Ray Still

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Panther boys golf continue undefeated; mixed bag of results for girls, Spartans

The boy's most recent victories were against Mt. Tahoma 55-6 and Wilson 46-40. During the Sept. 20 match against Mount Tahoma, Michel Korum led the pack, shooting a 40 at the course. Tied behind him were Trevor Castor and Rayce Spoor with a stroke count of 43, and Kyle Jung and Eric Hughes at 46.

  • Sep 30th, 2016 5:21pm

Buckley resident aims to reinvent the water pipe

Think of a Tinker Toy set, but for smokers. That's what Buckley resident Paul Galaviz has sent to the U.S. patent office last July; a new water pipe (or bong) design that is durable, cleanable, and – this is Galaviz's big thing – customizable.

  • Sep 30th, 2016 5:13pm

Buckley resident aims to reinvent the water pipe

Think of a Tinker Toy set, but for smokers.

  • Sep 29th, 2016 5:15pm

A look at the life of newspapers | Our Corner

You're looking at a brand new Courier-Herald.

  • Sep 28th, 2016 8:13pm

Enumclaw man injured in fire, airlifted to Harborview

An Enumclaw resident was airlifted from his home to a local hospital following a house fire Friday morning.

  • Sep 27th, 2016 6:13pm

Black Diamond Comprehensive Plan suffers further delays

It looks like Black Diamond's Comprehensive Plan will be further delayed as the city's traffic adviser, DKS Associates, appears to be running out of patience with the City Council.

  • Sep 21st, 2016 7:39pm

Black Diamond Comprehensive Plan suffers further delays

It looks like Black Diamond's Comprehensive Plan will be further delayed as the city's traffic adviser, DKS Associates, appears to be running out of patience with the City Council.

  • Sep 21st, 2016 7:39pm

Spartan swimmers and divers riding wave of wins

The Sumner High School girls swim team hit the water Sept. 13, and several girls are already looking forward to competing in districts.

  • Sep 21st, 2016 4:54pm

Bonney Lake council reconsiders state-mandated impact fee deferral program

The Bonney Lake City Council has reversed its position on an impact fee deferral program for single family home developers. The program was defeated in a 4-2 vote during the Aug. 23 council meeting after Councilman Dan Swatman argued that the program, mandated by the state, was unconstitutional under the state constitution.

  • Sep 20th, 2016 5:02pm

Lake Tapps free of toxic algae in time for fall drawdown

It's official – two weeks have gone by, and nary a sign of toxic algae remains in Lake Tapps.

  • Sep 14th, 2016 4:36pm

Costco to move into WSU Forest; city approved selling $16 million in bonds to fund new Public Works Building

The rumor mill has been hinting at Costco coming into Bonney Lake for years, but now is it looking like a certainty. At the City Council meeting on Sept. 6, Visconsi Companies – partial owners of the WSU Forest in Bonney Lake – presented a preliminary plan for Costco to open in what is to be the commercial area of the area, once the forest is cleared.

  • Sep 13th, 2016 4:49pm

War never changes, but it certainly changes us | Point of Review

"I wrote this book not to dissuade us from war but to understand it. It is especially important that we, who wield such massive force across the globe, see within ourselves the seeds of our own obliteration. We must guard against the myth of war and the drug of war that can, together, rend us blind and callous as some of those we battle."

  • Sep 8th, 2016 8:57pm

War never changes, but it certainly changes us | Point of Review

"I wrote this book not to dissuade us from war but to understand it. It is especially important that we, who wield such massive force across the globe, see within ourselves the seeds of our own obliteration. We must guard against the myth of war and the drug of war that can, together, rend us blind and callous as some of those we battle."

  • Sep 9th, 2016 6:13pm

Bonney Lake excited for new league; Panthers aiming for regular and postseason runs

Bonney Lake High School is competing in a brand new sports league, and all of the fall Panther teams are looking forward to starting strong and rising to the top.

  • Sep 7th, 2016 4:21pm

Most Black Diamond City Council business tabled; attorney, staff warn of potential consequences

It was business as usual at the last Black Diamond City Council meeting, with the majority of the meeting's agenda items being tabled indefinitely by the majority of the council.

  • Sep 6th, 2016 5:15pm

Pie lovers help send Enumclaw local to college

You've probably seen Anna Harris around Enumclaw, even if you didn't know her.

  • Aug 31st, 2016 4:47pm

Bonney Lake plans annexation of properties Kelley Creek Vista and Delany property

The city of Bonney Lake is looking to get a little bigger by proposing an annexation agreement to the Pierce County Council this fall.

