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A new report on Bonney Lake Police Department and South Sound 911 dispatch shows an average 9.1 minute response time to Priority 1 emergencies.
Before we even get into this, I need to say that I loathe the term “alt-right.”
Police officers are trained to deal with danger in a variety of situations — burglaries, robberies and high speed chases just name a few. But according to a breakdown of officer deaths in the field, more officers are killed while on domestic dispute calls than any other service call.
Kristen Bryant and Brain Derdowski, non-parties to the Open Public Meeting Act lawsuit, say the developer is causing them ‘undue burden,’ and chilling free speech and association.
To help usher in a new year of education, Bonney Lake Mayor Neil Johnson and the Johnson Cancer Foundation is hosting its first ever smoke-off and auction to raise money for students looking to further their schooling.
After spending nine months playing defense against an Open Public Meetings Act lawsuit, the Black Diamond City Council majority is looking to go on the attack against Mayor Carol Benson. During the Aug. 17 council meeting, council members Pat Pepper, Brian Weber and Erika Morgan approved a contract with Seattle attorney Anne Bremner.
King County Sheriff’s Office says he pointed a rifle at deputies before being shot multiple times.
Local painting company teaches recovering addicts trade skills; in turn, recoverees gave back to Battlefield Addiction, a local non-profit support group for the families of addicts.
The Bonney Lake Planning Commission held a passionate public hearing last week about the city’s current marijuana business ban, and whether or not it should be lifted. Close to a half a dozen residents and near-by neighbors spoke to the commission about their thoughts on the ban during the Aug. 16 meeting.
A Mountain View Fire and Rescue volunteer firefighter has resigned from the department following allegations of racist comments on social media. The department received an email from an anonymous source on Sunday, Aug. 13.
Sumner School District representatives sat on the edges of their seats last week as the Bonney Lake City Council decided the fate of a decades-old recreation program.
You may have heard of Teeter, a back-pain relief company that has been selling its products nationwide for decades. But you may not know that Teeter was founded on Lake Tapps, and last week, broke ground on moving its corporate headquarters from Puyallup to Bonney Lake.
After Sierra Lauren, a Sumner High School graduate, released her first ever EP , “True North,” in December 2016, she is looking to take two of her songs and turn them into professionally-made music videos to address hard hitting issues like bullying, teen suicide and pediatric cancer.
The victim, Madeline Roskie, 18, was reported inner-tubing in the Puyallup River with her boyfriend when she suddenly fell unconscious on Aug. 2, 2014. She was pronounced dead shortly after East Pierce Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene, allegedly by electrocution.
On Friday, Aug. 4, Fire Chief Bud Backer sent out a press release stating the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded East Pierce the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant, roughly $1.7 million for the next three years, in order to hire nine more firefighters to increase the department’s fire suppression abilities.
Police cars, fire trucks, flashing lights and sirens — no, this isn’t a scene of a major incident, but the Plateau’s annual National Night Out events.
Bonney Lake Police Department assistant chiefs James Keller and Eric Alfano talked to the Bonney Lake Planning Commission about their experience with marijuana and how the city of Buckley, and their two marijuana retail stores, have affected the Bonney Lake.
Neighbor to Neighbor has collected more than 500 signatures, exceeding the state requirement of 370.
On Nov. 3, 2016, Tobin Hugh Panton, 40, witnessed his car being stolen out from his driveway.
Do you want recreational marijuana to be sold in Bonney Lake? The city is asking its residents that very question in the upcoming Nov. 7, 2017, general election.
Last month, Noelle Toro-Strickling competed in her second USA Weightlifting Youth Nationals championship. She not only secured gold in three events but broke a US record as well.
After a four year run of no drownings, Lake Tapps claimed another life over the weekend.
Bonney Lake — a city known for it’s beautiful view of Mount Rainier, its day-cation destination of Lake Tapps, and, perhaps surprising to some, its fish eggs.
But things could have been worse.
Losing weight is one thing, Cheri Jackson knows, but keeping it off is another.
Neighbor to Neighbor’s efforts to collect signatures restarted on June 23. About 200 signatures have been collected so far.
Across Washington, high school seniors are celebrating their graduation while other students…
Consider this your 2017 guide to fireworks: what’s legal, what isn’t, and where larger firework shows can be watched.
