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As my spine begged for mercy after another day recently spent shoveling snow, I asked myself a simple question you may have asked, too. If the climate is changing, why do I need a snow shovel to dig out my driveway? The answer may surprise you.
This is the inaugural column that will appear monthly to discuss tree issues in the Puget Sound region.
Family and friends of Bob Dietrich are asking for the community’s support.
Sumner residents will soon be paying more for their garbage pickup due to the annual adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index of the Seattle-Tacoma area.
The Bonney Lake Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the finalists for our upcoming awards banquet sponsored by Cascadia, Cascade Regional Blood Services, Kitsap Bank, Big O’s Bar B Cue and Deli and the Swiss Sportmans Club. We received a large number of nominations for many deserving individuals, particularly for the Citizen of the Year award. We have narrowed the list down to three finalists from each category.
A woman reported to the Bonney Lake Police Department she was the victim of a strong-arm robbery by a man dressed as a police officer.
• A 30-year-old woman reported to police her purse was taken from her vehicle at 5 p.m. Jan. 7 while parked in the 18500 block of 90th Street East. The woman told the officer on the scene her checkbook, bank card and two pairs of diamond earrings were in the purse. She told the officer she saw a man in a vehicle parked next to her vehicle. Investigation of the case continues.
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.