  • Aug 31st, 2016 4:37pm

Bonney Lake council looks to annex Kelley Creek Vista, highway property

The city of Bonney Lake is looking to get a little bigger by proposing an annexation agreement to the Pierce County Council this fall. The two areas the city would like to incorporate are the Kelley Creek Vista neighborhood and Delany property, both of which are currently considered a part of unincorporated Pierce County.

  • Aug 31st, 2016 4:36pm

Panthers launching new season with high hopes | 2016 Football Previews

Bonney Lake High School students are still preparing for their first day of school, but the Panthers football team has been hard at work since mid-August training to compete in an all-new league.

  • Aug 30th, 2016 2:34pm

Bonney Lake Council votes down state-mandated impact fee program

The Bonney Lake City Council has voted down an impact fee deferral program that was mandated by the state for the city to enact.

  • Aug 30th, 2016 2:24pm

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 22 – 26

The Black Diamond City Council flirted with new elementary school delays, the Wilkeson Eagles are getting a new Auxiliary chapter, Green River College appointed a new interim president and the Courier-Herald reviews "The Lovely Bones." Check out what you may have missed this week in the latest issue of your Weekend Briefing.

  • Aug 26th, 2016 11:03pm

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 22 – 26

The Black Diamond City Council flirted with new elementary school delays, the Wilkeson Eagles are getting a new Auxiliary chapter, Green River College appointed a new interim president and the Courier-Herald reviews "The Lovely Bones." Check out what you may have missed this week in the latest issue of your Weekend Briefing.

  • Aug 26th, 2016 11:03pm

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 22 – 26

Toxic algae in Lake Tapps, senior center transportation services, rescued dogs from a Lake Tapps fire and "The Lovely Bones" book review. Check out what you may have missed this week in the latest edition of your Weekend Briefing!

  • Aug 26th, 2016 10:53pm

Lake Tapps update: toxic algae remains, but not releasing toxins into water

As part of its ongoing surface water monitoring efforts, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department staff checked seven locations around Lake Tapps on Thursday, Aug. 25.

  • Aug 26th, 2016 10:31pm

New Wilkeson Auxiliary to be chartered Sunday

The city of Wilkeson's Federation of Eagles is expanding at the end of this month to include a new, all-womens Auxiliary.

  • Aug 24th, 2016 5:00pm

Council questions Senior Center transportation services; center readies for 25th anniversary with remodel plans

The director the Bonney Lake Senior Center, Sue Hilberg, made a trip to the most recent City Council workshop to provide information about an issue that's been brought up in council a few times over the last several months.

  • Aug 23rd, 2016 10:52pm

Black Diamond Council narrowly avoids elementary school building delays

The Black Diamond City Council's approval of a traffic mitigation agreement resolution with the Enumclaw School District was one of the messier and more confusing matters the city has faced this year.

  • Aug 23rd, 2016 5:25pm

Toxic algae found in Lake Tapps; Health department cautions swimmers, but waters clear of toxins

Lake Tapps isn't closed, but the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is cautioning people that swimming, wading or fishing in the lake could be unsafe due to reports of toxic algae.

  • Aug 23rd, 2016 5:19pm

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 15 – 19

Stabbing charges, Larbor Days permit disputes in Black Diamond, improvements to the Mud Mountain Dam fish trap, increasing revenues for the Expo Center, winning horses at Emerald Downs and a farmers market survey - check up on everything you may have missed this week in your Weekend Briefing!

  • Aug 20th, 2016 12:12am

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 15 – 19

Stabbing charges, Larbor Days permit disputes in Black Diamond, improvements to the Mud Mountain Dam fish trap, increasing revenues for the Expo Center, winning horses at Emerald Downs and a farmers market survey - check up on everything you may have missed this week in your Weekend Briefing!

  • Aug 20th, 2016 12:12am

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 15 – 19

A swimming caution in Lake Tapps, a county-wide burn ban, Bonney Lake Days and horse races - check out the latest edition of your Weekend Briefing to see what you may have missed this past week!

  • Aug 19th, 2016 11:54pm

Black Diamond Labor Days permit dispute settled; festival will be held Sept. 3 – 5

The last two virulent Black Diamond City Council meetings boiled down to this: the 102-years-old Labor Day festival is ready to go, and city code specifies that the council does not need to approve the celebration's special event permit.

  • Aug 17th, 2016 4:02pm

Bonney Lake Days rolling out this weekend

Bonney Lake Days, the annual two-day festival at Allan Yorke Park, is gearing up for this weekend. The summer celebration begins 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, with the opening of the ever-popular Kids Zone, which includes arts and crafts, games and rides for children.

  • Aug 16th, 2016 5:37pm

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 8 – 12

Two fires, a hot legislative race and how to make shaping your future easier (and cheaper) – read all this in the latest edition of your Weekend Briefing!

