Insufficient Policing!

[Editor Note:This is a letter sent by Master Watershed Steward and Pierce Communities Coalition member, Cindy Beckett to Rep. Mark McKaskill. It shows how far behind Pierce County’s unincorporated UGA is in police coverage] At this time, we in the UGA of Pierce County are officially asking for the State’s help. There are a growing…

Graham – Safe Streets Training

 Safe Streets is holding an Awareness and Safety Training on Saturday March 10th from 9AM-12PM at the Graham Fire and Rescue Headquarters, 23014 70th Ave E Graham, WA. The training will include presentations from the new Community Liaison Deputy with Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and Code Enforcement. Light snacks, coffee, and tea will be provided….

15th Annual EXPO ‘Feed the Children’ Fundraiser & Fun Run/Walk

EVENT: 15th Annual EXPO  ‘Feed the Children’  Fundraiser & Fun Run/Walk WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9AM-3PM.  WHERE:  Frontier Park Lodge (Pierce County Fairgrounds) 21718 Meridian E, Graham, WA 98338.  GKCC’s Purpose:  Linking community together while serving the Greater Graham area.   There are many volunteer opportunities. From Science classes to Reading Tutoring to Holiday Fundraisers,…

Safe Streets to Host Awareness and Safety Training in Graham

Graham, WA (March 1, 2018)—Community residents looking to make their neighborhoods safer can attend Safe Streets’ free Awareness & Safety Training Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Graham Fire and Rescue Headquarters. The trainings are instructed by experienced community mobilization, law enforcement and emergency professionals who will teach residents how…

In Memorium: Charles “Chuck” H. Overra

OBITUARY Charles “Chuck” H. Overaa (1/2/1927-2/16/2018) was born to Lee Roy and Caroline Overaa. He was a life long resident of Spansway, Washington. He attended Spanaway Grade School and was a graduate of Kapowsin High School in 1944. After driving logging trucks for his father, he entered the United States Navy and was honorably discharged…

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…

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Packed House at Elmhurst

PARKLAND, WA — On Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., there was a room at Elmhurst Elementary with over 100 people packed in, overflowing into the hallway and outside into the courtyard. The meeting was about the development of the Brookdale Golf Course into housing. Paul Green, of Azure Green Consultants, LLC was the featured speaker….

A review of the Naches Trail almost ready for Congressional approval

 From: David Welch Sent: Monday, January 08, 2018 10:20 AM Subject: RE: Naches Trail protection As part of the designation process, the NPS Santa Fe has completed their feasibility study. It is in HQ DC review at the present time. When the review is completed it will be submitted to Congress. Could be later this…

Letter from an Oregon Trails Archeologist

1-2-2018 Hello Marianne, I am writing in response to your email concerning a housing development at the Brookdale Golf Course. While the location is a marked site on the old Oregon Trail in Washington, it is not part of the Oregon National Historic Trail (NHT) as currently designated by Congress. The NHT at present does…

Will we wipe out The Naches Trail in Parkland?

By Marianne Lincoln There has been another development proposed on the Brookdale Golf Course. I have yet to learn if the developer is aware of, or even cares if, there are wagon ruts from the northernmost route of the Oregon Trail there. Certainly, there is an official Oregon Trail marker on Brookdale Road in front…