Tutoring program is a constant learning experience for all

Here at Enumclaw-Black Diamond Tutors, we implemented a new system for tracking students and hours in mid-January. The numbers below, except where noted, represent activity from Jan. 15 through Feb. 18. Numbers reported in my previous column represented activity from our inception in October 2007 to Jan. 15.

Bonney Lake girls’ track team members give a fellow teammate a helping hand after the runner developed cramps in her legs after competing in the 1
Bonney Lake girls’ track team members give a fellow teammate a helping hand after the runner developed cramps in her legs after competing in the 1

Wilkeson speaker will tell of Tacoma’s early history

The Wilkeson Centennial Committee has announced the third installment in its 2009 Centennial Speaker Series.

Tracking down fire’s origins

“So far we’ve got some pretty good indications it started on or near a couch,” East Pierce Fire and Rescue’s Brian Schulz said as he jotted down notes he took while examining the charred remains of what once was someone’s living room. “It looks like flammable liquids may have been used to get it started.”

Auburn DOL office closing

Area residents are advised the Auburn Driver of Licensing Service Office closed March 27.

Food bank operating concession stand again

Beginning in May, the Bonney Lake Food Bank will once again operate the concession stand at Allan Yorke Park. The City Council unanimously aproved the resolution at its March 24 meeting.

School district officials will sacrifice pay raises

White River School District administrators will sacrifice their scheduled pay raises and professional staff development in an effort to keep a staff position and continue the district’s math training.

Gil Medzona

Hundreds give input for healthy community

A community summit at Calvary Community Church attracted a crowd of Sumner residents intent on strengthening their city.

Gil Medzona

Daffodil Parade Saturday in Sumner, Orting

The 76th annual Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Street Parade will kick off its four-town tour – which includes a key stop in Sumner – at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in downtown Tacoma.

Sumner receives clean audit from state

The Washington State Auditor’s Office gave a relatively clean audit to the city of Sumner.

Council votes to freeze TIF at 2008 level

Bonney Lake City Council members voted 5-2 to temporarily freeze Traffic Impact Fee rates at the 2008 level during their March 24 meeting.

Auditors find few faults during Sumner audit

The Washington State Auditor's Office has reported a fairly clean audit for the city of Sumner. The audit focused on the city’s accountability for public resources and compliance with laws and regulations, financial statements and federal compliance.

Bonney Lake council holds line on traffic impact fees

Bonney Lake City Council members voted 5-2 to temporarily freeze Traffic Impact Fee rates at the 2008 level during their March 24 meeting. The fee is assessed by the city on developers, based on how much additional traffic new businesses are expected to generate.

Buckley council getting ready to fill vacancy

When Buckley City Councilman Ron Weigelt stepped down a month ago, it was discovered that the city didn't have a policy for filling a vacancy caused by the resignation of a council member whose term has not yet expired. The council remedied that situation and now has an exact methodology for filling vacated positions.

Enumclaw councilwoman Liz Reynolds announces candidacy for mayor

Enumclaw’s campaign season got off to a rousing start Wednesday when Councilwoman Liz Reynolds announced her candidacy for mayor.

Dispersal of stimulus funds disappoints Sumner councilman Richardson

While the Puget Sound Regional Council decided March 12 how to allocate federal stimulus dollars for Pierce County projects, disappointment continues to flow from the fact the Port of Tacoma received the overwhelming majority of the funding.

Local firefighters Matt Williams

East Pierce, Enumclaw firefighters track down the cause of a blaze

“So far we’ve got some pretty good indications it started on or near a couch,” East Pierce Fire and Rescue’s Brian Schulz said as he jotted down notes he took while examining the charred remains of what once was someone’s living room. “It looks like flammable liquids may have been used to get it started.”

Local firefighters Matt Williams

Card of Thanks

With heartfelt appreciation, we would like to acknowledge the many acts of respect and love shown our precious mother during her recent illness and passing.

  • Mar 24, 2009

Time to mow, weed and get some plants in the ground

It’s the last week of March and you can’t ignore the garden any longer. The lawn needs to be aerated, fertilized and mowed, the weeds will take over if you don’t control them now and there is still time to divide and share perennial plants, plant peas, sweet peas and lettuce and add color to your garden with rock garden plants, and early-blooming perennials.

  • Mar 24, 2009