August 25 & 26 – Lacamas Fair

It is the biggest little fair in Pierce County. The Lacamas Community Fair, on 8th avenue South isn’t on what most county resident would consider a main street. This is the most family and children friendly fair you can find. The dates are August 25th & 26th, 2018. It starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 4…

Poof! – What rural buffer Portland Ave.?

PIERCE COUNTY — Pierce County is considering commercial development and multi-family housing units along Portland Avenue. If you live it he “Rural Separator,” you should find out what is happening to your peaceful neighborhoods. Meeting information:  Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. Harvard Elementary in the gym 1709 – 85th St. E., Tacoma 98445 “The…

The best little Fair in Pierce County – Aug 26-27

The Lacamas Community Fair is taking place the weekend of August 26 – 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It has everything you expect in a fair, preserves, quilting, produce, food, kids events, horses, rabbits and chickens. From Spanaway – SR7, Pacific Avenue, take the Roy exit (at the Roy-Y) SR507. Turn left about…

Proposed changes to Agricultural Resource Lands

In recent years, Pierce County has received an increasing number of questions from residents about zoning in rural land and farmland preservation. To help clarify the process by which rural land is zoned, the Pierce County Council asked a consultant team earlier this year to evaluate how the County’s Planning and Land Services department designates…

End of the season for Fruit on the Loop

It’s Labor Day and that signals the end of the annual fruit stand on Spanaway Loop Road…. well, almost. This year Connell and Shouna Goodman brought in a couple extra truckloads for the end of the season and there just might be a little left over for Tuesday. If you haven’t gotten your last peaches, apples or…

Are you ready for Fruit on the Loop?

Word today from Alice Shibig, “I just got a phone call from Shouana and Connell, they are in Portland Oregon headed this way with peaches and nectarines. ” Located on Spanaway Loop Road near Tule Lake Road, the Rainier Christian Church and at the doorstep of the Shibig farm is a favorite spot to cruise in for…

End of the year for local charities

Here’s a great charity to donate to, one that will always give back in great ways… -Editor – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –  – By the best estimates, Nisqually steelhead are just 400 fish from extinction. A run of wild salmon…

City Goat Farm & Zoo, it’s a farm party

By Marianne Lincoln SPANAWAY, WA — Sunday afternoon I couldn’t resist stopping to see the camels (Shaun and Wednesday) at the farm at 811 168th Street East in Spanaway. Most of their Christmas trees had sold out and the farm was fairly quiet as people sat at home in front of the Seahawks and 49ers game. The City…

McCarthy’s State of the County delivered in Parkland meeting

The Pierce County Council met in Parkland this evening, Dec. 4. All members except Stand Fleming were present. The County Executive Pat McCarthy was also at the meeting and provided a review of the past year in Pierce County. In the fifth years of her term, Pat McCarthy reported the State of the County. She…

Cranes and pump trucks arrive at Roy mill

By Marianne Lincoln ROY, WA — Two cranes are outside the Wilcox Feed Mill tonight as operation have begun to stabilize the tanks adjacent to the one that collapsed on Monday afternoon and remove debris. The electrical control room for the plant has been destroyed. Cutting loose pieces of structures and welding in other supports…

Autumn arrives and ends the Washington State Fair

By Marianne Lincoln PUYALLUP, WA — It’s all there, caramel apples, inflated alien dolls, bubble makers, crazy rides, onion cheeseburgers, barbecue chicken and ribs, excited children, sheep, pigs, cows, and even camels. It’s the fair in Puyallup. This year, it is called the Washington State fair. Gone is the whole two-story structure with cow heads at the…

Nisqually Springs Farm: Dollar Dog Corn Maze starts Sept. 21

MCKENNA, WA — Starting September 21, 2013, Nisqually Springs Farm and Twin Start Credit Union are hosting a Corn Maze at their location  next to Stewart’s Meats on highway 507 in McKenna. It is the only Certified Organic Corn Maze in Washington State. The Twin Star Dollar Dog, embedded in the corn maze represents the…