Buckley

Pierce County

Market is still hot and Pierce property values continue to climb

Pierce County property values jump again; Wilkeson and South Prairie among most affordable places

 

The face of downtown Buckley was shaped by two fires that resulted in most buildings featuring brick construction. The fires also are one reason that Buckley didn't grow as rapidly as neighboring Enumclaw.

Buckley was once larger than Enumclaw. There are three reasons why that is no longer true.

Reliance on logging and mining, as well as two fires in the 1890s, challenged Buckley’s growth

 

Photo by Alex Bruell
Daisey Kirtley’s grave was officially reunited June 26 with her family gravesite at the Buckley Cemetery.

Daisey’s memory set to rest

19th-century Lake Tapps girl reunited, in spirit, with her family

 

This map of the proposed location of Buckley's outdoor multi-sport facility comes from the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office and the City of Buckley.

Buckley nabs $75,000 state grant to build outdoor multipurpose court

The project is scheduled to go to bid this summer, and construction could start by fall

This map of the proposed location of Buckley's outdoor multi-sport facility comes from the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office and the City of Buckley.
Local student Daisy Roberts and Charlotte Miller will be leaving for Germany this August. Courtesy photo/photo by Ray Miller-Still

Two Plateau students headed to Germany

Daisy Roberts and Charlotte Miller will be traveling overseas for a year-long student exchange program.

Local student Daisy Roberts and Charlotte Miller will be leaving for Germany this August. Courtesy photo/photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Local races are set, many are uncontested

What was supposed to be an exciting election season is turning out to be a bit of a bust.

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Black Diamond's annual Labor Days events feature many family and kid-friendly activities, like watermelon eating contests. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Summertime fun on the Plateau

Carnivals, rodeos, chainsaws, and more!

Black Diamond's annual Labor Days events feature many family and kid-friendly activities, like watermelon eating contests. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
JoAnn Taylor, left, and Winona Jacobsen, right, pose for a picture at the Bonney Lake Public Works Center flanking the gravemarker of former Lake Tapps area Daisey Kirtley, who died in 1886 at the age of eight. This year, her gravemarker is being reunited with her family at the Buckley Cemetery.

How a grave marker found in the woods in Bonney Lake led to a century-spanning detective story

Daisey Kirtley died in 1886. Now, the Lake Tapps girl’s memory is finally coming home to Buckley.

JoAnn Taylor, left, and Winona Jacobsen, right, pose for a picture at the Bonney Lake Public Works Center flanking the gravemarker of former Lake Tapps area Daisey Kirtley, who died in 1886 at the age of eight. This year, her gravemarker is being reunited with her family at the Buckley Cemetery.
Ian McLeod speaks with customers behind the desk at Rock Paper Games on Main Street in Buckley on the afternoon of May 11. Photo by Alex Bruell

Buckley game shop is a critical hit

‘Rock Paper Games’ has weathered COVID-19 with the help of the Plateau gaming community

Ian McLeod speaks with customers behind the desk at Rock Paper Games on Main Street in Buckley on the afternoon of May 11. Photo by Alex Bruell
Boy Scout Troop 557 visited the Buckley Cemetery May 25 and placed flags on veterans graves in preparation for Memorial Day 2018. AUSTYN YOUNG CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Boy Scout Troop 557 visited the Buckley Cemetery May 25 and placed flags on veterans graves in preparation for Memorial Day 2018. AUSTYN YOUNG CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
The EHS class of 2020 celebrated their final year of high school at the Enumclaw Expo Center last year in order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Photo by Kevin Hanson

It will be different, but graduation ceremonies will take place

White River is planning to host its ceremony June 12 at the Arrow Lumber Stadium, while Enumclaw High is hosting theirs June 14 at the Expo Center.

The EHS class of 2020 celebrated their final year of high school at the Enumclaw Expo Center last year in order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Photo by Kevin Hanson
Mount Rainier has experienced several earthquakes in May already, though none would activate the ShakeAlert system due to being less then4.5 on the magnitude scale. Screenshot from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

New earthquake alert program may also warn you about Mount Rainier eruption

ShakeAlert will automatically send earthquake alerts to your phone to help you “drop, cover, and hold on.”

Mount Rainier has experienced several earthquakes in May already, though none would activate the ShakeAlert system due to being less then4.5 on the magnitude scale. Screenshot from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.

Buckley council passes bills improving city website, subleasing property

The city council meeting April 27 also saw discussion on how the city digitizes documents

The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.
Male police officers standing behind Do Not Cross tape

Investigating team names deputy who shot armed elderly Buckley-area man

The non-fatal shooting is still under investigation, and the identity of the suspect has not yet been released.

Male police officers standing behind Do Not Cross tape
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

The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.
A patient at Dr. Nancy Becker's clinic in Enumclaw receives a vaccine on Friday, April 23. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Dr. Becker clinic offering COVID vaccine

Additionally, King County announces an “in-home” vaccine program.

A patient at Dr. Nancy Becker's clinic in Enumclaw receives a vaccine on Friday, April 23. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
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Elections bug
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.

Image courtesy Wyn Van Devanter
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.

Male police officers standing behind Do Not Cross tape
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.
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