Bethel High yearbook day and car show

Bob Davidson is a expert when it comes to pin striping, he’s been doing it since 1955. Because he is sought out, there are thousands of car collectors who know him. He is also related to a Bethel High School shop teacher (father in law I believe they said). About 7 years ago, they decided to…

Low tides will affect Pierce County ferry service May 22-29

Pierce County ferry riders in large vehicles – such as an RV, commercial truck or a vehicle towing a trailer – should plan ahead to avoid low tides from May 22-29. Load restrictions will be in place on some sailings, and the rider may be asked to postpone their trip until a later sailing. Ticket…

The Milroy Bridge, trusses of steel from a different era

OPINION By Marianne Lincoln The George Milroy Bridge was constructed in 1931 across the Puyallup River between Tacoma and Puyallup. A plaque on the bridge tells a few details of its history. Built by the Kart Construction Company, the steel truss bridge has served the county for 82 years. Though small for a bridge in…

WSDOT engineer to speak on the Cross Base Highway to 723 Networking group

Next Thursday morning, March 14th, 2013, at “723 Networking – building business PRIDE in GREATER Spanaway” meeting will have the project engineer from the Washington State Department of Transportation, John Wynands,  give a presentation on the “Cross Base Highway” also known as SR704. The Cross Base highway was envisioned around 1982 to relive congestion in the…

Along the way from here to there… speed dimwit

By Marianne Lincoln Today’s focus is speed limit signs. When you have travelled a road for several years, do you even look at them anymore? Perhaps just a cursory glance as you sail past, right? Today as I sailed down 36th Avenue East from Military Road to 176th Street, I noticed the sign said 30…

FLASH! Accident on 224th by Timberland Bank

Moments ago there was an accident on 224th street by Timberland Bank. The lanes of 224th are all closed. Hearing helicopters overhead now. 10:40a.m. 12/20 Accident was not a fatality. An SUV driver passed a car on the right shoulder and crashed into a logging truck parked on the shoulder. The passenger of the SUV…

Pierce Transit Next Steps

PIERCE TRANSIT, Lakewood, WA — Today the Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners met for a day long work session to discuss the agency’s future and when to implement service reductions after the rejection of Prop 1 in November. Federal regulations require a detailed analysis of service reductions and a robust public process, which takes approximately…