More than three dozen critics of Puget Sound Energy’s plans to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on the tideflats flooded Tacoma City Council’s community forum last week and the same held true at hearings regarding the financial scheme to operate the facility as part regulated utility and open market facility for container ships.
Puget Sound Energy is in the final permitting stages of a proposed 8 million gallon facility that would convert natural gas to LNG on the tideflats. The proposal started after the private utility company landed a contract with Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) to provide ships with cleaner-burning LNG rather than diesel. TOTE has since put those… Read More
With Halloween approaching, do it-yourself costumes are more popular than ever. In fact, Goodwill’s 2016 National Halloween poll of more than 2,400 residents from Washington, California and Minnesota found that 57 percent of respondents are dressing up in a costume they made themselves.
There are several benefits to the DIY approach – mainly that you’re unlikely to embarrassingly run… Read More
On Oct. 8 and 9, Fircrest Presbyterian (1250 Emerson St.) and Redeemer Lutheran Church (1001 Princeton St.) joined together to share in a Compassion Weekend that included 12 different community service projects, three of which were local to the University Place community. The groups made cookies for… Read More
Last week, we highlighted the plague of creepy clowns that seemed to have invaded South Sound this month. In order to further diffuse that situation this week, we offer a list of socially acceptable places for wearing those killer clown duds, where locals will be similarly dressed in anticipation for Halloween.
Or maybe you'll consider wearing something that's not a trigger for people whose… Read More
The Stadium High School campus is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful in the entire United States. On Friday, Oct. 14, it was anything but, unless your idea of beauty is driving rain and bone chilling wind. The Stadium Tigers played host to the Wilson Rams on a night that seemed made for ball control and low scoring football, but the Tigers proved that they can put up points no matter… Read More
When the Bellarmine Prep Lions hosted state powerhouse Sumner last Friday, Oct. 14, it was easily the nastiest weather for a football game that I have ever witnessed. At times, the wind and rain were blowing sideways, and the playing surface at Bellarmine’s Memorial Field just kept getting muddier… Read More
With fall having arrived and school now back in full swing, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to get kids interested in business – how to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in young people starting at the earliest age possible. Myself, I was engaging in business transactions going back to grade school when I opened a “store” in my bedroom to sell candy bars and such to my elementary… Read More
Rainier Medical is a weight loss and wellness clinic originally opened by Dr. Valerie Sutherland MD in University Place. Sutherland, along with her team of health and wellness professionals, have helped community members all across the Puget Sound to loose 11,100 pounds among all their patients and… Read More
Earlier this year, Northwest Innovation Works cancelled its plans to build what would have been the world’s largest natural gas to methanol plant on the tideflats. The Chinese-backed venture would have shipped the methanol to China to use in the production of plastic products. The plan died under… Read More