Ray Miller-Still

Please let it all end very soon | Our Corner

I feel like a high school kid again. Like I have a big test in the morning that I’m not prepared for but, wait, hope is on the horizon. The forecast called for snow, so I’m going to pray for snow – please snow, I’ll do anything just let it snow.

Please let it all end very soon | Our Corner

I feel like a high school kid again. Like I have a big test in the morning that I’m not prepared for but, wait, hope is on the horizon. The forecast called for snow, so I’m going to pray for snow – please snow, I’ll do anything just let it snow.

The scenes behind the scares; An ‘underneath the mask’ look at Buckley’s two haunted houses

Something's about to happen. Maybe there was rustling in the cornstalks to your right, or cackling coming from ahead of you, just around the pitch-dark corner. Suddenly, the breaker box next to you explodes in a shower of sparks and noise, or a bloody doctor emerges from his hiding place to chase you with his hacksaw.

The scenes behind the scares; An ‘underneath the mask’ look at Buckley’s two haunted houses

Something's about to happen. Maybe there was rustling in the cornstalks to your right, or cackling coming from ahead of you, just around the pitch-dark corner. Suddenly, the breaker box next to you explodes in a shower of sparks and noise, or a bloody doctor emerges from his hiding place to chase you with his hacksaw.

Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation could win $25,000 grant

The Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation has been selected as one of 200 finalists (out of 2000 applications) in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program.

Body of Mountain View firefighter Ken Ward found in Grant County

After an extensive one-week search, the body of Mountain View Fire and Rescue firefighter Ken Ward was found near the Wildhorse Monument near the city of George in Grant County.

East Pierce firefighter Tim McCoy dies in dirt bike crash

East Pierce Fire and Rescue raced to save one of their own after a call came in about a dirt bike crash Saturday. First responders were unaware that their patient was longtime firefighter Capt. Tim McCoy until they reached his home, where the crash occurred.

Allan Yorke Park, Public Works Center projects outlined in Bonney Lake budget

The fall season means different things to different people. For cities, it means it's time to start cracking down on their budgets, an admittedly less festive yearly tradition than the holidays many people celebrate.

Donating colorful comfort

A colorful quilt can go a long way to comfort a kid in need.

President’s foreign policy not perfect, but not a failure | Rich Elfers

"Obama's Middle Eastern foreign policy is a failure." So says the Republican Party during this overheated election year. The problem with this statement is that it is patently false. It is political rhetoric meant to discredit the Democrats and help the Republicans retain control of Congress and gain the presidency.

‘Historical’ storm heading toward western Washington | National Weather Service

The National Weather Service said there is a 1 in 3 chance that the storm's low pressure center will directly cross some part of western Washington, resulting in a historical windstorm for nearly all of western Washington that would be long remembered, reads a special weather statement released today.

‘Historical’ storm heading toward western Washington | National Weather Service

The National Weather Service said there is a 1 in 3 chance that the storm's low pressure center will directly cross some part of western Washington, resulting in a historical windstorm for nearly all of western Washington that would be long remembered.

A pair of wins brings Sumner soccer third in 4A league

The Sumner girls soccer team is picking up traction with a bout of recent wins against Curtis and South Kitsap high schools.

Black Diamond Council majority continues to ignore staff, legal advice by passing amended contacts

Editor's note: This story has been updated from the 10/12 edition of the Courier-Herald. A correction and clarification will be printed in the 10/19 edition.

Bonney Lake continues to discuss sewer lift station reimbursement in Midtown

The Bonney Lake City Council looks to be scrapping its previous plan for having Midtown city residents reimburse the city for the new Fennel Creek sewer lift station, in response to negative reactions from residents.

Spartan tennis remains undefeated in new league

The Sumner boys tennis team has a lot to live up to this year, having topped the SPSL 3A league charts last year. But being in the new 4A league doesn't seem to be slowing them down, as the Spartans are toting an undefeated 8-0 league record after two victories over Puyallup and Curtis high schools.

Enumclaw to see rise in solid waste rates in 2017

Enumclaw residents are going to be seeing a bump in King County's solid waste rates this coming year.

Sumner realtor combines business with community service

As a real estate agent for the last 15 years, Gary Gray has tried to fold his passion for art, poetry and community service into his career. Now, as the head of his own company, Sozo Realty, Gray is looking forward to building a company culture around community as well as business.

What’s on the Pierce County ballot | 2017 general election

The presidential election is the big-ticket item on this year's ballot, but there are several state and Pierce County measures to focus on as well during this year's general election.

Bonney Lake soccer shuts out Spanaway Lake, Lakes

The Bonney Lake girl's soccer team charged head first into the fall season with a young team in a new league with much success. The team stands now with a 5-1-1 league record after two shutout games against Spanaway Lake and Lakes high schools.