Richard Harry “Swede” Borgstrom died at home Sept. 15, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. He was 78.
He was born May 4, 1936, in Tacoma to Harry and Nancy Borgstrom. Siblings included twin brother Jerry, Kurt and Rita. He worked for many years as a bulldozer operator before starting his own business, R. Borgstrom Bulldozing.
He is survived by his significant other Nina Egbert; children Debbie Lusk and husband Gary of Puyallup, Scott Borgstrom of South Prairie and Bradley Borgstrom of Spanaway; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife Donna and children Ross Rhodes and Teresa Harrison.
A funeral service took place at 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at Weeks’ Funeral Home in Buckley. A reception followed at Swiss Hall in Bonney Lake. Burial was at Buckley City Cemetery.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.