CPTC’s Hayes Center Receives Grant to Support Low-Income Parents

LAKEWOOD, Wash. – The United States Department of Education announced that Clover Park Technical College has been selected to receive funding to support child care efforts for low-income parents under the Child Care Access Means Parents In School program (CCAMPIS). The four-year grant will provide CPTC $58,675 per year beginning in October 2018 and concluding…

Pierce County Should be Blamed for Bethel Overcrowding

Editorial – Marianne Lincoln What do the years 1974 and 2021 have in common? Those are the years the Bethel School District, did and will be forced, to implement year round school. I have lived in Pierce County, Washington since 1957. I have watched the unincorporated portions of the county turn from daffodil farms and…

Elk Plain Road Shop Property Sale

The consent agenda for the October 23, 2018 County Council Meeting includes #7, the sale of the Elk Plain Road Shop being referred to the Rules and Operations Committee on October 29 and a final council vote on November, 6, 2018. Time to speak with you r council person on this issue, including whether the…

Fall Carnival – October 27

Our Savior Lutheran Church is hosting a Fall Carnival on October 27th from 3PM-6PM, 4519 112th St E in Tacoma.  It is a free event and will feature games, food & candy.  Costumes are welcome and it is fun for all ages!  Invite your family and friends and join us at Our Savior Lutheran Church…

Bazaar Nov. 10 – Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church in Parkland will be holding its 2018 Bazaar on November 10, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The local is 121st and Park Avenue in Parkland, Washington. The admission is FREE.

October 9 County Council Meeting in Fort Steilacoom Park

The Pierce County Council will hold an in-district Council meeting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 9, at the Lakewood Pavilion inside Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. SW in Lakewood. This in-district meeting will be chaired by Chair Doug Richardson, Pierce County Council District 6. Each member of the Pierce County Council hosts at least…

October 6 is ABC Day at Bethel High

ABC Day is All Bethel (School District) Community Day. Over the past 10 plus years, it has become a very popular event for the community to come to that year’s high school to see what is going on in the c=-schools and around the community. Community groups come out and show what they offer to…

Deputies? Urban Pierce County Fail

The Washington State Growth Management Act states guidelines for urban area police coverage. That is 1 officer for every 700 residents. Urban Pierce County currently has about 1 officer for ever 2000 residents. Have you felt there is more crime than normal or that you are not getting response when you call the Pierce County…

Overcrowding Bethel Schools

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — Members of Bethel’s Long Range Facilities Task Force will reconvene this week to study future options to ease the overcrowding in our schools if November’s School Construction Bond does not pass. The School Board has already authorized planning for a reboundary of the district next year, and a return to year-round…

Pierce County Planning at Frederickson Meeting Sept. 15

Greetings, The Pierce County Planning Department has agreed to send representatives to our Saturday morning FCCCC meeting. We hope to get updated information on the Industrial Park that is being developed on about 250 acres in our community. The original proposal was for a lumber mill on the Southern portion of the site and an…

Downpour doesn’t dampen local spirit

Freddie Fest started out cloudy and dry on August 11, but squalls passing through left visitors and vendors occasionally huddling under their tents. Yet, community spirit prevailed and the event and chili cookoff went on as planned. Washington residents are used to dodging a bit of rain. Bravo to those souls who took it all…