Next Lake Kapowsin Cleanup July 15

Hello All: We had a great work party last Saturday (5/20/17) at Lake Kapowsin boat launch with a total of 19 volunteers.  Thanks to all that helped!!   Fish and Wildlife access managers Derek Hacker and John Evans also came and worked on the parking area green spaces to increase visibility for security. We cleared about 740…

Wetlands and Pierce County – can they coexist?

By Marianne Lincoln Two developments currently in process are raising the eyebrows of planning and development watchers in the county. These are called Ally Brook and Phoebe’s Meadows. In Phoebes Meadows, the developer actually didn’t want to build as many houses (4) as PALS (Planning and Land Services) demanded he put on the parcel (10)….

Chase Garden seeking new owner

I just wanted to provide information about Chase Garden, which was bequeathed by Emmott & Ione Chase to the Garden Conservancy upon Emmott’s death in 2010. They have been managing the property from Cold Spring NY.  Here is the statement posted on our website: The Garden Conservancy will continue to manage the garden through the…

OK Highway Floods at Thrift

By Marianne Lincoln   UPDATE 3/21/17: The OK Highway is still closed. Crews were working on a big hole in the ground, so they most have gotten the pole removed and are repairing the pipes. Vactor trucks are still removing material around the drainage pipe. — THRIFT, WA — Since Friday March 17, the Orting-Kapowsin…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Vacancies need candidates

A special three-day candidate filing period will be held July 22, 23 and 24, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. State law requires a reopening of the filing period when no one files for a position during the regular filing period. Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted for the following offices: City of Roy…

Weekend full of summertime events

The weekend of June 27 – 28 has many summertime events taking place. Here are links to just a few… The Buckley Log Show Yelm Prairie Days Tacoma Highland Games in Graham Taste of Tacoma AUSA Zombie Epidemic 5K Slug Fest at NW Trek Tour de Pierce