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Amelia Day makes some adjustments to the electronics in her Press-Sure Soccer Ball

Sumner scientist prepares for national competition with own invention

Necessity is the mother of invention, the old saying goes, and if there's a common enough problem, someone's going to come along and solve it. This fall, 10 students from around the nation are coming together to share their solutions for problems they've encountered. One of these scientists is Sumner student Amelia Day.

Amelia Day makes some adjustments to the electronics in her Press-Sure Soccer Ball
Gomer Evans pilots the Green River Queen float in the Black Diamond Labor Day parade. The Green River Queen returned to the parade last year

Black Diamond council majority holds Labor Day permit

Chaos and anger has defined the last seven months of Black Diamond City Council meetings, but the outrage residents expressed flared hotter than ever on July 21 as a century-long tradition looked to be put on the chopping block: the city's three-day Labor Day Festival.

Gomer Evans pilots the Green River Queen float in the Black Diamond Labor Day parade. The Green River Queen returned to the parade last year
The Allan Yorke Master Plan splits the park into four quadrants

Big changes for Allan Yorke park underway

Allan Yorke Park is about to get a major makeover. During the July 19 council workshop, the Bonney Lake City Council listened to a presentation by Bruce Dees & Associates about the park's new master plan, which details various improvements and overhauls the Bonney Lake community said it wanted.

The Allan Yorke Master Plan splits the park into four quadrants
Beautify Bonney Lake and the city of Bonney Lake's Art Commission volunteers helped put up a mosaic behind the east entrance sign into the city.

Beautify Bonney Lake seeks board members for 2017 event

Beautify Bonney Lake is looking for three board members to help put together the annual city-wide clean up event in 2017. The group is shrinking down to seven board members and is hoping to boost itself back up to 10 for next year's event, said chairman Tom Watson.

Beautify Bonney Lake and the city of Bonney Lake's Art Commission volunteers helped put up a mosaic behind the east entrance sign into the city.
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Handcar races, King County Fair and Miners Day | Slideshow

The King County Fair, Wilkeson's handcar races and Black Diamond's Miners Day were all held over this past weekend. If you weren't there, check out these photos!

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Along with losing parking space

Bonney Lake food bank continues to weigh expansion options

Due to a sudden shortage in available parking spaces, the Bonney Lake Food Bank is again considering moving somewhere else in town. On July 7, the city took control of half of the gravel lot behind the food bank, which has been used for staging clients for the food bank and vehicle storage for East Pierce Fire and Rescue, the Bonney Lake Police Department and the city.

Along with losing parking space
Tatum and Indiana Atwood celebrated their birthdays at the 2015 Miners Day festival by flying in a hot air balloon with friends and family. Photo by Ray Still.

Miners Day 2016 celebrates museum’s 40th anniversary

Black Diamond residents will celebrate the city's 12th annual Miners Day festival on Saturday, July 16.

Tatum and Indiana Atwood celebrated their birthdays at the 2015 Miners Day festival by flying in a hot air balloon with friends and family. Photo by Ray Still.
VFW Post 3070 has is collecting war memorabilia for their 'Memory Campaign.' So far

Bonney Lake/Sumner VFW hosts ‘Memory Campaign’

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3070 is reaching out to the Sumner and Bonney Lake communities for something special and often overlooked: memories. The VFW post and the Sumner Historical Society are working in tandem to collect war memorabilia, whether it be photos, medals, uniforms or even weapons, to display them at the VFW Hall on Willow Street.

VFW Post 3070 has is collecting war memorabilia for their 'Memory Campaign.' So far
Top row: Council members Brian Weber

City business continues to stall in Black Diamond

The last couple of Black Diamond City Council meetings resembled a game of Chutes and Ladders – as soon as it seemed progress was being made during the June 22 meeting, the council slid back to square one on July 7.

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

City business continues to stall in Black Diamond

The last couple of Black Diamond City Council meetings resembled a game of Chutes and Ladders – as soon as it seemed progress was being made during the June 22 meeting, the council slid back to square one on July 7.

