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Mailbox vandalism and a single vehicle collision | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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

  • Nov 12th, 2013 10:32pm

District hosts college fair

The transition from high school to college involves a myriad of challenges and a series of decisions to be made, all of which can be overwhelming for students and parents.

  • Nov 11th, 2013 10:17pm

District invites volunteers to write pro and con statements

Sumner School District is seeking volunteers to write statements regarding future levy measures.

  • Nov 12th, 2013 10:32pm

October home sales down but market continues to recover

Evidence points to an overall improvement in the Northwest real estate market but last month's sales showed a 2.7 percent drop from one year prior. Such a decrease could be due to the federal government shutdown that plagued the country in early October, according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Services (NWMLS). The reduction represents the first negative year-to-year comparison since April 2011.

  • Nov 13th, 2013 11:48pm

Fun run benefits injured gymnast

Jacoby Miles is paralyzed from the chest down; she can't use her legs but supporters are invited to lend their own for her cause.

  • Nov 11th, 2013 9:34pm

Annual beer tasting grows, undergoes changes

The formally known Enumclaw Oktoberfest underwent a name change this year to go along with the many other evolutionary steps it has taken.

  • Nov 9th, 2013 12:28am

Demolition begins at future YMCA site in Sumner

Significant progress was made at the future YMCA site in Sumner on Tuesday, Oct. 29. About 30 people from the community, including Mayor Dave Enslow, gathered to commemorate the occasion with a countdown to demolition.

  • Nov 5th, 2013 6:44pm

Local patrols emphasize cell use | Bonney Lake Police Department

Bonney Lake Police Department will enforce a zero tolerance policy on cell phone violations during the month of November. It is illegal in the state of Washington to text or talk without a hands free device while operating a motor vehicle. The traffic infraction is punishable by a fine of $124.

  • Nov 5th, 2013 6:43pm

Local author recreates Christmas nativity story

The nativity story is a biblical account of the first Christian Christmas. CarolAnn Sanderson recently published a book which delves deeper into the Christmas story, which she hopes is an chronologically accurate.

  • Nov 5th, 2013 6:45pm

Community urged to assist hungry | Pierce County

Hunger is a buried burden for many Pierce County families; a problem that's often overlooked and ignored. Resources are at a low, due in part to the struggling economy and a recent cut in food stamp funding. Food bank inventories are short and demand is high, according to Bonney Lake Food Bank Director Stew Bowen.

  • Nov 4th, 2013 10:09pm

Firefighter union delivers coats to local students

The union that represents East Pierce Fire and Rescue, IAFF Local 3520, held a coat drive beginning in August. The fruits of their labor were reaped Oct. 30 when they handed brand new winter coats to 95 under-privileged students at Daffodil Valley Elementary.

  • Nov 4th, 2013 9:52pm

Sumner Police Blotter

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  • Nov 4th, 2013 9:50pm

District holds STD curriculum night | Sumner School District

The Sumner School District invites parents of students in grades 4 to 12 to Prevention Curriculum Review Night, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 14 at the Sumner High School Library Resource Center.

  • Nov 4th, 2013 9:49pm

Blown up mailbox | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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  • Nov 4th, 2013 9:48pm

Biology analysis performed at Lake Tapps

Senator Pam Roach, R-Auburn, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife promised a biological study of LakeTapps at a community meeting in September. They delivered last week,with a “standardized warm water fish community” survey – the first of its kind performed at the lake since 1997.

  • Oct 30th, 2013 7:38pm

Sumner girls swim team finishes season undefeated

The Sumner girls swim team brought home a decisive win over Steilacoom Thursday, with a final score of 109-77.

  • Oct 29th, 2013 6:11pm

Phase two moves ahead in Eastown

The Eastown sewer system extension project will connect to sewer line with a constructed lift station.

  • Oct 29th, 2013 6:07pm

Gas tank tampering | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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  • Oct 28th, 2013 10:07pm

Halloween reminders from police and fire department

Everyone has heard cautionary tales of Halloween mishaps but not every spooky story is a work of fiction. Real life dangers exist on Halloween night that can quickly turn trick-or-treating into a grim disaster. First responders in the area have compiled helpful tips so families can plan for a scary and safe celebration.

