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Enumclaw locals give aid in Puerto Rico

More than a month after being leveled by hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still trying to set up basic services for its US residents. But every day, federal aid workers and volunteers from all over world are working every day toward helping the island recover, including Enumclaw locals Tyler Gachen and Ryan Wood.

Bonney Lake council appoints Surdez to vacant seat

Michele Surdez, a former Bonney Lake city employee and current customer service manager at the Covington Water District, said her appointment to the council was “perfect timing” for her to help with the water bill situation many city residents are dealing with.

State Supreme Court OKs Black Diamond recall effort

The State Supreme Court has approved three recall charges against Black Diamond Councilwoman Pat Pepper. However, some changes were made to the charges against Pepper, so the signature gathering process for the election has restarted, said King County Elections spokesperson Kafia Hosh.

Witches donate 900 pounds of food to local food bank

Witches and warlocks of all kinds conjured up a good time last week for the first ever Witches Night Out.

Walking strong to find a cure for MG

“It’s like wearing cement shoes and walking upstream while smoking a cigarette.” This is how Enumclaw resident Tricia Foerster feels almost every day with Myasthenia Gravis, a rare autoimmune disease that affects between 36,000 to 60,000 people in the U.S.

Tehaleh deeds East Pierce land for new firestation

With the Tehaleh looking to add more than 9,000 homes in the Bonney Lake area, developers have been working with East Pierce Fire and Rescue to make sure future residents are safe.

Black Diamond council files suit against mayor; Oakpointe files to intervene

Black Diamond’s legal issues continue to stack. The biggest announcement of the Oct. 19 meeting was that the City Council has brought a legal suit against Mayor Carol Benson, and Oakpointe has filed a motion to intervene in this lawsuit.

Black Diamond mayoral debate | Part 3

The Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor CarolBenson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Two weeks ago, candidates answered questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. Last week was a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements. Part 3 includes final candidate questions and final statements.

Human skull found along FSR 70 near Greenwater

Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.

Plateau rallies behind Buckley civic leader

For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.

Bonney Lake residents flood council meeting over water bill prices

Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.

Black Diamond reviews, tables final plat approval for Oakpointe development

Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.

Black Diamond mayoral debate | Part 2

The Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Last week, candidates answered questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. This week, Part 2, is a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements. Part 3 will wrap-up with final statements.

Sumner School Board changes district’s name

The Sumner School District is no more — instead, it will be the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District, as soon as the name changing process is finished with the state. The name change was approved by the d istrict’s board of directors during a Sept. 20 meeting .

Tehaleh celebrates 5 years of development: groundbreaking on new school Oct 18

The Tehaleh development outside Bonney Lake is celebrating a number of accomplishments this month.

Black Diamond mayoral debate | Part 1

With the general election five weeks away and ballots soon to be in the hands of voters, the Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Part 1 of the debate asks the candidates questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. Part 2 will be a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements, and Part 3 will wrap-up with final statements.

Great Pumpkin grows at Krainick Dairy

Unless you’re a dairy farmer, you may not realize how cows, beer and giant pumpkins are all connected. But for one weekend every year, Krainick Dairy in Enumclaw gets to see this particular circle-of-life complete itself during the annual Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off with Washington-based Elysian Breweries.

Pat Pepper recall vote set by King County Elections

This announcement comes ahead of the State Supreme Court’s review of the recall case after Pepper appealed the Superior Court’s approval of the charges in May . The Supreme Court met Sept. 7, but has not made any ruling.

Katrina Minton-Davis resigns from Bonney Lake City Council

Applications are due to the City Administrator Don Morrison by 5 p.m. Oct. 13 by email (morrisond@ci.bonney-lake.wa.us) or sent by mail (Don Morrison, City Administrator, Councilmember Recruitment, 9002 Main Street East, Bonney Lake, WA 98391).

Former Buckley resident invents new way to carry your kid around

Necessity is the mother of invention, or so the saying goes, and when former Buckley resident Kasandra Gillis became a mother in 2014, she certainly had a need.