Bonney Lake celebrates 60th anniversary Saturday

Bonney Lake will host a celebration Saturday in honor of the city’s 60th anniversary.

Boating education course set

Boaters at least 12 years old in need of their boating education cards may obtain it through boating education courses offered by the city of Bonney Lake.

Thorson ready to assume fire chief’s duties

Growing up, watching his father serve as a fire chief in Federal Way, Jerry Thorson knew he wanted to follow along his father’s footsteps.

City working on helping homebuilder

Bonney Lake Mayor Neil Johnson told members of the City Council the city is developing a plan to help home builders.

Church seeking permit to expand

Calvary Community Church is looking to expand and a public hearing on the matter took place Friday at Sumner City Hall.

Changing portion of 410 slim

If the city of Bonney Lake decides to pursue a business owner’s request to downgrade the classification of a portion on state Route 410, chances of it being approved appear slim.

Mystery fans will get a smile out of “Bones of Betrayal”

“Bones of Betrayal” by Jefferson Bass, c.2009, William Morrow, $24.99, 357 pages.

  • Feb 23, 2009

Book Club hosts selection’s author

The Enumclaw Hometown Book Club will host Larry Colton, author of “Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn,” at 7 p.m. March 23, at the Enumclaw High School library.

  • Feb 23, 2009

Resident requests changes on SR 410 classification

The owner of a golf driving range believes all of state Route 410 passing through Bonney Lake should all be classified the same for safety reasons and to help the city achieve some of its goals.

Think about getting cool-season crops in the ground

Marianne Binetti will speak at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, 10 a.m. Saturday on “New Plants for Old Gardens” and at 2 p.m. Sunday on “Garden Thunder from Down Under.” The show is at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. For more information go to

  • Feb 17, 2009


Five Years Ago

  • Feb 17, 2009

Black Diamond kicks off golden anniversary

Though Black Diamond has been inhabited since before the days when coal was king at the turn of the 20th century, it has only been incorporated as a town for 50 years.

Tracy, Dorsey crowns head a field of seven

Home is where the heart is and Bonney Lake’s wrestling team testified to that fact on Valentine’s Day, showing a lot of heart and representing themselves well at the regional wrestling tournament, staged at their own facility Saturday.

Flood victims can get help

A federal disaster declaration now allows Pierce County residents who were affected by the January flooding to apply for damage assistance.

  • Feb 17, 2009

Warrant of the Week

The Enumclaw Police Department, in cooperation with The Courier-Herald, sponsors a “Warrant of the Week” program. This program is designed to capture people who currently have warrants out for their arrest by utilizing tips that citizens provide to the Enumclaw Police. The arrest warrants for these people have been issued by Enumclaw Municipal Court. Once a week, a photo of a wanted person, along with a brief description of the crime, is published. Citizens who may have information as to the whereabouts of the wanted person are encouraged to call the Enumclaw Police Department at 360-825-3505. Callers may remain anonymous.

  • Feb 17, 2009

EHS art project now on display at the Muckleshoot Library

The learning for Enumclaw High School art students began with Native American artist Katherine Arquette from the Muckleshoot Tribe. The class work that followed her visit centered around resources from Cathy Calvert, the EHS Native American coordinator, and a field trip to the Seattle Art Museum to experience “S’abadeb - The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists.”

Police Blotter

• A citizen called police the afternoon of Feb. 8, reporting what appeared to be an impaired driver. A white Ford Escort was being driven slowly, then stopping in the roadway. The vehicle was seen on Roosevelt Avenue and a check of the license plates confirmed the car had been stolen. The Escort was finally located in Buckley, south of Ryan Road on state Route 165. The driver was taken into custody for being in possession of a stolen vehicle and driving under the influence. He also was wanted on a Tacoma arrest warrant.

  • Feb 17, 2009