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Interlocal recreation department signs on for another two years

The Recreation Department of Bonney Lake and Sumner announced the completion of a two-year agreement with the Sumner School Board, extending after school and summer recreation programs for children, adults and families through 2016.

Cascade Water Alliance warns off trespassing

Lake Tapps is on its way to reaching a record low level of 505 feet above sea level, and much of the lake bed is starting to show as Cascade Water Alliance continues to empty the lake by a foot of water a day.

Position No. 1 candidates speak on education

Education was the hot topic Thursday night during the 31st District candidate forum in Bonney Lake.Shawnta and Chris Mulligan organized the event, which took place in East Pierce Fire and Rescue headquarters.

SLIDESHOW | Plateau senior citizen skydives

To celebrate her 93rd birthday, Enumclaw resident Goldie Woehrle went skydiving in Shelton, Washington.

Bonney Lake City Council extends moratorium

The Bonney Lake City Council voted unanimously on Sept. 23 to extend the moratorium on recreational marijuana for an additional 120 days.

Life lessons learned from swimming

“What I teach my kids is, you don’t use the word can’t. Ever,” Dana Powers said, the Sumner High swim coach and Bonney Lake police chief. She emphasized her words by hitting the side of her hand on the tabletop.

Council approves traffic light

The Bonney Lake City Council amended the Washington State University Forest agreement during the Sept. 16 workshop to allow a traffic light at the future intersection of 204 Avenue East and state Route 410. The amendment passed 4-3.

Luau gets seniors swinging

Seniors swung, spun and did the hula to live music during their annual luau at the Bonney Lake senior center last Thursday.

SLIDESHOW | Beautify Bonney Lake 2014

Check out Beautify Bonney Lake volunteers as they worked on various projects around the city.

City Council to discuss, vote on SR 410 traffic light

A proposed amendment to the Washington State University Forest development agreement was tabled by the Bonney Lake City Council for discussion and action during the workshop on Sept. 16.

Commission presents marijuana zoning options

The Bonney Lake Planning Commission presented to the City Council three options for regulating the marijuana industry in Bonney Lake during the Sept. 9 City Council meeting.

Hexicopter over Lake Tapps

Richard Gillette operates his homemade hexicopter to take aerial footage for retailers looking to show off an area.

Pierce County burn ban still in effect

East Pierce Fire and Rescue put out a brush fire alongside state Route 167 near the 8th Street East interchange on Sunday afternoon.

Bonney Lake transit service will continue

The Sound Transit Board voted Aug. 28 to purchase the Bonney Lake Park and Ride from Pierce Transit.

Helmet saves Pierce County Councilman Dan Roach after bicycle accident

Pierce County Councilman Dan Roach learned first hand that wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle can save lives – it saved his.

Flying through old age, Goldie style | Senior Living

To celebrate her 93rd birthday, Goldie Woehrle will do something a little unusual – she’s going skydiving.

Plateau resources for senior citizens

This week is National Assisted Living Week, an annual celebration of activities and events featured by the National Center for Assisted Living.National Assisted Living Week started in 1995 to show senior citizens that their community cares for them.

National Alpaca Farm Days on the Plateau

National Alpaca Farm Days will be coming to the Plateau Sept. 27 and 28. Farms that are hosting free open houses for the weekend include Liberty Alpacas in Maple Valley, Polaris Alpacas in Tacoma, and Stellar Alpacas in Spanaway.

Mayor celebrates third year as cancer free

Bonney Lake Mayor Neil Johnson recently celebrated his third cancer-free year by having a barbecue at his house on Aug. 17. He invited close friends, family, some nurses from his time in the hospital and the woman who helped save his life.

Cuts may affect food bank

The 2014 Agricultural Act, also known as the Farm Bill, cut more than $8 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).