Who knew that Shorthaired Rabbit Toto had so much in common with fictitious Dorothy’s beloved companion? Our charismatic boy’s eyes also twinkle merrily, despite some slight clouding in the right eye (this will need to be evaluated regularly be a veterinarian). He too would make a great sidekick given his “people bunny” personality — he’s all about saying hi and befriending everyone. [Read more…]
Fall has arrived, but consistent fall rains have not. Everett, Seattle and Tacoma remain in the second stage of their drought response plans. The water systems rely on fall rains to fill the reservoirs so there is enough water for people and fish. [Read more…]
Pierce County is preparing now for winter weather on county roads.
On Oct. 12 and 13, Pierce County road crews will travel their snow plow routes, set up and recalibrate equipment, and review the county’s Snow and Ice Response Plan in anticipation of winter weather. [Read more…]
TACOMA – Learn how gardening can continue into the colder months at the Fall Family Garden Festival and Tree Sale. The free event happens Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Washington State University Master Gardener’s Demonstration Garden, 2607 W. Pioneer Way in Puyallup. [Read more…]
Pierce County residents can reduce flooding on Pierce County roads by picking up yard waste on their properties and making sure nearby storm drains are free of leaves. [Read more…]
Have you ever wondered how someone who is blind is able to use a computer or read a book? Washington State Department of Services for the Blind provides a wide range of services for people of all ages in Washington State who are blind or have low vision. [Read more…]
Each year, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) holds an awards banquet to honor the best in government television programming. Pierce County TV (PCTV) took home 17 awards at the 2015 event, including two first-place finishes and a sweep of the Community Awareness category. [Read more…]
Enjoy a series of slightly scary readings as Pierce County Library System welcomes Tacoman Dan Beers — author of “The Last House,” “Willowbrook,” “The Crossing” and “The Ghouls” — to three libraries in October: [Read more…]
By Paul Pastor, Pierce County Sheriff
I recently attended a national conference which addressed the topic of public trust in law enforcement. It was sponsored by the Major County Sheriff’s Association and FBI National Executive Institute.
Attendees included larger County Sheriffs from Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, Detroit and Boston and other large jurisdictions as well as minority community leaders from around the nation. [Read more…]
Medicare is complex. Beneficiaries are faced with a wide range of options, many of which are very confusing. Medicare now offers beneficiaries two basic options – Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage – and dozens of additional choices within each path. Knowing the differences and how to choose can save people hundreds or thousands of dollars each year. [Read more…]