14th Annual EXPO – March 4, 2017

14th Annual EXPO  ‘Feed the Children’  Fundraiser & Fun Run/Walk WHEN: Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9AM-3PM. WHERE:  Graham Elementary School, 10026 204th St. E. Graham, WA 98338. GKCC’s Purpose:  Linking community together while serving the Graham area. There are many volunteer opportunities. From Science classes to Reading Tutoring to Holiday Fundraisers, there is always…

Sheriff Pastor: on Civil Disobedience

From a Facebook post – Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor In America today, we are seeing an increase in social activism and direct action politics. There is nothing wrong with this in a nation which values freedom. But recently, we have seen instances where fringe elements of anarchists and rioters run lawless and wild. And we…

Tempers could flare over RTA tax on vehicle tabs

Have you gotten your statement in the mail for you vehicle registration. Brace yourself if you live in the Regional Transit Area. If you voted on the RTA tax for those trains and light rail in King County and that extension from Lakewood to Dupont, you are impacted. I live outside the RTA and my truck registration…

Frederickson Community Meeting Feb 18

Greetings, There is more going on in Frederickson than I can include in this message. I would urge you to attend our meeting Saturday, February 18th @ 9 AM to find out more details. Meetings that you might want to attend this month are as follows: Feb 18th – Frederickson Clover Creek Community Council meeting…

Well water? HB1382 might affect you

House Bill 1382 is a response to the Hirst Decision from the Washington State Supreme Court last year. That decision made new rules for tapping underground water for property owners in Washington State, effectively slowing development in rural areas by controlling whether or not a well could be drilled based on a required professional assessment…

Bethel SD seeks members for Long Range Facilities Task Force

Group to study overcrowded and aging schools districtwide Recent studies show as many as 3,000 more students will enter Bethel Schools in the next decade. Do we have enough space? Will we be ready? The Bethel School District is now seeking staff, parents, students and community members for its Long Range Facilities Task Force. The…

Feb. 13 Graham Fire Commissioners Meeting

GRAHAM, WA — On February 13, 2017, the continuing story of Fire District 21, will add another chapter. Currently, the Fire Chief, Ryan Baskett is on paid administrative leave pending investigation of the questions the union raised. The President of IAFF Local 726, Russ Karns,  has left the position for an Assistant Chief position at…

Wendy’s in Spanaway to open Feb. 20

Driving around Spanaway you may have noticed a couple of new businesses being built on “the Ave.” At 166th near Spanaway Elementary, a new location for Starbucks will shortly grace our community. On the corner of 159th and Pacific Ave., the logos are now on the new Wendy’s. As I took a couple photos, I…

Feb. 10 – Icelandic Soprano Singer Gudrun Ingimars

Come see this award winning Soprano, direct from Iceland, for her only public West Coast performance! Admission is “pay as you can” and the concert is sponsored by the Icelandic Club of Greater Seattle. February 10, 2017, 8 PM – 9:30 PM Lagerquist Concert Hall 868 Wheeler St S, Parkland, Washington 98444    

Sheriff statement on immigration

PIERCE COUNTY — The issue of immigration and securing borders is currently a controversial topic with the new Presidential administration. Some people have reacted with fear and anger, others with celebration and others with confusion. This issue matters to local law enforcement even as we are confronted by people showing all the emotions and political…

The noise of freedom – night firing

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct day, evening and late-night artillery training throughout next week, Monday, Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 10. TRAINING BEGINS         Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:30 a.m. TRAINING ENDS              Friday, February 10, 2017, 5 p.m. TIME                                  Artillery training will occur day, evening and night FIRING OF                         155 mm…