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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.
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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
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.
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