Brian Beckley

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.