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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.

New start for ‘second-chance citizens’

Bonney Lake native Skyler “Sky” RIch, a student at Calvin College in Michigan, started a company to help those released from jail to re-integrate back in society.

At the wheel of driving curriculum for Saudi women

An Enumclaw local visited Saudi Arabia to get a feel for what the country — and its women — need when it comes to driving curriculum.

Bring back the pit bull

Breed doesn’t a dangerous dog make.

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.

After 20 years, local film hits the big screen

The first-ever public showing of “Big Blue: A Fishy Tale” is being hosted at The Chalet on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m.

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.

Shakespeare and sex jokes, Act II

How exactly did you think he became popular with the masses back in the time of the Plague?

Bonney Lake’s Chief For A Day officially sworn in

Rory Thayse was diagnosed with leukemia during the last winter holiday season, but six months of intensive treatment look to have been successful so far.

‘I never worried about his heart’

A Bonney Lake family is raising awareness of the prevalent dangers of sudden cardiac arrest in the military.

Enumclaw woman admits to multiple bank heists after recent arrest

Jaycee E. Kimberling, 27, was arrested Aug. 4, along with her longtime boyfriend, Kasen San, 39, of Sumner, for robbing a bank in Maple Valley.

Saturday event includes truck show, drive for school supplies

Start the school year off right by donating school supplies to those in need.

Preliminary August 2018 Primary results

Check out who is leading and who is falling behind in the August 2018 primary election.

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.

It don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t got that (Western) Swing

The Northwest Western Swing Music Festival is ready for its 28th annual festival at the Enumclaw Expo Center Aug. 9 - 12.

‘We don’t want to see it fall away’

The Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society is facing challenges, the most noteworthy being its members moving away and not having a place to call its own.

Tunes@Tapps toy drive to support local families

Bring a toy to Allan Yorke Park this Wednesday for the annual “Salute to Armed Forces” concert.

Crashed plane in Burnett, two injured

The Pierce County Sheriff Department said the plane lost power after taking off.