Planning Commission meetings on community plan updates

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 make its final recommendations on the updates in March. Community plans provide direction on how growth and development will occur. The plans address topics such as…

Central Pierce F&R Public Meeting Feb. 3

CENTRAL PIERCE FIRE AND RESCUE — A Special Board Meeting/Public Hearing on the proposed Capital Facility Plan has been scheduled for February 3rd, 5:00 p.m., at District Headquarters, 17520 22nd Avenue East, Tacoma, WA 98445. Additional information can be found at this link to their webpage. At this public hearing the Board of Commissioners will…

Public invited to help design Parkland Community Trail

PIERCE COUNTY PARKS – Pierce County Parks design a trail through Parkland that will be friendly to all users – whether they bike, stroll or roll. The trail will connect parks and schools from Pacific Lutheran University to Sprinker Recreation Center. Parks will collect public input regarding the trail’s design and route, at a series…

Sheriff Pastor on Seattle shootings Jan. 22

Posted in Facebook by Sheriff Paul Pastor, 1-22-2020, 9:00 p.m. Tonight in Seattle: Shootings as No Surprise Like many of you, I watched the news coverage of the shootings in Seattle tonight. I believe that both Seattle Police and Fire / Paramedics responded quickly and well. Chief Best’s on-scene media presentation was extremely good. I…

Jan. 23 Friends of Spanaway Lake

FOSL – Friends of Spanaway Lake will be holding it’s annual meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Rainier Room of Sprinker Recreation Center from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The agenda includes electing several board positions. There will also be an update on decreasing phosphorus and algae in Spanaway Lake.  

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…

Life Decisions, preparing for the worst

Five Wishes: Personal, Medical, Emotional, Familial, Spiritual Life is fragile and the unexpected can happen any day.  One only has to read the daily newspaper or tune into the news to see that.  When it comes to health care, preparing for the unexpected is more than important regardless of age – it’s essential.  “Five Wishes”…

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….

KinderCare in Frederickson Grand Opening January 9

The new KinderCare in Frederickson is about to hold a Grand Opening celebration. Come celebrate with us. The event is being held be the Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce on January 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments, a tour of the center, and a raffle. Ribbon Cutting will be at 1:15…

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…

Corrections Celebrate the Holidays Too

[Editor note: From 1990 to 1993, Editor Lincoln was an instructor for Tacoma Community College at the Washington Corrections Center for Women. She taught computer operating system and software courses at the institution. She also helped start the Purdy Prison Chapel Project which, in 1995-96, funded, built and dedicated a chapel for the women at…