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Voters approve $9.5 million Dieringer School District bond

While the vote count for the Feb. 14 special election is unofficial, it appears the Dieringer School District’s $9.5 million bond measure has been strongly approved by voters.

 

More housing OK’d for Enumclaw’s east side

The sights and sounds of new home construction look to continue on Enumclaw’s eastern edge, now that the city approved plans to turn 70 acres of former pasture into 175 building lots.

 

Greater Enumclaw community projects to receive county grants | King County Council

The grants awarded to the projects are designed to support programs that allow unincorporated county residents to become more connected in their communities.

  • Feb 24th, 2017

 

Prosecutor Mark Lindquist speaks about elder abuse in Sumner | Pierce County

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist gave a public safety update to council members at the regularly scheduled Sumner City Council meeting.

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Buckley to hold public hearing on new highway developments

A large commercial development along the highway in Buckley will be the subject of a March 7 public hearing.

PSE pinching off Tehaleh gas leaks

Over the last half-month, the Tehaleh development experienced an unusual number of natural gas leaks in their meters. As of Feb. 10, Puget Sound Energy has checked out all the houses in the area, but there are still leaks to be fixed.

Historic Enumclaw building receives landmark status

This stately building standing on the corner of Griffin and Cole in downtown Enumclaw was recently granted local landmark status by King County.

  • Feb 24th, 2017

New homeless counting system starting this year

The scope of homelessness in our community used to be measured with the One Night Count system.

Free speech for student journalists | 57 Seconds

Senator Joe Fain breaks down the importance of free speech for student journalists… in 57 Seconds.

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

Lake Tapps 2017 spring fill to begin | Cascade Water Alliance

Lake Tapps Reservoir was at its lowest level for this winter for the first two weeks of February. Cascade Water Alliance today announced it will begin the spring fill of the Lake Tapps Reservoir this week.

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

FEMA flood maps, Sumner sandbags, Tacoma Trestle, and more | Pierce County TV

Pierce County News for the week of Feb. 16, 2017 New FEMA…

  • Feb 21st, 2017

Buckley gets new website, Facebook presence

A desire to provide more information recently brought a new website and Facebook presence to the city of Buckley.

Snow response, property tax appraisals, Social Security, and more

Pierce County News for the week of Feb. 9, 2017 Meet the…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Black Diamond OPMA lawsuit moves along

In the most recent turn of events in the Open Public Meeting Act lawsuit against the city of Black Diamond, city council and council members, King County Superior Court Judge Janey Helson is considering whether or not to grant council members Pat Pepper, Erika Morgan and Brian Weber’s preliminary injunction and order the city to pay for their defense, at least until the final ruling in the case.

Three-car crash, seven injuries | East Pierce Fire and Rescue

East Pierce firefighters responded to a three-car crash at the north end of Lake Tapps.

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Another week to apply for Enumclaw council vacancy

Anyone interested in joining the Enumclaw City Council has just another week to make their desires known.

  • Feb 14th, 2017

Designer given the go-ahead to begin on Allan Yorke Park

Last week, the city of Bonney Lake signed the first of what may be several design contracts with Bruce Dees & Associates for the Allan Yorke Park makeover. The design contract was signed Feb. 7 and will cost the city $286,052 through 2018.

Bonney Lake mayor opens scholarship foundation

The Johnson Cancer Foundation is now a fully operational non-profit offering a total of $12,000 in college scholarships for students who lives are affected by cancer. This scholarship opportunity is open to all students in the Sumner, White River and Enumclaw school districts.

Railroad work will affect crossings in Sumner

Burlington Northern Santa Fe will be working on the tracks, and their…

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Judge rules city of Black Diamond can hire lawyer

The Open Public Meeting Act lawsuit against the city of Black Diamond has started moving forward with a ruling from King County Superior Court Judge Janet Helson on Friday, Feb. 3 granting a motion to allow the city to hire Shannon Ragonesi of the Seattle-based Keating, Bucklin & McCormack firm for legal services.

Enumclaw gets second drug drop box

Home medicine cabinets have become dangerous places these days, as useful medications are falling – at a growing rate – into the wrong hands.

