BLPD September 2014 Traffic Emphasis of the Month

BonneyLakePD_Badge 1.5 inchBonney Lake Police Department does a traffic emphasis each month. For September, 2014 the emphasis is Street of the Week Patrols.

During the month of September 2014, Officers will be conducting extra traffic emphasis patrols focused on specific problem areas throughout the city.  Officers will be conducting emphasis patrols on the following streets during the month of September, 2014:





Bonney Lake Police Officers will be conducting highly visible traffic enforcement in these targeted areas in an attempt to improve traffic safety.


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Labor Day is September 1, 2014 – City Offices Closed

City of Bonney Lake offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 for the Labor Day Holiday.

Learn more about Labor Day from the Department of Labor at

Have a fun and safe holiday weekend.

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Now Hiring – Intermittent Building Monitor

nowhiringThe City of Bonney Lake is accepting applications for an Intermittent Building Monitor at the Senior Center.

This is a temporary on-call position; hours are intermittent with an average of 20 hours per month.

To learn more and get application materials visit or call 253.862.8602


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Boat Launch will be closed August 30, 2014 for Triathlon event

Boat Launch at Allan Yorke ParkThe boat launch at Allan Yorke Park in Bonney Lake, Washington will be closed on Saturday, August 30, 2014 for the Chamber of Commerce’s Labor of Love Triathlon.

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The Great Pretenders will be live in concert Weds. Aug 27th for Tunes @ Tapps

Tunes_GreatPretendersTunes @ Tapps presents The Great Pretenders live in concert on Wednesday, August 27th at Allan Yorke Park in Bonney Lake!

The Great Pretenders is one of the most successful rock  ‘n’ roll cover bands of the past 40 years in greater Pierce County. Formed on New Year’s Eve 1970, the band “catapult(s) audiences back to the 1950s atop songs like ‘Mother-in-Law’ and ‘Young Blood’” (link).

Come early for food & craft vendors at the Farmer’s Market starting at 5:00 p.m. The FREE LIVE concert begins at 6:30 p.m. at Allan Yorke Park (get directions).

For a complete list of summer events visit

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Kids Club presents Touch a Truck – Monday Aug. 25 & Tuesday Aug. 26

Touch A TruckBonney Lake Kids Club presents Touch A Truck on Monday, August 25th at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, August 26th at 11:00 a.m. at Allan Yorke Park!

As in past years, Touch A Truck gives kids a chance to see and climb in to big trucks and equipment from the City, Police, and Fire Departments!

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Last chance for outdoor movie fun – Despicable Me 2, August 23rd

Despicable Me!Join us for live movie watching outdoors at Allan Yorke Park this Saturday, August 23, 2014, the final showing in Bonney Lake’s Movies in the Park summer series!

In Despicable Me 2, Gru (Steve Carell) is back with more outrageous characters, including the minions and the girls!

Movies in the Park – Despicable Me 2
August 23rd, 2014
Movie Starts at Dusk
Allan Yorke Park
7302 West Tapps Hwy
Bonney Lake, WA 98391


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Bonney Lake’s Kelahna Miller will be sworn in at Chief for a Day’s public event tomorrow

BonneyLakePD_Badge 1.5 inchThe Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) will hold its Chief for a Day celebration tomorrow Thursday, August 21, 2014. Chief for a Day is about celebrating the lives of children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or chronic illness. Bonney Lake’s own Chief Kelahna Miller and her family will be transported to WSCJTC, in police cars, by police escort. The motorcade will leave the ShoWare Center in Kent at 9:30 and travel to the WSCJTC, in Burien around 10:15am.  Kelahna will be sworn in as Chief, have lunch and participate in outside presentations provided by law enforcement agencies and criminal justice entities.

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This event is a donation and fundraiser funded and listed in RCW 43.101. The event at the WSCJTC is open to the public and encourage children and families to attend.  

Chief Kelahna with BLPD Chief Powers at Tunes @ Tapps

Chief Kelahna with BLPD Chief Powers at Tunes @ Tapps


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City of Bonney Lake Special Events Summer Schedule: Week 8

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 On Monday, August 25th at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, August 26that 11:00 a.m. the City of Bonney Lake will be hosting the weekly Kids Club at Allan Yorke Park. Touch-a-Truck will be at the park both days. Touch-a-Truck is a free event that allows children of all ages to touch and climb aboard the vehicles that help protect, serve, and build our community. Kids are sure to enjoy!

Bonney Lake Farmers Market

On Wednesday, August 27th the City of Bonney Lake will be hosting the weekly Farmers Market at Allan Yorke Park. The Market will be open from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  This week’s vendors include:  Red Hen Greenhouse, Sanford’s Farms, and many other craft and food vendors.

Tunes @ Tapps

On Wednesday August 27th at 6:30 p.m., The Great Pretenders will perform songs from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s at Allan Yorke Park by Lake Tapps. The Great Pretenders are a Tacoma-based rock-and-roll cover band that has wowed audiences for over 40 years. The Great Pretenders will perform for approximately 90 minutes.

Allan Yorke Park is located at 7203 W Tapps Hwy. E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391

For additional information please visit or contact David Wells, Special Events Coordinator, City of Bonney Lake, 253-261.0023

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Kids Club presents Harmonica Pocket! Tues., Aug 19th

Harmonica PocketBonney Lake Kids Club presents Harmonica Pocket on Tuesday, August 12th at 11:00 a.m. at Allan Yorke Park.

With swinging story-songs, hula hoops, and a suitcase of props, The Harmonica Pocket mixes up Music, Dance, and Imagination Games into a gigglish jambalaya. Audiences are invited to become a tree on a windy day, flex creative writing skills by dreaming up lyrics to songs, and make hilarious sounds as they toss around an imaginary “Ball of Nothing.”

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