South Hill Library closed Nov. 1-30 for improvements

South Hill Pierce County Library will be closed Nov. 1-30 for improvements. During this time, the bookmobile will be open for people to check out and return books and other materials. The library’s meeting room will be open Nov. 3-30 so people can pick up items they have placed on hold. Some computer access also will be available. Restrooms will not be available. [Read more...]

Pierce College Puyallup Student Life challenge promotes sustainability

plastic bag storyPierce College Puyallup is ramping up efforts to become even more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable by taking a stand against the use of plastic bags.

Every student who takes a pledge against using plastic shopping bags will be given a free Pierce College reusable shopping bag that reads, “Pierce College: Together Making a Difference.”

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WA Wrestling Coaches Association inducts three into Hall of Fame

The Washington State Wrestling Coaches Association will be honoring three coaches as they are inducted into the WSWCA Hall of Fame on November 1, 2014. The ceremony will be held as part of the annual Northwest Wrestling Coaches Clinic in Vancouver, WA at the Hilton Hotel, and will celebrate the 31st class of inductees.

Scott Bliss (Auburn HS and Mead HS), Craig Foster (Blaine HS), and Chris Wolfe (Steilacoom HS and Pacific Lutheran University) have been elected to the Hall of Fame as the Class of 2012. With the induction of these three coaches, the WSWCA Hall of Fame will have 127 members.

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Pierce College welcomes new faculty in DHFT department

The Pierce College Diagnostic Health and Fitness (DHFT) department offers students a clear pathway to high-demand careers in a competitive industry.With several new faculty members on board this year, students will have an opportunity to learn from professionals with impressive, real-world experience in a variety of areas.

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Celebrate the annual return of salmon in Puyallup, Oct. 11

Celebrate the return of salmon to the Puyallup River Watershed at the Salmon Homecoming on Oct. 11. This family-friendly event features guided tours to watch migrating salmon in Clarks Creek, tours of the Puyallup Hatchery, science and art activities for kids, a Native American welcoming ceremony and storyteller, music from a live bluegrass band and a DJ, and a photo booth as well as “selfies” with Fin the fish.This free event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Puyallup Hatchery, 1416 14th St. SW in Puyallup.
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