Fourth of July weekend brings holiday schedule, extreme tide warning for Pierce County Ferry

The Pierce County Ferry will operate on its holiday schedule July 3 and 4.

The Pierce County Ferry will operate a one-boat service. Pierce County will extend the service day on July 3 and 4 by adding a triangle departing Steilacoom at 11 p.m. to accommodate travelers. Ketron Island passengers must make a reservation by calling (253) 588-1950 at least 20 minutes in advance. [Read more…]

TNT: Former Tacoma, Steilacoom police chief Richard Amundsen dies

“Richard Amundsen’s first job in law enforcement was walking a two-block beat in downtown Tacoma.

“By the time he retired more than four decades later he’d served as chief of the Tacoma and Steilacoom police departments and head of security at what is now called the Washington State Fair in Puyallup.” Read the rest of Adam Lynn’s story at The News Tribune website.