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Black Diamond violates state, federal clean water acts

Black Diamond violates state, federal clean water acts

By not approving an ordinance adopting the state’s 2012 Stormwater Management Manual, the city is now at risk of state and federal fines, plus third party lawsuits.

Black Diamond violates state, federal clean water acts
Sumner Spartan swimmers to league, district events in postseason

Sumner Spartan swimmers to league, district events in postseason

The Sumner Spartans have been fighting against the current, having yet to win a swim meet this year. “Moving up to 4A has been straight-out… Continue reading

Sumner Spartan swimmers to league, district events in postseason

Bonney Lake garbage rates rise in March

Last week, the city announced a 5.7 percent increase in collection rates for residents and businesses.

Black Diamond passes stopgap budget

Black Diamond passes stopgap budget

The city – now funded through March 2017 – will continue budget discussions through the new year.

Black Diamond passes stopgap budget
Black Diamond passes emergency budget

Black Diamond passes emergency budget

Black Diamond residents can rest easy knowing that their city will not shut down in January.

Black Diamond passes emergency budget
Bonney Lake biennial budget passes

Bonney Lake biennial budget passes

Sewer and water rates increase

Bonney Lake biennial budget passes
Black Diamond fails to pass budget

Black Diamond fails to pass budget

Major budget amendments introduced to the public, city attorney and staff after public hearings close

Black Diamond fails to pass budget
Feminism really is for everybody | Point of Review

Feminism really is for everybody | Point of Review

“I don’t like feminism,” my neighbor told me after I showed him my copy of bell hooks’ ‘Feminism is for Everybody.” He said he was… Continue reading

Feminism really is for everybody | Point of Review
Lots of talent turning out for Sumner winter sports

Lots of talent turning out for Sumner winter sports

With the Sumner gymnastics team taking their first meet win since 2013 last Wednesday, the girls are looking forward to an exciting season.

Lots of talent turning out for Sumner winter sports
Deputies still searching for Foothills station gunner

Deputies still searching for Foothills station gunner

Deputies are still trying to identify the subject who shot five bullets into the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department station in Bonney Lake.

Deputies still searching for Foothills station gunner
Bonney Lake council reassesses phasing plan for Allan Yorke Park

Bonney Lake council reassesses phasing plan for Allan Yorke Park

The Bonney Lake City Council continues to consider what the first phase of the Allan Yorke Park makeover should be.

Bonney Lake council reassesses phasing plan for Allan Yorke Park
Sumner sophomore to perform in London’s New Year’s Parade

Sumner sophomore to perform in London’s New Year’s Parade

Three hundred million people watch London’s New Year’s Parade every year.

Sumner sophomore to perform in London’s New Year’s Parade
BL girls hope to repeat, boys look to rebound

BL girls hope to repeat, boys look to rebound

‘Tis the season for layups, free throws and three pointers.

BL girls hope to repeat, boys look to rebound
Developer sues Black Diamond council

Developer sues Black Diamond council

Oakpointe lawsuit alleges 135 counts of Open Public Meeting Act violations, asks court to hold council members Pat Pepper, Erika Morgan and Brian Weber personally liable for $67,500.

Developer sues Black Diamond council
Sumner High graduate releases first EP

Sumner High graduate releases first EP

After two years of composing, songwriting and recording, the Sierra Lauren released her first extended play, “True North,” over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Sumner High graduate releases first EP

Jade Greens closes over water rights

Jade Greens Golf Course – the nine-hole course that lies between Auburn and Black Diamond – closed last weekend.

Bonney Lake budget nears completion

Bonney Lake budget nears completion

The Bonney Lake City Council is ready to put the finishing touches on its 2017-2018 biennial budget. The council held its final public hearing on the budget on the Nov. 22 meeting.

Bonney Lake budget nears completion
Enumclaw student competes in National American Miss

Enumclaw student competes in National American Miss

When Enumclaw resident Ellie Schmidt received an invitation to compete in the National American Miss pageant, her mother Angie thought it would be a great way to boost her daughter’s self esteem. It was her first ever pageant, but Ellie placed well enough (second runner-up in Queens Court and first runner-up in Talent) to attend Nationals, which took place in Disneyland last weekend.

Enumclaw student competes in National American Miss
Building a downtown dream in Bonney Lake

Building a downtown dream in Bonney Lake

Concept plans for Lake Tapps, Downtown, Midtown and Eastown areas were presented to City Council Nov. 15.

Building a downtown dream in Bonney Lake
No quorum at Black Diamond budget hearing

No quorum at Black Diamond budget hearing

Budget season is a busy time for many cities, but the Black Diamond City Council is skirting right along the edge of some deadlines due to some scheduling conflicts that left the Nov. 17 meeting without a quorum.

No quorum at Black Diamond budget hearing