Brian Beckley

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A cannonball against domestic violence | SLIDESHOW

Dozens of people jumped into the chilly waters of Lake Tapps Oct. 28 to support Exodus Housing as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

  • Nov 1st, 2011 10:29pm

Trade your tick-or-treat candy for money

Molen Orthodontics of Sumner is offering kids $2 per pound of halloween candy they turn in.

  • Nov 1st, 2011 9:17pm

Man beaten and robbed outside library after hours

Bonney Lake Police are investigating an Oct. 23 armed robbery of a man near the Bonney Lake Library.

  • Oct 28th, 2011 11:38pm

Transitions students ready to work

Sumner School District program prepares special needs students for the job market after high school.

  • Oct 26th, 2011 7:40pm

Transit cuts in Bonney Lake leave a hole for the people who need it most

With the cancellation of bus routes throughout East Pierce County, seniors have been one of the groups most affected by the change, leaving many stranded for rides when they used to visit the center, or even worse: unable to get to medical appointments.

  • Oct 21st, 2011 6:43pm

Bonney Lake’s revenues lower than expected

City council is preparing for a mid-biennial budget amendment as property tax revenues continue to fall.

  • Oct 21st, 2011 6:31pm

Murder charges set solemn tone for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The alleged murder of Mary Mushapaidzi by her boyfriend Mthulisi Ndlovu on Oct. 2 brought the problem of domestic violence to the front page of the papers again, starting off National Domestoc Violence Awareness Month in a way no one had hoped, but making it impossible to ignore.

  • Oct 19th, 2011 9:42pm

A food bank’s growing need tests its capacity to serve

For their second day using the new parking system, things were moving along pretty well, if a little slowly, Thursday at the Bonney Lake Food Bank, where the need of the community long ago outgrew the building's four parking spaces.

  • Oct 21st, 2011 6:26pm

Bail set at $1 million for Mushapaidzi’s alleged killer

The Bonney Lake man arrested Sunday after Bonney Lake Police found burned human remains at his Inlet Island home has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend after an argument over dirty dishes.

  • Oct 19th, 2011 10:06pm

Bonney Lake man charged with murder of girlfriend | READ THE CHARGING PAPERS

Mthulisi Ndlovu, 38, on Tuesday was charged with Murder in the First Degree for killing his Mary Mushapaidzi, 42, at their Bonney Lake home on Saturday.

  • Oct 11th, 2011 7:35pm

Bonney Lake council split over highway renaming

Following an unexpected backlash from residents, the Bonney Lake city council appears to be rethinking its plans to rename part of the Sumner-Buckley Highway in honor of veterans.

  • Oct 11th, 2011 7:13pm

Bonney Lake man arrested after human remains found at residence

The remains are believed to be those of his girlfriend whom he reported missing.

  • Oct 10th, 2011 5:33pm

SHS TENNIS: Spartans take out ever first place team thrown at them

The run began Sept. 23 with a 3-2 victory over Eatonville, which at the time was in first place. With Sumner's victory, Franklin Pierce moved into sole possession of first place, with a Sept. 27 matchup against the Spartans looming.

  • Oct 5th, 2011 7:57pm

BLHS TENNIS: Boys pick up 3-2 victory over Peninsula Seahawks

Both Panthers singles players dropped their matches, but the doubles teams picked up slack to power Bonney Lake to a win.

  • Oct 5th, 2011 7:52pm

Bonney Lake Police warn of increase in daytime burglaries

Police in Bonney Lake are advising residents to make sure their homes are locked and secured when they head off to work following an increase in daytime burglaries around the city.

  • Oct 5th, 2011 9:04pm

Dana Powers goes from local swimmer to police chief

Dana Powers has only been the Police Chief in Bonney Lake for a week or so, but there are already changes being made.

  • Oct 3rd, 2011 10:43pm

Lake Tapps Centennial: A party 100 years in the making

Known as being one of the premier recreational lakes in the region, Lake Tapps began its life in 1911 as a reservoir to turn turbines and generate electricity as part of the White River Project and this weekend the new owners at Cascade Water Alliance are throwing a party for its centennial.

