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Top: Council members Brian Weber

Black Diamond Comprehensive Plan suffers further delays

It looks like Black Diamond's Comprehensive Plan will be further delayed as the city's traffic adviser, DKS Associates, appears to be running out of patience with the City Council.

Top: Council members Brian Weber
Top: Council members Brian Weber

Black Diamond Comprehensive Plan suffers further delays

It looks like Black Diamond's Comprehensive Plan will be further delayed as the city's traffic adviser, DKS Associates, appears to be running out of patience with the City Council.

Top: Council members Brian Weber
Spartan MichealAnn Wilson qualified for districts in the 200 medley

Spartan swimmers and divers riding wave of wins

The Sumner High School girls swim team hit the water Sept. 13, and several girls are already looking forward to competing in districts.

Spartan MichealAnn Wilson qualified for districts in the 200 medley
Bonney Lake's impact fee deferral program

Bonney Lake council reconsiders state-mandated impact fee deferral program

The Bonney Lake City Council has reversed its position on an impact fee deferral program for single family home developers. The program was defeated in a 4-2 vote during the Aug. 23 council meeting after Councilman Dan Swatman argued that the program, mandated by the state, was unconstitutional under the state constitution.

Bonney Lake's impact fee deferral program
The sign at Lake Tapps warning swimmers about toxic algae has been removed since the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has found no toxic algae in the lake for two consecutive weeks.

Lake Tapps free of toxic algae in time for fall drawdown

It's official – two weeks have gone by, and nary a sign of toxic algae remains in Lake Tapps.

The sign at Lake Tapps warning swimmers about toxic algae has been removed since the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has found no toxic algae in the lake for two consecutive weeks.
In order to make Costco feasible in the WSU Forest development area

Costco to move into WSU Forest; city approved selling $16 million in bonds to fund new Public Works Building

The rumor mill has been hinting at Costco coming into Bonney Lake for years, but now is it looking like a certainty. At the City Council meeting on Sept. 6, Visconsi Companies – partial owners of the WSU Forest in Bonney Lake – presented a preliminary plan for Costco to open in what is to be the commercial area of the area, once the forest is cleared.

In order to make Costco feasible in the WSU Forest development area
War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, by Chris Hedges. Image courtesy of Amazon Books.

War never changes, but it certainly changes us | Point of Review

"I wrote this book not to dissuade us from war but to understand it. It is especially important that we, who wield such massive force across the globe, see within ourselves the seeds of our own obliteration. We must guard against the myth of war and the drug of war that can, together, rend us blind and callous as some of those we battle."

War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, by Chris Hedges. Image courtesy of Amazon Books.
'War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

War never changes, but it certainly changes us | Point of Review

"I wrote this book not to dissuade us from war but to understand it. It is especially important that we, who wield such massive force across the globe, see within ourselves the seeds of our own obliteration. We must guard against the myth of war and the drug of war that can, together, rend us blind and callous as some of those we battle."

'War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
Panther Brock Frame crossed the finish line inches ahead of an Auburn Mountainview opponent last year.

Bonney Lake excited for new league; Panthers aiming for regular and postseason runs

Bonney Lake High School is competing in a brand new sports league, and all of the fall Panther teams are looking forward to starting strong and rising to the top.

Panther Brock Frame crossed the finish line inches ahead of an Auburn Mountainview opponent last year.
Top: Council members Brian Weber

Most Black Diamond City Council business tabled; attorney, staff warn of potential consequences

It was business as usual at the last Black Diamond City Council meeting, with the majority of the meeting's agenda items being tabled indefinitely by the majority of the council.

Top: Council members Brian Weber
Anna Harris worked 50 hours a week at the Pie Goddess

Pie lovers help send Enumclaw local to college

You've probably seen Anna Harris around Enumclaw, even if you didn't know her.

Anna Harris worked 50 hours a week at the Pie Goddess

Bonney Lake plans annexation of properties Kelley Creek Vista and Delany property

The city of Bonney Lake is looking to get a little bigger by proposing an annexation agreement to the Pierce County Council this fall.

Bonney Lake plans to annex the Kelly Creek Vista neighborhood

Bonney Lake council looks to annex Kelley Creek Vista, highway property

The city of Bonney Lake is looking to get a little bigger by proposing an annexation agreement to the Pierce County Council this fall. The two areas the city would like to incorporate are the Kelley Creek Vista neighborhood and Delany property, both of which are currently considered a part of unincorporated Pierce County.

Bonney Lake plans to annex the Kelly Creek Vista neighborhood
Bonney Lake's first game last year was against Bellarmine Prep

Panthers launching new season with high hopes | 2016 Football Previews

Bonney Lake High School students are still preparing for their first day of school, but the Panthers football team has been hard at work since mid-August training to compete in an all-new league.

Bonney Lake's first game last year was against Bellarmine Prep
Bonney Lake's impact fee deferral program

Bonney Lake Council votes down state-mandated impact fee program

The Bonney Lake City Council has voted down an impact fee deferral program that was mandated by the state for the city to enact.

Bonney Lake's impact fee deferral program
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 22 – 26

The Black Diamond City Council flirted with new elementary school delays, the Wilkeson Eagles are getting a new Auxiliary chapter, Green River College appointed a new interim president and the Courier-Herald reviews "The Lovely Bones." Check out what you may have missed this week in the latest issue of your Weekend Briefing.

Your Weekend Briefing.
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 22 – 26

The Black Diamond City Council flirted with new elementary school delays, the Wilkeson Eagles are getting a new Auxiliary chapter, Green River College appointed a new interim president and the Courier-Herald reviews "The Lovely Bones." Check out what you may have missed this week in the latest issue of your Weekend Briefing.

Your Weekend Briefing.
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 22 – 26

Toxic algae in Lake Tapps, senior center transportation services, rescued dogs from a Lake Tapps fire and "The Lovely Bones" book review. Check out what you may have missed this week in the latest edition of your Weekend Briefing!

Your Weekend Briefing.
The Tacoma-Pierce County is recommending people not swim in any parts of Lake Tapps due to a toxic algae bloom.

Lake Tapps update: toxic algae remains, but not releasing toxins into water

As part of its ongoing surface water monitoring efforts, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department staff checked seven locations around Lake Tapps on Thursday, Aug. 25.

The Tacoma-Pierce County is recommending people not swim in any parts of Lake Tapps due to a toxic algae bloom.

New Wilkeson Auxiliary to be chartered Sunday

The city of Wilkeson's Federation of Eagles is expanding at the end of this month to include a new, all-womens Auxiliary.