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Sumner musician launches Kickstarter to fund music videos

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.

Drug free coalition hosts awareness walk Aug. 31

A walk to highlight International Overdose Awareness Day is being sponsored by the Foothills Drug Free Coalition.

  • Aug 15th, 2017

Buckley to pay more for housing inmates at SCORE jail

Sending inmates to a regional jail will soon take a bigger bite out of Buckley’s law enforcement budget.

Festival brings full day of music to downtown Enumclaw

Downtown Enumclaw will be filled with tunes of all types Saturday as the fifth annual Enumclaw Music Festival brings performers to three stages.

  • Aug 15th, 2017

Father sues PSE over daughter’s death

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.

East Pierce receives grant to hire new firefighters

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.

Fire teams battle Burnt Mountain and East Fork No. 2 fires

Firefighters staged at Thunder Mountain Middle School

High speed chase through Buckley | Enumclaw Police Department

A 25-year-old male suspect was taken into custody for commercial burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle and other property, and for failure to yield to emergency vehicles after a pursuit on SR 410 through Enumclaw, Buckley, and Bonney Lake.

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Woman charged with sex abuse in plane texting case | Pierce County Prosecutor

Yesterday Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Gail Lynn Burnworth with one count of child rape in the first degree, child molestation in the first degree, and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Larceny, property damage most common Plateau crimes

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 to hold hearing on marijuana ban

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.

Air quality improving, but not clear | King County

The National Weather Service in Seattle has extended the Air Quality Alert through noon on Thursday, August 10.

  • Aug 9th, 2017

Garlic and Goats festival returns to Buckley

The festival’s intent is to promote small, local farms by highlighting different varieties of garlic, letting people interact with farm animals and giving people access to a local working farm for the day, according to the event’s hosts and owners of Simple Goodness Farm Ross and Venise Cunningham.

  • Aug 9th, 2017

The poop-loop scoop: How king county recycles waste and water | Public Health Insider

By Darrell Rodgers, PhD, Public Health — Seattle & King County, for…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Chorale recruiting additional members, planning concerts

The four-part, nonprofit organization boasts close to 40 members who rehearse from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the Enumclaw Senior Center. The next round of rehearsals begins Sept. 7.

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Rescue crews called twice to Green River last week | Recap

The Green River Gorge provides spectacular scenery and abundant recreational opportunities, but it can also be a dangerous place.

August 1 primary election wrap-up

August might bring a case of summer doldrums to those attuned to local politics, what with the recent primary election slipping into memory and November’s general election still a bit on the horizon.

Primary Election, DuPont trails, farm to bar, and more | Pierce County TV

Pierce County News for the week of Aug. 3, 2017

  • Aug 7th, 2017

Section of Foothills Trail to close during levee maintenance | Pierce County

The Foothills Trail will be closed between Voight’s Creek and 197th Avenue East on Aug. 7 and 8 while a Pierce County contractor conducts maintenance on the Carbon River levee.

  • Aug 7th, 2017

Regional wildfires make local air quality unhealthy | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Air quality in Pierce County could remain unhealthy for the next several days, according to the State Department of Ecology.

  • Aug 4th, 2017

August 2017 primary election results | Updated Aug. 4

Check out the preliminary results for King and Pierce County.

  • Aug 4th, 2017

Black Diamond recall case hits signature goal

Neighbor to Neighbor has collected more than 500 signatures, exceeding the state requirement of 370.

Woman rescued along Green River

Rope teams were brought to the Kummer Bridge after a woman fell from a trail above the Green River.

Four rescued by emergency personnel from Enumclaw ravine

Four people were rescued from below the Kummer Bridge off of the Enumclaw-Black Diamond Highway.

Air quality burn ban in effect | Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

With the wildfire smoke from British Columbia in our region, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage 1 air quality burn ban for King and Pierce Counties.

  • Aug 2nd, 2017

Toxic algae spotted in Lake Tapps

Just in time for some sweltering heat, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department issued a toxic algae warning for Lake Tapps.

  • Aug 2nd, 2017

Bonney Lake puts marijuana advisory on November ballot

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.

Excessive heat warning | Pierce County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an excessive heat warning for parts of the Puget Sound area this week.

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Lake Tapps milfoil treatment scheduled for week of August 7 | Cascade Water Alliance

Cascade Water Alliance, owner of Lake Tapps, continues its multi-year program to address milfoil growth by treating the infestation scheduled for the week of August 7.

  • Aug 1st, 2017

Corrections hiring age, commercial inspections, McChord commander, and more | Pierce County TV

Pierce County News for the week of July 27, 2017

  • Jul 31st, 2017

Man drowns in Lake Tapps

After a four year run of no drownings, Lake Tapps claimed another life over the weekend.

Plane crashed in Enumclaw park

On Thursday night, a plane flying in and out of the Enumclaw airport crash landed in the nearby Rainier Trails Park. The Enumclaw Police Department started receiving calls about the crash around 8:56 p.m.

  • Jul 31st, 2017

Community to tour new Black Diamond Elementary

The formal dedication of the new building is set for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 in the gymnasium, providing a first opportunity for students, families and community members to experience the new building.

  • Jul 31st, 2017

Food, music and family fun all weekend as Street Fair, Highland Games return

The sights and sounds of Street Fair 2017 will fill downtown Enumclaw this weekend, while the bourdon of bagpipes and rat-a-tat of drum corps take center stage at the Expo Center.

‘Newest Gator’ ready to fill her roll as Green River College president

Since beginning her job as Green River College president on July 1, Suzanne Johnson has been learning as much about the institution as she can.

State report underscores need to address underlying health factors | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Of the 49 state legislative districts, Pierce County’s 29th and 27th—which span from Tacoma to Lakewood—ranked highest in the state for hospitalizations people could have avoided.

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Demolition block party, burn ban rules, Lake Spanaway’s 50th, and more | Pierce County TV

Pierce County News for the week of July 20, 2017

  • Jul 25th, 2017

First human West Nile case arrives in Pierce County | Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

An east Pierce County man has recovered after he contracted West Nile Virus during a recent trip to California.

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Bonney Lake gets new fish egg facility

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.

Legislators find formula for basic education funds

Rep. Pat Sullivan and Sen. Joe Fain, legislators from the 47th District, were two of the principal negotiators who helped find the final pieces of the McCleary puzzle.

Primary ballots sent, due by Aug. 1

In the not-too-distant past, political theory held that election season didn’t really…

Police called about dog trapped in car|Police Blotter

ENUMCLAW SHOPLIFTER CAUGHT: A shoplifting incident at a Roosevelt Avenue business was…

  • Jul 19th, 2017

Crews making progress on Foothills Trail

If everything falls into place, fans of the popular Foothills Trail will…

Unincorporated King County burn ban due to dry conditions

King County and the King County Fire Chiefs Association issued an ongoing fire safety burn ban

  • Jul 17th, 2017

Covington Days 2017|Photo Gallery

From Saturday July 15 to Sunday July 16, the public was able…

East Pierce battled 20 fires on July 4

But things could have been worse.

Buckley mayor takes over as AWC president

Pat Johnson served in Buckley city government for 26 years.

  • Jul 13th, 2017

Miners Day 2017|Photo Gallery

On July 8, Miners Day took place in Black Diamond, Washington. Miners…

Enumclaw TOPS weight-loss royalty celebrates success

Losing weight is one thing, Cheri Jackson knows, but keeping it off is another.