Sumner

Local Toys for Tots drop-off locations

Find out where in Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, or Sumner where you can donate new toys for kids in need.

 

Sumner company fined for wastewater spill into White River | Department of Ecology

This is the third time Fleishmann’s Vinegar Company has been fined for similar incidences.

 

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.

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

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.

Sumner FFA again sending big crew to nationals

Research topics range from freezing seeds to the effect of population river water quality and how tire particles affect the environment.

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.

Sumner-Bonney Lake classified staff accept contract | UPDATED

A strike was averted last night when bus drivers and nutrition workers accepted their contract, but a union representative says few people are happy.

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.

Sumner-Bonney Lake classified staff want share of pay increases

After authorizing a strike, nutrition workers and bus drivers will vote on a tentative agreement Sept. 17. If they approve, school will stay in session.

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.

State honors treatment plants in Sumner, Wilkeson

Ecology annually recognizes the state’s top-performing wastewater treatment plants with the Outstanding Performance Award.

Sumner School District teachers, staff talk about strike

The beginning of the school year is right around the corner, but teachers, bus drivers and nutrition workers are discussing what pay raises they deserve, and whether or not to go on strike.

East Pierce bond makes it to the ballot

It may be difficult for a supermajority of voters to pass the measure, given the other property taxes they are paying now and others they will be voting on in the November election, but Fire Chief Bud Backer believes people will see the real need East Pierce is in.

Pierce County library board proposing property tax levy

Library system seeking to address budget deficit by increasing property taxes.

Live music this summer on city stages

Bonney Lake, Buckley and Sumner are once again gearing up for their summer concert series.

A first: East Pierce to run bond measure

If approved by voters, the bond would raise $80 million in revenue over a 20-year period in order to seriously overhaul some of the department’s outdated stations.

Recycling rates rise on the Plateau

Sumner, Bonney Lake, and Buckley will be seeing rate increases in July, with Black Diamond’s service provider also looking to raise their rates.

Spartans rock the cap and gown | Slideshow

Check out some photos from last Friday’s Sumner High School graduation.