4th of July Parade in Roy!

Last year, no one stepped up to take over the parade preparation from the former Fire Chief, Bob Velias. But … The Lacamas Community Club has stepped up to sponsor the parade this year! The parade starts at noon, exiting the rodeo grounds on Huggins-Greig Road and traveling on Warren Street to 1st Street, across…

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)….

FP Teacher Honored Nationally

Franklin Pierce Teacher Honored as Northwest District High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year RESTON, VA, March 8, 2017 — Roy, WA, resident Kim Jackson of Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma will be honored as the Northwest District High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by SHAPE America – Society of Health…

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…

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…

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…

4th of July Parades at noon, in Roy & Eatonville

Bother the Cities of Roy and Eatonville will have their best red, white and blue trappings tomorrow for the 4th of July. Parades begin at noon.  These both are fun, down home local parties. There is a potluck in the Roy City Park after their event. Enjoy the day, the weather will be sunny, warm…

Roy Pioneer Rodeo June 6-7

The Roy Pioneer Rodeo at the rodeo grounds in Roy, Washington will be this weekend,  June 6 & 7, 2015. The rodeo will also be held the weekend of September 5 & 6, 2015. Gates open at noon. The Rodeo starts at 1:30 PM. There will be Concessions,  a Souvenir Booth, Food Booth, and Beer/Wine Garden. Admission Prices…

Mayor of Roy submits resignation

April 27, 2015 Dear Council Members, staff and residents of Roy, After six years as mayor and four as council member, I am submitting this letter to officially confirm my resignation, effective this summer on June 30, 2015. For family reasons, I will be relocating to Tennessee. It has been my privilege and honor to…

Let the season begin! Roy lights its Christmas tree

ROY, WA — It’s inside the City Hall this year, for more than one reason. It’s more secure that way, for one thing. The other issue is the purchase of the lot next door, where the tree has usually stood.  An agreement has not been reached and it is at an impasse at this time. The…

Roy prepares to trim its Christmas tree indoors this year

ROY, WA — The 555th Engineer Brigade recently conducted its 15th annual tree cutting for the City of Roy. A tradition that began in 1999 to build the partnership between the community and soldiers. Mayor Karen Yates came out to swing the ceremonial axe along with COL Holman and CSM Hood before felling the tree….

Roy Transportation Benefit District Board public hearing

Monday, November 24 6:30 p.m. The Roy Transportation Benefit District Board will hold a final public hearing to discuss the proposed budget for 2015. 7:30 p.m. The Roy City Council will hold a final public hearing to discuss the proposed budget for 2015. The hearing will take place at Roy City Hall, 216 McNaught St S,…