Council approves emergency ordinances related to COVID-19 Measures provide economic relief to residents and small businesses

PIERCE COUNTY –  The Council passed Urgency Ordinance No. 2020-43 to declare an emergency and establish a loan program for small businesses.  Under certain qualifying circumstances, businesses may apply for zero-interest, twelve-month loans at $2,000 per employee, with a total amount per employer not to exceed $10,000. The loan fund will be administered by the Pierce…

Planning Commission February 25

PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING PIERCE COUNTY — Date/Time: February 25, 2020 at 9:30 am Place: Pierce County Annex, Public Hearing Rm.-2401 S 35th St, Tacoma, WA At their regular meeting, the Planning Commission will review and discuss preliminary findings of the housing market study that provides a realistic estimate of additional housing growth related to the Centers and…

Food Prosperity Open House in Yelm Feb. 8

Food Prosperity Central event Saturday February 8th, 10am to 4pm, Yelm Community Center, 16530 103rd Ave SE, Yelm, WA 98597. Admission is free. Bee Forever will be participating as a vendor, which means you can stock up with their delicious local honey, C60Star oils and soaps. They will also be part of the educational program…

WRITE to your County Council

3 p.m. in the afternoon on Tuesdays is the regular meeting time of the Pierce County Council. Most of us at working at that time of day or are stuck in traffic and cannot be in downtown Tacoma a the Council Office even when we seriously want to complain about an action they are taking….

How does our economy compare?

Most of the residents in Pierce County, Washington are very aware of the growth rates. National media is telling us we were the fastest growing county in the nation this past year. National media has also labeled Washington State as one of the most, if not the most desirable places to live in the nation….

Weekend Lane Closures on I-5 Nisqually

[Editor Note: This means serious traffic on SR507 in Yelm, McKenna & Roy and SR7 in Spanaway Parkland] LACEY – People who travel on northbound Interstate 5 in Nisqually should plan for two weekends of significant delays due to around-the-clock lane closures. The work scheduled June 7-10 and June 14-17 will allow contractor crews working…

Join, help your community and be happier as a result

South Pierce County has many local organizations from Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis to community associations in the unincorporated areas. These groups are made up of volunteers who care about the people and places around them. They put in countless unpaid hours to make your lives better. If you are feeling low, participating in one of these…

Triad June 13

YELM, WA — Part 3 continuation of Phillip Dick Sci Fi Educational Film Series… Minority Report, question and answers afterwards. This writer has remote viewed into the future and brought back information to remind us of where we were headed. Very powerful presentation. Open your eyes. Also.. Eyes wide shut. Friday June 13th @ 7…

Are you ready to become Tacoma now?

There have been several recent hearings held by Pierce County on something being called Vision 2030. Fairly unknown, but potent part of that vision being crafted by the Puget Sound Regional Council – a board made up of elected officials, but not elected as a body – is a requirement to end the proliferation of…

Blocking Collision in McKenna Saturday morning

Collision SR 507 both directions Collision on SR 507 both directions at Milepost 31.09 near SR 702 beginning at 8:28 a.m. on February 08, 2014 until further notice. The roadway is blocked. update 9:07 a.m. Collision SR 507 both directions Collision on SR 507 both directions at Milepost 31.09 near SR 702 beginning at 8:28…

Whompin’ Winter…at the Triad

Whompin’ Winter…at the Triad Friday, 1/31 at 7pm Teen Independent Music Artist Showcase featuring The Good Chills, Silver Century, and Matt Sablan.  $5 at the door Tuesday, 2/4 at 7pm Miracles & Inspiration Meetup Night hosted by Scott Mowry.  $10 suggested donation. Wednesday, 2/5 at 7pm Ancient Sounds – jf’s events was so wonderful and so powerful,…

75 feet from shoreline – what do you have?

SPANAWAY, WA — Thursday Jan. 9, two meetings were held at the Spanaway Round Table Pizza. These meeting were to raise awareness among people living near Pierce County bodies of water that their shoreline are about to have 75 foot buffers created. What do you have in Pierce County within 75 feet of a creek, river,…