Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 1 – 5

Read about the latest updates in the Nicole White murder case, how to volunteer with the Sumner Lions Club, the fires that East Pierce Fire and Rescue have been tackling and how to participate in the WSDOT SR 162 improvement study, all in the latest edition of your Weekend Briefing.

Suspect pleads guilty to Nicole White murder case

You may have read last week that Jonathan Daniel Harris recently pleaded guilty to assaulting and murdering Enumclaw resident Nicole White last summer. Read up on a summary of the year-long case, beginning when Nicole disappeared June 7, 2015.

 

Sumner Lions Club looking for members, volunteers

Looking for ways to get involved in your community? Check out the Sumner Lions Club, which helps out with food donations, hygiene packs, school supplies, kids and adult camps and much, much more in Sumner and around the county. Read more about the Sumner Lions and how to get involved here.

Grassland, house fires keep East Pierce busy

East Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to four fires in the past week – three at home and one abroad. Fire Chief Bud Backer said that even though people think we’ve been having a cool summer, things are starting to dry out and it doesn’t take much to start a grass fire. Read more about the fires EPFR put out here.

WSDOT looking for feedback on SR 162 study | Department of Transportation

Want to participate in the DOT’s study on SR 162? Click here to learn more about what the study aims to do, and click here to take the online survey, available through Aug. 9.

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Hardhats and heavy equipment continue to dot school grounds

Many students on the Plateau and in the valley have a lot to look forward to in the near future.

Free construction classes help make community connections

Building Beyond the Walls, an Enumclaw-based non-profit, offers folks of all stripes a way to learn new skills and form long-lasting connections through volunteer work.

Human remains identified as those of missing Enumclaw man

Kristian Burnstad was last seen alive on Feb. 7, 2017.

Golden anniversary celebration held in former maternity home

It’s estimated more than 600 babies were born in the Mahlin Maternity Home, now known as the Le Sorelle Inn in Buckley.

Patrols to emphasize districted driving over the weekend | Washington State Patrol

Don’t contribute to the rising rate of crashes and distracted driving fatalities.

Save time by buying Mount Rainier passes online

Now you don’t have to wait in line — just print your pass and home and enjoy the majesty of the park.

Bonney Lake to take action on water rate increases

The sewer rate increase, however, looks to still be up for debate, and will be addressed at a later date in committee.

Black Diamond police get little chief, too

The Black Diamond Police Department honored Jack Reich as their Police Chief for a Day.

East Pierce hosting annual open house Sept. 29

Don’t miss out on the free, family fun activities and demonstrations, like tearing a car apart with the jaws of life.

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