Buckley

Skogen promoted from No. 2 to chief of Buckley Fire Department

The city is still looking for a new police chief.

 

Buckley hoping grant application will help build basketball, pickle ball courts

They city hopes the grant money will help the court be painted in Hornet colors, as well as feature the high school’s logo.

 

Buckley residents can now get books from library

Curbside service at the branch started today, Aug. 3.

 

Pierce County announces burn ban

This ban only applies to unincorporated county residents.

Your library can help you ‘borrow’ a free Discover Pass

Pierce County libraries are also offering a backpack with educational materials and binoculars, while King County libraries are just letting people check out the passes.

PHOTO BY KEVIN HANSON 
                                Alan Predmore has said goodbye to the Buckley Fire Department, retiring after 23 years as chief.

Predmore goes from police officer to fire chief, now into retirement

“It’s not easy because I absolutely love my job and I love the department.”

PHOTO BY KEVIN HANSON 
                                Alan Predmore has said goodbye to the Buckley Fire Department, retiring after 23 years as chief.

With large events cancelled, check out hobby activities close to home

You can learn archery, how to ride a horse, enroll in a dance class, or finally learn to play guitar.

Districts announce school year starting online

Plans to establish a hybrid learning model of both distance and in-school learning were being developed when county health departments voiced strong support for 100 percent online schooling, at least to start.

PHOTO BY KEVIN HANSON 
                                Mike Hagadone, deputy superintendent for the White River School District, will retire Aug. 31 after 40 years in public education.

White River’s Mike Hagadone retires

Hagadone spent more than 40 years in public education, as a teacher and administrator

PHOTO BY KEVIN HANSON 
                                Mike Hagadone, deputy superintendent for the White River School District, will retire Aug. 31 after 40 years in public education.

Introducing your Legislative District 31 candidates

Six candidates are vying for the district’s two seats, meaning two will be eliminated after the August primary election.

Congresswoman Schrier to host Zoom meeting for local businesses

You must first register for the July 20 event to get the Zoom link.

Assessments are in, Pierce County property values continue to climb

Properties in Orting saw the greatest percentage increase over last year

Bloodworks Northwest to set up Black Diamond pop-up donation

Blood will be collected June 29 and 30, as well as July 1, 8, and 9.

Pierce County Library System launches virtual library

You don’t need a PCLS card to attend these events.

Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Plateau protestors: ‘Black Lives Matter’

Hundreds of locals showed up to demonstrate against systematic racism and police brutality. Here are some photos from the events.

Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Districts changing summer nutrition programs, making food available to more kids

Enumclaw is expanding to four new locations for food pickups, and White River is adding a second.

Local residents — including police chief — targeted by unemployment fraud schemes

A total of 60 cases of fraud targeting city officials have been reported.

DOH to Enumclaw: We are ‘committed’ to a county-by-county approach

COVID-19 activity in Enumclaw is low, but the state wants whole counties to move forward through Gov. Inslee’s reopening plan.

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