Ray Miller-Still

Without conservation fund, Washington loses millions

For the last 50 years, Washington’s outdoor recreation and environmental conservation efforts have been bolstered by millions of dollars from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which helps the entire country maintain and improve access to state and federal parks across the nation.

Enumclaw graduate releases debut album

Ever since Enumclaw resident Amanda Thompson received her first guitar when she was 12 years old, she was hooked on playing music and writing songs. Now, just a year after graduating from Enumclaw High, Thompson has released her first extended play album on Sept. 18, called “Briel,” (which is also her stage name).

Labor and Industries fines construction companies involved in the death of Bonney Lake family | BREAKING NEWS

The Department of Labor and Industries has cited and levied fines against the four construction contractors that were involved in the Bonney Lake SR 410 construction project accident that killed a local family.

Enumclaw Historical Society celebrates anniversary

If you ever wanted to know more about Enumclaw's rich history and vibrant past, the Enumclaw Historical Society is the group to turn to.

In their own words | Justin Evans, Bonney Lake City Council candidate

Courier-Herald reporter Ray Still interviewed Bonney Lake residents David Baus and Justin Evans, who are running for Position 2 on the Bonney Lake City Council.

In their own words | David Baus, Bonney Lake City Council candidate

Courier-Herald reporter Ray Still interviewed Bonney Lake residents David Baus and Justin Evans, who are running for Position 2 on the Bonney Lake City Council.

Sumner court to move to Bonney Lake

Sumner residents will soon notice a major change in the way their city is handling their municipal court. Instead of heading to the city’s court building on Maple Street, residents are going to head east, out of the valley, up the hill and into Bonney Lake.

Sumner School District’s hard climb to top five

As many hikers and climbers know, the last stretch is the toughest. That is something Sumner School District Superintendent Sarah Johnson expected when she and her team of teachers and administrators decided to make the climb to become one of the top five school districts in Washington state in five years.

SWAT team practices in Enumclaw | Slideshow

The King County SWAT team ran training hostage/hostile situations inside the empty Del's Farm Supply building in Enumclaw on Oct. 1. The team also trained with surveillance equipment like remote-controlled cameras and practiced breaching buildings with explosives.

Shakespeare and some sex jokes | Our Corner

How does one introduce Shakespeare to teenagers? As soon as you mention the name of the famous playwright in a classroom, most students react in a Pavlovian fashion and tune out the lesson. I know, because I was one of them. Ever since reading Hamlet in the seventh grade, I never thought I’d really understand, let alone like, Shakespeare’s plays.

Shakespeare and some sex jokes | Our Corner

How does one introduce Shakespeare to teenagers? As soon as you mention the name of the famous playwright in a classroom, most students react in a Pavlovian fashion and tune out the lesson. I know, because I was one of them. Ever since reading Hamlet in the seventh grade, I never thought I’d really understand, let alone like, Shakespeare’s plays.

SR 410 construction, lanes diverted in Bonney Lake through October

One of the busiest intersections in Bonney Lake, state Route 410 and Veterans Memorial Drive, will be tied up with construction work through the month of October. The improvement project will be tackled in two phases. Phase one, which began Sept. 24, includes working on the shoulder of the eastbound lane and installing a new retaining wall. Phase two includes adding double left turn lanes from eastbound SR 410 onto Veterans Memorial Drive, a single right turn lane from westbound SR 410 onto Veterans Memorial Drive, and new double right turn lanes from Veterans Memorial Drive onto westbound SR 410.

Report of shooting in Bonney Lake, one male shot | Breaking News

At about 8:20 a.m. Sept 28 there was a report of a shooting in Bonney Lake in the 7200 block of 193rd Avenue East near the senior center.

Enumclaw food bank, senior center needs volunteers

It’s no big secret nonprofit service organizations like food banks and senior centers are always in constant need of resources and volunteers, and the only way these organizations can serve their communities is by having a steady stream of both. So when the Enumclaw Food Bank and Senior Center suddenly found themselves operating with skeleton crews, they started calling on the community to help them out.

Bonney Lake woman solves ‘Eyes of the Totem’ film star mystery

When historians discovered the lost 1926 Tacoma-based film, “Eyes of the Totem,” last year in the basement of the New York Museum of Modern Art, work on restoring the movie began immediately. After watching the film, though, members of the society still had one question left; who was Baby Sessoms, the child star of the movie? As it turned out, Bonney Lake resident Joanne Ribail had the answer.

Bonney Lake fireworks debate | Final week

Each year since the early 2000s, the issue of banning fireworks inside the Bonney Lake city limits has come before the City Council. This year the unusually dry weather and increased danger of brush and wildfires has raised the discussion to more than just a spark and fizzle.For this issue, the debater's answered specific questions posed to them by the Courier-Herald as the final debate round.

Enumclaw Food Bank and Senior Center call for dedicated volunteers

It's no big secret nonprofit service organizations like food banks and senior centers are always in constant need of resources and volunteers, and the only way these organizations can serve their communities is by having a steady stream of both.

  • Sep 21, 2015

Black Diamond votes to assume water rights | Part 3

The water rights dispute between the city of Black Diamond and the Covington Water District reached a milestone Sept. 3 when the city decided to officially begin the assumption, or take-over process, for the right to serve water to 98 acres within The Villages development. Ordinance 15-1058 passed three votes to one, with one council member recused.

Bonney Lake fireworks ban debate | Week 2

Each year since the early 2000s, the issue of banning fireworks inside the Bonney Lake city limits has come before the City Council. This year the unusually dry weather and increased danger of brush and wildfires has raised the discussion to more than just a spark and fizzle. A town hall meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Justice and Municipal Building, where residents will have the opportunity to discuss whether or not the city should enact a fireworks ban.

Beautify Bonney Lake tackles east entrance art installation

Beautify Bonney Lake is always growing, bringing in more volunteers and performing more services with each passing year. Last year, Beautify Bonney Lake’s Director Lillian McGinnis estimated between 500 and 600 residents came out to work on more than 25 different project sites, which resulted in more than 1,800 work hours, all neatly packed into one sunny Saturday morning.