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This weekend, make sure to keep your eyes open for East Pierce firefighters fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during their annual Fill the Boot event! Also, the Foothills Trail is getting improved as sections between South Prairie and Buckley are getting paved. A Buckley resident has visited more than 100 countries and is still going strong - read about his adventures here. And don't forget to check out which Panthers and Spartans got SPSL 3A postseason awards in this week's Weekend Briefing!
Buckley resident Kyle Frawley, 32, has been traveling nearly non-stop since his first overseas flight to London in 2005. In the last 11 years, he estimates he's seen half of what the planet has to offer, having set foot in 101 countries and traveled to all seven wonders of the world. And for the most part, he's been able to use frequent flier miles to cover the vast majority of his flights.
Buckley resident Kyle Frawley, 32, has been traveling nearly non-stop since his first overseas flight to London in 2005.
East Pierce firefighters and volunteers from the Muscular Dystrophy Association will be out in force this weekend raising money to help out families in the Bonney Lake, Sumner, Milton, Edgewood and Lake Tapps areas who are affected by muscular dystrophy.
Black Diamond rules illegal, says interim attorney; Police chief asked to remove council member from meeting
The June 2 Black Diamond City Council meeting started rough and derailed entirely when one council member was asked to leave and another two followed.
Sports news were big this week as state competitions ended. Check out the results! Also, Tapps Island is looking to revitalize the annual firework show by once again bringing out the same pyrotechnic team that does the Mariner's show. Learn more about the Spartan's new basketball coach, who just ended a four year career at Peninsula High so he can be closer to his family in Sumner. Last month was National Stroke Month, so refresh yourself on how to recognize a stroke and learn about stroke care.
Lots of news for the Plateau last week! Black Diamond was back on the front page as council members first requested, then cancelled and declined to attend a special council meeting, leaving a long list of city business still on the table. Buckley was busy this week too - a permanent EMS levy was approved to go on the Aug. 2 ballot, and the 'Malfunction Junction' makeover has begun. And don't forget to check out the spring sport state results!
Black Diamond council fails to reach quorum; three council members decline to attend regular meeting
Although the room was filled with Black Diamond residents gearing up for another politically-charged council meeting, a majority of Black Diamond council members were absent.
Tapps Island is revitalizing the decades-old traditional firework show over Lake Tapps on the Fourth of July. The show has been a mainstay for the Bonney Lake community since the 1970s, but Tapps Island General Manager John Clark said funding for the show has flatlined for the last 10 years and he is worried about the show's continued existence.
In a whirlwind of emails, Black Diamond council members requested, cancelled and declined to attend a special council meeting on May 25, leaving a council agenda filled with city business unable to be acted upon for the second time in two weeks.
East Pierce Fire and Rescue welcomed National Emergency Medical Services Week by giving its annual report on the EMS division of the department. Assistant Chief Russ McCallion presented the report to the department's commissioners during their regularly scheduled meeting on May 17.
Lakeridge Middle School was put on lockdown at approximately 9:30 a.m. this morning after a bear was spotted near the school.
Students from all over Pierce County participated in the 20th annual Pierce County Library System’s Our Own Expressions writing and art contest, and two students from Bonney Lake and Sumner came out on top.
James Peet has a very simple reason for celebrating volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services volunteers – they saved the life of his wife.
Big news for Enumclaw! The annual Boots and Badges basketball fundraiser is back, and raising money for two local kids diagnosed with cancer. Also, Hornet Madison Eaton made EHS history by bring the first to claim a state choir title! Kneishia Vinson talked to us about sexual assault awareness and her work with the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, and White River and Enumclaw sports teams gear up for post-season play. And just in case you missed your chance to register as a voter via mail, the deadline to register in person and vote in the upcoming presidential election is this Monday.
Cooler heads and calmer voices marked a major shift in tone at the May 5 Black Diamond City Council meeting.
Not much happy news this past week. Pierce County sees a dramatic increase in homelessness with the annual Point in Time survey, and a house on Lake Tapps was declared a total loss after a basement fire. A spokeswoman for the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center talked to us about sexual assault awareness, and Bonney Lake and Sumner high schools are gearing their teams up for post-season play.
Enumclaw High School senior Madison Eaton competed in the state choir competition this year knowing she already made it farther than she ever had before.
It's red versus blue. Police versus fighters. The Lawdawgs versus the Smoke Eaters. That's right, the annual Boots and Badges basketball showdown is coming to town, and is looking to be bigger than ever.
On a cold midwinter night in January, more than 200 volunteers searched Pierce County to count the number of people who did not have a home to go to. By the end of the night, they had their total: 1,762 people that night were homeless, close to 500 more than the previous year.