OK Highway Floods at Thrift

By Marianne Lincoln   UPDATE 3/21/17: The OK Highway is still closed. Crews were working on a big hole in the ground, so they most have gotten the pole removed and are repairing the pipes. Vactor trucks are still removing material around the drainage pipe. — THRIFT, WA — Since Friday March 17, the Orting-Kapowsin…

Pioneer Valley Oxbow flooding

By Marianne Lincoln FREDERICKSON, WA — Near Liberty Middle School and Pioneer Valley Elementary School there is a wetland that crosses under 204th Street and under Eustis Hunt Road. This area, called an oxbow has a rising water table when the groundwater reserve is full. The heavy rains we have had this winter, combined with…

Open Position on Pierce County Airport-Thun Field Advisory Commission

Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier is seeking applicants for one South Hill community resident position on the Pierce County Airport-Thun Field Advisory Commission (TFAC). The appointee will fill out an unexpired term to April 12, 2019, after which terms are for four years. This position is uncompensated. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., February…

Fires break out in Frederickson July 4

This 4th of July there was sun and record-breaking temperatures. That combination turned frustrating for local firefighters. The Central Pierce water truck had no sooner finished dousing a grass fire at the Kalapus Chiropractic clinic, than another fire began on 200th near the IKEA warehouse. Thanks to Shady Acres pilot Judy Scott, the PPP got this…

AMC announces cancellation of Rodeo 2015

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Air Mobility Command announced today that the 2015 Rodeo readiness competition, which was scheduled to take place at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in August, has been canceled. General Darren McDew, AMC commander, decided to cancel the competition largely because of the high current operations tempo for mobility Airmen and budget constraints….

DB Cooper and the FBI is published by local reporter/author

Greetings Everyone – I have BIG NEWS! In the works since 2008, my book, DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking, is now available at Amazon, in a Kindle version, which is an e-book.  The text reads very easily on a commuter screen, but is designed for tablets and…

Pierce County Airport/Thun Field Advisory Commission appointments

This is notice of final Council hearing on Proposal No. R2015-33. A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Confirming the Reappointment of One Existing Member (J. Keith Kemper) and the Appointment of One New Member (Marshall Collins) to the Pierce County Airport/Thun Field Advisory Commission. The Final Council hearing on this proposal is set for…

CPTC to Host Inaugural Winter Aerospace Career Fair

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Clover Park Technical College aviation students and alumni will have the opportunity to connect with local employers at the college’s inaugural Winter Aerospace Career Fair at the South Hill Campus and Aviation Center Jan. 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. Students and recent graduates of Advanced Composite Manufacturing, Aviation Maintenance Technician, Material…

Upcoming Graham Events

Safe Streets will be presenting for the Graham Citizen’s Action Team on Thursday 1/29/15 from 6-7 pm at North Star Elem. in the library 7719 224th St. East. Flyers attached so you can tell your neighbors or help us post posters to get the word out. The Graham Historical Society will have a program on…

Tacoma Narrows Airport Master Plan – Final Hearing

This is notice of final Council hearing on Proposal No. R2014-136s. A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Approving the Tacoma Narrows Airport Master Plan. The Final Council hearing on this proposal is set for February 17, 2015, at 3:00 pm. The final Council hearing will be held in Room 1045, 10th Floor, County-City Building,…

Town of Eatonville to consider modifications at Aviator Heights Jan. 26

The Eatonville Town Council Agenda for January 26, 2015 includes a public hearing on the Aviator Heights plat modification. The meeting will be held at the Eatonville Community Center, 305 Center St West, in Eatonville. It begins at 7 p.m. Their new business will include discussions and deliberations regarding the Aviator Heights plat modification. This…