6-month ramp closure in Tacoma begins Dec. 1

TACOMA – Construction crews will close the northbound State Route 7 on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma at 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1. The ramp closure will be in place around the clock until May. Drivers will follow a signed detour. The long-term ramp closure will allow crews to continue progress on the I-5 – M Street to Portland Avenue – HOV project. Crews will use the ramp as a construction zone to build supports for a new bridge and install additional drainage. [Read more…]

Pierce College Alum excels as coach, student

sydneydavisDuring her last year as a student at Pierce College, Sydney Davis worked 30 hours a week with three different jobs, went to school full time and completed 120 internship hours in order to pursue a dual certificate in health and fitness and coaching.

With 120 internship hours left to complete her degree, Davis served as a boot camp instructor at MVP Physical Therapy in Lakewood, while job shadowing at Body Logic. [Read more…]

TNT: Donations roll in to Lakewood police to support annual Fallen Officers Food Drive

“Cars came to the Lakewood Police Department in short bursts Wednesday as people dropped off canned goods and nonperishable food. They were contributing to the fourth annual Fallen Officers Food Drive, begun in honor of Sgt. Mark Renninger and Officers Tina Griswold, Gregory Richards and Ronald Owens.” Read the rest of Brynn Grimley’s story on The News Tribune.

TCC named a Champion of Sustainability

Nov 23 game_McKinstry COS

Tacoma Community College (TCC) was one of four Washington State colleges named a Champion of Sustainability by McKinstry at the November 23 Seattle Seahawks game against the Arizona Cardinals.

“It is very exciting to be considered by McKinstry and the Seahawks as a Champion of Sustainability,” said Silvia Barajas, TCC’s Vice President of Administrative Services, who attended the game on Sunday. “This award highlights not only the sustainable projects and initiatives that we’ve completed on campus to date but also what we are striving to instill in our students to continue practicing after they graduate.” [Read more…]

Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, Tacoma City Ballet team for ‘The Nutcracker’

Tickets for Tacoma City Ballet’s The Nutcracker & The Tale of The Hard Nut, are on sale at the Broadway Center for Performing Arts box office! Only two weeks until opening night. Tickets range between $19 and $69 for performances on Saturday, December 13 & 20 at 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 14 & 21at 3:00 PM, and Tuesday, December 23rd at 3:00 PM & 7:30PM. [Read more…]