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Homeless Count, Sheriff survey, South Sound Together, and more | Pierce County TV

Pierce County News for the week of Feb. 2, 2017 Homeless Count…

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Two suspects charged with unlawful possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver, illegal gun possession | Pierce County Prosecutor

On Monday the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Javier Gonzalez Lopez, 32, Jose Adelaido Arujo Diaz, 29, and two co-defendants with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Dieringer residents to vote on $9.5 million school bond

The bond, which would go toward renovating both elementary schools and the middle school, as well as pay the district’s share of remodeling the Bonney Lake and Sumner high schools, comes with a property tax rate increase of $0.23 per $1,000 in assessed value.

Two charged with first degree murder in shooting death | Pierce County Prosecutor

Yesterday the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Allen Vintora Maae, 31, and Scott Allen Wheeler, 31, with first degree murder.

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Large accumulations of snow may delay Courier-Herald delivery

Feb. 8 edition of the Courier-Herald it will be delivered

  • Feb 6th, 2017

Snow day on the Plateau

A foot of snow fell on the Plateau between last Sunday and Monday, closing schools and city services alike. But while students were enjoying a surprise day off, firefighters and police officers were busy dealing with slushy roads, downed power lines and fallen trees.

Sunday morning crash near Enumclaw

One injured transported to Harborview Medical Center

National Weather Service releases winter storm warning for east Puget Sound region

Possible snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches by 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6.

Legislative Lingo Part 2 | 57 Seconds

Senator Joe Fain explains more of the words and phrases used to…

  • Feb 1st, 2017

Fire takes out Enumclaw barn, home

The Enumclaw Fire Department was dispatched to a large structure fire Saturday.…

  • Feb 1st, 2017

District plans to close Sumner High School pool

Old age, high cost and lack of space spurred the Sumner School District to shut down the pool next year for the high school remodel, but some coaches and parents are hoping to find a different solution.

Anderson Island improvements, Club Pierce expands, and more | Pierce County TV

Pierce County News for the week of Jan. 26, 2017 Anderson Island…

  • Jan 31st, 2017

County approves name change for fire department

As expected, King County officials took action last week to change the name of the local fire department.

First pair joins Enumclaw’s ‘Students on Council’ program

An effort to involve motivated young people in Enumclaw city government kicked off earlier this month with Audrey Crumb and Emma Zahourek taking their seats as inaugural members of the Students On Council program.

Two high priority offenders face new charges | Pierce County Prosecutor

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Brandon Leonard Starks, 27, with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm, theft of a motor vehicle, identity theft, and forgery.

  • Jan 26th, 2017

Case of mumps in Tacoma | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

“The mumps outbreak in Pierce County is spreading,” said Nigel Turner, communicable disease division director at Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

  • Jan 25th, 2017

Gallery 2017 to display work of local environmentalist

The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2017 will be showcasing the work of…

  • Jan 25th, 2017

Bonney Lake approves Allan Yorke Phase 1 makeover

New artificial turf field, boat trailer parking area, walking and BMX trails are planned for the south half of the park.

Enumclaw School District sees administration changes

Changes are coming to the Enumclaw school system, both in the district’s…

King County Fire District 28 looks to change its name

What’s in a name? In the case of the fire district serving Enumclaw and its rural environs, a few simple words can seemingly provide some clarity, a sense of familiarity and a link to history.

North Tapps students serve up Empty Bowls event

The holidays are often a time to gather family together to enjoy good company and good food. But – as Denise Lakin pointed out to her students this year – not everyone can get a hot meal.

Relay For Life kickoff planned for Jan. 25

A kickoff event to celebrate the new Relay For Life of Rainier…

  • Jan 19th, 2017

Enumclaw looking to fill council vacancy

Due to the Jan. 9 resignation of Morgan Irwin, Enumclaw is looking to fill the Position 1 seat on the City Council.

Protecting Animals | 57 Seconds

Senator Joe Fain explains what Washington state has done and what’s next to increase protections for animals… in 57 Seconds.

  • Jan 18th, 2017

Buckley to reconstruct River Ave. with half-million grant

More than a half-million dollars will soon be coming Buckley’s way, money that will fund the majority of planned improvements to a busy stretch of River Avenue.

Bonney Lake writer named one of ‘50 greatest’ in national contest

It’s never too late to do what you love, Kelly Marshall learned.

Lake Tapps Winter Levels Updated; Short Drawdown Scheduled | Cascade Water Alliance

Over the next three weeks, the reservoir will be drawn down approximately six to eight feet.

  • Jan 17th, 2017

Former Enumclaw resident victim in Tacoma double-homicide

Theresa Greenhalgh was one of two victims identified in a Tacoma double homicide, one of the most gruesome murder cases in recent regional history.