Revving a local economy

By Marianne Lincoln Have you thought much about what it takes to make your local community successful? People in the community who are employed, with money in their pockets, shop at local stores, gas stations and restaurants. That, in turn, raises tax money to go back into the community. Quite simple, actually. So to make…

Letter from an Oregon Trails Archeologist

1-2-2018 Hello Marianne, I am writing in response to your email concerning a housing development at the Brookdale Golf Course. While the location is a marked site on the old Oregon Trail in Washington, it is not part of the Oregon National Historic Trail (NHT) as currently designated by Congress. The NHT at present does…

County plans to change development regulations

EDITORIAL According to several people who are on Land Use Advisory Committees in Pierce County, there are new development regulations that have passed through the Planning Commission and the Hearings Examiner are are slated to be in front of the Pierce County Council for approval and adoption, possibly as early as January 2018. If you look…

Thank you for 5 years!

By Marianne Lincoln Today is the 5th anniversary of the Pierce Prairie Post. Five years ago, I was debating with myself if I could get enough information, photos, stories to make it work. Thank you to everyone who sends me press releases, stories, photos and leads! You are the ones who help me make it…

Wetlands and Pierce County – can they coexist?

By Marianne Lincoln Two developments currently in process are raising the eyebrows of planning and development watchers in the county. These are called Ally Brook and Phoebe’s Meadows. In Phoebes Meadows, the developer actually didn’t want to build as many houses (4) as PALS (Planning and Land Services) demanded he put on the parcel (10)….

Herbicides sprayed into sensitive waterway in Pioneer Valley April 16

By Marianne Lincoln It was a Thursday morning, no different than any other. I was on my way to work heading  down the hill from McGee’s Guest Home on Eustis Hunt Road into Pioneer Valley. Below me was the oxbow that flows through the valley into the Frederickson area and the Chambers Clover Creek system….

Pierce County ditch maintainance too much?

[Letter to the Editor] Midland, WA — 5/22/2012  These are 2 different mother ducks.  One had 4 babies the other had 5.  Both were driven from their nests when public works mowed their ditch here despite all of our yearly efforts to gain their protection by getting PW to delay mowing.  They showed up in…

Support Puyallup and Franklin Pierce Schools

A quality educational environment is an essential pillar of a community’s character and quality of life.  Therefore, community support for its schools is critical. The Summit-Waller Community Association Board of Directors on behalf of our community membership encourages all voters to approve both levy propositions before the voters in the Puyallup and Franklin Pierce School…

It should be Elk Plain when the zip codes changes

By Marianne Lincoln ELK PLAIN, WA — Spanaway currently has two post office buildings. A request has been made from Joint Base Lewis McChord to the Postmaster General in Washington D.C. to give “Bethel Station” it’s own zip code. The reason has to do with the number of gates to the military base being based…

The virtuous path – WE have a dream

Editorial, by Marianne (Scott) Lincoln In August 1963, I was only 6 years old and about to enter first grade at Central Avenue Elementary. I do not remember Dr. King giving his famous I Have a Dream speech, but I do remember a conversation my mother had at Mrs. Brown’s house next door. That conversation…

Happy First Anniversary to the Pierce Prairie Post!

Happy First Anniversary to the Pierce Prairie Post! By Marianne Lincoln August 14 of last year, I was sitting in the Starbucks near SR512 in Lakewood with Ben Sclair, Publisher of the Suburban Times. Ben and I grew up together on Shady Acres Airport, I even assisted his father with some of the work on their…

Opinion – Changing Pierce County races in odd years

[Editor: These are the comments former council candidate Ann Dasch made to the council regarding Pierce County Ordinance 2013-42 to change the county elections to odd years instead of even. The hearing will be July 30 at 3 p.m., comments can be submitted in writing before that time to pccouncil@co.pierce.wa.us] By Ann Dasch The problem of…