The Post needs a small 4 door car

Do you have a little 4 door car that runs well but isn’t much of value as a trade in? Would you like to donate it to the Pierce Prairie Post and take a charitable deduction on  your taxes instead? The PPP is in need of a small sedan that gets reasonable gas mileage for…

Summit – Garage Sale, 104th & Canyon Rd

Summit United Methodist Church will host a Garage Sale; Saturday, June 3, 9am-4pm. The location is 5316 104th St E, Tacoma, WA. There will be household items, clothing furniture and much, much more. The ‘Good Stuff’ Garage Sale is hosted by the United Methodist Women and donations will support local and world mission projects. Locally…

2018 Pierce County Historic Preservation Grant Program

From Pierce County, WA The Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to announce the 2018 Preservation Grant program, which assists in funding preservation efforts in Pierce County. Grant requests can be made for historic preservation or history-related project proposals. Eligible projects can include stabilization, restoration, or rehabilitation of Certified Local Government (CLG)…

Community leaders stress quality of life to County Executive

On May 26, 4 community leaders from Midland, Frederickson, Waller and Spanaway met with County Executive Bruce Dammeier and Dennis Hanberg, Director of Planning and Land Services (PALS) and Public Works. The message was simple, our quality of life matters, we need roads and other infrastructure if you build out the Centers and Corridors project,…

Memorial Day events

Here are several events for the Memorial Day weekend that are outside city limits in the mid-county. Enjoy the long weekend everyone! Sunday, May 28 •Fir Lane Memorial Park Memorial Day Observance, 12:30 p.m., 924 176th St E, Spanaway, WA 98387 •Yelm Cemetery Memorial Day Observance, 1 p.m., 11540 Cemetary Rd SE, Yelm, WA 98597…

Memorial Day Service at Bethany Cemetery May 29

Each year at the small cemetery near Muck Creek on the Mountain Highway, Bethany Lutheran Church holds a wonderful celebration of Memorial Day. The event is complete  with a Flag and Firing Detail from JBLM and keynote speaker,  Chaplain Art Sortland (Capt, USN, Ret) to honor the day. This well attended event is located in a lovely…

Gnu City? One is on it’s way…

By Marianne Lincoln Pierce County needs jobs. It has lost many of its major employers over the past 20 years. Nalleys, Hygrade, ASARCO, Kaiser to name a few. For better or for worse, they are gone. Today the Washington State Employment Security Department released the county unemployment data for the state as of April 2017….

Pierce County to transition to integrated physical and behavioral healthcare

PIERCE COUNTY — No later than January 1, 2020, Pierce County residents in the Medicaid system will receive both physical and behavioral care through a state mandated initiative called Integration 2020.  Through this whole-person approach, physical and behavioral healthcare will be delivered via one system through an integrated network of providers, offering better coordinated care…

Environmental Small Grants Program for Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed

–Applications for 2017 Grant Applications Now Available– The City of Lakewood and Pierce County are partnering to provide $25,000 in grants this year to support environmental projects up to $2,500 in the Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed. View the grant announcement, criteria, and downloadable application form online at: https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/1872/Small-Grants-Program Applications are due June 1, 2017. New this…

Nisqually Land Trust Work Party May 24

Join us along the Nisqually River for another fun-filled morning of invasive weed control! Wednesday, May 24th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. This week we will be at our Thurston Ridge protected area pulling Scotch Broom. This is another important step forward in the restoration of this site, and we could use your help! If interested,…

Wetlands and Pierce County – can they coexist?

By Marianne Lincoln Two developments currently in process are raising the eyebrows of planning and development watchers in the county. These are called Ally Brook and Phoebe’s Meadows. In Phoebes Meadows, the developer actually didn’t want to build as many houses (4) as PALS (Planning and Land Services) demanded he put on the parcel (10)….