2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Change of Command

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment will welcome a new commander and bid farewell to their present commander 10 a.m. Thursday at Watkins Parade Field on JBLM Lewis Main.

Lt. Col. Jay Bartholomees will assume command from Col. Gregory K. Anderson during the change of command ceremony.

[Read more...]

Gold for Saudia


On July 12, 2014 Lakewood’s Saudia James-Heard won the 14-year girls’ triple jump competition at the AAU/ESPN National Club Championship meet. Saudia broke the 2009 meet record (36′-4.75″) with a jump of 37’ 4.25” and is now the #1 ranked girl’s triple jumper in the nation. Remarkably, this is Saudia’s first year triple jumping. [Read more...]

Around the Sound: Writer concludes book-writing project with Steilacoom spa session

As soon as I finished my latest book project—yes! another history book—I planned to celebrate with champagne. After all, Lake City promoter Allen C. Mason had used champagne to launch the steamboat, “Lake City” on American Lake that carried prospective landowners on the day that city was established. [Read more...]

West Pierce Fire & Rescue Hires Six Firefighters


UNIVERSITY PLACE – For the first time in the brief history of West Pierce Fire & Rescue we have hired six firefighters to replace some of those who have retired over the past several years.  This number is very small when compared to the number of people we have lost over the past three years, but is a very strong sign the economy has improved and we have stabilized as an organization.

[Read more...]

National Champions Headed Back Home to Washington


By Renee Quinn

Defending National Champions have kept their title thanks to a stellar performance at the 2014 YMCA National Gymnastics Championship in Tampa, Florida. Teams from the Lakewood Family YMCA and Mel Korum Family YMCA are headed back home to Washington and accompanying them are numerous medals and a team gold medal for Grace Gymnastics Lakewood Family Y team.

[Read more...]