Buckley

Image courtesy Wyn Van Devanter

Baby Animals and Blooms Days at Maris Farms

The new event is only being hosted April 24 and 25, and on May 1, 2, 8, and 9.

 

Male police officers standing behind Do Not Cross tape

70-year old domestic violence suspect shot by deputies in Buckley

The man was airlifted to a hospital and remains in stable but critical condition.

 

The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.

Buckley addresses Phase 2, search for new council member during Council meeting

Council approved union contract, awarded construction bid and more

 

Walt Olson climbs a ladder to remove the "Dave's Antiques" sign from Buckley Hall. The fire equipment was provided by Joe Kolisch, a former Enumclaw fire chief. This photo was provided by the Foothills Historical Society.

Buckley, Foothills Historical Society collaborate on $90,000 Buckley Hall upgrade

It will involve new flooring, electrical upgrades and carving out space for the Historical Society.

Walt Olson climbs a ladder to remove the "Dave's Antiques" sign from Buckley Hall. The fire equipment was provided by Joe Kolisch, a former Enumclaw fire chief. This photo was provided by the Foothills Historical Society.
The final resting position of the Honda Accord that led police on a chase Saturday morning, near 214th Avenue before the Buckley/Enumclaw bridge. Photo courtesy Elizabeth Phillips

22-year-old leads police on zig-zagging chase through Plateau Saturday

An Enumclaw officer at one point struck the suspect’s vehicle to prevent a collision with a bystander.

The final resting position of the Honda Accord that led police on a chase Saturday morning, near 214th Avenue before the Buckley/Enumclaw bridge. Photo courtesy Elizabeth Phillips
The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.

With March retirement, Buckley City Council will look for new member

Council Member James Morem is moving with his family to Nebraska

The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.
Teago Manoharan on March 16 holds open the door to the Buckley Kitchen, a commissary kitchen he started in 2019 that hosts a number of bakers and chefs who couldn't otherwise afford a space to cook. Photo by Alex Bruell

Buckley Bakery builds on bold businessman’s big business plan

Teago Manoharan wants to bring a bakery to Buckley. And an app. And a restaurant. And classes.

Teago Manoharan on March 16 holds open the door to the Buckley Kitchen, a commissary kitchen he started in 2019 that hosts a number of bakers and chefs who couldn't otherwise afford a space to cook. Photo by Alex Bruell
Gov. Jay Inslee visited Elk Ridge Elementary School in the White River School District on Feb. 2, 2021 as part of his push to re-open schools safety for teachers, students, and their families. Photo courtesy the White River School District

White River students returning to classrooms full-time April 19

The Enumclaw School District has yet to make any similar announcement.

Gov. Jay Inslee visited Elk Ridge Elementary School in the White River School District on Feb. 2, 2021 as part of his push to re-open schools safety for teachers, students, and their families. Photo courtesy the White River School District
Buckley Mayor Pat Johnson, center, reads a proclamation during the Tuesday evening Buckley City Council meeting committing herself and the council to promoting education and services for the use of helmets in honor of Berrett Wirth Crossley, who died earlier this month after sustaining a head injury while skateboarding without a helmet. Council members in attendance stood during the reading of the proclamation. Photo by Alex Bruell

Buckley city council passes helmet ordinance in 4-2 vote

Council members agreed kids need to wear helmets, but differed on specifics of the proposal

Buckley Mayor Pat Johnson, center, reads a proclamation during the Tuesday evening Buckley City Council meeting committing herself and the council to promoting education and services for the use of helmets in honor of Berrett Wirth Crossley, who died earlier this month after sustaining a head injury while skateboarding without a helmet. Council members in attendance stood during the reading of the proclamation. Photo by Alex Bruell
Customers of the Buckley Plateau Market line up in an alley way to receive their orders. Photo courtesy Sean Shands

Plateau farmers, food producers open REKO market in Buckley

REKO markets are all about getting food fresh from the farm to your table.

Customers of the Buckley Plateau Market line up in an alley way to receive their orders. Photo courtesy Sean Shands
Looking east on March 9 from Mundy Loss Road, the years of wear-and-tear on 112th Street East in Buckley are apparent. The city aims to grind and repave nearly a mile of the road from its intersection at Mundy Loss Road to Highway 165. Photo by Alex Bruell

Buckley council OK’s plan for 112th Street East overlay project

Council also approved a stormwater ordinance, and discussed skatepark safety efforts.

