Buckley

Halloween events around the Plateau

Enumclaw and Buckley have many activities for the whole family, and several more for those looking for a scare.

 

Pierce library system seeking levy lift to keep facilities, programs operating

If approved, the levy will increase the annual tax bill by around $32 a year, bringing the average total up to $160 annually.

 

East Pierce Fire and Rescue Commissioners approved the upcoming $80 million bond measure for the ballot during their July 17 meeting. A supermajority of voters, or 60 percent, need to approve the measure for it to pass. File photo Ray Miller-Still

East Pierce Fire and Rescue residents, look for $80 million bond measure on ballot

The vast majority of the money will go replacing five fire stations on the Plateau.

 

DOT invites public to see SR 410 survey results

Changes to help reduce traffic on the highway will be slow in coming, but one of the first major steps has now been completed.

DOT still looking at options for Spiketon Bridge issue

The department believes repairing the 83-year old bridge is not a good solution, but residents don’t want to wait four years for new bridge funding to become available.

Firehouse Pub: slight change of address but atmosphere remains the same

It was quite the project, renovating the pub’s new home.

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.

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.

Learn about library levy at sessions in Bonney Lake, Sumner

The levy, which is on the November general election ballot, would increase to 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value if approved by voters.

Beautify Enumclaw, Buckley | Slideshow

Many public spaces, like Enumclaw’s community garden by the library and Veterans Memorial Park, or Buckley’s Youth Center, were given makeovers by scored of energetic volunteers.

Candidates sought for board vacancies in White River, Carbonado districts

Swearing in ceremonies are fast approaching, so turn in those applications soon.

The 12-acre fire, exacerbated by dry grass and winds, destroyed two barns, a mobile home, two cars, a dump truck, a panel truck, and other buildings and vehicles. Photo courtesy East Pierce Fire and Rescue

Brush fire burns 12 acres, several buildings and vehicles

This incident represents an example of strong mutual aid networks, said East Pierce Fire and Rescue Chief Backer.

The 12-acre fire, exacerbated by dry grass and winds, destroyed two barns, a mobile home, two cars, a dump truck, a panel truck, and other buildings and vehicles. Photo courtesy East Pierce Fire and Rescue

Buckley-South Prairie bridge closed permanently

A settled pier has changed how weight is distributed on the bridge.

Area schools expected to begin year on time

As the school year inched closer, the Dieringer and Sumner-Bonney Lake school districts threatened to strike. At the last minute, it appears teachers and districts have tentative agreements, which will be voted on during their respective Sept. 4 meetings.

Enumclaw, Buckley start their own annual clean-up days

Following in Bonney Lake’s footsteps, local Jeri Gamblin hopes the rest of the Plateau can start their own annual beautification events.

White River welcomes 41 new staffers to school district

Check out who’s new at White River schools.

UPDATE: Buckley Spiketon Bridge early | Department of Transportation

The bridge was originally going to close Aug. 20. Instead, the bridge will close Thursday, Aug. 16.

Drivers take notice: busy bridge near Buckley will close for four weeks

The 82-year-old span on state Route 162 (also identified as Pioneer Way) will be shut down from 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

Activities Program boasts big numbers, variety

The White River Communities Activities Program has activities for students in kindergarten through fifth grade all year long.

Summer course expands talents of White River’s Hi-C students.

Hi-C students are those who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences or environments.