Compassion Clinic is Saturday in Sumner

From Pierce County Councilwoman Amy Cruver: Compassion Clinic – happening June 26 in Sumner. That is this Saturday. If you or someone you know needs no-cost health services, Compassion Clinic is there to serve you. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Faith Covenant Church 1915 Washington Street in Sumner. To make an…

Inslee announces eviction moratorium “bridge”

Gov. Jay Inslee announced a “bridge” proclamation today between the eviction moratorium and the housing stability programs put in place by the Legislature. The bridge is effective July 1 through September 30. More than $650 million of federal relief dollars allocated to assist renters is predicted to be available beginning in July. This is in…

Heat Wave Information

PIERCE COUNTY — The region is currently experiencing high temperatures known as a heat wave. When outside temperatures are extreme, the danger for heat-related illnesses rises. Older adults, young children, and people with mental illness and chronic diseases are at particularly high risk. In anticipation of the extremely high temperatures expected over the next few…

Development Center Reopening on July 1

Visiting the Development CenterTo help us best serve you, please come prepared with any relevant documents and a cell phone, if you have one, so that we can text you when it is your turn to be seen. If you do not have a cell phone, we will make an announcement. Keeping customers and staff safe…

June 25, burn ban begins in unincorporated Pierce County

A county-wide burn ban in Pierce County is announced effective at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021, until further notice. The Pierce County Fire Marshal, in partnership with the Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association, has declared a county-wide burn ban. This ban is due to current and predicted dry weather conditions. The burn ban…

In 1917, many Pierce County farms were condemned

Originally posted on 253 Watch:
By Marianne Lincoln In 1917, there was a war in Europe. South and Central Pierce County farmers were shocked to find out, the Secretary of the Army had decided that a certain part of Pierce County, where they lived, had been identified a choice location for a new military base. The…

62nd Airlift Wing welcomes new commander

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – The 62nd Airlift Wing is scheduled to host a change of command ceremony on June 15, 2021, at 10 a.m. Col. Erin Staine-Pyne will relinquish command of the wing to Col. David Fazenbaker. Prior to becoming the wing commander, Fazenbaker served as the 14th Flying Training Wing vice commander at…

World Blood Donor Day, June 14

Bloodworks Northwest’s slogan is “We all have it in us.” It’s true – we all have the power to save a life with a blood donation. On June 14th, we’ll be celebrating World Blood Donor Day with them to thank our community for its generosity and inspire more people to donate blood because the need…

Public invited to online open house for SR 510, Yelm Loop completion project

Supplemental Environmental Assessment available for review, comment WSDOT, YELM — People can learn more about the next steps in the Washington State Department of Transportation’s  State Route 510, Yelm Loop project via an online open house.   The project will build the remaining 3 miles of State Route 510 between Cullens Road and SR 507….

Sense of community, one weekend at a time

The Spanaway LA Fitness is located in a shopping center with a large parking lot between 156th and 159th and Pacific Avenue South. The parking lot has been host to Wednesday classic and hot rod car gatherings and starting this Memorial Day weekend, it will be host to a vendor fair. Between 1995 and 2002,…

Country Swap Meet June 11-13

Another Facebook find. Looks like some local folks are holding a Swap Meet just south of Spanaway at the Good Apple Ranch. Head South on the Mountain Highway, turn right on 260th and look for the signs. June 11,12, & 13 from 9a.m. to 5 p.m.