Overcrowding Bethel Schools

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — Members of Bethel’s Long Range Facilities Task Force will reconvene this week to study future options to ease the overcrowding in our schools if November’s School Construction Bond does not pass. The School Board has already authorized planning for a reboundary of the district next year, and a return to year-round…

Pierce County Planning at Frederickson Meeting Sept. 15

Greetings, The Pierce County Planning Department has agreed to send representatives to our Saturday morning FCCCC meeting. We hope to get updated information on the Industrial Park that is being developed on about 250 acres in our community. The original proposal was for a lumber mill on the Southern portion of the site and an…

August 25 & 26 – Lacamas Fair

It is the biggest little fair in Pierce County. The Lacamas Community Fair, on 8th avenue South isn’t on what most county resident would consider a main street. This is the most family and children friendly fair you can find. The dates are August 25th & 26th, 2018. It starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 4…

Downpour doesn’t dampen local spirit

Freddie Fest started out cloudy and dry on August 11, but squalls passing through left visitors and vendors occasionally huddling under their tents. Yet, community spirit prevailed and the event and chili cookoff went on as planned. Washington residents are used to dodging a bit of rain. Bravo to those souls who took it all…

The British were coming

If you study the history of Pierce County Washington, you have to recognize the competition between American Settlers and British Settlers in the area. The British settlers were aided by the presence of Fort Nisqually, their general store and purveyor of supplies and utensils to get started in this wilderness. Americans were reprimanded by peer pressure…

Almost time for Freddie Fest! Aug 11

FREDERICKSON CLOVER CREEK COMMUNITY COUNCIL – The most well attended community event in the area, Freddie Fest is about to happen once again in our neighborhood! With vendor booths, food trucks, bouncy toys, pony rides, music, collector cars, a chili cook off and this year Go Green Games! Freddy Fest is 9 a.m. to 3…

But wait! Is it really decided? 208th St.

From Cindy Beckett, Watershed Steward – regarding the 208th Street development There is a great deal of confusion on this issue.  The below letter from Ecology clearly says “Frederickson 40 warehouse project.”  The person I spoke with at the USACE (US Army Corps of Engineers or AC) said it was for warehouses and industrial buildings. …

Cities of Pierce County Washington

Pierce County, Washington came into existence after Oregon became a state in 1853. Prior to that time, this area was considered to be part of Lewis County, Oregon Territory. That detail makes some historical research tricky. Another complicating factor in Pierce County history is the ownership claim of the Hudson Bay Company (HBC). When Washington…

A mixed-use industrial facility on 208th

[Editor Note: This is a response received from the Department of Ecology about the wetlands and the Sierra Pacific Project between 200th and 208th Street] Thank you for contacting the Department of Ecology regarding the development in the Frederickson/Spanaway area.  I understand your concerns and frustrations, but the information Ecology has given you previously is…

Irreparable Damage – Permits? Really?

[Editor Note: This is the neighborhood I grew up in. My family property at nearby Shady Acres airport has been in the family since 1965.] By Marianne Lincoln Around mid-July, large earth moving equipment started rolling across a former dairy farm along 208th Street East in Spanaway/Frederickson. A considerable portion of this land is Federally listed…

County Speed Limit Control hearing

PIERCE COUNTY –  Final Council hearing on Proposal No. 2018-48. An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Amending Ordinance No. 2010-36, Making Applicable Revisions to the Maximum Speed Limits of County Roads and Directing the County Engineer to Properly Implement the Maximum Speed Limits Through the Use of Appropriate Traffic Control Devices; and Setting an…