Brian Beckley

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Annual Relay for Life ready for its closeup this weekend at Sunset Chev

Movie-themed cancer fundraiser gets started at 6 p.m. Friday.

  • Jul 29th, 2011 5:59pm

Bonney Lake buys warehouse for future downtown plans

A Sumner-Buckley Highway warehouse purchased by the city of Bonney Lake will become a road extension for the future Downtown Plan.

  • Jul 27th, 2011 10:05pm

Memorial honors former East Pierce Chief Dan Packer’s Legacy

On Tuesday, the third anniversary of Packer's death, the department will dedicate the memorial, which included mementos from the former chief's entire life, from his boyhood on a ranch in Montana to the tools of the trade he used while fighting the wild fire that claimed his life in 2008.

  • Jul 27th, 2011 10:35pm

Bonney Lake to oppose Sumner’s Orton Junction UGA application

The city of Bonney Lake will officially oppose the approval of Sumner's Orton Junction Urban Growth Area amendment before the Pierce County Regional Council Thursday evening.

  • Jul 25th, 2011 7:44pm

Bonney Lake council gets a look at Gig Harbor YMCA building

Four councilmembers, a planning commission member and a city staff member all took part in the four-hour tour and discussion with members of the YMCA as preparations move ahead for a bond vote to bring a facility to the former Washington State University Demonstration Forest on state Route 410.

  • Jul 21st, 2011 9:09pm

Bonney Lake Public Safety Committee to re-visit city fireworks ordinance

Following another busy and generally noisy Fourth of July holiday, the Bonney Lake Public Safety Committee is once again to revisit the legality of fireworks within Bonney Lake city limits.

  • Jul 15th, 2011 11:45pm

Bonney Lake’ National Night Out celebration moving to Lake Debra Jane this year

After several years of hosting the event at Ken Simmons Park and then moving to Cedarview Park, the city this week announced that this year's second event will move to the Lake Jane Estates community park around Lake Debra Jane.

  • Jul 13th, 2011 10:46pm

Coupon blog helps shoppers stretch their dollars

As a stay-at-home mom with three kids, Christine Livingston has been finding ways to make her dollars stretch as far as they can for a while.

  • Jul 13th, 2011 10:41pm

Bonney Lake reports strong sales tax numbers so far in 2011

According to new reports put together by the city finance department, Bonney Lake saw larger than expected sales tax collection for March and April, marking the two biggest hauls for the months in the past five years.

  • Jul 11th, 2011 10:19pm

Falling for Fennel Creek | SLIDESHOW

Bonney Lake resident and Fennel Creek Corridor Advisory Committee member Marion Betzer this past weekend organized a tour to allow access through some private property for views and a history lesson about Fennel Creek.

  • Jul 12th, 2011 6:06pm

Eastown committee recommends moving toward a ‘retail center’ model for area

Among the changes are removing references in the Eastown Sub-Area Plan to Eastown being a "Town Center," so as not to confuse the region with the city's pedestrian-friendly Downtown plan.

  • Jul 7th, 2011 7:49pm

Fire commission election pits seated members against each other as commission shrinks

Due to the growth of the district in the past decade, the East Pierce Board of Commissioners has grown to 11 members - more than double the number prescribed by law (the board began the year with 12, but Commissioner Andrew Longstreth resigned this spring). Because of that, several seated members are forced to run against each other this fall as the board is now forced to contract.

  • Jun 30th, 2011 7:49pm

Be safe and sane this Fourth of July

Fireworks are illegal in both Bonney Lake and Sumner except for short windows around Independence Day.

  • Jun 30th, 2011 6:32pm

Changes on the horizon for East Pierce Fire and Rescue’s volunteer program

The board this past week approved a memo of understanding between the district and the firefighters union to limit at 55 the number of volunteers in East Pierce's program and to allow sleeper volunteers at two of the district's stations.

  • Jun 28th, 2011 7:44pm

OUR CORNER: Names, numbers and nonsense on the roads

A few months ago, I did a story about a truck hitting a house in Sumner. The 18-wheeler strayed into a small, residential neighborhood and, in attempting to turn around, the driver backed his rig into a house and knocked one of the community's mobile homes off its blocks. According to the residents, this is not an uncommon occurrence.

  • Jun 27th, 2011 11:00pm

Construction on intersection to close part of 234th Avenue East this week

Drivers in Bonney Lake's Eastown section will have one more obstacle thrown their way this week when part of 234th Avenue East is closed to officially move the intersection.

  • Jun 27th, 2011 10:35pm

Pierce County Transit board votes to end east Pierce County service

The Pierce Transit board of directors voted June 13 to end all bus service to the eastern parts of Pierce County beginning in October.

  • Jun 21st, 2011 7:42pm

Bonney Lake city council closer to consensus on Eastown sewer agreement

The Bonney Lake city council appears closer than ever to moving forward with a new sewer system for Eastown.

  • Jun 20th, 2011 10:25pm

Bonney Lake man is a national Senior Volunteer of the Year award winner

For a guy who retired more than two years ago, Claude Brown stays pretty busy. Nearly every day, the former Boeing mechanic is out somewhere building or fixing something for one of his neighbors or another community member.

  • Jun 14th, 2011 10:21pm

Only one race in Bonney Lake this fall as candidate filings clear up election picture

As the curtain closed on the candidate filing period last week, there were few surprises in the city of Bonney Lake with a pair of council members officially filing for re-election and two more officially calling it a career.

