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Today the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged twelve men with charges arising from an online child sex sting operation. The charges include attempted child rape, communication with a minor for immoral purposes, and commercial sexual abuse of a minor
The Washington State Legislature approved new legislation bringing the state into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act, which requires a person to show proof of citizenship before obtaining a driver’s license.
Firefighters arrived to find the front porch of a double wide mobile home involved in fire. The porch was quickly knocked down, but the fire had extended inside the building and attic.
This summer could potentially be one of Lake Tapps’ busiest years as Bonney Lake is now contracting with a new concessions stand and water sports rental business.
The popular promontory just south of Enumclaw attracts droves of visitors daily, with hikers leaving their vehicles along the shoulder of narrow rural roads. That has been particularly true on the less strenuous south side, where a wide gravel road heads uphill directly off Mud Mountain Road.
A seat on the Enumclaw City Council wasn’t empty too long, as Anthony Wright was appointed the evening of April 10 to fill the Position 3 vacancy.
For more than a year, Black Diamond residents have tossed around the idea to file a recall vote for two of the city’s council members. Talk has turned to action as the first steps toward initiating a recall vote were taken April 10, when a group of Black Diamond residents filed a recall charge with King County Elections.
Allan Yorke Park may not be the only Lake Tapps park to get an upgrade.
Some needy dogs will benefit from the kindness of a handful of Wilkeson Elementary students.
The county celebrates with birthday party at local elementary school.
A public hearing was held on April 12, where opinions were heard on a proposal to change the Sumner School District’s name to “Sumner-Bonney Lake.” Several members of the community attended the hearing and opposition was the theme of the evening.
Pierce County News for the week of April 13, 2017.
Seat was vacated by Mike Sando March 27.
Enumclaw residents past and present were featured April 6 as King County honored the memories of those who served the nation during World War I.
It was a frigid Friday night in January when Pierce County volunteers left their homes in order to count the homeless. The more fortunate have a roof over their head during the winter months, as crowded as the space may be. But hundreds more are forced to face harsh winds, freezing rain and the unrelenting cold without shelter. And their numbers seem to grow every year.
Artists of all walks of life are invited to Bonney Lake’s quarterly Artist Reception Friday, April 21. The theme is “Bound” and artists and photographers from south Puget Sound will incorporate their work into it – including Glory Cancro, a member of Bonney Lake’s Arts Commission and organizer of the event.
Last week, the Black Diamond City Council passed its 2017 - 2022 Transportation Improvement Plan, which was more than three-quarters of a year late to the state. The council passed it just in time to begin drafting the 2018 - 2023 TIP, which typically begins in May to be approved and sent to the state by July 1, as required by law.
There are many organizations on the Plateau looking for volunteers. There are also many people willing to serve. But getting the word out about volunteer events doesn’t always reach the right people, or reach them in time.
As Bonney Lake’s population grows, so does the need for a new public works center. On April 4, a city council workshop took place to discuss a new development in the still-early stages of building a new public works center. Namely, where it will be located.
East Pierce firefighters are sponsoring three annual Easter Egg Hunts around the fire district on Saturday, April 15.
With a century of tradition on one side and ever-growing geographic realities on the other, the Sumner School District is at a crossroads – is it time for a name change, adopting a formal title that reflects its sprawling boundaries?
McKenna Sax, a Bonney Lake resident and senior at the Annie Wright School in Tacoma, is organizing four straight days of painting the food bank building to earn her Gold Award, the highest honor that can be given to a girl scout and the equivalent of the Eagle Scout badge.
Death is inevitable, but death by chocolate is a whole other story.
Kicking off the meeting, Mayor Liz Reynolds shared a letter of resignation from Mike Sando. In stepping down, Sando made it clear he had work-related reasons as well as personal dissatisfaction with the direction Enumclaw’s governing body is headed.
A moratorium on businesses that would produce or process marijuana has been extended by the Buckley City Council.
Judge clarifies recent ruling in Black Diamond OPMA case; council members ‘likely unable’ to post $150,000 bond, says lawyer
The King County Superior Court recently clarified its most recent ruling in the Oakpointe v. Black Diamond OPMA case, following a motion for reconsideration filed late last month by council members Pat Pepper, Erika Morgan and Brian Weber.
The Sumner Police Department has determined that Sumner High School is safe after an email threat was sent to a teacher this morning, prompting the school to let out early and cancel all after-school activities.
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Bonney Lake vocalists will be joining world-renowned composer Ola Gjeilo on stage this coming Friday, April 7.
The goal was for a seamless transition early this week when a new agency began handling emergency calls to the Enumclaw Fire Department.
Popular programs that benefit both children and senior citizens face a perilous future, as the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation struggles in a time of financial insecurity.
The Bonney Lake Lions Club’s biggest fundraiser – Death by Chocolate – is being held Saturday, April 8 at the Bonney Lake High School.
Not everyone has the ability to travel overseas to lend their talents and services to those in need, but anyone can decide to support those who can. Supporting those who can is why Mount Rainier Christian Center is hosting a fundraiser to help send a dozen Plateau residents to Rialo in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks is conducting vegetation management control on more than 300 acres of county-owned forest sites to encourage the growth of young conifer trees.
Still at 24 out of 39, Pierce County saw no overall movement in the 2017 County Health Rankings. But slightly lower rates of adult smoking and drinking, improvements in rates of physical activity and a decreasing level of teen births, uninsured and unemployed residents is good news.
Bonney Lake plans to sell $4.8 million in bonds to fund SR 410 improvements at the eventual 204th Ave intersection with the highway. Additionally, logging has started in the WSU forest to make way for the road extension and clear land for the Costco building.
Firefighter crews have closed off the highway from the Cascade Water to the Log Cabin along the highway. as well as the Forest Canyon Road East between Cottage Road and the highway.
A 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War will be held on Saturday, April 1 at the cemetery.
Ongoing concerns about sketchy behavior in and around the Enumclaw library have swirled through local government circles, culminating in meetings involving the mayor, law enforcement and the King County Library District.
Today the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office arraigned Kelsea Christine Bernhardt, 37. Bernhardt faces three cases and 14 counts including Identity theft, theft and forgery.
Mike Sando resigns Enumclaw City Council seat citing work responsibility and disagreement with council direction
Former councilman points to pursuit of narrow and individual interests
Pierce County News for the week of March 23, 2017.
Man shot in neck, taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in critical condition.
Enumclaw resident Michael Gordon was honored in Chicago for his ongoing efforts on behalf of prostate cancer survivors and their families.
To all those who curse the daily traffic logjam between Enumclaw and Buckley, just wait – a planned road project on state Route 410 means things will be getting worse.
According to a work and traffic plan by Abston Henricksen Land & Timber Co., the company is cutting trees to the 35 acre site that will house the future Costco building.
The Enumclaw School District ventured into nearby Pierce County and plucked Aaron Lee from the Orting educational system, choosing Lee to be the next principal at Enumclaw High School.
Judge Janet Helson ruled Black Diamond is to pay for the council’s defense, bur she also ruled that council members Pepper, Morgan and Weber must post a $150,000 surety bond to ensure they have the ability to pay for their own legal fees if it’s determined they are responsible for those fees when the final determination of this case is made.
Position 1 has been vacant since January, when Morgan Irwin resigned from the council. He stepped away immediately after being chosen to fill a 31st Legislative District vacancy in the state House of Representatives.
Local public health officials have confirmed measles infection in a 6-month-old infant and the infant’s father, both King County residents who had recently traveled to Asia.