Brian Beckley

Hundreds of drains get new warnings thanks to Eagle Scouts

Logen Bergerud and Cameron Gehrke spent parts of their summer labeling storm drains to warn residents not to dump into them because they drain into streams and other fish habitats.

Cascade Water Alliance targeting milfoil beds for manual removal

After two successful summers of chemical treatment to remove the eurasian milfoil in Lake Tapps, Cascade Water Alliance is taking a more targeted approach this year: pulling out the invasive weed by hand.

New Panther coach Jason Silbaugh seeks to balance offense and defense | 2012 Football Preview

With a strong offensive core returning from last year - including a high-powered quarterback and last year's league-leading receiver - new Bonney Lake football coach Jason Silbaugh has high hopes for this year's Panthers squad.

Bonney Lake’s Chief For a Day finally gets his badge

At the main event in Burien, Knight received his badge, pinned on him by Powers, and certificate officially naming him Bonney Lake's Chief For a Day.

Bonney Lake man who killed girlfriend and burned body in garage gets 20 years in jail

Mthulisi Ndlovu,for the murder of Mary Mushapaidzi, his girlfriend and mother of his children.

Money recoupment at issue in debates over alternative Eastown sewer plans

The council in July voted down a utility latecomers agreement negotiated with landowners in Eastown that would have funded the $4 million project up front with money being paid back to the city and the landowners as developers connected to the city's system.

Milfoil eradication begins Tuesday

This year, instead of using an herbicide, the plan calls solely for hand-pulling of the non-native weed.

Honoring a barnstormer | Our Corner

The Seattle Storm honor Bonney Lake's Joan Rupp as part of their Title IX celebration.

East Pierce team assisting with Taylor Bridge fire near Ellensburg

There are presently five members of the department helping to battle the 22,000-acre fire, East Pierce Chief Jerry Thorson said.

Administration plans to tackle rising health insurance costs in 2013-2014 budget

With the summer beginning to wind down on the second year of Bonney Lake's budget biennium, the administration begins work on the next two years of finances. The forecast? More of the same.

Mushapaidzi’s killer pleads guilty to murder, claims years of abuse from victim

Mthulisi Ndlovu killed his wife on Oct. 9, following a fight over dishes. He claims she attacked him with a stun device and brandished a gun before he defended himself with a blunt instrument. He faces more than 10 years in prison, and possibly a life sentence. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 24.

Renaissance Faire entering final weekend

There’s one more chance for residents to visit the distant past as the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire enters its final weekend of medieval fun at the Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake.

Public Safety Committee considers lifeguards for next summer

With the news of a third Lake Tapps death still ringing in their ears, the Bonney Lake City Council's Public Safety Committee on Monday continued their discussion on whether Allan Yorke Park should be staffed with lifeguards.

Vehicular homicide, possession of methamphetamine charges filed in death of pedestrian

Prosecutors have charged James Gordon Southard Jr.with felony vehicular homicide and unlawful possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) in the Saturday death of a 47-year-old pedestrian in the 10100 block of 214th Avenue East.

Medical Examiner identifies pedestrian killed Saturday in Bonney Lake

A 47-year-old Bonney Lake man died Saturday night after being hit by a car while walking in the 10100 block of 214th Avenue East.

Where does Eastown go from here?

With the city council's decision to turn down a utility latecomers agreement, the big question for residents and city staff regards what happens next.

Dozens turn out for National Night Out Against Crime

This year, the event began at Sky Island Park with an ice cream social before moving to Lake Debra Jane park for a barbecue and movie night.

On patrol with Bonney Lake’s Marine Service Unit | SLIDESHOW

Aug. 4 was one of the sunniest and busiest days of the year for Lake Tapps and the MSU helped keep the throngs of boaters, swimmers and fishermen under control.

On the waves and on the beat with BLPD’s Marine Services Unit

While Boyle and Officer Robert Hoag readily admit the MSU is one of the more fun beats for a city cop, the officers are serious about the business of keeping boaters, swimmers and fisherman safe on the water; and it's never as simple as it may look from the shore.

Season tied for deadliest ever after third drowning on Lake Tapps Sunday

Sunday's drowning made this season the deadliest on record for the popular East Pierce County lake. No prior summer has seen more than two deaths on the lake.