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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.
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. Photo by Jeni Dieringer.

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.

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. Photo by Jeni Dieringer.
Dan Grigsby earned a Civil Engineering Bachelor of Science degree at Oregon State University and a Masters in Science and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington before going into the Navy Civil Engineer Corps.

Bonney Lake Public Works director retires

After serving Bonney Lake for more than a decade and being involved in public works for more than 40 years, Bonney Lake's Public Works Director Daniel Grigsby is bowing out and welcoming retirement. "As I wrap things up and think about what's happened over the past 12 years, the city has accomplished a lot from a Public Works perspective," Grigsby said. "That's always something to feel good about, when you leave a job knowing you've left it in better condition than you received it in."

Dan Grigsby earned a Civil Engineering Bachelor of Science degree at Oregon State University and a Masters in Science and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington before going into the Navy Civil Engineer Corps.
Your weekend briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for June 20 – 24

The City of Black Diamond made progress on much of the stalled city business during last week's meeting, although there is still much more work to be done. Read more about the meeting in your Weekend Briefing! Also, check out what Enumclaw is doing with $2.75 million for street repairs and read about the Rainier Junior Rugby Club, which had a very successful season and captured several state titles. Finally, check out all the Enumclaw High School graduates in their cap and gowns. Congrats class of 2016!

Your weekend briefing.
Your weekend briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for June 20 – 24

The City of Black Diamond made progress on much of the stalled city business during last week's meeting, although there is still much more work to be done. Read more about the meeting in your Weekend Briefing! Also, check out what Enumclaw is doing with $2.75 million for street repairs and read about the Rainier Junior Rugby Club, which had a very successful season and captured several state titles. Finally, check out all the Enumclaw High School graduates in their cap and gowns. Congrats class of 2016!

Your weekend briefing.
Your weekend briefing.

Weekend Briefing | News for June 20 – 24

This week, the Bonney Lake Police Department let everyone know extra patrols will be out around Independence Day to enforce the city's new firework rules. Read up on them in your Weekend Briefing! Also, this year's Rainier Junior Rugby Club captured several state titles. Finally, congrats to the Sumner High School Class of 2016!

Your weekend briefing.
Kyle Couts Russell took the opportunity to celebrate his graduation by throwing money into the air as he descends from the stage.

Enumclaw High School graduation 2016 | SLIDESHOW

Congrats to the Enumclaw High School class of 2016!

Kyle Couts Russell took the opportunity to celebrate his graduation by throwing money into the air as he descends from the stage.