Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 15 – 19

A swimming caution in Lake Tapps, a county-wide burn ban, Bonney Lake Days and horse races - check out the latest edition of your Weekend Briefing to see what you may have missed this past week!

Swimming caution in Lake Tapps

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department this week reported 14 people falling ill after swimming in Lake Tapps. The department believed the cause was toxins from a toxic blue-green algae bloom, but further tests could not verify there were toxins in the water. The department recommends caution when swimming in the lake: “If in doubt, don’t go out.” Read more about the caution here.


Dry weather prompts county-wide burn ban | Pierce County

A county-wide ban on all outdoor fires was issued Aug. 18 by the county fire marshal. The indefinite ban applies to all land clearing and yard debris outdoor burning, but not small campfires in designated fire pits at campgrounds or on private property. Read more about the burn ban here.

Bonney Lake Days rolling out this weekend

Bonney Lake Days started yesterday, but that doesn’t mean you missed out on all the fun! There are activities all day at Allan Yorke Park, including stage entertainment and kids rides. Read more about what’s going on at Bonney Lake Days here.


Emerald Downs Distaff and Longacres Mile results

Perhaps a Pie, a 4-year filly, took the win for an Enumclaw trainer this last weekend during the Emerald Downs Distaff. Point Piper, an invader from California, also took the win during the Grade 3 Longacres Mile while also setting a track record. Read more about Perhaps a Pie and Point Piper here.

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