The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 This Week's Paper
Tacoma Power wins national award for hatchies at Cushman

Tacoma Power received its sixth-straight Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters (OSAW) Award from the National Hydropower Association on May 2. The award, for Recreational, Environmental & Historical Enhancement, honors two new hatcheries at the Cushman Hydroelectric Project in Mason County.

The hatcheries have been recognized for their incorporation of pioneering fish management approaches, such as circular tanks for rearing fish, an exceptional incubation system, an ultramodern chiller system for thermally marking fish and cutting-edge computer monitoring and alarm systems.

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Point Defiance Park construction temporarily shifts boat trailer parking this summer

The construction of an elevated walkway with spectacular views will require boaters launching from Point Defiance Marina to use alternative parking arrangements for their trailers while they enjoy the local waters this summer.

Thanks to a partnership with Tacoma Public Schools, boaters can park their trailers at Point Defiance Elementary School, 4330 N. Visscher St., on May 6, the opening of shrimp season. The marina will run a free shuttle between the school and the boat launch. The school again will be available for parking on Saturdays and Sundays from June 3 through Sept. 3.… Read More

Four Finalists Selected for Tacoma City Manager Position

The Tacoma City Council has selected four finalists for the position of City Manager.

They are:

Kristoff Bauer has more than 22 years of management experience and currently serves as Deputy City Manager for the City of Fayetteville, N.C. He previously served the City of Fayetteville, N.C. as Assistant City Manager and Interim City Manager. He also previously served the City of Jacksonville, N.C. as the City Manager; the City of Billings, Mont. as the City Manager, and the City of Shoreline, Wash. as Assistant to the City Manager. He has a Juris Doctor as well as a Master… Read More

Neighborhood Moment video series provides look at neighborhood councils

The City of Tacoma’s Media and Communications Office has partnered with its Community and Economic Development Department to create a new quarterly video series called “Neighborhood Moment” that highlights – in a dedicated fashion – each of Tacoma’s eight Neighborhood Councils. The “Neighborhood Moment” series launched today with episodes featuring the Eastside, New Tacoma, West End and South End.

“What ‘Neighborhood Moment’ supports is the Neighborhood Councils’ ongoing efforts to highlight the diversity of their respective community visions, goals and actions,”… Read More

Tacoma Introduces New Business Intelligence Tools

As part of its continued efforts to drive economic growth in Tacoma, the city has added two new business intelligence tools on its Community and Economic Development Department webpages, ZoomProspector and SizeUp. The added functionality precedes a broader overhaul of the Community and Economic Development Department’s web presence.   

ZoomProspector caters to the needs of site selectors and investors, providing robust, high-quality data that drills all the way down to the zip code level, as they assess possible locations. ZoomProspector helps site selectors and investors… Read More

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