Packed House at Elmhurst

PARKLAND, WA — On Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., there was a room at Elmhurst Elementary with over 100 people packed in, overflowing into the hallway and outside into the courtyard. The meeting was about the development of the Brookdale Golf Course into housing. Paul Green, of Azure Green Consultants, LLC was the featured speaker….

A review of the Naches Trail almost ready for Congressional approval

 From: David Welch Sent: Monday, January 08, 2018 10:20 AM Subject: RE: Naches Trail protection As part of the designation process, the NPS Santa Fe has completed their feasibility study. It is in HQ DC review at the present time. When the review is completed it will be submitted to Congress. Could be later this…

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…

Will we wipe out The Naches Trail in Parkland?

By Marianne Lincoln There has been another development proposed on the Brookdale Golf Course. I have yet to learn if the developer is aware of, or even cares if, there are wagon ruts from the northernmost route of the Oregon Trail there. Certainly, there is an official Oregon Trail marker on Brookdale Road in front…

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…

August 26 – Lemay Cars and Mobile Food Fest

Pierce County, Washington — Parkland and Spanaway will be exceptionally busy today with the annual visitor trek to see the Lemay Car Collection on C Street and at Marymount on 152nd Street. Once you find parking, there are shuttles that will take you between the two locations. At the same time, the Sprinker Recreation Center –…

Kidz Kraze Festival presents host of free activities Aug. 27

Have you explored the North Meadow at Chambers Creek Regional Park? Pierce County Parks & Recreation invites you to experience what it has to offer it at its inaugural Kidz Kraze Festival from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27. The event and parking located at Chambers Creek Regional Park North Meadow, 4952 Grandview…

County Charter Change to Prosecutor’s Office?

Editorial – Marianne Lincoln The Pierce County Council is making Charter changes again. This time they are looking at the Prosecutor’s Office, to make it non-partisan. No one seeking political office is truly non-partisan. All a voter has to do is look up a candidate’s political donations and see who is giving them money. The…

Citizens – Arm Yourself

The best citizens in a democracy are those who know what is happening around them. Here are links to legislation that is proposed and actions being taken… Pierce County Council Washington Legislature Congress    

Roxanne Miles named head of Pierce County Parks and Recreation

After a competitive recruitment and selection process, Roxanne E. Miles has been named the new director of Pierce County Parks and Recreation. She will begin her new role on July 17, 2017. Miles joined the County in December 2016 as the Business and Financial Operations Manager for the county’s Planning and Public Works Department. She…