Bonney Lake

Rock Haven, located in front of Bonney Lake’s Pet Pros, is a great place in the city to find rocks to paint or leave rocks for others to find. Photo by Ray Still

Changing lives, one painted rock at a time

Bonney Lake Rocks! is one of many local Kindness Rock Project chapters looking to make positive impacts.


Despite the threat of rain and wind, hundreds turned out at Allan Yorke Park and lit candles in memory of the deceased. Photo by Ray Still

Plateau community honors two who died in avalanche

Hundreds of friends and family members attended the police procession and candlelight vigil last week for James Larsen and Zach Roundtree.


Local skater gearing up for Worlds, next Winter Olympics

Corinne Stoddard is expected to make it big in the world inline speed skating championship games later this summer.


Candlelight vigil set for Bonney Lake victims of avalanche | UPDATE

Two were killed, two others were injured in the snowmobiling trip above Cle Elum.

31st Democrats plan caucus for Bonney Lake High

Mark your calendars for March 24.

Bonney Lake hosts open house on water utility

Ever wanted to know more about how water works in your city, and exactly where your money goes when you pay your bills? The March 3 open house may be able to answer all your questions.

31st Democrats’ caucus planned for March 24

It will be held at Bonney Lake High School.

Bonney Lake council starts pool talks, considers forming metro parks district

The last metropolitan parks district the city asked voters to approve failed in 2013, with 80 percent of voters against it. But an energetic group of folks who want a city pool could change that in the near future.

Speakers offer plans, passion for a Bonney Lake city pool

Parents are worried about the future of the Bonney Lake and Sumner aquatics program. A new Bonney Lake pool looks to be their best opportunity for students and community members, but they say council members must start planning soon.

Bonney Lake police honored at annual awards presentation

Officers who have reached their 10, 20, and even 25 year mark of working with the BLPD were presented with certificates of service, and several officers were honored for their lifesaving efforts last year.

Man shot by cops in Bonney Lake at ‘well-known’ drug house

The Pierce County SWAT team shot a suspect this morning when he failed to drop his razor blade.

Local school districts hoping voters will choose to extend levies

With the state’s new “levy swap,” levies for the Enumclaw, White River, Sumner-Bonney Lake and Dieringer school districts will amount to less than what they have in the past.

Bonney Lake releases findings on water meter tests, ends internal audit

Dozens of residents complained to the council last October about what they called impossibly high water bills. After several months performing an internal audit of the water utility system, including testing 43 water meters from homes that received a high water bills, the city holds there is no bug in the system, and residents used the amount of water recorded on their bills. But some residents, and even councilmembers, remain unconvinced.

Former Plateau resident lands role with Marvel T.V. series

McKay Stewart, who spent much of his childhood in Enumclaw and Bonney Lake, will be joining the Marvel universe in a new episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” airing Friday, Jan. 19.

Citizen group urges council to start pool planning

With the Sumner High School pool closing at the end of the 2018-2019 swim season, residents are asking the City of Bonney Lake to build a city pool to house the Panther and Spartan swim teams. A presentation on why the council should start planning a pool as quickly as possible is being held Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Teacher, student reconnect at living center after 66 years

A person can change in 66 years. At the very least, they’re going to look pretty different. So when Robert Terrell, 96, and Margaret (Peggy) Burley, 75, ran into each other at Bonney Lake’s Cedar Ridge assisted living facility last August, neither of them realized they had met before — at an elementary school, where he was a fourth-grade teacher, and she was a part of his first ever class.

County seeks volunteers for Point In Time homeless count

Pierce County is once again gearing up for its annual Point In Time homeless count. The large-scale event is set for Friday, Jan. 26, and the county is looking for volunteers to help count and survey homeless residents in the area.

Car crash leads to death near Bonney Lake

One man was killed and another injured the evening of Jan. 3, the result of a collision just east of Bonney Lake. There was also a crash in Enumclaw the morning of Jan. 4 when a car ran a red light.

2017s top 10 stories | Year In Review

The constant stream of reports and stories means it can be difficult to take a fresh breath and give yourself room for reflection. But looking back over a years-worth of news can be remarkably thought-provoking, and that’s exactly what New Years is for