The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency reports all burn bans in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties have been lifted. The outlook for the next few days is windy and rainy, with a rise in temperature.
The Lakewood Historical Society annual meeting is scheduled for Tuesday night, Nov. 18th, at 7 pm at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Board members will be elected, volunteers will be recognized and programs on Washington State’s 125th Anniversary and Nancy Covert’s book American Lake Vignettes. Books will be available for sale. Wonderful refreshments offered. Free and open to the public.
“A man who served 20 years in prison for shooting two Seattle police officers in 1991 has been arrested and charged with dealing large quantities of painkillers from his Lakewood home.
“Aaron Glen Leigh, 46, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Pierce County Superior Court to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and three counts of illegally possessing a firearm.”
By Betsy Tainer, University Place
54% of you said No to the proposed Utility Tax. We won, but we’re not done.
We had a fantastic voter turnout. 57.97% for UP, where Tacoma showed 46.58%, the county and state came in with 50.1%.
“Four people have been charged with crimes ranging from burglary to trafficking in stolen property after Lakewood police busted up what they called a prolific burglary ring.” Read the rest of Adam Lynn’s story at The News Tribune.
“In two weeks, the Lakewood City Council will vote on its two-year budget. If approved without changes, 12 employees will lose their jobs at the end of 2014.” Read Brynn Grimley’s story in The News Tribune.
STEILACOOM – While at the Steilacoom Historical Museum on Monday morning to meet with Joan Curtis she showed me what looked like a cannonball (see images below). It is about four pounds, nearly four inches round and has a scalloped seam. The inside seems solid with a slight rattle. It was found in Steilacoom. If you happen to know, email the museum at SteilacoomHistorical@gmail.com. [Read more…]
The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at Tower Lanes, 6323 6th Avenue, Tacoma, on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker.
- November 4 – A Boeing Company representative will provide an update on the company’s programs, charities, activities in the community, investments in the region, and its ongoing commitment for future growth in Washington.
- November 11 – Veterans Day! Col. Brian Runion, 446th Mission Support Group Commander, USAF, will speak. Col. Runion is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping nearly 700 reservists and civilians assigned to the group.
- November 18 – Patricia McClements and Wayne Ballew of Puget Sound Energy will update the club on its programs and services, including advice on energy efficiency. Timely program for November.
- November 25 – President’s Choice!
- December 2 – Meeting Cancelled. Let’s have a Christmas party instead!
Interested in what’s going on in DuPont, read the DuPont City Administrator’s Friday letter.