A media storm hit Buckley this past week after a student at Glacier Middle School was told by several students to commit suicide.
This year’s draft TIP plan — which is slotted to be voted on during the June 27 meeting — outlines roughly $45.5 million in various road projects all around the city. The projects are broken down into four different categories, and each have their own funding sources, most of which are not from the city’s accounts, because transportation funding is scarce.
East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters and EMS teams are always busy, but 2016 looks to have been a particularly busy year for the department. Every year, East Pierce releases an annual report detailing what the department achieved in the last year, as well as various facts and stats. Last year, the department was called out to more than 10,000 calls — a new record for East Pierce.
Geography, the recession, a lack of recent development have all contributed to the city’s pricey utility rates, which may rise even higher in the fall and over the next several years.
Check out the Hornets in their graduation garb as they receive their high school diplomas.
This year, a total of 11,643 homeless King County residents were counted on Jan. 27 by 160 paid guides and surveyors and around 600 volunteers. More than half of the county’s homeless residents had some form of shelter — 2,667 were in transitional housing, and 3,491 found themselves in emergency shelters.
For decades, Enumclaw businesses and business owners have been helping Enumclaw High School special needs students get work experience before they transition into post-high school life. And for the first time last week, Enumclaw’s Transition Program spent three days visiting more than two dozen businesses and school offices that participate in the program to show their thanks.
Summer hasn’t even officially started, and already, the county health department is warning people of potential toxic algae in Lake Tapps. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department released a toxic algae advisory for the lake Friday, June 2.
Arbitrator rules questions were “premature” but allows city, developer to revise and resubmit their arbitration contract. Also, Councilwoman Pat Pepper has filed an appeal to the state Supreme Court against the recall petition approved by the King County Superior Court earlier this month.
Officers arrived and determined a middle age male was deceased and recovered a large caliber pistol at the scene.
A Superior Court judge approved a recall petition against Black Diamond Councilwoman Pat Pepper.
The developer alleges the council majority – Pat Pepper, Erika Morgan and Brian Weber – have violated the 2011 funding agreement by not maintaining a functioning Master Development Review Team for the developments growing in the city.
Proposition No. 1 would reset the department’s fire levy back to its maximum of $1.50 for every $1,000 in assessed property value for four years if approved by voters. Proposition No. 2 would keep the department’s EMS levy at its maximum of $0.50 for every $1,000 in assessed value for four years if approved by voters.
It’s typically a firefighter’s job to deal with fires, not bullets being fired from a gun. But with the way the world is moving, it’s good to be prepared for any kind of hot situation, the department decided.
While the project was awarded to SB Structures on April 17 and construction is slated to begin this month, it will continue for more than two years, with an end date around June 2019.
This summer could potentially be one of Lake Tapps’ busiest years as Bonney Lake is now contracting with a new concessions stand and water sports rental business.
For more than a year, Black Diamond residents have tossed around the idea to file a recall vote for two of the city’s council members. Talk has turned to action as the first steps toward initiating a recall vote were taken April 10, when a group of Black Diamond residents filed a recall charge with King County Elections.
Allan Yorke Park may not be the only Lake Tapps park to get an upgrade.
It was a frigid Friday night in January when Pierce County volunteers left their homes in order to count the homeless. The more fortunate have a roof over their head during the winter months, as crowded as the space may be. But hundreds more are forced to face harsh winds, freezing rain and the unrelenting cold without shelter. And their numbers seem to grow every year.
Last week, the Black Diamond City Council passed its 2017 - 2022 Transportation Improvement Plan, which was more than three-quarters of a year late to the state. The council passed it just in time to begin drafting the 2018 - 2023 TIP, which typically begins in May to be approved and sent to the state by July 1, as required by law.
There are many organizations on the Plateau looking for volunteers. There are also many people willing to serve. But getting the word out about volunteer events doesn’t always reach the right people, or reach them in time.
McKenna Sax, a Bonney Lake resident and senior at the Annie Wright School in Tacoma, is organizing four straight days of painting the food bank building to earn her Gold Award, the highest honor that can be given to a girl scout and the equivalent of the Eagle Scout badge.