Local legislators receive key assignments

Committee assignments have been announced for the trio of 31st District legislators and each will be taking on new roles for the 2009 session.

  • Jan 5, 2009

The Courier-Herald features the Community Click page t

The Courier-Herald features the Community Click page the first issue of each month.

Joel Roberts, a 2000 graduate of Sumner High School,

Joel Roberts, a 2000 graduate of Sumner High School, graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in civil engineering on Dec. 17, 2008. He was the valedictorian, summa cum laude, for his class with the highest grade-point average of 4.0. He delivered the speech to his class at the graduation. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. Future job opportunities will place him in either Hawaii or North Carolina.

Bonney Lake resident Mahlon Dewey, 85, died Dec. 30, 2

Bonney Lake resident Mahlon Dewey, 85, died Dec. 30, 2008.

Enumclaw offers sweet event in chocolate festival

Carrie Olson has perhaps the sweetest job in the regon.

Winter freeze will send some plants to the compost pile

Snow, ice and cold, oh my! So what has the freezing weather done to your plants? I know this much for sure – some are dead, some are fine and some will survive only after you cut them back and allow them to regrow from the roots. What I can’t say for sure is what plants will be reborn in the spring and what plants will be compost.

Arts Public Meetings Recreation Fire and Rescue Meetings Senior Centers

• Lake Tapps Elementary will host PlayJude Drama, a Friday afternoon drama program for students 6 to 11 years old, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Friday through Feb. 13. The final performance will take place at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Judy Kurtz will direct the musical, "Three of a Kind." – which adds up to bears. The story involves the hilarious search for Baby Bear while each of the cast members listens carefully to come to his rescue. PlayJude Drama will also present "How Does Your Garden Grow?" Feb. 27 through April 3. The cost to enroll is $60. For information, call 253-569-1112.

Biodiesel enthusiast gets fuel legislation passed

When Lake Tapps resident Gary Morris needs to refuel his car, he goes no further than his own property.

• Officers responded to a call of an attempted suici

• Officers responded to a call of an attempted suicide at 6 a.m. Jan. 1. Officers came to the residence in the 18700 block of Bonney Lake Boulevard and found a 26-year-old man on the floor in the kitchen. The man had cut his wrist with a kitchen knife. The man’s father said his son had been drinking and became depressed. The man had proposed to his girlfriend the night before and she did not give him the answer he hoped for. East Pierce Fire and Rescue emergency personnel took the man to Good Samaritan Hospital.

Change of government debate set

The Courier-Herald is sponsoring a debate on the change of government proposition at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Bonney Lake High School commons.

Straight shooting

When the shooting stopped at Swiss Park shooting range, the Bonney Lake Police Department had two winners of the Kessner Cup awards for marksmanship.

Recreation department director honored for youth services

After 20 years with the Bonney Lake/Sumner recreation department, Becky Giles has established a reputation of being generous with her time to improve programs for youth.

Legislators begin session in key roles

Committee assignments have been announced for the trio of 31st District legislators and each will be taking on new roles for the 2009 session.

Enumclaw’s music series takes center stage Jan. 10

Tickets for the city of Enumclaw’s 2009 Evenings on the Plateau Series are on sale at the Enumclaw Expo Center.

  • Dec 30, 2008

King County wants area farmers’ help shaping Plateau’s agricultural future

Farming has been an important part of the landscape since King County’s earliest days, and county leaders want to hear ideas from local farmers about ensuring the future of agriculture here.

  • Dec 30, 2008

Ratepayers won’t see immediate increases

When utility rates increase for Enumclaw customers, the hikes traditionally become effective with the first of the year.

  • Dec 30, 2008

Christmas tree recycle programs under way

Residents of Bonney Lake and Sumner have the opportunity to recycle their Christmas trees in a “treecycling” program.