Ray Miller-Still

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).

Sumner upgrades approved by Sound Transit

The Sound Transit Board of Directors unanimously decided to improve pedestrian access and car parking at the Sounder train stations in Sumner and Puyallup.

Sumner grad elected Student Body President for Zags

Conner House, a Sumner High School alum, was elected Student Body President at Gonzaga University last spring.

Lake locator program helps first responders

The new Lake Tapps incident locator program had its first successful test last month – and it wasn’t a test run.

Mayor announced ‘Senior Citizen Day’ Thursday

National Senior Citizens day began in 1988 when former President Ronald Reagan made an official proclamation for the observational holiday.

Near fatal crash Saturday near Mount Rainier park entrance

A head-on car collision on the Carbon River Forest Reserve Road near the entrance to Mount Rainier State Park resulted in one driver being pinned under his vehicle.

Bonney Lake man honored at banquet, named Sportsman of the Year

Bonney Lake resident Joe Daniels was presented the “Sportsman of the Year” award by the Pierce County Sports Council August 8.

Bonney Lake city CFO retires

In March, Chief Financial Officer Al Juarez announced his retirement to the Bonney Lake City Council.

East Pierce fire levy on Nov. Ballot

The East Pierce Fire and Rescue Maintenance and Operations levy may be down, but it is not out. After a few revisions, the levy will return to the Nov. 5 general election ballot.

East Pierce fire levy falls short of 60 percent | Bonney Lake

The East Pierce Fire and Rescue Maintenance and Operation Levy appears to have failed to muster enough support to pass according to results from the Aug. 5 primary election.

National Night Out connects community, city officials | Slideshow

Bonney Lake other cities across Pierce County and the state celebrated National Night Out Aug, 5. In Bonney Lake the event was at Allan Yorke Park.

Building a ramp to freedom

When Claude Wirkus left the hospital July 24, he realized he had a problem – once he was home, he couldn't leave. Having his second leg amputated recently, Wirkus realized his home was not wheelchair accessible.

Sumner Council declines proposed tobacco ban

The Sumner City Council discussed a ban of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, and other vapor products from city parks on July 28.

Fun run for Jacoby Miles on Aug. 16

The second Jacoby Fun Run is scheduled at Alan Yorke Park August 16. The five kilometer run begins at 9:30 a.m, and the 1 mile at 9:40.