Feb. 10 & 11, Rock the Rink Ice Show

PIERCE COUNTY PARKS — Bring your friends and family to Pierce County Parks’ exciting new ice show: Rock the Rink! Join the fun at Tacoma’s Sprinker Recreation Center to watch this upbeat and thrilling ice show featuring decades of nostalgic tunes that will get you on your feet and ready to dance. The show will…

Whose idea was this big incorporation study area?

[Editorial: Terry Hurd, Frederickson Clover Creek Community Council presented this at the Frederickson Land Use Advisory Commission (LUAC) meeting on January 23, 2023, while the feasibility study team was taking public comment.] Cities are the pride of every state. Mayors’ voices carry much weight addressing issues. Big city, big voice. Cities are the focus of…

Incorporation study, Frederickson to Parkland Jan. 23

It is not a filed incorporation request, it is a feasibility study paid for through state funds. State Representative Melanie Morgan put it in the budget in 2020. The Governor did a line item veto in it that year, but his pen missed it the next year. So the Washington State Department of Commerce is…

Essential Public Facilities, dangerous words

[Editor: this is a recap of the anti-airport meeting 1-13-23] It was a brief moment in the meeting about a major international airport being considered in South Pierce County. It was the moment when people asked, “How in the world did they approve ‘the dump?’” The answer, given by former Senator Rasmussen was 3 words,…

Jan. 9, 7pm, Environmental Compliance Webinar for Tiny Home Village

From newsletter of Councilmember Jani Hitchen, Jan. 5, 2023: ***Pierce County Village Update*** Many of you have reached out to my office about the proposed Pierce County Village currently sited in Spanaway. There have been a lot of questions, many of which I had myself. I share a link to a resolution below that I think may…

January 13 Fireside Chat at National Park Inn

Mount Rainier National Park (Facebook page) Fireside Chat with Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Greg Dudgeon, 2 pm, Friday, January 13th at the Longmire National Park Inn Join park superintendent Greg Dudgeon for an informal one-hour discussion of the opportunities and challenges of overseeing one of the most dynamic and popular national parks in the United…

Farms to commercial airports? Graham meeting Jan. 13

The Coalition Against Graham and Eatonville-Roy Airports will be holding a meeting at Graham Kapowsin High School on Friday, January 13, 2023 for the public to come hear about and hopefully express their feeling about the two sites (of 3) that the Washington State Legislatures Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission (CACC) has selected as potential sites…

Thoughts on adding large airports in Pierce County

By Claudia Finseth I’m working today, as I always do, from my home near the intersection of Spanaway Loop Road and 138th Street South. Close by is Joint Base Lewis McCord, and as on most days, I am experiencing its considerable noise pollution. Today it is the running or warming up of the big transport…

Recap: Meeting on the Pierce County Tiny Home Village in Spanaway

[Editor note: hard to squeeze in a story with two days of back to back meetings. The County loaded the first two business days of the year for people in Spanaway. 6:30 p.m. in Midland the land use committee will hear about the incorporation study that Rep. Melanie Morgan started] Link to Pierce County TV…

The wolf is wearing a sheep’s coat of helping the homeless

By Marianne Lincoln [Editor Note: This is my testimony to the Planning Commission for 1-3-2023. RR (Rural Resource) Zone is has a maximum density of three housing units per acre with a extenuating circumstances. Normally, two per acre. So with nearly 400 on 27 acres they’re over limit, even though they say they count four…