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…

Tacoma Highland Games: June 22-23

Planning and preparations are underway for the 49th annual Tacoma Highland Games to be held on Friday evening, June 22nd and Saturday, June 23rd, 2018. In addition to Saturday’s Highland Games, we are excited once again to offer a Friday evening of Celtic entertainment. Our Board of Directors and Key Volunteers are hard at work…

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…