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The Senior Center uses its bus to take seniors on trips

Council questions Senior Center transportation services; center readies for 25th anniversary with remodel plans

The director the Bonney Lake Senior Center, Sue Hilberg, made a trip to the most recent City Council workshop to provide information about an issue that's been brought up in council a few times over the last several months.

The Senior Center uses its bus to take seniors on trips
Councilwoman Pat Pepper walks past about a dozen residents expressing their frustration with the Black Diamond City Council

Black Diamond Council narrowly avoids elementary school building delays

The Black Diamond City Council's approval of a traffic mitigation agreement resolution with the Enumclaw School District was one of the messier and more confusing matters the city has faced this year.

Councilwoman Pat Pepper walks past about a dozen residents expressing their frustration with the Black Diamond City Council
Blue-green algae

Toxic algae found in Lake Tapps; Health department cautions swimmers, but waters clear of toxins

Lake Tapps isn't closed, but the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is cautioning people that swimming, wading or fishing in the lake could be unsafe due to reports of toxic algae.

Blue-green algae
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 15 – 19

Stabbing charges, Larbor Days permit disputes in Black Diamond, improvements to the Mud Mountain Dam fish trap, increasing revenues for the Expo Center, winning horses at Emerald Downs and a farmers market survey - check up on everything you may have missed this week in your Weekend Briefing!

Your Weekend Briefing.
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 15 – 19

Stabbing charges, Larbor Days permit disputes in Black Diamond, improvements to the Mud Mountain Dam fish trap, increasing revenues for the Expo Center, winning horses at Emerald Downs and a farmers market survey - check up on everything you may have missed this week in your Weekend Briefing!

Your Weekend Briefing.
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 15 – 19

A swimming caution in Lake Tapps, a county-wide burn ban, Bonney Lake Days and horse races - check out the latest edition of your Weekend Briefing to see what you may have missed this past week!

Your Weekend Briefing.
Special events sponsored by the city of Black Diamond

Black Diamond Labor Days permit dispute settled; festival will be held Sept. 3 – 5

The last two virulent Black Diamond City Council meetings boiled down to this: the 102-years-old Labor Day festival is ready to go, and city code specifies that the council does not need to approve the celebration's special event permit.

Special events sponsored by the city of Black Diamond
The annual car show at Bonney Lake Days is only one of its several attractions

Bonney Lake Days rolling out this weekend

Bonney Lake Days, the annual two-day festival at Allan Yorke Park, is gearing up for this weekend. The summer celebration begins 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, with the opening of the ever-popular Kids Zone, which includes arts and crafts, games and rides for children.

The annual car show at Bonney Lake Days is only one of its several attractions
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 8 – 12

Two fires, a hot legislative race and how to make shaping your future easier (and cheaper) – read all this in the latest edition of your Weekend Briefing!

Your Weekend Briefing.
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 1 – 5

Read about the latest updates in the Nicole White murder case, how to volunteer with the Sumner Lions Club, the fires that East Pierce Fire and Rescue have been tackling and how to participate in the WSDOT SR 162 improvement study, all in the latest edition of your Weekend Briefing.

Your Weekend Briefing.
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 1 – 5

Read up on the county's new marijuana regulations, the fall of the Plateau Avengers in the California tourney, the plea deal taken by Johnathan Daniel Harris in the Nicole White murder case and when a disc golf course will be coming to Enumclaw, all in the newest edition of your Weekend Briefing.

Your Weekend Briefing.
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for Aug. 1 – 5

Read up on the county's new marijuana regulations, the fall of the Plateau Avengers in the California tourney, the plea deal taken by Johnathan Daniel Harris in the Nicole White murder case and when a disc golf course will be coming to Enumclaw, all in the newest edition of your Weekend Briefing.

Your Weekend Briefing.
The light green areas around the cities of Covington and Maple Valley are designated as RA-5 zones

King County tightens marijuana regulations

The King County Council has tightened its marijuana regulations, making it virtually impossible for marijuana producers and processors to set up shop in the unincorporated areas around Maple Valley and Covington.

The light green areas around the cities of Covington and Maple Valley are designated as RA-5 zones
Sumner Lions Club President Emerson Bishop presents Mike Cross with his raffle winnings during the 2016 Sumner's Rhubarb Days.

Sumner Lions Club looking for members, volunteers

The Sumner Lions Club is gearing up for another school year full of service activities and volunteer opportunities, and is hoping to expand its numbers while doing so.

Sumner Lions Club President Emerson Bishop presents Mike Cross with his raffle winnings during the 2016 Sumner's Rhubarb Days.
Our Corner

Breaking down transgenderism | Our Corner

It's looking like Washington's new bathroom laws are staying in place, for now.It was announced Initiative 1515, which sought to reverse the laws in this state that allow a transgender individual to use restrooms and other facilities based on their gender identity did not receive enough signatures to get placed on the November ballot.

Our Corner
Nicole White was reported missing June 7

Suspect pleads guilty to Nicole White murder case

On July 28 Jonathan Daniel Harris, 30, pleaded guilty to the murder of Enumclaw resident Nicole White. In addition to pleading guilty to second-degree murder, as part of the plea agreement, he also pleaded guilty to second- and third-degree assault.

Nicole White was reported missing June 7
Breaking down transgenderism | Our Corner

Breaking down transgenderism | Our Corner

It's looking like Washington's new bathroom laws are staying in place, for now.

Breaking down transgenderism | Our Corner
Nicole White was reported missing June 7

Suspect pleads guilty in Nicole White murder case

On July 28 Jonathan Daniel Harris, 30, pleaded guilty to the murder of Enumclaw resident Nicole White.

Nicole White was reported missing June 7
The green areas around Enumclaw represent unincorporated King County agricultural zones

King County tightens marijuana regulations; Enumclaw residents upset, feel left out

Enumclaw residents have been asking the King County Council for months to restrict marijuana production in rural residential areas after they learned of several production operations moving close by.

The green areas around Enumclaw represent unincorporated King County agricultural zones
East Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to four fires in the last week.

Grassland, house fires keep East Pierce busy

East Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to four fires during the past week – three in Bonney Lake and a fourth across the Cascade Mountains in Central Washington. The first fire was on Tuesday, July 26, at the 110000 block of 199th Avenue East in Bonney Lake.

East Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to four fires in the last week.