Lora Butterfield

Local chamber finds home

Executive Director Lora Butterfield used her home as a temporary office for the Bonney Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Lora Butterfield

Eminent domain bills stopped

The Cascade Water Alliance has two eminent domain bills before the state Legislature, but it appears the issue will not be settled this year.

Police Blotter

• A 22-year-old male was arrested for disorderly conduct when officers were doing a security check at 12:03 a.m. March 18 to a call at a business on the Old Buckley Highway. Security alerted officers a man was being escorted out of the establishment. The man was resisting being escorted out and was fighting with security. Officers took the man into custody and placed him in handcuffs. The man told officers he became upset when the security told his friend to leave. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct, cited and released.

Church gets go-ahead for expansion

Sumner’s Calvary Community Church will be able to expand its facilities after being granted a permit.

Bonney Lake High seniors Chelsea Staeher

Going above and beyond senior project helps charities

Three Bonney Lake High seniors wanted to do something above and beyond what was expected for their senior project.

Bonney Lake High seniors Chelsea Staeher

Sumner man convicted for fake medals

Sumner resident Steven A. Bennest, 57, was sentenced last week in a Seattle courtroom following his federal conviction for making false claims of military medals and decorations in violation of federal law.

Council clarifies building permit code

The Bonney Lake City Council has revised the city’s municipal code to clarify that building permits remain valid for more than 180 days even if no inspection is called for during the period.

Bonney Lake City Council approves changes in building permit ordinance

The Bonney Lake City Council has revised the municipal code to clarify that building permits remain valid for more than 180 days, even if no inspection is called for during the period. They approved the ordinance 6-0 with Councilman David Bowen absent from the March 17 workshop.

Sumner man sentenced for falsely displaying medals

Sumner resident Steve A. Bennest, 57, was sentenced Tuesday in United States District Court in Seattle for falsely claiming to be the recipient of military medals in order to receive benefits.

Developer has plans for 61-acre parcel in Buckley

The much-discussed VanSickle Landing development project along Buckley's Ryan Road is coming into sharper focus, as the city will be taking written comments through Friday regarding the applicant's preliminary plat application.

Enumclaw School Board OK’s early-dismissal on Fridays

After much discussion, a presentation from Superintendent Mike Nelson and the opinion of a few parents, the Enumclaw School Board approved a 60-minute, early-dismissal Friday option beginning in September.

Expressions hosts Troxel for two-day Alzheimer’s care series

Internationally known writer and teacher David Troxel will present a two-day series at Expressions at Enumclaw, 2454 Cole St.

  • Mar 16, 2009
Warren Wheeler is surrounded by some of his new friends from the Bonney Lake Senior Center.

White River High student’s senior project centers on senior citizens

Warren Wheeler has learned a lot about the world during the past couple of months. And he owes it all to his senior project.

  • Mar 16, 2009
Warren Wheeler is surrounded by some of his new friends from the Bonney Lake Senior Center.

Humans hunger for personal relationships

I’m exhausted. My fingers are cramping up. My eyes are blurred and bloodshot. I need some coffee.

  • Mar 16, 2009

This spring, penny-pinch your way to a great garden

Need dirt-cheap inspiration this spring? You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a beautiful garden. From making your yard more beautiful to enjoy on your “stay-cation” to joining the “grow your own food” movement, you can penny-pinch your way to a great garden. Growing flowers and veggies from seed is so popular this spring that you’re encouraged to buy your seeds now, even if you won’t be planting them into the ground until the weather warms in May. In this weak economy there is a strong and renewed interest in gardening. Plant a garden for an investment that pays back real dividends.

  • Mar 16, 2009

Aging seminar set for Buckley

A free “Aging in Place” seminar is being planned for April 13 at Buckley Senior Center. The event will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

  • Mar 16, 2009
Lyle Sandelius
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  • Mar 16, 2009

Plans coming together for Buckley sewer project; bids less than expected

As part of an agreement between Buckley and the state’s Department of Social and Health Services, a construction plan will soon snap into place providing for a new sewer main that will allow Rainier State School to connect to the city’s new sewer system.

Fitness center aids food bank

During the month of March, Curves of Enumclaw will participate in the 11th annual Curves Food Drive to benefit local food banks.

  • Mar 16, 2009