County Charter Change to Prosecutor’s Office?

Editorial – Marianne Lincoln The Pierce County Council is making Charter changes again. This time they are looking at the Prosecutor’s Office, to make it non-partisan. No one seeking political office is truly non-partisan. All a voter has to do is look up a candidate’s political donations and see who is giving them money. The…

Citizens – Arm Yourself

The best citizens in a democracy are those who know what is happening around them. Here are links to legislation that is proposed and actions being taken… Pierce County Council Washington Legislature Congress    

Roxanne Miles named head of Pierce County Parks and Recreation

After a competitive recruitment and selection process, Roxanne E. Miles has been named the new director of Pierce County Parks and Recreation. She will begin her new role on July 17, 2017. Miles joined the County in December 2016 as the Business and Financial Operations Manager for the county’s Planning and Public Works Department. She…

Muck Creek Bridge closure – 8th Ave. E.

[Pole Line Road, Kinsman, 8th Avenue East] Muck Creek bridge along 8th Avenue East to close July 17 for replacement A bridge over the North Fork of Muck Creek will close for about four months starting July 17 while it is replaced. The 32-foot-long bridge, which is located along 8th Avenue East about a one-half…

PICNIC – Spanaway Historical Society, July 16

Sunday, July 16 is the Annual Meeting and Picnic for the Spanaway Historical Society at the Prairie House Museum,  812 E. 176th Street in Spanaway, Washington. The picnic begins a little before noon on Sunday. Hamburgers, hotdogs and lemonade are supplied and the participants bring potluck dishes, salads and desserts. Many of the attendees are…

Countywide burn ban to begin July 15

Pierce County Fire Marshal Warner Webb has announced a countywide burn ban effective Saturday, July 15 at 8 a.m., until further notice. The limited ban was prompted by long-range forecasts of continued lack of precipitation, issued jointly with the Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The burn ban applies…

Soccer Camp & Bible School in Graham

FREE THIRD ANNUAL… BIBLE SOCCER CAMP – Kindergarten-6th grade, at Nelson Elementary Corner of 224th and 108th, Graham, Washington PRESCHOOL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – for 3 yrs old to Pre-Kindergarten at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 22419 108th Ave S., Graham, Washington Tuesday-Thursday, July 18-20, 9 to Noon Sponsored by St. Paul Lutheran Church and Preschool…

July 7 – GBA Golf Tournament

Hello GBA Members and Friends, Come on down to the High Cedars Golf Course in Orting tomorrow (Friday July 7th) and participate with us in the Graham Business Assn. Annual Golf Tournament. 50% of the proceeds will go to the Charlie’s Dinosaur project. It’s a shotgun start at 1:00. If you are not a golfer,…

August 10-13, Pierce County Fair

This year the Sherry Bennett, Manager of the Pierce County Fair, has created a video of all the great little treats in store for visitors. Remember, if  you contact them now, you can also be a vendor at the greatest little Fair in Pierce County. The fair is open 10am to 10pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday;…

4th of July Parade in Roy!

Last year, no one stepped up to take over the parade preparation from the former Fire Chief, Bob Velias. But … The Lacamas Community Club has stepped up to sponsor the parade this year! The parade starts at noon, exiting the rodeo grounds on Huggins-Greig Road and traveling on Warren Street to 1st Street, across…

Council Meeting in Parkland July 11

Proposal No. R2017-69: A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Setting the Date of an Evening Council Meeting in Council District No. 5 for Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., at the Parkland Spanaway Sheriff Precinct – Moran Room, 495 Shandon Wright Way South (141st Street South and Pacific Avenue), Parkland, Washington. The Special…

Applicants sought for Pierce County Airport-Thun Field Advisory Commision

PIERCE COUNTY — Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier is seeking applicants for: 1) one Graham or Frederickson community resident position on the Pierce County Airport-Thun Field Advisory Commission (TFAC).  Community residents must live within the boundaries of either the Graham Community Plan or the Frederickson Community Plan; 2) one airport user of Thun Field. Maps…