March 18 Power Outage in Graham Planned

GRAHAM, WA — On March 18 there is a Planned Power Outage on the east side of Graham serviced by PSE from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. for repairs to the substation. From PSE: In an ongoing effort to deliver safe and reliable energy to you and your neighbors, Puget Sound Energy will be doing some…

Growth – Is it managed in Pierce County?

Back in the early 1990’s the Washington State legislature passed the Growth Management Act. Since that time in Pierce County lot sizes have grown much smaller, there is more traffic congestion in unincorporated areas and now there are restrictions on who can get a well put on their property in rural areas. Did ‘we’ preserve our…

March 4 – Southwood Neighborhood Watch

The Southwood community just east of Bethel High School off 46th Avenue & 224th Street (East of Elk Plain)  will be holding a Neighborhood Watch meeting on March 4th from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Graham Library. If you would like more information, you may contact the organizer, Robert Taylor at rtaylor361@yahoo.com. If…

GKCC seeks sponsors for March 4 event

The Graham Kapowsin Community Council is seeking donations and/or sponsorships for their ‘Feed the Children’ Fundraiser event on March 4, 2017 at the Graham Elementary School, located at 10026 204th Street, E., Graham, WA 98338. This is GKCC’s 14th year of raising money to support this program. All the money raised for this event goes right back into…

14th Annual EXPO – March 4, 2017

14th Annual EXPO  ‘Feed the Children’  Fundraiser & Fun Run/Walk WHEN: Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9AM-3PM. WHERE:  Graham Elementary School, 10026 204th St. E. Graham, WA 98338. GKCC’s Purpose:  Linking community together while serving the Graham area. There are many volunteer opportunities. From Science classes to Reading Tutoring to Holiday Fundraisers, there is always…

Bethel SD seeks members for Long Range Facilities Task Force

Group to study overcrowded and aging schools districtwide Recent studies show as many as 3,000 more students will enter Bethel Schools in the next decade. Do we have enough space? Will we be ready? The Bethel School District is now seeking staff, parents, students and community members for its Long Range Facilities Task Force. The…

Feb. 13 Graham Fire Commissioners Meeting

GRAHAM, WA — On February 13, 2017, the continuing story of Fire District 21, will add another chapter. Currently, the Fire Chief, Ryan Baskett is on paid administrative leave pending investigation of the questions the union raised. The President of IAFF Local 726, Russ Karns,  has left the position for an Assistant Chief position at…

Chief Baskett of Graham Fire will take administrative leave

GRAHAM, WA — The January 23rd Graham Fire District Commissioners meeting was a lively, and occasionally raucous public event. There were a few brief minutes of procedural agenda items, including Chief Baskett explaining a ladder truck was damaged when the gate of a local closed on it and another truck had ladder damage from a…

Graham-Kapowsin’s top football, soccer recruits announce college plans

In accordance with the National Letter of Intent Signing Day, Graham-Kapowsin High School will hold a special ceremony to honor three students that are announcing their official college plans.  The signing ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the athletes and families, that are making it to the next level and giving them additional opportunities to…

IAFF Local 726 takes issue with Graham Fire Chief

GRAHAM, WA — Monday, January 9, 2017, at the Graham Fire District commissioners meeting, it was revealed that the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 726, which represents the fire fighters in Graham (also Central Pierce and Orting) had prepared a list of grievances against the Fire Chief of District 21, Ryan Baskett. Local…

Bethel Art & Technology Fair

Saturday, January 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the Bethel School District annual Technology & Art Fair, innovation 2017.  The event is free. This is a great opportunity to see the work of kids in your school district and get familiar with public education in 2017. This event shows your tax dollars at work…

Frozen Lake Tour

Starting with a bird filled pond just off the Orting-Kapowsin Highway on 252nd Street to Lake Kapowsin, Ohop Lake and Clear Lake, there’s still a lot of ice out there. That ice is now starting to melt and we decided to share before it does. Clear Lake was the hold out. Apparently, it has a considerable flow of fresh…