Buckley

More than 60 Pierce County health department staff and volunteers helped vaccinate 600 people at White River High School over the weekend. Photos by Ray Miller-Still

Buckley gets vaccinated; Enumclaw asks for vaccination site

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department visited Buckley on Feb. 6.

More than 60 Pierce County health department staff and volunteers helped vaccinate 600 people at White River High School over the weekend. Photos by Ray Miller-Still
In 2018, Buckley resident Katherine Hunter took 2nd place in the 11th and 12th grade drawing category of the annual My Own Expressions contest hosted by the Pierce County Library System. Courtesy image

Our Own Expressions art and writing contest opens for Buckley students

Young Buckley writers and artists have an opportunity to show off their work in the annual Pierce County Library System Our Own Expressions Teen Writing… Continue reading

In 2018, Buckley resident Katherine Hunter took 2nd place in the 11th and 12th grade drawing category of the annual My Own Expressions contest hosted by the Pierce County Library System. Courtesy image
Devin Tompkin stands next to the compost bin he built for the Buckley Mountain View Community Garden. Courtesy photo

Community garden coming to Buckley’s Mountain View Ave.

The garden, which is to sport many community crops and beds to rent, will open this spring.

Devin Tompkin stands next to the compost bin he built for the Buckley Mountain View Community Garden. Courtesy photo
A lawsuit is accusing the Rainier School of medical neglect leading to the death of a client. The facility has since denied these allegations.

Rainier School answers lawsuit alleging wrongful death of client

Client JoHanna Pratt died November 2017 due to a pulmonary embolism.

A lawsuit is accusing the Rainier School of medical neglect leading to the death of a client. The facility has since denied these allegations.
Student Teigen Johnson was rapid tested for COVID during one of his first days back to school at Foothills Elementary. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Pierce County health department shows low rate of COVID-19 spread in schools

The White River School District was part of a pilot program that concluded the coronavirus spread in schools is low.

Student Teigen Johnson was rapid tested for COVID during one of his first days back to school at Foothills Elementary. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Khun 9 at Dwight Garrett park. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Khun 9 Thai food truck visits Enumclaw, Buckley

The food truck ventured outside Seattle when the pandemic hit and office buildings closed.

Khun 9 at Dwight Garrett park. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Main Street is now a one-way affair through downtown Buckley. The change aims to provide safety for outside diners. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Main Street is one-way through downtown Buckley

The street is also fully closed to traffic on weekends.

Main Street is now a one-way affair through downtown Buckley. The change aims to provide safety for outside diners. Photo by Kevin Hanson
Classes like Ms. Vail's at the White River School District's Foothills Elementary are now split in half in order to promote social distancing. Also pictured is Daniel Franco, Waylon Sinkovic, Chase Caldwell, Jakaylah Holt, Skylar Pearce, Collin Smith, Diana Torres-Silva, Kinley Short & Lillian Clay. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

More students plan to return to the classroom

The White River School District is hoping to get all grades into their seats by Jan. 12, while Enumclaw is hoping to do the same in February.

Classes like Ms. Vail's at the White River School District's Foothills Elementary are now split in half in order to promote social distancing. Also pictured is Daniel Franco, Waylon Sinkovic, Chase Caldwell, Jakaylah Holt, Skylar Pearce, Collin Smith, Diana Torres-Silva, Kinley Short & Lillian Clay. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Male police officers standing behind Do Not Cross tape

Suspect arrested in case that began in Bonney Lake, shifted to Buckley

Kenneth Whiteman was arrested in Tacoma on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020.

Male police officers standing behind Do Not Cross tape
Dale Clark and several volunteers met at the Buckley Church of Latter Day Saints to distribute food to volunteer "ambassadors" from all over King and Pierce County. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

St. John Medical Outreach volunteers deliver food, masks to Plateau families in need

Formerly known as the Mom & Me Mobile Medical Clinic, St. John has shifted its focus in the face of the pandemic.

Dale Clark and several volunteers met at the Buckley Church of Latter Day Saints to distribute food to volunteer "ambassadors" from all over King and Pierce County. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Blotter bug

Suspect rams Bonney Lake officer, flees to Buckley

A recap of the Dec. 15 incident.

Blotter bug
Make sure to stop by Buckley's Main Street to enjoy a fire pit and make some s'mores.

Hoping to get folks downtown, Buckley closes Main Street on weekends

Main Street will be closed Fridays at 4 p.m. until 7 a.m. Monday.

Make sure to stop by Buckley's Main Street to enjoy a fire pit and make some s'mores.

White River School District opens doors to younger students

The district is partnering with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to rapid test students and staff for COVID every week.

The current Enumclaw section of the Foothills Trail ends at the historic Boise Creek Bridge. That will be the end of the line until a bridge across the White River is added, a step not expected until perhaps 2023. Photo by Kevin Hanson

County close to opening new section of Foothills Trail to Boise Creek

Unfortunately, the construction of the pedestrian bridge that will cross the White River has been delayed to 2023.

The current Enumclaw section of the Foothills Trail ends at the historic Boise Creek Bridge. That will be the end of the line until a bridge across the White River is added, a step not expected until perhaps 2023. Photo by Kevin Hanson
In addition to traveling through Enumclaw and Buckley, Santa will also be at the Enumclaw Expo Center's Hometown Holiday Parade Dec. 4 - 6, in place of being a part of the normal Enumclaw holiday parade. File photo

Santa to visit Buckley, Enumclaw neighborhoods

Make sure you know when Old Saint Nick is traveling through your area Dec. 7 - 12.

In addition to traveling through Enumclaw and Buckley, Santa will also be at the Enumclaw Expo Center's Hometown Holiday Parade Dec. 4 - 6, in place of being a part of the normal Enumclaw holiday parade. File photo
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Buckley budget includes money for streets, recreation projects

Residents can look forward to work being done on River Avenue and a new athletic court.

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City of Buckley's Merry and Bright competition

Buckley hosts first-ever holiday decoration competition

The deadline to register your home is Dec. 4.

City of Buckley's Merry and Bright competition
The full complaint can be read at the end of this article.

Lawsuit accuses Rainier School of medical neglect that led to 2017 death of client

According to the lawsuit, JoHanna Pratt could have easily survived the blood clot that killed her if she received the medical care deemed necessary by her surgeon.

The full complaint can be read at the end of this article.
The Courier-Herald is moving to a paid subscription model.

Courier-Herald moving to paid subscription model Dec. 2

Delivery will soon stop if you’re not an active subscriber.

The Courier-Herald is moving to a paid subscription model.
One of the three designs for the future Miller Park. More designs can be found at https://buckleyparks.wixsite.com/.

Buckley launches new Miller Park website

Now is your chance to tell the city what you’d like to see in the future park.

One of the three designs for the future Miller Park. More designs can be found at https://buckleyparks.wixsite.com/.
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