Brian Beckley

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.

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.

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.

Panthers swimmers drop opening meet to Peninsula

Bonney Lake Coach Jay Paulsen said that though Peninsula is a top team, Bonney Lake also had some ineligibility issues that left approximately 1/3 of the team on the bench, including key swimmers and divers.

County certifies Nov. 6 election results

In total, 976,400 ballots were counted in King County out of 1,170,638 registered voters, a turnout of 83.4 percent.

Panther swim boasts bigger roster and bigger hopes | Winter Sports Preview 2012

After a year with a smaller team and difficulty filling all of the lanes during meets, the Bonney Lake boys swim team is back with bigger numbers and bigger hopes for a winning season.

New blood comes to Panther girls basketball roster | Winter Sports Previews 2012

After a year in which the Bonney Lake girls basketball team made it to the second round of the sub-district tournament, hopes are high for the Panthers this season.

Bonney Lake Police kick off Giving Tree toy and food drive

Donations of new toys can be dropped off at the Bonney Lake public Safety Building or residents can pick a specific child's tag off the giving tree quilt located at the department.

Park Board puts Metropolitan Parks District on April ballot

The Bonney Lake Park Board on Nov. 19 voted to recommend to the city council that the city place a metropolitan parks district on the ballot in April.

City council comes to compromise on Eastown sewers

The council next month is expected to pass a trio of ordinances that should lead to an agreement for the city to partner with landowners to develop a "backbone" sewer system, as well as change the rules regarding septic systems in the region, following a discussion of the matters during the Nov. 21 workshop meeting.

Rotary club serves up holiday cheer at Senior Center Thanksgiving | SLIDESHOW

The kitchen served up a full plate of turkey with all the fixin's and a slice of pumpkin pie for desert.