Ice skating championships runs through the weekend at Sprinker

PIERCE COUNTY — Ice Sports Industry (ISI) has selected Sprinker Recreation Center to host the Ice Sports Industry West Coast Championships, Jan. 17-18, as their first national event of the year. This annual recreational ice skating competition expects 300 skaters ranging in ages 3 to 73, from Alaska, California, Texas, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington, competing…

County Proposing to Suspend Centers and Corridors Revisions

PIERCE COUNTY – The Pierce County Council is backing off the Centers and Corridors Proposal. A Special Rules and Operations Committee and final Council hearings on Proposal No. R2020-6 will be held January 21 in committee and January 28 in front of the full Council for a final vote. R2020-6 is a Resolution of the…

Obituary: Grace Arlene (Jensen) Carrier

Grace Arlene (Jensen) Carrier, 82 years young, member of the Jensen Sisters singing trio, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 from complications with pneumonia. The Post was notified by her loving sister, Barbara Gelman. Arlene was born June 2, 1938, the youngest of three sisters in the Jensen family of Parkland. The three sisters have…

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….

Community Plan Updates Jan. 7 & 9

PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA January 7, 2020, 1:00 p.m. January 9, 2020, 1:00 p.m. Pierce County Annex – Public Hearing Room 2401 South 35th Street, Tacoma STUDY SESSION Community Plan Updates January 7, 2020, 1:00 p.m. FOCUS: The Pierce County Planning Commission will review information about a concept that would allow the proposed Centers and Corridors…

Planning Commission adds meetings on community plan updates

PIERCE COUNTY — The Pierce County Planning Commission has scheduled eight additional meetings on the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill community plan updates in early 2020. The commission is scheduled to makes its final recommendations on the updates in March. Community plans provide direction on how growth and development will occur. The plans address topics…

Toxic chemicals found on Brookdale site

The development of the Brookdale Golf Course and its associated historical assets has been controversial for many years. The presence of wagon ruts on the property was preserved by the golf course management, as well as the cemetery of its early settlers. Now officially sold to Ichijo USA Co. LTS of Redmond, the golf course…

A Scandinavian Christmas – this week at PLU

Do you speak Norwegian and love their Christmas traditions? The Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University hosts a Norwegian language Christmas service inside the Ness Chapel (3rd floor) in The Karen H. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (Eastvold). This year, the service will be held on Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. This…

Unique gifts? Try 11/23 at PLU’s Scandinavian Cultural Center

On November 23, 2019, the Scandinavian Cultural Center will host their annual Nordic Sweater Exchange and Danish Christmas Bazaar. The events will take place on the lower floor of the Anderson University Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event is open to the public. In addition to the sweaters, crafts, cultural merchandise,…

Sprinker Mobile Food Fest August 19, 2019

PIERCE COUNTY, WA —  Sprinker Recreation Center’s ballfields will have a fleet of tasty mobile goodness from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 17 at Pierce County Parks & Recreation fifth annual Mobile Food Fest. In addition to the 24 delicious reasons to attend the admission-free at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St….

Garfield Street Fair August 17, 2019

PARKLAND, WA — The community of Parkland, Washington is about to have some special local events! Friday, August 16, there will be a Movie Night at Trinity Lutheran Church starting at 7:30 p.m. they will feature the movie: On Golden Pond. Saturday, August 17, Garfield Street will be closed all day. The Garfield Street Fair…