Brian Beckley

Child molester’s controversial right of review influenced change in state law

Weldon Marc Gilbert, 52, of Lake Tapps, on Nov. 6 pleaded guilty to 14 counts of child molestation and was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison, to be served consecutively to the 25-year sentence he received in federal court in 2009 for possession of child pornography.

Need up, donations down at Enumclaw food banks

Entering into the busy season for food banks everywhere, the folks at Plateau Outreach Ministries and Enumclaw Kiwanis Food Bank have seen an increase in clients coming through their doors but, so far, not an increase in donations.

DM Disposal’s annual ‘Fall Clean-up’ set for next week in Sumner

Residents may put out additional garbage and/or yard waste on Tuesday and one appliance beginning Monday.

Flawed pipe means more work on state Route 410

A flaw in a 400-foot section of pipe near Myers Road means workers will have to spend the next week or so fixing the problem, which means further closures during non-commute hours.

UPDATED RESULTS: Incumbents continue to hold large leads in 31st district race | ELECTION 2012

Updated results will be released each afternoon until the election is certified on Nov. 27.

Metropolitan parks district would be made up of existing council members

Consensus was reached among the city council and park board members on the make up of the park district's governing body during a two-hour joint meeting of the two bodies Oct. 30.

Hurst, Dahlquist cruising to re-election | ELECTION 2012

Incumbents Christopher Hurst and Cathy Dahlquist appear to be cruising to an easy re-election and will represent the 31st District for at least two more years.

ELECTION 2012: Drop off your ballot by 8 p.m. at the following locations

Carefully follow the instructions on the ballot envelope. Place the ballot in the security envelope, seal all envelopes, sign the outer envelope, and deposit your ballot packet into the box.

ELECTION 2012: Ballots due by 8 p.m.

Carefully follow the instructions on the ballot envelope. Place the ballot in the security envelope, seal all envelopes, sign the outer envelope, and deposit your ballot packet into the box.

Panthers slam North Thurston 4-0 to take first in District | Bonney Lake Girls Soccer

The Bonney Lake Panthers girls soccer team on Saturday advanced to the State 3A tournament as the No. 1 seed with a decisive 4-0 victory over North Thurston.

Panthers take No. 2 seed in District 3/4 tournament | Bonney Lake Volleyball

The Bonney Lake Panthers volleyball team heads to the state tournament this weekend after a second-place finish at districts Nov. 3.

Years ahead of schedule, senior center fundraising allows van purchase

Senior Center Director Sue Hilberg began a recent meeting by telling the seniors, dozens of whom arrived via the senior center's aging van, that there was some bad news: the 12-year-old van had finally died and they weren't sure how they were going to get people home.

No murder charges filed against Bonney Lake shooters

According to prosecutors, the shooting victim, identified as 26-year-old Donald Thomas, was planning to rob the residents of the 75th Street East home during a drug deal and was killed in self defense.

Panther soccer advances to state tournament with 4-0 win

This is the sixth straight state tournament appearance, and seventh all-time, in Bonney Lake High School's eight-year history.

Senior Center unveils new van paid for in part by donations

Collecting money in mostly small donations from the seniors and guests to the center, as well as through fundraisers like bake sales, rummage sales and bingo, the Bonney Lake seniors raised close to $24,000, about one-third the cost of the vehicle.

Boney Lake student favor Obama, McKenna in Mock Election

Students up to fifth grade only voted for I-1240, Presidential and Gubernatorial races. Grades 6-12 voted on all races.

Enumclaw students favor Obama, McKenna

According to results released Friday, 326 students in the city cast ballots in the Mock Election, with 324 coming from grades six through 12. The students voted on the presidential race the gubernatorial race and several initiatives.

Flag raising ceremony set for Veteran’s Day

The Greater Bonney Lake Veterans Memorial Committee is planning a flag raising ceremony for Veterans' Day at the site of the future memorial on Main Street.

Shock and awe for a good cause | Our Corner

As I was driving through the chilly rain on my way to Lake Tapps Saturday morning, I couldn't help but think this whole "Take the Plunge Against Domestic Violence" thing sounded a lot better in the abstract.

Panthers take postseason revenge on Enumclaw | Bonney Lake Volleyball

It was an up and down week for the Bonney Lake Panther volleyball squad as the team dropped a match to Enumclaw Tuesday, but got a victory against the Hornets when it mattered Saturday to win the South Puget Sound League 3A subdistrict tournament championship.