Ray Miller-Still

Mountain View firefighter Ken Ward.

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.

Mountain View firefighter Ken Ward.
East Pierce firefighter Tim McCoy died Oct. 22 after a dirt bike crash.

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.

East Pierce firefighter Tim McCoy died Oct. 22 after a dirt bike crash.
Bonney Lake budget news.

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.

Bonney Lake budget news.
Bonnie Maiorca holds up her favorite hand-made quilt that she donated to the BLPD this month.

Donating colorful comfort

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

Bonnie Maiorca holds up her favorite hand-made quilt that she donated to the BLPD this month.

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

‘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
Severe weather alerts.

‘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.

Severe weather alerts.
Back row: Hannah Rowan

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.

Back row: Hannah Rowan
Top: Council members Brian Weber

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.

Top: Council members Brian Weber
Bonney Lake property owners in Midtown may have to pay a surcharge of around $3

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.

Bonney Lake property owners in Midtown may have to pay a surcharge of around $3
Zaylan Jacobsen took on a Curtis High School singles player Sept. 29

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.

Zaylan Jacobsen took on a Curtis High School singles player Sept. 29
With solid waste rates rising in King County

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.

With solid waste rates rising in King County
Gary Gray

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.

Gary Gray
Election news

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.

Election news
Back row: Eliza Christensen

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.

Back row: Eliza Christensen
Sumner High JV golfer Adam Dorfler teed pff against Olympia Sept. 20.

Panther boys golf continue undefeated; mixed bag of results for girls, Spartans

The boy's most recent victories were against Mt. Tahoma 55-6 and Wilson 46-40. During the Sept. 20 match against Mount Tahoma, Michel Korum led the pack, shooting a 40 at the course. Tied behind him were Trevor Castor and Rayce Spoor with a stroke count of 43, and Kyle Jung and Eric Hughes at 46.

Sumner High JV golfer Adam Dorfler teed pff against Olympia Sept. 20.
Paul Galaviz shows off his invention

Buckley resident aims to reinvent the water pipe

Think of a Tinker Toy set, but for smokers. That's what Buckley resident Paul Galaviz has sent to the U.S. patent office last July; a new water pipe (or bong) design that is durable, cleanable, and – this is Galaviz's big thing – customizable.

Paul Galaviz shows off his invention
Paul Galaviz shows off his invention

Buckley resident aims to reinvent the water pipe

Think of a Tinker Toy set, but for smokers.

Paul Galaviz shows off his invention

A look at the life of newspapers | Our Corner

You're looking at a brand new Courier-Herald.

The fire was discovered in the second story bedroom after the home owner herd an explosion upstairs. Image courtesy of the King County Fire District 28.

Enumclaw man injured in fire, airlifted to Harborview

An Enumclaw resident was airlifted from his home to a local hospital following a house fire Friday morning.

The fire was discovered in the second story bedroom after the home owner herd an explosion upstairs. Image courtesy of the King County Fire District 28.