60th birthday party for Lakes High Class of 1973

By Gary Turney

Members of the Lakes High School Class of 1973 are throwing themselves a 60th birthday party! This bash, at which no one can lie about their age, will be on September 26 at the Fan Club Sports Bar, starting at 5:00 pm and going until the last person leaves. The Fan Club is located at 8315 83rd Avenue in Lakewood, near Oakbrook. [Read more…]

15-hour closure coming to southbound SR 167 in Puyallup; time-lapse of bridge move now posted

PUYALLUP – Puyallup-area drivers will encounter a 15-hour closure of southbound State Route 167 at the Puyallup River next weekend while crews continue work at the site of the SR 167 Puyallup River Bridge replacement project.

Both southbound SR 167 lanes will close at the river at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21. Signed detours will direct motorists around the closure until the southbound lanes reopen, scheduled for noon on Saturday, Aug. 22. During the closure, crews will drill shafts in preparation for installing a cantilevered roadway sign. [Read more…]

SR 167 closes across Puyallup River all weekend

Starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, drivers who use the State Route 167 Puyallup River Bridges (Meridian) in Puyallup will need to use alternate routes to detour around a full weekend closure of the northbound and southbound bridges. Over the weekend, crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will move the now unused 1925 steel truss bridge away from the river to nearby WSDOT right of way. Drivers are advised to plan trips in advance and expect heavy congestion while the closures are underway. [Read more…]

Full weekend SR 167 closure across Puyallup River begins Aug. 7

PUYALLUP – Drivers who rely on the State Route 167 Puyallup River Bridges (Meridian) are encouraged to plan for delays and alternate routes during the weekend of Aug. 7. Both the northbound and southbound SR 167 bridges that span the Puyallup River will be closed to traffic while crews relocate an obsolete steel truss bridge. The 1920s-era bridge was replaced in June because it had reached the end of its useful life. [Read more…]

Letter: Foster Care Placement Crisis in Pierce County


By Erika Thompson

Pierce County has a desperate need for foster families. Each night there are children sitting in the Tacoma office waiting for placement. On Monday there were eight children, on Tuesday six children ranging from age 2-14 years still without a place to rest their head at 10 pm. [Read more…]

QuickBooks workshops this summer at Pierce County Libraries

Cover the basics of the software that allows you to organize finances, create invoices, track sales, trim expenses, view key financial reports and be ready at tax time. Class instructor Pam Giles, of Liquid Assets Accounting, has 25 years of accounting experience with small and large businesses. Registration required. Register online at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar [Read more…]