Apply for a historic preservation grant

PIERCE COUNTY — The Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission will accept applications for the 2021 Preservation Grant Program through Jan. 8, 2021. These grants assist in funding preservation efforts in Pierce County. The program’s goal is to distribute small, yet meaningful, grants to help promote historic preservation throughout the county. Application details Grant…

Pierce County Parks, new restrictions

Pierce County Parks has worked diligently to provide social, sport, and recreational activities at various sites throughout the county in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to Governor Inslee’s recently released directive and out of an abundance of caution, Pierce County Parks is announcing facility closures and program cancellations as follows: Sprinker Recreation…

I-5 South slowdowns Nov. 22

The Washington Dept of Transportation is advising that early morning travelers who use Interstate 5 near DuPont in Pierce County and Lacey in Thurston County will see minor delays on Sunday, Nov. 22. Crews working for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad are removing an aerial utility line that crosses the interstate just south of Mounts…

Let’s help neighbors for the holidays locally…

By Marianne Lincoln Several events are occurring this week before Thanksgiving through the Christmas season in 2020 to help other local folks struggling through this difficult year. These are the events and dates you can help out locally with toy, clothing and food drives for the holidays. Each has further information as you read through…

Holidays, lights and drive through entertainment

Puyallup at the Washington State Fairgrounds – HOLIDAY MAGIC Friday, December 4, 2020 at 5 PM PST – 10 PM PST Washington State FairPublic · Hosted by Washington State FairTicketswww.thefair.com/holiday-magicEnjoy a festive, safe holiday experience with your family and friends at Holiday Magic – drive-thru style! Immerse yourselves into the magic with breathtaking lights and fun…

SR162 Roundabout and changes need community input

The following information is from Rick Jones of the SR162 commuter group. SR162 runs from Carbonado and Wilkeson through South Prairie, to Orting and Sumner. Hello! I represent a group trying to steer our WSDOT (Washington State Department of Transportation) in their SR162 improvement plan. We have been working on this for approximately 2 years….

Community member frustrated with County rezoning

[Editor Note: Terry Hurd, a former member of the Frederickson Land Use Advisory Committee (LUAC) and a long time member of the Frederickson Clover Creek Community Council (FCCCC) speaks about about his frustration with Pierce County’s all out race to rezone a large part of our area to something we will not recognize in a…

Getting here to there in Spanaway

In the course of discussion over rezoning Spanaway and other nearby communities with the County Council this past month, I created a graphic. I want to share this with you. It is the roads that get you between places in the central part of Spanaway. In most cities, there are streets and avenues. Remember that…

Pierce County begins four-week “roll back” order; Restaurant Rally continues

Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier issued the following statement regarding the pending roll back order issued by Governor Jay Inslee: I support the Governor’s plan to roll back to more limited operations and activities across the state. While I remain very concerned about the impact of this order on our already struggling small business and…

Friday the 13th gusty wind and rain

I have buttoned down my henhouse and put away the lawn swing for the year. I hope you are getting ready as well. Bridges and mountain passes may be affected. Here is the forecast from NOAA for today and Friday the 13th: (12th) This Afternoon: A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near…