Looking east on March 9 from Mundy Loss Road, the years of wear-and-tear on 112th Street East in Buckley are apparent. The city aims to grind and repave nearly a mile of the road from its intersection at Mundy Loss Road to Highway 165. Photo by Alex Bruell
The new trap-and-haul facility is designed to pull nearly every fish from the White River and safely move them to a spot above Mud Mountain Dam. Here, Project Manager Leah Hauenstein explains operations on the upstream side. Photo by Kevin Hanson

New trap-and-haul operation on the White River is largest in the nation

Take a peek inside the $130 million project, which is designed to move up to 60,000 fish a day.

The new trap-and-haul facility is designed to pull nearly every fish from the White River and safely move them to a spot above Mud Mountain Dam. Here, Project Manager Leah Hauenstein explains operations on the upstream side. Photo by Kevin Hanson
Here is my second stock photo attempt, just in time for tax season.  This one didn't require any expensive props either  but I did have to use my son's glue stick to hold the sheets together. Feel free to use this image, just link to www.SeniorLiving.Org

Large property tax hikes seen in Enumclaw, Buckley areas

Both cities saw a double-digit percentage jump in taxes.

Here is my second stock photo attempt, just in time for tax season.  This one didn't require any expensive props either  but I did have to use my son's glue stick to hold the sheets together. Feel free to use this image, just link to www.SeniorLiving.Org
Liberty Tucker is expected to be White River High School's next Daffodil Princess. Photo by Joey Hamlin Photography

White River senior Liberty to be tapped as Daffodil Princess

The annual court almost didn’t happen this year, but enough girls from around Pierce County convinced the Daffodil Festival to keep it going.

Liberty Tucker is expected to be White River High School's next Daffodil Princess. Photo by Joey Hamlin Photography
This group of local volunteers got together in September 2019 as a part of a Rural Development Initiative program that aimed to help locals develop leadership skills before sending them off to perform their own community project with a small budget. Pictured is Rick Sellers, Ramsey Graham, Lacey Mansanarez, Sue Hart, Peggy Levesque, Mayor Jeff Sellers, Alli Brewer, Leah Haugen, Trip Hart, David McArtor, Jan Burley, Deyton Cunningham, and Venise Cummingham as they cut the ribbon on a community garden in Wilkeson when the project finished summer of 2020. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Nonprofit offers free leadership training

Rural Development Initiatives starts its program at the end of March.

This group of local volunteers got together in September 2019 as a part of a Rural Development Initiative program that aimed to help locals develop leadership skills before sending them off to perform their own community project with a small budget. Pictured is Rick Sellers, Ramsey Graham, Lacey Mansanarez, Sue Hart, Peggy Levesque, Mayor Jeff Sellers, Alli Brewer, Leah Haugen, Trip Hart, David McArtor, Jan Burley, Deyton Cunningham, and Venise Cummingham as they cut the ribbon on a community garden in Wilkeson when the project finished summer of 2020. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
PLU

Three local students receive $30k scholarships

Emmi Clay, Sabrina Page, and Hailey Ledenko received their scholarships from Pacific Lutheran University.

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Dept of Ecology logo

Buckley business fined by Department of Ecology

Buckley Storage was fined $1,000 for violating environmental standards.

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More than 60 Pierce County health department staff and volunteers helped vaccinate 600 people at White River High School over the weekend. Photos by Ray Miller-Still

Buckley gets vaccinated; Enumclaw asks for vaccination site

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department visited Buckley on Feb. 6.

More than 60 Pierce County health department staff and volunteers helped vaccinate 600 people at White River High School over the weekend. Photos by Ray Miller-Still
In 2018, Buckley resident Katherine Hunter took 2nd place in the 11th and 12th grade drawing category of the annual My Own Expressions contest hosted by the Pierce County Library System. Courtesy image

Our Own Expressions art and writing contest opens for Buckley students

Young Buckley writers and artists have an opportunity to show off their work in the annual Pierce County Library System Our Own Expressions Teen Writing… Continue reading

In 2018, Buckley resident Katherine Hunter took 2nd place in the 11th and 12th grade drawing category of the annual My Own Expressions contest hosted by the Pierce County Library System. Courtesy image
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Suspect flees Buckley police, crashes in wooded area, has not been located

Austin Chase went missing after eluding police on Jan. 13.

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