey is an entirely anonymous questionnaire, the results of which will be used in an upcoming series on local reactions to Initiative 502's implementation. It will take 10-15 minutes to complete.

  • May 31st, 2013 7:22pm