Brian Beckley

Panthers basketball fall to Wilson

The Bonney Lake boys basketball team had another difficult night Monday as the Panthers fell to the Wilson Rams 81-34 in Tacoma.

Swimmers lose twice, but Weaver qualifies for districts | Bonney Lake Boys Swim & Dive

First up was Lakes, who bested the Panthers 105-76 on Dec. 12. It is the closest the Panthers gave come to beating the Lancers during his tenure, coach Jay Paulsen said in an email.

Clowning around with fire safety

It may look a little funny, but the combination of jokes, songs and goofy fun really helps get across the fire department's important messages about safety.

Pared-down Eastown sewer package passes in council

After a year of debate and a vote that seemingly killed the possibility, sewer pipes will soon begin to be laid in Eastown.

Bonney Lake city council sends park district to April ballot with a 5-2 vote

Those in favor again stated their belief that a metropolitan parks district is the best way to create a dedicated funding source for parks in the city, as well as their decision that allowing voters to choose on the additional tax was the proper move. Those opposed cited economic and tax concerns.

Panther swimmers fall to Enumclaw

The Bonney Lake Panther swim team went up against a tough Enumclaw team on Thursday and the powerful Hornets proved to be too much for them, besting the Panthers 139-47.

Council schedules parks district vote for April

After months of discussion at workshops and at park board meetings, the City Council is poised to call for an election in April on the creation of a metropolitan parks district.

Hargrove wins 47th district recount

This morning, the King County Elections Canvassing Board certified the results of the mandatory machine recount of the 47th District House race, which includes Black Diamond.

Jacoby Miles’ family given ADA accessible van, home accessibility modifications

Jacoby Miles, the Puyallup gymnast who was injured during gymnastics practice at Roach Gymnastics last month, received a special early Christmas Present last week in the form of a specialized van.

Bonney Lake’s budget set for approval Tuesday

The Bonney Lake City Council completed the first half of its budget review during their Dec. 4 council meeting and expected to finish the review and pass the 2013-14 spending plan Tuesday night.

Council ready to put parks district on April ballot

During the Dec. 4 workshop, the council discussed the issue again, with some councilmembers questioning whether there was enough time before the April election date to get the information about the district out to the public.

Bonney Lake girls basketball beats Washington 59-32

The win takes the panthers to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the South Puget Sound League 3A.

Spartan girls named to all-league team

After dominating the league on their way to a state championship, the Sumner Spartans girls soccer team this week dominated the South Puget Sound League 2A girls all-league soccer team.

Panthers and Spartans make it onto SPSL All-Conference football team

The South Puget Sound League all-conference football teams for 2012 have been announced and both the Bonney Lake and Sumner programs are well-represented, including a Spartan iron man named a top player on both sides of the ball.

Still suffering from election hangover | OUR CORNER

I don’t know about you, but I can’t seem to shake this election hangover. I know it’s already been a month since the big day, but no matter what I do, I can’t seem to get rid of this headache and sense of queasiness.

Bonney Lake Tree Lighting 2012 | Slideshow

The annual tree lighting celebration was held Dec. 1 at the Public Safety Building.

Bonney Lake officers receive awards for valor

A pair of Bonney Lake Police Officers were honored during the Nov. 27 City Council meeting for their roles in two incidents in 2011.

City of Bonney Lake to sell land to make up budget gap

Officials in Bonney Lake are attempting to close a gap between revenues and expenditures in next year's budget with plans to sell off a piece of land originally intended for a new city hall.

A rough start in triplicate | Bonney Lake Boys Basketball

The Panthers dropped their opener 71-46 to Bethel Nov. 28 and then traveled to Auburn Riverside High School in Auburn Friday for a matchup against Eatonville, who bested the Panthers 60-38.

Brian Beckley | By the hair of the electoral dog | Our Corner

I know it's already been a month since the big day, but no matter what I do, I can't seem to get rid of this headache and sense of queasiness.