  • Oct 28th, 2013 10:03pm

Spartan splashes big in and out of the water

Madison Munger has swam competitively since she was 6-years-old and the years of hard work are evident in her stroke. Munger’s position as team captain for the Sumner High School girls swim team is among her many accomplishments. Together, Munger and the Spartans swam an undefeated season.

  • Oct 28th, 2013 9:58pm

Sumner School district builds Wall of Fame

After 15 years of envisioning the possibility, the Sumner School District Athletic Department has found a way to recognize athletic achievements.

  • Oct 23rd, 2013 7:38pm

Sumner, Bonney Lake girl’s score add to the wins column | Girl’s Soccer

Sumner The Spartans girls soccer team remains undefeated after two games last week. They wiped out Washington on Oct. 15 in an away game with a final score of 9-0.

  • Oct 23rd, 2013 12:30am

Sumner School District drops, covers and holds on

Earthquake preparedness is a genuine concern in the Northwest. The state of Washington experienced at least 20 damage-causing earthquakes in the last 125 years, most of which occurred west of the Cascades, according to the state’s Department of Natural Resources.

  • Oct 22nd, 2013 7:38pm

Bonney Lake school receives distinction award

Liberty Ridge Elementary in Bonney Lake has seen significant improvement in student achievement over the last five years. To recognize this period of growth, the school has been awarded the seventh annual 2013 School of Distinction Award.

  • Oct 22nd, 2013 2:13pm

Sumner beats Fife, faces undefeated season | Swim

The Sumner girls swim team competed in two meets last week. They swam short against Enumclaw in a non-conference meet with a final score of 99-86. They came back strong to beat rival Fife with 109-80.

  • Oct 23rd, 2013 12:04am

Stolen utility services | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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  • Oct 21st, 2013 7:16pm

Woman dies following hit and run near Sumner | $5,000 reward offered

Rachel Givens, 23, was killed by a hit-and-run driver 11 p.m. Oct. 5 while she was attempting to cross East Valley Highway in the 2700 block.

  • Oct 15th, 2013 8:02pm

Shots fired after midnight | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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  • Oct 14th, 2013 10:07pm

Daffodil Valley Elementary hosts first walk to school parade | SLIDESHOW

Sumner School District partnered with East Pierce Fire and Rescue (EPFR) and the Sumner Police Department to organize a walking school bus in celebration of International Walk to School Day, Oct. 9.

  • Oct 11th, 2013 6:54pm

Woman involved as passenger in two different DUI stops | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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  • Oct 9th, 2013 9:23pm

Spartan girls swim team remains undefeated

The Sumner girls swim team remains undefeated. They faced Steilacoom, who boasted a 6-0 record before meeting the Spartans.

  • Oct 7th, 2013 10:32pm

Daffodil Valley teacher selected to join national consortium

Daffodil Valley Elementary school teacher Michelle Nazelrod has been selected to join the State Network of Educators (SNE). From over 350 applicants statewide, SNE consists of 92 educators charged with the task of designing and developing resources for transitioning to the new Common Core state standards. Washington’s SNE will be joined by other educators and school administrators from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, which includes 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Oct 7th, 2013 10:29pm

Food bank location to close, Bonney Lake site extends hours to accommodate

The Bonney Lake Food Bank is in the process of consolidating community distribution by stopping services at the Prairie Ridge Community Center, according to the Bonney Lake Community Resources (BLCR) Board of Directors. The Bonney Lake food bank site will accommodate the change by extending its hours of operation to include five days a week and two evenings.

  • Oct 7th, 2013 10:27pm

Drowning prevention program a success

After months of awareness efforts by the SwimSafe coalition, it stands to reason the program was a success. Zero water-related deaths were reported at Lake Tapps during the 2013 summer season.

