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Photos by Ray Miller-Still 
Halloween season is upon us, and Enumclaw plans to close down Cole Street again this year to give families the opportunity to safely trick-or-treat downtown.

Halloween events on the Plateau

Looking for spooky things to do? We’ve got you covered.

 

Enumclaw and White River High School logos

Plateau golfers deliver top performances at league tournament

White River captured five of the top eight boys’ slots and three of the top five girls’ performances.

 

Football

White River makes it look easy; Enumclaw rallies in the second half

Both football teams posted wins with big margins last week.

 

The Buckley community had a blast last Friday when the homecoming parade, including Queen Makenzie Baker and King Aiden Bartlett, marched down Main Street. However, this year was a bit difference, as the dance was organized privately and was held in Enumclaw. Photos by Ray Miller-Still

Hornets make it happen

From the Main Street parade to a dance that nearly wasn’t, Buckley’s Homecoming was one to remember

The Buckley community had a blast last Friday when the homecoming parade, including Queen Makenzie Baker and King Aiden Bartlett, marched down Main Street. However, this year was a bit difference, as the dance was organized privately and was held in Enumclaw. Photos by Ray Miller-Still
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Buckley candidates make their pitches to voters

With less than two weeks left before election day, all candidates for Buckley’s mayor and city council seats have provided answers to a Courier-Herald election… Continue reading

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Former Buckley man faces at least 10 years after conviction for trying to entice a child

Case hinged on whether Taylor Matson was entrapped or had “a guilty mind” to abuse a child.

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Enumclaw cleans up Clover Park; White River loses hard-fought match to Steilacoom

The latest round of high school football brought mixed results for the Plateau teams, as Enumclaw registered a convincing victory over Clover Park while White… Continue reading

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The view down Buckley’s Main Street.

Buckley commits $50,000 in grants to revitalize downtown

The money will go toward a new non-profit dedicated to making Main Street pop.

Photo by Alex Bruell 
The view down Buckley’s Main Street.
This image of the banner supporting Beau Burkett for mayor comes from an official PDC filing made by Burkett’s challenger, Richard O’Neill.

Prominent campaign sign becomes controversy in Buckley mayoral race

Mayoral candidate says banner gave his opponent unfair advantage

This image of the banner supporting Beau Burkett for mayor comes from an official PDC filing made by Burkett’s challenger, Richard O’Neill.
This 1993 photo of Walter Olsen was provided by the Buckley Fire Department.

‘He just got things working:’ Buckley firefighter, historian and renaissance man dies at 81

For some, “Uncle Walt” represented a simpler, more cooperative time in history.

This 1993 photo of Walter Olsen was provided by the Buckley Fire Department.
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Pierce County Sheriff investigating fatal shooting in Buckley

Shooting reportedly followed an altercation in a small garage / shed

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Local police officer Arthur Fetter competes with his father, Jeff, in the Double Bucking event. Photo by Ray Miller-Still.

Billy Clinkingbeard cinches All-Around Logger for seventh year in a row

Photos and scores from the 2021 Buckley Log Show.

Local police officer Arthur Fetter competes with his father, Jeff, in the Double Bucking event. Photo by Ray Miller-Still.
The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.

Buckley approves 2022-2027 transportation improvement plan

City has more than $15 million worth of projects planned and hopes to cover some with state funds.

The Buckley Multipurpose Center, where the city council meets.
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

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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

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.
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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

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