Guardrail, retaining walls coming to section of 264th Street East

[Editor Note: this is just east of Chase Gardens where you drop down from Kapowsin into the Puyallup Valley.] About 600 feet of guardrail will be installed on the outside edge of 264th Street East to increase safety. The work will start May 17 and is expected to be complete in late June. The work…

Spanaway Lakefront owners petition County for special assessment district

By Marianne Lincoln, 5-3-2021 The Friends of Spanaway Lake (FOSL) , a 501(c)(3) non-profit association of lakefront property owners, has drawn up a petition to the County Council to create a special Lake Management District (LMD). This Special taxing area would charge each lake lot owner between $4 to $8 per lakefront foot to help…

Where is the traffic?

By Marianne Lincoln I looked at the traffic count report for Pierce County today and decided to compile a list. As you look, please note in your mind, at these levels of traffic, which type of road surface does it have. Also ask yourself, how many lanes are taking this number of cars. Pacific Avenue…

Pierce County Council response to Phase 2 rollback announcement

Responding to the news Monday that Pierce County will move back to Phase 2 of the state’s Roadmap to Recovery plan, Pierce County Council Chair Derek Young issued the following statement: “The news that our county will return to Phase 2 effective April 16 is discouraging. This setback is a gut-punch to all of us,…

Pierce County is rolled back to phase 2

Inslee announces three counties to rollback to Phase 2 Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the rollback of three counties not meeting the Phase 3 Healthy Washington metrics for reopening activities. The three counties returning to Phase 2 are: Cowlitz County Pierce County Whitman County “These metric trends are driven by the virus and we must continue…

Pierce County Virtual Caregiver Conference

PIERCE COUNTY — Thousands of Pierce County residents take care of a friend or family member with a serious health condition. While being a caregiver can be a labor of love, it can also be very stressful. On top of normal stress, the isolation created by COVID-19 has resulted in incredible challenges for care takers…

County Council reviewing incident with Sheriff Troyer

PIERE COUNTY — At its Monday Study Session, the Pierce County Council met with legal representation from the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to learn what options are available to the Council as it relates to the Jan. 27 incident involving Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer. Members asked preliminary questions to learn what options are…

PALS Dev. Center to open in Phase 3

PIERCE COUNTY PLANNING AND PUBLIC WORKS — Phase 3 of the state’s “Healthy Washington” reopening plan. We are actively planning for the eventual reopening of our lobby and look forward to welcoming customers who require in-person services back when it is safe to do so. We will keep you updated on the lobby reopening status through…

Pierce County’s Foothills Dash Fun Run goes virtual too

PIERCE COUNTY — Foothills Trail and offers easy sloping and paved 5K, 10K, or half-marathon distances. The in-person race will be held Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the Foothills Trail in Orting while the virtual race will occur April 16-18, 2021. Pre-registration is required for participation in either option and can be done online. The in-person run begins…

Series on Estate Planning Documents

Series focuses on legal documents vital to residents of all ages For better or worse, we live in a society that relies on documentation. When an emergency, crisis or unforeseen circumstance arise, regardless of age, having documentation in place can provide support and direction during difficult times. “Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s: Providing…

Parkland Community Trail Open House April 1

Help Shape the Design of the Parkland Community Trail Detailed Design has begun on the Parkland Community Trail! Pierce County Parks is working to bring an all-ages, all-abilities bike and pedestrian trail connecting Parkland neighborhoods to schools and parks. Parkland lacks adequate sidewalk or bicycling facilities and we hope that building this trail will improve…