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…

FREE MEALS AVAILABLE AT 10 BETHEL SCHOOLS

Este mensaje en español From BETHEL SCHOOLS — Starting Tuesday, March 17, free meals will be available to ANYONE ages 1-18 through the end of the statewide school closure. These “grab and go” meals will include both lunch and breakfast for the following morning. We’ll be utilizing “curbside pick-up” to maintain social distancing, so you…

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….

Roy Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 6

CITY OF ROY – There is nothing like a small town celebration and this Friday, December 6 w ill be no exception. The City of Roy will hold an Open House in the Community Center (Library) building at 6:00 p.m. with refreshments and a visit with Santa Claus. At 7:00 p.m. everyone will go out…

August 25 & 26 – Lacamas Fair

It is the biggest little fair in Pierce County. The Lacamas Community Fair, on 8th avenue South isn’t on what most county resident would consider a main street. This is the most family and children friendly fair you can find. The dates are August 25th & 26th, 2018. It starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 4…

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…

Yikes! Bikes! STP is July 14, 2018

The bicycles are coming to town July 14, 2018. The Annual Seattle to Portland extravaganza always stops at Spanaway Middle School to refresh, repair and relieve cyclists. Snacks, water, toilets, repairs, sunscreen and more. (Especially, more traffic.) Please be careful this Saturday between Puyallup, Spanaway and Roy for the bicycles. Let’s make it an accident…

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…

Down? Property Taxes for schools will go down even with new bond

Facilities Funding 11-6-17     <– PDF file data on the bond from the district BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — As school districts around the state gear up for bond and levy elections next year, the Bethel School District finds itself in a unique position. In February, Bethel will be running a new $443 million bond and two…

Roy – Friday, Dec. 1 – Tree Lighting

Friday December 1, 6 p.m. at the Roy Library and Community Center will be the Annual Open House with festive cookies, cake, Santa and one of the best little Christmas Tree Lightings in the county. The location is 122 East 3rd St., Roy. The Community Center and Library is on the same block as the Roy…

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…