Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald

Allan Yorke Park, Public Works Center projects outlined in Bonney Lake budget

The fall season means different things to different people. For cities, it means it's time to start cracking down on their budgets, an admittedly less festive yearly tradition than the holidays many people celebrate.

Storms bring in scammers | Better Business Bureau

While the storm may have passed, now is the time for scammers to blow in as storm season approaches. Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest is warning homeowners to use caution when hiring help to rebuild and repair after the storm.

Budget, marijuana retail sales to be discussed at workshop | Bonney Lake

The agenda and full agenda packet for the October 18, 2016 City Council Workshop are now available to view online.

acoma gang members sentenced for 2015 drive-by shooting | Pierce County Prosecutor

Last Wednesday Alexander Kitt, 24, Jermohnn Gore, 17, and Clifford Krentkowski, 18, were sentenced for the murder of Brandon Morris, 19. Gore, the one who fired the fatal shot, was sentenced to 82 years in prison. Kitt received 84 years, and Krentkowski was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Residential burglary | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

Officers were dispatched to a home address on Oct. 11 to a report of a residential burglary. The reporting party said she suspected her ex boyfriend, who she had a protection order against.

Attacked with machete | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

Officers were flagged down in a grocery store parking lot on Oct. 11 by a man saying he saw a woman run out of the store screaming that her boyfriend was being attacked by a man with a machete. Officers were able to locate the woman and her boyfriend at a nearby gas station.

Found money | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

Officers were given an envelope on Oct. 10 that contained a $20 bill. An unidentified subject found the bill in the Justice and Municipal Center parking lot and gave it to the court administrator, who gave it to the bailiff, who gave it to officers to place in the property room.

Housemate signed for package | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

Officers were called Oct. 6 to a stolen Amazon package from the victim’s yard. According to the victim, he called Amazon after the package did not arrive, and the company said the package was delivered and signed for by someone using his name.

Fled on stolen shoes | Bonney Lake Police Blotter

On Oct. 1 officers were called to a shoe store to a report of a shoplift. Employees told officers the subject had stolen a pair of shoes by trying them on and then running out of the store. Officers were unable to locate the subject.

More reasons to vote no on Sound Transit | Letter to the Editor

A previous letter (Courier-Herald, Sept. 21) gave us an overview of the tax environment in the Washington State mentioning the upcoming ballot wherein Sound Transit is floating a $54 billion initiative to extend their train and transit system.

Donating colorful comfort

A colorful quilt can go a long way to comfort a kid in need.

Defining evil in this presidential election | Letter to the Editor

In a well-known book, "People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil" (1983), psychiatrist M. Scott Peck explored the nature of evil from his distinctly religious as well as psychological perspective.

Sumner boys sweep, girls drop two | WEDNESDAY CROSS COUNTRY

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Sumner 27, Puyallup 28 Sumner 27, South Kitsap 30

Victories for Bonney Lake boys, girls | WEDNESDAY GOLF

BOYS GOLF Bonney Lake 55, Stadium 53 GIRLS GOLF Bonney Lake 58, Stadium 41

Sumner boys beat South Kitsap 5-0 | WEDNESDAY TENNIS

No. 1 singles: Zaylan Jacobsen (S) def. Gabe Ross (SK) 6-1, 6-0. No. 2 singles: Gabe Smith (S) def. Logan Anchick (SK) 6-1, 6-1.

Panther girls fall, 9-2 in league play | WEDNESDAY VOLLEYBALL

VOLLEYBALL Wilson 3, Bonney Lake 0 Details not provided October 12 at Bonney Lake

President’s foreign policy not perfect, but not a failure | Rich Elfers

"Obama's Middle Eastern foreign policy is a failure." So says the Republican Party during this overheated election year. The problem with this statement is that it is patently false. It is political rhetoric meant to discredit the Democrats and help the Republicans retain control of Congress and gain the presidency.

State House Position No. 2 debate | Part 2

Lane Walthers and Phil Fortunato are seeking the 31st District State House Position No. 2 seat, which is an open position. The two candidates are participating in a three-part debate that is being published in the Courier-Herald and Auburn Reporter. This is the part two of the State House debate. Part one was published in the Oct. 5 edition of the Courier-Herald and it can be found online at

‘Historical’ storm heading toward western Washington | National Weather Service

The National Weather Service said there is a 1 in 3 chance that the storm's low pressure center will directly cross some part of western Washington, resulting in a historical windstorm for nearly all of western Washington that would be long remembered.