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…

Muck Creek Bridge closure – 8th Ave. E.

[Pole Line Road, Kinsman, 8th Avenue East] Muck Creek bridge along 8th Avenue East to close July 17 for replacement A bridge over the North Fork of Muck Creek will close for about four months starting July 17 while it is replaced. The 32-foot-long bridge, which is located along 8th Avenue East about a one-half…

Countywide burn ban to begin July 15

Pierce County Fire Marshal Warner Webb has announced a countywide burn ban effective Saturday, July 15 at 8 a.m., until further notice. The limited ban was prompted by long-range forecasts of continued lack of precipitation, issued jointly with the Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The burn ban applies…

Council Meeting in Parkland July 11

Proposal No. R2017-69: A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Setting the Date of an Evening Council Meeting in Council District No. 5 for Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., at the Parkland Spanaway Sheriff Precinct – Moran Room, 495 Shandon Wright Way South (141st Street South and Pacific Avenue), Parkland, Washington. The Special…

Applicants sought for Pierce County Airport-Thun Field Advisory Commision

PIERCE COUNTY — Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier is seeking applicants for: 1) one Graham or Frederickson community resident position on the Pierce County Airport-Thun Field Advisory Commission (TFAC).  Community residents must live within the boundaries of either the Graham Community Plan or the Frederickson Community Plan; 2) one airport user of Thun Field. Maps…

2017 Fireworks restrictions

It’s close to that time, the 4th of July fireworks sales and you need to know what laws have changed. Even Pierce County added restrictions after last year’s celebrations. Follow this link and you can print a copy. In Pierce County, here is the new law: June 28: 12 p.m.–11 p.m June 29-July 3: 9…

Chip Seal Fail on O-K Highway

By Marianne Lincoln Remember the recent chip sealing project Pierce County was doing on the Orting Kapowsin Highway at the end of May? Have you noticed the loose gravel all over the road since that time? That loose gravel is not normal, in fact, the past several years, the county has been using a technique…

County Council passes supplemental budget

Council passes 2017 supplemental budget with emphasis on behavioral health The Pierce County Council has authorized $2.3 million in funding to support the behavioral health needs of the County. The $11.3 million 2017 supplemental budget focuses on four Council priorities: behavioral health, homelessness, public nuisance properties and economic development. The behavioral health funding includes: $500,000…