State to remove derelict pilings and docks from shoreline

Work is scheduled to begin Sept. 18 on a project to remove derelict pilings and two dilapidated docks located along the shoreline in Pierce County in an effort to restore intertidal and near-shore habitats and improve overall water quality.The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will remove approximately 32 derelict creosote-treated pilings located in the tidelands at Sunnyside Beach Park in Steilacoom, as well as two dilapidated docks along the Chambers Creek Regional Park’s shoreline in University Place. [Read more...]

Around the Sound: Sentinels review a different playbook


A few hours before the “Friday Night Lights” came on at Blair Taylor Field on Sept. 12, eighteen red-shirted Steilacoom Sentinel players rushed the doors at Saltar’s Point Elementary for a different kind of pre-game warm-up.

The strategy that afternoon was the launch of a new program where players visited local schools and read to elementary students. It’s called the Sentinel Reading Program.

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Letter: Steilacoom accepts land donation

By Sally Jacky, Harlock Place Park Stewardship Committee Chair

The Harlock Place Park Stewardship Committee is thrilled to announce that, on Tuesday August 5, 2014, the Steilacoom Town Council and mayor accepted the donation of the one-half-acre Lot 4 of the Kauffman short plat to be used in perpetuity as a Steilacoom town public passive open space pocket park for and on behalf of the general public.

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Several Pierce County ferry runs to be canceled for construction

Several Pierce County ferry runs will be canceled while construction crews make improvements to the Steilacoom ferry landing. On Sunday, Sept. 14, Thursday, Sept. 18, Sunday, Sept. 21, and Thursday, Sept. 25, the runs departing Steilacoom at 8:40 p.m., Anderson Island at 9:10 p.m., and Ketron Island at 9:30 p.m. will be canceled. These runs are the last runs of the night on Sundays and Thursdays. On those dates, the last runs of the night will depart Steilacoom at 7:30 p.m. and Anderson Island at 8 p.m. A run departing Ketron Island at 8:20 p.m. has also been added on those dates. [Read more...]

Emergency Coordination Plan Parent Informational Night

Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1 is hosting two informational meeting for parents, staff and community members, to address “Surviving the Active Killer Event: What Every Parent Needs to Know”. The first meeting will be held Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Pioneer Middle School in DuPont from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A similar meeting will be held Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Steilacoom High School. Both meetings will be held in the main gymnasiums.

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Pierce College fundraising breakfasts to support scholarships

LAKEWOOD, WASH. – Pierce College Foundation’s upcoming Creating Possibilities breakfasts aim to raise funds that provide the educational resources students need to complete college and realize their dreams.

There is no fee to attend the breakfasts, which will be held at the Fort Steilacoom campus on Sept. 12 and the Puyallup campus on Sept. 19. The event is a unique opportunity for the greater community to learn about the inspiring stories of Pierce College students. [Read more...]