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East Pierce Fire and Rescue will host an orientation meeting Jan. 22 for residents interested in becoming volunteers with the fire department.
The Sumner City Council elected Steve Allsop as the city’s new deputy mayor at the first council meeting of the new year.
The Bonney Lake City Council will consider a resolution opposing Proposition No. 1, the charter-code government issue, that will be on the Feb. 3 special election ballot.
Officers from the Bonney Lake Police Department were involved in a high-speed chase of a stolen vehicle in the early morning hours of Jan. 2. The 28-year-old man driving the stolen vehicle was finally stopped and arrested in Puyallup.
After three weeks of snow, ice and freezing temperatures, the region was hit with a torrential rainstorm last week with warmer temperatures that caused flooding and property damage from the Plateau to the valley.
Al and Kathy Hyatt are planning to be glued to ABC affiliate KOMO at 7 p.m. Friday watching their son Eric appear as a contestant on the popular game show Wheel of Fortune.
The three-week stretch of snow, ice and freezing temperatures has been the talk of the town, but everyone seems to have survived the wintry blast relatively unscathed.
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• Enumclaw School Board usually meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the district office, 2929 McDougall Ave. For more information call 360-802-7100. A study session is the first Monday of each month.
Local waterways were included when the Salmon Recovery Funding Board awarded $625,000 in grants aimed at protecting and restoring habitat and recovering salmon species.
It’s done. The Black Diamond City Council passed the city’s 2009 budget Dec. 23 after delaying the action when its Dec. 18 regular meeting was canceled due to weather. The council unanimously approved the budget, which needed to be taken care of before the end of the year.
Family and friends of Bob Dietrich are asking for the community’s support.
The Enumclaw School District and its Public School Employee members, classified staff members, have agreed to a three-year contract. The announcement was made at the Enumclaw School Board’s regular meeting Dec. 15, where the board approved the agreement.
Rod Wittmier, a Buckley resident and military veteran, contends that younger veterans feel somewhat abandoned in their quest to return to mainstream society – that they are slipping through the cracks more and more on a daily basis.
Looking to save money in times of troubled budgets, the White River School District is considering shutting the doors to Wickersham School of Discovery following the current academic year.
The Friends of Black Diamond Library are hosting a quilt raffle featuring the work of Enumclaw quilter and author Karin Renaud.