  • Aug 12th, 2016 10:28pm

King County tightens marijuana regulations

The King County Council has tightened its marijuana regulations, making it virtually impossible for marijuana producers and processors to set up shop in the unincorporated areas around Maple Valley and Covington.

  • Aug 5th, 2016 4:45pm

Breaking down transgenderism | Our Corner

It's looking like Washington's new bathroom laws are staying in place, for now.

  • Aug 3rd, 2016 6:13pm

Suspect pleads guilty in Nicole White murder case

On July 28 Jonathan Daniel Harris, 30, pleaded guilty to the murder of Enumclaw resident Nicole White.

  • Aug 3rd, 2016 5:02pm

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 1 – 5

Read up on the county's new marijuana regulations, the fall of the Plateau Avengers in the California tourney, the plea deal taken by Johnathan Daniel Harris in the Nicole White murder case and when a disc golf course will be coming to Enumclaw, all in the newest edition of your Weekend Briefing.

  • Aug 5th, 2016 11:42pm

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 1 – 5

Read up on the county's new marijuana regulations, the fall of the Plateau Avengers in the California tourney, the plea deal taken by Johnathan Daniel Harris in the Nicole White murder case and when a disc golf course will be coming to Enumclaw, all in the newest edition of your Weekend Briefing.

  • Aug 5th, 2016 11:42pm

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 1 – 5

Read about the latest updates in the Nicole White murder case, how to volunteer with the Sumner Lions Club, the fires that East Pierce Fire and Rescue have been tackling and how to participate in the WSDOT SR 162 improvement study, all in the latest edition of your Weekend Briefing.

  • Aug 5th, 2016 11:46pm

Breaking down transgenderism | Our Corner

It's looking like Washington's new bathroom laws are staying in place, for now.It was announced Initiative 1515, which sought to reverse the laws in this state that allow a transgender individual to use restrooms and other facilities based on their gender identity did not receive enough signatures to get placed on the November ballot.

  • Aug 3rd, 2016 10:49pm

Sumner Lions Club looking for members, volunteers

The Sumner Lions Club is gearing up for another school year full of service activities and volunteer opportunities, and is hoping to expand its numbers while doing so.

  • Aug 3rd, 2016 10:52pm

Suspect pleads guilty to Nicole White murder case

On July 28 Jonathan Daniel Harris, 30, pleaded guilty to the murder of Enumclaw resident Nicole White. In addition to pleading guilty to second-degree murder, as part of the plea agreement, he also pleaded guilty to second- and third-degree assault.

  • Aug 3rd, 2016 10:47pm

King County tightens marijuana regulations; Enumclaw residents upset, feel left out

Enumclaw residents have been asking the King County Council for months to restrict marijuana production in rural residential areas after they learned of several production operations moving close by.

  • Aug 2nd, 2016 8:42pm

Grassland, house fires keep East Pierce busy

East Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to four fires during the past week – three in Bonney Lake and a fourth across the Cascade Mountains in Central Washington. The first fire was on Tuesday, July 26, at the 110000 block of 199th Avenue East in Bonney Lake.

  • Aug 2nd, 2016 4:40pm

Sumner scientist prepares for national competition with own invention

Necessity is the mother of invention, the old saying goes, and if there's a common enough problem, someone's going to come along and solve it. This fall, 10 students from around the nation are coming together to share their solutions for problems they've encountered. One of these scientists is Sumner student Amelia Day.

  • Jul 27th, 2016 8:27pm

Black Diamond council majority holds Labor Day permit

Chaos and anger has defined the last seven months of Black Diamond City Council meetings, but the outrage residents expressed flared hotter than ever on July 21 as a century-long tradition looked to be put on the chopping block: the city's three-day Labor Day Festival.

  • Jul 26th, 2016 5:31pm

Big changes for Allan Yorke park underway

Allan Yorke Park is about to get a major makeover. During the July 19 council workshop, the Bonney Lake City Council listened to a presentation by Bruce Dees & Associates about the park's new master plan, which details various improvements and overhauls the Bonney Lake community said it wanted.

  • Jul 26th, 2016 5:12pm

Beautify Bonney Lake seeks board members for 2017 event

Beautify Bonney Lake is looking for three board members to help put together the annual city-wide clean up event in 2017. The group is shrinking down to seven board members and is hoping to boost itself back up to 10 for next year's event, said chairman Tom Watson.

  • Jul 21st, 2016 5:00pm

Handcar races, King County Fair and Miners Day | Slideshow

The King County Fair, Wilkeson's handcar races and Black Diamond's Miners Day were all held over this past weekend. If you weren't there, check out these photos!

  • Jul 19th, 2016 6:02pm