  • Jun 14th, 2011 10:15pm

Pierce Transit officially cuts East Pierce routes; 496 to Bonney Lake Park and Ride spared until February

The Pierce Transit Board of Directors Monday night officially voted to end all bus service to the eastern parts of Pierce County beginning this October.

  • Jun 14th, 2011 7:54pm

Decker not running for re-election; Filing period continues through Friday

There will now be at least two new faces at the dais…

  • Jun 8th, 2011 9:40pm

A ‘pane’ for drivers

A truck carrying glass set for recycling rolled on its side blocking 182nd Avenue East in Bonney Lake.

  • Jun 8th, 2011 7:45pm

Bonney Lake’s Alise McCoy credits her speed and ‘logical tennis’ in helping make state

In a season filled with ups and downs for the Bonney Lake…

  • Jun 8th, 2011 7:48pm

Work on SR 410 to restart Monday

As the weather seems to be finally shifting into summer mode and…

  • Jun 3rd, 2011 10:53pm

Bonney Lake to further discuss buffer zones after complaint from developers

The Bonney Lake city council this past week tabled for further discussion…

  • Jun 2nd, 2011 8:55pm

Small cities considering response to loss of bus service

The decision by the Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners to end service…

  • Jun 1st, 2011 8:52pm

2011 ELECTIONS: At least one open seat in Bonney Lake this year with Carter not running for re-election

There will be at least one new city council member in Bonney…

  • Jun 1st, 2011 6:39pm

Department of Fish and Wildlife investigating reports of cougar sightings in Bonney Lake

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have been investigating a series…

  • May 26th, 2011 8:52pm

UPDATED: Firefighters find body in burning truck, police rule death as suicide

UPDATE: Bonney Lake Police have ruled the death of a man found…

  • Jun 1st, 2011 10:56pm

Bonney Lake’s government will use Justice Center to house staff

Now that staff has moved into the new Justice Center building on…

  • May 25th, 2011 9:29pm

Road rage incident leads to loaded gun drawn in Bonney Lake parking lot

Pierce County prosecutors are sorting out a road rage incident in Bonney…

  • May 25th, 2011 9:26pm

Funding found to keep Lake Tapps North Park open all summer

Just in time for the sunshine, the Pierce County Council has bright…

  • May 23rd, 2011 11:01pm

Bonney Lake council leaning toward moving additional staff to Justice Center

Now that staff has moved into the new Justice Center building on…

  • May 19th, 2011 9:48pm

‘Party Patrol’ snares 50 alleged violators, including 27 at Bonney Lake party

The Pierce County Party Patrol in April shut down three underage parties,…

  • May 18th, 2011 6:52pm

Help needed to prep greenhouse site at senior center

The Bonney Lake Senior Center recently received a donation of a new…

  • May 17th, 2011 7:40pm

Fundraising drive launched to replace aging senior center van

With their aging van no longer able to make trips out of…

  • May 17th, 2011 7:34pm

Bonney Lake, Cascade Water Alliance in discussions over Lake Tapps’ Dike 13

The city of Bonney Lake and the Cascade Water Alliance are in…

  • May 16th, 2011 10:54pm

East Pierce will lose bus service in October

The Pierce Transit board of commissioners on May 10 rejected the transit…

  • May 18th, 2011 6:07pm

East Pierce firefighter in critical condition after off-duty diving accident

An East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighter is in critical condition at…

  • May 13th, 2011 11:11pm

Historical photo book glimpses Bonney Lake’s development and growth

Looking out the back window of her home in Bonney Lake, Winona…

  • May 11th, 2011 6:21pm

First quarter Bonney Lake statistics show 8.6 percent drop in crime for 2011

Official crime statistics for the first quarter of the year are out…

  • May 10th, 2011 8:55pm

Angeline Road work expected to wrap up next week; Drivers should expect detours

Construction on Angeline Road in Bonney Lake is expected to wrap up…

  • May 6th, 2011 11:27pm

Sumner School District prepares for budget cuts due to $3.5 million drop in funding

Officials in the Sumner School District are warning this week that more…

  • May 4th, 2011 11:05pm

BLHS TENNIS: Panthers savor victory over Auburn Mountainview

The Bonney Lake Panthers girls tennis team's up and down season continued…

  • May 4th, 2011 7:42pm

Sumner Downtown Association looking for new home for float

The Sumner Downtown Association is officially looking for a new place to…

  • Apr 30th, 2011 12:18am

Truck hits home in Sumner neighborhood

Betty and Harold Lybeck awoke Tuesday morning to a shaking house and…

  • Apr 27th, 2011 11:07pm

Councilmember suggests 30 percent buy-in from Eastown landowners in sewer ULA

With a Utility Latecomer's Agreement leading the way as the Bonney Lake…

  • Apr 26th, 2011 6:50pm

Bonney Lake council committees split on Swiss Park fire hydrant

The Bonney Lake City Council's Community Development Committee is recommending the city not waive a fire hydrant requirement attached to an expansion project at the Swiss Sportsmen's Club.

  • Apr 25th, 2011 11:03pm

Swiss Park and city clash over hydrant

The Swiss Sportsmen’s Club and the city of Bonney Lake are getting…

  • Apr 19th, 2011 9:12pm