Westside Story – DuPont Bus Service?

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A recent article in The Suburban Times informed us of the City of Dupont‘s desire to explore the possibility of providing the city with bus service.

Decades ago I voted to increase my tax bill in order to bring Pierce Transit buses to Lakewood. I did not personally plan to use bus service and all these years later, I still do not personally benefit from local bus service. It is doubtful I will ever ride the bus. [Read more…]

Washington State Poet Laureate presents workshop at DuPont Library

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Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen will host a Poetry Workshop at the DuPont Library (1540 Wilmington Dr) on Saturday, February 21 (9:30-11 am). We’ll do a close reading of a few poems, then use one or two as models for writing a first draft of a poem. No poetry writing experience necessary. Share your draft and receive feedback if you wish. [Read more…]

Tax season prompts scam alerts

DuPont — As Washingtonians prepare for another tax season, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington, along with several federal agencies—is reminding them to beware of scams and identity theft.

According to the Internal Revenue Service and BBB investigators, an aggressive and sophisticated phone scam continues to run rampant. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, using fake names and bogus identification badge numbers. Victims are told they owe money and must pay through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses, the scammers threaten with arrest, deportation or suspension of a driver’s license. [Read more…]

Calling all 12s

DUPONT – Calling all 12’s. DuPont and JBLM are hosting a Seahawks rally this Saturday starting at 12:12pm in Ross Plaza. There will be free food for the kids and yummy treats from McNamara’s for the adults. There will be tons of entertainment and fun so come on out and bring your friends and family. An aerial shot of DuPont citizens forming a giant 12 will be taken so please come wearing blue or white.

Don’t get blitzed by bogus Super Bowl fan packages

DuPont — As the Seattle Seahawks return to the Super Bowl for the second year in a row, the 12th Man’s quest to attend the big game will prove to be expensive and difficult.

“There is no doubt in my mind that trying to score tickets to the game will be fierce,” says Tyler Andrew CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington. “But we expect swarms of fans to travel to and vacation in Arizona during Super Bowl week even without game day tickets.” [Read more…]