Brian Beckley

REMINDER: Part of SR410 to close tonight

A detour will be in place that will route east bound traffic from SR 410 onto Veterans Memorial Drive to 192nd Ave East (past Target) and then back onto SR 410. The same detour route will be used for west bound SR410 traffic starting at 192nd Ave.

Bonney Lake council sets public hearing for Eastown latecomers agreement

The motion to pass the public hearing passed 6-1 with Councilman Randy McKibbin voting against the measure.

Part of SR410 to close Thursday night for construction

Contractors will be installing underground utilities across SR 410 just east of Sky Island Drive and Main Street.

Work on Justice Center set to transform it into city hall

"The council decided to move people over here rather than try to lease it out," Morrison said, referring to the original plans to lease out part of the building as office space.

Bonney Lake building permit numbers up in 2012

Led by a 41 percent increase over the previous year in single-family residential permits the city brought in a 46 percent increase in building permit revenue, with indications that 2013 should continue a positive trend for the city.

Justice Center transforming into ‘de facto city hall’

Tenant improvements are presently under way at the 22,000-square-foot building with a completion date of late February or early March.

Water rates see slight increase

The new year means new utility rates for Bonney Lake residents: Base and consumption rates for water all increase slightly as of Jan. 1 for residents.

Total cost of Eastown sewer backbone estimated at nearly $2.5 million

The total cost of construction, however, is estimated at $1,814,100. At that estimate, the 5 percent to be contributed by the landowners comes to $90,705.

Bonney Lake forms ‘for’ and ‘against’ committees for Metro Parks District measure

The council has the responsibility of appointing committee members to prepare voters guide statements to be appointed by Feb. 12 and are seeking applicants for both "pro" and "con" committees.

Despite city-mandated garbage service, DM Disposal must chase after unsigned citizens

This month, nearly 500 letters went out from DM Disposal, the city's waste pickup provider, reminding residents who are not signed up for the service of the city ordinance requiring mandatory garbage collection.

Sumner boys basketball drops close one to Clover Park

The Spartans started hot, jumping out to a 15-7 lead after the first quarter, but Clover Park rallied.

Panther swimmers get first win of year

The Bonney Lake boys swim team picked up their first win of the year Tuesday with a 110-72 victory over Decatur at the Sumner High School pool.

City seeking applicants for parks district “pro” and “con” committees

The job of the committee is to write a statement in favor of - or in opposition to - the upcoming ballot measure. The statement must be submitted to Pierce County Elections by March 11.

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.

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.

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.