The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, April 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
Apply for a landmarks preservation grant by June 10

The Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to announce the 2017 Preservation Grant Program, which assists in funding preservation efforts in Pierce County.

Grant requests can be made for historic preservation or history-related project proposals. For stabilization, restoration, or rehabilitation of Certified Local Government (CLG) register-listed buildings or structures, the maximum request is $15,000. For photographic/document preservation, historic markers, history research, and public events/programming, the maximum request is $5,000. All applicants… Read More

Historic Preservation Month Celebrates Tacoma’s Surprising History

Each May, the City of Tacoma encourages residents from all ages, cultures and neighborhoods to celebrate Historic Preservation Month.  All month long, a roster of events has been planned around this year’s theme of ‘#SecretTacoma: Tacoma’s Surprising History.’

“There will be many opportunities to celebrate Tacoma’s heritage, have some fun, and perhaps learn or experience something new about our city,” said City Historic Preservation Officer Reuben McKnight.  “It will be a great Preservation Month!”

2016 Historic Preservation Month… Read More

Tacoma Water finds lead in water

The recent issues in Flint, Michigan have sharpened the focus on lead in drinking water across the country and prompted Tacoma Water to re-examine any remaining lead materials that may still have in the system.

To do this, utility crews proactively identified potential locations of lead goosenecks at four customers’ homes. Goosenecks are short sections of lead pipe (1’ to 2’ long) that were used in the early 1900s to connect some services lines to customer homes to the supplying water main. 

As part of a service pipe replacement, Tacoma Water conducted special sampling… Read More

Arkema remediation work tops Thursday’s Port agenda

 At their Thursday meeting, Port of Tacoma commissioners are expected to consider a request to complete remediation work on a Port property.

The Port purchased the former Arkema site in 2007 and removed a containment mound to remediate Asarco slag because it was incompatible with redevelopment. The Port has since removed remnant soil contamination. To implement the Cleanup Action Plan and move to long-term monitoring, the Port must enter into an Agreed Order with the Washington State Department of Ecology.

Commissioners will also consider approving labor agreements with terminal… Read More

New report shows visitor spending, $630 million, supports over 6,300 jobs in the State

A new National Park Service report shows that 7,674,513 visitors to national parks in Washington spent $470 million in the state in 2015. That spending resulted in 6,364 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $631 million.

“The national parks of Washington attract visitors from across the country and around the world,” said Pacific West Regional Director Laura Joss. “Whether they are out for an afternoon, a school field trip, or a month-long family vacation, visitors come to have a great experience, and end up spending a little money along the way.  This… Read More

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