Graham – Safe Streets Training

 Safe Streets is holding an Awareness and Safety Training on Saturday March 10th from 9AM-12PM at the Graham Fire and Rescue Headquarters, 23014 70th Ave E Graham, WA. The training will include presentations from the new Community Liaison Deputy with Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and Code Enforcement. Light snacks, coffee, and tea will be provided….

15th Annual EXPO ‘Feed the Children’ Fundraiser & Fun Run/Walk

EVENT: 15th Annual EXPO  ‘Feed the Children’  Fundraiser & Fun Run/Walk WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9AM-3PM.  WHERE:  Frontier Park Lodge (Pierce County Fairgrounds) 21718 Meridian E, Graham, WA 98338.  GKCC’s Purpose:  Linking community together while serving the Greater Graham area.   There are many volunteer opportunities. From Science classes to Reading Tutoring to Holiday Fundraisers,…

Safe Streets to Host Awareness and Safety Training in Graham

Graham, WA (March 1, 2018)—Community residents looking to make their neighborhoods safer can attend Safe Streets’ free Awareness & Safety Training Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Graham Fire and Rescue Headquarters. The trainings are instructed by experienced community mobilization, law enforcement and emergency professionals who will teach residents how…

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…

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…

Incident at Graham Kapowsin

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — At approximately 2:30 p.m. today (December 5, 2017), 30 minutes after school was dismissed, there was a shooting near the Graham-Kapowsin High School campus.  The shooting stemmed from an altercation between a group of individuals outside of the school.  Two students who were injured in the shooting made their way onto…

Down? Property Taxes for schools will go down even with new bond

Facilities Funding 11-6-17     <– PDF file data on the bond from the district BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — As school districts around the state gear up for bond and levy elections next year, the Bethel School District finds itself in a unique position. In February, Bethel will be running a new $443 million bond and two…

Soccer Camp & Bible School in Graham

FREE THIRD ANNUAL… BIBLE SOCCER CAMP – Kindergarten-6th grade, at Nelson Elementary Corner of 224th and 108th, Graham, Washington PRESCHOOL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – for 3 yrs old to Pre-Kindergarten at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 22419 108th Ave S., Graham, Washington Tuesday-Thursday, July 18-20, 9 to Noon Sponsored by St. Paul Lutheran Church and Preschool…

July 7 – GBA Golf Tournament

Hello GBA Members and Friends, Come on down to the High Cedars Golf Course in Orting tomorrow (Friday July 7th) and participate with us in the Graham Business Assn. Annual Golf Tournament. 50% of the proceeds will go to the Charlie’s Dinosaur project. It’s a shotgun start at 1:00. If you are not a golfer,…

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…

Community leaders stress quality of life to County Executive

On May 26, 4 community leaders from Midland, Frederickson, Waller and Spanaway met with County Executive Bruce Dammeier and Dennis Hanberg, Director of Planning and Land Services (PALS) and Public Works. The message was simple, our quality of life matters, we need roads and other infrastructure if you build out the Centers and Corridors project,…