April 13 Hearing on new zoning

PIERCE COUNTY, WA – Pierce County residents are invited to learn about and provide feedback on proposed updates to the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill Community Plans at an April 13 open house. Community plans provide direction on how growth and development will be handled. The plans address topics such as zoning, transportation, the look…

Elk Plain Crossing Hearing – April 9, 2019

The development of the former county road shop in Elk Plain is having a public hearing at the Graham Advisory meeting on April 9, 2019. Please come out and provide your input to this large housing development across from the Fred Meyer in Elk Plain. Here is the 23 page document on the development. Elk…

Centers and Corridors – building density

Pierce County’s middle county urban zoning proposal was initially called City of Pierce. When that rattled every community association in the area, they changed the name to Centers and Corridors. What hasn’t changed is the densities of development it is bringing with it. In addition to the density, there are other issues being created by…

March 2 -Feed the homeless children

GRAHAM, WA — The 16th Annual EXPO ‘FEED the Homeless Children’ Fundraiser & Fun Run/Walk will take place Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9AM-3PM. All ages are welcomed. Th location this year is Frontier Park Lodge (Pierce County Fairgrounds) 21718 Meridian E, Graham, WA 98338. This fundraiser supports the ‘FEED the Homeless Children’ Project for over…

GBA to hold scholarship auction March 8

The Graham Business Association will be holding a scholarship Auction on March 8 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Nelson Elementary School. This auction will benefit their program supporting scholarships for Bethel School District graduates. Cost of the event is $20 per person. Discounts are available if you purchase a table for 10.  Children 12 and…

Graham Library intersection meeting Feb. 6

Public invited to Feb. 6 open house on 92nd Avenue East and 224th Street East intersection project The public is invited to learn about Pierce County’s plans to improve the intersection at 92nd Avenue East and 224th Street East at an open house on Feb. 6 at North Star Elementary, 7719 224th St. E in…

Who are we, Spanaway?

If you are a Facebook user living in the Spanaway vicinity, you may have noticed there are a number of “blotters” that have been formed to tell up to date “news” about the area. These blotters include: Spanaway / Graham Blotter spanaway / elk plain / graham community blotter Spanaway / Elk Plain / Graham…

Major County Rezoning Proposal

The area Pierce County identified 2 years ago as “The City of Pierce” is now being slated for a zoning density increase in the area from Pacific Avenue on the West to Meridian on the East and 112th Street to 176th Street. This will affect all people the own single family homes and property! Request:…

Graham Library intersection

If you drive on 224th Street in Graham past the library, no doubt you have occasionally been stuck in traffic when the road was blocked by an accident. 224th Street is a county road outside of the urban growth boundary, therefore, it has no been slated for widening even though it bridges two state highways…

October 6 is ABC Day at Bethel High

ABC Day is All Bethel (School District) Community Day. Over the past 10 plus years, it has become a very popular event for the community to come to that year’s high school to see what is going on in the c=-schools and around the community. Community groups come out and show what they offer to…

Deputies? Urban Pierce County Fail

The Washington State Growth Management Act states guidelines for urban area police coverage. That is 1 officer for every 700 residents. Urban Pierce County currently has about 1 officer for ever 2000 residents. Have you felt there is more crime than normal or that you are not getting response when you call the Pierce County…

Burn Ban Begins July 12, 2018

Pierce County is under a burn ban officially today, July 12, 2018. From the county website: Countywide burn ban in Pierce County begins Thursday, July 12 Due to dry weather, both now and in forecasts, Pierce County’s Fire Marshal, in partnership with the Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association, has declared a countywide burn ban effective…