  • Sep 30th, 2011 10:09pm

Bonney Lake holds off on renaming Sumner-Buckley Highway

The Bonney Lake City Council Tuesday night tabled for further discussion an ordinance to rename the city's portion of the Sumner-Buckley Highway in honor of veterans.

  • Sep 29th, 2011 12:02am

Bonney Lake grad Chris Friant designs t-shirt for Autism Speaks

Drawing from his personal experience, a Bonney Lake High School graduate designed this year's Team Microsoft t-shirt for the annual Autism Speaks fundraising walk.

  • Sep 28th, 2011 7:08pm

Bonney Lake merchants oppose Old Sumner-Buckley Highway renaming

It may just be a small stretch of road, but ask about renaming a section of the Sumner-Buckley Highway at CJ's Carry Out Deli and you are liable to get an earful from some of the people who have lived in this area their entire life.

  • Sep 26th, 2011 11:04pm

Bonney Lake schools locked down Friday morning after report of a man with a gun

Mountain View Middle School and Bonney Lake High School were locked down Friday morning after students reported seeing a man with a gun just off school grounds.

  • Sep 23rd, 2011 10:09pm

Barnstorming through basketball history | SLIDESHOW

As a member of Dempsey's Texas Cowgirls in the 1950s, Rupp was a pioneer of women's basketball, barnstorming from town to town all across the country in a Mercury Station Wagon playing everywhere from small high school arenas to the most famous courts in the nation.

  • Sep 21st, 2011 6:35pm

Swiss Park agrees to city deal for fire hydrant

The city of Bonney Lake this week agreed to foot the cost of a fire hydrant required as part of a small construction project at the Swiss Sportsmen's Park.

  • Sep 19th, 2011 11:12pm

Lane closures expected on SR410 in Bonney Lake for installation of sidewalk

For the next two-and-a-half months, the outside westbound lane of SR410 between 198th Avenue East and 208th Avenue East will close during the day for construction of a sidewalk along the north side of the roadway.

  • Sep 19th, 2011 7:15pm

Friday morning accident sends two to hospital

Two men were taken to the hospital after a collision Friday morning on state Route 410 that forced the closure of the highway.

  • Sep 16th, 2011 7:58pm

Remember to grab your civic pride this weekend: Beautify Bonney Lake is tomorrow

This year marks the eighth year for the annual city-wide beautification project that continues to grow beyond its humble roots from 2004 as a small partnership between the city, the Chamber of Commerce and community members.

  • Sep 16th, 2011 7:07pm

SHS TENNIS: Boys earn solid win

The Sumner boys tennis season got off to a great start with a handful of come-from-behind wins in a 5-0 victory at Fife.

  • Sep 15th, 2011 8:08pm

BLHS TENNIS: A rocky start levels off to 1-1 record

The Bonney Lake boys tennis team season started off a bit rocky, but the Panthers bounced back with a win in their second match to level their record at 1-1.

  • Sep 15th, 2011 8:03pm

OUR CORNER: Remembering that horrible day

I don't tell my stories often as it is painful, but I think we must keep telling them, reminding ourselves exactly what it was like that day, reminding people who were too young to remember what life was like on Sept. 11, 2001, and how fast everything can change.

  • Sep 14th, 2011 5:39pm

Bonney Lake intends to rename Sumner-Buckley Highway

Looking to honor the city's veterans and emergency personnel, the city of Bonney Lake is moving forward on plans to rename the section of Sumner-Buckley Highway that winds its way through town.

  • Sep 12th, 2011 11:31pm

Bonney Lake reaffirms opposition to Sumner’s Orton Junction

The city of Bonney Lake is reiterating its opposition to Sumner's request to add to its urban growth area the piece of land known as Orton Junction.

  • Sep 12th, 2011 11:26pm

UPDATED: Teenager drowns Saturday in Lake Tapps

East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters were dispatched to reports of a drowning at the Pierce County Park on the north end of Lake Tapps at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.

  • Sep 14th, 2011 6:46pm

Open for business: State Route 410 project officially complete

As workers finished the final touches and removed the orange cones on the highway behind the event, a ceremonial ribbon was cut Wednesday and the traffic signal at the reconstructed 233rd intersection was turned on, marking the end of an 18-month project to widen the roadway.