  • Oct 7th, 2013 10:22pm

TODAY: Pumpkin painting at Bonney Lake medical pavilion

An open house will be held at the Franciscan Medical Pavilion, 9320 Sky Island Drive E. in Bonney Lake, Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • Oct 5th, 2013 3:58pm

TODAY: Fall fun in Sumner

The Sumner Downtown Association is holding its annual Autumn Evening Celebration, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Oct 5th, 2013 3:58pm

Fennel Creek ‘Safe Routes to School’ trail link complete

After months of planning and construction, Bonney Lake’s Safe Routes to School Trail — which includes the

  • Oct 2nd, 2013 11:30pm

School districts file charter notices of intent

Three school districts – Tacoma, West Valley and Highline – have announced they plan to apply as charter school authorizers in 2014, according to the State Board of Educators (SBE).

  • Oct 2nd, 2013 7:56pm

Spartan swimmers take two more wins

The Spartan girl's swim team continued its winning streak last week with two victorious meets. They swam at home against Eatonville Sept. 24, with a final score of 138-47. They faced Fife in an away meet Sept. 26 and won 105-82.

  • Sep 30th, 2013 9:16pm

Breast cancer awareness 5k and fundraiser in Sumner

Each year, hundreds of participants dress in their best pink attire and participate in the Come Walk With Me 5k in Sumner to show their support for breast cancer fighters and survivors.

  • Sep 30th, 2013 11:49pm

Community talks about the future of fishing on Lake Tapps

Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, met with residents and community leaders at a town hall meeting Sept. 25 to discuss the history and future of recreational fishing on Lake Tapps.

  • Sep 30th, 2013 9:53pm

Fennel Creek ‘Safe Routes to School’ trail link complete

After months of planning and construction, Bonney Lake’s Safe Routes to School Trail — which includes the first mile of the Fennel Creek Trail — has been completed. Mayor Neil Johnson announced a ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of the trail link.

  • Sep 28th, 2013 6:08pm

City of Bonney Lake purchases property with Victor Falls viewpoint

The city of Bonney Lake announced the purchase of 3.25 acres on Rhodes Lake Road at the Sept. 24 city council meeting. Council members voted unanimously to approve the $375,000 purchase, which is located at 18212 Rhodes Lake Road East.

  • Sep 27th, 2013 4:33pm

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters rescue man pinned between vehicles

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters responded to a report that an adult male was pinned between two vehicles along the side of the road at the 20020 block of 12th Street East, near North Tapps Middle School.

  • Sep 25th, 2013 6:55pm

Historical gems of the Plateau and Valley | Best of the Plateau

I started writing for the Courier-Herald in March and didn’t spend much time on the Plateau before that. The opportunity to participate in this year’s ‘Best Of’ edition was an excellent way to acquaint myself with the area on an intimate level. I’m a firm believer that the future cannot be paved without properly analyzing, understanding and appreciating the past. As I contemplated the community, it seemed natural to explore the region’s historical sites.

  • Sep 24th, 2013 12:57am

‘Heirs of the American Experiment’ presented at Sumner library

It was the spring of 1942 and Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese government just a few months earlier. As a result, Americans of Japanese descent were uprooted and forced by the American government to live in internment camps. Ben Kodama was 7 years old when his family was notified they would be required to board a train for relocation.

  • Sep 24th, 2013 5:11pm

Suspicious substances lost and found | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

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  • Sep 23rd, 2013 8:30pm

UPDATE: Bomb threat at Bonney Lake High School

UPDATE: Sumner School District announced no threat was found after a thorough search by the Pierce County Sheriff Department. Students and staff have returned to the building and after-school schedules will resume as planned.

  • Sep 17th, 2013 9:53pm

Food initiative draws sparks from both sides

There are currently no laws requiring the identification of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Washington state. Initiative 522 aims to change that by requiring those products to be labeled as such.

  • Sep 16th, 2013 8:44pm

Senator discusses fishing on Lake Tapps

Senator Pam Roach invites community residents to a discussion about recreational fishing on Lake Tapps. The townhall-style meeting will answer many questions about fishing on the lake. Topics will include what type of fish can be caught at different times and ways to present economic opportunities related to fishing.

  • Sep 12th, 2013 9:11pm