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Friday, January 30, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Parts of Main street closed | Sumner
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - Burlington Northern Santa Fe has filled out a street obstruction permit to work on the tracks that cross Main Street. This will close Main Street at the BNSF tracks from 5 am on Monday, January 26, through 6 pm on Tuesday, January 27. Read more...
Friday, January 30, 2015 -- 12:00 am
$100,000 grant to support local health system transformation | Tacoma - Pierce County Health Department
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - The Washington Health Care Authority has awarded Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department a $100,000 design grant to lead the Pierce County Regional Service Area (RSA) starting in April 2016. It's one of nine grants awarded to RSAs around the state to support Accountable Communities of Health. Read more...
Friday, January 30, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Washington State Ferries renamed after the Seahawks | Department of Transportation
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - Passengers traveling on the Washington State Ferries Sunday, Feb. 1, will be boarding the "M/V Russell Wilson" or crossing Puget Sound on the "M/V Marshawn Lynch" as Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the vessels be named in honor of the Seattle Seahawks. Read more...
Friday, January 30, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Dances, bills and cheese shoppes | Pierce County news
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - Pierce County News for the week of January 29, 2015. Read more...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Updated bridge design | Sumner
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - On Monday night, the City Council reviewed updated designs for the new Bridge Street bridge. Previously, the Council had chosen a more streamlined design, but at that time, the design didn't specify details like the artwork on the bridge or the specifics of lighting. This design has clarified those details. Read more...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Honoring Sumner | Sumner Mayor update
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - If you're looking for the bridge design, it's actually the next story. I want to talk a bit about a few Sumner individuals who need thanking. Last Thursday, the Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce gave their Rising Star Awards, and Dave Radcliffe from The Old Cannery received the John Porter Memorial Award. While Dave is well deserving, I don't want to pass up the opportunity to recognize another nominee, Pat Clerget from Sumner's own City Shops. Read more...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Pierce County Prosecutor charges man with assault of a child for Carbonado incident
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - Darren James Pendergast was charged Jan. 29 with assault of a child in the second degree for an incident that occurred on Sunday, Jan. 25, in Carbonado. Read more...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Kreidler, State Patrol urge 12s to drive safely on Super Bowl Sunday
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and the Washington State Patrol urge Seahawks fans and all Washington drivers to be extra careful on Super Bowl Sunday, February 1st. Mixing too much booze and driving can really wallop your wallet. According to Nerd Wallet, the cost of a driving under the influence (DUI) ticket in Washington state ranges from $6,500 to more than $10,000,including fines, attorney's fees, ignition interlock fees and insurance rate increases. Auto insurance may increase from $500 to $1,000 per year after a DUI conviction. Read more...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Bonney Lake issues friendly challenge to Newburyport, Massachusetts
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - Mayor Neil Johnson, Jr. has issued a friendly challenge to City of Newburyport Mayor Donna Holady for the upcoming Super Bowl Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. Read more...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Don't fumble this Super Bowl Sunday | Washington State Patrol
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - The Washington State Patrol (WSP) will step up patrols on the roadways this weekend in an effort to eliminate DUI related collisions. Troopers will be looking for unsafe motorists, with an emphasis on impaired drivers. Read more...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Salmon fishing in San Juan Islands open Jan. 29 | Department of Fish and Wildlife
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - The recreational salmon fishery in Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands) will be closed for one day on Thursday, Jan. 29, and then will reopen on a schedule of Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week. Fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) made the change after catch rates continued to be higher than anticipated in the San Juan Islands, said Ron Warren, policy lead for WDFW's fish program. Read more...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Council to hold 4 hearings on shoreline regulations | Pierce County
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - Members of the Pierce County Council's Community Development Committee have scheduled four meetings around the county to gather public input on changes to proposed shoreline development guidelines required by the state. Read more...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Selective Service System needs local board members | Pierce County
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - The Selective Service System is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on their local board. A Selective Service Local Board is a group of five citizen volunteers whose mission, upon a draft, will be to decide who among the registrants in their community will receive deferments, postponements, or exemption from military service based on the individual registrants circumstances and beliefs. Read more...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Community meetings on rural zoning adjustments | Pierce County
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - Pierce County Planning and Land Services has scheduled four meetings around the county to gather public input on proposed adjustments to some of the land use designations in rural areas. The adjustment is part of the update to Pierce County's Comprehensive Plan, which follows state requirements to plan for housing, transportation and other community needs while managing urban growth and reducing sprawl. Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Razor clam dig starting Jan. 30 | Department of Fish and Wildlife
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - Diggers will have a chance to spice up their Super Bowl parties with some fresh razor clams during a dig beginning Jan. 30 on several ocean beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening, which runs through Feb. 6, after marine toxin test results showed the clams are safe to eat. "Razor clam dip makes a scrumptious Super Bowl snack," Ayres said. "Diggers can fill their buckets with clams Friday and Saturday ahead of the big game." Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Firefighters commended for new training apparatus
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - In order to stay on top of their duties, East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters constantly practice and train to work equipment, fight fires and navigate hazardous environments. Recently, Firefighters Jeffery Collins and Adam Lathrop lead a construction project for a new training roof for the department, and received Certificates of Commendation during the Jan. 20 Board of Commissioners meeting for their efforts. Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Advice during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week | Better Business Bureau
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - As consumers prepare for another tax season, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington--along with several federal agencies--is reminding them to beware of scams and identity theft. Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Washington's smoke signals: convictions reconsidered
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - With the passage of I-502 in 2012, development of marijuana legislation and marijuana research has surged to unprecedented levels. In an attempt to clearly translate new laws and research, the Reporter and Courier-Herald will examine these issues in a four-part series. Part one of this series addresses the issue of previous criminal convictions of possession of marijuana. Read more...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Disruptive behavior in a bar | Bonney Lake Police Blotter
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - Officers responded to a state Route 410 sports bar where two female bartenders were trying to get a group of four to leave, without success. Another patron stepped in and tried to help the bartenders. One of the bartenders told officers that she wanted the group of four trespassed because they had been rude, degrading toward her and were calling her names. Read more...
Monday, January 26, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Michael D. Nelson elected 2015 president of Washington State Fair Board
Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier-Herald - Michael D. Nelson, Puyallup, was elected the 2015 President of the Washington State Fair in Puyallup by the Board of Directors following the annual shareholders meeting yesterday. Read more...




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