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Bonney Lake man eats meth, causes flight to divert

Douglas Braden Smyser, 21, is being charged with a federal crime for interfering with a flight crew.

Lake Tapps father allegedly beats daughter for taking extra food

The student told her school counselor she was first hit with a belt, and then a golf club.

Bonney Lake turns 70, and it’s throwing a party

Join Mayor Neil Johnson and the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society this Thursday, Feb. 28, to celebrate local history.

Exploring the ins and outs of anxiety

The 2017 film “Angst” will be showing March 6 at Enumclaw High School, followed by a panel discussion with Enumclaw School District counselors.

Enumclaw Community Creator contest winners announced

Escuela de la Vida: A Spanish Language Series, and Community Connections: An Interest-Based Connections Board, were the two programs funded by the new competition.

Man pleads not guilty to rape of local teen

Errol Leon Vanpevenage, Jr., admitted to knowing the 17-year old was underage, and allegedly threatened her and her family if she broke off contact.

Task force to take on fate of Sumner pool

A new task force — which is still accepting applications from the community — may not only decide the future of the aquatic center, but the overall Sumner High School renovation project.

‘Activity backpacks’ for exploring state parks to be available at your local library

There are several guidelines to make checking out the backpacks a smooth process.

Sharing the love this Valentine’s Day

Crestwood Elementary student Kinzi Hansen organized a Valentines Box drive so every elementary student in her school district could celebrate the holiday.

New anti-drug group sparks debate in Bonney Lake

Bonney Lake Buckley Against Drugs (BLBAD) says they’re helping addicts get clean and keeping the community safe from criminals. Others say the group is bordering on vigilante.

Young Buckley baker has eyes set on national competition

Micah Crawford has become a master of cake bakes, and hopes to be on the Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship competition.

Local cities, school districts stepping up to ease financial burdens of furloughed workers

Waiving late fees for unpaid utilities is “the least we can do to help them out,” one council member said.

Turning dreams into realities for Native EHS students

Sui-lan Hookano has seen graduation rates of Native students jump from 60 percent to 100 percent in the last three years.

Kidnapper in Christopherson case pleads guilty to all charges

Maria Ann Counts was charged with the kidnapping and rape of Lily Chirstopherson of Bonney Lake last May.

State-wide scholarship available for Bonney Lake students

If you’re a student in the city, you could earn a $1,000 scholarship.

Cascadia Pizza Co. baker Stephen Hendrickson checks his pizza while waiting for business outside Headworks Brewing to pick up. Unlike many food trucks, Cascadia customers can watch everything its bakers do, since the oven is located on the outside. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

New pizzaria opens on Griffin

Cascadia Pizza Co.’s ribbon cutting is 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.

Cascadia Pizza Co. baker Stephen Hendrickson checks his pizza while waiting for business outside Headworks Brewing to pick up. Unlike many food trucks, Cascadia customers can watch everything its bakers do, since the oven is located on the outside. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

New group wants to elevate Enumclaw voices in county discussions

The Enumclaw Plateau Community Association will be meeting with King County’s Director of Local Services Saturday, Jan. 19.

Is there a Sasquatch in Bonney Lake?

Plus, a trainload of drunk pigs in Buckley, a dark tower in Orting, and secrets of Enumclaw’s Pie Goddess in Dorothy Wilhelm’s new book, “True Tales of Puget Sound.”

Don’t give pet bunnies for Easter

I found my pet bunny nearly a year ago, abandoned at Allan Yorke Park. She passed on recently, but I feel strongly about making sure people know exactly what having a pet rabbit means.

Buckley author releases second book of three-part series

Alex Personius’ “A Tangled Pattern” turns the small city into the center of the universe.