Top row: Council members Brian Weber
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for July 4 – 8

What's in this Weekend Briefing? A suspected DUI crash into a museum, medical marijuana, a WWII vet flying in a B-17 bomber, a 5 week road closure in Enumclaw and Buckley's new summer concert series!

Your Weekend Briefing.
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for July 4 – 8

What's in this Weekend Briefing? A suspected DUI crash into a museum, medical marijuana, a WWII vet flying in a B-17 bomber, a 5 week road closure in Enumclaw and Buckley's new summer concert series!

Your Weekend Briefing.
Your Weekend Briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for July 4 – 8

Last week, the Cannabis Patient Protection Act came into full effect, changing how the state regulates medical marijuana. Also, a WWII vet was once again able to fly in a B-17 bomber after a boy scout troop raised enough funds. Sumner High School's long-time FFA teacher Greg Pile retired, and don't forget to check out Buckley's new concert series in your Weekend Briefing!

Your Weekend Briefing.
The Cannabis Patient Protection Act closed down medical marijuana dispensaries around the state

Medical marijuana dispensaries close around the state, but retail stores have no replacement product

The Cannabis Patient Protection Act came into full effect Friday, July 1, and fireworks were certainly not the only thing being lit on the Plateau over the Independence Day weekend.

The Cannabis Patient Protection Act closed down medical marijuana dispensaries around the state
The Cannabis Patient Protection Act closed down medical marijuana dispensaries around the state

Cannabis Patient Protection act closes marijuana dispensaries, but retail stores have no replacement products

The Cannabis Patient Protection Act came into full effect Friday, July 1, and fireworks were certainly not the only thing being lit on the Plateau over the Independence Day weekend. But the final enactment of the Cannabis Patient Protection Act was not as smooth as some were hoping for.

The Cannabis Patient Protection Act closed down medical marijuana dispensaries around the state
Your weekend briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for June 27 – July 1

Your Weekend Briefing this week goes over a potential new septic tank fee exacted by the county's Board of Health. Also, get aquainted with Enumclaw High School's new basketball coach and White River's new football coach! Learn from a local Buckley photographer how she does research to take amazing night photos, and make sure to check out the Buckley Log Show results and photos!

Your weekend briefing.
Your weekend briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for June 27 – July 1

Your Weekend Briefing this week goes over a potential new septic tank fee exacted by the county's Board of Health. Also, get aquainted with Enumclaw High School's new basketball coach and White River's new football coach! Learn from a local Buckley photographer how she does research to take amazing night photos, and make sure to check out the Buckley Log Show results and photos!

Your weekend briefing.
Your weekend briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for June 27 – July 1

This week in your Weekend Briefing, check out how the Pierce County Sheriff's Department plans to overcome their severe understaffing issues. Also, Bonney Lake Public Works Director Dan Grigsby retired last week. Make sure to check out Jeni Dieringer's photography as she explains how she has easily learned how to take awesome photos and kept costs low for her new hobby. Finally, make sure to check out photos from the Buckley Log Show and Bonney Lake High School's 2016 graduation! Congrats, Panthers!

Your weekend briefing.
Congrats to the Bonney Lake High School Class of 2016!

Bonney Lake High School graduation | Slideshow

Congratulations to the Bonney Lake High School Class of 2016!

Congrats to the Bonney Lake High School Class of 2016!
Jeni Dieringer spent a night photographing the Milky Way between Bonney Lake and Buckley. The Milky Way is only visible from our hemisphere in the spring to late summer.

Buckley photographer gives tips on making photography simple, affordable

Photography isn't the easiest (or cheapest) hobby to get into, but Buckley resident Jeni Dieringer is already becoming a regular shutterbug. The local bodybuilder started taking up photography when her mother bought her a camera for her last birthday.

Jeni Dieringer spent a night photographing the Milky Way between Bonney Lake and Buckley. The Milky Way is only visible from our hemisphere in the spring to late summer.