Brian Beckley

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.

Mandatory recount for legislative district 47 position 1 set for Tuesday

With just 57 votes, or 0.29 percent, separating Republican Mark Hargrove and Democrat Bud Sizemore, the tight race has triggered a mandatory hand recount of all ballots in the race for state representative position 1.

REMINDER: Christmas parade is Saturday

This is the third year the annual parade, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Treat's Heating and Cooling, is carrying the "Whoville" theme, based on the town in the Dr. Seuss classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

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.

Preschoolers brave the rain to donate to food bank

This was the first year Peak Preschool hosted a food drive and Mattheis said the children were very excited to give back, bringing food in to school every day.

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.

Bonney Lake turning the corner on single family housing permits

Compared just to the same time period last year, January through October, the city has experienced an increase of 35 percent.

Brian Beckley | NASA’s flight simulator rides into infinity | Our Corner

I have always been fascinated by space. As a kid growing up, and still now, I was a big fan of science fiction, especially anything in space: Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers.

Spartan football season ends with loss to Lynden

The Sumner football season came to end Saturday evening with a 42-7 loss to Lynden in the quarterfinal game of the state 2A tournament.

Spartan soccer team wins state champsionhip

The Sumner High School Spartans girls soccer team capped off a perfect season Saturday with a 1-0 victory over Sehome to hoist the trophy as 2A state champions.

Sumner girls soccer team wins state championship

Sumner beat Sehome 1-0 Saturday afternoon to win the 2A state Championship.

Enumclaw has big plans for 100th birthday celebration

And beginning on the city's actual birthday, Jan. 27, the city plans on kicking off a year's worth of events with a dinner themed "An Evening of Stories."

Council votes to acquire property for sewer line

The Bonney Lake City Council on Nov. 13 authorized the acquisition through either purchase or condemnation of part a piece of land in Eastown to allow for neighbors to install sewer lines through the property.

Powers officially named next police chief

Powers, 47, is a Bonney Lake native who has been with the department since 1992 and served as the assistant chief under former chief Mike Mitchell. She is the sixth person to hold the office and the first woman to lead the department.

Panther volleyball season comes to an end at state tournament

The Panthers finished second the week before at the district tournament to open the state contest against Holy Names Academy from Seattle.