Pierce County’s Parks and Recreation department has announced the Playground by the Sound at Chambers Creek Regional Park will reopen to the public on Friday, July 3. The popular playground has been closed since May 26, 2015, in preparation for the U.S. Open which took place during the week of June 15-21. [Read more…]
The City of University Place City Council Regular Meeting scheduled for Monday, July 6, 2015 has been canceled.
University Place, Wash. – At approximately 12:15 a.m. this morning, West Pierce Fire & Rescue responded to the report of a brush fire in the area behind the Cascade Apartments in University Place. Crews arrived to instead find a house fire and University Place Police officers banging on the door of the residence, attempting to alert the occupants. Smoke alarms were also sounding and between the two, the occupants woke up and safely evacuated the home. [Read more…]
“With completion of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course earlier this month, Pierce County realized a huge part of what was hoped for when master site planning began on the huge Chambers Creek Properties in the mid-1990s.” Read the rest of The News Tribune editorial online.
Arne Handeland had media credentials for the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, but he wasn’t there to record how the players navigated the course, what clubs they chose or how they felt about the tee placements. [Read more…]
As the 4th of July approaches, celebrating safely is key. While this holiday is a fun way to spend a summer day, fireworks can cause serious injuries and extreme fire hazards. Please take into consideration the dry conditions we are experiencing this summer before using fireworks. If you decide to use fireworks, please keep these safety tips in mind: [Read more…]
Congratulations to Frank Powell of University Place, who participated in the Pan American Masters in Medellin Colombia from June 17 to June 24th. Frank swam four events in the males 55 to 59 age group: Sliver in the 100 meter back stroke, Sliver in the 50 meter back stroke, fourth place in the 200 meter free style, and fifth place in the 200 meter back stroke. [Read more…]
Just hours after Jordan Spieth won the 2015 U.S. Open on Sunday, construction crews were already beginning to remove the infrastructure that supported the championship in order to restore public access to Chambers Creek Regional Park as quickly as possible. [Read more…]