Stimulus helps fund youth jobs

More than 1,000 low-income youngsters in Pierce County will be put to work this summer thanks to federal stimulus money.

Hillary Mower

Girls vie for dairy ambassador

Three, young Plateau-area women will vie for the King-Pierce County Dairy Ambassador crown.

Hillary Mower

Galle speaks to city council about telecommunications

Members of the Sumner Police Department work to serve and protect, but before an officer can respond to a crime scene there is a crucial step.

Free Medicare workshop offered

Upon becoming eligible for Medicare coverage, people may be overwhelmed by the complexity of the system.

Local students will be showing their animals at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show and Sale.

Spring Fair starts Thursday at fairgrounds

The 20th annual Spring Fair runs Thursday through Sunday at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup.

Local students will be showing their animals at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show and Sale.

Police Blotter

• On April 7 an officer on patrol observed a vehicle and driver in an empty parking lot in the 6100 block of Parker Road. The officer watched the driver fill a balloon from what was later identified as a nitrous oxide compressor and inhale the laughing gas (nitrous oxide). The officer observed four nitrous oxide cartridges on the ground and 16 more in the parking lot’s planter. The officer asked the driver if he was all right and what he was doing. The driver replied that he was fine and was being stupid. The officer observed a glass smoking device in the car as well. The officer placed the driver under arrest. The driver said he had inhaled about 10 cartridges and the rest were from previous nights. He had also smoked some marijuana. He was booked into jail.

Several hundred children of all ages race through Allan Yorke Park Saturday morning to gather eggs during the annual Easter egg hunt hosted by the city of Bonney Lake. A couple of girls have their photograph taken with the Easter bunny at Bonney Lake. At Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner
Several hundred children of all ages race through Allan Yorke Park Saturday morning to gather eggs during the annual Easter egg hunt hosted by the city of Bonney Lake. A couple of girls have their photograph taken with the Easter bunny at Bonney Lake. At Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner
A man walks along the Puyallup River behind the Rivergrove community in Sumner.

Ordinance aimed at reducing flooding

In a rare show of excitement during city government, the public in attendance at the April 6 Sumner City Council meeting erupted in applause. The elation was in response to the council’s passing of an ordinance aimed at reducing future flood damage.

A man walks along the Puyallup River behind the Rivergrove community in Sumner.

City concerned about flooding after learning about permits

After becoming aware of approvals of “forest practice applications,” Bonney Lake officials sent a letter to the Department of Natural Resources DNR)(.

Water alliance, Lake Tapps CC sign agreement

Good Friday became a day of smiles, handshakes and toasts for the Lake Tapps community and Cascade Water Alliance.

A Salute to Our Area’s Seniors

The Courier-Herald will feature profiles on senior citizens four times during 2009. The special page, titled “Eighty to 100,” will appear in both the Enumclaw and Bonney Lake/Sumner editions April 29, July 29, September 30 and Dec. 30 – the months that have a fifth Wednesday.

  • Apr 14, 2009
Chuck Romeo

Cascade Water Alliance and Lake Tapps Community Council members sign agreement

Good Friday became a day of smiles, handshakes and toasts for the Lake Tapps community and Cascade Water Alliance.The Lake Tapps Community Council and Chuck… Continue reading

Chuck Romeo
Chuck Romeo

Cascade Water Alliance and Lake Tapps Community Council members sign agreement

BY DENNIS BOXdbox@maplevalleyreporter.comGood Friday became a day of smiles, handshakes and toasts for the Lake Tapps community and Cascade Water Alliance.The Lake Tapps Community Council… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2009
Chuck Romeo

East Pierce Fire and Rescue aims to continue relationships

East Pierce Fire and Rescue Chief Jerry Thorson addressed the Bonney Lake City council April 7, stating that his department wants to continue the relationships it has with cities in its service area.

Transportation officials confirm plans to open Kummer Bridge by Fourth of July

Dashing rumors to the contrary, officials with the state's Department of Transportation hold fast to their belief that work on the Kummer Bridge will be finished in time for the hectic Fourth of July traffic.

Local sites targeted for King County tourism

Enumclaw's agricultural scene and the Black Diamond Historical Depot Museum are featured in 4Culture's launch of Destination Heritage, a program encouraging King County tourism of historic places.

Sumner council supports flood-control measures

In a rare show of excitement during city government proceedings, the public in attendance at Monday's Sumner City Council meeting erupted in applause. The elation was in response to the council's passing of an ordinance aimed at reducing future flood damage.

Church brings straight talk on the economy

For those who are tired of hearing the fear, doom and gloom that’s been filling the airwaves, Mount Rainier Christian Center has the answer.

  • Apr 7, 2009

Community Calendar

Arts & Entertainment• The city of Enumclaw’s 2009 regranting applications are available for local arts groups and artists at the Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2009
Enumclaw High School track and field athletes spent a recent practice session cleaning up the grounds at their school and nearby neighborhoods. The “trash and field” afternoon was a team-bonding exercise that did some good for the community along the way.
Enumclaw High School track and field athletes spent a recent practice session cleaning up the grounds at their school and nearby neighborhoods. The “trash and field” afternoon was a team-bonding exercise that did some good for the community along the way.