Buckley

Golden anniversary celebration held in former maternity home

It’s estimated more than 600 babies were born in the Mahlin Maternity Home, now known as the Le Sorelle Inn in Buckley.

 

Hardhats and heavy equipment continue to dot school grounds

Many students on the Plateau and in the valley have a lot to look forward to in the near future.

 

Learn about library levy at sessions in Bonney Lake, Sumner

The levy, which is on the November general election ballot, would increase to 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value if approved by voters.

 

Beautify Enumclaw, Buckley | Slideshow

Many public spaces, like Enumclaw’s community garden by the library and Veterans Memorial Park, or Buckley’s Youth Center, were given makeovers by scored of energetic volunteers.

Candidates sought for board vacancies in White River, Carbonado districts

Swearing in ceremonies are fast approaching, so turn in those applications soon.

The 12-acre fire, exacerbated by dry grass and winds, destroyed two barns, a mobile home, two cars, a dump truck, a panel truck, and other buildings and vehicles. Photo courtesy East Pierce Fire and Rescue

Brush fire burns 12 acres, several buildings and vehicles

This incident represents an example of strong mutual aid networks, said East Pierce Fire and Rescue Chief Backer.

The 12-acre fire, exacerbated by dry grass and winds, destroyed two barns, a mobile home, two cars, a dump truck, a panel truck, and other buildings and vehicles. Photo courtesy East Pierce Fire and Rescue

Buckley-South Prairie bridge closed permanently

A settled pier has changed how weight is distributed on the bridge.

Area schools expected to begin year on time

As the school year inched closer, the Dieringer and Sumner-Bonney Lake school districts threatened to strike. At the last minute, it appears teachers and districts have tentative agreements, which will be voted on during their respective Sept. 4 meetings.

Enumclaw, Buckley start their own annual clean-up days

Following in Bonney Lake’s footsteps, local Jeri Gamblin hopes the rest of the Plateau can start their own annual beautification events.

White River welcomes 41 new staffers to school district

Check out who’s new at White River schools.

UPDATE: Buckley Spiketon Bridge early | Department of Transportation

The bridge was originally going to close Aug. 20. Instead, the bridge will close Thursday, Aug. 16.

Drivers take notice: busy bridge near Buckley will close for four weeks

The 82-year-old span on state Route 162 (also identified as Pioneer Way) will be shut down from 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

Activities Program boasts big numbers, variety

The White River Communities Activities Program has activities for students in kindergarten through fifth grade all year long.

Summer course expands talents of White River’s Hi-C students.

Hi-C students are those who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences or environments.

Buckley traffic light replacement under way

The signal light project has been in the planning stages for some time and, according to a DOT press release, work was set to begin Monday, Aug. 6.

SR 410 roadwork coming to Buckley | WSDOT

Crews will install new updated signal systems at the SR 410 intersections of Mundy Loss Road, Main Street and Park Avenue the week of Aug. 6.

An overview of where road resurfacing work will be taking place around Bonney Lake. For more detailed maps, visit <a href="https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/4288/Residential-Resurfacing-Program" target="_blank">https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/4288/Residential-Resurfacing-Program</a>. Image courtesy Pierce County

Neighborhoods near Bonney Lake, Buckley impacted by road work

Work is expected to begin the week of Aug. 6 - 10 and will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays only through the end of the month.

An overview of where road resurfacing work will be taking place around Bonney Lake. For more detailed maps, visit <a href="https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/4288/Residential-Resurfacing-Program" target="_blank">https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/4288/Residential-Resurfacing-Program</a>. Image courtesy Pierce County

East Pierce bond makes it to the ballot

It may be difficult for a supermajority of voters to pass the measure, given the other property taxes they are paying now and others they will be voting on in the November election, but Fire Chief Bud Backer believes people will see the real need East Pierce is in.

Commercial fire destroys two buildings in Sumner | East Pierce Fire and Rescue

The department handled two fires at the same time last night, with the help of other departments in the area.

Crashed plane in Burnett, two injured

The Pierce County Sheriff Department said the plane lost power after taking off.