Buckley Mayor joins the chorus

Editorial by Marianne Lincoln At the Pierce County Regional Council meeting on Thursday January 17, 2019, a contingent of community representatives from Frederickson, Midland, North Clover Creek Collins and Spanaway spoke during general public comments (myself included). They highlighted the devastation that massive development has caused in the area, turning pastures to apartment buildings and…

Major County Rezoning Proposal

The area Pierce County identified 2 years ago as “The City of Pierce” is now being slated for a zoning density increase in the area from Pacific Avenue on the West to Meridian on the East and 112th Street to 176th Street. This will affect all people the own single family homes and property! Request:…

January 2019 at The Triad Theater

THE TRIAD THEATER is located at 102 E Yelm Ave in Yelm.  The Triad Serves Wine, Beer & Specialty Drinks.  Those Under 21 are Welcome too unless noted.   The Triad Calendar — Triad Website — Triad Facebook  Info & Quik Klicks: Details & TICKET Links below & on our WEBSITE Jan 18th – Capt. Randy Cramer Speaks as part of our UFO…

JBLM artillery Jan. 15-18

JBLM conducts late-night mortar, demolitions and artillery training Tuesday morning through Friday evening JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct day and late-night training Tuesday morning through Friday evening that will include either artillery, mortars or demolitions. TRAINING BEGINS                           Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 a.m. TRAINING ENDS                               Friday, Jan.18, at 11:59 p.m….

Volunteers, donations needed for the Point-In-Time Count

Every day in Pierce County, hundreds of people sleep in cars, shelters, or on the streets. They are someone’s mom, dad, child, or friend. Do you ever wonder how they lost everything and became homeless? Or how many more people are in a similar situation? We answer these questions every year with the Point-In-Time Count….

Massive mid-county planning amendment

The below application is going before all LUACs (land use advisory committees), and started this week.    This will affect every one of our communities in the entire UGA (urban growth area).  It appears, the goal is to eradicate all of our individual historic communities altogether as you will see below. Remember the “City of Pierce” proposal…

Graham Library intersection

If you drive on 224th Street in Graham past the library, no doubt you have occasionally been stuck in traffic when the road was blocked by an accident. 224th Street is a county road outside of the urban growth boundary, therefore, it has no been slated for widening even though it bridges two state highways…

Bethel’s EXPRESSIONS

January: 9 – 18     Student work for Puget Sound ESD Regional High School Art Show may be delivered to 800 Oakesdale Avenue SW in Renton 10 2:30 – 5:30pm        Screening Artwork for Art Festival  ESC 11 7:20am                  Tacoma Arts Live – Civil Rights Legacy Tour: “Ruby Bridges”  CMS 12:45pm                Tacoma Arts Live – Civil Rights Legacy…

Keeping tabs on local government

Local government affects you in your own household. Among their impacts they provide the policing, noise control, and local roads. The Pierce County Council meets at a totally inconvenient time for working families, 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, but you can call or email your councilperson’s office. It is likely to be more effective to call…

Wheeled all-terrain vehicles allowed on select Pierce County roads starting Jan. 1

Wheeled all-terrain vehicles will be allowed on select roads in unincorporated Pierce County starting Jan. 1, 2019.  Pierce County Ordinance No. 2018-59, which allows the use, was passed by the Pierce County Council in September, and approved by Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier in October.  Their use is expected to support economic development, encourage tourism,…

Happy New Year!

The staff of the Pierce Prairie Post wishes you the best in the New Year 2019!

Limited Edition 2019 Mt. Rainier Calendars

Each year, the Pierce Prairie Post (which is a 501(c)3 charitable organization) raises money for annual licensing and fees through donations. For each $15 donation, you can receive a 12 month calendar of photos from 2018 of Mount Rainier, taken from the editor’s home, Eight Cedars. These large, colorful calendars are 11 inches wide and…