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…

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the Pierce Prairie Post .com! We are looking forward to a calmer, more fun and prosperous 2018! Here are a couple photos from our first sunrise, taken at Marianne’s house – Eight Cedars in Graham.  

County plans to change development regulations

EDITORIAL According to several people who are on Land Use Advisory Committees in Pierce County, there are new development regulations that have passed through the Planning Commission and the Hearings Examiner are are slated to be in front of the Pierce County Council for approval and adoption, possibly as early as January 2018. If you look…

Incident at Graham Kapowsin

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — At approximately 2:30 p.m. today (December 5, 2017), 30 minutes after school was dismissed, there was a shooting near the Graham-Kapowsin High School campus.  The shooting stemmed from an altercation between a group of individuals outside of the school.  Two students who were injured in the shooting made their way onto…

December performing arts around Bethel

Bethel District Performing Arts Events for December December 1 Early Dismissal for Middle School Report Card Preparation 5:15 – 7:30pm Chocolate, Chimes, and Cheer hosted by EPSOC Friends of the Arts December 2 5:00 – 10:00pm Holiday Open House Mike & Sue Sandner’s Home 5:00pm Santa Parade and Tree Lighting Reception Downtown Puyallup December 5…

Down? Property Taxes for schools will go down even with new bond

Facilities Funding 11-6-17     <– PDF file data on the bond from the district BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — As school districts around the state gear up for bond and levy elections next year, the Bethel School District finds itself in a unique position. In February, Bethel will be running a new $443 million bond and two…

Sankta Lucia Celebration – Dec 3

A Swedish Sankta Lucia Celebration will be held December 3rd at PLU’s Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts. Sunday, December 3rd at 2:30 PM – 6 PM. (Also known as the Eastvold Auditorium) The event his hosted by the Scandinavian Cultural Center. The event consists of singing and dance. Young people rehearse for several weeks…

Annual Holiday Bazaar – Lacamas Dec 2-3

Lacamas Community Club’s Annual Holiday Bazaar will be December 2nd & 3rd,  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be more than 30 local crafters. Great food will be served for breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The best “FREE” – MAKE IT & TAKE IT –…