Pierce County Parks, new restrictions

Pierce County Parks has worked diligently to provide social, sport, and recreational activities at various sites throughout the county in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to Governor Inslee’s recently released directive and out of an abundance of caution, Pierce County Parks is announcing facility closures and program cancellations as follows: Sprinker Recreation…

Let’s help neighbors for the holidays locally…

By Marianne Lincoln Several events are occurring this week before Thanksgiving through the Christmas season in 2020 to help other local folks struggling through this difficult year. These are the events and dates you can help out locally with toy, clothing and food drives for the holidays. Each has further information as you read through…

Holidays, lights and drive through entertainment

Puyallup at the Washington State Fairgrounds – HOLIDAY MAGIC Friday, December 4, 2020 at 5 PM PST – 10 PM PST Washington State FairPublic · Hosted by Washington State FairTicketswww.thefair.com/holiday-magicEnjoy a festive, safe holiday experience with your family and friends at Holiday Magic – drive-thru style! Immerse yourselves into the magic with breathtaking lights and fun…

SR162 Roundabout and changes need community input

The following information is from Rick Jones of the SR162 commuter group. SR162 runs from Carbonado and Wilkeson through South Prairie, to Orting and Sumner. Hello! I represent a group trying to steer our WSDOT (Washington State Department of Transportation) in their SR162 improvement plan. We have been working on this for approximately 2 years….

Community member frustrated with County rezoning

[Editor Note: Terry Hurd, a former member of the Frederickson Land Use Advisory Committee (LUAC) and a long time member of the Frederickson Clover Creek Community Council (FCCCC) speaks about about his frustration with Pierce County’s all out race to rezone a large part of our area to something we will not recognize in a…

Getting here to there in Spanaway

In the course of discussion over rezoning Spanaway and other nearby communities with the County Council this past month, I created a graphic. I want to share this with you. It is the roads that get you between places in the central part of Spanaway. In most cities, there are streets and avenues. Remember that…

Pierce County begins four-week “roll back” order; Restaurant Rally continues

Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier issued the following statement regarding the pending roll back order issued by Governor Jay Inslee: I support the Governor’s plan to roll back to more limited operations and activities across the state. While I remain very concerned about the impact of this order on our already struggling small business and…

Friday the 13th gusty wind and rain

I have buttoned down my henhouse and put away the lawn swing for the year. I hope you are getting ready as well. Bridges and mountain passes may be affected. Here is the forecast from NOAA for today and Friday the 13th: (12th) This Afternoon: A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near…

Legislative Priorities for Pierce County

Proposed Resolution No. R2020-116 Title: A Resolution of the Pierce County Council Adopting the Pierce County Washington State Legislative Priorities 2021. (2021 State Legislative Priorities) The Pierce County Council in its November 17, 2020, 3:00 p.m. regular meeting will adopt its legislative priorities for the 2021 meeting of the legislature. The Post thought you would find…

Eat, Save, Help the economy

Pierce County has teamed up with local restaurants to help the economy with some funds from the CARES Act. You can eat or take out from any of the participating restaurants and save 30%. They get reimbursed 50% from Pierce County, making up for the difference with a little bonus. The link to the Pierce…

County Six Year Transportation Improvement Program

Pierce County, Washington, Proposed Ordinance 2020-108 Title: An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Adopting the 2021-2026 Transportation Improvement Program and 2021-2034 Fourteen-Year Ferry Program, Pursuant to Revised Code of Washington Sections 36.81.121, 36.81.122, 36.81.130, and 36.54.015, and Washington Administrative Code 136, Chapters 15 and 16; Finding that Each Project Contained in the Plan is a…