A road called Muck-Kapowsin

By Marianne Lincoln It all started with Muck-Kapowsin Road. It isn’t called that anymore, it has a number like most other roads in Pierce County. It is now 224th Street. It runs from Elk Plain at the Mountain Highway through Graham and Thrift and on to “The Country.” Roads in the area were often named…

Country Swap Meet June 11-13

Another Facebook find. Looks like some local folks are holding a Swap Meet just south of Spanaway at the Good Apple Ranch. Head South on the Mountain Highway, turn right on 260th and look for the signs. June 11,12, & 13 from 9a.m. to 5 p.m.

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….

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…

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…

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)….

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…

News from Bethel Schools: Let’s Rock the Ridge with Digital Learning

Hi everyone, We really need your help! A teacher from Rocky Ridge, one of our elementary schools, is a national finalist in the Farmers Insurance $100,000 Dream Big Teacher Challenge. Elissa Dornan is competing head-to-head with proposals from Idaho and Montana. She needs as many votes as possible to win the contest.  If she wins, the money…

Rocky Ridge Night at LimeBerry Frozen Yogurt

This Sunday, February 23, from 1 – 4 p.m., LimeBerry Frozen Yogurt in Graham (22205 Meridian Ave E) is donating 20% of the sales to Rocky Ridge Elementary School’s PTA. Use the code ROCKY RIDGE at checkout.

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,…

SR7 at 296th accident and backup

There’s a traffic backup southbound on SR7 at about 296th Street. tonight. The mess started about 6pm and is currently a significant delay. Take another route to head south toward Eatonville and Elbe.

Prairie winter morning

By Marianne Lincoln ‘Tis the dawning of the day, The bitter cold will melt away Upon the rising of the sun, A glorious day is newly sprung. The dainty frost around the grass Glistens but will scarcely last. The lowly calling of the hawk O’er the prairie breakfast stalks. The distant mountain silhouettes the sky…