Ray Miller-Still

Your weekend briefing for March 21-25.

Weekend Briefing | News from March 28 – April 1

Have a busy week? Your weekend briefing will get you caught up on all the big news stories from the last week.

Your weekend briefing for March 21-25.
Reserve officers Ben O'Leary and Justin Paulson.

Bonney Lake reserve officers give back to the community

Ever since his mother started working with the Redmond Police Department, Officer Justin Paulson knew he wanted to be an officer of the law. Going on ride-alongs with officers in middle school and attending Bellevue Police Department’s first ever Citizen’s Academy further cemented his future.

Reserve officers Ben O'Leary and Justin Paulson.
Cities and counties can create a transportation district and enact a vehicle registration fee up to $50 without voter approval.

Bonney Lake council considers creating transportation district

In an effort to raise revenues for maintaining and improving roads amid falling gas taxes and traffic impact fees, Bonney Lake is considering creating a transportation benefit district, much like dozens of other cities like Buckley and Enumclaw.

Cities and counties can create a transportation district and enact a vehicle registration fee up to $50 without voter approval.

Bonney Lake council considers creating transportation district

In an effort to raise revenues for maintaining and improving roads amid falling gas taxes and traffic impact fees, Bonney Lake is considering creating a transportation benefit district, much like dozens of other cities like Buckley and Enumclaw. The city held a public hearing to let city residents give their input on the idea during the regular council meeting March 29.

The intersection of 188th and 62nd was covered with more than four feet of water by mid-February

Pumping in the Pot Hole complete in Bonney Lake

Bonney Lake is packing up the pump. Last Thursday, the city ended the month-long process of pumping water off several streets that started flooding last winter.

The intersection of 188th and 62nd was covered with more than four feet of water by mid-February
Olivia Hansen has a successful Easter egg hunt at the Sunset Stadium in Sumner

Easter egg hunts 2016 | Slideshow

Check out photos from the Sumner and Bonney Lake Easter egg hunts.

Olivia Hansen has a successful Easter egg hunt at the Sunset Stadium in Sumner
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Black Diamond city business slows down in wake of new rules

It took only two meetings for the Black Diamond City Council to revise its rules and procedures, giving metaphorical whiplash to staff and city residents as they wrestled with the council's new structure.

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Lake Tapps

Lake Tapps water levels update

Yesterday, Lake Tapps reached a level of 541.69 feet. Cascade Water Alliance is currently allowing the reservoir to raise slowly with normal weather conditions and anticipate achieving a level of 542 feet by April 15 (recreational levels are 541.5 to 543 feet).

Lake Tapps
Your weekend briefing for March 21-25.

Weekend Briefing | News from March 21 – 25

Haven’t had time to check the news this week? Your weekend briefing will let you know all the big news you may have missed.

Your weekend briefing for March 21-25.
Your weekend briefing for March 21-25.

Weekend Briefing | News from March 21 – 25

Haven't had time to check the news this week? Your weekend briefing will let you know all the big news you may have missed.

Your weekend briefing for March 21-25.

Bonney Lake battles flooded streets

The city of Bonney Lake is scrambling to solve a flooding problem thought to have been solved 20 years ago. What started as a few inches of water on 62nd Street behind Lakeridge Middle School at the end of December turned into a full-on flood by February, submerging 17.5 acres of forest land and roads and impacting residents in the area.

East Pierce Fire and Rescue news

East Pierce Fire & Rescue hosts open houses for outskirt residents

East Pierce Fire & Rescue is giving its district residents on the outskirts a chance to learn more about the department. On Saturday, March 26, the department will be hosting an open house at the Prairie Ridge fire station from 9 a.m. to noon. A second open house will be hosted April 2 at the Foothills station, also from 9 a.m. to noon.

East Pierce Fire and Rescue news
Two East Pierce firefighters received minor injuries while on scene at a house fire March 17.

Two East Pierce firefighters injured during house fire

A house on Tacoma Point Drive near Lake Tapps has been severely damage after a fire started yesterday, March 17. A neighbor called East Pierce Fire and Rescue at 4:15 p.m., and crews arrived to the house that was already halfway engulfed in flames.

Two East Pierce firefighters received minor injuries while on scene at a house fire March 17.
Bonney Lake did not see a single victory last year

Things looking up for Panther tennis crew | 2016 Spring Sports Previews

The Panther tennis players are ready to start swinging, if the weather gives them a chance this early in the season. Bonney Lake did not see a single victory last year, ending the season with a 0-14 record. The Panthers plan to change that this year.

Bonney Lake did not see a single victory last year
Keith Ross with his team; back row

Spartan Special Olympics team nabs state basketball title

For the second consecutive year the Bonney Lake and Sumner Special Olympics basketball team celebrated taking state, bringing up their total state championships to four. The Spartans went undefeated throughout the eight subdistrict, district and championship games, and lost only one nonleague Pack the Gym game to Franklin Pierce.

Keith Ross with his team; back row
Pam Pederson stretches as her dog Gabby lies calm. Photo by Ray Still.

Enumclaw brings dogs and yoga together to help local K9 foster program

Saturday mornings are an excellent opportunity to connect with your dog, which is what Cathy Dormaier has in mind when she and her cavalier King Charles spaniel, Winston, rent Enumclaw's Danish Hall to lead doga classes.

Pam Pederson stretches as her dog Gabby lies calm. Photo by Ray Still.
Bonney Lake panthers go the distance at the 2015 state meet.

Strong returnees spark BLHS track and field program | 2016 Spring Sports Previews

Spring sports means sprinting, jumping, vaulting and more as Panthers track once again takes to the field.Several stars from last season are returning to the team, said 11-season coach Andy Foster, and he expects a successful season.

Bonney Lake panthers go the distance at the 2015 state meet.
Sara Johnson.

Sumner school district superintendent resigns

After three years serving the Sumner School District as its superintendent, Sara Johnson announced late last month that she will be resigning at the end of the school year.

Sara Johnson.
Violating these new rules now lands you a class 1 civil infraction instead of a misdemeanor. A class 1 civil infraction for violating the new firework rules comes with a $550 ticket

Tighter firework restrictions, penalties in Bonney Lake

Bonney Lake has tightened its firework legislation after a heated debate about whether fireworks should be banned from the city. The council passed Ordinance D16-04, which sets new times to launch legal fireworks and revises firework penalties, during the Feb. 23 meeting.

Violating these new rules now lands you a class 1 civil infraction instead of a misdemeanor. A class 1 civil infraction for violating the new firework rules comes with a $550 ticket
With warmer weather and longer days just around the corner

Experiences players dominate Bonney Lake soccer roster | 2016 Spring Sports Previews

With warmer weather and longer days just around the corner, it’s time the Panthers return to the soccer field and kick the season into gear. Bonney Lake ended their last season in the middle ranks with a 5-11 record, but 10-season coach Luke Helling-Christy said this year’s team is youthful, energetic and won’t be hampered by the loss of graduated players.

With warmer weather and longer days just around the corner