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In Aug. 2014, Bonney Lake High School student Madeline Roskie, 18, was inner-tubing with her boyfriend when she suddenly fell unconscious in the Puyallup River. East Pierce Fire and Rescue pronounced her dead at the scene when they arrived. Puget Sound Energy has responded to the wrongful death suit filed last August.
Black Diamond may soon be returning to its roots as a mining town. Plans to reopen the John Henry Mine, formerly the Black Diamond Mine, have been in the works for seven years, but recent developments have taken The Pacific Coast Coal Company closer to its goal.
More than a month after being leveled by hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still trying to set up basic services for its US residents. But every day, federal aid workers and volunteers from all over world are working every day toward helping the island recover, including Enumclaw locals Tyler Gachen and Ryan Wood.
Michele Surdez, a former Bonney Lake city employee and current customer service manager at the Covington Water District, said her appointment to the council was “perfect timing” for her to help with the water bill situation many city residents are dealing with.
The State Supreme Court has approved three recall charges against Black Diamond Councilwoman Pat Pepper. However, some changes were made to the charges against Pepper, so the signature gathering process for the election has restarted, said King County Elections spokesperson Kafia Hosh.
Witches and warlocks of all kinds conjured up a good time last week for the first ever Witches Night Out.
“It’s like wearing cement shoes and walking upstream while smoking a cigarette.” This is how Enumclaw resident Tricia Foerster feels almost every day with Myasthenia Gravis, a rare autoimmune disease that affects between 36,000 to 60,000 people in the U.S.
With the Tehaleh looking to add more than 9,000 homes in the Bonney Lake area, developers have been working with East Pierce Fire and Rescue to make sure future residents are safe.
Black Diamond’s legal issues continue to stack. The biggest announcement of the Oct. 19 meeting was that the City Council has brought a legal suit against Mayor Carol Benson, and Oakpointe has filed a motion to intervene in this lawsuit.
The Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor CarolBenson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Two weeks ago, candidates answered questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. Last week was a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements. Part 3 includes final candidate questions and final statements.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
The Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Last week, candidates answered questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. This week, Part 2, is a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements. Part 3 will wrap-up with final statements.
The Sumner School District is no more — instead, it will be the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District, as soon as the name changing process is finished with the state. The name change was approved by the d istrict’s board of directors during a Sept. 20 meeting .
The Tehaleh development outside Bonney Lake is celebrating a number of accomplishments this month.
With the general election five weeks away and ballots soon to be in the hands of voters, the Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Part 1 of the debate asks the candidates questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. Part 2 will be a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements, and Part 3 will wrap-up with final statements.
This announcement comes ahead of the State Supreme Court’s review of the recall case after Pepper appealed the Superior Court’s approval of the charges in May . The Supreme Court met Sept. 7, but has not made any ruling.
Applications are due to the City Administrator Don Morrison by 5 p.m. Oct. 13 by email (email@example.com) or sent by mail (Don Morrison, City Administrator, Councilmember Recruitment, 9002 Main Street East, Bonney Lake, WA 98391).