Easter Eggstravaganza April 20

April 20 is the Easter Eggstravaganza at Sound Life Church in Frederickson. Located on 36th Avenue and 176th Street. FREE Community Event with 40,000+ eggs. Easter egg hunts for ages (0-12 years), large-scale inflatables, pony rides($7), face painting, and more! Multiple Prize Giveaways during the show in the Auditorium! Activities start at 9:00AM. Age appropriate…

Special Needs Egg Hunt April 20

The Spanaway Lions Club is hosting its annual Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt at the Spanaway Prairie House Museum at 10 a.m. on April 20, 2019. Registration at 9:30 a.m. The hunt starts at 10 a.m. The museum is located at 812 176th Street East, Spanaway, WA. You can also see the new addition of…

Bethel propane buses first in U.S.

Bethel is the first school district in the United States to deploy the latest ultra-low NOx propane-powered school buses, which are 90% cleaner than the EPA’s current heavy-duty engine standard. We have recently been nominated for the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo Fleet Award, a national recognition. You can find more details here: https://bit.ly/2GokoY0

Hearings Examiner on Brookdale Golf Course

This link is the report from the Pierce County Hearings Examiner on the development at the Brookdale Golf Course. It is a PDF file. Brookdale PDD Hearings Examiner 2 21 2019

Water, ecology and our SSA

Here is a link to one of the more important and challenging things you can read. It is the Department of Ecology information on aquifer recharge and the Growth Management Act. ECY GMA critical recharge The Centers and Corridors area being rezoned for high density development sits on a Sole Source Aquifer (SSA) recharged by…

Sewer lines – Another problem for Elk Plain Crossing

In the Land Use Advisory Committee hearing for Elk Plain Crossing, Rob Jenkins of Planning and Land Service just barely touched on the issue of where they will get sewer lines. You see, Health Department regulations require 14,500 sq. ft. lots to have septic tanks, so these tightly packed houses will require sewer access. Briefly…

Unit #1 needs your help

By Sandra Kean-Wolfer Help us save the Washington Horseman Tacoma Unit #1!!! The Tacoma Unit has been the center of the horse show world in the Pacific Northwest for decades. This wonderful venue has touched the hearts of so many people. From world champion riders to beginning 4-H kids. People come from far and wide…

Central Pierce Proposition 1

You’re calling 911 because you have a medical emergency in your home. You live two blocks from the fire station, but it takes 20 minutes for the paramedics to arrive from a station 5 miles away. What happened? Chances are your local fire crew was tied up at another emergency call. That is happening about…

Deadly Road? Let’s add more houses.

[Editorial – Marianne Lincoln 4-10-2019] Graham, WA — Last night I gave testimony about the Elk Plain Crossing development at 224th & the Mountain Highway. This location is the former Elk Plain County Road Shop. The site is zoned Mixed Use (MUD) and the purchasers want to change it to housing. Not housing like the…

Milroy Bridge over Puyallup River to close April 9 for inspection

PIERCE COUNTY, WA — The Milroy Bridge over the Puyallup River at 66th Avenue East and River Road East will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 9 while crews perform a detailed structural inspection and general maintenance. Motorists will need to use an alternative route during the closure. Pierce County Planning…

April 13 Hearing on new zoning

PIERCE COUNTY, WA – Pierce County residents are invited to learn about and provide feedback on proposed updates to the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill Community Plans at an April 13 open house. Community plans provide direction on how growth and development will be handled. The plans address topics such as zoning, transportation, the look…

REZONED! April 13 – Data display

Residents across Spanaway, Frederickson, Parkland, Midland, and South Hill received letters around March 30, noting their home properties have been rezoned from Moderate Density Single Family (MSF) to Neighborhood Corridor (NCor). This zoning is set in the County plan called Centers and Corridors. The new zoning is a done deal according to local real estate…