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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.

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.

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

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 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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Voter registration closing today

If you aren’t a registered voter in Washington, here are registration deadlines to keep in mind

  • Jan 16th, 2017

Mount Rainier’s lahar warning system gets upgrades

Mount Rainier is possibly the No. 1 geological icon of the Plateau.

Prepare for college with AWC Quality Communities Scholarship

Bonney Lake is offering the chance for soon-to-be graduating high schoolers to earn a $1,000 scholarship for continuing their education.

  • Jan 12th, 2017

Buckley Foothills Historical Museum back in action

Half a year after an out-of-control car careened into the Buckley Foothills Museum, the museum has reopened and is ready to receive visitors.

East Pierce responds to 27 calls in nine hours

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters were inundated with multiple calls Saturday, many of them serious.

  • Jan 11th, 2017

Black Diamond violates state, federal clean water acts

By not approving an ordinance adopting the state’s 2012 Stormwater Management Manual, the city is now at risk of state and federal fines, plus third party lawsuits.

Senator Joe Fain explains legislative lingo| 57 Seconds

Senator Joe Fain breaks down some of the words and phrases you…

  • Jan 10th, 2017

It’s the 31st District shuffle

With former Sen. Pam Roach now on the Pierce County Council, Rep. Phil Fortunado has taken her seat in the senate while former Enumclaw Councilman Morgan Irwin takes his seat in the House.

Bonney Lake garbage rates rise in March

Last week, the city announced a 5.7 percent increase in collection rates for residents and businesses.

Jail inmate charged with possession of meth-soaked letters | Pierce County Prosecutor

On Jan. 6 the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Rickey Claude Yandell,…

  • Jan 9th, 2017

Gallery 2017 features work of Enumclaw digital photographer

The city of Enumclaw and 4Culture of King County will present the digital images of Enumclaw photographer Wendy Bitney.

  • Jan 5th, 2017

Cat saves lives of residents in Bonney Lake fire

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters fought two house fires early this morning.

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Charges brought in Bonney Lake traffic fatality

Legal proceedings continued this week for a woman behind the wheel of a small car that flew over a hill in Bonney Lake and crashed into a tree, killing a friend.

Roach says farewell to Legislature after quarter-century of service

Revered and reviled, Pam Roach is stepping away from one challenge to embrace another.

Public comment wanted on Black Diamond open space

King County Parks will be taking public input as it develops a stewardship plan for three open spaces in the Black Diamond area.

  • Jan 3rd, 2017

Mount Rainier Lahar Warning System receives first phase of enhancements | Pierce County

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has identified Mount Rainier as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, and Pierce County is taking steps to improve the warning system to keep residents safe.

  • Jan 3rd, 2017