Pierce Transit, Sound Transit offer express service to State Fair

Guests of the Washington State Fair can save on gas, avoid the traffic, and “Do the Puyallup” at the biggest party in the state by bus or commuter rail this year. Along with local connecting routes from Federal Way, Parkland, Tacoma and South Hill, Pierce Transit’s “Fair Express” service is back with express bus service seven days per week from three major transit centers. And, for the first time, Sound Transit will offer direct Sounder service to the Fair from Everett and Seattle on Saturday, September 13 and 20. Sound Transit express bus service between Seattle and Puyallup is also an option for getting to the Fair. [Read more...]

Northwest Trek’s ‘Get Out of the Rut’ brings end-of-summer fun

Charging elk

Eatonville, Wash. – Nature’s calling. And before backpacks are loaded with supplies, before lunches are made, before school bells ring, there’s a glorious end-of-summer celebration at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.

Get Out of the Rut is a Labor Day Weekend celebration of elk, bison, deer and bighorn sheep and the rutting, or mating, season. [Read more...]

Pierce College to offer new course in social media for business

LAKEWOOD, WASH. – Starting fall quarter, Pierce College is proud to offer a brand new course designed to introduce students to social media best practices for business.  Introduction to Social Media Marketing (Business 134) will be taught completely online, and will give students hands on experience using social media, creating blogs, and exploring other emerging technologies.

Students can expect to spend at least 10 hours per week on the class, and will walk away from the course with practical experience and an online portfolio showcasing their abilities. [Read more...]

Library board convenes special session on Aug. 26

The Pierce County Library System Board of Trustees will convene a special session, then recess to executive session to evaluate the qualifications of final applicants for the position of executive director at 5 p.m. on Aug. 26 at the library’s Processing and Administrative Center, 3005 112th St. E., in Tacoma. After discussion, trustees will reconvene the special session and could possibly extend an offer for the position. The special session, other than the executive session, is open to the public. Download agenda.