Annual county roadside herbicide applications start March 25

Pierce County roadsides will get an annual makeover this spring and summer. An initial application of herbicides to combat weeds along road shoulders will start March 25, and continue through June. Targeted noxious weeds and brush control applications will occur through the end of November as needed. Only federal and state-approved herbicides are used. Pierce…

Take a Sneak Peek into Pierce County Parks Summer Camps

PIERCE COUNTY — Come and join Pierce County Parks and Recreation for the Summer Camp Preview Fair on Saturday, March 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St. S., Tacoma, WA, 98444. At this preview event, meet camp instructors, enjoy some great giveaways, interact at one of the activity…

Kids Day at Prairie House Museum April 3

Do you know the history of Spanaway and it surrounding area? Here is a good opportunity to make use of a day in the middle of Spring Break to explore, play and learn with your children or grandchildren at the Prairie House Museum in Spanaway. April 3, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m., the Prairie…

Poorman’s stables being developed

The Parkland Spanaway Midland Land Use Advisory Commission meeting on March 6, 2019 at the Parkland Fire Station will review the development of the former horse farm known as Poorman’s Stables. Here is the announcement. PARKLAND-SPANAWAY-MIDLAND ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA March 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Central Pierce Fire Station 61, 100-114th St. S, Tacoma,…

Centers and Corridors – building density

Pierce County’s middle county urban zoning proposal was initially called City of Pierce. When that rattled every community association in the area, they changed the name to Centers and Corridors. What hasn’t changed is the densities of development it is bringing with it. In addition to the density, there are other issues being created by…

March 2 -Feed the homeless children

GRAHAM, WA — The 16th Annual EXPO ‘FEED the Homeless Children’ Fundraiser & Fun Run/Walk will take place Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9AM-3PM. All ages are welcomed. Th location this year is Frontier Park Lodge (Pierce County Fairgrounds) 21718 Meridian E, Graham, WA 98338. This fundraiser supports the ‘FEED the Homeless Children’ Project for over…

March 16 -Midland, National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week Our Savior Lutheran Church is bringing National Volunteer Week (NVW) to Midland Elementary & Ford Middle Schools on March 16, 2019. NVW is the biggest day of the year for Faith in Action.  Projects this year include landscaping the campus, painting games on the blacktop, creating classroom fidget-kits for teachers, and installing activity banners in hallways.  There will plenty…

GBA to hold scholarship auction March 8

The Graham Business Association will be holding a scholarship Auction on March 8 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Nelson Elementary School. This auction will benefit their program supporting scholarships for Bethel School District graduates. Cost of the event is $20 per person. Discounts are available if you purchase a table for 10.  Children 12 and…

Spanaway City Boundary Map

This is a PDF file with enough detail to see the parcels involved in the city limits proposed for Spanaway’s cityhood. spanaway2019

Incorporation Proposed for Spanaway

Today, February 19, 2019 at the Pierce County Council meeting, Boojee Bowman, President of the Spanaway Historical Society, present the council with a $100 check, a map and a letter requesting the incorporation of the area known as Spanaway for incorporation as a city. Her presentation was followed by words of Marianne Lincoln, who was…

Good News for Bethel Schools

Tonight the initial election data appears to have the Bethel School District Bond election validated and passing. The election data has 116 of 118 precincts reporting. The ballots mailed in may still be arriving especially due to weather. The final numbers usually take a couple weeks before the election is certified as complete. At 65%,…

South End Hardware roof collapsed

SPANAWAY, WA — The Ace Hardware known locally as South End Hardware suffered a roof collapse from the snow and rainwater load. The business will be closed until repairs can be completed. We are wishing Owner Brian Stead and his employees well as they clean up and rebuild. The South End Hardware is almost a…