  • Sep 8th, 2011 7:20pm

National Weather Service warns of extreme fire danger today in higher elevations

The warning took effect at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, and extends until midnight.

  • Sep 7th, 2011 7:18pm

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2011: Spartans have largest tennis team in years

Despite losing both of his singles players to graduation, Sumner High boys tennis coach Chris Heacox thinks his team will hold its own with anyone in their league, including last year's state champion Washington team.

  • Sep 7th, 2011 12:01am

Sumner schools open Wednesday; Start times vary by grade level

Students in Dieringer started school Tuesday, but Wednesday marks the first day of classes for students in the Sumner School District.

  • Sep 6th, 2011 8:08pm

This little piggy went to charity

For the past several months visitors to Bonney Lake Police Chief Mike Mitchell's office have been greeted by a large, blue pig with a Seahawks logo painted on the side, wearing a scarf.

  • Sep 5th, 2011 8:57pm

It’s the final weekend of summer fun at Allan Yorke Park

A final movie and the Labor of Love Triathlon round out the summer season at AYP.

  • Sep 2nd, 2011 7:57pm

One year later, Viking Dog Park keeps tails wagging

Though intended as a temporary project, Swatman said he has heard no indication that the park will go away and said because it is such a success, the only talk is about possible expansion, though there are no definite plans to do so.

  • Aug 30th, 2011 9:03pm

Bonney Lake mayor stays connected through Skype while receiving cancer treatment

After dialing in to the Aug. 16 council workshop though a conference call, Johnson "attended" the Aug. 23 regular council meeting via Skype, appearing from his hospital room at the University of Washington Medical Center on the projection screen behind the council.

  • Aug 29th, 2011 9:59pm

State Route 410 expected to be completed and open next week

After more than a year of dealing with orange cones and construction vehicles, drivers in Bonney Lake are only about a week away from hitting the open road as the Washington State Department of Transportation are nearly ready to open all four lanes of state Route 410 through Eastown.

  • Aug 30th, 2011 11:36pm

Bonney Lake council still not sold on flood district

Members of the council questioned county Public Works and Utilities Director Brian Ziegler for more than an hour during a presentation on the county's plans to re-create a Flood Control Zone District that was formed and disbanded last year following a lawsuit from several of the cities within the county.

  • Aug 24th, 2011 5:54pm

Bonney Lake Elementary a pristine Nordic homage after renovation

As Bonney Lake Elementary School begins to celebrate its 50th year, students and teachers are returning to a familiar campus and a familiar footprint, but a whole new school.

  • Aug 22nd, 2011 9:53pm

UPDATED: EMS levy appears headed for passage and candidate field is narrowed in primary election

With the two rounds of ballots counted from Tuesday's Primary election, East Pierce Fire and Rescue's EMS levy is well on its way to passage and the races for fire commissioner and Sumner city council are closer to being settled.

  • Aug 18th, 2011 8:31pm

Bonney Lake mayor stepping away from public eye for cancer treatment

Johnson will undergo what is known as an allogeneic transplant of stem cells into his bone marrow.

  • Aug 12th, 2011 7:34pm

OUR CORNER: Cuts in government spending do not create jobs

We are firing government workers at a faster pace than we can create public sector jobs, which actually creates a higher need for the government services we are cutting from. It's a vicious cycle.

  • Aug 9th, 2011 10:15pm

Eastown sewer construction estimated at $4 million

The city of Bonney Lake has received the final estimates on construction of the Eastown sewer system and they are about what was expected.

  • Aug 9th, 2011 10:11pm

Camp Invention encourages messy science fun | SLIDESHOW

Now in its sixth year at Daffodil Valley, the program includes four different modules, all designed to get kids interested in the messier sides of science by allowing them to take things apart, rebuild them and invent new things the world has never seen.

  • Aug 4th, 2011 12:18am

REMINDER: National Night Out is TONIGHT!

The Bonney Lake festivities begin at 5 p.m. at Ken Simmons park before moving to the Lake Debra Jane Estates HOA Park at 6:15 p.m.

  • Aug 2nd, 2011 7:27pm